Friday, December 17, 2010
Title: Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917
Author: Stephanie D'Alessandro, John Elderfield
This book represents the first sustained examination of Matisse’s output from this important period, revealing fascinating information about his working method, experimental techniques, and compositional choices uncovered through extensive new historical, technical, and scientific research. The lavishly illustrated volume is published to accompany a major exhibition consisting of approximately 125 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. It features in-depth studies of individual works such as Bathers by a River and The Moroccans, which Matisse himself counted as among the most pivotal of his career, and facilitates a greater understanding of the artist’s innovative process and radical stylistic evolution.
Exhibition Design Portfolio
Author: Philip Hughes
Visual material includes photographs of completed exhibitions by world-renowned designers, concept drawings, computer renderings, charts, and tables of information—all for a wide range of exhibitions around the world, permanent and temporary, including museums and galleries, visitor centers, brand experiences, festivals, and trade fairs. The book will inform and inspire, as well as equip students and new exhibition designers with a valuable guide to the profession.
Louise Bourgeois, The Blind Leading the Blind
Makhi Xenakis, Madeleine Vedel
Makhi Xenakis has been sketching, sculpting and writing since childhood. Born in
Photography, A Cultural History
Author: Mary Warner Marien
A survey of international photography. It includes material from the research on Victorian photography's relationship to painting, photography's involvement with German and Russian art movement between the World Wars and influence of vernacular photography alongside art and commercial photography. It also documents the rise of digital photography
The Designer's Graphic Stew: Visual Ingredients, Techniques, and Layout Recipes for Graphic Designers
Author: Timothy Samara
Timothy Samara (Author)
Under the witty and metaphorical guise of a high-end cookbook, the author provides visual “ingredients,” such as grid structures, folios, border devices, type treatments, abstract graphic elements, categorized stylistically and functionally. These ingredients are shown in use through a “recipe” format to accomplish strategies such as movement, rhythm, organization, contrast, metaphor, etc. Ingredients are coded and cross-referenced among categories for mix and matching purposes as well as demonstrating varied alternate combinations to achieving different approaches to strategies.
Go Logo, a Handbook to the Art of Global Branding
12 Keys to Designing Successful Global Brands
Author: Mac Cato
Unique among branding or creative guideline books, this book examines the enormous influence of both “commercial persuasion” and “societal persuasion” branding—and looks closely at the crucial role creative brand warriors play in building and sustaining winning designs. A primary focus is on exploring what it takes to be a successful creative in the global branding wars as defined by the 12 branding determinants. Global brands, such as Starbucks, Google, Burger King, Delta Airlines, and more, demonstrate the unique traits that make them successful brands.
Art and Electronic Media
Author: Shanken, Edward A.
Art and Electronic Media is the latest installment in the THEMES AND MOVEMENTS series, a collection of groundbreaking sourcebooks on the prevailing art tendencies of our times. This is the first book to explore mechanics, light, graphics, robotics, networks, virtual reality and the possibilities afforded by the web from an international perspective. It outlines the importance of figures previously neglected by art history, including engineers, technicians, and collaborators. Included are works by over 150 artists, both familiar - Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, Mario Merz - as well as emerging and recent pioneers, such as Robert Lazzarini, Blast Theory, Granular Synthesis, Simon Penny, Marcel.li Antunez Roca, Mikami Seiko, and Jonah Bruckner-Cohen. The book is divided into seven thematic sections arranged chronologically. Art and Electronic Media is a lucid, accessible, and authoritative evaluation of continually developing media.
The Complete Illuminated Books
In his illuminated books, William Blake combined his handwritten text with his exuberant imagery on pages the like of which had not been seen since the great decorated books of the Middle Ages. To read such books as "Jerusalem", "America" and "Songs of Innocence" and of "Experience" in cold letterpress bears no comparison to seeing and reading them as Blake conceived them, infused with his sublime and exhilarating colors.
Title: Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
Author: Sheila Paine
Embroidery has been practiced for thousands of years, and the variety is astonishing: gold-embroidered Chinese court insignia, landscape-worked Japanese kimonos, Sumatran sarongs, Indian saris, Afghan chain-stitched purses, Turkish napkin borders, Ghanaian patchwork banners, Egyptian head shawls, Moroccan cushion covers, Hungarian sheepskin jerkins, Slovakian bed curtains, German folk dress, Dutch bonnets, Breton coifs, Sicilian ecclesiastical cloths, Spanish sleeves, North American Indian quillwork pouches, Mexican blouses, Panamanian molas, Peruvian Nasca textiles, and more.
Title: John Singer Sargent, The Sensualist
Author: Trevor J. Fairbrother
One of the most beloved American painters, Sargent (1856-1925) is lately undergoing critical reevaluation. Fairbrother concentrates on the quality in his work that, more than any other, appeals most powerfully to most viewers. Sargent was, museum official Mimi Gardner Gates says in the foreword, "a reserved person who made exuberant art." Essential to that exuberance is the keen attractiveness of the figures, male and female, clothed and nude, in his work.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Jane Austen is a well known and much-loved English author. Her fans today number in the millions and since the advent of motion pictures, her novels have been turned into film at an almost regular pace. Although only six novels were published, those few works have become the model for true romance stories since the early 1800's.
Today, Jane Austen is as popular as ever and revered as much as any literary figure in history.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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Fully illustrated, the book is also a visual treat and is packed with hundreds of superb colour and black-and-white photographs and contains many quotes from members from within and without the band; some rare, some common, all classic.
Both defining and influencing the Sixties, the Beatles were and will remain the biggest band in the world and The Beatles: A Diary is the perfect testament of their life and achievements. Despite the familiarity of some of the history, Miles' sharp and refreshing style and the extraordinarily extensive chronology ensure the Diary to be invaluable to any fan. It is the definitive Beatles chronicle. --Robert Brookes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.