Most popular History of art / art & design styles books
The most popular History of art / art & design styles books currently available. Updated weekly.
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
A companion piece to The Lost Words - A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, this beautifully presented CD features exclusive new spells and artwork and a CD of new music from an incredible collaboration between Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux.
No artist captured the glamour of the fin-de-siecle era as definitively as Alphonse Mucha. His highly stylized artwork, evoking a spirit of luxury and leisure, is celebrated in this slim calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Be guided and inspired by the world's greatest artists with this creative set of oracle cards.
Feminist icon, symbol of Mexican culture, political activist, groundbreaking artist: discover the many facets of Frida Kahlo, who transformed the afflictions of her life into unremittingly powerful paintings. In this introduction, Kahlo's body of bold, arresting works are presented alongside her turbulent life to shed light on the audacious...
This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers Components 23 and 24 from the 'Culture and the Arts' Component Group: Invention of the Barbarian by Alastair ThorleyGreek Art by Athina Mitropoulos and Laura SnookWhat image did the ancient Greeks have of themselves and others? How and why were men and women represented differently in Greek art? To what extent is modern western ideology still influenced by ancient Greek attitudes towards the east?This book offers both A-Level students and their teachers the opportunity to consider these and many other important questions. The ideas prevalent in fifth-century Athens retain their powerful influence across the modern world, regardless of whether we agree that they should., The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images. Helpful student features include study questions, quotations from contemporary scholars, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms., Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/class-civ-as-a-level.
"This edition of the Codex Seraphinianus, thirty-two years after the first edition published in 1981, has been enriched by yet another original preface by the author."--Colophon.
Now available in a paperback edition, this beautifully illustrated, delightfully informative collection of one hundred of the world's most significant paintings covers nearly every period, culture and style.
From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, follow the short, prolific, and politicized career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a cult figure of artistic social commentary. This introduction explores how the young trailblazer drew from inspirations as varied as Greek, Roman, and African art, along with French poetry and...
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...
In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures-as well as their Eurasian connections-in a dynamic narrative.
The indispensable guide to the most exciting painters of recent years, chosen by leading arts professionals - now in paperback
Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch's painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing.
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.
No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art.
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
A leading Leonardo da Vinci scholar takes a fresh look at the master's work by exploring 100 key da Vinci milestones across his oeuvres of art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy and more, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death.
A guide to using the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and find happiness right where you are.
What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. In this beautiful essay in pictures, Berger posits the idea that by experiencing the extraordinary, we can defy time itself.
A raw, cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain, and to the question of what role, if any, aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or grief.
Show your Hogwart pride with this classic set of ten Hogwarts note cards, the newest addition to Insight Editions' best-selling Harry Potter stationery series! Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, is located in the grand Hogwarts castle. These embossed foil note cards celebrate the iconic school by showcasing its classic crest in a clean, minimal design. A perfect accessory to the beloved Harry Potter films, the Hogwarts Crest Foil Note Cards invite fans to show their love for the magical series.
In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece lost and found, lied and fought over across the centuries.
This beautifully produced book, available in a new edition, introduces readers to the major developments in the history of modern art from Realism to the New Leipzig School.
This new book presents all you need to know about Vincent Van Gogh's turbulent and prolific creative life, featuring fifty works from the world's leading art collections and museums.
Eyewitnessing evaluates the worth of images as historical evidence, examining religious, political, advertising and commodified images. Peter Burke challenges the conventional view that images represent specific historical meanings.
Sister Wendy's enthralling collection, made before her death, will bring understanding of the depths and subtleties of some of the world's greatest works of art.
A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.
A faculty-specific series for students in higher education.
Now available in a new edition, this survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today.
Featuring all kinds of dogs big, small, graceful, cute, funny, this book includes a collection of dog art and illustration by artists around the world. It is suitable for dog lovers of all ages.
Published to coincide withthe bi-centenary of Ruskin's birth, John Ruskin: An IdiosyncraticDictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies provides an accessible way into the worldof Ruskin and his writing.
Published to enormous critical acclaim and commercial success between 2011 and 2012, these classic memoirs from the late great and incendiary art critic Brian Sewell will be reissued in a single volume in response to their continuing popularity.
* New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. * Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. * Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.