Opening with the psychedelic haunts of the 1960s New York pop art scene and closing more than half a century later with the rise of post-club happenings, Temporary Pleasure shows how nightlife spaces have evolved to meet the needs of their generation, and how each generation was seeking something a little different from the one before.
Each chapter focuses on a distinct phase and city: Italy's politically radical clubs of the '60s; New York City's disco scene; Detroit and Chicago's house and techno paradises; Ibiza's counterculture communal retreats; Britain's rave culture; and Berlin's techno scene. The clubs come to life in double-page spreads that feature specs and detailed profiles. Author John Leo Gillen offers his take on various important cultural, design and architectural details, while numerous photographs offer their own vibey stories. The book features interviews with people who were involved in a number of the scenes included, from NYC disco mainstay DJ Justin Strauss to Ben Kelly, architect of Manchester's legendary venue The Hacienda.
As the world emerges from its Covid-induced isolation, this celebration of crowded rooms, dance-worthy beats, and communal transcendence feels more important than ever.
More than a truly brilliant graphic designer, Otl Aicher was a transformative thinker, photographer, typographer, ecologist, philosopher, co-founder and mentor of the renowned Hochschule fuer Gestaltung at Ulm and teacher. On the centenary of his birth, this splendidly produced and designed book looks at every facet of his career, and traces the many strands of his lasting influence.
Otl Aicher is most famously known for the pictographs he designed for the 1972 summer Olympic Games in Munich. Fifty years later, his system of iconography has become a universal language, directing people to bathrooms, through subways, around airports and hospitals. But Aicher's achievements extended far beyond the world of graphic design. Filled with illustrations, photographs, documents and archival material, and enhanced by thoughtful and personal essays from leading critics, designers, and friends, this survey takes a disciplinary approach to explore Aicher's role as one of the founding figures of visual communication. We learn about Aicher's work developing corporate brands; how he created the Rotis typeface, then built architecture incorporating the font; how he collaborated with artists and architects such as Josef Albers, Alexander Kluge, and Norman Foster; and how his founding of the Ulm School of Design reflected his passion for teaching, and for an open, free, and democratic society. Aicher's achievements are evident in nearly every public space on the globe and this definitive and timely reference work rightfully places Aicher among the pioneering geniuses of the past century.
This collection of nearly two dozen detachable, frameable, propaganda posters offer an outstanding selection of examples from East Germany, Russia, Southeast Asia, and China. Reproduced in startling color and printed on high-quality paper, they offer fascinating historical insight, as well as sublime examples of how graphic art can be both highly effective as well as visually stunning.
The Russian October Revolution of 1917 marked the beginning of decades of communist rule that spanned large parts of the world. For many years and in many countries, the most reliable means of spreading state propaganda was through posters like the ones included in this beautiful collection. Distinguished by their bold, bright colors, and generally featuring one or two main figures or a single forceful image, they were ubiquitously plastered on the walls of factories, farms, office buildings, transportation centers, and public squares. They exhorted citizens to proclaim their patriotism through hard work, exercise, and loyalty, and celebrated technological advances in science, space travel, and architecture. Representing an impressive array of styles, cultures, and historical eras this collection is suitable for walls and coffee tables alike.
Discover how painters such as Van Gogh, Mondrian, and Jacoba van Heemskerck drew on the legacy of Dutch landscapes and realism to put their own spin on the Impressionist movement.
Impressionism may have originated in France, but artists in late 19th- and early 20th-century Netherlands quickly made it their own.
The genre's vibrant colors and focus on light and atmosphere were a perfect complement to the country's groundbreaking traditions of landscape painting and realism. This exhibition catalog brings more than a hundred works by nearly forty artists including Johan Barthold Jongkind, Vincent van Gogh, Jacoba van Heemskerck, and Piet Mondrian. It traces the birth of the Hague School, whose practitioners captured the changing moods of light in the coastline's vast, grey skies. And it explores the Amsterdam Impressionists, whose cityscapes offered realistic images of modern life.
Alongside vibrant reproductions of masterworks, a series of lively essays explore a diverse array of topics, including Dutch landscape painting within an international context; Dutch artist settlements and communities; and iconography in Dutch impressionism.
The Neue Galerie New York opened in November 2001, showcasing its collection of Austrian and German art from 1890 to 1940. This publication is issued in celebration of the museum's twentieth anniversary.
The Austrian holdings encompass significant paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Carl Moll, and Richard Gerstl. Decorative arts made by the Vienna Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops, 1903- 32) are another area of strength, in particular the designs of Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche. The German holdings emphasize the Expressionist movement, with canvases by members of the Brucke, including Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt- Rottluff. Artists affiliated with the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider), such as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, and Gabriele Munter, figure prominently. The Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement is well represented by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. Works by proponents of Dada, such as John Heartfield, Hannah Hoech, and Kurt Schwitters, are a key interest. Iconic creations from the Bauhaus, including objects by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld, as well as art by Lyonel Feininger, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, are special highlights.
Just like many pandemic-driven Americans, Europeans are turning on their ovens and rediscovering their roots through baking.
This collection of nearly one hundred recipes is presented with elegant yet friendly flair by Laurel Kratochvila, an American-born, boulangerie-trained baker with her own Jewish bakery and bagel shop in Berlin. Each chapter is dedicated to a certain kind of baked product-breads, brioches and enriched doughs, viennoiseries and laminated pastries, tartes and biscuits-and includes foundational recipes and time-honored techniques for dough-shaping, fermentation, seasoning, and fillings.
Sprinkled throughout the book are profiles introducing readers to eleven other European bakers who are turning out delicious pastries and breads that reflect the cultural heritage of their home cities of Paris, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Madrid, London, and Lisbon. Recipes such as Baltic rye bread, toasted sesame challah, elderflower maritozzi, honey and fig tropezienne, lamb and fennel sausage rolls, soft pretzels, and spicy ginger caramel shortbreads combine Old World traditions with twenty-first century flavors.
Filled with luscious photography, and suitable for bakers at every level of experience, this sophisticated yet accessible guide to home baking is crammed with centuries of European history.
Every New Yorker has a favorite place to shop-whether it's for pizza or flowers, to grab a beer, or slurp down soup dumplings. When the coronavirus crisis hit in 2020, illustrator Joel Holland began drawing storefronts near his apartment as a way of memorializing an element of city life that seemed suddenly precarious. He posted them on Instagram and they quickly drew an avid following. Eventually, Holland's collection grew to include shops recommended by friends or strangers online.
This book showcases 225 of his delightful illustrations and runs the gamut, from delis and bodegas to dive bars, bookstores, bakeries, newsstands, cafes, restaurants and more. Each image is paired with engaging text filled with the historical, cultural, and architectural details that have earned these stores a place in people's hearts. Also included is a foreword by beloved Instagrammer New York Nico, who is known for chronicling the city's independent businesses.
The perfect gift for New Yorkers of all ages-as well as an insider's guide to everything from dim sum to late-night jazz-this treasury of iconic shops belongs in the library of anyone who loves NYC.
Following World War II, Western painting went in completely new directions.
A young generation of artists turned their backs on the dominant styles of the interwar period: Instead of figurative representation or geometric abstraction, painters in the orbit of Abstract Expressionism in the US and Art Informel in Western Europe pursued a radically impulsive approach to form, color, and material.
As an expression of individual freedom, the spontaneous artistic gesture gained symbolic significance. Large-scale color-field compositions created a meditative space for ruminating the fundamental questions of human existence. The exhibition and catalogue examine the two sister movements against the background of a vibrant transatlantic exchange, from the 1940s through to the end of the Cold War.
This lavishly illustrated volume brings together works by more than 50 artists, amongst them Alberto Burri, Jean Dubuffet, Helen Frankenthaler, K. O. Goetz, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Georges Mathieu, Joan Mitchell, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Judit Reigl, Mark Rothko, Hedda Sterne, Clyfford Still, and Jack Tworkov.
Peter Hugo continue son exploration des maux de l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui. Permanent Error documente la vie dans la décharge d?Agbogbloshie située dans la banlieue d'Accra, la capitale du Ghana. Sur une surface équivalente à celle d?un arrondissement parisien échouent des tonnes de détritus venus d?Europe et des Etats-Unis: vieux ordinateurs, téléviseurs, réfrigérateurs et autres déchets électroniques. Les Ghanéens vivant dans le bidonville de la décharge les rachètent, les désossent et en récupèrent le cuivre, le métal ou le plomb, pour le revendre et subsister.
Ce catalogue accompagne une exposition présentée au Barbican Center à l'automne 2020 puis au Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. Il propose une rétrospactive qui met l'accent sur la radicalité de Jean Dubuffet dès les années 40, de ses créations mêlant sur la toile du sable, du verre et des poussières de charbon à son travail de découverte de l'art brut, allant jusque dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques pour faire découvrir les oeuvres de patients. L'ouvrage est organisé en 6 sections thématiques correspondant à autant de séries marquantes de son oeuvre, notamment les murs inspirés du graffiti, les portraits et les sculptures anthropomorphiques.
Like no other 20th-century movement, Surrealism was keenly inspired by tropes of magic, myth and the occult. In their engagement with the irrational and the unconscious, numerous of its members looked to magic as a poetic and deeply philosophical discourse, related to both arcane knowledge and individual self-empowerment. In their works, they heavily drew on esoteric symbols and cultivated the image of the artist as a magician, visionary, and alchemist. This catalog explores the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed the development of the Surrealist movement in international perspective, from the "metaphysical paintings" of Giorgio de Chirico through to works of the post-war period. Lavishly illustrated, it combines longer research essays with focused chapter introductions, all penned by leading scholars in the field. Amongst the many fascinating artists included in the volume are Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, Paul Delvaux, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Rene Magritte, Roberto Matta, Kay Sage, Kurt Seligmann, Dorothea Tanning, Yves Tanguy, and Remedios Varo.
For as long as humans have been making art, they have turned to the sun as the source of light, warmth and life itself. It appears as a symbol of limitless power, as the personification of gods and of Christ, and as a harbinger of change. Artists have also used the sun as a means of exploring light and color and as an entree into discussions about climate.
The first of its kind, this catalog investigates visual representations of the sun from antiquity to the present day. It is divided into seven roughly chronological sections that look at both epoch-spanning and period specific examples, including symbolic, allegorical representations, the iconography of mythological subjects, and mimetic qualities such as typology, phenomenology, and emotional effect. It includes more than two hundred stunning reproductions of well- and lesser-known works.
Incisive and enlightening texts explore how solar symbolism figured in pre-Christian objects through 17th-century depictions of the "Sun King" Louix XIV; how artists such as Rubens and Monet employed the sun in their narrative paintings; how the Impressionists first investigated the sun's effects on a landscape; how Neo-Impressionist such as Seurat experimented with color based on the Newtonian analysis of the solar spectrum; and how 20th-century artists incorporated a broad array of abstract, surrealistic, and transformative modes of solar representation into a variety of media.
Qui a dit que Monet n'avait jamais peint d'animaux à Giverny ? Son portrait d'Antoinette, petite rainette de l'étang, était pourtant un véritable chef d'oeuvre. Seulement voilà : le tableau du maître a disparu, un soir d'été dans le jardin...Parcourez le jardin de Giverny en sautant de toile en toile, sous le regard de Claude Monet. 4 ans et +
The real history of photography is a vast collection of inter- connected stories stretching from East Asia to West Africa, from New Zealand to Uzbekistan.
It parallels acknowledged greats with forgotten masters, and lesser-known works with regional champions. It is a complex interplay of fine art, scientific, anthropological, documentary, and amateur traditions forged by women and men alike. Drawn from the extraordinary Solander Collection, this pioneering, alternative history of photography is based on principles of diversity and democracy, allowing famous works to be seen with fresh eyes, and giving more obscure works the platform they deserve. Images by Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston are seen alongside those of Helen Stuart and John Lindt, early, self- trained practitioners Lady Augusta Mostyn and Major Francis Greeley, and African studio photographers Sanle Sory, Michel Kameni, and Malick Sidibe. It contains many rarities and "firsts" and spans photography's early decades with linchpin works by Sir John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot, Hippolyte Bayard, and Julia Margaret Cameron.
Contemporary in outlook, visually captivating, and with contributions from leading curators and photo historians, this book will prove essential reading for those looking for an introduction to the field, as well as informed readers looking for more complete knowledge.
Told in classic comic-book form, this graphic biography invites a new audience to learn about Banksy-and uses a pitch-perfect medium to convey the artist's message that art is for the people.
Banksy is arguably the most well-known street artist of all time. But we don't actually know who he is.
This is just one of many contradictions that are addressed in this enormously compelling graphic biography. When two young Londoners are caught spray-painting graffiti on a city wall, they get to know each other while detained by the police. After they are released, they decide to make a film of Banksy's life, tracing the arc of his career as they travel through the streets of London.
Readers will learn not only of Banksy's politically charged art and the causes he championed, but also of its worldwide dissemination, museum exhibitions, and record-breaking auctions.
While readers may not learn Banksy's true identity, this uniquely graphic form of storytelling communicates the artist's belief that art is for everyone, speaks to everyone, and is owned by everyone.
Europe's hippest textile genius throws the rulebook out the window with a knitting book like never before.
Tired of dowdy knitting patterns? Bored of videos made by traditionalists with no sense of fun? Freaked out by complicated instructions that leave no room for mistakes? Do you want to learn to knit fur? How about some funky patterns for children's clothes that kids will love? Well, Laerke Bagger is here for you.
Known for her exuberant use of color and textures, this young textile artist is rapidly gaining a fanatical worldwide following. In this unique guide, she offers advice for knitters of every level, as well as fifteen basic patterns that can be varied infinitely to suit individual skill sets, tastes, and materials. There are illustrated instructions for making socks, scarves and sweaters-but you'll also find ideas for creating babysuits, scrunchies, T-shirts and even a prom dress.
In addition to eschewing perfection, the Laerke Bagger technique involves tying knots instead of sewing the ends of yarn, recycling every inch of wool, and letting mistakes be a part of the design. With names like the Carpe Diem Sweater, the Bad Idea Top and the Easy Peasy Pillow, her knits are easily translated to fit whatever mood you're in.
Along the way, Laerke Bagger dispenses unique pearls of wisdom for living in today's hectic world
A swing on a hill overlooking the water is at the center of this lovely meditation on childhood, growing older, friendship and loss.
"The swing has always been in this place-ever since I can remember," declares the narrator. "Here we stood together, looking out to sea, waiting for something to change. . . for something new, something exciting. But every day was the same." But as seasons change and years pass, things do change. Friends come and go, lovers meet and kiss, spring turns to autumn, and the swing set grows creaky with age. All of these changes are gorgeously communicated by Teckentrup's signature collage paintings that employ soft, radiant colors and simple yet powerful compositions. With its equally compelling text, readers of every age will experience time as a gentle but inescapable force, bringing about new experiences.
And as the narrator grows older and wiser, readers themselves will understand that life's most important memories can never disappear.
Nevada Berg's first cookbook, North Wild Kitchen, was chosen as one of the year's best cookbooks by the New York Times. Now she returns with all new recipes for mouthwatering baked goods that will transport readers back to the Norwegian landscape.
Organized according to Norway's five seasons, the book features ninety sweet and savory recipes and includes traditional baked goods for Norwegian holidays and other celebrations and special occasions. Stunning photography captures the delicate details of Nevada's mountain farm home, showing how the seasons shape what's going into the oven and onto the plate each time of the year: Rustic Spelt Crackers, Candied Almond Cake, Wild Blueberry and Oregano Bread, Troll Cream Oatmeal Cookies, or Lefse with Cinnamon Buttercream. Each recipe is introduced by a brief mood-setting text, incorporates the best ingredients each season has to offer, and is also entirely adaptable to anyone's pantry.
Steeped in Nordic tradition, but delivered in a thoroughly modern sensibility, this new collection will enlarge Nevada's growing fan base while delighting home cooks who have already discovered the pleasures of her unique sensibility.
Around the world people are choosing to live small-whether it's downsizing from a large home or converting a van into a house on wheels. This gorgeous book looks at a variety of scenarios, taking readers across the globe and inside the doors of remarkable compact homes. Interior design expert Marion Hellweg combines her years of experience with that of inveterate style bloggers to offer practical and innovative advice on interior design; storage solutions; finding adaptable, multifunctional furniture; decluttering and organising; and, more generally, leading a mindful, eco-conscious minimalist lifestyle. Filled with mood board-type layouts that offer hundreds of great ideas, this book does more than offer an architectural survey of tiny homes-it illustrates room-by-room real world examples of how people are adopting a sustainable lifestyle that minimizes things and maximizes quality of life. Inspiring as well as practical, this book is the first step toward imagining and creating your own small happy place.
This new edition of the wildly popular cocktail book features revised and updated texts and a bold new cover.
Sixty of the world's coolest and most influential women are the inspiration for this refreshing and fun collection of drink recipes that are sure to bring extra zest to your cocktail shaker.
Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dietrich, Zadie Smith, and more.
Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake's personality, style, or legacy. This ranges from The Gloria Steinem, which uses a complex liquor with a radical twist, to The Beyonce´, made, of course, with lemonade. The cocktails are simple to make, kitchen-tested, and incorporate easy-to-find ingredients. Snappy, informative biographies, illustrated with vibrant portraits, offer revealing insights into the women's lives.
This highly original guide to delicious beverages is a perfect gift for those in your life who encourage and inspire you.
Une introduction accessible et vivante à l'oeuvre de Pablo Picasso, artiste incontournable du XXe siècle. Cet ouvrage richement illustré s'accompagne de nombreuses informations sur la vie du peintre et sur les grandes étapes de sa carrière.