Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art

Author: James Peacock,Paul Klee,Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783612086

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A natural draughtsman, master of colour and hugely influential artist, Klee's art appeals to our primary instincts and makes us look beyond the ordinary. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of Klee s magnificent work."
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419725791


Page: N.A

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The Under/overground Art of Shepard Fairey

Author: Shepard Fairey

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846210

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 8436

Includes texts by Shepard Fairey, Russell Brand [and five others].
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City of Friends

Author: Joanna Trollope

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509823441

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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City of Friends is the number one bestselling twentieth novel from the highly acclaimed author, Joanna Trollope. She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone . . . She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits . . .
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The Color Field Paintings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452156603

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 5599

Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949–1970) alongside essays by Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential ebook brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time.
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The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452160465

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 7747

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
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Jackson Pollock

Author: Leonhard Emmerling

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822821329

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 5684

Looks at the works of the American modern artist.
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365 Days of Masterpieces


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419725203


Page: N.A

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An Artist Once Said

Author: Hannah Rollings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910552018


Page: 128

View: 5338

An Artist Once Said is a charming collection of quotes from artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and Warhol, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Hannah Rollings. Each quote will guide and inspire, providing the creative 'nudge' for your own works of art.
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Seeing Slowly

Author: Michael Findlay

Publisher: Prestel Verlag

ISBN: 3641225167

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 5698

When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new way of looking at art. Much of this thinking involves stripping away what we have been taught and instead trusting our own instincts, opinions, and reactions. Including reproductions of works by Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Jacob Lawrence, and other modern and contemporary masters, this book takes readers on a journey through modern art. Chapters such as “What Is a Work of Art?”, “Can We Look and See at the Same Time?”, and “Real Connoisseurs Are Not Snobs,” not only give readers the confidence to form their own opinions, but also encourages them to make connections that spark curiosity, intellect, and imagination. “The most important thing for us to grasp,” writes Findlay, “is that the essence of a great work of art is inert until it is seen. Our engagement with the work of art liberates its essence.” After reading this book, even the most intimidated art viewer will enter a museum or gallery feeling more confident and leave it feeling enriched and inspired.
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Comics Art

Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849760560

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

View: 3806

Comics are a uniquely autonomous art form, one that has its own rich traditions that have given rise to a remarkably vibrant contemporary scene. In this richly illustrated book, Paul Gravett traces the history of comics from the late 19th century right through to the huge current interest in manga and graphic novels and the explosion of comics on the Internet.
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Follow the Line

Author: Laura Ljungkvist

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1605

Follow the line on a journey from the city to the country, from the sky to the ocean, from morning till night. Laura Ljungkvist uses her trademark continuous line style to create the perfect counting book for young children. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting, and thinking. For example, in the underwater picture, children can count seashells, turtles, and the legs on an octopus. Each page is packed with colorful, artful objects and animals—and young counters can follow the line from the front cover to the back cover, through each stunning scene.
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Forty Stories

Author: Donald Barthelme

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141180946

Category: Experimental fiction, American

Page: 246

View: 2876

This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
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Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art

Author: James Peacock,Michael Kerrigan

Publisher: Masterpieces of Art

ISBN: 9781783612116

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts

Page: 128

View: 2154

Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Illuminated manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction, Illuminated Manuscripts Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works in this stunning artistic genre.
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Paul Klee

Irony at Work

Author: Angela Lampe

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791355436


Page: 312

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Offering a fresh look at one of the major artists of the 20th century, this book illustrates how Paul Klee's critical and ironic take on life was evident in every stage of his oeuvre. Known for its whimsy and levity, Paul Klee's art is often considered gleefully childlike. This groundbreaking volume argues that Klee's style emerged from a philosophical school that originated with early German Romanticism and consisted of perpetual shifts between satire and affirmation of the absolute, finite and infinite, and real and ideal. Featuring approximately 250 works, this careful appreciation of Klee connects each stage of his career to the larger philosophical context. Exploring the satires and caricatures of Klee's youth, his experimentations in Cubism and "mechanical theater," and the constructivist approach of the Bauhaus school, this book follows the trajectory of Klee's oeuvre as a reflection of prevailing styles. It closes with the artist's final years, in which he was labeled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazi regime and struggled with illness. Viewed through the many facets of irony as a complex theme, and against the backdrop of Europe's seismic political and artistic movements, Klee's body of work takes on a renewed significance as one of the most critical of its generation.
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Animal Surprises

Author: Nicola Davies

Publisher: Graffeg

ISBN: 1912050757

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8245

Discover the delights of nature with zoologist, poet and top children's book author, Nicola Davies. Follow her young adventurer as she treks through the jungle, dives deep down into the sea and climbs high up into the trees. Animal Surprises features animals big, small, wide and tall. Full educational notes on all of the animals featured in Animal Surprises are available to download from the Graffeg website. "Nicola Davies knows just how to make scientific concepts interesting and accessible, even to the youngest children. Animal Surprises reveals the different sizes and shapes of animals and the different ways in which they move. All this creates a space in children's minds ready for more advanced teaching and learning about the natural world later on. The sharing adult will be able to help children link what they see in the books with their own outdoor experiences. I'm sure these books will be favourites to look at again and." Books for Keeps
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Art Visionaries

Author: Mark Getlein,Annabel Howard

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780675770

Category: Art

Page: 312

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This compelling book chronicles 75 of the most influential artists from the dawn of the 20th century to the present, and from around the world. Each entry provides a fascinating insight into the artist and his or her vision of what they were trying to do, while also acknowledging the lasting effect or impression of their work. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the book gives a sense of the impact each artist has had on the development of art practice over the last 100 years. Key dates in each artists career are clearly drawn out in the accompanying timeline. Through a combination of lively text and arresting visuals, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to some of the artists whose vision has helped to shape the modern art world.
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Are You Blue Dog's Friend?

Author: George Rodrigue

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810940697

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2000

A companion title to Why Is Blue Dog Blue?, which includes a reflective mirror page at the end, celebrates friendship in all its shapes and sizes, introducing readers to the funny, strange, loyal, and unique qualities that make friendships come alive.
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Devendra Banhart

I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street Drawings and Paintings

Author: Devendra Banhart,Diego Cortez,Adam Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791349084


Page: 192

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As eclectic, whimsical, and esoteric as his music, this collection of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces by Devendra Banhart confirms his status as one of today's most imaginative and accomplished artists. Featuring a cross-section of his best work from the last decade, this collection is presented as a kind of "idea book"--including Banhart's own commentary and musings as well as photographs and other ephemera, an essay by renowned art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, and an interview with curator Diego Cortez. The result is a multi-dimensional portrait of a talented artist and an exciting glimpse into his creative process.
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V. S. Gaitonde

Painting As Process, Painting As Life

Author: Sandhini Poddar

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791353784

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Filled with stunning reproductions of V. S. Gaitonde's luminous paintings, this book on the revered Indian artist fills a valuable niche in the study of South Asian art and comparative modernities. A seminal colorist whose career remains unparalleled in the history of South Asian modern art, V.S. Gaitonde was known to fellow artists and intellectuals as well as to later generations of students and collectors as a man of uncompromising integrity of spirit and purpose. Accompanying an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this book of major paintings and works on paper serves as a means to explore the context of Indian modern art as it played out in the metropolitan centers of Mumbai and New Delhi from the late 1940s through the end of the 20th century. It also introduces readers to a reclusive genius who developed a unique nonobjective style that employed palette knives and paint rollers. The exquisite reproductions reveal Gaitonde's extraordinary use of color, form, and texture, as well as symbolic elements and calligraphy to create works that seem to glow with an inner light. A comprehensive essay relates Gaitonde's nuanced understanding of color to major American, European and Asian traditions and movements, analyses the artist's use of the term "nonobjective" within its historical context, and provides valuable insights into Gaitonde's life and work in the context of Indian modernism.
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