The Story of Art

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced They are Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi A sequence of

Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979 Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for than a year In 1989, when Dr Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again Now Dr Edwards celebrates the

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication You must read this book Neil Gaiman Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner,Scott McCloud s Understanding Comicsisa seminal examination of comics

Wall and Piece

Banksy, Britain s now legendary guerilla street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City s major art museums, he s also hung his work at London s Tate Gallery and adorned Israel s

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.For example Cleopatra used saffron a source of the color yellow for seduction Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue ultramarine paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn t afford to buy it himself Since ancient

Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Media philosopher Vil m Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them.

The Art Book

An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques Each artist is represented by a full page colour plate of a definitive work,

Interaction of Color

Josef Albers s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in twentieth century art education Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers s unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a

Une Semaine de Bonté

One of the clandestine classics of our century The New York Times This is the legendary collage masterpieces of Max Ernst b 1891 , one of the leading figures of the surrealistic movement and among the most original artists of the 20th century From old catalog and pulp novel illustrations,


The definitive introduction to the scope and range of Picasso s work The Times, London I wanted to be a painter, and I became Picasso, declared Pablo Picasso 1881 1973 in an apt survey of a triumphant career He had good grounds for the confidence palpable in his statement, for in the history

History of Art

For 1000s of art lovers both amateur professional, esthetic life began with Janson, as his History of Art is often called In the 1st edition, published in 1962, he spoke to that perennial reader he gently called the troubled layman His opening paragraph revealed his sympathy Why is this

On Photography

First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality Sontag develops further the concept of transparency When anything can be photographed and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a

Where the Wild Things Are

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him Wild Thing and sends him to bed without his supper That night a forest begins to grow in Max s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are Max

Now, Now, Louison

The extraordinary artist, the spider woman, the intellectual, the rebel, the sly enchantress, and the good girl sing together in this exuberant, lithe text beautifully translated by Cole Swensen This brilliant portrait of the renowned artist Louise Bourgeois 1911 2010 shows a woman who was

Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin s austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest Martin identified with the Abstract Expressionists but her

Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell

No artist ever led a stranger life than Joseph Cornell, the self taught American genius prized for his disquieting shadow boxes, who stands at the intersection of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop art Legends about Cornell abound as the shy hermit, the devoted family caretaker, the