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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 (1929–2014), one of South Africa’s foremost artists. A mere 500 copies were originally published, all taken up at the exhibition, and continued demand has led to its re-release.
Clarke left his job as a dockworker in Simon’s Town to devote himself to art. The wisdom of this decision is reflected in a remarkable career, which extended over some six decades and was acknowledged in the awards of the Order of Ikhamanga (silver) in 2005 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Listening To Distant Thunder: The Art Of Peter Clarke recounts an artist’s life in the context of the social history of South Africa from the 1940s onwards. His images reflect the social disruption of the Cape Flats, and the trauma of his community’s forced removal from Simon’s Town to the bleak apartheid township of Ocean View. Yet Clarke’s images have avoided bitterness, and his work is a perceptive scrutiny and celebration of life in all its aspects.
Illustrated with over 200 reproductions and photographs, this book was researched and written by well-known South African art historians Philippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, in close collaboration with the artist over almost seven years.
Angela Harding has been working in the arts for over 30 years. Based in Rutland, she is inspired by the wealth of natural wildlife around her to create her stunning prints. The animals she depicts - from an owl flying in the dead of night to swallows returning in the Summer and a man and his dog enjoying snow - are always featured in atmospheric locations which pull the viewer into the artwork. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
No artist captured the glamour of the fin-de-siecle era as definitively as Alphonse Mucha. Dubbed the `father' of Art Nouveau, this Czech artist transcended the boundaries between commercial and fine art, with his richly decorative images adorning everything from advertising posters to biscuit tins. His highly stylized artwork, evoking a spirit of luxury and leisure, is celebrated in this slim calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Renowned Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is well-known for his golden masterpieces full of sumptuous ornamentation, as well as his incredible depictions of the female form and vibrant landscapes. In this opulent art calendar, revel in 12 of Klimt's fantastic paintings, including Water Serpents II and The Kiss. In this wall calendar, informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
Renowned for his paintings of the industrial towns of North West England, Lowry had a distinctive and enchanting style. In association with The Lowry, which houses over 400 of Lowry's works, this exceptional art calendar portrays a selection of 12 works ranging from urban landscapes teeming with his iconic `matchstick men' to haunting unpopulated scenes. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
Imagine a world in the depths of the ocean, where wondrous halfhuman creatures swim alongside colourful fish. This calendar features Mermaids in all their beauty, with artwork from contemporary artists including Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Selina Fenech. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
A treat for cat lovers everywhere, this mini wall calendar showcases 12 paintings by the celebrated artist Lesley Anne Ivory, whose work is admired worldwide for her unique and intricate portrayals of cats on richly decorative backgrounds. Accompany Mumu, Dandelion, Agneatha and other feline friends through the seasons with this mini calendar. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Take a breathtaking journey into the spiritual landscape with a calendar featuring fantasy works by contemporary artist Josephine Wall in this mini wall calendar. Dazzling artwork with swirling backgrounds, vibrant colours and otherworldly beings bring this calendar to life with the inspirational sense that anything is possible. In this mini wall calendar, informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of "Middle-earth". Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his "Father Christmas" letters and for the story of "Mr Bliss", his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. Wayne G. Hammond is the author of "The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls" and "J.R.R. Tolkien: a Descriptive Bibliography" and he is a contributor of notes on Tolkien to the journal "Mythlore". Christina Skull is the author of "Soane Hogarths" and she edits the journal, "The Tolkien Collector".
A talented artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany is best known for his beautiful stained-glass designs. Inspired by the ideals of the Arts & Crafts Movement, he used opalescent glass in a variety of colours and textures to create a stunning range of jewel-like Art Nouveau designs. Informative text accompanies each design in this art calendar, which showcases some of Tiffany's most beautiful works. The datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
Self-employed fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith has been working on her art professionally since 1997. She spends all of her time painting in her studio in Florida, coming up with beautiful and gothic digital artworks featuring faeries, mermaids, princesses and more in her impressive and instantly recognizable style. This mini calendar features 12 of her works. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next months views.
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on Josephine Wall's ethereal Mer Fairy, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.
Hierdie publikasie gee ’n volledige beeld van die kunstenaar Frans David Oerder (1867–1944) se oeuvre – sy Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge, landskappe, genrestukke, portrette, blomstudies en stillewes, interieurs, dierestudies en grafiese werk. Geen moeite is ontsien om hierdie boek so volledig en betroubaar moontlik te maak nie. Argivale bronne in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria, die Argief van die Johannesburg Kunsmuseum en die Nasionale Argief van Suid-Afrika in Pretoria het grootliks bygedra tot die toevoeging van inligting oor hierdie kunstenaar wat nie voorheen bekend was nie. Dieplakboek van Gerda Oerder en ’n lang lesing met detailinligting oor Oerder se vroee lewe deur mev. Lorimer in die Kunsargief van die Universiteit van Pretoria het bygedra tot ’n nuwe vertolking van die lewe en werk van hierdie belangrike Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar. Tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog was Oerder die enigste amptelike kunstenaar aan Boerekant, maar tot dusver is nog geen volledige geskiedenis van sy deelname aan die oorlog geskryf nie. In hierdie boek word Oerder se Anglo-Boereoorlogtekeninge nou vir die eerste keer so volledig moontlik afgedruk en beskryf.
Perhaps best known as the co-creator of and writer for the Goon Show, Spike Milligan has received accolades as a comedian, musician, poet and playwright. This mini wall calendar features a selection of his hilarious cartoons that have been chosen by his Manager, Norma Farnes. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Step into a world of dancing fairies, moonlit meadows and enchanted forests with this lovely mini wall calendar, featuring 12 beloved artworks by Jean & Ron Henry. The delicate illustrations capture the playfulness of these intriguing magical creatures, and offer a glimpse into the imaginatively rich land that is their secret home. Poetry extracts accompany each image and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
A treat for cat lovers everywhere, this slim calendar showcases 12 paintings by the celebrated artist Lesley Anne Ivory, whose work is admired worldwide for her unique and intricate portrayals of cats on richly decorative backgrounds. Accompany Motley, Posky, Gabrielle and other feline friends through the seasons with this lovely calendar.
Step into a world of dancing fairies, ethereal mermaids and enchanted forests with this charming wall calendar, featuring 12 beloved artworks by Jean & Ron Henry. The delicate illustrations capture the playfulness of these intriguing magical creatures, and offer a glimpse into an imaginatively rich land of fairies and fairytale. Poetry extracts accompany each image and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor. In this beautifully written, deeply researched book Jed Perl shows how Alexander Calder became an avant-garde artist with enduring appeal. One of our most beloved modern artists, Calder is celebrated above all as the inventor of the mobile. Only now is the full story of his life being told in a gloriously illustrated biography, which features unseen photographs and is based on scores of interviews and unprecedented access to Calder's papers. Born into a family of artists, Calder forged important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century masters, including Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. His early years studying engineering were followed by artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. His marriage in 1931 to Louisa James-- a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story. This transatlantic life carries readers from New York's Greenwich Village, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, and then to a refugee-filled London just before the War, where Calder's circle of friends included Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Kenneth Clark.
The story of one of the world's greatest cover artists told through his iconic 1960s and 1970s Agatha Christie paperback designs, which influenced a generation of readers and artists. Includes a variety of other art and illustration from his 50 year career. The Agatha Christie covers painted by Tom Adams constitutes probably the most famous body of paperback art ever produced by a single artist. Between A Murder Is Announced in 1962 and Miss Marple's Final Cases in 1979, Tom was commissioned by Fontana in the UK and Pocket Books in the USA to paint covers for almost every Agatha Christie book, most of them more than once, totalling around 150 different paintings over two decades. They have been reproduced in many languages all over the world, defining the style of paperback artwork throughout the sixties and seventies and influencing a generation of artists and designers ever since. Tom's unique interpretations of the themes and stories in the books, often hiding clues about the plots within his paintings, have left an indelible mark on those who read those editions, and they are now highly sought after by fans of both Agatha Christie and Tom Adams. And Agatha Christie is only half the story. Concurrent with this extraordinary achievement, Tom was also producing art for other publishers, including an iconic series of Raymond Chandler covers and some brilliant jackets for books by John Fowles (The Collector, The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman), Patrick White (The Vivisector), David Storey (Saville), Peter Straub (Ghost Story), and Kingsley Amis (his James Bond pastiche, Colonel Sun). Tom Adams Uncovered is a showcase of the artist's best work from a career spanning more than 50 years. In addition to his many cover paintings, it features examples of Tom's broader work, including award-winning advertising, portraits, album covers, poster prints, and his work on the films 2001, Flash Gordon and Lifeforce. With captions by Tom and a commentary by the Agatha Christie historian John Curran, and concluding with previously unpublished Agatha Christie paintings, this book is a treasure trove for both crime fans and art lovers, and a fitting celebration of one of the world's finest cover artists.
A highly illustrated journey through Hogarth's series paintings and engravings, from the blockbuster Rake's Progress and Marriage a la Mode to the enigmatic and lesser known Happy Marriage this book offers a close analysis of place and setting in Hogarth's works' in order to revisit the artist's complex stance on morality, society, and the city, and the enduring appeal of his satires in the present. William Hogarth (1697-1764) remains one of Britain's best loved painters. His most renowned works, the series relating to moral subjects, are rarely displayed together, and will be united at the Soane Museum for the first time in its history. The book also focusses tightly on Hogarth's series; The Soane Museum's own Rake's Progress and An Election, as well as Marriage a la Mode, the Four Times of Day, as well as the three surviving paintings of The Happy Marriage engraved series such as Stages of Cruelty, Industry and Idleness and Gin Lane and Beer Street. It is edited by David Bindman, a world authority on Hogarth and comprises four essays by leading academics, along with Bindman's own introduction to each of the series according to the themes of `place' and `progress'. Hogarth's concept of `progress' was influenced by John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, where the word described a journey towards moral and spiritual redemption. Hogarth: Place and Progress will explore how Hogarth's series explore as well a darker meaning of progress, with narratives that lead through moral abandon and social ostracism, to poverty, madness and death. Hogarth's series present narratives with fully detailed characters, plots and changes of scene. Precise locations in London play a key role in a moral reading of Hogarth's paintings. In A Rake's Progress, the Rake moves from the City of London to an extravagant property in the west end, then a brothel in Covent Garden, and ultimately moves outside London, ending up in Bedlam, where his dissolute life has led him to insanity and death. The book will demonstrate how Hogarth's `Modern Moral Subjects' married the idea of progress with the moral geography of London, in a dynamic and evolving way throughout his own progress as an artist.
One of Britain's most celebrated and popular artists, J.M.W. Turner was a master painter of landscapes and seascapes. This calendar features a range of Turner's atmospheric depictions of seascapes and landscapes from Tate collections, from The River Thames and Kew Bridge, Scarborough to Windsor from Lower Hope. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views. Created by Flame Tree Studio - The Art of Fine Gifts.
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