Michelangelo (Caprese del Cansentino 1475-Rome, 1564) is one of the outstanding figures of the Italian Renaissance. He was a poet, sculptor, painter and architect. His architectural activity did not begin until 1519 when he designed the facade of the San
This new book documents an architecture competition staged as part of the Venice Biennial's 7th International Architecture Exhibition. The objective of the competition was to identify and establish a ''map'' of the current condition of architecture and it
The French flair for modern design is evident in the land's ample array of contemporary lodgings. Combining comfort and style, these hip hotels will delight even the most jaded of travelers. With extensive photographs, you see the lodgings from every angle. Marvel at the sophisticated furnishings, hip artwork and the Gallic chic that makes it sparkle!
Whether you're planning the ultimate road trip or just need an edgy place for a short break, this photo guide to cool accommodations across the USA is for you. Each hotel offers a unique take on modern design. With heaps of personality, these cool cribs will make your travel experience one to remember.
Since Roman times, Italy has been a byword for cutting-edge style. There's simply nowhere better to indulge in some elegant hedonism. After all, Italians do understand la dolce vita! And, its cool hostelries are no exception. From sleek rooms to polished exteriors and hip amenities, Italian hoteliers offer the very best. Whether a rural retreat or an urban oasis, if it's a cool lodging, you'll find it here. With tons of useful information, you're all set to go.
This series presents international architects and designers who have not published an own book yet. Stephen Williams is one of them. With his office Stephen Williams Architects in Hamburg he focusses on corporate architecture with the ambition to relate the architecture to the companies philosophie. Expermenting with connotation and quotation in each of his projects, Stephen Williams' work is marked by literary aesthetic qualitities, not only in terms of conceptual function but also in his detailed exploration of simultaneous levels of meaning. Projects for customers such as VW, Warner Music and Universal have brought him already a great reputation. Recently he is planing the flagship store for the international known ceramic company Dibbern. This book features a selection of his projects and introduces to his innovative work.
In a space of only 5 years Oki Sato has left his mark as a freelance designer the world over, winning numerous awards. In 2002 he founded his design company called Nendo, which means clay in Japanese. He chose this image because clay is flexible, moldable
This series presents international architects and designers who have not published an own book yet. Ferruccio Laviani is known for his design for famous customers like Dolce & Gabbana, FLOS, Kartell and many more. After going to the Technical Institute for Craftsmen Lute and Wood in Cremona he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic where he followed course with Achille Castiglioni and Marco Zunaso. Before he opened his own copmpany in 1991, he worked for the Studio De Lucchi.
Markus Benesch works in Munich and Milan for such renowned clients as yoox.com, Paul Smith and Benetton. He is particularly well-known for his COLORFLAGE wallpaper and wall panel collection designed for Rasch. This monograph presents his work in the field of product design, interior architecture and surface design.
Soccer in Germany - that means Bundesliga action between Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 or Hertha BSC Berlin against Hamburger SV. It also means the Champions League and UEFA Cup, as well as the international games between the national teams. Soccer in Germ
Non Intentional Design defies all standards, is subversivley and beautiful and part of all cultures. The book shows, how people can modify very banal things due to creative use. NID deals with norms which are "abnormally" transformed - every day, everywhe
This volume of the series about young but already very successful architects and designers introduces to the projects of the french designer Matali Crasset. The book not only shows the assembled work of Matali Crasset but also what she understands under "
This volume of a new series about young but very successful architects and designers introduces to the record track of the architecture company Delugan-Meissl Associated Architects. Their work is characterised by an open and sensible approach towards the
A more flexible lifestyle, increasing rents an a greater number of single-person homes have all meant that apartments, especially in big cities, have been reduced to a single room. This does not necessarily have to be a disadvantage however. The use of sp
The loft as we know it today is quite different from its original conception during the 1960s, when this typology of residence became popularized to reconvert warehouses that artists maintained with very few means. Today a loft can simply imply an open-pl
The rapid evolution of new kinds of lifestyles over the past 20th century have generated new working schemes and new ways of carrying out professional activities that have transformed the working area into an integral part of the domestic space. Freelance
This volume presents light as an element with the same importance as furniture or layout; it is treated innovatively and imbued with a distinctive personality. In this book, light transcends the simple function of illumination, becoming a tool for emphasi
This series presents international architects and designer in monographies. Pierro Lissoni is one of Italy's most successful Designers, leading a company in Milan with over 50 Architects and Designers. So far he is known more for his furniture design rat
Images of the Human Body was one of the first volumes in the Agile Rabbit series, and is still selling steadily all over the world. It has some 400 line drawings of all parts of the human body, including skeletons, organs, etc. The colour section shows th
Véritable encyclopédie au format compact, avec près de 500 illustrations et des descriptions précises, ce guide, indispensable à cous les amoureux des chats, présente de nombreuses races, des plus connues aux plus rares, et d
From the early 1960s through the early 70s, Pop Art swept the industrialized world. Iconoclastic, rebellious, and immediately popular, the new movement found its roots in an unprecedentedly prosperous consumer society. Encouraged by galleries and publishers who catered to a new collectors' market, many Pop artists were drawn to the creation of editions on paper and in multiples. 60 vibrant examples by such American icons as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and by such European artists as Richard Hamilton, Niki de Saint Phalle, Gerhard Richter, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Sigmar Polke, are organized according to the themes of mass media consumer culture, politics, erotica and more. All of the works included herein are from The Prints and Illustrated Books Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, an exceptionally rich repository of such work.
A city of tolerance under Frederic II, an imperial city under Bismarck, dissolved under the Weimar Republic, extremist during the terror of the Nazis, and punished at the end of the Second World War, Berlin has come out of the rubble at the end of the 20t
The kitchen is one of the most important spaces where our lives are played out: the place where food is prepared, a center of communication and companionable shared times. From the utilitarian uses of past centuries, the kitchen has evolved beyond a purel
Significant works of architecture, sculpture, and painting come alive through abundant and carefully chosen illustrations, complemented by concise historical introductions. Numerous plans and sketches, essays treating individual topics at greater length o
This first monographic book to be published on the Casa Batlló, many hithero unknown details of this singular building are brought to light. The text situates Gaudí and his work in the context of fin-de-siècle aesthetics.
Since the foundation of the Au Lac kingdom three centuries ago - famous for their bronze drums and their magnificent artilleries - until the works of the painters from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Indochina, created in Hanoi in 1925, the arts of Vietnam ha
The personality and work of Salvador Dalí cannot be understood without discovering the three outstanding Dalinian centres: the house at Port Lligat, the castle of Púbol and the Dalí Theatre-Museum of Figueres. This book suggests a tour of t
" Monet is nothing but an eye, but what an eye!" Paul Cezanne said of his fellow painter. Twelve exemplary pieces and concise descriptions provide an introduction to Claude Monet's fascinating world of color and light.
In 'Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji' Hokusai created an iconic work that includes universally recognized and beloved images of the Japanese landscape. The same broad perspective and attention to detail is brought to bear in this monumental book that follows the full spectrum of Hokusai's life and work. From his first prints to his most accomplished productions, including drawings and paintings, each stage of Hokusai's artistic development is presented within the context of Japanese cultural history. In addition to placing him among contemporaries from his native country, the book discusses the profound influence Hokusai had on European artists, particularly the Impressionists. Matthi Forrer, one of the world's leading authorities on the artist, vibrantly interweaves brilliant reproductions from every period of Hokusai's life with fascinating commentary. Presented in a luxurious large-format edition, the book offers a comprehensive perspective combined with the latest scholarly findings.
Twelve selected works ilustrate the art of Hiroshige, one of the most important masters of the Japanese woodblock print. Short texts explein not only the motifs and tehniques, but also background of his work.
"Great Painters" From Caravaggio to Rembrandt, Van Gogh to Rafael, Leonardo to Gauguin: the most beautiful chapters in art history, a series of thirty volumes for reading, viewing, admiring and collecting. It is presented in a clear, direct way - describes Great paintings and discusses all the major works of every artist and creates a private library and art galleries containing all the art history masterpieces.
The work of Piet Mondrian is highly eclectic: from early impressionist landscapes to cubism and abstract works in the final years of his working life. This richlyillustrated volume provides a fascinating analysis of the Dutch artist's various artistic phases.
Since the last century, most of the public space has been designed for and around the automobile. Gradually, a mostly undifferentiated infrastructure developed into landmark architecture, with buildings and constructions of all kinds that interpret and ma
Tropical Design is not an established architectural style, but a collective description of architecture and interior design in tropical countries, designed by architects from around the equator. Rooted in the traditional style of architecture that is typi
The diverse art of the Indian subcontinent spans many centuries and a variety of styles. The Art of India is an account of the major movements that have influenced and affected the face of India since ancient times. The book covers Hindu art from the temples and literature of one of the world's oldest religions. The rise of sculpture and monumental art from the Mauryan Dynasty, Buddhist shrines and Janism, the Mughals, and Islamic art. With a collection of over sixty spectacular pictures, The Art of India illustrates the major works, whether expressed in paint, clay, wood, metal, stone or brick, which characterize the art of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
The most collectible of furniture, chairs are a visual symbol of their period. New Chairs offers more than 70 examples of contemporary chair design worldwide, perfect for the postmodern, high-tech, high-concept age. Chairs by top-tier designers such as Tom Dixon, the Campana Brothers, Frank Gehry, and Massimo Vignelli sit side-by-side with those of up-and-comers who are contributing fresh and edgy designs to the field. Chairs of new and reprocessed materials, chairs that knock-down or stack in imaginative ways, chairs impossible to imagine before computer-aided design, even chairs that push the traditional concept of utility are all present. Inflatable, sculptural, and illuminated chairs apply imaginative dimensions to this ubiquitous object. New Chairs includes concept drawings, prototypes, manufacturing details, and insights into the creative process in the designers' own words, all accompanied by color photos of each piece making this the most complete survey to date of contemporary chair design.
This title features the most famous and spectacular skyscrapers in the world - many of which have become symbols of the cities in which they stand. The buildings are grouped thematically by architectural movement and arranged chronologically to allow for
This book presents a representative selection of the most important bridges in the world from a design and engineering point of view. It includes the works of top international engineers and architects which is arranged in a super graphic collection of in
This copiously illustrated guide selects the very best in contemporary hotels across Germany. Extensive photographs document the futuristic furniture, cool art and edgy décor. This overview features chic accommodations in major cities as well as the
Long a favorite travel destination, Spain is host to a growing number of chic, contemporary lodgings that offer every comfort and amenity. This compilation of hip places to stay features the most noteworthy accommodations throughout the country. Every ent
Even in the city that never sleeps, you've got to have somewhere chic to lay your head. Thankfully, this guide outlines the coolest possibilities. In addition to having sleek interiors and exteriors, these hip hotels are a stone's throw from restaurants a
London is an unparalleled blend of tradition and edginess. Nowhere is this more apparent than in its hotels. This vital compendium showcases chic hotels sure to wow even the most spoiled guest. Each profile lists hotel facilities as well as nearby restaur
Japan embodies the fascinating cross-section of a country endowed with a rich and varied culture, firmly imbued with traditional knowledge, skill and experience. The book features more than 50 projects of about 20 architectural and design studios from all over Japan, presented and divided into categories such as shops, restaurants, houses, offices, museums etc. Although all the architects and designers being introduced in this book are quite different, their works, realize amid Japan's highly competitive and evolved society, share all a quest for practicality and originality.
No city embodies the essence of stylish sophistication better than Paris. This indispensable guide to the hippest hotels in the French capital emphasizes cutting-edge interiors and exteriors. It also lists each hotel's facilities as well as nearby restaur
Germany’s second most popular destination after Berlin is a city that enjoys contradicting itself. It’s a place that’s held on to age-old folk traditions but also serves as a haven for high-minded sophistication. It has a vibrant arts sc
Situated along the Elbe River, Germany's second largest city and most important seaport also boasts a lively cultural life that includes theater, symphony, opera, museums and of course, restaurants. This copiously illustrated little guide focuses on those
Art Deco, from the French " l'art décoratif " for ornamental or decorative art, was the most important form of popular artistic expression between the world wars. Twelve selected illustrations with short explanatory texts offer insight into those troubled times.
Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is one of the great Expressionist painters. He was taught by Gustav Klimt, and at a very early age, like his Viennese Secession predecessors broke with the traditions of official Austrian art. His numerous self portraits and nude models remained consistent throughout his career in keeping with his erotic, sensual and tormented visions of art. The paintings and text included in this book bring the extraordinary talent of this artist who, sadly, died of Spanish influenza at the age of 28 in Vienna.
Twelve exemplary pieces by Maria Sibylla Merian, whose volumes depicting the flora and fauna of the world represented pioneering scientific work. Also included is some interesting background information about her life and the species depicted.
Gustav Klimt's art is thoroughly fin de siecle. It expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. The ecstatic joy which Klimt and his contemporaries found - or hoped to find - in beauty was constantly overshadowed by death. And death therefore plays an important role in Klimt's art. Klimt's fame, however, rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and graphic artists of his times. In particular, his drawings, which have been widely admired for their artistic excellence, are dominated by the erotic portrayal of women.
Renzo Piano, born in Italy in 1937, has been a leading protagonist on the stage of world architecture since the 1970s. This text looks at his work which combines the best building traditions of his native land with the most advanced technological achievem
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was not only a central figure in the Impressionist movement but a major influence on the development of modern art. He was the only artist to exhibit at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions between 1874 and 1886, and his letters are a fascinating and invaluable source of information on the theoretical aspects and practical implications of Impressionism. Pissarro's career touched that of an extraordinary number of his contemporaries, to whom he was often a teacher and always a friend. In his early years he worked with Monet; in the 1870s he painted in close friendship with Cezanne; he was a guide for Gauguin, whom he introduced to the Impressionist group; and in the 1880s he flirted with Neo-Impressionism with Seurat. This book charts the evolution of his painting, and celebrates his compositional brilliance, technical skill and innovatory approach, forty-eight full-page colour plated, combined with Christopher Lloyd's illuminating text, constitute a superb introduction to the artist. His essay on Pissaro, first published in 1979, has been revised and updated, with the addition of commentaries to each plate written by Amanda Renshaw, and a wide selection of comparative illustrations.
Workspheres is the catalogue of MoMA's Spring exhibition devoted to the way we work and the role of design in creating effective solutions for work tools and environments in the near future. The exhibition features nine concepts for work tools and environments designed to represent solutions to the specific needs of nine unique sets of work ambitions, problems, skills and requirements. Each has been assigned to individual teams of architects and designers and is based on extensive research in consultation with an international advisory group. This catalogue not only represents the exhibition, but also expands upon it. While the main body of the volume is devoted to the nine models, the history of workplace design and an analysis of offices, both national and global, will also be included in a series of six essays by internationally known designers. In addition to history and cultural differences, the publication also addresses such themes as individuality within a work organization, communication design, interface design, and the impact of digital technologies on different professions.
A visually stunning compilation of modern Indian design and architecture.
Looks at roots and themes from village societies to Mogul palaces, showing how traditional forms and methods are reinvigorated in contemporary arts.
Images provide ins
We present the most relevant 10 works of Antoni Gaudí and of Salvador Dalí. Also a comparative analysis that discovers the work of these two geniuses, capable of transforming the pictorial technology and the architectural one into something more
This new sensibility, which we have dared to call maximalism, brings together the intentions of designers who are building a new complex and eclectic modernity. As it occurs in each aesthetic trend born with energy, maximalism has shaken all the disciplin
Last Supper brings together more than 100 art masterpieces that depict one of the most dramatic events described in the New Testament, the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. Ranging from the 6th century to the present day, the works represent a wide range of artists, styles, materials and cultures, and a variety of creative responses to this important subject.
This is a superbly illustrated look at the latest trends and innovations in the fast-paced world of stand design. New product presentation requirements, and the ever-growing importance which organisation give to attending trade shows has created a new form of architecture whose capacity for innovation has drawn some of the world's top architects and designers. Filled with full colour photography, "Stands" presents readers with an accessible introduction to the latest innovations and trends of this new architectural genre, as well as providing a detailed look at some of the most original and creative designs and concepts from around the world.
In a collection of projects developed during the 1990s, Margaret Helfand Architects argues for an architecture of logic, simplicity, and sensuality. Presented chronologically, nineteen projects ranging from showrooms, residences, academic buildings, parks, and functional objects are examined in photographs and texts along the three axes fundamental to the firm's work: geometry, structure, and materials. Basic materials such as steel, wood, glass, and stone are used with a minimum of transformation, allowing their inherent colors, textures, and structural properties to create visual stimulation. Seen are such diverse works as Vertical House on a Trapezoidal Site, Octagon: Structure and Landscape, and Apartment for Art and Music, as well as the Time Out New York offices, Williamsburg Community Center, and a child development center.
This is a lavishly illustrated celebration of world's most innovative and exciting illustrators. This superbly illustrated series brings together the best work from some of the world's finest illustrators. Each portfolio includes an interview in which they discuss their careers, their inspirations, and their passions, as well as full contact details and a selection of their favourite work.
Few occasions thrill us like a royal wedding. This spring, the world watches as Prince William and Kate Middleton make their vows. Both a public event and a personal milestone, these ceremonies are storybook endings - and bright beginnings. Whether the charisma of Sweden's crown princess Victoria, or the allure of Lady Di, each bride is a living fairytale. And now Kate Middleton joins the tradition of royal beauties. Of course, let's not overlook the handsome royal grooms - every prince a legendary knight in arms. Princes Felipe and Rainer spring to mind. Royal weddings are a chance for nations to celebrate their age-old customs. These grand events embody a young couple's love, and a country's faith in its future.
Monografia prezinta pe larg, in cele 214 pagini color, peste 20 de proiecte realizate in comun sau separat de cei doi arhitecti.
«Firma Andreescu si Gaivoronschi este un reper, pe care te poti baza atunci cand vrei sa definesti ceva categoric reprezentativ pentru arhitectura romaneasca de azi, sau pentru un mediu arhitectural local remarcabil – Timisoara. Ioan Andreescu si Vlad Gaivoronschi ocupa de aproape doua decenii o pozitie de autoritate certa si continua sa nu o dezminta.» (Dana Vais)
This magnificent illustrated book provides insights into the spellbinding variety of color in Oriental and Mediterranean gardens. Charlotte Seeling transports the reader into a blossoming Morocco, where in addition to gardens like those out of Thousand an
In this arresting volume the author discusses his paintings' frank eroticism and elaborate decorations against the background of Klimt's sensational life. She introduces readers to turn-of-the-century Vienna, a hotbed of cultural conflict and aesthetic aw
Featuring innovative international design, architecture and spatial interventions in a trans-disciplinary platform, the magazine Talking Cities stretches the boundaries of architecture and urban design and shifts our perceptions of contemporary city space
Originally published in 1926, this book contains the text of the Rede Lecture for the same year, delivered by art historian Arthur Hind. Hind discusses the connection between the Baroque painter Claude Lorrain and the art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with particular regard to landscape painting, and illustrates the text with images of Lorrain's work. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in art history and the art of Claude Lorrain.
"The Vanishing Man is a riveting detective story and a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy, but it is also a homage to the art of Velázquez, written by a critic who remains spellbound by his genius, as readers will be spellbound by this book" - Colm Tóibín
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own. At first she was pursuing the picture, and the life and work of the elusive painter, but then she found herself following the bookseller’s fortunes too – from London to Edinburgh to nineteenth-century New York, from fame to ruin and exile.
An innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of John Snare, Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own. But most movingly, The Vanishing Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velázquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.
Originally published in 1940, this book presents the content of the Rede Lecture for that year, which was delivered by Sir Augustus Daniel at Cambridge University. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in art criticism and art history.
Opera ampla a lui Claude Monet este revelata in numeroase imagini-un pictor, care ca niciun altul, a reusit sa aduca perceptia in centrul activitatilor sale artistice. Natura a devenit propriul sau atelier si astfel si astfel a creat peisaje fascinante, ilustrand momente si anotimpuri diferite, reflectand schimbarile vantului si ale vremii.
Un album de artă de o calitate deosebită, care cuprinde o prezentare a vieții și operelor artistului, in 6 limbi, inclusiv limba română. Vă invităm să descoperiți și ceilalți artiști din colecție!
Edgar Degas punea in scena tablourile ca un adevarat regizor de tetru,creand astfel perspective fascinante ,cadre spectaculare,spatii fugitive.Numeroase imagini ale picturilor,pastelurilor,desenelorsi sclupturilor sale demonstreaza ca aceasta opera senzationala,era cu mult in avans fata de epoca in care a trait...
Edgar Degas a jucat un rol special in cercul impresionistilor francezi.
Gustav Klimt,cel mai controversat artist al timpului sau,se bucura si astazi de o populatie incomparabila. Acest volum ofera o imagine fascinanta asupra operei marelui pictor. "Sarutul" este fara indoiala unul dintre cele mai cunoscute tablouri ale secolului XX. Reproducerile dupa Klimt sunt nelipsite in magazinele muzeelor.
Cu peste 200 de reproduceri din operalui Klee, unele renumite si altele mai putin cunoscute provenind din colectii private, volumul surprinde fiecare schimbare stilistica si tehnica picturala a artistului. Se deschie astfel ″universul lui Klee″ in toata bogatia si diversitatea lui.