Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevitch. The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922) Lampe Angela This groundbreaking book explores the Russian avant-garde during the early post-revolutionary years of 1918-1922 and brings together the works of three of it's most influential artists. When Marc Chagall took over the People's School of Art in his hometown of Vitebsk in 1919, he had already established himself as an avant-garde artist. For the next few years, Chagall established the once-sleepy Belarusian town as a hub of revolutionary art making. Along with Kazimir Malevitch and El Lissitzky, Chagall presided over a flowering of creativity and artistic energy that became a focal point of Russian modernism. This volume features 250 works and documentary items from Vitebsk, bringing to life a little-known chapter in the history of art. Every aspect of this brief but decisive period is examined here, from Chagall's notion of proletariat art to the birth of the UNOVIS group and its trailblazing expositions. Correspondence among Chagall, Malevitch, and Lissitzky are featured alongside important works from all three artists as well as art from their colleagues and students. The result is a multifaceted portrait of a unique collaboration that forged a new path for artistic expression which extended far beyond the boundaries of Vitebsk.
Coffee Style Friedrichs Horst A. , Manthey Nora Beautifully illustrated, this book captures the lifestyle of coffee creators and aficionados, as seen through the lens of acclaimed photographer Horst A. Friedrichs.
For some, coffee is a means of getting through the morning. For others, it is a way of life. Fascinated by artisanal coffee culture, celebrated photographer Horst A. Friedrichs turns his lens toward every aspect of coffee—from beans to espresso machines, and from baristas to consumers. Stepping inside the world’s best coffee shops, Friedrichs shows just how sophisticated the practice of making coffee has become. Delicious shots of classic drip cones and decades-old Chemex coffee makers are interspersed with images of beakers filled with dark liquid simmering over a flame and brewers extracting the perfect concentrate to be poured over ice. He also captures coffee’s fashion aesthetic—from witty and vintage t-shirts to upscale extracts and felt filters. Nora Manthey’s texts profile the leading minds of the third wave and reveal their transformative craft. As luscious as a freshly poured cup of espresso, this is a delightfully irresistible book that will be at home on any coffee table.
Cristina Iglesias. Metonymy Cooke Lynne This book will survey the broad range of Cristina Iglesias's work from its beginnings in the mid-1980s until the present. In addition to focusing on sculptures made for museum and gallery contexts, it will reference Iglesias's various and much acclaimed public pieces and the accompanying films series, the Guided Tours. The catalogue, which includes models, drawings and sketchbooks, will trace the evolution and realisation of several ambitious site specific projects. In addition, it will present a comprehensive overview of Iglesias's silk-screen works on both copper and cloth. Examining the substantial contribution that Iglesias has made to sculpture as a contemporary art form, both public and private, the book's five essays focus on a variety of key subjects: Iglesias's way of understanding sculpture as visualized thought; her use of water as a material in sculpture; her references to fine art traditions; dialogues with architecture; and her public commissions.
Drive Style Friedrichs Horst A. As he did with Mods, Rockers, and, most recently, cycle enthusiasts, Horst Friedrichs surveys every angle of Britain's coolest car scenes with page after page of gorgeous photographs. Friedrichs not only captures some magnificent vehicles, but also their owners, drivers, spectators, and other enthusiasts decked out in beautiful gear, perfect for shifting gears. Whether racing their Bugattis, changing a tire on their Aston Martin DB5, manhandling Minis, posing by their bubble cars or stylishly watching the action in their shades from the stands, this book is the perfect accessory for car enthusiasts everywhere. Drive Style will take readers inside an exciting world of high-speed glamour, with styles harking back to the times when automobiles were treasured, chrome-bejeweled works of art or looking ahead to lightning fast wheels of the future.
Interwoven. Kvadrat Textile and Design
One of the world's leading textile manufacturers, Kvadrat have been pioneers of Scandinavian style for four decades; their fabrics have become essential components of the most exquisite modern interiors. From the classic modern designs of the 1960s and 1970s to the vibrant, ecologically and technologically advanced styles of today, Kvadrat have worked together with some of the pioneers of twentieth century art and design, such as Nanna Ditzel and Verner Panton, and nurtured important relationships with some of the world's most creative artists, architects and designers such as David Adjaye, Patricia Urquiola, Roman Signer, Thomas Demand, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. This beautiful volume designed by Graphic Thought Facility celebrates the textiles of Kvadrat, drawing a thread from their deep roots in the coastal landscape of Denmark to their herd of Icelandic sheep, bred and reared by artist Olafur Eliasson. Filled with color photographs and fascinating texts, the book highlights specific themes that characterize Kvadrat's association with the likes of Tord Boontje, Akira Minagawa, Finn Skodt, and Sevil Peach; and their influence in the field of textile design in offices, entertainment venues, and the home.
Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
Klee and Kandinsky Vivian Endicott Barnett Klee and Kandinsky were towering figures of the modernist movement and were close, both as friends and artists. For a time they lived next door to one another and exchanged their artistic ideas on a daily basis. This unique book explores their 30-year relationship, from the time of the Blue Rider group around 1912, through the Bauhaus years in Weimar and Dessau until the late 1930s. With the culture of the Weimar Republic as a backdrop, this book traces the eventful history of an artistic friendship. Kandinsky's idealism is juxtaposed with Klee's irony and we learn that their relationship was characterised in equal measure by friendship and competitiveness, mutual influence and the need to establish distance. The focus is on the artistic dialogue they enacted through their art. They were joined by an aspiration to spiritualise art and explore its intrinsic laws. At the same time, Kandinsky's commitment to abstraction contrasted strongly with Klee's allegiance to natural models.
Michael Kenna. Rouge
More than twenty years after its initial publication, Michael Kenna's seminal collection of photographs of the Ford River Rouge industrial complex is now available in a new, revised, and expanded edition. One of the world's most acclaimed photographers working exclusively in black and white, Michael Kenna has traveled the world to create stunning, magical images of nature and manmade objects. Known for the ethereal tone and incredibly nuanced detail of his photographs, Kenna is also a chronicler of environmental degradation. His images of an auto plant outside of Detroit, Michigan, are some of his best-known works. Long out of print, Rouge has been brought back to life with a spectacular new design, an authoritative essay by art historian James Steward, and many previously unpublished images that were part of the original series. As the city of Detroit struggles to reclaim it's heritage as an American commercial and artistic hub, these photographs resonate more than ever with the stark realities and hidden beauty of the industrial landscape.
Orchard Beach. The Bronx Riviera Lawrence Wayne Orchard Beach might not be the most elegant place to sunbathe, but if you live in the Bronx, it's the closest place to swim, relax on the sand and escape the city's oppressive summer heat. Drawn to the public beach for its less-than-glamorous reputation, photographer Wayne Lawrence felt a connection to the community as soon as he began snapping pictures. His glamorous pictures of proud men and women, loving couples and families at play challenge stereotypes associated with working-class people by focusing on universal themes such as the ties that bind and cultural pride. Whether Anglo, African American, or Latino; statuesque or stout; young or old, each individual is treated with dignity and sensitivity. Lawrence's subjects are a community standing in defiance of popular opinion, proud to call Orchard Beach their own.
Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici
This beautiful and groundbreaking book provides the first in-depth reassessment of 18th-century Mexican painting, making accessible an extraordinary body of images, alongside compelling new scholarship.
Big art for little hands - this new "Salvador Dali Colouring Book" in Prestel's new "Colouring Book" range is a beautifully produced colouring-in book. With plenty of space to colour outside the lines, the book is also designed to give children an early interest in some of the great masters. Sections of Dali's masterpieces are there to inspire children's creativity, whatever their age.
Steve Kahn. The Hollywood Suites James A. Ganz In 1974 the photojournalist and art photographer Steve Kahn began a series of provocative black-and-white Polaroids of porn-industry models posing in seedy Hollywood apartments. What began as an exploration of staged photography and portraiture evolved over the next three years into The Hollywood Suites, a multi-faceted conceptual project in which Kahn turned his lens away from the models to deconstruct their seemingly mundane and monotonous surroundings. Endlessly fascinating, Kahn's series touches on myriad themes including bondage, containment, isolation, and the poetics of absence. This volume includes more than 100 works arranged in chronological groupings based on the original Polaroid film sessions and features essays that offer a scholarly assessment of a groundbreaking work.
Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion Blogs Oliver William, Bubble Susie This survey of the online fashion scene is the first to profile the field's best-known bloggers and most exciting up-andcomers. Packed with vibrant photos and interviews, Style Feed includes Streetpeeper's uncompromising edginess; industry insider Disneyrollergirl's savvy analysis; the passionate flamboyance of Anna Dello Russo; prescient observations from Chicago teenager Tavi Gevinson, The Style Rookie; former model Hanneli Mustaparta's take on what's hot right now; The Business of Fashion's up-to-the-minute news; and chic elders on parade through the streets of Manhattan as documented on Advanced Style. Susie Bubble, founder of influential blog The Style Bubble, opens the book with her own quirky take on style blogging's history and importance within the fashion world at large and then selects the entries included. Perfect for fashion rule-breakers and closet-packing Prada fiends alike, Style Feed offers unprecedented access to a pioneering stream of talented trendspotters.
The Art of Romance Joanna Bowring, Margaret O'Brien Since 1908 readers have been finding respite from the vagaries of everyday life in the pages of novels published by Mills & Boon. Now part of the Harlequin group, the world's largest romance publisher, the company has published thousands of titles each with its own distinctive jacket art. Part of a centenary celebration, this collection of some two hundred Mills & Boon covers offers a fascinating visual record of how our perceptions of romance, love and drama have evolved over the years. With titles such as "Romance Goes Tenting", "Egyptian Honeymoon" and "Beware the Beast", these novels' contents have changed dramatically as women defined their roles in the 1920s and 1930s; searched for heroes during World War II; strove for careers in the 1950s; engaged in free love in the 1960s; yearned for sexual emancipation in the 1970s and 1980s; and, ultimately learned a lot about self-reliance while waiting for Prince Charming to show up.These social transformations are reflected in the covers, chronologically arranged as full-color plates. An introduction charts the changing themes of the novels and explores the reasons behind the enduring popularity of the romance novel.
The Errand of the Eye. Photographs by Rose Mandel Ehrens Susan F. Born in Poland, Rose Mandel emigrated to California in 1942. A love of photography soon brought her into contact with Edward Weston and then with Ansel Adams and Minor White, both of whom had a strong influence on Mandel's work. Including her important sequence The Errand of the Eye, this book presents the sensitivity and clarity of Mandel's vision. Images from natural and man-made environments, eloquent portraits and abstract landscapes convey Mandel's delight in the compositions and patterns that can be found anywhere, whether walking along a city street or a country path. These photographs are the result of a highly refined sense of craftsmanship and a complex understanding of psychology and abstract expressionism that caused Mandel to be described as a painter with a camera. The first monograph on the artist, this volume features an enlightening overview of Mandel's life and work, along with an illustrated chronology and exhibition history.
The Museum of the Horse
One of France's most visited monuments, the Chateau de Chantilly features gardens by Andre Le Notre, a world-renowned art collection and impressive stables, which were the center of eighteenth-century French equestrian culture and transformed into a captivating museum in 1982. Now, under the auspices of the Aga Khan and the Foundation for the Safeguarding and Development of the Domain of Chantilly, the Museum of the Horse has undergone an extensive renovation. In addition to detailing the contents of the museum's galleries, this beautifully illustrated volume explores the important role that Chantilly has played in horse racing and hunting. It takes readers on a tour of the historic stables and surrounding grounds and, in personal essays, looks at the close ties between horse and rider through the centuries.
The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age Wolf Sylvia The rise of digital photography is perhaps the most manifest legacy of the digital revolution in art. Through the use of sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance photographs, saturate them with colour, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography and its enormous varieties of technique and style being practiced today, Sylvia Wolf explores a genre that challenges our notions of the art and the role of the artist. This lavishly illustrated book takes readers from the earliest experiments in digital photography to the latest innovations. Wolf candidly discusses issues of authenticity and narrative and points to technological trends of the future. A global panoply of artists, including Andreas Gursky, Chris Jordan, Loretta Lux, and Lucas Samaras, demonstrates just how diverse and complex the field has become. Today as digital photography is being used by artists to portray unbridled consumption and warn of ecological disaster; as artists employ Photoshop, Google and their own programming skills to create software-cum-art objects; and as seasoned photographers turn from film to their laptops, this volume offers a riveting snapshot of a medium that is changing the way we look at pictures.
Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders Wynd Viktor Viktor Wynd's gallery and shop in East London is arranged with the sensibility of a 17th-century Wunderkabinett. It displays and sells an eccentric and seemingly random collection of objects - everything from shrunken heads to narwhal tusks, united only by the sense of wonder they inspire in their curator. Now, Wynd takes readers on a tour of homes, private collections and museums that share his fondness for things arcane, desiccated, antique, or just plain odd. The book visits rarefied locations lovingly curated to by dilettantes, bohemians and artists: from David McKinley's rambling Devon farmhouse and its historic taxidermy to an Italianate villa in East London built near tower blocks; to the House of Dreams Museum and artist Marcelle Hanselaar's studio. It also includes advice on how to start a collection of your own, covering details on auction houses, private dealers, flea markets and fairs, and shows that having distinctive taste does not necessarily require a massive budget. Designed in a style that reflects its author's delightfully idiosyncratic perspective and with illustrations by the Theatre of Dolls, and photography by Oskar Proctor, this book is dedicated to collecting the wonders of the world.
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Zeitgeist and Glamour: Photography of the '60s and '70s Nicola Erni, Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Ira Stehmann The 1960s and '70s were a time when mainstream culture was turned on its head. Everything from fashion and music to politics and religion was questioned or reinvented while technological advances allowed people around the world to witness these incredible changes. Drawn from the Nicola Erni Collection, the spectacular images in this volume represent the iconic people, places, and events of the era, and were created by the most celebrated photographers of their time as well as press photographers. Iconic figures such as Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Maria Callas and Truman Capote; happening locales such as Warhol's Factory, Studio 54 and London's nightclubs; the jet-setting scenes of Saint-Tropez, St. Moritz, Paris, and Rome-it's all here as viewed through the lenses of Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Francesco Scavullo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lord Snowdon, Andy Warhol and others. A fascinating introductory essay explores the era's cultural scene and examines the art of celebrity photography. Pulsing with life and creativity, this treasure trove of photographs preserves for posterity an unforgettable time.