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Michaelangelo: Divine Draftsman And DesignerMichaelangelo: Divine Draftsman And Designer by Bambach, Carmen C.

The Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was especially celebrated for his disegno, a term that embraces both drawing and conceptual design. Featuring more than 200 drawings as well as paintings, sculpture, and architectural plans and views, this authoritative examines Michelangelo as "the divine draftsman and designer" whose work, according to Giorgio Vasari, embodied the unity of the arts. In each thematic chapter, related drawings and other works are illustrated and discussed together, many for the first time, to provide new insights into Michelangelo's creative process.

Degas: A Passion For PerfectionDegas: A Passion For Perfection by Munro, Jane (Ed.)

Published in the centenary year of the artist's death, this book presents an exceptional array of Degas's work, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, counter proofs, and sculpture, with approximately sixty key works from private and public collections in Europe and the United States, some of them published here for the first time. Shown together, the impressive works represent well over half a century of innovation and artistic production. Essays by leading Degas scholars and conservation scientists explore his practice and recurring themes of the human figure and landscape.

Yi-Lu Collection Of Vietnamese Ceramics, The. Yi Lu Cang Yue Nao Tao CiYi-Lu Collection Of Vietnamese Ceramics, The. Yi Lu Cang Yue Nao Tao Ci by Richards, Dick; Loh T.S.

Vietnam has a long tradition of ceramic production. The works featured in this catalogue have been chosen to celebrate the artistic and technical achievements of the designers and potters who worked at northern Vietnamese production sites for more than two millennia. The works are presented in related groups, much as a private collector might display them. With a catalogue essay by Kerry Nguyen-Long.

50 Paintings You Should Know50 Paintings You Should Know by Lowis, Kristina; Tamsin Pickeral

Now available in an updated edition, this generously illustrated book is a tour of the most important Western paintings since the Renaissance. Spanning seven centuries, this selection of 50 iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions that are a pleasure to contemplate. Starting with Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring as well as works by Monet, van Gogh, Cassatt, Cézanne, Dalí, Kahlo, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, and O'Keeffe, nearly every important painter is represented in this book.

Seduction: Japan's Floating World - The John C. Weber CollectionSeduction: Japan's Floating World - The John C. Weber Collection by Allen, Laura W.

Seduction show how images of courtesans were constructed as objects of desire, and it considers how the artistic version aligned with or departed from the reality of women's lives. It traces the ways that art was used to transport viewers to a constructed realm of sensory delights to stimulate desires and gratify fantasies of carefree pleasure. Editor Laura W. Allen offers an overview of the seductive spell cast by the floating world and provides helpful entries on each of the featured objects. The result is a fascinating study of the way that visual objects were used to convey insider knowledge about the latest fashions in clothing, hairstyles, accessories, and even games.

Flower Power: The Meaning Of Flowers In Asian ArtFlower Power: The Meaning Of Flowers In Asian Art by Chan, Dany

In 1967, the phrase "flower power" transformed the commonplace flower into a Buddhist-inspired symbol of peace. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of San Francisco's "Summer of Love," this art and design book showcases the expressive powers of flowers in Asian arts and cultures. Beginning in ancient times, a language of flowers, where certain blooms suggest specific themes, was communicated in art throughout Asia. Here forty artworks, all drawn from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection, focus on six celebrated flowers-lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose-and the messages they convey.

Between Worlds: Raden Saleh And Juan LunaBetween Worlds: Raden Saleh And Juan Luna by Storer, Russell; C. Chikiamco; S.M. Hafiz (Eds.)

National heroes and enigmatic figures, 19th-century painters Raden Saleh and Juan Luna traversed the colonial territories of Southeast Asia and the imperial cities of Europe. Their agile navigation of these competing positions resulted in dramatic paintings that are today animated as allegories of anti-colonialism in their respective homelands of Indonesia and the Philippines. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, this catalogue features over a hundred full-colour image plates of their works: from sweeping Orientalist hunting scenes to gritty Realist portrayals of the working class. Essays and biographical timelines examine each artist's practices, as well as frame them within the cultural and social dynamics of the 19th century.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.AAxis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.A by Chavoya, C. Ondine; David Evans Frantz

Working between the 1960s and early 1990s, the artists profiled in this compendium represent a broad cross section of L.A.'s art scene. With nearly 400 illustrations and ten essays, this volume presents histories of artistic experimentation and reveals networks of collaboration and exchange that resulted in some of the most intriguing art of late 20th-century America. From "mail art" to the rise of Chicano, gay, and feminist print media; the formation of alternative spaces to punk music and performance; fashion culture to the AIDS crisis-the artists and works featured here comprise a boundary-pushing network of voices and talents.

Gods In Color: Polychromy In The Ancient WorldGods In Color: Polychromy In The Ancient World by Brinkmann, Vinzenz; R. Dreyfus; U. Koch-Brinkmann

When Renaissance artists sought to imitate ancient sculpture, their medium of choice was pure, white marble, but little did they know that the works they emulated were originally painted in dazzling and powerful hues-from red ocher and cinnabar to azurite and malachite. By illustrating painted reconstructions of well-known sculptures in relation to original examples, this volume reveals how ancient artists in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Aegean, Greece, and Rome brought unexpected and breathtaking color to their artworks. Accompanying these reproductions are watercolors of Greece's landscapes dating from different years, which show how our perception of ancient art has changed over time.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 by Farjardo-Hill, Cecilia; Andrea Giunta

Amidst the tumult and revolution that characterized the latter half of the 20th century in Latin America and the US, women artists were staking their claim in nearly every field. This wide- ranging volume examines the work of more than 100 female artists with nearly 300 works in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance art, and other experimental media. A series of thematic essays, arranged by country, address the cultural and political contexts in which these radical artists worked, while other essays address key issues such as feminism, art history, and the political body.

Elements: The Art Of Make-Up By Yasmin HeinzElements: The Art Of Make-Up By Yasmin Heinz by Heinz, Yasmin; Jess Henley

One of the world's most renowned makeup artists, Yasmin Heinz works at the cutting edge of fashion. From photo shoots to runway shows and from music videos to advertising, Heinz's expertise is in demand by photographers, designers, and celebrities alike. This sumptuous volume of her most striking creations is divided into sections that echo the universe's four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Chosen from Heinz's vast archive, and featuring renowned illustrators and artists, the images in this book reveal her extraordinary skills-whether adding contour to a beautiful face, or completely transforming another. Weaving together the best of fashion, beauty, and photography, this irresistible volume shows that makeup can be an exciting form of art.

Revolution Is Dead, The: Long Live The Revolution! From Malevich To Judd, From Deineka To BartanaRevolution Is Dead, The: Long Live The Revolution! From Malevich To Judd, From Deineka To Bartana by Baumgartner, Michael; K. Buhler; N. Zimmer

The point of departure for the present publication is the strikingly innovative artistic spirit of the Russian avant-garde, along with the "Socialist Realism" that became established after the revolution. It addresses the radical conceptions of the revolutionary artistic movements of the early 20th century and their significance for the breakthroughs to abstraction and Constructivism. It also traces the implications and the traces of "Socialist Realism" as an ideologically motivated pictorial formula up to the present day. Also investigated is the actuality and viability of revolutionary ideas and art with reference to numerous examples of both abstract and representational art.

Magnum Atlas: Around The World In 365 Photos From The Magnum ArchiveMagnum Atlas: Around The World In 365 Photos From The Magnum Archive by Magnum Photos

Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel's highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume. As readers flip the pages they will find themselves traveling from west to east across the globe. Each country is represented in three or four images captured by a single photographer. While renowned figures such as Robert Capa, Bruce Davidson, and Martin Parr are included, readers will also find younger photographers such as Olivia Arthur, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Mikhael Subotzky, all of whom present dazzling new views of our changing world.

Animation: The Global HistoryAnimation: The Global History by Furniss, Maureen

Maureen Furniss surveys the cultural, political and economic context of how this dynamic industry evolved, emphasizing both artistic and technical achievements from around the world - from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney. Featuring a timeline for each of its six parts, Animation: The Global History provides readers with a clear and accessible chronology of events. A 'Global Storyline', highlighting the major themes of the era, opens each chapter, and an end-of-book glossary defines key terms used throughout the book.

50 Women Artists You Should Know (New Edition)50 Women Artists You Should Know (New Edition) by Weidemann, Christiane; P. Larass; M. Klier

Now available in a new edition, this book offers more than 500 years of achievements in art by women. This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. From the Early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the seventeenth-century illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian to Impressionist Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and to modern icons such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, the most important female artists are profiled in this book in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. There is a succinct biography for each artist, together with information outlining her accomplishments and influence, additional resources for further study, and, best of all, brilliant full-color reproductions of the artist's works.

Tobias Kwan Postcard SetTobias Kwan Postcard Set by Kwan, Tobias

A 14-piece postcard set featuring illustrations by Tobias Kwan's fantasy project "Motherland Chronicles".

Jingna Zhang Postcard SetJingna Zhang Postcard Set by Zhang, Jingna

A 14-piece postcard set featuring fine art photography from Zhang Jingna's fantasy project "Motherland Chronicles".

Pan Yu Lin Catalogue Raisonné: PrintsPan Yu Lin Catalogue Raisonné: Prints by Wong, Rita; Dani Lee (Trans.)

This newly published catalogue raisonné offers for the first time a complete survey of all the prints made by the legendary Pan Yu Lin. The rarely seen drypoint prints by Pan are presented in their entirety. In addition, the author was able to pair the plates at the Anhui Museum with the prints at the Cernuschi Museum, thus reuniting plates with their "offspring" prints across two continents after a hiatus of over sixty years.

Decoding IndonesiaDecoding Indonesia by Widjaja, Sendy

This book, richly illustrated with 168 paintings by Erica Hestu Wahyuni, is about the journey of Indonesia as a country. Using art philosophy, it considers the historical journey from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, arts and business. Trilingual in English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Chinese.

Global Contemporary Art World, TheGlobal Contemporary Art World, The by Harris, Jonathan

The final instalment in the critically-acclaimed trilogy on globalization and art explores the growing dominance of Asian centers of art. This book takes readers on a fascinating journey around five Asian centers of contemporary art and its myriad institutions, agents, forms, materials, and languages, while posing vital questions about the political economy of culture and the power of visual art in a multi-polar world. Drawing on detailed case studies and personal insights gained from his extensive experience of the contemporary art scene in Asia, Professor Harris examines the evolving relationship between the western centers of art practice, collection, and validation and the emerging peripheries of Asian Tiger societies with burgeoning art centers. And he arrives at the somewhat controversial conclusion that dominance of the art world is rapidly slipping away from Europe and North America.