People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paintings and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical infor..
This book teaches a young audience about the works and lives of thirteen women artists through informative texts, puzzles, coloring exercises, and fun quizzes. In colorful spreads that feature important works as well as portraits of the artists themselves, children will learn how Sofonisba Anguissol..
Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts in 1995, After the End of Art remains a classic of art criticism and philosophy, and continues to generate heated debate for contending that art ended in the 1960s. Arthur Danto, one of the best-known art critics of his time, p..
They're everywhere, from the high-profile ink sported by celebrities, rock stars, and top athletes to the everyday tatts of college students, housewives, and businessmen. These 30 ready-to-color illustrations feature men and women showing off an awesome array of full-body tattoos, covering flesh can..
Undeniably one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio would develop a radically new kind of psychologically expressive, realistic art and, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, would lay the foundations for modern painting. His paintings defied tradition to such..
``Monsieur Degas, you just said some things that would make an old soldier blush ``There are many myths about Edgar Degas--from Degas the misanthrope to Degas the deviant to Degas the obsessive. But there is no single text that better stokes the fire than Degas and His Model, a short memoir by Alice..
Follow the 163 days of documenta 14 in this stunning daily record created by the event's artists. documenta 14 promises to be one of the most exciting iterations in the exhibition's 62 year history. Presented in the form of an artist's daybook, this journal offers readers a panoramic view of the eve..
London in the middle of the 1800s was a subject endlessly sketched by artists, studied by social reformers, and discussed by writers. This comprehensive collection of drawings by Gustave Dore, France's most celebrated graphic artist of the period, presents a panoramic portrait of that engrossing cit..
Esta serie unica de pinturas lleva al espectador a un viaje grafico y vionario a traves de la anatomia fisica y metafisica del ser. En su exploracion dentro de la naturaleza del hombre/mujer, Alex Grey retrata el sistema nervioso, el vascular, el esqueleto y demas sistemas corporales con un realismo..
Farewell to the Muse documents what it meant to be young, ambitious, and female in the context of an avant-garde movement defined by celebrated men whose backgrounds were often quite different from those of their younger lovers and companions. Focusing on the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Whitney Chadwi..
Tattoos, which were once an exclusively underground phenomenon, now have mass appeal. This evolution from sub-culture to mainstream has brought fresh ideas, tensions, and shifts with it, and traditionalists and innovators have staked out very different positions. Over the last few years, new influen..
Modernism is usually thought of as a shock wave of innovations hitting art, architecture, music, cinema and literature - the work of Picasso, Joyce, Schoenberg, movements like Futurism and Dada, the architecture of Le Corbusier, T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and the avant-garde theatre of Bertolt Brech..
Albers in ``the promised land of abstract art`` the little-known influence of Mexico``Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art,`` Josef Albers wrote to his former Bauhaus colleague Vasily Kandinsky in 1936. Josef Albers in Mexico reveals the profound link between the art and architecture of..
``As for you, my dear Balthus, you surely know full well the love that connects us. Yours with all my heart, Rilke.``Never before translated into English, Rainer Maria Rilke's fascinating Letters to a Young Painter, written between 1920 and 1926 toward the end of his life, is a surprising companion ..
A breathtaking hotel vista sets the stage for an inspiring journey. Featuring a room or suite in each of The Luxury Collection properties that frames an exceptional panorama, The Luxury Collection: Room with a View showcases the world's most beautiful destinations, with notable tastemakers, includin..
Decades after the legendary prima donna left the scene forever, filmmaker Tom Volf fell in love with Maria Callas. He traveled the globe to interview Callas's closest friends and colleagues, who opened their collections, unveiling a trove of previously unknown photos, many of which came from Maria's..
The first comprehensive monograph devoted to Mierle Laderman Ukeles and her groundbreaking participatory art practice. The work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles brilliantly bridges feminism, environmentalism, and participatory art practice. Whether it's her groundbreaking Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969..
``Not just anyone makes a good pisser.``--Jean-Claude LebensztejnJean-Claude Lebensztejn's history of the urinating figure in art, Pissing Figures 1280-2014, is at once a scholarly inquiry into an important visual motif, and a ribald statement on transgression and limits in works of art in general...
In the fall of 2016, the long-awaited third installment of Takahiro Kurashima's series Poemotion will be published. In the previous edition, color was added; this time he goes back to the roots. Thirty abstract graphic and geometric shapes are brought to life by a black plastic foil. Only when it is..
From Canada's most beloved painter comes a deluxe, over-sized art book showcasing Robert Bateman's vision of the Canadian landscape, coast to coast, for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join internationally acclaimed artist Robert Bateman on a journey across the seven regions of Canada and se..
Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer's work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark exhibition at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, and drawing on new scholarship that emphasizes the ..
African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black PanthersIn the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original,..
Add colorful life to a ghostly gallery of flamboyant sugar skull designs One of the Day of the Dead's sweetest customs is the offering of candy skulls to departed spirits. These 30 full-page tattoo designs to color celebrate the Mexican folk art tradition with a fantastic array of decorated skulls...
As the Turtles continue to get used to a world leading the Foot Clan post-Shredder, they return to the Technodrome to moniter the revival of the Utroms on Burnow Island. They are surprised to meet a new mutant-Leatherhead Will the mysterious mutant be friend or foe? Collects issues #56-60. NUME CAR..
This first career-spanning volume of dynamic artist/musician Terry Adkins surveys three decades of multimedia installations and performances. Born in 1953 in Washington, DC, Terry Adkins grew up deeply invested in visual art, music, and language. His approach to art making is similar to that of a co..
This enlightening book, which takes the form of a ``reader,`` brings the 2017 documenta--its fourteenth iteration--to the page. First conceived in 1955 by Arnold Bode, the inaugural documenta exhibition endeavored to bring Germany back into artistic dialogue with the rest of the post-war world. More..
This superb compilation showcases the art of Gustave Dore, one of the nineteenth century's most prolific and successful book illustrators. Brimming with stunning images created to accompany the world's greatest literature, this volume compiles the very finest and most famous plates from Dore's work...
Be it a single delicate bud or an explosion of colorful blossoms, the beauty of flowers has inspired artists, designers, and other creators for centuries. The Big Book of Flowers showcases a glorious profusion of floral images across a vast spectrum of artistic media and time periods. Design writer ..
The Pocketknife Bibleis a creative hybrid of poetic journey and graphic novella. Built out of his New Orleans boyhood, Pocketknifecarries its readers through the wild, terrible and adventurous country of a surreal childhood--where dead grandfathers fly kites and cloakedmen growoperas in the earth. T..
Painter, designer, and filmmaker Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures in 20th-century art. A pioneer of Surrealism, he was both praised and reviled for the subconscious imagery he projected into his paintings, which he sometimes referred to as ``hand-paint..
Eggers is one of the most notable writers of his generation, recognized for such bestsell-ing and critically acclaimed books as A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Circle. Before he embarked on his writing career, Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spen..
The emperor not only of fashion but also of l art de vivre, Valentino Garavani is in a class all his own. At the Emperor s Table is an invitation into his refined world of graceful and cultured living. The remarkable collection of table settings and objets d art housed in his five residences, in Gst..
Venetian art connoisseur, interior designer, and hotelier Francesca Bortolotto Possati knows the intricacies of Venice. To have her as a guide is to experience firsthand her passion for the private side of the mythic city whose daily visitors outnumber its population. Join her to visit artists' stud..
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been pushing boundaries since creating rose Champagne in 1775. Centuries later, the brand represents a complete lifestyle: Veuve Clicquot is the drink of choice in spring at Goodwood Circuit in the United Kingdom, in summer on the polo lawns of New York, and in winter on..
The Stampographer traverses the fantastic, anarchic imagination of Parisian artist Vincent Sardon (born 1970), whose dark, combative sense of humor is infused with Dadaist subversion and Pataphysical play.Using rubber stamps he designs and manufactures himself, Sardon commandeers a medium often asso..
From the Wind River Range to the Canadian border, the northern Rocky Mountain West is an outsized land of stunning dimensions and emotive power. In Visions of the Big Sky, Dan Flores revisits the Northern Rockies artistic tradition to explore its diversity and richness. In his essays about the artis..
Remove and Wear Tiara on Front CoverA gorgeous, authorized celebration of one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time--Wonder Woman--that chronicles the life and times of this pop-culture phenomenon and image of women's strength and power, from her origins and role as a founding me..