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Between the 1920s and the 1960s, American mainstream cinematic architecture underwent a seismic shift. From the massive movie palace to the intimate streamlined theater, movie theaters became neutralized spaces for calibrated, immersive watching. Leading this charge was New York architect Benjamin Schlanger, a fiery polemicist whose designs and essays reshaped ...
The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture
Between the 1920s and the 1960s, American mainstream cinematic architecture underwent a seismic shift. From the massive movie palace to the intimate streamlined theater, movie theaters became neutralized spaces for calibrated, immersive watching. Leading this charge was New York architect Benjamin Schlanger, a fiery polemicist whose designs and essays reshaped how movies were watched. In its close examination of Schlanger's work and of changing patterns of spectatorship, this book reveals that the essence of film viewing lies not only in the text, but in the spaces where movies are shown. The Optical Vacuum demonstrates that our changing models of cinephilia are always determined by physical structure: from the decorations of the palace to the black box of the contemporary auditorium, variations in movie theater design are icons for how viewing has similarly transformed.
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103.950000 USD

The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture

by Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
Hardback
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This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental science and ultimately foreshadowed twentieth-century modernist practices. Looking at avant-garde figures such as Maurice Denis, douard Vuillard, August Strindberg, and Edvard Munch, Allison Morehead considers the conjunction of ...
Nature's Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form
This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental science and ultimately foreshadowed twentieth-century modernist practices. Looking at avant-garde figures such as Maurice Denis, douard Vuillard, August Strindberg, and Edvard Munch, Allison Morehead considers the conjunction of art making and experimentalism to illuminate how artists echoed the spirit of an increasingly explorative scientific culture in their work and processes. She shows how the concept of nature's experiments --the belief that the study of pathologies led to an understanding of scientific truths, above all about the human mind and body--extended from the scientific realm into the world of art, underpinned artists' solutions to the problem of symbolist form, and provided a ready-made methodology for fin-de-si cle truth seekers. By using experimental methods to transform symbolist theories into visual form, these artists broke from naturalist modes and interrogated concepts such as deformation, automatism, the arabesque, and madness to create modern works that were radically and usefully strange. Focusing on the scientific, psychological, and experimental tactics of symbolism, Nature's Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form demystifies the avant-garde value of experimentation and reveals new and important insights into a foundational period for the development of European modernism.
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47.200000 USD

Nature's Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form

by Allison Morehead
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The impact of the melancholy, metaphysical art of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) had much to do with his unique ability to see antiquity anew, and to locate its props in mysterious, atemporal dreamscapes. De Chirico loaded his depictions of Greek and Roman statues and architecture with muted intimations of allegory, ...
Giorgio de Chirico: Myth & Archaeology
The impact of the melancholy, metaphysical art of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) had much to do with his unique ability to see antiquity anew, and to locate its props in mysterious, atemporal dreamscapes. De Chirico loaded his depictions of Greek and Roman statues and architecture with muted intimations of allegory, locking away their meanings in foreboding enigmas that were among the earliest articulations of the Surrealist project. Published for a 2013 exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Giorgio de Chirico: Myth and Archaelogy gathers a selection of lesser-known early works by de Chirico--bronze sculptures and drawings that address the artist's innovative use of myth (such as Dioscuri, the Argonauts and Ariadne), archaeological artifacts and historical events from the classical era.
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29.86 USD

Giorgio de Chirico: Myth & Archaeology

by et al, Franco Calarota
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Because money was no object, surimono usually used the finest materials and printing techniques. Most consisted of a picture combined with related poems, and the arrangement of the illustration and the calligraphic text was often very beautifully designed. Exquisite in design and technique and usually small in size, surimono have ...
Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Japanese Surimono Poetry Prints from the Ashmolean Museum
Because money was no object, surimono usually used the finest materials and printing techniques. Most consisted of a picture combined with related poems, and the arrangement of the illustration and the calligraphic text was often very beautifully designed. Exquisite in design and technique and usually small in size, surimono have been described as 'jewels of Japanese printmaking' and have great visual appeal. Despite this, this will be the first time that the Ashmolean's collection of surimono, mostly from the Jennings-Spalding Gift and containing a number of rare and previously unpublished prints, has ever been catalogued.
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26.250000 USD

Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Japanese Surimono Poetry Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

by Kiyoko Hanaoka, Clare Pollard
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This book reveals the extraordinary artistic relationship between Italian artists Canaletto (1697-1768) and Bernardo Bellotto (1722-80). Bellotto was Canaletto's nephew and assistant, and an adept pupil--he picked up his uncle's teachings so well that he sometimes signed his work as Bellotto de Canaletto and traded on the illustrious name, particularly ...
Bellotto and Canaletto: Wonder and Light
This book reveals the extraordinary artistic relationship between Italian artists Canaletto (1697-1768) and Bernardo Bellotto (1722-80). Bellotto was Canaletto's nephew and assistant, and an adept pupil--he picked up his uncle's teachings so well that he sometimes signed his work as Bellotto de Canaletto and traded on the illustrious name, particularly after he settled in northern Europe in 1747. Canaletto, famous for his precisely painted views of Venice, taught Bellotto how to use a camera obscura in his painting, and both share a meticulous style. But in the course of Bellotto's travels (from Venice to Rome to Dresden, Vienna, Munich and finally Warsaw, where he remained until his death) the artist developed his own methods and interests. Favoring a cooler palette then his uncle, and interspersing his precise architectural vedute with modern landscapes and portraiture, Bellotto distinguished himself from his uncle. The recent rediscovery of the inventory of goods from Bellotto's house in Dresden--included in this volume--finally offers a key to understanding the artist's culture and personality. One of the 18th century's most restless artists, Bellotto seems ripe for rediscovery, and Bellotto and Canaletto: Wonder and Light offers a long-overdue exploration of the relationship between the artist and his famous mentor.
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52.500000 USD

Bellotto and Canaletto: Wonder and Light

by Bosena Anna Kowalczyk
Hardback
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Great ideas for creating a professional-style manicure at home, from tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy 'dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures--without a trip to the salon. Nail Candy is a breath of ...
Nail Candy: 50+ Ideas for Totally Cool Nails
Great ideas for creating a professional-style manicure at home, from tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy 'dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures--without a trip to the salon. Nail Candy is a breath of fresh air for nail-art enthusiasts--it's sassy, fun, and full of DIY nail art tutorials that anyone can do. It contains more than 50 ideas presented in full-color photographs and cute line-art illustrations that show readers exactly how to achieve a certain style, ranging from arty to girlish to hardcore and more. Readers will learn how to mask their nails off to create simple patterns, use simple tools like striping brushes and dotting tools, add studs and decals for edgy flare, and create more ambitious paintings that rival works of art. Selected ideas include: Sunset Silhouettes Stained Glass Sailor Knots Tiny Tuxes Geeky Video-Game Mani Laser Nails Harajuku Style Mirrorball Nails Dia de los Muertos Manu Splatter Paint Ikat Style Wingtip Mani Feathery Fingertips
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17.05 USD

Nail Candy: 50+ Ideas for Totally Cool Nails

by Ginny Geer
Hardback
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Political theatre thrives on turbulence. By turning the political issues of the day into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold up a mirror to our society - with the power to shock, discomfit and entertain. Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre ...
Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018
Political theatre thrives on turbulence. By turning the political issues of the day into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold up a mirror to our society - with the power to shock, discomfit and entertain. Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre in Britain. Including 'lost' scripts from companies including Broadside Mobile Workers Theatre, The Women's Theatre Group and The General Will, with incisive commentary from contemporary political theatre makers, the book asks the essential questions: What can be learnt from our rich history of political theatre? And how might contemporary practitioners apply these approaches to our current politically troubled world? Beginning with a short history of pre-1968 political theatre - covering Brecht, Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl - the editors move on to explore agit-prop, working-class theatre, theatre in education, theatre and race, women's theatre and LGBTQ theatre. Featuring many of the leading voices in the field, then and now, Scenes from the Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in politics in the arts.
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103.950000 USD

Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018

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Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to ...
Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers
Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs and museums. From its beginnings in Antwerp, where paintings were sometimes sold by weight, to the rich hauteur of the contemporary gallery in London, Paris and New York, art dealing has been about identifying what is intangible but infinitely desirable, and then finding clients for whom it is irresistible. Those who have purveyed art for a living range from tailors, spies and the occasional anarchist to scholars, aristocrats, merchants and connoisseurs, each variously motivated by greed, belief in their own vision of art and its history, or simply the will to win. The cast of characters includes Paul Durand-Ruel, the Impressionists' champion; Herwath Walden, who first brought Modernism into the limelight; Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, high priest of Cubism; Leo Castelli, dealer-midwife to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; and Peter Wilson, the charismatic Sotheby's chairman who made the auction room theatre. Philip Hook's history is one of human folly, greed and duplicity, interspersed with ingenuity, inspiration and acts of heroism. Rogues' Gallery is learned, witty and irresistibly readable.
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17.05 USD

Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers

by Philip Hook
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Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His visually stunning and highly idiosyncratic paintings earned him a place in Japan's Lineage of Eccentrics. This book surveys Rosetsu's art with sixty of his ...
Rosetsu: Ferocious Brush
Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His visually stunning and highly idiosyncratic paintings earned him a place in Japan's Lineage of Eccentrics. This book surveys Rosetsu's art with sixty of his most important paintings, beginning with his earliest works in the realist mode of his teacher Maruyama O- kyo, and ending with his haunting, visionary, and occasionally bizarre final masterpieces. Screen paintings, scrolls, and albums depicting Zen eccentrics, raucous children, ethereal beauties, otherworldly landscapes, and vivacious animals and birds take viewers on a journey through Rosetsu's own travels and into his unbridled imagination.
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76.79 USD

Rosetsu: Ferocious Brush

by Khanh Trinh, Matthew P. McKelway
Hardback
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In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move ...
Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the museum staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen, often risking their lives to protect the country's artistic heritage. Thus a story that features as a vignette in the George Clooney film The Monuments Men is given the full-length treatment it demands. The recipient of several independent publishing awards in the United States, and illustrated throughout with nearly 100 photographs, Saving Mona Lisa is a compelling true story of art and beauty, intrigue and ingenuity, and remarkable moral courage in the darkest of times.
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34.12 USD

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis

by Gerri Chanel
Hardback
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Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to ...
Art: The Whole Story
Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context. Masterpieces that epitomize each period or movement are highlighted and analysed in detail. Everything from use of colour and visual metaphors to technical innovations is explained, enabling you to interpret the meanings of world-famous masterpieces - Mughal miniatures; Japanese prints in the 19th century; the colour theories behind Seurat's remarkable La Grande Jatte; and why Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was so shocking in its day.
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34.04 USD

Art: The Whole Story

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The newest game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed (R) Odyssey, takes players on an epic voyage through history. The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists and developers, representing the ultimate insight into the ...
The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey
The newest game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed (R) Odyssey, takes players on an epic voyage through history. The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists and developers, representing the ultimate insight into the design processes behind the game. (c) 2017 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.
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51.18 USD

The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey

by Kate Lewis
Hardback
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With Painted Botanical Collage, artists of all skill levels will learn to create lifelike botanical artwork-featuring flowers, succulents, and herbs-using painted background papers and elegant collage techniques. A unique technique book, Painted Botanical Collage will show you how to create your own collage materials. This guide takes you step by ...
Painted Botanical Collage: Create Flowers, Succulents, and Herbs from Cut Paper and Mixed Media
With Painted Botanical Collage, artists of all skill levels will learn to create lifelike botanical artwork-featuring flowers, succulents, and herbs-using painted background papers and elegant collage techniques. A unique technique book, Painted Botanical Collage will show you how to create your own collage materials. This guide takes you step by step through creating mixed-media painted papers, then using them-along with tissue paper, art papers, and found paper, such as magazines-to create perfect collage materials. Cut these decorative papers into plant and flower parts to assemble your designs, adding details using various media. Working from nature is central to this technique-look closely at the palettes and shapes in actual flowers to create realistic stylized representations. Painted Botanical Collage includes instruction on creating flowers, cacti, succulents, leaves, and other popular botanicals-over 30 beautiful designs in all. Join in the fun as British artist Tracey English shares the methods behind the magical flower collages that charm and delight her Instagram followers.
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22.17 USD

Painted Botanical Collage: Create Flowers, Succulents, and Herbs from Cut Paper and Mixed Media

by Tracey English
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For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings - a sensational view of a part of the world few would ...
Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders
For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings - a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularised the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific, particularly Australia, were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects together oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined.
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42.66 USD

Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the shipboard artists of Cook and Flinders

by James Taylor
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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At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna became an epicentre for new thought. A multi-disciplinary environment emerged where music, writing and intellectual thought all flourished, often brought together in the capital's famous coffee houses. This was the time of Freud and Wittgenstein, of Mahler and Schoenberg, and of the ...
Vienna 1900 Complete
At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna became an epicentre for new thought. A multi-disciplinary environment emerged where music, writing and intellectual thought all flourished, often brought together in the capital's famous coffee houses. This was the time of Freud and Wittgenstein, of Mahler and Schoenberg, and of the Secession (1897-1905), the modern movement led by Klimt, Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser that aimed to bring different arts together in a `Gesamtkunstwerk', a total work of art; of Jugendstil, Vienna's Art Nouveau; and of the Wiener Werkstatte, the workshop founded in 1903 by Moser and Hoffmann that revolutionized the decorative and graphic arts. There have been many exhibitions and publications devoted to this efflorescence, and even more monographs devoted to its key players. None, however, brings together a selection of visual material from across the different artistic disciplines as significant as this current volume, curated and authored by three leading scholars of the period. The book covers all areas of production: painting and drawing; decorative arts and crafts; applied art and book design; fashion, photography and architecture. In each section the illustrations take the lead, creating an invaluable visual reference point for all those eager to identify a given category of the arts within this period, particularly in the field of the decorative arts, from ceramics to glass, silverwork, furniture, jewelry; and graphic arts, from book design to posters and postcards. There are also many less familiar works in the field of fashion and photography, and a particular focus is given to the role of women in all disciplines of the time.
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145.04 USD

Vienna 1900 Complete

by Daniela Gregori, Rainer Metzger, Christian Brandstatter
Hardback
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From the author of adult-colouring sensations 'Botanical Wonderland' and 'Desert Wonderland', as well as the bestselling 'Color Workshop', comes a stunning guide to drawing a garden full of flowers. Rachel Reinert is the perfect artist to explain the intricacies of drawing flowers. With the straightforward, step-by step instructions that are ...
In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals
From the author of adult-colouring sensations 'Botanical Wonderland' and 'Desert Wonderland', as well as the bestselling 'Color Workshop', comes a stunning guide to drawing a garden full of flowers. Rachel Reinert is the perfect artist to explain the intricacies of drawing flowers. With the straightforward, step-by step instructions that are the hallmark of her teaching style, 'In Bloom' covers more than 30 flowers from around the world, from beloved tulips, roses, violets and tiger lilies to the more exotic proteas, kangaroo paws and birds of paradise. Featuring matte paper stock and instructions on colouring your drawings, this is an exceptionally beautiful book with a decidedly modern feel.
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28.99 USD

In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals

by Rachel Reinert
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An unparalleled collection of the most beautiful yet scientific depictions of flora and fauna ever produced, these artworks document three centuries of exploration of the far reaches of the world a rich visual record harking back to a time when science relied upon painstaking human illustration as the only way ...
The Art of Natural History: Botanical Illustrations, Ornithological Sketchbooks, and Other Masterpieces from the Age of Exploration
An unparalleled collection of the most beautiful yet scientific depictions of flora and fauna ever produced, these artworks document three centuries of exploration of the far reaches of the world a rich visual record harking back to a time when science relied upon painstaking human illustration as the only way to record exotic plants and unknown animals observed during voyages of discovery. All the artworks included here were depicted on vellum, a high-quality, long-lasting parchment that fell out of use around 1900 when it was supplanted by photography. France s national collection consists of over 7,000 such artworks and is among the world s finest. Flora and fauna from every corner of the globe are represented in precisely rendered colour and detail. Sadly, many of the species depicted in these masterful yet hauntingly accurate portraits are now endangered, threatened or in many cases, already extinct. This volume is both a celebration of the human quest for knowledge and an epitaph for a fast disappearing world as well as a feast for the eyes for anyone who loves birds or vintage natural history art. This exquisite and timeless book is beautifully presented in a jacketed volume within a slipcase and luxuriously packaged within an illustrated mailer with a handle for portability.
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262.500000 USD

The Art of Natural History: Botanical Illustrations, Ornithological Sketchbooks, and Other Masterpieces from the Age of Exploration

by Michelle Lenoir, Pascale Heurtel
Hardback
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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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78.750000 USD

Daniel Arsham

by Virgil Abloh, Daniel Arsham
Hardback
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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 Magdalena Holzhey
Hardback
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Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era Kirsty Stonell Walker has a large following for her blog, The ...
Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era
Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era Kirsty Stonell Walker has a large following for her blog, The Kissed Mouth (20,000 people) - with readers in the UK and the US Major exhibitions of Pre-Raphaelite Art are set to take place in Autumn 2018: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain and Christina Rossetti at the Watts Gallery, Compton Published to coincide with Pre-Raphaelite Day on 16th September 2018
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25.60 USD

Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era

by K. Walker
Hardback
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There has been a huge injection of energy within contemporary painting in Britain in the past few years - part of a wider international dynamic that has seen the medium of paint explored with a renewed sense of interest, excitement and enjoyment. It is an energy that can be sensed ...
The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting
There has been a huge injection of energy within contemporary painting in Britain in the past few years - part of a wider international dynamic that has seen the medium of paint explored with a renewed sense of interest, excitement and enjoyment. It is an energy that can be sensed all the way through the industry, from the art schools and the grass-roots painting community to the leading galleries, major museums and prominent festivals, biennials and art fairs. The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been shaping and defining Britain's contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents the work of the invited artists by means of forty solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication features around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions, giving both context and a sense of scale to the works. The anthology features the work of forty artists at various stages in their careers, from high-profile, internationally renowned artists to up-and-coming names. Featured artists and exhibitions include: Tom Anholt at Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Gillian Carnegie at Cabinet, London; Andrew Cranston at Wilkinson, London; Kaye Donachie at Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; Nick Goss at Josh Lilley, London; Lubaina Himid at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Ryan Mosley at Eigen + Art, Leipzig; Chris Ofili at Victoria Miro Venice; George Shaw at Maruani Mercier, Brussels; Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Manchester; Clare Woods at DCA, Dundee; and Rose Wylie at Serpentine Galleries, London. The anthology has been compiled and written by Matt Price, who in addition to editing around fifty monographs, catalogues and books including Phaidon's international anthologies of painting and drawing Vitamin P2 and D2, has written for magazines such as Art Monthly, Art Quarterly, ArtReview, Flash Art, Frieze and Modern Painters.
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51.19 USD

The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

by Matt Price
Paperback / softback
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Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid ...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]
Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, and produced on newsprint paper to mimic their appearance, Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour `Late Edition' that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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22.17 USD

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]

by Jody Revenson
Paperback / softback
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How does the daisy express love? What did the heliotrope mean in the time of ancient Greece? Why do Christians associate the holly with Jesus? In Japan, what does the chrysanthemum embody? Why is the lily the representation of the Virgin Mary? How did the poppy end up being associated ...
The Little Book of the Language of Flowers
How does the daisy express love? What did the heliotrope mean in the time of ancient Greece? Why do Christians associate the holly with Jesus? In Japan, what does the chrysanthemum embody? Why is the lily the representation of the Virgin Mary? How did the poppy end up being associated with sleep? Why was the hydrangea a symbol of betrayal for samurais? Since when does the narcissus embody vanity? This little book, illustrated with with beautiful retro-colour plates, explains in detail the symbolism held by 84 different flowers all over the world.
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17.800000 USD

The Little Book of the Language of Flowers

by Nathalie Chahine
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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TTT: Tattoo is a visually stunning, high quality art book which explores contemporary tattoo culture across the world. The book features the work of over 300 of the world's best studios and individuals, including Rock of Ages, Saved Tattoo, Into You, the Leu family, Scott Campbell, Duncan X, Maud Dardeau, ...
TTT: Tattoo
TTT: Tattoo is a visually stunning, high quality art book which explores contemporary tattoo culture across the world. The book features the work of over 300 of the world's best studios and individuals, including Rock of Ages, Saved Tattoo, Into You, the Leu family, Scott Campbell, Duncan X, Maud Dardeau, Stephanie Tamez, Tomas Tomas and Kenji Alucky. Exploring the connections between tattoo culture today and seminal developments in the recent past, TTT examines how the historical styles of this most enduring art form blend into new ones. With features on Chicano-style tattooing, Russian and contemporary Asian tattooing as well as a selection of essays, contact information and a worldwide directory of the best studios and artists, this is the ultimate gift for anyone with an interest in the art form.
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85.31 USD

TTT: Tattoo

by Nick Schonberger, Maxime Plescia-Buchi
Hardback
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Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts ...
A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--And Projects to Help You Become One
Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone! This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art herstory tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists. This title features: ANN CARRINGTON, ESTHER PEARL WATSON, MARTHA RICH, JANET ECHELMAN, SEVERIJA INCIRAUSKAITE-KRIAUNEVICIENE, NAOMI OKUBO, PHYLLIS BRAMSON, MYRIAM DION, KATHARINE MORLING, BOBBIE BURGERS, ILONA SZALAY, SUSANNA BAUER, OLEK, SEONNA HONG, TONYA CORKEY, NATALIE BAXTER, SAMANTHA FIELDS, BUNNIE REISS, MOLLY HATCH, LOLA DONOGHUE, GUNJAN AYLAWADI, REBECCA LOUISE LAW, CATHERINE GRAFFAM, XOCHI SOLIS, PEREGRINE HONIG, TINA BERNING, ERIN M. RILEY, NIKE SCHROEDER, HAGAR VARDIMON, STEPHANIE VOVAS, KELLY PUISSEGUR, SARAH GEE MILLER, NATHALIE LETE, ZEMER PELED, ANNIE KEVANS, HAYV KAHRAMAN, BETH LO, CAROLINA ANTICH, MARIA SVARBOVA, HSIAO-RON CHENG, MARY ABBOTT, ELSPETH PRATT, RACHEL LEVITT, JOEL PENKMAN, KYEOK KIM, ANA TERESA BARBOZA
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26.250000 USD

A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--And Projects to Help You Become One

by Danielle Krysa
Hardback
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Contributors include: Cheryl Strayed, Melinda Gates, Tony La Russa, Joss Whedon, Tim O'Brien, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Patterson, Mark Cuban, Hasan Minhaj, Daniel Libeskind, and many more! Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning--some relic that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep will ...
What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning
Contributors include: Cheryl Strayed, Melinda Gates, Tony La Russa, Joss Whedon, Tim O'Brien, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Patterson, Mark Cuban, Hasan Minhaj, Daniel Libeskind, and many more! Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning--some relic that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep will reveal the secret lives of objects--and the small, emotional moments we keep from the world but that make us who we are. For example, why would Joss Whedon keep a straw boater hat on his bedroom wall? Or how did a hideously beautiful vintage Chanel blazer change the life of one Austin, Texas woman? The objects and stories come from a sweeping range of experiences and demographics--from famous entrepreneurs (Mark Cuban), award-winning writers (Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tim O'Brien), and cultural icons to hairdressers, dishwashers, and dog-walkers. Each story will appear in the form of an as told to along with a photo of the object, allowing the reader to see the nicks and scuffs on a locket, a playing card, a pocket knife. Of the countless objects we come across over the course of our lifetime, the objects we keep say a lot about us. What We Keep will provide an intriguing glimpse into the private worlds of various people, and will lead us to question our own treasured things. Amidst the dueling trends of decluttering and over-consumption, this collection is a breath of fresh air, leading us to question what we truly value.
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26.250000 USD

What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning

by Naomi Wax, Bill Shapiro
Hardback
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From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: ...
The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together
From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness. The book combines critical text-biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators-with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.
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51.19 USD

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

by Adam Nayman
Hardback
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Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is the man who invented Pop Art, the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. With a unique, focused look ...
Becoming Andy Warhol
Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is the man who invented Pop Art, the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. With a unique, focused look at Warhol's life, this graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol's career and the time leading up to the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World's Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses and architect Philip Johnson. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and sheer burgeoning talent, Warhol went up against the creative establishment and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
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23.88 USD

Becoming Andy Warhol

by Nick Bertozzi
Paperback / softback
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