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20th Century Art Book

20th Century Art Book

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Covering the international nature of the modern art scene, this title encompasses established, iconic works of art and the classics of the future. It presents 500 artists in an alphabetical order, each represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work and an incisive text which sheds light on both image and creator.
20th Century Art Book

20th Century Art Book

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The 20th Century Art Book was hailed upon its release as an exciting celebration of the myriad forms assumed by art over the last century. Complementing the phenomenally successful landmark, Art Book, and most recently The American Art Book, it presents a new and original way of bringing art alive. The new mini edition has all the visual energy and compelling insights of the original but in a lightweight and highly portable format, making it ideal both for dipping into and for using as a serious sourcebook.

Covering the truly international nature of the modern art scene, The 20th Century Art Book encompasses established and iconic works of art and the classics of the future. 500 artists are juxtaposed in alphabetical order, each represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work accompanied by an incisive text that sheds light on both image and creator.

This book is above all perfectly easy to use. There are cross-references help the reader make connections between artists, a jargon-free glossary of artistic terms and movements, and an international directory of museums and galleries lists the works on view to the public. Ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time, it is a fun and inviting look at the ever-expanding boundaries of art.

20th Century Fashion Illustration

20th Century Fashion Illustration

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This fascinating retrospective chronicles the rise and development of modern fashion illustration from the early 1900s to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its lively narration, illustrated by over seventy original works by fashion's top illustrators, explores the social context of fashion illustration with feminine ideals that characterize each era:
- The Temptress (1900-20) -- Turn-of-the-century stage idols and screen vamps
- The Garçonne (1920s) -- The emancipated post-World War I woman
- The Grown-Up and the Glamour Girl (1930s-40s) -- Working girls and movie stars of the Great Depression and World War II
- The Princess (1940s-50s) -- Dior's New Look and the USA's postwar cultural dominance
- Twiggies and Hippies (1960s-70s) -- Protest and revolution, The Beatles, Twiggy, Warhol, psychedelics, flower children, and women's libbers
- The Jetsetter (1980s-90s) -- The Me Generation, the cult of fitness and perfection, supermodels and super career women
- The Fashionista (1990s-2000s) -- The massive influence of entertainers, sports figures, and the rich and famous
- The Lady or the Tiger -- Summarizes the Ideal's march through the century
Professional fashion illustrator Rosemary Torre taught for three decades at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology. Her original and authoritative survey features informative captions for each image and detailed biographies for every illustrator. Fashion-conscious women of all ages will treasure this captivating book, as will students and professional fashion and costume designers.

20th Century Photo

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20th Century Photography

20th Century Photography

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This work provides a fascinating insight into Germany's L. Fritz Gruber photography collection; from conceptual art to abstraction, all the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the century's most remarkable photographs.
20th Century Travel 100 Years of Globe Trotting Ads

20th Century Travel 100 Years of Globe Trotting Ads

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The metabolism of travel changed more in the last century than in the previous half-millennium, a stunning transformation triggered by American wanderlust. In less than 100 years, the U.S. mass-produced the automobile, invented airplanes, freeways, motels, even sent men to the Moon. Travel grew ever faster and easier. Above all, it was democratized -- enabling millions to explore distant lands, or see their own more fully.

At the start of the 20th century, only people with extensive disposable income and time to spare could enjoy leisure travel. By the century's end, journeys took hours, not days, and mass travel -- especially brief air flights -- became the new normal. Along the way, ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down the tracks, stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets. Whether aboard high-speed locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses -- or when setting their own schedule on the open road -- Americans demanded ever greater mobility and wider choice of destinations, thereby setting a new standard for travelers around the world.

A lush visual history of this national wanderlust, this volume features 400-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection, which illustrate the evolution of leisure travel -- from domestic to global, exclusive to popular, exotic to standardized -- and its crucial role in American culture.

With an introduction, decade-by-decade analysis, and an illustrated timeline, this book highlights the cultural and technological developments that transformed travel from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient leisure pastime for the general public. 20th Century Travel takes us on a grand tour of travel's golden age.

25 Women

25 Women

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Newsweek calls him "exhilarating and deeply engaging." Time Out New York calls him "smart, provocative, and a great writer." Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him "My hero." There's no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey--and a new book of his writing is an event.

25 Women will not disappoint. The book collects Hickey's best and most important writing about female artists from the past twenty years. But this is far more than a compilation: Hickey has revised each essay, bringing them up to date and drawing out common themes. Written in Hickey's trademark style--accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating--25 Women analyzes the work of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and many others. Hickey discusses their work as work, bringing politics and gender into the discussion only where it seems warranted by the art itself. The resulting book is not only a deep engagement with some of the most influential and innovative contemporary artists, but also a reflection on the life and role of the critic: the decisions, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate throughout their careers in the art world.

Always engaging, often controversial, and never dull, Dave Hickey is a writer who gets people excited--and talking--about art. 25 Women will thrill his many fans, and make him plenty of new ones.

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30,000 Years of Art

30,000 Years of Art

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30,000 Years of Art is an accessible, chronological introduction to art history from 28,000 BC to the present day.

Providing a truly global and comprehensive perspective, 30,000 Years of Art charts a course through art history that tracks seminal and lesser known works in all of the fields of both the fine and decorative arts. Featuring over 600 works across all media, from painting and sculpture to textile, metalwork, and ceramic, and updated to include new works from the 20th and 21st centuries, 30,000 Years of Art presents the defining moments, both big and small, of art history. Each entry is accompanied with informative texts written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists providing insights into each work that clearly explain their importance. An illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable addition to any art library.

Features:
- Updated to include over 25 new entries that expand the scope of the book further into the 21st century.
- Includes 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media (painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics), ranging from seminal masterworks to lesser known pieces in both the fine and decorative arts.
- Written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists and the easy-to-use chronological format featuring illustrated timelines, and a glossary of terms, schools and movements.

30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space

30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space

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Following on from The Art Book published in 1994, 30,000 Years of Art offers an original and accessible introduction to art for a general readership. Unlike The Art Book, it organises the work in chronological order (rather than alphabetical), it covers all cultures (not only western) and, as the title suggests, it covers 30,000 years of art (rather than art since the Renaissance). The book contains over 1000 works of art from all periods and regions in the world and breaks through the usual geographical and cultural boundaries of art history to celebrate the vast range of human artistry across time and space. Each work is accompanied by key caption information (date, title, place of origin, style or culture, medium, dimensions etc.), and a text that provides more information on the work and its art historical context. The book presents art in a way very different from other art history compendia, revealing the huge diversity, or in many cases, similarity, of man's artistic achievements through time and around the globe. Ordered chronologically, the resulting timeline of works will lead to compelling browsing: surprising juxtapositions will offer intellectual pleasure and a sense of wonder and discovery
33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

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The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves--how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works.

33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman's closet, hears about Andrea Fraser's psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace.

Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic acts--politics, kinship, and craft--it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers to the question What is an artist?

33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist's radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture.

33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

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The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves--how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works.

33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman's closet, hears about Andrea Fraser's psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace.

Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic acts--politics, kinship, and craft--it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers to the question What is an artist?

33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist's radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture.

3D Coloring Animals

3D Coloring Animals

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Enter a new dimension in coloring books with 3D Coloring Animals. Inspire your inner adventurer with anaglyphic illustrations by award-winning artist Hannah Davies, or create your own 3D pictures. Hours of entertainment for young and old alike. 3-D glasses included!
3D Coloring Cities

3D Coloring Cities

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Beautiful cityscapes come to life with your imagination. Color anaglyphic illustrations by award-winning artist Hannah Davies, or create your own 3D pictures. Learn how hot and cold colors can cause 3D effects. Hours of entertainment for young and old alike. 3-D glasses included!
3D Coloring Flowers

3D Coloring Flowers

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A garden of images awaits your finishing touch in 3D Coloring Flowers. Color anaglyphic illustrations by award-winning artist Hannah Davies, or create your own 3D blossoms. Hours of entertainment for young and old alike. 3-D glasses included!
3D Dot to Dot Animals

3D Dot to Dot Animals

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Complete each color-coded dot-to-dot, and then put on the included 3D glasses and watch big cats, sea horses, and soaring eagles come to life! With more than 400 dots in each puzzle, these will take you a satisfyingly long time to complete. Develop your hand-eye coordination and increase your concentration skills while you watch detailed line work pop off the page.
3D Dot to Dot Cities

3D Dot to Dot Cities

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Complete each color-coded puzzle, and then put on the included 3D glasses and watch street scenes and urban landscapes from illustrious cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Istanbul, and more come to life! With more than 400 dots in each puzzle, these will take you a satisfyingly long time to complete. Develop your hand-eye coordination and increase your concentration skills while you watch detailed line work pop off the page.
40 Architects Under 40

40 Architects Under 40

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The next wave: architecture's future stars (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition) Who are the Norman Fosters, Richard Meiers, and Tadao Andos of tomorrow? Discover the next generation of designers who are already starting to shape the future of architecture for the new millennium, redefining the relationships between culture, environment, structure, and space. Taking their inspiration from visions of the future and traces of the past, these are the people who are defining the aesthetics of tomorrow's architecture. Some of the architects featured, such as Shigeru Ban of Japan and Ben van Berkel from Holland, have already gained critical acclaim for their work. The rest, such as Marc Barani and Aranda Pigem Vilalta, are waiting in the wings. This 25th anniversary edition is a special edition of 40 under 40!