Born in Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois is widely regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary artists. From giant spiders to embroidered heads and delicate drawings, the work she has produced in her seven-decade career is as diverse as it is engaging. This book provides an introduction to the artist's world.
A genial, witty, and touching journey through the endlessly evocative art of Carpaccio. Saluting the painter whose pictures remain some of the most enchanting ever made of Venice, Jan Morris makes her own last journey to a city she has written about like no other.
After completing her MA at the Royal College of Art in 1990, Tania Kovats (b.1966) won the Barclays Young Contemporaries award at the Serpentine Gallery in 1991. The intervening years have seen Kovats' early artistic promise grow and develop and today she stands as an important figure within British contemporary art.
Timely study of painter L.S. Lowry and his contribution to the development of twentieth-century British art. Includes full colour reproductions of his best-known work and accompanies a major show at Tate; Britain.
Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted "David" and "Pieta", two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. This two-volume edition explores Michelangelo's life and work in depth. It also tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings.
Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this book features hundreds of polaroid photographs, most of them never seen before. From the unofficial court photographer of New York high and low society, this collection is an indispensable record of Warhol's life, world, and vision.
Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, now considered one of the greatest influences in all of art history. This comprehensive catalogue raisonne reproduces all of Caravaggio's paintings as well as a number of dramatic details of his boundary-breaking realism. Five chapters assess Caravaggio's artistic daring, while a detailed chronology traces...
The work of the English artist Hamish Fulton (b in London in 1946) uncontestedly occupies a unique position among the artistic stances taken in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Fulton is a 'walking artist', one whose central theme is nature and nature as humans experience it. This book charts the work of British 'walking' artist Hamish Fulton.
Updated Edition: More Pages! More Pics! More words! Incl Banksy's October 2013 NY residency 'Better Out Than In'. The single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat concentrates on this singular artist's iconic imagery, spanning the late '90s up until the end of 2011.
For many the smoke and mirrors which surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century's most important living artist. Banksy Myths Volume 2 takes the same approach as Vol 1. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves.
For twenty years David Dawson was Lucian Freud's assistant, companion and model. Freud was famously private. He carefully avoided distraction. With few exceptions, he only wanted those he knew well, like the late Bruce Bernard, to photograph him. David Dawson was in a unique position and Freud became comfortable in the presence of his camera.
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
The ultimate 65th anniversary tribute to Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, featuring rare and unpublished original art from the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, written and designed by Chip Kidd.
Gorgeously quiet in colour and composition, Agnes Martin's paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired. This anthology presents scholarship on Martin's paintings.