This book gathers important paintings, drawings & sculpture from the 20th century, following a live auction held in New York in 1999.English - 170 Pages - 22 x 2 x 27 cm - 1.3 Kg
In this stunning addition to the Assouline series, British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century, weighing the virtues of rarity, costliness, innovative functions, historical importance, grand provenance, and pleasing design. The watch—a microcosm of hundreds of minute components interacting harmoniously with each other and bound within a case of precious metal— has the power to awaken emotions, excite the imagination, and inspire the same passion as great art. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and the narrative that these 100 examples unfold is that of one of the most exciting and dynamic periods in human history. These miniature machines reflect the last century’s incredible technological advances and social changes, from the invention of the airplane to the effects of two world wars to the advent of space exploration and the dawn of the digital age. Featuring illustrious names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, these 100 timepieces include the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Cosmonaute , and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium. This hand-bound oversize luxury edition features handtipped images and is presented in a linen clamshell case.
English - 164 Pages - 39.3 cm x 7 cm x 47.2 cm - 9.1 Kg
Genesis est la lettre d’amour adressée par Sebastião Salgado à la planète: un portfolio monumental dédié à la nature, aux peuples indigènes et aux animaux qui montre la Terre dans toute la splendeur inestimable de ces contrées encore préservées. Dans les tonalités monochromes caractéristiques de Salgado, ce recueil au format SUMO est absolument saisissant, autant dans ses panoramas sublimes que dans les plus infimes détails et matières de la nature.
French - 704 Pages - 56.5 cm x 29.2 cm x 83.8 cm - 56 Kg
Amy F. Ogata, Susan Weber
BGC Yale, 2014
The Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colorful, quality wooden items that reflect Scandinavian design and craft traditions. This superbly illustrated book, including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 200 years of Swedish toys, from historic dollhouses to the latest designs for children. Featuring rattles, full-size rocking horses, dollhouses, and building blocks to skis, sleds, and tabletop games with intricate moving parts, Swedish Wooden Toys also addresses images of Swedish childhood, the role of the beloved red Dala horse in the creation of national identity, the vibrant tradition of educational toys, and the challenges of maintaining craft manufacturing in an era of global mass-production.
English - 432 Pages - 19.7 cm x 3.4 cm x 26.4 cm - 1.6 Kg
Irina Zagarodnaya, Brian Allen, Natalya Abramova, Brian T. Abramova
This superbly illustrated book accompanies an exhibition of thirty objects from the exceptional collection of English silver in the Moscow Kremlin Museums, where the world's greatest surviving group of English sixteenth- and seventeenth-century silver is housed. Much of the silver from this period was melted down during the English Civil War, making the pieces at the Kremlin exceedingly rare and historically important. The silver items--a large water pot with snake-shaped handle and spout, a flat drinking cup, a magnificent flagon shaped like a leopard, and more--exemplify the developing ties between England and Russia. Some pieces were brought to Russia as diplomatic gifts, some were presented by English trading agents, while others were purchased for the Tsar's Treasury. Setting these silver treasures in fuller context, the catalogue also features precious objects made by Russian craftsmen, a group of English firearms from the Kremlin collection, and portraits, engravings, books, and maps that illuminate the important diplomatic and commercial exchanges that were taking place between the two countries. In addition to essays by Kremlin curators Natalya Abramova, Elena Yablonskaya, and Irina Zagarodnaya, the catalogue will include writings by Paul Bushkovitch, Olga Dmitrieva, Philippa Glanville, Maija Jansson, and Edward Kasinec.
English - 304 Pages - 24.9 cm x 3 cm x 23.9 cm - 1.6 Kg