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Wassily Kandinsky was a renowned Russian-born painter, wood-engraver and lithographer who is often regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of abstract art. This powerful art calendar brings together his most striking works, spanning his early paintings inspired by Russian folk art and fairy tales to his later works characterized ...
Wassily Kandinsky Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
Wassily Kandinsky was a renowned Russian-born painter, wood-engraver and lithographer who is often regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of abstract art. This powerful art calendar brings together his most striking works, spanning his early paintings inspired by Russian folk art and fairy tales to his later works characterized by contrasting colours and striking geometric shapes. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Wassily Kandinsky Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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A stunning and thought provoking round-up of today's most interesting visual communication projects, Graphic Design Sourcebook surveys the work of one hundred of the world's most exciting and ground-breaking practitioners. This informative guide to contemporary graphic design is illustrated with a wide variety of projects, from websites, apps, banner ads, ...
Graphic Design Sourcebook
A stunning and thought provoking round-up of today's most interesting visual communication projects, Graphic Design Sourcebook surveys the work of one hundred of the world's most exciting and ground-breaking practitioners. This informative guide to contemporary graphic design is illustrated with a wide variety of projects, from websites, apps, banner ads, packaging and infographics to exhibition design, social issue posters, corporate branding campaigns and interactive media design. Each designer's entry also includes detailed biographic information and a short precis on the designer's approach, written by the designers themselves. Graphic Design Sourcebook is an essential guide for anyone interested in the power of visual communication, and is an absolute must-have publication for students and professional practitioners alike.
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51.19 USD

Graphic Design Sourcebook

by Steven Heller, Peter Fiell, Charlotte Fiell
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Paul Klee is one of the most inventive artists of the twentieth century. Influenced by Surrealism, Cubism and Impressionism he has an undoubtedly distinctive style. A keen student of colour theory, his works are powerfully effective, and this calendar features a fantastic selection, including pieces such as Rose Garden, The ...
Paul Klee Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
Paul Klee is one of the most inventive artists of the twentieth century. Influenced by Surrealism, Cubism and Impressionism he has an undoubtedly distinctive style. A keen student of colour theory, his works are powerfully effective, and this calendar features a fantastic selection, including pieces such as Rose Garden, The Golden Fish and Castle Garden. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Paul Klee Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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There are no rules, and even less justice. Death takes everyone without discrimination. Sometimes it is accidental - like Signorelli, who fell from scaffolding. Sometimes it is expected, as with the diabetic Cezanne, who wrote I am old, sick, and I swore to die while painting . But often, researching ...
The Last Painting: Final Works of the Great Masters: from Giotto to Twombly
There are no rules, and even less justice. Death takes everyone without discrimination. Sometimes it is accidental - like Signorelli, who fell from scaffolding. Sometimes it is expected, as with the diabetic Cezanne, who wrote I am old, sick, and I swore to die while painting . But often, researching a painter's death is an easier task than determining which of their works is truly their 'last'. Paintings tend to be dated by year and not month, inciting much debate among art historians. This book embraces this ambiguity, studying 100 examples of works that lay completed for several years, or were left unfinished on the easel, or were finished post-mortem by a friend's grieving hand. The Last Painting collects 100 terminal paintings from 100 artists, including Dali, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Goya, Pollock, Rembrandt, Dix, Bonnard, Titien, and many more. Each picture gives us a glimpse into the painter's mind. Did they know death was coming? Did they paint with denial, or acceptance? Did they return to a favourite subject, or decide to embark on a new, original project while they still had time? A poetic and thought-provoking book, The Last Painting is a sensitive exploration of the relationship between art and death.
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59.72 USD

The Last Painting: Final Works of the Great Masters: from Giotto to Twombly

by Bernard Chambaz
Hardback
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The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella's own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella's inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative ...
Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence
The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella's own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella's inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative art, photographs, and correspondence to provide a snapshot in time of the first few years of the museum, in which the collection and its carefully curated spaces inspired new works of art. As the museum's first artist-in-residence, Sargent fulfilled Gardner's hopes for a new kind of cultural institution in Boston, one that would inspire creativity, cultivate artistic talent, and bring joy to artists and amateurs alike. Sargent painted five portraits during his stay at the museum and John Templeman Coolidge, a friend of Gardner's, captured Sargent at work in the Gothic Room in seven candid photographs. Cigarette in mouth, brush in hand, and a smile on his face, Sargent is seen painting Gretchen Osgood Warren and her daughter who are posing and laughing. This vibrant double portrait stands as a testament to Sargent's absorption of the museum's inspirational qualities and his sensitivity to his subject. Gretchen Osgood Warren was intellectually ambitious and after sitting for her portrait with Sargent, she moved to England with her family and pursued a degree in philosophy and metaphysics at Oxford University; when she returned to Boston, she pursued writing poetry. Gardner embraced an increasingly progressive view of women's rights by the turn of the century and looked approvingly on the educational, political, and professional ambitions of Gretchen Warren's generation. In Warren, Gardner also discovered a deeply appreciative and sympathetic friend. The eighteen letters between the two women, published here for the fi rst time, illustrate an intimate thirty-five year friendship sharing life's joys, successes, hardships, and losses. This publication is the latest in the Close Up series of books accompanying Gardner Museum exhibitions which showcase aspects of the museum's outstanding permanent collection.
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30.63 USD

Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence

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No artist captured the glamour of the fin-de-siecle era as definitively as Alphonse Mucha. Dubbed the `father' of Art Nouveau, this Czech artist transcended the boundaries between commercial and fine art, with his richly decorative images adorning everything from advertising posters to biscuit tins. Composed of ornate, flowing patterns and ...
Alphonse Mucha Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
No artist captured the glamour of the fin-de-siecle era as definitively as Alphonse Mucha. Dubbed the `father' of Art Nouveau, this Czech artist transcended the boundaries between commercial and fine art, with his richly decorative images adorning everything from advertising posters to biscuit tins. Composed of ornate, flowing patterns and bold, sensual figures, his highly stylized artwork evoked a spirit of luxury and leisure, and is celebrated in this beautiful wall calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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15.740000 USD

Alphonse Mucha Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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The first three volumes of this series were met with fervent acclaim from our readers, most of whom have been lying in wait for an affordable trade edition since the $ 1,000 boxed sets appeared. They laud these 440-page editions for their quality hardcover, elegant matte paper, and impeccable reproduction ...
Robert Crumb. Sketchbook, Vol. 4: 1982-1989
The first three volumes of this series were met with fervent acclaim from our readers, most of whom have been lying in wait for an affordable trade edition since the $ 1,000 boxed sets appeared. They laud these 440-page editions for their quality hardcover, elegant matte paper, and impeccable reproduction as the best of the best-the perfect tribute to the world's favorite dirty old man.Expect this book to be no different. Combining volumes 7 and 8 from the first boxed set (confusing, we know), it spans the years 1982 to 1989, a period when the artist was comfortably ensconced in rural California, raising his young daughter Sophie, who appears throughout this volume. But Crumb was still Crumb, declaring in one drawing, above a lovingly rendered tree, As I get older I get more twisted, convoluted, depraved, cynical, embittered, self-centered, jaded, debauched, ruthless, greedy, conceited, set-in-my-ways, long-winded, absent-minded, prejudiced, closed-minded, misanthropic, nervous... To prove this self-flagellating analysis he fills the pages with his signature perversions (in country settings), scathing social commentary, cruel self-portraits, experimental cubism... and some lovely sylvan landscape. His mastery of the Rapidograph pen is at its zenith here in his 40s; we only wish he'd chosen to include his prescient comic of Donald Trump from 1989.
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51.19 USD

Robert Crumb. Sketchbook, Vol. 4: 1982-1989

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The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/30-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We ...
Pieter Bruegel. The Complete Works
The life and times of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1526/30-1569) were marked by stark cultural conflict. He witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Flemish artist remains shrouded in mystery. We know neither where nor exactly when he was born. But while early scholarship emphasized the vernacular character of his painting and graphic work, modern research has attached greater importance to its humanistic content.Starting out as a print designer for publisher Hieronymus Cock, Bruegel produced numerous print series that were distributed throughout Europe. These depicted vices and virtues alongside jolly peasant festivals and sweeping landscape panoramas. He would eventually increasingly turn to painting, working for the cultural elite of Antwerp and Brussels.This monograph is a testament to Bruegel's evolution as an artist, one who bravely confronted the issues of his day all the while proposing new inventions and solutions. Rather than idealizing reality, he addressed the horrors of religious warfare and took a critical stand against the institution of the Church. To this end, he developed his own pictorial language of dissidence, lacing innocuous everyday scenes with subliminal statements in order to escape repercussions.To produce this XXL-sized collection, TASCHEN undertook a comprehensive photographic campaign, capturing all the breadth and splendid detail of Bruegel's oeuvre like never before. The result gathers all 39 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 engravings in pristine reproductions -each piece a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of Bruegel's time.Marking the 450th anniversary of his death and his first ever monographic exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this volume is the most immersive journey into Bruegel's unique visual universe.
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210.000000 USD

Pieter Bruegel. The Complete Works

by Jurgen Muller
Hardback
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A new appraisal of intriguing and meditative figural works by one of the 19th century's great masters of landscape The women painted by Camille Corot (1796-1875) read, dream, and gaze at the viewer, conveying an independent spirit and a sense of their inner lives. Corot's handling of color and his ...
Corot: Women
A new appraisal of intriguing and meditative figural works by one of the 19th century's great masters of landscape The women painted by Camille Corot (1796-1875) read, dream, and gaze at the viewer, conveying an independent spirit and a sense of their inner lives. Corot's handling of color and his deft, delicate touch applied to the female form resulted in pictures of quiet majesty. Although these figural paintings constitute a relatively small and little-known portion of his oeuvre, they were of great importance for the founders of modernist painting, such as Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque. This publication encompasses some forty paintings by Corot-from the single-figure bust and full-length images of the 1840s through the 1860s nudes and his allegorical series devoted to the model in the studio. Essays by leading experts in the field address Corot's debt to the old masters and the impact of his pictures on both 19th- and 20th-century painting, the relationship of his figural work to his more famous landscape practice, his response to the shifting social position of artists' models, and the incursion of photography into artistic practice in the Second Empire and early Third Republic.
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68.25 USD

Corot: Women

by Mary Morton
Hardback
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Swiss artist HR Giger (1940-2014) is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one of the most popular expressions of Giger's biomechanical arsenal of creatures, which consistently merged hybrids of ...
Giger
Swiss artist HR Giger (1940-2014) is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one of the most popular expressions of Giger's biomechanical arsenal of creatures, which consistently merged hybrids of human and machine into images of haunting power and dark psychedelia.The visions drew on demons of the past, harking back as far as Giger's earliest childhood fears as well as evoking mythologies for the future. Above all, they gave expression to the collective fears and fantasies of his age: fear of the atom, of pollution and wasted resources, and of a future in which our bodies depend on machines for survival.From surrealist dream landscapes created with a spray gun and stencils to album cover designs, from guillotine-like sculptures to self-designed bars, Giger personally guides us through his multi-faceted universe in this definitive introduction to a master of horror. Detailed reproductions and designs and a foreword by Timothy Leary complement Giger's intimate autobiographical texts.
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17.06 USD

Giger

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A year of weekly interviews (1949-1950) with artist Diego Rivera by poet Alfredo Cardona-Pena disclose Rivera's iconoclastic views of life and the art world of that time. These intimate Sunday dialogues with what is surely the most influential Mexican artist of the twentieth century show us the free-flowing mind of ...
Conversations with Diego Rivera: The Monster in His Labyrinth
A year of weekly interviews (1949-1950) with artist Diego Rivera by poet Alfredo Cardona-Pena disclose Rivera's iconoclastic views of life and the art world of that time. These intimate Sunday dialogues with what is surely the most influential Mexican artist of the twentieth century show us the free-flowing mind of a man who was a legend in his own time; an artist who escaped being lynched on more than one occasion, a painter so controversial that his public murals inspired movements, or, like the work commissioned by John D. Rockefeller, were ordered torn down. Here in his San Angelin studio, we hear Rivera's feelings about the elitist aspect of paintings in museums, his motivations to create public art for the people, and his memorable, unedited expositions on the art, culture, and politics of Mexico. The book has seven chapters that loosely follow the range of the author's questions and Rivera's answers. They begin with childlike, yet vast questions on the nature of art, run through Rivera's early memories and aesthetics, his views on popular art, his profound understanding of Mexican art and artists, the economics of art, random expositions on history or dreaming, and elegant analysis of art criticisms and critics. The work is all the more remarkable to have been captured between Rivera's inhumanly long working stints of six hours or even days without stop. In his rich introduction, author Cardona-Pena describes the difficulty of gaining entrance to Rivera's inner sanctum, how government funtionaries and academics often waited hours to be seen, and his delicious victory. At eight p. m. the night of August 12, a slow, heavy-set, parsimonious Diego came in to where I was, speaking his Guanajuato version of English and kissing women's hands. I was able to explain my idea to him and he was immediately interested. He invited me into his studio, and while taking off his jacket, said, Ask me... And I asked one, two, twenty... I don't know how many questions `til the small hours of the night, with him answering from memory, with an incredible accuracy, without pausing, without worrying much about what he might be saying, all of it spilling out in an unconscious and magical manner. A series of Alfredo Cardona-Pena's weekly interviews with Rivera were published in 1949 and 1950 in the Mexican newspaper, El Nacional, for which Alfredo was a journalist. His book of compiled interviews with introduction and preface, El Monstruo en su Laberinto, was published in Spanish in 1965. Finally, this extraordinary and rare exchange has been translated for the first time into English by Alfredo's half-brother Alvaro Cardona Hine, also a poet. According to the translator's wife, Barbara Cardona-Hine, bringing the work into English was a labor of love for Alvaro, the fulfillment of a promise made to his brother in 1971 that he did not get to until the year before his own death in 2016.
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20.950000 USD

Conversations with Diego Rivera: The Monster in His Labyrinth

by Alfredo Cardona Pena
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The French artist Edgar Degas was famous for his work in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. This calendar showcases his fascination with the art of dance, capturing in beautiful pastel colours the poise and elegance of the dancers, often in rehearsal or in off-stage moments. Informative text accompanies each work ...
Degas' Dancers Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
The French artist Edgar Degas was famous for his work in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. This calendar showcases his fascination with the art of dance, capturing in beautiful pastel colours the poise and elegance of the dancers, often in rehearsal or in off-stage moments. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Degas' Dancers Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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An influential abstract expressionist and a pioneer in the Color Field movement, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) spent several summers painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She first came in 1950 to the seaside town with a long history as an artist colony to study at Hans Hofmann's studio school and would return for ...
Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown
An influential abstract expressionist and a pioneer in the Color Field movement, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) spent several summers painting in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She first came in 1950 to the seaside town with a long history as an artist colony to study at Hans Hofmann's studio school and would return for more than a decade while married to the artist Robert Motherwell. This finely illustrated publication explores the works from this formative time in Frankenthaler's career, while also examining the artist's innovative methods and process. Drawing inspiration from the natural scenery of Provincetown, Frankenthaler created paintings that reverberate with a suggestiveness of place that goes beyond the idea of landscape to capture the atmosphere and climate of the New England locale. This illuminating look into Frankenthaler's development as an artist reveals how one particular location helped shape an abstract painter whose works never fit neatly within any category of subsequent abstraction.
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32.40 USD

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

by Elizabeth Smith, Lise Motherwell
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The highly anticipated fifth volume of The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, covering his paintings from 1976 to 1978 This two-book addition to The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne persuasively demonstrates the subversive core of Warhol's art. Intent on radical departure from his portraiture in the early seventies, Warhol's production gradually became ...
The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, Paintings 1976-1978
The highly anticipated fifth volume of The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, covering his paintings from 1976 to 1978 This two-book addition to The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne persuasively demonstrates the subversive core of Warhol's art. Intent on radical departure from his portraiture in the early seventies, Warhol's production gradually became anything but 'just faces'. From portraits of athletes and self-portraits to his Skull and Hammer and Sickle series, the Torso and Sex Parts paintings, and his abstract Piss, Oxidation, and Cum canvases, volume 5 showcases Warhol's work as powerful, and provocative as ever.
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853.12 USD

The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne, Paintings 1976-1978

by Andy Warhol Foundation, Sally King-Nero
Hardback
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Beverlie Manson is an illustrator who has achieved international success for her detailed and delicate paintings of mystical kingdoms, which are beloved by adults and children alike. Best-known for her fairy art, this year's calendar takes us in an exciting new direction, featuring 12 charming and atmospheric black and white ...
Midnight Children by Beverlie Manson Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
Beverlie Manson is an illustrator who has achieved international success for her detailed and delicate paintings of mystical kingdoms, which are beloved by adults and children alike. Best-known for her fairy art, this year's calendar takes us in an exciting new direction, featuring 12 charming and atmospheric black and white scenes of children out in the midnight forest. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Midnight Children by Beverlie Manson Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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This art calendar brings together 12 stimulating works by the printmaker and designer Angie Lewin. The fine detail of her landscapes captures the native flora of the regions that inspire her: the north Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands. Fall in love with the wild beauty of her reeds, grasses, ...
Angie Lewin Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
This art calendar brings together 12 stimulating works by the printmaker and designer Angie Lewin. The fine detail of her landscapes captures the native flora of the regions that inspire her: the north Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands. Fall in love with the wild beauty of her reeds, grasses, teasels and other botanical scenes with this exquisite collection of some of her best pieces. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Angie Lewin Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

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Daniel Arsham mines lusted-after consumer goods and iconic imagery to create his conceptual objects and sculptures. The artist then casts and refinishes his work to imitate the effects of erosion and subsidence, creating monuments to our present obsessions, as if the objects were rescued from Pompeii. That same impulse toward ...
Daniel Arsham
Daniel Arsham mines lusted-after consumer goods and iconic imagery to create his conceptual objects and sculptures. The artist then casts and refinishes his work to imitate the effects of erosion and subsidence, creating monuments to our present obsessions, as if the objects were rescued from Pompeii. That same impulse toward excavation animates many of his installations, which range from layered broken walls to geodefilled caverns to melting portals. From room-collapsing environmental installations for today s leading brands and museums to elaborate set design for classical dance, Arsham twists elements of architecture to create immersive aesthetic experiences that appeal to the divided attentions of a contemporary audience. Presented as an induction manual to Arsham s covetable world, the book will provide a complete overview of his practice. Virgil Abloh discusses Arsham s contribution to a post-media artistic landscape, a thread developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in a conversation with the artist that traces art-historical precedents. Steven Matijcio will discuss the artist s projects and collaborations, which range from sets for Merce Cunningham s dance company to clothes and sneakers with streetwear icons Ronnie Fieg and Adidas to projects with James Franco and Pharrell Williams and films with Mahershala Ali.
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98.11 USD

Daniel Arsham

by Virgil Abloh, Daniel Arsham
Hardback
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Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a beautiful design based on Josephine Wall's mystical artwork Aquarius, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you.
Josephine Wall - Aquarius Pocket Diary 2019
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a beautiful design based on Josephine Wall's mystical artwork Aquarius, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you.
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15.34 USD

Josephine Wall - Aquarius Pocket Diary 2019

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A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Adorned with poppies, blue sage, dahlias and irises, the waters were disturbed only by bamboos and ...
Claude Monet: Waterlilies and the Garden of Giverny
A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Adorned with poppies, blue sage, dahlias and irises, the waters were disturbed only by bamboos and water lilies. His water garden was originally created to satisfy a need to be near water, and to provide a visual feast that could be enjoyed from his house. The pond was fed by the river Ru, and weeping willow and silver birch hung over its edges, caressing the fronds of the greenery and blossoms below. Its famous green wooden footbridge was built across the water and it became the central focus of many of his works. He said, `It took me some time to understand my water lilies. I planted them for pleasure.' and so he began to work on what is probably the most famous series of paintings the world has ever seen.
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42.66 USD

Claude Monet: Waterlilies and the Garden of Giverny

by Julian Beecroft
Hardback
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Frederic Church, the leader of the much-loved group of artists known as the Hudson River School, made his name as a painter of monumental landscapes in the mid-1800s, helping to develop our vision of landscape and shaping the cultural identity of America. He applied his artistic talent to the house ...
Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture
Frederic Church, the leader of the much-loved group of artists known as the Hudson River School, made his name as a painter of monumental landscapes in the mid-1800s, helping to develop our vision of landscape and shaping the cultural identity of America. He applied his artistic talent to the house and property that he named Olana, known today as Olana State Historic Site and located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. The 250-acre naturalistic landscape surrounding the house is a work of art in itself, and the magnificent views beyond Olana were an essential part of Church s composition, which he carefully designed with an artist s eye to the property s 360-degree views of neighbouring hills, valleys, the Hudson River, and distant mountains. Church was an observer of the cosmos, and Olana, set in the centre of the Hudson River Valley, was his laboratory of observation of all of nature. Spectacular photography by Larry Lederman of Olana, its landscape and house, inside and out, illustrates one of Church s greatest works of art. The images, many taken especially for this book, have been shot in all seasons and all weather, and include panoramic and aerial views, sunsets, detail shots of both the house and landscape, as well as interior views of the house. Essays will delve into Church and his inspirations and motivations, illuminating not only the estate he built but also his work as an artist.
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63.000000 USD

Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture

by J. Rosenbaum
Hardback
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Despite numbering at just 35, his works have prompted a New York Times best seller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse ...
Vermeer. The Complete Works
Despite numbering at just 35, his works have prompted a New York Times best seller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the Dutch Mona Lisa .In his lifetime, however, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, except by a few Dutch art collectors and dealers. Outside of Holland, his works were even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, spotted a genius, and never looked back.This edition brings our complete catalog of Vermeer's work to the compact Bibliotheca Universalis format, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. Crisp details and essays tracing Vermeer's career illuminate his remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look.
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25.60 USD

Vermeer. The Complete Works

by Karl Schutz
Hardback
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Angela Harding has been working in the arts for over 30 years. Based in Rutland, she is inspired by the wealth of natural wildlife around her to create her stunning prints. The animals she depicts - from a hedgehog hiding amongst the greenery to a singing nightingale and a deer ...
Angela Harding Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
Angela Harding has been working in the arts for over 30 years. Based in Rutland, she is inspired by the wealth of natural wildlife around her to create her stunning prints. The animals she depicts - from a hedgehog hiding amongst the greenery to a singing nightingale and a deer frolicking in the snow - are always featured in atmospheric locations which pull the viewer into the artwork. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Angela Harding Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

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Hungarian-French painter Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was a precocious talent. His earliest surviving painting, a landscape done at age 12, baffled through its realism-an indication of the compelling illusions of spatial depth that would later define his dazzling universe.Inspired by the likes of Malevich and the Bauhaus school, Vasarely developed his ...
Vasarely
Hungarian-French painter Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was a precocious talent. His earliest surviving painting, a landscape done at age 12, baffled through its realism-an indication of the compelling illusions of spatial depth that would later define his dazzling universe.Inspired by the likes of Malevich and the Bauhaus school, Vasarely developed his own abstract-geometric visual language, exploring the relationship between pure form and pure color. Vasarely's experimentation with optical effects in the 1940s and '50s earned him a central role in the evolution of Op Art. By the late '50s and early '60s, he concentrated on the democratization of art by producing multiples -reasonably priced originalworks reproduced in large editions. Vasarely's attempt to destroy the completely obsolete myth of the unique, inimitable masterwork was a tremendous contribution to art theory. To him, there was no place for hierarchical division into originals and reproductions, nor for distinction between fine and commercial art- We cannot leave the enjoyment of art to an elite of connoisseurs forever, he declared. This redefinition of the artist's position and function in society marked a crucial first step in the Pop Art movement.Vasarely's boldly colorful and eye-popping paintings are instantly recognizable and remain entirely modern and relevant today. In this dependable introduction, we explore the makings of an artist ahead of his time. Crisp reproductions and insightful texts celebrate the father of the Op Art movement, from his earliest hypnotizing optical illusions to his hallmark checkerboard works.
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17.06 USD

Vasarely

by Unknown, Magdalena Holzhey
Hardback
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rom her early depictions of individual objects to her later works featuring complex interiors, American artist Lynn Shaler's works are distinctive, characterised by a colourful aquatint technique combined with carefully etched lines. Over a forty-year career, she has created more than two hundred aquatint etchings and has been included in ...
Lynn Shaler: Fine Prints 1972-2017
rom her early depictions of individual objects to her later works featuring complex interiors, American artist Lynn Shaler's works are distinctive, characterised by a colourful aquatint technique combined with carefully etched lines. Over a forty-year career, she has created more than two hundred aquatint etchings and has been included in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Lynn Shaler: Fine Prints, 1972-2017 is the first catalogue to spotlight this important American artist's entire body of work. Many of the etchings have been inspired by locations in Paris, where Shaler has lived for three decades. The book reproduces nearly all of her works, alongside accompanying essays which examine recurring themes and motifs in Shaler's work, such as architectural details or intimate interior views opening onto an exterior scene.
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82.950000 USD

Lynn Shaler: Fine Prints 1972-2017

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The stylish figures that dominate Erte's bold, sleek designs exude glamour and are instantly recognizable. With a long career spanning fashion magazines, jewellery, sculpture and the stage, the art deco artist and designer produced an impressive range of influential art. From the striking iciness of Arctic Sea to the theatrical ...
Erte Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
The stylish figures that dominate Erte's bold, sleek designs exude glamour and are instantly recognizable. With a long career spanning fashion magazines, jewellery, sculpture and the stage, the art deco artist and designer produced an impressive range of influential art. From the striking iciness of Arctic Sea to the theatrical elegance of a costume design for Le Triomphe de la Femme, this calendar collects 12 of his masterpieces. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Erte Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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Roz Chast rescues us from the boredom of gray with this set of individually and hilariously named (yet identical) graphite pencils.
Roz Chast: Pencils
Roz Chast rescues us from the boredom of gray with this set of individually and hilariously named (yet identical) graphite pencils.
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20.46 USD

Roz Chast: Pencils

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In this publication the sinologist Rupprecht Mayer presents 143 Chinese reverse glass paintings from a private collection in southern Germany. Traditional motifs of happiness, scenes from plays and novels, landscapes, Chi na's entrance into modernity, and the changing image of the Chinese woman define the central motifs. Production of reverse ...
Bolihua: Chinese Reverse Glass Painting from the Mei Lin Collection
In this publication the sinologist Rupprecht Mayer presents 143 Chinese reverse glass paintings from a private collection in southern Germany. Traditional motifs of happiness, scenes from plays and novels, landscapes, Chi na's entrance into modernity, and the changing image of the Chinese woman define the central motifs. Production of reverse glass paintings began in Canton in the 18th century, of which only those that found their way to the West are known today. After th e end of exports in the middle of the 19th century this decorative art continued to enjoy popularity in China, but only very few of the many fragile paintings in Chinese households have survived the turmoil of wars and disruptions of the 19th and 20th cent uries. Reverse glass painting fell into oblivion in China, with no collections in museums and very few private collectors. This first study in the West presents the beauty of this traditional art in all of its facets.
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68.17 USD

Bolihua: Chinese Reverse Glass Painting from the Mei Lin Collection

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Franco Angeli was one of the leading figures in the Italian art of the post-war period. Often labelled superficially as Pop, he is revealed here, through new documents and studies, as an artist who took a surprising and unprecedented approach to his work. He made his debut in the fifties ...
Franco Angeli: The 60s
Franco Angeli was one of the leading figures in the Italian art of the post-war period. Often labelled superficially as Pop, he is revealed here, through new documents and studies, as an artist who took a surprising and unprecedented approach to his work. He made his debut in the fifties in a still little-known experimental Roman laboratory where the new generations encountered the masters of Italian art.This book reconstructs the stylistic and artistic reciprocities and the relations of Angeli with his friends and colleagues up until the sixties, a time when, with his attainment of an existential image that was at the same time deeply polemical and provocative, his work developed along versatile lines, in an original dialogue with the international context.
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72.51 USD

Franco Angeli: The 60s

by Luca Massimo Barbero
Paperback / softback
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The first biography of sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906-1985), the unknown artist behind some of Britain's most iconic statues. Oscar Nemon is one of the twentieth century's greatest sculptors, as testified by his iconic portraits of elder statesmen and major figures displayed all over the world. He was a flamboyant personality ...
Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Life of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous
The first biography of sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906-1985), the unknown artist behind some of Britain's most iconic statues. Oscar Nemon is one of the twentieth century's greatest sculptors, as testified by his iconic portraits of elder statesmen and major figures displayed all over the world. He was a flamboyant personality who charmed those who came in contact with him, including towering figures such as Winston Churchill, Sigmund Freud and Queen Elizabeth II and countless politicians and celebrities, as well as a host of women including his long-suffering wife. Their elder daughter Aurelia has gone in search of this often infuriating yet charismatic man and reveals the stories behind his artistic and personal encounters with presidents, prime ministers, royalty and others. She chronicles her father's life from humble origins as a Jew in modern-day Croatia to his refuge from the Nazis in southern England and the life and career he made for himself in and around London with his British wife Patricia. The author engagingly explains how the Queen nicknamed him the `missing Oscar' and how Nemon became the subject of the only attempt at sculpture by his friend Churchill, who posed for many likenesses including a monumental bronze in the House of Commons. The result is an intimate biography of an artist, husband and father complemented by a wealth of fascinating illustrations. Nemon's remarkable talent should have resulted in wide international renown, but he struggled for much of his early career, as many within the British establishment from the 1930s on - including Patricia's parents - were openly anti-Semitic, and they excluded him from their circles. Yet his achievements were great and his legacy immense. In Finding Nemon, the first biography of Oscar Nemon to appear in English, richly illustrated and beautifully presented, Aurelia Young draws her father out from the shadow of his remarkable body of work. `I greatly admire the art of Mr Oscar Nemon, whose prowess in the ancient classical realm of sculpture has won such remarkable appreciation in our country.' - Winston Churchill `His work will ensure that his name and reputation survive.' - Queen Elizabeth II `When my words are forgotten I will be remembered as an excellent example of Nemon's middle period.' - Harold Macmillan `During a lifetime that spanned most of the twentieth century Croatia-born Nemon, who fled to Britain before the Second World War, sculpted dukes, kings, queens, lords and field marshals . . . Politicians and war heroes were like putty in his presence.' - Daily Telegraph `A marvellous book by Aurelia Young on her late father, the sculptor and genius Oscar Nemon . . . Against the odds, being a Jewish refugee, Nemon's journey brings you close to the people who shaped and impacted on the twentieth century.' - Matthew Parris `Aurelia Young has learned a vast amount about her father . . . He remained elusively both outsider and insider, arguably a position occupied by many of the best artists but deeply painful at times.' - Anne Seba.
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42.66 USD

Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Life of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

by Julian Hale, Lady Aurelia Young
Hardback
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Renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is well-known for his golden masterpieces full of sumptuous ornamentation, as well as his incredible depictions of the female form and vibrant landscapes. In this opulent art calendar, revel in 12 of Klimt's fantastic paintings, from The Tree of Life to Birch Forest I and ...
Gustav Klimt Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)
Renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is well-known for his golden masterpieces full of sumptuous ornamentation, as well as his incredible depictions of the female form and vibrant landscapes. In this opulent art calendar, revel in 12 of Klimt's fantastic paintings, from The Tree of Life to Birch Forest I and Potrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. In this wall calendar, informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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17.05 USD

Gustav Klimt Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar)

by Inc Browntrout Publishers
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