The most wide-ranging and up-to-date volume available on the enigmatic and controversial graffiti artist, this deeply researched and highly personal tribute explores how Banksy continues to defy accepted wisdom about artistic success, growing only more famous and powerful even as he sticks to his anti-establishment platform and to his mission to give a voice to the voiceless.
Accompanied by stunning full-page, full-color reproductions and photographs of works in situ-including many that have been lost to time -photographer and street art expert Alessandra Mattanza's impassioned and informed text follows Banksy's career trajectory from creator of message-laden stencils on London's city walls to a sought-after champion of human and environmental rights. She investigates many of the key images that populate Banksy's work-animals, children, historic figures, balloons, cartoon characters, police officers, and others. She shows how Banksy's oeuvre has expanded beyond graffiti and stenciling and how his art has helped support his activism in a variety of causes-from calls for peace in the Middle East to the preservation of the natural environment. Best of all she helps readers make sense of the rather unusual path Banksy has chosen-an artist who uses his global platform to raise awareness about the underserved, rather than to his own celebrity. Readers will come away with a new understanding of how Banksy helped transform an illegal act of criminal damage into a high art form, and how, by ridiculing institutionalized art, he has achieved enormous fame within those very institutions.
Helmut Newton was in his sixties and already a well-established photographer when he and his wife moved to the French Riviera. At an age when many people would consider retirement, Newton instead plunged headfirst into one of the most prolific and liberating stages of his career.
The city of Monaco was the perfect backdrop for his fashion photography, and it also provided him with a wealth of subjects for his famous portraits, including the stars of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo and the Princely Family. And it was in Monaco that Newton finally tried his hand at landscapes. While this volume focuses primarily on the years 1981 to 2004, it also looks at Newton's historic links with the Cote d'Azur and the area around Bordighera, Italy. There are essays by a range of experts in photography, film, and art and three interviews, including one with Paloma Picasso.
In these remarkable photographs readers will discover the French Riviera through Newton's fascinated, slightly ironic lens: a way of life characterized by ease and elegance; a world dominated by appearance and superficiality; and a veritable living theater, in which he was both actor and privileged member of the audience.
S'appuyant sur les dernières recherches scientifiques sur l'oeuvre de Dürer, ce livre présente les gravures et les peintures les plus célèbres de ce génie de la Renaissance allemande. De nombreux détails sont aussi reproduits et l'ouvrage comprend un catalogue raisonné de ses peintures.
Widely considered Japan's most influential and prolific photographer, Daido Moriyama has been challenging conventions of the art form for more than a half century. This exhaustive and electrifying retrospective, published in cooperation with the Daido Moriyama Foundation and based on entirely new research, looks at every stage of Moriyama's extensive career, including his extraordinary images as well as his conceptual contributions to photography.
One of a generation of postwar Japan's groundbreaking artists, Moriyama has continually established his own visual grammar.
This book features more than 250 chronologically arranged images that reveal his constantly evolving career: his early editorial work of the mid-1960s, focused on the American occupation and the experimental theater; his radical experimentation of late 1960s and the 1970s; the self-reflexive photos of the 1980s and 1990s; and his ongoing exploration of cities, among other relevant moments. It also includes more than 400 spread reproductions of Moriyama's rarely seen publications, mapping the sources of his visual production.
Rounding out the volume are texts by the editor and leading Japanese scholars, a personal essay by the artist, and a full chronology of his life and work.
Accompanying a major exhibition on Moriyama's output, this impressive volume reframes Moriyama's legacy and is certain to become the definitive publication on his work.
Photographer Anders Petersen was hanging out at a dive bar on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg in 1968 when someone grabbed his camera from the table where he was sitting and started taking pictures. Petersen used the opportunity to photograph the culprit-and the rest of the bar's motley crew of patrons.
The resulting project is one of the most revered photobooks of all time, a celebration of a gritty city at the tail end of the sixties, and the cornerstone of Petersen's storied career. The images have become classics of their genre; Tom Waits used one for the cover of his legendary album Rain Dogs. Their candidness and authenticity remain as eloquent today as when they were first published in 1978.
This sumptuously produced reissue features a new foreword by Waits, and is certain to find a new audience, who will appreciate the stunning analog photography and its elegiac collective portrait of the fringes of society.
The photographer behind Life magazine's first ever all-color photographic essay, Ernst Haas made-and captured-history as an early adopter of Kodachrome film.
The Austrian-born artist had already established himself as a black and white photographer when he moved to America in 1951. But as a member of the renowned Magnum agency, he transformed the genre with his color-saturated images, the perfect medium for capturing America's geographic and cultural landscapes. From desert storms, Route 66 gas stations, and Las Vegas neon to rolling prairie, dilapidated farms, small-town parades, and city sidewalks, Haas' perfectly composed images, contain a distinct pictorial language, suffused with poetry, pattern, and light. At the same time his pictures communicate a journalist's point of view, whether the subject is rural poverty, suburban comfort, or the myth of the American West.
This remarkable book offers a vision of America that feels both poignantly distant and reassuringly familiar.
En 1952, le magazine américain Life demande à Ernst Haas de travailler en couleur sur New York, alors que le photographe expérimente depuis quelques temps déjà avec cette nouveauté encore très difficile à manier techniquement. Il photographie alors la ville dont il a rêvé quand il était jeune garçon, subissant le trauma de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale dans une famille juive autrichienne. Ces images, rassemblées dans ce livre, marqueront tout une génération de photographes amateurs et contribueront à faire changer la perception de la couleur en photographie.
A rocky coast along the Sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water-these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, "Sea," "Land," "Trees," "Spirit," and "Sky." The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country better-known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna's traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well-known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa and Shikoku.
If you were a graffiti writer in 1980s New York City, you wanted Martha Cooper to document your work-and she probably did. Cooper has spent decades immortalizing art that is often overlooked, and usually illegal. Her first book, 1984's Subway Art (a collaboration with Henry Chalfant), is affectionately referred to by graffiti artists as the "bible". To create Spray Nation, Cooper and editor Roger Gastman pored through hundreds of thousands of 35mm Kodachrome slides, painstakingly selecting and digitizing them. The photos range from obscure tags to intimate portraits, action shots, walls, and subway cars painted inside and out. They are accompanied by heartfelt essays celebrating Cooper's drive, spirit, and singular vision. The images capture a gritty New York era that is gone forever. And although the original pieces (as well as many of their creators) have been lost, these resplendent photos feel as immediate and powerful as a subway train thundering down the tracks.
Faisant suite à leur projet à succès The Ruines of Detroit, ce nouveau travail du prolifique duo de photographes français Yves Marchand et Romain Meffre célèbre de manière poignante les restes en lambeaux de centaines de salles de cinéma à travers l'Amérique. À l'aide d'un appareil photo grand format, les images soigneusement composées des photographes capturent la riche diversité architecturale de ces salles de spectacle. Présenté ici dans un magnifique grand format, cet éloge illustré des palais américains du cinéma deviendra certainement un classique des temps modernes.
Ce beau volume de grand format sous coffret toilé revient sur tout l'oeuvre de Utagawa Kuniyoshi, grand maître de l'ukiyo-e. Apprécié pour ses gravures mais aussi pour ses dessins et peintures, l'artiste japonais s'est fait connaître pour ses représentations des combats de samuraï, mais cette monographie rappelle qu'il était également virtuose du paysage, portraitiste des acteurs de théâtre kabuki et auteur de représentations très créatives pour l'époque d'animaux de la mythologie. Matthi Forrer, grand spécialiste de l'ukiyo-e et auteur de l'ouvrage, revient également sur les influences de l'Occident sur son travail.
World-renowned for her work during the Weimar period, Hannah Hoech was a pioneer in many aspects, both artistic and cultural. She was the lone woman of the Berlin Dada movement - the riotous form of art that deconstructed sound, language, and images to re-assemble them into new objects, texts and meanings. Hoech was a pivotal force in the development of collage, paving the way for today's ubiquitous image editing techniques. A determined believer in women's rights, Hoech questioned conventional concepts of partnership, beauty and the making of art, her work presenting acute critiques of racial and social stereotypes, particularly that of her native Germany.
Focusing on Hoech's collages, this book examines the artist's career from the 1920s to the 1970s, charting her oeuvre from early works influenced by fashion and mass media, through to her later compositions of lyrical abstraction. It reveals her rapid development of a personal style, which was both humorous and often moving, but also offered critical commentary on society at a time of tremendous social change. Included are essays that examine themes such as the concept of the "New Woman" and the legacy of German colonialism. Featuring international scholarship on a groundbreaking artist, this volume brings together important source texts and reference material, which were first translated into English for the original edition of this book.
Ce joli petit livre relié et toilé rassemble tous les travaux graphiques de Hundertwasser, soit 71 oeuvres créées entre 1951 et 1976. L'artiste autrichien et pionnier de l'écologie a maîtrisé de nombreuses techniques, lithographie, sérigraphie et même estampes d'inspiration japonaise pour créer une ode à la nature et à la couleur.
Engagé en 1976 par Francis Ford Coppola comme photographe de plateau pour le tournage de son chef d'oeuvre Apocalypse Now, Chas Gerretsen a rassemblé dans ses archives personelles plusieurs milliers de photos qui, aujourd'hui, rendent justement compte d'un des tournages les plus apocalyptiques de l'histoire du cinéma. Il était alors photographe freelance au Vietnam, et Coppola l'a choisi car il voulait un photographe de guerre pour un film de guerre. Il lui a donné un accès complet au film, les stars (Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper), l'équipe technique, les drames autour du tournage : Chas Gerretsen a donc passé 6 mois aux Philippines, rapportant des milliers de clichés couleur, documentant un monument de l'histoire culturelle américaine.
Opening with the psychedelic haunts of the 1960s New York pop art scene and closing more than half a century later with the rise of post-club happenings, Temporary Pleasure shows how nightlife spaces have evolved to meet the needs of their generation, and how each generation was seeking something a little different from the one before.
Each chapter focuses on a distinct phase and city: Italy's politically radical clubs of the '60s; New York City's disco scene; Detroit and Chicago's house and techno paradises; Ibiza's counterculture communal retreats; Britain's rave culture; and Berlin's techno scene. The clubs come to life in double-page spreads that feature specs and detailed profiles. Author John Leo Gillen offers his take on various important cultural, design and architectural details, while numerous photographs offer their own vibey stories. The book features interviews with people who were involved in a number of the scenes included, from NYC disco mainstay DJ Justin Strauss to Ben Kelly, architect of Manchester's legendary venue The Hacienda.
As the world emerges from its Covid-induced isolation, this celebration of crowded rooms, dance-worthy beats, and communal transcendence feels more important than ever.
Aussi intimes et méticuleuses que ses célèbres portraits, les natures mortes de Lucian Freud (peintures et dessins), sont rassemblées ici pour la première fois dans leur intégralité.
Now available in paperback, this definitive book explores the multidisciplinary career of one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
Encompassing the entirety of Isamu Noguchi's work in sculpture, ceramics, photography, architecture, design, as well as the artist's playscapes, gardens and stage sets for modern dance and theatre performance, this survey explores Noguchi's creative process and lesser-known aspects of his practice, his engagement with a wide range of mediums and cultures, and his innovative achievements over six decades.
Brimming with imagery and contributions from an international range of authors, this book helps readers grasp the diversity and patterns of Noguchi's work both in situ and in galleries. Archival photographs of the artist's studios offer glimpses into his experimental attitude towards sculpture. Themes of harmony and dissonance, which were central to his practice, are explored in a series of essays that consider the artist's dual heritage, the Japanese American experience, his worldwide travel and his many influences. It also pays tribute to Noguchi's fruitful collaborations with creatives from a range of industries, such as R. Buckminster Fuller, Martha Graham and Louis Kahn.
Throughout the monograph Noguchi's own words provide a critical backdrop towards understanding an artist who embraced many schools of thought, and whose entire life and career set an example for partnership and cooperation across artistic, political and cultural boundaries.
Publié pour la première fois en 1904 par le biologiste, philosophe et libre penseur Ernst Haeckel, Formes Artistiques de la nature regroupe 100 planches qui célèbrent la beauté de la nature.
Ce livre présente le travail de l'architecte et designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, force prédominante du style de Glasgow, et le contextualise dans le cercle plus large de designers et d'artisans ayant contribué à l'affirmation de ce mouvement artistique. Riche en illustrations, documents d'archives et essais, ce volume explore tous les aspects du style de Glasgow : des maisons et restaurants joliment aménagés aux oeuvres du quotidien, en passant par les vitraux, les illustrations de magazines et les oeuvres textiles.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's symbolic, complex, and often emotionally charged work made a huge impact on the 1980s downtown New York City art scene. And though his all-too-brief career ended when he died at age 27, Basquiat left behind an enormous legacy-not only in the number of works he produced, but also in the messages he encoded around political, social, racial, and cultural issues.
This exciting book shows how Basquiat used an intricate network of signs and symbols to challenge the very system that made him a darling of the art world. It traces his inspiration from cartoons, children's drawings, and advertising as well as his own Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage; discusses the influence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories; and shows how Basquiat incorporated into his work classical themes and contemporary icons-from athletes to musicians. What becomes clear is how, even as a young man, Basquiat had a profound understanding of the artist's role in art history, and of his position as a young Black artist in a world of racism, suppression and social injustice.
This book helps readers decode Basquiat's unique lingua franca, an intoxicating body of work brimming with social commentary that was in turns incisive, angry, comic, hip, and heartbreaking, and that remains powerful and meaningful today.