The First World War In Colour

Autor: Peter Walther
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836554183
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The colours of catastrophe: Rediscovered autochrome photography of the First World War The devastating events of the First World War were captured in myriad photographs on all sides of the front. Since then, thousands of books of black-and-white photographs of the war have been published as all nations endeavour to comprehend the scale and the carnage of the “greatest catastrophe of the 20th century”. Far less familiar are the rare colour images of the First World War, taken at the time by a small group of photographers pioneering recently developed autochrome technology. To mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, this groundbreaking volume brings together all of these remarkable, fully hued pictures of the „war to end war“. Assembled from archives in Europe, the United States and Australia, more than 320 colour photos provide unprecedented access to the most important developments of the period – from the mobilization of 1914 to the victory celebrations in Paris, London and New York in 1919. The volume represents the work of each of the major autochrome pioneers of the period, including Paul Castelnau, Fernand Cuville, Jules Gervais-Courtellemont, Léon Gimpel, Hans Hildenbrand, Frank Hurley, Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud and Charles C. Zoller. Since the autochrome process required a relatively long exposure time, almost all of the photos depict carefully composed scenes, behind the rapid front-line action. We see poignant group portraits, soldiers preparing for battle, cities ravaged by military bombardment – daily human existence and the devastating consequences on the front. A century on, this unprecedented publication brings a startling human reality to one of the most momentous upheavals in history.

Disney During World War Ii

Autor: John Baxter
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN: 9781423180272
File Size: 29,75 MB
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Disney During World War II encompasses the full range of material created by the Disney studio during the war, including ground-breaking training and educational films for the military and defense industries, propaganda and war-themed shorts and features, home front poster art, and the stunning military unit insignia that provided those serving the in the armed forces with a morale-boosting reminder of home. The book makes it clear how deeply Walt invested himself in the cause by patriotically placing his studio at the disposal of Uncle Sam. Replete with period graphics, Disney During World War II showcases Walt Disney's largely unheralded sacrifices in the pursuit of Allied victory, showing the inner workings of a wholesome family entertainment studio transformed almost overnight into a war plant where even the studio's stable of established characters were temporarily reinvented as warriors and team-oriented, patriotic American citizens.

Naples

Autor: Touring Club of Italy
Publisher: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836528363
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Travelers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries acclaimed Naples as the most glorious and dazzling capital of the West. Today's eternally sunny Naples rises majestically around the bay that offers some of the most memorable views of the Mediterranean. An authoritative, exhaustively researched guide to one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, this guidebook enables travelers to make the most of their trip to Naples. The 24 itineraries detailed in this guide take travelers on excursions from the historic sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii to the Greek temples of Paestum, from the islands of Ischia and Capri to the extraordinary "Versailles" of Italy, the Reggia of Caserta. Each itinerary is packed with archeological sites, museums, examples of the region's signature Baroque architecture, and in-depth descriptions of cultural attractions. Meticulously drawn road maps help travelers plan their routes. A chapter on tourist information provides essential information on restaurants, shopping, accommodations, and more. This edition contains 20 percent new material including an all-new introduction geared toward American travelers.

Pilgrimage

Autor: Annie Leibovitz
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375505083
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A striking collection by the eminent photographer encompasses her visual translations of how people live and do their work, showcasing her images of historically and culturally relevant homes belonging to such famous figures as Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin and Louisa May Alcott.

Kimono

Autor: Terry Satsuki Milhaupt
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233175
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What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period at the hands of famous Japanese painters who worked with clothing pattern books and painted directly onto garments. With Japan’s exposure to Western fashion in the nineteenth century, and Westerners’ exposure to Japanese modes of dress and design, the kimono took on new associations and came to symbolize an exotic culture and an alluring female form. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the kimono industry was sustained through government support. The line between fashion and art became blurred as kimonos produced by famous designers were collected for their beauty and displayed in museums, rather than being worn as clothing. Today, the kimono has once again taken on new dimensions, as the Internet and social media proliferate images of the kimono as a versatile garment to be integrated into a range of individual styles. Kimono: A Modern History, the inspiration for a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,not only tells the story of a distinctive garment’s ever-changing functions and image, but provides a novel perspective on Japan’s modernization and encounter with the West.

The Comic Book Story Of Video Games

Autor: Jonathan Hennessey
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578919
File Size: 73,84 MB
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A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

The Walt Disney Film Archives

Autor: Daniel Kothenschulte
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783836552912
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Making magic: The phenomenal Disney journey Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse. Walt DisneyFrom mouse to mega global entertainment industry, Disney is the most dazzling parable for the power of imagination. In this first volume of the most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date, we chart the empire s masterworks from the Golden Age of Animation, when Walt Disney s trailblazing vision elevated animation into an art form in its own right.With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book s authors have gathered some 1500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney s remarkable creative hub.This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dali and Thomas Hart Benton."

Vivian Maier

Autor: John Maloof
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 1576876330
File Size: 41,55 MB
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Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age. It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.

Ars Sacra

Autor: Rolf Toman
Publisher: H F Ullmann
ISBN: 9780841672239
File Size: 45,33 MB
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Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world, and Ars Sacra successfully plays tribute to its art and architecture. As an opulent feast of the senses, this glorious tome impresses with expert texts, detailed views, and magnificent photographs. The reader gets an up close and personal tour of the works—often closer than in reality! Readers are able to savor the pages, browsing through the sumptuous volume at their leisure. Additional information highlights the specific changes in the sacral art, architecture, and culture. Ars Sacra is the standard work all in one: fascinating tome, comprehensive compendium, and substantial textbook.

The Silver Age Of Dc Comics 1956 1970

Autor: Paul Levitz
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836535762
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Collects original comic book artwork that depicts the 1950s science fiction rebirth of DC Comics' most significant characters, a time that "rebooted" the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman, and was the impetus for the Batman television series.