Most popular History of art & design styles: from c 1900 - books
The most popular History of art & design styles: from c 1900 - books currently available. Updated weekly.
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
The indispensable guide to the most exciting painters of recent years, chosen by leading arts professionals - now in paperback
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The essential handbook for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers on contemporary 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.
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.
Illustrated travel guide to the United Kingdom's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
Now available in a new edition, this survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today.
* 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.
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...
A fun introduction to the world of modern artists, from Albers to Zox, via Basquiat, Kahlo, Warhol and more.
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...
50 years of hard-hitting protest art from Britain's foremost political artist
Suitable for David Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, this book deals with two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. It includes Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions, dozens of illustrations, and a text by the artist himself.
The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain, written by leading architectural historian Elain Harwood.
Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art.
Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida Kahlo learned about suffering at an early age. The young and indomitable Frida met Diego Rivera, the great mural painter, when Mexico was at a great cultural and political crossroads. They formed a legendary partnership, with a strong attachment to Mexican folk art. This book traces her extraordinary life.
The author has returned to England to paint the landscape of his childhood in East Yorkshire. Executed in watercolour and ink, this title features panoramic scenes that have the spatial complexity of finished paintings - the broad sweep of sky or road, the patchwork tapestry of land - yet convey the immediacy of the author's impressions.
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...
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.
Bursting with hundreds of rare and unpublished works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and more, this collectible book is the definitive tome on the visual legacy of the Harry Potter films.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
The first monograph of its kind on the Godfather of streetwear, this book pays homage to Hiroshi Fujiwara's influence on contemporary fashion, music, and design
A full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, follows the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
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.
What has been loosely termed installation Art dominates the exhibition programmes of galleries worldwide. However, while it is much discussed it has rarely been clearly defined.
Reveals the artistic drive and haunting obsessions of one of the world's leading contemporary artists, Yayoi Kusama.
does drawing make one 'see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still', as Hockney suggests? What significance do different media - from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad - have for the way we see? What is the relationship between the images we make and the reality around us? This title deals with these questions.
The Victoriana deluxe calendar for 2019 features a gorgeous collage from Cynthia Hart each month. Alongside this you will receive four beautifully decorated postcards, a date book and a full year at a glance desktop calendar.
Provides an introduction to contemporary art photography, identifying its important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners.
The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.
A uniquely intimate look at the life and work of one of Europe's leading painters by an expert on contemporary art who has also sat for him for nearly forty years.
An inspiring collection of some of the best-loved quotes from the legendary icon, Frida Kahlo