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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.
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Bauhausmadels. A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists
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...
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William Morris Gallery Mini Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
Featuring 12 celebrated designs from the collection of the William Morris Gallery, this mini calendar highlights the talent and longevity of the designs that came out of Morris & Co. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington
A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.
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In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali
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Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to the UK
Illustrated travel guide to the United Kingdom's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
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de Lempicka
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...
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Ornament and Crime
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Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo
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Art Deco Britain: Buildings of the interwar years
The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain, written by leading architectural historian Elain Harwood.
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Misty Presents The Jordi Badia Romero Collection
Deluxe over-sized art-book celebrating the art of a lost master of horror illustration!
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Design of the 20th Century
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.
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Dali
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...
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World Receivers: Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz
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Frida Kahlo Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
Now regarded as a feminist and LGBT icon, as well as a key artist during the twentieth century, this calendar celebrates Frida Kahlo's life with beautiful portraits alongside her famous quotes about life and art. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next months views.
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Art Deco Masterpieces of Art
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.
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Life and Work of Clifford Webb
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.
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Bauhaus
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.
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Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art
A survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (born 1917). It provides an overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. It considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.
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Dali. Les diners de Gala
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...
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Original Bauhaus: Catalogue
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.
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Original Bauhaus: Workbook
Take a class at the Bauhaus school with this introduction that lets you experience what it was like to study at the influential school and presents original instructions from the famous Foundation Course.
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Expressionism
Through panoramas of mood, ideas, and emotions, Expressionism stands as one of the most reactionary and influential movements of the early twentieth century. This introduction assesses the group's stylistic tendencies, influences, and pursuit of authenticity.
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Dada: Art and Anti-Art
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.
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Tamara De Lempicka
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.
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This is Magritte
Belgian artist Rene Magritte's life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art. This book tells his story.
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In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-1910
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.
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Abstract Expressionism
Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this book explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts.
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Barbican Centre
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.
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Our Bauhaus: Memories of Bauhaus People
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.
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Egon Schiele: Drawings & Watercolours
Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before dying in the flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of 28. His oils have often been reproduced and are well recognized, but this volume concentrates on drawings and watercolours drawn from public and private collections around the world.
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50 Bauhaus Icons You Should Know
Published in a new edition, this book offers an introduction to Bauhaus, one of the most influential movements in modern architecture, art, and design.
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Munch
First published by No Comprendo Press a.s. in Oslo, Norway, 2013"--Title page verso.
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Rothko
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.
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Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day. This hardback book has 352 pages and measures: 23.8 x 20 x 2.6cm
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Lee Krasner: Living Colour
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.
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Age of Light
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.
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Mary Seton Watts and the Compton Pottery
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Charles White: Black Pope
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Abstract Expressionism
A stunning volume with fascinating illustrations, which re-evaluates the Abstract Expressionist movement.
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Biographic: Picasso: Great Lives in Graphic Form
A modern study of Picasso's life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.
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Modernism: A Very Short Introduction
Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life.
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Magritte
Meet the Belgian Surrealist forever on the hunt for magic and mystery. This introduction to Magritte presents key works from the artist's vast repertoire of visual humor, paradox, and surprise which makes us look and look again, not only at the painting, but at our sense of self and the world.
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Snail that Climbed the Eiffel Tower and Other Work by John Minton: The Graphic Work of John Minton
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Bauhaus Journal 1926-1931
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Duchamp's Last Day
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Helene Schjerfbeck
A new study examining the life and work of Helene Schjerfbeck, the Finnish painter who influenced Bacon, Freud and Auerbach
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Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to Europe
Illustrated travel guide to Europe's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
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Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus
The concept for the Bauhaus - literally 'building house' - came from Walter Gropius, a practicing architect and one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.
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Insiders/Outsiders: Refugees from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Visual Culture
Thisbook examines the extraordinarily rich and pervasivecontribution of emigres arriving from Europe in the 1930s to the visualculture, art education and art-world structures of the UK.
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Enduring Legacy of Weimar: Graphic Design & New Typography 1919-1933
This vibrant book tells the history of the Modernist design movement and how it completely revolutionized graphic design.