320pp, inc. 94 plates & figs inc. 27 coloured, laminated card, 8vo
Formulation : Articulation, the summation of Josef Albers creative life, is now published in book form for the first time. Albers drew on over forty years work in a variety of media woodcuts, sandblasted glass pictures and oil paintings to create the 127 abstract images, which explore colour and form. This volume retains the layout of the original portfolios, with one, two or four images acros... read more
A guide to the techniques and equipment used in perspective drawing, aimed at students of design, graphics and architecture. 'Rendering' is used in the preparation of drawings for engineers, designers and manufacturers, and in advertising and industry generally.
A monograph on Martha Schwartz, a US landscape designer of international repute. It consists of over 30 works in her exuberant style, most built, from places as far apart as Japan, Sweden, the UK and Canada.
In the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history at least 90 percent of life was killed, both on land and in the sea, almost bringing evolution to a halt. What caused destruction on such an unimaginable scale? Was it the impact of a huge meteorite, or prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia? This book assembles the evidence and gives the verdict.
"If the images don't inspire you to think differently, there probably isn't much that will."—Dynamic GraphicsTwenty years ago an advertiser could reach eighty percent of the American population with just three television commercials. Today it takes 150. Advertising is suffering because of the lack of innovation within the traditional advertising formats and the power that media fragmentation a... read more
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? These questions were posed by Paul Gauguin in a famous canvas painted in Tahiti that heralded the beginning of the modernist era. But they are also the questions asked by modern prehistorians in their quest to reconstruct the human story. In Figuring It Out, Colin Renfrew investigates the profound convergence between the two disciplines, ... read more
The best of Klimt's drawings and watercolors, beautifully reproduced in full color.There is no doubt about Gustav Klimt's greatness as a draftsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolors: the pencil or crayon line with which his subjects are described explores and caresses as though the act of drawing was itself a se... read more
Samuel Beckett was one of the truly seminal and influential writers of the 20th century. The Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to him in 1969 symbolized his acceptance by the international community. He is undoubtedly a 'difficult' writer, and one of the virtues of Enoch Brater's concise literary biography is to give the general reader easier access to Beckett's work, particularly his later a... read more
"Whatever porno is, whatever porno does, you may regret it, but you cannot reject it. To paraphrase Falstaff: banish porno, and you banish all of the world." —Martin Amis A land where sex is simulated, evoked, glorified, supercharged in the extreme, a land where everything is about the body, in its possible and perverse sexual combinations....This is Pornoland, a strange, parallel universe whe... read more
An elegiac collection of sixty Polaroid photographs by the late Soviet film director Andrei Tarkovsky."Tarkovsky often reflected on the way that time flies and wanted to stop it, even with these quick Polaroid shots. The melancholy of seeing things for the last time is the highly mysterious and poetic essence that these images leave with us. It is as though Andrei wanted to transmit his own en... read more
"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." ―Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it. Here is the reality behind such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, as well as the thrilling tales of Hannibal, the great Boudicca, the rebel leader and... read more
The story of one of the most colorful dynasties in history, from Caesar's rise to power in the first century BC to Nero's death in AD 68 This engaging new study reviews the long history of the Julian and Claudian families in the Roman Republic and the social and political background of Rome. At the heart of the account are the lives of six men―Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claud... read more
This authoritative, highly readable textbook offers a complete survey of the history of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall, ending with the emergence of Mohammed in the 6th century.
The ultimate book on Freemasonry, with a rich collection of symbols and lore that illuminate the famous fraternal society. "The Craft," with an estimated four million Freemasons worldwide, remains the largest fraternal organization in the world. Written by an active Freemason, this book comprehensively explains Freemasonry through its fascinating visual culture, rich in mysterious and arcane s... read more
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