1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743364536

Category: Painting

Page: 960

View: 1482

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of '1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an envable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, maing it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, and in smaller collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.
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1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Author: Stephen Farthing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844037049

Category: Painting

Page: 960

View: 5282

From ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. This newly updated and revised edition improves upon previous editions by featuring:- Larger images throughout- Unparalleled readability of text- Clean, elegant titlesEntertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. 1001 Paintings is a collector's must for the bookshelf.
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1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Author: Stephen Farthing

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789322319

Category: Art

Page: 960

View: 2930

Traces the history of great paintings from thirteenth century to the present, following each piece with information about the artist and the current location of the painting.
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1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die

Author: Richard Cavendish

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835141

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 548

Both casual travelers and dedicated history buffs will relish this visitor's guide to palaces, cathedrals, temples, battlefields, homes of great artists and statesmen--places and monuments that bear witness to thousands of years of human history. Packed with vivid color photos and detailed textual entries 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die carries its readers off to places that include: Prehistoric Sites: Stonehenge, England; the Lescaux Cave Paintings, France, and others. Battlefields: Waterloo, Belgium; Gettysburg, U.S.A.; Hastings, England; Ypres, Belgium, and others. Buildings and Monuments: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow; Nishi Hogan-Ji (Buddhist temple), Kyoto, Japan; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; the Empire State Building, New York City; the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; the Pyramids, Egypt; and many others. Homes of the Famous and Infamous: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria; Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Jane Austen's home, Chawton, England; Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, near Munich, Germany; and many others. Published in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this book upholds their mission to pass on information about the legacy of our past to future generations. 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die makes a great book for browsing, an idea-packed source for vacation planning, a handy reference volume for students of history, and a sheer pleasure for the general reader.
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1001 Buildings

You Must See Before You Die

Author: Mark Irving

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: 9781844039197

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 5013

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the beauty, grace, and fortitude of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Beginning in the ancient and Near East, the book explores buildings from the Byzantine and Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages through to splendid contemporary innovations. The book is not only concerned with size - it also includes some of the world's most remarkable domestic buildings, such as the Mongolian yurt and houses of the American pioneers, as well as railway buildings, chapels, casinos, concert halls, gentlemen's clubs, and museums, cherished often for the way they represent and capture a particular moment in history. Comprehensive and concise entries contain essential information on what is special about the buildings, their structural processes, and the social, political and geographical considerations of the architects who designed them. An aspiring visual testimony to the extraordinary creative capabilities of the architects, engineers, and builders, this book also contains information on the tools and methods they used. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete companion to the outstanding architecture of the world.
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 7th edition

Author: Steven Jay Schneider,Ian Haydn Smith

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438065213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 6626

With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this book is a must-have for all movie lovers! This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film’s history. Each entry offers a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globe ; Detailed, full-color images ;Key quotations from the movies ; More movie posters than ever ; Up-to-date facts and movie trivia. Learn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D.W. Griffith’s controversial "The Birth of a Nation" to recent Oscar nominees like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Discover little-known facts about Hollywood’s most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation.
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1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

Author: Rae Spencer-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844037377

Category: Gardens

Page: 960

View: 8263

1001 Gardens is an extraordinary showcase of the best examples of man's artistic taming of nature from the world's most outstanding landscape gardeners. From the famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra to hidden gems, such as the Leichtag family's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and gardeners alike. Covering the entire globe, the guide presents the very best example of every gardening style, whether it is the inspirational European floral display of impressionist painter Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali. Everywhere, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Worldwide and from person to person our conceptions of beauty may differ, but gardeners are united in their desire to create visions of heaven on earth, places that stimulate the imagination and restore the spirit.
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Art

From Cave Painting to Street Art

Author: Stephen Farthing

Publisher: Universe Publishing

ISBN: 0789318334

Category: Art

Page: 576

View: 780

Presents a chronological look at the history of art through the examination of great works, from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary installation art pieces.
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1001 Escapes to Experience Before You Die

Author: Helen Arnold

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 4902

Vacation travelers seeking truly unusual destinations and unforgettable experiences will find a wealth of ideas in this beautiful volume that represent a genuine escape from the merely ordinary.
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1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

Author: Matthew Rye,Steven Isserlis

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835822

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 1783

Lists top-recommended works by master composers from the past and present, providing a critical assessment of specific recordings and performances as identified by a team of leading music experts.
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1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die

Author: Richard Cavendish,Kōichirō Matsuura

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764160448

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 3128

Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique.
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1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

Author: Tony Mott

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743369104

Category: Computer games

Page: 960

View: 4790

In fewer than fifty years video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. But which are the best games, the ones you must play? Tony Mott, editor of popular gaming magazine Edge, presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world, from Donkey Kong to Doom, and from Frogger to Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed.
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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga

Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789327314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 4616

Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.
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1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400496

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 610

Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's. 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Contents includes... Introduction Pre -1930s 1930 - 1949 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1001: Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die

Author: Robert Arp

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781844038954

Category:

Page: 960

View: 4124

From the bestselling 1001 series, comes a collection of 1001 quotations from numerous brilliant minds of the Ancient World through to the present day. With quotes from everyone including Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Shakespeare and Nietzsche through to Ellen DeGeneres, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg and Monty Python's Flying Circus, there is an immense range of ideas, witticisms and musings to ponder. The quotations cover a wide range of topics, including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion, made accessible and brought to life by being placed in their historical contexts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.
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1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die

Author: Jeff Barr

Publisher: Ronnie Sellers Productions

ISBN: 9781569065853

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 8102

Whether readers play for fun or for serious sport, this guide will encourage them to live their ultimate golfing fantasies at the world's premier courses. Each golf course has been selected for its interest either as a challenge to play, a place of outstanding beauty, a famous occurrence, or the brilliance of its design.
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Renaissance Art Pop-up Book

Author: Stephen Farthing,David Hawcock

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

ISBN: 9780789324597

Category: Art

Page: 14

View: 6176

Features artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescos of Giotto, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Durer, and Massacio.
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The Must List

Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture

Author: Editors of Entertainment Weekly

Publisher: Liberty Street

ISBN: 1618933159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 5111

Get ready to obsess over the last twenty-five years of pop culture hits, misses, and cult classics. THE MUST LIST is an elegantly packaged, gift-worthy compilation of 100 top 25 lists celebrating the best in TV, movies, music, and books from the editors of Entertainment Weekly.

Beginning with an introduction highlighting the "25 Things We've Forgotten About 1990", this full-color, illustrated deep-dive into the past twenty-five years of obsessive pop-culture coverage features the magazine's incisive criticism, trademark humor, and 2,500 amazing moments.

Featured topics include: Greatest Villains, One-Hit Wonders, Best Superheroes, Mobsters, Zombies, Dystopias, Shocking Snubs, Unsexiest Sexy Moments, British Imports, Memorable Deaths, Late Night Comedy Wars, and many more binge-worthy lists.
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1001 Paintings to See Before You Die

Author: Geoff Dyer,Stephen Farthing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845660413

Category: Art appreciation

Page: 960

View: 6801

Welcome to the book of the 1001 paintings you must see before you die - these are the paintings you should never have missed and the ones you want to see again and again. The author's unrivalled knowledge and first-hand experience of looking at works of art enables him to select those that are truly the most memorable. Included are the popular paintings that the public flock to see; the key works that are most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty; those that were turning points in the history of art and changed the face of art forever; those that have become legendary because of the stories and anecdotes that lie behind them and their acquisition; those that cause famous scandals; those that contain fascinating details that most people miss; and those that you never knew about.Beautifully designed and presented, the book can be used in a variety of ways: cross-referenced by location of paintings in each country, it is an essential reference book to take with you when you travel abroad; cross referenced by artist's nationality, it enables you to make your own critical assessment of the artistic achievement of each nation. This is a collector's must for the bookshelf.
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