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Author(s): Andrej Kupetz
Categories: Architecture > Interior Design, Art > Design, Art > Individual Artist, Foreign Language Study > General, House & Home > Design & Construction
Publisher: Birkhäuser Architecture
Publish date: 2002-04-06
ISBN-10: 3764376880
ISBN-13: 9783764376888
Language: English
Description: The career of Günter Kupetz reflects the heydey of German design in the 1950s and 1960s. Kupetz designed over a thousand products, including metal ware, glass, jewelry, packaging, furniture, and machines. This first comprehensive survey presents Kupetz's work in context and demonstrates how he understood the design of anonymous, mass-produced items as a social task that demanded the maximum possible quality. Günter Kupetz is an essential examination of a pioneering figure in German postwar design.
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 13:46:06 GMT
Illuminating Leonardo: A Festschrift for Carlo Pedretti Celebrating His 70 Years of Scholarship (1944–2014) (Leonardo Studies) (by Constance Moffatt, Sara Taglialagamba) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/illuminating-leonardo-a-festschrift-for-carlo-pedretti-celebrating-his-70-years-of-scholarship-1944-2014-leonardo-studies
Author(s): Constance Moffatt, Sara Taglialagamba
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, History > General
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2016-01-28
ISBN-10: 9004287558
ISBN-13: 9789004287556
Language: English
Description: Illuminating Leonardo opens the new series Leonardo Studies with a tribute to Professor Carlo Pedretti, the most important Leonardo scholar of our time, with a wide-ranging overview of current Leonardo scholarship from the most renowned Leonardo scholars and young researchers. Though no single book could provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of Leonardo studies, after reading this collection of short essays cover-to-cover, the reader will come away knowing a great deal about the current state of the field in many areas of research. To begin the series, editors Constance Moffatt and Sara Taglialagamba present an impressive group of... more...
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:16:09 GMT
An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers (by Danny Gregory) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-illustrated-journey-inspiration-from-the-private-art-journals-of-traveling-artists-illustrators-and-designers
Author(s): Danny Gregory
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Travel > Reference
Publisher: HOW Books
Publish date: 2013-02-28
ISBN-10: 144032025X
ISBN-13: 9781440320255
Language: English
Description: Travel + Sketching = Inspiration When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's exactly what sketching can bring to the travel experience. An Illustrated Journey captures the world through the eyes of 40 talented artists, illustrators and designers. You'll experience the wonder of seeing familiar sights through a fresh lens but, more important, you'll be inspired to set pen to paper and capture your own vistas. The really wonderful thing about a sketchbook is that it can be totally private.... more...
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 12:06:02 GMT
Twelve (12) Views of Manet's Bar (by Bradford Collins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/twelve-12-views-of-manets-bar
Author(s): Bradford Collins
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 1996-03-04
ISBN-10: 0691036918
ISBN-13: 9780691036915
Language: English
Description: Bradford Collins has assembled here a collection of twelve essays that demonstrates, through the interpretation of a single work of art, the abundance and complexity of methodological approaches now available to art historians. Focusing on Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, each contributor applies to it a different methodology, ranging from the more traditional to the newer, including feminism, Marxism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and semiotics. By demonstrating the ways that individual practitioners actually apply the various methodological insights that inform their research, Twelve Views of Manet's "Bar" serves as an... more...
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:42:02 GMT
J.W. Waterhouse and the Magic of Color (by Dani Cavallaro) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/j-w-waterhouse-and-the-magic-of-color
Author(s): Dani Cavallaro
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2017-02-28
ISBN-10: 1476667098
ISBN-13: 9781476667096
Language: English
Description: English painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) communicates his aesthetic vision through his use of color. Throughout his career, he experimented with color as an element with seemingly spatial qualities. His works have an unusual formalism--figures and settings often appear not merely realistic but somewhat hyperreal. Yet paradoxically Waterhouse's works border on the abstract, prioritizing chromatic features over content. They invite us to focus on colors--and through them line, shape, texture and rhythm--in much the same way as works by Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse or Pollock.
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:56:02 GMT
The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (by T.J. Clark) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-painting-of-modern-life-paris-in-the-art-of-manet-and-his-followers-2
Author(s): T.J. Clark
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 1984-12-12
ISBN-10: 0394495802
ISBN-13: 9780394495804
Language: English
Description: The Description for this book, The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers, will be forthcoming.
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 03:32:13 GMT
Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series) (by Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Sjraar van Heugten, Marije Vellekoop) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vincent-van-gogh-the-drawings-metropolitan-museum-of-art-series
Author(s): Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Sjraar van Heugten, Marije Vellekoop
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publish date: 2005-10-01
ISBN-10: 030010720X
ISBN-13: 9780300107203
Language: English
Description: Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) believed that drawing was “the root of everything.” A self-taught artist, he succeeded, between 1881 and 1890, in developing an inimitable graphic style. This book traces the artist’s successive triumphs as a draftsman, first in the Netherlands and later in France, highlighting the diversity of his technical invention and the striking continuity of his vision. Given the pivotal role drawings played in Van Gogh’s artistic conception and the rich dialectic they enjoyed with his oil paintings, a small selection of related canvases by the artist is also featured.This beautiful book presents... more...
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 23:06:07 GMT
The Quiet Hours: City Photographs (by Mike Melman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-quiet-hours-city-photographs
Author(s): Mike Melman
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Photography > Architectural & Industrial
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publish date: 2003-09-05
ISBN-10: 0816643288
ISBN-13: 9780816643288
Language: English
Description: A milling district along the Mississippi River. A railroad bridge on Washington Avenue. Jim's Hamburgers in Duluth. A spiral staircase in the Schmidt Brewery. These are the spaces that capture the moods of Minnesota's prewar era. These are the everyday places where ordinary people lived and worked. These are the images that show us the remnants of a city's past. In The Quiet Hours, Mike Melman records a vanishing era of Minnesota's towns and cities through a series of seventy black-and-white photographs taken from 1985 to 2002. Working in the half-light of predawn hours, Melman brings a new perspective to familiar places, one shaped by his... more...
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:26:02 GMT
Snowflakes in Photographs (Dover Pictorial Archive) (by W. A. Bentley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/snowflakes-in-photographs-dover-pictorial-archive
Author(s): W. A. Bentley
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Nature > Weather, Photography > History, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publish date: 2000-09-18
ISBN-10: 0486412539
ISBN-13: 9780486412535
Language: English
Description: For almost a century, W. A. Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. His painstakingly prepared images were remarkable revelations of nature's diversity in uniformity: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, but all are based on a common hexagon. In 1931, the American Meteorological Society gathered the best of Bentley's photos and had them published; that work has long been available in a Dover reprint edition. The... more...
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 07:22:12 GMT
The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today (by Terence Ward) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-guardian-of-mercy-how-an-extraordinary-painting-by-caravaggio-changed-an-ordinary-life-today
Author(s): Terence Ward
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Humor > General
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-09
ISBN-10: 1628725923
ISBN-13: 9781628725926
Language: English
Description: Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where he painted The Seven Acts of Mercy. A year later he died at the age of thirty-eight under mysterious circumstances. Exploring Caravaggio's singular masterwork, in The Guardian of Mercy Terence Ward offers an incredible narrative journey into the heart of his artistry and his metamorphosis from fugitive to visionary. Ward's guide in this journey is a contemporary artist whose own life was transformed by the painting,... more...
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:26:11 GMT
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise: Humanism, History, and Artistic Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance (by Amy R. Bloch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lorenzo-ghibertis-gates-of-paradise-humanism-history-and-artistic-philosophy-in-the-italian-renaissance
Author(s): Amy R. Bloch
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-02-09
ISBN-10: 1107099161
ISBN-13: 9781107099166
Language: English
Description: This book examines the heretofore unsuspected complexity of Lorenzo Ghiberti's sculpted representations of Old Testament narratives in his Gates of Paradise (1425-1452), the second set of doors he made for the Florence Baptistery and a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance sculpture. One of the most intellectually engaged and well-read artists of his age, Ghiberti found inspiration in ancient and medieval texts, many of which he and his contacts in Florence's humanist community shared, read, and discussed. He was fascinated by the science of vision, by the functioning of nature, and, above all, by the origins and history of art. These unusually... more...
Sun, 08 Nov 2020 18:22:07 GMT
Raphael and the Redefinition of Art in Renaissance Italy (by Robert Williams) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/raphael-and-the-redefinition-of-art-in-renaissance-italy
Author(s): Robert Williams
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2017-04-03
ISBN-10: 1107131502
ISBN-13: 9781107131507
Language: English
Description: Raphael was one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most important and influential in the entire history of art. His practice of 'synthetic' or 'critical' imitation became a model of creative method; his engagement with the principle of decorum revealed its deeper expressive and philosophical significance and the operation of his workshop helped to redefine the nature of the work that artists do. Robert Williams draws upon the history of literature, philosophy, and religion, as well as upon economic history, to support his detailed and illuminating accounts of Raphael's major works. His analyses serve as the... more...
Sun, 08 Nov 2020 13:06:09 GMT
On Tender Hooks (by Isabel Samaras, Colin Berry, Justin Giarla) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/on-tender-hooks
Author(s): Isabel Samaras, Colin Berry, Justin Giarla
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish date: 2009-05-13
ISBN-10: 0811866041
ISBN-13: 9780811866040
Language: English
Description: Isabel Samaras's quirky, sexy, pop-surrealist art has had a cult following for yearsand now at long last her first monograph, On Tender Hooks, is here. Drawing her influence from classic TV shows and paintings by the Old Mastersfor example riffing on Gricault's Raft of the Medusa by replacing the figures with characters from Gilligan's IslandSamaras has created a witty, erotic, and surreal body of work. This fresh and dazzling volume includes a three-way interview between Samaras and fellow low-brow artists Shag and The Pizz, as well as delightful and enlightening commentary from gallerist Justin Giarla and art writer Colin Berry, and an erotic... more...
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 01:46:08 GMT
Claude Cahun: A Sensual Politics of Photography (by Gen Doy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/claude-cahun-a-sensual-politics-of-photography
Author(s): Gen Doy
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Photography > General
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Publish date: 2008-01-15
ISBN-10: 1845115511
ISBN-13: 9781845115517
Language: English
Description: The first full-length title in English on the celebrated photographer Claude Cahun whose work was rediscovered in the 1980s. This lively and original book looks at Cahun and her oeuvre in the contexts of the turbulent times in which she lived. Surveying standard postmodernist approaches to Cahun, born Lucy Schwob, Doy goes further, positioning Cahun's photographs as part of her life as a woman, lesbian and political activist in the early twentieth century. Doy considers Cahun's relationships with Symbolism and then Surrealism and her approach to dress and masquerade, assessing the images in the context of the situation of women at the time and... more...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:16:06 GMT
Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Birth of the Subject of Psychotherapy (by Robert Snell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/portraits-of-the-insane-theodore-gericault-and-the-birth-of-the-subject-of-psychotherapy
Author(s): Robert Snell
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, Medical > Psychiatry, Psychology > Psychotherapy
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish date: 2016-10-14
ISBN-10: 1782202471
ISBN-13: 9781782202479
Language: English
Description: In the early 1820s, in the gloomy aftermath of the 1789 Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) made five portraits of patients in an asylum or clinic. No depictions of madness before or since can compare with them for humanity, straightforwardness and immediacy. Why were they painted? For whom? Art-historical ways of accounting for them open up questions about the nature of psychoanalytic interpretation. The portraits challenge us to find responses in ourselves to the face and the embodied mysteries of the other person, and to our own internal (unconscious, disavowed) otherness: in this... more...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:32:02 GMT
Tintoretto: Tradition and Identity (by Tom Nichols) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tintoretto-tradition-and-identity
Author(s): Tom Nichols
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish date: 2015-10-15
ISBN-10: 1780234503
ISBN-13: 9781780234502
Language: English
Description: Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–94) is an ambiguous figure in the history of art. His radically unorthodox paintings are not readily classifiable, and although he was a Venetian by birth, his standing as a member of the Venetian school is constantly contested. But he was also a formidable maverick, abandoning the humanist narratives and sensuous color palette typical of the great Venetian master, Titian, in favor of a renewed concentration on core Christian subjects painted in a rough and abbreviated chiaroscuro style.             This generously illustrated book offers an... more...
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:36:07 GMT
Flaxman's Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy (Dover Books on Fine Art) (by John Flaxman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/flaxmans-illustrations-for-dantes-divine-comedy-dover-books-on-fine-art
Author(s): John Flaxman
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publish date: 2007-06-05
ISBN-10: 0486455580
ISBN-13: 9780486455587
Language: English
Description: Since its creation at the beginning of the fourteenth century, Dante's Divine Comedy—a masterpiece of European literature—has moved legendary artists such as William Blake and Gustave Doré to illustrate the famed poem. John Flaxman, English sculptor, draughtsman, and renowned Wedgwood designer, was no exception. Commissioned at the end of the eighteenth century by famed art collector and author Thomas Hope, Flaxman's 110 illustrations of the Divine Comedy are known as his greatest achievement. Deceptively simple, awash in pathos, and recalling antique imagery in a classically Greek style, they themselves became an... more...
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 06:22:11 GMT
Antoine Watteau (by Mikhail Guerman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/antoine-watteau
Author(s): Mikhail Guerman
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > General
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publish date: 1981-02
ISBN-10: 0810922215
ISBN-13: 9780810922211
Language: English
Description: Book by Guerman, Mikhail
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 20:56:01 GMT
Soft is Fast: Simone Forti in the 1960s and After (The MIT Press) (by Meredith Morse) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/soft-is-fast-simone-forti-in-the-1960s-and-after-the-mit-press
Author(s): Meredith Morse
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Performing Arts > Dance
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 2016-02-05
ISBN-10: 9780262033
ISBN-13: 9780262033978
Language: English
Description: An innovative analysis of Simone Forti's interdisciplinary art, viewing her influential 1960s “dance constructions” as negotiating the aesthetic strategies of John Cage and Anna Halprin. Simone Forti's art developed within the overlapping circles of New York City's advanced visual art, dance, and music of the early 1960s. Her “dance constructions” and related works of the 1960s were important for both visual art and dance of the era. Artists Robert Morris and Yvonne Rainer have both acknowledged her influence. Forti seems to have kept one foot inside visual art's frames of meaning and the other outside them. In... more...
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 13:22:01 GMT
The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination (by Fiona Maccarthy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-last-pre-raphaelite-edward-burne-jones-and-the-victorian-imagination
Author(s): Fiona Maccarthy
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, History > World, Humor > General
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2012-02-29
ISBN-10: 0674065794
ISBN-13: 9780674065796
Language: English
Description: While still a student at Oxford, Edward Burne-Jones formed a friendship and made a renunciation that would shape art history. The friendship was with William Morris, with whom he would occupy the social and intellectual center of the era's cult of beauty. The renunciation was of his intention to enter the clergy, when he-together with Morris-vowed to throw over the Church in favor of art. In Fiona MacCarthy's riveting account of Burne-Jones's life, that exchange of faith for art places him at the intersection of the nineteenth century and the Modern, as he leads us forward from Victorian mores and attitudes to the... more...
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:36:04 GMT
Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center of Visual Arts at Stanford University (by the late Albert E. Elsen, Rosalyn Frankel Jamison) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rodins-art-the-rodin-collection-of-iris-and-b-gerald-cantor-center-of-visual-arts-at-stanford-university
Author(s): the late Albert E. Elsen, Rosalyn Frankel Jamison
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Reference > General, Science > Life Sciences, Social Science > General, Science > Biology
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2003-03-13
ISBN-10: 0195133803
ISBN-13: 9780195133806
Language: English
Description: The late Albert Elsen was the first American scholar to study seriously the work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the person most responsible for a revival of interest in the artist as a modern innovator--after years during which the sculpture had been dismissed as so much Victorian bathos. After a fortuitous meeting with the financier, philanthropist, and art collector B. Gerald Cantor, Elsen helped Cantor build a major collection of Rodin's work. A large part of this collection, consisting of more than two hundred works, was donated to the Stanford University's museum by Mr. Cantor, who died in 1996. In size Stanford's collection is... more...
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:02:01 GMT
My Lucky Dog (by Mellon Tytell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-lucky-dog
Author(s): Mellon Tytell
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Pets > Dogs, Photography > Photoessays & Documentaries
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 2008-04-29
ISBN-10: 0061473073
ISBN-13: 9780061473074
Language: English
Description: Hunter, my majestic eighty-six-pound mutt, was the love of my life for thirteen years. I was addicted to looking at him—every twitch of his ear was fascinating to me. I've taken thousands of photographs of him, dozens even in the same position. He was "my lucky dog." I adopted Hunter when he was two. He came with that name, his former owner a fan of Hunter S. Thompson. I noticed Hunter's photo in the window of a pet store in Vermont and brought him home. If I was the lucky break in his life, he was the transforming experience in mine. Before, I was a little wild. As a photographer, I traveled around the world, picking... more...
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 01:36:09 GMT
Menagerie (by Sharon Montrose) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/menagerie
Author(s): Sharon Montrose
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Pets > General, Photography > General
Publisher: ItBooks
Publish date: 2011-12-05
ISBN-10: 0062049208
ISBN-13: 9780062049209
Language: English
Description: Celebrated author and photographer Sharon Montrose presentsa compendium of unusual and innovative animal portraits, showcasing the mightiest,lowliest, and most obscure sides of the Animal Kingdom in portraits as wild astheir subjects. Menagerie is a new take on animal photographs; at oncevisually compelling, classy, and cute, it’s the perfect book for animal lovers,fans of quirky photography, and anyone with keen senses of humor and style.Often featured on the Animal Print Shop, Montrose’s website, these captivatingwildlife photographs are charming yet hip, exquisitely designed, and, in thetradition of Jill Greenberg’s Monkey Portraits and... more...
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 01:32:07 GMT
Temperaments: Memoirs of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Other Artists (by Dan Hofstadter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/temperaments-memoirs-of-henri-cartier-bresson-and-other-artists
Author(s): Dan Hofstadter
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Open Road Distribution
Publish date: 2015-04-07
ISBN-10: 150400812X
ISBN-13: 9781504008129
Language: English
Description: In these five profiles, four of which originally appeared in the New Yorker, the author evokes the life and work of seven gifted artists. Among those presented, often through lively conversations, are Jean Hélion, Mark Rothko, R.B. Kitaj, and Dennis Creffield. Chief among those portrayed however is Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), the great French photographer and photojournalist who, famed for dodging contact with the press, is here sketched in rare and fond detail. Of all these artists, only two still live: what emerges from this book is a picture, often bizarre, often hilarious, of a bygone bohemian world. 
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:36:14 GMT
John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop (by John Howe) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/john-howe-fantasy-art-workshop
Author(s): John Howe
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, Art > Drawing
Publisher: Impact
Publish date: 2007-10-14
ISBN-10: 1600610102
ISBN-13: 9781600610103
Language: English
Description: Here?s how I do it, and why?: this is the premise behind John Howe?s very first practical exploration of his artistic inspirations, approaches and techniques. Perfect for practical artists and fans of John Howe?s work, this book provides step-by- step demonstrations, sketches and outstanding finished paintings, some of which were designed specifically for this book. The book covers a wide range of subjects essential to any aspiring fantasy artist, including materials and the creative process, as well as drawing and painting humans, beasts, landscapes and architecture. Readers will also find further inspiration and guidance on presenting work in... more...
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 07:12:08 GMT
Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (by Donald E. Miller, Lorna Touryan Miller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/armenia-portraits-of-survival-and-hope
Author(s): Donald E. Miller, Lorna Touryan Miller
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe, History > Middle East, Photography > Photojournalism, Religion > General
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2003-09-15
ISBN-10: 0520234928
ISBN-13: 9780520234925
Language: English
Description: A remarkable view of how geopolitics affects ordinary people, this book documents, in words and pictures, the lives of Armenians in the last two decades. Based on intimate interviews with three hundred Armenians and featuring Jerry Berndt's superb photographs, it brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic, and spiritual circumstances of Armenians during the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogroms, and war. At times shocking and deeply emotional, Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope is a story of extreme suffering and hardship, a searching look at the fight for independence, and an... more...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:16:12 GMT
Manet and the American Civil War: The Battle of U.S.S Kearsarge and C.S.S. Alabama (by David Degner, Juliet Wilson-Bareau) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/manet-and-the-american-civil-war-the-battle-of-u-s-s-kearsarge-and-c-s-s-alabama
Author(s): David Degner, Juliet Wilson-Bareau
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publish date: 2003-06-10
ISBN-10: 0300099622
ISBN-13: 9780300099621
Language: English
Description: A study of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's acquisition, "The "Kearsarge" at Boulogne", by Edouard Manet (1832-1883). During the American Civil War, when Union forces blocked Confederate ports, the Confederacy countered by waging guerrilla warfare on Union merchant shipping. One of the most skilled Confederate raiders was the sloop-of-war "Alabama". On the 19th June 1864, the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama fought off the coast of Cherbourg, France. The Alabama sank less than two hours after the first shot was fired. The battle captured the attention of the French people, and Manet, who as a teenager had served in the French navy, raced to... more...
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:36:11 GMT
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (by Deborah Solomon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-mirror-the-life-and-art-of-norman-rockwell
Author(s): Deborah Solomon
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Humor > General
Publisher: Picador
Publish date: 2014-11-04
ISBN-10: 1250056136
ISBN-13: 9781250056139
Language: English
Description: A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and... more...
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:22:07 GMT
For Love and Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses (by Carl Corey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/for-love-and-money-portraits-of-wisconsin-family-businesses
Author(s): Carl Corey
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Business & Economics > Workplace Culture, Photography > Architectural & Industrial, Photography > Photoessays & Documentaries, Photography > Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publish date: 2014-03-15
ISBN-10: 087020646X
ISBN-13: 9780870206467
Language: English
Description: In his follow-up to Tavern League: Portraits of Wisconsin Bars, Carl Corey turns his camera on Wisconsin family-owned businesses in existence fifty years or longer. The businesses portrayed here—bakeries and barbecue joints, funeral homes and furniture builders, cheesemakers, fishermen, ferry boat drivers—have survived against all the odds, weathering tough economic times and big-business competition. The owners are loyal to their employees, their families, and themselves. And they are integral to their local economies and social fabric. The services and goods they provide are usually for neighbors and friends.... more...
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:42:05 GMT
Philip Guston: The Studio (AFTERALL) (by Craig Burnett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/philip-guston-the-studio-afterall
Author(s): Craig Burnett
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Afterall Books
Publish date: 2014-02-28
ISBN-10: 1846381347
ISBN-13: 9781846381348
Language: English
Description: Throughout his career, Philip Guston's work metamorphosed from figural to abstract and back to figural. In the 1950s, Guston (1913--1980) produced a body of shimmering abstract paintings that made him -- along with Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Franz Kline -- an influential abstract expressionist of the "gestural" tendency. In the late 1960s, with works like T he Studio came his most radical shift. Drawing from the imagery of his early murals and from elements in his later drawings, ignoring the prevailing "coolness" of Minimalism and antiform abstraction, Guston invented for these late works a cast of cartoon-like... more...
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 05:46:01 GMT
The Print (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 3) (by Ansel Adams) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-print-ansel-adams-photography-book-3
Author(s): Ansel Adams
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Photography > Reference, Reference > General
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publish date: 1995-06-01
ISBN-10: 0821221876
ISBN-13: 9780821221877
Language: English
Description: The technical information is clear and concise, starting with deisinging and euqipping a darkroom and continues through making the first print, ending with all sorts of professional tips and tricks for achieving that special image.
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:42:02 GMT
Michelangelo (Temporis) (by Eugene Muntz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/michelangelo-temporis
Author(s): Eugene Muntz
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe
Publisher: Parkstone Press
Publish date: 2005-12-06
ISBN-10: 1859959407
ISBN-13: 9781859959404
Language: English
Description: The name Michelangelo instantly conjures up the Sistine Chapel, Apollo, Jupiter and countless other great works. In his novel, The Italian Painting, Stendhal remarked that, "Between Greek antiquity and Michelangelo nothing exists, except more or less skilled forgeries." In Promenade in Rome, Chateaubriant expresses his admiration for the refined lines of the Pieta. A number of great writers such as Manzoni view Michelangelo as one of the Masters of the western revival in art. The work of Michelangelo has, indisputably, stood the test of time. How is it possible that in just a few years, Michelangelo was able to uncover the... more...
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 04:26:02 GMT
Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism (by Gordon Hughes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/resisting-abstraction-robert-delaunay-and-vision-in-the-face-of-modernism
Author(s): Gordon Hughes
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2014-11-25
ISBN-10: 022615906X
ISBN-13: 9780226159065
Language: English
Description: Robert Delaunay was one of the leading artists working in Paris in the early decades of the twentieth century, and his paintings have been admired ever since as among the earliest purely abstract works. With Resisting Abstraction, the first English-language study of Delaunay in more than thirty years, Gordon Hughes mounts a powerful argument that Delaunay was not only one of the earliest artists to tackle abstraction, but the only artist to present his abstraction as a response to new scientific theories of vision. The colorful, optically driven canvases that Delaunay produced, Hughes shows, set him apart from the... more...
Sat, 13 Jun 2020 02:22:05 GMT
Eugene Delacroix 1798-1863: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from North American Collections (by N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/eugene-delacroix-1798-1863-paintings-drawings-and-prints-from-north-american-collections
Author(s): N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publish date: 1991-09
ISBN-10: 0810964031
ISBN-13: 9780810964037
Language: English
Description: No description available
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:56:02 GMT
Giovanni Bellini (by Oskar Batschmann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/giovanni-bellini
Author(s): Oskar Batschmann
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish date: 2008-04-02
ISBN-10: 1861893574
ISBN-13: 9781861893574
Language: English
Description: Hailed as the “savior” of Venetian painting by Jacob Burckhardt and declared by Albrecht Dürer to be the foremost painter of the city, Giovanni Bellini is a pivotal figure in the development of Italian Renaissance art. With Giovanni Bellini, renowned art historian Oskar Bätschmann charts the fraught trajectory of Bellini’s career, highlighting the crucial works that established his far-reaching influence in the Renaissance.The artist struggled to break out of the long shadow cast by his accomplished father Jacopo and father-in-law Andrea Mantegna, and Bätschmann chronicles Bellini’s development of distinct aesthetic and painting... more...
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:36:01 GMT
Velázquez's 'Las Meninas' (Masterpieces of Western Painting) (by Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vel-zquezs-las-meninas-masterpieces-of-western-painting
Author(s): Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2002-11-18
ISBN-10: 0521804884
ISBN-13: 9780521804882
Language: English
Description: Velázquez's 1656 masterpiece Las Meninas has inspired an avalanche of published attention since it was first placed on public view in the Museo del Prado in 1819. The essays in this volume survey the responses to the painting in the nineteenth century, when Velázquez's fame outside Spain peaked. They include introductions to interpretations of Las Meninas by twentieth-century art historians, critics, philosophers, and art theorists, as well as the modern appropriation of the work by Picasso.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:36:01 GMT
Van Gogh's Ear (by Bernadette Murphy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/van-goghs-ear
Author(s): Bernadette Murphy
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2016-07-12
ISBN-10: 0374279691
ISBN-13: 9780374279691
Language: English
Description: The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh’s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious “Rachel” to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he use a razor or a knife? Was it just a segment―or did Van Gogh really lop off his entire ear? In Van Gogh’s Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals, for the first time, the true story of this long-misunderstood... more...
Thu, 21 May 2020 08:22:05 GMT
Mysterium Magnum: Michelangelo's Tondo Doni (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) (Brill's Studies in Itellectual History) (by Regina Stefaniak) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mysterium-magnum-michelangelos-tondo-doni-brills-studies-in-intellectual-history-brills-studies-in-itellectual-history
Author(s): Regina Stefaniak
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, History > Ancient, History > World
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2008-02-28
ISBN-10: 9004165444
ISBN-13: 9789004165441
Language: English
Description: This book presents the "Tondo Doni" as a model of "Ephesians'" 'great sacrament' of marriage for the new Florentine republic. Following fifteenth century theology, Michelangelo portrayed Mary as a humble wife dominated and possessed by a virile guardian Joseph, the couple united as if 'two in one flesh'. To compensate for their symbolic propinquity, he cast her as a paragon of virginity, a muscular mulier fortis. In order to keep this virago in her place, Michelangelo coupled the Virgin in spiritual union with Christ, maenad-Psyche to bacchic Eros, attempting to mystify her social subordination via Ficinian commentary and Saint Paul into... more...
Wed, 20 May 2020 06:02:14 GMT
The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance (by Jonathan Jones) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lost-battles-leonardo-michelangelo-and-the-artistic-duel-that-defined-the-renaissance
Author(s): Jonathan Jones
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2012-10-23
ISBN-10: 0307594750
ISBN-13: 9780307594754
Language: English
Description: No description available
Wed, 20 May 2020 00:26:20 GMT
William Woodward: American Impressionist (by Robert Hinckley, George Schmidt, J. Richard Gruber, Jessie Poesch, Judith Bonner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/william-woodward-american-impressionist
Author(s): Robert Hinckley, George Schmidt, J. Richard Gruber, Jessie Poesch, Judith Bonner
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi/Robert Hinckley
Publish date: 2011-07-05
ISBN-10: 0615298400
ISBN-13: 9780615298405
Language: English
Description: William Woodward (1859-1939) was a force in New Orleans and the art world, and his legacy endures. In this first compilation of examples of Woodward's work spanning his career, essayists offer unique perspectives on the artist and his art. Woodward was a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts Normal Art School. He started the School of Art and organized the Department of Architecture at Tulane University, and he taught evening art classes to citizens of New Orleans. His oil crayon paintings of the French Quarter were instrumental in preserving the French Quarter buildings from destruction, and... more...
Tue, 19 May 2020 15:56:11 GMT
Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years (by Allen Stuart Weller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lorado-taft-the-chicago-years
Author(s): Allen Stuart Weller
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Humor > General
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2014-09-15
ISBN-10: 025203855X
ISBN-13: 9780252038556
Language: English
Description: Sculptor Lorado Taft helped build Chicago's worldwide reputation as the epicenter of the City Beautiful Movement. In this new biography, art historian Allen Stuart Weller picks up where his earlier book Lorado in Paris left off, drawing on the sculptor's papers to generate a fascinating account of the most productive and influential years of Taft's long career.   Returning to Chicago from France, Taft established a bustling studio and began a twenty-one-year career as an instructor at the Art Institute, succeeded by three decades as head of the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago. This triumphant era included:... more...
Tue, 19 May 2020 09:26:04 GMT
Kant after Duchamp (October Books) (by Thierry de Duve) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/kant-after-duchamp-october-books
Author(s): Thierry de Duve
Categories: Art > Individual Artist
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 1996-05-10
ISBN-10: 0262041510
ISBN-13: 9780262041515
Language: English
Description: Kant after Duchamp brings together eight essays around a central thesis with many implications for the history of avant-gardes. Although Duchamp's readymades broke with all previously known styles, de Duve observes that he made the logic of modernist art practice the subject matter of his work, a shift in aesthetic judgment that replaced the classical "this is beautiful" with "this is art." De Duve employs this shift (replacing the word "beauty" by the word "art") in a rereading of Kant's Critique of Judgment that reveals the hidden links between the radical experiments of Duchamp and the Dadaists and mainstream pictorial modernism. Part I of the... more...
Tue, 19 May 2020 00:52:11 GMT
Anton Corbijn / Tom Waits '77-'11 (by Jim Jarmusch, Robert Christgau) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/anton-corbijn-tom-waits-77-11
Author(s): Jim Jarmusch, Robert Christgau
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Music > General, Photography > Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions, Photography > Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Publish date: 2011-12-26
ISBN-10: 3829605552
ISBN-13: 9783829605557
Language: English
Description: With his trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Tom waits seems a perfect match for Anton Corbijn's grainy signature photographs. Their long-time collaboration has now yielded this book combining Corbijn's Tom Waits portraits of twenty-five years with Tom Waits lyrics from such legendary albums as Blue Valentine, Small Change, Heartattach and Vine, Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Bone Machine, Mule Variations, Alice, and Blood Money.
Mon, 18 May 2020 22:10:12 GMT
Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee (by Stephen Watson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crescent-moon-over-the-rational-philosophical-interpretations-of-paul-klee
Author(s): Stephen Watson
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Philosophy > Aesthetics
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish date: 2009-09-23
ISBN-10: 0804761256
ISBN-13: 9780804761253
Language: English
Description: Why, and in what manner, did artist Paul Klee have such a significant impact on twentieth-century thinkers? His art and his writing inspired leading philosophers to produce key texts in twentieth-century aesthetics, texts that influenced subsequent art history and criticism. Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Lyotard, Sartre, Foucault, Blanchot, Derrida, and Marion are among the philosophers who have engaged with Klee's art and writings. Their views are often thought to be distant from each other, but Watson puts them in conversation. His point is not to vindicate any final interpretation of Klee but to allow his... more...
Mon, 18 May 2020 14:08:19 GMT
Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists (Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience) (by J. Bogousslavsky, M. G. Hennerici) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/neurological-disorders-in-famous-artists-frontiers-of-neurology-and-neuroscience-1
Author(s): J. Bogousslavsky, M. G. Hennerici
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Medical > Neurology
Publisher: S Karger Pub
Publish date: 2007-05-31
ISBN-10: 380558265X
ISBN-13: 9783805582650
Language: English
Description: "Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists - Part 2" presents more writers, philosophers, musicians, painters and film directors who developed some form of neurological dysfunction and whose style and output changed following a stroke or other cerebral disorder. Mozart, Baudelaire, de Kooning, Proust, Fussli, Heine, Fellini, Visconti and others are all striking examples of how extraordinary creativity can be challenged and modified or destroyed and restored, all within the drama of a disease. When brain disease challenges the capabilities of artists, the changes that subsequently occur in their work provide a unique opportunity to explore the... more...
Mon, 18 May 2020 12:50:02 GMT
Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow (by Laurie Wilson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/louise-nevelson-light-and-shadow
Author(s): Laurie Wilson
Categories: Art > History, Art > Individual Artist, Art > Sculpture, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Humor > General
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2016-11-15
ISBN-10: 0500094012
ISBN-13: 9780500094013
Language: English
Description: The most complete biography of the iconic sculptor Louise Nevelson, the groundbreaking artist and fixture of New York’s art world based on hours of interviews the author conducted at the height of Nevelson’s fame In 1929, Louise Nevelson was a disappointed housewife with a young son, surrounded by New York’s vibrant artistic community but unable to fully engage with it. By 1950, she was an artist living on her own, financially dependent on her family, but she had received a glimmer of recognition from the establishment: inclusion in a group show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1980, Nevelson celebrated her... more...
Mon, 18 May 2020 08:22:10 GMT
Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind (by Charles Nicholl) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/leonardo-da-vinci-flights-of-the-mind
Author(s): Charles Nicholl
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 2005-11-29
ISBN-10: 0143036122
ISBN-13: 9780143036128
Language: English
Description: As the success of blockbusters like The Da Vinci Code shows, the incomparable and enigmatic Leonardo da Vinci continues to captivate. In this widely acclaimed biography, Charles Nicholl uncovers the man behind the myth of the "Renaissance master." Painter, sculptor, inventor, draftsman, anatomist—Leonardo’s life and career encompassed so many of the creative achievements that made his era spectacular. Nicholl skillfully captures it all while tracing his subject’s journey from an illegitimate child in Tuscany to his service with some of the most powerful families of Renaissance Europe. Rich with historical background, packed with... more...
Tue, 21 Apr 2020 06:46:12 GMT
Elmer Batters - The Caruska Sittings (by Elmer Batters) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/elmer-batters-the-caruska-sittings
Author(s): Elmer Batters
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Foreign Language Study > General, Photography > Photoessays & Documentaries, Photography > Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Taschen
Publish date: 1997-02-01
ISBN-10: 3822881651
ISBN-13: 9783822881651
Language: English
Description: No description available
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:36:01 GMT
Blackstock's Collections: The Drawings of an Artistic Savant (by Gregory L. Blackstock) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/blackstocks-collections-the-drawings-of-an-artistic-savant
Author(s): Gregory L. Blackstock
Categories: Art > Design, Art > Individual Artist, Reference > General, Art > Drawing
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publish date: 2006-08-03
ISBN-10: 1568985797
ISBN-13: 9781568985794
Language: English
Description: Modern life is an ever-accelerating barrage of people, buildings, vehicles, creatures, and things. How much can a curious mind take in? And what can it do with all the data? Gregory L. Blackstock, a retired Seattle pot washer, draws order out of all the chaos with a pencil, a black marker, and some crayons. Blackstock is autistic and an artistic savant. He creates visual lists of everything from wasps to hats to emergency vehicles to noisemakers. In the spirit of the Outsider art of Henry Darger and Howard Finster, Blackstock makes art that is stirring in its profusion and detail and inspiring in its simple beauty. He has never... more...
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:16:05 GMT
Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Works (by Augusta Tosone, Catherine Frost) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/leonardo-da-vinci-the-complete-works
Author(s): Augusta Tosone, Catherine Frost
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: David & Charles Ltd
Publish date: 2006-04-28
ISBN-10: 0715324535
ISBN-13: 9780715324530
Language: English
Description: This captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures. All of Leonardo Da Vinci's work is presented in this compact volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks. As well as featuring each individual artwork, sections of each are shown in isolation to reveal incredible details - for example, the different levels of perspective between the background sections of the "Mona Lisa", and the disembodied hand in "The Last Supper". 640 pages of colour artworks and photographs of Da Vinci's original notebooks, accompanied... more...
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:46:08 GMT