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Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Through a Different Lens (English, French, German, Hardcover): Luc Sante, Sean Corcoran, Donald... Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Through a Different Lens (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Luc Sante, Sean Corcoran, Donald Albrecht 1
R1,199 R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Save R243 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Before becoming the critically acclaimed filmmaker responsible for such iconic films as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining, Stanley Kubrick spent five years as a photographer for Look magazine. The Bronx native joined the staff in 1945, when he was only 17 years old, and shot humanist slice-of-life features that celebrate and expose New York City and its inhabitants.Through a Different Lens reveals the keen and evocative vision of a burgeoning creative genius in a range of feature stories and images, from everyday folk at the laundromat to a day in the life of a debutant, from a trip to the circus to Columbia University. Featuring around 300 images, many previously unseen, as well as rare Look magazine tear sheets, this release coincides with a major show at the Museum of the City of New York and includes an introduction by noted photography critic Luc Sante. These still photographs attest to Kubrick's innate talent for compelling storytelling, and serve as clear indicators of how this genius would soon transition to making some of the greatest movies of all time.

Mexico Modern - Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945 (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins Mexico Modern - Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945 (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins
R809 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R195 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The international popularity and prestige of modern Mexican art during the 1920s and 1930s grew out of a dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States. This exchange encompassed artists such as painters Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Ru fino Tamayo; graphic designer and art historian Miguel Covarrubias; photographers Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo; and jewelry designer William Spratling. Their work was championed by journalists, publishers, and arts promoters, who w rote critically acclaimed books and articles and mounted landmark exhibitions. Americans and Mexicans were drawn to each other's cultures for a variety of reasons. For some Americans, Mexico's pursuit of a progressive political agenda, which was manifest i n a socially engaged art, was compelling. Americans were also attracted to contemporary Mexican art's synthesis of the ancient and the modern, as well as to the country's rich and ongoing traditions of craft and folk art, often identified as "popular art." This mix of old and new, "high" and "low," stood in contrast to the consumer culture that was dramatically reshaping twentieth - century America. Mexican artists and powerbrokers, for their part, found the United States valuable as an international financia l center. Four cities -- New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Mexico City - were particularly critical to the widespread artistic recognition and acceptance of Mexican art. This book will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, and ephemera from the extra - ord inary collections of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and also from other museums and libraries throughout the United States and Mexico.

Doris Duke's Shangri La - A House in Paradise (Hardcover, New): Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins Doris Duke's Shangri La - A House in Paradise (Hardcover, New)
Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins
R872 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R220 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This inspiring book accompanies the first traveling exhibition about Doris Duke's estate Shangri La and its influential synthesis of modernist architecture and Islamic art and design. Situated on five acres of terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu's Diamond Head, Shangri La was the idyllic paradise of philanthropist Doris Duke, reflecting her personal passion for the art, architecture, and design of the Islamic world. The estate incorporates unique architectural features, such as carved marble doorways, jalis, and floral ceramic tiles, and the decor includes artifacts, such as silk textiles, jewel-toned chandeliers, and gilt and coffered ceilings, many collected during her travels. This volume presents an exclusive tour of Shangri La's breathtaking interiors and landscape, including the splendid furnishings and art. Archival photographs of Duke and friends as well as correspondence and drawings provide a view into a lifestyle defined by the highest sense of aesthetics. Doris Duke's Shangri La is sure to inspire both art and design lovers.

Eero Saarinen - Shaping the Future (Paperback): Donald Albrecht, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen Eero Saarinen - Shaping the Future (Paperback)
Donald Albrecht, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-20th-century America. Potent expressions of national power, these and other Saarinen-designed structures--including the GM Technical Center, Dulles International Airport, and John Deere headquarters--helped create the international image of the United States in the decades following World War II.

"Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future" offers a new and wide-ranging look at the entire scope of Saarinen's career. This is the first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and materials from the newly available archives of his office, and includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen's projects to date--a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings.

Lavishly illustrated, this major study shows how Saarinen gave his structures an expressive dimension and helped introduce modern architecture to the mainstream of American practice. In his search for a richer and more varied modern architecture, Saarinen became one of the most prolific and controversial practitioners of his time.

Mod New York - Fashion Takes a Trip (Hardcover): Phyllis Magidson, Donald Albrecht Mod New York - Fashion Takes a Trip (Hardcover)
Phyllis Magidson, Donald Albrecht
R957 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R362 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Russel Wright - The Nature of Design (Paperback): Donald Albrecht, Dianne Pierce Russel Wright - The Nature of Design (Paperback)
Donald Albrecht, Dianne Pierce
R477 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R47 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This catalogue was published by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz in conjunction with the exhibition Russel Wright: The Nature of Design, curated by Donald Albrecht and Dianne Pierce, on display at the Dorsky from August 29, 2012 through March 10, 2013. The exhibition and catalogue explore the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, focusing on one of Wright s most pervasive preoccupations, which also has much relevance today: the relationship of humankind with the natural world. While examining Wright s entire career from the 1920s through the 1970s, the catalogue focuses on his work between 1945 and 1968, when Wright increasingly designed in experimental and innovative ways. A special component of the exhibition Man and Nature in the Hudson Valley, organized by Kerry Dean Carso provides a historical context for Russel Wright s designs and his interest in natural forms.
The fully illustrated catalogue features essays by co-curators Donald Albrecht and Dianne Pierce and by Kerry Dean Carso. The catalogue also includes images and text from a slide talk developed in the 1960s by Russel Wright to promote his philosophy of modern living and the importance of maintaining a close relationship to nature."

Gay Gotham - Art and Underground Culture in New York (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht Gay Gotham - Art and Underground Culture in New York (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht
R1,085 R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Save R246 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration. Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as letters, snapshots, and ephemera illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Village and Harlem, the book winds through midcentury Broadway as well as Fire Island as it emerged as a hotbed, turns to the post-Stonewall, decade-long wild party that revolved around clubs like the Mineshaft and Studio 54, and continues all the way through the activist mobilization spurred by the AIDS crisis and the move toward acceptance at the century s close. Throughout, readers encounter famous figures, from James Baldwin and Mae West to Leonard Bernstein, and discover lesser-known ones, such as Harmony Hammond, Greer Lankton, and Richard Bruce Nugent. Surprising relationships emerge: Andy Warhol and Mercedes de Acosta, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cecil Beaton, George Platt Lynes and Gertrude Stein. By peeling back the overlapping layers of this cultural network that thrived despite its illicitness, this groundbreaking publication reveals a whole new side of the history of New York and celebrates the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression.

Norman Bel Geddes Designs America (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht Norman Bel Geddes Designs America (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht
R1,018 R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Save R215 (21%) Special order

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America is a landmark exhibition exploring the career of one of the twentieth century's foremost theatrical and industrial designers. This book will explore the career of this complex and influential man through approximately fifty projects, bringing together never beforeexhibited drawings, models, photographs and films. The exhibition will be curated by Donald Albrecht, the Museum of the City of New York's Curator of Architecture and Design, who will also serve as the book's editor. In addition to Donald Albrecht, who will contribute the Introduction to the book, seventeen scholars will contribute essays. Norman Bel Geddes (1893 1958) was an innovative stage designer, director, producer, architect, industrial designer, futurist and urban planner, to name a few of his many talents. Bel Geddes's professional credo was to simplify, to unify, to use form to communicate (and, at times, shape) function and to question the status quo. His research based approach to problem solving followed by his complete re imagining of a design problem, as if starting from scratch, resulted in the creation of a new, ideal product. Throughout his multi faceted career, Bel Geddes was a paradoxical figure made up of equal parts visionary and pragmatist, naturalist and industrialist, democrat and egoist. A number of products and practices now taken for granted can be traced directly back to Bel Geddes. His impact on the American landscape ranges from the U.S. federal highway system to all weather sports stadiums, revolving restaurants, modular domestic appliances and stylish home entertainment systems. In society at large, he played a seminal role in shaping the expectations and behavior of consumers. Bel Geddes helped transform both the industrial design and theatre design professions into the modern businesses they are today, while his theatre productions, which seamlessly fused sound, light and visual spectacle, set the stage for such immersive audience experiences as rock concerts. In addition to these real accomplishments, Bel Geddes, more than any designer of his era, created and promoted a dynamic vision of the future; streamlined, technocratic and optimistic. Believing that communication was the key factor shaping the modern world, Bel Geddes popularised this vision through drawings, models and photographs of spectacular vehicles, buildings and products featured in books with poetic titles like Horizons and Magic Motorways. His most notable effort in this regard, however, was his Futurama display for the General Motors "Highways and Horizons" exhibit at the New York World's Fair of 1939/40, which adopted the motto "I Have Seen the Future." Futurama's giant model of an American city in 1960, complete with glass clad skyscrapers and multi level super highways gave Depressionera Americans genuine hope for a better future within their lifetimes. Today, as seen in the "retro futurist" looks of theme parks and animated television programs, Bel Geddes's vision of the future remains central to the twenty first century American imagination.

Andree Putman - Complete Works (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht Andree Putman - Complete Works (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht
R1,016 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R215 (21%) Special order

Indisputably the grande dame of modern design, Andree Putman burst onto the scene twenty-five years ago with the graphic, black-and-white interiors of the Morgans Hotel in New York. Since then Putman has gone on to redefine design for a diverse group of prestigious clients, including Karl Lagerfeld, the French Ministry of Culture, and the interior of the supersonic Concorde. Projects since 1980 range from museum interiors, a jewelry line for Christofle, private residences for global trendsetters, and a film set for Peter Greenaway. Putman's work is the epitome of chic, incorporating cashmere and leather with affordable ceramic tiles and industrial metals for interiors that speak volumes for Putman's unmistakable style of quiet luxury. The same attention to detail is given to a simple necklace as to furniture collections, grand offices, and entire spa hotels. Putman is also credited for the revival of once-forgotten early modernist designers, such as Eileen Gray, Robert Mallet-Stevens, and Jean-Michel Frank, whose designs she put back into production and used in her famous interiors. The first comprehensive monograph on Putman's essential designs in 20 years, Andree Putman Complete Works will be an indispensable road map of style and elegance to all lovers of modern design.

Saving Place - 50 Years of New York City Landmarks (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht, Andrew S. Dolkart Saving Place - 50 Years of New York City Landmarks (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht, Andrew S. Dolkart
R947 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R215 (23%) Special order
The American Style (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins The American Style (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins
R947 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R139 (15%) Special order

Easily the most recognizable architectural style in America, with its brick or shingled facades trimmed in white and ornamented with restrained classical detail, the Colonial Revival emerged in the late nineteenth century and is still the basis for classical design today. "The American Style "surveys the evolution of the Colonial Revival from the 1890s to the present, focusing on the period from 1900 to the 1930s when New York City was a major center of architecture and decorative arts. Leading architects, including McKim Mead & White, Delano & Aldrich, and Mott B. Schmidt, used its vocabulary for private residences and clubs as well as institutional buildings--banks, schools, churches, and museums.
Richly illustrated with archival photographs and objects from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York and other major institutions, "The American Style" will be the definitive record of an enduring aesthetic in architecture and decorative arts.

Paris/ New York - Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht Paris/ New York - Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht
R1,005 R888 Discovery Miles 8 880 Save R117 (12%) Special order

A burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion characterized the years between the two World Wars. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining contemporary dress, and giving visual form to avant-garde performing arts, architects and designers forged a still-influential modern aesthetic. The era's most creative figures rarely worked in isolation, preferring instead to participate in international dialogues that crossed national boundaries and linked capital cities in collaborative artistic enterprise.
No two cities engaged in a more fertile conversation than Paris and New York. The interchange between them was never simple, however, comprising in equal measure admiration and envy, respect and rivalry, as artists and designers in each city interpreted and incorporated principles of Art Deco, Cubism, the International Style, Neo-Romanticism, and Surrealism into their own practices.

Crafting Modernism: Mid-Century Art and Design (Hardcover, New): Jeannine Falino, Jennifer Scanlan Crafting Modernism: Mid-Century Art and Design (Hardcover, New)
Jeannine Falino, Jennifer Scanlan; Glenn Adamson, Donald Albrecht, Elissa Auther
R1,009 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R216 (21%) Special order

"Crafting Modernism: Mid-century American Art and Design" will provide an in-depth examination of the American studio craft movement in general, with detailed analyses of all of the major mediums (clay, wood, fibre, metal, jewellery, and glass) favoured by the greatest craftsmen of the period. Both an exhibition catalogue and an historical reference, "Crafting Modernism" explores the origins of the studio craft movement, the international influences that helped it grow in this country and abroad and its convergence with the fine arts. The post-war years were a time of particular importance for the studio movement as a new generation of craftsmen began to express cultural identity and artistic innovation as well as provide social commentary through their work in all media, which led to the proliferation of the craft movement to museums and exhibitions worldwide. Artists represented in this book include Anni Albers, Dale Chihuly, Hans Christensen, Charles and Ray Eames, Sheila Hicks, Wharton Esherick, Maurice Heaton, Dorothy Liebes, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Peter Voulkos and Russel Wright, among many others. "Crafting Modernism" is the fourth instalment of the Centenary Project begun in 1993 by the Museum of Art and Design to explore the origins and development of twentieth-century American crafts. New research has made this exhibit and book possible, exploring the rediscovery and reinvigoration of craft media in the post-war years.

Gilded New York (Hardcover): Donald Albrecht, Jeannine Falino Gilded New York (Hardcover)
Donald Albrecht, Jeannine Falino
R961 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R215 (22%) Special order

The Gilded Years - 1885 to 1905 - were a vital and glamorous era in New York City as families of great fortune sought to demonstrate their new position by building vast Fifth Avenue mansions filled with precious objects and important painting collections and hosting elaborate fetes and balls. This title examines the social and cultural history of these years focusing on interior design and decorative arts, fashion and jewellery, and the publications that were the progenitors of today's shelter magazines.

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