Discover the intriguing world of the leaf with this handy pocket guide. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Little Guide to Leaves offers a fresh perspective on identifying the trees and plants around you.
James Mallord William Turner (1775- 1851) was both the most admired and the most derided painter of his time. His ambition was to excel in all forms of painting and he worked with every possible painterly medium. This short biography reveals the genius of the artist and the abiding qualities of the man.
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.
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.
The final book of the Bible, called both Revelation and Apocalypse, prophesises what ill happen at the end of time. During the Middle Ages, in a society which deeply believed in God and was mainly ruled by religious authorities, this theme has often been used in art. Its symbolic content allowed for many different interpretations, using various types of support (tapestries, illuminations, sculpture, and painting). This book pools the most famous pieces of art inspired by this theme, such as the Apocalypse drapery from the cathedral of Angers, the carved tympanum of the Autun cathedral, and the fresco in Albi cathedral. The theme of the Apocalypse was a means to impress minds while also allowing artists to develop their imaginations.
In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery A Little Book of Portraits is the tie-in to the successful Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year. Featuring authoritative text from acclaimed judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan, this book reveals the skills and techniques to create timeless portraiture.
Accompanying a major new exhibition of Ai Weiwei's work, including many pieces made especially for the show, this book features numerous illustrations, texts by the artist as well as informed essays by leading scholars.
A monograph that gives a look at accalimed artist James Jean's career thus far. It showcases work as well as important creative milestones- from the eerie dreamscapes of his oil paintings to the elaborate installations and animations he created for Prada in 2008.
Based on 20 years of research, this monograph provides a comprehensive view of Kline's life and work and reveals how complex they both were. The author presents an evocative portrait of Kline's evolution from ambitious art student, to penniless Greenwich Village muralist, to mature artist.