Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 2017
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo style was distinguished by a remarkable facility, exuberance and hedonism. The starting-point for this beautifully illustrated book (and the exhibition which it accompanies) was the discovery in 2012 of a drawing by Fragonard depicting his so-called 'fantasy figures'. Fragonard’s drawing presents thumbnail-sized sketches relating to 14 of his known 'fantasy-figure' paintings - rapidly executed, brightly coloured portraits of lavishly costumed individuals, including Young Girl Reading (c.1770) in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The book assembles Fragonard’s fantasy figures alongside his original sketch for the first time.
English - 160 Pages - 20.3 cm x 1.8 cm x 26.6 cm - 1.5 Kg
Michel Hilaire, Kimberly Jones, Paul Perrin
The paintings of Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) were rediscovered after the turn of the nineteenth-century by art critics and curators who credited the artist as an important pioneer in the development of Impressionism. Tracing his artistic career from its inception—including his links to Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne—this book unveils Bazille’s complete painted works. Organized both thematically and chronologically, this monograph also features facsimiles of the artist’s personal letters interspersed throughout the book on special paper inserts, and it is completed with a comprehensive bibliography, a list of works, and maps detailing his life in Montpellier and Paris. The book accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from April 9 to July 9, 2017.
English - 334 Pages - 23.1 cm x 3.1 cm x 31 cm - 1.8 Kg
French Art Deco
Thames &Hudson, 2014
‘Art Deco’ is epitomized by the French works exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the dazzling works displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity, yet were firmly rooted in tradition. Interest in Art Deco has not only endured to the present day, but has grown steadily, and the style is now more well-known and collected than ever before. This book draws on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s significant French Art Deco holdings to present more than one hundred masterpieces made by forty-five designers. Sumptuous, atmospheric photos of the objects themselves accompany the text, making this not only one of the first explorations of French Art Deco in English, but a true objet d’art in its own right.
Table of Contents
Director’s Foreword • Acknowledgments • French Art Deco: An Overview • French Art Deco in The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Catalogue • Notes • Marks, Provenances, and References • Selected Bibliography
English - 280 Pages - 24 cm x 3 cm x 26.6 cm - 1.7 Kg
This dictionary provides a comprehensive study of all currently known ceramists who participated in the Art Nouveau movement in France working stoneware, earthenware, terracotta (terracotta). Identifying nearly 1,200 ceramics, workshops and galleries, 900 illustrated pictures, the book also allows to discover the work of ceramic artists recognized in other areas: Redon, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, Rodin, Claudel … An index of names and places of production, a very detailed bibliography and over 250 signatures make this dictionary a unique synthesis and an exceptional tool of knowledge of the French Art Nouveau ceramics.
English - 400 Pages - 24.2 cm x 3.4 cm x 30.9 cm - 2.7 Kg
Gabrielle Chanel Manifeste de Mode
Miren Arzalluz et Véronique Belloir
Paris Musées, 2020
Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition "Gabrielle Chanel, Manisfeste de Mode" présentée au Palais Galliera. Gabrielle Chanel consacra sa longue vie à créer, perfectionner et promouvoir une nouvelle forme d’élégance fondée sur la liberté de mouvement, une attitude naturelle et désinvolte, un chic subtil éloigné des extravagances, un style atemporel pour une femme nouvelle. Tel est son "manifeste de mode", un héritage incontournable et plus que jamais d’actualité que le Palais Galliera présenté lors de l'exposition de 2020.
French - 304 pages - 24,5 x 31 cm - 1.9 kg.
ISBN : 9782759604524