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223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The art of mathematics
  • How many guards does an art gallery need?
  • Aspects of aspect ratios
  • Vickrey auctions
  • How to sing in tune
  • The Grand Jeté
  • Impossible beliefs
  • Xerography-- Déjà vu all over again
  • Making pages look nice
  • The sound of silence
  • A most unusual cake recipe
  • Designing roller coasters
  • The beginning of the universe live on TV
  • Coping with stress
  • Art is critical
  • Culinary arts
  • Curved triangles
  • The days of the week
  • The case for procrastination
  • Diamonds are forever
  • How do you doodle?
  • Why are eggs egg-shaped
  • The El Greco effect
  • Eureka
  • What the eye tells the brain
  • Why the flag of Nepal is unique
  • The Indian rope trick
  • An image that defeats the eye
  • It's Friday the thirteenth again
  • Strip friezes
  • The gherkin
  • Hedging your bets
  • Infinity at the theater
  • Shedding light on (and with) the golden ratio
  • Magic squares
  • Mondrian's golden rectangles
  • Monkey business with tiles
  • Pleasing sounds
  • New tiles from old
  • The nine-degree solution
  • Paper sizes and a book in the hand
  • Penny blacks and penny reds
  • Prime time cycles
  • If you can't measure it, why not?
  • The art of nebulae
  • Reverse auctions : going backward for Christmas
  • Ritual geometry for the gods
  • Prize rosettes
  • Getting a handle on water music : singing in the shower
  • Sizing up pictures
  • Triquetra
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
  • Some perils of pictures
  • Drinking with Socrates
  • Strange formulae
  • Stylometry : mathematics rules the waves
  • Getting it together
  • When time has to reckon with space
  • How to watch TV
  • Curvaceous vase profiles
  • All the wallpapers in the universe
  • The art of war
  • Shattering wineglasses
  • Let the light shine in
  • Special triangles
  • Gnomons are golden
  • The upside-down world of Scott Kim
  • How many words did Shakespeare know?
  • The strange and wonderful law of first digits
  • Organ donor preferences
  • Elliptical whispering galleries
  • The tunnel of Eupalinos
  • A time-and-motion study of the Great Pyramid
  • Picking out tigers in the bushes
  • The art of the second law
  • On a clear day...
  • Salvador Dalí and the fourth dimension
  • The sound of music
  • Chernoff's faces
  • The man from underground
  • Möbius and his band
  • The bells, the bells
  • Following the herd
  • Finger counting
  • The other Newton's hymn to the infinite
  • Charles Dickens was no average man, Florence Nightingale no average woman
  • Markov's literary chains
  • From free will to the Russian elections
  • Playing with supreme beings
  • The drawbacks of being a know-all
  • Watching paint crack
  • Pop music's magic equation
  • Random art
  • Jack the Dripper
  • The bridge of strings
  • Lacing problems
  • Where to stand to look at statues
  • The hotel infinity
  • The color of music
  • Shakespeare's monkeys : the new generation.
"At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity--after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian's rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock's drip paintings to ballerinas' gravity-defying leaps and the next generation of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare"--Dust jacket flap.
  • The art of mathematics
  • How many guards does an art gallery need?
  • Aspects of aspect ratios
  • Vickrey auctions
  • How to sing in tune
  • The Grand Jeté
  • Impossible beliefs
  • Xerography-- Déjà vu all over again
  • Making pages look nice
  • The sound of silence
  • A most unusual cake recipe
  • Designing roller coasters
  • The beginning of the universe live on TV
  • Coping with stress
  • Art is critical
  • Culinary arts
  • Curved triangles
  • The days of the week
  • The case for procrastination
  • Diamonds are forever
  • How do you doodle?
  • Why are eggs egg-shaped
  • The El Greco effect
  • Eureka
  • What the eye tells the brain
  • Why the flag of Nepal is unique
  • The Indian rope trick
  • An image that defeats the eye
  • It's Friday the thirteenth again
  • Strip friezes
  • The gherkin
  • Hedging your bets
  • Infinity at the theater
  • Shedding light on (and with) the golden ratio
  • Magic squares
  • Mondrian's golden rectangles
  • Monkey business with tiles
  • Pleasing sounds
  • New tiles from old
  • The nine-degree solution
  • Paper sizes and a book in the hand
  • Penny blacks and penny reds
  • Prime time cycles
  • If you can't measure it, why not?
  • The art of nebulae
  • Reverse auctions : going backward for Christmas
  • Ritual geometry for the gods
  • Prize rosettes
  • Getting a handle on water music : singing in the shower
  • Sizing up pictures
  • Triquetra
  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
  • Some perils of pictures
  • Drinking with Socrates
  • Strange formulae
  • Stylometry : mathematics rules the waves
  • Getting it together
  • When time has to reckon with space
  • How to watch TV
  • Curvaceous vase profiles
  • All the wallpapers in the universe
  • The art of war
  • Shattering wineglasses
  • Let the light shine in
  • Special triangles
  • Gnomons are golden
  • The upside-down world of Scott Kim
  • How many words did Shakespeare know?
  • The strange and wonderful law of first digits
  • Organ donor preferences
  • Elliptical whispering galleries
  • The tunnel of Eupalinos
  • A time-and-motion study of the Great Pyramid
  • Picking out tigers in the bushes
  • The art of the second law
  • On a clear day...
  • Salvador Dalí and the fourth dimension
  • The sound of music
  • Chernoff's faces
  • The man from underground
  • Möbius and his band
  • The bells, the bells
  • Following the herd
  • Finger counting
  • The other Newton's hymn to the infinite
  • Charles Dickens was no average man, Florence Nightingale no average woman
  • Markov's literary chains
  • From free will to the Russian elections
  • Playing with supreme beings
  • The drawbacks of being a know-all
  • Watching paint crack
  • Pop music's magic equation
  • Random art
  • Jack the Dripper
  • The bridge of strings
  • Lacing problems
  • Where to stand to look at statues
  • The hotel infinity
  • The color of music
  • Shakespeare's monkeys : the new generation.
"At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity--after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian's rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock's drip paintings to ballerinas' gravity-defying leaps and the next generation of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare"--Dust jacket flap.
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NX180 .M33 B37 2015 Unavailable On order Request
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135 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
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ix, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction * Arnold Newman * Art Kane * Arthur Leipzig * Bernard Gotfryd (essay) * Carl Mydans * Chris Rainier * David Michael Kennedy * Douglas Kent Hall * Douglas Kirkland * Fred Picker * Galen Rowell * George Kalinsky * George Tice * Gordon Parks * Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel * J. Ross Baughman * Jodi Cobb * Jody Dole * Joyce Tenneson * Lewis Kemper * Lois Greenfield * Martha Casanave * Mary Ellen Mark * O. Winston Link * Patrick Demarchelier * Pete Turner * Peter Galassi * Rick Smolan and David Cohen * Ruth Bernhard * Sally Mann * Van Deren Coke * Walter Chappell * William Neill.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style, " creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros' words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction * Arnold Newman * Art Kane * Arthur Leipzig * Bernard Gotfryd (essay) * Carl Mydans * Chris Rainier * David Michael Kennedy * Douglas Kent Hall * Douglas Kirkland * Fred Picker * Galen Rowell * George Kalinsky * George Tice * Gordon Parks * Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel * J. Ross Baughman * Jodi Cobb * Jody Dole * Joyce Tenneson * Lewis Kemper * Lois Greenfield * Martha Casanave * Mary Ellen Mark * O. Winston Link * Patrick Demarchelier * Pete Turner * Peter Galassi * Rick Smolan and David Cohen * Ruth Bernhard * Sally Mann * Van Deren Coke * Walter Chappell * William Neill.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style, " creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros' words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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TR139 .A127 2015 Unknown
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119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Foreword / Carlie Wilmans
  • Introduction / Jock Reynolds
  • 500 Capp Street : a history / Constance M. lewallen
  • An artist's daring dream house / John Ashbery
  • Photography credits.
500 Capp Street tells the story of David Ireland's house, a rundown Victorian in the Mission District of San Francisco that the artist transformed into an environmental artwork, taking the detritus of his restoration labors as well as objects left behind by previous owners and refashioning them into sculptures. Constance M. Lewallen begins by recounting the history of the house from 1886, when it was built, until Ireland acquired it in 1975. She then details Ireland's renovation and continuing engagement with the site that served simultaneously as his residence, studio, and evolving artwork; the house's influence on his own work and that of artists who followed him; and its relationship to other house museums. An introduction by Jock Reynolds, who was close to the artist for many years, chronicles the social scene that developed around 500 Capp Street in the 1980s. The book also includes a 1983 article on the house by renowned poet John Ashbery. Illustrated with a generous selection of photographs taken over the years by the artist and his many visitors, this is an invaluable and intimate record of Ireland's best-known work. 500 Capp Street is essential reading for anyone interested in the artistic and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the California conceptual art movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Foreword / Carlie Wilmans
  • Introduction / Jock Reynolds
  • 500 Capp Street : a history / Constance M. lewallen
  • An artist's daring dream house / John Ashbery
  • Photography credits.
500 Capp Street tells the story of David Ireland's house, a rundown Victorian in the Mission District of San Francisco that the artist transformed into an environmental artwork, taking the detritus of his restoration labors as well as objects left behind by previous owners and refashioning them into sculptures. Constance M. Lewallen begins by recounting the history of the house from 1886, when it was built, until Ireland acquired it in 1975. She then details Ireland's renovation and continuing engagement with the site that served simultaneously as his residence, studio, and evolving artwork; the house's influence on his own work and that of artists who followed him; and its relationship to other house museums. An introduction by Jock Reynolds, who was close to the artist for many years, chronicles the social scene that developed around 500 Capp Street in the 1980s. The book also includes a 1983 article on the house by renowned poet John Ashbery. Illustrated with a generous selection of photographs taken over the years by the artist and his many visitors, this is an invaluable and intimate record of Ireland's best-known work. 500 Capp Street is essential reading for anyone interested in the artistic and cultural history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the California conceptual art movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N6537 .I62 L49 2015 Unknown
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xviii, 358 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Introduction: face-to-face with the Academie Royale. Part I The Official Face: An institutional image: portrait of the artist as an academician-- Rituals of initiation: becoming and being in the Academie-- On the wall: portraits, spaces, and everyday encounters at the Academie. Part II The Unofficial Face: Bloodlines: portraits of family-- Reciprocal acts: portraits of friendship-- Facing off: portraits of rivalry. Epilogue: the end of an institution-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
From its establishment in 1648 until its disbanding in 1793 after the French Revolution, the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture was the centre of the Parisian art world. Taking the reader behind the scenes of this elite bastion of French art theory, education, and practice, this engaging study uncovers the fascinating histories - official and unofficial - of that artistic community. Through an innovative approach to portraits - their values, functions, and lives as objects - this book explores two faces of the Academie. Official portraits grant us insider access to institutional hierarchies, ideologies, rituals, customs, and everyday experiences in the Academie's Louvre apartments. Unofficial portraits in turn reveal hidden histories of artists' personal relationships: family networks, intimate friendships, and bitter rivalries. Drawing on both art-historical and anthropological frames of analysis, this book offers insightful interpretations of portraits read through and against documentary evidence from the archives to create a rich story of people, places, and objects. Theoretically informed, rigorously researched, and historically grounded, this book sheds new light on the inner workings of the Academie. Its discoveries and compelling narrative make an invaluable and accessible contribution to our understanding of this pre-eminent European institution and the social lives of artists in early modern Paris.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Contents: Introduction: face-to-face with the Academie Royale. Part I The Official Face: An institutional image: portrait of the artist as an academician-- Rituals of initiation: becoming and being in the Academie-- On the wall: portraits, spaces, and everyday encounters at the Academie. Part II The Unofficial Face: Bloodlines: portraits of family-- Reciprocal acts: portraits of friendship-- Facing off: portraits of rivalry. Epilogue: the end of an institution-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
From its establishment in 1648 until its disbanding in 1793 after the French Revolution, the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture was the centre of the Parisian art world. Taking the reader behind the scenes of this elite bastion of French art theory, education, and practice, this engaging study uncovers the fascinating histories - official and unofficial - of that artistic community. Through an innovative approach to portraits - their values, functions, and lives as objects - this book explores two faces of the Academie. Official portraits grant us insider access to institutional hierarchies, ideologies, rituals, customs, and everyday experiences in the Academie's Louvre apartments. Unofficial portraits in turn reveal hidden histories of artists' personal relationships: family networks, intimate friendships, and bitter rivalries. Drawing on both art-historical and anthropological frames of analysis, this book offers insightful interpretations of portraits read through and against documentary evidence from the archives to create a rich story of people, places, and objects. Theoretically informed, rigorously researched, and historically grounded, this book sheds new light on the inner workings of the Academie. Its discoveries and compelling narrative make an invaluable and accessible contribution to our understanding of this pre-eminent European institution and the social lives of artists in early modern Paris.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N332 .F83 P395 2015 Unknown
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181 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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NC368.6 .S63 K462 2015 F Unknown

8. Adolf Krischanitz [2015]

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271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
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NA1011.5 .K77 A4 2015 Unknown
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255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
  • Adolfo Wildt, le poète du clair-obscur -- Un art "inexorable et parfait" -- La sculpture de Wildt dans le contexte du novecento italiano -- "Un artiste sans sérénité et sans beauté." -- Le débat critique du vivant de Wildt -- L'archaïsme subtil et doré des dessins de Wildt -- L'enseignement idéal de Wildt : Fausto Melotti et Lucio Fontana -- Notices -- Introduction à l'art du marbre -- L'art du marbre -- Traduction intégrale du texte d'Adolfo Wildt -- Repères biographiques -- Liste des oeuvres exposées du vivant de Wildt -- Liste générale des expositions -- Bibliographie -- Index des oeuvres -- Index des noms propres.
"Sculpteur par excellence, Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) est issu de la prestigieuse généalogie des tailleurs de marbre, des dominateurs du bloc comme Michel-Ange. Au tournant du siècle, il réconcilie l'artiste et l'artisan, donnant une dimension noble au travail du marbre. Proche du symbolisme, il a su élaborer un langage où l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, du gothique, de la Renaissance, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Présenté pour la première fois en France, l'oeuvre de Wildt, inclassable, parfois incompris, n'aura de cesse d'étonner, de fasciner voire de diviser."--P. [4] of cover.
  • Adolfo Wildt, le poète du clair-obscur -- Un art "inexorable et parfait" -- La sculpture de Wildt dans le contexte du novecento italiano -- "Un artiste sans sérénité et sans beauté." -- Le débat critique du vivant de Wildt -- L'archaïsme subtil et doré des dessins de Wildt -- L'enseignement idéal de Wildt : Fausto Melotti et Lucio Fontana -- Notices -- Introduction à l'art du marbre -- L'art du marbre -- Traduction intégrale du texte d'Adolfo Wildt -- Repères biographiques -- Liste des oeuvres exposées du vivant de Wildt -- Liste générale des expositions -- Bibliographie -- Index des oeuvres -- Index des noms propres.
"Sculpteur par excellence, Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) est issu de la prestigieuse généalogie des tailleurs de marbre, des dominateurs du bloc comme Michel-Ange. Au tournant du siècle, il réconcilie l'artiste et l'artisan, donnant une dimension noble au travail du marbre. Proche du symbolisme, il a su élaborer un langage où l'expressionnisme se mêle aux réminiscences de l'art antique, du gothique, de la Renaissance, dans un équilibre inédit entre la force expressive du modèle et la grâce de motifs purement décoratifs. Présenté pour la première fois en France, l'oeuvre de Wildt, inclassable, parfois incompris, n'aura de cesse d'étonner, de fasciner voire de diviser."--P. [4] of cover.
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NB623 .W5 A4 2015 F Unavailable In process Request
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287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction. Published in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Exploring how the universal visual language of geometric abstraction was influenced by different societies, this volume also demonstrates how the movement's revolutionary aesthetic continues to impact culture around the globe. It traces a century of abstract art from 1915 to the present day, celebrating the accomplishments of both men and women and includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. Organised around four distinct themes - communication, architectonics, utopia and everyday life - the book presents a chronological survey from Russia to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and the US. Each of the 100 works is featured in double-page spreads with brief artist biographies. Essays by Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Tom McDonough, and Joshua Jiang, contextualize the various geographic and aesthetic stages of the development of geometric abstraction. Published in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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N6494 .A2 A38 2015 Unknown
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ix, 315 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction : fashion matters
  • Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali
  • Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion
  • Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style
  • Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa
  • Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries
  • Conclusion : what fashion shows.
African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles of African dress that flourish on the global fashion market.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction : fashion matters
  • Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali
  • Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion
  • Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style
  • Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa
  • Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries
  • Conclusion : what fashion shows.
African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles of African dress that flourish on the global fashion market.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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12. Ainsi soit-il [2015]

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189 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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TR655 .S469 2015 Unknown
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264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
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N7073 .D65 A4 2015 Unknown
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111 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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NB623 .G387 A4 2015 Unavailable On order Request

15. Alexander McQueen [2015]

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347 pages : ill. (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • FOREWORDS: Sponsor's Foreword, Nadja Swarovski-- Foreword, Jonathan Akeroyd-- Director's Foreword, Martin Roth/ INTRODUCTION: In Search of the Sublime, Andrew Bolton-- Edward Scissorhands, Claire Wilcox/ No. 1: A SENSE OF PLACE: Su[i]ture: Tailoring and the Fashion Metropolis, Christopher Breward-- Clan MacQueen, Ghislaine Wood-- Central Saint Martins, Louise Rytter-- Drawing a Line, Abraham Thomas-- The Early Years, Susannah Frankel/ No.2: ARTISTRY: Plato's Atlantis: Anatomy of a Collection, Claire Wilcox-- Givenchy, Edwina Ehrman-- Walking Out, Helen Persson-- Refashioning Japan, Anna Jackson-- Nature Boy, Jonathan Faiers/ No. 3: SENSIBLITY: A Gothic Mind, Catherine Spooner-- Memento Mori, Eleanor Townsend-- Layers of Meaning, Kirstin Kennedy-- Wasteland/Wonderland, Zoe Whitley/ No. 4: VISCERA: Museum of the Mind, Lisa Skogh-- The Cabinet of Curiosities-- Modelling McQueen: Hard Grace, Caroline Evans-- Armouring the Body, Clare Phillips-- Crowning Glory, Oriole Cullen/ No. 5: SPECTACLE: Show, and Tell, Alexander Fury-- Making-up, Janice Miller-- Ghosts, Bill Sherman-- Coup de Theatre, Keith Lodwick-- Dance, Jane Pritchard/ No. 6: Imagination: The Shining and Chic, Alistair O'Neill-- Fashion-able, Jefferson Hack-- Nightmares and Dreams, Susanna Brown/ Encyclopedia of Collections: Kate Bethune/ Chronology-- Notes-- Further Reading-- Acknowledgements-- Picture Credits-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.' Alexander McQueen, 2009 This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers. Accompanying the V&A's landmark exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, this comprehensive catalogue features 28 ground-breaking essays from expert fashion commentators and cultural scholars which examine the richness and complexity of McQueen's visionary fashion. The publication includes over 440 striking images, from intimate backstage portraits and editorials by leading fashion photographers to previously unpublished sketches and research boards from the McQueen archive. At the centre of the book is a Cabinet of Curiosities gatefold with a specially commissioned photo shoot that showcases McQueen's breath-taking attention to detail. The book closes with an encyclopaedic survey of all of McQueen's London collections, from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his final collection, posthumously presented in March 2010.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • FOREWORDS: Sponsor's Foreword, Nadja Swarovski-- Foreword, Jonathan Akeroyd-- Director's Foreword, Martin Roth/ INTRODUCTION: In Search of the Sublime, Andrew Bolton-- Edward Scissorhands, Claire Wilcox/ No. 1: A SENSE OF PLACE: Su[i]ture: Tailoring and the Fashion Metropolis, Christopher Breward-- Clan MacQueen, Ghislaine Wood-- Central Saint Martins, Louise Rytter-- Drawing a Line, Abraham Thomas-- The Early Years, Susannah Frankel/ No.2: ARTISTRY: Plato's Atlantis: Anatomy of a Collection, Claire Wilcox-- Givenchy, Edwina Ehrman-- Walking Out, Helen Persson-- Refashioning Japan, Anna Jackson-- Nature Boy, Jonathan Faiers/ No. 3: SENSIBLITY: A Gothic Mind, Catherine Spooner-- Memento Mori, Eleanor Townsend-- Layers of Meaning, Kirstin Kennedy-- Wasteland/Wonderland, Zoe Whitley/ No. 4: VISCERA: Museum of the Mind, Lisa Skogh-- The Cabinet of Curiosities-- Modelling McQueen: Hard Grace, Caroline Evans-- Armouring the Body, Clare Phillips-- Crowning Glory, Oriole Cullen/ No. 5: SPECTACLE: Show, and Tell, Alexander Fury-- Making-up, Janice Miller-- Ghosts, Bill Sherman-- Coup de Theatre, Keith Lodwick-- Dance, Jane Pritchard/ No. 6: Imagination: The Shining and Chic, Alistair O'Neill-- Fashion-able, Jefferson Hack-- Nightmares and Dreams, Susanna Brown/ Encyclopedia of Collections: Kate Bethune/ Chronology-- Notes-- Further Reading-- Acknowledgements-- Picture Credits-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.' Alexander McQueen, 2009 This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers. Accompanying the V&A's landmark exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, this comprehensive catalogue features 28 ground-breaking essays from expert fashion commentators and cultural scholars which examine the richness and complexity of McQueen's visionary fashion. The publication includes over 440 striking images, from intimate backstage portraits and editorials by leading fashion photographers to previously unpublished sketches and research boards from the McQueen archive. At the centre of the book is a Cabinet of Curiosities gatefold with a specially commissioned photo shoot that showcases McQueen's breath-taking attention to detail. The book closes with an encyclopaedic survey of all of McQueen's London collections, from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his final collection, posthumously presented in March 2010.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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TT505 .M37 A44 2015 F Unknown
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239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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xxix, 316 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Hamaya Hiroshi's "return to Japan": documenting the folk in snow country
  • "Uncanny, hypermodern Japaneseness": Okamoto Tarō and the search for prehistoric modernism
  • Ise Shrine and a modernist construction of Japanese tradition
  • Paradise lost, paradise regained: Tōmatsu Shōmei's photographic engagement with Okinawa
  • "Young female nomads of Tokyo": imagined migration through Tokyo in the days before the bubble burst.
Allegories of Time and Space explores efforts by leading photographers, artists, architects, and commercial designers to re-envision Japanese cultural identityduring the turbulent years between the Asia Pacifi c War and the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990s. This search for a cultural home was a matter of broad public concern, and each of the artists under consideration engaged a wide audience through mass media. The artists under study had in common the necessity to establish distance from their immediate surroundings temporally or geographically in order to gain some perspective on JapanAEs rapidly changing society. They shared what Jonathan Reynolds calls an allegorical vision, a capacity to make time and space malleable, to see the present in the past and to find an irreducible cultural center at JapanAEs geographical periphery. The book commences with an examination of the work of Hamaya Hiroshi. A Tokyo native, Hamaya began to photograph the isolated osnow countryo ofnortheastern Japan in the midst of the war. His empathetic images of village life expressed an aching nostalgia for the rural past widely shared by urban Japanese. Following a similar strategy in his search for authentic Japan was the photographer T?matsu Sh?mei. Although T?matsu originally traveled to Okinawa Prefecture in 1969 to document the destructive impact of U.S. military bases in the region in his characteristically edgy style, he came to believe that Okinawa was still in some sense more truly Japanese than the Japanese main islands. The self-styled iconoclast artist Okamoto Tar? emphatically rejected the delicacy and refinement conventionally associated with Japanese art in favor of the hyper-modern qualities of the dynamic and brutal aesthetics that he saw expressed on the ceramics of the prehistoric J?mon period. One who quickly recognized the potential in OkamotoAEs embrace of JapanAEs ancient past was the architect Tange Kenz?. As a point of comparison, Reynolds looks at the portrayal of theancient Shint? shrine complex at Ise in a volume produced in collaboration with the photographer Watanabe Yoshio. Reynolds shows how this landmark book contributed significantly to a transformation in the meaning of Ise Shrine by suppressing the shrineAEs status as an ultranationalist symbol and re-presenting the shrine architecture as design consistent with rigorous modernist aesthetics. In the 1970s and 1980s, there circulated widely through advertising posters of the designer Ishioka Eiko, the ephemeral onomadico architecture of It? ToyoAEo, TV documentaries, and other media, a fantasy that imagined TokyoAEs young female office workers as urban nomads. These cosmopolitan dreams may seem untethered from their Japanese cultural context, but Reynolds reveals that there were threads linking the urban nomad with earlier efforts to situate contemporary Japanese cultural identity in time and space. In its fresh and nuanced re-reading of the multiplicities of Japanese tradition during a tumultuous and transformative period, Allegories of Time and Space offers a compelling argument that the work of these artists enhanced efforts to redefine tradition in contemporary terms and, by doing so, promoted a future that would be both modern and uniquely Japanese.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Hamaya Hiroshi's "return to Japan": documenting the folk in snow country
  • "Uncanny, hypermodern Japaneseness": Okamoto Tarō and the search for prehistoric modernism
  • Ise Shrine and a modernist construction of Japanese tradition
  • Paradise lost, paradise regained: Tōmatsu Shōmei's photographic engagement with Okinawa
  • "Young female nomads of Tokyo": imagined migration through Tokyo in the days before the bubble burst.
Allegories of Time and Space explores efforts by leading photographers, artists, architects, and commercial designers to re-envision Japanese cultural identityduring the turbulent years between the Asia Pacifi c War and the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990s. This search for a cultural home was a matter of broad public concern, and each of the artists under consideration engaged a wide audience through mass media. The artists under study had in common the necessity to establish distance from their immediate surroundings temporally or geographically in order to gain some perspective on JapanAEs rapidly changing society. They shared what Jonathan Reynolds calls an allegorical vision, a capacity to make time and space malleable, to see the present in the past and to find an irreducible cultural center at JapanAEs geographical periphery. The book commences with an examination of the work of Hamaya Hiroshi. A Tokyo native, Hamaya began to photograph the isolated osnow countryo ofnortheastern Japan in the midst of the war. His empathetic images of village life expressed an aching nostalgia for the rural past widely shared by urban Japanese. Following a similar strategy in his search for authentic Japan was the photographer T?matsu Sh?mei. Although T?matsu originally traveled to Okinawa Prefecture in 1969 to document the destructive impact of U.S. military bases in the region in his characteristically edgy style, he came to believe that Okinawa was still in some sense more truly Japanese than the Japanese main islands. The self-styled iconoclast artist Okamoto Tar? emphatically rejected the delicacy and refinement conventionally associated with Japanese art in favor of the hyper-modern qualities of the dynamic and brutal aesthetics that he saw expressed on the ceramics of the prehistoric J?mon period. One who quickly recognized the potential in OkamotoAEs embrace of JapanAEs ancient past was the architect Tange Kenz?. As a point of comparison, Reynolds looks at the portrayal of theancient Shint? shrine complex at Ise in a volume produced in collaboration with the photographer Watanabe Yoshio. Reynolds shows how this landmark book contributed significantly to a transformation in the meaning of Ise Shrine by suppressing the shrineAEs status as an ultranationalist symbol and re-presenting the shrine architecture as design consistent with rigorous modernist aesthetics. In the 1970s and 1980s, there circulated widely through advertising posters of the designer Ishioka Eiko, the ephemeral onomadico architecture of It? ToyoAEo, TV documentaries, and other media, a fantasy that imagined TokyoAEs young female office workers as urban nomads. These cosmopolitan dreams may seem untethered from their Japanese cultural context, but Reynolds reveals that there were threads linking the urban nomad with earlier efforts to situate contemporary Japanese cultural identity in time and space. In its fresh and nuanced re-reading of the multiplicities of Japanese tradition during a tumultuous and transformative period, Allegories of Time and Space offers a compelling argument that the work of these artists enhanced efforts to redefine tradition in contemporary terms and, by doing so, promoted a future that would be both modern and uniquely Japanese.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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xiii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Part 1: Problematic Notion of Complete, Perfect, and Permanent Architecture 1. Mutability of Architecture 2. Authorial Authority 3. Alienation from the Everyday Part 2: Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent 4. The Incomplete - Synecdoche 5. The Impermanent - Palimpsest 6. The Imperfect - Wabi Part 3: Articulating the Properties of Engagement 7. Appreciating Architecture as Nature 8. Representing Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent Architecture Conclusion Bibliography Index.
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Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to remain permanently perfect and complete. This contrasts sharply with reality where changes take place as people move in, requirements change, events happen, and building materials are subject to wear and tear. Rumiko Handa argues it is time to correct this imbalance. Using examples ranging from the Roman Coliseum to Japanese tea rooms, she draws attention to an area that is usually ignored: the allure of incomplete, imperfect and impermanent architecture. By focusing on what happens to buildings after they are 'complete', she shows that the 'afterlife' is in fact the very 'life' of a building. However, the book goes beyond theoretical debate. Addressing professionals as well as architecture students and educators, it persuades architects of the necessity to anticipate possible future changes and to incorporate these into their original designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction Part 1: Problematic Notion of Complete, Perfect, and Permanent Architecture 1. Mutability of Architecture 2. Authorial Authority 3. Alienation from the Everyday Part 2: Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent 4. The Incomplete - Synecdoche 5. The Impermanent - Palimpsest 6. The Imperfect - Wabi Part 3: Articulating the Properties of Engagement 7. Appreciating Architecture as Nature 8. Representing Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent Architecture Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to remain permanently perfect and complete. This contrasts sharply with reality where changes take place as people move in, requirements change, events happen, and building materials are subject to wear and tear. Rumiko Handa argues it is time to correct this imbalance. Using examples ranging from the Roman Coliseum to Japanese tea rooms, she draws attention to an area that is usually ignored: the allure of incomplete, imperfect and impermanent architecture. By focusing on what happens to buildings after they are 'complete', she shows that the 'afterlife' is in fact the very 'life' of a building. However, the book goes beyond theoretical debate. Addressing professionals as well as architecture students and educators, it persuades architects of the necessity to anticipate possible future changes and to incorporate these into their original designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part 1: Introduction 1. Erdem Erten, John Pendlebury and Peter Larkham: Introduction: On Alternative Visions 2. Wolfgang Sonne: The Enduring Concept of Civic Art Part 2: Imagined Townscapes 3. Erdem Erten: Townscape as a Project and Strategy of Cultural Continuity 4. Filippo De Pieri: Visualizing the Historic City: Planners and the Representation of Italy's Built Heritage. Giovanni Astengo and Giancarlo De Carlo in Assisi and Urbino, 1950s-60s 5. Harriet Atkinson: 'The First Modern Townscape'? The Festival of Britain, Townscape and Picturesque 6. Andrea Yuri Flores Urushima: Everyday Unavoidable Modernization and the Image of Hell: Visual Planning in the Writings of Nishiyama Uzo Part 3: Townscapes in Practice 7. Peter Larkham and Keith Lilley: Townscape and Scenography: Conceptualising and Communicating the Urban Landscape in British Post-war Planning 8. John Pendlebury: Making the Modern Townscape: The Reconstruction Plans of Thomas Sharp 9. Francesca Bonfante and Cristina Pallini: The Role of an Historic Townscape in City Reconstruction: Plans for Milan, Turin and Genoa After World War II 10. David Snyder: Rhetorics and Politics: Polish Architectural Modernism In The Early Postwar Years Part 4: Townscapes in Opposition 11. Nicholas Bullock: Charting the Changing Approaches to Reconstruction in France, Urbanisme 1941-56 12. Barnabas Calder: Brutal Enemies? Townscape and the 'Hard' Moderns 13. Peter Laurence: Jane Jacobs, the Townscape Movement, and the Emergence Critical Urban Design 14. Eamonn Canniffe: Neo-Realism: Urban Form and La Dolce Vita in Post-war Italy 1945-75.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, focused principally upon the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties. The various figures and currents covered here represent a largely overlooked field within the history of 20th century urbanism. In this period while certain modernist practices assumed an institutional role for post-war reconstruction and flourished into the mainstream, such practices also faced opposition and criticism leading to the production of alternative visions and strategies. Spanning from a historically-informed modernism to the increasing presence of urban conservation the contributors examine these alternative approaches to the city and its architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Part 1: Introduction 1. Erdem Erten, John Pendlebury and Peter Larkham: Introduction: On Alternative Visions 2. Wolfgang Sonne: The Enduring Concept of Civic Art Part 2: Imagined Townscapes 3. Erdem Erten: Townscape as a Project and Strategy of Cultural Continuity 4. Filippo De Pieri: Visualizing the Historic City: Planners and the Representation of Italy's Built Heritage. Giovanni Astengo and Giancarlo De Carlo in Assisi and Urbino, 1950s-60s 5. Harriet Atkinson: 'The First Modern Townscape'? The Festival of Britain, Townscape and Picturesque 6. Andrea Yuri Flores Urushima: Everyday Unavoidable Modernization and the Image of Hell: Visual Planning in the Writings of Nishiyama Uzo Part 3: Townscapes in Practice 7. Peter Larkham and Keith Lilley: Townscape and Scenography: Conceptualising and Communicating the Urban Landscape in British Post-war Planning 8. John Pendlebury: Making the Modern Townscape: The Reconstruction Plans of Thomas Sharp 9. Francesca Bonfante and Cristina Pallini: The Role of an Historic Townscape in City Reconstruction: Plans for Milan, Turin and Genoa After World War II 10. David Snyder: Rhetorics and Politics: Polish Architectural Modernism In The Early Postwar Years Part 4: Townscapes in Opposition 11. Nicholas Bullock: Charting the Changing Approaches to Reconstruction in France, Urbanisme 1941-56 12. Barnabas Calder: Brutal Enemies? Townscape and the 'Hard' Moderns 13. Peter Laurence: Jane Jacobs, the Townscape Movement, and the Emergence Critical Urban Design 14. Eamonn Canniffe: Neo-Realism: Urban Form and La Dolce Vita in Post-war Italy 1945-75.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city planning, focused principally upon the period between the start of the Second World War to the mid-sixties. The various figures and currents covered here represent a largely overlooked field within the history of 20th century urbanism. In this period while certain modernist practices assumed an institutional role for post-war reconstruction and flourished into the mainstream, such practices also faced opposition and criticism leading to the production of alternative visions and strategies. Spanning from a historically-informed modernism to the increasing presence of urban conservation the contributors examine these alternative approaches to the city and its architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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653 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm
  • La question du modèle -- Mythes -- Apollon "Pothos" -- Un Ganymède aquatique -- Hyacinthe changé en fleur -- Deux images de Narcisse -- Intermèdescomiques -- Médée et les garçons -- Florence, capitale de la, culture gay -- Double Italie -- Mariage pour tous ? -- Bouteilles à la mer -- L'errance du chevalier (à propos du Don Quichotte de Cervantès) -- Les masques du séducteur (sur Don Juan) -- Rembrandt aux yeux hagards -- Jeremy Bentham, prophète désarmé -- Le secret d'Octave (à propos d'Armance de Stendhal) -- "Je respire par sa bouche" (sur Vautrin) -- Il lacerato spirito (sur Giuseppe Verdi) -- L'ange de la destruction (sur Stevenson) -- La persécution de l'Innocent (à propos de Billy Budd de Melville) -- Langueurs, affrontements, fusions (sur plusieurs livres de Joseph Conrad) -- Sous l'oeil de la police (à propos de Tonio Krüger de Thomas Mann) -- Phares -- Un signe fort de tolérance : Théophile Gautier -- Une capitulation de Zola -- Une stratégie d'autodestruction : Oscar Wilde -- Les débuts du roman gay en France -- Amitiés particulières (Paul Bourget, Roger Peyrefitte, Montherlant, Martin du Gard) -- Les canailles sublimées : Georges Eekhoud -- L'école des garçons : André Gide et Marc Allégret -- Les homophobes contre-attaquent -- Le sexe surnaturel de la beauté (à propos du Livre blanc de Jean Cocteau) -- La honte du colonel (sur Roger Martin du Gard) -- Une élégance désespérée (Pierre Herbart) -- Une aristocratie morale (François Augiéras) -- Un clairon populaire (Jean-Louis Bory) -- Un bréviaire optimiste : Marcel Jouhandeau -- Une occasion manquée : Maurice, d'Edward Morgan Forster -- Le lys et la rose : Federico Garda Lorca -- La gloire du violoniste (à propos d'Umberto Saba) -- De l'ombre à la lumière (Giorgio Bassani, Sandro Penna, Tony Duvert) -- Agressif par culpabilité (Pier Paolo Pasolini) -- Cérémonies secrètes (à propos des Amours interdites de Yukio Mishima) -- Le garçon du fleuve (à propos de Diadorim de Joâo Guimarâes Rosa) -- Du nouveau chez les détectives : Joseph Hansen -- De diverses manières d'être gay aujourd'hui selon les pays, les moeurs, les religions -- France, 1953 : Roger Stéphane -- Pologne, 1982 : Marian Pankowski -- Angleterre, 1964 : Christopher Isherwood -- Cuba, 1966: Lezama Lima et Arenas -- Etats-Unis, 1999 : Annie Proulx -- Russie, 2000 : Ludmila Oulitskaïa -- Mexique, 2006 : Carlos Fuentes -- Égypte, 2006 : Mohamed Leftah -- De tous les pays, de tous les temps -- Pour faire le tour du monde à toutes les époques -- Promenades -- La mélancolie homosexuelle -- Le Jardin de Jabel : Promenade aux Tuileries -- Coercitions, dissuasions, échappatoires -- La Bibliothèque gay idéale.
"Tant par l'ampleur de son érudition que par la diversité des champs intellectuels (philosophie, psychanalyse, psychiatrie), artistiques (littérature, théâtre, opéra, peinture...), historiques (de la mythologie grecque à nos jours) et géographiques (Europe, Amérique, Asie...) parcourus, défrichés, analysés, ce livre explore un thème qui traverse plus ou moins explicitement la culture mondiale. L'inclination personnelle de l'artiste n'est pas ici le sujet : c'est l'homosexualité dans l'oeuvre qui passionne Dominique Fernandez. Car selon qu'elle peut se dire ou doit se travestir, que l'artiste se condamne au cryptage ou s'autorise l'affichage, l'homosexualité devient le marqueur d'une manière d'histoire culturelle des moeurs. Après une introduction qui dénonce la responsabilité de Freud et des psychiatres dans le renforcement de l'homophobie, une première partie revisite les mythes antiques (Apollon, Ganymède, Hyacinthe, Narcisse, Médée...) ; une deuxième examine la face cachée d'oeuvres (Armante, Billy Budd, Tonio Kffiger), d'artistes (Rembrandt, Verdi, Stevenson, Conrad) ou de personnages (Don Quichotte, Don Juan, Vautrin...) ; une troisième présente les "phares" de la cause homosexuelle, de Théophile Gautier à Mishima, et les diverses manières d'être gay aujourd'hui, selon les pays, les moeurs, les religions. Un monument d'hommage à la création, où se succèdent analyses textuelles et perspectives transversales, plongées dans les oeuvres et panoramas sur des sujets universels."--P. [4] of cover.
  • La question du modèle -- Mythes -- Apollon "Pothos" -- Un Ganymède aquatique -- Hyacinthe changé en fleur -- Deux images de Narcisse -- Intermèdescomiques -- Médée et les garçons -- Florence, capitale de la, culture gay -- Double Italie -- Mariage pour tous ? -- Bouteilles à la mer -- L'errance du chevalier (à propos du Don Quichotte de Cervantès) -- Les masques du séducteur (sur Don Juan) -- Rembrandt aux yeux hagards -- Jeremy Bentham, prophète désarmé -- Le secret d'Octave (à propos d'Armance de Stendhal) -- "Je respire par sa bouche" (sur Vautrin) -- Il lacerato spirito (sur Giuseppe Verdi) -- L'ange de la destruction (sur Stevenson) -- La persécution de l'Innocent (à propos de Billy Budd de Melville) -- Langueurs, affrontements, fusions (sur plusieurs livres de Joseph Conrad) -- Sous l'oeil de la police (à propos de Tonio Krüger de Thomas Mann) -- Phares -- Un signe fort de tolérance : Théophile Gautier -- Une capitulation de Zola -- Une stratégie d'autodestruction : Oscar Wilde -- Les débuts du roman gay en France -- Amitiés particulières (Paul Bourget, Roger Peyrefitte, Montherlant, Martin du Gard) -- Les canailles sublimées : Georges Eekhoud -- L'école des garçons : André Gide et Marc Allégret -- Les homophobes contre-attaquent -- Le sexe surnaturel de la beauté (à propos du Livre blanc de Jean Cocteau) -- La honte du colonel (sur Roger Martin du Gard) -- Une élégance désespérée (Pierre Herbart) -- Une aristocratie morale (François Augiéras) -- Un clairon populaire (Jean-Louis Bory) -- Un bréviaire optimiste : Marcel Jouhandeau -- Une occasion manquée : Maurice, d'Edward Morgan Forster -- Le lys et la rose : Federico Garda Lorca -- La gloire du violoniste (à propos d'Umberto Saba) -- De l'ombre à la lumière (Giorgio Bassani, Sandro Penna, Tony Duvert) -- Agressif par culpabilité (Pier Paolo Pasolini) -- Cérémonies secrètes (à propos des Amours interdites de Yukio Mishima) -- Le garçon du fleuve (à propos de Diadorim de Joâo Guimarâes Rosa) -- Du nouveau chez les détectives : Joseph Hansen -- De diverses manières d'être gay aujourd'hui selon les pays, les moeurs, les religions -- France, 1953 : Roger Stéphane -- Pologne, 1982 : Marian Pankowski -- Angleterre, 1964 : Christopher Isherwood -- Cuba, 1966: Lezama Lima et Arenas -- Etats-Unis, 1999 : Annie Proulx -- Russie, 2000 : Ludmila Oulitskaïa -- Mexique, 2006 : Carlos Fuentes -- Égypte, 2006 : Mohamed Leftah -- De tous les pays, de tous les temps -- Pour faire le tour du monde à toutes les époques -- Promenades -- La mélancolie homosexuelle -- Le Jardin de Jabel : Promenade aux Tuileries -- Coercitions, dissuasions, échappatoires -- La Bibliothèque gay idéale.
"Tant par l'ampleur de son érudition que par la diversité des champs intellectuels (philosophie, psychanalyse, psychiatrie), artistiques (littérature, théâtre, opéra, peinture...), historiques (de la mythologie grecque à nos jours) et géographiques (Europe, Amérique, Asie...) parcourus, défrichés, analysés, ce livre explore un thème qui traverse plus ou moins explicitement la culture mondiale. L'inclination personnelle de l'artiste n'est pas ici le sujet : c'est l'homosexualité dans l'oeuvre qui passionne Dominique Fernandez. Car selon qu'elle peut se dire ou doit se travestir, que l'artiste se condamne au cryptage ou s'autorise l'affichage, l'homosexualité devient le marqueur d'une manière d'histoire culturelle des moeurs. Après une introduction qui dénonce la responsabilité de Freud et des psychiatres dans le renforcement de l'homophobie, une première partie revisite les mythes antiques (Apollon, Ganymède, Hyacinthe, Narcisse, Médée...) ; une deuxième examine la face cachée d'oeuvres (Armante, Billy Budd, Tonio Kffiger), d'artistes (Rembrandt, Verdi, Stevenson, Conrad) ou de personnages (Don Quichotte, Don Juan, Vautrin...) ; une troisième présente les "phares" de la cause homosexuelle, de Théophile Gautier à Mishima, et les diverses manières d'être gay aujourd'hui, selon les pays, les moeurs, les religions. Un monument d'hommage à la création, où se succèdent analyses textuelles et perspectives transversales, plongées dans les oeuvres et panoramas sur des sujets universels."--P. [4] of cover.
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