Arts & Photography (783)

Trick of the Eye

ISBN: 9783791373218

Author: Silke Vry    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the pai...


If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the paint is wet; the fruit is real; the window is open; the figure’s eyes are following you around the room. This fun and informative book takes young readers on a thematic tour of art as illusion. From the Parthenon through examples from nearly every major movement and culture, vibrant works of art are revealed to contain visual tricks, puns, hidden clues and just plain deceit. Seurat’s pointillism, da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa, Magritte’s playful paintings-within-paintings, Duane Hanson’s eerily realistic statues are all explored in detail to discuss the techniques, styles, use of perspective, and composition that implore us to look at them again and again. Filled with ideas for do-it-yourself optical projects, each chapter focuses on a theme such as colour, hidden pictures, and surrealism. Designed with the curious eye in mind, this book will introduce young readers to beguiling works of art with fresh insight and a new way of appreciating some of the world’s most important works of art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$24.99
Vermeer's Secret World

ISBN: 9783791373294

Author: Vincent Etienne    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Scenes of domestic life and rich color make Johannes Vermeer’s art both accessible and irresistible. Designed and written to appeal to young readers, this eng...


Scenes of domestic life and rich color make Johannes Vermeer’s art both accessible and irresistible. Designed and written to appeal to young readers, this engaging introduction to the Dutch master encourages children to experience the charm and mystery of Vermeer’s work. Large, vibrant reproductions allow a close study of the fascinating details that make Vermeer’s paintings so compelling and enable the colors, for which he was so famous, to leap off the page. Recent books and movies have brought Vermeer into the forefront of popular culture, and this lively and informative book introduces the artist to children.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$24.99
China and Egypt

ISBN: 9783791356495

Author: Friederike Seyfried    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Much of what we now know in Western Civilization can be traced back to ancient civilizations in China and in Egypt. In this illuminating book, hundreds of works...


Much of what we now know in Western Civilization can be traced back to ancient civilizations in China and in Egypt. In this illuminating book, hundreds of works dating from the 4th millennium BC to the 2nd century AD are presented side-by-side—and the similarities between both cultures are startling and significant. Divided into chapters focusing on each region’s writing, government, daily life, religious beliefs, and funeral rites, the book examines how these cultures developed in parallel. These beautiful antiquities offer new insights into how ancient people lived, worked, and worshiped over the same time period on different continents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$140.00
Klimt and Antiquity: Erotic Encounters

ISBN: 9783791356990

Author: Stella Rollig    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Gustav Klimt’s 1907 publication of his illustrated edition of Lucian’s ancient work Dialogues of the Courtesans was the first time he exhibited his erotic a...


Gustav Klimt’s 1907 publication of his illustrated edition of Lucian’s ancient work Dialogues of the Courtesans was the first time he exhibited his erotic art to the public, and it led to his denouncement by censors disturbed by the work’s graphic content. This volume revives Klimt’s masterful book, which pairs his erotic drawings with Wiener Werkstätte design, and which arguably resulted in the Art Nouveau era’s most beautiful book. Klimt and Antiquity also compares the red- and blackfigure Attic vases dating from the 5th century with Klimt’s art. It presents Klimt’s antiquity-inspired art as a dialogue between contemporary and ancient art, between genders, and between women’s roles in times of antiquity and modernity. Essays explore Klimt’s interest in ancient art; the ancient role of the courtesan; and the phenomenon of the Greek symposium as fertile ground for Greek art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 235 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$140.00
Henri Matisse: Erotic Sketchbook

ISBN: 9783791383927

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For Henri Matisse, drawing was an exercise as personal as it was essential to his art. These black and white and gently coloured sketches allow the viewer to ap...


For Henri Matisse, drawing was an exercise as personal as it was essential to his art. These black and white and gently coloured sketches allow the viewer to appreciate the quality of Matisse’s lines, their confidence and ease, as well as the intense relationship between artist and model. Matisse’s joie de vivre, his love of beauty, and his fascination with the human body are fully in evidence in this lovely volume.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 185 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$55.00
Living in Style London

ISBN: 9783961710065

Authors: Karin Graabaek Helledie, Andreas von Einsiedel    Publisher: TeNeues

There is no other European capital where your home is (literally) as dear a possession as it is in London, a place where your postal code can be a powerful call...


There is no other European capital where your home is (literally) as dear a possession as it is in London, a place where your postal code can be a powerful calling card. Anyone who has ever strolled through the city’s various neighborhoods, passed its modern skyscrapers, and entered into one of the many Georgian or Victorian buildings, has probably experienced a great curiosity, if not envy, about residing in this genteel and historical, yet thoroughly modern metropolis. Examples of breathtaking design abound in Living in Style London, as readers will see how London interior designers and architects create residences perfectly tailored to the people who live there, while making optimal use of the available space. Photographer Andreas von Einsiedel and author Karin Graabaek Helledie, both residents of London, escort us on a trip through the imposing residential landscape of this storied British city, a place as diverse and varied as its homeowners. Renovated industry lofts, carefully restored row houses with light-flooded bay windows, or glass oases with spectacular views of the Thames are presented with informative accompanying texts, showing off the most impressively beautiful homes found in the English capital. Born in Denmark, KARIN GRAABAEK HELLEDIE developed her sense for good design and furnishings in the cradle! For more than twenty years, the journalist and book author (Living in Style Scandinavia, teNeues), who lives in London, has been writing about trends, interior design, and travel for international publications like Danish newspaper, Børsen, and interior magazine, RUM. As an homage to her adopted home, she also wrote an intimate city guide called, London My Love!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$115.00
Ultimate Toys for Men

ISBN: 9783961710188

Author: Michael Brunnbauer    Publisher: TeNeues

The perfect gift for all boys who have grown up, but preserved their inner child..   There are only two notable differences between toys for little boys and to...


The perfect gift for all boys who have grown up, but preserved their inner child..   There are only two notable differences between toys for little boys and toys for grown-up boys: the toys get bigger with age—and more expensive. Matchbox cars give way to high-end sports cars, model boats become motorboats and sailing yachts, and the plastic wristwatch turns into a Swiss chronograph with a perpetual calendar and minute repeater. The Toys for Men series has always stayed abreast of this male drive to play; in the latest volume, we present the ultimate wish list, a selection of the most exclusive, most innovative, and most luxurious toys that men with money can buy. Of course, the list includes the classic male fantasies of Lear jets, mega- yachts, and super sports cars—the truly giant and great things that move men in the air, on water, or on land. But it also includes the little gadgets—from headphones and wristwatches to SLR cameras—that make tech-loving men’s hearts beat a little faster. We also include the vices that speak to connoisseurs, like that special bottle of French wine, Scottish whiskey, or Cuban cigars. And last but not least, we include one of the greatest luxuries of all: having a product tailored to you and you alone, bespoke-style. But we’re not just talking about custom- tailored suits. Cars, golf clubs, skis, nearly everything today can be customized to suit your particular tastes. If you’re searching for the ultimate toys for the gentleman who has everything, you’ll hit pay dirt here. Because as philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche already knew, “There is a child hidden in every man: and it wants to play.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$180.00
Sweet and Bizarre

ISBN: 9788416500536

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Sweet & Bizarre is a way of describing works of art from the Lowbrow - also called Pop Surrealism - movement. The “Lowbrow” movement arose in 1979, led by a...


Sweet & Bizarre is a way of describing works of art from the Lowbrow - also called Pop Surrealism - movement. The “Lowbrow” movement arose in 1979, led by artist Robert Williams after various art analysts struggled with categorising his works. Many artists are now associate with this new concept, including Mark Ryden, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Gary Baseman, Takashi Murakami, Xue Wang, Sara Sanz, etc. In the following pages you will find fantastic works that will make you feel something sweet and bizarre at the same time, artists like Kazuhiro Hori, Xue Wang, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Marion Peck, Brandi Milne and Dilka Bear. Each artist tells us about their trajectory and their more personal styles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$65.00
Alice Inspiration

ISBN: 9788416500543

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Alice was created by British mathematician, photographer and writer Lewis Carroll, inspired by the daughter of some friends. Carroll fantasised about taking the...


Alice was created by British mathematician, photographer and writer Lewis Carroll, inspired by the daughter of some friends. Carroll fantasised about taking the child to a parallel-reality world which he called “Wonderland”. Alice has inspired movies, songs, video games and all kinds of books. The book is a tribute to this fanciful girl and all the friends she meets along the way, including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. Each character shines in its own right and reveals its unique personality in each encounter with Alice. 28 illustrators offer us a personal version of each character, revealing something more of their art and trend. Have a happy, creative journey to wonderland!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$49.99
The Hidden Cezanne

ISBN: 9783791356525

Author: Anita Haldemann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Like many artists, Paul Cezanne started his great paintings by sketching his ideas on paper. This book recreates some of Cezanne's sketchbooks as it delves into...


Like many artists, Paul Cezanne started his great paintings by sketching his ideas on paper. This book recreates some of Cezanne's sketchbooks as it delves into the Kunstmuseum Basel's collection of drawings by Cezanne-the most comprehensive and significant collection of the artist's drawings in the world. Rarely presented in exhibitions, these works introduce readers to the nucleus of Cezanne's creative thinking, allowing us to observe his everyday practice as a draftsman. Scenes of violence appear side by side with portrait sketches; copies after Eugene Delacroix or ancient sculptures alternate with landscapes and bathers. Repeated studies varying only slightly in perspective and angle help us understand how Cezanne strove to find the right approach to his subject. Featuring his drawings as well as his great paintings and accompanied by a series of essays that explore how Cezanne used his sketchbooks as preparation for landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, this book offers fascinating insights into the creative process of a master.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$140.00
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