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Cet ouvrage est le premier volume d'une série qui propose des incursions dans les musées de mode les plus importants au monde guidées par des célébrités. Ici Kate Moss, mannequin et muse britannique, dévoile une sélection de ses robes et costumes de haute couture préférés provenant des collections du Museo de la Moda de Santiago du Chili.
Join the curators of New York's Frick Collection for an art-themed libation and discussion of some of the high points of the world-class museum's works of art.
The Italian colour bible: a gorgeously illustrated exploration of colour and the modern gaze, from an award-winning designer
'Fresh and exciting, like an unopened packet of coloured pencils. Countless thought-provoking facts to ponder over, beautifully written' Coralie Bickford-Smith, author of The Fox and the Star
Why are pencils yellow and white goods white? Why is black the colour of mourning? What connects Queen Victoria's mauve gown and Michelle Obama's yellow dress?
In Chromorama, acclaimed graphic designer Riccardo Falcinelli delves deep into the history of colour to show how it has shaped the modern gaze. With over four hundred illustrations throughout and with examples ranging widely across art and culture - from the novels of Gustave Flaubert to The Simpsons, from Byzantine jewellery to misshapen fruit, from Mondrian to Hitchcock's thrillers - Falcinelli traces the evolution of our long relationship with colour, and how first the industrial revolution, and then the dawn of the internet age, changed it forever.
Beautifully designed, deeply researched, and written with warmth and wit, Chromoroma is an engrossing account of shade and light, of tone and hue, of dyes, pigments, and pixels. It is the story of why we now see the world the way we do.
A groundbreaking analysis of one of the most significant collections of African art in the United States
The collection of African art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is among the most comprehensive in the United States, featuring works in all media from across the continent dating from antiquity to today. This handsome volume, the product of a groundbreaking collaboration between the museum's curators and conservators, supported by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, presents highlights from the collection-some never before published-alongside new scientific analysis and imaging. Six chapters detail both the historiographical and technical concerns at play in collecting and conserving African art. The result promises to deepen our understanding of the art in the dynamics of their original communities and as they appear now in a museum context.
Distributed for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Fact or fiction? An imaginative collection of statements about Vincent van Gogh that challenges what we think we know about the artist's much mythologized existence.
Van Gogh is the most famous artist in the world, yet our understanding of his life is full of contradictions. Art historians, filmmakers, journalists, psychologists and conspiracy theorists have offered theories on his life and work, yet their views are often poles apart. Van Gogh has been described as a suffering genius, a madman, the embodiment of peace and compassion, a man of violence who was a danger to himself and others, a religious fanatic and a Marxist. Where does the truth lie and the myth begin?
This book examines the continual rewriting of Van Gogh's story since the first publications on the artist appeared at the beginning of the twentieth century. Presenting a collage of succinct facts and 'counterfacts', the text is drawn from a wide field of sources: fellow artists, friends and family, doctors and psychoanalysts, actors and writers, theorists, crackpots and scholars. Conflicting statements go hand in hand with an unconventional curation of images, which include postcards of locations associated with the artist, photographs of a fraudster's legal trial, a children's toy, a bottle label and a rusty revolver.
Turnbull presents a kaleidoscope of fact and fiction about the world's most discussed artist - sometimes funny, sometimes heartrending, always revealing - giving readers new insights into the artist, his work and his legacy. Van Gogh himself would be amazed not only to see what people have said about him, but also to grasp the global phenomenon that he has become. A must-have for art lovers and museumgoers, this book invites all readers familiar with Van Gogh to challenge long-accepted ideas about the man and his work.
A FAMILY STORY AND THE TALE OF A NATION.
Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - weaves a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own life and that of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet.
'Engrossing...a remarkable story' Sunday Times
Here, through the sweeping lens of his own and his father's life, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China over the last 100 years, from the Cultural Revolution to the modern-day Chinese Communist Party.
Here is the story of a childhood spent in desolate exile after his father, Ai Qing, once China's most celebrated poet, fell foul of the authorities. Here is his move to America as a young man and his return to China, his rise from unknown to art-world superstar and international rights activist. Here is his extraordinary account of how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime.
It's the story of a father and a son, of exceptional creativity and passionate belief, and of how two indomitable spirits enabled the world to understand their country.
'A story of inherited resilience and self-determination' Observer
'A majestic and exquisitely serious masterpiece about his China... One of the great voices of our time' Andrew Solomon
'Intimate, unflinching...an instant classic' Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SPECTATOR THE SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'Explosively enjoyable, bursting with life and art ... A central figure as wild and beguiling as any character in literature' CRAIG BROWN William Feaver, Lucian Freud's collaborator, curator and close friend, knew the unknowable artist better than most. Over many years, Freud narrated to him the story of his life, 'our novel'. Fame follows Freud at the height of his powers, painting the most iconic works of his career in a constant pursuit of perfection, just outrunning his gambling debts and tailor's bills. Whether tattooing swallows at the base of Kate Moss's back or exacting a strange revenge on Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Freud's adventures were always perfectly characteristic. An enfant terrible till the end, even as he was commissioned to paint the Queen, what emerges is an artist wilfully oblivious to the glitter of the world around - and focussed instead on painting first and last. 'A dazzling tour de force' THE TIMES 'A wonderfully vivid chronicle' OBSERVER 'Does justice to Freud's pitiless genius' DAILY MAIL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 SELECTED AS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT AND SPECTATOR 'A compendium of high-grade gossip about everyone from Princess Margaret to the Krays, a snapshot of grimy London and a narrative of Freud's career and rackety life and loves ... Leaves the reader itching for more' SUNDAY TIMES, ART BOOK OF THE YEAR Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke every week for decades to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver - about painting and the art world, but also about his life and loves. The result is this a unique, electrifying biography. In Youth, Feaver conjures Freud's early childhood: Sigmund Freud's grandson, born into a middle-class Jewish family in Weimar Berlin, escaping Nazi Germany in 1934. Following Freud through art school, his time in the Navy during the war, his post-war adventures in Paris and Greece, and his return to Soho - consorting with duchesses and violent criminals, out on the town with Greta Garbo and Princess Margaret - Feaver traces a brilliant, difficult young man's coming of age. 'Brilliant ... Freud would have approved' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Superlative ... packed with stories' GUARDIAN 'Anyone interested in British art needs it' ANDREW MARR, NEW STATESMAN
'Katy Hessel is a brilliant chronicler of the overlooked. I am so thrilled this book exists as an empowering, enlightening guide to the unforgettable vision of these brilliant artists. Essential reading.' ELIZABETH DAY
'Will change the history of art... thank God.' TRACEY EMIN
'I was not aware how hungry I was for this book until I dropped everything and ate it from cover to cover. I was not aware how angry I was that this book did not exist until it existed. It's an urgently needed, un-put-downable, joyful, insightful, glorious, perspective-shifting revision of the Story of Art.' ES DEVLIN
How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway?
Discover the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century USA and the artist who really invented the Readymade. Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of post-War artists in Latin America and the women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the story of art for our times - one with women at its heart, brought together for the first time by the creator of @thegreatwomenartists.
'A long overdue, revisionist history of art by the brilliant Katy Hessel ... Never stuffy or supercilious, Hessel's book is a revelation and an important first step towards redressing the balance of an art world in which women have been sidelined, stepped over and trampled upon for far too long' REFINERY29
'An extraordinary achievement that will have a disruptive cultural legacy and help deter mine the landscape for years to come.' HARPER'S BAZAAR
'A spirited, inspiring, brilliantly illustrated history of female artistic endeavour... The Story of Art Without Men should be on the reading list of every A-level and university art history course and on the front table of every museum and gallery shop.' LAURA FREEMAN, THE TIMES
'Passionate, enthusiastic and witty... I wish I had had this book as a teenager' THE I
This best-selling dictionary contains over 2,500 succinct entries covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day. It includes biographical entries, styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. Engaging, informative, and up-to-date, it is an invaluable guide to art in the Western world.
Over 1,900 entries provide succinct and accessible explanations of a variety of terms used in art, covering materials, techniques, styles, and periods. From abstract expressionism to Renaissance, batik to zincograph, this dictionary will help you navigate the wide variety of terms used in the art world.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A burst of springtime joy' Daily Telegraph
'A springboard for ideas about art, space, time and light' The Times
'Lavishly illustrated' Guardian
David Hockney reflects upon life and art as he experiences lockdown in rural Normandy
On turning eighty, David Hockney sought out rustic tranquility for the first time: a place to watch the sunset and the change of the seasons; a place to keep the madness of the world at bay. So when Covid-19 and lockdown struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old Normandy farmhouse where Hockney set up a studio a year before, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relished the enforced isolation as an opportunity for even greater devotion to his art.
Spring Cannot be Cancelled is an uplifting manifesto that affirms art's capacity to divert and inspire. It is based on a wealth of new conversations and correspondence between Hockney and the art critic Martin Gayford, his long-time friend and collaborator. Their exchanges are illustrated by a selection of Hockney's new, unpublished Normandy iPad drawings and paintings alongside works by van Gogh, Monet, Bruegel, and others.
We see how Hockney is propelled ever forward by his infectious enthusiasms and sense of wonder. A lifelong contrarian, he has been in the public eye for sixty years yet remains entirely unconcerned by the view of critics or even history. He is utterly absorbed by his four acres of northern France and by the themes that have fascinated him for decades: light, colour, space, perception, water, trees. He has much to teach us, not only about how to see... but about how to live.
I know your street rather well.
Count Moise de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes. Edmund de Waal explores the lavish rooms and detailed archives and uncovers new layers to the family story.
The compelling story of over 5,000 years of Scottish art, told by Lachlan Goudie, renowned contemporary Scottish artist, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Four's 'The Story of Scottish Art'.
This is the story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5000 years, from the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow's fame as a centre of artistic innovation today. Lachlan Goudie brings his perspective and passion as a practising artist and broadcaster to narrate the joys and struggles of artists across the millennia striving to fulfil their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art.
The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with the diverse artworks that form Scotland's long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork; Renaissance palaces and chapels; paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Lachlan tells the compelling story of how and why these and many other Scottish masterpieces were created, and the impact they have had on the world.
The seminal guide to figure drawing for fashion design in a completely revised, updated and expanded two-volume edition. Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualise ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded two-volume edition of the already classic title Figure Drawing for Fashion Design - revised, updated and expanded - is a precise, topic-by-topic manual that will help readers acquire and perfect their skills drawing fashion designs on the female form. Mastering the rules of figure drawing as well as stylistic techniques that add individuality and flair to the design is an essential skill for all designers and illustrators to master in order to bring one's vision to the page, and eventually mannequin. In its approach, this book is ideal both for those designers and students who want to apply themselves professionally to fashion design, and for all enthusiasts of drawing the female body in a fashion context. AUTHORS: As a consultant, illustrator and stylist for renowned fashion companies, Elisabetta Kuky Drudi has planned and organised international fashion collections and shows. She has collaborated as an illustrator, fashion and textile designer with firms such as Baldessarini, Fuzzi, Hugo Boss & Hugo Boss Sport, Jean Paul Gaultier (Femme, Homme and Soleil) and Joop. Currently she designs for various international fashion houses and collaborates as a technical knit designer with Emilio Pucci, Mary Katrantzou and MSGM. Tiziana Paci lives and works in Pesaro, Italy, teaching fashion design and painting. In her thirty years of experience, she has invented original methods for design in general and for the improvement of drawing and painting techniques for fashion sketches and figures. All this material has been organised into a number of manuals which combine both educational and artistic aspects. Thanks to their innovative nature, effectiveness and wealth of images, the texts have been translated into many languages and used in schools in Italy and abroad. She is the author of Colour in Fashion Illustration. SELLING POINTS: . This new edition will continue to be the must-have reference publication for all fashion designers and illustrators, and anyone interested in figure drawing . The breadth of information and attention to detail make this title ideal for students, professionals, and anyone who enjoys fashion design . No other book is so comprehensive and devoted specifically to fashion illustration 1500 colour and b/w illustrations
'Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion' Manolo Blahnik Discover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley. During Andre Leon Talley's first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper echelons by virtue of his shared knowledge and adoration of fashion. He moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild's Women's Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers. But as Talley made friends, he also made enemies. A fraught encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he developed an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour, and as she rose to the top of Vogue's masthead, Talley became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches is a candid look at the who's who of the last fifty years of fashion, and proof that fact is always fascinatingly more devilish than fiction. Andre Leon Talley's engaging memoir tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumours and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.
A tragic story of the British empire run amok and the plunder of great works of art