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Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....


On Directing

by Mary Luckhurst, Gabriella Giannachi & Peter Brook St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance?...


Hokusai

by Edmond de Goncourt Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) ist mit seinen eleganten Gemälden und meisterhaften Holzschnitten der international renommierteste Künstler Japans. Als ein Meister der Ukiyo-e-Kunst transferierte er alleine...


Hokusai

by Edmond de Goncourt Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

À travers ses peintures élégantes et ses estampes sur bois sublimes, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) est devenu l’un des artistes japonais les plus reconnu au monde. D’un style simple, mettant en scène...


Hokusai

by Edmond de Goncourt Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

Through his elegant brush paintings and masterful woodblocks, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) became one of Japan’s most internationally-renowned artists. A master of Ukiyo-e art, he single-handedly transformed...


Paul Klee

by Paul Klee Parkstone International (May 07, 2012)

An emblematic figure of the early 20th century, Paul Klee participated in the expansive Avant-Garde movements in Germany and Switzerland. From the vibrant Blaue Reiter movement to Surrealism at the end of the...


Central Asian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov Parkstone International (June 29, 2012)

The strict prohibition on the representation of the human form has channeled artistic creation into architecture and architectural decoration. This book is a magical tour through Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan,...


Persian Art

by Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov Parkstone International (June 29, 2012)

Housed in the Hermitage Museum along with other institutes, libraries, and museums in Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union are some of the most magnificent treasures of Persian Art. For the most...


The Splendor of English Gothic Architecture

by John Shannon Hendrix Parkstone International (June 29, 2012)

This book explains and celebrates the richness of English churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed somewhat later than in France, but rapidly...


Aestheticism in Art

by William Hogarth Parkstone International (May 07, 2012)

William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se,...


Art of War

by Victoria Charles & Sun Tzu Parkstone International (May 07, 2012)

Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (January 04, 2012)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


Leonardo da Vinci volume 2

by Eugène Müntz & Eugène  Müntz Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Leonardo’s early life was spent in Florence, his maturity in Milan, and the last three years of his life in France. Leonardo’s teacher was Verrocchio. First he was a goldsmith, then a painter and sculptor:...


Leonardo da Vinci volume 1

by Eugène Müntz & Eugène  Müntz Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Leonardo’s early life was spent in Florence, his maturity in Milan, and the last three years of his life in France. Leonardo’s teacher was Verrocchio. First he was a goldsmith, then a painter and sculptor:...


Remington

by Frederic Remington & Frederic  Remington Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

It is impossible to reflect upon Frederic Remington’s art without thinking of the merely human elements. Remington became interested in the American Indian, probably because he became interested in the active,...


Jasper Johns

by Catherine Craft Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers...


Hokusai

by Edmond de Goncourt Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation,...


Botticelli

by Emile Gebhart & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

He was the son of a citizen in comfortable circumstances, and had been, in Vasari’s words, “instructed in all such things as children are usually taught before they choose a calling.” However, he refused...


Art of the Devil

by Arturo Graf, & Arturo Graf,  Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

“The Devil holds the strings which move us!” (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.) Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer… the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a...


Art of Islam

by Gaston Migeon & Henri Saladin Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the...


Gustave Courbet

by Georges Riat Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Ornans, Courbet’s birthplace, is near the beautiful valley of the Doubs River, and it was here as a boy, and later as a man, that he absorbed the love of landscape. He was by nature a revolutionary, a man...


William Morris

by Arthur Clutton-Brock & Arthur  Clutton-Brock Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Through his eclecticism, William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most emblematic personalities of the nineteenth century. Painter, architect, poet and engineer, wielding the quill as well as the brush, he...


The Brueghels

by Émile Michel & Victoria Charles Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Pieter Brueghel was the first important member of a family of artists who were active for four generations. Firstly a drawer before becoming a painter later, he painted religious themes, such as Babel Tower,...


Taiwan Art & Civilisation

by Hsiu-Huei Wang & Hsiu-Huei  Wang Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Taiwan's specific situation in Asia is the source of its thorn past. Situated in the South East of China, Taiwan was at the crossroads of many maritime routes and squeezed between its neighbors, China and Japan....


Hans Memling

by Albert Michiels Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Little is known of Memling’s life. It is surmised that he was a German by descent but the definite fact of his life is that he painted at Bruges, sharing with the van Eycks, who had also worked in that city,...


Fra Angelico

by Stephan Beissel & Stephan  Beissel Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Secluded within cloister walls, a painter and a monk, and brother of the order of the Dominicans, Angelico devoted his life to religious paintings. Little is known of his early life except that he was born at...


Edward Hopper Light and Dark

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted with the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes...


Caravaggio

by Félix Witting & M.L. Patrizi Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592. There he started to paint with both realism and psychological analysis of the sitters. Caravaggio was as temperamental...


Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissance

by Joseph Manca Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Mantegna; humanist, geometrist, archaeologist, of great scholastic and imaginative intelligence, dominated the whole of northern Italy by virtue of his imperious personality. Aiming at optical illusion, he mastered...


Greek Sculpture

by Edmund von Mach Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Greek Sculpture is probably the most well known aspect of Greek art, for a contemporary it expresses the most beautiful ideal and plastic perfection.  It is the first of the Ancient Arts that looked to free...


Pollock

by Donald Wigal & Donald  Wigal Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock...


Michelangelo

by Eugène Müntz & Eugène  Müntz Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded...


The Story of Lingerie

by Muriel Barbier & Shazia Boucher Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since...


Lempicka

by Patrick Bade Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

The smoothly metallic portraits, nudes and still lifes of Tamara de Lempicka encapsulate the spirit of Art Deco and the Jazz Age, and reflect the elegant and hedonistic life-style of a wealthy, glamorous and...


Antoni Gaudí

by Jeremy Roe Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction...


The Art of Champa

by Jean-François Hubert Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From 12 October 2005 to 9 January 2006, the Musee Guimet in Paris will play host to an exceptional exhibition: ‘Treasures of Vietnamese Art… Champa Sculpture’. This show will bring together for the first...


Bonnard and the Nabis

by Albert Kostenevitch Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Pierre Bonnard was the leader of a group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves the Nabis, from the Hebrew word meaning ‘prophet’. Bonnard, Vuillard, Roussel and Denis, the most distinguished...


The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

At fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth. He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist. A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan & Marie-Josèphe  Bossan Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead...


Bosch

by Virginia Pitts Rembert Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Hieronymus Bosch was painting frightening, yet vaguely likable monsters long before computer games were ever invented, often including a touch of humour. His works are assertive statements about the mental illness...


Malevich

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Pioneer of geometric abstract art and one of the most important members of the Russian Avant-garde, Malevitch experimented with various modernist styles. In reaction to the influence of Cubism and Futurism on...


Icons

by Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences – the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity...


Chinese Art

by Stephen W. Bushell Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses...


Canaletto

by Octave Uzanne Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Canaletto began his career as a theatrical scene painter, like his father, in the Baroque tradition. Influenced by Giovanni Panini, he is specialised in vedute (views) of Venice, his birth place. Strong contrast...


The ABC of Style

by Émile Bayard & Émile  Bayard Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your offi ce building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the...


Decorative Art

by Albert Jaquemart Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art...


African Art

by Maurice Delafosse Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent. Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth...