This unique and intimate treasure of a book captures the sensual pleasure of an artist's sketchbook as well as the genius behind Klimt's vision of women. Throughout his career, Gustav Klimt completed hundreds of paintings and drawings of delicate beauty, many of them featuring the female form.
In 1973, an employee of the Deutsche Bank in Heidelberg identified the influential sociologist of literature and Marxist György Lukács (1885-1971) as the owner of a mass of material that had been deposited there in 1917. Among the sixteen hundred letters and text fragments of the collection, known as the "Heidelberg Suitcase" among researchers, was the notebook that has been partially reproduced in this publication.
For four remarkably productive years, the graffiti loving and street art affiliated storytellers Hera and Akut, have combined their artistic skills and individual specialties in order to create one odd but always exquisitely beautiful, instantly recognizable style: Herakut.
The idea began with two islands: the reclaimed marshland called Zuidas in central Amsterdam, and the youngest island in the world, Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. Although similar in size, they couldn?t be more different. Zuidas is a glossy, dense, modern business district; Surtsey an inaccessible, uninhabited volcanic environment accessible only for research.
In 1955, the first documenta took place in Kassel. Originally planned as a one-time exhibition, it now takes place every five years and has become a primary periodic moment of exhibition and reflection on contemporary art. In this 1987 lecture, held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Ian Wallace sheds light on the first documenta.
Artist Ida Applebroog uses a wide variety of media to express themes of struggles within gender and political roles, as well as sexual-identity issues. The publication Scripts is a facsimile of excerpts from one of her personal notebooks containing a compilation of handwritten notes, storyboards, mise-en-scčne drawings, and musical notations. Underlining, as well as annotations in different colors, shows that the artist has intensively worked through her notes several times.
This book contains paintings and mixed media constructions by Uruguayan painter Ignacio Iturria, one of South America's most imaginative artists. Creator of a most unusual world, Iturria observes with humor and irony the characters, objects and situations of modern man.
Written in 1905 by the German poet Christian Morgenstern, In the Land of Punctuation is a darkly comic linguistic caprice that holds a resonant mirror to our times. Situated at the crossroads of language, design, and politics, this illustrated edition is a unique picture book for adults. Translated faithfully by Sirish Rao, with typographic illustrations by Rathna Ramanathan, this is a brilliantly inventive dance of text and image.