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The Family Meal

The Family Meal is the first home cookbook by the world's greatest chef, Ferran Adria. It features nearly 100 delicious recipes by Ferran Adria that anyone can prepare, inspired by the dishes eaten every day by the staff at his legendary restaurant El Bulli, awarded World's Best Restaurant five times. The recipes in The Family Meal are easy-to-prepare and meant for family dining at home. From Roast Chicken with Potato Straws, Sea Bass Baked in Salt and Mexican-style Slow-Cooked Pork to White Chocolate Cake and Baked Apples with Whipped Cream, there is a wide selection of everyday classics for every night of the week. The cookbook is also the first by such a renowned chef to ensure that the dishes are affordable and the ingredients are widely available at the local supermarket. The Family Meal is organized into three-course menus, with appetizers, mains and desserts, so you can prepare a well-balanced meal at home ? without fuss. Each recipe is shown with numerous step-by-step full-color photographs, and conversions on how you can prepare a meal for a small or large group - for 2, 6, 20 or 75 people. This is the cookbook by Ferran Adria everyone has been waiting for, it is sure to be one of the most talked about and popular cookbooks of the season.
24,69 € 25,99 €

New York Wallpaper Cite Guide

Moderní a stylový kapesní průvodce New Yorkem z úspěšné řady, kterou připravují zasvěcení autoři pracující z magazínu Wallpaper. Přináší top ten z oblasti designu, architektury, umění, ale i dobrého jídla a skvělého ubytování v metropolích. Nezáleží na tom, jestli chcete zůstat na den, na týden nebo se tu usadit na delší dobu, jestli jedete na dovolenou nebo na služební cestu. Autoři za vás udělali náročnou práci: našli ty nejlepší restaurace, bary, hotely (poradí vám i jaký pokoj si vybrat) až po ta nejbizarnější místa, obchůdky i nejsvůdnější architekturu, abyste tak mohli získat co nejvěrnější obraz města. Wallpaper* City Guide vám umožní vrátit se z výletu, ať byl jakkoli krátký, s pocitem uspokojení, že jste na něm viděli vše, co jste chtěli. ■A new concept in city guides ■Tightly edited, ruthlessly researched, design-conscious and spot-on guides for the discerning traveller who wants a true taste of the best a city has to offer ■The fast-track ticket to your chosen location, suggesting the best, the most exciting, and the most beautiful places to visit, sleep, eat, drink, shop and exercise ■Ideal for the weekend tourist, the business traveller, or if you only have 24 hours to discover a city ■Pocket-sized, easy to use and discreet so that you don´t feel like a tourist ■100 colour illustrations, 3 foldouts
7,99 € 8,41 €

Magritte: Colour Library

This series acts as an introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each title contains 48 full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white, a concise introduction, select bibliography and detailed source information for the images. Monographs on individual artists also feature a brief chronology.
14,16 € 14,90 €

Dutch Painting

The series has always been highly regarded for its insight and authority, providing an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each volume contains an introductory essay, forty-eight full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white.
9,15 € 9,63 €

Schiele Egon Phaidon

Egon Schiele was an Austrian Expressionist painter and is widely recognised as a major figure in the history of modem art. In this revised edition Simon Wilson explores the influences which helped shape his art. The Austrian painter Egon Schiele is now recognised as a major figure in the history of modern art and in the development of the Expressionist movement. He was only 28 when he died in 1918, yet in his short life he produced a remarkable series of intense and powerful images, and although dogged by unfounded accusations of pornography he pursued his vocation as an artist with uncompromising intensity, giving expression to his most powerful feelings with an anguished honesty. In this recently revised book, Simon Wilson explores Schiele's obsession with sex, life and death, which gave rise to his famous female nudes and nude self-portraits, and examines his vision of the artist in society, and his work as a landscape and portrait painter.
15,46 € 16,27 €

The Story of Art

The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject. For the first time in many years the book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in colour throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold-outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn. The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much-loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.
42,70 € 44,95 €

Debussy Claude

Born near Paris in 1862, Claude Debussy was one of the most influential composers of his age, affecting profoundly the works of later generations of composers, both in his native France and elsewhere. He was trained at the Paris Conservatoire, and decided there on a career as a composer rather than as a pianist, his original intention. His highly characteristic musical language, thoroughly French in inspiration, extended the contemporary limits of harmony and form, with a remarkably delicate command of nuance, whether in composition for the piano or in the handling of a relatively large orchestra. Considered by many to be the most important composer of piano music since Chopin, Debussy also produced a single opera, "Pelleas et Melisande", which brought an entirely new tone to the genre. This, however, was his only completed opera and instead his work predominantly comprises orchestral pieces, piano sets and songs. The orchestral works include "The Three Nocturnes" (1899), "The Three Images" (1912) and "The Ballet Jeux" (1913). Debussy's piano music begins with works that, Verlaine fashion, look back at earlier musical styles with a modern cynicism (Suite bergamasque, 1890, Pour le piano, 1901). But then, as in the orchestral pieces, Debussy began to associate his music with visual impressions of the East, Spain, landscapes etc, in a sequence of sets of short pieces. His last volume of "Etudes" (1915) interprets similar varieties of style and texture purely as pianistic exercises and includes pieces that develop irregular form to an extreme, as well as others influenced by the young Stravinsky (a presence too in the suite En blanc et noir for two pianos, 1915). A planned set of six chamber sonatas was sadly cut short by the composer's death from cancer in 1918. Perhaps the most influential composer of his generation (and certainly one who provoked much contemporary controversy), Debussy's influence continues to be felt in the twenty-first century.
9,42 € 9,92 €

Van Gogh's Flowers

This fully-illustrated examination of Van Gogh's preoccupation with painting flowers draws upon the artist's own letters to describe his subject matter and to show the extraordinary importance that flowers and plants had on his life and his work.
11,35 € 11,95 €

The Arts and Crafts Movement

Dating from the 1850s to the First World War, the Arts and Crafts Movement was an international phenomenon of enormous scope and influence. It encompassed everything from architecture to town planning, metalwork and embroidery, in places as diverse as California and Budapest. Born of thinkers and practitioners in Victorian England its ideological currents reflect the era's most pressing social, political and artistic concerns. In this book Rosalind Blakesley explores the common ideas that give cohesion to a movement of otherwise bewildering breadth and stylistic heterogeneity. At the origins of the movement was a reaction against industrialization, the long-standing division between traditional crafts and Fine Art and the over-elaborate ornamentation which disguised an object or building's true 'function'. Early British Arts and Crafts practitioners campaigned for a revival of old craft techniques, for the elevation of the applied arts and for 'honesty' in design, ideas that were picked up and developed across Europe and the United States, with national variants quickly emerging. Germany, for example, recognized the potential of industrial techniques and experimented with standardization in design, in Finland, then annexed to Russia, Arts and Crafts was allied to the search for self-expression and a national style in art. Examining both acknowledged Arts and Crafts centres and lesser-known communities, Rosalind Blakesley concludes her authoritative and accessible survey with an evaluation of the Movement's significance in the twenty-first century.
78,52 € 82,65 €

Merz to Emigre and Beyond

A survey of avant-garde cultural and political magazines and journals. Steven Heller An historical survey of avant-garde cultural and political magazines and journals of the 20th century Presents rarely seen magazines from all over the globe linked to
85,59 € 90,09 €

Byzantium Rediscovered

The subject of this book is the Byzantine revival of the 19th and early 20th centuries, in architecture, fine art, the decorative arts and literature. Neglected and vilified for centuries, Byzantium came to exercise a potent influence on groups and individuals, who each interpreted its legacy in different ways and used it to promote different aims. Ludwig I and Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia retreated into Byzantine fantasy to express their ideal of divine kingship. French and German patriots claimed that the early medieval churches of southwest France and the Rhineland were directly inspired by Byzantine models. French High Catholics were attracted by the severe and hieratic figures in the mosaics at Ravenna, adapting them as symbols of authority, while at the other extreme the Symbolists responded to Byzantium's supposed decadence, and the scandalous Empress Theodora was made the subject of a sensational stage play. John Ruskin was seduced by the "voluptuous chastity" of St Mark's, Venice, William Morris, on the other hand, pressed Byzantium into the service of democracy and socialism. Architects turned to the Byzantine dome as an antidote to the ubiquitous Gothic. Artists and designers were attracted by the anti-naturalistic style of Byzantine ornament, and in America Louis Comfort Tiffany used Byzantine motifs and inspiration for purely secular ends. The early theorists of modernism also looked to Byzantium for inspiration, and the poet W.B. Yeats felt its otherworldly and mysterious power. The Byzantine revival was never widely popular, it attracted extremists, outsiders and visionaries. Nevertheless, it was important and influential. Professor Bullen's interdisciplinary study presents a coherent account of the varied manifestations of Byzantinism in Germany, Austria, France, Britain and America, and unravels the early confusion that failed to distinguish between Byzantine and Romanesque styles. The book is illustrated, not only with original Byzantine models and the works they inspired, but also with reproductions from the finely illustrated publications that played an important role in their own right in promoting Byzantium as an ideal.
99,33 € 104,56 €

Gunnar Asplund

A contemporary of Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, Asplund pursued a unique architecture that displayed a blend of classical tradition, vernacular architecture and Modernism. Above all, he achieved a sensitive understanding of the relationship between architecture and its surrounding landscape, and it is such contributions that have made him recognized as Sweden's leading architect of the twentieth century. His abilities are amply demonstrated in masterpieces like the Woodland Cemetery. In 1915, Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz won the competition to plan a new cemetery for Stockholm. Their romantic plan, in which a symbolically straight, narrow pathway abruptly curves blindly away into the forest, and with open fields capped by burial-mound-like hillocks, earned both of them further commissions for buildings within the cemetery. Asplund's "Woodland Chapel" of 1920 is tucked into the forest, and uses classical elements such as Doric columns, but sparingly and in unusual ways, while manipulating scale in ways that further the spiritual and contemplative nature of the building. The Crematorium and Monument Hall of 1935 are dignified and powerful, unornamented but not austere, to offer comfort to those who use them. "The Gothenburg Law Courts", another critical work which was finally completed in 1937, shows how Asplund relates the architecture of Modernism to a historical plan and facade. Buildings such as the architect's own summer house at Stennas and the crematoria at Kviberg and Skovde, dating from the later part of his life when he had begun to embrace Modernism, still show traditional classical and vernacular influences, and are evidence that not all forms of Modernism constituted a fresh start. This will be a comprehensive monograph on Asplund, and will include extensive new colour photography, as well as many original drawings. It was produced in collaboration with the archives of the Swedish Architectural Museum in Stockholm.
91,45 € 96,26 €

Winslow Homer : An American Vision

In this exciting new monograph, Professor Griffin provides fresh insight into the life and work of one of America's most-famous and best-loved artists. The author places Homer against a background of American nationalism fuelled by tensions between American self-identity and European sophistication. Finding in Homer's work the aspiration to create specifically American subjects and a specifically American character. It is testament to Homer's success that his influence is still echoed in every strand of America media almost 100 years after his death. Born in 1836, Homer began his career a magazine illustrator, soon becoming a regular contributor to Harper's Weekly, one of the America's most popular magazines. In the early 1860s, Homer was sent by his editor to the front lines of Civil War battles in Virginia. His woodcuts and lithographs of wartime encampments were widely distributed and served to make him highly popular with a large American audience. In the post war years Homer turned his attention to the American countryside and its people. It was during this period that he produced Snap the Whip, a piece thought by many Americans to be his best work. This and similar paintings were embraced by American critics as nationalist masterpieces, reaffirming precious American ideals and values that had been lost during the war. Griffin compares these contemporary feelings with later scholarship - which has suggested that Homer's works hold a deeper criticism of contemporary American life - to reassess Homer's aims and achievements during this period. In 1873, Homer began to paint using watercolours - the medium for which he is perhaps best known outside the USA - and in 1883 he moved to the New England fishing village of Prout's Neck, Maine. Here he began what was to become his best-known period of seascapes and nautical scenes. The overriding theme in much of his later work is the constant struggle between man and nature, a battle illustrated by the sailors in a stormy sea taking readings from a sextant in Eight Bells of 1886. In this new study however, Griffin expands this theme to discuss the often-overlooked idea that these works also react contemporary anxieties about loss of manhood control. Illustrating how the many all-male scenes - described by critics as 'strong meat for men'- affirm masculine authority and are charged with an underlying eroticism.
84,83 € 89,29 €

Louis I. Kahn

Bestseller z nakladatelství Phaidon přináší tentokrát úplný přehled děl a životních mezníků mistra architektury 20. století. Louis I Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century, whose work marked a significant move aw
100,42 € 105,70 €

Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction

Kniha mapuje vývoj techniky a provedení staveb v průběhu staletí – od Egypta a klasického Řecka a Říma přes stavební rozmach v období gotiky a renesance, od průmyslové revolucek současné době digitální modelace. Tato obsáhlá a bohatě ilustrovaná publikace
81,67 € 85,97 €

Curtis Edward Sheriff

This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in this case, Edward Sheriff Curtis - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in th e field, 55 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and a biography of the featured photographer.
28,06 € 29,54 €