New in paperback, Contemporary Art in Latin America celebrates this intriguing region and its creative outputs, setting the vibrant artistic tradition within its historical and cultural contexts. The volume opens with a text section, including essays by valued figures in the contemporary art world, looking firstly at the historical origins of Latin American art and moving on to focus extensively on contemporary work being produced by artists from this region. This section of the book will also be supported by an artist interview, offering the reader a personal insight into the relationship between Latin America’s art and its cultural past, present and future. The second half of the book comprises a plate section showcasing a broad variety of the art and themes discussed elsewhere in the book. Contemporary Art in Latin America encourages readers to reflect upon the art in this region and by these artists in relation to its historical and geographical context and encompasses a wide spectrum of critical debates, including politics and curatorial practice.
The artists featured include those considered the most influential to emerge from the region during the last 50 years, such as Brazilian conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, whose work is currently being exhibited at Tate Modern, London and Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, who along with Ivan Serpa, founded the Neo-Concretist art movement. Doris Salcedo is also included, who caused a stir with her piece Shibboleth creating a subterranean chasm that stretched the length of the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. The work of new and emerging talents is also featured, such as Miguel Calderon, labelled the enfant terrible of contemporary art” and who has been described as having a knack for pushing crass stereotypes and clichés to absurd and provocative extremes”.
Encompassing the political and personal, Contemporary Art in Latin America is highly unique in its approach to exploring the artistic movements of this region, giving those with a genuine interest in art and culture an insight that is rich, engaging, shocking and inspiring.
This striking book showcases fresh, contemporary interiors that reflect Jennifer Post’s “pure space” philosophy: a serene, meticulously organized volume that offers a peaceful break from a busy world. From lofts in New York City to Miami high-rises to Palm Beach villas, each interior is immaculately conceived, detailed, and constructed—the epitome of pure, tailored modernism.
In her own words, Post demonstrates how she transforms living environments into elegantly edited spaces, using clean lines, white surfaces that reflect natural light, and open areas that allow a home to breathe. Since the age of eight, when she traveled to neighbors’ houses offering to organize their closets and rearrange their rooms, Post has been dedicated to her pure aesthetic vision, resulting in a timeless body of work.
This is the first monograph on designer Post, who for a decade has been included among Architectural Digest’s coveted AD 100 list of the world’s top architects and designers.
The design of coffee shops is increasingly on the move. Where cafs have traditionally been viewed as places principally to enjoy a coffee, they have evolved to show a broad range of multifunctional purposes and amenities: They can, for instance, exist as cozy lunch-time meeting spots before abruptly transforming into vibrant late-night bars after sundown. Caf! Best of Coffee Shop Design shows the wide scope of different caf concepts, including coffee bars as integral parts of cutting-edge multipurpose buildings, flagship stores and traditional shops with a contemporary twist. The 40 projects featured comprise an extensive variety of designs and styles, ranging from minimalist, strict and reduced, to opulent and extravagant.
This exhibition catalogue is not a retrospective but rather an examination for the first time of the artist's work within a network of relationships and influences from the Old Masters to the artists of the twentieth century.
The eminent English painter Francis Bacon (19091992) is known for his brutal, haunting and grotesque portraits of man and beast. In this eyeopening study Bacon stands besides artists like Velazquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Ingres, Degas, Schiele, and Van Gogh - his real sources. To support this thesis, the text draws connections between Bacon and his predecessors according to themes: Bacon's papal portraits, the Motif of the Scream, Bacon and Surrealism, Mirrors and Reflections, the Cage Motif. This sumptuously illustrated book offers a firsttime study of a modernist's work in relation to the masterpieces of art history.
Exhibition schedule: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna October 15, 2003 - January 18, 2004
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, February 8, 2004 - June 20, 2004
A wealth of tips and strategies for building a web presence that can increase revenue, improve customer relations, and boost brand loyalty.
Use the Internet to enhance your company’s brand identity! Marketers, managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs will find a wealth of tips and strategies for building a web presence that can increase revenue, improve customer relations, and boost brand loyalty.
Digital brand expert Ian Cocoran explains the traditional theories of branding and explores the ways in which they can be applied to web sites, no matter what the given industry or field. The unique needs of nonprofit organizations are discussed, and numerous real-life illustrations of good and bad online branding efforts are provided. Chapters traffic flow, and maximizing site functionality. Anyone looking to use the Internet’s potential to maximize the strength of his brand must have this book. 50 black-and-white illustrations
This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies.
This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design.
In this comprehensive guide, learn what it takes to create an enduring symbol.
How to design great logos, step by step by step.
* Lavishly illustrated with 750 color images
* How-tos, case studies, and detailed analysis of well-known logos
What makes a logo good? What makes it bad? What makes it great? The entire process of logo design is examined, from the initial client interview to brainstorming, from first presentation to delivery of the final standards manual. Through 750 color illustrations, classic logos are analyzed, and readers will learn a thirteen-point system for measuring the effectiveness of any logo. Learn about the uses of positive and negative space, balance, color, and typography; follow intriguing case studies; discover how to make effective presentations to clients. Designers, marketing and branding specialists, educators, and students everywhere need this definitive guide to creating great logos. 750 Color Illustrations
Children everywhere have always loved ponies. Those lucky enough to grow up with horses invariably recall them as the keepers of their happiest childhood memories. But for most, a brief ride on a rented pony was the closest they would ever get to a horse of their own. A PONY IN THE PICTURE is an endearing collection of antique and vintage photographs of children posing proudly with ponies and horses, often taken by itinerant photographers who traveled the countryside, suburbs, and cities. Each image captures a moment in time when it seems that all it took for a child to attain sheer joy was the patient presence of a shaggy Shetland pony and a borrowed cowboy hat.
A sweetly evocative collection of 120 photographic portraits of children and ponies, spanning 1880 to 1990. Chronicles the use of ponies as "props" in children's portraiture, and documents the development of photography and the popularity of keepsake photos over more than a century. All the photographs were taken in the United States and Canada, with striking exceptions from Burma, Buenos Aires, and Great Britain. A perfect gift for horse lovers and vintage photography collectors.