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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960

In Montparnasse - The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali (Paperback): Sue Roe In Montparnasse - The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali (Paperback)
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'Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed' The Times During the 1920s, in the Parisian neighbourhood of Montparnasse, a unique flowering of avant-garde artistic creativity became the cradle of Dada and Surrealism. In this crowd biography, Sue Roe tells the story - from Duchamp to Dali, via Man Ray and Max Ernst - of the salons and cafes, alliances and feuds, love affairs and scandals, successes and suicides of one of the most important and long-lasting artistic achievements of the twentieth century. 'Supercharged. Highly colourful . . . they're all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too' Observer 'Roe is a talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme. She can find phrases that perfectly capture the feeling of a neighbourhood' Sunday Times 'Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century's most inventive art movements. A vivid read' Radio Times 'A skilled and graceful writer' Daily Telegraph

Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism (Paperback): Stewart Geddes Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism (Paperback)
Stewart Geddes
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Frida Kahlo Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Frida Kahlo Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio 1
R233 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R116 (50%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Officially Licensed Frida Kahlo Corporation Product. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sought to define her identity, as well as that of Mexico. She explored themes of self-identity, gender, postcolonialism and popular culture from Mexico throughout her works. Now regarded as a feminist and LGBT icon, as well as a key artist during the twentieth century, this calendar celebrates Frida Kahlo's life with beautiful portraits alongside her famous quotes about life and art. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next months views.

L. S. Lowry Desk Diary 2020 (Diary, New edition): Flame Tree Studio L. S. Lowry Desk Diary 2020 (Diary, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio 1
R347 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R48 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

L.S. Lowry's famous urban landscapes and self-titled `matchstick men' have captured the imagination of generation after generation. Invoking a sense of wonder and curiosity in the everyday images of a northern English town, his work is truly unique. Get a sense of this work with this week-to-view desk diary in association with The Lowry filled with his myriad drawings and paintings.

Picasso (Hardcover): Jose Maria Faerna Picasso (Hardcover)
Jose Maria Faerna
R171 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R32 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Art Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardcover): Dk The Art Book - Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Embark on a grand tour of art history with this guide to the story of art, and the big ideas and themes behind the world's most important artistic movements, artworks, and artists. The Art Book explores the more than 80 of the world's most groundbreaking artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotations. Discover key artworks and artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to more impressionism, symbolism, cubism, and pop art. Understand the ideas that inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating overview of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.

Haunted Bauhaus - Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics (Hardcover): Elizabeth Otto Haunted Bauhaus - Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Otto
R650 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R147 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus's signature sleek surfaces and austere structures. The Bauhaus (1919-1933) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's most influential art, architecture, and design school, celebrated as the archetypal movement of rational modernism and famous for bringing functional and elegant design to the masses. In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto liberates Bauhaus history, uncovering a movement that is vastly more diverse and paradoxical than previously assumed. Otto traces the surprising trajectories of the school's engagement with occult spirituality, gender fluidity, queer identities, and radical politics. The Bauhaus, she shows us, is haunted by these untold stories. The Bauhaus is most often associated with a handful of famous artists, architects, and designers-notably Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Marcel Breuer. Otto enlarges this narrow focus by reclaiming the historically marginalized lives and accomplishments of many of the more than 1,200 Bauhaus teachers and students (the so-called Bauhausler), arguing that they are central to our understanding of this movement. Otto reveals Bauhaus members' spiritual experimentation, expressed in double-exposed "spirit photographs" and enacted in breathing exercises and nude gymnastics; their explorations of the dark sides of masculinity and emerging female identities; the "queer hauntology" of certain Bauhaus works; and the role of radical politics on both the left and the right-during the school's Communist period, when some of the Bauhausler put their skills into the service of the revolution, and, later, into the service of the Nazis. With Haunted Bauhaus, Otto not only expands our knowledge of a foundational movement of modern art, architecture, and design, she also provides the first sustained investigation of the irrational and the unconventional currents swirling behind the Bauhaus's signature sleek surfaces and austere structures. This is a fresh, wild ride through the Bauhaus you thought you knew.

Ornament and Crime (Paperback): Adolf Loos Ornament and Crime (Paperback)
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Revolutionary essays on design, aesthetics and materialism - from one of the great masters of modern architecture Adolf Loos, the great Viennese pioneer of modern architecture, was a hater of the fake, the fussy and the lavishly decorated, and a lover of stripped down, clean simplicity. He was also a writer of effervescent, caustic wit, as shown in this selection of essays on all aspects of design and aesthetics, from cities to glassware, furniture to footwear, architectural training to why 'the lack of ornament is a sign of intellectual power'. Translated by Shaun Whiteside With an epilogue by Joseph Masheck

National Galleries of Scotland Desk Diary 2020 (Diary, New edition): Flame Tree Studio National Galleries of Scotland Desk Diary 2020 (Diary, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R272 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R53 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This week-to-view desk diary features the wonderful works found in the Scottish National Gallery's collection. From masters such as George Leslie Hunter to the bright and bold brushstrokes of Samuel John Peploe and the perfect still life of Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, these highlights of the collection are a beauty to behold.

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Paperback): Joanna Moorhead The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Paperback)
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R258 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R47 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2006 journalist Joanna Moorhead discovered that her father's cousin, Prim, who had disappeared many decades earlier, was now a famous artist in Mexico. Although rarely spoken of in her own family (regarded as a black sheep, a wild child; someone they were better off without) in the meantime Leonora Carrington had become a national treasure in Mexico, where she now lived, while her paintings are fetching ever-higher prices at auction today. Intrigued by her story, Joanna set off to Mexico City to find her lost relation. Later she was to return to Mexico ten times more between then and Leonora's death in 2011, sometimes staying for months at a time and subsequently travelling around Britain and through Europe in search of the loose ends of her tale. They spent days talking and reading together, drinking tea and tequila, going for walks and to parties and eating take away pizzas or dining out in her local restaurants as Leonora told Joanna the wild and amazing truth about a life that had taken her from the suffocating existence of a debutante in London via war-torn France with her lover, Max Ernst, to incarceration in an asylum and finally to the life of a recluse in Mexico City. Leonora was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s, a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s and a woman whose reputation will survive not only as a muse but as a novelist and a great artist. This book is the extraordinary story of Leonora Carrington's life, and of the friendship between two women, related by blood but previously unknown to one another, whose encounters were to change both their lives.

Mucha: Monaco Monte Carlo (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Mucha: Monaco Monte Carlo (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
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Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Mucha: Monaco Monte Carlo.

The Age of Light (Hardcover): Whitney Scharer The Age of Light (Hardcover)
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R315 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R69 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Scharer captures the thrill of artistic creation and the swirling hedonism of Paris's beautiful people.' The Times Model. Muse. Lover. Artist. `I'd rather take a picture than be one,' Lee Miller declares, as she arrives in Paris one cool day in 1929. Lee has left behind her life in New York and a successful modelling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. She soon catches the eye of renowned Surrealist artist Man Ray and convinces him to hire her as his assistant. Man is an egotistical, charismatic force, and as Lee becomes both his muse and his protege, they embark upon a passionate affair. Lee and Man spend their days working closely in the studio and their nights at smoky cabarets, opium dens and wild parties. But as Lee begins to assert herself, and to create pioneering work of her own, Man's jealousy spirals out of control, and leads to a betrayal that threatens to destroy them both . . . Transporting us from bohemian Paris to the battlefields of WWII, The Age of Light is a powerful and intoxicating story about love, obsession and the personal price of ambition. Based on the incredible true story, in her debut novel Whitney Scharer brings a brilliant and revolutionary artist out of the shadow of a man's legacy, and into the light. `Whitney Scharer's storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details . . . powerful, sensual and gripping.' Madeleine Miller, author of Circe

National Galleries Scotland (Planner 2020) (Diary, New edition): Flame Tree Studio National Galleries Scotland (Planner 2020) (Diary, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
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Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell's iconic Iona Croft, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.

World Receivers - Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz (Hardcover): Karin Althaus, Matthias Muhling, Sebastian... World Receivers - Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz (Hardcover)
Karin Althaus, Matthias Muhling, Sebastian Schneider
R919 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R221 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Abstract paintings were being produced even before Kandinsky. Completely independently from each other, Georgiana Houghton (1814 - 1884) in England, Hilma af Klint (1862 - 1944) in Sweden and Emma Kunz (1892 - 1963) in Switzerland each developed an individual abstract pictorial language. What they had in common was a desire to make visible the laws of nature, the intellect and the supernatural. Their works are being presented side by side for the first time in an exhibition. The three women artists all found their artistic language within the context of the spiritual movements of their times: Houghton in spiritism, af Klint in theosophy and Kunz in naturopathy. Their artworks bear witness to a "mediumistic" praxis: Houghton and af Klint were inspired by higher beings to paint, while Kunz developed her drawings with the help of a pendulum.

Sigmar Polke - Girlfriends (Paperback): Stefan Gronert Sigmar Polke - Girlfriends (Paperback)
Stefan Gronert
R362 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An illustrated exploration of Girlfriends (1965/66), one of Sigmar Polke's important early paintings. The artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) worked across a broad range of media-including photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and film-and in styles that varied from abstract expressionism to Pop. This volume in Afterall's One Work series offers an illustrated exploration of Freundinnen (Girlfriends 1965/66), one of Polke's important early paintings. Taken from a found image of two young women, and using the raster dots also found in mass media reproductions, Girlfriends offers a statement about the use and social function of images. Stefan Gronert approaches Girlfriends through its deliberate and elusive ambiguity, providing technical detail and historical background that allow some of the work's motivation and depth to become clearer. Gronert analyzes Polke's relationship to his tutors and peers, especially Gerhard Richter; describes the art historical context in which Polke worked; and discusses some of the social and political issues to which Girlfriends refers. Considering such topics as the distinction between Polke and Alain Jacquet in their use of photographed material, between Polke's use of the raster technique and that of Roy Lichtenstein, and the feminist discourse of the time, Gronert draws on a variety of critical interpretations of Polke's work, including some material that has not yet been translated into English.

L.S. Lowry (Planner 2020) (Diary, New edition): Flame Tree Studio L.S. Lowry (Planner 2020) (Diary, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
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Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on L.S. Lowry's Coming from the Mill, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.

Tiffany: Parrots Transom (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Tiffany: Parrots Transom (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R161 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Tiffany's Parrots Transom

L.S. Lowry: Coming from the Mill (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio L.S. Lowry: Coming from the Mill (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R161 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features L.S. Lowry's Coming from the Mill

Klimt: Stoclet Freize (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Klimt: Stoclet Freize (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R161 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Klimt's Stocklet Freize

Leonora Carrington - Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Paperback, New Ed): Susan Aberth Leonora Carrington - Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Paperback, New Ed)
Susan Aberth
R665 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R69 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now available in paperback, this book remains the definitive survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). Carrington burst onto the Surrealist scene in 1936, when, as a precocious nineteen-year-old debutante, she escaped the stultifying demands of her wealthy English family by running away to Paris with her lover Max Ernst. She was immediately championed by Andre Breton, who responded enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications, and her paintings in the Surrealists' exhibitions. After the dramas and tragic separations of the Second World War, Carrington ended up in the 1940s as part of the circle of Surrealist European emigres living in Mexico City. Close friends with Luis Bunuel, Benjamin Peret, Octavio Paz and a host of both expatriate Surrealists and Mexican modernists, Carrington was at the centre of Mexican cultural life, while still maintaining her European connections. Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art provides a fascinating overview of this intriguing artist's rich body of work. The author considers Carrington's preoccupation with alchemy and the occult, and explores the influence of indigenous Mexican culture and beliefs on her production.

Mucha: Cowslip (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Mucha: Cowslip (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
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Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alphonse Mucha's Cowslip. Alphonse Mucha was a defining figure of the Art Nouveau era and is beloved for his images of beautiful women. Cowslip forms the mirror to another of Mucha's artworks, Feather. In both, a woman gazes down at the eponymous object in her hand, though whilst Cowslip shows a brunette, Feather depicts a blonde. Both have the familiar motif of a circle framing the head, which can be seen in many of Mucha's artworks.

Paul Berthon: L'Ermitage (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Paul Berthon: L'Ermitage (Foiled Pocket Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R161 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Paul Berthon's LAErmitage

Dali World (Hardcover): Fundaci on Gala-Salvador Dal I Dali World (Hardcover)
Fundaci on Gala-Salvador Dal I
R745 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R231 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Dali's World offers one of the most up-to-date and intriguing views of the life and works of one of the world's most famous artists of the 20th century. Augmented by the inclusion of facsimiles of over 20 documents from the archives of the Foundation, this beautiful book takes the reader through the life of one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement. From his first forays into the world of art to his visits to Paris and meetings with Picasso and the Surrealists, Dali broke boundaries like few others, and themed chapters look at his fascination with other artists and writers, his collaborations with such giants as the film-makers Luis Bunuel, Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney as well as his adherence to and then expulsion from the Surrealist movement. Containing some rarely and previously unpublished works, Dali's World culminates in an examination of the legacy that Dali has left behind and how successive artists have been influenced by him.

Wilhelm List: Magnolia Trees (Blank Sketch Book) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Wilhelm List: Magnolia Trees (Blank Sketch Book) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R261 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Wilhelm Lizst's Magnolia Trees

Brutalist Calendar 2020 - Limited edition monthly calendar celebrating Brutalist architecture (Paperback): Blue Crow Media Brutalist Calendar 2020 - Limited edition monthly calendar celebrating Brutalist architecture (Paperback)
Blue Crow Media
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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