A timely celebration of British design legend Sir Paul Smith and his one-of-a-kind creativity.
This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years - from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity.
The most in-depth exploration of one of the most important, innovative, and creative architecture practices working today.
For the last twenty years Studio Gang, led by Jeanne Gang, has created buildings that, while spectacular, also deal with the most urgent problems of our time - inequality, climate change, and the challenges of urbanism. The studio's award-winning body of work spans multiple scales and typologies worldwide. This book showcases 25 exceptional projects - including the Aqua Tower and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and Solar Carve Tower in New York City - that collectively demonstrate Studio Gang's bold, collaborative, research-based design approach.
A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier - one of the twentieth century's most influential architects A decade after its first publication, the bestselling monograph Le Corbusier Le Grand is finally available in a new paperback edition. Documenting the life and work of one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design, the book presents an array of sketches, photographs, and correspondences, charting the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, an artist who continues to fascinate those inside and outside the architectural world.
The latest instalment of this indispensable survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world's leading art experts.
Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form.
Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing's possibilities - from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by more than 70 international art experts.
The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date.
Jean-Michel Othoniel is an artist who creates sculptures that explore themes of fragility, transformation, and ephemerality. Using the repetition of such modular elements as bricks or beads, his work deploys various strategies that hint at loss and despair - cracks in his objects' perfect surfaces, negative spaces and, early in his career, transient materials such as sulfur. The most authoritative study of the artist's work to date, it includes intimate gallery pieces as well as monumental public commissions around the world.
An important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in the world of architecture and spatial design.
Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings - the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality. This remarkable book features projects - surprising, beautiful, outrageous, and sometimes even frightening - that break rules and shatter boundaries. In this timely book, the work of award-winning architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers - all of whom synthesize and reflect our spatial environments - comes together for the first time.
An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present.
Life Meets Art is an unparalleled behind-thescenes tour of some of the most fascinating, inspirational and unique home interiors in the world. The living spaces of hundreds of the globe's most talented people in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, and fi lm, here provide inspiration for anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor. It's a fascinating glimpse into the homes of some of the greatest creatives in history - painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more.
A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Adrien Dalpayrat.
Adrien Dalpayrat was one of the most highly regarded ceramicists working in France in the late nineteenth century. Dalpayrat's recognition came relatively late in life, at age 45, when he first revealed the distinctive oxblood glazes for which he was best known, along with the variety of stoneware forms he employed - everything from gourds to fantastical marine creatures. Here for the first time, architect Peter Marino shares his collection of Dalpayrat masterpieces, each beautifully reproduced in a luxurious oversized format.
A comprehensive study of Nicole Kidman's work through the lens of ten of her most iconic roles.
A new title in the popular Anatomy of an Actor series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinéma.
Australian Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman (b.1967) has consistently avoided being typecast by playing an incredibly diverse range of roles from Satine in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, to Virginia Woolf in The Hours.
An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences.
A comprehensive study of George Clooney's work through the lens of ten of his most iconic roles.
A new title in the fascinating Anatomy of an Actor series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinema.
This book explores the career of George Clooney (b.1961). A TV heartthrob doctor for five years, he made one of the most successful transitions from television to being a critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning film actor starring in both mainstream and art-house films.
An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences The book will appeal to enthusiastic moviegoers as well as serious cinephiles, fans, and those who want to become actors.
The classic and most definitive monograph ever published on iconic architect Mies van der Rohe - now back in print.
This is the most readable, beautiful, and comprehensive book ever published on one of the twentieth century's most influential architects. Known for the beauty and purity of his work, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built remarkable houses, skyscrapers, museums, and multibuilding campuses. The clarity of his architecture belies the diversity of Mies's interests, which included philosophy and science as well as design, and Mertin's rigorous and accessible text gives the reader a clear description of all of the most important buildings as well as the intellectual contexts for their design.
A behind-the-scenes look at leading contemporary artists at work, with original art projects to recreate at home.
Open Studio goes behind closed doors with a host of prominent visual artists to capture them in the act of creation as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for readers to then recreate themselves at home. Showcasing the artists' working environments and specifi c processes, this innovative book leads us step-by-step through each artist's project and supplies pull-out templates and other essential elements. The result is sure to inspire people everywhere to blaze their own creative trails.
Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda.
This incredible collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century is the only one of its kind in or outside North Korea. Depicting the everyday lives of the country's train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen, these unique lino-cut and woodblock prints are a fascinating way to explore the culture of this still virtually unknown country. Together, they are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea's artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.
The fi rst true monograph on the work of celebrated French conceptual artist and sculptor Bernar Venet.
Bernar Venet is one of France's most celebrated living artists. Having emerged from the late 1960s avant-garde scene in New York, Venet developed a personal aesthetic based on an innovative use of mathematics and science, where control, chance, and chaos converge to form a fi ne equilibrium while investigating their relationship with the environment. Conversant in many media, Venet is mostly known for his monumental outdoor sculptures in major cities worldwide and, in fall 19, his Arc Majeur is due for completion at a site in Belgium - at almost 200 feet in height (60 metres), Venet's sculpture will be taller than New York's Statue of Liberty.
Découvrez David Lynch, le livre de Thierry Jousse. David Lynch (États-Unis, 1946) est le réalisateur culte par excellence, dont le mythique Mulholland Drive (2001) a contribué à faire entrer le cinéma dans le vingt et unième siècle. Trois décennies plus tôt, sa carrière débutait avec l'inclassable Eraserhead (1977), bientôt suivi de Blue Velvet (1986), Sailor et Lula (1990), puis Lost Highway (1997). Le cinéma de Lynch invite le public à de nouvelles expériences sensorielles, où la logique narrative se désagrège pour mieux mystifier le spectateur. S'il appartient bel et bien au système des studios hollywoodiens, Lynch n'a jamais cessé d'en explorer les marges, inventant par exemple au début des années 1990 un nouveau genre de série télévisée avec Twin Peaks. Son talent aux multiples facettes s'exprime dans des médias aussi divers que la photographie, la peinture, la musique, et ses oeuvres s'exposent désormais dans les musées et les galeries d'art.
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark compilations, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990- 2005. For this new collection, Leibovitz has selected the best and most representative portraits from her recent work. The pictures document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Her career spans nearly five decades, starting in 1970, when she began creating what became her legendary work for Rolling Stone. Since the 1980s, she has expanded her repertoire at Vanity Fair and Vogue and in independent projects. She is the recipient of many honours, including being named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
There are over 150 subjects in Portraits 2005- 2016, including Venus and Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, LeBron James, Sheryl Sandberg, Anna Wintour, Leonard Cohen, Jasper Johns, Caitlyn Jenner, Gloria Steinem, Joan Didion, Barack Obama, and Queen Elizabeth II.
- Key Selling Points - Leibovitz contributes an essay explaining how her work has evolved since 2005, which includes anecdotes about specific shoots - The photographs are reproduced at large scale and document significant cultural figures - A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005 was a New York Times bestseller
The first comprehensive book on jewelry as an art form showcases a collection of today's most exclusive jewelers.
When does jewelry transcend the category of fashion accessory to become art? Coveted provides a vital survey of the fi eld, profi ling more than 70 of the most prominent designers working across the globe today. In thematic chapters featuring exceptional pieces from each artist's extraordinary oeuvre, the book explores their conceptual approach, provenance of materials, quality of design, composition, and workmanship, revealing what makes these creations not only coveted objects of exceptional value but also works of art.
The entrepreneur and philanthropist's A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets.
In the newest entry in Phaidon's popular advice series, the internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg shares her accessible, empowering manifesto: connect, expand, inspire, advocate.
In an easy-to-navigate A-Z format, Own It is her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age. 'The secret of life is one thing: OWN IT. Own your imperfections.
Own your vulnerability; it becomes your strength.
Whatever your challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.'
Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is truly an artist for the twenty-first century. In his sculptures he refashions artefacts and antiques into surprising, sometimes monumental constructions such as Template (2007): hundreds of wooden doors and windows taken from demolished Ming and Qing dynasty temples and arranged into a massive outdoor sculpture. As much as these materials look to the past, they also speak of the present, because never before (and probably never again) have they been available in such abundance. Like his benches carved from centuries-old temple beams, Template is a sly commentary on the speed with which China's building boom is obliterating its past. (When Template collapsed in a rainstorm two weeks after its unveiling at Documenta 12, the artist embraced its demise as a clever artistic twist.) In China today, making art that's critical of current cultural and economic policies is not a particularly safe career move. But Ai's father, the poet Ai Qing, walked a similar path, absorbing European avant-garde styles while studying in 1930s Paris and later standing by them in the face of Communist opposition, a move that eventually led to his exile to the distant provincial town where his son Weiwei came to be born and raised. In the late 1970s Ai Weiwei moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective known as the Stars Group. In 1981, following government retaliation against one of their exhibitions, Ai moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived the life of the bohemian for twelve years, his East Village apartment serving as a base for countless visiting Chinese artists. When his father became ill in 1993 Ai returned to China, settling in Beijing and finally taking up his art career in earnest.
Weiwei's artistic forebears belong primarily to the Western modernist avant-garde (Duchamp and Beuys are particularly relevant). But Ai has equally and increasingly been influenced by modernist architecture and contemporary urban planning, citing the need for an ideal for living in a country where runaway economic development has shown little regard for the everyday life of the individual. In stark contrast to the glass-and-steel high-rises going up around Beijing, the art galleries, ateliers and homes Ai designs are boxy and modest, made from brick and other vernacular materials. Their resolution of Eastern and Western styles is a fitting parallel to his antique readymade sculptures.
At a time when the West is finally discovering Chinese contemporary art, Ai is one of the few to have transcended the label 'Chinese artist'. In part thanks to his gallery Urs Meile (Lucerne and Beijing), Ai has won the support of strong European collectors. His work is increasingly being shown at major venues around the world (Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthaus Graz, Tate Liverpool) and included in major international exhibitions (the Moscow Biennial, the Guangzhou Triennale, Documenta). A complex, multi-faceted artist, Ai is poised to make a deep impact on contemporary art far beyond China's borders.
In the interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses Ai Weiwei's life and motivations, his childhood in a rural province close to the Russian border, his underground political work, his move to New York in the 80s and consequent return to China in the 90s, and his break within the art world.
Karen Smith's survey examines the evolution of Ai Weiwei's work from the early paintings, drawings, and sculptures pieces through his most recent installations and architectural work, including the cotton-made sculpture World Map (Biennale of Sydney, 2006), the wooden doors and windows structure Template (Documenta 12, 2007) and his collaboration with the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron for the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Bernard Fibicher focuses on Working Progress (Fountain of Light) (2007), a site-specific sculpture for Tate Liverpool inspired by Tatlin's Monument to the Third International (1919) and that takes the form of a spectacular chandelier.
The 'Anatomy of an Actor' series takes ten roles by a single actor, each studied in a dedicated chapter, and identifies the key elements that made the performances exceptional - carefully examining the actor's craft for both a professional audience and movie fans alike.
This new title explores the career of Meryl Streep (b.1949). One of the most talented actresses of her generation, Streep provides a high benchmark by which others are measured. In films as diverse as The Deer Hunter (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Mamma Mia (2008) and her Oscar-winning turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2010), Streep has never failed to astound audiences with her ability to fully inhabit her characters.
An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences
The fi rst comprehensive collection of Nest, the magazine that revolutionized the way we look at interior space and decoration.
The brainchild of artist and designer Joe Holtzman, Nest magazine, published from 1997 to 2004, eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors of other magazines and instead featured non-traditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. The Best of Nest, created by master bookmaker Todd Oldham, includes selections from all 26 issues in a series of portfolios featuring the work of writers and photographers such as Michael Cunningham, Patti Smith, Nan Goldin, and Derry Moore. Holtzman also contributes an essay offering a look behind the scenes of each issue.
'Woodman's pioneering style and technique have made her one of America's most notable and well-respected photographers of the late 20th century.' - Aesthetica The precocious and brilliant American artist Francesca Woodman, is one of post-war photography's most original figures. This important book includes a major review of her life's work based on research by art historian Chris Townsend, together with extracts and facsimile pages from Francesca's personal journals edited and curated by her father, George Woodman. This unique and muchadmired book is now available for the first time in paperback at a highly affordable price.
Découvrez Clint Eastwood, le livre de Bernard Benoliel. Clint Eastwood (États-Unis, 1930) est l'une des figures majeures du cinéma américain contemporain. Son cheminement vers les sommets a pris la forme d'un périple atypique dans les méandres du système : après avoir joué des rôles emblématiques du western spaghetti chez Sergio Leone dans les années 1960, il retourne à Hollywood où sa métamorphose en flic ultraviolent dans la série des Inspecteur Harry suscite une vive controverse. Les années 1970 le voient passer derrière la caméra et, à l'instar des grands réalisateurs de l'âge d'or américain, signer des chefs-d'oeuvre dans des genres aussi variés que le western (Impitoyable, 1992), le film noir (Mystic River, 2003), la fresque guerrière (Mémoires de nos pères, 2006 ; Lettres d'Iwo Jima, 2006), le mélodrame (Sur la route de Madison, 1995), le film sportif (Million Dollar Baby, 2004 ; Invictus, 2009) ou le biopic (Bird, 1988 ; J Edgar, 2011).
A groundbreaking global survey of the finest mid-20th-century homes - one of the most popular styles of our time A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world's most glamorous homes from more than 290 architects, the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses showcases work by such icons as Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer alongside extraordinary but virtually unknown houses in Australia, Africa, and Asia. A thoroughly researched, comprehensive appraisal, this book is a must-have for all design aficionados, Mid-Century Modern collectors, and readers looking for inspiration for their own homes.