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Opakowanie Impressionist France

149,00 zł 125,09 zł


A novel look at the relationship between Impressionist painting and photography and the forging of a national identity in France between 1850 and 1880. Between 1850 and 1880, Impressionist landscape painting and early forms of photography flourished within the arts in France. In the context of massive social and political change that also marked this era, painters and photographers composed competing visions of France as modern and industrialized or as rural and anti-modern. Impressionist France explores the resonances between landscape art and national identity as reflected in the paintings and photographs made during this period, examining and illustrating in particular the works of key artists such as Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, the Bisson Frères, Édouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, Charles Nègre, and Camille Pissarro. This ambitious premise focuses on the whole of France, exploring the relationship between landscape art and the notion of French nationhood across the country’s varied and spectacular landscapes in seven geographical sections and four scholarly essays, which provide new information regarding the production and impact of French Impressionism.
Okładka książki Old Paris and Changing New York

199,00 zł 169,05 zł


An insightful new look at two renowned photographers, their interconnected legacies, and the vital documents of urban transformation that they created. In this comprehensive study, Kevin Moore examines the relationship between Eugène Atget (1857–1927) and Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) and the nuances of their individual photographic projects. Abbott and Atget met in Man Ray’s Paris studio in the early 1920s. Atget, then in his sixties, was obsessively recording the streets, gardens, and courtyards of the 19th-century city—old Paris—as modernization transformed it. Abbott acquired much of Atget’s work after his death and was a tireless advocate for its value. She later relocated to New York and emulated Atget in her systematic documentation of that city, culminating in the publication of the project Changing New York. This engaging publication discusses how, during the 1930s and 1940s, Abbott paid further tribute to Atget by publishing and exhibiting his work and by printing hundreds of images from his negatives, using the gelatin silver process. Through Abbott’s efforts, Atget became known to an audience of photographers and writers who found diverse inspiration in his photographs. Abbott herself is remembered as one of the most independent, determined, and respected photographers of the 20th century.
Opakowanie Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

199,00 zł 169,05 zł


A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other’s painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer’s subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships – comparative and competitive – among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris.
Okładka książki Dressing the Decades

129,00 zł 109,59 zł


A visually dazzling tour of 20th-century fashion, spotlighting the leading designers and dominant styles of the past 100 years! An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Dressing the Decades examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments. Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events, politics, technology, and advertising that inspired its most celebrated designs. By offering a thorough socio-economic context for the progress of high fashion through the years, the book provides a new perspective on such iconic items and significant trends as the cocktail dress, the Chanel suit, the tunic dress, boho chic, Futuristic chic, and others. The century’s most famous designers – including Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Versace, and Calvin Klein – are profiled here, their influence and imagery conveyed through annotated head-to-toe looks and photographs of signature pieces and outfits. Also included are other, all-but-forgotten designers whose work nonetheless changed the way clothing is designed, made, promoted, and sold. Beautiful illustrations include design drawings, fashion photographs, and vintage fashion advertisements; together with an introductory timeline, this exceptional volume presents a meaningful narrative for the creation and lasting appeal of the past century’s fashion.
Okładka książki Diane Arbus - In the Beginning

199,00 zł 169,05 zł


An unprecedented overview of the early work of a preeminent 20th-century artist! Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the twentieth century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. This book is the definitive study of the artist’s first seven years of work, from 1956 to 1962. Drawn primarily from the rich holdings of the Metropolitan Museum’s Diane Arbus Archive—a remarkable treasury of photographs, negatives, appointment books, notebooks, and correspondence—it is an essential contribution to our understanding of Arbus and her oeuvre. »diane arbus: in the beginning« showcases over 100 of the artist’s early photographs, more than half of which are published here for the first time. The book provides a crucial, in-depth presentation of the artist’s genesis, showing Arbus as she developed her evocative and often haunting imagery. The photographs featured in this handsome volume reveal an artist defining her style, honing her subject matter, and in full possession of the many gifts for which she is now recognized the world over. Jeff L. Rosenheim is curator in charge, Photographs Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Okładka książki Fur

200,00 zł


The first and only book of its kind, Fur: A Sensitive History looks at the impact of fur on society, politics, and, of course, fashion. This material has a long, complex, and rich history, culminating in recent and ongoing anti-fur debates. Jonathan Faiers discusses how fur—long praised for its warmth, softness, and connotation of status—became so controversial, at the center of campaigns against animal cruelty and the movement toward ethical fashion. At the same time, fake fur now faces a backlash of its own, given the environmental impact of its manufacture and its links to fast fashion. Divided into five sections—dedicated to hair, pelt, coat, skin, and fleece—the book surveys not only the politics of fur but also its centrality to western fashion, the tactile pleasure it gives, and its use in literature, art, and film. This thoughtfully reasoned, eloquently written, and spectacularly illustrated examination of fur is both timely and essential, filling a gap in fashion scholarship and appealing to a broad audience.
Okładka książki Classical Music Lover's Companion

99,95 zł

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An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950 Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites, and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader. Philip identifies key features in each work, as well as subtleties and surprises that await the attentive listener, and he includes enough background and biographical information to illuminate the composer's intentions. Organized alphabetically from Bach to Webern, this compendium will be indispensable for classical music enthusiasts, whether in the concert hall or enjoying recordings at home.
Opakowanie Miyazakiworld A Life in Art.

74,95 zł

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The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world A thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit-what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.
Okładka książki Introduction to Art

100,00 zł

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Charles Harrison’s landmark book offers an original, clear, and wide-ranging introduction to the arts of painting and sculpture, to the principal artistic print media, and to the visual arts of modernism and post-modernism. Covering the entire history of art, from Paleolithic cave painting to contemporary art, it provides foundational guidance on the basic character and techniques of the different art forms, on the various genres of painting in the Western tradition, and on the techniques of sculpture as they have been practiced over several millennia and across a wide range of cultures. Throughout the book, Harrison discusses the relative priorities of aesthetic appreciation and historical inquiry, and the importance of combining the two approaches. Written in a style that is at once graceful, engaging, and personal, as well as analytical and exact, this illuminating book offers an impassioned and timely defense of the importance and value of the firsthand encounter with works of art, whether in museums or in their original locations.
Okładka książki Comics Art

139,00 zł 118,08 zł

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A fascinating overview of the history and influence of comics, ranging from the late 19th century to present-day graphic novels and the Internet. The narrative possibilities of comics art and the accessibility of the form have made it one of the more innovative contemporary genres. Self-publishing and the Internet have given rise to new, autobiographical forms and an increasing number of authors draw from outside the mainstream, whether sexually, ethnically, or politically. In this richly illustrated and accessible survey, acclaimed author Paul Gravett considers the vast output of comics culture from the late 19th century to today, including syndicated comics, graphic novels, and contemporary art and illustration. From foundational masterpieces such as Rodolphe Topffer’s and Wilhelm Busch’s albums, George McManus’s Art Deco “Bringing Up Father,” and Alex Raymond’s “Flash Gordon” to the later retro stylings of Robert Crumb, Gravett considers lines of influence from around the world and examines how comics have shifted from supporting the status quo to becoming the voice of alternative subcultures. Gravett traces the major themes taking place in contemporary comics, noting the rise of publications that function as questioning, transgressive outlets for outsider stories and ideas, and includes the ways that folk art traditions are reinvigorating the form.
Okładka książki Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch

179,00 zł 152,06 zł

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A rich study exploring the connections, creative processes, and themes shared by two world- renowned artists At a crucial point midway through his career, American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns (b. 1930) looked to the art of Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) for inspiration. Munch's innovative working methods and defining themes of love, anxiety, illness, and death infused Johns's work with new meaning, allowing him a broadened range of expression that propelled his return to recognizable imagery after a decade of abstraction. This groundbreaking publication is the first to describe precisely how and when Johns began to explore Munch's imagery and ideas. At the same time, it takes a comprehensive view of each artist's career, giving readers a deeper understanding of Johns's connection to his predecessor. Through new scholarship and copious illustration, Ravenal makes the persuasive case that Munch should be considered one of the catalysts for the sea change that occurred in Johns's art of the early 1980s.
Okładka książki Epidemics and Society

98,75 zł 74,01 zł

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A "brilliant and sobering" (Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal) look at the history and human costs of pandemic outbreaks As seen on "60 Minutes" The World Economic Forum #1 book to read for context on the coronavirus outbreak This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today, and in a new preface addresses the global threat of COVID-19. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world's preparedness for the next generation of diseases.
Okładka książki The Art of Music

189,05 zł 160,60 zł

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"A fascinating study of the relationship between music and visual art in a variety of media from around the world! The Art of Music« is a handsomely illustrated and rich interdisciplinary look at the mutual influence between music and the visual arts across cultures and eras. The book sheds new light on more familiar artists at the intersection of the visual and the musical, such as Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, and presents new scholarship on less well-known examples in the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, from antique pottery to contemporary video and sound art. Essays consider key works and themes such as synesthesia and other formal and theoretical crossovers, motifs of musicians, and performative and ritual functions of music, musical instruments, and art. With more than 250 color images illustrating works of art in diverse traditions, »The Art of Music« offers enriching reading for scholars and general audiences alike."
Opakowanie Goya The Portraits

179,00 zł 152,06 zł

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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) was one of the greatest portraitists of his time. He produced some of the grandest formal portraits in Spanish art: memorable both for the insight they provide into the relationship between artist and sitter, and for their penetrating psychological depth. This major publication gives new perspectives on Goya and his subjects, and on the politically turbulent and culturally dynamic era in which they lived. Xavier Bray traces Goya’s career from his early beginnings at the court of Charles III in Madrid, through to his final years in Bordeaux, played out against the backdrop of war with France and the social, political and cultural shifts of the Enlightenment. More than 60 outstanding portraits, including drawings and miniatures, reveal the full range of Goya’s technical and stylistic achievements, depicting sitters – whether royalty, philosophers, military men or friends – with a previously unparalleled humanity. His break with traditional conventions of the late eighteenth century took portraiture to a new level, and achieved a type of modernity only later matched by painters such as Manet, Picasso and Freud. With a list of exhibited works, biographies and bibliography.
Opakowanie Edvard Munch Works on Paper

229,00 zł 194,54 zł

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A celebratory homage to Edvard Munch on the 150th anniversary of his birth This superb book is dedicated to Edvard Munch’s vast and fascinating oeuvre of works on paper. Featured in beautiful color reproductions are key images related to well-known prints and drawings, as well as lesser known works, such as childhood drawings and caricatures. Essays by critically acclaimed art historians examine, among other things, the various techniques that Munch used for his prints and drawings; charming examples of childhood drawings featuring his family and their daily life; his interaction with contemporary artists and the intellectual milieu of the so-called “Kristiania Bohemia” and Oslo’s night life; and the impact of his volatile romantic relationship with Tulla Larsen. In sum, this invaluable book reveals many new insights into the life and work of one of the world’s best-known yet enigmatic artists.
Okładka książki CAMP Notes on Fashion

175,00 zł 148,66 zł

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"Although an elusive concept, ""camp"" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself through an aesthetic of deliberate stylization. Fashion is one of the most overt and enduring conduits of the camp aesthetic. As a site for the playful dynamics between high art and popular culture, fashion both embraces and expresses such camp modes of enactment as irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Drawing from Susan Sontag's seminal essay ""Notes on Camp"", the book explores how fashion designers have used their metier as a vehicle to engage with the camp aesthetic in compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways. As a sartorial manifestation of the camp sensibility, this thought-provoking publication contributes new theoretical and conceptual insights into the camp canon through texts and images. Stunning new photography by Johnny Dufort highlights works by such fashion designers as Virgil Abloh, Thom Browne, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Richard Quinn, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood."
Opakowanie Vincent van Gogh Atlas

84,95 zł 72,17 zł

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An extraordinary survey of Van Gogh’s travels, this book explores the influential artist’s journeys across the continent from his hometown of Zunderf in the southern Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, where his life came to an end. This publication features hundreds of colour images, including maps, contemporary photographs, and related artworks by Van Gogh, which paint a vivid picture of his life and career. Nienke Denekamp and Rene van Blerk convey a vivid account of Van Gogh’s story in this book. The accessible style allows readers of all ages to familiarise themselves with one of history’s great artists.
Okładka książki Mescaline

94,95 zł 80,66 zł

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"Mescaline became a popular sensation in the mid-twentieth century through Aldous Huxley's ""The Doors of Perception"", after which the word ""psychedelic"" was coined to describe it. Its story, however, extends deep into prehistory: the earliest Andean cultures depicted mescaline-containing cacti in their temples. Mescaline was isolated in 1897 from the peyote cactus, first encountered by Europeans during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. During the twentieth century it was used by psychologists investigating the secrets of consciousness, spiritual seekers from Aleister Crowley to the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, artists exploring the creative process, and psychiatrists looking to cure schizophrenia. Meanwhile peyote played a vital role in preserving and shaping Native American identity. Drawing on botany, pharmacology, ethnography, and the mind sciences and examining the mescaline experiences of figures from William James to Walter Benjamin to Hunter S. Thompson, this is an enthralling narrative of mescaline's many lives."
Okładka książki The Essential Duchamp

100,00 zł 84,95 zł

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"This richly illustrated publication explores the full career of the hugely influential and endlessly fascinating French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). A pioneer whose creative output was predicated on a fundamental questioning of what art is, Duchamp is well known despite remaining mysterious as an artist, owing to his elusive persona and the unconventional nature of his work. Focusing on the world-renowned Duchamp collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, ""The Essential Duchamp"" tells the artist's story through four key periods. The book begins with his early paintings and engagement with the avant-garde, then charts his abandonment of painting and invention of the readymade. This is followed by the creation of his alter ego Rrose Selavy and the optical experiments of the interwar years, and, finally, by the making of ""Etant donnes"" (1946-66), the project that occupied the artist in the final two decades of his life. Shorter accompanying texts include explanations of key terms Duchamp used for his innovative ideas – readymade, precision optics, pictorial nominalism, and infrathin – as well as interviews and statements by the artist about his own art and ideas."
Okładka książki Arabs

125,00 zł 106,19 zł

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"This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia. Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments – from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad's use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic – have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today's politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity."

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