Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage around the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned over 700 engravings. Known collectively as Banks' Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created.
The Florilegium was never published in Banks' lifetime, and it was not until 1990 that a complete set in color was issued under the direction of the British Museum. It is from these prints that the new compact edition of Joseph Banks' Florilegium is selected, as directed by David Mabberley, who has provided expert botanical commentaries. Art historian Mel Gooding sets the works in context while an afterword by Joe Studholme describes the history of modern printing.
Joseph Banks' Florilegium is not only a great work of science, but also a major achievement in collaborative Enlightenment art and a volume of outstanding beauty.
Автор: Banks Jeffrey, De La Chapelle Doria Название: Norell: Master of American Fashion ISBN: 0847861244 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780847861248 Издательство: Rizzoli Рейтинг: Цена: 8250 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The first book dedicated to the career and creations of esteemed fashion designer Norman Norell, the man hailed as the Dean of American Fashion by the New York Times.
An account of the English rock band Hawkwind shows them to be one of the most innovative and culturally significant bands of the 1970s.
Fifty years on from when it first formed, the English rock band Hawkwind continues to inspire devotion from fans around the world. Its influence reaches across the spectrum of alternative music, from psychedelia, prog, and punk, through industrial, electronica, and stoner rock. Hawkwind has been variously, if erroneously, positioned as the heir to both Pink Floyd and the Velvet Underground, and as Britain's answer to the Grateful Dead and Krautrock. It has defined a genre--space rock--while operating on a frequency that's uniquely its own.
Hawkwind offered a form of radical escapism and an alternative account of a strange new world for a generation of young people growing up on a planet that seemed to be teetering on the brink of destruction, under threat from economic meltdown, industrial unrest, and political polarization. While other commentators confidently asserted that the countercultural experiment of the 1960s was over, Hawkwind took the underground to the provinces and beyond.
In Days of the Underground, Joe Banks repositions Hawkwind as one of the most innovative and culturally significant bands of the 1970s. It's not an easy task. As with many bands of this era, a lazy narrative has built up around Hawkwind that doesn't do justice to the breadth of its ambition and achievements. Banks gives the lie to the popular perception of Hawkwind as one long lysergic soap opera; with Days of the Underground, he shows us just how revolutionary Hawkwind was.
Описание: What is the artistic impulse uniting Robert Hooke`s drawings of insects, George Stubbs`s studies of horses and Damien Hirst`s pickled shark? In this new and spirited account of British art , Jonathan Jones argues for empiricism.
Автор: Mock Ray Название: Banksy in New York ISBN: 3943330508 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783943330502 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5486 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Banksy in New York offers a first-hand account of his residency: the defacement and removal of his pieces, reactions from neighbors and building owners and interactions between Banksy's fans and foes. The author draws on his extensive knowledge of street art and graffiti in New York to assess the impact of Banksy's work from a cultural and art-historical perspective. Mock is as much a fan as a critic of the artist's work and delivers his account in the form of a personal narrative that is by turns insightful and humorous, paying homage to Banksy's wit and creativity while challenging the artist and his detractors to consider the true impact of his work. The hardcover edition of Banksy in New York features over 140 photos and illustrations on 128 pages as well as a new foreword by Brooklyn Street Art founders Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington.
Описание: In three guided tours, Martin Bull documents 65 London street installations by guerilla art icon Banksy. While newspapers and magazines the world over send their critics to review the latest Damien Hirst show at the Tate Modern, Bull is out taking photos of the legendary political artist's work. This collection of provocative and intriguing examples of street art boasts gorgeous color photos and includes graffiti by many of Banksy's peers, such as Eine, Faile, El Chivo, Arofish, Cept, Space Invader, Blek Le Rat, D*face, and Shepherd Fairey. Volume one of this new edition includes updated locations and an additional 25 photos.
Описание: La gente ama u odia este libro, o nunca ha oido hablar de el. Bansky es lo mas parecido al Che Guevara que nos ofrece el siglo XXI. Excepto, por lo que sabemos, que nunca curso medicina, participo de la Revolucion Cubana, ni viajo al Congo o a Bolivia. El lector encontrara en este libro, amorosamente reunida, la unica y mejor coleccion de fotografias del arte callejero de Banksy que jamas se haya editado. Para gran pena de todas las escuelas de arte, es probable que se recuerde a Banksy como el mejor artista britanico post-milenio-depresion. Su capacidad para llamar la atencion, enviar un mensaje, a menudo con una frase contundente o de sentido ambiguo, le hubiera significado un puesto altisimo en una agencia publicitaria; la perdida para Madison Avenue es nuestra ganancia. Cuando Banksy comenzo a pintar, el panorama politico era desolador. Hoy es diez veces peor. Asi que aunque la entranable y agresiva obra politica de Banksy se hace cada vez mas importante, nos parecio relevante presentar su arte en el contexto de la epoca a la que correspondia, considerando los temas de los que se ocupaba. Si el lector nunca ha escuchado hablar de Banksy, este libro es todo lo que necesita para meterse en una discusion de bar acerca del hombre y de su leyenda
Автор: Ellsworth-Jones Название: Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall ISBN: 1781315973 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781315972 Издательство: Aurum Press Цена: р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Blanche Ulrich Название: Banksy. Urban Art in a Material World ISBN: 3828835414 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783828835412 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5852 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: About this Book / Bristol born Banksy is usually categorized as a Street Artist, although his art, in content and form, transcends a narrow understanding of this term. This publication primarily deals with Banksy as a contemporary Urban Artist and his relationship with consumer culture. It examines Banksy not only in light of his illicit work on the street, but also in regard to his gallery exhibitions. The study highlights representative works of his art, pieces which demonstrate his versatility, but also stand for different periods of his oeuvre. This book presents the first academic study of Banksy's art in English; with a history and discussion of the terms Graffiti, Street Art and Urban Art and a rich array of biographical information. It will be of interest to academics and the general public as well. About this Edition / Street Artist Banksy and former Young British artist Damien Hirst are two of the most popular representatives of British contemporary art. Situated in a triangle of art, consumerism and pop culture their work is among the most well-known. A systematic academic study of their artistic viewpoints and references to consumer culture has long been missing, and Ulrich Blanche is finally closing this gap: He examines Hirst's and Banksy's art against the background of the London art scene since 1980. Blanche points out connections to Duchamp, Warhol and Koons, and reflects on the role of the observer, the meaning of location and, especially, the references between art, consumer culture and marketing in their pieces. This two volume edition is the translated and expanded version of the authors dissertational thesis.
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