Gourmet Toure of France
Prominent restaurant critic Gilles Pudlowski leads the reader on a tour across the heartland of gourmet dining, sharing menu selections from his favorite restaurants along with the stories behind the accomplished chefs and their kitchens. The forty f eatured restaurants have been selected based on the quality of the food, the beauty of the decor, and the restaurants unique history. Illustrated with Maurice Rougemonts enticing photographs, this finely researched bible of French gastronomy offers a feast for the eyes. Featured chefs include Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse, and Guy Savoy, and each has divulged a few of their signature recipes to enjoy at home. A list of addresses to the restaurants completes the book for readers who want to embark o n their own gourmet tour of the finest in French dining experiences.
Contemporary Art Brazil
Brazil is experiencing an exciting blossoming of culture across many areas. "Contemporary Art Brazil" focuses on 110 of the country's most important practitioners in the realm of the fine arts, including artists, gallerists, heads of institutions, critical thinkers and collectors. Extensively illustrated and based on the most up-to-date research, it provides an invaluable survey of current trends and key players, placing them in the context of tropicalismo and neo-concretismo, the two movements that first brought the Brazilian art scene to international attention in the 1960s. This is a must read for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the contemporary culture of South America.
A comprehensive study of Mark Wallinger's career that draws on extensive conversations with the artist, this book traces his development from early influences to winning the Turner Prize in 2007 and beyond. Over the past quarter-century Wallinger has become known as an artist who never repeats himself, and his art driven by passions including sport, history, politics, science and poetry has ranged from meticulous paintings of racehorses to a presentation of the first public statue of Jesus Christ in England since the Reformation, and from a performance while dressed in a bear suit to installing a full-scale copy of peace protestor Brian Haw's antiwar display at Parliament Square in Tate Britain. As this book demonstrates, however, certain themes and strategies thread through this dizzyingly diverse body of work. Here, Wallinger is revealed as an artist committed to making art that is not only brilliantly accessible and witty, but also conscientious and politically incisive.
Here is an updated and enlarged edition of the sumptuously produced book, first published in 2003, that reproduces in colour and tritone all the lithographs and etchings by the distinguished Portuguese artist Paula Rego from across her whole career. This edition has some sixty new works, including five new series produced in the last ten years: "Moon Eggs", "Prince Pig", "O Vinho", "The Curved Planks" and "Female Genital Mutilation". Critic and personal friend of the artist Tom Rosenthal writes in absorbing detail on the iconography of each print, drawing on his extensive conversations with Rego. There is also a new chapter on the influence of the work of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh on Rego, as well as an updated section of Works Out of Series and a new introduction based on an interview by the author with Rego on her 76th birthday. This book includes a complete catalogue raisonne in which all the prints are again reproduced but this time in chronological sequence with detailed descriptions. Printmaker and artist Paul Coldwell contributes an essay on Paula Regos graphic techniques. The chronology, list of public collections, list of solo exhibitions and select bibliography have all been updated.
A terrific summary of the intertwined history of art and technology.â€”ARTnews. "Infused with the spirit of innovation."â€”Publishers Weekly.Digital technology has revolutionized the way we produce and experience art today. Not only have traditional forms of art such as printing, painting, photography, and sculpture been transformed by digital techniques and media, but entirely new forms such as net art, software art, digital installation, and virtual reality have emerged as recognized artistic practices, collected by major museums, institutions, and private collectors the world over. This book surveys the developments in digital art from its appearance in the 1980s up to the present day, and looks ahead to what the future may hold. It explores themes addressed and raised by the art, such as viewer interaction, artificial life and intelligence, political and social activism, networks and telepresence, as well as issues such as the collection, presentation, and preservation of digital art. 323 illustrations, 253 in color
Gay Life and Culture: A World History
"Gay Life and Culture" is the first ever comprehensive, global account of gay history. It is spectacularly illustrated throughout and includes an extensive selection of images, many of them only recently recovered. From Theocritus' verses to Queer as Folk, from the berdaches of North America to the boy - wives of Aboriginal Australia, this extraordinarily wide-ranging book illustrates both the commonality of love and lust, and the various ways in which such desires have been constructed through the ages.
Hip Hotels Orient
The Orient has held sway over the Western imagination since the days of Marco Polo and Genghis Khan. And that remains true in the 21st century, even if the world east of Istanbul is today a very different place, where potent symbols of age-old cultures exist alongside bold expressions of modernity and futuristic style. These are some of the most extraordinary Hip Hotels yet. Live like a maharaja - with a maharaja - in the Umed Bhawan Palace in Rajasthan, a splendid art deco fantasy designed between 1929 and 1932. Or relax in a guest villa of King Sihanouk, now the setting for Cambodia's sophisticated new Aman hotel. One of the most remarkable projects here is the Commune by the Great Wall, a highly innovative development by an all-star cast of Asian design talent for a stunning location beside China's most famous ancient monument. And then there's Benesse House on the remote Japanese island of Naoshima, the Zen-like retreat designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. From Istanbul to Indonesia, from Luxor to Laos, Hip Hotels: Orient promises to be Herbert Ypma's most exciting book to date.
The Eco-Travel Handbook
Nepostradatelná kniha popisující výběr destinace, výrobků a dopravy, tak aby odpovídaly potřebám každého ekologicky uvědomělého cestovatele. Nabízí návod, jak si vybrat dovolenou tak, aby byla ekologická, obohacující a zábavná. Text v angličtině. Follow
Light Air and Openness
Kniha zkoumá vztah mezi architekturou 20. a 30. let a se zaujetím tohoto období o zdraví, čistotu, čerstvý vzduch a sluneční svit. A jakým způsobem hygienistické hnutí inspirovalo architekturu k čistým geometrickým formám modernistických budov. Kniha pro
Understanding Colour at Home
Colour has the power to transform our homes not just the way they look, but the way they feel and the way we live in them. It can stimulate or soothe, energize or pacify. It can even give you a headache. It doesn't have to. This book shows you how to succeed with colour. How to build colour schemes that work with what you have: the style and proportion of your rooms, your existing furnishings and accessories. And how colour works: how different colours can change your mood, how colour affects the light and dimensions of a space, and how to create great colour combinations. Here is all you need to know to make colour work for you.
Chanel: Collections And Creations
A lush visual selection from the Chanel archiveâ€”essential reading for fashionistas and design aficionados everywhere.Chanel's combination of tradition, originality, and style has always made it the most seductive of fashion labels. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models, and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of her name and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel. The book explores five central themesâ€”the suit, the camellia, jewelry, makeup and perfume, the little black dressâ€”and follows the threads from past to present to show how these key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by new designers. It includes many previously unpublished archive photographs and original drawings by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as glorious images from some of the greatest names in fashion photography. 139 illustrations, 83 in color
Signature systems & information
This book explores signage as a point where graphic design and architecture come together. The author begins by describing the basic rules of signage design signs must be visible but not distracting, informative but not unwieldy, concise but not co nfusing. Colour, typography, pictograms and icons are all elements that can be varied and exploited to encapsulate as much information as possible and fit the requirements of the brief: the signage for a hospital, an airport and a conference centre may have little in common, and solutions must always be tailored to fit the location. The book also showcases great examples of signage design worldwide, ranging from museums and schools to transport systems, with an emphasis on the most ori ginal approaches. This is not only an indispensable handbook for communications designers but a must for architects, interior designers and graphic artists who are keen to get a better insight into this fascinating but often overlooked aspect of mod ern design.
Forties Fashion From Siren Su
A fascinating narrativeâ€¦ Great stories, remarkable acts of patriotismâ€¦mark the indomitable spirit of humanity.â€”BooklistHere is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940sâ€”from French style under the Occupation and the â€śmake do and mendâ€ť approach to wartime clothing shortages through the development of faux fabrics, the rise of American fashion houses, and the New Look of the post- war period. The illustrations reveal the wide range of fashions and styles from the 1940s in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Japan. The lively text by fashion specialist Jonathan Walford details how fashion was considered not a frivolity but an aesthetic expression of circumstances in the 1940s. While Fascist states tried to create â€śnationalâ€ť styles before the war began, by 1940 the pursuit of beauty was promoted on both sides of the conflict as a patriotic duty. From prewar to postwar, we see attitudes emerge from period advertisements, images of real clothes, and firsthand accounts in contemporary publications. The result is a celebration of everything from practical and smart-looking attire for air raids (hooded capes with large pockets and siren suits) to street fashion and the creation of Christian Diorâ€™s â€śNew Lookâ€ť collection in 1947. 196 color and 54 black-and-white illustrations
Bath and Spa
Spas are becoming increasingly common all over the world. In holiday resorts as well as in private homes, yesterdays bathrooms are giving way to wellness rooms for recovery from modern lifes hustle and bustle. Architects and designers integrate their clients longing for rest and relaxation in their designs. Bath & Spa presents seventy projects for relaxation, recreation and dreaming with photos, plans and drawings. Whether in a small bathroom or a top-flight spa, surprising design opportunities arise from different combinations of materials. The publication of the series Architecture in Focus invites the reader to discover the new trends at this exciting interface between the solid and liquid states.
Way we Live with the Things
New in the bestselling Way We Live series is this visually thrilling exploration of the way people around the world live with the things they love. Divided into seven main sections, the book showcases Gilles de Chabaneixs eagle-eye for a good idea or intriguing detail, offering an international tour of how people frame, hang and place objects, as well showing the best ways of combining and balancing them, and displaying them with wit or irony. Every opportunity to make cross cultural comparisons and connections is taken within this book to provide a truly international vision of the ways in which our lives are reflected by the things we love.
American Art and Architecture
An accessible, concise, and beautifully written survey of American art and architecture from 1600 to the present.This new survey provides a complete history of American art and architecture from its seventeenth-century colonial beginnings to the latest installation and video work. Structured chronologically, the book defines the characteristics of the different periods and highlights the consistent forms, techniques, and styles that mark the art and architecture as distinctively American. Michael J. Lewis charts the ways in which American artists and architects both adopted and diverged from earlier European models to create an original visual language of their own. He also shows how that language in turn came to influence and eventually dominate art and architecture around the world.Professor Lewis integrates discussions of both buildings and works of visual art, revealing the shared social and aesthetic concerns that underlie the two. Vernacular, religious, secular, and corporate architecture appears alongside paintings, sculpture, photography, and new-media art. All the major American artists and works from the seventeenth century to today are included, such as epic history paintings by Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, sublime landscapes by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederick Church, society portraits by John Singer Sargent, groundbreaking abstract expressionist and pop art by Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Andy Warhol, and challenging sculptural, installation, and video works from more recent years by Robert Gober, Fred Wilson, and Matthew Barney.In architecture, dozens of different building types are illustrated and discussed, from the earliest colonial houses and churches to the most spectacular modernist and postmodernist houses, stations, museums, and iconic skyscrapers. 275 illustrations, 175 in color