Explores the intriguing concept of modern scultpures as vanished objects, not encompassing the traditional connotations of weight, scale and material. This book questions both the presence and absence of objects and their makers within contemporary British sculpture.
Features over 300 of the most sought after examples of poster art created between the wars. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique posters by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall.
How Posters Work is more than a standard exhibition catalogue. Conceived as a useful and illuminating primer in visual thinking, this book explores principles of design through a range of historical and contemporary works, uncovering ideas relevant not just to the design of posters but to 2D design more generally.
Features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid-century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style. This title is suitable for design aficionados or those wishing to inject a little mid-century style into their home.
From Hitler's vast Chancellery to Saddam Hussein's Mother of all Battles mosque, from Olympic stadiums to Donald Trump's excesses, the author examines the murky relationship between buildings, money and politics, revealing the power of architecture - and the architecture of power.
Remember how you used to draw with confidence and joy as a child? This book will help you harness that natural skill, and along the way you will discover how drawing will give your thoughts clarity, trigger memories, invigorate passions and find solutions.
A collection of 20 personal and passionate essays on why controversial Brutalist buildings are so loved. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect, as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle.
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
Arranged into five themes, this book includes over forty projects that are presented in terms of their innovation and uniqueness, tapping into the current trend and passion for eco-design, and appealing to a broad readership as well as architectural practitioners.
Drawing has always been a fundamental skill and despite the wide availability of computers and other technologies, drawing has remained a treasured skill. Walk the Line includes interviews with the international selection of artists, as well as examples of their work.
Presents a study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. This book shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. It contains images by such artists as Rembrandt and Tacita Dean.
Italian Futurism proclaimed the bankruptcy of an artistic culture that clung to the forms and values of the past. The movement was launched in 1909 and a group of spectacular talents set out to revolutionize human culture. It was a young man's movement, eventually overtaken by war and Fascism.
This book accompanies the largest exhibition to date of Nari Ward's groundbreaking sculptures, videos, works on paper, and installations, which tackle themes of African- American history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and the Caribbean diaspora.
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.
Aims at contextualising the Impressionist movement within the dynamics of period, as well as restoring the journey of each one of its protagonists, while reviving the very often unfailing links between them.
Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels.
Learn essential urban sketching tips for drawing buildings and street scenes with over 200 images from 40 international artists. Brimming with inspirational art, this book is a sketching guide that is also packed with tips to help you identify architectural features along the way.
Combines six well-known books by George W Bridgman, a celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City's Art Students League. This title features Bridgman's lessons and original sketches.
Forty basic and new exercises to develop your drawing skills. Expanded subject matter. Exercises for all drawing mediums. Learning to draw, like mastering a sport or musical instrument, requires practice. This convenient workbook is designed to be portable so you can use it to practice your drawing anywhere, in the dentist's office or on your way t
Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills - and most importantly the confidence - to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can all too often get in the way of our creativity.
Examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting. The author discusses its evolution from the trompe l'oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Velazquez, and again in the works of Cezanne and Picasso.
This is Performance Art is a detailed exploration of artist Mel Brimfield's practice in which she works with dancers, musicians, comedians and theatre makers in an exploration of twentieth century performance art.