June 2018 (76)

Aesthetica Botanica

ISBN: 9781584236863

Publisher: Gingko Press

Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to ...


Many have discovered the joys of living with indoor plants. They contribute not only to a healthier environment, but with proper styling, add a nice element to interior design schemes. For some living in more urban settings it is a matter of necessity as home gardens are rare. For others living in more rural or suburban surroundings it is a matter of choice. Aesthetica Botanica visits the homes of artists, florists, gardeners and other plant enthusiasts who exemplify green living and are happy to share their stories and tips on caring for and decorating with plants. With handy chapters on green plants, cacti and succulents, and flowers, this book caters to any inclination providing practical information alongside stunning photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$85.00
Truth & Beauty

ISBN: 9783791357287

Author: Melissa E. Buron    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the natural wo...


Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors- as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as "medievalized" ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the aesthetic vocabulary of the Pre-Raphaelites and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$150.00
Hot Mirror : Viviane Sassen

ISBN: 9783791384764

Author: Eleanor Clayton    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen recognizes Surr...


This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen recognizes Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies, and otherworldly landscapes she captures in her work. In addition to images from the acclaimed series “Umbra,” this volume draws from the series “Flamboya,” in which she returned to Kenya, “Parasomnia,” a dreamlike exploration of sleep, the “Roxane” series, a mutual portrait created with her muse, Roxane Danset, “Of Lotus and Mud,” a study of procreation and fecundity, and “Pikin Slee,” a journey to a remote village in Suriname. This book features a contextualizing essay and an insightful interview with the artist. Throughout, Sassen emerges as a poetic photographer obsessed with light and shadow and a brilliant technician, who is a master of both vibrant colour and muted hues. Selected by Sassen herself from across the last ten years, the images draw on the surrealist strategies of collage and unexpected juxtapositions to give a survey of her practice.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 250 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$125.00
20th Century Icons

ISBN: 9788417048723

Author: Cecil Beaton    Publisher: La Fabrica

This beautiful, clothbound publication presents a selection of portraits by the famous photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), who photographed leading figures o...


This beautiful, clothbound publication presents a selection of portraits by the famous photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), who photographed leading figures of the 20th century, from the Shah of Iran to Mick Jagger; movie stars such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor; political figures such as Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle and Queen Elizabeth II; fashion icons such as Twiggy and Givenchy and famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Georgia O’Keefe. Beaton worked for Vogue, where he made his first cover in July 1932, and where he would continue to work until the mid-1950s. He also worked for Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. He made numerous portraits of Hollywood stars in the 1930s, and was an official photographer for the British Royal Family in 1937. In the early 1950s he photographed the magnificent party held by the eccentric multimillionaire Carlos de Beistegui in his palace in Venice. Later, he progressively drifted from photography to set and clothes design for theatre and cinema.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 165 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$100.00
Players

ISBN: 9788417048679

Publisher: La Fabrica

In order to go beyond the rules and the veneration that have characterised the development of photography since its beginnings, it is necessary to transgress, t...


In order to go beyond the rules and the veneration that have characterised the development of photography since its beginnings, it is necessary to transgress, to invent, to play and to flirt with freedom. Some authors, specially in the new generations, have dared to break the rules, without vindications, just out of curiosity, seeking to have and portray fun. Revolving around this idea, Players presents a selection of works by Magnum photographers that have playful approach, either because they play with the medium itself, or because they portray fun and leisure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$110.00
Picasso's Kitchen

ISBN: 9788417048754

Author: Pablo Picasso    Publisher: La Fabrica

Picasso's Kitchen delves, for the first time, into the relationship between Picasso and cooking. Food and kitchenware are present in many of his still-lifes, su...


Picasso's Kitchen delves, for the first time, into the relationship between Picasso and cooking. Food and kitchenware are present in many of his still-lifes, such as the tomato plant in the Grands- Augustins studio, the eel stew that his wife Jacqueline used to cook, the main painting he made on Manet's Le dejeuner sur l'herbe... Cuisine is also a recurring topic in his poetry, and many of his sculptures are based on kitchen utensils, such as his famous cubist absinthe glass. This publication addresses food and cuisine in Picasso's work, but also the restaurants that marked his life - such as the famous Le Catalan, near his studio on Grands-Augustins Street, in which Picasso used to eat with his friends during German occupation - as well as the importance of restaurants as meeting points for the avant-garde, from Quatre Gats in Barcelona to Lapin Agile in Montmartre, Paris.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 210 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 25-05-2018


$125.00
Made in L.A. 2018

ISBN: 9783791357416

Author: Anne Ellegood    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This book presents work featured in the 2018 edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition. Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has b...


This book presents work featured in the 2018 edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition. Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has been bringing together regional artists from every discipline and has been curated by some of the most exciting figures in the art world. 2018 is no exception. Spanning sculpture, painting, installation, film and video, music, and performance, the exhibition is dedicated to giving emerging artists a platform alongside influential artists of an earlier generation. This volume features texts on each artist’s practice, alongside a round table conversation exploring the city’s various artistic communities and the latest preoccupations and inspirations driving artists’ work today. This sumptuous catalogue reveals the enormous diversity among L.A.’s artists and what makes the city such a vibrant cultural capital.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 145 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2018


$69.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2018
Soren Solkaer : Portraits 1993-2018

ISBN: 9788799297863

Author: Soren Solkaer    Publisher: Gingko Press

This stunning survey starts with a body of work entitled Photographers Posed, first initiated by Solkaer in 1993 while he attended FAMU, the Photo and Film Acad...


This stunning survey starts with a body of work entitled Photographers Posed, first initiated by Solkaer in 1993 while he attended FAMU, the Photo and Film Academy in Prague. Soren created some amazing images in this series as he documented master photographers such as Jan Saudek, Anton Corbijn and Shanta Rao, each captured in their own photographic style, utilizing their specific methods and materials. This self-apprenticeship exposed Solkaer to the minds and methodologies of 45 of the worlds top photographers. Eventually he went on to shoot portraits around the world in his own signature style; photographing the most iconic rock and pop stars on the planet, Yogis in Rajasthan India, fans at a Roskilde music festival and creating a high-concept series documenting street artists around the world. Portraits 1993 2018 is published on the occasion of Sren Solkaers exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Denmark in January 2018.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$150.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2018
Fanzine Grrrls

ISBN: 9788416500802

Author: Gemma Villegas    Publisher: Monsa

Making a fanzine is an act of rebellion, even more so if it is published and produced by a woman. The grrrls of today use them to inspire countless young people...


Making a fanzine is an act of rebellion, even more so if it is published and produced by a woman. The grrrls of today use them to inspire countless young people around the world, to take control of their lives and to create their own culture. These homemade publications are a quick and cheap way to spread their ideas and dismantle the usual stereotypes. Traditionally hand drawn, photocopied and stapled together, the format of fanzines are now as diverse as their subject matter, with online platforms and social networks fast becoming the norm. The fanzine is more alive than ever!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 25-05-2018


$59.99
Hats & Caps

ISBN: 9788416851690

Author: Gianni Pucci    Publisher: Promo Press

Hats & Caps offers a stunning collection of more than 1,200 of renowned fashion photographer Gianni Pucci's photographs of the headwear creations designed by so...


Hats & Caps offers a stunning collection of more than 1,200 of renowned fashion photographer Gianni Pucci's photographs of the headwear creations designed by some of the world's most renowned fashion designers. Featuring hats, caps, head scarves, hair structures, turbans, hairbands, and many other items that are used for decorating the head, this volume is a gallery of the array of designs displayed on catwalks. Some of the creations are famous, and some are unusual, but all provide us with a visual understanding of the charm and elegance of headgear. The collection featured here also invites readers to reflect on why and how items of this kind came to be such beloved and celebrated accessories. This rich and profuse work is an inspirational source for fashion designers, students, and professionals, who will enjoy its unique approach to the creation of fashion accessories. The designs of Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Diane von Furstenberg, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Dior, Armani Prive, and Chanel are just some of the incredible creations collected in this volume.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 230 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2018


Tags: June 2018   Fashion
$65.00
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