This captivating album presents more than 100 photographs, alongside fascinating commentaries and an introduction, that span the early years of the automobile to the present day. For both photography and car-loving audiences, Autofocus illustrates the inexorable rise of the car as a cultural icon.
British Prints from the Machine Age is a profusely illustrated examination of the impact of avant-garde Continental influences on British printmaking in the years stretching from the First World War to the outbreak of the Second.
An essential volume for landscape- and garden-design professionals, Drawing for Landscape Architecture argues for the importance of learning to “see by hand,” to visualize large-scale design plans and articulate them through drawing before turning to the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. This enriched approach makes for better design, happier clients, and more successful projects.
Each of the thirty-two activity pages has a theme or suggestion such as “I’m the captain!” or “I’m Monster-ous!” with simple drawings such as fish or googly eyes that serve as a guide and suggestions on how children can make each illustration their own. Illustrated in color throughout
Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st.
Entertaining and lively texts by children’s author David Henry Wilson accompany the entries and explain anything and everything of interest: why hippo families like to wallow in mud, what noises baby giraffes make, and why you should always look at a zebra’s ears.
‘Nature/Structure. There is no more to say. In my pictures I reduce to that. But ‘reduce’ is the wrong word, because these are not simplifications. I can’t verbalize what I am working on: to me, it is many-layered by definition; it is what is more important, what is more true’ – Gerhard Richter
This sweeping overview of Rembrandt’s extraordinary achievement as a draughtsman fills a gap in the otherwise enormous literature on the artist. Beautifully illustrated, mostly in colour, the more than 150 drawings – culled from a corpus of some 800 – are discussed in detail.
Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative ‘category killer’ approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists.
The act of drawing has long been considered the foundation of an artistic education, and the life class essential to the formation of an artists style and technique. Yet in the contemporary art world drawing is increasingly regarded as a medium in its own right, and the figure as a subject for ongoing exploration well beyond the sketchbook.
India is set to join the world’s fashion hubs. With a unique creative inheritance, stretching back thousands of years, it is also rapidly making the future – its designers ravishingly original in responding to the creative tensions between Indian and Western, traditional and modern, lavish ornamentation and minimal fashion. Cities such as Mumbai, and its Lakmé Fashion Week, and Delhi are fashion destinations on the world map and are increasingly joined by Pune and Bangalore.
Lines of Thought uncovers the process and practice of drawing, illustrated by a selection of work created over 500 years. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this publication studies the types of thinking that produced their drawings; brainstorming, inquiry, experiment, association, development and decision, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.
Great works of art cannot be fully understood in a single encounter: to get the most out of modern art, it pays to revisit and reconsider, to reflect and to scrutinize in detail. It is also helpful to understand a work’s context: what has gone before, what it may be reacting against or extending, how it embraces new technologies, and how it relates to contemporary thinking on such subjects as politics, sexuality, identity and the role of the artist.