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
Eva Talmadge - Justin Taylor - The Word Made Flesh
A guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos — a collection of 100 full-color photographs of human skin indelibly adorned with quotations and images from Pynchon to Dickinson to Shakespeare to Plath. Packed with beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations — and statements from the bearers on their tattoos’ history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work — The Word Made Flesh is part photo collection, part literary anthology written on skin.
Alex Grey - Ken Wilber - Carlo McCormick - Sacred Mirrors
This unique series of paintings takes the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. From anatomically correct rendering of the body systems, Grey moves to the spiritual/energetic systems with such images as "Universal Mind Lattice," envisioning the sacred and esoteric symbolism of the body and the forces that define its living field of energy. Includes essays on the significance of Grey's work by Ken Wilber, the eminent transpersonal psychologist, and by the noted New York art critic, Carlo McCormick.
Ismeretlen szerző - Mai svájci művészet / Contemporary Swiss Art
Az 1999.12.09. és 2000.01.16 között azonos címen a Ludwig Múzeumban megrendezésre kerülő kiállítás bemutató könyve magyar és angol kísérőszöveggel, a bemutatkozó művészek alkotásaival gazdagon illusztrálva.
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.
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. Hide synopsis.
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.
Ismeretlen szerző - Hungarian Art 1900-1950 - Radnai Collection, Győr
A hazai műgyűjtés példaértékű képviselője, Radnai Béla (1891-1962) gyűjteményét bemutató, angol nyelvű reprezentatív album.
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.
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.
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.
Linda Safran - Heaven on Earth
This easily accessible volume, which grew out of a series of lectures presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1991, aims to provide a coherent introduction to Byzantine culture with a focus on the interconnected realms of art and religion. The eight participants have revised their lectures into chapters on Byzantine history, theology, icons and icon theory, church architecture, monumental painting, silver church furnishings, illustrated liturgical books, and pilgrimage. In addition to presenting current research on this range of topics, the chapters each contribute original scholarship from authors who are recognized experts in their respective fields. The Introduction, by Linda Safran, deals with views and definitions of Byzantium over the course of its long history and considers why that civilization deserves our attention today. It underscores the essential unifying role of the Orthodox religion in a vast and fluid empire and clarifies how the experiential aspects of that religion-churches, liturgy, church arts and imagery, religious travel-open a window into Byzantine culture. Throughout the book, the past is made vivid by considering what Byzantine believers heard and said and did, as well as what they saw. The book's chapters are cross-referenced and are complemented both by endnotes that cite primary and secondary sources and by 'Suggestions for Further Reading' that include English and foreign-language references. There is no comparable art history text that combines this high-caliber range of current scholarship with more than 250 illustrations, including 16 pages of color plates, to introduce Byzantine culture to a broad readership.Contributors are Joseph Alchermes, Susan A. Boyd, Anna Kartsonis, Henry Maguire, Robert Ousterhout, Eric D. Perl, Nancy Patterson Sevcenko, and Gary Vikan.
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.
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.
Leah Kharibian - Passionate Patrons
Throughout the twenty-four years of their marriage, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic supporters of British art, commissioning a large number of works and purchasing countless others across a wide range of styles and media. Passionate Patrons offers a concise introduction to the scope of Victoria and Albert’s connoisseurship, tracing their evolving tastes through the entire history of Victorian art. The volume matches an explanatory text with more than one hundred full-color illustrations that reveal the remarkable scope of Victoria and Albert’s collecting, including formal portraits, specially commissioned jewelry, costumes created for fancy dress balls, books, sheet music, and more. Sculptures the pair purchased for each other as birthday gifts—as well as original sketches and drawings they made—offer a more intimate view of the central role that art played in their loving marriage. Victoria and Albert will please any reader who loves the Victorian era—and the royal couple who were at its heart.
Noel Grove - William B. Bushong - Joel D. Treese - Inside the White House
This is a fascinating and comprehensive overview of the America's first house. Compelling stories - some never before told - bring the White House to life for history buffs, patriots, and fans of Americana. In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of America's first home featuring never-before published stories and photographs. Organised by theme, discover what makes the White House tick - from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. You can learn fascinating details of the real-life backroom staff who run this grand home. You can marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. You can meet the beloved pets who've inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. You can read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in today's world. Sidebars contain snippets of rare information, and an appendix includes lists of White House First Families, selected menus from state dinners, sample schedules of various presidents, plus historic memorabilia and a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House - some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.
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.