Schneider Norbert: Vermeer

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: The 35 paintings that have come down to us from the hand of Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) place him beside Rembrandt and Frans Hals as one of the great masters of the golden age of Dutch art. Little is known of Vermeer's early life and training, though we can be certain that he never knew great success or acclaim during his lifetime, and after his death — reputedly in part because of the stress of his…

Growe Bernd: Degas

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Capturing fleeting moments: Degas's mastery in the depiction of movementIn terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early work of Edgar Degas (1834 1917) is classical painting. Although he was eventually associated with the Impressionists and even participated in their joint exhibitions, Degas never adopted a purely Impressionist approach. Degas's work, reflecting an…

Birchall Heather: Pre-Raphaelites

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Sometimes considered the first avant-garde art movement, the Pre-Raphaelites rejected their era's dominant artistic theories for what they saw as a more spiritual, naturalistic and intensely personal approach. Fascinated by the romantic aspects of medieval culture and the vivid, jewel-like colors of Quattrocento art, the movement abhored the Classical poses and composition of Raphael and those…

Schlombs Adele: Hiroshige

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning pictures of the floating world, ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock print genre that originated in the 17th century and is practically synonymous with the Western world's visual characterization of Japan. Though Hiroshige captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was…

Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies

Скачать книгу (размер 2 768 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 544) Аннотация: Sartorial strength: Helmut Newton in the leading fashion magazines Helmut Newton, master of late 20th-century fashion photography, always considered the printed page the most important factor to his work. It was, he explained, in the framework of an editorial or advertising commission, that he found his inspiration, and produced his best shots. Joining the prestigious roster of TASCHEN's Helmut…

Architectural Theory

Скачать книгу (размер 4 318 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 848) Аннотация: Sentence structures: The architectural treatises which shaped our world. If you've ever wondered what goes through architects' minds when they design buildings, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won't give you the instant…

Elizabeth A.T. Smith: Case Study Houses

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Modernism to the masses: Pioneering designs for affordable postwar homes. The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American.…

Elger Dietmar: Dadaism

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: A precursor to Surrealism, the Dada movement stressed the absurd and unpredictable, the illogical and chaotic, lashing out against traditional esthetics and upending artistic conventions. Emerging from the artistic and intellectual milieu of Zurich during World War I, it signaled a re-evaluation of art's cultural relevance in the shadow of industrialized war. Jean Arp, Tristan Tzara, Marcel…

Rose-Marie Hagen: What Paintings Say: 100 Masterpieces in Detail

Скачать книгу (размер 4 012 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 788) Аннотация: Under the microscope: Paintings hidden secrets revealed This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of theworld's most famous paintingsunder a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements andall they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture. Guiding our eye to theminutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer…

AI Weiwei

Скачать книгу (размер 3 053 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 600) Аннотация: Life of Ai: The definitive Ai Weiwei monograph. As his personal circumstances move in constant flux, Ai Weiwei remains a cultural magnet. Renowned for his political stance and social media activity almost as much as for his social interventions, contemporary approach to the readymade, and knowledge of Chinese traditional crafts, Ai's fame extends throughout and beyond the art world. Drawn from…

Hess Barbara: Abstract Expressionism

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: The ineffable language of paint Abstract expressionism the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression emerged in America in the 1940s, inspired by the innovative work of Arshile Gorky. Considered the first art movement originating in the Americas to have a worldwide influence, abstract expressionism spawned two very different sub-categories: action painting (exemplified…

Marquet Francoise: Helmut Newton: Work

Скачать книгу (размер 1 421 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 280) Аннотация: The man who loved women: An overview of Newton s provocative, groundbreaking photography that has inspired an entire genre. This book presents a whole spectrum of Newton s work and celebrates the long career of this outstanding and prolific photographer. The world of Helmut Newton is extremely complex and diverse. Considered shocking and provocative back in the 60s, by the climax of his career he…

Jodidio Philip: Calatrava

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Feats of design and engineering: The work of an unparalleled architectural engineer Santiago Calatravais not only one of the world's most prominent architects, but is also an engineer, sculptor, and painter. His reputation as an unparalleled architectural engineer was cemented with hisnumerous bridges for cities around the world. With more recent projects such as the stadium for the 2004 Athens…

Thoenes Christof: Raphael

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Painting the divine: Heavenly grace and human grandeur Influenced by his contemporaries Michelangelo and Leonardo, Raphael Santi (1483-1520) became, in his own right, one of the most important artists of the High Renaissance. Though Raphael painted many important works in his Florence period, including his famous Madonnas, it was his mature work in Rome that cemented his place in history, most…

Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973

Скачать книгу (размер 1 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 300) Аннотация: Remembering Starman: Mick Rock s legendary photos of the late artist Such a privilege to have known and worked with him. A remarkable man and artist. I loved him. Mick Rock, 2016. A unique tribute from David Bowie's official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie's blessing. In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy…

Fischer Stefan: Hieronymus Bosch: The Complete Works

Скачать книгу (размер 2 360 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 464) Аннотация: Renaissance radical: The haunting visions of Hieronymus BoschOnly 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most cult artists in history. 500 years on from his death, his works continue to inspire scholars, artists, designers, and musicians, death…

1000 Pin-Up Girls

Скачать книгу (размер 2 768 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 544) Аннотация: Girls, Gags & Giggles — this was publisher Robert Harrison's recipe for dishing up the American pin-up to the U.S. male. In the 1950s his girlie magazines sold by the millions, before becoming icons of pulp and trash culture. These skilfully illustrated girls with their curvaceous forms and inviting lingerie soon overtook America's national dessert, in terms of popularity, and even developed…

Duchting Hajo: Kandinsky

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: Painting outside the box. The founder of abstract art. The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art. Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art and is, moreover, the chief theoretician of this type of painting. Together with Franz Marc and others he founded the group of artists known as the…

Maria Antonietta Terzoli: William Blake: The Drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy

Скачать книгу (размер 1 595 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 314) Аннотация: Imagination ablaze: Dante, Blake, and epic visions of heaven and hell Celebrated around the world as a literary monument, The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, representing, on a deeper level, the…

Hans Werner Holzwarth: Fullmoon

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: Poetic nightscapes: Darren Almond's nocturnal nature series In Full Moon, the conceptual meets the poetic: British artist Darren Almond catches natural archetypes and silent landscapes in night photographs made under a full moon, with the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour. The long exposure time illuminates the landscape almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different. There…