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Paris 1924 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645601
Pub Date: 19 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 100
Description:
This catalogue sheds new light on the Paris Olympics of 1924, often considered the first international games. From their origins in ancient Greece to their modern transformation into a visually powerful event on the world stage, the Olympics have retained their unique place in sport and culture. Published to coincide with the Paris Olympics of 2024, the book accompanies a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Albert de Belleroche - Works from the Artist’s Studio & Catalogue Raisonné of the Lithographic Work Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781999314583
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 320+
Description:
Belleroche was an integral part of the Parisian art scene during the Belle Époque - he was a close friend of the artist John Singer Sargent with whom he shared studios in Paris and London; he was admired and collected by luminaires such as Degas and Renoir - anbdchampioned by the art critic Roger Marx. With Toulouse-Lautrec he shared the celebrated model Lily Grenier. And it is even said that Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray was inspired by Belleroche.

Ceramics in America 2024

Format: Hardback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781737717546
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Series: Ceramics in America
Illustrations: 300
Description:
Ceramics in America 2024 continues to publish new research on ceramics made, used, or collected in America. Articles in this issue include several on Thomas Commeraw, the free Black potter working in New York from about 1797 to 1819; a newly-discovered French porcelain figure that belonged to George Washington that descended in an African American family; new discoveries about porcelain figures of characters from Uncle Tom’s Cabin; the long history of face vessels in America; how a baby squirrel inspired a collection of tin-glazed earthenware.
Coral Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9782490952328
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Hemeria
Illustrations: 130
Description:
A beautiful photobook that embodies and supports the inextricable link between an Indonesian fishing village and the coral reef on which its survival depends. A photographic history in 130 photographs and four chapters like a relational sequence that plays out (and knots) infinitively. The book is presented in four stages: the coral, the human, the link and the actions of protection, like a chronological, didactic and circular journey, a relational sequence that plays out ad infinitum.
Elegia Fantastica Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9782490952038
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Hemeria
Illustrations: 120
Description:
“When I picture my region, I simply look, I don’t think: I let my heart direct me and life unfold. This country awakens in me a deep emotion. There, time stops.
Interactive Fiction in Cinematic Virtual Reality Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9788869773259
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Series: Cinema
Description:
This book proposes a narrative model for the creation of immersive and interactive filmic experiences, in which the interactor has agency within the virtual environment to alter the course of the story and shape their own journey. The book focuses in detail on the epistemology of the immersive interactive movie by analysing its aesthetic, narrative and interactive features, examining the workflow of production and presenting an evaluative protocol for VR experiences of this kind. From the nature of the frameless moving image to the newest human-computer interfaces, passing through the design and evaluation of interactive digital narratives, this volume builds a bridge between cinema and VR, proposing that all VR movies should be interactive.
The Art of Conservation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781916237841
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 170
Description:
This fascinating volume presents a wide-ranging overview of one of the lesser known yet fundamental disciplines of Art History: conservation. What happens when art ages? By bringing together some of the leading experts in the field, the essays chart a journey through the theoretical, aesthetic and technical debates surrounding the conservation of Old Masters.
Far and Away Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781913645564
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2024
Imprint: Morgan Library
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This beautifully illustrated and scholarly catalogue presents a selection of exceptional drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection. It accompanies an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Ray Atkins: A Painter's Odyssey Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781915670151
Pub Date: 22 Jun 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Ray Atkins (b.1937) is one of the least well known major painters of his generation. He studied at Bromley College of Art in Kent before gaining a post graduate place at the Slade despite having failed the National Diploma in Design in 1961.
Yoshida Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645694
Pub Date: 19 Jun 2024
Imprint: Dulwich
Illustrations: 60
Description:
This catalogue, the fi rst of its kind in the UK, accompanying the 2024 exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, explores the important contribution to Japanese woodblock printing of the Yoshida family, from patriarch Hiroshi down to the current generation, led by Yoshida Ayomi. The story of the Yoshida family has been woven into the story of Japanese printmaking across two centuries, with each generation infusing this traditional art form with their sensitivity and imagination. Trained as a painter and watercolourist, Yoshida Hiroshi (1876–1950) was a pioneer of the shin hanga artistic movement, which revived the traditional ukiyo-e prints (‘pictures of the floating world’) focusing on beautiful landscapes and landmarks and combined them with Western influences.
Animation between Magic, Miracles and Mechanics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9788772196534
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
“Animation” implies that the image or figural object is alive, endowed with anima: a “soul”, “spirit” or “vital principle.” In the Middle Ages, holy or emphatically unholy imagery often possessed an ability to come to life, to act and do things, to move and gesticulate, to speak and exude. This “life” might be a result of natural or supernatural principles; it might be a work of magic, a work of mechanics or a miracle (a divine work).
IRTH Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781913645632
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This catalogue invites readers to dive deeper into the captivating dialogue between materiality and imagination, as envisioned by IRTH إرث at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Prepared for the Biennale Architettura 2023, for which the theme was ‘The Laboratory of the Future’, the catalogue of IRTH إرث immerses visitors into the profound interplay between material and immaterial. It chronicles the National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia’s multi-faceted contribution to the discussion, in which the essence of earth as a material becomes a canvas for envisioning tomorrow’s architectural legacies.

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780822966999
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Culture Politics & the Built Environment
Description:
Winner, 2018 SAH Alice Davis Hitchcock Award Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects created profoundly visual modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country’s architectural history and transformed the capital into a metropolis where new buildings that evoked pre-conquest, colonial, and International Style architecture coexisted.
Mongol Shamans Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9788772197760
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
The costumes and ritual equipment presented in this volume were obtained from shamans in Mongolia and Siberia and represent today a unique cultural world heritage. They were collected in the 1930s by two Danish legendary travelers, Henning Haslund-Christensen in Mongolia, and Knud Rasmussen in Siberia. Parts of the material were described by Haslund-Christensen in earlier publications, but with senior researcher Rolf Gilberg’s manuscript, the entire material is now thoroughly described, analyzed and presented in a context for an international public.

Roger Mayne: Youth

Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781913645717
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: Approx 80 illustrations
Description:
Self-taught and influential in the advocacy of photography as an art form, Mayne was passionate about representing human life as he found it – most famously, in his street images of low-income communities in West London. Capturing children at play and the emerging phenomenon of the ‘swaggering teenager’, Mayne discovered in the young a defining energy that perfectly embodied both the scars and the vitality of post-war Britain.The exhibition of more than sixty photographs brings together a selection of Mayne’s iconic London scenes with later, almost entirely unknown intimate portraitsof his own family in rural Dorset.

Fruits of Friendship

Portraits by Mary Beale
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645748
Pub Date: 01 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 45
Description:
Accompanying a major exhibition at Philip Mould & Company, Fruit of Friendship: Portraits by Mary Beale presents the work of the remarkable sevenenteenth-century woman artist. Mary Beale (1633–1699) was Britain’s first woman artist to run a successful studio practice. In an era when the arts in Britain were flourishing and portraitists were in high demand, Beale established a unique practice that set her apart from her competitors and brought her great acclaim.