In His Time
Author: Andrew Wilton
More than two hundred illustrations, an illustrated chronology, and critical artistic analysis trace the life of the nineteenth-century British landscape painter, describes the influences on his remarkable work, and attempts to portray his complex and mysterious personality.
Author: Rosalind Ormiston,James Peacock
Publisher: Masterpieces of Art
The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in glorious colour."
Sketching from Nature
Author: Michael Rosenthal,Anne Lyles
Exploring the development, variety, and innovation of the landscape oil sketch, this book is generously illustrated with many masterpieces of 19th-century British landscape painting.
Author: Nicola Moorby,Ian Warrell,Mike Chaplin,Tony Smibert
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
JMW Turner is one of the greatest artists Britain has ever produced. His watercolours with their extraordinary effects of shifting light and dramatic skyscapes are especially highly regarded. For the first time the secrets of Turner's technique are revealed allowing present-day watercolourists to learn from his achievements.This book combines unrivalled knowledge of Turner's working methods from Tate curators and conservators with practical advice from some of the world's most respected watercolour experts.Twenty-two thematic exercises are illustrated with Turner's works. Expert contemporary watercolourists explain step-by-step how to paint a similar composition learning from Turner's techniques.Packed with invaluable information from the materials Turner used to achieve the masterpieces we know and love today to the modern materials the twenty-first-century watercolour artist will need.Backed by the authority of Tate the world centre for Turner scholarship with a glossary of technical terms this is an invaluable resource both for lovers of Turner's art and of watercolour painting.
Author: James Lambert,Sharna Jackson
Throw yourself into British art with this zany book of activities based on artworks by some of Britain's most exciting artists. There are fascinating facts about the artists dotted throughout the book and when you're ready to take a break from creating, delve into an Op Art maze inspired by Bridget Riley or take your pencil on a Word Walk like Richard Long. The Tate Kids British Art Activity Book explains the key concepts behind historical, modern and contemporary artworks in a succinct and fun way. Art activities and games encourage a deeper understanding of each artist's ideas and introduce children to artworks in a variety of media including photography, mixed media, sculpture, conceptual art, installation art, and painting. Featured artworks: Gillian Wearing's I'm desperate 1992 - 3 Bridget Riley's Blaze 1964 * Chris Ofili's No Woman, No Cry 1998 * Cornelia Parker's Thirty Pieces of Silver 1988 - 9 * Richard Long's Two Straight Twelve Mile Walks on Dartmoor, England 1980 1980 * Damien Hirst's Mother and Child Divided 1993 * Barbara Hepworth's Tides I 1946 * Sonia Boyce's From Tarzan to Rambo 1987 * L.S. Lowry's Coming Out of School 1927 * J.M.W. Turner's The Scarlet Sunset c.1830 - 40.
Author: Alice Primmer
The jungle is a fascinating habitat, humming with tropical wildlife. Children will love discovering this vibrant habitat and the exotic animals and plants that live here with this simple sticker book, with over 100 stickers to complete the scenes. This is also a fun way for children to practice important fine motor skills.
Author: Christine Riding,Joseph Mallord William Turner,Richard Johns,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
A beautifully produced book showcasing Turner's depictions of the sea, published to coincide with a major exhibition
Author: Jason Draper
Category: Rock music
In this era of Vinyl revival, celebrate some of the greatest covers of the last 70 years, such as the Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' or Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', alongside entertaining and informative text. This great little book will make an ideal gift for any music aficionado or art and design enthusiast.
The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner
Author: Franny Moyle
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The life of one of Western art's most admired and misunderstood painters J.M.W. Turner is one of the most important figures in Western art, and his visionary work paved the way for a revolution in landscape painting. Over the course of his lifetime, Turner strove to liberate painting from an antiquated system of patronage. Bringing a new level of expression and color to his canvases, he paved the way for the modern artist. Turner was very much a man of his changing era. In his lifetime, he saw Britain ravaged by Napoleonic wars, revived by the Industrial Revolution, and embarked upon a new moment of Imperial glory with the ascendancy of Queen Victoria. His own life embodied astonishing transformation. Born the son of a barber in Covent Garden, he was buried amid pomp and ceremony in St. Paul's Cathedral. Turner was accepted into the prestigious Royal Academy at the height of the French Revolution when a climate of fear dominated Britain. Unable to travel abroad he explored at home, reimagining the landscape to create some of the most iconic scenes of his country. But his work always had a profound human element. When a moment of peace allowed travel into Europe, Turner was one of the first artists to capture the beauty of the Alps, to revive Venice as a subject, and to follow in Byron’s footsteps through the Rhine country. While he was commercially successful for most of his career, Turner's personal life remained fraught. His mother suffered from mental illness and was committed to Bedlam. Turner never married but had several long-term mistresses and illegitimate daughters. His erotic drawings were numerous but were covered up by prurient Victorians after his death. Turner's late, impressionistic work was held up by his Victorian detractors as example of a creeping madness. Affection for the artist’s work soured. John Ruskin, the greatest of all 19th century art critics, did what he could to rescue Turner’s reputation, but Turner’s very last works confounded even his greatest defender. TURNER humanizes this surprising genius while placing him in his fascinating historical context. Franny Moyle brilliantly tells the story of the man to give us an astonishing portrait of the artist and a vivid evocation of Britain and Europe in flux. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lee Cheshire
Publisher: Tate Publishing
London is one of the world's most popular cities, and its hustle and bustle, changing landscape, and infinite sights have provided a rich subject for many artists. Their representations are fascinatingly diverse. From recognizable views of the River Thames, St. Paul's, and Tower Bridge to idyllic scenes of London's residential squares and streets or paintings capturing the architectural feats and engineering marvels of their day, artists have documented a developing London that found wealth and confidence and emerged as the first truly modern city. Drawing from Tate's superb collection and beyond, this stunning book presents 100 paintings from the 17th century to the present, with each work offering a special perspective contextualized by revealing and memorable anecdotes that bring the images to life. Featuring some of the world's most influential artists--Canaletto, Turner, Constable, Pissarro, Monet, Kossoff, and Auerbach--as well as lesser-known contemporary artists such as David Hepher and Lisa Milroy, London in Paint provides a fresh look, through artists' eyes, at this much-loved global city.
Author: Tom Schamp
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A young cat and his father share a visit to the city during which they spot such wonderful sights as a bus carrying a school of fish, Santa's reindeer at the shopping mall and mice racing pen- and pencil-shaped cars, in a story designed to be turned upside-down and read again from the back to the front.
Right Ways of Applying Color in Branding, Wayfinding, Information Design, Digital Environments and Pretty Much Everywhere Else
Author: Eddie Opara,John Cantwell
Publisher: Rockport Pub
Color Works outlines and details the essential colour design skills needed to create successful, meaningful and aesthetically compelling designs. Along with hands-on projects, it offers unique insights into strategy and business when working in the real w
The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer
Author: Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A devotee of the great visionary William Blake, Samuel Palmer became the lynchpin of the first British art movement. Leading a band of fellow artists - the brotherhood of Ancients - out of London to the village of Shoreham in Kent, he set out to create a new rural ideal. His paintings of slumbering shepherds and tumbling blossoms, of mystical cornfields and bright sickle moons, capture a world in which landscape and politics, religion and culture all meet. They reflect the concerns of the nineteenth century which his life spanned. In his day, like his mentor Blake, Samuel Palmer was much neglected. He did not attempt the grand dramas of J.M.W. Turner or follow John Constable's profoundly naturalistic path. But he belongs in their pantheon of great British Romantics as much for the numinous visions that are embodied in his loveliest paintings as for the vagaries of a life story in which he so often failed. If English tradition had ever encompassed the making of icons they would not have been so different from Palmer's enchanted landscapes. Mysterious Wisdom offers for the first time in more than thirty-five years a vivid and intimate portrait of Palmer who, over the course of the past century, has become increasingly treasured as one of the most extraordinarily talented and quirkily eccentric figures of the British art world, or - as the art historian Kenneth Clark believed - an English Van Gogh.
Author: Géraldine Cosneau
Category: Juvenile Fiction
All Around the World is a charmingly illustrated journey of discovery through different environments, including the ocean, forest, jungle, desert, and Arctic. Each is shown in a giant fold-out panorama, ready to be populated with the four hundred reusable animal stickers that bring the landscapes to life. Children will love Géraldine Cosneau’s quirky illustrations and have fun deciding which animals belong in each panorama. On the reverse side of the panoramas are large outline pictures of animals to complete. When finished, the panoramas can be detached and hung on the wall or left in the book to be used again. With eight large fold-out scenes and hundreds of charming reusable stickers, this book lets young children discover a whole new world of adventure and fun and make it their very own.
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
A fascinating history of the palm in Western art, and the role it plays today in fashion, social media and ecological preservation For more than 2,000 years, palm trees have been extraordinarily popular in both the East and the West. Regardless of continent, religion or culture, they symbolize wealth and serenity. No other motif conveys this promise of good fortune and happiness as convincingly as the palm tree does. Omnipresent in advertising and social media, it conjures up notions of luxury, the jet set and eternal sunshine. Nor are the visual arts resistant to its visual allure and metaphorical power. With this rich cultural heritage in mind, Paradise Is Now shows the many ways that palm trees are depicted in contemporary art. What is behind the popularity of this emblem? Which layers of meaning and what kinds of contradictions are revealed in the wake of this artistic exploration? Alongside essays by Bret Easton Ellis and Leif Randt, the publication features works by John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, Rodney Graham, Secundino Hernández, David Hockney, Alicja Kwade, Sigmar Polke, Ed Ruscha and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Author: Yves Le Fur
Through works of art, photographs, and writings, this volume explores Picasso's fascination with tribal art and the influences he repeatedly drew upon for his own oeuvre. "African art? I don't know it." With this provocative tone, Picasso tried to deny his relationship with art from outside of Europe. However, through hundreds of archival documents and photographs, this volume illustrates how tribal art from Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Asia was a recurring source of inspiration for the artist. Side-by-side comparisons illustrate the links between Picasso's oeuvre and diverse tribal arts. In both, we find the same themes--nudity, sexuality, impulses, death, and more--along with parallel artistic expressions of those themes--such as disfiguration or destruction of the body. The volume is completed with a chronology of the relevant works and photographs of the artist in his studio.
Author: Jean Morgan-Roberts
Category: Conwy (Wales)
Casgliad o ddarluniau gan Jean Morgan-Roberts, artist a anwyd ac a fagwyd yng Nghonwy. Ceir yn y casgliad bortreadau o gymeriadau lleol i Gonwy, yn ogystal â darluniau o adeiladau a golygfeydd yn y dref hanesyddol hon. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru