Автор: Fuhrer Margaret Название: American Dance ISBN: 0760345996 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760345993 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 2414 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The most comprehensive, beautiful book ever to be published on dance in America. "We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance." Groundbreaking choreographer Martha Graham deeply understood the power and complexity of dance--particularly as it evolved in her home country. "American Dance," by critic and journalist Margaret Fuhrer, traces that richly complex evolution. From Native American dance rituals to dance in the digital age, "American Dance "explores centuries of innovation, of individual genius and collaborative exploration. Some of its stories--such as Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling or Alvin Ailey founding the trailblazing company that bears his name--will be familiar to anyone who loves dance. Others are rarely told, yet no less riveting. The complex origins of tap, for instance, or the Puritan outrage against "profane and promiscuous dancing" during the early years of the United States, are as full of mystery and humor as Graham describes. These various developments have never before been presented in a single book, making "American Dance "the most comprehensive work on the subject to date. Breakdancing, musical-theater dance, disco, ballet, jazz, ballroom, modern, hula, the Charleston, the Texas two-step, swing--these are just some of the forms celebrated in this riveting volume." "Hundreds of photographs accompany the text, making "American Dance "as visually captivating as the works it depicts.
Автор: Meehan, Bernard Название: The Book of Kells ISBN: 0500238944 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500238943 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 6207 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art a brilliantly decorated version of the four Gospels with full-page depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as a wealth of smaller decorative painting. This new book, by the Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library, Dublin, represents on a generous scale the glories of the Book of Kells for todays readers, revealing the astounding detail and richness of one of the greatest treasures of medieval art. Its illustrations feature 59 full-size reproductions of complete pages of the manuscript, and, in addition, enlarged details that allow one to relish the intricacy of elements barely visible to the naked eye. We explore the Book of Kells through its historical background; a display of the elements of the book, actual size; the spectacular openings of the texts that precede the Gospels; a study of earlier and comparable manuscripts; detailed examination of symbols and themes, with special enlarged details; a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript; and a consideration of technical aspects, illuminated by recent scientific research.
Описание: A classic text from the turn of the 20th century, by Ernest E. Clark, has been heavily revised and expanded by the former president of the Society of Botanical Artists to produce a stunning handbook of a range of plants. Each plant is illustrated with detailed botanical drawings and a painting, which may come from historic sources, from a contemporary work or feature an interesting medium. Together, it provides a fantastic reference for anyone looking for help in accurate botanical drawing and also in bringing a freshness to their botanical painting.
The plants covered include the Anemone, the Ash tree, through the homely Buttercup, Daisy and Dandelion, the showy Dahlia and Gladiolus, the celebratory Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe and the grand Oak, Rose and Lily. Over 60 of our favourite flowers and plants are covered, plus a special section on leaf forms. The text includes clear botanical descriptions to accompany each botanical drawing and also detailed information on the painting techniques and composition for each of the paintings.
Автор: Dybvik, Hilde Название: Meet Edvard Munch ISBN: 885721947X ISBN-13(EAN): 9788857219479 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: от 1754 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Автор: Meech Sandra Название: Connecting Art to Stitch ISBN: 1906388105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906388102 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 2183 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this invaluable book, fine-art skills and materials are explored through a series of short exercises that are specially designed to increase confidence and unlock creativity. The book then goes on to cover fabric and stitch techniques, reinforcing the connection between the two disciplines.
Автор: van Meel, Juriaan Название: Planning Office Spaces ISBN: 1856696987 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781856696982 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1857 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A clear, accessible book, aimed at designers and their clients, that looks at the challenges and questions behind planning a new office space.
Описание: This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments.
Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume features 55 of the most important women photographers. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of key works and an in-depth overview of her career and contributions to the art of photography. Biographical information and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.
Автор: Margaret L. King Название: The Renaissance In Europe ISBN: 1856693740 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781856693745 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2064 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Usually portrayed as a period dominated by the extraordinary achievements of great men, Margaret L. King recasts the Renaissance as a more complex cultural movement rooted in a unique urban society that was itself the product of many factors and interactions, such as commerce, papal and imperial ambitions, artistic patronage, scientific discovery, aristocratic and popular violence, legal precedents, peasant migrations, famine, plague, invasion and other social factors. Together with literary and artistic achievements, therefore, today's Renaissance history includes the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual and other categories of historical investigation opened up in recent years. In this text, Professor King traces the diffusion of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe,
Автор: Bernard Meehan Название: Das Book of Kells: PB (German Ed) ISBN: 0500278431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500278437 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1340 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Book of Kells is a brilliantly decorated copy of the four gospels with depictions of Christ, the Virgin and the Evangelists as well as many smaller decorative paintings. This edition reproduces the most important of the fully decorated pages and includes an analysis of these inventions.
Автор: Meek Название: Guarino Guarini and His Architecture ISBN: 0300039891 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300039894 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 6584 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Guarino Guarini (1624- 1683) was one of the outstanding architects of the late Italian Baroque, whose work in Sicily and Turin was later to be profoundly
influential in Austria, southern Germany and Bohemia. This book -- the first about Guarini in English--examines his life and architectural achievements.
Автор: Young-S?nchez, Margaret Название: Cartier in the 20th Century ISBN: 0500517673 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500517673 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4655 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Created with the full co-operation of Cartier, this exquisite book showcases the rich holdings of the Cartier Collection and archive. It features not only a sumptuous array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and tiaras, but also cocktail and smoking accessories, mystery clocks and lavish objects created by Cartiers ateliers in Paris, London and New York. Organized thematically, the book features magnificent jewels and accessories owned by such arbiters of taste as Daisy Fellowes, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace, Barbara Hutton and Elizabeth Taylor. Throughout, specially commissioned photographs of Cartiers legendary jewels are accompanied by vintage photographs drawn from the Conde Nast and Cartier archives of these royals, socialites and Hollywood stars in their Cartier finery, including work by Steichen, Horst, Beaton and Charbonneau
Автор: Bernard Meehan Название: The Book of Kells: PB ISBN: 0500277907 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500277904 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1029 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reproduces the most important of the fully decorated pages of the Book of Kells, with a series of enlargements showing minute details. This book also looks at the artists, the text and the writing, and has an account of the historical background of the book.
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