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Just as Picasso’s Guernica or Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? Which contemporary artworks best capture the
This book is a comprehensive library of dress styles to be used as a reference for the fashion designer, fashion student and anyone interested in the fashion industry. The book is a springboard for ideas. Designer-educators Tracy Fitzgerald and Alison Tay
A survey of all aspects of design that establishes the 1970s as a vitally important period in the creative arts.
No other introductory book presents the diversity and complexity of postwar American art from Abstract Expressionism to the present as clearly and succinctly as this groundbreaking survey.
Aimed at young, enquiring minds An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. The book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual narrative.
Brilliantly illustrated, this incisive overview of Gaudi's visionary work is ideal for those who delight in his architecture as well as those who look forward to traveling to Spain to see his monumental legacy.
Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. This title shows how the wooden heritage of Japan gr
Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds.
Art + Science Now: How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics
Art + Science Now is a groundbreaking overview of the art being made at the cutting edge of scientific research. The first illustrated book in its field, it shows how some of the world’s most dynamic art is being produced not in museums, galleries and stu
From cabinets of curiosities to assemblages of found objects and imitations of museum displays, artists have often turned their attention to the ideas and systems traditionally embodied in the museum display.
A highly illustrated, accessible guide to political art in the twenty-first century, including some of the most daring and ambitious artworks of recent times.
Art Deco was one of the most captivating and popular artistic movements of the 20th century, and its iconic blend of luxury and simplicity still possesses the power to bewitch.
This new survey covers the rich and varied history of participatory art, from early happenings and performances to current practices that demand audience interaction. As the internet mindset – browsing, sharing, collecting, producing – increasingly permea
This revised and expanded edition of Art Photography Now builds on the hugely successful first edition (2005), which traced the developments in art photography since the mid-nineteenth century and profiled world-famous artists such as Sophie Calle, Nan Go
Essays by renowned specialists Robert Storr, Mark Godfrey and Ben Genocchio augment the heavily illustrated artists profiles.
In Art/Fashion in the 21st Century, five chapters feature concise essays with profiles of the key designers, break-out stories about the most avant- garde projects and interviews with the leading lights of the art-fashion crossover phenomenon.
Balthus: Cats and Girls is the first book devoted to this subject, focusing on the early decades of the artist’s career from the mid-1930s to the 1950s.
This book includes articles, drawings, and photographs by Beaton dating from the 1920s to the 1970s. It's an illuminating portrait of this imaginative, charming, and talented man, and his contribution to the world of photography.
`I devoured this from cover to cover and can highly recommend it, because much like Gayford's other recent book on Lucian Freud (Man with a Blue Scarf) the conversational flow leads the reader to many other ideas around and beyond its subject'.
Björk is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Here, now, is the ultimate celebration of this multimillion-selling superstar.
Placing its emphasis on black cultural themes rather than on black racial identity, this volumes explore the visual representations of black culture during the 20th century.
Brassaï (1899-1984) was the first and is still the most famous photographer to chronicle Paris after dark.
This stunning compilation of the work Pieter Bruegel, the 16th century's most famous Netherlandish artist, is being published in anticipation of the 450-year anniversary of the artist's death.
Album przedstawia kult wzoru militarnego w dzisiejszym swiecie mody i designu. Opisuje wplyw praktycznego stylu armii, na sztuke i kulture popularna.
After training at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Candida Hofer studied photography with Bernd and Hilla Becher from 1976 to 1982. The influence of the precise, scientifically minded Bechers , is very apparent in Hofer's work.
This collection brings together photographs taken on two separate visits Cartier-Bresson made to Mexico – the first in 1934, just as he was embarking on his photographic career and the second some thirty years later.
A set of three notebooks featuring charming illustrations of cats in scenes from art history
Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off even the most linguistically savvy Westerners until now.
Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understan
Christian Lacroix is one of the most inventive and admired fashion designers in the world, and he is also incredibly well-versed in fashion history.
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