• William Blake Dantes Divine Comedy the Complete Drawings
    William Blake Dantes Divine Comedy the Complete Drawings
    Imagination Ablaze
    William Blake's spectacular illustrations for "The Divine Comedy" Celebrated around the world as a literary monument,
    The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, representing, on a deeper level, the soul's path towards salvation. In the last few years of his life, Romantic poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827) produced 102 illustrations for Dante's masterwork, from pencil sketches to finished watercolors. Like Dante's sweeping poem, Blake's drawings range from scenes of infernal suffering to celestial light, from horrifying human disfigurement to the perfection of physical form. While faithful to the text, Blake also brought his own perspective to some of Dante's central themes. Today, Blake's illustrations, left in various stages of completion at the time of his death, are dispersed among seven different institutions. This TASCHEN edition brings these works together again, alongside key excerpts from Dante's masterpiece. Two introductory essays consider Dante and Blake, as well as other major artists who have been inspired by The Divine Comedy, including Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Eugene Delacroix, Gustave Dore, and Auguste Rodin. With a close reading of Blake's illustrations, and many close-ups to allow the most delicate of details to dazzle, this is a breathtaking encounter with two of the finest artistic talents in history, as well as with such universal themes as love, guilt, punishment, revenge, and redemption.

    ISBN: 9783836568630
    Publication date: 25/08/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Schutze, Sebastian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • World Monuments 50 Irreplaceable Places to Champion Around the World
    World Monuments 50 Irreplaceable Places to Champion Around the World
    A stunning tour of 50 of the world's most extraordinary destinations selected from the World Monuments Fund's most important sites of global heritage. In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the World Monuments Fund has commissioned some of today's most important writers to give voice to the organization's work around the world over the past 50 years. Curated by the International Center of Photography, the book features striking images from renowned photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, Tiina Itkonen, Erich Lessing, Gideon Mendel, Sebastiao Salgado, and Mario Testino. In essence, this is a bucket list for the educated traveler-armchair or otherwise. From Venice and Petra to New Orleans and Angkor, Easter Island to the Tempel Synagogue in Krakow, Poland, to the Mughal Gardens of Agra, India, to the Chancellerie d'Orleans in Paris, World Monuments presents 50 of the world's most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved.

    ISBN: 9780847846818
    Publication date: 29/09/2015
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Aciman, Andre
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • World of Anna Sui
    World of Anna Sui
    Anna Sui is one of New York's most beloved and accomplished fashion designers, known for creating contemporary clothing inspired by vintage styles and cultural archetypes, with textiles that she designs herself. Sui joined New York's intensely creative cultural underground in the 1980s, forging important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music, and design. The World of Anna Sui looks at Sui's eclectic career as a designer and artist, both through her clothing and studio. Through interviews with fashion journalist Tim Blanks, the book explores Sui's lifelong engagement with fashion archetypes--the rocker, the schoolgirl, the goth, the bohemian, and more--and reveals their inspiration and influence. Complete with detailed photographs of the garments, sketches, moodboards, runway shots, and cultural ephemera, The World of Anna Sui/i> is an inside look at this iconic New York designer with a cult following.

    ISBN: 9781419724183
    Publication date: 30/05/2017
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Blanks, Tim
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • World Press Photo 2017
    World Press Photo 2017
    Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 - pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

    ISBN: 9780500970782
    Publication date: 11/05/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Lundelin, Kari
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • World Press Photo 2018
    World Press Photo 2018
    Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2017 - pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

    ISBN: 9780500970904
    Publication date: 12/04/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Year in Photography: Magnum Archive
    Year in Photography: Magnum Archive
    Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is the iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year's worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full page reproductions organised to reflect what Cartier-Bresson himself declared a "community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually." Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.

    ISBN: 9783791381855
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Magnum Photos
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
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