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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Paperback): Noel Daniel The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Paperback)
Noel Daniel 1
R281 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R82 (29%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Fairy Dust A precious anthology of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, complete with vintage illustrations From Snow White to Cinderella, Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin, the Brothers Grimm bequeathed a canon of stories which have become literary and childhood classics. The most widely read story collection after the Bible, their magical tales are stalwarts of early learning and imagination, listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register as a vital part of our history and culture. This new edition of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life 14 of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel. In a unique design format, each featured tale is paired with a different illustrator, bringing special pictorial splendor to each story. Featured artists include such masters of pictorial invention as Kay Nielsen, Walter Crane, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries. Historic and contemporary silhouettes - many commissioned especially for this anthology - further animate the tales, dancing across the page like delicate black lace. The book also contains a foreword on the Grimms' legacy, brief introductions to each fairy tale, and extended artists' biographies in the appendix. For adults and children alike, this beautiful compilation brings the eternal magic of the Grimms' stories to the heart of every home. The following fairy tales are featured in the book: The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Star Coins, Puss n' Boots, The Golden Goose, The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Paperback): Noel Daniel The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Paperback)
Noel Daniel 1
R281 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R82 (29%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Story Time A beautifully illustrated compendium of Andersen's fairy tales As treasured today as they will undoubtedly be for generations to come, Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are cornerstones of our collective consciousness as much as of the Western literary canon. From The Ugly Duckling to The Little Mermaid and The Emperor's New Clothes, this beautifully-presented collection shares the eternal magic of these stories with a selection of 8 tales, each illustrated with sparkling vintage artwork from the 1840s to the 1980s. True to the international appeal of the stories, the featured artists hail from Scandinavia to Japan, and include such greats as Kay Nielsen, Josef Pale ek, Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud), and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger. The collection also features historic and contemporary silhouettes, a presentation of Andersen's immense legacy, brief historical introductions to each fairy tale, as well as a set of stickers of favorite motifs. A treasure for the whole family, this precious edition inspires and enchants as much as the mystical, magical worlds of Andersen's imagination.The following fairy tales are featured in the book: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Brave Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox.

Man Ray (Paperback): Katherine Ware Man Ray (Paperback)
Katherine Ware; Edited by Manfred Heiting
R449 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R100 (22%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Rays of Light Man Ray, multitalented master of modernist imagery Man Ray (1890-1976) was a polymath modernist, working in painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, and poetry. But it was his work in photography, with nude studies, fashion work, and portraiture that saw him pioneering a new chapter in the history of camerawork and art. With a wide-ranging collection of both his famous and lesser known works, this monograph gives a vivid overview of Man Ray's multifaceted practice and photographic legacy. It traces Ray from his artistic beginnings in New York through to his central role in the Parisian avant-garde, where he featured in the first Surrealist exhibition with Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Andre Masson, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso and produced such now iconic works as Noire et blanche and Le Violon d'Ingres. Through numerous examples of still life, portraiture, and beyond, we see how Ray constantly experimented with new techniques, pushing photography out of its documentary domain into ethereal, poetic expressions through multiple exposure, solarization, and the particular brand of photograms he wittily termed "rayography."Text in English, French, and German

Tom Wolfe the Electric Koolaid Acid Test (Hardcover): T Wolfe Tom Wolfe the Electric Koolaid Acid Test (Hardcover)
T Wolfe
R5,889 Discovery Miles 58 890 Within 6 - 13 working days
Mies Van Der Rohe Greek Edition: Mies Van Der Rohe Greek Edition
R148 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R34 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days
Michelangelo - The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Architecture (Hardcover): Frank Zollner Michelangelo - The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Architecture (Hardcover)
Frank Zollner 1
R302 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R60 (20%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Il divino Meet the Renaissance master Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted Pieta and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. As a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, the achievements of this Italian master are unique-no artist before or after him has ever produced such a vast, multifaceted, and wide-ranging oeuvre. This fresh TASCHEN edition traces Michelangelo's ascent to the cultural elite of the Renaissance. Ten richly illustrated chapters cover the artist's paintings, sculptures, buildings, and drawings, including a close analysis of the artist's tour de force frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate the finest details in the artist's repertoire, while the book's biographical essay considers Michelangelo's more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

A Garden Eden - Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration (Hardcover): H. Walter Lack A Garden Eden - Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration (Hardcover)
H. Walter Lack
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Heaven on earth: Botanical masterworks from the National Library of ViennaIn pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding. This fresh TASCHEN edition celebrates the botanical tradition and talents with a selection of outstanding works from the National Library of Vienna, including many new images.From Byzantine manuscripts right through to 20th-century masterpieces, through peonies, callas, and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle in their accuracy and their aesthetics. Whether in gently furled leaves, precisely textured fruits, or the sheer beauty and variety of colors, we celebrate an art form as tender as it is precise, and ever more resonant amid our growing awareness of our ecological surroundings and the preciousness of natural flora.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.mBibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German"

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Hardcover): Irmgard Musch, Rainer Willmann, Albertus Seba Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Hardcover)
Irmgard Musch, Rainer Willmann, Albertus Seba; Illustrated by Jes Rust; Jes Rust; Illustrated by …
R3,283 R2,460 Discovery Miles 24 600 Save R823 (25%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Albertus Seba s curious creaturesA most unusual collection of natural specimensAlbertus Seba s Cabinet of Curiosities is one of the 18th century s greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time.Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba (1665 1736) had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each and every specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog detailing his entire collection-from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, insects, butterflies and more, as well as fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon.Seba s scenic illustrations, often mixing plants and animals in a single plate, were unusual even for the time. Many of the stranger and more peculiar creatures from Seba s collection, some of which are now extinct, were as curious to those in Seba s day as they are to us now.Our superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original. The introduction offers background information about the fascinating tradition of the cabinet of curiosities to which Seba s curiosities belonged and an additional annex, written by contemporary biologists, provides descriptions of the specimens."

Shigeru Ban (Hardcover): Philip Jodidio Shigeru Ban (Hardcover)
Philip Jodidio
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) In stock

Master innovator: Challenging accepted notions of architectureFrom emergency relief shelters to a cardboard cathedral and exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Pritzker-prize winning architect Shigeru Ban has made his name with his restlessly inventive response to material and situation, as much as with his humanitarian work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters.In the spirit of a three-dimensional poetry, Ban uses materials as an incorporated part of his design, selected not for their cutting-edge credentials but rather for their expressive ability, their capacity to convey the building s overall concept. In particular, Ban has made regular use of paper tubing in projects as varied as the Japanese Pavilion at Expo 2000 and emergency shelters for Rwanda s Byumba Refugee Camp.This essential introduction, compiled with Ban s own collaboration, presents every one of his projects to date to survey the full reach and importance of, in the words of the Pritzker Prize jury, a committed teacher who is not only a role model for younger generation, but also an inspiration. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"

The United States of America with National Geographic (Hardcover): Jeff Z Klein, Joe Yogerst, David Walker The United States of America with National Geographic (Hardcover)
Jeff Z Klein, Joe Yogerst, David Walker; Edited by Reuel Golden, Benedikt Taschen
R5,968 R3,908 Discovery Miles 39 080 Save R2,060 (35%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The United States of America with National Geographic A grand tour of the USA through the magazine's rich archives Travel through time and across the country with this state-by-state tour of the United States over the past 100 years. Following on from the critically acclaimed National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years, the volume brings together more than 700 captivating images from the magazine's illustrious archives to chart a century of change and growth from Alabama to Wyoming. State by state, these remarkable images bring a vivid account of a vast, evolving, and diverse North America, from breathtaking landscapes to advancing industry, evocative rural life to burgeoning towns and cities. We travel from the ski slopes of Colorado to the jazz bars of New Orleans, from the luxurious Hollywood hills to a barbershop in Kentucky, and from Manhattan's Chinatown to a river baptism in Mississippi. Along the way, the tour takes in the gamut of photographic evolution, shifting from early black-and-white and autochrome images of the 1920s and 1930s into midcentury Kodachrome, then the harder-edged reportage of the 1970s and 1980s, and finally the digital images of the 1990s through to the present. With an introductory essay by photography editor David Walker, as well as prefaces to each state section and fascinating storytelling captions, this book celebrates not only the world's greatest photography magazine but also the people, history, and beauty of the United States in all its kaleidoscopic glory.

Impressionism (Hardcover): Impressionism (Hardcover)
R221 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R60 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Discover how scenes of daily life and delicate dabs of color shocked the art world establishment.In this TASCHEN Basic Art introduction to Impressionism, we explore the artists, subjects, and techniques that first brought the easel out of the studio and shifted artistic attention from history, religion, or portraiture to the evanescent ebb and flow of modern life.As we tour the theaters, bars, and parks of Paris and beyond, we take in the movement's radical innovations in style and subject, from the principle of plein air painting to the rapid, broken brushwork that allowed the Impressionists to emphasize spontaneity, movement, and the changing qualities of light. We take a close look at their unusual new perspectives and their fresh palette of pure, unblended colors, including many vividly bright shades that brought a whole new level of chromatic intensity to the canvas.

Meier (Hardcover): Philip Jodidio Meier (Hardcover)
Philip Jodidio; Edited by Peter Gossel
R223 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R39 (17%) In stock

Let there be light: The luminous modernism of Richard MeierEver since his self-proclamation as part of the New York Five, Richard Meier has risen through one top commission after another to the dizzy heights of architectural stardom. From Madison Square Garden to Shenzen, China, his sleek, luminously white modernism has created some of the most high-profile, and distinctive, buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries.Meier s portfolio is as varied as it is illustrious. He has worked with Roman treasures (the Ara Pacis Museum), seaside resorts (Jesolo Lido Village), civic centers (San Jose City Hall), and private clients in the Hamptons. On each project, Meier s hallmarks are careful grid plans, and expansive use of white surfacing and glass. The buildings are as much beacons of brilliance from the exterior as they are temples to clarity and purpose inside.This introductory book traces Meier s complete career to explore the making of a cult architect. With abundant images, we take in all his most famous projects, such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles, as well as his most recent works such as the OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse in Shenzhen, China and the Burda Collection Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"

Exquisite Mayhem - The Spectacular and Erotic World of Wrestling (English, French, German, Hardcover): Theo Ehret Exquisite Mayhem - The Spectacular and Erotic World of Wrestling (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Theo Ehret; Edited by Mike Kelley, Cameron Jamie
R477 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R88 (18%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Get up close, personal, and sweaty with some of the most famous wrestlers of the 60s and 70s, as well as with the sport's feisty sub-phenomenon known as "apartment wrestling." Pitting voluptuous bikini-clad women against one another in a staged photography set, apartment wrestling is what many a male fantasy is made of. This edition explores the craze with the classic photographs of Theo Ehret capturing the participants' bare breasts and buttocks, long, strong limbs and raw, raging passion. These provocative, performative images are accompanied by an essay on wrestling by Roland Barthes, biographical photos, and an interview with Ehret.

Niemeyer (Hardcover): Philip Jodidio Niemeyer (Hardcover)
Philip Jodidio
R223 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R39 (17%) In stock

Brazilian curves: A uniquely sensual modernism in Brasilia and beyondUntil his death at age 104, Oscar Niemeyer (1907 2012) was something of an unstoppable architectural force. Over seven decades of work, he designed approximately 600 buildings, transforming skylines from Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria, to his homeland masterpiece Brasilia.Niemeyer s work took the reduced forms of modernism and infused them with free-flowing grace. In place of pared-down starkness, his structures rippled with sinuous and seductive lines. In buildings such as the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Edificio Copan, or the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, he brought curvaceousness to the concrete jungle. In the futuristic federal capital of Brasilia, he designed almost all public buildings, and thus became integral to the global image of Brazil.With rich illustrations documenting highlights from his prolific career, this book introduces Niemeyer s unique vision and its transformative influence on buildings of business, faith, culture, and the public imagination of Brazil.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"

The Little Big Book of Breasts (English, French, German, Hardcover): Dian Hanson The Little Big Book of Breasts (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Dian Hanson 1
R472 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R88 (19%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Some call it the American obsession, but men everywhere recognize the hypnotic allure of a large and shapely breast. In The Little Big Book of Breasts, Dian Hanson explores the origins of mammary madness through three decades of natural big-breasted nudes. Starting with the World War II Bosom-Mania that spawned Russ Meyer, Howard Hughes's The Outlaw and Frederick's of Hollywood, Dian guides you over, around, and in between the dangerous curves of infamous models including Michelle Angelo, Candy Barr, Virginia Bell, Joan Brinkman, Lorraine Burnett, Lisa De Leeuw, Uschi Digard, Candye Kane, Jennie Lee, Sylvia McFarland, Margaret Middleton, Paula Page, June Palmer, Roberta Pedon, Rosina Revelle, Candy Samples, Tempest Storm, Linda West, June Wilkinson, Julie Wills, and dozens more, including Guinness World Record holder Norma Stitz, possessor of the World's Largest Natural Breasts. This new portable edition contains all the same beautiful and provocative photos, plus the nine original interviews, including rare conversations with Tempest Storm and Uschi Digard, and the last interview with Candy Barr before her untimely death in 2005. In a world where silicone is now the norm, these spectacular real women stand as testament that nature knows best, while this new affordable edition shows TASCHEN knows what you want.

Hadid (Hardcover): Philip Jodidio Hadid (Hardcover)
Philip Jodidio
R215 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R30 (14%) In stock

Radical space: How Zaha Hadid created a 21st-century architectureZaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable.During the latter years of her life, Hadid s daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as the most important new building in America since the Cold War; the MAXXI Museum in Rome; the Guangzhou Opera House in China; and the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre.At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, Hadid was firmly established among the elite of world architecture, recognized as the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, but above all as a giver of new forms, the first great architect of the noughties.From her early sharply angled buildings to later more fluid architecture that made floors, ceilings, walls, and furniture part of an overall design, this essential introduction presents key examples of Hadid s pioneering practice to study an artist, as much as an architect, who fought to break the old rules and crafted her own 21st-century universe.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"

Winsor McCay - The Complete Little Nemo 1905-1909 (Hardcover): Alexander Braun Winsor McCay - The Complete Little Nemo 1905-1909 (Hardcover)
Alexander Braun
R1,400 R1,079 Discovery Miles 10 790 Save R321 (23%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Nocturnal adventures The best of Little Nemo in Slumberland Little Nemo may be a diminutive hero of comic narrative but he sure stands tall as one of the greatest voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869-1934), this small and restless sleeper inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a dream realm of colorful companions, elaborate architecture, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling adventures. Winsor McCay's The Complete Little Nemo 1905-1909 collects in full, glorious color, 220 of the finest of Nemo's nocturnal escapades from the period 1905-1909. Through them, we delight not only in the splendor of Slumberland, a surreal benchmark for Robert Crumb and Federico Fellini, but also McCay's pioneering panel layout and storytelling techniques, his timing and pacing, and extraordinary architectural and other detail. In the illustrated accompanying volume, art historian and comics expert Alexander Braun places Winsor McCay's life and work within the cultural history of the U.S. media and entertainment industry, and explores the immense art historical significance of McCay's dream narrative. At once an adventure story, visual delight, and piece of cultural history, this publication is a tremendous monument to one of the most innovative pioneers-and one of the most intrepid explorers-of comic history.

The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Cops & Robbers (Paperback): Dian Hanson The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Cops & Robbers (Paperback)
Dian Hanson; Illustrated by Tom Of Finland 1
R164 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R32 (20%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Stop, in the name of love!Tom s take on policemen and criminalsTom s taste for police officers and felons and for sexual tension between the two developed late in his career. I ve never been to prison, he told a class at the California Institute of the Arts in 1985, but I hear it s a closed world where there are different roles and people behave different from when they walk free. It fascinates me. It is another subject I come back to again and again. By which he meant fantasized about again and again, since only those subjects that aroused him sexually made it into his art.The uniforms of the California Highway Patrol motorcyclists were his favorite: tan and tight, with high boots and soft black leather gauntlet gloves. He created his own uniform variants as well, a cross between military and civilian police gear, and invented suitably butch criminals for his cops to apprehend, though once apprehended the power struggle could go either way. Tom was determined to show top and bottom as equally masculine roles, and his cops were as likely to end up happily speared by criminal cock as delivering corrective coitus. Though criticized by some for what appeared to be a glorification of power, Tom was always quick to remind that the world he created was a fantasy world, where anything was possible, and everything was consensual even in prison.The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Cops & Robbers explores Tom s fascination with criminal justice through a mixture of multi-panel comics and single-panel drawings and paintings, all in a compact and affordable 192 pages. Historic film stills and posters, personal photos of Tom, sketches, and Tom s own reference photos make this far more than another Tom s Comics re-tread.Text in English, French, and German"

Redon (Hardcover): Michael Gibson Redon (Hardcover)
Michael Gibson
R201 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R42 (21%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Symbols and shadows: States of mind in pastel, charcoal and oil My drawings are not self-defining; they inspire. They determine nothing. Like music, they place us in the ambiguous world of the indeterminate. Odilon RedonA major Symbolist artist, Odilon Redon (1840 1916) was also a painter of scenic and emotional extremes. Until around 1890, he was renowned for work in black and white only. These Noirs in charcoal drawing or lithograph were composed not only of a somber palette, but also by fantastic, frightening figures. Gradually, the artist began to introduce colored pastel, and with it, new and lighter motifs. Flowers became a recurring preoccupation. Where symbols of melancholy once stood, horses and fluttering butterflies entered the scene.While this latter-day lyricism and harmony contrasted sharply with Redon s earlier mood of melancholy, his guiding principle remained to place the visible at the service of the invisible . With his dream-like imagery, sumptuous textures, and suggestive use of color, Redon sought to create a pictorial equivalent to his own psyche. From foreboding to lightness, he was above all an artist of states of mind, with considerable influence on later Post-Impressionism.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
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Gustav Klimt - Complete Paintings (Hardcover): Tobias G. Natter Gustav Klimt - Complete Paintings (Hardcover)
Tobias G. Natter 1
R1,082 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R289 (27%) Within 6 - 13 working days

Defining Decadence The legacy of Gustav Klimt A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. This monograph gathers all of Klimt's major works alongside authoritative art historical commentary and privileged access to the artist's archive with some 179 letters, cards, writings, and other documents. With top quality illustration, including new photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze, the book follows Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous "golden phase" when gold leaf brought a shimmering tone and texture to such beloved works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold. Through luminous spreads and carefully curated details, the monograph traces the repertoire of Japanese, Byzantine, and allegorical stimuli that informed Klimt's flattened perspectives, his symbolic vocabulary, and his mosaic-like textures. Drawing upon contemporary critics and voices, the book also examines the art world's polarized reception to Klimt's pictures as much as his own stylistic trajectory. From his landscape painting to erotic works to the controversial ceiling for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna, we see how Klimt's admixture of tradition and daring divided the press and public, becried by some as a pornographer, hailed by others as a modern maestro.

Matisse Cut-Outs (Hardcover): Matisse Cut-Outs (Hardcover)
R223 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R60 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a fighting spirit. Despite a cancer diagnosis in 1941, increasing frailty and the confines of a wheelchair, the indomitable Frenchman never stopped in his quest to make art. With what he called "une seconde vie," a second life, he embarked on a remarkable collage period, cutting and pasting pieces of colored paper into "gouaches decoupees" of birds, plants, flowers, and the female form.Emphasizing color and contrast, the cut-out technique generated both striking lines and vivid juxtapositions. In works such as The Fall of Icarus (1943), The Blue Nude (1952), The Snail (1953), and La Gerbe (1953), clean forms and elemental structures power a compositional force that belies the work's decorative appeal, at once tightly organized and infectious with joie de vivre. As his work progressed, Matisse's excitement with his results fueled ever-larger pieces, advancing from small works to vast wall-sized murals.

Issey Miyake Lyrical Life Wear (Hardcover): Midori Kitamura Issey Miyake Lyrical Life Wear (Hardcover)
Midori Kitamura
R13,747 R9,687 Discovery Miles 96 870 Save R4,060 (30%) Within 6 - 13 working days
African Art (Paperback): Stefan Eisenhofer African Art (Paperback)
Stefan Eisenhofer; Edited by Norbert Wolf
R140 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R19 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

With examples from every region of the continent, "Handmade in Africa" demonstrates the wide variety of African art. The splendid art of the African peoples occupies an unusual place in the concert of world cultures. It is anything but 'primitive', being characterized rather by a highly developed sense of design - whether it's masks, ancestral figures, ceramics, basketry, metalwork, or weapons. The items in this volume, mostly datable only with difficulty, start with a sculptured head from Nigeria, which may be as old as the 12th century, and extend from a 15th/16th-century salt container from Sierra Leone to the 19th and 20th centuries, to which most of the extant artworks belong.With examples from every region of the continent - from Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo as well as a dozen other countries including Madagascar and South Africa - this book demonstrates the wide variety of African art, describing the social and religious background without which this art, which today is increasingly threatened with extinction, could not be understood. Each book in Taschen's "Basic Genre Series" features: a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period and a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work and brief biography of the artist as well as additional information such as a reference work, portrait of the artist, and/or citations.

Hadid. Complete works 1979-2013 (English, French, German, Hardcover, New edition): Philip Jodidio Hadid. Complete works 1979-2013 (English, French, German, Hardcover, New edition)
Philip Jodidio
R918 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R195 (21%) In stock

Building the future now. This is the iconic work of a singular architect. Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. Yet in the past decade, Hadid has risen to fame and completed numerous structures like the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan. With her audacious, futuristic designs, Hadid now ranks among the elite of world architecture. Born in Baghdad and educated in London, where her practice is based, Hadid has designed radical architecture for over 30 years. This massive TASCHEN monograph, now available in a specially updated and more accessible edition, covers her complete works to date. The New National Stadium of Japan-venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London are both published for the first time. This volume shows the evolution of Hadid's career - including buildings and furniture and interior designs - with in-depth texts, spectacular photos, and her own drawings.

Bettina Rheims (Hardcover, Limited edition): Bettina Rheims (Hardcover, Limited edition)
R10,389 Discovery Miles 103 890 Within 6 - 13 working days

Since her first photographs in the late '70s, Bettina Rheims has defied the predictable. From her series on Pigalle strippers (1980) to her cycle on the life of Jesus in I.N.R.I. (1998), from Chanel commercials to Gender Studies (2011), her work has shaken up traditional iconography and pushed restlessly at the breaking point between two great human preoccupations: beauty and imperfection. This limited Collector's Edition is the ultimate Rheims retrospective, showcasing more than 500 photographs from 35 years of daring, often defiant, photography. Personally selected and assembled by Rheims, the collection juxtaposes renowned series such as Chambre Close with many previously unpublished archival pictures. A companion volume assembles press cuttings, behind-the-scenes material, and personal memories to trace her illustrious career. Spanning commercial work and artistic series, the retrospective impresses with each turn of the page, as much for the vigor of each image as for the variety of Rheims's subjects and aesthetics. With equal attention to anonymous subjects cast in the street as to such global beauty stars as Kate Moss, Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, the book showcases Rheims's particular interest in female fragility and strength, and of the magic encounter between model and the artist which disrupts codes of so-called eroticism to build up a new image system for womanhood.Limited Collector's Edition of 800 copies, each signed by Bettina Rheims. Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies, including a signed and numbered print.

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