The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are connected. The book explains how, why and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.
Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman and his Harvey award-winning graphic novel Cages, comes this Blu-ray collection of Dave McKean´s surreal short films collected in a behind the scenes 9 x 12 hardcover book! Dave McKean´s short cinema on Blu-ray included in a hardcover book featuring photos, posters, stills, drawings, and more. A must-have for McKean fans! ´´Dave demands his characters agonize over the meaning of life but he forces us to take the roller-coaster ride as well . . . right to the heart of the creative process--his words and drawings cascading across the page in perfectly structured cacophony. Beautiful!´´--Terry Gilliam Blu-Ray includes the following short films and documentaries from Dave McKean: Week Before - 23mins - Insipired by the music of Django Reinhardt, story about two neighbors, God, and The Devil. Neon - 27mins - This film is narrated by Velvet Underground founder John Cale and was first prize winner at Clermont-Ferrand (one of most prestigous short film festivals in the world). Whack! - 14mins - Based on Mr. Punch graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Displacements - 14mins - A combination of three short films featuring Michael Moorcock, Iain Sinclair, and Ed Dorn. Dawn - 9mins - Filmed after McKeans´s work on the movie Mirrormask, this short film is based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Pictures that Tick, and was accepted into Clermont-Ferrand Festival Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen - 3 1/2 minutes - A video short of jazz musicians Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen. Sonnet No. 138 - 1min - An animated version of one of Shakespeare´s sonnets as part of a large project to turn all of them into short films, the project was canceled and all that remains is this short film. MTV-9/11 Reason - 1min - Reason was created to play on Sept. 11th 2002, a year after the terrorist attack in New York in 2001. McKean made this image as a illustration for a memorial book published by Dark Horse, and turned it into a film shortly after. MTV-World Aids Day - 1min - McKean´s short film for MTV on World Aids Day. Visitors - 15mins - Created to be a video shown during live performances for the band Food, this film was shot at the Pacific coastline at Pebble Beach, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, and at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. A short film for Adobe - 4mins - Short film to cover the making of an image, which was the cover of The Particle Tarot. Signal to Noise - 4mins - Based of his own Graphic Novel Signal to Noise. RAINDANCE 7 - 1min - Trailer/Advert for the Raindance Film Festival. KODAK: TAKE PICTURES FURTHER - 40Mins - Commissioned by Kodak to launch a new film stock, and consisted of a lavish book, featuring several photographer/ artists, and accompanying ´making of´ films for each contributor. BUCKETHEAD -THE BALLAD OF BUCKETHEAD - 4.5 mins - Daves ode to the musician Buckethead Izzy - 3.5 Mins - Film dedicated to opera singer Izzy, featured on MTV´s Classical Channel. Lowcraft - 1 minute - A music video made for the band Lowcraft, inspired by the artist Lorenzo Mattotti. The Old Monkey - 4 minutes - A performance by McKean of a song he wrote for jazz composer Iain Ballamy and poet Matthew Sweeney. 9 Lives: Sheepdip, Johnson and Dupree; 9 Lives: The Cathedral of Trees - 4 minutes - Two short films from a show by McKean called Nine Lives.
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From the theatrical to the whimsical, Gianni Versace´s designs have something for everyone. On these pages, his sketches and finished works of haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, jewelry, and opera and ballet costumes as well as artworks created by and for Versace are interpreted by top photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Bruce Weber. The pictures are accompanied by three very different kinds of writing: commentary by Hamish Bowles, Style Editor of American Vogue; a new short story by Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti, an Italian journalist and award-winning novelist; and a text by Lady Julia Trevelyan Oman.
This sumptuous book is the third volume of the definitive catalogue raisonne of the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Comprising over two hundred portraits and portrait sketches in oil and watercolor painted between 1900 and the artist´s death in 1925, this book completes the trilogy of portrait volumes. The catalogued works have been grouped into two chronological sections, each with an introduction that sets the particular group in context. There is also a section of undated portraits and an appendix listing previously unrecorded works. Each work is documented in depth: entries include traditional data about the painting or watercolor; details of the work´s provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography; a short biography of the sitter; a discussion of the circumstances in which the work was created; and a critical discussion of its subject matter, style, and significance in Sargent´s career. Most of the works are reproduced in color. There is also an illustrated inventory of Sargent´s studio props and accessories and a cross-referenced checklist of the portraits in which they appear.
Tais Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most popular woodblock artist of his day. Customers lined up on the day of publication for his prints of historical characters and beautiful women. His career, which introduced subtle psychological observation to the artistic and representational world of ukiyo-e, straddled the tumultuous late Edo and early Meiji periods. Yoshitoshi was fascinated by the supernatural, and some of his best work concerns ghosts, monsters, and charming animal transmutations. Yoshitoshi´s strange tales presents two series that focus on his depictions of the weird and magical world of the transformed. The first series dates from the beginning and the second from the end of the artist´s abbreviated career, encapsulating his artistic development. One Hundred Tales of Japan and China ( Wakan hyaku monogatari ) of 1865 is based on a game in which people told short scary ghost tales in a darkened room, extinguishing a candle as each tale ended. New Forms of Thirty-six Strange Things ( Shinken sanjurokkaisen ) of 1889-92 illustrates stories from Japan´s rich heritage of legends in more serene and objective ways. The book opens with a study of Japanese ghost prints and analysis of Yoshitoshi´s changing treatments of the genre, and reproduces three rare paintings by the artist. This is Yoshitoshi at his most whimsical and imaginative.