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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Zinn's amazing street drawings are created using chalk, charcoal and found objects, and each extraordinary drawing is only ever temporary. This book preserves Zinn's art in all its colorful, hypnotic glory by collecting together never-before published images of his eye-popping creations. Created over the last two years on streets across the globe, these adorably zany and deceptively three-dimensional characters come to life on manhole covers and streetlamps, village squares and subway platforms. Zinn's most frequent characters are a bright green googly-eyed monster and a phlegmatic flying pig-but the diversity of his menagerie is limited only by the size of the sidewalk and the spirit of the day. In a brief introduction Zinn describes his creative process, explaining how he seeks out everyday imperfections to situate his art-such as sidewalk cracks and chips, tufts of weeds and sewer grates-and brief captions describe the provenance of each work. While these amazing drawings can no longer stop pedestrians in their tracks on the streets, they live on in book form to mesmerize and inspire readers of all ages.
Candid and personal, dazzling with color and immediacy, this first and only monograph of a rising star of the photography scene features work from major labels and magazines, outtakes from shoots, and newly commissioned texts by Edward Enninful and Ekow Eshun on the importance of authentic diversity behind and in front of the camera.
From major portraits of the likes of Kendall Jenner, FKA Twigs, and Tyler, the Creator to cover shoots for leading magazines such as Time, Rolling Stone, and Garage, Campbell Addy has quickly become one of the most in-demand photographers of his generation. The book opens with a foreword by British Vogue's editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, discussing the powerful intersection of photography, race, beauty, and representation. This is followed by a broad selection of Addy's striking photographs, which range from prominent fashion and magazine commissions to candid portraiture. Featuring recognizable cover shots alongside unpublished outtakes and unseen photography, viewers are afforded insight into Addy's creative process on set. Quotes from leading Black figures including Naomi Campbell and Nadine Ijewere are woven between Addy's striking imagery, in which these trailblazing Black creatives reflect on the first time they felt seen in their industry. The book closes with a deeper exploration of Addy's more personal imagery and influences, paying tribute to the heritage of Black photographers through the work of Ajamu and James Barnor. In conversation with curator and writer Ekow Eshun, Addy balances his own experiences as a queer, Black photographer who left his Jehovah's Witness family home at sixteen with broader questions of identity, intimacy, and art which face many creatives today. Charged with energy, compassion and authenticity, this inaugural monograph signals a major talent whose influence and stature will only grow with time.
More than a truly brilliant graphic designer, Otl Aicher was a transformative thinker, photographer, typographer, ecologist, philosopher, co-founder and mentor of the renowned Hochschule fuer Gestaltung at Ulm and teacher. On the centenary of his birth, this splendidly produced and designed book looks at every facet of his career, and traces the many strands of his lasting influence.
Otl Aicher is most famously known for the pictographs he designed for the 1972 summer Olympic Games in Munich. Fifty years later, his system of iconography has become a universal language, directing people to bathrooms, through subways, around airports and hospitals. But Aicher's achievements extended far beyond the world of graphic design. Filled with illustrations, photographs, documents and archival material, and enhanced by thoughtful and personal essays from leading critics, designers, and friends, this survey takes a disciplinary approach to explore Aicher's role as one of the founding figures of visual communication. We learn about Aicher's work developing corporate brands; how he created the Rotis typeface, then built architecture incorporating the font; how he collaborated with artists and architects such as Josef Albers, Alexander Kluge, and Norman Foster; and how his founding of the Ulm School of Design reflected his passion for teaching, and for an open, free, and democratic society. Aicher's achievements are evident in nearly every public space on the globe and this definitive and timely reference work rightfully places Aicher among the pioneering geniuses of the past century.
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.
Dans son travail, la photographe de mode Nadine Ijewere raconte avec des couleurs éclatantes, des arrière-plans oniriques et un regard féroce, la subversion des concepts traditionnels de la beauté occidentale, s'appuyant tant sur ses origines nigériennes que sur son expérience de femme noire ayant grandi au sud-est de Londres. Célébration de l'identité et de la beauté humaine, cette monographie vibrante est le premier livre dédié à la première femme photographe noire ayant fait la couverture de Vogue en 125 ans d'histoire du magazine.
Le célèbre artiste allemand Joseph Beuys a fait usage de l'affiche tout au long de sa carrière, à la fois comme support de communication, puisqu'il réalisait lui-même les annonces de ses expositions, mais également comme véritable medium artistique. A la fin de sa vie, il a également réalisé de nombreuses affiches pour le parti écologiste allemand, auprès duquel il s'est longuement engagé. Ce livre regroupe les posters issus des collections Claus von der Osten & Rene S. Spiegelberger, les plus importantes sur ce sujet.
Cette publication qui s'annonce comme essentielle sur la carrière du grand artiste pluridisciplinaire américain et japonais accompagne une exposition qui va circuler en Europe, et commencer par le Barbican Center à Londres. Elle va couvrir tous les aspects de sa carrière foisonnante : sculpture, design, céramique, photographie, architecture, mais aussi ses aires de jeux pour enfants, ses jardins et ses scénographies pour la danse moderne et le théâtre.
Les fans du livre pour enfants culte Max et les Maximonstres découvriront ici une autre facette du travail de Maurice Sendak. Passionné d'opéra et de ballet, l'illustrateur a réalisé de nombreux décors, notamment pour La Flûte Enchantée, Casse-Noisette, Le petite Renarde Rusée de Prokoviev, et même un opera composé par Oliver Knussen inspiré de Max et les Maximonstres. Ce livre rassemble presque 150 des dessins détenus par la Morgan Library : esquisses préparatoires, storyboards, aquarelles et dioramas peints.
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.