October 2016 (33)

50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791345307

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after World War II faced a confounding...


This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after World War II faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art’s cutting edge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 257


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


$45.00
50 Contemporary Fashion Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791347134

Author: Doria Santlofer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book of stunning images is an accessible overview of the most important contemporary fashion designers working now. Today’s designers are savvier and mo...


This book of stunning images is an accessible overview of the most important contemporary fashion designers working now. Today’s designers are savvier and more daring than ever before. Happy to exist within or outside the established houses of haute couture, their reputations are cemented by smart consumers who are willing to navigate the thin line between setting and following trends. This book of the most creative and iconoclastic members of today’s fashion scene includes Fashion Week regulars and cutting-edge up-and-comers. Each designer is profiled in double-page spreads that include runway-ready products as well as notes, sketches, and biographical information. These 50 men and women have embraced the global, economic, and environmental realities that serve both to challenge and inspire.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 157


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


$45.00
Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age 1900-1918

ISBN: 9783791355825

Author: Tobias Natter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Klimt was a central figure in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual po...


Klimt was a central figure in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual portrayals of women are among his most celebrated works and the focus of this book. Highlights of the publication include Klimt's most important society portraits, such as Serena Lederer (1899); Gertrud Loew (1902); Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907); Mäda Primavesi (1913); Elisabeth Lederer (1914–16); and Ria Munk III (1917). These works cover the gamut of Klimt's portrait style, from his early ethereal works influenced by Symbolism and the Pre-Raphaelite movement to his so-called "golden style," as well as his almost Fauvist depictions. These art works are complemented by preparatory Klimt sketches and decorative arts from the Wiener Werkstätte.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$125.00
Vasily Kandinsky

ISBN: 9783791382920

Author: Helmut Friedel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This generously illustrated volume displays Vasily Kandinsky’s brilliant use of color, shape, and composition through approximately 250 full-color illustratio...


This generously illustrated volume displays Vasily Kandinsky’s brilliant use of color, shape, and composition through approximately 250 full-color illustrations. Essays by the world’s leading Kandinsky experts focus on the evolution of his work throughout all periods of his career: his exploration of his Russian roots and his emigration to Munich; his attraction to the Art Nouveau and fauvist movements; the formation of the Blue Rider group; the influence of music on his painting; his years at the Bauhaus; and his late work in Paris. The book’s design allows for a thorough examination of Kandinsky’s most important works in all their extraordinary detail. Accessible, impeccably researched, and wide-ranging, this important volume offers an indispensable overview of the artist’s seminal works and a tribute to the beauty and power of Kandinsky’s vision.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 222 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$95.00
Francis Bacon : Invisible Rooms

ISBN: 9783791355764

Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, to...


Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, torment, and isolation. Incorporating the insights of The Logic of Sensation, French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s seminal criticism of Bacon’s work, this volume highlights Bacon’s approach to space as one of the defining forces of his work. By organizing the spatial and dramatic structure of his compositions with barely visible cubic or elliptical cages, his figures become trapped in a kind of invisible room. This sense of confinement creates a direct, unsettling impression on the viewer, and further emphasizes the painter’s dark vision. This book features stunning reproductions of 40 large-scale paintings, including Study for a Portrait (1952), Chimpanzee (1955), Three Studies of the Male Back (1970), and Sand Dune (1983) as well as a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper. This book also contains a series of essays that explore the range of variation in Bacon’s use of isolating constructions over a period of nearly 50 years, as well as the nature of his painting technique and compositions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2016


$95.00
Collage Makers II

ISBN: 9788416500345

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

ollage art is a lot more than just cutting and pasting, it’s a refined technique which shows a peculiar vision of the world, it’s a true creative tool. “C...


ollage art is a lot more than just cutting and pasting, it’s a refined technique which shows a peculiar vision of the world, it’s a true creative tool. “Collage Makers” took us closer to the spacious world of collage and its different artists. Now we expand this marvellous world with “Collage Makers II”. Artists like Ernesto Artillo, Lola Dupré, Damien Blottiere, Pablo Thecuadro, Rocío Montoya… show us their techniques and explain to us the way they normally work in their exclusive and unrepeatable creations due to the raw materials used, magazines, pieces of wood, photographs, news papers, everyday objects, etc.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$69.99
Magical Geometry

ISBN: 9789881470393

Publisher: Gingko Press

Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to conve...


Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to convey both energy and elegant simplicity. Magical Geometry sources projects from outstanding professionals and design teams from around the world to show how the best designs are utilizing striking geometric visuals in contemporary brand strategies. Projects featured include product packaging, posters, business cards, visual brand identities, interior design, and even clothing that all stand out while remaining on-trend, using geometric patterns and shapes in bold new ways to enrich their overall design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$89.99
Stationery Fever

ISBN: 9783791382722

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s it...


This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s items. And as today’s trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases the plethora of retro and fine office goods being produced and sold around the world. Organized like your favorite stationery store—pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, greeting cards, school supplies, etc.—it features exquisitely photographed objects that transcend the decades since laptops took over most of our office needs. Each chapter highlights distinct objects and features a store that specializes in that category. Along the way, readers will learn the history of the lined notebook, the proper way to sharpen a pencil, and the story of how postcards came to be. Whether you’re stuffing a college backpack or decorating your home office, this book will appeal to lovers of lo-fi and bespoke objects alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
Dogglebox

ISBN: 9781849539944

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Dogs: the world’s cuddliest telly addicts You may think your dog spends all day snoozing while you’re out, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Dogglebox is he...


Dogs: the world’s cuddliest telly addicts You may think your dog spends all day snoozing while you’re out, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Dogglebox is here to reveal that our canine pals are secret TV fanatics – and they have plenty to say about the shows we make for them! Squeeze on to the sofa with these hilarious pups and discover television as you’ve never seen it before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$21.99
Mogglebox

ISBN: 9781849539937

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Cats: the world’s toughest TV critics Ever wondered what your cat gets up to while you’re out? Well wonder no more, because Mogglebox is here to reveal that...


Cats: the world’s toughest TV critics Ever wondered what your cat gets up to while you’re out? Well wonder no more, because Mogglebox is here to reveal that our feline friends are secret telly addicts – and they have lots to say about the shows we make for them! Curl up with these commentating kitties and discover television as you’ve never seen it before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$21.99
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