Pablo Picasso - pod
By Victoria Charles, Anatoli Podoksik
POD ISBN: 9781646991846
215.9 x 270 mm – 512 pages

Few people discuss the fact that Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was the most important artist of the 20th century. Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso revealed his genius at a very early age and was quick to make contact with the most advanced art circles of his time, first in Barcelona and later in Paris. In the modernist quest for novelty, Picasso turned to pre-Modern history and ‘primitive’ art for inspiration. We owe him and his colleague Georges Braque the invention of Cubism, not just one of many avant-garde movements but the aesthetic that would change the art of painting forever. Once free from traditional values, Picasso produced an outstanding oeuvre, both in terms of variety and quality.

Victoria Charles received her PhD in art history. She has published extensively on art history and has contributed to Art Information, an international guide to contemporary art. She is a regular contributor to journals and magazines, Victoria Charles recently contributed to a collective work, World History of Art.

Pablo Picasso
By Victoria Charles, Anatoli Podoksik
POD ISBN:  9781646993468
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

For many people, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was undoubtedly the most important artist of the 20th century. Born in Málaga, Spain, Picasso revealed his genius at a very early age and was quick to make contact with the most advanced art circles of his time, first in Barcelona and later in Paris. In the modernist quest for novelty, Picasso turned to pre-modern history and “primitive” art for inspiration. We owe him and his colleague Georges Braque the invention of Cubism, not just one of many avant-garde movements but the aesthetic that would change the art of painting forever. Once free from traditional values, Picasso produced an outstanding oeuvre, both in terms of variety and quality.

By Victoria Charles, Anatoli Podoksik
POD ISBN: 9781646993475
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

For many people, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was undoubtedly the most important artist of the 20th century. Born in Málaga, Spain, Picasso revealed his genius at a very early age and was quick to make contact with the most advanced art circles of his time, first in Barcelona and later in Paris. In the modernist quest for novelty, Picasso turned to pre-modern history and “primitive” art for inspiration. We owe him and his colleague Georges Braque the invention of Cubism, not just one of many avant-garde movements but the aesthetic that would change the art of painting forever. Once free from traditional values, Picasso produced an outstanding oeuvre, both in terms of variety and quality.

Antoni Gaudí
By Eric Shanes 
POD ISBN: 9781646992317
215.9 x 270 mm – 239 pages
 

Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) is an important and influential figure in the history of Spanish art. His use of colour, application of different materials and introduction of movement in his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art, “the colours used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile.”

The author, Jeremy Roe, is interested in a wide range of photography and architectural detail. This interest drives the author and enables him to reveal the context of the art of Barcelona while he guides us through an introduction to Antoni Gaudí, master of some of the most famous constructions, design objects and greatest works in Spanish architecture. This book offers a great insight into Gaudí’s work.

The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dalí
By Eric Shanes
POD ISBN: 9781646992331
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages
 

Salvador Dalí was one of the most popular painters of the twentieth century. Paintings such as The Persistance of Memory and Soft Construction with Boiled Beans — Premonition of Civil War have achieved the status of classic images, for in his best works Dalí touched upon universal and timeless human experiences.

In The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dalí, Eric Shanes explores the rise and fall of Dalí, setting his art in the context of his life and paying special attention to Dalí’s most important years: the late 1920s and the 1930s. Then Eric Shanes perceptively analyses the 149 works reproduced in colour that, along the commentaries, fully reveal the range of Dalí’s invention and vision. World’s leading authorities on J.M.W. Turner, vice-president of the Turner Society and founding editor of Turner Studies, Eric Shanes has written books on several twentieth century artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol or David Hockney. He is also the author of a work on the history and the heritage of Pop Art, published by Parkstone International.

By Carl Justi
POD ISBN: 9781646994250
215.9 x 270 mm – 256 pages

Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) is one of the world’s most famous artists. Representative of 17th-century European painting, he worked for the Spanish court and for the most important figures, completing numerous portraits. Yet, passionate about the human figure, his oeuvre also encompasses bodegónes, representations of daily life in the taverns and kitchens of Spain. Considered the father of Spanish painting, Velázquez inspired entire generations of the artists who followed him, including Picasso, Dalí, and Bacon. His mysterious painting Las Meninas, which contains the essence of his work, is still today an inexhaustible source for writing and research.

Michelangelo
By Eugene Müntz
POD ISBN: 9781646994229
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Michelangelo incarnates for us the “universal man” of the Italian Renaissance, and the quality and scope of his oeuvre is uncontested, not even by Leonardo da Vinci – works like his Pietà, David, and the Sistine Chapel frescos are the proof. How was he able, in so few years, to develop the methods behind a body of work worthy of his Greek predecessors? No-one has better examined the complexities of the man, the artist, and the age in which he lived than Eugene Müntz. His text, written in clear and pure style, is a literary work in itself, and it is accompanied here by illustrations of an exceptional quality.

By Eric Shanes
POD ISBN: 9781646995455
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) is best known for his unique and striking style with an extraordinary repertoire reaching out across film, painting, photography, and sculpture. Whilst his name may be most commonly associated with Surrealism, Dalí consummately displayed mastery over such broad genres as classical, modernist, and Cubist styles. A crucial figure in art history, Dalí has inspired countless literary works and this edifying Best Of volume gives readers a fascinating insight into the life and career highlights of one of art’s most controversial and exciting pioneers.

Caravaggio
By Félix Witting, M.L. Patrizi
POD ISBN: 9781646995448
215.9 x 270 mm – 200 pages

It was not until the middle of the 20th century that Caravaggio (1571-1610), an Italian painter long considered controversial, was rediscovered. An advocate of Realism, this artist of the Counter-Reformation challenged the establishment and returned a sense of humanity to images of the saints. The sensuality he gave them went beyond veneration to create an ambiguous eroticism, which incurred the wrath of the Church. Paradoxical and violent, this painter of shadows illustrated with solemnity his debauched lifestyle and dissolute morals. With his invention of chiaroscuro, he made his blood-soaked impression on the history of art.

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