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.
"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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant surrealist artists.
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.
An inspiring collection of some of the best-loved quotes from the legendary icon, Frida Kahlo
50 years of hard-hitting protest art from Britain's foremost political artist
Illustrated travel guide to the United Kingdom's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.
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.
"A compendium of more than 70 iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe"--
Gives you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from realistic works of earlier centuries. This book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical and public hostility from Cy Twomblys scribbled "Olympia", Jean-Michel Basquiats crude but spontaneous "LNAPRK", and more.
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.
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...
Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of art in the modern age.
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.
Meet Gerhard Richter, the German artist who redefined painting. Between abstract works and photography-based paintings, Richter pushes the medium's boundaries and reminds us of its urgency and importance in a world overwhelmed by digital images. This introduction to one of the greatest artists of our time explores his entire career.
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 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.
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.
'One of the most famous of modern art documents - a poetic primer, prepared by the artist for his Bauhaus pupils, which has deeply affected modern thinking about art . . . This little handbook leads us into the mysterious world where science and imagination fuse.' Observer
Deluxe over-sized art-book celebrating the art of a lost master of horror illustration!
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.
A fun introduction to the world of modern artists, from Albers to Zox, via Basquiat, Kahlo, Warhol and more.
What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This book asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask.
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
Includes an array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. This compilation features feline re-imaginings of scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and films.
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.
Illuminating Albers's skill as a weaver, her material awareness and acute understanding of art and design, this much-needed publication is a celebration of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, and her endless creativity.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
Best known for his installation work encompassing sculpture, video and soundscapes, Fireflies focuses wholly on Phillipe Parenno's lesser-known drawings.
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.