Arts & Photography (829)

Anita Ree : Retrospective

ISBN: 9783791357119

Author: Karin Schick    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring examples from all the different media Anita Rée (1885- 1933) worked in, including paintings, watercolors, drawings and handcrafted works, this book s...


Featuring examples from all the different media Anita Rée (1885- 1933) worked in, including paintings, watercolors, drawings and handcrafted works, this book sheds new light on a multifaceted oeuvre that ranges from impressionistic outdoor painting, to cubistic Mediterranean landscapes, to portraits inspired by New Objectivity. As an independent woman of the art world Rée existed between tradition and modernity, a German artist with international aspirations, and a Jew raised as a Protestant. As a result, Rée’s work references her in-between existence in a changing modern society during the Weimar Republic, while tackling the ever present question of identity. Her selfportraits reveal the self as a foreign being, she depicts people of different origin, intimate female nudes, and exaggerated society gentlemen, while her southern landscapes appear to be a place of yearning, her figural images as secular portrayals with religious content, and solitary animals are found in barren dunes. This volume, showcasing Rée’s full range of work, delves into the issue of the marginalization of artists, and is sure to delight fans of Modern Art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 220 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$140.00
Ten Americans : After Paul Klee

ISBN: 9783791356655

Author: Zentrum Paul Klee    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee’s contribution to American art as one of “spirit,” and limited to the works of the New York School and other...


Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee’s contribution to American art as one of “spirit,” and limited to the works of the New York School and other Abstract Expressionist painters. In fact, Klee’s influence on American art is more expansive, as illustrated in this study of ten artists who, through their use of automatic drawing, color field painting, symbols, and pictographs, reveal how Klee’s theories and artistic methods contributed to the history of post-war American art. The ten artists explored include familiar names, such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Mark Tobey, Gene Davis, and Kenneth Noland, as well as lesser-known artists William Baziotes, Norman Lewis, Theodore Stamos, and Bradley Walker Tomlin. The richly-illustrated book features essays exploring Klee’s legacy among various schools of American art and a chronology illustrates where and how American artists learned about Klee. It also includes a profile of each artist and their connections to Klee, followed by exquisite reproductions of their works.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$140.00
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Matisse - Bonnard : Long Live Painting

ISBN: 9783791356327

Author: Felix Kramer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of ...


With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of French modernism, they were united by a forty-year-long friendship and a keen appreciation of each other’s work. This catalogue offers fascinating insights into their artistic dialogue. Focusing throughout on their creative exchanges, it highlights their respective contributions to the development of modern art, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War. Comprising over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, the book makes palpable the many intersections between their artistic visions, and investigates their shared interest in subjects such as interiors, still life, landscape, and the nude. Scholarly essays and thematic introductions to their oeuvres provide a wealth of information on the two colleagues and friends gained from their writings and correspondence as well as archival material. Another highlight is a series of iconic photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who visited both Matisse and Bonnard at their much-fabled houses in the South of France.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$140.00
Hiroshige

ISBN: 9783791382654

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Prese...


This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Presented in a style as stunning as the prints it celebrates, this survey of Hiroshige tells the fascinating story of the last great practitioner of ukiyoe, or “pictures of the floating world.” Hiroshige is considered to be the tradition’s most poetic artist and his work had a marked influence on Western painting towards the end of the 19th century. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler were inspired by Hiroshige’s serene depictions of the natural world. Arranged chronologically, this book illustrates through text and magnificent reproductions Hiroshige’s youth and early career; his artistic development in the genre of landscape prints; his depictions of Edo and the provinces; the flower and bird prints; and his many popular books and paintings. It discusses the historic and cultural environment in which Hiroshige flourished and the many reasons his art continues to be revered and imitated. Filled with 300 color reproductions, and featuring a clamshell box and Japanese-style binding, this volume is destined to become the definitive examination of Hiroshige’s oeuvre.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 364 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$295.00
Basquiat : Boom For Real

ISBN: 9783791356365

Author: Dieter Bachhart    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO©. He went on to work on collag...


Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO©. He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer new research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMO©; curator Carlo McCormick on New York / New Wave; writer Glenn O’Brien on the downtown scene; academic Jordana Moore Saggese on Basquiat’s relationship to film and television; and music scholar Francesco Martinelli on Basquiat’s obsession with jazz. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat’s legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$120.00
Magnum Atlas : Around the World in 365 Photos From the Magnum Archive

ISBN: 9783791383767

Author: Magnum Photos    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

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 photog...


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. Shining a light on the human condition in every corner of the globe, this compilation exemplifies Magnum founder Henry CartierBresson’s vision of “a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$69.99
My Museum

ISBN: 9783791373195

Author: Joanne Liu    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

We all remember what it was like to be a child in a crowded art museum. It was hard to see, let alone appreciate the art. It got tiring. And there was so much e...


We all remember what it was like to be a child in a crowded art museum. It was hard to see, let alone appreciate the art. It got tiring. And there was so much else to look at! That’s the lesson of this ingeniously simple yet profound book about art. It is everywhere—from another visitor’s elaborate tattoos to the way the sun makes patterns of light on the floor. While other visitors are busy trying to find their way through the museum’s galleries, or fighting for room to view a masterpiece, our hero examines the gallery upside down from a bench, plays with his shadow, and makes friends with the custodian. With a wink and a nod to serious museum-goers everywhere, Joanne Liu’s whimsical illustrations remind us that sometimes the best kind of art is the kind you make yourself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$32.00
Risography

ISBN: 9788416500581

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Being in love with imperfection is being in love with the limits of accuracy, the print marks and the tracks marks from the paper feeding rollers that appear in...


Being in love with imperfection is being in love with the limits of accuracy, the print marks and the tracks marks from the paper feeding rollers that appear in riso images. The risography is a subculture and a printing method with a very peculiar and unique aesthetic with whom a lot of artist, designers, creative and bookmakers have fallen in love. Riso printing is quick, cheap and great!!! And there is so many people using and promoting this process which combines old and new technologies to produce print work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$65.00
Festival Fever

ISBN: 9788416500604

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are ...


The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are extremely effective, seeking a relationship between art and modernity, directly focusing on their target. The key point in the advertising and communication of different festivals that we present centers on the corporate image and on its advertising. In recent years, advertisers, copywriters and illustrators have teamed up to offer within an image all the information needed to catch the attention of the public. We highlight the works of: Paula Bonet, Studio Muti, Invisible Creature, Alexis Bukowski, Studio Fnt, Quim Marin, Yeji Yun, and Lawerta.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$65.00
Christchurch Heritage Houses II (pb)

ISBN: 9781877303647

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been pres...


This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been preserved following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 This is the second book of Christchurch Heritage Houses, personally selected by artist and author Rodney Wells, showcasing the domestic architecture that is still a rich part of Christchurch's heritage.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 220 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2017


$44.99
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