The British Museum Press, 2006
This panoramic illustrated history explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewellery throughout the world since earliest times. Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torcs, South American gold masks, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are among the range of masterpieces described by a team of experts from the British Museum and illustrated with 400 superb photographs. This reissue includes images of major acquisitions made in the last ten years, particularly from Europe since 1700 and from Asia.English - 256 Pages - 21.59 cm x 2 cm x 27.94 cm - 1.25 Kg
CURIEL F., CARIOU C.
Ceci est le guide illustré ultime des cas de vanité les plus exquis à partir du dix-neuvième siècle; une opportunité incontournable pour les amateurs de bijoux et de mode.Ce volume élégant et richement illustré, comportant un coffret et des bords de page dorés, présente une rare collection privée de vanités et comprend une gamme exquise d'accessoires de luxe du XIXe siècle au XXe siècle. Ces trousses de toilette, soigneusement conçues et pour la plupart faites à la main, sont devenues des accessoires convoités avec l'avènement des produits de beauté. La trousse de toilette, l'accessoire de mode par excellence, a été conçue et fabriquée principalement à Paris par des designers et artisans qualifiés qui ont compris que la femme moderne à la mode avait besoin d'une solution pratique pour transporter du rouge à lèvres, de la poudre compacte, des cigarettes, un briquet, des billets de théâtre, des clés et autre petit attirail. Minuscules, faits de métaux précieux, y compris le platine et l'or, avec des incrustations de laque, de pierres précieuses, de nacre, de jade ou d'émail, ces réticules ont nécessité des centaines d'heures de travail patient.French - 352 Pages - 27.79 cm x 4.39 cm x 35.31 cm - 3.48 Kg
Andrew Bolton, Jan Giler Reeder, Jessica Regan, Amanda Garfinkel
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020
About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in time. These unexpected pairings, which relate to one another through shape, motif, material, pattern, technique, or decoration, create a disruptive fashion chronology that conflates notions of past, present, and future. Virginia Woolf serves as “ghost narrator,” and excerpts from her novels reflect on the passage of time with each subsequent pairing. A new short story by Michael Cunningham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Hours, recounts a day in the life of a woman over a time span of 150 years through her changing fashions. Scholar Theodore Martin analyzes theoretical responses to the nature of time, underscoring that time is not simply a sequence of historical events. Fashion photographer Nicholas Alan Cope captures 120 fashions with sublime black-and-white photography. This stunning book reveals fashion’s paradoxical connection to linear notions of time.
English - 400 Pages - 25.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 32.8 cm - 2.6 Kg
David Anfam, Jeremy Lewison, Susan Davidson, Carter Ratcliff
Royal Academy of Arts, 2019
This book on abstract expressionism is illustrated with superb color plates of major works by the protagonists of the movement (Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko...) as well as lesser-known figures, and essays by key scholars. Working primarily in New York and San Francisco from the 1940s on, a generation of American artists injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and color. This publication reevaluates the movement, making the case that, far from being unified, abstract expressionism was in fact complex and ever-changing. Among the abundant archival materials are images of Hans Hofmann’s famous classes; artists such as Krasner, Frankenthaler, Pollock and de Kooning in their studios; installation shots of some of the key international exhibitions of the era, both internationally and at the galleries of Betty Parsons and others.
EN - 320 Pages - 30 cm x 4 cm x 28 cm - 1.7Kg
Paul Holberton Publishing London, 2006
Elsheimer had an influence to a degree out of all proportion to his brief career and small oeuvre. Born in Frankfurt, he soon migrated to Rome, where the new Baroque style was being forged, both by Caravaggio and other Italians and by visiting northerners. Influenced himself by Altdorfer, Tintoretto, and Bassano, Elsheimer in turn became a revered model for both Rubens and Rembrandt, all the French and Flemish painters who visited Rome, and native Italians such as Agostino Tasso and Saraceni. He always worked on a small scale, painting meticulously in oil on a copper ground, but importing into his complex compositions sophisticated devices and effects comparable to the greatest commissions of the time. Accompanying a major exhibition in Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and London, this book incorporates new research and features superb color plates and details of the artist's paintings.
EN - 240 Pages - 24.6 cm x 2 cm x 32.1 cm - 1.8Kg