However we define it, art defines us. Oxford fellow Stephen Farthing aids our efforts by pinpointing over 1,000 key paintings in art's long history. His selections encompass artwork from ancient Egypt to the present. Each illustrated entry places the painting within its historic and aesthetic context. A portable museum.
History - Contemporary (1945- ) Art - Tell Us: What Was Your First Work Of Art? An inspirational collection, No.1: First Works of 363 Artists showcases works by a variety of contemporary painters, photographers, ... - No.1: First Works of 362 Artists (Books)
The National Gallery in London houses one of the richest collections of Western European paintings in the world, ranging from the 13th to the 20th century. In this beautiful book, one hundred of the greatest works from the collection, each by a different artist, are presented in chronological order, and accompanied by a lively, informative text and full-page color reproductions....
Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog...
This is the first monograph on the iconic independent New York street fashion label, Supreme. In April 1994, Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture. Challenging the dominance of the established West Coast skater scene and the new conservatism of 1990s New York, Supreme defined the aesthetic of an era.
Featuring some of the most important contemporary tattoo artists who are making cutting-edge graphics, typography, and customized artistic masterpieces. Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo is a unique collection of the designs of the most creative contemporary tattoo artists from around the world.
The regal lion, the magnificent tiger and the mighty polar bear are among the largest carnivores and most formidable predators on Earth. They live in diverse parts of the planet, but, threatened by the loss of their habitats, they all share an uncertain future. In Predatory Light is a superb tribute to the striking beauty of this trio of almost mythic creatures. Dramatic duotone images...
Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner, Theron, on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Theron took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things. From bicycles to giant watermelons to horses to people, there really isn't anything that Maddie won't stand on with grace and patience. The poignant Insta
The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up . Already a bestseller in Germany, this compulsive title has sold more than 100,000 copies in less than a year, and the fastidiously arranged images have garnered blog love from NPR, Brain Pickings, swissmiss, and more. Tapping int
"Far from child's play. An astonishing collection."--Publishers Weekly
Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships.
The illustrious career of Charles and Ray Eames. Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects, etc... the quality of the connections is the key to quality. Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design.
Introducing the second cult movie-art book from Gallery 1988 one of the world's most talked about art galleries! Gallery 1988 is a Los Angeles art gallery that focuses on pop-culture themed artwork. Be prepared to see your favourite cult movies as you've never seem them before!
This collection of heart imagery highlights how a universal symbol can be creatively interpreted and constantly reinvented. It captures the breadth of art and design imagery exploring the meaning and representation of hearts. Although the focus is on the contemporary, it also touches on the history of the symbol - from the Sacred Heart cult to the invention of the Valentine, from heart...
Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children’s book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs,...
This hardcover collection of photographs celebrates Jackie O's life in the city as a mother, book editor, style icon, and a New Yorker. These images capture the real-life joy, creative passion, and effortless style of New York Jackie.
From Marilyn Monroe's famous subway grate scene to Friends apartment, discover the real-life locations from some of New York's most famous films and TV shows with On Location NYC, a paperback guide to the city via the screen. Filled with tips, trivia, now-and-then images, quotes, and location information for 50 famous films and TV shows, plus a complete index listing location information...
Whether created by established architects and artists or new talents, the examples in Utopia Forever are important catalysts for fundamental change and are radically shaping our notions of life in the future. The current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art collected here point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the...
Girst elegantly unravels the skeins of Duchamp's thinking... An essential compendium for puzzling out an essential artist. Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation Among the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered...
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