Art & Photography

Front cover of Shooting Range edited by Inge Henneman
Shooting Range - Inge Henneman

Shooting Range edited by Inge Henneman draws on a selection of magnificent private archives to show how this then relatively new technology was used for a variety of propaganda purposes. The First World War began on July 28, 1914, 100 years ago, and lasted until November 11, 1918. From the start, photography and film played decisive roles in the media and governmental presentation of this unprecedentedly global conflict.

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Front cover of Marc Chagall - Drawings for the Bible
Marc Chagall - Drawings for the Bible - Beatrice Hernad and Gaston Batchelard

Marc Chagall - Drawings for the Bible by Beatrice Hernad and Gaston Batchelard is an enchanting introduction to the Old Testament and this book makes the perfect gift for Chagall enthusiasts and bibliophiles alike. Marc Chagall was captivated by the Old Testament, and its stories and heroes were a major influence on his work.

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Front cover of Hundertwasser edited by Andreas Hirsch
Hundertwasser - Andreas Hirsch

Hundertwasser edited by Andreas Hirsch brings together works by Hundertwasser, photographs from his life, interviews with his contemporaries, and original quotations. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter, environmentalist, philosopher, humanist, architect, and creator of original graphics, whose unique style appeals to a wide audience. An essay in words and pictures, this publication takes the reader on a journey in thirteen stages through Hundertwasser's life and work.

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Front cover of The First World War in Photographs by Richard Holmes
The First World War in Photographs - Richard Holmes

The First World War in Photographs by Richard Holmes presents the conflict in all its appalling and intensely moving detail - covering all the great battles and theatres of operations, from the mud of Flanders to the beaches of Gallipoli. The photographs capture the patriotism and innocence of the men and women who volunteered for their countries, the reality of trench warfare on the Western Front, the sea battles in oceans around the globe, the terror of gas and mechanized weaponry, and the ultimate sacrifice of a generation.

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Front cover of Joe Eula by Cathy Horyn
Joe Eula - Cathy Horyn

Joe Eula by Cathy Horyn is the first, and sure to be definitive, collection of the iconic work of Joe Eula, the foremost illustrator of the late twentieth century, featuring more than 200 gorgeous black-and-white and full-colour sketches and illustrations, the majority of which have never been published before. An illustrator, graphic artist, costume designer, stage director, and tastemaker, Joe Eula lived at the center of the high fashion and art worlds.

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Front cover of Titian by Peter Humfrey
Titian - Peter Humfrey

Titian by Peter Humfrey is an Ideal introduction to Titian's life and work for the general reader and scholar alike. The book places Titian's career and work into the social and historical context of sixteenth-century Italy and explores his approach to a number of themes - including mythological, religious, allegorical and portrait subjects - and examines the key role of Titian's illustrious patrons It includes his greatest works from the Concert Champetre of c.

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Front cover of Arab Photography Now edited by Rose Issa
Arab Photography Now - Rose Issa and Michket Krifa

Arab Photography Now edited by Rose Issa and Michket Krifa shows the visual dynamics of Arab photography in all its fascinating beauty, revealing a rich new aesthetic. We see works of great political and cultural relevance by thirty-six photographers. Their visual imagery constitutes an exciting and instructive journey for the reader. Each of the contributing photographers was asked to supply a statement on his or her life and experience as an artist. Rose Issa is a curator, writer, and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world for nearly thirty years.

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Front cover of Grayson Perry by Wendy Jones
Grayson Perry - Wendy Jones

Grayson Perry by Wendy Jones is a wonderful biography of the artist. Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair. Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones.

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Front cover of Master Photographers edited by Roberto Koch
Master Photographers - Roberto Koch

Master Photographers edited by Roberto Koch, which is an elegant, large-format volume, presents twenty masters of photography via 300 extraordinary authorial photographs, providing a broad yet accessible overview of twentieth-century photography. From Man Ray’s pioneering experimentations to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, the twenty master photographers featured in this handsome tome are masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour photography.

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Front cover of A Passage to Congo by Pierre Loos and Pierre Buch
A Passage to Congo - Pierre Loos and Pierre Buch

A Passage to Congo by Pierre Loos and Pierre Buch is a collection of photographs taken by Doctor Emile Muller (1891-1976) in the Congo provinces of the Kasai and Katanga, territories of the Chokwe, Luba, Bashibushong and Basalampasu tribes. For these people, he was not the "boss", but he who cured, who gave relief, who listened. He could move easily between the tribes without having to tackle the reticence that has denatured so many ethnic photographs.

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Front cover of African Art Now by Andre Magnin and others
African Art Now - Andre Magnin and others

African Art Now by Andre Magnin and others is a major, lavishly illustrated study of contemporary art being produced by the leading artists working in sub-Saharan Africa Painters, photographers, sculptors and installation artists are represented from nineteen countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo Artists include Frederic Bruly Bouabre, Seydou Keita, Samuel Kane Kwei, Cheri Samba and Malik Sidibe

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Front cover of Medusa by Boris Wastiau
Medusa - Boris Wastiau

Medusa by Boris Wastiau is a comprehensive introduction to African art and to the enchanting powers of masks and sculptures. Just as the mythological Greek figure Medusa possessed the extraordinary power of turning onlookers into stone, the stunning African artifacts, masks, and statues showcased in this fascinating book were all created to cast spells on people. The function of these objects was not merely to symbolize a person or thing, but to incarnate a magical power that could act on people and the world during religious and medicinal rituals.

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Front cover of Anish Kapoor by Gianni Mercurio and Demetrio Paparoni
Anish Kapoor - Gianni Mercurio and Demetrio Paparoni

Anish Kapoor by Gianni Mercurio and Demetrio Paparoni is a richly illustrated book which surveys Kapoor's work since 1979 and traces his artistic development over the course of a career spanning more than thirty years. Anish Kapoor is the creator of popular public sculptures and the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Turner Prize (1991).

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Front cover of Shoot by Ken Miller
Shoot - Ken Miller

Shoot by Ken Miller gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools—a single-lens reflex camera and natural light—they must rely on their instincts and their ability to interact with a situation to create a dynamic image. This freewheeling approach reflects an era in which we are increasingly bombarded by images, and the emotional resonance of images has become an important part of our visual vocabulary.

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Front cover of Modern British Posters by Paul Rennie
Modern British Posters - Paul Rennie

Modern British Posters by Paul Rennie explores the interaction between modern art, graphic design and the utopian vision of Britain in the 20th century through the medium of the modern poster.

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Front cover of Flowers in the Landscape by Ann Mortimer
Flowers in the Landscape - Ann Mortimer

Flowers in the Landscape by Ann Mortimer shows how to paint scenes full of colour and character. Flowers are indeed hard to ignore. They brighten our lives and our surroundings, and I can think of no better medium to use to paint them than watercolour because it is such a lively and dynamic medium. Learning to control it - or should I say to not control it too much - is a challenge. It is, however, all the more fun for being so. "Watercolour" reveals its secrets gradually to anyone who is prepared to give it a go.

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Front cover of All Told by Leroy Neiman
All Told - Leroy Neiman

All Told by Leroy Neiman is the memoir of one of the most recognisable contemporary artists in the world, a book filled with the biggest celebrities in twentieth-century sport, art, sexy dames, music, film, and more, by LeRoy Neiman, who was a principle contributor to Playboy for years, who covered the Playboy beat “Man at His Leisure,” who was chronicler and confidant of Muhammad Ali (and artist to all of sports!), and who was hailed as the man who “defined a century in vibrating colour.

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Front cover of 5 Great American Photographers by Phaidon Press
5 Great American Photographers - Luc Sante, Jeff Rian, Mary Panzer, Paul Hill, Chris Johnson, Barbara Bullock-Wilson

5 Great American Photographers by Luc Sante, Jeff Rian, Mary Panzer, Paul Hill, Chris Johnson, Barbara Bullock-Wilson is Phaidon's ground-breaking 55 series which fulfils its self-set brief, by bringing us articulate and tempting introductions to the work of five photographers whose work is not very well-known outside the USA. The five photographers represented, each in a separate pocket sized book, are Mathew Brady, Lewis Baltz, Wynn Bullock, Walker Evans and Eadweard Muybridge.

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Front cover of Independently Animated: Bill Plympton by Bill Plimpton
Independently Animated: Bill Plympton - Bill Plimpton & D B Levy

Independently Animated: Bill Plympton by Bill Plimpton & D B Levy juxtaposes the story of his life and art against the backdrop of the overall animation industry. It chronicles Plympton’s life from his childhood of Saturday morning cartoons to his most current and certainly adult-skewing animation. The only modern animator to personally hand-draw every frame in all of his work, Academy Award–nominee Bill Plympton eschewed a career in the high-paying but soul-crushing Hollywood animation industry to explore his own creativity as an independent filmmaker.

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Front cover of Cappiello by Jack Rennert
Cappiello - Jack Rennert

Cappiello by Jack Rennert is the largest, most authoritative collection of Cappiello's work ever presented: 534 poster illustrations in full colour, many never seen before. Detailed appraisals and annotations accompany each poster, as well as biographical information and an insight into Cappielo's graphic method. An additional 50 colour illustrations show the many other facets of Cappiello's talents - from book and magazine illustrations, to paintings, maquettes, postcards and, most of all, his superb early caricatures. Cappiello is the Father of the Modern Poster.

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Front cover of Joseph Beuys by Mark Rosenthal
Joseph Beuys - Mark Rosenthal

Joseph Beuys by Mark Rosenthal is essential for those interested in the life, work, and legacy of one of the art world's most intriguing figures. Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)--a German sculptor and performance artist--became one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary art. His charismatic presence, extraordinary life, and unconventional artistic style gained him international notoriety during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

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Front cover of He Had a Dream by Flip Schulke
He Had a Dream - Flip Schulke

He Had a Dream by Flip Schulke is a personal photographic memoir of a special friendship. As a young photojournalist just out of college in the early fifties, Flip Schulke moved to Miami and began covering social issues. In 1958, while working as a freelancer for Jet and Ebony, he was assigned to photograph Martin Luther King. Afterwards, the two men talked late into the night about King's philosophy. Schulke became convinced that King's plans would change the face of the country.

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Front cover of Five Beautiful Women by Victor Skrebneski
Five Beautiful Women - Victor Skrebneski

Five Beautiful Women by Victor Skrebneski is an elegant portfolio, originally published in 1987, to commemorate his twenty-five year collaboration with Estee Lauder. Skrebneski is celebrated as one of the world's finest fashion and portrait photographers. His diverse body of work has won him international accolades and, for more than half a century, he has photographed the world's most famous people, from Orson Welles, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn to Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Iman.

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Front cover of Tate Watercolour Manual by Tony Smibert and Joyce H Townsend
Tate Watercolour Manual - Tony Smibert and Joyce H Townsend

Tate Watercolour Manual by Tony Smibert and Joyce H Townsend is an accessible and clear workbook which is both a practical guide and an informative history. Beginning with a "1-day course," the chapters cover technique, equipment, general theory, painting plein air, and conservation. The authors also examine the work of watercolour masters, among them Claude Lorrain, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, John Constable, J. M. W. Turner, and John Ruskin. Each chapter includes photographs and helpful examples of works in progress, explanations of methods, and how-to demonstrations.

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Front cover of The Turner Prize and British Art by Katherine Stout
The Turner Prize and British Art - Katherine Stout

The Turner Prize and British Art edited by Katherine Stout features a transcribed discussion between Mark Lawson, Grayson Perry (Turner Prize winner 2003), and Lionel Shriver (Orange Prize winner 2005), who consider the effect prizes have on those shortlisted and the winners, for whom it can be both a catalyst to international success and a hinderance to creativity. In addition, a series of artists' statements from a selection of Turner Prize nominees and winners from 1984-2006 lend further insight in to the role the Turner Prize has played since its inauguration.

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