הוצאת Thames & Hudson
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Clear diagrams and a detailed explanatory text: an inspirational guide for craftspeople and artists everywhere. Includes a CD-ROM.The marvels of Islamic patterns—the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture—are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practiti...
A lush visual selection from the Chanel archive—essential reading for fashionistas and design aficionados everywhere.Chanel's combination of tradition, originality, and style has always made it the most seductive of fashion labels. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, reveal...
No period has been more discussed, dissected, and argued over than the Renaissance, and every age has interpreted the Renaissance in its own image. Today’s emphasis is on the period’s complexity—the way in which ideas, politics, religion, society, art, and science depend on and affect one anot...
This history of modern sculpture ranges from Rodin to the present day....
"A visually stunning study...these great illustrations will set a designer's heart on fire."—Interior DesignIslamic calligraphy traditionally took its inspiration from the Muslim belief in the divine origin of Arabic writing. In early Islam the use of Arabic writing is sacred, and of...
“An essential guide.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer For this new edition, Charlotte Cotton brings the story of contemporary art photography up to date with a chapter on artists who emphasize the physical and material properties of photography, who use photography as jus...
"Essential reference...a must for collectors, scholars, and dealers."—Antiques & Auction NewsDrawing on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, Peter Stone's clearly presented text is divided into six major regional and tribal groupings covering Anatolian, Balu...
Born in 1932 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Duane Michals has become best known for his compelling narrative sequences, including "The Voyage of the Spirit After Death," "Paradise Regained," and "The Fallen Angel." His work reflects a haunting obsession with life and death, fantasy and reality - thema...
Published to celebrate the centennial of Joseph Cornell's birth in 1903, this book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering modern artist. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist coll...
Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings an...
"A treasure trove of ideas....These are excellent books for anyone really interested in Celtic design itself, or for anyone interested in developing their skills in formalized design."—Popular CraftsThis edition of Aidan Meehan's practical guides to the art and design of the Celts br...
Documents the impact of more than one hundred years of aesthetics, form, and content on developments in graphic communications.This unique history of design, documenting over a century of creative brilliance, has now been brought into the twenty-first century. Showcasing the most influential ...
A sumptuous selection of some sixty beautifully designed houses from around the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean, with its sun-drenched landscape and turquoise waters, attracts visitors from all over the world. This new book showcases a selection of some of the most beautiful house...
From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today—this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the und...
"A beautifully written...and illustrated history of the Food of the Gods, from Olmecs to present-day developments."—ChocolatierThis delightful and best-selling tale of one of the world's favorite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, and culinary history to present a complete and acc...
One of the most famous books in the world, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, read by every Renaissance intellectual and referred to in studies of art and culture ever since, was first published in English by Thames & Hudson in 1999 in a large format that exactly matched the original in size, des...
A step-by-step guide to drawing Celtic knots, the most widely appealing form within the rich repertoire of Celtic design.
This comprehensive survey of Celtic knot design is based on the canon of traditional knot patterns collected by the father of the nineteenth-century Celtic Art reviv...
Ornament and the Grotesque: Fantastical Decoration from Antiquity to Art Nouveau
מאת Alessandra Zamperini
A lavish survey of the grotesque style in European painting and decoration, from Roman times to the late nineteenth century.In the fifteenth century, the ruins of Nero's Domus Aurea were discovered in Rome. The first explorers to enter the interior of this spectacular palace complex had the s...
The availability of high design at affordable prices has created a new generation of consumers who are looking for unusual and one-of-a-kind objects. A growing collector’s market has fueled the interest in young, emerging designers, whose work has become highly sought after, and galleries are open...
Le Corbusier is probably the most famous and certainly the most controversial architect of the twentieth century. His impact on the urban fabric around us and on the way we live has been gigantic because of the richness and variety of his work and his passionately expressed philosophy of architectur...
A reissue of the extraordinarily revealing interviews with Francis Bacon conducted by Sylvester over a period of 25 years. They amount to a unique statement by Bacon on his art, and on art in general....
"If you are looking for a celebration of life in a small space, turn to the French garden for the answers."—The Evening StandardFrench country gardening has experienced a renaissance in recent years. While the great French heritage still thrives, its traditions now provide inspiratio...
"Strikingly produced and limpidly written."—Library JournalFrancis Bacon famously found inspiration in photographs, film stills, and mass-media imagery. In Camera, a bravura accomplishment of original research, reveals how these new media informed some of Bacon's most importan...
"A wondrous collection of data and visuals documenting 5,000 continuous years of jewelry design." —BooklistThis comprehensive survey combines a sumptuous display and documentation of hundreds of pieces of jewelry with an illuminating discussion of how myth, religion, social structure...
"A masterful and lavishly illustrated landmark survey—the first to cover the history of collage in this much depth."—Library JournalFrom the seminal moment in 1908 when the young Picasso took a piece of brown card pasted with a "Magasins du Louvre" label and converted it into a new...
The most comprehensive and detailed history available of women's fashion in the modern era.From the styles of the early 1900s to those of the twenty-first century, John Peacock charts the development of women's fashion in all its aspects: couture wear, leisure wear, day wear, evening wear, br...
The most advanced typographic work from around the world, from one-person experimental studios to university-based research groups.It has been six years since the publication of the internationally successful Type in Motion, the first book to present an overview of animated digital typ...
"A clear and intelligent description of the development and organization of Maya civilization." —Natural History
The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a ...
"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 t...
An essential resource for the next generation of travel: a liberating, responsible, and inspirational guide to resorts, hotels, cruises, and adventure.Travel habits today are changing: airlines are investing in greener fuels, carbon offset programs are gaining in popularity, and people increa...
In 1949 Francis Bacon found his main subject, the human body, and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead, he took from images from the mass media - newspapers, magazines, books, photos - and drew on them for his paintings. This book presents over 200 of...
A.I. Artificial Intelligence: From Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg: The Vision Behind the Film
מאת Chris Baker
Reveals how the project originated and how it was brought to fruition through the efforts of two great movie directors. Film is the medium of the modern age, and in this spectacular, large-format publication, one of the pinnacles of contemporary moviemaking is celebrated. A.I. ...
The book that inspired The Rule of Four—discover the secret codes of the best-selling novel!
One of the most famous books in the world, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, read by every Renaissance intellectual and referred to in studies of art and culture ever since, was fir...
A definitive and completely up-to-date account of the Roman conquest and occupation of Britain—a crucial period in its historyIn this lively, authoritative new account of Britain as a Roman province, Guy de la Bédoyère puts the Roman conquest and occupation of the island within the larger...
How do you write a great ad? Pete Barry, who worked at Ogilvy London and now teaches in New York, goes straight to the basics: work out what you want to say, who you are saying it to, and how you want to say it. No amount of glossy presentation will make a successful ad if the idea behind it is unco...
The most comprehensive and detailed history of shoes ever published, with more than 2000 specially drawn illustrations.
John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of footwear from earliest times to the present day, for both men and women. His drawings reproduce in metic...
Chris Killip is one of the most influential photographers, curators, and teachers to come out of the United Kingdom. His images of the northeast of England in the late 1970s and 1980s powerfully evoked the human disaster of de-industrialization and Thatcherism. They formed part of a body of work by ...
An innovative new collection of visual advertising techniques and tricks.Advertisers are engaged in a constant search for new ways to grab the interest and appetites of consumers. Often they use words, but just as frequently they use eye-fooling, mind-bending images—optical illusions—to p...
A glorious visual safari for children by best-selling photographer Steve Bloom.From Babar to Dumbo, the elephant has long fascinated children as well as their parents. Here, eighty stunning photographs encompass every aspect of the elephant's life and world: elephants big and small, African a...
"You can have the universe, if I can have Italy," said Giuseppe Verdi. This sounds generous, but Verdi knew that Italy is a universe—beautiful, diverse, and filled with the relics of two millennia of civilization. The new volume of Hip Hotels presents amazing places to stay in destinations ...
A unique view of the life and work of one of the most elusive yet most applauded and influential figures in the world of street art from the past twenty years.Street artist Blek le Rat is revered and acknowledged by the international graffiti community, and his work has influenced CD design, ...
Sensation is the first definitive survey of work by the younger generation of British artists that has captivated the international art world with its vitality and inventiveness. As a constant and prodigious collector and patron of young British artists, Charles Saatchi has been unique in his commitment to British art as it is now being produced. His support extends far beyond those such as Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread, whose work has acquired wide notoriety, to dozens of others at the cutting edge of the current art scene. Sensation features the work of forty-two of the most exciting and...
A new direction for the best-selling series: Hip Hotels focusing uniquely on cities.In the six years since Herbert Ypma invented a new genre of travel publishing with the original Hip Hotels, an astonishing expansion has brought Highly Individual Places into every neighborhood o...
The latest wave in digital architecture, featuring over 40 firms and 200 projects from around the world.The practice of architecture has changed more radically in the last fifteen years than perhaps at any time in its entire history. The commercial availability of complex software and its rel...
"For all those interested in the burial practices in New Kingdom Egypt, this should be the first book to consult. " —Journal of the American Oriental SocietyThis account of the Valley of the Kings brings together the art, archaeology, and history of this incredible site in one exciti...
A landmark in art history and the most anticipated art publishing event of the new millennium. In this groundbreaking and original work of scholarship, four of the most influential and provocative art historians of our time have come together to provide a comprehensive history of a...
A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today.In his new book, Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. From the tallest sand dunes in the world in the Namibia...
The first comprehensive worldwide survey, an essential document for anyone concerned with art, crafts, and decorative objects. The diversity of the crafts included here is truly astonishing: Berber flatweaves, North African amulets, Tibetan tiger rugs, Japanese kojeshi dolls, Abori...
A worldwide survey of innovative work, ranging from makers of functional ceramic objects such as teapots and tableware to those who explore the possibilities of clay as an artistic medium. Over the last decade the narrowing of the gulf that traditionally existed between the realms ...
The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its highly advanced organization and tactics were unequaled until the modern era, and monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today throughout Europe and the Mediterranean world.
This book i...
Illuminates the intriguing and mysterious landscape of Thebes and the lives of the nobles who lived there in Egypt's Golden Age. The foothills of the Theban massif, not far from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, are filled with hundreds of impressive tombs from the New Kingdom belongi...
In his highly acclaimed text, Robert Hughes points out that the reality pursued in Freud's paintings goes far beyond naturalism. It is both startling and disconcerting, producing some of the most powerful and moving visual images to have appeared in the last thirty years.Freud—once dubbed "the Ing...
The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price. Handsome and collectible, the books each contain some sixty reproductions, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography.With his focus on the ...
The extraordinary manuscripts of Timbuktu: invaluable historical documents, objects of tremendous beauty, and a testament to a great center of learning and civilization.
For centuries, trading caravans made epic journeys across the Saharan sands to reach the markets of the ...
Tucked away between China and India in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan remains a relatively little-known country. Few photographers have been granted permission to enter this remote kingdom, where life quietly unfolds to the rhythm of tradition amid the magnificent, unspoiled landscape. Nearly tw...
An intimate account of a remarkable national transformation: how Queen Elizabeth I set out to capture the hearts of her people.A brilliant picture of Queen Elizabeth I's life emerges here, beginning with her birth—her father Henry VIII had desired a male heir—punctuated by conspiracies, a...
Ancient Egypt may have been, to paraphrase Herodotus, "the gift of the Nile," but Egypt's civilization was no less the product of her god incarnate, the pharaoh. These twin themes--the overwhelming importance of the annual inundation of the Nile and the rise and fall over three thousand years of the...
Undeciphered scripts have long tantalized the public, whether it’s the possibility of hearing the voices of ancient peoples or the puzzle solver’s taste for the challenges posed by breaking codes. Here, Andrew Robinson investigates the most famous examples, beginning with the stories of three gr...
The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price. Handsome and collectible, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb ...
A brilliantly illustrated survey of modernist photography in Central Europe, published in association with the National Gallery of Art.In the 1920s and 1930s, photography became an immense phenomenon across Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Poland. Through magazines and books, in...
"I have drawn all my life. I began withdrawing: I have never stopped drawing."—Auguste RodinFrom the "black" drawings contemporaneous with the Gates of Hell to his great watercolor nudes, this book reproduces hundreds of Auguste Rodin's most beautiful graphic works held in the collection of...
"More than just a nice-to-look-at, easy-to-flip-through book...Pricken has loftier goals—namely, to transform readers into top creatives by introducing them to a variety of techniques and ideas." —AdweekUnraveling the creative process behind some of the most effective campaigns of ...
The marvelous achievements of black African artists over thousands of years are revealed and superbly portrayed in this book. The earliest pieces date from the beginning of the first millennium, the most recent from the early twentieth century before the commercial production of art for the tourist ...
A complete and authoritative resource for professionals and students.The design of imaginary, conceptual, or radical buildings is as old as the practice of architecture itself. For centuries, architects such as Piranesi, Ledoux, and Sant'Elia have drawn on their creative abilities to produce ...
The first major book on the history of the tent and its use, along with an international survey of the most exciting and wide-ranging contemporary fabric structures.The tent is one of the oldest man-made structures. Prized for its lightness, mobility, small footprint, and structural elegance,...
By the time of the great Paris Exhibition of 1925, the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design--a "total look"--dominated the thinking of both designers and their sophisticated clients. ART DECO INTERIORS documents this flourishing of design ingenuity in Europe and Am...
“In his long career of exploration and scholarship, Hemming has become a powerful advocate for the Amazon.”—The New York Times, John Hemming Amazonia is one of the most magnificent habitats on earth. Containing the world’s largest river, with more water and a broad...
Central Asia is the subject matter of this travelogue by a photographer working in the tradition of the great nineteenth-century explorers. The Silk Road, Transcaspia, the Pamir Highway, the Alai Corridor, the Khyber Pass, the Taklamakhan Desert: this is the magnificent terrain where the geopolitica...
Creative personalities are always fascinating, and to learn something new about the 20th and 21st centuries' greatest artists—whether eccentric or sober, outspoken or reclusive—is compelling. 105 artists are presented in lively short biographies, and each entry is illustrated with important work...
In this controversial and compassionate book, the distinguished psychiatrist James Gilligan proposes a radically new way of thinking about violence and how to prevent it. Violence is most often addressed in moral and legal terms: "How evil is this action, and how much punishment does it deserve?" Un...
"Fascinating and much-needed...the first to cover this wide, surprisingly colorful realm in its entirety."—San Diego Union TribuneNavajo wedding baskets and Apache water baskets; sweetgrass and black ash splint baskets from New York State; rattan hanging baskets from Bangladesh; lacq...
On the streets of the vibrant and anarchic city of Mumbai, the film poster is a familiar splash of color. It is an invitation to the pleasures of Bollywood, the world’s largest film industry. The collision of this most democratic of art forms with one of the liveliest movie genres results in a glo...
This fact-packed guide provides all the practical advice needed to get the most out of traveling four centuries back in time to explore booming London – a city of courtiers, cut-throats, merchants, beggars, lawyers, dramatists, apprentices, and adventurers. Based on the works of Tudor authors and ...
There is a tragic inevitability about Irish history: "hatred answering hatred", as Lady Gregory wrote. Four events in particular, Yeats' "four deep, tragic notes", ring through Irish history: the Catholic revolt against Elizabeth; the battle of the Boyne, which established the Protestant Ascendancy;...
From the day in 1922 when King Tut's tomb was discovered, the legacy of the boy-king has exerted a unique hold on people's imaginations. This fascinating new book reveals the whole story behind Howard Carter's quest for the tomb and includes extracts from Carter's notes and diaries, first-time publi...
A wide range of delightful products created for children and their design-conscious parents.In recent years material invention, technical innovation, and new manufacturing processes have greatly widened the range and availability of design products. But until now, consumers and professionals ...