Dada in Paris
Author: Michel Sanouillet, Anne Sanouillet, Sharmila Ganguly
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
The long-awaited publication in English of the definitive book on Paris Dada.
This book is a lavishly presented celebration of the classic Japanese art of woodblock prints. Through the 18th and 19th centuries this form dominated visual art in Japan and remains today as a major influence on the graphic arts.After a short introduction to the history and technique of this art form, the book features a stunning collection of beautifully reproduced examples of masterpieces of the genre -- accompanied by short biographies of the artists -- many of which are already familiar images the world over.
Author: Pierre Cabanne
Publisher: Pierre Terrail
Brancusi is--with Rodin, his opposite-- the most important sculptor of the 20th century. Until the day of his death, he created out of wood, marble, and stone, a work of purse shapes, which, often found in nature, blossomed into abstraction.
Chiefs & Warriors
Author: Edward Curtis, Edward S. Curtis, Christopher Cardozo, Callaway Editions
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
This miniature gift book focuses on the subject of chiefs and warriors of native American life. It presents photographs found in Edward C. Curtis's 20-volume study of North American Indians, originally published at the beginning of this century.
Veteran National Geographic photographer, photo editor, and filmmaker Richard Olsenius provides a compelling case for capturing the essence of people and landscapes through black-and-white photography and shares his secrets to mastering the craft.The ability of the black-and-white photograph to strip away the unnecessary and concentrate a message through form, shadow, and light provides its intrinsic strength. Because of its power to communicate, black and white is often chosen in the art, documentary, and commercial worlds. With 120 photographs illustrating the techniques used, this guidebook is as much about how to visualize a story in black and white as it is about the technical aspects of photography. With the popularity of digital cameras, Olsenius dedicates much time discussing the benefits of using digital technology for black-and-white photography, but he also discusses more traditional cameras and their uses. In addition to advice from Olsenius, this field guide includes the work of four other noteworthy photographers—Father Don Doll, Brian Peterson, Marion E. Warren, and Nick Kelsh—all covering a realm of different subject matter from Native Americans to commercial photography. For more than a century, National Geographic has been synonymous with expertise and excellence in photography. National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Black & White is a vital reference and how-to manual for photographers of all levels.
The Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world, including famous works by Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velaquez, Ingres, Degas and many others and works by less familiar artists.
Solfege Des Solfeges
Author: Adolphe Danhauser
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
Egon Schiele Landscapes
Author: Rudolf Leopold
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Now available in an attractive flexi-cover format, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect of this famous painter's oeuvre. Best known for his depictions of the human form, Schiele was also interested in portraying the beauty and structure of the world he inhabited. In fact, Schiele's paintings of the countryside and his native Vienna comprise a large portion of his body of work. Nearly one hundred of the artist's landscapes are exquisitely reproduced in this handsome book and presented alongside photographs of the scenes he depicted, taken from the vantage point of the original works. This volume proves that Schiele s mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and reveals themes that appear throughout his work. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.
Author: Jean-Marc Bustamante, Alfred Pacquement
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
This book was published on the occasion of Jean-Marc Bustamante's exhibition at the French Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale (15 June - 2 November 2003), for which the artist asked Alfred Pacquement and Jean-Pierre Criqui to serve as curators.
The last few decades have been among the most dynamic within recent British cultural history. Artists across all genres and media have developed and re-fashioned their practice against a radically changing social and cultural landscape – both national and global. This book takes a fresh look at some of the themes, ideas and directions which have informed British art since the later 1980s through to the first decade of the new millennium. In addition to discussing some iconic images and examples, it also looks more broadly at the contexts in which a new ‘post-conceptual’ generation of artists, those typically born since the late 1950s and 1960s have approached and developed aspects of their professional practice. Contemporary British Art is an ideal introduction to the field. To guide the reader, the book is organised around genres or related practices – painting; sculpture and installation; and film, video and performance. The first chapter explores aspects of the contemporary art market and some of the contexts within which art is made, supported and exhibited. The chapters that discuss various genres of art practice also mention books that may be useful to support further reading. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of work (both known, and less well-known) from artists such as Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Anthony Gormley, Jack Vettriano, Sam Taylor-Wood, Steve McQueen and Tracey Emin, and many more.
Explore the beautiful, flowing, organic designs of the Art Nouveau era in this gorgeous book full of stylish patterns to colour. Art Nouveau Patterns to Colour features patterns taken from some of the most popular items of the time, including glassware, ceramics, jewellery, tiles and furniture. Lots of snippets of information allow readers to discover more about the decorative arts produced around the turn of the nineteenth century, including the work of famous designers, such as Macintosh, Tiffany and Lalique.
A suspense thriller from Denis Robert and Franck Biancarelli that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. How can an old, ill, rich man become immortal? By transplanting his brain into the body of a young athlete being pursued by the Mafia...
Design Directory takes a fresh new look at design concepts originating in a specific country, encompassing everything from shoe designers to hi-fi systems, from cutlery to cameras, from lights to cars.'
Landscape as Longing
Author: Frank Gohlke, Suketu Mehta, Joel Sternfeld
Publisher: Steidl Dap
In 2003, Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld were commissioned to photograph one of the densest concentrations of ethnic diversity in the world, the borough of Queens in New York City. After more than a year of photographing everything from corner bodegas to the borough's boundaries, Gohlke and Sternfeld had not only captured the complicated dy - namic that sustains Queens and its myriad communities; they had also evolved a unique theory of landscape photography in which landscape is a visible manifestation of the invisible emotions of its inhabitants. The collection inherits the strength of each photographer's eye. Gohlke's Queens consists of streets, houses, fences, gardens, parklands, shorelines, and waste spaces, the terri - tory where human arrangement contends endlessly with the forces that undo it: unruly vegetation, weather, rot, decay, and the "creative destruction" of a voracious commercial culture. Sternfeld focuses on the indigenous shops, restau - rants, mosques and temples that make a walk in Queens feel like a walk in Thailand, India or Peru--or all of them at once. Often tucked into homes or converted factories, these plac - es signify a home country, or perhaps a home country that exists more in the mind than in actuality. In conjunction with an essay by the acclaimed writer Suketu Mehta, this book is a powerful instrument for understand - ing a landscape that seems to defy interpretation. Gohlke and Sternfeld successfully make the dizzying patchwork of Queens accessible and visible.
One August morning, I walked out of my Seville home taking nothing but a small, roll-aboard bag, a EuRail pass, and my husband. We were traveling with no fixed time limit, no reservations, and only a loose idea of our itinerary. Our goal was to see if we could still have the kind of spontaneous adventures we'd enjoyed in our youth. We spent three months on trains, mostly in Eastern Europe, and the results - often hilarious, occasionally harrowing, definitely life-changing - form the basis of my new book, Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home.