Editions Flammarion, 2013
Pourquoi "La Joconde" est-elle célèbre dans le monde entier ? Comment vivent les artistes ? Qui décide du prix de l'art ? 50 questions, pertinentes et impertinentes, pour une promenade ludique au coeur de l'art occidental et une approche inédite de l'histoire de l'art à travers anecdotes, chefs-d'oeuvre et mouvements artistiques. Une découverte en images, grâce à une iconographie abondante et variée, qui, des fresques préhistoriques aux installations de l'art contemporain, fait la part belle aux oeuvres d'art.
Français - 127 Pages - 14 x 18 cm - 0,2 Kg
Susan Yelavich, Rick Poynor
Phaidon Press, 2004
Pentagram, founded in 1972, is one of the best known and most influential graphic, product, and architectural design firms in the world, with offices in London, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, and Austin. Its partners are distinguished members of the international design community, consistently generating award-winning work of the highest quality. Profile is the first survey of Pentagram published since 1999, and the first book to include the design firm's new guard, partners Fernando Gutierrez, D.J. Stout, Lisa Strausfeld, and J. Abbott Miller. The book is a unique collection of essays on Pentagram's nineteen partners by best-selling authors, revered design critics, editors, and other well-known cultural figures. These essays are eloquent and insightful explorations into the personalities, thought processes, careers, and work of the different partners. Generously illustrated with examples of both famous and lesser-known projects, the essays not only shed light on nineteen individual talents, but together provide a comprehensive overview of the legendary firm as it embraces the new millennium. Also included is an essay on Pentagram's history and evolution by Rick Poynor, one of
English - 240 Pages - 22 x 2.5 x 25.5 cm - 0,5 Kg
Récemment soignée pour un cancer du sein, la jeune femme s'est sentie devenir, le temps du traitement de la maladie, sujet de son propre travail et sculpture aux mains des médecins. Dans cette nouvelle période, avec la série Catharsis, Prune Nourry, armée de ses outils de sculpteur, se réapproprie son corps et sa féminité, tissant un écho intime entre ses recherches passées et son expérience de vie. Les sculptures de Catharsis s'inscrivent dans la lignée des ex-voto, ces offrandes populaires qui, sous la forme d'un objet, d'un membre ou d'un organe, cristallisent les remerciements ou les espoirs de guérison des hommes et des femmes confrontés à la peur, à l'infertilité et à la maladie, comme l'expliquent Ittay Weinryb et les archéologues Valérie Delattre et Thérèse Duvernay, qui signent les textes introductifs
Français - 62 Pages - 24 x 31 cm - 0.8 Kg
As the newest brand under Kering’s umbrella, Qeelin brings China’s alluring history and contemporary culture to the world’s stage. Created by founder Dennis Chan, Qeelin offers a modern interpretation of Chinese history through a jewelry lens. The pieces are endlessly fun, playful, and distinctly full of Chinese sensibility, with various collections drawing inspiration from China’s rich cultural heritage. Qeelin’s first piece was the Wulu, inspired by the Chinese wu lou—a simple gourd that is inexpensive and widely available in China, and serves as a traditional symbol of good luck and happiness. From there, Qeelin expanded to include collections like the Bo Bo, a playful and fun-loving panda whose outfits interchange to match the wearer’s mood, and the Yu Yi (Chinese for “dreams come true”) that is inspired by ancient-Chinese traditional ornaments and protective talisman. But no matter the collection, chi is expressed throughout. This book brings together a rich tapestry of Qeelin’s visual landscape, as expressed through sketches, drawings and images of the brand’s most iconic pieces.
English - 240 Pages - 28 x 35 cm - 3.1 Kg
Phaidon Press, 2001
R M Schindler (1887-1953) was a pivotal Modernist architect who remained largely unrecognized by the critical establishment of his time. A pragmatist and theoretician, Schindler designed more than 500 projects - over 150 of which were built - mostly in the Los Angeles area, where he settled in 1920. Trained in Vienna and influenced by two teachers, Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner, Schindler emigrated to Chicago in 1914, hoping to work for Frank Lloyd Wright. By 1918 he had attained that goal, and two years later he moved to Los Angeles as project architect for Wright's famous Barnsdall House. In his own practice, which began in 1922, Schindler synthesized the ideas of Loos, Wagner and Wright into his own original and distinct approach, which he called 'space architecture'. This book focuses on Schindler's influences and on an analysis of his buildings. It includes rare archival material and new photography by Grant Mudford, as well as over 150 redrawn plans, sections and diagrams.
English - 304 Pages - 22 x 3.5 x 22 cm - 1,2 Kg