• Vincent Van Gogh the Lost Arles Sketchbook
    Vincent Van Gogh the Lost Arles Sketchbook
    “The most revolutionary discovery in the entire history of Van Gogh’s oeuvre. Not one drawing; not ten, not fifty, but sixty-five drawings.” —Ronald Pickvance, from the Foreword
    Late in life, during his time living in Provence, Vincent van Gogh kept a sketchbook within a humble account ledger given to him by Joseph and Marie Ginoux, the owners of the Café de la Gare in Arles. This artifact of incalculable historical and aesthetic value remained hidden for more than one hundred and twenty years. It reappears today as a revelation and an extraordinary treasure.
    Published in this volume for the first time, Van Gogh’s lost sketchbook tells a riveting story. Over two tumultuous years in the artist’s life, he drew sixty-five sketches, including landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and a self-portrait, within the ledger. These priceless drawings provide insight into the last years of Van Gogh’s life, just before his fatal stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, and a new understanding of his most famous paintings, such as The Yellow House, The Night Café, and The Starry Night.
    With meticulous analysis of the sketchbook and the historical record, art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov discusses each drawing in terms of Van Gogh’s career as a whole, and in particular during his time in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence between February 1888 and May 1890.
    This groundbreaking book includes facsimile reproductions of all the sketches and is richly illustrated with dozens of drawings, photographs, and paintings that situate the sketchbook in the context of Van Gogh’s life’s work and the history of art. The result of a remarkable discovery, Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook offers fresh insight into the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved artists.

    ISBN: 9781419725944
    Publication date: 15/11/2016
    Price: $130.00
    Author: Lacroix, Christian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $130.00
  • W Fashion Stories
    W Fashion Stories
    W Magazine provides the world's most prestigious fashion photographers, art directors, stylists, and models with a forum to run riot. W Erotic Stories presents 11 spectacular photo stories staged there: visions, erotic fantasies, dreams, and nightmares enacted by style icons such as Tilda Swinton, Kate Moss, and Amber Valetta.With photographs by Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Alex Prager and Tim Walker. With texts by Armand Limnander, Karin Nelson, Tilda Swinton and others. English edition with German text inlay.

    ISBN: 9783829606899
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Blonsky, Marshall
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Warehouse Home
    Warehouse Home
    The love of warehouse buildings - often in attractive waterside locations - has become a global phenomenon, from London to New York, from Sydney to Florence. Drawing on her own experience of living in a Grade II listed mill, Sophie Bush has amassed a wealth of knowledge, contacts and understanding about which ingredients make a building fit for contemporary habitation. Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for everything from how best to preserve and complement original architectural features to style ideas for adapting vintage and reclaimed pieces for modern living. The book has a practical structure, broken down into two key sections. 'Architectural Features' looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its features, such as exposed brickwork, concrete floors and mezzanines. It also draws on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces, each selected for the originality or intelligence of its design.
    'Decorative Details' provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures. A reference section includes ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes.

    ISBN: 9780500519462
    Publication date: 20/04/2017
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bush, Sophie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Watches International Vol. Xvii
    Watches International Vol. Xvii
    Year after year, this volume offers the most comprehensive and current guide on watches one can buy. Showcases the latest masterpieces from the world's leading watch houses.

    ISBN: 9780847859665
    Publication date: 05/02/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Tourbillon International
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • What Great Paintings Say Beautiful Nudes
    What Great Paintings Say Beautiful Nudes
    It might seem like the sitters and subjects of art history's greatest nude paintings have little left to show, but don't be fooled: there is more than meets the eye in these naked masterworks. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen guide us into the secrets of the flesh, coupling extended discussions with crisp, enlarged details of 12 iconic works from the canon of art history.Biblical tales of morality or modern portrayals of leisure, works such as Tintoretto's Susanna and the Elders or Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass offer diverse visions of natural beauty. Each artwork is presented in reproductions of the highest quality, sourced directly from the original, located in collections of the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Uffizi, and many others.From works depicting ultimate feminine grace, like Velazquez's Rokeby Venus, to Hans Baldung's mesmerizing image of the body's decline in The Three Ages of Man and Death, these paintings are unified in their masterful rendering of the bare human form-both in life and beyond. Through this exploration into the covert secrets of nude works, they cease to be two-dimensional and come to full hot-blooded life.

    ISBN: 9783836569736
    Publication date: 01/12/2017
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Hagen, Rose-Marie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • What is Painting?
    What is Painting?
    ISBN: 9780500239735
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bell, Julian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower
    What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower
    Why do we find the idea of a multi-coloured Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Familia a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain? This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture. Through 70 engaging, thought-provoking and often amusing debates, Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh look at the reputations of the masterpieces and great architects in history. You may never look at architecture in the same way again!

    ISBN: 9781780679198
    Publication date: 20/02/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Glancey, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Where Architects Stay
    Where Architects Stay
    The combination of architecture and vacations is highly inspiring. It promises relaxation and pleasure, beauty and style, all in one. Each of the vacation domiciles presented here can fulfill even the most discerning demands of a traveling architect. All lodgings are unique architectural jewels with a wellbeing guarantee and a personal touch that are (design-)visions come true. From the archaic forest hut in the mountain, the luxuriously decorated loft in a major metropolis, or the romantic idyllic house by the lake - these part-time dream houses allow visitors to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and they are the perfect place for a short escape or a longer time out.

    ISBN: 9783037682081
    Publication date: 29/09/2016
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Kramer, Sibylle
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Where's Banksy Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
    Where's Banksy Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
    ISBN: 9781909051355
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Tapies, Xavier
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art
    Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art
    What is contemporary art? What makes it 'contemporary'? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? The contemporary art world can be a baffling place, but Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi are on hand to bring you up to speed. From museums and the art market to biennales and the next big thing, Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? offers concise and pointed insights into today's art scene, examining how artists are propelled to stardom, explaining what curators do, challenging our understanding of artistic skill, demystifying the art market, and much, much more. In this easy-to-navigate A to Z guide, the authors' playful explanations draw on key artworks, artists and events from around the globe, including how the lights going on and off won the Turner Prize, what makes the likes of Marina Abramoviae and Ai Weiwei such great artists, and why Kanye West would trade his Grammys to be one. Packed with behind-the-scenes information and completely free of jargon, Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? is the perfect gallery companion and the go-to guide for when the next big thing leaves you stumped.

    ISBN: 9780500292747
    Publication date: 09/02/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: An, Kyung
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Why Fashion Matters
    Why Fashion Matters
    Fashion is the most immediate and intimate form of self-expression. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are or who we want to be. Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, it can seem mysterious. Who better to guide readers into the dizzying world of fashion than Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion and a leading expert on this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry? In 101 provocative entries Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values technology and craft, timeless style and fast fashion, the bespoke and the mass-market, consumption and sustainability, cold-hard numbers and creative expression. From Karl Lagerfeld and High-Tech Fur to The White Shirt to The One Trillion Dollar Business, each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe. Accessible, instructive and hugely enjoyable, this book will be essential reading for anyone involved in fashion, business, education and beyond.

    ISBN: 9780500517376
    Publication date: 14/04/2014
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Corner, Frances
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $25.99
  • 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
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