Hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by TheNew York Times, Ai Weiwei has written a sweeping memoir that presents a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process.
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Statues are one of the most visible – and controversial – forms of historical storytelling. The stories we tell about history are vital to how we, as societies, understand our past and create our future. So whose stories do we tell? Who or what defines us? What if we don’t all agree? How is history made, and why? FALLEN IDOLS looks at twelve statues in modern history. It looks at why they were put up; the stories they were supposed to tell; why those stories were challenged; and how they came down. History is not erased when statues are pulled down. If anything, it is made.
An incisive new piece of scholarship from renowned art historian Linda Nochlin tackling the concept of “misere,” or social misery, as it was reflected in the work of writers, artists, and philosophers in the nineteenth century.
If you’re enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you’ll love Fry’s follow-up book HEROES, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.
MAUS is a brutally moving work of art about a Holocaust survivor — and the son who survives him. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story.
When he later inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke’s journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.
Featuring a selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Ernst and Miro, Penrose’s tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.
1000 Symbols traces and reveals the historical and cross-cultural significance of 1000 commonly recognized symbols in a comprehensive single-volume dictionary for students and the general reader, placing each symbol in its historical and cultural context.
A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa articulates the variety of strategies that South African artists use to connect their living history with its past. The framework is to allow for the works to create a conversation that explores the impact of apartheid witnessing the complexities and multitude of issues that South Africa is confronting today.