Prestel Publishing (207)

Degas Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

ISBN: 9783791356211

Author: Simon Kelly    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Though best known for his depictions of dancers and bathers, Edgar Degas repeatedly returned to the subject of millinery over the course of three decades. In ma...


Though best known for his depictions of dancers and bathers, Edgar Degas repeatedly returned to the subject of millinery over the course of three decades. In masterpieces such as The Millinery Shop (1879–86) and The Milliners (ca. 1898), he captured scenes of milliners fashioning and women wearing elaborate, colorful hats. Featuring sumptuous paintings, pastels, and preparatory drawings by Degas, Cassatt, Manet, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, this generously illustrated book surveys the millinery industry of 19th-century Paris. Peppered throughout with photographs, posters, and prints of French hats, this book includes essays that explore Degas’s particular interest in the millinery trade; the tension between modern fashion and reverence for history and the grand art- historical tradition; a chronicle of Parisian milliners from Caroline Reboux to Coco Chanel; and examples of how the millinery trade is depicted in literature. Brilliantly linking together the worlds of industry, art, and fashion, this groundbreaking book examines the fundamental role of hats and hat-makers in 19th-century culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$155.00
DUE > 28th Apr 2017
From Hopper to Rothko

ISBN: 9783791356938

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end ...


Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end of the nineteenth century through the post-war decades after World War II. Organised into thematic sections, the story unfolds chronologically from the great romantic realist painters, like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, to the psychological insights of Edward Hopper, the abstract landscapes of Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keefe, and finally, to the heroic triumphs of the abstract expressionists, like Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. Assembled over half a century by Duncan Phillips, the collection is not only a reflection of one man's personal taste, but also a continuous snapshot of the changing character of American art in the twentieth century, including essays by European and American scholars, this publication of 68 works by 50 artists tells the story of nearly a century of dynamic vision and innovation in American modern art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2017


$125.00
DUE > 30th Sep 2017
Cocktails of the Movies

ISBN: 9783791383484

Authors: Will Francis, Stacey Marsh    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Movie trivia with a twist—a fun and delicious collection of cocktail recipes and new illustrations of the iconic films they appeared in. "Cocktails of the Mov...


Movie trivia with a twist—a fun and delicious collection of cocktail recipes and new illustrations of the iconic films they appeared in. "Cocktails of the Movies" is the perfect book for gathering friends and making the fabulous mixed drinks that are featured in your favorite films. From Groundhog Day it’s Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist; from A Clockwork Orange, a Moloko Plus. Imbibe a White Russian with the Dude, Jeff Bridges, from The Big Lebowski, or kick back and savor some Mississippi Punch with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. As interest in mixology and drinks from past decades soars, this journey through 64 great cocktails of the silver screen will thrill movie buffs and provide inspiration for anyone looking to pair up an occasion with a fine beverage. Featuring easy-to-follow recipes and original illustrations of cinema’s greatest stars and movies, this book serves up fascinating trivia about the genesis of each drink and its role within each film’s plot. In addition, it covers all the basics of preparing, garnishing, and serving cocktails in style. No matter what your taste in movies or liquor, there’s something for everyone—including a Virgin Piña Colada (Kurt Russell, Deathproof) and the Arnold Palmer (Will Ferrell’s optionally alcoholic cooler in The Other Guys)—in this original collection.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 15 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$32.00
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
DUE > 30th Sep 2017
Beyond Bling

ISBN: 9783791355627

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental, and even disturbing. O...


Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental, and even disturbing. Objects range from a necklace featuring a gold cast of a rodent skull to a ring made from a hand-wrought, white-gold nail, bent and thrust through a large smoky quartz. With hundreds of new images and five incisive essays, the book brings this little-known collection to light.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$95.00
Magritte The Treachery of Images

ISBN: 9783791355986

Author: Didier Ottinger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This major new book on René Magritte offers fresh interpretations of the artist’s use of symbols and imagery to articulate his particular brand of surrealism...


This major new book on René Magritte offers fresh interpretations of the artist’s use of symbols and imagery to articulate his particular brand of surrealism. In this beautiful monograph, a collection of revelatory essays focuses on five common images in Rene Magritte’s work—fire, shadows, curtains, words, and the fragmented body. Featuring vibrant reproductions of more than 100 works, this book helps readers understand how the artist employed these images in ways both deceptive and realistic. The book explores how he distorted accepted interpretations of classic symbols; why he so often used words as elements of his paintings; and how he applied aspects of the theater in his works. As Magritte’s paintings have become subsumed by the very commercialism they sought to ridicule, this volume takes a fresh look at an artist whose familiarity masks an incredible gift for deception and rapier-like intellect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2017


$125.00
The Big Picture

ISBN: 9783791382845

Author: Matthew Israel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the compelling story of the evolution of contemporary art, its state today, and where it’s headed, through a sample of ten artworks created by ten ar...


Discover the compelling story of the evolution of contemporary art, its state today, and where it’s headed, through a sample of ten artworks created by ten artists over a span of fifteen years. Written in an engaging, straightforward style by prominent art historian Matthew Israel, this book presents ten outstanding examples of contemporary art, each with significant historical or cultural relevance to contemporary art’s big picture. Drawn from the fields of photography, painting, performance, installation, video, film, and public art, the works featured here combine to create a bigger picture of the state of contemporary art today. From Andreas Gurskys large-scale color photograph “Rhine II” to Kara Walkers acclaimed installation in the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, each work is carefully explored within the larger perspective of its social and artistic milieu. Articulate and insightful, this book offers readers the ability to consider each work in-depth, while also providing an easily digestible foundation from which to study the often challenging but continually fascinating world of 21st-century art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm


$69.99
100 Great Street Photographs

ISBN: 9783791383132

Author: David Gibson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of ...


This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists. Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is un-staged, of-the-moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book—the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years—are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator. Curated by David Gibson, a street photographer and expert in the genre, this stunning book offers a truly global collection of images. Gibson’s insightful introduction gives an insider’s overview of street photography, illuminating its historic importance and its renaissance in the digital age.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$79.99
New Architecture London

ISBN: 9783791382784

Author: Prestel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed ar...


London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed architects. This breathtaking volume offers a fascinating look at the city’s rapidly changing skyline and celebrates the enormous array of styles, materials, and cutting-edge technology that have been employed by today’s leading architects. The projects profiled here—brought to life by photographer Richard Schulman—range from dance and aquatic centers to world-class museums and global office headquarters. The book includes Rafael Viñoly’s “Walkie-Talkie” and “The Gherkin” by Foster + Partners, as well as Renzo Piano’s mixed-use skyscraper, “The Shard,” across the Thames. Tucked into a medieval alley, OMA’s New Court Rothschild Bank nimbly juxtaposes contemporary features with more traditional ones. Meanwhile, alongside St. Paul’s Cathedral, Jean Nouvel’s One New Change cleverly plays off its storied environs with an ingeniously constructed glass block that allows for multiple views of the iconic church. From the Tate Modern extension to the Emirates Airline tram, and from the Peckham Library to the US Embassy building, no new stone is left unturned or unremarked upon. This book demonstrates how one of the world’s oldest cities manages to feel eternally new and exciting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$100.00
DUE > 1st May 2017
Renovate Innovate

ISBN: 9783791383095

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwi...


From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwide trend for upcycling in home design. Antonia Edwards’ first book, Upcyclist, explored how artists and designers around the globe transform castoff materials into elegant domestic furnishings. Now, she turns her sights to the homes themselves in this breathtaking selection of unique buildings and interiors. Divided into three sections—Reclaimed, Revived, and Reimagined—Renovate Innovate offers vibrant photographs and fascinating descriptions of its subjects. Projects in the Reclaimed chapter include environmentalist Peter Bahouth’s highly coveted three-unit tree house nestled in the Atlanta woods and the Love Art Studio in Phuket, Thailand, which is constructed entirely from bits of driftwood. The Revived section features a traditional Slovenian barn, rescued from disrepair and converted into a light-filled holiday home with beautiful Alpine views, and a Milanese apartment furnished with striking vintage finds. Reimagined takes readers from Melbourne to Madrid, Tribeca to the English countryside, showcasing a 7,500 square-foot reservoir converted into a trendy modern residence and a former cement factory that has found new life as architect Ricardo Bofill’s famed studio and living space. This international sampling of stunning new buildings and renovations will inspire readers, designers, architects, and dreamers alike to reimagine lived in spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$110.00
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