Seeing The Kites Again: The Wu Guanzhong Donation Collection by Siew, Sara (Ed.)
This book features all 128 Wu Guanzhong works in the National Collection of Singapore. It is complemented by four essays which contextualise the artist's life and practice, as well as a biographical timeline.
Siapa Nama Kamu? Art In Singapore Since The 19Th Century (Exhibition Album) by Siew, Sara (Ed.)
What is your name? This simple question yields no easy answers beyond the obvious. How is a name created? What does it represent, and what does it leave out? The art of Singapore is, as these ruminations suggest, more complex and layered than we might imagine. It is also this premise that resides at the heart of the National Gallery Singapore's opening exhibition "Siapa Nama Kamu: Art of Singapore since the 19th Century". This album offers an overview of the exhibition through an inspired selection of 100 works. Accompanying curatorial texts explain the themes and concerns of the exhibition, making for a compelling look at the most comprehensive survey of art in Singapore to date.
Between Declarations And Dreams: Art Of Southeast Asia Since The 19Th Century (Exhibition Album) by Siew, Sara (Ed.)
"Keep watch over the line between declarations and dreams." So said the Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar in 1948, when he bemoaned the gap between the desire for national independence and its achievement in political terms. This ardent plea makes for new insights when considered in relation to artistic practice in Southeast Asia, where the personal and creative is often caught in the fray of the historical, ideological and political. Treading the line between declarations and dreams may be said to be the fate of the artist; it is this experience, shared across national boundaries, that informs the National Gallery Singapore's opening exhibition "Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century". This album presents an overview of the exhibition through 100 works. Accompanying curatorial texts flesh out the themes and sections of the exhibition, constituting a timely, thoughtful look at the art of this region.
Silver To Steel: The Modern Designs Of Peter Muller-Munk by Delphia, Rachel; Jewel Stern
This comprehensive book examines the work of celebrated modernist industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk. This groundbreaking book situates Peter Muller-Munk among the most influential designers of his generation. It presents the untold story of a man who rose from anonymity as a young silversmith at Tiffany & Co. to become a crucial postwar designer, promoting the practice of industrial design across the globe through one of the top design consultancies in America: Peter Muller-Munk Associates.
Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art From The Modern To The Contemporary - Works From The Barjeel Art Foundation by Kholeif, Omar; Candy Stobbs (Eds.)
Celebrating the Barjeel Art Foundation's expansive collection, this book maps a genealogy of modern and contemporary Arab art and offers one of the most extensive presentations of modern Arab art. Based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the Barjeel Art Foundation was established to contribute to the development of the evolving art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE. Coinciding with a year-long series of exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, this unique overview features many rarely seen works by artists across the region from North Africa to the Gulf states as well as Western Asia.
Broad Collection, The by Heyler, Joanne; Ed Schad; Chelsea Beck (Eds.)
This volume of superb writing and lavish illustrations pays tribute to one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and now a major new museum, The Broad in Los Angeles. For more than four decades Eli and Edythe Broad have fostered public appreciation of contemporary art through their collection of nearly 2,000 works, notable for its incredible sophistication and breadth. This book highlights The Broad collection's depth by assembling a sharp cast of cultural leaders, writers, critics, and curators to share their insights, experiences, and diverse points of view on some of The Broad collection's most celebrated artists.
Bauers, The: Joseph, Franz & Ferdinand: Masters Of Botanical Illustration - An Illustrated Biography by Lack, Hans Walter
Filled with stunning 18th- and 19th-century illustrations of plants and other living creatures, this book is the first to bring together the life and art of the three Bauer Brothers - Joseph, Franz and Ferdinand Bauer - who came to be some of the most celebrated botanical artists of all time. Drawn from all known worldwide sources of the Bauers' extant illustrations, this illustrated history of the Bauers and their work unfolds chronologically. Their detail work, along with their incredibly beautiful and highly developed methods of coloring their paintings, comes to life in numerous superbly reproduced illustrations.
Unforgotten New York: Legendary Spaces Of The Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde by Brun-Lambert; David; John Short; D. Tanguy
Captivating photographs from the present and the past take readers on a tour through New York City's most influential cultural spaces. Late-night spots like the Copacabana, Studio 54, The Mudd Club, or The Roxy; music venues such as CBGBs and the Village Vanguard; cutting-edge performance spaces such as The Kitchen and St. Mark's Church in the Bowery; social hangouts like the Gaslight Café and Keith Haring's Pop Shop. Many of these places are gone, but none are forgotten-and all are brought thrillingly back to life in this gorgeously designed volume. Each chapter includes background history of the space, as well as quotes from famous artists, musicians, and other key players of the time.
Forms Of Japan by Kenna, Michael; Yvonne Meyer-Lohr
This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country better known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna's traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan.
Art Nouveau: 50 Works Of Art You Should Know by Hodge, Susie
The heyday of the Art Nouveau style was relatively short, spanning the decades immediately before and after 1900. However it was a tremendously important period, not only for its radical shift away from the academic and romantic movements of the late 19th century, but also for its embrace of nature and natural forms. This authoritative, accessible, and beautifully illustrated book explores fifty of the most important works of the Art Nouveau style.
Art Deco: 50 Works Of Art You Should Know by Orr, Lynn Federle
This highly accessible overview of Art Deco, embraces nearly every artistic medium-offering paintings and photography to furnishings and film-through fifty superb examples of Art Deco style that reveal the period's richness and range. Opening with an authoritative overview of the Art Deco movement and including biographies of each of the artists, this is a compact and affordable reference work and a beautifully designed book for every art lover's library.
Living For The Moment: Japanese Prints From The Barbara S. Bowman Collection by Goodall, Hollis; Joan Mirviss
Spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the exquisite examples of Japanese prints included in this book offer insights into the history of an art form and vision that is distinctively Japanese and was highly inspirational to later European painters. Each of the over one hundred prints in this book is reproduced in large color plates that highlight their subtle beauty and charm and are accompanied by extensive analysis of the pieces' remarkable qualities. This comprehensive overview of the collection by LACMA curator Hollis Goodall addresses the significance and history of the Bowman collection and the many ways it enhances the museum's extensive holdings of Japanese art.
Butterfly Journey, A: Maria Sibylla Merian Artist And Scientist by Friedewald, Boris
The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this charming and elegant book. A woman ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was an intrepid explorer, naturalist, scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This lovely, impeccably designed book tells Merian's incredible life story alongside colorful reproductions of her engravings and watercolors of the butterflies she encountered during her lifetime in Germany and the Netherlands, and her seminal trip to the Dutch colony of Surinam.
Japan's Love For Impressionism: From Monet To Renoir by
This book presents amazing quality French Impressionist art held in Japanese collections, and includes some of the major works of the Impressionist movement. A selection of exquisite works from these Japanese museums now returns exclusively to Europe. At the heart of the exhibition and the book are masterpieces by French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, among them Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Bonnard, Pissarro, Renoir, Signac, Sisley, and van Gogh. Their paintings are complemented by a selection of works by Japanese artists from the period before 1920 that laid the foundation for modern, Western-inspired Japanese art. Together, they tell the story of the interaction and two-way artistic influence between Europe and Japan from a new perspective.
Breguet: Art And Innovation In Watchmaking by Breguet, Emmanuel; Martin Chapman
This dazzling exploration of the work of renowned horologist Breguet is also a fascinating look at what makes watches and other timepieces tick. Abraham-Louis Breguet invented many of the standard components of today's most prestigious watches, earning the title "The Father of Modern Horology." The selfwinding watch, the gong spring, the first shockprotection device, and the enameled dial-all were created by Breguet. In addition, he invented the first travel clock, sold to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798, and the first wristwatch, delivered to Caroline Murat, queen of Naples in 1812. This fascinating, elegantly designed volume features more than seventy watches and clocks that were constructed by the Breguet company, and it contains many insights into the inner workings that made these objects so innovative and valuable.
Azulejos Em Macau (Portuguese Tiles In Macau) by Kwok, Carol; Alexandre Pais Et Al
The Macanese artist Carol Kwok takes her profession in photography and bring us to discover the unique ceramic tiles characteristically used to decorate colonial-era buildings and public area. Together with technical conservator and researcher Alexandre Pais as well as architect Andre Lui, this book explores and reveals the history behind each remaining Portuguese tiles in Macau.
Color In Ancient And Medieval East Asia by Dusenbury, Mary M.
Color was a critical element in East Asian life and thought, but its importance has been largely overlooked in Western scholarship. This interdisciplinary volume explores the fascinating roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia. While the Western world has always linked color with the spectrum of light, in East Asian civilizations colors were associated with the specific plant or mineral substances from which they were derived. Many of these substances served as potent medicines and elixirs, and their transformative powers were extended to the dyes and pigments they produced. Generously illustrated, this groundbreaking publication constitutes the first inclusive study of color in East Asia. It is the outcome of years of collaboration between chemists, conservators, archaeologists, historians of art and literature, and scholars of Buddhism and Daoism from the United States, East Asia, and Europe.
China Through The Looking Glass by Bolton Andrew
For centuries, China's export arts-jade, silks, porcelains, and, more recently, cinema-have fueled Western fantasies of an exotic East and served as enduring sources of inspiration for fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese aesthetics on designers, including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Drawing upon Chinese decorative arts, cinema, and costume-notably imperial court robes, the close-fitting cheongsam, and the unisex Mao suit-their designs are fantastical pastiches of anachronistic motifs. Juxtaposing modern fashions and film stills with their forebears in fine and decorative arts and historical dress, this book reveals the rich and ongoing creative dialogue between East and West, past and present.
Sulaiman by Pocock, Melanie
This is the first monograph on the work of Shooshie Sulaiman. Recognised as one of Malaysia's most important contemporary artists, Shooshie draws on personal experience, emotions and memories to explore the cultural, social and spiritual frameworks that shape human understanding and experience. It charts Shooshie's journey as an artist, organizer and curator from the late 90s to the present, featuring written contributions by friends, writers and curators and illustrations of key works and projects.
Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket And Similar Weaving Traditions by Achjadi, Judi
Floating Weaves represents an attempt to catalogue float weave techniques used to decorate Batik cloth throughout the archipelago and hints at possible lines of distribution. Being a coffee-table book, photographs are an important part of the story. Our main sources for photography have been collections in Indonesia's own provincial museums and the National Museum of Indonesia with gaps filled by local collectors and foreign museums when not available in Indonesia.