What is it that makes us human? There are more than seven billion of us on the planet and we come in all different shapes and sizes, are born in different cultures and to different parents, but fundamentally we are the same. People Like Us provides a tongue-in-cheek investigation of the human race that might serve as a guide to earthlings for an imaginary alien visiting our planet for the first time. Amusing and entertaining, it documents the things we do; the things that make us human. This book is the culmination of more than 25 years of human observation. An inveterate people watcher and devotee of Honoré Balzac, Sasha Gusov's career has has taken him to over 40 countries where he has devoted his spare time to casting his keen and playful eye on the quirks that make us human.
Encourages young readers to explore objects of art along with concepts such as clocks, time, music, mirrors, collecting, trust, movement, line, and shape, and explains how great artists used these themes to create their works.
An art book for tree lovers. Explore the beauty and grandeur of trees through a glorious collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs by some of the world's most famous artists--from Rembrandt to Hockney and Van Gogh to Monet.
An introduction to the work of Camille Pissarro.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 plates, combined with Lloyd's illuminating text, constitute a superb introduction to the artist.Includes 83 illustrations, 51 in colour.
A photo-diary of Stephen Shore's experience crossing America in the 1970s. In 1972, Stephen Shore left New York City and set out with a friend to Amarillo, Texas. He didn't drive, so his first view of America was framed by the passenger's window frame. He was taken aback by the fact that his experience of life as a New Yorker had very little in common with the character and aspirations of Middle America. Later that year he set out again, this time on his own, with just a driver's licence and a Rollei 35 - a point-and-shoot camera - to explore the country through the eyes of an everyday tourist. The project was entitled American Surfaces, in reference to the superficial nature of his brief en...
Pourquoi les élèves de l'école peinte par Raphaël sont-ils tous aussi dissipés ? Qui a fait d'un gribouillis un chef-d'œuvre ? Comment peindre la vitesse ? Une collection d'objets peut-elle être une œuvre d'art ? Y a-t-il des sculptures conçues pour disparaître ? Peut-on se fier à un tableau ? Comment faire son propre portrait ? Peut-on peindre de la musique ? S'inscrivant dans la lignée du Musée de l'art pour les enfants, volume 1, qui a connu un succès international, ce second volume continue à stimuler l'esprit et la créativité des enfants de sept à onze ans. Il présente des œuvres de trente nouveaux artistes, de toutes époques confondues, sélectionnées pour inviter les enfants à se demander pourquoi et comment elles ont été créées. Ludiques pour les jeunes lecteurs, ces deux volumes du Musée de l'art pour les enfants constituent un outil idéal pour les enseignants et les parents, et une parfaite introduction au monde de l'art pour tous ceux qui l'abordent pour la première fois.