October 2021 (84)

Mark Rothko : The Story Of His Life Graphic Novel

ISBN: 9783791387918

Author: Francesco Matteuzzi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Mark Rothko's work is among the most recognisable in modern art history. His huge colour-field works enjoy enormous popularity for their luminosity, moodiness, ...


Mark Rothko's work is among the most recognisable in modern art history. His huge colour-field works enjoy enormous popularity for their luminosity, moodiness, and immersive qualities. But he didn't always paint in bold, simple swaths of colour. This graphic biography traces Rothko's entire life, from his boyhood emigration from Russia to America, to his suicide in 1970. It touches on his schooling and early work for the WPA in the 1930s; the evolution of his art from representational to purely abstract; and the dawning of his artistic philosophy, which took him farther and farther away from the material world and toward a universally emotional and expressionist modality. The book's finely detailed drawings are Rothko's signature colours and draw readers into his fascinating creative journey. While Rothko the artist was largely misunderstood during his lifetime, this unique graphic biography offers a way of making sense of his life and of decoding the visual language he invented.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$55.00
Camille Pissarro : The Studio of Modernism

ISBN: 9783791378275

Author: Christophe Duvivier    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

As one of the founding figures of Impressionism, Camille Pissarro exerted considerable influence over the movement's other members, such as Paul Cezanne, Claude...


As one of the founding figures of Impressionism, Camille Pissarro exerted considerable influence over the movement's other members, such as Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt. This publication focuses on Pissarro's collaborations with these and other artists. It also celebrates the avant-garde quality of his painting, particularly in his contributions to Neo-Impressionism. Focusing on his role in the revolutionary Impressionist movement of the 1870s, the book traces Pissarro's work in dialog with his fellow artists, particularly Cezanne and Gauguin, and also reveals his influence on works by Alfred Sisley, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and others. In addition to pages of exquisite reproductions of works by Pissarro and his contemporaries, this volume features illuminating essays on fascinating aspects of the life and work of this prolific artist. Readers will come away with a new understanding of how Pissarro's unique talent for collaboration and unity was vital to the development of French painting in the late 19th century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 250 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Georges Braque : Inventor of Cubism 1906-1914

ISBN: 9783791379159

Author: Susanne Gaensheimer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For eight years before the First World War, a young Georges Braque and his friend Pablo Picasso shaped what was perhaps the most revolutionary stage in the hist...


For eight years before the First World War, a young Georges Braque and his friend Pablo Picasso shaped what was perhaps the most revolutionary stage in the history of modern painting: Cubism. This catalog of the accompanying exhibition focuses on Braque's turbulent pre-WWI period to reveal the processes by which the artist developed or reinvented his style in rapid succession- from Fauvism, Proto-Cubism, Analytical Cubism, papier colle to Synthetic Cubism. The amazing speed and intensity of Braque's evolution stands as a remarkable parallel to modern art's shifting focus from representation to abstraction. Bringing together sixty works from museums and private collections around the world, this book offers scholarly assessments that contextualise Braque's career amidst unprecedented technological advances, new schools of thought, and an overall acceleration of everyday life in Western Europe. This includes the invention of moving pictures, which held a particular fascination for the young artist. Film stills and documentary and archival material help readers make the connection between dynamization and the development of aesthetic forms in the visual arts, between the visual innovations of the pre-war period and the flood of media images in which we live today. More than half a century after Braque's death, this exploration of his remarkable career brings us closer to understanding the artist whom Guillaume Apollinaire considered the "touchstone" of Cubist art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Chanson : A Tribute to France's Most Romantic and Poetic Musical Tradition

ISBN: 9783791386171

Author: Olaf Salie    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages a...


Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, this secular, lyric-driven form of song has been reborn throughout French history-and continues to influence today's pop artists. Featuring the work of such celebrated photographers as Robert Doisneau, this fascinating history of the chanson profiles some of its most beloved artists, their music, and the cultural moments they represent. Readers will learn about Aristide Bruant-the red scarf-wearing subject of one of Lautrec's most recognizable posters. It recounts the lives of Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, and their contemporaries as it peeks inside the Folies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. It introduces readers to the "Piaf Generation," which produced the likes of Yves Montand and Georges Moustaki. And it explores the bohemian enclaves of postwar France, when revolutionary artists remade the chanson in their own melancholy image. In addition, this volume shows how classic songs of the all American song book, such as "My Way," or "September Morning" have their roots in the chanson tradition. Whether you're a fan of 1920s torch songs or prefer the electronica of ZAZ, you'll learn how the chanson is important to just about every French musical tradition-and why this genre is the perfect expression of the country's history and culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2021


$150.00
Evaders

ISBN: 9781913062736

Author: Emma Scullion    Publisher: Red Door Press

'I KNOW THINGS... THINGS I SHOULDN'T KNOW' A crime has been uncovered. Clare Buchanan has been missing for almost twelve years. Former security manager Tom Holt...


'I KNOW THINGS... THINGS I SHOULDN'T KNOW' A crime has been uncovered. Clare Buchanan has been missing for almost twelve years. Former security manager Tom Holt knows that the man responsible for her disappearance goes by the name of Capricorn. On the run in South America, Holt's life is in danger. In London, journalist Nash Akinyemi discovers the story that could make her career; a chance to finally step out of her mother's shadow. Talented thief Becca Wylde has worked for Capricorn her whole life; now it's time to break free. Together, Holt, Nash and Becca must risk everything to expose Capricorn's secrets to the world. Yet Capricorn has his own weapon. Anton Merrick has a dark past, and he will stop at nothing to keep them all silent... What happened to Clare Buchanan? From the streets of London, to the shores of Chile, to the tropical islands of Panama, the race is on to expose the truth, before the truth gets buried. The second novel from the author of the bestselling "Intruders".


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 26-08-2021


$27.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Corsair Down

ISBN: 9780764362248

Author: Martin Irons    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Vought F4U Corsair was the greatest fighter plane in the WWII Pacific theater. For its pilots, survival was not guaranteed. Enemy planes and antiaircraft fi...


The Vought F4U Corsair was the greatest fighter plane in the WWII Pacific theater. For its pilots, survival was not guaranteed. Enemy planes and antiaircraft fire were dangerous, but aerial mishaps, poor flying, mechanical gremlins, weather, and bad luck took their toll too. American, British, and New Zealander Corsair pilots often found themselves with just seconds to escape. Some disappeared as POWs. A few, such as Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, emerged alive at the end of the war. Others had to rely on their training and the means at hand to escape do-or-die situations. Coast watchers, submarines, blimps, and air-sea rescues saved many. Even the French Foreign Legion smuggled a pilot to safety in the most daring Corsair pilot rescue of WWII. Others escaped death initially only to have to fight alongside their rescuers. Included are firsthand accounts from surviving pilots and tales of many of the great WWII Corsair aces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2021


$65.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Spitfire Vol.1

ISBN: 9780764362361

Author: Ron Mackay    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This first of two volumes on the Supermarine Spitfire covers the design, testing, development, and early WWII combat use of the famed British fighter aircraft's...


This first of two volumes on the Supermarine Spitfire covers the design, testing, development, and early WWII combat use of the famed British fighter aircraft's initial variants. The Spitfire in its original marques up to the Mk. VII provided a platform that allowed the Royal Air Force to challenge the German Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters during the 1939-1942 period of WWII. The book also covers the Seafire Marques I to III, which provided similarly valuable service for the British Navy's Fleet Air Arm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2021


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Details of Dinghy Building

ISBN: 9781907206214

Author: W.N.C. Stirling    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Whether she is to be rowed or sailed independently, or will be the tender to a larger vessel, nothing feels or looks quite like a traditional clinker-built ding...


Whether she is to be rowed or sailed independently, or will be the tender to a larger vessel, nothing feels or looks quite like a traditional clinker-built dinghy, 'done right'. And those two words are the key to a boat which will truly grace the water, charm all who use or see her, and maintain her value. In Details of Dinghy Building Will Stirling painstakingly describes and illustrates the many arcane yet vital tasks which can daunt the beginning boatbuilder. Will has been building clinker dinghies professionally for many years and has made, and learned how to avoid, all the mistakes which lie in wait for the unwary. Take advantage of his experience, and some 'tricks of the trade', and draw inspiration from the many mouthwatering photographs of finished boats which punctuate the book. If you're building a boat, this textual guide and photographic reference will pay for itself many times over in the time, frustration and embarrassment it will save you. If you're not, you'll find it a fascinating verbal and visual window into a time-honoured traditional craft.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-2021


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
From The Loft Floor To The Sea

ISBN: 9781907206535

Author: Christian Topf    Publisher: Lodestar Books

From the Loft Floor to the Sea is photographer and designer Christian Topf's exhaustive visual and verbal journal of the building of the 68ft Pilot Cutter Pelle...


From the Loft Floor to the Sea is photographer and designer Christian Topf's exhaustive visual and verbal journal of the building of the 68ft Pilot Cutter Pellew, by Luke Powell and his team in Cornwall. This is the largest traditional wooden boat build in the UK for decades - and at 360 large-format colour pages, this is probably the largest and most gorgeous book to illustrate the process. Chris visited the yard at Truro almost every week throughout the build to bring us this mouthwatering production, in which you can almost smell the sawdust, the hot pitch, and the linseed oil.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Nordic Family Kitchen

ISBN: 9783791387413

Author: Mikkel Karstad    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

If you think you can't achieve Nordic elegance when cooking with your kids, Mikkel Karstad is here to show you how. For years this Danish chef has been teaching...


If you think you can't achieve Nordic elegance when cooking with your kids, Mikkel Karstad is here to show you how. For years this Danish chef has been teaching his own four kids the joys of simple, eco-conscious cooking. Working at the famed NOMA restaurant Karstad helped put Northern European gastronomy on the map. But Karstad is happiest when he is cooking with his family, either at home or on their frequent foraging trips. In this beautiful cookbook he shares his genius for taking simple ingredients and combining them in exciting ways that every family member will enjoy. Divided into ten chapters, the book offers 73 recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and gatherings in the woods, garden, and beach. There are dishes that anyone, including kids, can prepare and serve -quick breads, sandwiches, cakes, spreads and jams -as well as more advanced projects that will hone young people's culinary skills. Karstad takes you to the beach to roast marshmallows with strawberries; to the woods to grill flatbread with mushrooms; and to the garden, where fresh herbs enhance everyday dishes such as pancakes and baked potatoes. Loaded with fruit, vegetables, whole grains and herbs, these meals are largely meat-free, and will help your family adapt to a cleaner way of eating that is both satisfying and delicious. Illustrated with Anders Schonnemann's stunning photography, this fabulous cookbook will inspire you to welcome nature into your family's kitchen-and to bring your kitchen out of doors.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2021


$69.99
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