Pre-Raphaelites

Secret society: The Victorian rebels Founded in 1848 as a secret society the Pre-Raphaelites rejected classical ideals and the dominant artistic genre painting of their era for what they saw as a more spiritual sincere and naturalistic approach. Inaugurated by William Holman Hunt John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti they evolved into a seven-member brotherhood that included poets and critics as well as painters. Moving away from the classical compositions exemplified by Raphael (hence the groups name) the Pre-Raphaelites rather turned to medieval culture and the jewel-like colors of Quatrrocento art for inspiration. Their principal themes were initially religious but also included subjects from literature and poetry as exemplified by Sir John Everett Millais famous Ophelia drawn from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Inspired by the theories of John Ruskin they were also committed to the close study of nature. This book presents key works from the Pre-Raphaelite group to introduce their reactionary principles their dazzling colors their interest in love death and nature and their extensive influence on latter-day Symbolism and beyond. Heather Birchall organized a number of major exhibitions at the Victoria Albert Museum and Tate Britain in London before becoming Curator of Historic Fine Art at the Whitworth Art Gallery University of Manchester. She was a member of the National Association of Design and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS) until 2014. Today she lives in San Francisco. A specialist in Victorian art she has contributed to books and written articles about John Ruskin the relationship between painting and photography and British watercolors. About the Series Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Genre series features: a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political cultural and social events that took place during that period a selection of the most important works of the epoch each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions.
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Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelites

Magisterium: The Iron Trial

From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown. Think you know magic? Think again. The Magisterium awaits . . . Most people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. Call has been told his whole life that he should never trust a magician. And so he tries his best to do his worst but fails at failing. Now he must enter the Magisterium. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister. And Call realizes it has dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning. Calls biggest test is still to come . . .
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Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Magisterium: The Iron Trial
Magisterium: The Iron Trial

Aalto

Modern grace: Lyrical forms from Finland Alvar Aalto (18981976) made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland he designed warm curving compassionate buildings wholly set apart from the slick mechanistic geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice. Whether a church a villa a sauna or a public library Aalto’s organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood often incoporating undulating wave-like forms which would also appear in his chair glassware and lamp designs. An adherent to detail Aalto insisted upon the humanity and societal role of architecture stating: Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line. Many of his public buildings such as Syntsalo Town Hall the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the House of Culture Helsinki may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war. This book brings together Aalto’s key works to introduce the architect hailed as a champion of environmentally sound progressive design with a deep-rooted sense of home. Finnish-born Louna Lahti worked for the Alvar Aalto Society for many years first as exhibition secretary and later as treasurer before establishing her own firm in 1984. She has lectured and published extensively on visual arts and architecture. Peter Gssel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman R.M. Schindler John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series. About the Series Each book in TASCHENs Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs sketches drafts and plans).
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Aalto
Aalto
Aalto

On Love

‘My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough as the same cat crouches’ In On Love we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender the romantic and the gritty Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here – its selfishness and its narcissism its randomness its mystery and its misery and ultimately its true joyfulness endurance and redemptive power. Whether writing about his daughter his lover or his work Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it. Memorably moving and at times hilarious On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting. Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and many would claim its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach Germany and raised in Los Angeles where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro California on March 9 1994 at the age of seventy-three shortly after completing his last novel Pulp (1994).
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On Love
On Love
On Love

Mid-Century Ads

Mad for ads: Advertising for the Space Age Gleaned from thousands of images this book offers the best of American print advertising in the age of the Big Idea. From the height of American consumerism bold and colorful campaigns paint a fascinating portrait of the 1950s and 60s as concerns about the Cold War gave way to the carefree booze-and-cigarettes capitalism of the Mad Men era. Digitally remastered for optimum reproduction quality the ads burst with crisp fonts and colors as well as a sexy sense of possibility beguiling their audience to buy everything from guns to girdles cars to toothpaste air travel to home appliances. At turns startling amusing and inspiring this panorama of mid-century marketing is at once an evocative period piece and a showcase of design innovation and advertising wit. Steven Heller is the co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author Program. For 33 years he was an art director for The New York Times and currently writes the Visuals column for The New York Times Book Review. He is the author of 120 books on graphic design illustration and satiric art. About the Series Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980 the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art anthropology and aphrodisia. Bookworms delight never bore always excite! Text in English French and German
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Mid-Century Ads
Mid-Century Ads
Mid-Century Ads

The Mathematics of Love: Patterns Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

Part of the TED series: The Mathematics of Love There is no topic that attracts more attention-more energy and time and devotion- than love. Love like most things in life is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns. In her book The Mathematics of Love – and TEDxTalk of the same name -Dr. Hannah Fry takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives tackling some of the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What’s the chance of us finding love? What’s the chance that it will last? How does online dating work exactly? When should you settle down? How can you avoid divorce? When is it right to compromise? Can game theory help us decide whether or not to call? From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty Dr. Fry proves-with great insight wit and fun- that maths is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated often baffling sometimes infuriating always interesting patterns of love.
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The Mathematics of Love: Patterns Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation
The Mathematics of Love: Patterns Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation
The Mathematics of Love: Patterns Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

Richard Meier

Lightness in glass and white: On the 50th anniversary of Richard Meiers firm a complete retrospective From his early days as one of the New York Five Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version is published in the occasion of the firms 50th anniversary. With the Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the Jubilee Church in Rome Meier has established a reputation for expanded the horizons of contemporary American architecture while maintaining his rigorously rational approach to design and detailing. Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of white Meier is a master of light space and volume able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations. The entire span of Meiers career is included in this exceptional volume newly updated for this edition and created in close collaboration with the architect and the eminent graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meiers work in unprecedented size and brilliance and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza. Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHENs Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando Norman Foster Richard Meier Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture. Text in English French and German.
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Richard Meier
Richard Meier
Richard Meier

Koons

Art inflation: The king of blow-ups puppies and pop The creations of Jeff Koons (born 1955) are at once immediately accessible and eloquently art historical. From basketball tanks to flower puppies his instantly recognizable work frolics with banal imagery as much as it integrates cultural references such as Surrealism and Pop Art. Koons art revels in visual pleasure but also in the power to affront. He has made his name as much for stainless-steel rabbits as he has with his sinister sculpture of Michael Jackson or his sexually explicit photographic series with then-wife Cicciolina. The result is mega-artist status. An indisputable king of contemporary visual culture Koons is lauded by collectors institutions and the public alike. With landmark works and concise texts by Katy Siegel Hans Werner Holzwarth and Eckhard Schneider this book offers the complete Koons at a glance introducing an art world giant from his early inflatable flowers through to today. About the Series Each book in TASCHENs Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.
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Koons
Koons
Koons

White Teeth

Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London. One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever White Teeth is a funny generous big-hearted novel adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing – among many other things – with friendship love war three cultures and three families over three generations one brown mouse and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle it is a life-affirming riotous must-read of a book. An astonishingly assured debut funny and serious…I was delighted. – Salman Rushdie
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White Teeth
White Teeth
White Teeth

Donovan Legacy Collection Pack Nora Roberts 4 Book

Enchanted Enchanted Rowan Murray needed the space to make an important choice so she ran to a cabin on the wild coast of Oregon. But her new house was isolated and Rowan was a woman alone. Hiking in the woods one day Rowan’s solitude was threatened by an encounter with a stranger. In a terrifying storm with the power out in her tiny cabin Rowan needed help. Charmed Passion. Power. Suspense. It’s time to fall under the spell of Nora Roberts. Anastasia Donovan knew that her gift marked her as different special – perhaps even dangerous. She had spent years hiding herself from the world terrified about the consequences of revealing what she really was. When Boone Sawyer came into her life bent on finding out the truth about her Anastasia had to protect herself and her magic at all costs. She would keep her secrets whatever it took. Then she was confronted with a terrifying threat to everything she had learned to love. With a child’s future at stake Anastasia could not deny her powers even if it meant risking her own life Entranced A missing child. A desperate mother. A private investigator running out of time. Mel Sutherland didn’t need the help of a fraudulent psychic to find the abducted baby – and she wasn’t about to let a con artist exploit a grieving mother’s vulnerability. Captivated A classic novel from the enchanting series The Donovan Legacy. Only the phenomenal Nora Roberts could have created the remarkable Donovan clan. Fascinating and irresistible the mysterious Donovan cousins share a secret that’s been handed down through generations — a secret that sets them apart from ordinary beings. Captivated His interest in her was purely professional . . . Or so he told himself. Nash Kirkland had sought out the alluring Morgana Donovan to help him research his latest screenplay though the hardheaded skeptic didn’t believe for a minute she was what she professed to be. But as Morgana revealed herself to him Nash found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings and always kept them in check. So how could he be sure the irresistible passion
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Donovan Legacy Collection Pack Nora Roberts 4 Book
Donovan Legacy Collection Pack Nora Roberts 4 Book
Donovan Legacy Collection Pack Nora Roberts 4 Book