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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, 1960 -

Scent and Subversion - Decoding A Century Of Provocative Perfume (Hardcover): Barbara Herman Scent and Subversion - Decoding A Century Of Provocative Perfume (Hardcover)
Barbara Herman
R485 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Let "Scent and Subversion" take you for a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume.
Perfume has been -- and continues to be -- subversive. By playing with gender conventions, highlighting the ripe smells of the human body, or celebrating queer and louche identities, 20th-century perfume broke free from the assumptions of the prior century, and became a largely unrecognized part of the social and style revolutions of the modern era.
In "Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, "Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougere Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000).
Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 vintage perfume ads, it will also regale you with essays on scent appreciation, a glossary of important perfume terms and ingredients, and tips on how to begin your own foray into vintage and contemporary perfume. Herman also looks to the future through interviews with scent visionaries such as odor expert and "professional provocateur" Sissel Tolaas, punk perfumer Antoine Lie, and Martynka Wawrzyniak, the artist behind "Smell Me," the world's first olfactory self-portrait.
The perfect book for perfume aficionados (aka "perfumistas") as well as connoisseurs of modern fashion and design, feminist and LGBTQ historians, and fans of vintage advertising.

New Street Art (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Claude Crommelin New Street Art (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Claude Crommelin
R560 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R73 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Street art is part of every cityscape. By street art, we mean the crazy and wonderful stencils, paste-ups, paintings and little sculptures that decorate our urban landscape, catching our eyes and surprising us with their beauty, humour or pithy comment on society. It is, however, ephemeral and the work can disappear very quickly or be damaged by the elements or vandalism. Through his website, Claudelondon has documented thousands of works by artists active in the city. Banksy has already become a household name and the success of his movie Exit Through the Giftshop has raised the profile of street art even further. On a state visit, Prime Minister David Cameron gave President Obama a painting by street artist Eine. The street art scene in London is one of the most vibrant in the world attracting not only local artists, but also artists from other countries. Street art galleries are popping up everywhere and attracting lots of visitors. Guided street art walks are appearing in major cities in the UK, the US and other countries.This book will cover over 150 artists and include around 275 photos.While including some of the more established street artists such as Eine, Invader, Banksy, Roa, David Walker and Swoon, the author also includes some of the new generation of street artists like Stik, Public Spirit, Xylo, Elbow Toe, Ludo, T. Wat among others who create wonderful quirky pieces that deserve a wider audience. A must have for anyone interested in street art, urban street culture or contemporary art.

Gwent: Art Of The Witcher Card Game (Hardcover): CD Projekt Red Gwent: Art Of The Witcher Card Game (Hardcover)
CD Projekt Red
R1,013 R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Save R291 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Risquons-Tout - Planetary Artists Venture into Risk, Unpredictability, and Transgression (Paperback): Emanuele Coccia Risquons-Tout - Planetary Artists Venture into Risk, Unpredictability, and Transgression (Paperback)
Emanuele Coccia; Introduction by Dirk Snauwaert; Marina Vishmidt, Vivian Ziherl
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The unconventional theme underlying the art featured in this book is the struggle between risk-taking and the prediction algorithms that have become a feature of contemporary life. Does the influence of machine intelligence, and the coincident avoidance of risk, homogenize creative thought? These ideas are explored in the work of 38 established and emerging artists in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, sculpture, video art, computer art, and performance. Featured artists include Joelle Tuerlinckx, Ed Atkins, Esther Ferrer, Mounira Al Solh, and Shezad Dawoud. The book takes its title from a town on the French-Belgian border with a history as a well-known customs outpost.

The Cambridge History of Medieval Music 2 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover): Mark Everist, Thomas Forrest Kelly The Cambridge History of Medieval Music 2 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover)
Mark Everist, Thomas Forrest Kelly
R4,789 Discovery Miles 47 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Spanning a millennium of musical history, this monumental volume brings together nearly forty leading authorities to survey the music of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. All of the major aspects of medieval music are considered, making use of the latest research and thinking to discuss everything from the earliest genres of chant, through the music of the liturgy, to the riches of the vernacular song of the trouveres and troubadours. Alongside this account of the core repertory of monophony, The Cambridge History of Medieval Music tells the story of the birth of polyphonic music, and studies the genres of organum, conductus, motet and polyphonic song. Key composers of the period are introduced, such as Leoninus, Perotinus, Adam de la Halle, Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut, and other chapters examine topics ranging from musical theory and performance to institutions, culture and collections.

Twenty Entities (Hardcover): Liz Finch Twenty Entities (Hardcover)
Liz Finch
R764 R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Save R136 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This fascinating volume showcases the work of British artist, poet and performer Liz Finch and presents a series of 25 sculptures created between 1975 and 2016. The gentle figures are strangely familiar, built using found and made objects that might otherwise be discarded. Knitted limbs and faces with stitched or collaged features are affixed to torsos made from cardboard boxes that are plastered with papier-mache and painted. The fragile bodies are then suspended on pieces of frayed string and twisted wire from the shoulders or sometimes by the neck. Finch subverts the ordinary and engages with the uncanny; a strange and anxious feeling created by familiar objects in unfamiliar contexts. Featuring full reproductions of each artwork alongside close details that reveal their composition, the book is threaded with poetic texts by Finch that blur the lines between personal memories, surreal dreams and everyday reality.

Harry Potter Sticker Art Puzzles (Paperback): Editors Of Thunder Bay Press Harry Potter Sticker Art Puzzles (Paperback)
Editors Of Thunder Bay Press
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The New Economy of Art - Value, Patronage and Emerging Business Models in Contemporary Visual Art (Paperback): Gilane Tawadros,... The New Economy of Art - Value, Patronage and Emerging Business Models in Contemporary Visual Art (Paperback)
Gilane Tawadros, Russell Martin; Contributions by Linda Schofield
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Theatre and Performance in East Africa (Hardcover): Osita Okagbue, Samuel Kasule Theatre and Performance in East Africa (Hardcover)
Osita Okagbue, Samuel Kasule
R3,077 Discovery Miles 30 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Theatre and Performance in East Africa looks at indigenous performances to unearth the aesthetic principles, sensibilities and critical framework that underpin African performance and theatre. The book develops new paradigms for thinking about African performance in general through the construction of a critical framework that addresses questions concerning performance particularities and coherences, challenging previous understandings. To this end, it establishes a common critical and theoretical framework for indigenous performance using case studies from East Africa that are also reflected elsewhere in the continent. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of theatre and performance, especially those with an interest in the close relationship between theatre and performance with culture.

Michael Rees - Synthetic Cells: Site and (Para)site (Hardcover): Gary Garrido Schneider Michael Rees - Synthetic Cells: Site and (Para)site (Hardcover)
Gary Garrido Schneider; Text written by Tom Moran, Dr Edward Shanken, Murat Orozobekov, Edward Winkleman, …
R1,196 R973 Discovery Miles 9 730 Save R223 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Contemporary artist Michael Rees is an acknowledged leader in the field of cutting-edge digital art. This volume documents a compelling group of Rees's colourful inflatable sculptures that incorporate brilliant structural elements and dynamic interventions of augmented reality. Commissioned for an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey (open until January 2021), these objects, alongside augment works by six other contemporary artists, illuminate how digital thinking and its rich visual vocabulary are at the forefront of the future of art. Synthetic Cells features augmented reality artworks by Michael Rees, Claudia Hart, Chris Manzione, Will Pappenheimer, John Craig Freeman, Carla Gannis and Tamiko Thiel.

Grow: The Art of Koyamori (Paperback): Koyamori Grow: The Art of Koyamori (Paperback)
Koyamori
R598 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R153 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith - An American Modernist (Hardcover): Carolyn Kastner Jaune Quick-to-See Smith - An American Modernist (Hardcover)
Carolyn Kastner
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first full-length critical analysis of the paintings of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, this book focuses on Smith's role as a modernist in addition to her status as a wellknown Native American artist. With close readings of Smith's work, Carolyn Kastner shows how Smith simultaneously contributes to and critiques American art and its history.

Smith has distinguished herself as a modernist both in her pursuit of abstraction and her expressive technique, but too often her identity as a Native American artist has overshadowed these aspects of her work. Addressing specific themes in Smith's career, Kastner situates Smith within specific historical and cultural moments of American art, comparing her work to the abstractions of Kandinsky and Miro, as well as to the pop art of Rauschenberg and Johns. She discusses Smith's appropriation of pop culture icons like the Barbie doll, reimagined by the artist as Barbie Plenty Horses. As Kastner considers how Smith constructs each new series of artworks within the artistic, social, and political discourse of its time, she defines her contribution to American modernism and its history. Discussing the ways in which Smith draws upon her cultural heritage--both Native and non-Native--Kastner demonstrates how Smith has expanded the definitions of "American" and "modernist" art."

I Want to Be A Machine - Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi (Paperback): Keith Hartley I Want to Be A Machine - Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi (Paperback)
Keith Hartley
R221 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R29 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Through the early works of Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi, this book traces the development of their deep obsession with the machine. Looking at the way that both artists began in the late 1940s and the years following, the book illustrates their fascination with popular culture and the methods that they used in creating their art. Common to all their methods of making works was their hand-made quality. Only in the 1960s did the artists make the step to mechanical means to create their own artworks, resulting in the iconic images that are integral to our culture. As Warhol said of himself, there is only surface, with nothing underneath.

Practices of Relations in Task-Dance and the Event-Score - A Critique of Performance (Hardcover): Josefine Wikstroem Practices of Relations in Task-Dance and the Event-Score - A Critique of Performance (Hardcover)
Josefine Wikstroem
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this study, Josefine Wikstroem challenges a concept of performance that makes no difference between art and non-art and argues for a new concept. This book confronts and criticises the way in which the dominating concept of performance has been used in art theory and performance and dance studies. Through an analysis of 1960s performance practices, Wikstroem focuses specifically on task-dance and event-score practices and provides an examination of the key philosophical concepts that are inseparable from such a concept of art and are necessary for the reconstruction of a critical concept of performance, such as "practice", "experience", "object", "abstraction" and "structure". This book will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners across dance, performance art, aesthetics and art theory.

Chinese Theatre Troupes in Southeast Asia - Touring Diaspora, 1900s-1970s (Hardcover): Beiyu Zhang Chinese Theatre Troupes in Southeast Asia - Touring Diaspora, 1900s-1970s (Hardcover)
Beiyu Zhang
R3,078 Discovery Miles 30 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A detailed account of the cultural history of the Chinese diaspora, with a focus on the performers and audiences who were involved in the making of Chinese performing cultures in Southeast Asia. Focusing on five different kinds of theatre troupes from China and their respective travels in Singapore, Bangkok, Malaya and Hong Kong, Zhang examines their different travelling experiences and divergent cultural practices. She thus sheds light on how transnational mobility was embodied, practised and circumscribed in the course of troupes' travelling, sojourning and interacting with diasporic communities. These troupes communicated diverse discourses and ideologies influenced by different social political movements in China, and these meanings were further altered by transmission. By unpacking multiple ways of performing Chineseness that was determined by changing time-space constructions, this volume provides valuable insight for scholars of the Chinese Diaspora, Transnational History and Performing Arts in Asia.

Domesticating the Invisible - Form and Environmental Anxiety in Postwar America (Hardcover): Melissa S. Ragain Domesticating the Invisible - Form and Environmental Anxiety in Postwar America (Hardcover)
Melissa S. Ragain
R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Domesticating the Invisible examines how postwar notions of form developed in response to newly perceived environmental threats, in turn inspiring artists to model plastic composition on natural systems often invisible to the human eye. Melissa S. Ragain focuses on the history of art education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to understand how an environmental approach to form inspired new art programs at Harvard and MIT. As they embraced scientistic theories of composition, these institutions also cultivated young artists as environmental agents who could influence urban design and contribute to an ecologically sensitive public sphere. Ragain combines institutional and intellectual histories to map how the emergency of environmental crisis altered foundational modernist assumptions about form, transforming questions about aesthetic judgment into questions about an ethical relationship to the environment.

Performance, Subjectivity, and Experimentation (Paperback): Catherine Laws Performance, Subjectivity, and Experimentation (Paperback)
Catherine Laws
R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Game of Thrones - House Stark: Desktop Stationery Set (With Pen) (Kit): Insight Editions Game of Thrones - House Stark: Desktop Stationery Set (With Pen) (Kit)
Insight Editions 1
R529 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R185 (35%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lesley Dill, Wilderness - Light Sizzles Around Me (Hardcover): Figge Art Museum Lesley Dill, Wilderness - Light Sizzles Around Me (Hardcover)
Figge Art Museum
R642 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Lesley Dill is an American artist working at the intersection of language and fine art in printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance, exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche. Dill transforms the emotions of the writings of Emily Dickinson, Salvador Espriu, Tom Sleigh, Franz Kafka, and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others, into works of paper, wire, horsehair, foil, bronze and music - works that awaken the viewer to the physical intimacy and power of language itself. Lesley Dill - Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me features a uniquely inspired group of sculptures and two-dimensional works more than a decade in the making. It is testimony of Dill's ongoing investigation into the significant voices and personas of America's past. For the artist, the American voice grew from early America's obsessions with divinity and deviltry, on fears of the wilderness out there and wilderness inside us. The plates, in colour throughout, are supplemented with essays by Lesley Dill, Brooklyn-based writer Nancy Princenthal, Figge Art Museum's curator Andrew Wallace, and researcher and tribal historian Juaquin Hamilton-Youngbird. The book also features a literary text by writer by Tom Sleigh and a poem by author and poet Ray Young Bear.

Memos from a Theatre Lab - Exploring what immersive theatre 'does' (Hardcover): Nandita Dinesh Memos from a Theatre Lab - Exploring what immersive theatre 'does' (Hardcover)
Nandita Dinesh
R1,315 Discovery Miles 13 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What does Immersive Theatre 'do'? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme - one an 'immersive' experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production - Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study of her work Pinjare (Cages) sets out the 'hows' and 'whys' of her specific aesthetic framework. Memos from a Theatre Lab places Dinesh's practical work within the context of existing analyses of Immersive Theatre, using this investigation to generate an underpinning theory of how Immersive Theatre works for its participants.

Creating Characters for the Entertainment Industry - Develop Spectacular Designs from Basic Concepts (Paperback): 3DTotal... Creating Characters for the Entertainment Industry - Develop Spectacular Designs from Basic Concepts (Paperback)
3DTotal Publishing; Artworks by Kenneth Anderson
R820 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R127 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Creating Professional Characters: Develop Spectacular Designs from Basic Concepts is an inspiring and informative exploration of how popular professional character designers take the basic concept of a character in a production brief and develop these ideas into an original, high-quality design. Suitable for student and professional character designers alike, this book focuses on how to approach your character designs in ways that ensure the target audience and production needs are met while still creating fun, imaginative characters. This visually appealing book includes twenty thorough tutorials guiding you through the design and decision making processes used to create awesome characters. Replicating the processes used in professional practice today, this book demonstrates the types of brief a professional designer might receive, the iterative design process used to explore the brief, the influence of production feedback on the final design, and how final designs are presented to clients. This detailed, enlightening book is an excellent guide to creating incredible imaginative characters suitable for your future professional projects.

Mary Bauermeister - In a Fairytale World. House and Garden (Hardcover): Thomas Koester Mary Bauermeister - In a Fairytale World. House and Garden (Hardcover)
Thomas Koester
R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mary Bauermeister (*1934) is regarded as the "mother" of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s she set out from the United States and conquered the art world with her lens boxes and stone spirals. Her works are represented in many major museums including MoMa and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. This magnificent volume presents her artistic, enchanted studio not far from Cologne. The photographer Thomas Ko ster documented Mary Bauermeister's property in Ro srath near Cologne over many years. The artist designed it over a period of almost 50 years with cottages, towers, circus wagons and her own works as well as those of many others, creating a magic cabinet of curiosities. The result was a unique documentation that shows Bauermeister's house and garden as the fairy-tale kingdom which her ex-husband, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, already knew in the 1980s.

Andy Warhol Banana Tote Bag: Andy Warhol Andy Warhol Banana Tote Bag
Andy Warhol; Created by Galison
R486 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R158 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Carry this bag in style! The Andy Warhol Foundation Banana Tote Bag from Galison features Warhol's iconic yellow banana image and signature on one side and stylish thin black sailor stripes on the other side. This awesome bag also includes 3 different limited edition pins: Banana, Andy Self Portrait, Camouflage with the quote, "Art is what you can get away with". There is also a secondary hang tag attached which is a facsimile of an Andy Warhol art store receipt. The tote is constructed using heavy gauge cotton canvas and sturdy red strap (with the perfect length to carry over the shoulder or alongside your legs). - Size: 17 x 15''

Anthony Green: A Painting Life (Hardcover): Martin Bailey Anthony Green: A Painting Life (Hardcover)
Martin Bailey
R834 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R137 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Anthony Green's idiosyncratic art is anchored in one central theme: family. It forms the core of his immediately recognisable work, revealing an intrinsic connection between his personal and artistic lives. The pictures in Green's mind have no edges, so his paintings are not contained within a traditional shape. They have irregularly shaped supports, reflecting the unpredictable range of situations and emotions that characterise family life. Green has exhibited across the globe, and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1996. A distinguished and long-serving Royal Academician, Green has exhibited at every Summer Exhibition for the last five decades. He was elected ARA in 1971 and RA in 1977, after winning that year's Summer Exhibit of the Year. He served for some years as Chairman of the RA's Exhibitions Committee. He lives and works in Cambridgeshire.

Katsuya Terada 10 Ten - 10 Year Retrospective (English, Japanese, Paperback): Pie Books Katsuya Terada 10 Ten - 10 Year Retrospective (English, Japanese, Paperback)
Pie Books
R626 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R161 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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