Als ein globales Phänomen des 19. Jahrhunderts belegt das Maurische Revival die Faszination westlicher Architekten für das islamische Erbe von al-Andalus . Dieses spielte eine zentrale Rolle im Werk Carl von Diebitschs (1819-1869), der als einer der ersten deutschen Architekten die nasridischen Bauten Granadas, die spektakulären Paläste der Alhambra, den Alcázar von Sevilla und die Moschee-Kathedrale von Córdoba in den Jahren 1846-1847 vor Ort studierte und ihren ornamentalen Reichtum in zahlreichen Bleistiftskizzen und Aquarellen festhielt. Vom 27. Oktober 2017 bis zum 10. Januar 2018 werden Carl von Diebitschs Architekturstudien und Bauentwürfe im Rahmen der im Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität Berlin stattfindenden Ausstellung ´´A Fashionable Style. Carl von Diebitsch und das Maurische Revival´´ erstmals in Deutschland gezeigt. Die vorliegende Publikation wurde begleitend zur Ausstellung konzipiert und bietet einen vertiefenden Blick auf die gezeigten Exponate und thematischen Schwerpunkte. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf Carl von Diebitschs Jahren an der Berliner Bauakademie, seinen Studien zur islamischen Architektur von al-Andalus und seinen neo-maurischen Bauten und Interieurs in Deutschland und Kairo. Weitere Aspekte sind der Löwenhof als Nukleus des Alhambra-Stils und seine Transformation im 19. Jahrhundert, Owen Jones´ international gefeierter Alhambra Court von 1854, die serielle Reproduktion nasridischer Architektur und Ornamentik in Form von Gipsabgüssen, Architekturmodellen und Möbelstücken oder die Bedeutung von Stuck und Eisen im Werk des preußischen Architekten. Als innovativer Erneuerer gelang Carl von Diebitsch die Revitalisierung der nasridischen Baukunst und ihrer Herstellungsverfahren, die er von Berlin aus in die Welt trug.
Among graphic artists and commercial designers, Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is praised for his innovative style books that pioneered the use of Art Nouveau in commercial packaging, design, and ornament. The most important of these style books was DOCUMENTS DECORATIFS, published in 1901, and carefully reproduced here. Includes 18 plates in full color, 54 in two or more colors.
The everyday world, sentimental landscapes, holiday locations, the working environment, battlegrounds, naval zones or nature reserves? In her study on the history of style and motif history, Nina Hinrichs takes a deeper look at the artistic representations of the North Sea and of the mud flats between the end of the 19th Century up to the mid-20th Century. In the first section, she examines works of art that are mostly interlinked with the national, political and ideological aspects of German history. The second section, on the other hand, deals with freer artistic conflicts. Some of the artists considered include Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, Erich Heckel, Franz Radziwill, Käte Lassen, Alfred Bachmann, Hans Bohrdt and Claus Bergen, among others.
This comprehensive guide to botanical painting written by world experts covers the different styles and methods available, such as egg tempera, metal point and working on vellum.
A ´´Where´s Wally?´´ style exploration of the work of New York artist Andy Warhol, which also features scenes of past cultural mileus, such as the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the corridors of the Bauhaus art school. Spot famous people and artworks throughout the book!
Leading interior designer and owner of Hollyhock, Los Angeles´s renowned antiques and decorative arts mecca, Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her relaxed, elegant style. Style maker and interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein has a keen appreciation for special luxuries. She is a master at taking an eclectic mix of furnishings from the past and arranging them in a fresh, inspiring way. Elegant simplicity and attention to detail are the hallmarks of her look. A timeless quality pervades every room she designs. Rheinstein feels that how you live your life every day is much more important than getting your house together for a special occasion. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring volume shows examples of her work, ranging from a brick farmhouse in the Virginia countryside and a sophisticated rustic getaway overlooking the Big Wood River in Sun Valley to a year-round shingled residence on the beach in Newport Bay, as well as her own homes-a gracious Georgian Revival in Los Angeles and a New York City prewar pied-à-terre. They exemplify her talent for creating attractive homes that make living and entertaining extremely pleasurable.
The New York Times bestseller ´´[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.´´ -The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend´s education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister´s dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city´s chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family´s name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era´s most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill´s mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he´d stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city´s most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York´s great characters.
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.