Most popular Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960 books
The most popular Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960 books currently available. Updated weekly.
Meet trailblazers like Marianne Brandt, Gertrud Arndt, and Lucia Moholy in Bauhausmadels-or "Bauhaus girls", a term that expressed admiration for the young women who bravely eluded traditional gender roles to build a different future. With never-before-seen portraits and biographies, this is a unique celebration of the Bauhaus centennial and a...
The 20th century saw art go abstract. Where once clear certainties and indisputable forms prevailed, now anarchy seemed to reign supreme. Sensibilities diffused into strange new shapes, colors assumed new significance, lines abandoned literal meaning. Dive in and discover some of the most dynamic and progressive art of modernity.
A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.
Illustrated travel guide to the United Kingdom's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
Live art in the fast lane with this essential introduction to Tamara de Lempicka, the Russian emigre who moved to Paris, took up painting, and left one of the most vivid visual documents of the Roaring Twenties. From her iconic Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti to portraits of high-society patrons, this book traces the artist's unique visual...
This beautiful book presents the extraordinary work of the iconic American "outsider" artist in a new critical light, locating him as a major figure in the history of contemporary art.
Deluxe over-sized art-book celebrating the art of a lost master of horror illustration!
Focusing on Art Deco graphic art and illustration, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, fashion and advertising, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by talents such as Barbier, Erte, Cassandre and Colin. Echoing examples of other forms of Art Deco are also included.
The first ever book about the famed illustrator and wood engraver, by the wood engraver Simon Brett. This new biography showcases much of Clifford Webb's surviving work, and will do much to revive interest in him.
Published in a new edition, this book offers an introduction to Bauhaus, one of the most influential movements in modern architecture, art, and design.
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school's commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.
Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015 Winner of the New Angle Book Prize 2017John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill. So - as with all her books - Julia Blackburn's account of his life is far from a conventional biography.
Explore the modern age of design in this Bibliotheca Universalis edition of the 20th century's key movements and trends. Featuring countless works from around the world, this is an essential compendium for design aficionados everywhere, with star turns including De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philippe Starck.
A defining form-giver of the 20th century, Marcel Breuer is a modernist locus classicus. From his landmark tubular furniture to "binuclear" housing, his projects across Europe and the United States are case studies in the balance of texture, color, and form, and the elegant symbiosis of local and global, big and small, rough and smooth.
Radical Women tells a fresh, new story of British modernism, as the first to cover the entirety of Jessica Dismorr's (1876-1939) life and art alongside those of women artists she worked and exhibited with. The book brings to life a fascinating and turbulent period in art history and a web of fascinating connections that have, so far, been obscured.
Delve into the lives of 50 of the most important figures of the Bauhaus movement through the recollections of former Bauhaus students, teachers, and friends.
Shimmering, pulsating color masses characterize the Abstract Expressionist masterpieces of Mark Rothko. Like no other artist in his generation, Rothko developed his own stylistic vocabulary, creating ceiling-high canvases that were to be experienced as much as seen, submerging viewers in the drama, intimacy, and tragedy of the human condition.
This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.
From soft watches to burning giraffes, this book celebrates the fantastical world and flamboyant personality of Salvador Dali, one of the most visionary and prolific artists of the 20th century. In equal parts provoking, eccentric, and technically skilled, Dali's provocative work, and his controversial persona, revolutionized the concept of the...
As a member of the first Dada group in Zurich during the First World War, the author was in a unique position to tell its history. In this book, he draws together not only important historical documents but the testimonies of friends, such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Raoul Hausmann.
Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school's centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne...
By examining the studios and studio-houses used by British artists between 1900 and 1940, this book reveals the ways in which artists used architecture - occupying and adapting Victorian studios and commissioning new ones - and, in doing so, shows them coming to terms with the past, and in the process, inventing different modes of being modern.
A richly illustrated monograph on the life and work of Lee Krasner, one of the twentieth century's most inspiring women artists and a pioneer of abstract expressionism.
One hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus school, this book takes a deeper look at some of this design movement's most recognizable objects.
A century after his death, Egon Schiele continues to stun with his contorted lines, distorted bodies, and eroticism. This XXL-sized book features the complete catalogue of his paintings from 1909-1918. Nearly 600 illustrations are presented, many of them newly photographed, alongside expert insights and Schiele's personal writings in this...
Through more than 100 structures, most of which are open to tourism, this volume makes it possible to experience the historical and architectural vestiges of the "New Architecture." Besides the famous buildings, it presents insider tips for sites to visit throughout Germany.
Born in 1899 to Russian Aristocrats, Tamara de Lempicka escaped the Bolsheviks by exchanging her body for freedom, dramatically beginning a sexual career that included most of the influential men and women she painted. This biography is reissued to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of her death.
Now available in a new compact edition, this book offers a stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by awardwinning photographer Nicolas Grospierre.
Now available in a new and beautifully produced edition, this important examination of Modigliani's art focuses on the enigmatic genius of the avant-garde.
A new series of blank sketch books, with luxurious bindings. Combining high-quality production with on the best and most popular art, the covers are printed on foil, embossed and foil stamped. Perfect for personal use they also make a brilliant gift. This version features the ever-popular art masterpiece, Klimt's The Kiss.
More than 100 photographs by Harry Cory Wright present the dramatic spaces and rich textures of the Barbican Centre, one of the most radical and visionary post-war buildings in Britain.
The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps, but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills. This book tells about life in the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.
Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this book explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts.
Mid-century design continues to grow in popularity and this book is perfect for any design lover.
Renowned for his distinctive, elongated female nudes, Amedeo Modigliani is a legend of early modernism. His unique figuration corresponded to his own personal idea of beauty, but drew upon a rich variety of visual influences, including contemporary Cubism, African carvings, Cambodian sculptures, and 13th-century painting from his native Italy.
Twelve sumptuous and stunning art deco depictions of fairytale scenes from the Golden Age of illustration. These glorious drawings depict moments from The Arabian Nights and fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel and East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.
Ever heard of surrealist fine dining? This must-have reprint of Les diners de Gala reveals the exotic flavors and elaborate imaginings behind the legendary dinner parties of Salvador and Gala Dali. With recipes from such leading Paris restaurants as La Tour d'Argent and Maxim's, a special section on aphrodisia, and bespoke illustrations from...
In this mighty first volume, Jens Muller traces 70 years of graphic design, designers, and developments from the late 19th century through the economic boom after World War II, spanning designs that would form the basis for further revolutions.
Model. Muse. Lover. Artist. This sweeping debut novel is based on the true story of Lee Miller's journey to become an artist and her lover affair with Man Ray in bohemian 1930s Paris.