Elizabeth Peyton


Author: Elizabeth Peyton

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns


Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 7270

A richly illustrated overview of the work of one of America's most notable young artists explores her remarkable and stylish portraits of friends, historical figures, and music celebrities, as well as the inspiration for her paintings, her artistic evolution over the course of a decade, and her work in a variety of media.

The Artist's House

From Workplace to Artwork


Author: Kirsty Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783943365306

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 334

View: 480

The artists house is a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice

Difficult Women


Author: David Plante

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681371499


Page: 184

View: 911

Difficult Women, the book with which David Plante made his name, presents three portraits-each one of them as detailed, textured, and imposing as the those of Lucian Freud-of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and in their own way difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The book begins with Plante's portrait of Jean Rhys in her old age, when after years of silence that had left her great novels of the 1920s and '30s virtually unknown, she published The Wide Sargasso Seaand became a minor celebrity. Rhys, however, can hardly be said to be enjoying her new success. A terminal alcoholic, she curses and staggers and rants in the hotel room she has chosen to live in like King Lear on the heath, while Plante looks impassively on. Sonia Orwell is Plante's second subject, a suave exploiter and hapless victim of her beauty and social prowess, while the unflappable, brilliant, and impossibly opinionated Germaine Greer sails through the final pages of Plante's book, ever ready to set the world, and any erring companion, right.

Unrepentant ego

the self-portraits of Lucas Samaras


Author: Marla Prather,Donald Burton Kuspit,Whitney Museum of American Art

Publisher: Whitney Museum


Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 6313

A stirring celebration of architectural genius focuses on the new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, creator of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao, detailing the design and construction of the shapely titanium-wrapped structure that will eventually house the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 15,000 first printing.

The Fearless Benjamin Lay

The Quaker Dwarf who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist


Author: Marcus Rediker

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807035920

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 1226

Early Life -- "A Man of Strife & Contention"--Philadelphia's "Men of Renown"--How Slave-Keepers became Apostates -- Books and a New Life -- Death, Memory, Impact

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton


Author: Laura Hoptman

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714861203

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 9834

American artist Elizabeth Peyton has been credited with breathing new life into the ancient art of portraiture. Her highly stylized, idealized oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors are driven by the emotional, adoring eye of an unrequited lover. Willowy, melancholy young men and women contemporary pop stars, royalty, artists, and friends are the magnetic subjects of her devotion. Caught as if in a state of ambiguous absorption and frozen at the height of their youth, they embody a new kind of portraiture that confirms and updates the immortalizing aura of the traditional genre. Peyton's melding of influences and obsessions ranges widely: from fandom and fashion illustration to academic anatomical studies; from David Hockney and Andy Warhol to a range of Mannerist and Old Master classics; from innocence to the world of bohemia, equally crediting photography and life drawing as its driving forces. Her enamored yet refreshingly informal light wash technique underscores her uniquely delicate, informed hybrid of high and low culture, a statement executed with infectious, seemingly effortless fluidity. Published in conjunction with the artist's major solo exhibition at the New Museum in New York, which will travel to the Whitechapel in London, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.

Katherine Bernhardt


Author: Dan Nadel

Publisher: Canada

ISBN: 9780998523217


Page: 176

View: 5686

Bernhardt paints a brightly hued portrait of the glorious jumble of contemporary life This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of Katherine Bernhardt’s wildly popular pattern paintings. Spanning 2013 through 2016, it collects over 100 of her brightly colored canvases. Well known for paintings of super models ripped from glossy fashion magazines and, more recently, Morrocan rug motifs, in 2013 Bernhardt dropped all direct quotation and now paints straight from her imagination, mining her own fertile reservoir of experience, imagery and sensation. Since then, Bernhardt has produced paintings that mix an assortment of objects reflecting her daily experiences, from life in New York to her love of Puerto Rico, her Saint Louis roots and family life. The objects are painted with incredible verve and tenacity, and include a jumble of the following items on colorfully activated grounds: watermelon slices, boom boxes, computers, pizza slices, cassette tapes, hamburgers, basketballs, old cell phones, airplanes, fruit, sharks, water, sea turtles, cigarettes, sharpies and keyboards. Bernhardt presents a slightly delirious feeling of New York City, the out-of-date and the up-to-the-minute all in one. Katherine Bernhardt was born in Saint Louis in 1975 and currently lives in New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first solo museum exhibition will be at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in January 2017, followed by The Modern, Fort Worth, in April 2017.

The Language of Towns & Cities

A Visual Dictionary


Author: Dhiru A. Thadani

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847834867

Category: Architecture

Page: 781

View: 1421

Abundantly illustrated with over 2,500 photographs, drawings, and charts, this is both a richly detailed glossary of more than seven hundred words and terms commonly used in architecture and urban planning, and a compendium of great visual interest.

Bye Bye, Baby


Author: Max Allan Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765361462

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 2747

Hired by Marilyn Monroe to listen to threatening phone calls from a movie studio that wants to fire her, private investigator Nate Heller discovers a conspiracy to murder the iconic star and faces a career-ending challenge when Monroe turns up dead.

Models of Mental Health


Author: Gavin Davidson,Jim Campbell,Ciarán Shannon,Ciaran Mulholland

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365919

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 9968

This book presents a critical overview of the main theoretical perspectives relevant to mental health practice. The book argues that no one theory provides a comprehensive framework for practice and in turn it examines traditional models of mental health as well as new and challenging ideas in the field.

You Negotiate Like a Girl

Reflections on a Career in the National Football League


Author: Amy Trask,Michael Freeman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633195961

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 4313

The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career - including chief executive, analyst, and author - but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles - the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being part of the Raiders' front office, behind the closed doors of NFL owners meetings, and Davis himself, Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business.

Matisse - Bonnard

Long Live Painting!


Author: Felix Krämer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791356327


Page: 240

View: 2486

In this beautifully illustrated book, the forty year friendship between Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard becomes a platform for new perspectives on the development of the European avant-garde. "Long live painting!" With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse, greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of French modernism, they were united by a forty-year-long friendship and a keen appreciation of each other's work. This catalogue offers fascinating insights into their artistic dialogue. Focusing throughout on their creative exchanges, it highlights their respective contributions to the development of modern art, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War. Comprising over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, the book makes palpable the many intersections between their artistic visions, and investigates their shared interest in subjects such as interiors, still life, landscape, and the nude. Scholarly essays and thematic introductions to their oeuvres provide a wealth of information on the two colleagues and friends gained from their writings and correspondence as well as archival material. Another highlight is a series of iconic photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who visited both Matisse and Bonnard at their much-fabled houses in the South of France.

Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Nonionizing Radiation


Author: Solomon Michaelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468407600

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

View: 9307

During the last 30 years, there has been a remarkable devel opment and increase in the number of processes and devices that utilize or emit non-ionizing radiant energies such as micro waves, a form of electromagnetic wave energy and ultrasound representative of mechanical vibration. These energies are used in all sectors of our society for military, industrial, telecommunications, medical, and consumer applications. More recently, the use of ultrasound in biology and medicine has been considerably expanded. These increases in sources of non ionizing radiant energy have resulted in growing interest on the part of government regulatory agencies, industrial and mili tary physicians, research workers, clinicians, and even environ mentalists. Although there is information on biologic effects and potential hazards to man from exposure to microwaves or ultrasound, considerable confusion and misinformation has permeated not only the public press but also some scientific and technical publications. Interest in the biologic effects of high frequency currents developed in the beginning of the present century. This was followed by the introduction of "u1trashortwave" therapy. During the latter part of World War II, the U. S. military services became interested in the possible hazards to personnel working around microwave sources, and the Office of Naval Research of the U. S. Navy began to sponsor research on the biologic effects of microwaves in 1948. In 1956, the U. S.

Flaubert in Egypt

A Sensibility on Tour : a Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes & Letters


Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140435825

Category: Travel

Page: 230

View: 3289

A volume gleaned from Flaubert's diaries, letters, and travel notes reconstructs an 1849 trip to Egypt, Cairo, and the Red Sea area.

An American Tragedy


Author: Theodore Dreiser

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795311516

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 1530

Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is both villain and victim (the victim of a valueless, materialistic society) and someone who ultimately destroys himself. Dreiser modeled the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906; a young social climber of considerable charm murdered his pregnant girlfriend to get her out of the way so that he could instead play to the affections of a rich girl who had begun to notice him. But An American Tragedy is more than simply a powerful murder story. Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into his character, Clyde Griffiths, as he details the young man’s course through his ambitions of wealth, power, and satisfaction. The Indiana-born Dreiser (1871-1945) has never cut a dashing or romantic swath through American literature. He has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signify his importance. Yet he remains for myriad reasons: his novels are often larger than life, rugged, and defy the norms of conventional morality and organized religion. They are unapologetic in their sexual candor--in fact, outrightly frank--and challenge even modern readers. The brooding force of Dreiser’s writing casts a dark shadow across American letters. Here in An American Tragedy, Dreiser shows us the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm that echoes with all of the power and force of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Inspired by the writings of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser went on to become one of America’s best naturalist writers. An American Tragedy is testimony to the strength of Dreiser’s work: it retains all of its original intensity and force.


A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation


Author: Jonathan Zufi,Steve Wozniak,Jim Dalrymple

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988581715

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 9027

A coffee table book that celebrates the history of Apple products, taking the reader on a breathtaking tour of some of the most visually stunning and important products from the wizards of Cupertino, starting with the Apple I through a wide range of Apple classics, including desktops, portables, peripherals, iDevices, product packaging, and even prototypes.

R. B. Kitaj

Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter. Autobiography


Author: R. B. Kitaj

Publisher: Schirmer Mosel

ISBN: 9783829608138


Page: 384

View: 9867

R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) is one of the most intriguing 20th century artists. Kitaj left behind a manuscript unmatched among 20th-century artist autobiographies -- Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter. Eloquently describing his vices and sufferings, it stands in the traditions of both St. Augustine and Thomas de Quincey.

Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age 1900-1918


Author: Tobias Natter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791355825


Page: 320

View: 8373

This authoritative and generously illustrated book highlights Gustav Klimt s portrayals of women in his work. Klimt was a central figure in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual portrayals of women are among his most celebrated works and the focus of this book. Highlights of the publication include Klimt's most important society portraits, such as Serena Lederer (1899); Gertrud Loew (1902); Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907); Ma da Primavesi (1913); Elisabeth Lederer (1914 16); and Ria Munk III (1917). These works cover the gamut of Klimt's portrait style, from his early ethereal works influenced by Symbolism and the Pre-Raphaelite movement to his so-called "golden style," as well as his almost Fauvist depictions. These art works are complemented by preparatory Klimt sketches and decorative arts from the Wiener Werksta tte. "

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day


Author: Mark Bradford

Publisher: Gregory R. Miller

ISBN: 9781941366141

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 5363

Mark Bradford?s exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is born out of his longtime commitment to the inherently social nature of the material world we all inhabit. For Bradford, abstraction is not opposed to content; it embodies it. His selection of ordinary materials represents the hair salon, Home Depot, and the streets of Los Angeles?both the culture industry and the grey economy. Bradford renews the traditions of abstract and materialist painting, demonstrating that freedom from socially prescribed representation is profoundly meaningful in the hands of a black artist. Bradford?s longtime social and intellectual interests will be present in the Pavilion, most notably in his concern for marginalized people, both their vulnerability and their resiliency, and the cyclical threat and hope of American unfulfilled social promise. Coming at a moment of terrible uncertainty, 'Tomorrow is Another Day' is a narrative of ruin, violence, agency, and possibility, a story of ambition and belief in art?s capacity to engage us all in urgent and profound conversations, and even action. 00Exhibition: U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy (13.05.-126.11.2016).

Brazil Modern

The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture


Author: Aric Chen

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934447

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 301

View: 2612

"Brazil has long harbored its own modernist tradition in architecture and the arts, but little of its furniture design has been seen outside of the country due to the country's restrictive export policies during the decades of its greatest creative ferment. With expert text and well over 400 historic images and new photography, Brazil Modern- The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture surveys the history and legacy of this innovative and sensual design tradition. Like Brazil itself, one could say that the story of Brazilian design begins with wood. Varieties of hardwood rarely found outside South America--rosewood, jacaranda, Gonpalo alves, tulipwood--lie at the core of Brazilian design, forming the source material with which Brazil's great twentieth century designers developed a distinctly modern, and distinctly Brazilian, vocabulary. Featuring the work of the titans of Brazilian design--Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, and Sergio Rodrigues--as well as numerous designers whose work and reputations rarely reached foreign shores, Brazil Modern is the first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design."