Erich Lessing - Vincente Pomarède - The Louvre: All the Paintings
Endorsed by the Louvre, and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular and renowned museum is available in one stunning book. All 2,954 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, date created, size and medium.
Keserü Katalin - Rippl-Rónai / Csontváry / Gulácsy
Mindhármuk festészete kapcsolódik a szimbolizmushoz, de míg Rippl-Rónai az érzéki festészethez, addig Csontváry a konstruktív-architektonikus, Gulácsy pedig a benső világot megjelenítőhöz áll közel. A századforduló művészete kiváltságos a tekintetben, hogy mindkét század jegyeit magán viseli: Még meghatározhatók hagyományos műfaji motívumai, akár technikai, tematikai és funkcionális szempontból, de megfigyelhető a műfajok keveredése, egységesülése is.
Róbert Mandel - Hungarian Folk Instruments
Mandel Róbert "Magyar népi hangszerek" című kötetének legfőbb célja, hogy - a zeneszerszámok szakszerű leírása és a népi hangszereinket jellemzően említő magyar irodalmi részletek idézése mellett - tökéletes minőségű tárgyfotókkal, valamint eredeti minőségükben megtartott korabeli fotográfiákkal nemcsak a szűkebben vett szakmai és népzenei köröknek, hanem a zenekedvelőknek és a magyar zenetörténet iránt elkötelezett olvasóknak is bemutathassa, sőt megcsillogtathassa az Európában is páratlan magyarországi instrumentáriumot. A kötet angol nyelvű.
Anne Massey - Interior Design of the 20th Century
The Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movements, Art Nouveau, the Modern Movement, its rivals Art Deco and the Moderne, American Streamlining and Modern, Pop, Op, Surrealism, Hi-Tech, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, and many other styles of interior design are charted in this wide-ranging survey. Some movements, like the Modern, were inspired by leading architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, or by groups and schools such as the Bauhaus. Others like Art Deco were the work of decorators such as Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann—glamorous haut-décor, which was then popularized throughout the world by the mass media. Still others, like the ethnic styles, were virtually anonymous, or were consumer-led. Anne Massey introduces all the styles, signposts the changes of direction, and fully documents the emergence of professional "interior decoration" and its evolution into interior design. This revised edition is brought up to date with discussions of green design and the effect of new technology on the home and workplace.
John Onians - The Art Atlas
The Art Atlas is the first work to present the art of the entire world from ancient to modern times through extensive use of specially commissioned maps. Covering painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as other arts and artifacts, the volume provides an entirely new vision of the history of the world's art by showing how physical and political geography has shaped its developments. Over 350 pages in scope, Atlas compares countries separated by thousands of miles and many centuries, demonstrating how the art of each is affected by opportunities and constraints dictated by location or culture. Here, for the first time, readers can appreciate the art of prehistoric Oceania and the Nile Valley of the Pharaohs alongside that of nineteenth-century Russia and the twentieth-century United States. In addition to showing where and when great artists lived and worked, Atlas explains how major styles developed and the ways in which art has been influenced by religion, trade, travel, war, and other historical factors. The volume also provides the first comprehensive picture of the impact of the natural world on the development of art, charting the sources of fibers for weaving, pigments for coloring, wood for carving, paper for printing, and stone for use in sculpture and architecture. With its combination of enormous breadth and constant clarity of focus, abdundant illustrations and a user-friendly, searchable CD, Atlas provides exceptional insight into what unites art and what makes it so varied. Organized into seven chronological periods and including contributions from 68 internationally renowned art historians, The Art Atlas is an original, comprehensive and up-todate reference work that will be a benchmark for many years to come.
John Onians - Atlas of World Art
The Atlas of World Art maps the cumulative traces of humankind's artistic activity and demonstrates the importance of physical and political geography for the history of the world's art. This stunning volume is the first to treat the art of the whole world from prehistory to present day and to show the importance of natural and social factors in shaping artistic activity. The Atlas is divided into seven parts, each devoted to a specific time period: Art of the Hunter Gatherer (50,000-5,000 BCE); Art, Agriculture and Urbanization (5,000-500 BCE); Art, War and Empire (500 BCE-600 CE); Art, Religion and Empire (600-1500); Art, Exploitation and Display (1500-1800); Art, Industry and Science (1800-1900); Art, Competition and Identity (1900-2000). Each section opens with a helpful timeline for that period bringing together important dates from across various cultures. Within each section, the spreads are organized by four broad geographic regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific. With dramatic full-color maps, as well as commentaries and illustrations, the Atlas of World Art is an authoritative, comprehensive, and elegant volume.
Ibos Éva - XIX–XX. századi magyar festészet
Ez a könyv a festészet legérdekesebb száz éven keresztül mutatja be a XIX-XX. század magyar művészetét, átfogó képet adva a stílusok és irányzatok váltakozásáról. A rövid szöveg és a legjelentősebb alkotókat bemutató képanyag révén az album kézikönyvként is jól forgatható kezdő és haladó műkedvelők számára egyaránt.
H. Walter Lack - Garden of Eden
The long tradition of botanical illustration finds its tribute in this new book, whose publication coincides with the exhibition of botanical illustration at the National Library of Vienna. TASCHEN has chosen 100 works from the library's extensive archives to be reproduced in this masterpiece of botanical book illustration. Beginning with 6th-century Byzantine manuscripts, it traces the tradition right up through recent publications of the 20th century. With positively exquisite color reproductions, this is truly a divine book.
Viorica Guy Marica - Cranach
Lucas Cranah the Elder (1472-1553) was the most important German painter, after Dürer, of the early sixteenth century [...]. In his choice of subject matter he adpoted many motifs of the new German humanists, which he linked with the tenets of the Reformation. Cranach's painting is modulated and rhítmical: hes extremly elegant profiles recall the firmness of Japanese prints. [...] And when he paints a Venus, we can sense his nostalgia for the pagan world. At first sight, Cranach seems less universal than Dürer and less inclined to drama and phatos than Grünewald, but his paintingis so rich and varied that he deserves a place among the three 'Magi' of German sixteenth century art. GIULIO CARLO ARGAN
H. Kliczkowski - Gaudi
The oreinic, extraordinary work of Gaudi is timeless, transcending fashions and time. Almost 80 years after his death, the brilliant Catalan artist remains a point of reference and source of inspiration for the great masters of contemporary architecture and for modern-day sculptors, painters, photographers and poets. Gaudi: Complete Works is a tribute to the architect and creator. The book is an indispensable volume for those who want to know Gaudi for the first time and for those who seek for new visions and perspectives. The book is also intended for people who are familiar Gaudi's legacy and who want to rediscover the artist and his work. More than 400 specially-produced images guide reader through all of Gaudi's spectacular designs, including those projets that were never actually built. The book showcases the images dreamed up by Gaudi's brilliant mind, which have endured time to remind us of his genius. Gaudi: Complete Works is for lovers of the Gaudian universe and of Art with a capital A.
John Howe - Images of Middle-Earth
A portfolio of John Howe's most popular Tolkien-inspired paintings, including his unsurpassed 'Gandalf' from The Lord of the Rings. This new poster collection reproduces six of the most popular Tolkien cover paintings in a format suitable for framing or simply hanging as posters. Contained in a high quality decorative folder, complete with background information, the pictures selected here are some of the finest examples of John Howe's dramatic artwork and are sure to delight the legions of Tolkien fans who are often eager to find the Tolkien artwork in poster form. The pictures are: U Smaug from The Hobbit U Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings U The Dark Tower from The Two Towers U The Fall of Gondolin from The Silmarillion U Fingolfin's Challenge to Morgoth from The Lays of Beleriand U Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters from Unfinished Tales.
Kincses Károly - Mindig magasabbra / Higher and higher
Az embernek régi vágya, hogy elszakadhasson a földtől és felülről tekinthessen a világra, valóságosan és képletesen is felülemelkedhessék mindennapi élete részletein. Ezen ősi vágy gyakorlati megvalósulásaként Magyarországon is száz éves a polgári motoros repülés, ami Blériot bemutató repülésével kezdődött. A Magyar Fotográfiai Múzeumot az általa őrzött egymillió kép kötelezi, hogy a műtárgyakat különböző formákban, minél szélesebb körben megmutassa, közkinccsé tegye. Múzeumunk gyűjteménye számos, eddig sehol, semmikor nem publikált fotográfiával rendelkezik a motoros repülés eme 100 esztendejéről. Kézenfekvő volt tehát, hogy az évforduló kapcsán a múzeum anyagából válogatott képanyaggal tisztelegjünk a száz éves születésnap előtt. Az egész oldalas képek, tömör képaláírások mellett Kincses Károly rövid – az album műfajához illően olvasmányos – esszéje foglalkozik a repülés fotós ábrázolásának százéves történetével.
Charlie Waite - Adam Nicolson - Landscape in Britain
'There is a slightly rotten shed in the middle distance. The sky unfurls in motorway diagrams of receding cumulus, wisping at the edges. The country has been entirely cleared of human beings, and almost nothing has happened in it since about 1760. Nothing blurs, and an electric neon-lit clarity hovers over the entire scene. There is a sense of perfection on the verge of decay... It is impossible to call Charlie Waite either a romantic or a classical photographer, since he finds in the most romantic of subjects the classic elements of balance, measured near symmetry and the comfort of patterned order.' Thus, in his eloquent introduction, Adam Nicolson defines the sense of beauty and purity of the photographs in this book. In almost 150 images, the majority in colour, Charlie Waite illuminates a new way of looking at the landscape - one that avoids the twin pitfalls of hazy pastorialism and cheap quirkiness. Instead he has found a form of perfection that is as readily found in the uncelebrated and hidden corners of the countryside as in scenes already more familiar to us. The classic image of the Seven Sisters is seen completely anew, where dramatic folds of rock form a sculpted fringe to the sea. Yet just as compelling is his ability to reveal the significance of a solitary rock outcrop against the horizon, or the velvet veil of dew on fields in the early morning. These harmonious yet intens images are admirably complemented by Adam Nicolson's perceptive essay on the different ways in which we respond and attempt to understand the landscape. But above all, this book will satisfy the need for a tangible record of the richly patterned landscape of Britain, whose subtlety of shape and form, whose drama and tranquility, is shown here with such indelible force. '... a splendid compilation, invigorating to read and staggering to look at.' Johh Hillaby 'What an enjoyable book this is ... a delightful miscellany of landscapes ... the text by Adam Nicolson if fascinating and thought provoking essay on our relationship to the landscape.' Camera - Charlie Waite (left) was an actor for ten years before taking up photography professionally. He first worked for the Salisbury Playhouse as an assistans stage manager, later acting in various roles on the repertory theatre circuit. His initial interest in the camera grew through photographing stage productions and fellow actors. But he became increasingly absorbed in the landscape, which has become his speciality and his passion. He is married to the actress Jessica Benton. They live in London with their daughter Ella. Adam Nicolson (right) read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He contributes regularly to The Spectator, The New York Times and other national journals. He has written two very popular books about walking, both illustrated by Charlie Waite: The National Trust Book of Long Walks and Long Walks in France. He lives in Leicestershire (when not away on his travels), and is married with a son.
Hajni István - Kolozsvári Ildikó - Hungarian Cakes
"Könyvünket külföldieknek ill. külföldön élő Magyaroknak szánjuk, akik szeretnék a Magyar konyhát otthonukba vinni. Egyszerűen leírt receptek, gyorsan elkészíthető torták és sütemények sorakoznak fel a kiadványban gyönyörű fotókkal kíséretében."
Norman Reedus - The Sun’s Coming Up… Like A Big Bald Head
The Sun’s Coming Up… Like A Big Bald Head: Photographs by Norman Reedus, is a limited-edition collector’s volume. This provocative collection redefines our daily encounters. Through his penetrating imagery, Reedus takes us on what proves to be a hauntingly intimate journey through the dark and sublime.