Klimt

HardCover. Pub the Date: September. 2003 Pages: 320 in Publisher: Prestel This uniquely exhaustive survey of the leading artist of at Viennese Art Nouveau style offers art lovers an irresistible opportunity: page after page of Klimt’s paintings and frescoes along with illuminating commentary about his life and career. The author presents Klimt’s entire painted oeuvre on an unprecedented scale. His…

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Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the Wo…

“Will inspire, inform, and delight those of any age who areengaged in—or by—the arts.” — The Horn Book Renowned children’s literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with twenty-one of the world’s most celebrated illustrators of picture books, asking about their childhood, their inspiration, their creative choices, and more. Amplifying these richly entertaining and thought-provoking conversations are eighty-eight full- color plates…

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Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime

These meditations inspired by a Matisse painting are “a paean to the act of seeing, celebrating our capacity to be transformed by the truths art holds.” —The New York Times Book Review Named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting in…

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David Bowie Is

David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book produced with access to the David Bowie archive of performance costume,…

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A north light: Twenty-five years in a municipal art gallery

A North Light – John Hewitt’s own account of his life in Northern Ireland from his early years until his ‘enforced exile’ in Coventry in 1957 – provides a fascinating glimpse into his association with key figures from the literary and art world, including W.B. Yeats, George Orwell, Brendan Behan, Colin Middleton and John Luke. It details Hewitt’s career in…

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The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine

An interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the complex and conflicted topic of beauty in cultural, arts and medicine, looking back through the long cultural history of beauty, and asking whether it is possible to ‘recover beauty’.