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 wall paintings 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. More than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including new 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 enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. The book is organized chronologically, so you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are also listed by artist and by title, making 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 - either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.
Author: Mark Irving
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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.
Author: Geoff Dyer,Stephen Farthing
Category: Art appreciation
With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Art Masterpieces 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 wall paintings 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. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Some of the artworks you will find include artwork by unknown artists from the pre-1400s era, like Pan and Hermaphrodite or Mayan Procession Scene, famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa and TheLast Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Chinese Lions by Kanō Eitoku, Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu, The King of the Heart by Jean Dubuffet, and much more. 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 enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organized chronologically by era, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the pages. The painting are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. With 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die, you hold in your hand the essential visual reference to sensational paintings from around the world. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible—either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre, in Paris, or MoMA, in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Die ganze Geschichte
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Ausgewählt und vorgestellt von 77 internationalen Filmkritikern
Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Vom Bilderbuch bis zum Jugendbuch: ein Wegweiser durch die Kinder- und Jugendliteratur aus aller Welt. Nach Altersgruppen geordnet und chronologisch nach Veröffentlichungsdatum, wird jedes Buch mit Informationen zu Inhalt und Bedeutung vorgestellt. Reich illustriert.
lies uns, bevor Du erwachsen bist!
Author: Julia Eccleshare
Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks.
63 Things Not To Do Before You Die
Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Pavilion Books
In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah's Book Club is hugely influential, and a recent NEA survey reveals an actual uptick in the reading of literary fiction. Jacobs's interactions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, suggest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for you--the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read what gives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler's classic How to Read a Book (1940), Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.
Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book is the first collection of essays on the works of William T. Vollmann. It offers a comprehensive overview of his writings through scholarly essays and nonscholarly reflections that assess his oeuvre in terms of four conceptual categories: social, historical, political, and methodological. Taken together, these pieces place Vollmann among his peers in contemporary North American literature and open up new avenues for readers to negotiate the many challenges and rewards his texts present.
A Critical Companion
Author: Christopher K. Coffman,Daniel Lukes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
In Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication Studies in the Asia Pacific, Leong Ko and Ping Chen provide a comprehensive and in-depth account of various issues encountered in translation and interpreting activities and cross-cultural communication in the Asia Pacific.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Sehnlich wünscht sich der zwölfjährige Eddie ein Fahrrad zu Weihnachten. Doch das Geld ist knapp, und unter dem Weihnachtsbaum liegt nur ein selbstgestrickter Pullover von seiner Mutter. Eddie wirft sich zornig aufs Bett. Ein reicher Junge, sein bescheidener Großvater und ein geheimnisvoller Nachbar begleiten Eddie auf einer Traumreise voller Ausflüchte, Notlügen und Trotz. Doch am Ende versteht Eddie, was er an einem Pullover hat, der voller Liebe gestrickt wurde. Dieses Buch wärmt noch lange, nachdem man es zugeklappt hat. Die ideale Lektüre für Adventsabende bei Kerzenschein.
Author: Glenn Beck
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
Author: Kristina Lowis,Tamsin Pickeral
Seit seinen autodidaktischen Anfängen im Ersten Weltkrieg, die dem damals Vierzigjährigen eine schwere Krise zu überwinden halfen, hat Hesse bis ins hohe Alter etwa zweitausend Aquarelle gemalt. Die meisten von ihnen sind Liebeserklärungen an die farbenfrohen Landschaften seiner Tessiner Wahlheimat und ihren damals noch unerschöpflichen Reichtum an zauberhaften Motiven.
Eine Auswahl seiner schönsten Aquarelle
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag