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.
This tasty morsel of a book lays bare the secret to baking cakes so good you'll want to strip off to eat them. Illustrated with Beryl Cook's vibrant paintings of British life in all its eccentric glory, baking has never been more fun! Contains 30 simple but delicious cake recipes.
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.
Joan Miro (1893-1983) is one of the most significant Spanish painters of the 20th century. This work depicts the evolution of his work - from the early influence of Fauvism and Cubism to the later sculpture, murals and the development of his characteristic flowing calligraphic style.
The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of 20th-century art. This book covers the work of the painter who nowadays is regarded as the founder of abstract art.
This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp.
Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds, a famous living Chinese artist and activist, and a figure of extraordinary talent, courage and integrity. This book is an exploration of Ai Weiwei's life, art and activism. It is a picture of the man and his beliefs, what he is trying to communicate with his art, and of his campaign for democracy in China.