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Sara Berman's Closet
Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, writer, and founder of Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating family memoir, a creative blend of narrative and striking visuals that is a paean to an exceptional woman and a celebration of individuality, personal expression, and the art of living authentically.
Paris by Design: An Inspired Guide to the City's Creative Side
Paris is an endless source of inspiration - a dreamy destination and muse, steeped in history and culture.Author and designer Eva Jorgensen explores why Paris has such a magnetic pull for artists and design lovers.An eclectic and influential group of contributors - creatives based in Paris and abroad - offer travel tips and insight into Paris's fashion, design, craft, and art scenes. Recommending more than 200 places to visit, shop, stay, eat, and drink, Paris by Design is both an inspirational source for satiating design-centric wanderlust and a practical guide full of places creatively curious Francophiles will want to visit.
The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
The Art of Being Bill is the first illustrated collection of Bill Murray, highlighting the star like you’ve never seen him before: Bill Murray at The Last Supper, Bill Murray as an Indian god, Bill Murray as a knight, Bill Murray as Superman, and numerous other artistic tributes that will amuse and inspire you.
@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos
Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account,? @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top media brand on Instagram, with nearly 60 million followers and over one billion likes on its 11,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo’s stunning imagery will delight and inspire.
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
Philip Wilson Publishers
The Grosvenor School of Modern Art was founded by the influential teacher, painter and wood-engraver, Iain McNab, in 1925. Situated in London's Pimlico district the school played a key role in the story of modern British printmaking between the wars. The Grosvenor School artists received critical acclaim in their time that continued until the late 1930s under the influence of Claude Flight who pioneered a revolutionary method of making the simple linocut to dynamic and colourful effect. Cyril Power, a lecturer in architecture at the school, and Sybil Andrews, the School Secretary, were two of Flight's star students. Whilst incorporating the avant-garde values of Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, the Grosvenor School printmakers brought their own unique interpretation of the contemporary world to the medium of linocut in images that are strikingly familiar to this day and are included in the print collections of the world's major museums, including the British Museum, the MoMA New York and the Australian National Gallery.This new book which accompanies an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery illustrates over 120 linocuts, drawings and posters by Grosvenor School artists and its thematic layout focuses on the key components which made up their dynamic and rhythmic visual imagery. For the first time, three Australian printmakers, Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme - who played a major part in the Grosvenor School story - are included in a major museum exhibition outside of Australia.
Scrawl: An A to Z of Famous Doodles
Sketches, drawings, and scribbles from the private letters and notebooks of some of the greatest names in history--notable figures in art and literature, fashion and film--revealing that even the most influential minds have doodled their time away!From the first ever sketch of the Red Cross logo by its founder Clara Barton to a cartoon scrawled on a love letter from Charles Bukowski, the objects in this fascinating collection are a perfect reflection of the eclectic and storied cast of characters from whose archives they've been collected over the years. Organized alphabetically, with a range of influential names, from William Burroughs to Mark Twain, the book is a voyeur's treasure trove of the ephemeral, in which cultural icons reveal their own preoccupations, passions, plans, and distractions in the marginalia of their daily correspondence. A satirical sketch by Marc Chagall sits beside a quick self-portrait by Charlie Chaplin; a throwaway drawing on a dollar bill by Joan Miro follows the first ever idle iteration of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren; and a hasty drawing by Andy Warhol precedes a sketch of Falstaff on a hotel notepad by Orson Welles.A treat for lovers of the analog in the digital age, and reproduced beautifully on uncoated paper to come as close as possible to the texture of the originals, Scrawl connects high and low, art and science, history and literature, youth and age, with the universal truth of doodling.
Red Grooms: The Graphic Work
Red Grooms is one of the most inventive and prolific artists working today. His antic humor, imaginative vision, and often raucous view of an extensive range of subjects are legendary. In this comprehensive collection of his graphic work from 1956 to 1999, his mastery of an array of printmaking techniques is revealed, whether in delicate, soft-ground etchings, spray-painted stencils, or an over six-foot-tall woodblock print.Walter Knestrick, a boyhood classmate of the artist and owner of the definitive Grooms print archive, tells of their lifelong friendship. The 241 illustrations -- 171 in splendid color -- are a testament to the witty and discerning sensibility of an artist who, as Vincent Katz notes in his essay, "keeps devising ways to refresh techniques, working at breakneck speed, molding and reshaping the world he sees".
Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800
Avery, Victoria (Edt)
Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations - we are what we eat and, equally, what we don't eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast and Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating in early modern Europe.This richly illustrated book will showcase hidden and newly-conserved treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum and other collections in and around Cambridge. It will tease out many contemporary and controversial issues - such as the origins of food and food security, overconsumption in times of austerity, and our relationship with animals and nature – through short research-led entries by some of the world's leading cultural and food historians.Feast and Fast explores food-related objects, images, and texts from the past in innovative ways and encourages us to rethink our evolving relationship with food.
Chihuly: An Artist Collects
Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most innovative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas ornaments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios—you name it, Chihuly collects it. These everyday objects reflect the same playful, colorful aesthetic that can be seen in Dale Chihuly’s sculptures and installations.Fully illustrated, Chihuly: An Artist Collects includes an essay by Chihuly’s longtime friend, artist Bruce Helander, who considers why people collect and explores the collections of artists such as Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso—and of course, Dale Chihuly.
Design:Portfolio: Self-promotion at its best
Featuring a curated collection of approximately 300 exquisite designs, along with essays from designers in the field about the essence and importance of a good portfolio design, Design: Portfolio contains mini-workshops that dissect several featured projects and highlight the effectiveness of exceptional design treatments from around the world. Designers will discover the underlying details that make each design so special. This is an exciting new addition to the informative and inspiring Design series by Rockport Publishers that offers the best of design in practice.
David Gill: Designing Art
David Gill reveals the famed gallerist’s opinions of and influence on the world of art and design. He presents the works of artists, sculptors, and designers he admires, champions, and nurtures, among them Donald Judd, Mattia Bonetti, Zaha Hadid, Grayson Perry, Barnaby Barford, Fredrikson Stallard, Jorge Pardo, and the Campana brothers. Structured chronologically and divided by location, the book includes never-before-seen photographs of Gill’s galleries, his award-winning exhibitions, and his own homes: a converted handbag factory south of the River Thames; the 18th-century Albany apartments in London’s Mayfair; and a restored palazzo in Malta’s Valetta. Seen throughout are the designs of the many world-famous artists he has represented over his 25 years at the forefront of the contemporary art and design world. The book also features a selection of his curated interiors and never-before-published glimpses of the private collections and homes of the numerous internationally renowned collectors with whom Gill regularly collaborates.
Revisionist Art: Thirty Works by Bob Dylan
In Revisionist Art, Bob Dylan offers silkscreened covers of popular magazines from the last half century that somehow escaped history’s notice. As Luc Sante says in his introduction to this collection, they seem to emanate, “from a world just slightly removed from ours--a world a bit more honest about its corruption, its chronic horniness, its sweat, its body odor.” Art critic B. Clavery provides a history of Revisionist Art, from cave drawings, to Gutenberg, to Duchamp, Picasso, and Warhol. The book also features vivid commentaries on the work, (re)acquainting the reader with such colorful historical figures as the Depression-era politician Cameron Chambers, whose mustache became an icon in the gay underworld, and Gemma Burton, a San Francisco trial attorney who used all of her assets in the courtroom. According to these works, history is not quite what we think it is.
This book explores the career of the St Ives artist Kate Nicholson, daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, from her early landscapes, the still lifes painted in Cumberland and St Ives, the abstracts – many of them inspired by her travels in Greece – to the late works made on the Isle of Eigg in the Hebrides. It examines her artistic relationship with her mother, with whom she painted side by side in Cumberland and Scotland, and on their many Greek travels. It also discusses her creative relationship with her father with whom she lived in St Ives in the mid-1950s for two years, as well as her friendship with many of the St Ives artists and her role in the Penwith Society.Published to accompany the exhibition 'Kate Nicholson' at Falmouth Art Gallery, this book is the first monograph on this highly talented artist who deserves to be better known. It illustrates many works from both public and private collections and draws on groundbreaking new research, together with the author's experience of travelling with her on painting trips.
Gainsborough and the Theatre
Based on new research this fascinating book draws together a group of works from public and private collections to examine, for the first time, the relationship that Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) had with the theatrical world and the most celebrated stage artists of his day, such as James Quin, David Garrick and Sarah Siddons. Gainsborough painted notable portraits of these and twenty others, including dramatists, dancers and composers. This publication firmly establishes the artist's place within the theatrical worlds of Bath and London and shows why the art of ballet, and in particular Gainsborough's sitters, rose to prominence in 1780 and examines parallels between Gainsborough's much admired painterly naturalism and the theatrical naturalism of Garrick and Siddons with whom he had personal friendships.
Napoleon A Private View: Treasures from the Bruno Ledoux Collection
A timeless symbol of power and ambition, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) spent decades expanding France’s empire, enjoying magnificent success and suffering crushing defeats. Featuring more than 400 never-before-seen objects, Napoleon: A Private View allows a glimpse into the inner world of the French emperor. Over the course of 24 years, collector Bruno Ledoux amassed a remarkable range of manuscripts, books, gold jewelry, porcelains, miniatures, arms, and even historic souvenirs, all created in honor of Napoléon and the French empire.
William Powell Frith: The People's Painter
Green, Richard (Edt)
William Powell Frith (1819-1909), famous for his picture The Derby Day which normally hangs at Tate Britain, was the most celebrated painter of modern-life subjects in mid-Victorian England and the most popular British artist of that time. Published to mark the bicentenary of his birth and in association with an exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, this richly illustrated volume of essays offers fresh and fascinating perspectives on Frith's career and context.
Rembrandt's Light brings together paintings, etchings and drawings that focus on Rembrandt's mastery of visual storytelling through light, concentrating on the period from 1639-58, when he lived in his 'dream house' on the Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Rembrandt House Museum). The rooms on the first floor of the house, with their large windows and exceptional quality of light, offered new possibilities for the creation of art.Arranged thematically the book traces Rembrandt's innovation: from evoking a meditative mood, to lighting people, to creating impact and drama. Highlights include 'The Denial of St Peter', 'Pilgrims at Emmaus' and three of the artist's most famous images of women: 'A Woman Bathing in a Stream', 'A Woman in Bed' and 'Girl at a Window'.Published to coincide with an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist's death (1669), Rembrandt's Light aims to refresh the way we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master.
Superflex: One Two Three Swing (The Hyundai Commission)
Since Tate Modern opened in London in 2000, its Turbine Hall has hosted memorable installations; the way artists have interpreted this vast industrial space has revolutionized public perceptions of contemporary art. The annual Hyundai Commission, now in its third year, is by the Danish collective SUPERFLEX, founded in 1993 in Copenhagen by Bjornstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger, and Rasmus Nielsen. Migration, alternative energy, and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind their highly engaging and often humorous work; they are best known for their playfully subversive installations and films. Created in close collaboration with SUPERFLEX, this book features a fully illustrated survey of their work and an in-depth conversation between the artists and curator Donald Hyslop.
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