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O'Neill Terry: Breaking Stones

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: I was impressed by The Stones. They were dressed casually, had mischief in them and were different to other bands. Terry O'Neill. In July 1962, a group of young men played a gig at The Marquee Club on Oxford Street, London. They called themselves 'The Rollin' Stones' and little did they know they would soon be making music history. This brilliant new book captures the youth, the times and the…

100 British Chairs

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: 100 British Chairs depicts a selection of chairs that date from several important periods in the history of British chair design. Presented in a roughly chronological sequence, the emphasis is on early (pre-1745) and late (post-1840) periods. The presentation is also thematic, and this more accurately represents the purpose of the book, which is to illustrate some of the key developments in…

Cappelletti Mara: Rolex: History, Icons and Record-Breaking Models

Скачать книгу (размер 769 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 152) Аннотация: The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to its founder Hans Wilsdorf, who took the first steps in the world of Swiss watchmaking as he dreamed about a timepiece that could be worn around the wrist. This experimental research led Rolex to achieve its highest goals in both technological innovation and in the use of the finest materials alone. Its models have been photographed on the wrists of…

Jackson David: The Russian Vision: The Art of Ilya Repin

Скачать книгу (размер 1 095 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 216) Аннотация: Ilya Repin (1844-1930) is a key figure of Russian nineteenth-century realism; his career spanned a period of huge cultural, social and political change, bearing witness to the challenge to the Russian autocracy, the coming of the October Revolution and the dawn of the Soviet Union. From humble peasant beginnings Repin rose to a place of artistic pre-eminence and international acclaim and was the…

Andrews John: Arts and Crafts Furniture

Скачать книгу (размер 1 666 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 328) Аннотация: The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some remarkable furniture. Its principal designers, though not all, were architects motivated by principles of good design and honest workmanship. The results varied from the sober oak austerity of Voysey and the rural perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the exuberant inlays of Ashbee and even Morris & Co. Written by a recognised authority on the subject,…

Bartoli Damien: William Bouguereau: His Life and Works

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: William Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly important and influential French academic painter, this is an illustrated biography of his life and works.

Lloyd Richard: Hockney: Printmaker

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: In 1954, a sixteen-year-old student at the Bradford College of Art opted to study lithography as part of the National Diploma in Design. His first effort, a small self-portrait printed only in a handful of impressions, marks the beginning of one of the longest and most diverse careers in modern printmaking. By turns traditional and groundbreaking, over six decades David Hockney has created…

Blunt Wilfred: The Art of Botanical Illustration

Скачать книгу (размер 1 789 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 352) Аннотация: This major work, first published in 1950, is still considered the classic work on the subject. The book was revised and enlarged by ACC in the year 2000, and published to overwhelming acclaim; this is a reprint of that edition. It provides a comprehensive, critical and well illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants through more than three thousand years. Of the first edition, the poet and…

Austin Mutti-Mewse: I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: I Used to be in Pictures is a collection of unpublished correspondence between English born brothers, Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse and some of the most celebrated and iconic film stars from the silent and 'golden' era of film-making. The brothers' foray into this glamorous world began with a simple fan letter to Lillian Gish, followed by another to Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. This gave rise to a…

Russian Decorative Arts

Скачать книгу (размер 1 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 300) Аннотация: Russia's last great Imperial celebration took place at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg with the lavish ball of 1913 celebrating 300 years of Romanov rule. The finest gowns, jewels, snuff boxes, porcelain and silver tableware of the Tsarist era were ostentatiously displayed then for the last time. The outbreak of World War I in 1914 and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 brought such flamboyance…

Lester Richard: Dress of the Year

Скачать книгу (размер 993 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 196) Аннотация: The Dress of the Year is a deluxe study of exquisite fashion from 1963 to the present, drawn from the renowned collection at the Fashion Museum, Bath. Each year, a fashion-world luminary is invited to capture the definitive moment in an international whirlwind of creative style by choosing the outfit that truly represents that year's mood in fashion. The announcement of each winner is widely…

21st Century Jewellery Designers: An Inspired Style

Скачать книгу (размер 1 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 300) Аннотация: Presents the stories and designs of the leading contemporary jewellery designers working across the globe today.

Fochessati Matteo: Art Nouveau: Between Modernism and Romantic Nationalism

Скачать книгу (размер 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 120) Аннотация: Nurtured by the aesthetic-social critique undertaken by the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau contrasted the heaviness of mechanical production with the ingenious elegance of forms inspired by pure and alluring lines, based on plant forms. Enlivened by nostalgic fin de siecle decadence, the movement's unique style was built upon the transposition of industrial materials and techniques…

Bradfield Geoffrey: A 21st Century Palace

Скачать книгу (размер 1 146 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 226) Аннотация: The new era of globalisation has brought with it a stunning new breed of palaces — modern-day residences built by connoisseurs whose exceptional taste and patronage are propelling art and architecture forward into the next great epoch. For more than 40 years, Geoffrey Bradfield has been creating exceptional residences around the world and in 'A 21st Century Palace' Bradfield documents one such…

Bowlt John E.: Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930

Скачать книгу (размер 2 543 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 500) Аннотация: Furthermore, through their daring inventions, Russian artists of the first thirty years of the 20th century transformed, profoundly and permanently, our perception of stage design — and hence of the theatre. They belonged to an extraordinarily creative generation of impresarios, dancers, actors, patrons, and critics who inspired or at least made a major contribution to the international…

Demeester Leen: Fashion Icons: Ashion Trends Throughout the Centuries

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: «The history of the corset proves that women have attached great importance to outward appearance and this since more than 2000 years. The corset was not a fashion item for the masses. The first flourishing period for the corset dates back to the Elizabethan and Spanish fashion between the 16th and 17th Century. The strict form of the corset went hand in hand with the fashion of the hoop skirt…

Webb Brian: John Piper: Design

Скачать книгу (размер 483 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 96) Аннотация: This, the newest title in the highly acclaimed Design Series focuses on the work of John Piper (1903 — 1992). Piper remains something of an enigma: an antiquarian who was among the pioneers of non-representational art in Britain; an abstract painter who drew his inspiration from the paintings of Turner and mediaeval stained glass; and a romantic with a penchant for geometric design. Despite, in…

Gultry: Italian Liberty Style

Скачать книгу (размер 600 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 119) Аннотация: The first volume in the series on Twentieth-Century Decorative and Applied Arts is dedicated to what is known in Italy as 'Stile Liberty', or Liberty style. Flowers, ribbons, garlands, dragonflies, butterflies and graceful young women dancing, followed by a host of curvilinear, sinuous and spiralling forms: this was Liberty, the new style that at the dawn of the twentieth century, by creating a…

Buruma Anna: Liberty and Co in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: Over the years since its inception in 1875 as the Oriental Emporium, Liberty's has both been at the forefront of fashion and the decorative arts and has sat comfortably riding on its waves. Its history is at the heart of its image to the outside world. In the fifties, Liberty's tried to subvert this image, but subsequently embraced it wholeheartedly in the following decade. Liberty's beginnings…

Markus Bolsinger: Mercedes-Benz

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing has set new standards. It is best in class and increases the standing of the Mercedes — AMG brand, thanks to its charisma. Two years after the commercial launching of the contemporary legend, the roadster is added to the fascination SLS AMG cosmos. With the coupe, roadster, GT3, an e-cell, AMG has succeeded in creating a quartet of dream machines. The genes of…