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332 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The American Dream: From Pop to present presents an overview of the development of American printmaking since 1960, paying particular attention to key figures such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. The 1960s was a period of change in the production, marketing and consumption of prints and the medium attracted a new generation of artists whose attitude towards making art had been conditioned by the monumentality and bold, eye-catching nature of popular imagery in postwar America, from advertising billboards to drive-in movies. Artists used to working on large canvases and huge sculptures created prints of an unprecedented ambition, scale and boldness in state-of-the-art workshops newly established on both the East and West coasts. Prints also became a means for expressing opinions on the great social issues of the day, from civil rights to the overt and covert role of government. This has continued, with feminism, gender, the body, race and identity, all topics represented in prints in a variety of stylistic approaches across the decades. The changing nature of American society provides a core element of the narrative, with prints offering a fascinating insight into contemporary thinking and attitudes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500239605 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 90 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Looking at works from a range of different artists and their various approaches, this book examines the process and practice of drawing, showcasing artworks from 15th- and 16th-century masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, right up to artists working today. In arranging them not by period or style, but by the types of thinking that give rise to them, readers gain fresh insights into the thought processes of some of the world's greatest artists. This thematic rather than chronological structure allows us to place historical drawings side-by-side with modern and contemporary works, to show how artists from widely differing times and places have all used drawing to record, explore and develop ideas. The accompanying exhibition, 'Lines of Thought: Michelangelo to Bridget Riley. Drawings from the British Museum', will tour to venues associated with art schools around the UK, and internationally, to inspire students to draw. The exhibition and this book include highlights of the British Museum's Prints and Drawings collection, as well as some lesser-known contemporary works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500292785 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Director's Foreword-- Maggi Hambling: Touching the Void-- Plates-- Chronology-- Further Reading-- Acknowledgements-- Picture Credits-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848222076 20161128
One of Britain's foremost figurative artists, Maggi Hambling is celebrated for her portrait paintings and controversial sculptures. Less familiar, however, are her lively drawings and sensuous Monotype prints. This book is the first to focus specifically on the range and power of Maggi Hambling's more intimate works on paper, and is published to accompany a related exhibition opening at the British Museum in September 2016. For Maggi Hambling, drawing has always formed the central core of her work. Through the act of mark-making she reveals the elusive qualities of her subjects, saying 'Drawing is an artist's most direct and intimate response to the world. The touch of charcoal, graphite or ink on paper is full of endless possibilities. I try to distill the essence of a subject and capture the life-force of a moment. The challenge is to touch the subject with all the desire of a lover.' Maggi Hambling: Touch traces the artist's engagement with drawing throughout her career and includes, alongside her own works, reproductions of drawings by those artists whom she admires and has closely examined on visits to the British Museum Prints and Drawings Study Room over many years - Constable, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Michelangelo.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848222076 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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180 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 x 30 cm
A fresh look at the British Museum's celebrated and extensive ancient Egyptian collection from across three thousand years Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt introduces readers to three thousand years of Egypt's ancient history by unveiling its famous rulers-the pharaohs-using some of the finest objects from the vast holdings of the British Museum, along with masterworks from the collection fo the Cleveland Museum of Art. In an introductory essay, Margaret Maitland looks at Egyptian kingship in terms of both ideology and practicality. Then Aude Semat considers the Egyptian image of kingship, its roles and its uses. In ten additional sections, Marie Vandenbeusch delves into themes related to the land of ancient Egypt, conceptions of kingship, the exercise of power, royal daily life, war and diplomacy, and death and afterlife. Detailed entries by Vandenbeusch and Semat cover key works relating to the pharaohs. These objects, beautifully illustrated in 180 photographs, include monumental sculpture, architectural pieces, funerary objects, exquisite jewelry, and papyri. The rulers of ancient Egypt were not always male, or even always Egyptian. At times, Egypt was divided by civil war, conquered by foreign powers, or ruled by competing kings. Many of the objects surviving from ancient Egypt represent the image a pharaoh wanted to project, but this publication also looks past the myth to explore the realities and immense challenges of ruling one of the greatest civilizations the world has seen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300218381 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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255 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
South Africa has an established, vibrant and highly politicized contemporary art scene that is often in dialogue with the deep and recent past. South African Art explores this relationship between past and present, showing contemporary and historic art objects from the earliest human artistic tendencies three million years ago to 20th-century apartheid Resistance Art and the art of post-apartheid transformation. South African Art begins with the first artistic stirrings of our earliest ancestors and the first African kingdoms through to the creation of 3D figurative art and specialised artisans. It then considers the influence of Dutch, British, Malay, Chinese and Indian settlers from the 16th century onwards and the ensuing conflicts, followed by a focus on the British colonial period and the European obsession with the exotic and the objectification of African bodies. A chapter on segregation after the Union of South Africa in 1910 and Resistance Art during the apartheid era of c.1970 to 1989 is followed by a final section looking at South Africa's transformation from an apartheid state to the 'Rainbow Nation', and the country's current artistic optimism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519066 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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304 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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313 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
  • Directors' Foreword, Earl A. Powell III and Nei l MacGregor xi Lenders to the Exhibition xiii Introduction, Stacey Sell 1 Drawings Under Scrutiny: The Materials and Techniques of Metalpoint, Kimberly Schenck 9 Masters of Silverpoint in the Netherlandish Renaissance, John Oliver Hand 25 Silverpoint Drawings by German and Swiss Renaissance Artists, Giulia Bartrum 63 The Rise and Decline of Metalpoint Drawing in Renaissance Italy, Hugo Chapman 101 Metalpoint Drawings in the Low Countries in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, An Van Camp 145 The Silverpoint Revival in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Stacey Sell 189 Modern and Contemporary Drawing in Metalpoint, Bruce Weber 225 The Technical Examination of Metalpoint Drawings, Joanna Russe ll, Judith Rayner, and Jenny Bescoby 261 Exhibition Checklist 275 Selected Bibliography 291 Acknowledgments 303 Index 307 Photography Credits 313.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166124 20160618
From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen have used the technique of metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. Drawing in Silver and Gold examines the history of this evocative medium, in which a metal stylus is used on a specially prepared surface to create lines of astonishing delicacy. This beautifully illustrated book examines the practice of metalpoint over six centuries, in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, Durer, and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. A team of authors--curators, conservators, scientists--address variations in technique across time and between different schools, incorporating new scientific analysis, revealing patterns of use, and providing a rare demonstration of the medium's range and versatility. They reappraise famous metalpoints of the Renaissance and shed new light on infrequently studied periods, such as the seventeenth century and the Victorian silverpoint revival. A new examination of an exquisite but not thoroughly understood medium, Drawing in Silver and Gold offers fresh interpretations of a practice central to the history of drawing and will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come. Exhibition schedule: * National Gallery of Art - http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2015/leonardo-to-j asper-johns.html, May 3-July 26, 2015* The British Museum, September 10-December 6, 2015.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166124 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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387 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Catalogue de l'exposition "La beauté du corps dans l'Antiquité grecque" présentée à la Fondation Gianadda, Martigny (Suisse), du 28 février au 9 juin 2014.00Le British Museum de Londres fondé en 1753 s'ouvre au public en 1759 et ses collections, constituées de plus de sept millions d'objets, sont parmi les plus importantes au monde et proviennent de tous les continents. Parmi toutes ces richesses, vingt-quatre salles représentent Rome et la Grèce antiques : il s'agit de la section la plus importante du musée qui propose des oeuvres s'étendant du début de la préhistoire à l'ère byzantine. Une des responsables de ce département antique a spontanément proposé à Léonard Gianadda d'organiser une exposition avec quelques unes des pièces maîtresses choisies parmi ces antiquités grecques et romaines.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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191 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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112 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 20 cm
In the visual arts of the 15th to the early 19th centuries in Europe, animals were understood in relation to the human world. At the same time, increasing investigation of the natural world engaged artists in the problems of accurate representation: prints were particularly important in distributing information across a wide audience. This illustrated book explores perceptions of the natural world as seen through the eyes of imaginative artists.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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148 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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288 pages : ill. ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 205 pages, 2 unnumbered folded page of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 26 x 34 cm
  • Foreword / Neil MacGregor and David W. Packard
  • Introduction: The Road to Erudite Athens / Ian Jenkins
  • Introduction to the Collection / John Camp
  • Greece at the Eve of the Nineteenth Century: Poised between Myth and Reality / Fani-Maria Tsigakou
  • Seen through a Glass Darkly: Dodwell and Pomardi's Drawings and Watercolors of Greece / Kim Sloan
  • Catalogue of Drawings.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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339 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 362 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
The British Museums uniquely important. Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the western Pacific. The extraordinary art styles represented, from groups such as New Guinea, New Ireland and the Solomon Islands and relating to ancestors, family and clan, houses, feasting and festivals, are of interest not only in themselves but also for how they have influenced European artists since the nineteenth century. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, anthropologists, indigenous peoples and artists, and illustrated with over 300 colour images of Museum objects and contextual photographs, the book will survey and respond to the collection from the point of view of anthropologists and the people responsible for its creation. "Melanesia" is a visual and key reference work, providing illuminating encounters with the historical and contemporary cultures of the western Pacific, documenting the most culturally diverse and artistically fertile region in the world for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714125961 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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536 pages : illustrations (black and white, colour) ; 30 cm
Drawing on the latest scholarship from the leading experts in the field and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book looks at painted and printed erotic images produced in Japan during the Edo period (1600-1868) and early Meiji era (1868-1912). This title is only available through Hotei Publishing in the United States of America, Canada and the Philippines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004263260 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)