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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.
A British Country House Alphabet Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780880824323
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2024
Imprint: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Description:
This new series will enchant seasoned country house visitors and amaze people new to art and architecture as they read about surprising snippets of history that occurred at, or because of, a country house in England, Scotland, or Wales. Three volumes in total, the first covering the letters A through H, each book will contain fascinating content and beautiful illustrations.Curt DiCamillo’s series of three high quality hardback books use the alphabet to frame an astonishing variety of material as a backdrop to endless, beguiling stories.
Ray Atkins Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781915670151
Pub Date: 13 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.
Far and Away Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781913645564
Pub Date: 10 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.
Fruits of Friendship Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645748
Pub Date: 10 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.

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780822966999
Pub Date: 10 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.
The Commonality of Humans through Art Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781913645656
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 400
Description:
THE COMMONALITY OF HUMANS THROUGH ART: HOW ART CONNECTS MANKIND THROUGH THE AGES explores how art has linked different cultures over the past 30,000 years. Organized thematically rather than chronologically or geographically, it traces how all humans are connected from birth to death. Ten leading scholars offer essays on how the language of art has been used by cultures to explain human behavior.
Children in Iceland Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781938086526
Pub Date: 27 May 2024
Illustrations: 47 color photographs by the author
Description:
Iceland is best known for its stunning scenery and majestic landscapes. When photographer Nancy Libson first visited Iceland for a hiking trip some twenty years ago, she immediately fell in love with the country and its dramatic landscape. She vowed to return again, camera in hand.
Rex Whistler Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645618
Pub Date: 25 May 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
Focusing on the British virtuoso Rex Whistler (1905–1944), who was linked to many of the most illustrious figures of the inter-war period, this book explores an exceptional case of artistic patronage in the twentieth century. In weaving together social and art history, this beautifully illustrated volume will be as much about the artist as it is about his patrons. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, which holds the Rex Whistler Archive.
Paris 1924 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781913645601
Pub Date: 24 May 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.
Henry Moore Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781913645663
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 50
Description:
**Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986) was one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. This catalogue considers Moore’s celebrated Shelter drawings as the point of departure for a new reading of the artist’s fascination with images of walls, during and immediately after World War II. It accompanies a focused exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery.
13 Stories of War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9789152793886
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Ukrainian Warchive
Illustrations: Colour and black and white
Description:
"The stories and testimonies in this book are not only photographs. They are beautiful, brutal, present, and personal – photographic adjectives, filled with content that is deeper and more relevant than most news photography can ever hope to be. But, perhaps most importantly, they are historical documents, visual evidence to be presented in a future where the fog of war has cleared.
Decoding the Jewels Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789464262575
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 104fc / 3bw
Description:
For the first time, National Museums Scotland’s important collection of Renaissance jewellery from Scotland is considered together in this fully illustrated volume alongside significant items from the Royal Collection. The book was inspired by the acquisition by NMS of the extraordinary Fettercairn Jewel: the fine iconography of this exquisitely enamelled locket held coded messages for its sixteenth century owners, and continues to intrigue its viewers today. Renaissance jewellery like this in Scotland is particularly notable given the rare survival of such jewels from the sixteenth century.
Lucas Cover Lucas Cover
Format: 
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813198781
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813199399
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Illustrations: 14 b&w illustrations
Description:
George Lucas is an innovative and talented director, producer, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose prolific career spans decades. While he is best known as the creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, Lucas first gained notoriety with his 1973 film American Graffiti, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. When Star Wars (1977) was released, the groundbreaking motion picture won six Academy Awards, became the highest grossing film at the time, and started a cultural revolution that continues to inspire generations of fans.