• ...isms: Understanding Art
    ...isms: Understanding Art
    ISBN: 9781912217212
    Title: ...isms: Understanding Art
    Author: LITTLE STEPHEN

    Isms: Understanding Art is the perfect pocket-sized guide for gallery and museum lovers who have a general interest in the arts, but not necessarily any formal education in the visual arts. With this portable and indispensable tool in hand, anyone can guide themselves through the world's prestigious museums and major art collections and recognize and intelligently discuss the significant movements that have shaped the world of art.
    Using an informative and engaging style with informal and direct tone, each of the numerous "isms" that are used to define-but often misleadingly cloud-art movements are explained in simple terms and made accessible to the casual art lover. Readers are encouraged to think of styles as useful tools for conversation and exploration rather than as hard and fast academic definitions, and to relate to the art itself rather than to a merely conceptual idea.
    Each spread is devoted to a single art historical period and begins with an introduction that explains when the movement first emerged, the historical period to which it applies, and the principal disputes over its applicability, usefulness, or significance. The rest of the chapter is divided into several sections illustrating the most important artists and works within the period, related key words, and illustrations that best represent the distinctive features. This comprehensible structure makes it possible for any reader to gain a clear understanding of Classicism or Cubism while sitting in a cafe or visiting a gallery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 100 Contemporary Artists T25 Slipcased
    100 Contemporary Artists T25 Slipcased
    ISBN: 9783836514903
    Title: 100 Contemporary Artists T25 Slipcased
    Author: HOLZWARTH HANS WERNER

    100 artists who epitomize the contemporary art scene: Key figures on the avant-garde horizon This special two-volume edition features 100 of the most exciting artists from TASCHEN s seminal Art at the Turn of the Millennium and the renowned Art Now series - gathered in a comprehensive survey of contemporary art at the start of the 21st century. The selection includes a wide variety of works by pioneering artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marlene Dumas, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Christopher Wool - alongside a younger generation including Glenn Brown, Natalie Djurberg, Tom Friedman, Mark Grotjahn and Terence Koh. Featured artists include: Franz Ackermann, Ai Wei Wei, Doug Aitken, Darren Almond, Francis Alys, Banksy, Matthew Barney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cosima von Bonin, Monica Bonvicini, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Andre Butzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Maurizio Cattelan, George Condo, John Currin, Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Gunther Forg, Walton Ford, Tom Friedman, Ellen Gallagher, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mark Grotjahn, Subodh Gupta, Andreas Gursky, Keith Haring, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Won Ju Lim, Sarah Lucas, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Beatriz Milhazes, Mariko Mori, Sarah Morris, Takashi Murakami, Wangechi Mutu, Yoshitomo Nara, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Albert Oehlen, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Neo Rauch, Charles Ray, Tobias Rehberger, Jason Rhoades, Daniel Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Raqib Shaw, Cindy Sherman, Santiago Sierra, Rudolf Stingel, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Mickalene Thomas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Piotr Ukla ski, Francesco Vezzoli, Kara Walker, Jeff Wall, Rebecca Warren, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, Kehinde Wiley, Christopher Wool and Erwin Wurm. Text in English, French, and German "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
  • 100 Ideas That Changed Art
    100 Ideas That Changed Art
    ISBN: 9781786273888
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Art
    Author: BIRD MICHAEL

    From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a source of inspiration and a fascinating resource for the general reader to dip into.

    The book shows how developments in materials and technology have radically changed the way that art is produced. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day.

    Illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • 50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    ISBN: 9783791344706
    Title: 50 Modern Artists You Should Know
    Author: WEIDEMANN CHRISTIANE

    A century and a half of masterpieces is covered in this chronologically arranged volume that beautifully captures the development of art in a new age. Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists continued to redefine norms and challenge tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. A color-coded timeline spans the entire volume, showing overlapping careers and important historical dates. From the impressionists to the surrealists, the cubists to the pop-artists-readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about this popular and prolific period in art history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity & Social Practice in Contemporary Art
    Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity & Social Practice in Contemporary Art
    ISBN: 9781783208548
    Title: Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity & Social Practice in Contemporary Art
    Author: PATRICK MARTIN

    Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of performance, authorship, and identity, Across the Art/Life Divide argues that the most defining feature of contemporary art is the ongoing interest of artists in the problematic relationship between art and life. Looking at underexamined forms, such as stand-up comedy and sketch shows, alongside more traditional artistic media, he situates the work of a wide range of contemporary artists to ask: To what extent are artists presenting themselves? And does the portrayal of the “self” in art necessarily constitute authenticity? By dissecting the meta-conditions and contexts surrounding the production of art, whether aesthetic or conceptual, social or political, Across the Art/Life Divide examines how ordinary, everyday life is transformed into art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Aesthetics of Installation Art
    Aesthetics of Installation Art
    ISBN: 9783943365191
    Title: Aesthetics of Installation Art
    Author: REBENTISCH JULIANE

    This study of the philosophical underpinnings of installation art brilliantly reevaluates the concept of aesthetic autonomy as the very condition of the possibility of art itself, writes internationally prominent art historian Tom Holert. Writer Juliane Rebentisch s captivating readings of Martin Heidegger, Theodor W. Adorno, Clement Greenberg, Rosalind E.Krauss, Jacques Derrida, Stanley Cavell and other luminaries push debates about site specificity and Institutional Critique to argue that aesthetic autonomy and the public sphere in installation art are, in fact, inseparable. This indispensible book will rejuvenate and irrevocably change debates about the nature of aesthetic experience, the autonomy of art, modernism and postmodernism, and, through all of these, about installation art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    ISBN: 9781781683088
    Title: Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art
    Author: RANCIERE JACQUES

    Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis-Ranci re's definitive statement on the aesthetic-takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarm to the Folies-Berg re, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Ranci re uses these sites and events--some famous, others forgotten--to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Albrecht Durer: Masters of German Art
    Albrecht Durer: Masters of German Art
    ISBN: 9783848003976
    Title: Albrecht Durer: Masters of German Art
    Author: EICHLER ANJA & MARANIK ELIQ

    The volumes in this bibliophile series provide unique portraits of European art history. Readers gain fascinating insights into the artists' biographies and their styles of working: Albrecht Durer and his famous portraits and altarpieces, the vivid rural scenes of Pieter Bruegel, the great painters of the Italian Renaissance and the mysterious chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio. Authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and in the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artists. A wealth of largesized illustrations showcase each artist's oeuvre. Each volume contains a comprehensive appendix providing information on the artists' biographies in tabular form as well as an extensive bibliography. All the authors are renowned in their specialist field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Alchemy & Mysticism
    Alchemy & Mysticism
    ISBN: 9783836549363
    Title: Alchemy & Mysticism
    Author: ROOB ALEXANDER

    A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore
    &
    The Hermetic Museum takes its readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics and colour theory.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia
    All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia
    ISBN: 9788831721288
    Title: All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia
    Author: ENWEZOR OKWUI

    Rather than one overarching theme, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale is informed by a layer of intersecting filters. These filters are a constellation of parameters that circumscribe multiple ideas which will be touched upon to imagine and realize a diversity of practices."All the World s Futures "employs as a filter the historical trajectory that the Biennale itself, over the course of its one hundred and twenty years existence has run over. A filter through which to reflect on both the current state of things and the appearance of things.

    At its core is the notion of the exhibition as a stage, where historical and counter-historical projects are explored. Within this framework the main aspects of the 56th Biennale Exhibition solicit and privilege new proposals and works conceived specifically by invited artists, filmmakers, choreographers, performers, composers, and writers."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $225.00
    $225.00
  • Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha
    ISBN: 9780711225176
    Title: Alphonse Mucha
    Author: MUCHA SARAH

    Generally agreed to be one of the most important contributors to Art Nouveau, the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was trained, celebrated and lived most of his life in Paris. His unforgettably iconic images of Sarah Bernhardt and others embody the spirit of the fin de siecle. But underneath his successful career as an artist and poster designer lay a passionate Slav nationalist whose most important and long neglected works are still being painstakingly restored and exhibited in the Czech republic. This book is the first comprehensive overview of his life and work and is published in association with the Mucha Museum in Prague."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Anatomy Rocks: The Colouring Book
    Anatomy Rocks: The Colouring Book
    ISBN: 9782374950082
    Title: Anatomy Rocks: The Colouring Book
    Author: LACHAT RODOLPHE

    Do you dream of coloring entrails, intestines, veins, genitals, lungs, or a real heart? Then this book is for you. Including 64 easy-to-remove plates perfect for display based on the coolest and weirdest medical anatomical drawings of the 19th century, this coloring book is a fantastic celebration of anatomy, flesh, and bone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art Is Everywhere: How to Really Look at Things
    Art Is Everywhere: How to Really Look at Things
    ISBN: 9789063694180
    Title: Art Is Everywhere: How to Really Look at Things
    Author: SERVI LORENZO

    In 2005 there was as a street performance in Florence that featured a white canvas with a light grey sentence reading, Art is Everywhere, temporarily exhibited on the streets. The aim of the project was to create a temporary visual emptiness: a necessary condition for opening people s eyes so that they could see the interesting layers of scratches, marks, old posters and parts of the city that normally remain unnoticed by many.
    Within a few years, it had become a 2 day workshop, where participants are invited to explore the city with new eyes, and were asked to complete small assignments and to document their findings with photographs.
    This book is the result of that experience, to forget the challenge of defining Art but understand it as a trigger for new and different interpretations of what already surrounds us. It is a meter on how we look at things, and whether we have the right tools or not to decode it.
    Now more than ever art is strictly related to time. Since Art is everywhere you just have to be at the right place at the right time. But that is not enough. Not only, as Proust said, is it necessary to have new eyes to discover new things it is also indispensable that you are slowing down.
    See the details.
    Take the example of the art of Urs Fischer and his melting wax statues. Be it classical figures or realistic persons, everything is set on fire and melts slowly with time. A visitor will not see the same thing as the next one in minutes, one can only see the final horrible ending of a statue if it stays for the necessary time it takes to melt. It s the perfect metaphor for interpretation of art. Where does Art belong? Where does it start and end?
    Through ingenious collages and montages, the author revolves our expectations regarding the experience of art. A book for young creative minds to get inspired, an instrument for developed artist to reconsider their workshop and the end of borders between what is framed and what is not.
    Have you ever wondered why our senses become more alert when, say as tourists, we visit a city for the first time? And why it often seems that nothing extraordinary or exceptional ever happens along our daily routes?
    Is it possible to discover something wonderful and special without the necessity of visiting museums, monuments, or other places that differ from our habitual haunts? Art is Everywhere combines science, hands-on practices used in art workshops, and clear and simple language to answer these questions.
    And raise some others.
    "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art Matters
    Art Matters
    ISBN: 9781472260086
    Title: Art Matters
    Author: GAIMAN NEIL & RIDDELL CHRIS (ILLUSTRATOR)


    A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.


    Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters.


    Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Art Nouveau
    Art Nouveau
    ISBN: 9783791381558
    Title: Art Nouveau
    Author: WOLF NORBERT

    Now available in a new edition, this sumptuous volume explores key aspects of Art Nouveau--decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising, and more--with an in-depth approach and stunning illustrations. The Art Nouveau movement became an international phenomenon at the beginning of the twentieth century that ushered in the era of modernity in almost every aspect of cultural life. For decades critics have argued that Art Nouveau was not an artistic period in its own right, but an amalgam of artists and styles that served as a bridge between neoclassicism and modernism. In this comprehensive, authoritative, and copiously illustrated book, art historian Norbert Wolf explores Art Nouveau as a logical outgrowth of the historic forces in which it arose. This book focuses on the movement's wide variety of applications and reclaims its prominence in the pantheon of modern art history. Chapters on aesthetics, spirituality, and the cult of beauty offer luminous examples of works by Mucha, Gaudi, Hoffmann, Klimt, Horta, Munch, and Tiffany, among many others. Wolf's text is both informed and accessible, providing an exciting narrative that brings the Art Nouveau movement into clear focus. Beautifully produced to appeal to a wide range of readers, this new edition gives one of the world's most popular styles the serious consideration it deserves."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $96.00
    $96.00
  • Art Nouveau Between Modernism & Romantic Nationalism
    Art Nouveau Between Modernism & Romantic Nationalism
    ISBN: 9788866481201
    Title: Art Nouveau Between Modernism & Romantic Nationalism
    Author: FOCHESSATI MATTEO

    Nurtured by the aesthetic-social critique undertaken by the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau contrasted the heaviness of mechanical production with the ingenious elegance of forms inspired by pure and alluring lines, based on plant forms. En

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Art Nouveau Poster
    Art Nouveau Poster
    ISBN: 9780711237186
    Title: Art Nouveau Poster
    Author: WEILL ALAIN

    In July 1881 bill-posting became legal in Paris. The result was an explosion of creativity, a thirty year period that is recognised as the golden age of poster advertising, stirring together elements of new printing technology, William Morris' attempts to reconcile medieval artistry with modern industry, the influence of newly-open Japan on European engraving and aesthetics, and the talents of artists as diverse as Jules Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley. The Art Nouveau Poster is the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and much loved subject, featuring over 300 illustrations from all of the major European centres, Great Britain and the United States, with an informative and accessible text. A final chapter looks at the revival of interest in the 1960s following a major retrospective in Paris, and features work from the psychedelic era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00

    $80.00
  • Art of Looking Up
    Art of Looking Up
    ISBN: 9780711242173
    Title: Art of Looking Up
    Author: MCCORMACK CATHERINE

    The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly.

    From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, through to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint.

    History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created.

    First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9782374951171
    Title: Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    Author: PAPARONI DEMETRIO

    The first complete illustrated book on the devil in art history.

    The Art of the Devil is a beautiful book showcasing the past and present portrayal of the Evil One in Western and Eastern art. This richly illustrated account looks at the history, symbols, and manifestations of the devil in the collective imagination.

    Here are artistic masterpieces, engravings, ancient documents, books, posters, postcards, tarots, album covers, comics, objects and plenty of oddities related to the world of demons, the occult, and evil. See the devil in works by Francisco Goya, Jackson Pollock, Giotto, Hokusai, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Albrecht Dürer, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Matthias Grünewald, Caravaggio, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul C zanne, Salvador Dal , Max Ernst, Alexander McQueen, Pieter Paul Rubens, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Pierre et Gilles, Gary Baseman, and Matt Groening.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Art of the Salon: the Triumph of 19th-century Painting
    Art of the Salon: the Triumph of 19th-century Painting
    ISBN: 9783791346267
    Title: Art of the Salon: the Triumph of 19th-century Painting
    Author: WOLF NORBERT

    The Paris Salons of the mid-19th century are more famous today for the paintings that were rejected than for those that were actually shown. The rejected works form today's canon of art history and are regarded as heralds of a modern age. This book looks to reassess the other side of the art history of the 19th century. Salon painting has often been dismissed as overly academic or staid. Art historian Norbert Wolf turns back the pages of history as he reintroduces readers to the artistry and excellence of Salon painting in Europe, Britain, Russia and the US. In an opulent new book, illustrated throughout with gorgeous reproductions of masterpieces by Cabanel, Manet, Biertstadt, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Sargent, naming a few, Wolf looks at Salon painting from a variety of perspectives, such as the rise of the bourgeoisie and Paris's position as Europe's cultural capital. He explores styles and themes that were especially prevalent in Salon painting: history painting; portraits from home and in society; the rise of "Orientalism"; and the nationalism of landscape. Readers will come away from this well-researched and absorbing book with a steadfast appreciation of the Salon's disciplined and academic approach to painting, and an understanding of why these works were once so revered by the general public.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $176.00
    $176.00
  • Art: A Definitive Visual Guide 2nd Edition
    Art: A Definitive Visual Guide 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9780241257104
    Title: Art: A Definitive Visual Guide 2nd Edition
    Author: GRAHAM-DIXON ANDREW

    Truly comprehensive in scope, Artshows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history.

    Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time.

    Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world,Art- The Definitive Visual Guideis a must-have for your bookshelf.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Bacon T25
    Bacon T25
    ISBN: 9783836525442
    Title: Bacon T25
    Author: FICACCI LUIGI

    Deep beneath the surfaces of things Francis Bacon (1909-1992) possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human-like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them. Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the chaos that lies within and struggling with all that is inexplicable. Erotic and grotesquely beautiful is the work of this legendary painterwhose haunting, distorted figures have inspired entire generations of painters who seek to emulate his highly original style.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bauhaus
    Bauhaus
    ISBN: 9783848002764
    Title: Bauhaus
    Author: FIEDLER JEANNINE & FEIERABEND PETER (EDS)

    "The Bauhaus continues to radiate exuberance 90 years after it was founded. The Bauhaus as a school, where handicrafts, art and technology were taught together, has outlived the subsequent fashions in architecture and design. This volume provides an insight into the historical, cultural philosophical, political and pedagogical circumstances of the early years. In the process it portrays the famous Bauhaus directors and teachers, shows the Bauhaus pedagogical methods and accompanies the readers through the individual workshops, where they can rediscover a wealth of form and ideas which retains its uniqueness today. The essays about the current discussion about the Bauhaus as fixed star of the avant-garde", the fill of in part unpublished visual material as well as the multitude of the aspects covered constitute a comprehensive representation of one of the most significant institutions in the art and cultural history of the Modern. "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Bauhaus
    Bauhaus
    ISBN: 9783836565547
    Title: Bauhaus
    Author: DROSTE MAGDALENA


    In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology, which they applied across media and practices from film to theater, sculpture to ceramics.


    This book is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum f r Gestaltung in Berlin, the world's largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Some 550 illustrations including architectural plans, studies, photographs, sketches, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings guided by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection brims with the colors, materials, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus vision of a "total" work of art.


    As we approach the Bauhaus centennial, this is a defining account of its energy and rigor, not only as a trailblazing movement in modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to simultaneously functional and beautiful creations. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Book of Miracles
    Book of Miracles
    ISBN: 9783836542852
    Title: Book of Miracles
    Author: BORCHERT TILL-HOLGER; P. WATERMAN JOSHUA

    Apocalypse then. Newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena
    The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the immediate present of the book's author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world.

    The surprisingly modern-looking, sometimes hallucinatory illustrations and the cursory descriptions of the Book of Miracles strikingly convey a unique view of the concerns and anxieties of the 16th century, of apocalyptic thinking and eschatological expectation. The present facsimile volume reproduces the Book of Miracles in its entirety for the first timeand thus makes one of the most important works of the German Renaissance finally available to art lovers and scholars. The introduction puts the codex in its cultural and historical context, and an extensive description of the manuscript and its miniatures, as well as a complete transcript of the text, accompany the facsimile in an appendix.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $280.00
    $280.00
  • Box Vol 1
    Box Vol 1
    ISBN: 9789889930998
    Title: Box Vol 1

    Box - Evolution was designed to inspire young graphic designers. It presents the work of 24 international designers who work in commerical graphics. These designers work across a range of media including illustration, graphics and graffiti. Each designer is showcased across a number of pages and profiled with informative text.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Bruegel in Detail: the Portable Edition
    Bruegel in Detail: the Portable Edition
    ISBN: 9789491819827
    Title: Bruegel in Detail: the Portable Edition
    Author: SELLINK MANFRIED

    A compact, affordable, portable edition of the perfect companion for the Bruegel year of 2019: an introduction to the famous painter through stunning close-up details. Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525_1569), known for his beautiful landscapes and peasant scenes, is among the most popular artists in the history of Netherlandish painting. Reproducing all of Bruegel_s best-known paintings, drawings and prints, this book reveals them as never before, in stunning large close-up details that showcase his mastery. Organized by his major themes _ landscapes, daily life, biblical subjects and festive celebrations _ it offers astonishing views of popular works of art such as Hunters in the Snow, Peasant Wedding, and The Tower of Babel. The printings and drawings section includes his series on Sins and Virtues. Bruegel expert Manfred Sellink reveals how the painter introduced new subject matter into fine art and examines his use of landscape, perhaps the artist_s greatest innovation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Caravaggio: Masters of Italian Art
    Caravaggio: Masters of Italian Art
    ISBN: 9783848004768
    Title: Caravaggio: Masters of Italian Art
    Author: KONIG EBERHARD

    The volumes in this bibliophile series provide unique portraits of European art history. Readers gain fascinating insights into the artists' biographies and their styles of working: Albrecht Durer and his famous portraits and altarpieces, the vivid rural scenes of Pieter Bruegel, the great painters of the Italian Renaissance and the mysterious chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio. Authoritative texts illustrate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and in the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artists. A wealth of largesized illustrations showcase each artist's oeuvre. Each volume contains a comprehensive appendix providing information on the artists' biographies in tabular form as well as an extensive bibliography. All the authors are renowned in their specialist field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    ISBN: 9781760760021
    Title: Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    Author: COLES DAVID

    Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic color and used it to create the famous blue crown of Queen Nefertiti? Or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? In the Roman Empire, hundreds of thousands of snails had to be sacrificed to produce a single ounce of dye. Throughout history, pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history's most vivid color pigments.Featuring informative and detailed color histories, a section on working with monochromatic color, and "recipes" for paint-making, Chromatopia provides color enthusiasts with an eclectic story of how synthetic colors came to be. Red lead, for example, was invented by the ancient Greeks by roasting white lead, and it became the dominant red in medieval painting.Spanning from the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, and vibrantly illustrated throughout, this book will add a little chroma to anyone's understanding of the history of colors.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin & His Lost Masterpieces
    Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin & His Lost Masterpieces
    ISBN: 9780300234770
    Title: Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin & His Lost Masterpieces
    Author: SEMENOVA NATALIA PETROVNA

    A fascinating life of Sergei Shchukin, the great collector who changed the face of Russia's art world

    Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great eye for beauty. He was one of the first to appreciate the qualities of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and to acquire works by C zanne, Matisse, and Picasso. A trailblazer in the Russian art world, Shchukin and his collection shocked, provoked, and inspired awe, ridicule, and derision among his contemporaries.

    This is the first English-language biography of Sergei Shchukin, written by art historian Natalya Semenova and adapted by Shchukin's grandson Andr Delocque. Featuring personal diary entries, correspondence, interviews, and archival research, it brings to light the life of a man who has hitherto remained in the shadows, and shows how despite his controversial reputation, he opened his collection to the public, inspiring a future generation of artists and changing the face of the Russian art world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    ISBN: 9780340733295
    Title: Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Author: FINLAY VICTORIA

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, 'Colour' lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • David Altmejd
    David Altmejd
    ISBN: 9788862083454
    Title: David Altmejd
    Author: DALTON TRINIE & HOBBS ROBERT

    David Altmejd (born 1974) is known for his intricate and highly worked room-size installations and sculptures. Seamlessly moving between a variety of aesthetic modes--from an almost ascetic minimalism in works employing plaster and mirror to works teeming with accumulations of crystals, gold chain, thread, taxidermied birds and animals, among other objects--Altmejd's work offers beautifully wrought meditations on the cycles of life and death, interiority and exteriority, sexuality and spirituality. In the most comprehensive consideration of the artist's work to date, the volume includes four essays by a range of writers, who by providing different entry points to Altmejd's art, animate and engage the rich and diverse ideas that characterize his important practice.
    The full range of Altmejd's nearly 20 years of work is featured in the book, from his earliest work--where the vast aesthetic vocabulary he has evolved over the years took shape--to his most recent series. Organized roughly chronologically, with an extensive art historical essay by Robert Hobbs as well as pithy contributions from the other esteemed writers forming the connective tissue between expansive sections of color plates, one can trace the many through-lines that the artist has developed and reworked during his career. The book affords a close and intimate view of the inspired and wholly unique work that brought him to prominence in the early 2000s, while also providing a sense of the breadth and scope of his polymath-like creativity and inventiveness in work less well-known or chronicled.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Death: A Graveside Companion
    Death: A Graveside Companion
    ISBN: 9780500519714
    Title: Death: A Graveside Companion
    Author: EBENSTEIN JOANNA

    Death is an inevitable fact of life. Throughout the centuries, humanity has sought to understand this sobering thought through art and ritual. The theme of memento mori informs medieval Danse Macabre, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Renaissance paintings of dissected corpses and "anatomical Eves," Gothic literature, funeral effigies, Halloween, and paintings of the Last Judgment. Deceased ancestors are celebrated in the Mexican Day of the Dead, while the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead to secure their afterlife.A volume of unprecedented breadth and sinister beauty, Death: A Graveside Companion examines a staggering range of cultural attitudes toward death. The book is organized into themed chapters: The Art of Dying, Examining the Dead, Memorializing the Dead, The Personification of Death, Symbolizing Death, Death as Amusement, and The Dead After Life. Each chapter begins with thought-provoking articles by curators, academics, and journalists followed by gallery spreads presenting a breathtaking variety of death-related imagery and artifacts. From skulls to the dance of death, statuettes to ex libris, memento mori to memorabilia, the majority of the images are of artifacts in the astonishing collection of Richard Harris and range from 2000 BCE to the present day, running the gamut of both high and popular culture.Table of Contents1. The Art of Dying2. Examining the Dead3. Memorializing the Dead4. The Personification of Death5. Symbolizing Death6. Death as Amusement7. The Dead After LifeEssays: Death in Ancient and Present-Day Mexico, Eva Aridjis,The Power of Hair as Human Relic in Mourning Jewelry -& Karen Bachmann, Medusa and the Power of the Severed Head, Laetitia Barbier, Anatomical Expressionism, Eleanor Crook, Poe and the Pathological Sublime, Mark Dery, Eros and Thanatos, Lisa Downing, Death-Themed Amusements, Joanna Ebenstein, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Bruce Goldfarb, Theatre, Death and the Grand Guignol, Mel Gordon, Holy Spiritualism, Elizabeth Harper, Playing dead - A Gruesome Form of Amusement, Mervyn Heard, The Anatomy of Holy Transformation, Liselotte Hermes da Fonseca, Collecting Death, Evan Michelson, Art and Afterlife: Ethel le Rossignol and Georgiana Houghton, Mark Pilkington, The Dance of Death, Kevin Pyle, Art, Science and the Changing Conventions of Anatomical Representation, Michael Sappol, Spiritualism and Photography,& Shannon Taggart, Playing with Dead Faces, John Troyer, Anatomy Embellished in the Cabinet of Frederik Ruysch, Bert van de Roemer

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Dialectic of Sex: the Case for Feminist Revolution
    Dialectic of Sex: the Case for Feminist Revolution
    ISBN: 9780374527877
    Title: Dialectic of Sex: the Case for Feminist Revolution
    Author: FIRESTONE SHULAMITH

    "No one can understand how feminism has evolved without reading this radical, inflammatory second-wave landmark." -Naomi Wolf Originally published in 1970, when Shulamith Firestone was just twenty-five years old, and going on to become a bestseller, The Dialectic of Sex was the first book of the women's liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics.Beginning with a look at the radical and grassroots history of the first wave (with its foundation in the abolition movement of the time), Firestone documents its major victory, the granting of the vote to women in 1920, and the fifty years of ridicule that followed. She goes on to deftly synthesize the work of Freud, Marx, de Beauvoir, and Engels to create a cogent argument for feminist revolution. Identifying women as a caste, she declares that they must seize the means of reproduction-for as long as women (and only women) are required to bear and rear children, they will be singled out as inferior. Ultimately she presents feminism as the key radical ideology, the missing link between Marx and Freud, uniting their visions of the political and the personal.In the wake of recent headlines bemoaning women's squandered fertility and the ongoing debate over the appropriate role of genetics in the future of humanity, The Dialectic of Sex is revealed as remarkably relevant to today's society-a testament to Shulamith Firestone's startlingly prescient vision. Firestone died in 2012, but her ideas live on through this extraordinary book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Dysfunctional Comedy A Reader
    Dysfunctional Comedy A Reader
    ISBN: 9783956792564
    Title: Dysfunctional Comedy A Reader
    Author: PALDI LIVIA & WESTPHALEN OLAV


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Epistemologies of Aesthetics
    Epistemologies of Aesthetics
    ISBN: 9783037345214
    Title: Epistemologies of Aesthetics
    Author: MERSCH DIETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Erotica Universalis
    Erotica Universalis
    ISBN: 9783836547789
    Title: Erotica Universalis
    Author: NERET GILLES

    From the dawn of time, ever since Adam and Eve, all artists of every age-whether the Egyptian, Greek and Roman artists of Antiquity, or more recent famous names as Rembrandt, Courbet, Degas or Picasso-have succumbed to their fantasies, obsessions and libido, and produced erotic works that the censors have taken good care to keep from the public. For Erotica, we surface from the subterranean realms of the museums to enter those of our national and private libraries. Here we discover that not only most of our famous writers, such as Ovid, Aretino, Voltaire, Verlaine or Maupassant, wrote erotic texts that bordered on indecency, but also that great artists like Boucher, Fragonard, Dalí or Matisse were inspired to provide suitable illustrations for these naughty books. For this special anniversary edition, we have culled highlights from our Erotica Universalis collection. A banquet for the imagination and a feast of the eye!


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Failed It! How to Turn Stupid Mistakes into Brilliant Ideas & Other Advice from a Successful Screw Up
    Failed It! How to Turn Stupid Mistakes into Brilliant Ideas & Other Advice from a Successful Screw Up
    ISBN: 9780714871196
    Title: Failed It! How to Turn Stupid Mistakes into Brilliant Ideas & Other Advice from a Successful Screw Up
    Author: KESSELS ERIK (CONTRIBUTION BY)

    A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes. Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process.

    Failed it celebrates the power of mistakes and shows how they can enrich the creative process. This is part photobook and part guide to loosening up and making mistakes to take the fear out of failure and encourage experimentation.

    It showcases the best and most hilarious examples of imperfection and failure across a broad range of creative forms, including art, design, photography, architecture and product design, to inspire and encourage creatives to embrace and celebrate their mistakes.

    We live in an era when everyone is striving for perfection and we have become afraid of failure, which limits our potential. Mistakes help us find new ways of thinking and innovative solutions, and failures can change our perceptions and open up new ways of looking things. This book transforms mistakes from something to be embarrassed about into a cause for celebration.

    It includes over 150 visual examples drawn from Kessels personal collection of artworks and found photographs, along with tips, quotes, anecdotes and wisdom for celebrating with failure. To quote Kessels: 'the ubiquity of Apple + Z, means that we can literally undo any mistake before it has had time to breathe, be considered and perhaps evolve into something else: a fascinating, strange, provocative or even original piece of work. This book asks readers to embrace their fuck-ups, learn from them and celebrate their tawdry glory'."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00

    $19.00
  • Fashion, Print & Colouring
    Fashion, Print & Colouring
    ISBN: 9781780678979
    Title: Fashion, Print & Colouring
    Author: WILLIAMSON MATTHEW

    Fashion designer Matthew Williamson is internationally renowned for being a master of print, embellishment and kaleidoscopic colour. His collections reflect a refined yet spirited sense of glamour inspired by global and artistic influences.This fabulous colouring book shows inspiration shots, behind-the-scenes photographs, sketches and prints from Matthew's 20-year archive. Includes beautiful drawings of his prints for you to colour in yourself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Females in the Frame: Women, Art, & Crime
    Females in the Frame: Women, Art, & Crime
    ISBN: 9783030207656
    Title: Females in the Frame: Women, Art, & Crime
    Author: JACKSON PENELOPE


    This book explores the untold history of women, art, and crime. It has long been widely accepted that women have not played an active role in the art crime world, or if they have, it has been the part of the victim or peacemaker. Women, Art, and Crime overturns this understanding, as it investigates the female criminals who have destroyed, vandalised, stolen, and forged art, as well as those who have conned clients and committed white-collar crimes in their professional occupations in museums, libraries, and galleries. Whether prompted by a desire for revenge, for money, the instinct to protect a loved one, or simply as an act of quality control, this book delves into the various motivations and circumstances of women art criminals from a wide range of countries, including the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Romania, Germany, and France. Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history.&



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
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