An A-Z guide to 500 iconic houses and traditional dwellings around the world, from the ancient to the new Features a wide range of houses from igloos to Baroque palaces, mud huts to Modernist hideaways, as well as architectural treasures like Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye Each entry consists of a full-page reproduction and an accompanying text describing the house, its designer and historical context Contains over 400 stunning full-colour images, together with rare illustrations and little-seen black-and-white photos Includes a glossary of architectural terms and movements and a directory of houses open to the public An engaging and informative sourcebook for the architect as well as general interest reader
The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,500 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of 100 specialists in art history, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this volume contains an unprecedented wealth of masterworks spanning three millennia and culled from 650 museums, galleries and private...
Now in its third edition, "Cream 3" offers an authoritative view on theontemporary art world for today and tomorrow. Ten international curators,enowned experts in contemporary art, have each chosen ten artists whom theyeel best exemplify what is happening in the contemporary art world today,nd also those who will be the stars of the future.;The 100 artists in "Cream" have risen to an international platform since 1997 or, in the opinion ofhe curators who have selected them, are about to do so. Each artist's works represented in two double-page spreads, accompanied by a short biographynd bibliography and a text by the curator who selected them.;The variety ofdeas and forms in contemporary art are presented in each artist's worklongside a brief text from the curator. This virtual exhibition of new arts preceded by a virtual conversation - an Internet discussion among the 10urators - each a noted name involved in the staging of new developments inrt.;New to this edition of "Cream" is each curator's selection of a "Source"rtist whom they feel has influenced or created the context for the new
A collection of over 100 works of art depicting the Annunciation. 'In the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, 'Greetings favoured one! The Lord is with you.' But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.'' The drama, the symbolism, the poignant simplicity of the imagined scene evoked by these words, have p...
This is an unsurpassed collection of 500 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-19th century to today, arranged alphabetically by photographer, from pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre to icons such as Robert Capa, to innovative and emerging photographers around the world. Original.
It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. With touchable skeletons! Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood — and humorous — explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!
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 Art Book, and most recently The American Art Book, it presents a new and original way of bringing art alive. Covering the truly international nature of the modern art scene, it encompasses established, iconic works of art and the classics of the future. 500 artists are showcased in 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. This book is above all easy to use: cross-references help the reader make connections between artists; there is a jargon-free glossary of artistic terms and movements; and an international directory of museums and galleries lists the works on public view. Ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time, it is a fun and unintimidating look at the ever-expanding boundaries of art.