Following on from Tracey Emin's successful memoir, this book presents her art in clear accessible language, with full-colour reproductions throughout. It includes interviews with Emin, as well as her own writings, and provides a key to understanding one of the most discussed contemporary artists at work.
Showing the evolution and diversity of Hockney's prolific paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and photography, this title features quotes from the artist himself that illuminate the thinking behind his work.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume, midsize format comprehensive survey focuses on the subject of this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius.
This study presents the complete works of the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. The text includes a short essay and commentaries on each of the paintings, and incorporates new research on Vermeer's life and extraordinary artistic achievements.
Art, William Kentridge says, is its own form of knowledge. It does not simply supplement the real world, and cannot be purely understood in the rational terms of academic disciplines. The studio is where linear thinking is abandoned and the material processes of the eye, the hand, the charcoal and paper become themselves the guides of creativity.
Joseph Cornell created a "poetic theatre of memory" from his fantasies. This volume probes Cornell's imagery in his earliest Surrealist-inspired collages of the 1930s, his box constructions of the 1940s and 1950s, his experimental films, and his final collages in his last years.
In 1972 Henry Moore's sculpture studios in the English countryside at Much Hadham were filled with preparations for his retrospective exhibition in Florence. A small room overlooked a field of sheep, which he began to draw, returning later in the year when they had been shorn.