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Authors : Verity Elson, Rosemary Shirley

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

The rural idyll occupies a deeply rooted place in the collective imagination. This highly original and vibrant study examines how key moments in art history hâve shaped our understanding of the British countryside and how contemporary artists continue to access and often challenge this concept.

From High Art to propaganda, garden centres to air fresheners, contemporary art to computer games - a constellation of powerful images and ideas contribute to our understandings of the rural. This publication offers new ways of thinking about how ideas of the countryside have been formed and how they are reflected in contemporary culture, through the innovative intégration of historié works by artists including Constable, Gainsborough and Stubbs, works of modem British art, together with contemporary responses to rural life and landscape by artists such as Mat Collishaw, Grayson Perry, Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp. Crucially, this volume enters this rich array of artworks into a productive dialogue with a range of visual cultures that populate everyday life, exploring how the imagery of the mral idyll is re-enacted. adapted and used today.

QratnÊgtbeCtmntiyside features new writing from a variety of disciplines,

irheres of an history, rural history, îiterature and contemporary art. Imerspersed throughout the publication are séries of interviews with artists who are workdng with the rural in innovative ways, offering a stimulating range of new perspectives on the rôle and importance of the countryside in contemporary culture.

The publication features artists whose work spanns nearly four centuries, including r.i’.t- Allingham, William Blake, Edward Burra, Rebecca Chesney, George Cîausen, Wifiiam Collins, Mat Collishaw, John Constable, Evelyn Dunbar, Anna Fox, Thomas Gainsborough, James Guthrie, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Josef Herman, Paul Hill, Sigrid Hohnwood, Horockses, Hilary Jack, Peter Kennard, Delaine Le Bas, Ciare Leighton, Claude Lorrain, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Jean-François Millet, MyVillages, Frank Newbould, Samuel Palmer, Grayson Perry, John Pettie, John Piper, Ingrid Pollard, Paul Reas, John Robertson Reid, Andy Sewell, Jo Spence, Stanley Spencer, George Stubbs, Graham Sutherland, Homer Sykes, Edward Arthur Walton and John Wyndham. More …

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Author :  Sam Smiles

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

Presenting the best and most imaginative creative responses by artists to the British prehistoric landscape over the last 250 years. This is the first significant publication to range over the entire field - including images of Stonehenge, Avebury, the Uffington White Horse and other prehistoric landmarks -by the likes of Turner, Constable, Blake, Nash, Ravlious, Piper, Hepworth, Moore, Inshaw, Jarman, Deller and Long.

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, British Art: Ancient Landscapes explores the most significant works of art engaged with prehistoric monuments across Britain from the 18th century to the 21st. While some of the works in the earlier period may be familiar to readers - especially Turner’s and Constable’s famous watercolors of Stonehenge - the varied responses to British Antiquity since 1900 are much less well known.

_In this volume Sam Smiles shows the significance of antiquity not just for 19th-century artists but for 20th-century artists, demonstrating how they responded to the observable features of prehistoric Britain and exploited their potential for imaginative re-interpretation. The classic phase of modernist interest in these sites and monuments was the 1930s, but a number of artists working after WWII developed this legacy or were stimulated to explore that landscape in new ways. Indeed, it continues to stimulate responses and the book concludes with an examination of works made within the last few years. More …


Publisher : Gestalten

The title says it all: one man, one bike, one long ride, the adventure, the pleasure, and the pain. It is simultaneouslya travelogue and visual journey. Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bike indulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling. Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful scenery. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus.

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Author :  Tania Fares,  Sarah Mower

Publisher : Phaidon

An unprecedented and intimate behind-the-scenes look at London designer fashion over the last fifteen years, edited by Tania Fares and Sarah Mower and profiling 50 leading London fashion designers, from Paul Smith and Stella McCartney to Erdem and Simone Rocha.

London has long been a fashion-world capital, and the past fifteen years have been an especially fertile period in its centuries-long history of setting trends. This stunning book is an all-access pass into the world of designer fashion - an exclusive behind-the-scenes studio tour that calls in on fifty of the city’s leading design talents - London-based global superstars - all of whom open up about their practice and philosophy, and share a wealth of images from their private collections. More …


Posted by AT on Jeudi 10 décembre 2015


Auteur :  Jordy Meow

Editeur : JonGlez

Généralement, le Japon est considéré comme un pays où le monde moderne et les traditions anciennes se combinent harmonieusement, d’une manière à la fois surprenante et fascinante. Pourtant, bien que le rythme soutenu du changement technologique, social et culturel qu’a connu le pays au cours du XXe siècle ait permis au Japon de progresser dans tous les domaines, nombre d’établissements, d’industries, voire, même, de villes, ont été désertés. Jordy Meow a exploré ces lieux oubliés et, par ses photographies, dévoile un monde perdu qui, pourtant, fut récemment en plein essor. Abandoned Japan constitue donc une source

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Early childhood care and education (ECCE) has become a key concern for education policy-makers and stakeholders. There is mounting research evidence on its benefits for children’s capacities and educational achievements as well as its critical role in realizing equitable, quality education and lifelong learning. Addressing the themes of investment rationales, equity and quality, this book features various lessons from research and experience from different continents. It argues for reversing the trend of ‘investing against evidence’ so that children - and especially the disadvantaged ones - and societies can reap the proven benefits of quality ECCE.

298 pages

Format: 23 x 15 cm

2015, 978-92-3-100113-0



Posted by AT on Mercredi 2 septembre 2015


Peter Guttman

Skyhorse Publishing

Award-winning travel journalist Peter Guttman sets sail and embarks on a rollicking journey across the high seas aboard a colorful variety of craft while exploring dramatic coastal landscapes, exotic maritime cultures, spectacular marine wildlife, mouthwatering seafood treasures, and joyous nautical pastimes. Sailing past the shores of all seven continents, the romantic imagination of every beach lover, sailor, surfer, lighthouse enthusiast, and traveler will be captured during a thrilling circumnavigation that includes:

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Posted by AT on Mercredi 1 février 2012


At Tate Britain (London)


Visionary, eccentric, populist and epic, John Martin was a controversial but key figure in nineteenth century art. Like his canvases, this wildly dramatic artist with his visions of heaven and hell, was larger than life.

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Posted by admin on Jeudi 12 mars 2009

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