John Currin's work sits at the crossroads where Old Master painting technique and 20th-century kitsch collide. His figurative paintings have earned him comparisons with artists ranging from Breugel to Rockwell. This monograph is a major survey of Currin's career, featuring his work since 1989.
Offers a look at the debates and ideas involved in the aesthetics of painting. This book introduces ideas in the aesthetics of painting. It looks at how and why pictorial representation can be distinguished from other forms of representation; and the relationship between the painted surface and the depicted subject.
A practical guide for visual artists who are interested in producing their work in the artist's book format. It examines the history, methods and practicalities involved in making an artist's book, using many examples of the work of contemporary artists as illustration.
Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.
How "modern" is the art made in England between 1860 and 1914? This book breaks the association of "modern" art in England with French models and to describe anew the relationship between English art, England's artists and their modern culture.
With a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall, the author tells the history of porcelain.
The works of Renaissance artists still have the power to capture the imagination today, such was the extraordinary creativity of artists during this time. Featuring reproductions of period works, this book charts a course through this most significant age in the history of art.
A study of British art from the Reformation to the present. This book depicts the cultural life of Britain since the Middle Ages, embracing not only painting and sculpture but also history, politics, architecture and literature.
Introducing the reader to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in history of art, the author addresses all aspects of the study of media, communication and representation. The relationship of art history to related disciplines is also discussed.
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. This work talks about John Ruskin.
From Purism to Postmodernism, from Glasgow Boys to Guerilla Girls, and from David Hockney to Damien Hirst, this is a reference work on twentieth-century art in a single volume. Authoritative and accessible, it makes generous use of anecdote and has clear explanations of many potentially confusing terms.
Banksy is the closest thing we have to Che Guevara. Except, as far as we know, he's never flunked medical school, shot anyone or attempted to foment revolution in the Congo. You will find, gathered lovingly together, in this book a stunning collection of photography that covers the past 10 years . If that isn't enough there are some words too.
Each book in Taschen's Basic Art movement and genre series includes a detailed Introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period.
It's a women's world (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Many of the century's greatest artistic talents grace the pages of this tome, each artist represented by six pages of illustrations and photographs covering the various phases of her life and work, including biographical portraits and text.
Covering the full scope of Impressionist painting, this book outlines the history of Impressionism in France, addressing the work of the acknowledged masters, and that of such unjustly neglected artists as Bazille, Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot or Lucien Pissarro. It contains bibliographies, portraits and biographical data on 236 artists.
The still life, the most primordial of painting subjects, had its peak between the late Middle Ages and the 17th century. In this book, the author explores the still life's insights into changes of mentality and philosophy as well as its role in the history of scientific discoveries and the gradual replacement of the medieval concept of the world.
Presents a collection of texts and images, documenting insights of artists and institutions working on projects with young people. Tracing their motives, working processes and achievements, this book represents the anthology on the subject of artists working with children. It also includes discussions on educational and social reform.
Explores Manets portraiture, a significant yet often neglected aspect of his work, embracing examples from throughout his career. This title provides a review of the artists stylistic evolution, considering the influence of seventeenth-century Dutch painters, parallels with the work of Renoir and links with early photography.
Mark Rothko (1903-70), a leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, is widely seen as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. His paintings are famed for the intense, emotional responses they elicit from viewers. This book intends to look beyond the myths surrounding Rothko and calls for a reassessment of his later works.
In the digital age, the original meaning of cut and paste has been replaced with a few clicks of a mouse, which has lead to a lot of computer generated work which looks derivative and unimaginative. In response to this, creatives have returned to using more traditional methods of making images.There has been a resurgence of drawing and illustration
Bringing together an innovative new generation who are creating the aesthetics of the next decade, all the artists featured are making waves in the contemporary art world. 100 New Artists features the new themes, media, imagery and ideas emerging in contemporary art practice.
A comprehensive visual survey of the designs that have had the greatest impact on the applied arts in the Western world. Covering more than 500 years, and with over 3000 images, the key elements of the Western decorative arts are explored chronologically.
Decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. This book makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are.
Lapwing & Fox is a series of stimulating conversations in the form of letters and small books sent between two friends, writer and critic John Berger and artist and film-maker John Christie over a three-year period. The correspondence is reproduced in colour facsimile throughout and covers a vast range of thought-provoking topics.
Shows how different art effects can be achieved by using fingers and ink only. Providing ideas to spark your creative imagination, this title shows how to make letters, patterns, animals, characters and even whole works of art from your fingerprints.
A celebration of the writer and artist John Berger (1926-2017) with texts by his friends and collaborators including Anne Michaels, Geoff Dyer, Katya Berger Andreadakis and Eulalia Bosch. Profusely illustrated through with drawings by John Berger and his son Yves Berger. It is edited and designed by artist John Christie.
Explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle.