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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > General

Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop - Art in Locale (Hardcover): Howard Risatti, Ray Kass Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop - Art in Locale (Hardcover)
Howard Risatti, Ray Kass
R1,116 R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Save R231 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that emerged from the Mountain Lake Symposium, a decade-long theoretical art criticism conference founded by artist Ray Kass in 1980 and co-organized with art critic Donald B. Kuspit and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Workshop integrated the arts and sciences into a dynamic experimental creative process that expanded the traditional boundaries of visual art. Artists who have created works at the Mountain Lake Workshop include John Cage, Merce Cunningham, James De La Vega, Howard Finster, Lynn Hull, Jesse Mann, Sally Mann, Jackie Matisse, Jiro Okura, M. C. Richards, Dorothea Rockburne, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others. This book's essays and extensive photographs serve as a critical reflection of the Mountain Lake Symposium's history and impact, and of the ongoing collaborative Mountain Lake Workshops that continue to demonstrate the relevance of the arts across various disciplines.

Frans David Oerder: Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge & skilderye (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Alexander E. Duffey Frans David Oerder: Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge & skilderye (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Alexander E. Duffey
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hierdie publikasie gee ’n volledige beeld van die kunstenaar Frans David Oerder (1867–1944) se oeuvre – sy Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge, landskappe, genrestukke, portrette, blomstudies en stillewes, interieurs, dierestudies en grafiese werk. Geen moeite is ontsien om hierdie boek so volledig en betroubaar moontlik te maak nie. Argivale bronne in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria, die Argief van die Johannesburg Kunsmuseum en die Nasionale Argief van Suid-Afrika in Pretoria het grootliks bygedra tot die toevoeging van inligting oor hierdie kunstenaar wat nie voorheen bekend was nie. Dieplakboek van Gerda Oerder en ’n lang lesing met detailinligting oor Oerder se vroee lewe deur mev. Lorimer in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria het bygedra tot ’n nuwe vertolking van die lewe en werk van hierdie belangrike Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar. Tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog was Oerder die enigste amptelike kunstenaar aan Boerekant, maar tot dusver is nog geen volledige geskiedenis van sy deelname aan die oorlog geskryf nie. In hierdie boek word Oerder se Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge nou vir die eerste keer so volledig moontlik afgedruk en beskryf.

Calder - The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940 (Hardcover): Jed Perl Calder - The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940 (Hardcover)
Jed Perl
R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor. In this beautifully written, deeply researched book Jed Perl shows how Alexander Calder became an avant-garde artist with enduring appeal. One of our most beloved modern artists, Calder is celebrated above all as the inventor of the mobile. Only now is the full story of his life being told in a gloriously illustrated biography, which features unseen photographs and is based on scores of interviews and unprecedented access to Calder's papers. Born into a family of artists, Calder forged important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century masters, including Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. His early years studying engineering were followed by artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to Louisa James-- a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story. This transatlantic life carries readers from New York's Greenwich Village, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then to a refugee-filled London just before the War, where Calder's circle of friends included Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Kenneth Clark.

Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover): Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover)
Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Artists and filmmakers in the early twentieth century reshaped our vision of the American West. In particular, the Taos Society of Artists and the California-based artist Maynard Dixon departed from the legendary depiction of the ""Wild West"" and fostered new images, or brands, for western art. This volume, illustrated with more than 150 images, examines select paintings and films to demonstrate how these artists both enhanced and contradicted earlier representations of the West. Prior to this period, American art tended to portray the West as a wild frontier with untamed lands and peoples. Renowned artists such as Henry Farny and Frederic Remington set their work in the past, invoking an environment immersed in conflict and violence. This trademark perspective began to change, however, when artists enamored with the Southwest stamped a new imprint on their paintings. The contributors to this volume illuminate the complex ways in which early-twentieth-century artists, as well as filmmakers, evoked a southwestern environment not just suspended in time but also permanent rather than transient. Yet, as the authors also reveal, these artists were not entirely immune to the siren call of the vanishing West, and their portrayal of peaceful yet ""exotic"" Native Americans was an expansion rather than a dismissal of earlier tropes. Both brands cast a romantic spell on the West, and both have been seared into public consciousness. Branding the American West is published in association with the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, and the Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas.

The Mystery of the Real Letters of the Canadian Artist Alex Colville and Biographer Jeffrey Meyers (Paperback): Jeffrey Meyers The Mystery of the Real Letters of the Canadian Artist Alex Colville and Biographer Jeffrey Meyers (Paperback)
Jeffrey Meyers
R703 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R102 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The work of Alex Colville, O.C. (1920-2013), one of the great modern realist painters, combines the Flemish detail of Andrew Wyeth, the eerie foreboding of George Tooker and the anguished confrontations of Lucian Freud. Behind the North Americans stands their common master, Edward Hopper. Colville's works are in many museums in Canada and Germany. He has affinities with Max Beckmann and appeals to the German "secondary virtues": cleanliness, punctuality, love of order. In a long life he resolutely opposed the fashionable currents of abstract and expressionistic art. In contrast to Jackson Pollock's wild action painting, Colville created paintings of contemplation and reflection. As Jeffrey Meyers writes: I spent several days with Colville on each of three visits from California to Wolfville. I received seventy letters from him between August 1998 and April 2010, and kept thirty-six of my letters to him. He sent me photographs and slides of his work and, in his eighties, discussed the progress and meaning of the paintings he completed during the last decade of his life. His handwritten letters, precisely explaining his thoughts and feelings, provide a rare and enlightening opportunity to compare my insights and interpretations with his own intentions and ideas. He also discussed his family, health, sexuality, politics, reading, travels, literary interests, our mutual friend Iris Murdoch, response to my writing, his work, exhibitions, sales of his pictures and of course the meaning of his art. His letters reveal the challenges he faced during aging and illness, and his determination to keep painting as health difficulties mounted. He stopped writing to me when he became seriously ill two years before his death. In this context the late paintings, presented in colour in this book, take on a new poignancy.

Out of this Century - Confessions of an Art Addict - The Autobiography of Peggy Guggenheim (Paperback): Peggy Guggenheim Out of this Century - Confessions of an Art Addict - The Autobiography of Peggy Guggenheim (Paperback)
Peggy Guggenheim; Foreword by Gore Vidal 1
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, and her discovery of new artists. Known as 'the mistress of modern art', Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth-century European and American art embracing Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism. A must-read for anyone with an interest in these major-league artists, this seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman. Includes a foreword by Gore Vidal.

Paint Made Flesh (Paperback): Mark W Scala Paint Made Flesh (Paperback)
Mark W Scala
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Paint Made Flesh," expressive figuration is considered as a reflection of artists' responses to such topics as identity, sexuality, and mortality, and as a symptom of a broader spectrum of social and political attitudes shaping Western culture since World War II. It features art from the United States, Great Britain, and Germany, countries that have since the 1950s produced many artists who use paint as a metaphor for flesh in all its aspects. It will also consider contemporary artists whose works move from a national to a global stage in terms of meaning and style.


The book has been developed to accompany an early 2009 exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which will include paintings by artists like Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Lucian Freud, Pablo Picasso, and Julian Schnabel from private collections and museums around the world. "Paint Made Flesh" will feature approximately forty color plates and approximately fifty other illustrations, and four essays by major art historians.


Susan Edwards's essay "The Influence of Anxiety" considers works by American artists active from the 1950 to the 1970s, including Willem de Kooning, Leon Golub, Philip Guston, and Alice Neel, as responses to social conditions and the expressive limitations of late Modernism. Emily Braun's "Skinning the Paint" looks at the work of British painters Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Frank Auerbach, and its legacy in the painting of Jenny Saville and Cecily Brown. The title refers to the way these artists use a knife both to strip the skin or surface of the figure and to build up new layers of epidermis, comprising a metaphor for the dialectic between psychological and physical aspects of being.


Richard Shiff's "Drawn on the Body" discusses German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Markus Lupertz, and Albert Oehlen, whose gestural paint application is seen as both an extension and critique of the notion of a national heritage distinctly tied to Expressionism. The final essay, Mark Scala's "Fragmentation and Reconstitution: Painterly Figuration Since 1980," examines ways that artists like Wangechi Mutu, Daniel Richter, and John Currin posit a transmutation of identity-personal, cultural, and sexual-that is today mirrored in images of the body. Instead of asking the question of the traditional figure painter: "Who are we?" these artists are more concerned with the question "Who will we become?"

Beauty in the City - The Ashcan School (Hardcover): Robert A. Slayton Beauty in the City - The Ashcan School (Hardcover)
Robert A. Slayton
R740 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Wapping Group of Artists - Sixty Years of Painting by the Thames (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): P Banning The Wapping Group of Artists - Sixty Years of Painting by the Thames (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
P Banning
R536 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R44 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A review of 60 years of painting London's river from Henley to the estuary and east coast harbours, this text includes personal narratives by the Wapping Group of Artists.

Pauline Bewick's Seven Ages (Paperback, illustrated edition): Alan Hayes Pauline Bewick's Seven Ages (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Alan Hayes
R1,155 R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Save R230 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Pauline Bewick is an Irish artist, most associated with watercolours.

Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville (Hardcover): Lincoln Perry, Ann Beattie Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville (Hardcover)
Lincoln Perry, Ann Beattie
R989 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R204 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lincoln Perry is justly celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings, with their saturated palette and multifaceted architectural compositions--Poussin refracted through de Chirico. This beautiful new book showcases his images of Charlottesville, Virginia--many of them multipanel compositions featuring the University of Virginia and its environs--accompanied by an essay and interview by his wife, the writer Ann Beattie.

Perry's mural The Student's Progress, which depicts a woman's education and social experience from matriculation through graduation, is familiar to U.Va. students, faculty, and visitors, but Perry has been painting Charlottesville subjects on and off since 1985, when he first moved to town. From his early explorations of the complex relationships between professors and students, played out against the backdrop of Jefferson's Lawn, through his intriguing depictions of the city's domestic interiors, buildings, and streets, Perry illuminates a different side of a place widely appreciated for its history and natural beauty.

Charlottesville, writes Beattie, "both disturbs and calls to Perry] it's a paradoxically comfortable and uncomfortable not-quite-home he has been drawn to many times for reasons he can't easily articulate.... I think that Lincoln likes the town's quirkiness and its lack of uniformity. It's also a place that allows him to practice the x-ray vision so many visual people have for underpinnings: the contradictions that can be drawn upon and aesthetically dramatized.... The place sparks his imagination, and with his paintbrush, he sparks it, charging the air with a bit of unexpected--but very recognizable--light."

Together, Perry and Beattie give us a view of Charlottesville, of place and artistic production, that carries with it the warmth of recognition and the thrill of discovery.

Publication made possible by generous support from the W. L. Lyons Brown Jr. Charitable Foundation

Thomas Moran - The Field Sketches, 1856-1923 (Hardcover, New): Anne Morand Thomas Moran - The Field Sketches, 1856-1923 (Hardcover, New)
Anne Morand; Introduction by Joan Carpenter Troccoli
R1,050 Discovery Miles 10 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This illustrated catalog of Thomas Moran's field sketches includes an interpretive essay tracing the artist's seventy-year career in the field; a chronological, stylistic, and geographical survey of his fieldwork; an illustrated checklist of the 1080 sketches in public collections.
Moran is best known for his work in the American West during the post-Civil War expansion, particularly in what would become Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite national parks. Yet this virtuoso painter and draftsman also traveled in search of inspiration in Pennsylvania, New York's Long Island, Florida, Wisconsin, Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Italy, returning repeatedly to favorite subjects. An almost compulsive desire to sketch refined his innate skill as one of America's finest landscape artists.
Most of Moran's known field sketches are reproduced here. As described in the introduction, "their range encompasses summary contour drawings of the spectacular topography of the American West, luminous watercolors that simultaneously fix local color and evoke the artist's rapturous response to the natural world, and fully realized works that nevertheless preserve the intensity of Moran's firsthand experience of his plein air subjects."
No serious formal study of Thomas Moran can be made without reference to this volume.

Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art (Paperback): Patrick Frank Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art (Paperback)
Patrick Frank
R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bringing together sixty-five primary documents vital to understanding the history of art in Latin America since 1900, Patrick Frank shows how modern art developed in Latin America in this important new work complementing his previous book, Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America, Revised and Expanded Edition. Besides autobiographies, manifestos, interviews, and artists' statements, the editor has assembled material from videos, blogs, handwritten notebooks, flyers, lectures, and even an after-dinner speech. As the title suggests, many of the texts have a polemical or argumentative cast. In these documents, many of which appear in English for the first time, the artists themselves describe what they hope to accomplish and what they see as obstacles. Designed to show how modern art developed in Latin America, the documents begin with early modern expressions in the early twentieth century, then proceed through the avant-garde of the 1920s, the architectural boom of midcentury, and the Cold War years, and finally conclude with the postmodern artists in the new century.

Masterpieces of British Design (Hardcover, New): Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell Masterpieces of British Design (Hardcover, New)
Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell
R716 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R221 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the visually seductive E-Type Jaguar to Giles Gilbert Scott's iconic red telephone boxes, British design is distinguished by a combination of casual elegance with practical functionality, with often a touch of British eccentricity thrown in for good measure. "Masterpieces of British Design" surveys in detail one hundred landmark designs spanning a period of 250 years - from Industrial Revolution period Coalbrookdale ironwork, to William Mitchell's Spitfire, right up to the latest designs by today's most celebrated designers, including Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad. Each featured design is not only beautifully illustrated but also accompanied by authoritative descriptive information and an in-depth explanatory text.

The Life and Art of Wilson Hurley - Celebrating the Richness of Reality (Hardcover): Rosalyn Roembke Hurley The Life and Art of Wilson Hurley - Celebrating the Richness of Reality (Hardcover)
Rosalyn Roembke Hurley; Edited by Susan Hallsten McGarry; Foreword by Peter Hassrick
R1,638 R1,248 Discovery Miles 12 480 Save R390 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The majesty of Earth's most magnificent features was the domain of Wilson Hurley (1924-2008). In paintings of natural wonders throughout the galaxy, he was committed to expressing his love of the richness of reality. His journey to become a revered twentieth-century American landscapist is brought to life in this intimate biography. Written for appreciators, collectors, and working artists, Hurley's goals and procedures - from thumbnails to plein air field studies and finished studio paintings - are elucidated in depth, including a commission that resulted in five monumental triptychs of our nation's most prized vistas installed at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Euan Uglow - The Complete Paintings (Hardcover): Richard Kendall, Catherine Lampert Euan Uglow - The Complete Paintings (Hardcover)
Richard Kendall, Catherine Lampert
R2,142 Discovery Miles 21 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

British artist Euan Uglow (1932-2000) maintained a lower profile than others of his generation, yet his beautiful, intelligent, humane, and often witty landscapes, still lifes, and figure studies are today gaining the recognition they so clearly deserve. Many critics and admirers now consider Uglow one of Britain's greatest post-war artists.
This is the first book devoted to Uglow and his oeuvre. Richard Kendall's essay explores Uglow's fundamental attitudes, beliefs, and processes in the years 1950 to 1970, and Catherine Lampert looks at the content and personal nature of the artist's paintings over a lifetime, emphasizing his growing attention to color and light. The volume reproduces every known oil painting by Uglow--a total of more than 400 works--some 80 of which are here reproduced for the first time. In addition to a chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history for each work, the catalogue entries provide many other details and illuminating notes, including the artist's own observations.

The Age of Collage Vol. 3 - Contemporary Collage in Modern Art (Hardcover): Dennis Busch, Francesca Gavin, Gestalten The Age of Collage Vol. 3 - Contemporary Collage in Modern Art (Hardcover)
Dennis Busch, Francesca Gavin, Gestalten
R933 R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Save R188 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Feminism and Contemporary Art - The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter (Paperback): Jo Anna Isaak Feminism and Contemporary Art - The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter (Paperback)
Jo Anna Isaak
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days




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The Obama Portraits (Hardcover): Taina Caragol, Dorothy Moss, Richard Powell, Kim Sajet The Obama Portraits (Hardcover)
Taina Caragol, Dorothy Moss, Richard Powell, Kim Sajet
R592 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of our time. Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald's portrait of the former first lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public, and attendance at the museum has more than doubled as visitors travel from near and far to view these larger-than-life paintings. After witnessing a woman drop to her knees in prayer before the portrait of Barack Obama, one guard said, "No other painting gets the same kind of reactions. Ever." The Obama Portraits is the first book about the making, meaning, and significance of these remarkable artworks. Richly illustrated with images of the portraits, exclusive pictures of the Obamas with the artists during their sittings, and photos of the historic unveiling ceremony by former White House photographer Pete Souza, this book offers insight into what these paintings can tell us about the history of portraiture and American culture. The volume also features a transcript of the unveiling ceremony, which includes moving remarks by the Obamas and the artists. A reversible dust jacket allows readers to choose which portrait to display on the front cover. An inspiring history of the creation and impact of the Obama portraits, this fascinating book speaks to the power of art-especially portraiture-to bring people together and promote cultural change. Published in association with the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Mestizo Modernism - Race, Nation and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900-1940 (Paperback): Tace Hedrick Mestizo Modernism - Race, Nation and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900-1940 (Paperback)
Tace Hedrick
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We use the term ""modernism"" almost exclusively to characterize the work of European and American writers and artists who struggled to portray a new kind of fractured urban life typified by mechanization and speed. Between the 1880s and 1930s, Latin American artists were similarly engaged - but with a difference. While other modernists drew from ""primitive"" cultures for an alternative sense of creativity, Latin American modernists were taking a cue from local sources, primarily indigenous and black populations in their own countries. Although these artists remained outsiders to modernism elsewhere as a result of their race, nation, and identity, their racial heritage served as a positive tool in negotiating their relationship to the dichotomy between tradition and modernity. In Mestizo Modernism Tace Hedrick focuses on four key artists who represent Latin American modernism - Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo, Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Hedrick interrogates what being ""modern"" and ""American"" meant for them and illuminates the cultural contexts within which they worked, as well as the formal methods they shared, including the connection they drew between ancient cultures and modern technologies. In so doing, she defines ""modernism"" more as a time frame at the turn of the twentieth century, marked broadly across the arts and national boundaries, than as a strict aesthetic or formal category. In fact, this look at Latin American artists will force the reconceptualization of what modernism has meant in academic study and what it might mean for future research.

The Art of History - African American Women Artists Engage the Past (Paperback): Lisa Gail Collins The Art of History - African American Women Artists Engage the Past (Paperback)
Lisa Gail Collins
R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This important study is the first to confront head-on the avoidance of the visual that has plagued black studies in the United States. "The Art of History" opens the often hermetic world of black visual culture to a much broader realm in which questions central to contemporary feminism, black studies, and cultural theory are brought to bear."--Judith Wilson, University of California, Irvine""The Art of History" is an important book that expands the significance of visual culture to African American studies debates. It provides cogent and insightful explorations of the work of contemporary African American women artists. Scholars and general readers alike are sure to be compelled by this original and innovative study."--Valerie Smith, author of "Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings"In this lively and engaging book, Lisa Gail Collins examines the work of contemporary African American women artists. Her study comes at a time when an unprecedented number of these artists--photographers, filmmakers, painters, installation and mixed-media artists--have garnered the attention and imagination of the art-viewing public.To better understand the significance of this particular historical moment in American visual arts, Collins focuses on four "problems" that recur when these artists confront their histories: the documentation of truth; the status of the black female body; the relationship between art and cultural contact and change; and the relationship between art and black girlhood. By examining the social and cultural histories which African American women artists engage, Collins illuminates a dialogue between past and present imagemakers.
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The Art of History" is a major contribution to the study of American visual culture. It will be of use to both scholars and students in art history, African American studies, American studies, and women's studies.

Modern Artists on Art (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robert L. Herbert Modern Artists on Art (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert L. Herbert; Robert L. Herbert
R323 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this rich, readable anthology, 16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about the theories that drive their work-from Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger's 1912 presentation of cubist theory to Henry Moore's comments, three decades later, on sculpture and primitive art. Newly added essays by Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, and Fernand Léger include observations on dada, surrealism, and the "machine esthetic." Challenging commentaries provide art historians and theorists with plenty of food for thought and continuing inspiration of all artists and art students.

Olga Picasso (Hardcover): Emilia Philippot, Joachim Pissarro, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Olga Picasso (Hardcover)
Emilia Philippot, Joachim Pissarro, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
R983 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R173 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A thematic exploration of Picasso's work in the 1910s and 1920s. Includes previously unpublished material from the archives of the Fundacion Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA). An exhibition catalogue with 200 works and 80 archival images In light of a large selection of previously unpublished personal archives - documents, photographs and films - this title explores Picasso's 'Olga period' by contextualizing his work during this period and by questioning the contrast between the subject and its portrayal. A favorite model since their meeting in 1917, Olga Khokhlova, a Russian ballet dancer who married Picasso in July 1918, is the most represented female figure in the artist's work of the late 1910s and 1920s. Picasso renders the ambiguity of his first wife, her beauty, her Ingres-like contours, and her deep, pensive, melancholy, in many of his most famous portraits. The exhibition that this book accompanies brings to light materials conserved by Olga's family until recently, including memorabilia of her life as a dancer, photos of Picasso, their son Paul, and their daily life together, and their travels to Barcelona, Naples, and Monte Carlo.

Modernist Patterns - In Literature and the Visual Arts (Hardcover): Murray Roston Modernist Patterns - In Literature and the Visual Arts (Hardcover)
Murray Roston
R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Even when there is no direct contact, artists and writers develop many comparable techniques for coping with problems specific to their time. In "Modernist Patterns," Murray Roston explores the relationships between modernist artists and writers and their responses to the immediate challenges of their time, to the implications of Freudian psychology, molecular theory, relativist theory, and the general weakening of religious faith.

By placing the literary works of such writers as T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway within the context of the changes that occurred in the visual arts, "Modernist Patterns" expands our understanding of literature and identifies the cultural shifts that generated stylistic innovations within the visual arts.

Realism (Paperback): James Malpas Realism (Paperback)
James Malpas
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Realist art of the twentieth century is striking for its diversity. It has no shared style or manifesto of intention. Yet a common thread in realist art is a commitment to the modern world and to things as they are. This book examines realism in Europe and America, beginning with its roots in the aims of Gustave Courbet in nineteenth-century France. The realist outlook is exemplified in the work of Georg Grosz in his observations of urban life in Weimar Germany or, in America, in the high focus paintings of Edward Hopper and Grant Wood. The author also examines the so-called "socialist realism" of Stalin's Soviet Union and the condemnation in Germany of artists not conforming to Nazi academic-realist demands. He describes French and Italian painting between the wars and the political intentions of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. British realists, among them Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freud and David Hockney, are discussed in detail, as are the Pop artists Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol.

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