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Download E-books Hans Wolfsbauer-Schönau Salzburg: Gemälde und Grafiken Paintings and Drawings (German and English Edition) PDF

By Karin Wolfsbauer

Hans Wolfsbauer-Schönau zählt zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen Künstlern. In der Architektur- und Ölgrafik setzte er in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts Maßstäbe. Erstmals sind seine zahlreichen Grafiken und Gemälde, die der Stadt Salzburg, den Salzburger Festspielen sowie dem Land Salzburg und seinen Menschen gewidmet sind, in dieser Monografie zusammengefasst. Das Salzburg, das er zeigt, trägt die Geschichte der mittelalterlichen Stadt ebenso in sich wie ihre Poesie, ihre mediterrane Ausstrahlung und den Puls des heutigen Lebens.

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Download E-books The Prisons / Le Carceri (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) PDF

By Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The undying Carceri etchings of Piranesi (1720–1778) signify not just mind-blowing creative accomplishments but in addition unforgettable expressions of mental truths. Combining the affects of Tiepolo, Bibiena, and Rembrandt, those works of architectural myth problem the bounds of notion, making a enormous approach of visible provocation. Innumerable staircases, titanic vaults, and different ambiguous buildings are compounded with projecting beams, pulleys, rickety catwalks and gangways, dangling ropes and chains, and the occasional shadowy human figure.
This complete replica in publication type of The Prisons, made without delay from mint copies of unique prints, provides either variations of Piranesi's paintings, with prints on dealing with pages for handy comparability. the 1st variation (circa 1745) ranks one of the such a lot infrequent and worthy print collections in life and abounds in a multiplicity of perspectives—an innovation that predates Cubism through centuries. For the second one (1761) variation, Piranesi remodeled the plates, including tricky information that regulate a few of them virtually past popularity. it really is within the moment, extra emotionally difficult renditions that his masterful administration of sunshine and shadow is most blatant. This variation good points an informative creation by means of Philip Hofer, as well as a Preface by means of John Howe, a conceptual fashion designer on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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Download E-books Pissarro PDF

"Humble and colossal," as his buddy Cézanne defined him, Camille Pissarro is immediately crucial and the least commonly used of the best Impressionist painters. As a mentor to that workforce, which he helped to convene, Pissarro was once accountable for drafting the statutes of the artists’ cooperative that introduced the well-known Impressionist exhibitions, which have been the 1st to take paintings outdoor the educational confines of Paris’ salon exhibitions; he used to be additionally the single painter to take part in all 8 of these landmark exhibits, from 1874 to 1886, and was once the 1st painter to advance and maintain the plein air perform for which the Impressionists are famed. This quantity offers Pissarro as one of many nice pioneers of contemporary paintings, appraising his profession via 5 thematic and chronological chapters that supply a travel of his most well-liked landscapes and towns: "On the line to Impressionism," "Louveciennes-London-Louveciennes 1869–72," "Pontoise Revisited 1872–82," "Eragny Landscapes 1884–1903" and "City Views." It contains essays by way of the most popular Pissarro students: Richard R. Brettell, who writes at the artist’s involvement with anarchism; Joachim Pissarro (one of the authors of the Pissarro catalogue raisonné) on Monet and Pissarro’s dating within the Eighteen Nineties; and Guillermo Solana at the motif of the line in Pissarro.
Born at the island of Saint Thomas within the Antilles right into a prosperous relations of Jewish beginning, Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) studied portray in Paris and Venezuela. He met Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley in 1859. Pissarro acted as pater familias not just to the Impressionist staff, but additionally to the most important Post-Impressionists, together with Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

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Download E-books Lust for Life PDF

By Irving Stone

Because it really is preliminary booklet in 1934, Irving Stone's "Lust for all times" has been a severe good fortune, a multimillion-copy bestseller, and the root for an Academy Award-winning motion picture. the main recognized of all of Stone's novels, it's the tale of Vincent Van Gogh - tremendous painter, passionate lover, and alleged madman. here's his tempestuous tale: his dramatic existence, his fevered loves for either the highest-born girls and the bottom of prostitutes, and his work - for which he was once damned sooner than being proclaimed a genius. the radical takes us from his determined days in a northern coal mine to his excellent years within the south of France, the place he knew the main tremendous artists (and the main wicked whores). ultimately, it exhibits us Van Gogh pushed mad, tragic and positive right away. No different novel of an outstanding man's existence has so involved the yankee public for generations.

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Download E-books M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work PDF

Twisted brain: The image development genius of M. C. Escher

From very unlikely staircases to tesselated birds, Dutch artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972) crafted a unique image language of styles, puzzles, and mathematics. Dense, complicated, and established by way of complicated rules, his paintings is whilst ornamental and playful, toying continually with optic illusions and the restrictions of sensory perception. For mathematicians and scientists, Escher is a mastermind. For hippies, he used to be the pioneer of psychedelic art.

Born in Leeuwarden, within the Netherlands in 1898, Escher’s early works occupied with nature and landscapes, with ordinary exhibitions in Holland, and a few overseas acceptance. It used to be on a visit to the Alhambra Palace in Spain within the Twenties, although, that Escher stumbled on his area of interest. Sketching the styles of the palace’s Moorish structure, Escher grew to become captivated through the codependency of types inside and subsequent to every other.

Working normally with lithographs and woodcuts, Escher went directly to discover the relationships between shapes, figures, and space with a near-obsessive satisfaction. He reveled in quirky vantage issues, a number of views, the transition from paper flatness to illusory quantity, and complicated mathematical puzzles resembling the Möbius strip, a possible limitless loop which twists and recoils on itself in a contortion of obvious actual impossibility.

This introductory e-book from TASCHEN easy paintings 2.0 faucets into Escher’s terrific brain with key works from his stressed research of photograph and conception. alongside the best way, you’ll locate fish morphing into birds, lizards crawling off the web page, masterful reflections, countless mazes, and a few of the main mind-bending photos of 20th-century art.

About the series:
Each ebook in TASCHEN’s simple artwork sequence features:

  • an in depth chronological precis of the lifestyles and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and ancient significance
  • a concise biography
  • nearly a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions

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Download E-books The world of Rembrandt, 1606-1669 PDF

By R. Wallace

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn used to be a Dutch painter and etcher. he's as a rule one in all the best painters and printmakers in eu artwork historical past and an important in Dutch heritage. His contributions to paintings got here in a interval of serious wealth and cultural fulfillment that historians name the Dutch Golden Age while Dutch Golden Age portray, even if in lots of methods antithetical to the Baroque type that ruled Europe, was once tremendous prolific and leading edge. In his work and prints he exhibited wisdom of classical iconography, which he molded to slot the necessities of his personal event; therefore, the depiction of a biblical scene was once proficient via Rembrandt's wisdom of the explicit textual content, his assimilation of classical composition, and his observations of Amsterdam's Jewish inhabitants. due to his empathy for the human , he has been referred to as "one of the nice prophets of civilization."

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Download E-books The Collected Writings of Michael Snow (Michael Snow Project) PDF

By Michael Snow

Writing, for Michael Snow, is as a lot a kind of “art-making” because the huge variety of visible artwork actions for which he's well known, together with the “Walking girl” sequence and the movie Wavelength. Conversely, a number of the texts integrated during this anthology are as major visually as they're on the point of content material — they're intended to be checked out in addition to learn. located someplace among a repository of latest inspiration by way of considered one of our top Canadian artists and a heritage publication because it brings to mild a few vital moments within the cultural lifetime of Canada because the Nineteen Fifties, those texts inform their very own tale, marking the passage of time, rules and attitudes.

The works incorporated right here, starting from essays and interviews and list album hide notes to filmscripts and speeches (which, in Snow’s fingers, usually fall into the class of functionality art), should not basically “built for browsing,” they provide insights into either the pro and the personal Snow. jointly, they extend the context of Snow’s paintings and express the evolution of an excellent Canadian artist, starting along with his early makes an attempt at defining artwork, to his emergence and popularity at the foreign artwork scene.

This publication is one among 4 books which are a part of the Michael Snow venture. Initiated by way of the paintings Gallery of Ontario and the facility Plant Gallery, the undertaking additionally comprises 4 exhibitions of his visible paintings and song.

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Download E-books Chagall PDF

Colourful goals and stories: Chagall's global packed with daily miracles
 

The Belarusian painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is largely considered as epitomizing the "painter as poet". the global admiration he commanded is still remarkable through any artist of the century.

Chagall’s work, steeped in mythology and mysticism, painting vibrant desires and stories which are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. The thoughts and craving they evoke keep in mind his local Vitebsk, and the nice occasions that mark the lifetime of traditional humans: beginning, love, marriage and loss of life. They inform of a global choked with daily miracles - within the room of fans, at the streets of Vitebsk, underneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Heaven and earth appear to meet in a topsy-turvy global during which whimsical figures of individuals and animals flow during the air with gravity-defying serenity.

 
About the Series:
each one e-book in TASCHEN’s uncomplicated artwork sequence features:
  • a unique chronological precis of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and ancient importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately a hundred illustrations with explanatory captions

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Download E-books Jan van Eyck: The Play of Realism, Second Updated and Expanded Edition PDF

By Craig Harbison

The surviving paintings of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (c. 1395–1441) involves a sequence of painstakingly certain oil work of staggering verisimilitude. such a lot reasons of the meanings in the back of those work were grounded in a disguised non secular symbolism that critics have insisted is most advantageous. yet in Jan van Eyck, Craig Harbison units apart those causes and turns as a substitute to the ignored human size he unearths sincerely found in those works. Harbison investigates the non-public histories of the real types and individuals who sat for such masterpieces because the Virgin and Child and the Arnolfini Double Portrait.

This revised and multiplied variation comprises many illustrations and divulges how van Eyck awarded his contemporaries with a extra refined and complicated view of the price of appearances as a path to knowing the that means of life.

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