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This illustrated volume provides insight into the historical, cultural, philosophical, political and pedagogical background of the 1930s, when the Bauhaus was founded. It also portrays the famous Bauhaus directors and teachers and describes their signature pedagogical methods.
Reflects the serenity and freshness of the beach and sea. This book shows you paradise-like enclaves suitabe for cocktails, sunbathing and various forms of lazy relaxation. It presents 31 beach clubs, hotels, terraces and retreats, each special in its own way, from almost deserted islands to European beaches, to sylvan restaurants.
Apart from being one of Asia's largest metropolises, Beijing is an ultimate visual challenge. The country's growing economy and construction boom has attracted the attention of the world's finest architects eager to create masterworks in this city. The new is rapidly replacing the old in the country's political, economic and cultural center. When Beijing won the bid in 2001 to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the city started a somewhat controversial transformation. Olympic-driven developments - from sports and cultural infrastructure to business buildings and commercial facilities - have transformed a city once characterized by conservative Communist architecture. Now the emerging Chinese middle-class can live, work and play in Westernstyle residential buildings, offices and malls, such as SOHO Shangdu and can be seen in some of the city's trendiest venues, like Philippe Starck's LAN restaurant and Zhong Song's Song Music Bar + Kitchen.
Covers the range of Bela Bartok's (1881-1945) work from his early explorations of the folklore of Hungary to his Third Piano Concerto composed on his deathbed in the United States. This book is illustrated throughout with photographs of people and events in his life.
Ben Nicholson (1894 - 1982) was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. A pioneer of abstract art in Britain, he first came to prominence with his famous 'white reliefs', but he also maintained a lifelong attachment to landscape and still-life forms, and in a career of over sixty years he produced a remarkable range of carved reliefs, paintings, drawings and prints.
"Beyond Belief" includes over 70 exquisite full colour plates and an essay by novelist and writer Will Self that discusses hallmark works such as 'A Thousand Years' (1990), and Hirst's practice and ascendance to international fame through the late 1990s. Accompanying Self 's insightful and engaging text is an in-depth interview between Hirst and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of London's Serpentine Gallery, and also an essay by art historian and curator Rudi Fuchs that considers and explores the significance of 'For the Love of God' in relation to Hirst's oeuvre: "After all, Damien Hirst's art is concerned with love and fear, with death, malady, physical decay, medical practice and pharmaceutical illusion... The inevitable proximity of death is the most real thing in human life. Fear of death is a more powerful emotion than love or lust. To some extent fear of death keeps us alive."
Bombay Art Deco Architecture - A Visual Journey 1930-1953 presents a treasury of Art Deco buildings comprising residential, commercial and public architecture created during the glamorous and optimistic era of the mid-1930s and 1940s. The architects, a small list of the first generation of modern Indian architects, were trained in western architectural traditions, if not actually in the West. These architects, influenced by the fashionable aesthetic current in Europe, were eager to imbue the city with a new modern style. That style shares its provenance with the Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach, termed Tropical Deco by Laura Cerwinske in her seminal 1981 book. Built in the same era, the Art Deco architecture of the two cities exhibits similar scale, geometry, tropical vocabulary, and love of romance. Author Navin Ramani lived in Bombay for 21 years, in an Art Deco apartment building called Court View, formerly owned by his grandparents. Much of his childhood was spent exploring his Deco-rich neighborhood. It was not until Ramani moved to Miami in 1989 and encountered the Miami Beach Art Deco District that he recognized the great architectural legacy of his hometown. But while that great treasury of Miami Beach hotels and apartments has been internationally recognized, nationally protected, and well documented, the larger assembly of Art Deco buildings in Bombay has, until now, been taken for granted. Bombay Art Deco Architecture provides an insightful exploraion of its beauty and abundance.
Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is acknowledged as one of the great masters of modern art, following in the tradition of the Impressionists. He is best known as a painter of intimate, domestic interiors but he was also a highly accomplished draughtsman who produced a wealth of lithographs and drawings.
Presents several examples of residential architecture, linked by the manner in which they propose innovative and experimental solutions. Refinement in the finishing, restraint in the layout and painstaking integration of construction elements into the surroundings are just some of the criteria that have to be taken into account in their design.
Lofts are apartments that are generally built into former industrial buildings. They have their origins in the New York of the 1950s. This book provides 55 lofts from all over the world, from huge industrial to small business spaces. It is rounded off with more than 600 illustrations, architectural plans and computer graphics.
Published to accompany the exhibition Graffiti, this book re-examines the birth and evolution of the graffiti movement in early 1970s NewYork, as well as its appearance in Paris, a city which became the nerve centre for graffiti in Europe in the 1980s. A great many photos by such leading historians of the street art movement as Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and John Naar, as well as press articles and piecebooks, document graffiti?s beginnings at the moment when pioneers like Lee, Seen and Lady Pink were tagging NewYork City subways and challenging city authorities. In order to account properly for the global scale of the movement and its continued vitality, Graffiti juxtaposes the different aesthetics of big cities like NewYork, Paris, Berlin, as well as S?o Paulo, comparing each city?s style as well as the diverse practices of contemporary graffiti artists. This catalogue also features several interviews with artists who influenced the movement and of other people involved in its development, such as gallery owners. These texts shed new light both onto this artistic movement and onto the major stages of its evolution, while also reinserting graffiti within the context of urban street culture (hip-hop, break dancing, skating) of which it has always been part.
The Hungarian-born architect Marcel Breuer (1902-81) rose to prominence as a student under Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus, and became a master as head of the furniture workshop. He emigrated to the United States in 1937, where he taught at Harvard University, influencing a generation of practitioners. As the head of his own firm, Breuer became known for designs as diverse and powerful as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the iconic 'Wassily' chair - the first chair to use tubular steel, which revolutionized the furniture industry.
Beauty lies in the light, as much in the atmosphere which surrounds things as in their actual form and fashion.' These words appear in Stanhope Forbes's Treatment of Modern Life in Art, and they stand as the credo of an extraordinarily accomplished generation of painters - including Forbes, Lavery, Sargent and Sickert - the British Impressionists.
Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) was one of the leading representatives of Florentine mannerist painting. In this important new study, the eminent French art historian Maurice Brock provides a detailed analysis of this painter's remarkable oeuvre, taking into account the latest developments in scholarship and drawing on information about the artist's life that has recently come to light. Eschewing a chronological approach, the author examines the paintings according to genre, focusing above all on Bronzino's portraits and religiouslittle-known paintings, and in particular on the ltitle-known altarpieces and private devotional pictures. For Bronzino, art was the imitation of art, not the faithful imitation of nature. This book explains how he borrowed from other art forms, notable sculpture, and it looks at the relationship between the artist's paintings
The "Brucke" (established in Dresden in 1905) is, together with the Blauer Reiter in Munich, the most important movement in German expressionism. This book covers the work of founding members Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Fritz Bleyl, as well as works by their friends, such as Emil Nolde and Otto Mueller.
Pieter Bruegel was perhaps the greatest sixteenth-century Flemish painter and he is certainly the most popular today. Surprisingly, fewer than fifty of his works have survived, though his episodes from peasant life, landscapes and religious paintings are familiar to all.
Presents photos of Buenos Aires, including cityscapes, exteriors, interiors and details. This book also features photos of polo grounds of the region's estancia and the Benquerencia which are contrasted with views of a selection of homes both traditional and unusual.
Includes a range of project types such as stadia, theatres, bridges and government buildings. This book offers an overview of some of the most extraordinary buildings from around the world. It features buildings including such notable projects as the National Stadium in Beijing, China by Herzog & de Meuron and the Casa da Musica in Porto.
This superb volume surveys the life and work of an extraordinary painter, who trod a solitary and difficult path towards his goal of an art which would combine the best of the French classical tradition of structure with the best in contemporary realism. The results are some of the most beautiful, and most popular, paintings of our time.
Cai Guo-Qiang (pronounced 'Tzai Go-Chang'; Cai is his family name) is one of the most important Chinese artists to have emerged internationally in the 1990s. Best known for his spectacular firework projects at locations ranging from museum entrances to the sites of Land art works such as Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, Cai has explored a diversity of media and artform