The talents and achievements of incredible wildlife artist, David Shepherd, including his foibles, eccentricities and larger-than-life character, are beautifully captured in this biography written by his son-in-law, JC Jeremy Hobson.
This book situates and critically assesses the substantial body of work created by Gee Vaucher within a lineage of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art history, including radical art production of the 1970s, political protest and street art and punk design, as well as cultural, socio-economic, political and historic contexts. -- .
Generations of children have been captivated by the exploits of Jemima Puddleduck, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit and the host of other characters conjured up by Beatrix Potter. Packed with original artwork, this book, looks at secrets to her success and celebrates her wider life and legacy - that stretch far beyond the pages of her storybooks.
Known for his expressive portraits and London landscapes, draftsman, printmaker, and painter Leon Kossoff is one of the significant British artists. This book features essays that discuss how Kossoff used a body of drawings to inform his original paintings and analyze how the particular influence of Old Masters has been incorporated into his work.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is widely regarded as epitomizing the "painter as poet". Chagall's paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray colourful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. This art album presents Chagll's work.
Offering an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work, this book identifies what it was that made him so unique. It offers insights into the 'real' meaning behind masterpieces, such as "The Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". It also talks about his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with patrons, and the truth about his religious views.
Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.
Focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides an opportunity to look at Eva Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in family diaries and photographs. This work examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s.
Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalogue covers Diebenkorn's career and focuses on the artist's inner life and purposes as revealed in his paintings.
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.
Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and competitor - Pablo Picasso. This title reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent and provides an insight into his life and work.
A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZEMusician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades.
Canadian-born Agnes Martin was one of the pre-eminent painters of the second half of the twentieth century, whose work has had a significant influence both on artists of her own time and for subsequent generations.
Illustrator and artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks.
This revelatory publication features a selection of beautifully reproduced images from his sketchbooks. Most of the sketches - which include works in pencil, pastel and watercolour from across the artist's long career - are published here for the first time. These fascinating images extend our understanding of Freud's work and demonstrate the scrutiny he brought to his subjects.