For the first time in his career, Chris Ware presents a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes autobiographical visual monograph, and opens a revealing window into the worlds he inhabits. Similar to Chip Kidd Book One and Shepard Fairey Covert to Overt , this book serves as a personal chronicle of a contemporary iconic illustrator, and is a must-have for those interested in illustration, graphic novels, and pop culture. The first and much-anticipated monograph by multi-award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist Chris Ware, chronicling his influential twenty-five-year career.
Francesca Woodman a pris sa première photo à l'âge de treize ans. Entre son adolescence et sa mort prématurée à vingt-deux ans, elle a produit une oeuvre fascinante explorant le genre, la représentation et la sexualité en photographiant son propre corps et celui de ses amis. Présentant une quarantaine de tirages d'époque uniques, ainsi que des notes, des lettres, des cartes postales et d'autres éphémères liés à la carrière naissante de l'artiste, ce volume, qui accompagne l'exposition éponyme à la MCA Denver, détaille à la fois la créativité et l'extraordinaire personnalité de Woodman.
Organised by the family of Basquiat, the exhibition and accompanying catalogue feature over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawings, ephemera, and artifacts. The artist s contributions to the history of art and his exploration into our multi-faceted culture incorporating music, the Black experience, pop culture, African American sports figures, literature, and other sources are showcased alongside personal reminiscences and firsthand accounts providing unique insight into Basquiat s creative life and his singular voice that propelled the social and cultural narrative that continues to this day. Structured around key periods in his life, from his childhood and formative years, his meteoric rise in the art world and beyond, to his untimely death, the book features in-depth interviews with his surviving family members.
Noted photographer Leslie Williamson's latest book presents the homes and studios from a group of renowned artists, ranging from Barbara Hepworth to Joan Miró. Documented in her inimitable atmospheric style, the images capture how these artists lived and worked.
Williamson's images reveal not only these artists' creative process as viewed through their studios, but also shows how they manifested their creativity in the stylish interiors and the personal touches in the spaces they called home. The spaces featured range from Vanessa Bell's proto-shabby chic home Charleston in southern England to Andrew Wyeth's Yankee-chic farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Taken together, Still Lives is a must-have document to inspire and illuminate for art lovers, interiors enthusiasts, and the cultured reader.
B>b>A landmark monograph on an unprecedented scale that allows all aspects of Mark Rothkos career to be heard in full voice, published in close collaboration with the artists family and featuring beloved works from major collections as well as never-before-seen canvases and paintings on paper./b>/b>br>br>Deluxe and comprehensive, this revelatory volume examines the brilliance of Mark Rothko (19031970), a pioneer of the New York School and major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Illustrated with more than 275 images that explore his paintings, prints, and works on paper, this book highlights the best-known and also lesser-known works by Rothko--from his early figurative and Surrealist works to his mesmerizing color-field paintings of immense scale to the more restricted palette of his luminous later works and his final series of black-and-gray paintings. Among Rothkos artistic philosophies, he held that painting was a deeply psychological and spiritual experience through which basic human emotions could be communicated. This is the first book to include foldouts that highlight works from the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Rothko Room at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.br>;br>Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko draw on intimate knowledge of the artworks and the artists life to give a fuller picture of their father and place him within the context of art history; they endeavor to give an impartial portrait--the man and his work--while introducing personal details where they can enlighten. Alexander Nemerov and Hiroshi Sugimoto provide reflections about the artists work.
This exquisite volume showcases the signature bohemian-chic interiors and architecture of the Spanish island of Menorca offering a glimpse into the vacation retreats of the artists, creatives, and other sun-seeking spirits who escape to this paradisiacal place. Author Susana Gallardo accompanies readers through the gates of Menorca s most breathtaking private homes into a world of Mediterranean sophistication. From an Art Deco palace in the heart of Mahon, the island s capital, to charming fincas in the interior countryside and spectacular beach villas, these houses radiate Spanish style and spotlight the island s breezy lifestyle. With an eye for the Mediterranean light, Karel Balas beautifully captures the vibrancy of these lush locales in his photographs making this book inspirational for island and sunbelt lovers everywhere.
The most comprehensive monograph on Turner Prize-nominated artist Peter Doig. In every generation of artists, there are a few-or perhaps just one-who propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. Peter Doig is such an artist. While stories of paintings demise in the early 1990s deemed painters and their work quaintly anachronistic, Doig-looking ahead as much as back for inspiration-forged a new painterly language: an ironic mix of Romanticism and post-impressionism to create haunting and sometimes dreamlike landscape vistas. In this lavish new volume devoted to his entire career-which includes paintings, drawings, and reference material, such as found photographs-art historians Richard Shiff and Catherine Lampert mine the artists rich and varied work. Doigs landscapes have been inspired by the many places the artist has lived-England, Canada, Trinidad. So, too, does memory, or the idea of memory, inform much of his production. This volume is designed in close collaboration with the artist, with Doig specially creating the cover and various elements of the interior. Every facet of the painters singular vision is explored, from his earliest paintings of the early 1990s to the most recent series of works. Published in association with Michael Werner Gallery
Often called the father of modern running and basketball sneakers, Jacques Chassaing has shaped and influenced sports and street fashion like few designers ever will. For the first time, Chassaing reveals what an entire culture has been waiting to hear: the story behind the forty-year career of a pioneering designer who has continually pushed boundaries and led the creation of many of the world s most beloved sneakers. Chassaing thrills and provokes readers with his life experiences, taking them on a journey of continual evolution and revolution. We learn about those who have inspired him and meet those he has inspired. We discover what drove his design philosophy and the process behind some of the greatest sneakers and sports technology ever created: the Forum, Rivalry, Lendl, Edberg, ZX series, Predator, EQT line, Torsion, and his Porsche Design collabs, to name but a few. And we see how Chassaing s designs have impacted modern culture and won a place on the feet and in the hearts of millions of people. This book features stories about and contributions from athletes, celebrities, and designers who have worked with and been influenced by Chassaing and his work, including Michael Jordan, Stefan Edberg, Patrick Ewing, Run DMC, Gary Aspden, Paul Gaudio, and many more. Art directed by Peter Moore, designer of the Nike Air Jordan 1 and creator of the adidas Originals line, From Soul to Sole is a story, a statement, an experience, and a celebration of a life and career that is still impacting how we think about sneakers and street fashion design today.
Depuis 30 ans, Chris Ware met la patience de ses lecteurs et des amateurs d'art à l'épreuve avec ses énigmatiques illustrations narratives, aussi bien dans la presse que dans les institutions culturelles. À la fois auteur et sujet de sa propre monographie, l'artiste publie un volume de ses réalisations classées par ordre chronologique, des plus connues à ses peintures et sculptures jamais diffusées, tout en conservant les notes, erreurs, impairs et autres oeuvres de jeunesse.
The great hats of Dior, as chosen by Stephen Jones, one of the most revered milliners of our times.
Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion: "A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality." Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, and authored by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, this volume celebrates more than seventy years of exquisite hats.
Opening with a focus on hats designed by Christian Dior himself, the book explores the house's headdresses over the years--from the first millinery of the New Look to Yves Saint Laurent's Venetian masks, the toques of Marc Bohan, dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano's extravagant confections, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Jones's insightful texts are accompanied by contributions from leading experts and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior's archives; shots by famed photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean; and exclusive new images by Sølve Sundsbø.
Lee Jaffe, a cross-disciplinary visual artist, musician, and poet, took photos of his friend, Jean-Michel Basquiat, when they travelled abroad in 1983. As a photographer, Jaffe had a connection to Basquiat, and their time spent together resulted in an archive of imagery that captured one of the art world s true legends through an unfiltered and authentic lens. Basquiat and Jaffe connected over reggae music at a mutual friend s art show. It was the early 1980s in New York, when the art scene was raw, complicated, and thriving, and Jaffe cultivated strong connections with cultural figures such as Basquiat, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh. For me, watching him [ Jean] paint reminded me of the times I would sit and play harmonica while Bob Marley, with his acoustic guitar, would be writing songs that were eventually to become classics, Jaffe says. With Jean and Bob, it seemed like they were channelling inspiration coming from an otherworldly place. This beautiful volume presents snapshots of Basquiat: from the artist smiling on a bullet train to Kyoto and behind-the-scenes documentation of Basquiat creating artwork in St. Moritz, to poignant portraits that mirror his undeniable magnetism. These rare depictions of Basquiat come to life with Jaffe s unforgettable experiences of their friendship, collaborations, and travels detailed in private written memories and anecdotes. This insightful and moving illustrated volume captures the soul of the unedited, ambitious, young artist during the height of his short yet unprecedented artistic career.
Spanning 150 years and the reigns of four kings, the pleasure pavilions, garden follies, and chateaux of Ancien Regime France are fascinating for the stories that surround their creation as well as a visual feast and a delight. Typically the realm of scholars, the subject is given extraordinary life at the hands of the authors, through whose historically accurate, meticulously rendered watercolors the reader comes to see the sometimes grand, sometimes playful, always beautiful buildings, sculpture, and ornament as they were meant to be seen. Dams and Zega have devoted much of a lifetime to rediscovering and illuminating these great treasures of world heritage, and this volume is the fruit of more than thirty years of passionate investigation. Intensive original research and devoted exploration informs the work, capturing the genius of these buildings through the medium of watercolor, which the author-artists harness to render building materials and surfaces with sensitivity and great range.
Architect Olivier Dwek celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his firm with a new book highlighting his signature style of modern European luxury.
A virtuoso of volumes and a master of light, Brussels-based architect Olivier Dwek shapes buildings and interiors that are inhabited by a timeless aura. Fluid lines and varied perspectives define monumental structures, enhancing details and contemporary art pieces in both private and public spaces, all imbued with serene elegance.
Ranging from Greek vacation homes to Parisian townhouses, this volume celebrates the refined approach that marks Dwek's style while taking the reader on a journey across Europe and the world. Vibrant photographs showcase Dwek's fascination with textures and new uses for materials developed in collaboration with artists and artisans. His skilled use of light, his innate sense of symmetry, and his effortless merging of architectural elements with design details are all apparent in this volume. With texts by architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this printed journey through Dwek's buildings and interiors is bound to seduce architecture connoisseurs and curious spirits alike.
Founded in 1960 by surfer, artist, and filmmaker John Severson, Surfer was the longest continuously published surf magazine, referred to as the bible of the sport. Surfer was firmly established as the sport s leading voice, serving as a template for a small but growing number of surf magazines around the world. Featuring a mix of travel articles, contest reporting, surf spot profiles, big wave pictorials, and surfer interviews, Surfer worked with the world s best photographers, writers, and graphic designers. This voluminous anthology features the most time-less, inspirational, and historically significant covers and interior pages from the magazine s extensive archive and depicts the chronological progression of the sport, the gear, the style, and the world s top surfers throughout the decades, from Mickey Dora to Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton. This is the perfect book for those who surf or spend time in the ocean and for anyone interested in a historical reference guide to modern day surfing and its highly influential style and subculture.
On a hot summer night in August of 1973 DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy put on a 'back to school jam' in the recreation room of their apartment block at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the west Bronx. The rest is history. The birth of hip hop rippled out across the globe, influencing music and fashion for generations. Early hip hop style focused on customization from spray- painted jean jackets and sweatshirts to creased jeans and boxed laced sneakers. Before Nike had apparel, Dapper Dan made Nike fashion in addition to one-of-a-kind looks with the logos of MCM, Gucci, and Fendi. The eclectic style eventually evolved into its own apparel brands, from FUBU to Sean John, Roc-A-Wear, Billionaire Boys Club, BAPE, Baby Phat, Cross Colours, and Pelle Pelle. Sections on these individual designers run alongside thematic chapters on stylists, record labels, pink, hairstyles, nameplates, hoops, nails, and sneakers. Each chapter on hip-hop style is illustrated with photographs of performers, entrepreneurs, and iconic pieces. New research from journalists that witnessed the developments firsthand and oral histories from celebrities and designers make Fresh Fly Fabulous the definitive source for hip-hop style.
Despite being one of the oldest building materials, wood is revolutionising the way we design and construct buildings today. Criteria such as a changing work-life balance and working for a carbon-neutral future allow us to better account for the resources that buildings use and their effect on the natural environment. Studies have also shown the positive impacts of wood on health, wellness, and working toward equity in our local communities as we create beautiful spaces in which to gather, learn, and live. Initially applied in the early 2000s as a decorative element in the facade of buildings, mass timber is increasingly seen as an alternative to traditional steel-and-concrete construction. With advances in technology, mass timber is now even used in the structural frame of tall buildings. Featured in this title is a comprehensive survey of over 50 buildings. From museum projects like the Aspen Museum of Art to Pompidou Metz, the new global headquarters for Swatch and temporary shelters for both natural and man-made disasters, they showcase the state of the art in this emerging technology, one that imagines novel applications for this most ancient of building materials, as well as Mount Fuji World Heritage Center, La Seine Musicale Performance Hall in Paris, the Oita Prefectural Museum, and the 19-story Terrace House in Vancouver, the world s tallest mass timber building, scheduled for completion in 2022.
Ce petit livre présente les oeuvres majeures du peintre réaliste américain. Sur 70 ans de carrière, il a peint avec humanisme et simplicité les paysages et les habitants du Maine où il passait ses étés, et de la Pennsylvanie où il vécut.
Rarely seen and important paintings by this much-loved French postimpressionist, emphasizing his radical use of colour and unconventional compositions. A new monograph brings together 30 important paintings by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) on loan from museums and private collections, including still lifes, nudes, interior scenes, and landscapes, many never seen together before and published here for the first time. The book reveals how Bonnard's modern compositions transformed paintings in the first half of the twentieth century, while celebrating his unpar-alleled ability to capture fleeting moments, memories, and emotions on canvas. Rather than focus on a particular time period or subject, Bonnard: The Experience of Seeing aims to present Bonnard's modernity and concentrate on his influence on contemporary painters working today. The book draws attention to how Bonnard translated the experience of perception-with his shifting spaces, camouflaged and dissolving figures going in and out of focus, and forms hidden at the periphery-and how we as viewers experience his paintings, with his works slowly revealing themselves to us over time.
Avec des images d'anonymes mais aussi de Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Danny Lyon, Gordon Parks ou encore Garry Winogrand, l'exposition de Toronto Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s, célèbre les artistes qui ont bousculé l'image de l'American Way of Life pour montrer les junkies, les bikers, les travestis et les travailleurs du sexe que l'Amérique conformiste ne voulait pas voir.
Ce catalogue est une monographie complète consacrée à la vie et à la carrière de Rick Owens, désigner et créateur américain parmi les plus audacieux et les plus influents de notre époque. Reparcourant plus d'une décennie d'activité à travers les photographies de Danielle Levill, ce livre met à l'honneur des défilés déjà devenus iconiques et analyse l'approche créative de Rick Owens à cheval entre mode, art, design et musique.
Called the most exciting designer we have ever had by Billy Baldwin, Frances Elkins has been revered for her classic, elegant, and timeless decor. Ahead of her time, Elkins became a successful designer in the man s world of the 1920s and 30s, with a talent rivaled only by her formidable sense of style. Known as the first great California designer, Elkins brought an international perspective and architectural sensibility to her work. With a social circle that included prominent artists and designers such as Jean-Michel Frank, Coco Chanel, and Alberto Giacometti, Elkins traveled widely with her brother, architect David Adler, introducing a modern European chic to her clients. She collaborated with craftsmen and artists, commissioning handloomed carpets, Mexican silverware, decorative finishes, and custom furniture, which gave her interiors their distinctive elegance and polish. Showcasing never-before-published material, Frances Elkins includes more than sixty interiors that illustrate her outstanding sense of color and her gift of mixing periods and styles from her early work in Pebble Beach, to houses she designed with her brother in Chicago in the 1930s, to iconic hotel commissions of the 1940s such as the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, to midcentury homes for William Paley and David O. Selznick. With images by top photographers of the day, this volume will serve as a revelation and inspiration to fans of design.
In 1997, Jeff Staple walked into a boutique in New York City wearing a shirt he printed in his silkscreen class at Parsons School of Design. What started as a small T-Shirt line handmade by Jeff Staple, grew organically and began to gain visibility in NYC. In the process of building this burgeoning brand, Nike asked Jeff Staple in 2005 to create a special commemorative sneaker that would represent New York. The Staple Pigeon Dunk SB was conceived and led to much fanfare upon its release and exposed Staple as well as sneaker culture to the masses. With roots tied to Fader Magazine, a history of collabs with Shake Shack, and three separate projects with automotive companies. In Jeff s words, to understand is to see, and to see is to have clarity of mind. That clarity has helped develop his iconic Pigeon logo (and brand) into a global force that has graced the heels of almost every major footwear brand imaginable. This book offers readers a history lesson in streetwear and the sneaker industry while also uncovering design context to a series of Staple s most crucial projects. A beautiful visual reference, this book invites you to travel down an intricate maze of streetwear history told through an insider s point of view. Archival sketches, drawings, magazine covers, and a foreword by Hiroshi Fujiwara make this an indispensable volume for lovers of streetwear and design.
New York City, arguably the world s Art Deco capital, is well known the world over for its striking and still iconic buildings that were early expressions of the style writ large most famously the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, both of which still speak so eloquently and powerfully of the future and the machine age that continues to move us all forward. What is little spoken of and certainly under-appreciated is that which was writ small the softer side of this extraordinary movement, as rendered in tile, in terracotta, in stone: birds of the sky; flowers of the forest, of the field; beasts of the woods, of the earth, of the sea. Through new photography explicitly taken for this book, the author and photographer reveal this softer side of New York Deco, focusing on 75 buildings or building complexes, looking at both facade and interior lobby and elevator and mailbox ornament, to reveal unsung treasure. Included here is the exquisite ironwork of Edgar Brandt as seen at 7 Gracie Square a wonderful expression of fantasy in metal of antelopes and elephants the dragons of the Chanin Building; the birds and beauties of Rockefeller Center; and so much more. Birds, beasts, and blooms are cheerful, surprising, and easy to recognize, if you know where to look. They serve to remind city dwellers of more pleasant things than the burning tarmac beneath our feet in summer, or the cruelty of winter.