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Paris: Life and Luxury in 18th

Скачать книгу (размер 758 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 150) Аннотация: Luxury items from centuries past are most often seen within museum settings, devoid of their original contexts and connotations. This groundbreaking book seeks to re-imagine objects from 18th-century Paris within their original context, showing how they were used in the daily routines of the elite members of society. Against the background of the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774) the chapters move…

Schweidler Max: The Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other Works on Paper

Скачать книгу (размер 1 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 316) Аннотация: Ever since its original publication in Germany in 1938, Max Schweidler's Die Instandetzung von Kupferstichen, Zeichnungen, Buchern usw has been recognized as a seminal modern text on the conservation and restoration of works on paper. To address what he saw as a woeful dearth of relevant literature and in order to assist those who have 'set themselves the goal of preserving cultural treasures, '…

McArthur Meher: An ABC of What Art Can Be

Скачать книгу (размер 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 40) Аннотация: «This delightful book is a colorful reminder of the many things that visual art can be, become, and do. Whether it's weaving or making pottery or working on your computer or turning junk into something unexpected and wonderful, An ABC of What Art Can Be is an invitation to look around and think creatively-outside the boring box. After all, A is for artist, creator of art, Making all sorts of…

Abbott Brett: Edward Weston

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: A seminal figure in the history of photography, Edward Weston (1886 — 1958) began his long and colourful career in Southern California. Among the more than fifty prints gleaned from the Getty Museum's important collection of approximately 240 works that span the photographer's career, this book features pictures made in Claremont, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and other locations in…

Bravo Manuel Alvarez: Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, who celebrates his 100th birthday in 2002, is Mexico's most famous photographer. In eight decades as a photographer, he interacted with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Sergei Eisentein, Tino Modotti and Octavio Paz, and created works of art that display an array of styles and themes. This volume contains 50 images with extended commentaries on each by Robert Tejada, an…

Keller Judith: Dorothea Lange: Photographs from the J: Paul Getty Museum

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: This installment in the acclaimed In Focus series examines the life and career of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), who is most recognized for her social documentary work during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Getty Museum holds nearly one hundred of the artist's pictures, about fifty of which are discussed by Judith Keller, associate curator of photographs. These include the iconic images of…

Keller Judith: Doris Ulmann: Photographs from the J: Paul Getty Museum

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: Doris Ulmann, one of the foremost photographers in the United States in the 1930s, disappeared from public awareness until the 1970s. She is best known for her quintessentially American pictures of the rural South. A prolific creator, she died before many of her last images could be printed. The latest addition to the acclaimed In Focus series present fifty-five pictures by Ulmann from the…

Naef Weston: Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs from the J: Paul Getty Museum

Скачать книгу (размер 728 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 144) Аннотация: «This latest volume in the acclaimed In Focus series examines the life and work of Alfred Stieglitz, concentrating on the Getty Museum's considerable holdings of the work of this American master. In his studies of his wife, Georgia O'Keefe, in his portraits of the urban scene, and in his pictures of natural form, Stieglitz defined the modern movement on photography. In his periodical Camera Work…

Furlotti Barbara: The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance

Скачать книгу (размер 1 411 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 278) Аннотация: This book traces the rich history of the northern Italian city of Mantua, from its mythic origins in Dante's Inferno, to its cultural heyday during the Renaissance under the patronage of the powerful Gonzaga family, to its eventual decline and annexation by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The fortunes of Mantua rose and fell with those of the Gonzaga family, who ruled as imperial vicars from the…