An illustrious and storied history accompanies the sport of polo, spanning continents, cultures and classes. One of the world’s oldest team sports, it evolved from the training of cavalry units in Asia. Referred to as the “sport of kings,” it is no surprise that polo is a favorite among the British royal family and counts Winston Churchill and General Patton among its devoted followers. However, delving deeper into polo’s heritage, one learns of the diverse community that has made it a global pastime.
Polo Heritage guides the reader on a journey from Mongolia to Mexico, from Barbados to Pakistan, and inside the most prestigious tournaments on grass, sand or snow. Traverse the historic polo grounds in India, become immersed in the high society of British polo, learn about the Argentinian polo culture that has produced some of the best polo families in the world. An introduction by legendary polo player Nacho Figueras is accompanied by Aline Coquelle’s original photography offering a modern, authentic perspective on the spirit of polo.
English - 300 Pages - 25 x 3.8 x 33 cm - 3 Kg
Marguerite de Cerval
Français - 808 Pages - 17 x 24 cm - 1,8 Kg
Cette encyclopédie dévoile le sens caché des symboles visuels d’époques, de lieux et de cultures divers. Du soleil aux baleines en passant par la main de l’homme, plus de 800 images sont accompagnées d’un éclairage érudit sur l’histoire du symbole, ses significations et ses associations psychiques, afin de fournir au lecteur un ouvrage de référence précieux et passionnant pour une interprétation plus réfléchie de la vie, de l’art et de la spiritualité.
BMW M achieved spectacular victories on all the world’s famous racing circuits. The brand also produces a wide range of innovative high-performance limousines, many of which have achieved cult status and have become prized by collectors. This book tells the story of the fifty years of BMW M and shows what lies behind the “strongest letter in the world.” The lavishly illustrated book describes historic milestones in motorsports and presents outstanding models. It features newly photographed one-of-a-kind cars which were never produced in series; narrates the success of BMW M from different angles, describing progressive improvements in chassis technology and providing insight into the teams of experienced test and racing drivers as well as the innovative developers and engineers; and highlights the course for the brand to move forward into the future through the inclusion of electromobility. The publication is published in direct co-operation with BMW drawing images, sketches, designs, and information directly from the archive of BMW.English-Deutsch - 303 Pages - 27 x 3.7 x 33 cm - 2.6 Kg
Yale University Press, 2022
By the end of World War II an estimated one million artworks and 2.5 million books had been seized from their owners by Nazi forces; many were destroyed. The artworks and cultural artifacts that survived have traumatic, layered histories. This book traces the biographies of these objects—including paintings, sculpture, and Judaica—their rescue in the aftermath of the war, and their afterlives in museums and private collections and in our cultural understanding. In examining how this history affects the way we view these works, scholars discuss the moral and aesthetic implications of maintaining the association between the works and their place within the brutality of the Holocaust—or, conversely, the implications of ignoring this history.
Afterlives offers a thought-provoking investigation of the unique ability of art and artifacts to bear witness to historical events. With rarely seen archival photographs and with contributions by the contemporary artists Maria Eichhorn, Hadar Gad, Dor Guez, and Lisa Oppenheim, this catalogue illuminates the study of a difficult and still-urgent subject, with many parallels to today’s crises of art in war.
Coédition RMN/Musée d'Orsay, 2022
Entre 1914 et 1919, le mécène et collectionneur Henry Clay Frick acquiert une vingtaine d'oeuvres de James Abbott McNeill Whistler, dessinateur talentueux, maître graveur et peintre controversé. A travers les destins croisés de ces deux personnages, ce catalogue retrace l'histoire de la prestigieuse Frick collection et explore les évolutions du marché de l'art en France et aux Etats-Unis.
Français - 157 Pages -19,6× 2 × 25 cm- 1 Kg