Author: Stephen Little

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217212


Page: 168

View: 1082


Understanding Modern Art


Author: Sam Phillips

Publisher: A&C Black Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781408171783

Category: Art movements

Page: 157

View: 4837

This is a handy guide to the art 'isms' of the modern day. From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism of the 21st century, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism, there is a clear definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works from the movement, as well as references to other isms that the reader might be interested in. This book is a must for anyone with an interest in modern art - whether occasional visitors to galleries, students of art or more knowledgeable art connoisseurs.

Isms - Understanding Film


Author: Ronald Bergan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435820

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 160

View: 8378

The latest in the best-selling Isms series—which includes Isms: Understanding Art, Isms: Understanding Architectural Styles, Isms: Understanding Fashion, and Isms: Understanding Religion—is Film...Isms: Understanding Cinema. This engaging guide sorts the great classic films and directors according to the significant “isms” that have shaped the development of cinema. Beginning with the early classics of the silent era, the book spans the entire range of cinematic history from the golden age of Hollywood and the French New Wave to the present-day rise of Asian Minimalism. Each spread is devoted to a distinct movement in film history and explains when it first emerged, the historical period to which it applies, and the principal directors and representative films, and illustrates important masterpieces, actors, key words, and distinctive features. Also highlighted are the important achievements in film in the world’s main filmmaking nations, as well as the careers of international auteurs such as Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, and Pedro Almodóvar. From prewar Expressionism and Screwballism to twenty-first century Teenagism and Dystopianism, with many stops along the way, these wellillustrated and clearly defined “isms” help put all of cinema history into context


Understanding Architectural Styles


Author: Jeremy Melvin

Publisher: Universe Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 595

The significant "isms" of architectural history, ranging from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance, to the present day, are presented in sixty illustrated and well defined spreads illuminating a variety of architectural movements and periods. 12,500 first printing.

Understanding Fashion


Author: Mairi MacKenzie

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789318268

Category: Design

Page: 159

View: 1789

Chronologically traces the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. “isms”), beginning with the pre-Revolutionary French court, to classic designers like Chanel and Dior, through modern-day designers Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. Original.

Understanding Religion


Author: Theodore P. C. Gabriel,Ron Geaves

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789315304

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2099

An informative overview of the broad spectrum of human spiritual beliefs takes a close-up look at the world's great religions--Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and more--as well as individual sects, branches, and denominations, discussing fundamental tenets and creeds, rituals, how they are similar or different from other religions, key historical figures, and other topics. Original.


die ganze Geschichte


Author: Stephen Farthing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832193850

Category: Art

Page: 576

View: 7857

The Primacy of Your Eye

Your guide to becoming more intimate with the art you love


Author: Alan W Beckett

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178589112X

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4626

A unique and beautifully illustrated handbook for all art lovers who wish to commune at a deeper level with paintings. Narrated by the author, each topic is covered in broad depth to open the viewer’s eye to understanding the history of art, artists’ intentions, approaches and techniques, and style and influences – from early Renaissance to Modernism and contemporary art. It takes the reader on a journey exploring many of the most important aspects of enjoying art and appreciating the depth of its complexities, in a leisurely and non-intellectual, elitist way. Without the need to wade through masses of text, The Primacy of Your Eye provides readers with accessible points so that they can become more involved with art. This book includes a wealth of information on specific artists and paintings from the last 600 years. The Primacy of Your Eye can be read sporadically or as a whole and will appeal to readers with a passion for art. Readers require no previous knowledge of techniques, simply an enquiring mind will suffice. This book presents expert information in a quick and easy to understand format.

Art and Laughter


Author: Sheri Klein

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732773

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 960

This is the first book to take seriously - though not too seriously - the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. 'Art and Laughter' looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour. Encouraging laughter in the hallowed space of the gallery, Sheri Klein praises the contemporary artist as ‘clown’ - often overlooked in favour of the role of artist as ‘serious’ commentator - and takes us on a tour of the comic work of Red Grooms, Cary Leibowitz, ‘The Hairy Who’, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Vik Muniz and many more. She seeks out those rare smiles in art - from the Mona Lisa onwards - and highlights too the pleasures of the cute, the camp and the downright kitsch.

Art History: The Key Concepts


Author: Jonathan Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134363273

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 6958

Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers. Covering the development, present status and future direction of art history, entries span a wide variety of terms and concepts such as abstract expressionism, epoch, hybridity, semiology and zeitgeist. Key features include: a user-friendly A-Z format fully cross-referenced entries suggestions for further reading. Engaging and insightful, as well as easy to follow and use, Art History: The Key Concepts builds a radical intellectual synthesis for understanding and teaching art, art history and visual culture.

Pentecostal Aesthetics

Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics.


Author: Steven Felix

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004291628

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 830

Pentecostals have not sufficiently worked out a distinctively Pentecostal philosophy of art and aesthetics. In Pentecostal Aesthetics, with a foreword by Amos Yong, Steven Félix-Jäger corrects this by reflecting theologically on art and aesthetics from a global Pentecostal perspective, particularly through a pneumatic Pentecostal lens.

Neurones, Art and Morality


Author: Graham Walker

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789016258

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 6324

No longer is explanation of art subjective and the sole domain of the art critic. Introducing Neurones, Art and Morality, this well-researched and insightful book applies recent scientific explanations of brain biology to explain the impact of art, and adds objectivity and independence from commercial and personality influences. Beyond that, it illuminates how the artist uses brushstrokes, shapes and colours to manipulate our emotions. Through the prism of science, the process of visual reception, storage, memory connections, interpretation and reaction become clear. The differences between old masters and modern art genres are discussed and the relationship of “taste” to the cognitive stock of the viewer is explored. The artist draws human experience into focus enabling us to see ourselves with a clarity that is otherwise elusive. In this way we are reminded of the characteristic values of our existence, an important part of our acculturation. This book is aimed at art lovers and is an accessible and informative scientific discourse on that magic aspect of painting, how the artist achieves and how the viewer perceives. This is extrapolated to how art was used as a moral guide to the illiterate, as propaganda and as protest art. In turn, the religious and socio-political influences on art and artists are followed through history from cave art to monochrome canvases.

Film Isms--

Understanding Cinema


Author: Ronald Bergan

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0789322145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 159

View: 9956

Offers a guide to the "isms" that define movements in film, describing the category, its significance, and some of prominent artists and works that represent it.

33 Künstler in 3 Akten


Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033196

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 7976

WAS IST EIN KÜNSTLER? – Ein einzigartiger Blick hinter die Kulissen der Kunstwelt Was bedeutet es heute ein Künstler zu sein? Ist man mehr Unternehmer oder Unterhalter? Und wie bleibt man authentisch? Die Kunstexpertin und Soziologin Sarah Thornton nimmt uns mit zu den Superstars der internationalen Kunstszene – wie z.B. Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic – sowie zu den »rising stars«. In drei Akten – Politik, Verwandtschaft und Handwerk – begibt sie sich in die Welt von 33 Künstlern: sie blickt nicht nur in deren Ateliers, sondern auch in Wohnzimmer und auf Bankkonten. Sie führt Hunderte von Gesprächen, ist dabei, wenn Ideen entstehen und große Werke Gestalt annehmen. Mit scharfem Blick analysiert sie die vielfältigen Antworten auf die Frage: Was ist ein Künstler? Mit Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutlug Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, Larry Gagosian, Martha Rosler, Elmgreen and Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alÿs, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Rashid Johnson, Damien Hirst, Andrea Fraser, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland, Beatriz Milhazes und Isaac Julien.



Author: Leonhard Emmerling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836559768


Page: 96

View: 3766

Frühstück mit Lucian Freud


Author: Geordie Greig

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312006260

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6370

Um das Leben des Malers Lucian Freud ranken sich viele Gerüchte – nicht zuletzt, weil er Privates rigoros vor der Öffentlichkeit abschirmte. Geordie Greig gehörte zu Freuds engsten Vertrauten, mit ihm teilte er Geschichten aus seinem Leben, das voller Arbeitswut, grausamer Rücksichtslosigkeit und einer fatalen Hang zum Glücksspiel war. Greig enthüllt in seiner Biographie eine faszinierende Persönlichkeit, für die jeder aus der High Society liebend gern Modell sitzen wollte, obwohl es monatelange Tortur bedeutete. Illustriert mit vielen unbekannten Fotos und Bildern, ist diese Biographie eines der bedeutendsten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts zugleich ein lebendiges Stück Kunstgeschichte.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction


Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 9018