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Does the study of aesthetics have tangible effects in the real world? Does examining the work of diaspora writers and artists change our view of the Other ? In this thoughtful book, Ebrahimi argues that an education in the humanities is as essential as one in politics and ethics, critically ...
Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora
Does the study of aesthetics have tangible effects in the real world? Does examining the work of diaspora writers and artists change our view of the Other ? In this thoughtful book, Ebrahimi argues that an education in the humanities is as essential as one in politics and ethics, critically training the imagination toward greater empathy. Despite the surge in Iranian memoirs, their contributions to debunking an abstract idea of terror and their role in encouraging democratic thinking remain understudied. In examining creative work by women of Iranian descent, Ebrahimi argues that Shirin Neshat, Marjane Satrapi, and Parsua Bashi make the Other familiar and break a cycle of reactionary xenophobia. These authors, instead of relying on indignation, build imaginative bridges in their work that make it impossible to blame one evil, external enemy. Ebrahimi explores both classic and hybrid art forms, including graphic novels and photo-poetry, to advocate for the importance of aesthetics to inform and influence a global community. Drawing on the theories of Ranciere, Butler, Arendt, and Levinas, Ebrahimi identifies the ways in which these works give a human face to the Other, creating the space and language to imagine a new political and ethical landscape.
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26.200000 USD

Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora

by Mehraneh Ebrahimi
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A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing the career of America's most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a ...
Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect
A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing the career of America's most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as a refuge, but it also challenged him and resurrected his career. The city connected Wright with important clients and commissions that would harness his creative energy and define his role in modern architecture, even as the stock market crash took its toll on his benefactors. Wright denounced New York as an unlivable prison even as he reveled in its culture. The city became an urban foil for Wright's work in the desert and in the organic architecture he promoted as an alternative to American Art Deco and the International Style. New York became a major protagonist at the end of Wright's life, as he spent his final years at the Plaza Hotel working on the Guggenheim Museum, the building that would cement his legacy. Anthony Alofsin has broken new ground by mining the recently opened Wright archives held by Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. His foundational research provides a crucial and innovative understanding of Wright's life, his career, and the conditions that enabled his success. The result is at once a stunning biography and a glittering portrait of early twentieth-century Manhattan.
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42.66 USD

Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect

by Anthony Alofsin
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Contributions by Megan Abbott, Michael Almereyda, Kris Belden-Adams, Maude Schuyler Clay, William Dunlap, W. Ralph Eubanks, William Ferris, Marti A. Funke, Lisa Howorth, Amanda Malloy, Richard McCabe, Emily Ballew Neff, Robert Saarnio, and Anne Wilkes Tucker The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston is an examination of the ...
The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston
Contributions by Megan Abbott, Michael Almereyda, Kris Belden-Adams, Maude Schuyler Clay, William Dunlap, W. Ralph Eubanks, William Ferris, Marti A. Funke, Lisa Howorth, Amanda Malloy, Richard McCabe, Emily Ballew Neff, Robert Saarnio, and Anne Wilkes Tucker The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston is an examination of the life and work of the artist widely considered to be the father of color photography. William Eggleston was born in 1939 and grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Sumner. His innovative 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York helped establish color photography as an artistic medium and has inspired photographers and artists around the world. Edited by Ann J. Abadie, the catalog contains fifty-five Eggleston photographs, thirty-six that were featured in The Beautiful Mysterious exhibition at the University of Mississippi Museum from September 2016 to February 2017. Eggleston's longtime friend William Ferris, a celebrated folklorist, donated all the photographs to the Museum. The photographs range from 1962 into the 1980s, representing each of Eggleston's projects during that time. Some of the photographs are inscribed with Eggleston's rare handwritten notes about location, people, dates, and projects. Eight of Eggleston's early dye transfers are in the collection. Many of these works had not been on public display before this exhibition, including black-and-white images that are unique-copy single prints. This is a penetrating examination of the influence of the Mississippi Delta and the American South on Eggleston's work and of Eggleston's influence on photography and other creative fields.
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42.000000 USD

The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

by University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses
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Internationally known photographer and philanthropist Jeremy Cowart uses snapshots of his own story to inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world. Recognized as the most influential photographer on the Internet, Jeremy Cowart is known as a ...
I'm Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose
Internationally known photographer and philanthropist Jeremy Cowart uses snapshots of his own story to inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world. Recognized as the most influential photographer on the Internet, Jeremy Cowart is known as a photographer, hotelier, fund-raiser, teacher, artist, world uniter, lover of life, and man of adventure. What fans don't always know is that Jeremy started out as a failure. Growing up, Jeremy's life was defined by the words I can't do it. Thankfully, Jeremy's parents reprogrammed his mind with a single sentence: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That simple truth propelled Jeremy to achieve greatness in many forms, including running photo shoots with A-list clients, such as Sting, the Kardashians, President Obama, the Pope, and many more, launching the Help-Portrait movement to invest dignity and value in people from underserved communities and who were victims of tragedy, and launching the Purpose Hotel as a for-profit hotel chain designed to fuel the work of not-for-profit organizations. I'm Possible is an extension of Jeremy's belief that greatness must serve a greater purpose. It's a book that will inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world.
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28.99 USD

I'm Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose

by Jeremy Cowart
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This book looks at the life, art, collaborations, films, friendships and fun surrounding the Fab Four - all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format. This tells the stories of their early days playing all-night sets in Hamburg and Liverpool, through the mop-top era, to experimentation in India and ...
The Beatles A to Z: The iconic band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings
This book looks at the life, art, collaborations, films, friendships and fun surrounding the Fab Four - all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format. This tells the stories of their early days playing all-night sets in Hamburg and Liverpool, through the mop-top era, to experimentation in India and elevating pop music into an undisputed artform. The Beatles remain unrivalled in their effect on music and culture. This book is a glimpse into the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo: iconic and psychedelic albums; the hit singles; the producer George Martin's contributions to the music industry; and the eternal phenomenon of Beatlemania.
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22.17 USD

The Beatles A to Z: The iconic band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings

by Steve Wide
Hardback
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Steve Gerber (1947-2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American ...
Steve Gerber: Conversations
Steve Gerber (1947-2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American comics. Gerber rose to prominence during the 1970s. His work for Marvel Comics during that era helped revitalize several increasingly cliched generic conventions of superhero, horror, and funny animal comics by inserting satire, psychological complexity, and existential absurdism. Gerber's scripts were also often socially conscious, confronting, among other things, capitalism, environmentalism, political corruption, and censorship. His critique also extended into the personal sphere, addressing such taboo topics as domestic violence, racism, inequality, and poverty. This volume follows Gerber's career through a range of interviews, beginning with his height during the 1970s and ending with an interview with Michael Eury just before Gerber's death in 2008. Among the pieces featured is a 1976 interview with Mark Lerer, originally published in the low-circulation fanzine Pittsburgh Fan Forum, where Gerber looks back on his work for Marvel during the early to mid-1970s, his most prolific period. This volume concludes with selections from Gerber's dialogue with his readers and admirers in online forums and a Gerber-based Yahoo Group, wherein he candidly discusses his many projects over the years. Gerber's unique voice in comics has established his legacy. Indeed, his contribution earned him a posthumous induction into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
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103.950000 USD

Steve Gerber: Conversations

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Madame Marie Tussaud is known worldwide for the chain of wax museums she started over 200 hundred years ago. Less known is that her original wax models were often of the famous and infamous people she personally knew during and after the French Revolution. These were people like Voltaire, Robespierre, ...
Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy
Madame Marie Tussaud is known worldwide for the chain of wax museums she started over 200 hundred years ago. Less known is that her original wax models were often of the famous and infamous people she personally knew during and after the French Revolution. These were people like Voltaire, Robespierre, and Napoleon people who changed the world. Even more, the wax figures were depicted in scenes drawn from the horrors she experienced during the reign of terror in Paris during her early adult years. This book shows how the traumatic and cataclysmic experiences of Madame Tussaud's early life became part of her legacy. She created a succession of scenes in wax, telling events as she personally experienced them. Her wax sculptures were visceral. She made them herself, at times from the living person's head and at other times from the recently guillotined head of a former house guest. As a result, people were drawn to her wax displays in those days because they were the most intense way of experiencing those events themselves. Madame Tussaud's story is told through a series of unique and informative stories drawn from an in-depth study of both Madame Tussaud's life and the dramatic times in which she lived. This narrative style makes learning about history rewarding for both avid history readers and people with a casual interest in this unique story.
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34.11 USD

Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy

by Walton, Geri
Hardback
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This is the story of women caught up in the tumultuous art scene of the early twentieth century, some famous and others lost to time. By 1910 the patina of the belle poque was wearing thin in London. Artists were on the hunt for modern women who could hold them ...
The Women Who Inspired London Art: The Avico Sisters and Other Models of the Early 20th Century
This is the story of women caught up in the tumultuous art scene of the early twentieth century, some famous and others lost to time. By 1910 the patina of the belle poque was wearing thin in London. Artists were on the hunt for modern women who could hold them in thrall. A chance encounter on the street could turn an artless child into an artist's model, and a model into a muse. Most were accidental beauties, plucked from obscurity to pose in the great art schools and studios. Many returned home to lives that were desperately challenging almost all were anonymous. Meet them now. Sit with them in the Caf Royal amid the wives and mistresses of London's most provocative artists. Peek behind the brushstrokes and chisel cuts at women whose identities are some of art history's most enduring secrets. Drawing on a rich m lange of historical and anecdotal records and a primary source, this is storytelling that sweeps up the reader in the cultural tides that raced across London in the Edwardian, Great War and interwar periods. A highlight of the book is a reveal of the Avico siblings, a family of models whose faces can be found in paint and bronze and stone today. Their lives and contributions have been cloaked in a century of silence. Now, illuminated by family photos and oral histories from the daughter of one of the models, the Avico story is finally told.
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25.58 USD

The Women Who Inspired London Art: The Avico Sisters and Other Models of the Early 20th Century

by Peterson, Lucy M
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Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend - the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to ...
Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna
Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend - the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy - but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d'Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city's most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period - through both her marriage and her own talents - Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women's writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celebrate when we think about sixteenth-century Italy; through her story the Renaissance comes to life anew.
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16.800000 USD

Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

by Ramie Targoff
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Interest in mid-20th century British artists and the world they inhabited is growing internationally - prices are rising and exhibitions proliferate. This biography focuses on the couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene: Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett Haines (1894-1978). Both men studied in ...
A Lesson in Art and Life: The Colourful World of Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett Haines
Interest in mid-20th century British artists and the world they inhabited is growing internationally - prices are rising and exhibitions proliferate. This biography focuses on the couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene: Cedric Morris (1889-1982) and Arthur Lett Haines (1894-1978). Both men studied in Paris in the 1920s where they absorbed the work of the French Post Impressionists, Cubists and Surrealists. Later in London, Morris became a sought-after painter of flowers, birds and landscapes, and a friend of Augustus John and Ben Nicholson. Lett was hailed as Britain's first Surrealist. They gave fabulous parties attended by the cream of creative London. Morris and Haines founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Suffolk, attended by Lucian Freud and Maggi Hambling. The atmosphere was described as `robust and coarse, exquisite and sensitive all at once, also faintly dangerous.' The conversation was sometimes bawdy and bitchy but never boring. Cedric Morris became an award-winning plantsman and poppy iris breeder. He was an acknowledged influence on Beth Chatto amongst others. A Lesson in Art and Life is a long overdue biography of a couple who were hugely influential across the spheres of art, gardening and cookery.
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51.19 USD

A Lesson in Art and Life: The Colourful World of Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett Haines

by Hugh St Clair
Hardback
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Steve Gerber (1947-2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American ...
Steve Gerber: Conversations
Steve Gerber (1947-2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American comics. Gerber rose to prominence during the 1970s. His work for Marvel Comics during that era helped revitalize several increasingly cliched generic conventions of superhero, horror, and funny animal comics by inserting satire, psychological complexity, and existential absurdism. Gerber's scripts were also often socially conscious, confronting, among other things, capitalism, environmentalism, political corruption, and censorship. His critique also extended into the personal sphere, addressing such taboo topics as domestic violence, racism, inequality, and poverty. This volume follows Gerber's career through a range of interviews, beginning with his height during the 1970s and ending with an interview with Michael Eury just before Gerber's death in 2008. Among the pieces featured is a 1976 interview with Mark Lerer, originally published in the low-circulation fanzine Pittsburgh Fan Forum, where Gerber looks back on his work for Marvel during the early to mid-1970s, his most prolific period. This volume concludes with selections from Gerber's dialogue with his readers and admirers in online forums and a Gerber-based Yahoo Group, wherein he candidly discusses his many projects over the years. Gerber's unique voice in comics has established his legacy. Indeed, his contribution earned him a posthumous induction into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
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26.250000 USD

Steve Gerber: Conversations

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Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture-and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo's appeal is as diffuse ...
Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings
Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture-and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo's appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture-The Vitruvian Man is engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supper is considered the single most reproduced religious painting in history, and the Mona Lisa has entranced countless artists and observers for centuries. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, this updated edition of our XL title is an unrivaled survey of Leonardo's life and work, including a catalogue raisonne encompassing both his surviving and lost paintings. Through stunning full-bleed details, we experience every measured brushstroke, each a testament to Leonardo's masterful ability. An expansive catalog of nearly 700 of Leonardo's drawings further illuminates the breadth of his pursuits. From diagrams of intricately engineered machines to portraits of plump infants, they stand reflective of his boundless and visionary technical imagination, balanced with a subtle and perceptive hand, capable of rendering quotidian moments with moving emotional timbre. Also included is a new foreword by Frank Zoellner, expanded exclusively for this special edition, which dissects the latest scientific developments on Leonardo's work and the story behind the haunting Salvator Mundi, which recently fetched a record-breaking $ 450 million at auction.
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68.25 USD

Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings

by Johannes Nathan, Frank Zollner
Hardback
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A fascinating biography of a revolutionary American artist ripe for rediscovery as a photographer and champion of other artists Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an enormously influential artist and nurturer of artists even though his accomplishments are often overshadowed by his role as Georgia O'Keeffe's husband. This new book from celebrated ...
Alfred Stieglitz: Taking Pictures, Making Painters
A fascinating biography of a revolutionary American artist ripe for rediscovery as a photographer and champion of other artists Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an enormously influential artist and nurturer of artists even though his accomplishments are often overshadowed by his role as Georgia O'Keeffe's husband. This new book from celebrated biographer Phyllis Rose reconsiders Stieglitz as a revolutionary force in the history of American art. Born in New Jersey, Stieglitz at age eighteen went to study in Germany, where his father, a wool merchant and painter, insisted he would get a proper education. After returning to America, he became one of the first American photographers to achieve international fame. By the time he was sixty, he gave up photography and devoted himself to selling and promoting art. His first gallery, 291, was the first American gallery to show works by Picasso, Rodin, Matisse, and other great European modernists. His galleries were not dealerships so much as open universities, where he introduced European modern art to Americans and nurtured an appreciation of American art among American artists.
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28.99 USD

Alfred Stieglitz: Taking Pictures, Making Painters

by Phyllis Rose
Hardback
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The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life In Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created ...
Lee Krasner: A Biography
The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life In Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.
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22.17 USD

Lee Krasner: A Biography

by Gail Levin
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A compelling exploration of the career of one of theatre's most outstanding theatrical designers. This book is a detailed and lavishly illustrated look at the work and career of the renowned stage and costume designer Susan Benson, whose work has been seen on some of the world's most influential stages ...
Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage
A compelling exploration of the career of one of theatre's most outstanding theatrical designers. This book is a detailed and lavishly illustrated look at the work and career of the renowned stage and costume designer Susan Benson, whose work has been seen on some of the world's most influential stages but is most identified with the Stratford (Ontario) Festival. Featured throughout the book are gorgeous full- page photographs from both the live stage and the production process. Behind the scenes commentary reveals the challenges and exhilaration of mounting a large stage production while Benson's working design sketches reveal the artistic process and the remarkable range of her talent. The first part of the book focuses on Benson's early, formative work, influenced by her youth in a theatrical family. The second part concerns her theory of set, costume and prop design, and her problem-solving methodology for approaching a show. This is followed by a third section on the craft of building shows: how art, design and craft transform the theatrical work on paper to the imagined world that the audience sees - costume fitting, prop building and collaborating with the amazing artists that bring her designs to life. The book closes with an in-depth look at Benson's most significant productions: Robin Phillips' 1976 Stratford (Ontario) Festival production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Jessica Tandy and Jeremy Brett, remounted in 1977 with Maggie Smith; in 1979, the Trojan War play The Woman starring Martha Henry; and the celebrated Brian Macdonald productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, The Gondoliers and Iolanthe. In addition to Benson's work at the Stratford (Ontario) Festival, the book looks at designs for many other theatres across Canada and the U.S., including Romeo and Juliet for the National Ballet of Canada and Madama Butterfly and The Golden Ass for the Canadian Opera Company. Susan Benson's long and illustrious career earned her great respect from her peers, much adulation and numerous awards. Today, she turns her visual artistry to painting, which has also brought her much success. Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage is a revealing, informative and thorough examination of a life of creative brilliance. It will appeal to all readers with a love for theatre, both front of house and backstage.
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42.66 USD

Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage

by Patricia Flood
Hardback
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Now nearing ninety, Hall delivers a new collection of self-knowing, fierce, and funny essays on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and the sometimes astonishing freedoms arising from both. He intersperses memories of exuberant days - as in Paris, 1951, with a French girl memorably inclined to say, I couldn't care ...
A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety
Now nearing ninety, Hall delivers a new collection of self-knowing, fierce, and funny essays on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and the sometimes astonishing freedoms arising from both. He intersperses memories of exuberant days - as in Paris, 1951, with a French girl memorably inclined to say, I couldn't care less - with writing, visceral and hilarious, on what he has called the unknown, unanticipated galaxy of extreme old age. Why should a nonagenarian hold anything back? Hall answers his own question by revealing several vivid instances of the worst thing I ever did,' and through equally uncensored tales of literary friendships spanning decades, with James Wright, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, and other luminaries. Cementing his place alongside Roger Angell and Joan Didion as a generous and profound chronicler of loss, Hall returns to the death of his beloved wife, Jane Kenyon, in an essay as original and searing as anything he's written in his extraordinary literary lifetime.
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16.790000 USD

A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety

by Donald Hall
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The life of America's most beloved artist, in his own words-back in print with restored text and drawings, new illustrations, and more The wit, humanity, and many-sided talent of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) are on full display in his classic autobiography. Rockwell's New York City boyhood, his apprentice days at the ...
My Adventures as an Illustrator: The Definitive Edition
The life of America's most beloved artist, in his own words-back in print with restored text and drawings, new illustrations, and more The wit, humanity, and many-sided talent of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) are on full display in his classic autobiography. Rockwell's New York City boyhood, his apprentice days at the Art Students League, his first fateful visit to the Saturday Evening Post, his adventures abroad, his move to rural Vermont-all are recounted with a mix of sharp observation and self-deprecating humor. Throughout Rockwell invites the reader into his artistic process: he introduces his favorite models, candidly reveals his biggest flops, and documents the creation of a Post cover step by step. This Definitive Edition restores the original 1960 text of My Adventures as an Illustrator, as well as the playful vignettes that Rockwell drew to head each chapter. Thanks to a massive image digitization effort undertaken by the Norman Rockwell Museum, it is also illustrated with more than 150 of Rockwell's paintings and drawings, many of which highlight lesser-known aspects of his work. A new introduction by the artist's granddaughter Abigail Rockwell adds reference value, as do an illustrated chronology and an annotated bibliography prepared by the staff of the Norman Rockwell Museum. This attractive volume will be the essential source on the life of Norman Rockwell, and delightful reading for anyone who enjoys his art. Plus, its publication coincides with a major new exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum concerning the autobiographical elements in the artist's work (Norman Rockwell: Private Moments for the Masses, June 8 through October 27, 2019).
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42.000000 USD

My Adventures as an Illustrator: The Definitive Edition

by Norman Rockwell
Hardback
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One of The Christian Science Monitor's Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 An engrossing read...a historically and psychologically rich account of the young Picasso and his coteries in Barcelona and Paris (The Washington Post) and how he achieved his breakthrough and revolutionized modern art through his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. In ...
Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World
One of The Christian Science Monitor's Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 An engrossing read...a historically and psychologically rich account of the young Picasso and his coteries in Barcelona and Paris (The Washington Post) and how he achieved his breakthrough and revolutionized modern art through his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. In 1900, eighteen-year-old Pablo Picasso journeyed from Barcelona to Paris, the glittering capital of the art world. For the next several years he endured poverty and neglect before emerging as the leader of a bohemian band of painters, sculptors, and poets. Here he met his first true love and enjoyed his first taste of fame. Decades later Picasso would look back on these years as the happiest of his long life. Recognition came first from the avant-garde, then from daring collectors like Leo and Gertrude Stein. In 1907, Picasso began the vast, disturbing masterpiece known as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Inspired by the painting of Paul C zanne and the inventions of African and tribal sculpture, Picasso created a work that captured the disorienting experience of modernity itself. The painting proved so shocking that even his friends assumed he'd gone mad, but over the months and years it exerted an ever greater fascination on the most advanced painters and sculptors, ultimately laying the foundation for the most innovative century in the history of art. In Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World, Miles J. Unger combines the personal story of Picasso's early years in Paris--his friendships, his romances, his great ambition, his fears--with the larger story of modernism and the avant-garde (The Christian Science Monitor). This is the story of an artistic genius with a singular creative gift. It is riveting...This engrossing book chronicles with precision and enthusiasm a painting with lasting impact in today's art world (Publishers Weekly, starred review), all of it played out against the backdrop of the world's most captivating city.
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21.000000 USD

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

by Miles J. Unger
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Who was the man behind The Scream, the iconic painting that so acutely expresses the anguish of the twentieth century? Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) was twenty-eight when he embarked on a lifelong effort to paint his `soul's diary' - and began a perverse love affair with self-destruction. This intimate ...
Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
Who was the man behind The Scream, the iconic painting that so acutely expresses the anguish of the twentieth century? Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) was twenty-eight when he embarked on a lifelong effort to paint his `soul's diary' - and began a perverse love affair with self-destruction. This intimate and moving life of the Norwegian artist explores his turbulent early years, his time as a recluse, and his intense efforts to paint not what he saw, but what he experienced.
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25.58 USD

Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

by Sue Prideaux
Paperback / softback
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The compelling life story of Armenian ceramicist David Ohannessian, whose work changed the face of Jerusalem-and a granddaughter's search for his legacy. Along the cobbled streets and golden walls of Jerusalem, brilliantly glazed tiles catch the light and beckon the eye. These colorful wares-known as Armenian ceramics-are iconic features of ...
Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian
The compelling life story of Armenian ceramicist David Ohannessian, whose work changed the face of Jerusalem-and a granddaughter's search for his legacy. Along the cobbled streets and golden walls of Jerusalem, brilliantly glazed tiles catch the light and beckon the eye. These colorful wares-known as Armenian ceramics-are iconic features of the Holy City. Silently, these works of ceramic art-art that also graces homes and museums around the world-represent a riveting story of resilience and survival: In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, as hundreds of thousands of Armenians were forcibly marched to their deaths, one man carried the secrets of this age-old art with him into exile toward the Syrian desert. Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian's life encompassed some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the modern Middle East. Born in an isolated Anatolian mountain village, he witnessed the rise of violent nationalism in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, endured arrest and deportation in the Armenian Genocide, founded a new ceramics tradition in Jerusalem under the British Mandate, and spent his final years, uprooted, in Cairo and Beirut. Ohannessian's life story is revealed by his granddaughter Sato Moughalian, weaving together family narratives with newly unearthed archival findings. Witnessing her personal quest for the man she never met, we come to understand a universal story of migration, survival, and hope.
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31.500000 USD

Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian

by Sato Moughalian
Hardback
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From the eyes of one who saw it all comes an insightful and fascinating biography on Elizabeth Studdert, a sculptor who deserves more recognition. Caroline Studdert explores her sister's life and work, set against the backdrop of her childhood in wartime and postwar England, Minden in Germany, and Waterford, Ireland. ...
Against the Odds: A Life in Carving
From the eyes of one who saw it all comes an insightful and fascinating biography on Elizabeth Studdert, a sculptor who deserves more recognition. Caroline Studdert explores her sister's life and work, set against the backdrop of her childhood in wartime and postwar England, Minden in Germany, and Waterford, Ireland. It also details the struggle to carve out time and money for her passion, as opportunities for art were limited, and there was growing parental opposition - and the traumatic death of her brilliant naval engineer father when she was sixteen. Delving into the complications of an Anglo-Irish heritage and stormy relationship with her mother, her supposedly unsuitable first marriage to a Roman Catholic and financial burdens, the book describes the many obstacles thrown in Elizabeth's path and her determination to overcome them. Thumbnail sketches give a fascinating glimpse of Anglo-Irish relationships, including an incident with Elizabeth's father and the famous Augusta Gregory after whom Elizabeth is named; her father's family background; her mother's turbulent history; and a slightly feudal Waterford aristocratic society where the Studderts are `foreign' interlopers. The reader is also treated to an array of Elizabeth's work, from an initial focus on portrait heads to the whole figure, to an exploration of more abstract shapes. Today she lives near Aylesbury in a small house designed by her son, when she is not in Scotland. With lavish illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at the passion and difficulties this extraordinary sculptor has dealt with, Against the Odds is a story not alone of art, but life on a truly relatable and inspiring level.
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25.58 USD
Hardback
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Does the study of aesthetics have tangible effects in the real world? Does examining the work of diaspora writers and artists change our view of the Other ? In this thoughtful book, Ebrahimi argues that an education in the humanities is as essential as one in politics and ethics, critically ...
Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora
Does the study of aesthetics have tangible effects in the real world? Does examining the work of diaspora writers and artists change our view of the Other ? In this thoughtful book, Ebrahimi argues that an education in the humanities is as essential as one in politics and ethics, critically training the imagination toward greater empathy. Despite the surge in Iranian memoirs, their contributions to debunking an abstract idea of terror and their role in encouraging democratic thinking remain understudied. In examining creative work by women of Iranian descent, Ebrahimi argues that Shirin Neshat, Marjane Satrapi, and Parsua Bashi make the Other familiar and break a cycle of reactionary xenophobia. These authors, instead of relying on indignation, build imaginative bridges in their work that make it impossible to blame one evil, external enemy. Ebrahimi explores both classic and hybrid art forms, including graphic novels and photo-poetry, to advocate for the importance of aesthetics to inform and influence a global community. Drawing on the theories of Ranciere, Butler, Arendt, and Levinas, Ebrahimi identifies the ways in which these works give a human face to the Other, creating the space and language to imagine a new political and ethical landscape.
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63.000000 USD

Women, Art, and Literature in the Iranian Diaspora

by Mehraneh Ebrahimi
Hardback
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To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, world-renowned da Vinci expert Martin Kemp explores 100 of the master's milestones in art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy, and more. Leonardo da Vinci was born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in April 1452. Over the centuries, he has ...
Leonardo Da Vinci: The 100 Milestones
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, world-renowned da Vinci expert Martin Kemp explores 100 of the master's milestones in art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy, and more. Leonardo da Vinci was born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in April 1452. Over the centuries, he has become one of the most famous people in the history of visual culture. Spring 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of his death in May 1519, with exhibitions and events planned across Europe and the United States. This lavishly illustrated volume by Martin Kemp--one of the world's leading authorities on da Vinci--offers a fresh way of looking at the master's work. Kemp focuses on 100 key, broadly chronological milestones that cover an extraordinary range of topic across Leonardo's many fields of discipline: painting, where he brought new levels of formal and emotional grandeur to his works, including The Last Supper and Portrait of Lisa del Giocondo (the Mona Lisa ); anatomical studies, which are extraordinary for their sense of form and function (Studies of the Optics of the Human Eye and Ventricles of the Brain); engineering marvels, noted for their range and extraordinary visual quality (Gearing for a Clockwork Mechanism and Wheels without Axles and Designs for a Flying Machine); and his progressive engagement with a range of sciences--anatomy, optics, dynamics, statics, geology, and mathematics.
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42.66 USD

Leonardo Da Vinci: The 100 Milestones

by M. Kemp
Hardback
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November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan. Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, fingers pointing, mouths agape. After countless struggles, Stanford White-the country's most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America's tallest tower, the final cap set atop his Madison Square Garden, the country's grandest new palace of ...
The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York
November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan. Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, fingers pointing, mouths agape. After countless struggles, Stanford White-the country's most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America's tallest tower, the final cap set atop his Madison Square Garden, the country's grandest new palace of pleasure. Amid a flood of electric light and fireworks, the gilded figure topping the tower was suddenly revealed-an eighteen-foot nude sculpture of Diana, the Roman Virgin Goddess of the Hunt, created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the country's finest sculptor and White's dearest pal. The Grandest Madison Square Garden tells the remarkable story behind the construction of the second, 1890, Madison Square Garden and the controversial sculpture that crowned it. Set amid the magnificent achievements of nineteenth-century American art and architecture, the book delves into the fascinating private lives of the era's most prominent architect and sculptor and the nature of their intimate relationship. Hinman shows how both men pushed the boundaries of America's parochial aesthetic, ushering in an era of art that embraced European styles with American vitality. Situating the Garden's seminal place in the history of New York City, as well as the entire country, The Grandest Madison Square Garden brings to life a tale of architecture, art, and spectacle amid the elegant yet scandal-ridden culture of Gotham's decadent era.
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41.950000 USD

The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York

by Suzanne Hinman
Hardback
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Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he became known as Weegee, claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. ...
Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous
Arthur Fellig's ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he became known as Weegee, claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied. From self-taught immigrant kid to newshound to art-world darling to latter-day caricature - moving from the dangerous streets of New York City to the celebrity culture of Los Angeles and then to Europe for a quixotic late phase of experimental photography and filmmaking - Weegee lived a life just as vivid as the scenes he captured. Flash is an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, one whose photographs are among the most powerful images of urban existence ever made.
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27.29 USD

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

by Christopher Bonanos
Paperback / softback
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1. Key selling points: * In THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE we discover the work of one of the great lost visionaries of modern art, comics and illustration. Herbert Crowley is an artist who exhibited alongside Picasso and Van Gogh at the 1913 Armory Show, was published in the New York ...
THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE: FORGOTTEN WORKS & WORLDS OF HERBERT CROWLEY
1. Key selling points: * In THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE we discover the work of one of the great lost visionaries of modern art, comics and illustration. Herbert Crowley is an artist who exhibited alongside Picasso and Van Gogh at the 1913 Armory Show, was published in the New York Herald alongside Winsor McCay, and whose work was archived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And yet he is completely and utterly unknown, and the vast majority of his work has never been seen in any form. This book tells the impossible story of how that happened, and makes a profound case for Crowley as a historically important and deeply relevant artist of the 20th century. * Though Crowley is incredibly obscure, that very obscurity becomes an ironic selling point -- like a Henry Darger or Vivian Meier, he's a visionary who has been totally unknown, both during his life and to history. * The book features unparalelled production and gorgeous design by Paul Kepple of Headcast Design. * The deep-dive 20,000 word biography crisscrosses history and culture, showing where Crowley's path crossed with James Joyce, Peggy Gugenheim, Robert Frost, Carl Jung, and more. * Jung plays a huge part in the story, as Crowley as his wife were analysands moved to Switzerland to live on Jung's compound. The book includes never before seen correspondence and writing by Jung, and fans of Jung's theories about archetypes and mandalas will be intrigued by Crowley's art, which resonated directly with these ideas. * Our Kickstarter campaign for THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE was a sensation, raising over $125,000 to fund production of this book about a totally unknown artist. * This edition collects the short novel THE WILLOWS with 4 short stories spanning the range of themes throughout Blackwood's astonishing career. 2. The competition: What is the competition and how does this book overcome it? * There are many beautiful hardcover art books out there, produced by companies like Taschen, Phaidon, and Abrams. The small company Sunday Press also produces large oversized, beautiful books about little-known artists. These are our strategies to overcome the competition: * HIGHER PRODUCTION VALUES: Our Kickstarter funding allows us to put a large budget into production, giving us access to the finest paper, binding, printing and cover effects. We also produce a limited run of special slipcase editions. Our book is simpler better made and more beautifully designed than the vast majority of books by the above named companies. * LARGER FORMATS: It 11x17 our book is able to reproduce the astonishingly detailed work of Crowley as a massive and inviting size. * WE GO DEEPER: Where the vast majority of popular artbooks feature a brief biography, or a few essays for some cursory context, our book features as exhaustively researched 20,000 some word biography of Herbert Crowley, that in its historical context becomes a beautiful window into the early 20th century New York City avant garde art scene. 3. News tie-in/current relevance: Indicate whether the book is a companion to or complements a recent news story, social trend, upcoming movie, sporting event, or a best- selling title. Why is this book relevant now? * Feeds a growing market for high-end art books and beautiful design objects. * We can spin the revival of Herbert Crowley into a news story in its own right -- Beehive Books specializes in the rediscovery of vital, forgotten figures like Crowley and (to a lesser extend) Algernon Blackwood. We are a revivalist press rescuing treasures from vanishing into the past. * The fact of this genius artist toiling in obscurity for his entire life is compelling and powerful, as the reception of the above named figures like Henry Darger, Vivian Meier and other rediscovered outsider artists can attest. 4. Notable author, series, illustrator, other contributor, or blurber: Describe how a book or author is notable. List any relevant book or author/contributor awards. If there are several notable contributors, name them. List relevant sales figures and titles, or copies sold in the series (must be over than 20,000 copies sold). Point out if the book/author has already received early notable endorsements from name authors or experts or booksellers. Note if the author has been interviewed or reviewed in major US publications or national broadcast or online outlets and list any media connections the author may have. * The book has some star-studded blurbers: Art Spiegelman, Jim Woodring, Denis Kitchen and Carl Jung. * Art Spiegelman: As someone interested in the weirdnesses and Roads Not Taken in the history of comix, Crowley is one of the most idiosyncratic and quirky artists of the cohort. I salute him, and you for doing the heavy-lifting aarchaeological dig of bringing him to the surface again. * Carl Jung: Herbert Crowley's drawings are quite interesting in as much as they contain curious symbols related to the sypathicus as well as to the mutiple luminosities of the collective unconscious. He has been driven in to astounding depths -- quite dangerous when consciousness is not up to it. Such things usually leave a peculiar void in the conscious world after they have passed. * Jim Woodring: There's just nothing else like it, and I think the Wigglemuch is the greatest newspaper strip ever drawn. It's this weird infantile crazy comic with these heavy, heavy themes in it. It's amazing. * Glowing review by Dan Nadel in The Comics Journal: http://www.tcj.com/reviews/herbert-crowley-the-temple-of-silence/ 5. New editions: What percentage is new material?* Has a new chapter, an introduction, or a foreword been added? If the previous edition(s) has sold over 20,000 copies combined, include sales figures here. * This is an original first edition. There has never been another book about Herbert Crowley. * Perhaps most beautiful and deluxe art book ever produced about an unknown artist. * 90% of the material in this book has never been printed, produced or displayed in any form. * Over 250 images and 25,000 word of text. 6. Notable elements: Outline how the packaging or specific content is a selling point (photos, a resource section, unusual shape or size, type of recipes). * huge 11x17 trim size allows full reproduction of the detail in Crowley's astonishing work * limited edition slipcase features die-cut sections and multi-tiered embossing and metal foiling. * Features hundreds of never-previously published illustrations, photographs, comics, sculptures, and set designs, sumptuously produced on deluxe paper uncoated wood-free paper. * Find more info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beehivebooks/kickstarter-gold-recurring-dreams-of-herbert-crowl?ref=discovery&term=herbert%20crowley 7. Other fields in the tipsheet: * Market: this will appeal to the high-end market of book collectors; customers of companies like Taschen, Phaidon, Folio Society, Centipede Press, attendees of antiquarian book fairs, etc. Lovers of high design, collectors of limited edition art objects, etc. Fans of modern art, avant garde art, art comics, outsider art, visionary art, etc.
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131.240000 USD

THE TEMPLE OF SILENCE: FORGOTTEN WORKS & WORLDS OF HERBERT CROWLEY

by Justin Duerr
Hardback
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The definitive new life of the father of architectural modernism, by an award-winning biographer. The impact of Walter Gropius can be measured in his buildings-Fagus Factory, Bauhaus Dessau, Pan Am-but no less in his students. I. M. Pei, Paul Rudolph, Anni Albers, Philip Johnson, Fumihiko Maki: countless masters were once ...
Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus
The definitive new life of the father of architectural modernism, by an award-winning biographer. The impact of Walter Gropius can be measured in his buildings-Fagus Factory, Bauhaus Dessau, Pan Am-but no less in his students. I. M. Pei, Paul Rudolph, Anni Albers, Philip Johnson, Fumihiko Maki: countless masters were once disciples at the Bauhaus in Berlin and at Harvard. Between 1910 and 1930, Gropius was at the center of European modernism and avant-garde society glamor, only to be exiled to the antimodernist United Kingdom during the Nazi years. Later, under the democratizing influence of American universities, Gropius became an advocate of public art and cemented a starring role in twentieth-century architecture and design. Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the visionary philosophy and courage that carried him through a politically hostile age. Pilloried by Tom Wolfe as inventor of the monolithic high-rise, Gropius is better remembered as inventor of a form of art education that influenced schools worldwide. He viewed argument as intrinsic to creativity. Unusually for one in his position, Gropius encouraged women's artistic endeavors and sought equal romantic partners. Though a traveler in elite circles, he objected to the cloistering of beauty as a special privilege for the aesthetically initiated. Gropius offers a poignant and personal story-and a fascinating reexamination of the urges that drove European and American modernism.
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36.750000 USD

Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus

by Fiona MacCarthy
Hardback
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In sixteenth-century Northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel explored how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye and peerless paintbrush to mankind's labors and pleasures, its foibles and rituals of daily life, portraying landscapes, peasant life, and biblical scenes ...
Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature
In sixteenth-century Northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel explored how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye and peerless paintbrush to mankind's labors and pleasures, its foibles and rituals of daily life, portraying landscapes, peasant life, and biblical scenes in startling detail. Much like the great humanist scholar Erasmus of Rotterdam, Bruegel questioned how well we really know ourselves and also how we know, or visually read, others. His work often represented mankind's ignorance and insignificance, emphasizing the futility of ambition and the absurdity of pride. This superbly illustrated volume examines how Bruegel's art and ideas enabled people to ponder what it meant to be human. Published to coincide with the four-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of Bruegel's death, it will appeal to all those interested in art and philosophy, the Renaissance, and Flemish painting.
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27.22 USD

Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature

by Elizabeth Alice Honig
Hardback
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The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the '60s and '70s California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Kavanaugh became in 1952 only the third woman to earn a degree in Cranbrook Academy ...
A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer
The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the '60s and '70s California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Kavanaugh became in 1952 only the third woman to earn a degree in Cranbrook Academy of Art's design program. After successful stints as one of GM's so-called Damsels of Design and as director of interiors for Victor Gruen's architecture and planning firm, she opened Gere Kavanaugh/Designs. There, Kavanaugh put her unique stamp on textiles, furniture, toys, graphics, store and restaurant interiors, holiday decor, housewares, and public art-even designing and curating exhibitions. But perhaps her most enduring project has been the joyful, open-ended, ongoing experiment of her own lifestyle and homes, a dream of color and handcraft. Kavanaugh was awarded the AIGA Medal in 2016, recognizing her prodigious and polymathic approach to design.
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49.47 USD

A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer

by Kat Catmur, Louise Sandhaus
Hardback
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In June 1964, Neshoba County, Mississippi, provided the setting for one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the Klan-orchestrated murder of three young voting-rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Captured on the road between the towns of Philadelphia and Meridian, the three were ...
Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars
In June 1964, Neshoba County, Mississippi, provided the setting for one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the Klan-orchestrated murder of three young voting-rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Captured on the road between the towns of Philadelphia and Meridian, the three were driven to a remote country crossroads, shot, and buried in an earthen dam, from which their bodies were recovered after a forty-four-day search. The crime transfixed the nation. As federal investigators and an aroused national press corps descended on Neshoba County, white Mississippians closed ranks, dismissing the men's disappearance as a hoax perpetrated by civil rights activists to pave the way for a federal invasion of the state. In this climate of furious conformity, only a handful of white Mississippians spoke out. Few did so more openly or courageously than Florence Mars. A fourth-generation Neshoban, Mars braved social ostracism and threats of violence to denounce the murders and decry the climate of fear and intimidation that had overtaken her community. She later recounted her experiences in Witness in Philadelphia, one of the classic memoirs of the civil rights era. Though few remember today, Mars was also a photographer. Shocked by the ferocity of white Mississippians' reaction to the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling against racial segregation, she bought a camera, built a homemade darkroom, and began to take pictures, determined to document a racial order she knew was dying. Mississippi Witness features over one hundred of these photographs, most taken in the decade between 1954 and 1964, almost all published here for the first time. While a few depict public events-Mars photographed the 1955 trial of the murderers of Emmett Till-most feature private moments, illuminating the separate and unequal worlds of black and white Mississippians in the final days of Jim Crow. Powerful and evocative, the photographs in Mississippi Witness testify to the abiding dignity of human life even in conditions of cruelty and deprivation, as well as to the singular vision of one of Mississippi's-and the nation's-most extraordinary photographers.
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42.000000 USD

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

by Elaine Owens, James T. Campbell
Hardback
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