November 2016 (44)

Battle of the Sexes : Franz Von Stuck to Frida Kahlo

ISBN: 9783791355733

Author: Felix Kramer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Traditional gender norms codifying males and females as active vs. passive and rational vs. emotional were heavily debated in modern art. While many artists adh...


Traditional gender norms codifying males and females as active vs. passive and rational vs. emotional were heavily debated in modern art. While many artists adhered to stereotypes, others sought to subvert them. Drawing from the considerable holdings of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, and including works from artists such as Édouard Manet, Auguste Rodin, Gustav Klimt, Man Ray, Otto Dix, Claude Cahun, Meret Oppenheim, and Frida Kahlo, this sweeping examination explores the artistic representations of sexuality and gender. Scholarly essays cover such topics as Adam and Eve, the Femme Fatale in 19th century art, or sexual murder in the works of the Weimar Republic, while others provide perceptive analyses of the battle of the sexes in the oeuvres of Franz von Stuck, Edvard Munch, Lee Miller, and Jeanne Mammen. Dazzling reproductions and brief texts on the works, an extensive bibliography and chronology offer contextual background. This comprehensive book offers insights into the complexity of gender issues and sheds light on the art-historical dimension of an eminently relevant subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2016


$125.00
The Art of Sketching

ISBN: 9788415967767

Author: Pascale Argod    Publisher: Promo Press

Memories of other places, travel notebooks chronicle the experience of getting to know each other and ourselves. They have been companions of artists from Düre...


Memories of other places, travel notebooks chronicle the experience of getting to know each other and ourselves. They have been companions of artists from Dürer to Philip Delord, going through the orientalists and explorers. The Art of Travel illustrates the great scientific and journalistic adventures in history, from the Egyptian campaign to the war in Iraq. It also explores more intimate territories, capturing the essence of our world to preserve the remembrance. Between text and image, this stunning collection travels through the centuries revealing the most beautiful pages of a very human adventure. Pascale Argod, who holds a PhD in information and communication sciences, is lecturer at the Bordeaux University. As member of a research group on cultural and visual studies, she does research on travel sketchbooks and travel diaries.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 225 x 242 mm


$79.99
The Art of Cutting

ISBN: 9788415967156

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

The Art of Cutting is a gorgeous collection of artworks that have been created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques...


The Art of Cutting is a gorgeous collection of artworks that have been created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and then analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture. The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered. This exceptional research work takes us to distant worlds, and also stimulates our imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 225 x 244 mm


$79.99
My Graphic DNA

ISBN: 9788415967439

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

A portfolio is not merely a collective representation of a designer’s passion, skills, and accomplishments. It is also an eye-catching work of art in its own r...


A portfolio is not merely a collective representation of a designer’s passion, skills, and accomplishments. It is also an eye-catching work of art in its own right. My Graphic DNA is a compilation of the portfolios of the best young designers from across the globe. Through the portfolios collected in this volume, these designers showcase their fresh, inventive, and even revolutionary ideas, as well as the new materials and experimental techniques that they deploy in their work. Featuring over one hundred individual design pieces, My Graphic DNA offers both visual delights and practical insights for any designer who is seeking inspiration for his or her own portfolio.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 290 mm


$125.00
Optical Illusions

ISBN: 9788416504503

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

In Optical Illusions, lines and graphics are turned into communication weapons. This showcase of the most intriguing and eye-deceiving graphic designs includes ...


In Optical Illusions, lines and graphics are turned into communication weapons. This showcase of the most intriguing and eye-deceiving graphic designs includes waves and mazes formed by simple lines, overlapping images, 3D effects, and anamorphic spatial experiences. The techniques featured trick your eyes and reveal how basic elements can have an impressive visual impact. Designers will be amazed by the examples in this book and in turn gain inspiration for amazing their clients.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$110.00
Havana

ISBN: 9783782212465

Author: Andreas Kaiser    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Cuba is changing. As a tourist destination , the Caribbean island is becoming increasingly popular. In the first half of 2015 over two million holidaymakers cam...


Cuba is changing. As a tourist destination , the Caribbean island is becoming increasingly popular. In the first half of 2015 over two million holidaymakers came to Cuba - including around 500,000 Germans. But the growing tourism has been changing the island. Nowhere is this as palpable as in the capital Havana. Even now the panorama of the three-million metropolis is characterized by construction sites. Luxury hotels , golf courses and marinas are being built. The morbid charm of the city - the contrast between a glorious past and austere presence – fades. In his coffee table book Havana Andreas Kaiser operates this contrast out in all facets. On more than 300 captivating photos Kaiser shows the Cuban capital as a colorful source of zest for life , as El Dorado of the road cruisers and home of the Rumba. But he portrays Havana also as a center of colonial culture and architecture: Once dominated by the different occupiers - later drawn by revolution and socialism. Havana manifests the image of a fascinating city between love of life and the art of survival. A changing metropolis that - as shown here - soon will no longer exist. A tribute to the original, the real Havana.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 304 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$95.00 $59.99
CitixFamily : San Francisco

ISBN: 9789887714866

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made f...


The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made for families with young children. Tour some of the worlds great cities with expert advice from local creative parents for making the most of your trip and introducing younger ones to the joys of traveling. Each colorful and charmingly illustrated volume includes a folded city guide with map of kid friendly attractions, a memory card game, postcards, and a journal for young travelers. Viction:ary launches the series with Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, New York, Paris and San Francisco, all carefully designed to help create unforgettable experiences for you and your children.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$34.99 $17.50
CitixFamily : New York

ISBN: 9789887714859

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made f...


The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made for families with young children. Tour some of the worlds great cities with expert advice from local creative parents for making the most of your trip and introducing younger ones to the joys of traveling. Each colorful and charmingly illustrated volume includes a folded city guide with map of kid friendly attractions, a memory card game, postcards, and a journal for young travelers. Viction:ary launches the series with Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, New York, Paris and San Francisco, all carefully designed to help create unforgettable experiences for you and your children.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$34.99 $17.50
CitixFamily : London

ISBN: 9789887714873

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made f...


The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made for families with young children. Tour some of the worlds great cities with expert advice from local creative parents for making the most of your trip and introducing younger ones to the joys of traveling. Each colorful and charmingly illustrated volume includes a folded city guide with map of kid friendly attractions, a memory card game, postcards, and a journal for young travelers. Viction: ray launches the series with Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, New York, Paris and San Francisco, all carefully designed to help create unforgettable experiences for you and your children.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$34.99 $17.50
CitixFamily : Paris

ISBN: 9789887714880

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made f...


The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made for families with young children. Tour some of the worlds great cities with expert advice from local creative parents for making the most of your trip and introducing younger ones to the joys of traveling. Each colorful and charmingly illustrated volume includes a folded city guide with map of kid friendly attractions, a memory card game, postcards, and a journal for young travelers. Viction:ary launches the series with Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, New York, Paris and San Francisco, all carefully designed to help create unforgettable experiences for you and your children.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$34.99 $17.50
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