Chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Robert Irwin. This book surveys many of Irwin's site-conditioned projects - in particular the Central Gardens at the Getty Museum and the design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia's new Beacon campus.
Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine's monthly pin-up post in late 1940. By 1942, he had more than a million ardent fans who carried his pin-ups in backpacks as reminders of the American girls they'd left behind. When Esquire was charged with obscenity, the military stepped in the fight for The Varga Girl, declaring her necessary for morale.
The first book devoted to the St Jude's artist Mark Hearld and his enchanting, bold visions of the landscapes, plants and animals of the British countryside. Workbook presents some 200 of Hearld's popular prints, collages, sketches and textile and ceramic designs, resulting in an exquisite, eclectic scrapbook.
Though deeply engaged with painting and drawing, Toulouse-Lautrecs lasting contribution to artistic practice was as a graphic artist. This publication presents thematically organized groupings of Toulouse-Lautrecs prints from the Museums collection, each accompanied by an illuminating essay on the theme.
This book is the first major study to examine the art of these rival religious orders together, exploring the ways in which they used art as propaganda to promote the charisma of their saints and to articulate their revolutionary concept of religious vocation.
Published to coincide with the major exhibition at the National Gallery this autumn, this book focuses on Rembrandt's art and life his work as an artist, his family, friends and patrons, his place in European culture by one of the worlds best-known writers on Dutch art.
With 2,000 illustrations - all fully referenced and indexed, along with a history, bibliography, glossary and collectors' guide - this will be the definitive book on the subject for generations to come.
Eric Gill, who died in 1940, was among the greatest English artist-craftsmen of the 20th century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius, and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. In this biography, the problems and contradictions of Gill the man and Gill the artist are examined.
In the visual arts of fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries in Europe, animals were understood in relation to the human world, whether as animals of the farm, estate or household, beasts of burden or as diversions in menageries and travelling shows. This book explores perceptions of natural world as seen through eyes of imaginative artists.
One of Andrew Wyeths most important paintings, Wind from the Sea, a recent gift to the National Gallery of Art, is also the artists first full realization of the window as a recurring subject in his art. In its exclusive focus on paintings without human subjects, this catalogue intends to offer a new approach to Wyeths work.