Описание: This charmingly illustrated, highly informative field guide to understanding art history is small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers. This seventh entry in the hugely popular How to Read series is a one-stop guide to understanding the worlds great artworks. The book explains the aesthetics of schools of painting from the Renaissance masters and Impressionists to the Cubists and Modernists.
It enables readers to develop swiftly an understanding of the vocabulary of painting and to discover how to look at diverse paintings in detail.In the first part of the book, the author reveals how to read paintings by considering five key areas: shape and support, style and medium, compositional devices, genre, and the meaning of recurring motifs and symbols. The second part explores fifty paintings through extracted details, accompanied by insightful commentary, training the reader and viewer to understand context and discover meaning within art. How to Read Art is the perfect companion for anyone interested in paintings and a book that no art lovers home should be without.
Автор: Adkinson, Robert Название: Sacred Symbols ISBN: 0500514550 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500514559 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1960 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers an exploration of the signs and symbols of various global cultures. This book reveals the quintessence of a multiplicity of beliefs and experiences. It provides an introduction to the timeless wisdoms of humankind.
Автор: Herbert Read Название: Modern Sculpture: Concise History ISBN: 0500200149 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500200148 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1029 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This history of modern sculpture ranges from Rodin to the present day.
Описание: Carpets made in the "Rug Belt"--an area that includes Morocco, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and northern India--have been a source of fascination and collecting since the 13th century. This engaging and accessible book explores the history, design techniques, materials, craftsmanship, and socioeconomic contexts of these works, promoting a better understanding and appreciation of these frequently misunderstood pieces. Fifty-five examples of Islamic carpets are illustrated with new photographs and revealing details. The lively texts guide readers, teaching them "how to read" clues present in the carpets. Walter B. Denny situates these carpets within the cultural and social realm of their production, be it a nomadic encampment, a rural village, or an urban workshop. This is an essential guide for students, collectors, and professionals who want to understand the art of the Islamic carpet.
Описание: This stylishly illustrated guide parses the visual vocabulary to understand, investigate, and interpret seminal fashions and styles. The perfect companion for fashionistas and anyone interested in a better understanding of how fashions and styles evolve, this is the first book of its kind aimed at a general audience. Both dip-in reference and stylish resource, it covers 200 years of fashion history, as well as ancillary subjects such as jewelry, accessories, and hairstyling, showing how different looks and styles are interconnected through time. Fashion is defined by the newest and very latest, yet fashion designers are constantly taking inspiration from the past. Well-known classics of yesteryear as well as more obscure designs and styles from the deeper past are constantly recycled and reinvented by the latest generation of designers and stylists. Identified in this handy volume are all the main fashion trends of the past 200 years, as well as how they relate to contemporary styles. From Neo-Classical to Gothic, Streamline Modernism to Punk, Military, and Designer Branding, this is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of the little black dress or why the Chanel bag is known as the 2:55 bag.
Автор: Rudolf Wittkower Название: Allegory & Migration of Symbols PB ISBN: 0500274703 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500274705 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2064 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Rudolf Wittkower deplored specialiation. For him, it was the fact that art communicated experience which made it a rewarding study, and nothing fascinated him more than the way in which one culture picked up and transformed the images of another. This volume draws together fourteen essays written over a thirty-three-year period in which he ranges far and wide in search of these "migrating" symbols, trying to penetrate the meaning that artists have given them or that they have unconsciously conveyed.
The esays - each with its original illustrations and notes - fall into two main groups. The first traces instances where oriental imagery has entered the art of the West - specifically the strange images of Eagle and Serpent, and the long catalogue of monsters which the ancient and medieval worlds took so completely for granted and which held meanings for them not always apparent to ourselves. The second looks at the sources of some favourite allegorical motifs of the Renaissance - Chance, Time, Resurrection, Patience, Death, Virtue, "Grammatica" - and shows how they keep their identity throughout revolutions of taste and style.
One essay explores an intriguing byway of art history, the 15th century's claim to have rediscovered hieroglyphics. Another finds a consistency and purpose in El Greco's apparently mechanical repitition of the same gestures in painting after painting. Finally Professor Wittkower faces the basic question of why a picture - whether by Leonardo or a child of three - can mean anything at all.
Автор: Read, Mimi Название: Tom Scheerer Decorates ISBN: 0865653054 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780865653054 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 3621 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: In an age in which houses exhibiting unchecked exuberance, high drama or conspicuous luxury get all the attention, leading interior designer Tom Scheerer has cultivated his own more restrained brand of chic, a look he modestly describes as cheerful and no nonsense. But it is so much more. In New York apartments, Brooklyn brownstones, Bahamian country clubs, and Maine summer houses, Scheerer has created rooms that are crisp, confident, classic and unfailingly correct but also visually enthralling. His sophistication is extreme, but it is accessible, relaxed, and a touch under baked, as Scheerer says, because he thinks the smartest rooms are always a little under-decorated. The magic is in the way Scheerer combines classic, old-fashioned decorating with modernist touches a la Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin, but with a keener attention to natural materials, unpretentious vernacular crafts, and the prettiest colour combinations this side of India. He cherishes the simplest, least manipulated fabrics cottons, linens, dimities, even candlewicking and loves certain inexpensive accents as much as he does truly fine ones. All this adds up to fresh, relaxed interiors that look like no others. Exquisitely photographed, this is the first book of Scheerers work, and its a must for all lovers of interior design.
Название: Chinese Zodiac Symbols ISBN: 081183171X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811831710 Издательство: Abrams Цена: 1120 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Название: How To Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs ISBN: 0714119105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714119106 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A practical teach-yourself course on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the general reader. In this text, the grammar of ancient Egypt is introduced using the inscriptions found on monuments, with an emphasis on learning to read and translate accurately.
Автор: Rowena Shepherd Название: 1000 Symbols: PB ISBN: 0500283516 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500283516 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1960 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A comprehensive directory of over 1000 symbols that places each symbol in its historical and cultural context. It offers an introductory alphabetical index followed by groupings of related symbols, every one with an extended definition of its history and its cross-cultural meanings.
Название: 1.000 Icons, Symbols, and Pictograms ISBN: 159253239X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781592532391 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 2213 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Symbols are especially useful in situations where fast reactions are required. They are of the utmost importance to graphic designers and their ever-present challenge to create effective visual communication for their clients. This collection of designs aims to provide a virtual catalogue of ideas for designers to look to for creative inspiration.
Автор: Jeremy Black Название: Gods Demons Symbols Mesopotamia ISBN: 0714117056 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714117058 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1551 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This illustrated text offers a reference guide to Mesopotamian religion, mythology and magic between about 3000 BC and the advent of the Christian era.
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