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.
Take in the dark, compelling visions of Edvard Munch, artist of lurid colors, strange distortions, and a haunting Mona Lisa for modernity: The Scream. This essential introduction surveys Munch's staggering capacity for psychodrama and the echo of his artistic wail through the work of Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, Tracey Emin, Marlene Dumas,...
"Painting with scissors" is how Henri Matisse referred to his cut-outs. Produced towards the end of his life, when the artist was confined to a wheelchair, these brilliant bursts of color and form delight to this day as joyous celebrations of life, nature, and boundless creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.
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!
From vast, splattered canvases to quiet pools of color, enter the world of Abstract Expressionism, the movement which put feelings into paint and turned New York into the global center for contemporary art. This book features works from 20 key artists, including Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.
The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain, written by leading architectural historian Elain Harwood.
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.
Published in a new edition, this book offers an introduction to Bauhaus, one of the most influential movements in modern architecture, art, and design.
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.
Egon Schiele was just 28 years old when he died of Spanish influenza in 1918, but with the prolific portfolio he left behind, he continues to startle and influence. This monograph explores the artist's defiant, provocative, often pornographic style which shook Viennese high society and produced some of the most penetrating and haunting...
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.
A new study examining the life and work of Helene Schjerfbeck, the Finnish painter who influenced Bacon, Freud and Auerbach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fresh perspective on Eardley's depictions of the children and the fishing village of Catterline through an examination of her working process.
Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this book explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts.
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.
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.
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.
Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.
' Gilot is a superb witness to Picasso as an artist and to his views on art . . . This memoir is both a vivid portrait of a monstrously difficult man and a brilliant depiction of a great artist at work' New York Times
Surrealism is an art movement, dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and convention. Surrealism inherited its anti-rationalist sensibility from Dada, but was lighter in spirit than that movement. Like Dada, it was shaped by theories on our perception of reality.
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
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.
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.
From the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables to the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, Eero Saarinen was one of the 20th century's most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across art and architecture.
A groundbreaking reading of Duchamp's work as informed by Asian "esoterism, " energetic spiritual practices identifying creative energy with the erotic impulse.
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.
Illustrated travel guide to the United Kingdom's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
Small, smart, essential - an incisive overview of Surrealism, introducing the movement's key artists and capturing its essential and enduring concepts.