Art, Photography, Fashion, Fashion History, Design, Interiors, Architecture, Illustrated Music and Cinema
The definitive biography that unlocks the remarkable story of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer, featuring nearly 400 of her images, many never seen before, placed for the first time in the context of her life.
The Show that never Was
Numerous publications and exhibitions have examined Jean-Michel Basquiat's extensive oeuvre that consists of more than 3000 works, this catalogue though focuses on eight paintings only: In the summer of 1982, Basquiat traveled to Modena, Italy, for one of his first solo exhibitions in Europe at the gallery of Emilio Mazzoli. Within just a few days, he painted a group of large-format paintings that surpassed his previous work not only in terms of their scale. Each at least two by four meters in size, they mark the transition from graffiti spraying in the streets of Manhattan to painting on canvas. At the same time, they reflect an artist coming into his own. The paintings - including masterpieces that today are considered pivotal and among the most outstanding of his oeuvre - have never been shown together. This catalogue revisits this crucial moment of Basquiat's career some 40 years ago and reunites them for the first time.
From Italy is a celebration of creativity from Italy, compiled and published by Counter-Print.
Featuring 18 creatives & their work including: Parco Studio, CRSL, Matteo Vandelli, Maxim Dosca, BRH+, Cabaret Typographie, La Tigre, Happycentro, Multi Form, Atto, CamuffoLab, Olimpia Zagnoli, Tassinari/Vetta, Federico Barbon, Mauro Bubbico, Multiplo, Eremo & Camilla Falsini.
'A gorgeously candid account of acting and show business. And an intimate and heartfelt story of love, loss and a life spent together. It is an honour to be invited in on these diaries. I cannot remember being so moved by a book' Dolly Alderton
'Fascinating, funny and heart wrenching' Dame Julie Walters
'An emotional rollercoaster - profoundly moving and wonderfully entertaining. A brilliant memoir about living, loving and losing' Bernardine Evaristo
Richard E. Grant emigrated from Swaziland to London in 1982, with dreams of making it as an actor, when he unexpectedly met and fell in love with renowned dialect coach Joan Washington. Their relationship and marriage, navigating the highs and lows of Hollywood, parenthood and loss, lasted almost forty years. When Joan died in 2021, her final challenge to him was to find ‘a pocketful of happiness in every day’.
This honest and frequently hilarious memoir is written in honour of that challenge – Richard has faithfully kept a diary since childhood, and in these entries he shares in raw detail everything he has experienced : both the pain of losing his beloved wife, and the excitement of their life together, from the role that transformed his life overnight in Withnail & I to his thrilling Oscar nomination thirty years later for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Told with candour in Richard’s utterly unique style, A Pocketful of Happiness is a powerful, funny and moving celebration of life’s unexpected joys.
An illustrated exploration of the story behind the brand, from Alexander McQueen's own early days to the current leadership of Sarah Burton. Includes a collection of finished designs, close-up details and personal sketches.
The must-have classic work on early Japanese photography!
"Writer Bennett crafted this beautiful and educational book from a collection of 350 old and rare images captured by Western photographers. This book offers a glimpse of life in Japan during one of its most dramatic periods in history." --Shutterbug Magazine
"The extensive collection of valuable photographs in this book and its text might be described as a visual record of our native land during that period, a record that has been lost to us since so many early photographs left Japan." --Message announcing Photography in Japan: 1853-1912 as the Winner of the 2007 International Award of the Photographic Society of Japan
This book presents a fascinating visual record of Japan and Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern industrial nation--at a time when the art of photography was still in its infancy. The 350 rare images in this book, most of them published here for the first time, chronicle the introduction of photography in Japan and the history of early Japanese photography. These images are vital in helping us to understand the dramatic changes occurring in Japanese society during this critical period.
Taken between 1853 and 1912 by talented Japanese and foreign photographers, these photographs document the history of photography in Japan in a comprehensive and systematic way, with extensive information about the photographers as well as the people and subjects illustrated. The images, whether sensational or everyday, intimate or panoramic, document a nation on the brink of abandoning its traditional ways and entering the modern age.
This evocative collection celebrates the prescience, wit, and enduring relevance of a fashion legend.
Packed with all kinds of cute and quirky monsters to colour: from furry werewolves, spooky vampires and beautiful bats to charming ghosts, adorable trolls and witchy cats.
Set in the mid-1980s, the decade of excess, Tableaux weaves together scenes from two very different lives. When those two characters meet, their lives change course dramatically.
Before Picasso became Picasso-the artist now celebrated as one of France's leading figures-he was surveilled by the police. Amid political tensions in the spring of 1901, he was flagged as an anarchist by the security services. Picasso's art was largely excluded from public collections in France for the next four decades. And the genius who conceived Guernica as a visceral statement against fascism in 1937 was even denied French citizenship on the eve of the Nazi occupation. Picasso faced a triple stigma-as a foreigner, a political radical, and an avant-garde artist. Annie Cohen-Solal's prizewinning Picasso the Foreigner approaches the artist's career and art from an entirely new angle, making extensive use of long-understudied archival sources. Picasso emerges as an artist ahead of his time not only aesthetically but politically, one who ignored national modes in favor of cosmopolitan forms. Eventually he chose the south over the north, the provinces over the capital, while simultaneously achieving widespread fame. The artist never became a citizen of France, yet he enriched and dynamized its culture like few other figures in history. This book, for the first time, explains how.
The first publication devoted to the textile designs of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, showcasing a rarely discussed aspect of the Pop Art superstar’s career
Do you wear socks? If so, you'll love this book! Amusing and highly giftable, The Book of Socks is an illustrated miscellany all about socks. Through humorous text and quirky art, discover what different types of socks say about the people who wear them: • Striped socks? A bit whimsical. A bit arty. Loves museum gift shops . • Dress socks? Proud owner of three pairs of loafers, three Labradors, and three 401(k)s . • Socks with bad elastic that really need to be thrown away? This person is not a quitter-unlike these crappy socks. Also included are important things such as musings from the Sock Monkey, a timeline of famous socks throughout history, and postcards from your lost socks. (Where did they go? Will they ever come back?) Packaged in a tall, narrow trim, this book is a perfect add-on gift alongside a nice pair of-you guessed it-socks. And who doesn't love socks?
This book seeks to reshape the way that writers think about constructing their story, looking at the subject from the inside out. Often practitioners and theorists examine work through the separate lenses of character and/or structure and then bring them together. Within this book, authors Hughes and Wilkes argue that character is structure and one without the other makes for a dissatisfying narrative. Through detailed case studies on films that span all genres, from mainstream franchises like The Hunger Games (2012-2015) and Shrek (2001-2010) to art house films such as Toto Le Heros (1991) and Eraserhead (1977), the authors reveal the dramatic imperative behind the central choices or dilemmas faced by every protagonist in every classic feature length narrative. They argue there is only one of five choices that any writer must make in inventing that key transition from the protagonist’s ordinary world into the adventure that will form the heart of their story. Using the universal language of folk and fairy stories, this book gives writers and students a clear framework through which they can reference and improve their own storytelling. In doing so, it enables both the novice and experienced screenwriter to tell their story in the most authentic and impactful way, while keeping their protagonist at the heart of the narrative.
'Extraordinary. An intellectual feast as well as a visual one'
Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes
The world comes to us in colour. But colour lives as much in our imaginations as it does in our surroundings, as this scintillating book reveals. Each chapter immerses the reader in a single colour, drawing together stories from the histories of art and humanity to illuminate the meanings it has been given over the eras and around the globe. Showing how artists, scientists, writers, philosophers, explorers and inventors have both shaped and been shaped by these wonderfully myriad meanings, James Fox reveals how, through colour, we can better understand their cultures, as well as our own. Each colour offers a fresh perspective on a different epoch, and together they form a vivid, exhilarating history of the world. 'We have projected our hopes, anxieties and obsessions onto colour for thousands of years,' Fox writes. 'The history of colour, therefore, is also a history of humanity.'
Discover the 150 most unique bookstores in the world, selected because of their interesting history, unique collection of books, or notable architecture.
‘A lively picture of multiple operators scrambling to steal a march on the competition . . . Lavishly detailed’