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John E. Bowlt: Of Peace and War: A Spanish Collection of Russian Art

Скачать книгу (размер 1 340 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 264) Аннотация: Assembled during the last twenty years, the Jose Maria Castane collection of paintings, drawings, and prints constitutes a panorama of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russian art, one of the most exciting moments of modern cultural history. Unlike other representations in the West, however, the Castane collection does not focus exclusively on the avant-garde, Socialist Realism or the…

Klyukin Vasily: Designing Legends

Скачать книгу (размер 1 462 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 288) Аннотация: The visionary projects by architect Vasily Klyukin. As skyscrapers emerge in large numbers, only the most beautiful of them become symbols of the cities that host them. This book presents Vasily Klyukin's projects: towers and residential buildings that have not found their home yet but will be built in the future and become architectural symbols of our age.

Somazzi Claudio: BMW: Motorcycles of the Century — Guide to Models 1923-2000

Скачать книгу (размер 1 381 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 272) Аннотация: A reference book written by collectors for collectors. An essential guide to estimate and buy vintage motorbikes from this prestigious international brand. Ninety years after the first BMW, the R32, was created in 1923, this magnificent volume serves as a unique source of reference for all collectors and enthusiasts of vintage BMW motorbikes. With precise images and technical information on every…

John E. Bowlt: The Russian Avant-Garde: Siberia and the East

Скачать книгу (размер 1 620 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 319) Аннотация: This book is devoted to the complex relationship between Russian art and the East — be it the Russian East or the Far East — with special focus on the radical artists who shaped the development of modern art a century ago. The rituals of Siberian shamans, the ancient funerary sculptures from the steppes seen as a crystallized presence of archaic and everlasting forms of worship, Chinese popular…

Michela De Poli: An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes

Скачать книгу (размер 1 381 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 272) Аннотация: The book examines remediated sites, reclaimed quarries, former landfills, terrains vagues, and unused spaces that have been recognized in the last twenty years as potential venues for the development of new social, economic, and environmental assets. It provides a 'map' of the state of the art internationally and describes what has been achieved to date, opening a window onto possible scenarios…

Badger Gerry: Francesca Woodman: The Roman Years Between Flesh and Films

Скачать книгу (размер 687 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 136) Аннотация: This volume analyzes, from a new and innovative point of view, the life and works of Francesca Woodman through the photographs and writings that belong to her Roman sojourn.A precocious artist, a border-line personality between the American culture and the Italian culture, Francesca Woodman reaches the acme of her artistic parable in Rome that, to her, is the place and the moment where her…

Tilkin Danielle: Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense

Скачать книгу (размер 850 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 168) Аннотация: A stunning selection of late and unseen works by Louise Bourgeois analyzed from philosophical, critical and artistic points of view. Working fearlessly during the last ten years of her life, Louise Bourgeois makes a final incursion into her personal memories and yet universal concerns about art and the experience of being a woman in the 20th century. Through her sculptures, large drawings,…

Mercurio Gianni: Anish Kapoor: Dirty Corner

Скачать книгу (размер 2 074 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 408) Аннотация: Anish Kapoor is the creator of popular public sculptures and the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Turner Prize (1991). He emerged in London in the early 1980s and has created a remarkable body of work that, employing intense colors and refined surfaces and working with contrasts between form and void, and light and darkness, blends a modernist sense of pure materiality…

Traini Luca: Neoludica

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: The first analysis of the relationship between art and video games, from the sixties until today. Video games have emerged as an art forum in the tweny-first century. Games like Portal and Machinarium have redefined the medium, blurring the boundaries between art and entertainment. In recent years they have had a crucial influence on other arts: cinema, literature, music, and visual arts. They…

Descendre Nadine: Halim Al Karim

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: The first complete monograph on the Iraqi artist Halim Al-Karim will appeal to anyone interested in following one of the world's most exciting artist. This is the second title in the Contemporary Arab Artists series, whose mission is to establish a living link between the Arab-Muslim world and the Western art scene.

Guegan: Painting — Musée d'Orsay

Скачать книгу (размер 1 707 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 336) Аннотация: The paintings of the Musée dOrsay. An exceptional collection. Built up over time through purchases by the state, donations and bequests from artists, collectors and patrons, and also thanks to an active acquisitions policy, the Musée dOrsays collection of pictures today constitutes an exceptional holding represented by the greatest names and schools of painting between 1848 and 1914: —…

Celant Germano: Anselm Kiefer

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: An excellent overview of Anselm Kiefers long career. Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him among the most important artists of his generation. His subject-matter ranges over sources as diverse as Teutonic mythology and history, alchemy and the nature of belief, all depicted in a bewildering variety…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: The perspective of one of the most influential contemporary artists on the complex web of conceptual and material connections between China and the Arab world. Saraab («mirage» in Arabic) is the catalog of Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. It is a journey of personal and artistic discovery that demonstrates the emotional breadth of Cai’s work, from the intimate to the…

Maggia Filippo: Contemporary Photography from India and South America: The Tenth Parallel North

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: A clear interpretation of contemporary reality of India and South America through the language of images. Among the Indian artists: Samanta Batra Metha, Nikhil Chopra, Priyanka Dasgupta, Amar Kanwar, Fariba Salma Alam, Ketaki Sheth, Sudarshan Shetty, Dayanita Singh, Raghubir Singh, Vivan Sundaram. Among the South American artists: Claudia Andujar (Brasile), Adriana Bustos (Argentina), Luz Maria…

Incardona Laura: Malick Sidibè: The Portrait of Mali

Скачать книгу (размер 707 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 140) Аннотация: A new monograph on the finest African photographer recognized as the living memory of Mali. Born in 1936 at Soloba, in the Yanfolila Cercle, Mali, Malick Sidibé is now an internationally recognized artist and is considered the greatest African photographer. In 1962, just after Mali proclaimed its independence, Sidibé opened his studio in Bamako, devoting himself to reportage and…

Handa Yasushi: Mighty Silence: Images of Destruction

Скачать книгу (размер 1 330 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 262) Аннотация: An acclaimed fashion photographer provides a personal, luminous, and moving account of post-tsunami Japan. This volume is an extraordinary photographic report by the famous Japanese fashion photographer Yasushi Handa, taken a few weeks after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that battered the eastern coastline of Japan in March 2011. It includes the detailed history of the provinces affected by…

Fuesser Thomas: Short Cuts: Artists in China

Скачать книгу (размер 2 696 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 530) Аннотация: The first, intimate visual documentation of artists who have influenced and transformed the Chinese art scene over the last two decades German photographer Thomas Fuesser has been following artists in China since 1993, when he was first invited by renowned Dutch curator Hans van Dijk (19462002) to join a group of foreign journalists and photographers to visit the up-and-coming members of the then…

Une Image of Faisal Samra

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: The first title of the Skira Contemporary Arab Artists series, directed by Brahim Alaoui, previous director of the Museum of the Institute of the Arab World in Paris. Bahraini-born Saudi national Faisal Samra graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked as an art and graphic design consultant for the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), and later a stage…

Vicuna: The Queen of the Andes

Скачать книгу (размер 901 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 178) Аннотация: After Baby Cashmere and The Lotus Flower, Loro Piana tells us the story of the vicuña and its coveted fibre. The vicuña is a small camelid that lives in the high alpine areas of the Andes. Prized since the time of the Incas for its extraordinarily soft and fine wool, and deeply venerated by the ancients, the vicuña was long threatened with extinction, being hunted indiscriminately…

Parmeggiani Sandro: Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace

Скачать книгу (размер 1 381 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 272) Аннотация: Don McCullin (London, 1935) is one of the most important photographers of our time. For more than 50 years, his uncompromising black and white photographs have shaped our awareness and understanding of modern conflict and its consequences. His images tell the remarkable story of his life and work, including his most famous assignments in Berlin, Vietnam, Cambodia, Biafra, Bangladesh and the…