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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.
Fruit 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.
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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.
Albert de Belleroche - Master of Belle Epoque Lithography, A Catalogue Raisonné Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781739603335
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Description:
For more than fifty years, George Kenney has dedicated himself to the study of European art, demonstrating a profound passion for works on paper, including etchings, drypoints, and lithographs. George authored a Catalogue Raisonné titled 'The Illustrated Bartsch, Vol. 51' for Abaris Books in 2017.
Callum Innes – Tondos Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781910221600
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Illustrations: 50
Description:
For over thirty years, celebrated painter Callum Innes (b. 1962, Scotland) has created his lushly painted and subtly nuanced abstractions in a rectilinear format. In 2022, he added a striking new element to his repertoire: the tondo.
Adam Bruce Thomson Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781915670144
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Adam Bruce Thomson (1885-1976) was one of the most quietly impactful artists of his generation. Born in Edinburgh, he was among the earliest intake of students to train at the newly established Edinburgh College of Art. He went on to have a long-running teaching career at the College, supporting and encouraging successive cohorts.
Augustus John & the First Crisis of Brilliance Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781901192650
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Piano Nobile
Description:
Augustus John & the First Crisis of Brilliance tells the story of a remarkable generation and its artistic achievements. Accompanying Piano Nobile’s exhibition of the same title, the publication explores the artistic networks around Augustus John before the First World War. John was closely acquainted with many of his highly talented contemporaries and this publication considers his relationship to Jacob Epstein, James Dickson Innes, Gwen John, Henry Lamb, Derwent Lees, Wyndham Lewis and William Orpen.
Carved in Stone Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780819501240
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Description:
Evocative photographs and essay illuminate early American gravestones.Gravestones are colonial America's earliest sculpture and they provide a unique physical link to the European people who settled here. Carved in Stone book is an elegant collection of over 80 fine duotone photographs, each a personal meditation on an old stone carving, and on New England's past, where these stones tell stories about death at sea, epidemics such as small pox, the loss of children, and a grim view of the afterlife.
Harold Harvey: Painter of Cornwall Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781915670137
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Harold Harvey, a true ‘son of Cornwall’, has been one of the most under-rated and least written about members of the Newlyn ‘School’ of artists which flourished from 1880 to 1930. The son of a bank manager, he grew up in Penance, and after studying under Norman Garstin and a spell in Paris, he settled to a quiet life in Newlyn with fellow-artist Gertrude, painting The Cornwall he knowS from the inside.In his introductory essay, Professor Kenneth McConkey sets Harvey in the context of the art moments of the time, and shows how his early ‘genre’ paintings of rustic and marine life, so characteristic of the early Newlyn artists, gradually gave way to more sophisticated subject matter – Harvey was noted for his sumptuous interiors – and a flatter and more decorative style of painting.