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Discover how nature, art, and timeless interiors can coexist in perfect harmony in this new book. From a New York penthouse to a cozy Tokyo home, these recently designed spaces encourage meditation, inspiration, and happiness. Follow the philosophy of the designer as he reveals the complementarity of art, architecture, and natural elements in a pure Vervoordt style. Explore every detail, from carefully selected objects to the thoughtful placement of materials, and learn about his design approach and principles for optimal living and working.
Leonardo da Vinci. The Complete Paintings and Drawings
Discover the life and work of one of the greatest minds in history with this comprehensive two-volume survey. Covering Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, drawings, and more, this book includes detailed analyses of his masterpieces, including The Annunciation and The Last Supper. With full-bleed details of his brushstrokes, readers can inspect even the subtlest facets of his work. Part II includes a catalogue raisonné of his paintings, while Part III provides an extensive catalogue of his drawings, showcasing 663 pieces arranged by category. This is the definitive edition on the subject of the Italian Renaissance artist, scientist, and all-around genius.
Explore the stunning and diverse works of James Turrell in this comprehensive volume, published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's career. From his early geometric light projections to his current monumental work-in-progress, Roden Crater, Turrell's art invites us to "go inside and greet the light" and is influenced by his Quaker upbringing, as well as his experiences with aviation, science, and psychology. This monograph features essays, an interview with the artist, and new photographs by Florian Holzherr, providing an in-depth look at one of the key players in Los Angeles's art scene of the 1960s.
"Blood of Two" documents the unique collaboration between artists Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton as they turn a converted slaughterhouse on Greece's Hydra island into a project space. The book showcases their site-specific installation, featuring sculptures, drawings, and paintings centered on the themes of food and flesh. Witness their performative presentation, which involves a vitrine submerged in the sea and raised by divers to the project space during a twilight procession. Discover inspiring images that showcase the works on display, the stunning island, and the artists' creative collaboration.
Discover an award-winning architect's unique and humanistic approach to modern construction in this richly illustrated book. The Non-Materiality of the Material showcases completed buildings and planned projects of Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin, known for his understated designs favored by the likes of George Armani and Kanye West. Silvestrin's close bond with nature and the earth is evident in all his works, from flagship stores to museums. Explore his daring yet deeply humane concepts, all presented in a masterful display of content and design.