Notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque painting, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is finally getting the recognition he deserves. In this book you'll find over 50 of Caravaggio's best paintings; we think you'll agree that he was a genius beyond his time.
From kinky to kitsch to conceptual, Jeff Koons' art is anything but conformist. This book presents his personal story and analyzes Koons from a European perspective. It features art historian and critic Katy Siegel's analyses alongside hundreds of large-format images tracing Koons' career from 1979.
The creations of Jeff Koons (born 1955) have become part of our popular culture, blurring the borders between high and low art. This new 96-page publication offers an updated, accessibly priced edition of TASCHEN's 2007 monograph, the most extended survey of Koons art ever made and the definitive reference on his practice.
A precursor to Surrealism, the Dada movement stressed the absurd and unpredictable, the illogical and chaotic, lashing out against traditional esthetics and upending artistic conventions. This book explains the impulses and theories that gave rise to Dada, the forerunner of conceptual art.
Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their inventions and textiles, they inspired a new variety of art. This book traces their genius right to the source.
Surveying world's art, from primitive cave-drawings to Jackson Pollock, this book explains the persistence of certain principles and aspirations throughout the history of art, and summarizes the essence of such movements as Gothic, Baroque, Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism.
"This catalog accompanies the exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn on display at Cincinnati Art Museum from October 3, 2015-January 3, 2016 and at The Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from January 9-April 10, 2016."
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.