April 2019 (40)

Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings in Detail

ISBN: 9783791384979

Author: Alessandro Vezzosi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci’s known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest...


Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci’s known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest art historical research. While Leonardo da Vinci is one of history’s most studied and renowned artists, there are many myths surrounding his work. Beginning with his birth and early maturity in the workshops of the Florentine masters, Alessandro Vezzosi delves into the provenance of disputed works such as Madonna Litta and La Bella Principessa. He demonstrates how recent advances in technology have aided researchers in studying and restoring da Vinci’s art—including settling controversial attributions—and he explores the artist’s scientific achievements in the fields of optics and paint composition. An exquisitely produced plate section looks at the most significant aspects of da Vinci’s work, and offers numerous comparative examples in the form of archival documents, preparatory studies, and contemporary paintings. A fitting tribute to da Vinci, this wide-ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about the Renaissance genius.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$190.00
Street Photography A History in 100 Iconic Photographs

ISBN: 9783791384887

Author: David Gibson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the big...


This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the biggest names in street photography from its inception to today. Capturing daily life in every corner of the world, this sumptuous collection of great street photography shows the very best of the genre. From pre-war gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, from New York’s Central Park to a mountain city in Mongolia, these photographs reveal the many ways street photography moves, informs, and excites us. The book includes work by the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Gordon Parks, André Kertész, Garry Winogrand, Roger Mayne, and other masters of street photography who pushed the genre’s boundaries and continue to innovate today. Each exquisitely reproduced photograph is presented on a double-page spread and accompanied by an informative text. David Gibson’s insightful introduction traces the history of street photography, reflects on its broad appeal, and looks toward the future of the genre.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$75.00
100 Years 100 Artworks

ISBN: 9783791384849

Author: Agnes Berecz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant artworks— one per year—of the past 100 yea...


This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant artworks— one per year—of the past 100 years. Starting with Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 whimsical, brilliant L.H.O.O.Q., this compendium offers a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. The works are carefully selected to showcase a diverse range of artists. Read from cover to cover, this volume offers an evocative summary of stylistic trends, historic events, and technological innovations that changed art over the past 100 years. Opening the book to any random page will illuminate a singular perspective and aesthetic delight. Each work is impeccably reproduced and presented in double-page spreads alongside informative and engaging texts. From Georgia O’Keeffe and Man Ray to Kara Walker and Ai Weiwei, this unique survey will both satisfy and surprise art lovers everywhere.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$79.99
The Curated Lens

ISBN: 9788417084097

Author: Design 360    Publisher: Flamant

This book reveals graphic compositions from the real world as they are seen through the cameras of some of the best international photographers. Their trained e...


This book reveals graphic compositions from the real world as they are seen through the cameras of some of the best international photographers. Their trained eyes know how not to miss colors, textures, compositions and shapes that bring inspiration to designers, artists and professional creatives. The stunning photographs contained in this book share, in the wide diversity of their perspectives, the communicative quality, clear vision and strong aesthetic concepts of objects and compositions that we may miss in our daily lives as we rush through our day. With these images, photographers invite us to enter their world and share what they see, hear and feel through their lens. The book contains exclusive interviews with these talents in which they share professional tips and the ideas they employ in their photographic practice. This is a gorgeous and inspiring guide book for all readers interested in graphic design, photography and visual communication.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-03-2019


$120.00
Picasso : The Late Work

ISBN: 9783791358116

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s c...


Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s creativity in his final years. In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view neverbefore exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso’s career. Beautifully reproduced images reveal the ways Picasso continued to reinvent his art as he aged. This book also features fascinating insights into how Picasso’s contemporaries reacted to this stage of his oeuvre, his relationships with younger artists and with popular culture, and the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist’s enduring legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$120.00
Designing Graphic Illusions

ISBN: 9789887928355

Publisher: Sendpoints

Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch....


Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch. An ordinary dress prompted an internet discussion around the world of whether it was black and blue or white and gold. Artists applied visual illusions to large 3D artworks which are so fascinating that a mass of spectators are willing to pay for taking a photo. Optical illusions can be seen everywhere in our lives, from interior design, installation, 3D art, product, to brand identity, book cover, and typeface design. They can always draw a wide public attention and bring economic benefits. This book has summarised 14 principles of visual illusion and 8 creation techniques, and included more than 60 amazing optical illusion artworks. Most important, it enable readers to create visual illusion flexibly and effectively either for personal interest or for commercial project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2019


$85.00 $39.99
New Architecture Los Angeles

ISBN: 9783791384771

Author: Mike Kelley    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environme...


This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world’s leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles’s cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture—houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship. Some of the world’s leading design firms, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Selldorf Architects, and wHY Architecture, have contributed to the city’s structural vernacular. While the projects here are as varied as the luminous Walt Disney Concert Hall by Gehry Partners and Bestor Architecture’s compact housing development named “Blackbirds,” each building embraces an unmistakably Californian aesthetic reimagined for a new century. With original photography, this is the first book to focus on the surge of creative building that has taken place in Los Angeles in the new millennium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$100.00
Bauhaus Journal 1926-1931

ISBN: 9783037785881

Author: Bauhaus    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. ...


One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. In this journal, published periodically from 1926 to 1931, the most important voices of the movement are heard: masters of the Bauhaus, among others, Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, as well as Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and many more. They address the developments in and around the Bauhaus, the methods and focal points of their own teaching, and current projects of students and masters. At the time primarily addressed to the members of the “circle of friends of the bauhaus,” the journal published by Gropius and Moholy-Nagy makes tangible the authentic voice of this mouthpiece of the avant-garde. The facsimile reprint is intended to give new impetus to international discussion and research on the Bauhaus, its theories and designs. The exact replica of all individual issues are accompanied by a commentary booklet including an overview of the content, an English translation of all texts, and a scholarly essay which places the journal in its historical context.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 428


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2019


$195.00
Let Me Be Like Water (PB)

ISBN: 9781911545255

Author: S.K. Perry    Publisher: Melville House UK

Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant d...


Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant debut novel. Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over the death of her boyfriend, Sam. But now she is here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway… what is supposed to happen next? She had thought she’d want to be on her own. Wrecked. Stranded. But after she meets Frank, the tide begins to shift. Frank, a retired magician who has experienced his own loss but manages to be there for everyone else. Gradually, as he introduces Holly to a circle of new friends, young and old, all with their own stories of love and grief to share, she begins to learn to live again. A moving and powerful debut Let Me Be Like Water is a book simultaneously about nothing and everything: about the humdrum yet extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2019


$24.99
BFF

ISBN: 9781787832220

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phon...


Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phone call away if you are ever in need of advice. This book will let her know that for now and forever, you’re in this together.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
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