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Age of Kill (DVD): Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, Donna Air, Martin Kemp, Nick Moran, Anouska Mond, April Pearson, Sebastian... Age of Kill (DVD)
Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, Donna Air, Martin Kemp, Nick Moran, …
R27 Discovery Miles 270 Ships in 20 - 25 working days
The Krays (DVD): Billie Whitelaw, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, Kate Hardie, Tom Bell, Victor... The Krays (DVD)
Billie Whitelaw, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, …
R49 Discovery Miles 490 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The story of the infamous Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (Gary and Martin Kemp), notorious in Britain for their crimes as controlling gangsters of London's East End in the 1960s. The film begins with their childhood, charting their rise to power through the 1950s, and watching as their unnaturally close relationship crumbles alongside their criminal empire.

Birds of a Feather: The Complete ITV Series 1 to 3 (DVD): Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Samuel James, Martin... Birds of a Feather: The Complete ITV Series 1 to 3 (DVD)
Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Samuel James, Martin Kemp, … 2
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All 24 episodes from the first three series of the revived British sitcom starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph. Sisters Sharon (Quirke) and Tracey (Robson) reunite in Chigwell at a signing for new book 'Sixty Shades of Green' and, much to their surprise, the author turns out to be Dorien (Joseph). Series 1 episodes are: 'Gimme Shelter', 'Slave', 'Hot Stuff', 'Hearts for Sale', 'Tattoo You', 'Blinded By Love', 'Back to Zero' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Birds On a Plane', 'There's Something About Sharon', 'Guess Who's Coming to Essex?', 'The Girls With the Pearl Buttons', 'Tracey's Choice', 'The Chief, the Cook, His Mum and Her Lodger', 'Without a Trace' and 'Spa Wars'. Series 3 episodes are: 'Knocking On Heaven's Door', 'Too Much of Nothing', 'Tombstone Blues', 'Going, Going, Gone', 'Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You', 'Abandoned Love', 'Blonde On Blonde' and 'Forever Young'.

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester: A New Edition - Volume I: The Codex (Hardcover): Domenico Laurenza, Martin Kemp Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester: A New Edition - Volume I: The Codex (Hardcover)
Domenico Laurenza, Martin Kemp
R817 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R263 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leonardo's greatest work of science beautifully reproduced for the 500th anniversary of his death. This edition offers a high-quality facsimile reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester, a collection of his scientific writings. Named after Thomas Coke (later Earl of Leicester) who purchased it in 1719, Codex Leicester holds the record as the most expensive book ever when it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. Consisting of 72 pages, it was handwritten in Italian by Leonardo using his characteristic mirror writing, and is supported by drawings and diagrams. The Codex Leicester is an extraordinary mixture of Leonardo's observations and theories. Topics include his explanation of why fossils can be found on mountains; the flow of water in rivers; and the luminosity of the moon which Leonardo attributed to its surface being covered by water which reflects light from the sun. The facsimile reproduction is complemented by three further volumes that include a new transcription and translation, accompanied by a paraphrase in modern language, a page-by-page commentary, and a series of interpretative essays. These four volumes together introduce important new research into the interpretation of the texts and images, on the setting of Leonardo's ideas in the context of ancient and medieval theories, and above all into the notable fortunes of the Codex within the sciences of astronomy, water, and the history of the earth, opening a new field of research into the impact of Leonardo as a scientist after his death.

Leonardo 500 (English, French, Hardcover): Martin Kemp, Fabio Scaletti Leonardo 500 (English, French, Hardcover)
Martin Kemp, Fabio Scaletti
R1,667 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R979 (59%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume represents an important tool for getting to know every aspect of Leonardo da Vinci's work: his pictorial technique, his scientific and technological investigation, his study on anatomy, his Codices, and every suggestion produced by his genius. All works and paintings are accompanied by descriptive and technical sheets, and ample space has been given to images and details, to the updated report on his most controversial works, to those of recent critical acceptance, and to the masterpieces that have animated the international debate such as The Encarnate Angel, the Salvator Mundi, and La Bella Principessa (Portrait of Bianca Sforza). The narrative captions reveal the most curious aspects of the history of each painting. Thanks to the direct contribution of collectors and museums the photographic reproductions of paintings and works reflect the last restorations. Text in English and French.

Mona Lisa - The People and the Painting (Hardcover): Martin Kemp, Giuseppe Pallanti Mona Lisa - The People and the Painting (Hardcover)
Martin Kemp, Giuseppe Pallanti
R707 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R170 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.

Notebooks (Paperback, New): Leonardo Da Vinci Notebooks (Paperback, New)
Leonardo Da Vinci; Selected by Irma A. Richter; Edited by Thereza Wells; Preface by Martin Kemp 1
R264 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Study me reader, if you find delight in me...Come, O men, to see the miracles that such studies will disclose in nature.' Most of what we know about Leonardo da Vinci, we know because of his notebooks. Some 6,000 sheets of notes and drawings survive, which represent perhaps one-fifth of what he actually produced. In them he recorded everything that interested him in the world around him, and his study of how things work. With an artist's eye and a scientist's curiosity he studied the movement of water and the formation of rocks, the nature of flight and optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. He jotted down fables and letters and developed his belief in the sublime unity of nature and man. Through his notebooks we can get an insight into Leonardo's thoughts, and his approach to work and life. This selection offers a cross-section of his writings, organized around coherent themes. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Gangs of Britain With Gary and Martin Kemp (DVD): Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp Gangs of Britain With Gary and Martin Kemp (DVD)
Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp 1
R41 Discovery Miles 410 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Brothers Gary and Martin Kemp, who found fame with the band Spandau Ballet and, latterly, as TV personalities, present this collection of documentaries exploring gang life in British cities. The episodes are: 'London', 'Liverpool', 'Glasgow', 'Manchester', 'Birmingham' and 'Sheffield'.

Structural Intuitions - Seeing Shapes in Art and Science (Hardcover): Martin Kemp Structural Intuitions - Seeing Shapes in Art and Science (Hardcover)
Martin Kemp
R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge", wrote Albert Einstein. In Structural Intuitions, a fascinating exploration of the commonalities between two seemingly disparate realms, renowned art historian Martin Kemp applies Einstein's notion both to science and to art. Kemp argues that in both fields, work begins at the intuitive level, curiosity aroused by our recognition of patterns or order. Kemp's ""structural intuitions,"" then, are the ways we engage fundamental perceptual and cognitive mechanisms to bring order to our observed world. Through stimulating juxtaposition, Kemp considers connections between naturally occurring patterns, cognitive processes, and artistic and scientific expression, drawing on an array of examples from the Renaissance through the present. Taking a broadly historical approach, Kemp examines forms and processes such as the geometry of Platonic solids, the dynamics of growth, and the patterns of fluids in motion while placing the work of contemporary artists, engineers, and scientists in dialogue with that of visionaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and D'Arcy Thompson. Richly illustrated, lucidly written, and wonderfully thought-provoking, Structural Intuitions is essential reading for anyone seeking insight into common ground in the arts and sciences.

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (Hardcover): Giorgio Vasari The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (Hardcover)
Giorgio Vasari; Edited by Martin Kemp; Translated by Lucy Russell 1
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Famous Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550 and 1569) is a classic of cultural history. A monumental assembly of artists' lives from Giotto to Michelangelo, it paints a vivid picture of the progress of art in the hands of individual masters. No Life is more vivid than that of Leonardo, a near-contemporary of Vasari - not even Vasari's account of Michelangelo, whom he knew and idolized. This beautiful edition offers a literary translation that respects the 16th-century Italian, transposing Vasari's vocabulary into its modern equivalent. Martin Kemp is an eminent scholar, who has written on the vocabulary of Renaissance writings on art, and has co-translated Leonardo on Painting and Leonardo's Codex Leicester. Translated in partnership with Lucy Russell, the text will be the first to cover both the 1550 edition and the expanded version of 1568, and the first to integrate the texts of the two editions on the page. Discreet endnotes will provide succinct comments in the light of modern knowledge of Leonardo's career. Illustrated with all the works of art discussed by Vasari and a selection of Leonardo's studies of science and technology, this will be the perfect accompaniment to Leonardo's 500th anniversary celebrations.

Age of Kill (Blu-ray disc): Patrick Bergin, April Pearson, Sebastian Street, Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, Nick Moran, Anouska... Age of Kill (Blu-ray disc)
Patrick Bergin, April Pearson, Sebastian Street, Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, …
R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Leonardo - Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised Ed): Martin Kemp Leonardo - Revised Edition (Paperback, Revised Ed)
Martin Kemp
R478 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R103 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work identifies what it was that made him so unique, and explains the phenomenon of the world's most celebrated artistic genius who, 500 years on, still grips and inspires us.
Martin Kemp offers us exceptional insights into what it was that made this Renaissance man so special, and the "real" meaning behind such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Tracing Leonardo's career in all its variety, we learn of his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his views on God, humanity, and nature. The famous notebooks are the key to understanding the secret of Leonardo's success and genius, Kemp shows, as they clearly reveal the workings of his mind and display the truly innovative and investigative nature of his creative vision. In these notebooks, over 20,000 pages of drawings and notes detail his incredible discoveries and inventions--from the workings of the human eye to designs for flying machines and giant crossbows. Bringing the story up to the present day, Martin Kemp considers what he means to us today, investigates the "Leonardo industry," and speculates about what he would be doing if he were alive today.
This updated edition of Martin Kemp's best-seller is the first book on Leonardo to include two newly discovered works, the most important such discoveries in over a hundred years.

Leonardo Da Vinci - The 100 Milestones (Hardcover): Martin Kemp Leonardo Da Vinci - The 100 Milestones (Hardcover)
Martin Kemp 1
R881 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R374 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, world-renowned da Vinci expert Martin Kemp explores 100 of the master's milestones in art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy, and more. Leonardo da Vinci was born in the small Tuscan town of Vinci in April 1452. Over the centuries, he has become one of the most famous people in the history of visual culture. Spring 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of his death in May 1519, with exhibitions and events planned across Europe and the United States. This lavishly illustrated volume by Martin Kemp--one of the world's leading authorities on da Vinci--offers a fresh way of looking at the master's work. Kemp focuses on 100 key, broadly chronological milestones that cover an extraordinary range of topic across Leonardo's many fields of discipline: painting, where he brought new levels of formal and emotional grandeur to his works, including The Last Supper and Portrait of Lisa del Giocondo (the "Mona Lisa"); anatomical studies, which are extraordinary for their sense of form and function (Studies of the Optics of the Human Eye and Ventricles of the Brain); engineering marvels, noted for their range and extraordinary visual quality (Gearing for a Clockwork Mechanism and Wheels without Axles and Designs for a Flying Machine); and his progressive engagement with a range of sciences--anatomy, optics, dynamics, statics, geology, and mathematics.

The Science of Art - Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Paperback, New Ed): Martin Kemp The Science of Art - Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Paperback, New Ed)
Martin Kemp
R945 R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Save R223 (24%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this pathbreaking and richly illustrated book, Martin Kemp examines the major optically oriented examples of artistic theory and practice from Brunelleschi's invention of perspective and its exploitation by Leonardo and Durer to the beginnings of photography. In a discussion of color theory, Kemp traces two main traditions of color science: the Aristotelian tradition of primary colors and Newton's prismatic theory that influenced Runge, Turner, and Seurat. His monumental book not only adds to our understanding of a large group of individual works of art but also provides valuable information for all those interested in the interaction between science and art. "This beautifully made volume . . . shows us the unity of the visual study of nature-the exalted mutual task of Renaissance science and art."-Scientific American "[A] wonderful book. . . . Martin Kemp has convincingly demonstrated that even the most diverse styles of Western art from the Renaissance to modern times remained ever enthralled by scientific optics. . . . [A] handsome volume."-Samuel Y. Edgerton, American Scientist "An extraordinarily ambitious, even daring, enterprise. . . . The book leaves us in no doubt about its author's expertise in both fields. It includes the most comprehensive account of the development of perspective theory and practice I know."-Thomas Puttfarken, Times Higher Education Supplement "Kemp has performed a valuable service. . . . His style is lucid and he emerges as an honest broker who judiciously weighs the historical evidence. He has an impressive command of the literature of both art and optical science across much of Europe and over a span of four centuries. . . . Kemp's thesis is amply illustrated with several hundred plates, including many of his own line drawings. . . . The reader is led gently through the history of art and the details of optical science to appreciate their interrelationship."-Geoffrey Cantor, Oxford Art Journal

The Human Animal in Western Art and Science (Hardcover): Martin Kemp The Human Animal in Western Art and Science (Hardcover)
Martin Kemp
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the lazy, fiddling grasshopper to the sneaky Big Bad Wolf, children's stories and fables enchant us with their portrayals of animals who act like people. But the comparisons run both ways, as metaphors, stories, and images--as well as scientific theories--throughout history remind us that humans often act like animals, and that the line separating them is not as clear as we'd like to pretend.
Here Martin Kemp explores a stunning range of images and ideas to demonstrate just how deeply these underappreciated links between humans and other fauna are embedded in our culture. Tracing those interconnections among art, science, and literature, Kemp leads us on a dazzling tour of Western thought, from Aristotelian physiognomy and its influence on phrenology to the Great Chain of Being and Darwinian evolution. We learn about the racist anthropology underlying a familiar Degas sculpture, see paintings of a remarkably simian Judas, and watch Mowgli, the man-child from Kipling's "The Jungle Book," exhibit the behaviors of the beasts who raised him. Like a kaleidoscope, Kemp uses these stories to refract, reconfigure, and echo the essential truth that the way we think about animals inevitably inflects how we think about people, and vice versa.
Loaded with vivid illustrations and drawing on sources from Hesiod to La Fontaine, Leonardo to P. T. Barnum, "The Human Animal in Western Art and Science" is a fascinating, eye-opening reminder of our deep affinities with our fellow members of the animal kingdom.

Christ to Coke - How Image Becomes Icon (Hardcover): Martin Kemp Christ to Coke - How Image Becomes Icon (Hardcover)
Martin Kemp 1
R738 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R171 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Image, branding, and logos are obsessions of our age. Iconic images dominate the media. Christ to Coke is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icons. It does so via eleven supreme and mega-famous examples, both historical and contemporary, to see how they arose and how they continue to function. Along the way, we encounter the often weird and wonderful ways that they become transformed in an astonishing variety of ways and contexts. How, for example, has the communist revolutionary Che become a romantic hero for middle-class teenagers? The stock image of Christ's face is the founding icon - literally, since he was the central subject of early icon painting. Some of the icons that follow are general, like the cross, the lion, and the heart-shape. Some are specific, such as the Mona Lisa, Che Guevara, and the famous photograph of the napalmed girl in Vietnam. The American flag, the "Stars and Stripes", does not quite fit into either category. Modern icons come from commerce, led by the Coca-Cola bottle, and from science, most notably the double helix of DNA and Einstein's famous equation E=mc2. The stories, researched using the skills of a leading visual historian, are told in a vivid and personal manner. Some are funny; some are deeply moving; some are highly improbable; some centre on popular fame; others are based on the most profound ideas in science. The diversity is extraordinary. There is no set formula, but do the images share anything in common? So famous are the images that every reader is an expert in their own right and will be entertained and challenged by the narratives that Martin Kemp skilfully weaves around them.

Leibniz' Lager (Hardcover): Peter Weibel, Horst Bredekamp, Martin Kemp Leibniz' Lager (Hardcover)
Peter Weibel, Horst Bredekamp, Martin Kemp
R461 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R76 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What would it have looked like, Leibniz's Warehouse? What kinds of objects would the polymath have stored in a chamber of curiosities of his own? The artists Renate Heyne and Floris Neususs play with the idea of what might have happened, had Leibniz been able to realize his dream of a collection of objects and artifacts, and had begun to archive everything in a warehouse. Leibniz's Warehouse, however, is not simply a collection of manifest objects. The artists have created a kind of "theater of nature and art" in the form of photograms, as they journeyed through the collections of fifteen different museums, photographing their exhibits from nature, antiquity, science, and art. Photograms are the result of a direct photocopying process in which images appear when photosensitive material is directly exposed to light. Animals, sculptures, or plants look like positive shadows in this catalogue, inviting readers to tour the history of collections in Western European museums. With photograms of exhibits from the following museums: Glyptothek, MunichBavarian National Museum, MunichMuseum of Ethnology, MunichGerman Museum, MunichMathematical Institute at the Technical University, MunichOld National Gallery, BerlinEgyptian Museum, BerlinBode Museum, BerlinGerman History Museum, BerlinBauhaus Archiv, Berlin Berlinische Galerie, BerlinKolbe Museum, BerlinMathematical Institute at the University of HalleTinguely Museum, BaselFribourg Museum of Natural History Exhibition: ZKM | Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, 11.12.2016-5.3.2017

Soul Boys of the Western World (Blu-ray disc): Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, John... Soul Boys of the Western World (Blu-ray disc)
Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, …
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary about the rise, fall and reunion of the British new wave band Spandau Ballet. Featuring past performances, unseen archive footage and interviews with the band members, this documentary provides an insight into one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

Soul Boys of the Western World (Blu-ray disc): Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman,... Soul Boys of the Western World (Blu-ray disc)
Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, Gary Kemp, John Keeble, Tony Hadley, … 1
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary about the rise, fall and reunion of the British new wave band Spandau Ballet. Featuring past performances, unseen archive footage and interviews with the band members, this documentary provides an insight into one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile (Paperback, Main): Martin Kemp Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile (Paperback, Main)
Martin Kemp
R258 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics Art has always been part of history. But we often think of it as outside history. When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt or Rubens it speaks to us directly, but it's also an historical document, part of a living world. Renowned art historian Martin Kemp takes the reader on an extraordinary trip through art, from devotional works to the revolutionary techniques of the Renaissance, from the courtly Masters of the seventeenth century through to the daring avant-garde of the twentieth century and beyond. Along the way we encounter the great names of art history: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; Vermeer and Velasquez; Picasso and Pollock. We get under the skin of the many 'isms', schools, styles and epochs. We see the complex sweep of art history with its innovations, collaborations, rivalries, break-throughs and masterpieces. Above all, Kemp puts art in context; art isn't about disembodied images, art itself is history. Part of the Ideas in Profile series, uniquely enlivened with animations and illustrations from the award winning studio Cognitive Media, Art in History is an indispensable, accessible and richly detailed guide to our culture, our history, our heritage and our art. Also available in two ebook formats. Please note that ISBN 9781782831020 is for the usual ebook format and 9781781254110 is for an enhanced edition with additional video and audio which should be used only with tablet devices that are capable of playing this additional content.

Soul Boys of the Western World (DVD): Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Gary Kemp, John... Soul Boys of the Western World (DVD)
Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, …
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary about the rise, fall and reunion of the British new wave band Spandau Ballet. Featuring past performances, unseen archive footage and interviews with the band members, this documentary provides an insight into one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

Soul Boys of the Western World (DVD): Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, Gary Kemp, John... Soul Boys of the Western World (DVD)
Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, Steve Dagger, … 1
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary about the rise, fall and reunion of the British new wave band Spandau Ballet. Featuring past performances, unseen archive footage and interviews with the band members, this documentary provides an insight into one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

Britain's Serial Killer Box Set: A Is for Acid/Harold... (DVD): Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Neil McKinven, James Bolam,... Britain's Serial Killer Box Set: A Is for Acid/Harold... (DVD)
Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Neil McKinven, James Bolam, James Hazeldine, … 1
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Triple bill of made-for-TV crime dramas about real-life serial killers. In 'A Is for Acid' (2002), after mistakenly believing a Latin term to mean that murder can only be proven with the evidence of a body, John George Haigh (Martin Clunes) discovers a way to get rid of potential victims by using sulphuric acid. He first kills his friend, Donald McSwan (Neil McKinven), in order to assume control of his business, but in order to increase his finances Haigh takes a number of further victims. When those who knew the deceased become suspicious a criminal investigation is launched and it looks as though Haigh's murderous ways will finally be put to a stop. 'Harold Shipman - Doctor Death' (2002) follows the story of Dr. Harold Shipman (James Bolam), a general practitioner who throughout his career is believed to have killed as many as 250 of his patients. When the high death rate of his practice was investigated, it was discovered that he had given lethal doses of diamorphine to a vast number of his patients. He was put on trial where he was convicted of 15 murders and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 'The Brides in the Bath' (2003), in order to accumulate wealth George Joseph Smith (Martin Kemp) commits bigamy under various pseudonyms and kills three of his wives between 1910 and 1915. He tries to make it look as though the women died by accidentally drowning in their bathtubs but the deaths are eventually linked with Detective Inspector Arthur Neil (Alan Mckenna) working to solve the case.

On Painting (Paperback): Leon Alberti On Painting (Paperback)
Leon Alberti; Introduction by Martin Kemp; Notes by Martin Kemp; Translated by Cecil Grayson
R219 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alberti wrote De Pictura in Latin in 1435 and in true Renaissance spirit made an Italian translation the following year.

He unfolds his theories step by step. In Book One he explains the process of vision, in Book Two he sets out ‘to instruct the painter how he can present with his hand what he has understood with his mind’. Book Three stipulates the moral and artistic prerequisites of the painter.

The genius of De Pictura surfaced almost immediately – signs are there in Ghiberti’s Baptistery Doors in Florence, in the paintings of Fra Angelico and Domenico Veneziano – and it remains a living classic of art theory.

This edition at last makes widely available Cecil Grayson’s translation from the Latin, the best English version of Alberti’s text. It contains diagrams integrated into the text and an introduction by Martin Kemp which discusses De Pictura in the light of Alberti’s life and philosophy.

Art Forms from the Abyss (Paperback): Peter J. LeB Williams, Dylan W. Evans, David J. Roberts, David N. Thomas Art Forms from the Abyss (Paperback)
Peter J. LeB Williams, Dylan W. Evans, David J. Roberts, David N. Thomas; Foreword by Martin Kemp 1
R684 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R211 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From jewellery designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Following up on Prestel's Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, this new collection features startlingly beautiful images created by Haeckel, who was commissioned to contribute to the report of the HMS Challenger expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1872-76. The Challenger's achievements were unparalleled, with nearly 5,000 new species discovered and catalogued from the depths of Earth's oceans. Full-page reproductions bring these organisms colourfully to life, drawing readers into a world at once hypnotic and highly ordered. Divided into three sections-Siphonophores, Medusae and Radiolarians-these illustrations display Haeckel's remarkable artistic skill and understanding of the architecture of organic matter. The authors provide a brief history of the Challenger expedition, background on Haeckel's scientific and artistic accomplishments, as well as informative texts on each group of organisms.A guide to the natural world and an inspiration to artists of every stripe, this collection of Haeckel's work is a fitting tribute to a 19th century genius.

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