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Over the last three decades, Pete Fowler the acclaimed artist and designer of album covers for Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip and The Flaming Lips among others has collected his thoughts, sketches, notes and drafts in a series of notebooks. Decades of Lead, featuring over 350 of his favourite drawings, ...
Decades of Lead
Over the last three decades, Pete Fowler the acclaimed artist and designer of album covers for Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip and The Flaming Lips among others has collected his thoughts, sketches, notes and drafts in a series of notebooks. Decades of Lead, featuring over 350 of his favourite drawings, is a whimsical and eclectic journey into his mind. From hairy synth players to mythical galleons, battered sneakers to bizarre monsters... welcome to the world of Pete Fowler.
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42.66 USD

Decades of Lead

by Pete Fowler
Hardback
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The group exhibition Women.Now showcases contemporary female artists, offering a powerful commentary on women's role in society and the arts today. On view at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York from September 26, 2018 to February 18, 2019, the works on display engage with a variety of topics, exploring historical ...
Women.Now
The group exhibition Women.Now showcases contemporary female artists, offering a powerful commentary on women's role in society and the arts today. On view at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York from September 26, 2018 to February 18, 2019, the works on display engage with a variety of topics, exploring historical narratives, questions of individual freedom, sexuality, craftsmanship, and cultural constructions. > Uli Aigner > Sevda Chkoutova > Adriana Czernin > Ines Doujak > B atrice Dreux > Titanilla Eisenhart > Maria Hahnenkamp > Heidi Harsieber > Sabine Jelinek > Ellen Lesperance > Margot Pilz > Frenzi Rigling > Eva Schlegel > Claudia Schumann > Joan Semmel > Betty Tompkins > Martha Wilson
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13.600000 USD

Women.Now

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Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works - who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do - remain elusive ...
Television Development: How Hollywood Creates New TV Series
Development is a large and central part of the American TV industry, and yet the details of how it works - who makes development decisions and why, where ideas for new shows come from, even basics like the differences between what TV studios and TV networks do - remain elusive to many. In this book, lecturer and acclaimed television producer Bob Levy offers a detailed introduction to television development, the process by which the Hollywood TV industry creates new scripted series. Written both for students and industry professionals, Television Development serves as a comprehensive introduction to all facets of the development process: the terminology, timelines, personnel and industrial processes that take a new TV project from idea to pitch to script to pilot to series. In addition to describing these processes, Levy also examines creative strategies for successful development, and teaches readers how to apply these strategies to their own careers and speak the language of development across all forms of visual storytelling. Written by the renowned producer responsible for developing and executive producing Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, Television Development is an essential starting point for students, executives, agents, producers, directors and writers to learn how new series are created. Accompanying online material includes sample pitches, pilot scripts, and other development documents.
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45.100000 USD

Television Development: How Hollywood Creates New TV Series

by Bob Levy
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Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace ...
Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema
Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace in Surrealist and trance films; the optical and haptic exploration of sculptural volumes in art documentaries and artists' films; the lure of the wax museums in horror films; the statuary metaphors of post-war modernist cinema; the mythological living statues of the peplum genre; and contemporary art practices in which film is used as sculptural medium. Dealing with a wide range of magical, mystical, cultural, historical, formal, and phenomenological interactions between film and sculpture, this book examines key sculptural motifs in film and cinematic sculpture in eight chapters and an extensive reference gallery.
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34.11 USD

Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

by Lisa Colpaert, Vito Adriaensens, Susan Felleman, Steven Jacobs
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Asian Cities [-]Ideas[-]Urban images [-]Literature [-]Urban Discourses [-]
Ideas of the City in Asian Settings
Asian Cities [-]Ideas[-]Urban images [-]Literature [-]Urban Discourses [-]
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187.69 USD

Ideas of the City in Asian Settings

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The present studies on Brazilian modern art seek to specify some of the dominant contradictions of capitalism's combined but uneven development as these appear from the global periphery. The grand project of Brasilia is the main theme of the first two chapters, which treat the 'ideal city' as a case ...
The Long Roots Of Formalism In Brazil
The present studies on Brazilian modern art seek to specify some of the dominant contradictions of capitalism's combined but uneven development as these appear from the global periphery. The grand project of Brasilia is the main theme of the first two chapters, which treat the 'ideal city' as a case study in the ways in which creative talent in Brazil has been made to serve in the reproduction of social iniquities. Further chapters scrutinise the socio-historical basis of Brazilian art, and develop, against the grain of the most prominent art historical approaches to modern Brazilian culture.
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29.400000 USD

The Long Roots Of Formalism In Brazil

by Luiz Renato Martins
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Public art is a form of communication that enables spaces for encounters across difference. These encounters may be routine, repeated, or rare, but all take place in urban spaces infused with emotion, creativity, and experimentation. In Painting Publics, Caitlin Bruce explores how various legal graffiti scenes across the United States, ...
Painting Publics: Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter
Public art is a form of communication that enables spaces for encounters across difference. These encounters may be routine, repeated, or rare, but all take place in urban spaces infused with emotion, creativity, and experimentation. In Painting Publics, Caitlin Bruce explores how various legal graffiti scenes across the United States, Mexico, and Europe provide diverse ways for artists to navigate their changing relationships with publics, institutions, and commercial entities. Painting Publics draws on a combination of interviews with more than 100 graffiti writers as well as participant observation, and uses critical and rhetorical theory to argue that graffiti should be seen as more than counter-cultural resistance. Bruce claims it offers resources for imagining a more democratic city, one that builds and grows from personal relations, abandoned or under-used spaces, commercial sponsorship, and tacit community resources. In the case of Mexico, Germany, and France, there is even some state support for the production and maintenance of civic education through visual culture. In her examination of graffiti culture and its spaces of inscription, Bruce allows us to see moments where practitioners actively reckon with possibility.
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131.250000 USD

Painting Publics: Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter

by Caitlin Frances Bruce
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Caught between the Lines examines how the figure of the captive and the notion of borders have been used in Argentine literature and painting to reflect competing notions of national identity from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Challenging the conventional approach to the nineteenth-century trope of civilization versus barbary, ...
Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art
Caught between the Lines examines how the figure of the captive and the notion of borders have been used in Argentine literature and painting to reflect competing notions of national identity from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Challenging the conventional approach to the nineteenth-century trope of civilization versus barbary, which was intended to criticize the social and ethnic divisions within Argentina in order to create a homogenous society, Carlos Riobo traces the various versions of colonial captivity legends. He argues convincingly that the historical conditions of the colonial period created an ethnic hybridity-a mestizo or culturally mixed identity-that went against the state compulsion for a racially pure identity. This mestizaje was signified not only in Argentina's literature but also in its art, and Riobo thus analyzes colonial paintings as well as texts. Caught between the Lines focuses on borders and mestizaje (both biological and cultural) as they relate to captives: specifically, how captives have been used to create a national image of Argentina that relies on a logic of separation to justify concepts of national purity and to deny transculturation.
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47.250000 USD

Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art

by Carlos Riobo
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Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all these components, and ...
Quick Sketching with Ron Husband: Revised and Expanded
Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all these components, and how to do it in a matter of seconds. Watch his drawings as he grows from a young, talented artist, to a true Disney animator. Follow him as he goes around the world and sketches flamenco dancers, football players, bakers, joggers, lions, tigers, anyone, and anything. Key Features Get tips on quick sketching from a Disney legend who has animated or supervised some of your favourite recent Disney movies like The Fox and the Hound, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. Features artist's guide and handbook which provides instruction while chronicling the author's growth as an artist. Quickly try out Husband's instructions and tips as you learn them in a sketchbook at the back of the book. This new edition re-emphasizes the four basic shapes and how important it is to recognize them in fast action. Stressing the importance of observation and the vital part this discipline plays in sketching.
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66.53 USD

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband: Revised and Expanded

by Ron Husband
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Films provide valuable spaces for aesthetic experimentation and analysis, for cinema's openness to other media has always allowed it to expand its own. In Aesthetic Spaces, Brigitte Peucker shows that when painterly or theatrical conventions are appropriated by the medium of film, the dissonant effects produced open it up to ...
Aesthetic Spaces: The Place of Art in Film
Films provide valuable spaces for aesthetic experimentation and analysis, for cinema's openness to other media has always allowed it to expand its own. In Aesthetic Spaces, Brigitte Peucker shows that when painterly or theatrical conventions are appropriated by the medium of film, the dissonant effects produced open it up to intermedial reflection and tell us a great deal about cinema itself. The films studied in these chapters include those by Abbas Kiarostami, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, Carl Th. Dreyer, Peter Greenaway, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Rivette, Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Lars von Trier, Spike Jonze, Eric Rohmer, Lech Majewski, and others. Where two media are in evidence in these films, there is usually a third, and often theater mediates between film and painting. Aesthetic Spaces interrogates issues of cinematic space and mise-en-scene from different but interconnected theoretical perspectives, organizing its chapters around some of the formal principles-space, spectator, frame, color and lighting, props, decor, and actor-that shape films. Drawing on the older arts to renew cinema, the films examined deploy paintings as material: Poussin and Bruegel, Rembrandt, Hals and Klimt, and medieval illustrations and modernist abstractions are used to expand our notions of cinematic space. Peucker shows that when different media come together in film, they create effects of dissonance out of which new modes of looking may arise.
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36.700000 USD

Aesthetic Spaces: The Place of Art in Film

by Brigitte Peucker
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An inspirational journal for artists, One Drawing a Day offers simple prompts to spark creativity and practice the art of drawing every day. With 365 prompts, this handy workbook encourages budding and experienced artists to draw something every day for a year, and in the process create an artist's keepsake.
One Drawing a Day: A Creative Workbook for the Artist in All of Us
An inspirational journal for artists, One Drawing a Day offers simple prompts to spark creativity and practice the art of drawing every day. With 365 prompts, this handy workbook encourages budding and experienced artists to draw something every day for a year, and in the process create an artist's keepsake.
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18.890000 USD

One Drawing a Day: A Creative Workbook for the Artist in All of Us

by Nadia Hayes
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In this readable and highly original book, John J. Curley presents the first synthetic account of global art during the Cold War. Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia and Asia, he demonstrates the inextricable nature of art and politics in this contentious period. He dismantles ...
Global Art and the Cold War
In this readable and highly original book, John J. Curley presents the first synthetic account of global art during the Cold War. Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia and Asia, he demonstrates the inextricable nature of art and politics in this contentious period. He dismantles the usual narrative of American abstract painting versus figurative Soviet Socialist Realism to reveal a much more nuanced, contradictory and ambivalent picture of art making, in which the objects themselves, like spies, dissembled, housed and managed ideological differences.
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52.500000 USD

Global Art and the Cold War

by John J. Curley
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With an Introduction by Lachlan Goudie, Scottish artist, TV presenter, and judge on the BBC's The Big Painting Challenge. Written by Anna Coatlen's daughter, who shares an intimate perception of her mother's artwork. Includes woodcuts, stained glass windows and paintings from her vast collection of work.
Anna Coatalen: Art for Happiness et Bonheur
With an Introduction by Lachlan Goudie, Scottish artist, TV presenter, and judge on the BBC's The Big Painting Challenge. Written by Anna Coatlen's daughter, who shares an intimate perception of her mother's artwork. Includes woodcuts, stained glass windows and paintings from her vast collection of work.
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42.66 USD

Anna Coatalen: Art for Happiness et Bonheur

by Annik Coatalen Heal
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Original artwork and materials explore children's literature and its impact in society and culture over time A favorite childhood book can leave a lasting impression, but as adults we tend to shelve such memories. For fourteen months beginning in June 2013, more than half a million visitors to the New ...
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Original artwork and materials explore children's literature and its impact in society and culture over time A favorite childhood book can leave a lasting impression, but as adults we tend to shelve such memories. For fourteen months beginning in June 2013, more than half a million visitors to the New York Public Library viewed an exhibition about the role that children's books play in world culture and in our lives. After the exhibition closed, attendees clamored for a catalog of The ABC of It as well as for children's literature historian Leonard S. Marcus's insightful, wry commentary about the objects on display. Now with this book, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature and Leonard Marcus, the nostalgia and vision of that exhibit can be experienced anywhere. The story of the origins of children's literature is a tale with memorable characters and deeds, from Hans Christian Andersen and Lewis Carroll to E. B. White and Madeleine L'Engle, who safeguarded a place for wonder in a world increasingly dominated by mechanistic styles of thought, to artists like Beatrix Potter and Maurice Sendak who devoted their extraordinary talents to revealing to children not only the exhilarating beauty of life but also its bracing intensity. Philosophers like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and educators such as Johann Comenius and John Dewey were path-finding interpreters of the phenomenon of childhood, inspiring major strands of bookmaking and storytelling for the young. Librarians devised rigorous standards for evaluating children's books and effective ways of putting good books into children's hands, and educators proposed radically different ideas about what those books should include. Eventually, publishers came to embrace juvenile publishing as a core activity, and pioneering collectors of children's book art, manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera appeared-the University of Minnesota's Dr. Irvin Kerlan being a superb example. Without the foresight and persistence of these collectors, much of this story would have been lost forever. Regarding children's literature as both a rich repository of collective memory and a powerful engine of cultural change is more important today than ever.
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41.950000 USD

The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter

by Leonard Marcus
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A lovely tribute to the Golden State, these correspondence cards feature paintings of a historical icon, the grizzly bear hugging California. With a range of designs, this colorful collection (to keep or send) will delight California natives, transplants, and tourists alike.
California Dreaming Correspondence Cards: 20 Correspondence Cards & Envelopes
A lovely tribute to the Golden State, these correspondence cards feature paintings of a historical icon, the grizzly bear hugging California. With a range of designs, this colorful collection (to keep or send) will delight California natives, transplants, and tourists alike.
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15.700000 USD

California Dreaming Correspondence Cards: 20 Correspondence Cards & Envelopes

by 3 Fish Studios
Other printed item
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From celebrated gardens in private villas to the paintings and sculptures that adorned palace interiors, Venetians in the sixteenth century conceived of their marine city as dotted with actual and imaginary green spaces. This volume examines how and why this pastoral vision of Venice developed. Drawing on a variety of ...
Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice
From celebrated gardens in private villas to the paintings and sculptures that adorned palace interiors, Venetians in the sixteenth century conceived of their marine city as dotted with actual and imaginary green spaces. This volume examines how and why this pastoral vision of Venice developed. Drawing on a variety of primary sources ranging from visual art to literary texts, performances, and urban plans, Jodi Cranston shows how Venetians lived the pastoral in urban Venice. She describes how they created green spaces and enacted pastoral situations through poetic conversations and theatrical performances in lagoon gardens; discusses the island utopias found, invented, and mapped in distant seas; and explores the visual art that facilitated the experience of inhabiting verdant landscapes. Though the greening of Venice was relatively short lived, Cranston shows how the phenomenon had a lasting impact on how other cities, including Paris and London, developed their self-images and how later writers and artists understood and adapted the pastoral mode. Incorporating approaches from eco-criticism and anthropology, Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice greatly informs our understanding of the origins and development of the pastoral in art history and literature as well as the culture of sixteenth-century Venice. It will appeal to scholars and enthusiasts of sixteenth-century history and culture, the history of urban landscapes, and Italian art.
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94.450000 USD
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Notebooks made for creatives by creatives. Introducing the Go-To Notebook: the only notebook you'll ever need. When Chronicle Books and Mohawk teamed up to create their ideal notebook, the Go-To was born, made with the highest quality of materials and designed with productivity in mind. Features include: Superfine paper by ...
Go-To Notebook with Mohawk Paper, Sage Blue Blank
Notebooks made for creatives by creatives. Introducing the Go-To Notebook: the only notebook you'll ever need. When Chronicle Books and Mohawk teamed up to create their ideal notebook, the Go-To was born, made with the highest quality of materials and designed with productivity in mind. Features include: Superfine paper by Mohawk-the finest printing paper made today, milled in the USA for more than 80 years Project planning/tracking pages, as well as dotted, lined, or blank pages A pocket for storage A silk ribbon marker Lay-flat binding Tactile cloth case The Go-To is the ultimate notebook for getting things done, and is sure to help makers, thinkers, and dreamers do their best work.
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24.100000 USD

Go-To Notebook with Mohawk Paper, Sage Blue Blank

by Chronicle Books
Notebook / blank book
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Published to accompany an exhibition presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, this new volume showcases the work of Eritrean-born artist Ficre Ghebreyesus. Many of the paintings featured are abstracts, studies of geometric color that highlight the artist's delight in the material qualities of oil ...
Ficre Ghebreyesus: City with a River Running Through
Published to accompany an exhibition presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, this new volume showcases the work of Eritrean-born artist Ficre Ghebreyesus. Many of the paintings featured are abstracts, studies of geometric color that highlight the artist's delight in the material qualities of oil paint on canvas. This collection brings together more than a dozen of Ghebreyesus' finest works, focusing on abstractly rendered and vivid painted landscapes, replete with water imagery and aquatic life. In all of these evocative, and often surreal, landscapes, the viewer senses myriad influences, from the craft markets of Eritrea to the musical polyrhythms of the black diaspora, the cultural layering speaking directly to the forces that shaped the artist's life. Ghebreyesus left Eritrea as a political refugee, eventually settling in the United States, where he earned his undergraduate degree and worked as a humanitarian activist on behalf of Eritrean independence and ongoing relief issues. Along with that work on behalf of his country and its people, he studied painting at the Art Students' League and printmaking at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, both in New York City. He died unexpectedly in April 2012.
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25.150000 USD

Ficre Ghebreyesus: City with a River Running Through

by Emily Kuhlmann, Lowery Stokes Sims, Julie Mehretu
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The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, is renowned for its portraits from the Tudor and Jacobean eras, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Montacute House, our regional partner in Somerset. This book presents portraits of key individuals from this period, from the monarchs ...
Tudor & Jacobean Portraits
The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, is renowned for its portraits from the Tudor and Jacobean eras, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Montacute House, our regional partner in Somerset. This book presents portraits of key individuals from this period, from the monarchs and members of the ruling elite to the writers, artists and artisans that characterised the literary and artistic flourishing of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An introductory essay provides important historical context, and the ninety works selected from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and National Trust are accompanied by extended captions exploring the sitter and artist's significance to the period and technical information about the portrait. The publication features sections on Tudor monarchs, the Stuarts, courtiers, the family in portraiture, and iconography.
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22.10 USD

Tudor & Jacobean Portraits

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A Matter of Fact, which accompanied an exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), showcases the work of Nigerian-born New York artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985). Employing diverse mediums to emphasize the striated terrain of an image and its formulaic representations, Ojih Odutola carefully stages mesmerizing portraits ...
A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola
A Matter of Fact, which accompanied an exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), showcases the work of Nigerian-born New York artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985). Employing diverse mediums to emphasize the striated terrain of an image and its formulaic representations, Ojih Odutola carefully stages mesmerizing portraits of the fictional UmuEze Amara Clan in opulence. Utilizing conceptual portraiture, the purview of the affluent, the artist invites us to consider the social construct of class within the intersection of race, identity, sexuality, and gender. In her vibrant depictions of imagined Nigerian aristocracy, rendered in charcoals, pastels, and pencil, Ojih Odutola explores scale, patterns, and color to present characters who distinctly occupy their privileged, lavish space. Toyin Ojih Odutola, originally from Ile-Ife, Nigeria, has participated in exhibitions at various institutions, including Brooklyn Museum, New York; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Studio Museum Harlem, New York; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and Menil Collection, Houston. Permanent collections include The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, and the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian). She earned her BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Ojih Odutola lives and works in New York.
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20.950000 USD

A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola

by Museum of the African Diaspora
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The artists featured in Black Refractions, including Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Nari Ward, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, are drawn from the renowned collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Through exhibitions, public programs, artist-in-residencies, and bold acquisitions, this pioneering institution has served as a nexus for ...
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
The artists featured in Black Refractions, including Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Nari Ward, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, are drawn from the renowned collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Through exhibitions, public programs, artist-in-residencies, and bold acquisitions, this pioneering institution has served as a nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally since its founding in 1968. Rather than aim to construct a single history of black art, Black Refractions emphasizes a plurality of narratives and approaches, traced through 125 works in all media from the 1930s to the present. An essay by Connie Choi and entries by Eliza A. Butler, Akili Tommasino, Taylor Aldridge, Larry Ossei Mensah, Daniela Fifi , and other luminaries contextualize the works and provide detailed commentary. A dialogue between Thelma Golden, Connie Choi, and Kellie Jones draws out themes and challenges in collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art by artists of African descent. More than a document of a particular institution s trailblazing path, or catalytic role in the development of American appreciation for art of the African diaspora, this volume is a compendium of a vital art tradition.
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55.45 USD

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

by C. Choi
Hardback
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If postmodernism is indeed 'the cultural logic of late capitalism', why did typical postmodernist themes like ornament, colour, history and identity find their application in the architecture of the socialist Second World? How do we explain the retreat into paper architecture and theoretical discussion in societies still nominally devoted to ...
Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society under Late Socialism
If postmodernism is indeed 'the cultural logic of late capitalism', why did typical postmodernist themes like ornament, colour, history and identity find their application in the architecture of the socialist Second World? How do we explain the retreat into paper architecture and theoretical discussion in societies still nominally devoted to socialist modernization? Exploring the intersection of two areas of growing scholarly interest - postmodernism and the architecture of the former socialist world - this edited collection stakes out new ground in charting architecture's various transformations in the 1970s and 80s. Fourteen essays together explore the question of whether or not architectural postmodernism had a specific Second World variant. The collection demonstrates both the unique nature of Second World architectural phenomena and also assesses connections with western postmodernism. The case studies cover the vast geographical scope from Eastern Europe to China and Cuba. They address a wealth of aesthetic, discursive and practical phenomena, interpreting them in the broader socio-political context of the last decades of the Cold War. The result provides a greatly expanded map of recent architectural history, which redefines postmodernist architecture in a more theoretically comprehensive and global way.
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127.97 USD

Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society under Late Socialism

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These memoirs describe interesting personalities, places and quirky incidents told in a thousand brief episodes. These biographical stories of the author's ancestors include a 17th Century seafarer, a gallant earl, a saint and viceroy of India and tales of various unsung heroes are brought vividly to life, from the high ...
Aspects of Art and Ancestry
These memoirs describe interesting personalities, places and quirky incidents told in a thousand brief episodes. These biographical stories of the author's ancestors include a 17th Century seafarer, a gallant earl, a saint and viceroy of India and tales of various unsung heroes are brought vividly to life, from the high aristocracy to a lowly but colourful range of rogues and vagabonds. As a young officer in the Irish Guards, the author spent many months stationed in the Tower of London, before having an eventful posting to Palestine in 1947/8. The following year he became a student of the Italian artist Pietro Annigoni, which led to a career painting commissions for several Dukes and an official portrait of H.M. The Queen.
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28.880000 USD

Aspects of Art and Ancestry

by Timothy Whidborne
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These memoirs describe interesting personalities, places and quirky incidents told in a thousand brief episodes. These biographical stories of the author's ancestors include a 17th Century seafarer, a gallant earl, a saint and viceroy of India and tales of various unsung heroes are brought vividly to life, from the high ...
Aspects of Art and Ancestry
These memoirs describe interesting personalities, places and quirky incidents told in a thousand brief episodes. These biographical stories of the author's ancestors include a 17th Century seafarer, a gallant earl, a saint and viceroy of India and tales of various unsung heroes are brought vividly to life, from the high aristocracy to a lowly but colourful range of rogues and vagabonds. As a young officer in the Irish Guards, the author spent many months stationed in the Tower of London, before having an eventful posting to Palestine in 1947/8. The following year he became a student of the Italian artist Pietro Annigoni, which led to a career painting commissions for several Dukes and an official portrait of H.M. The Queen.
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39.890000 USD

Aspects of Art and Ancestry

by Timothy Whidborne
Hardback
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The world is full of amazing creatures that swim, climb, run, and fly. Perusing this lavishly-illustrated book, one gets the feeling that the artist knows them all personally. There are huge animals, like the elephant and savannah buffalo. There are tiny ones, like the owlet, tree frog, and four-toed elephant ...
Colours of Wildlife
The world is full of amazing creatures that swim, climb, run, and fly. Perusing this lavishly-illustrated book, one gets the feeling that the artist knows them all personally. There are huge animals, like the elephant and savannah buffalo. There are tiny ones, like the owlet, tree frog, and four-toed elephant shrew. And of course, there are the mischievous meerkats. Some are magnificent, others endearing. The art is awe-inspiring. Where photography focuses on the moment, painting forces us to look deeper into the nature of these creatures - to experience visually the textures of fur and feathers, the smoothness of skin. Willem's paintings establish connection. 'Colours of Wildlife' isn't all about the paintings. The artist supplies background knowledge about each species, and their relations with humans. We learn which species are safe for now, and which are endangered. Willem lives near many of these animals, and he has real stories to tell about them.
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44.450000 USD

Colours of Wildlife

by Willem van der Merwe
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A fascinating survey of the enduring human love affair with the exotic and the strange, and its impact on Western culture Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this ...
Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign
A fascinating survey of the enduring human love affair with the exotic and the strange, and its impact on Western culture Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of `the foreign,' through arts, design, architecture, and other cultural elements, has consistently enriched Western society, contributing to it cultural dynamism and artistic energy. Exotic's focus is especially relevant to the modern globalized world in which our engagement with cultures and traditions from around the globe is easier - and potentially more fraught - than ever before.
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76.79 USD

Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign

by Judy Sund
Hardback
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Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud presents new writing on John Ruskin's vision of art and its relationship with modern society and a changing environment. As part of the re-evaluation of Ruskin, 200 years after his birth in 1819, art historians, scientists, geographers, artists and curators explore the critic's lifelong ...
Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud
Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud presents new writing on John Ruskin's vision of art and its relationship with modern society and a changing environment. As part of the re-evaluation of Ruskin, 200 years after his birth in 1819, art historians, scientists, geographers, artists and curators explore the critic's lifelong commitment to the painted landscapes of JMW Turner and his own artistic ambitions, as well as his prophetic concerns about the world's darkening skies, pollution and psychological turbulence. In 1884 John Ruskin spoke out against an encroaching Storm Cloud -a darkening of the skies that he attributed to the belching chimneys of the modern world. The imagery of the pollution-stained sky also allowed Ruskin to articulate the internal distress that seemed to engulf him. His analysis of a blanched sun, blighted grass [and] blinded man overwhelmed by a modern plague-wind expresses both the visible climatic effects of industrialization and the effects of his own worsening mental health. Propelled by bereavement and anxieties over his religious faith, Ruskin became fixated on the skies, watching a cloud from four in the afternoon to four in the morning . This collection of essays examining Ruskin's distinctive blend of meteorology, morality and social criticism brings new perspectives to one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the nineteenth century. Ruskin's deep and personal engagement with Turner's work over many decades emerges as a recurring theme. In Turner, Ruskin found the ideal Modern Painter -an artist whose powerful sunrises and sunsets, mountains and storms, inspired his own critical engagement with the natural world. As an artist and critic, Ruskin consistently challenged the way others experienced the world, encouraging his audiences to recognise and record nature's transient beauty, and doing the same with his own intimately observed drawings of animals, flora and weathered buildings. As an environmentalist, he witnessed a natural world changing before his eyes, as the landscapes, buildings and skies he had seen as a young man came under threat. As an ethical provocateur ahead of his time, he condemned the throwaway culture that spoilt the towns and rivers he loved, urging his audiences to take responsibility for these changes. Responding to this rich and troubled legacy, the book brings together original contributions by artists and curators, art historians, geographers and climate change specialists, each of whom shares new insights into Ruskin's concerns about the changing weather patterns and shifting landscapes of the modern world. Individual essays reconsider Ruskin alongside a range of contemporary issues, encompassing mental health, technology, environmental pollution and climate change. The collection's diverse voices make a compelling case for the continuing relevance of Ruskin and his ways of seeing in the twenty-first century. Ruskin, Turner& the Storm Cloud accompanies a major exhibition at York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery.
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34.12 USD

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

by Richard Johns, Suzanne Fagence-Cooper
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Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto brings together preparatory drawings and paintings, as well as documentary photographs, to commemorate an extraordinary fresco cycle by the Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770). Painted for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, the frescoes were destroyed in a bombing during World War II. ...
Tiepolo in Milan: the Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto
Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto brings together preparatory drawings and paintings, as well as documentary photographs, to commemorate an extraordinary fresco cycle by the Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770). Painted for Palazzo Archinto in Milan, the frescoes were destroyed in a bombing during World War II. The catalogue accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection. In 1730-31, Tiepolo undertook his first significant project outside the Veneto, frescoes for five ceilings in Palazzo Archinto in Milan. The paintings were commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto (1670-1732), likely in honor of the marriage of his son, Filippo, to Giulia Borromeo. Tiepolo's mythological and allegorical scenes-Triumph of Arts and Sciences; Apollo and Phaeton; Perseus and Andromeda; Juno, Fortune, and Venus; and Nobility-were painted in some of the largest rooms of the palazzo. Unfortunately, the palazzo was bombed during World War II and its interior completely destroyed. Only a series of black-and-white photographs, taken between 1897 and the late 1930s, preserves the frescoes' appearance, but a number of preparatory drawings and paintings provide precious information, including three painted sketches (Triumph of Arts and Sciences, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon; Apollo and Phaeton, Los Angeles County Museum; and Perseus and Andromeda, The Frick Collection). Three drawings from the British Museum in London, the Museo Civico in Trieste, and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki are the only related graphic works. These-along with other drawings and prints by Tiepolo and some books- have been reunited for the first time in order to bring to life these extraordinary works of art. On view at The Frick Collection from April 16 to July 14, 2019, the exhibition is curated by Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, with Andrea Tomezzoli, Professor at the University of Padua, and Denis Ton, Curator of the Musei Civici in Belluno. Included in the publication are essays on Tiepolo's work in Palazzo Archinto (Salomon), on the role of the frescoes in Tiepolo's career (Tomezzoli), on the intellectual world of the Archinto family (Ton), and on the architectural history of the palace (Kluzer).
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76.79 USD

Tiepolo in Milan: the Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

by Andrea Tomezzoli, Xavier Salomon
Hardback
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Children have always fascinated artists and Painting Childhood will explore some of the most iconic paintings of children produced over the past 500 years. Featuring stunning portraits, amusing genre scenes and touching `fancy pictures', the book will examine both the creative process and the specifi c challenges posed by painting ...
Painting Childhood
Children have always fascinated artists and Painting Childhood will explore some of the most iconic paintings of children produced over the past 500 years. Featuring stunning portraits, amusing genre scenes and touching `fancy pictures', the book will examine both the creative process and the specifi c challenges posed by painting children: from how to capture the fleeting moments of youth to how to encourage young subjects to sit still. Accompanying the exhibitions Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud and Childhood Now, the book will discuss a wealth of masterpieces from British collections by artists including Hans Holbein the Younger, Anthony van Dyck, Jan Steen, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Johan Zoff any and John Everett Millais. These iconic paintings will be considered alongside the preparatory sketches that were made for them and the works that were made after them in an exploration of the creative process and the artistic `conversations' that occurred throughout the centuries. Painting Childhood will also explore `intimate portraits' - artist's portrayals of their own children. Paintings, sketches and sculptures by Stanley Spencer, Louise Bourgeois, Jacob Epstein and Lucian Freud, among others, present highly personal insights into the place of family within an artist's life, and the ongoing dialogue between biography and creativity. This theme extends to the present day, and the work of three contemporary figurative painters - Chantal Joffe, Mark Fairnington and Matthew Krishanu. Drawn to children as subjects, each of these London-based artists depict childhood in very diff erent ways. Together, they provide fresh perspectives on what constitutes childhood today and reaffirm the place of painting as a diverse and powerful artistic practice.
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28.15 USD

Painting Childhood

by Jill Seaton, Martin Postle, Amy Orrock, Emily Knight
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Abundantly illustrated, this volume is a pioneering survey of the ancient art of the entire Caribbean region. While previous studies have focused on the Greater Antilles?Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica?this is the first book to also include the islands of the eastern Caribbean and their ties ...
Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean
Abundantly illustrated, this volume is a pioneering survey of the ancient art of the entire Caribbean region. While previous studies have focused on the Greater Antilles?Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica?this is the first book to also include the islands of the eastern Caribbean and their ties to pre-Columbian Venezuela. And while prior art historical research has overwhelmingly emphasized the colonial period on, this ambitious overview traces 4,000 years of the region's early Indigenous heritage before the Spanish conquest. Lawrence Waldron examines ceramics, ritual spaces, sculpture, and personal adornment from the very early Saladoid era to the later, better-known Taino period. Analyzing the symbolism, aesthetics, and cultural contexts of objects including ceremonial pots, rock art, stone effigy belts, and jewelry, he illuminates continuities and innovations in imagery and ideology across time and space. He draws attention to the legacies of Amerindian visual and material culture in the architecture and furniture of the present-day Caribbean, arguing that the region's ancient art history is rich and worthy of attention. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
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131.250000 USD

Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

by Lawrence Waldron
Hardback
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