Icons Of Modern Art
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|Author||: Anne Baldassari|
|Editor||: Editions Gallimard|
The Morozov brothers, wealthy Moscow textile merchants Mikhail (1870-1903) and Ivan (1871-1921), played a key role in bringing Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art to Russia in the first decades of the 20th century. Between the years 1903 and 1914, Ivan Morozov amassed a stunning collection of works by Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Bonnard, Sisley, Renoir, Signac, Vuillard, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Degas, Pissarro, and, most especially, Cezanne. This stunning catalog has been published for a show of 100 highlights from the Morozov Collection that will run from February 24th to July 25th 2021 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
|Author||: M. Suzanne Macon|
Marilyn Monroe as seen through the eyes of modern day artists from around the globe, most born long after her passing. However, her legend remains stronger today than ever. In this book the artist pay homage to one of the most beautiful and famous women who ever lived in a variety of artistic mediums, many of which Marilyn could never have dreamed possible. This is Marilyn Monroe in the Modern world.
|Author||: Richard I. Cohen|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
With the help of over one hundred illustrations spanning three centuries, Richard Cohen investigates the role of visual images in European Jewish history. The interaction of Jews with the visual arts takes place, as Cohen says, in a vast gallery of prints, portraits, books, synagogue architecture, ceremonial art, modern Jewish painting and sculpture, political broadsides, monuments, medals, and memorabilia. Pointing to recent scholarship that overturns the stereotype of Jews as people of the text, unconcerned with the visual, Cohen shows how the coming of the modern period expanded the relationship of Jews to the visual realm far beyond the religious context. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the study and collecting of Jewish art became a legitimate and even passionate pursuit, and signaled the entry of Jews into the art world as painters, collectors, and dealers.
|Author||: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Steven Flusty,David E. Nye,Chee Pearlman|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books Llc|
From blue jeans and surfboards to cosmetics and corporate logos, 12 everyday objects are recast as icons-single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations-and explored as benchmarks for the current state of design. Includes essays by Betsky, Chee Pearlman, and others.
|Author||: Stefan Brenske|
|Editor||: Schnell & Steiner|
This title explores the little-known influence of Russian icons on Modern Western Art. The author juxtaposes 21 paintings with great Russian icons, discussing how the icon served as inspiration for a seemingly unrelated work of modern art and how the two contrasting works form a unique, cohesive whole. Whether the artists are of Russian origin such as Kandinsky, Malewitsch, and Poiakoff, they come from a western cultural tradition as do Klee and Fontana, they are inspired by spiritual sources as are Mondrian and Tapiès; or they even reject all visual influences as do Giacometti and Kiefer, each artist's work presented here parallels, in some way, an important Russian icon.
|Author||: Dr C A Tsakiridou|
|Editor||: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|
Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art.
|Author||: John Clifford|
|Editor||: Peachpit Press|
Who are history's most influential graphic designers? In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more. Who coined the term graphic design? Who turned film titles into an art? Who pioneered information design? Who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine? In Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, you start with the who and quickly learn the what, when, and why behind graphic design's most important breakthroughs and the impact their creators had, and continue to have, on the world we live in. Your favorite designer didn't make the list? Join the conversation at www.graphiciconsbook.com .
|Author||: Micaela Heekin|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film. This diverse and inclusive collection features the world's most inspiring women, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more. From singers to writers, activists to artists, politicians to filmmakers, Icons is a celebration of the strength of women. Illustrated by Monica Ahanonu, each portrait is accompanied by a short biography about what makes each woman a force to be reckoned with. • Share it with other women in your life: mom-to-daughter, daughter-to-mom, friend-to-friend • Read about the lives and accomplishments of each woman, or simply enjoy the enigmatic portraits. Ahanonu's illustrated portraits are both easily recognizable and also an artistic take on each featured woman's likeness and identity. • A smart and empowering collection of female role models • Perfect for those who loved In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney and Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee
|Author||: Jürgen Tesch,Eckhard Hollmann|
|Editor||: Prestel Pub|
A snazzy new 21st century design for a timeless Prestel classic starting with Rodin and ending with Louise Bourgeois, "Icons of Art: The 20th Century" features full-colour reproductions of nearly one hundred important paintings, sculptures, photographs and multi-media projects and accompanied by brief biographies of the artists, informative essays, anecdotal information and comparative illustrations. A magnificent introduction to modern masterpieces, this information-packed volume offers an enlightening chronological perspective on the ever-changing face of art as it highlights the works and figures with whom every art lover should be familiar.
|Author||: Bissera V. Pentcheva|
Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination in Medieval Art brings together art history and sound studies to offer new perspectives on medieval churches and cathedrals as spaces where the perception of the visual is inherently shaped by sound. The chapters encompass a wide geographic and historical range, from the fifth to the fifteenth century, and from Armenia and Byzantium to Venice, Rome, and Santiago de Compostela. Contributors offer nuanced explorations of the importance of intangible sonic aura to these spaces, including the temporal and performative nature of ritual music, as well as the use of digital technology to reconstruct historical aural environments. Rooted in a decade-long interdisciplinary research project at Stanford University, Icons of Sound expands our understanding of the inherently intertwined relationship between medieval chant and liturgy, the acoustics of architectural spaces, and their visual aesthetics. Together, the contributors provide insights that are relevant across art history, sound studies, musicology, and medieval studies.
|Author||: Elizabeth Cowling,Anne Baldassari,John Elderfield,Tate Modern (Gallery),Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France),Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)|
Annotation. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition (a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reunion des musees nationaux/Musee Picasso, and the Musee national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology.
|Author||: Pam Meecham,Julie Sheldon|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
This textbook provides a comprehensive guide to modern and post-modern art. The authors bring together history, theory and the art works themselves to help students understand how and why art has developed during the 20th century.
|Author||: Daniel A. Siedell|
|Editor||: Baker Academic|
Is contemporary art a friend or foe of Christianity? Art historian, critic, and curator Daniel Siedell, addresses this question and presents a framework for interpreting art from a Christian worldview in God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art. As such, it is an excellent companion to Francis Schaeffer's classic Art and the Bible. Divided into three parts--"Theology," "History," and "Practice"--God in the Gallery demonstrates that art is in conversation with and not opposed to the Christian faith. In addition, this book is beautifully enhanced with images from such artists as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Enrique Martínez Celaya, and others. Readers of this book will include professors, students, artists, and anyone interested in Christianity and culture.
|Author||: E.P. Cutler,Julien Tomasello|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
A volume of magnificent proportions, Art + Fashion is as exciting and elegant as the creative partnerships it celebrates. Spanning numerous eras, men and women's fashion, and a wide range of art mediums, these 25 collaborative projects reveal the astonishing work that results when luminaries from the art world (such as Pollock, Haring, and Hirst) come together with icons of the fashion world (including Saint Laurent, Westwood, McQueen). From 20th-century legends such as Elsa Schiaparelli and her famous lobster dress painted by Salvador Dalí to 21st-century trailblazers such as Cindy Sherman and her self-portraits in vintage Chanel, these electric and provocative pairings—represented in lavish visuals and thoughtful essays reflecting on the history of each project—brim with the energy and possibility of powerful forces uniting.
|Author||: Paul Cézanne,Pepe Karmel,Peter Kropmanns|
Edited by Felix A. Baumann, Walter Feilchenfeldt, and Hubertus Gassner. Essays by Pepe Karmel, Peter Kropmanns and Fred Leemann.