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Marvels: The Life of Clarence Bicknell, Botanist, Archaeologist, Artist (Hardcover): Valerie Lester Marvels: The Life of Clarence Bicknell, Botanist, Archaeologist, Artist (Hardcover)
Valerie Lester
R612 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R148 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first biography of the scientist, artist and man of letters Clarence Bicknell. Fascinating for those interested in Arts & Crafts design, the natural sciences, archaeology and the Victorian Age of Enlightenment. 2018 is the centenary of Clarence Bicknell's death; it is being marked by events in Italy, France and the UK. A treasure trove of research discoveries enlightens Valerie Lester's biography of the captivating scientist and artist, Clarence Bicknell. Over 5 years, Lester has pored over hundreds of newly-discovered letters, botanical watercolours and arts-and-crafts designs in archives including the Natural History Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Conservatoire Botanique in Geneva and Genoa University. Every letter and diary entry provides Lester with Clarence's voice; and each of his vellum-bound albums reveals drawings, watercolours and whimsical creations. The biography's text, supported by more than 200 images, gives remarkable insights into how and why this man strove for perfection in each subject he tackled. Clarence was a product of the late-Victorian Enlightenment, of the desire to understand our world and the quest to express it all creatively. Having lived for forty years in Bordighera on the Italian coast and spent summers at Casterino by the Vallee des Merveilles, now in France, he is a respected historical figure on both the French and Italian sides of the Riviera and the Maritime Alps. The irrepressible former clergyman dedicated himself first to botany, then archaeology in the high mountains and, towards the end of his life, to botanical art tinged with the whimsy of humour, narrative, affection for his friends and arts-and-crafts originality.

Cons quences Du D gagement, de la Limitation Et de la R duction Du Jardin Public (French, Paperback): Le Rousseau-J Cons quences Du D gagement, de la Limitation Et de la R duction Du Jardin Public (French, Paperback)
Le Rousseau-J
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Syndicat d'Initiative Du Centre Urbain Et de la Station Baln�aire de Doson. Statuts (French, Paperback): Sans Auteur Syndicat d'Initiative Du Centre Urbain Et de la Station Baln�aire de Doson. Statuts (French, Paperback)
Sans Auteur
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Notice Topographique Sur Le Royaume Et La Ville d'Alger ... (Ed.1830) (French, Paperback): Blocquel S. F. Notice Topographique Sur Le Royaume Et La Ville d'Alger ... (Ed.1830) (French, Paperback)
Blocquel S. F.
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
La Culture Des Cordons Horizontaux (French, Paperback): Fontaneau-F-C La Culture Des Cordons Horizontaux (French, Paperback)
Fontaneau-F-C
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Parcs Et Jardins - Trait� Complet de la Cr�ation Des Parcs Et Des Jardins (French, Paperback): Gressent a. Parcs Et Jardins - Trait� Complet de la Cr�ation Des Parcs Et Des Jardins (French, Paperback)
Gressent a.
R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
�difices Pour Villes Et Villages (French, Paperback): Guillot-E �difices Pour Villes Et Villages (French, Paperback)
Guillot-E
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Nomenclature Des Rues de Paris - Pour Servir � La Recherche Des Rues, Culs-De-Sac, (�d.1816) (French, Paperback): Maire N.... Nomenclature Des Rues de Paris - Pour Servir � La Recherche Des Rues, Culs-De-Sac, (�d.1816) (French, Paperback)
Maire N. M.
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Les Eaux de Paris - Les Journaux Et Leurs Communiqu�s, Les Tarifs 1846, 1852, 1853, 1860 (French, Paperback): Moisy-J Les Eaux de Paris - Les Journaux Et Leurs Communiqu�s, Les Tarifs 1846, 1852, 1853, 1860 (French, Paperback)
Moisy-J
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Creating the Countryside - The Rural Idyll (Paperback): Verity Elson Creating the Countryside - The Rural Idyll (Paperback)
Verity Elson; Edited by Rosemary Shirley
R580 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R235 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The rural idyll is a powerful force in the British national imagination. This highly original and vibrant study will examine how key moments in art history have shaped the concept of the idyll and how contemporary artists continue to access and often challenge this concept. From High Art to propaganda, garden centres to air fresheners, contemporary art to computer games - a constellation of powerful images and ideas contribute to our understandings of the rural. This publication offers new ways of thinking about the rural idyll and the countryside more broadly, through the innovative integration of a wide range of art and visual cultures. These include classic landscapes by artists such as Blake, Claude, Constable and Turner, works of modern British art, and contemporary works by artists who present new perspectives on the rural idyll. Crucially, this volume will enter these familiar and unfamiliar art works into a productive dialogue with an extensive range of visual cultures which populate everyday life now and in the past, for instance Frank Newbould's iconic wartime recruitment posters of 1942-44 and rural-themed video games. In the contemporary art world the rural is seriously under-represented as an arena of critical inquiry and artistic production. This publication will make a significant contribution towards redressing this situation. In addition to the new scholarship on the rural idyll - by academic experts from a wide range of disciplines, encompassing the spheres of art history, contemporary art, poetry, literature, rural history, agriculture, and everyday life - it will include interviews with ten key contemporary artists who are working with the rural in innovative ways. It will also contain newly commissioned material from leading artists and writers which articulate the themes of the publication in ways that differ from the traditional catalogue essay. It will include a specially commissioned visual essay by Jeremy Deller. Deller will select a series of images from the exhibition and elsewhere and combine them with short pieces of text that develop the questions and themes discussed throughout the book in creative and open-ended visual dialogue. There will also be a new commission from the Scottish poet and writer Kathleen Jamie, whose moving observations on the relationships between nature and everyday life, articulate the embeddedness of the rural idyll into the mundane and the quotidian.

La P�che En Eau Douce, Contenant Tous Les Principes de la P�che � La Ligne, (�d.1880) (French, Paperback): De La... La P�che En Eau Douce, Contenant Tous Les Principes de la P�che � La Ligne, (�d.1880) (French, Paperback)
De La Blanchere H.
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Chemins de Fer, Mines Et Valeurs Industrielles Des �tats-Unis Et Du Canada, 1912 (French, Paperback): DuPont-F Chemins de Fer, Mines Et Valeurs Industrielles Des �tats-Unis Et Du Canada, 1912 (French, Paperback)
DuPont-F
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
La Ville d'Agen Sous Le S�n�chalat de Pierre de Peyronenc, Seigneur de Saint-Chamarond (�d.1865) (French,... La Ville d'Agen Sous Le S�n�chalat de Pierre de Peyronenc, Seigneur de Saint-Chamarond (�d.1865) (French, Paperback)
Magen A
R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Projet Des Embellissements de la Ville Et Faubourgs de Paris. Partie 3 (Ed.1756) (French, Paperback): Poncet De La Grave G. Projet Des Embellissements de la Ville Et Faubourgs de Paris. Partie 3 (Ed.1756) (French, Paperback)
Poncet De La Grave G.
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Parcs Et Jardins - Trait� Complet de la Cr�ation Des Parcs Et Des Jardins (4e �dition) (French, Paperback): Gressent a. Parcs Et Jardins - Trait� Complet de la Cr�ation Des Parcs Et Des Jardins (4e �dition) (French, Paperback)
Gressent a.
R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Frederic Church - A Painter's Pilgrimage (Paperback): Kenneth John Myers, Kevin J Avery, Gerald L. Carr, Mercedes Volait Frederic Church - A Painter's Pilgrimage (Paperback)
Kenneth John Myers, Kevin J Avery, Gerald L. Carr, Mercedes Volait
R908 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R200 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A beautiful overview of fascinating paintings of the classical world and the Holy Land by a beloved American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900), one of the leading painters of 19th-century America and the Hudson River School, also journeyed around the globe to find fresh inspiration for his highly detailed compositions. Among Church's lesser-known masterpieces are his paintings of the Middle East, Italy, and Greece, produced in the late 1860s through late 1870s, which explore themes of human history and achievement. Taking a closer look at this geographical and thematic shift in Church's practice, this handsome book brings together the artist's major paintings of Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, and the surrounding region. The essays concentrate on a set of six major paintings of architectural and archaeological marvels; one essay also spotlights Olana, Church's home in New York State, which reflects the influence of Middle Eastern design. This impressive volume stands apart in its new approach to the artist's work and its quest to determine why and how this quintessentially American figure was drawn to scenery and themes from the other side of the globe.

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters (Paperback): Ernst Haeckel Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters (Paperback)
Ernst Haeckel 1
R475 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R116 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available as a series of large format posters sumptuously printed and suitable for framing, Haeckel's most elaborate and captivating works illustrate his fundamental notion of the unity of all living things. From otherworldly radiolaria to psychedelic sea anemones, Haeckel's science and artistry continue to provide inspiration for 21st-century illustrators, architects, graphic designers, and anyone interested in exploring nature's perfect geometry.

Blumen Kreativ Fotografieren - Anregungen Fr Neue Bilder (Paperback): Blumen Kreativ Fotografieren - Anregungen Fr Neue Bilder (Paperback)
R436 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R68 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Sea in Art. The Hermitage (Hardcover): Alexei Shestakov The Sea in Art. The Hermitage (Hardcover)
Alexei Shestakov
R718 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R186 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the richest collection of the State Hermitage we may find answers to many questions. Even to such as these: how did people of ancient civilizations imagine the sea? How did they express in myths and artworks their awe of the profound? What invariably attracts artists in it? The story how miracles could get along with practical considerations in the minds of ancient Greeks and Romans is told in the works of sculpture, jewellery and coins. Desire to achieve material success preserving at the same time one's moral bearings is expressed in the paintings that belong to the golden age of Holland. The art of the 19th-20th centuries eloquently shows the erasing of border between reality and creative insight. The album includes more than 250 illustrations with brief commentaries.

Bernard Durin: Beetles and Other Insects (Hardcover, 4th Expanded ed.): Gerhard Scherer Bernard Durin: Beetles and Other Insects (Hardcover, 4th Expanded ed.)
Gerhard Scherer
R1,109 R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Save R212 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

French patinter and illustrator Bernard Durin (1940-1988) discovered the beauty of insects for himself and for his art during a walk in Provence in 1972. During the following decades he made around 60 portraits of insects, using rare and fascinating specimens entrusted to him by the etymologists of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Superior in detail to photography and highly esteemed by natural scientists and art lovers alike, 48 of these portraits adorn this book. Going far beyond the centuries-old tradition of documentary representations of animals, Durin succeeded in portraying each insect as an "individual personality." Gerhard scherer wrote the introduction and the texts accompanying the plates.

Edward Stott (1855-1918) - A Master of Colour and Atmosphere (Paperback): Valerie Webb Edward Stott (1855-1918) - A Master of Colour and Atmosphere (Paperback)
Valerie Webb
R592 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R136 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Oeuvre de l'Art Public (French, Paperback): Congres International Oeuvre de l'Art Public (French, Paperback)
Congres International
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Closer Look: Landscape (Paperback): Erika Langmuir A Closer Look: Landscape (Paperback)
Erika Langmuir
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Landscape is probably the most popular type of painting, but anyone who has ever been disappointed by vacation photographs knows how difficult it is to turn a view into a picture. This book shows how artists in past centuries translated outdoor space and light into paint, and how landscape imagery evolved from mere ornament into a visual metaphor of the human condition. The story is told from its beginnings in Roman mural decoration, through the Renaissance transformation of landscape into a vehicle for feelings and ideas, to the Impressionist revolution and beyond. The continuing relevance of art to how we see the world, and our place in it, is demonstrated through a practical discussion of optics of real and painted landscape, illustrated with works from the National Gallery, London.

New Horizons - The Art of Wandering (Hardcover): Shirin Sahba New Horizons - The Art of Wandering (Hardcover)
Shirin Sahba
R318 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This vibrant and entrancing book invites readers on a journey around the world. Artist and globetrotter Shirin Sahba celebrates the diversity of people, places, and traditions, and revels in the joy of the journey itself. In exquisitely detailed paintings, she captures fleeting moments and small treasures-a brightly colored sari fluttering in the breeze, a mother and child enjoying gelatos on a hot Italian day, the mesmerizing pattern of an antique Chinese carpet. Along the way, the artist shares reflections, inspirations, and stories, immersing readers in each new landscape. Packaged in a petite square and featuring a shimmering foil-stamped cover, this book makes a special gift for nomads, graduates, retirees, or anyone setting off in search of their own new horizons.

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and "The Life Line" (Paperback, New): Kathleen A. Foster Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and "The Life Line" (Paperback, New)
Kathleen A. Foster
R439 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R22 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, firmly established Winslow Homer (1836-1910) as one of the leading American painters of his day, and one of the foremost maritime artists of all time. Combining a close analysis of Homer's masterpiece with an engaging look at the history of images of disaster and rescue in art and popular culture, Shipwreck! explores the making and meaning of an iconic American work of art. Kathleen A. Foster locates The Life Line within the tradition of shipwreck paintings from the 17th century onward, as well as in relation to Homer's earlier work, which also featured themes of disaster, suspense, and salvation. This intriguing book presents new research that tracks Homer's delicate management of the figures' erotic embrace, and traces how the artist was influenced by popular contemporary images of drowning, rescue, and mourning as well as the development of new life-saving technologies.

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