A ground-breaking survey of portraits of Queen Elizabeth II with iconic representations from 1952 to the present day. Published to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, the book contains fascinating analysis of the Queen as both a cultural and artistic icon, with work by Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Published in 1975, this autobiography of private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the Sixties, and life among celebrities.
In 1975, a young art student named Jeff Koons (b 1955) moved to Chicago, where he studied at the School of the Art Institute; worked as a studio assistant to his hero, painter Ed Paschke, for $1 an hour; and socialized with many of the city's talented artists. This book looks at the rise and career of Jeff Koons, who is one of the famous artists.