Body [-Ego-] Material. Körper in der Kunst:Akademische Schriftenreihe Vera Eiden
A final installment in the late illustrator´s instructional trilogy explores the principles of body grammar in comics storytelling, covering such topics as body mechanics, movement, and facial expression. Original.
In the book,´Sensing Movement, Living Spaces,´ Susanne Ravn explores and describes how 13 professional dancers, as expert movers, offer enriching insights into movement and body consciousness and in particular into the internal sensing of movement that in a variety of ways takes centre stage in the dancers praxis. All 13 dancers have established international careers and represent a cross-section of genres and backgrounds in classical ballet, improvisation, modern/new dance and techniques related to Butoh and Body-Mind Centering. This allows the author to make a comparative study of ways in which lived experience can be structured and of how space, sensing and memory are shaped and given form in movement. The book interweaves ethnographical studies with a phenomenological perspective to explore how movement is essential to experience. In the central part of the book this layered approach allows Ravn to take the diversity of the dancers descriptions to suggest that their expertise in movement offers important material for phenomenological descriptions of movement and body consciousness.
Oxyrhynchus is a city in upper Egypt that was established in 332 BC and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites ever discovered. Saville references the layer upon layer of discoveries at Oxyrhynchus in her new body of work, the final effect being a mysterious narrative of layered bodies and images. The dozen new works presented are a combination of oil, charcoal, and pastel on canvas and a combination of landscape and figures weaving throughout each other.
Master Sugoi´s origami normally features classical figures, animals, creatures, and design, but ´´Pornogami´´ shows a new side of his talent. A piece of pornogami folded in the right setting, he discovered, can produce smiles and laughter in a way that no butterfly or bird ever could. Shapes include a variety of erotic body parts, including the amazing 3-D penis. Those who have mastered the technique can produce their own adult objets d´art, but the book´s simple, step-by-step instructions help even the creatively challenged to transform a drab piece of paper into a saucy surprise.
Following Rizzoli´s best-selling Pharrell: Places and Spaces I´ve Been, this volume documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture. Lavishly illustrated with 250 photographs and illustrations, this book features Pharrell Williams´s prolific and ever-expanding body of work in a graphic language all his own. Straddling art, design, and hip-hop, Pharrell´s creative output is without peer or precedent. By playing off different disciplines-music, fashion, and contemporary art-Pharrell has redefined the role of the contemporary artist, blazing a trail for other musicians and cultural figures. Expanding on themes covered in Places and Spaces I´ve Been, this book gathers a new group of collaborators. Engaging Pharrell in conversation, talents as diverse as Karl Lagerfeld and Takashi Murakami position Pharrell´s work within contemporary visual and material culture. The worldwide success of the song ´´Happy´´ to his soundtrack and production credit for the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures bookend a volume devoted to Pharrell´s mastery of artistic collaboration. Featuring work with artists as diverse as JR, Alex Katz, Mr., and Daniel Arsham, the book highlights recent projects and designs for Chanel, Moncler, Moynat, and Adidas. But at the heart is the visual language that Pharrell has built around his Ice Cream/Billionaire Boys Club clothing line, which integrates streetwear into the design of apparel, accessories, limited-edition toys, and skate graphics. This alone makes the book a must-have collectible.