Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Luigi Russolo's 1913 Futurist manifesto L'Arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noise) to Marcel Duchamp's 1925 double-sided discs Rotoreliefs, the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between s..
'The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape' is a brilliant new monograph by universally-acclaimed art and environmental photographer Diane Tuft. Following on the heels of Tuft's previous publication, 'Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land', this new book showcases her breathtaking and visual..
This series of small primers on drawing encourages readers not only to pick up a pen and start drawing, but to see the world that surrounds them with fresh eyes. Visual thinking and using one's imagination are skills that are often neglected in today's world. With author Peter Jenny's help, readers ..
Aside from being world-famous artists, what's one thing Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo had in common? They were crazy about cats. At one point, Andy Warhol had 25 cats living in his apartment; they were all named Sam. Controversial contemporary artist Ai Weiwei shares his ..
Artists Unframed features more than 100 images of artists at work and play. These images from the golden age of snapshot photography reveal unguarded (and sometimes unbuttoned) moments in the personal lives of artists who include Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Dizzy Gil..
From the end of World War II until the mid-1960s, exciting things were happening in American architecture. Emerging talents were focusing on innovative projects that integrated at once modern design and low-cost materials. The trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, a..
The Arts and Crafts Movement produced some remarkable furniture. Its principal designers, though not all, were architects motivated by principles of good design and honest workmanship. The results varied from the sober oak austerity of Voysey and the rural perspectives of the Cotswold School, to the..
With origins in countries as diverse as Japan, Bali, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, an Asian aesthetic has taken root in the West. Many of the world's leading designers such as John Pawson, Christian Liaigre, and Anouska Hempel have been drawn to it, sharing a desire to create interiors with a sense of ha..
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei turns his attention to Alcatraz-a place he has never set foot, but that stands as a world-famous symbol of both incarceration and protest. This book offers an inside look at the site-specific body of work Weiwei has created for a major art exhibition on the isla..
At the advent of a new millennium, architects have pushed the limits of invention and originality. Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers and twisting skyscrapers, the audacious architecture makes many of the world's finest cities a delight to visit for architects, d..
August Macke (1887-1914) was a master of German Expressionism, a movement which sprang up in the early 1900s with the intent to forego physical reality in search of its emotional counterpart, with a particular emphasis on expressing dark moods of tragedy and angst. Macke was a master of color and fo..
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six vol..