From Bukit Larangan To Borobudur: Recent Drawings By Jimmy Ong 2000 - 2015 by T.K. Sabapathy
This is the first detailed study of Jimmy Ong's art by renowned art historian T. K. Sabapathy. It springs from lengthy, intense conversations between the artist and the writer, excerpts of which are included. Borobudur and Bukit Larangan are thematic drives for examining his recent pictures. Images of 14 drawings from the period will be reproduced on double-spread pages, in addition to 21 illustrations. Jimmy Ong's creative practice is defined by the human figure and by drawing. Whereas figures in earlier works are autonomously dominant, now they dramatise events and encounters between individuals derived from history and mythology; these representations require elaborate depictions of landscape. When we examine these aspects, Jimmy Ong's pictures may be connected with the historical art traditions in Southeast Asia in which narrative is predominant. In looking at these aspects too, Jimmy Ong's works may be related to modern and contemporary representations of narrative in Southeast Asia which have yet to be explored. Intimations of these connections are proposed here.
Christianity In Asia: Sacred Art And Visual Splendour by Chong, Alan (Ed.)
Christianity in Asia explores the spread of the religion across Asia, and the art it inspired. This fully illustrated catalogue is aimed at a general audience, and accompanies the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to this topic. The book shows how local artists interpreted well-established Christian iconography, with new materials, and in often surprising ways. Essays explore earliest Christian art in Central Asia, India, and China; interest in Christian art at the Islamic courts; and works associated with missionary activities in China, South and Southeast Asia, and Japan.
Wkw: The Cinema Of Wong Kar Wai by Wong Kar Wai; John Powers
The long-awaited retrospective from the internationally renowned film director celebrated for his visually lush and atmospheric films. Wong Kar Wai is known for his romantic and stylish films that explore - in saturated, cinematic scenes - themes of love, longing, and the burden of memory. His style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently. In this volume, the first on his entire body of work, Wong Kar Wai and writer John Powers explore Wong's complete oeuvre in the locations of some of his most famous scenes. The book is structured as six conversations between Powers and Wong. Discussing each of Wong's eleven films, the conversations also explore Wong's trademark themes of time, nostalgia, and beauty, and their roots in his personal life.
Blue Moment, The by Jacquet-Lagreze, Romain
After his success of Vertical Horizon in 2012 and Wild Concrete in 2014, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is back with a whole new concept of photographing Hong Kong. By scouting to different elevated vantage points over two summers, the photographer captures the mesmerizing beauty of Hong Kong's urban landscape at dusk, enveloped by a deep blue haze. Through his lens, the densely packed buildings are presented with a magical touch, surprising readers with a new perspective of documenting Hong Kong's cityscape.
Emperors' Treasures: Chinese Art From The National Palace Museum, Taipei by Xu, Jay; Li He
Emperors' Treasures features artworks from the renowned National Palace Museum, Taipei. It encompasses paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, and textiles exemplifying the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste. It explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers-seven emperors and one empress-who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period. It examines each ruler's distinct contribution to the arts and how each developed his or her aesthetic and connoisseurship.
Phenomena: Art Of Asura by
Enter the world of Asura with this magnificent new sourcebook for players and game designers alike. This popular online game, which incorporates aspects of classic Chinese mythology and literature such as Journey to the West to create a rich role-playing experience, also provides material inspiration for artists. The results are stunning, with incredible artwork by such legends as Yang Qi depicting the characters and landscapes of this immortal realm. More than just an art book, it includes a summary of the game's storyline, as well as descriptions of the heroes, geography, denizens and history of Asura complemented by personal stories from the creative team themselves.
Loka Made :Artbook #01 by Feigiap
Loka made :artbook is a series of illustrations that started in 2011. Its inception came when FeiGiap had a chance to visit Kuala Pilah. The rustic landscape and architecture inspired him to produce artworks with local influences. Also included in the book are the different stages of his artworks upon the completion of his illustrations.
Complete Essays, 1973-1991, The by Ghirri, Luigi
Published for the first time in English, this volume comprises 68 texts in which Luigi Ghirri explores the subjects at the core of his photographs - the themes of identity, time, memory, vision, representation, and sense of place. As a voracious reader with a particular taste for the eclectic, Ghirri also reaches outwards from his own practice to explore the history of photography as he considers the work of Walker Evans, William Eggleston, Robert Adams and John Gossage, weaving in references to musicians, writers and painters alike. Together, the essays offer an unintentional yet comprehensive treatise on the history and theory of photography, and above all, they constitute a special form of autobiography.
Let's Mix All Media Together & Hans Dieter Huber by Herausgegeben Von Paflik-Huber; Hannelore
Over the last decades, it has become evident that art theorists no longer pursue a comprehensive cultivation of style analogous to developments in art. In this publication, internationally renowned art theorists, philosophers, and media theorists now approach the concept of the image through classic analyses of images and aesthetic inquiries, as well as through attempts to invent a new scholarly concept of art.
Inabel: Philippine Textile From The Ilocos Region by Valenciano, Al; Regalado Trota Jose Et Al
This book celebrates the weaving traditions of 'Abel' fabrics. It highlights the Ilocano brand of craftsmanship, as well as the local people's ingenuity and industriousness. It recognises the men and women of the Ilocos communities who keep centuries-old weaving traditions alive and flourishing. Authored by scholars and experts on Inabel, this book showcases more than 80 vibrant and colourful Ilocano handwoven textiles from past to present. It illustrates the evolution of the Inabel from the 1800s to contemporary times, highlighting the recurring traditional themes and motifs inspired by nature and man.
Nature Design: From Inspiration To Innovation by Sachs, Angeli (Ed.)
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for the design of the human environment, but in recent years this relationship has grown even more intense. Nature Design brings together projects and objects from design, architecture, landscape architecture, photography, and art that have been inspired by nature to develop complex and innovative works. The protagonists include Werner Aisslinger, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Ross Lovegrove, Olaf Nicolai, Francois Roche, and Lars Spuybroek. The book covers the historical and theoretical fundamentals of the themes sea, topography, plants, human beings, animals, scent, and climate. Nature Design is intended to reveal the diversity of possibilities for copying and reinventing nature and to open up new perspectives.
Art-Led Participative Processes: Dialogue & Subjectivity Within Performances In The Everyday by Koh, Jay
Art-Led Participative Processes encapsulate artist Jay Koh's public participative methodology, which emphasises agency, critical engagement, the ownership of actions and knowledge, the answerability of self to others, and a contribution to social change. It is the outcome and distillation of 24 years of a rigorous and reflexive practice and of rich experiences in social engagement with others, subjected to cross-disciplinary doctoral research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. This book, condensed from Koh's thesis, offers ALPP as a viable, responsive and dynamic methodology for an inter-subjective participatory art practice that motivates and validates the independence of participants. This book discusses as case studies projects and activities that took place primarily in Myanmar and Ireland, with the inclusion of some activities in Mongolia.
Tokyo Fashion City: A Guide To Tokyo's Trendiest Fashion Districts by Keet, Philomena
The fashionable, eccentric pedestrians of Tokyo are captured with hundreds of portrait photographs in this fun guide to Tokyo street fashion. Each chapter is packed with photographs of young fashionistas captured as they go about their daily lives, with info-rich captions, and insightful text giving the background to the trends and tribes featured. With the inclusion of area maps, and shop and cafe listings, Tokyo Fashion City is an indispensable resource for readers wishing to keep a finger on Tokyo's style pulse.
Japanese Tattoo: History, Culture, Design by Ashcraft, Brian; Hori Benny
Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works-as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way.
Symbols Of Power: Luxury Textiles From Islamic Lands, 7Th-21St Century by Mackie, Louise W.
For centuries, luxury textiles were symbols of status, wealth, and power at Islamic imperial courts from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, setting standards for beauty and fueling prosperous, urban economies. This book offers an unparalleled examination of Islamic luxury textiles, drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art's exemplary collection as well as from museums on four continents. Leading scholar Louise W. Mackie offers a generous overview of the cultural significance of these textiles, as well as descriptions of primary motifs and patterns, and explanations of various techniques used in their production.
Kamakura: Realism And Spirituality In The Sculpture Of Japan by Covaci, Ive (Ed.)
The Kamakura period (1185-1333) is considered a pinnacle of Japanese artistic expression, often described as a renaissance in Buddhist art. This catalogue is the first in over two decades to examine the exquisite sculpture of this period, artwork characterized by an intense corporeal presence, naturalistic proportions, a sense of movement, realistic drapery, and lifelike facial expressions animated by eyes made of inlaid crystal.. Essays by noted scholars explore the sculptures' arresting exteriors and powerful interiors, examining the technical and stylistic innovations that made them possible, and offering new context for their ritual and devotional uses.
Godsmacked by Teng Jee Hum
Through the 90-odd paintings in this book, Teng Jee Hum hopes to share his feelings about what it has been like to be a Singaporean in the last 50 years or so. Many of the images are the artist's take on the first Prime Minister of Singapore and his policies in governing Singapore.Critiques of Teng's work are also included in the book.
Quaint Quarterly Issue #03: Identity by Gonzalez, Jonathan (Ed.)
Quaint Quarterly is an independent print journal focused on long-form articles and lively illustrations. Curated from the four corners of the web, the content aims to bring unique ideas and challenging points of view to readers. Issue #03 includes the work of writers and visual artists who are fascinated by the concept of identity and its many socio-cultural ramifications. From the brain's ability to process memories and thoughts to the complex social constructs that lead to habits, convictions, and beliefs, all the contributors featured in this issue try to make sense of the elements that define who a person truly is.
My Friendship With Singapore's Greatest Painter by Ch'ng Poh Tiong
This is the first English biography of Tan Swie Hian, who holds the record for the highest price for a painting by a living South-East Asian artist. The biography also reveals how Tan Chan Pok, the artist's father and the wealthiest man in Bagansiapiapi, Sumatra, escaped an assassination attempt. Drawings by the painter's beloved mother, Madam Lie Soie, are also published for the first time. So too the latest calligraphy by Tan Swie Hian, his only self-portrait, early works from the 1970s, and an extensive portfolio.
Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents Of German And Russian Art, 1907-1917 by Akinsha, Konstantin (Ed.)
Russian Modernism is dedicated to the radical modernist movements in Russian and German art during the early years of the 20th century. It explores the direct connections and collaborations of German and Russian artists and the affinities between both countries' artistic development. Russian Modernism maps the Russian version of expressionism and puts it in the context of the history of 20th century art.