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Monsters on Maple Street Cover Monsters on Maple Street Cover
Format: 
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780813197845
Pub Date: 08 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 33 b&w illustrations
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780813199276
Pub Date: 08 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 33 b&w illustrations
Description:
Post-World War II America has often been mythologized by successive generations as an exceptional period of prosperity and comfort. At a time when the Cold War was understood to be a battle of ideas as much as military prowess, the entertainment business relied heavily on subtle psychological marketing to promote the idea of the American Dream. The media of the 1950s and 1960s promoted an idealized version of American life sustained by the nuclear family and bolstered by a booming consumer economy.
Chinese and Japanese Porcelain in the Frits Lugt Collection Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9782958323431
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Illustrations: approx. 430 colour illus.
Description:
When the famous Dutch art historian and connoisseur Frits Lugt (1884-1970) and his wife Jacoba Klever (1888-1969) decided to present their collections in the Hôtel Turgot in Paris, Chinese porcelain ranked among their priorities. They intended to give the French public an impression of Dutch Golden Age interiors and a porcelain cabinet had traditionally been part of Dutch material culture. Lugt started assembling his Chinese porcelain collection when he lived in the Netherlands.
Harry Dean Stanton Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780813197722
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Illustrations: 16 b&w halftones
Description:
Harry Dean Stanton (1926-2017) got his start in Hollywood in TV productions such as Zane Grey Theater and Gunsmoke. After a series of minor parts in forgettable westerns, he gradually began to get film roles that showcased his laid-back acting style, appearing in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Alien (1979). He became a headliner in the eighties - starring in Wim Wenders's moving Paris, Texas (1984) and Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984) - but it was his extraordinary skill as a character actor that established him as a revered cult figure and kept him in demand throughout his career.
British Drawings 1890-1990 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781999314590
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Description:
‘Drawings’ is a collaborative venture combining two exhibitions that have been timed to coincide: British Drawings: 1890-1990 at Sotheran’s and Drawings 1990-2022 at Purdy Hicks Gallery. Both shows emphasise the importance of drawing to artists of the last 120 years: though many of the artists have used myriad other art forms, they have invariably returned to the honesty of drawing, time and time again.The artists reflect their times.
Late Hokusai Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780861592319
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 170
Description:
This publication has been developed from ideas first presented at the international symposium Late Hokusai: thought, technique, society, held at the British Museum in May 2017. The symposium was organised to enable specialists in a range of disciplines relating to early modern Japan to view and consider the critically acclaimed exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, then being presented at the British Museum. The exhibition brought together representative works by the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760−1849) in the various media in which he worked – colour woodblock printed, woodblock-printed illustrated books, brush paintings on paper or silk, and brush drawings − that were produced between the age of 61 and his death aged 90.
Connecting Worlds Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781913645489
Pub Date: 08 Jul 2023
Illustrations: 200
Description:
Artists and travel have for centuries been intertwined where the desire to explore beyond the confines of one’s home has provoked a truly astonishing outpouring of creativity, much of which was captured through drawings and prints. Comprising over 100 such works, Connecting Worlds: Artists& Travel will be the first exhibition to approach the subject through the lens of artists’ experiences of travel from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, before the establishment of the railroad and use of photography as a means of recording changed these experiences deeply. A collaboration between the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Katrin Bellinger Collection, London, the exhibition will include works by major artists, lesser known professionals as well as amateurs, mostly from Northern Europe, amongst them Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Wenceslaus Hollar, Zacharias Wagner, Valentin Klotz, Maria Sibylla Merian, Angelika Kauffmann, Franz Pforr, Augusta von Buttlar, Julie von Egloffstein,Ludwig Richter, and Friedrich Preller the Elder.
Brittle Beauty Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781912168293
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2023
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: Approx 600 illus.
Description:
Brittle Beauty presents a superlative private collection of European porcelain – radical, rare and in many cases unique pieces assembled over thirty years. Lavishly illustrated and insightfully researched, the book showcases eighty vessels and sculptures, and includes accounts of their patrons and former owners, many as eccentric as the works themselves. One striking attribute of porcelain is its reflective glaze.
Egon Altdorf: Into the Light Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781915670083
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
From sculpture to woodcuts, glass design to poetry, the work of German artist Egon Altdorf crossed boundaries. ‘Making culture behind the barbed wire’ was how Altdorf endured wartime captivity, inspiring a life dedicated to art that was innovative, spiritual and redemptive. Exhibiting in London alongside sculptors Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick and Reg Butler at the Unknown Political Prisoner exhibition (1953), he adopted an increasingly abstract approach, rooted in Biblical symbolism yet embracing different faiths, notably in designs for the outstanding interior of Wiesbaden’s new synagogue.
Alastair Gordon – Quodlibet Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781910221488
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Description:
Alastair Gordon (b.1978, Edinburgh), is an artist based in London. This, the first major monograph of the artist’s career, includes over 160 paintings, drawings and documentational photographs, along with notes by Gordon himself.
Honor Titus Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9781910221440
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Description:
Honor Titus (born 1989) is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. A self-taught painter, Titus is deeply influenced by his creative past as a musician and poet. Titus’s paintings, often suffused with a sense of romance, are embedded with nostalgic references to a simpler time and feature dark, luminous jewel tones.
Kenneth Draper Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781915670038
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Kenneth Draper (b.1944) is one of the most innovative artists of his generation. For over six decades he has worked equally with sculpture, painting and drawing.
More than Scenery Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781938086953
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Illustrations: 166 photographs, 4 maps, and 1 historic illustration
Description:
Janet Pritchard’s romance with the American West began with horseback riding, watching movies, and hearing her dad’s dreams of being a cowboy. When she began to spend adolescent summers in Wyoming during the 1960s, her world changed forever, as she fell under the spell of natural wonder in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. Only later did she recognize her feelings as a response to what nineteenth-century Romantics called the sublime.
Park Place Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781938086946
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Illustrations: 64 photographs
Description:
The National Park Service was established by an act of Congress in 1916 to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” This directive to protect wilderness yet provide accessibility to it without somehow compromising the integrity of the natural resources seems to be a self-fulfilling contradiction and an arena for conflicting priorities.In Park Place, photographer David Heberlein explores the tension between access and enjoyment and preservation of America’s public lands.
Peter Howson Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781915670052
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Imprint: Sansom & Company
Description:
Peter Howson has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation's leading figurative painters. Many of his paintings derive inspiration from the streets of Glasgow, where he was brought up. He is renowned for his penetrating insight into the human condition, and his heroic portrayals of the mighty and the lowly.
Varanasi Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781938086960
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Illustrations: 110 color photographs
Description:
Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C.E.
Anomie Collections 1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781910221457
Pub Date: 25 May 2023
Series: Anomie Collections
Illustrations: 60
Description:
Anomie Collections 1 is a publication accompanying the first edition of Anomie Collections – a London-based initiative that supports the work of contemporary British painters by acquiring works on behalf of a group of private collectors. This first edition of the scheme resulted in the purchase of fifty-six paintings and works on paper, documented and presented here along with newly commissioned texts by Anneka French and an introduction by Matt Price, Publisher at Anomie Publishing and curator of the edition. The works span a variety of genres, from landscapes and urban scenes to still lifes, portraits and abstractions.