Author: Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art” Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he’s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we’re too embarrassed to ask. Questions such as: What is “good” or “bad” art—and does it even matter? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? And what happens if you place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?
Author: Elizabeth Morrison, Thomas Kren
Publisher: Getty Publications
A companion to the Getty’s prize-winning exhibition catalogue Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, this volume contains thirteen selected papers presented at two conferences held in conjunction with that exhibition. The first was organized by the Getty Museum, and the second was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art under the sponsorship of the Courtauld Institute and the Royal Academy of Arts. Added here is an essay by Margaret Scott on the role of dress during the reign of Charles the Bold. Texts include Lorne Campbell’s research into Rogier van der Weyden’s work as an illuminator, Nancy Turner’s investigation of materials and methods of painting in Flemish manuscripts, and trenchant commentary by Jonathan Alexander and James Marrow on the state of current research on Flemish illumination. A recurring theme is the structure of collaboration in manuscript production. The essays also reveal an important new patron of manuscript illumination and address the role of illuminated manuscripts at the Burgundian court. A series of biographies of Burgundian scribes is featured.
Author: Elias Chatzoudis
Adorable, sexy, and sure -- a wee bit naughty! This would fairly sum up a style of illustration that Elias Chatzoudis has been able to develop, earning him a world-wide following for his perky pin-up girls! In this second volume devoted to his voluptuous vixens, Elias is in top form with his sense of humour and eye for the ladies in top form! All new art!
Author: Katherine Tyrell
Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels. Based on ‘a tip a day’ being one of the most effective ways for artists to tackle new techniques and approaches, the book’s clear, straightforward advice helps beginners to gain in confidence as they build their skills. A far cry from other dry, run-of-the-mill art instruction books, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching uses concise, easy-to-follow text to engage readers and guide them through each different technique, covering everything from how to hold a pencil to how to achieve depth and balance composition, as well as tips for tackling specific subjects such as how to draw people or landscapes. Handy cross-references are also peppered across every page, helping to direct readers toward other relevant tips elsewhere in the book. Throughout the book, tips and advice are accompanied by artwork from a range of exciting contemporary artists, showcasing a wide variety of different media—including pencils, pen and ink, and charcoal—and inspiring readers to try and achieve similar results for themselves.
Author: Riva Castleman, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
In 2018, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts will host major exhibitions of the work of Tacita Dean. Each will provide an encounter with the filmmaker's work through a different lens. This book brings together works from all three exhibitions - both new and retrospective - with words by leading novelists and thinkers who provide a unique insight into Dean's chosen genres: landscape, portrait and still-life. Dean first came to the attention of the art world with her 16 mm film The Story of Beard (1992). She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a powerful advocate for her medium. Published at a career-defining moment, this book provides a new and authoritative view of a hugely influential filmmaker who has been at the forefront of British art for over twenty years.00Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (19.05. ? 12.08.2018).
Author: Charles Rhyne
This chronology attempts to establish as fully as possible the dated evidence for Constable's life and artistic activity. It serves as a chronological index to Constable's complete correspondence, discourses and other documents (in 8 volumes) and Joseph Farington's diary (in16 volumes)
Author: Robert Goolrick
Publisher: Algonquin Books
“A heart-wrenching, beautiful, darkly comic, deeply necessary tale that stuns again and again with razor-sharp prose and glittering wit. Robert Goolrick is, without question, one of the greatest storytellers of our time.” —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife In the spellbinding new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Goolrick, 1980s Manhattan shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power, and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything--and anyone. Until, one by one, they fall. Goolrick’s literary chops are on full display, painting an authentic portrait of a hedonistic era, tense and stylish, perfectly mixing adrenaline and melancholy. Stunning in its acute observations about great wealth and its absence, and deeply moving in its depiction of the ways in which these men learn to cope with both extremes, it’s a true tour de force. “An addictive slice of semiautobiographical fiction . . . Goolrick vividly plumbs the depths of fortune and regret. The result is a compulsively readable examination of the highs and lows of life in the big city.” —Publishers Weekly “A compelling, wholly seductive narrative voice . . . Goolrick’s stellar prose infuses this redemption story with a good deal of depth and despair, making it read like the literary version of The Wolf of Wall Street.” —Booklist “A dark, intoxicating morality tale . . . With his impeccable prose, Goolrick focuses his unflinching eye on the grittiness beneath the sleek facade of nightclubs, fashion, and monied Manhattan extravagance. Beautifully crafted, seductive, and provocative.” —Garth Stein, author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Louise Lippincott
Publisher: Getty Publications
The works of the late Victorian painter Lawrence Alma Tadema have recently enjoyed a revived interest. This second volume in the Getty Museum Studies on Art focuses on Spring, one of Alma Tadema’s most renowned paintings. The book is lavishly illustrated and includes many details of the painting. The author traces the history of the painting and provides an analysis of its sources, composition, and symbolism.
Author: William Hone
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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Author: Wilfred Owen
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Tonight he noticed how the women's eyes Passed from him to the strong men that were whole.' The true horror of the trenches is brought to life in this selection of poetry from the front line. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). Owen is available in Penguin Classics in Three Poets of the First World War: Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen.