Originally published by the Standard Bank as part of a curated exhibition in May 2011, this prestigious volume celebrates the life and works of Peter Clarke (1929û2014), one of South AfricaÆs foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.
Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
Kamers wat inspireer. Van die wereld van Æn kunskurator tot Æn dag in die lewe van Æn jong bakker wat weekliks honderde brode met die hand vorm. Van fynproewerskos tot unieke juwele. Van handgemaakte kaartjies tot die fynste porseleinskeppings, helende lyfprodukte, unieke wyne, klassieke klere en antieke meubels.
On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. The author sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Was it just his lobe, or his entire ear?
Unveiling the construction of the work of the art that is the human body, this text is a visual reference guide that takes a fresh approach to life drawing. Drawings superimposed on photographs illustrate the relationship between the appearance of each body part and its underlying anatomy.
Discusses Rothko's ideas on the modern art world, art history, myth, beauty, the challenges of being an artist in society, the true nature of 'American art', and much more. This book includes an introduction by the artist's son, who describes the discovery of the manuscript and the fascinating process of bringing the manuscript to publication.
In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? Why did Van Gogh commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? In this book, the author reveals the truth.
Part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, and part chapbook, this compilation of Kalman's "New York Times" columns form an intricately interconnected world view and an idiosyncratic inner monologue.