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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.
The Uyghurs Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781938086991
Pub Date: 15 May 2023
Illustrations: 128 illustrations: 116 duotone and 8 color photographs by the author and 4 historic maps
Description:
In 1998, Kevin Bubriski was fortunate to spend time with the Uyghurs in Kashgar, their ancient city on the Silk Road in Xinjiang, China. While there, he made unforgettable photographic portraits and street scenes that reveal a haunting beauty and sense of the past in old Kashgar. Bubriski was drawn to the faces of ordinary people and their daily lives, with the intent that through photographs mutual understanding between people might be fostered.
Jean Cooke: Seascapes & Chalk Caves Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781901192636
Pub Date: 02 May 2023
Imprint: Piano Nobile
Description:
Jean Cooke: Seascapes & Chalk Caves is the first publication about the artist in over ten years. It provides an original account of Jean Cooke and her connection with East Sussex, including a wide selection of paintings, pastels and watercolours made by the sea over a period stretching from 1963 to 2007. The book includes the first comprehensive chronology of the artist and an essay by Jane Alison, former Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican, which considers Cooke's work in the context of eco-feminism.
Swedish Art Historiography Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9789189361171
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2023
Illustrations: 53 illustrations
Description:
Constant change and expansion have been the hallmarks of Swedish art history as an academic discipline since the first university chairs were established a hundred years ago. It has crossfertilized with related disciplines and benefited from the parallel emergence of art museums and other institutions in Sweden. Swedish art history should thus be seen as the result of people and institutions tapping into one another’s activities, united by their dedication to art and visual culture as an object of study and experience.
Citizen Welles Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 692
ISBN: 9780813197135
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2023
Series: Screen Classics
Description:
George Orson Welles (1915-1985) is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. At just twenty-five years old, he co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his Academy-Award-winning debut film Citizen Kane (1941). His innovative and distinctive directorial style - nonlinear narratives, unusual camera angles, deep focus shots, and long takes - continues to be emulated by directors and cinematographers to this day.
Shakespeare, Hogarth and Garrick Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781913645441
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Illustrations: 210
Description:
In London in 1770 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799) remarked, ‘What a work could be written on Shakespeare, Hogarth and Garrick! There is something similar in the genius of all three.’ Two-and-a-half centuries on, Robin Simon’s highly original and illuminating book takes up the challenge.
Harmonia Rosales Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781913645502
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 30
Description:
This vibrant catalogue presents the work of contemporary artist Harmonia Rosales. Featuring over twenty paintings and a monumental sculptural installation, Harmonia Rosales: Master Narrative is the artist’s first major touring exhibition and first scholarly catalogue of her work. Los Angeles-based artist Harmonia Rosales (b.
Oceano Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781938086922
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2023
Description:
Climate change is the great existential reality of our time. How we approach this crisis will affect life on Earth for present and future generations. In spite of our collective ideals, irreversible damage to the environment is imminent and represents urgent local and global concern.
Athens on the Frontier Cover Athens on the Frontier Cover
Format: 
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813196886
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813197128
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Description:
In 1811, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe spurred American builders into action when he called for them to reject "the corrupt Age of Dioclesian, or the still more absurd and debased taste of Louis the XIV," and to emulate instead the ancient temples of Greece. In response, people in the antebellum trans-Appalachian region embraced the clean lines, intricate details, and stately symmetry of the Grecian style. On newly built public buildings, private homes, and religious structures, references to classical Greek architecture became the preferred ornamentation.
Matthew Krishanu Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781910221334
Pub Date: 23 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 125
Description:
Matthew Krishanu’s paintings explore topics including childhood, race, religion, art history, family, grief and love. His subjects – frequently Brown people, especially children – are realised with a shallow pictorial depth, delicate washes of colour, and with a sense of interior life. Through this, Krishanu questions the positions of his painterly subjects and depictions of landscapes in relation to the legacy of European colonialism and the art historical canon.
Chibụike Ụzọma – To Kick a Stone Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781910221464
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 22
Description:
Chibụike Ụzọma (b. 1992, Port Harcourt, Nigeria), is a multidisciplinary artist working with painting, photography, drawing, text and video, living and working in New Haven, Connecticut. Documented here are sixteen of the artist’s large paintings rendered in oil and acrylic or acrylic spray paint on canvas, made in 2022.
Holy Hoaxes Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9782956702474
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Imprint: Les Enluminures
Illustrations: 120
Description:
This fascinating book tells the story of the building of William M. Voelkle’s collection of fakes and forgeries of manuscript illumination. With thorough essays and beautiful illustrations, Voekle tells the story of nearly seventy fakes and forgeries.
Italian Maiolica and Other Early Modern Ceramics in the Courtauld Gallery Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781913645168
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Imprint: Courtauld
Illustrations: 180
Description:
This is the first catalogue of the collection of early modern ceramics in the Courtauld. The pieces in the collection showcase brilliantly the skill of potters and pottery painters working at the time of Raphael and Titian.Maiolica is one of the most revealing expressions of Renaissance art.