17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns. 1600 - 1630 North Susan, Tiramani Jenny, Braun Melanie, Costigliolo Luca, Thornton Claire This book presents full step-by-step instructions for the making of early 17th-century men's clothes and accessories in a technically accurate, visually exciting and easy-to-follow format. Twelve garments - all historical pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections - are featured: a suit, three doublets and a cloak, as well as a felt hat, an embroidered nightcap and a plain nightcap liner, a pasteboard picadil, a sword girdle and hangers, a pair of mittens and a linen stocking. They have been analysed so that every aspect of the pattern is exact. Scale patterns and precise construction diagrams are accompanied by colour photography of the whole garment as well as an abundance of informative details and X-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece, showing the precise number of layers and the types of stitches used inside. The methods and techniques of historical tailoring and plain sewing are shown in detail. The authors have some of the best historical tailoring skills in the world and have worked with world-renowned institutions such as the Globe Theatre in London, creating award-winning costumes for film, stage and television. This book is a unique resource for costume and fashion designers, fashion historians and students.
A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen
The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 years ago. But what a 40,000 years, explored here by David Hockney and Martin Gayford in a brilliantly original book. They privilege no medium, or period, or style, but instead, in 16 chapters, discuss how and why pictures have been made, and insistently link 'art' to human skills and human needs. Each chapter addresses an important question: What happens when we try to express reality in two dimensions? Why is the 'Mona Lisa' beautiful and why are shadows so rarely found in Chinese, Japanese and Persian painting? Why are optical projections always going to be more beautiful than HD television can ever be? How have the makers of images depicted movement? What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? Energized by two lifetimes of looking at pictures, combined with a great artist's 70-year experience of experimentation as he makes them, this profoundly moving and enlightening volume will be the art book of the decade.
Ancient Rome Campbell Virginia If all the portable artifacts of Ancient Rome were in a single location, the lives of students, historians, and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler. But the masterpieces are in museums all over the world. This book identifies 200 of the most important of these works, and describes them vividly and informatively in ways that reveal how each is a key object in its own right - a creation that commemorates a great event or heralds the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the fifth century bce to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 ce, each object reveals an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.
Art Since 1900: Modernism Antimodernism Postmodernism Foster Hal Groundbreaking in both its content and its presentation, Art Since 1900 has been hailed as a landmark study in the history of art. Conceived by some of the most influential art historians of our time, this extraordinary book has now been revised, expanded and brought right up to date to include the latest developments in the study and practice of art. With a clear year-by-year structure, the authors present 130 articles, each focusing on a crucial event – such as the creation of a seminal work, the publication of an important text, or the opening of a major exhibition – to tell the myriad stories of art from 1900 to the present. All the key turning-points and breakthroughs of modernism and postmodernism are explored in depth, as are the frequent antimodernist reactions that proposed alternative visions. This expanded edition includes a new introduction on the impact of globalization, as well as essays on the development of Synthetic Cubism, early avant-garde film, Brazilian modernism, postmodern architecture, Moscow conceptualism, queer art, South African photography, and the rise of the new museum of art. Acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject, Art Since 1900 is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of art in the modern age.
Art Deco Collectibles. Fashionable Objets from the Jazz Age Capstick-Dale Rodney , Capstick-Dale Diana The objects in this thematically structured book encompass Deco style at its most alluring, as well as the modernity, excitement, and social revolution of the Jazz Age. These items were the height of fashion then and are highly prized collectibles today. They remind us of an era of closer cooperation between designers and manufacturers, who aimed to produce goods that were not only useful but also beautiful and well made. This showcase of portable Art Deco classics from Britain, Europe (particularly France), and the United States will appeal not just to collectors but to anyone with an interest in Deco style and the history of fashion, design, and small, beautiful things.
Bag Sue Huey, Susie Draffan In the huge and ever growing accessories market, handbags have evolved into unique design pieces status symbols that many aspire to own. In the last ten years the trend for it bags, first initiated by Hermes in the 1950s with the Kelly bag, has taken off, making the luxury goods market extremely lucrative. Certain bag styles have achieved iconic status and are copied the world over, each with its own instantly recognizable name. With handbags from well-known fashion designers as well as up-and coming new talent, this book showcases the most exciting and innovative handbag designers from across the globe, including Chanel, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Bag is beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned photographs, alongside original sketches and moodboards, to reflect the rich and diverse range of bag design. Seeking to understand the creative processes behind these covetable handbags, the book also includes an informed and considered commentary on the style and technique of each designer and brand featured.
Being Modern. MoMA in Paris Bajac Quentin, Michelon Olivier Published to accompany the first exhibition in Paris of highlights from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Being Modern tells the stories behind 120 select artworks and design objects acquired by MoMA between the late 19th century and the present, providing a unique insight into the making of one of the greatest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Featuring work from all six of the Museum's departments, from Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad (1925) to the recently acquired original set of 176 digital emoji, the catalogue highlights the diversity and topicality of MoMA's collection, and provides a fresh perspective on the modernist canon.
The book is organized chronologically according to the year each artwork entered MoMA's collection. Short texts by museum curators accompany each work, providing an overview of its significance as well as a behind the scenes look at the acquisitions process, often an untold aspect of a museum's history. Rather than presenting the collection as a flawlessly structured, stable entity, the book reveals its complex evolution and wide-ranging scope, demonstrating multiple ways of looking at MoMA's multidisciplinary collection.
Cartier: Innovation Through 20th Century
Cartier epitomizes creativity and individuality in jewellery design.The 175 objects featured in this book exemplify Cartiers inimitable talent and represent milestones in twentieth-century design. Peerless archetypes of excellence that are important benchmarks in the history of world jewelery, they retain their beauty and relevance into the twenty-first century.
Cartier: Innovation Through the Twentieth Century (Russian Edition)
Каталог выставки — это первое издание на русском языке, дающее достаточное полное представление о творчестве Cartier в ХХ столетии. В книгу включен обширный архивный материал Cartier: эскизы, фотографии и гипсовые слепки изделий, а также значительное количество изображений знаменитых клиентов всемирно известной фирмы.
Chanels J12 Foulkes Nicholas Chanels J12 watch revolutionized the standards of watches for women, combining technical sophistication with the allure of modern design. The J12 has evolved into a classic watchmaking icon of the twenty-first century.
Since its arrival twenty years ago, the J12 has drawn its inspiration from Chanels drive to shake up the codes by combining a daring artistic approach with superlative technical finesse. The J12 watch transformed ceramic into a precious material, and rewrote two hundred years of watchmaking with the innovative brilliance of its design.
A text by noted watch connoisseur Nicholas Foulkes explores the extraordinary conception, execution and history of the Chanel J12. Enhanced by a strikingly original selection of fine photographs, this volume celebrates twenty years of the most beautiful and technically refined watches ever worn on the wrist.
Chineasy Workbook Lan Shao, Bar Noma Where Chineasy's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self-standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method. Suitable for everyone from schoolchildren to businesspeople, it will foster a genuine appreciation of the Chinese language and provide a fun introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy.
Custom Kicks: Personalized Footwear Kim Smits, M. Matthijs Customizing is hot. Everything can be customized: from pimped cars to retro furniture. This major trend is especially popular in footwear. Customizing your own shoes is a way of stepping out of the crowd, of showing your personality. And, just about every sneaker brand has found a way to put street art into their products; rain boots have never been more hip; and there are even Customize festivals and exhibitions.By inviting 150 artists and illustrators to show/create customized shoes the book will appeal not only to sneaker freaks, fashion fetishists and trend watchers, but also to the graphic design and art audience. The main focus is on the artwork but the text examines the trend and asks: how did it start? What materials do the artists use? There are also tips and tricks on how to create your very own unique shoes.
Digital by Design
New in paperback, this is an in-depth survey of today's best design and art production using digital technology in creative and unexpected ways. Troika, a multi-disciplinary art and design practice showcases nearly eighty of the worlds most innovative designers and their designs, from crystal chandeliers displaying text messages to tooth implants which allow for near telepathic communication. Paola Antonelli, of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, contributes a foreword and interviews with four of the brightest lights in the field: Dunne & Raby, Ron Arad, Steven Sacks and Mashiko Kusahara. No design professional will be able to ignore this innovative book.
Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements
Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) is one of a generation of photographers who seek to portray the visible outcomes of a globalized economy and humankind’s impact on environments around the world. He has achieved global recognition with his large-scale photographs and project-based monographs, such as Quarries, Oil, and Water, all of which have resulted in popular touring exhibitions and, in the case of Water, a feature-length documentary film entitled Watermark. However, while Burtynsky’s global standing is without question, no comprehensive retrospective of his career to date exists.
Edited and curated by William A. Ewing, Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements provides an overview of Burtynsky’s work across four decades, including 140 photographs of both iconic and previously unpublished images. It conceives of Burtynsky’s oeuvre as five free-flowing sections that provide a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each of the five sections is interleaved with a selection of texts from previous publications and articles on Burtynsky that work in concert with the photographs to provide a complete understanding of Burtynsky’s view of the world.
With an introduction by William A. Ewing and an essay by Joshua Schuster, this book provides both an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work.
Egon Schiele. The Egoist Gaillemin Jean-Louis Egon Schiele lived in Vienna during its last years as capital of the declining Habsburg Empire. Rejected by his family and hounded by society for his interest in young girls, he expressed through his art a deep and bewildering loneliness and an obsession with sexuality, death and decay. Schiele died at the age of twenty-eight, yet he left behind him a body of work that sustains a huge public reputation and myth. This profusely illustrated book delves into both the controversial sexual themes and neglected aspects of Schieles art, notably his formal experiments and his later expressionist portraits and allegorical paintings works that reveal much about the importance of his short career.
Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolours Kallir Jane Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before his early death in the flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of 28. His few hundred oils have often been reproduced and are well recognized, but he also created nearly 3000 drawings and watercolours. Limited access to these fragile works and dispersion among several collections have made a comprehensive survey of Schiele's work a rarity. This volume assembles the master draughtsman's works on paper, providing an opportunity to study his rapid artistic development over the course of a brief 12 years of activity. Each year of his output is introduced and the author discusses his step-by-step progression from child prodigy to master of the human form and expression.
Elizabeth I and Her World: In Public and in Private Susan Watkins Elizabeth I was one of the great personalities of all time, with Elizabethan England being a scintillating cultural era, with an enduring legacy in literature, architecture and sheer style. In this book, newly available in paperback, Susan Watkins takes us to the heart of one of history's most abiding love stories: the extraordinary tale of how Elizabeth set out capture the hearts of her people. Throughout, the inspired special photography of Mark Fiennes, together with portraits and paintings, tapestries and personal objects of the period, gives the perfect visual expression of this evolving love affair of a nation.
Fashion Design Course: Accessories: Design Practice and Processes for Creating Hats, Bags, Shoes and More Saunders Sue, Schaffer Jane This book offers a detailed introduction for fashion design students, aspiring designers and start-up businesses to the design principles, construction techniques and professional practices for the growing market sector of accessory and footwear design. Two leading educators explain the fundamental principles of research, design and development, covering core techniques and processes, specialist terminology and tools of the trade. Following chapters are dedicated to particular subjects handbags, footwear, hats, belts, gloves and small leather goods with a concluding information section on courses, careers and trade fairs. Anyone who wants to make a career in this exciting niche area will find this an indispensable reference book.
Fashioning the Future. Tomorrow's Wardrobe Suzanne Lee Spray-on dresses, growable suits and self-cleaning shirts may soon become everyday items. This visionary exploration of where fashion and clothing are headed provides the first guide to the astonishing ways in which contemporary science and technology are shaping what we wear.
Fashioning the Future examines the work of those scientific researchers and fashion designers, such as Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan and Walter Van Beirendonck, who are transforming today’s science fiction into tomorrow’s reality.
Fashioning the Future is essential for those interested in the long-term future of fashion, design and lifestyle – as well as for everyone wanting to know how to stand out from the crowd.