July / August 2017 (60)

New York

ISBN: 9783961710270

Author: Bernard Hartmann    Publisher: TeNeues

New York is probably the most photographed city in the world. It is hard to resist the fascination for the Big Apple, and many have tried to visually capture th...


New York is probably the most photographed city in the world. It is hard to resist the fascination for the Big Apple, and many have tried to visually capture the singularly unique “Empire State of Mind.” It’s not just the classic landmarks that belong to an emotional portrait of the metropolis, but also the bustling life in the urban canyons of Manhattan and its neighborhoods. And this is why Bernhard Hartmann never approaches New York City from just one perspective. He employs multiple angles: brilliant studies that make the sculptural details of architectural icons, both old and new, come alive, alongside snapshots of ephemeral, shadowy pedestrians hurrying by on rain-soaked asphalt illuminated by neon sign reflections. Hartmann is especially taken with the city’s lights, as his black-and-white photos twinkle in an almost magical way. His color photographs possess a near-hypnotic quality that make the nighttime neon-lit streets feel like an homage to decades past, and his aerial photos almost tangibly pull you into the scene. Despite the technical refinement and exquisite detail of Hartmann’s photos, their unequalled atmospheric intensity is what truly makes them special: he combines the latest photographic techniques with the glamour of historic pictures. The result is a dazzling, contemporary portrait of the most amazing city in the world, one that—like your own first visit to New York—you will never forget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$135.00
Great Pubs of London (updated)

ISBN: 9783791383958

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of ...


For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood,” and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$79.99
The Hunting Book

ISBN: 9783961710171

Author: Oliver Dorn    Publisher: TeNeues

Whether for a passionate hunter or someone with a curiosity—this gorgeous coffee table book is a perfect gift for anyone   While a necessity in earlier times...


Whether for a passionate hunter or someone with a curiosity—this gorgeous coffee table book is a perfect gift for anyone   While a necessity in earlier times, hunting today provokes heated discussion between people for and against this most ancient of activities. Regardless, the cadre of hunters only seems to grow. The Hunting Book brings the passion and excitement that fills the heart of the hunter. Unique photos and informative text by author Oliver Dorn, a specialist in hunting-related matters, discuss the historical origins of the hunt and explains its place in today’s world. The book introduces well-established top companies (as well as newcomers) to the industry and shares top tips for hunting equipment and accessories: from handmade guns to custom-fitted hunting clothing. You’ll also learn about the best hunting grounds around the world and why various VIPs enjoy  the sport of hunting. Selected tasty wild game dishes remind us that hunting also serves a culinary purpose. The Hunting Book invites you to experience everything special about the hunt and share the fascination that it still inspires today. In that spirit, we wish you good hunting!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$180.00
Porsche Book Vol 2

ISBN: 9783961710218

Author: teNeues    Publisher: TeNeues

What an incredible milestone in the history of the sports car: in spring 2017, the Porsche 911 was made a millionaire. That is the number of models emblazoned w...


What an incredible milestone in the history of the sports car: in spring 2017, the Porsche 911 was made a millionaire. That is the number of models emblazoned with the legendary “9-1-1” produced by Porsche since 1963. What is the definition of the 911, of a Porsche?—the language of form and technical expertise. It is the ultimate sports car. Throughout the generations, every single 911 has fascinated owners and spectators alike. Even when a particular 911 series does not resemble its predecessor, the form, sound, and performance remain inspirational—the emotions are always on board! Dreams come alive, and not just for the guys. A Porsche driver is endowed with taste, technical prowess, a vision of the future, and the trappings of material success. The 356 laid the foundation for the myth of the Porsche, and it also formed the basis for models like the American Roadster, the 550, and the 718 RS 60 Spyder. Loyal companions include family members like the Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Macan, and even the Cayenne. Out of the running, though unforgotten, are Porsche models like the 924, 944, or even 928. Motor racing cultivated the myth from 1951 until today. Decades later the names 904, 917, 962, and currently, the 919 Hybrid, are still legends. Porsche Milestones presents the history of Porsche with elegant photos and insightful texts. Small nuggets and anecdotes—largely unheard of—occasionally shine through. A spellbinding read for those inspired by the joy of a Porsche.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$115.00
Insecta

ISBN: 9783961710003

Authors: Charles Nesbit, Adriene Nesbit    Publisher: TeNeues

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Often deemed a nuisance when w...


For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Often deemed a nuisance when we do come across them, these tiny creatures are an indispensable life force, vital to the ecosystem and basic functioning of planet Earth. Equal parts discovery and entertainment, Insecta presents a spectacular array of super high-resolution, “hyper-real” color photographs of bugs and insects, magnified by 500% or more. As a graphic and educational counterpart, the insect name is translated into five main languages and paired with each sculptural, jewel-like close-up image of the bug in this visually-arresting, large-format photography book. Readers will be dazzled by the intricate anatomy, vivid coloration, and complex patterns of an interesting variety of bug species whose widely-differing details, are not visible to the naked eye. Some of the insect species will be instantly recognizable, others are so rare and exotic—the viewer has possibly never seen them before! In addition, fun and informative scientific text accompanies each bug type to remind us of the ever-fascinating masterful design and machinery inherent to the natural world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$89.99
Hollywood Royale

ISBN: 9783961710249

Author: Matthew Rolston    Publisher: TeNeues

One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity-focused Interview magazine, Matthew Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photogr...


One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity-focused Interview magazine, Matthew Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photography. Alongside such luminaries as Herb Ritts and Greg Gorman, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers (among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel) who came from the 1980s magazine scene. Rolston helped define the era’s take on celebrity imagemaking, gender bending, and much more. Edited by long-time Los Angeles–based gallerist and curator David Fahey, this book—Rolston’s fourth monograph—presents a stunning array of portraits that beautifully and succinctly capture the decade and its myriad talents. From Michael Jackson and Madonna, to Prince, George Michael, and Cyndi Lauper, the selection of images reflects a seamless blend of style, skill, and scintillation. This volume features over 100 mesmerizing photographs selected from Rolston’s extensive body of work, centering on his unforgettable portraits of the era’s most famous personalities. With essays by authors Pat Hackett, Andy Warhol’s longtime biographer and diarist; Colin Westerbeck, noted photographic curator and expert on American photographer Irving Penn; and Charles Churchward, longtime creative director of Vogue magazine and author of The Golden Hour, a definitive biography of Herb Ritts, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles, paints a fascinating picture of an indelible imagemaker and the movie stars, models, and artists he immortalized during this period. Rolston’s photographs recall the glamour of Old Hollywood with postmodern irony, helping to point the way towards the cult of fame we live with today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 279 x 380 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$225.00
From Lens To Eye To Hand

ISBN: 9783791356075

Author: Terrie Sultan    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood ...


Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood as being overtly traditional, artists at the vanguard of this important movement were trailblazers. Use of the camera as the foundation of painterly expression is common today, but in the 1970s Photorealists were embarking on a groundbreaking way of seeing and depicting the world. Drawing on major public and private collections, the book features works by the masters of Photorealism. Along with numerous illustrations, the book also includes an introductory essay by noted artist and writer Richard Kalina, and an in-depth essay by Terrie Sutlan, focusing on photorealistic watercolors and works on paper.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$95.00
Gustav Klimt: Erotic Sketchbook

ISBN: 9783791383897

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Throughout his career, Gustav Klimt completed hundreds of paintings and thousands of drawings of delicate beauty, many of them featuring the female form. Design...


Throughout his career, Gustav Klimt completed hundreds of paintings and thousands of drawings of delicate beauty, many of them featuring the female form. Designed to imitate an artist’s sketchbook, this gorgeous volume reproduces Klimt’s most beautiful erotic sketches and watercolors. The experience of viewing them will awaken the senses and afford the reader the guilty pleasure of leafing through an artist’s most private visions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 185 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$55.00
Henri Matisse: Erotic Sketchbook

ISBN: 9783791383927

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For Henri Matisse, drawing was an exercise as personal as it was essential to his art. These black and white and gently coloured sketches allow the viewer to ap...


For Henri Matisse, drawing was an exercise as personal as it was essential to his art. These black and white and gently coloured sketches allow the viewer to appreciate the quality of Matisse’s lines, their confidence and ease, as well as the intense relationship between artist and model. Matisse’s joie de vivre, his love of beauty, and his fascination with the human body are fully in evidence in this lovely volume.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 185 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$55.00
Caspar David Friedrich

ISBN: 9783791383576

Author: Johannes Grave    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

"A painting must stand as a painting, made by human hand,” wrote Caspar David Friedrich, "not seek to disguise itself as Nature.” One of his generation’s ...


"A painting must stand as a painting, made by human hand,” wrote Caspar David Friedrich, "not seek to disguise itself as Nature.” One of his generation’s most popular painters, Friedrich imagined landscapes of powerful beauty and spirituality from within the confines of his studios. This breathtaking monograph, filled with glorious reproductions and details of his paintings, argues for Friedrich’s reputation as a sublime artist and interpreter of nature. In his thoughtful and well-researched commentary, author Johannes Grave explores Friedrich’s approach to landscape painting as well as his revolutionary thoughts about how these paintings should be received by their viewers. Looking closely at pieces such as Monk by the Sea, Abbey in the Oakwood, and the Tetschener Altar, Grave shows how Friedrich developed an innovative approach to landscape painting, one that communicated a new sense of space and time, and which draws the viewer into a unique aesthetic experience. Highly readable, insightful, and copiously illustrated, this compelling book sheds crucial light on Friedrich’s celebrated body of work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 255 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$110.00
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