In Terezín, a Nazi camp where 33,000 people died, imprisoned musicians and artists created a remarkable cultural community that persevered against all odds. Our Will to Live brings us into this astonishing world. It presents the first full translation of concert critiques written by accomplished musician, scholar―and Terezín prisoner―Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944). Ullmann describes Terezín performances by ensembles, youth choirs and solo artists including luminaries of European cabaret and opera, plus works by a generation of promising composers silenced too soon: Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Hans Krása and others.English - 328 Pages - 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.5 cm - 1.6 kg
Thames & Hudson, 2022
Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold 60s-inspired aesthetic. Featuring stories and anecdotes from a wide range of characters connected to Amy, specially commissioned photography of memorabilia, styled and dressed themed sets incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions and lyrics, and previously unseen archival images, this volume presents an intimate portrait that celebrates Amy's creative legacy.
Organized broadly chronologically, the book features newly shot lyric sheets, sketches and ephemera together with contextual photographs and video stills, including album, single and promotional artworks and outtakes. Punctuating the story are photographs of dressed room sets each created, designed and styled especially for the book by Naomi Parry to evoke a period or aspect of Amy’s life or personality, incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions, lyrics and other memorabilia.
Global Groove Art, Dance, Performance, and Protest
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Global Groove outlines how encounters between Western and Eastern societies gave rise to new expressive forms in art, dance, performance, and design, and what influence this has had on the history of Modernism. It assembles a vivid chronicle of artistic cross-cultural contact, from early performances of Asian dancers at colonial exhibitions in Europe and pioneers of modern dance from the beginning of Japanese Butoh to contemporary performances.
By means of over 270 photographs, paintings, sculptures, films, and performances compiled by international experts, this gorgeous volume illustrates how new forms of expression in dance and art arise through transcultural encounters. Global Groove demonstrates how the effects of dance go beyond its aesthetic value, extending into the societal, cultural, and political development of modern societies.
German/English - 352 Pages - 27 cm x 23 cm – 1.8 Kg
ISBN: 978 3777437897
Michael Forsyth, Ahmet Ertug
Ertug & Kocabiyik, 2010
This limited edition large format book portrays 22 great European opera houses with stunning images by the world renowned photographer, Ahmet Ertug. The book commences with Classical, Baroque and Rococo theaters - miraculous early survivors - from Palladio's exquisite Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, the forerunner of later theaters, to the charming court theaters at Drottningholm in Stockholm, and the beautiful Margrave's Opera House, Bayreuth and San Carlo in Naples. The grand nineteenth-century opera houses portrayed include the Paris Opera House (Palais Garnier), the rebuilt Teatro La Fenice, Venice, and Prague State Opera. Finally, the book portrays recent architectural masterpieces by some of the world's leading architects including opera houses at Valencia, Lyon and Oslo. To accompany Ertug's remarkable photography, Michael Forsyth describes the architecture of each opera house and its social and musical history, including stories of human passion and intrigue that they can tell. Forsyth begins with an introduction that traces the rise of opera, the evolution of opera house architecture, and the musical and social demands of different nations and periods, with the remarkable effects these had on opera house acoustics.
256 Pages - English - 33.5 cm x 4.6 cm x 41 cm - 0.8 Kg