Sebastian Schütze, Maria Antonietta Terzoli
La Divine Comédie de Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), achevée en 1321, est considérée comme un chef-d'œuvre de la littérature mondiale et l'œuvre la plus importante en langue italienne. Le poème raconte le voyage d'un homme à travers l'enfer, le purgatoire et le paradis, tout en représentant aussi le parcours de l'âme jusqu'à Dieu. Au cours des dernières années de sa vie, le poète et artiste romantique William Blake (1757-1827) a réalisé 102 illustrations du chef-d'œuvre de Dante, allant des esquisses au crayon aux aquarelles très travaillées. À l'image du grand poème de Dante, les dessins de Blake décrivent aussi bien les tourments de l'enfer que la béatitude du paradis, les horribles mutilations des damnés que la beauté divine des rachetés. Tout en restant fidèle au texte, Blake a enrichi quelques-uns des thèmes centraux de Dante de sa propre interprétation. Aujourd'hui, les illustrations de Blake, plus ou moins achevées à sa mort, sont dispersées dans sept institutions différentes. Cette publication de TASCHEN les rassemble à nouveau, en vis-à-vis de passages clé extraits du chef d'oeuvre de Dante. Deux essais liminaires présentent Dante et Blake, ainsi que d'autres artistes majeurs inspirés par La Divine Comédie, parmi lesquels Sandro Botticelli, Michel-Ange, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Doré et Auguste Rodin. Grâce à une lecture attentive des illustrations de Blake et aux 14 dépliants qui en révèlent les détails les plus délicats, cet ouvrage instaure un fascinant dialogue entre deux des plus grands artistes de l'histoire, et aborde des thèmes aussi universels que l'amour, la culpabilité, le châtiment, la vengeance et la rédemption.
French - 324 Pages - 32.2 cm x 8 cm x 45.9 cm - 4 Kg
Frederick C. Ross, Kara Lysandra Ross
ACC ART Books, 2018
This book is an exploration of the four main types of paintings that were most prevalent throughout Bouguereau's body of work. This includes his mythological works, religious works, peasants, and portraits. This final section on portraits focuses on paintings of heads and hands, which gave the artist the opportunity to concentrate on the subtleties of capturing human emotion, something at which the artist was a consummate master, and is a primary factor in what makes his works, in general, so compelling. This book is a true showcase of the master's lifetime achievement through beautifully illustrated full-page plates of over 120 of his greatest masterpieces.
English - 240 Pages - 24.56 cm x 2.82 cm x 30.66 cm - 1.68 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 2021
William Morris’s interests were wide-ranging: he was a poet, writer, political and social activist, conservationist, and businessman, as well as a brilliant and original designer and manufacturer. This book explores the balance between Morris’s various spheres of activity, places his art in the context of its time, and examines his ongoing and far-reaching legacy. A pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris (1834–1896) is one of the most influential designers of all time. Published to mark the 125th anniversary of Morris’s death, this book includes contributions from a wide range of Morris experts, with chapters on painting, church decoration and stained glass, interior decoration, furniture, tiles and tableware, wallpaper, textiles, calligraphy, and publishing.
English - 432 Pages - 24.3 x 4 x 29 cm - 2.6 Kg
Red Hooks Editions, 2018
Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home is Mara’s personal record of her life there between the years of 1994 and 1996. With a distinctive style, she beautifully weaves black and white urban landscapes, intimate portraits, and lyrical street scenes with stories, personal letters, and diary entries in both Spanish and English.The book is at once a wonderful record of a particular epoch and a historical archive of many places in Williamsburg which have either radically changed or cease to exist. It’s a window into the life of a woman strongly connected to her changing and expanding world, and also very much tied to where she comes from. More than two decades later Mara continues to live in Williamsburg, a reluctant witness to the massive transformation and the disappearance of familiar places and faces. This book is her ode to what it once was, a place she once called home.
English - 155 Pages - 21 cm x 30 cm - 1 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 1991
This pioneering book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas, and art works of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist movement. Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning, among many others, embodied their age as they struggled toward artistic maturity and their own ""liberation of the spirit"" in the context of the Surrealist revolution. Their stories and achievements are presented here against the background of the turbulent decades of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s and the war that forced Surrealism into exile in New York and Mexico. Whitney Chadwick, author of the highly acclaimed Women, Art, and Society, interviewed and corresponded with most of the artists themselves in the course of her research. Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, now revised with a new foreword by art historian Dawn Ades, contains a wealth of extracts from unpublished writings and numerous illustrations never before reproduced. Since this book was first published, it has acquired the undeniable status of a classic among artists, art historians, critics, and cultural historians. It has inspired and necessitated a revision of the story of the Surrealist movement.
English - 320 Pages - 21 cm x 1.9 cm x 26.9 cm - 1.1 Kg