Download E-books Synthesis and Nullification: Works 1991-2011 PDF

By Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss

Synthesis and Nullification is the 1st retrospective protecting the profession of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visible artist, image clothier, multimedia developer, author, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used right here metaphorically, because it stands for a posh and vast ranging theoretical and functional exploration in visible tradition. The ebook is split into 4 major chapters, which package deal in chronological order paintings, suggestion visualizations, installations, photos and multimedia paintings. It comprises various formerly unpublished texts and paintings from the final twenty years, permitting discovery of a complete universe of textual and visible fabric. Written for media students, media artists, designers, paintings historians, conversation specialists and curators.

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Download E-books Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie PDF

Ralph McQuarrie is the main iconic artist within the heritage of Star Wars. He labored hand-in-hand with George Lucas to assist identify the saga’s visible aesthetic, its inimitable appear and feel. past designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced 1000s of items of Star Wars paintings, together with conceptual work, dress designs, storyboards, and matte work, in addition to posters, publication covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual vacation cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this publication. In Star Wars paintings: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will locate the main definitive selection of the artist’s Star Wars paintings ever assembled, together with enormous quantities of never-before-seen illustrations. infrequent unpublished interviews, in addition to reminiscences from McQuarrie’s colleagues and buddies, supplement and contextualize the artwork. Star Wars paintings: Ralph McQuarrie is a accomplished tribute to cinema’s so much liked and influential suggestion artist.

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Download E-books Drawn from the Heart: A Memoir PDF

By Ron Brooks

A shiny, looking out memoir of lifestyles, love, and bookmaking through a grasp of the paintings of photo books
Ron Brooks grew up a rustic boy with a yen for drawing and remark of the existence round him. He turned an said grasp of the picture-book shape, successful acclaim either nationally and across the world for classics akin to The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the nighttime Cat by means of Jenny Wagner—both in print always for more than 30 years—and Old Pig and the multi-award-winning Fox through Margaret Wild. but luck by no means got here effortless. during this looking memoir he recreates his existence as an artist, husband, and father, with all its twists and turns, ache and pleasure. alongside the way in which he deals infrequent insights into the "secret" strategy of picturemaking and tale shaping. Illustrated with roughs and comprehensive artwork from his best-loved books, this tale of a lifestyles lived intensely in search of fact, love, and beauty is a vintage in its personal right.

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Download E-books Dalí: The Paintings PDF

The seminal surrealist: Exploring Dalí's grandiose and gruesome oeuvre
Picasso known as Dalí "an outboard motor that’s continuously running." Dalí inspiration himself a genius with a correct to take pleasure in no matter what lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, author, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was once one of many century’s maximum exhibitionists and eccentrics—and used to be rewarded with fierce controversy anyplace he went. He used to be one of many first to use the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the paintings of portray, imminent the unconscious with awesome sensitivity and imagination.

This ebook provides the total painted oeuvre of Salvador Dalí. After decades of research, Robert Descharnesand Gilles Néret finally situated all of the work of this hugely prolific artist. a few of the works have been inaccessible for years—in truth such a lot of that nearly part the illustrations during this ebook had infrequently been seen.

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Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural partners celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!
Since we all started our paintings as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the identify TASCHEN has develop into synonymous with available, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings jointly approximately a hundred of our all-time favourite titles in a neat new structure so that you can curate your personal cheap library of artwork, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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Download E-books Cezanne: A Life PDF

By Alex Danchev

With 32-pages of full-color inserts, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Alex Danchev supplies us the 1st complete evaluate of the innovative paintings and stressed lifetime of Paul Cézanne to be released in a long time. probably the most influential painters of his time and past, Cézanne used to be the exemplary artist-creator of the trendy age who replaced the way in which we see the world.
With brisk mind, wealthy documentation, and eighty-eight colour and fifty-two black-and-white illustrations, Danchev tells the tale of an artist who was once initially thought of a madman, a barbarian, and a sociopath. starting with the unsettled youngster in Aix, Danchev takes us throughout the trials of a painter who believed that paintings needs to be an expression of temperament yet used to be suffering from self-doubt, who was once rejected by means of the Salon for 40 years, who offered not anything open air his speedy circle till his thirties, who had a relatives that he saved mystery from his father till his forties, who had his first exhibition on the age of fifty-six—but who fiercely maintained his progressive ideals. Danchev exhibits us how the ideals Cézanne held and the existence he led turned the obsession and suggestion of artists, writers, poets, and philosophers from Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to Samuel Beckett and Allen Ginsberg. a distinct function of the booklet is a outstanding sequence of Cézanne’s self-portraits, reproduced in complete color.
Cézanne isn't just the interesting lifetime of a visionary artist and outstanding person but in addition a looking evaluate of his ongoing effect within the creative mind's eye of our time. a beautiful portrait of a monumentally vital artist, it is a biography to not be missed.

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Download E-books Yves Klein PDF

That blue: The artist who owned ultramarine

In the mid-Fifties, Yves Klein (1928–1962) declared that “a new global demands a brand new man”. along with his idiosyncratic kind and large aura, this daring artist may pass directly to pursue a short yet bountiful profession, generating greater than a thousand work over seven years, now thought of modernist masterpieces.

Klein made his identify specifically along with his huge, monochrome canvases in his personal, patented hue of blue. International Klein Blue, composed of natural pigment and binding medium, is right away wealthy and luminous, evocative and ornamental, and used to be conceived by means of Klein as a way of evoking the immateriality and infinitude of the world.

A pioneer of bold portray concepts, Klein used to be additionally popular for his deployment of “living paintbrushes”, within which bare ladies, daubed in overseas Klein Blue, might make imprints in their our bodies on huge sheets of paper. frequently, those Anthropométries have been staged as complicated performances, entire with blue cocktails or Klein's personal Monotone Symphony.

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Each ebook in TASCHEN’s easy paintings sequence features:

  • an in depth chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, protecting his or her cultural and historic value
  • a concise biography
  • nearly a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions

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Download E-books Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting PDF

By Bob Ross, Joan Kowalski

A party of the existence and paintings of the pop-culture icon who lightly inspired hundreds of thousands to discover their creativity.
identified for incorporating “happy little” clouds, mountains, and bushes in work he could create in simply twenty-six tv mins, Bob Ross had an encouraging and soothing demeanor that made his tutorial tv exhibits the main well-known and watched in tv historical past.
Ross created approximately 30,000 work in his lifetime, such a lot utilizing the wet-on-wet process hired by means of Caravaggio, Cézanne, and Monet. This totally approved choice of greater than three hundred items of his artwork beneficial properties his most famed fees approximately portray and lifestyles, together with “And luck with portray ends up in luck with many issues. It contains over into everything of your existence” in addition to ideas that might motivate readers to create their very own art.
initially airing in 1982 on PBS within the United States and numerous shops all through Canada, Latin the US, and Europe, the greater than four hundred episodes of Bob Ross’s sequence, the enjoyment of portray and wonder Is all over are now to be had on YouTube and Netflix. he's a determine cherished via a number of generations and is obvious as an icon rivaling, if no longer surpassing, the other modern day painter when it comes to the scope of his paintings, societal effect, and recognition.

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Download E-books The Genius of Andrea Mantegna (Metropolitan Museum of Art) PDF

By Keith Christiansen

Few artists have controlled to imprint their character so indelibly on posterity as Andrea Mantegna (c. 1430–1506). prior to he reached the age of twenty, Mantegna was once already being praised for his alto ingegno (exalted genius), and he grew to become the court docket artist for the Gonzaga family members in Mantua prior to he was once thirty. but, this e-book argues, Mantegna used to be now not easily an excellent painter. including Donatello, he used to be the defining genius of the fifteenth century: the degree of what an artist might be. His hugely unique and deeply own imaginative and prescient, the descriptive richness of his images, and his biting, hypercritical yet constantly exalted brain gave Mantegna’s artwork a unprecedented facet and earned him a preeminent position within the Renaissance.

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