Download and read online Rijks Masters of the Golden Age in PDF and EPUB *An homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum's prestigious Gallery of Honour, with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt's Night Watch and Vermeer's The Milkmaid*Limited edition of 2,500 copies, signed and numbered*Featuring writings of Ferran Adri�, David Allen, Alain de Botton, Anton Corbijn, Angela Missoni, Jimmy Nelson, Erwin Olaf and many more*Lavishly produced in genuine leather, beautiful hand-written calligraphy, and the finest printing technique and paperThe latest Marcel Wanders publication Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age pays homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum's prestigious Gallery of Honour. The unique art publication combines the finest materials, the most innovative techniques and the testimonies of thought leaders and craft masters from around the world. The books bring the reader eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt's Night Watch and Vermeer's Milkmaid. Leading contemporary critical thinkers explain how their perception of the world has been influenced by these paintings. Featuring writings of Ferran Adri�, David Allen, Alain de Botton, Anton Corbijn, Angela Missoni, Jimmy Nelson, Erwin Olaf and many more, the testimonies add a new way of seeing not only these masterpieces, but also life itself. The book is lavishly produced in genuine leather, beautiful hand-written calligraphy, and the finest printing technique and paper.The book is plated beautifully with silver foil. It is accompanied by a 'Behind the Scenes' book, a specially designed book stand, protective sleeve and white gloves. Fedrigoni tatami whitepaper and high pigmented inks make reading this book a luxury experience.
Download and read online Rijks Masters of the Golden Age in PDF and EPUB A visit to an historic museum offers visitors insight into the social, cultural, political and aesthetic values of times gone by. Yet truly great works of art live vividly, continuing to thrill and educate for centuries regardless of age. This idea of timelessness is the theme explored in Marcel Wanders’ new book publication ‘Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’. Closed for many years for redevelopment, the 2013 reopening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and especially the Gallery of Honour is cause for both celebration, and an opportunity for a fresh interpretation of the works that sit within. The key to true connection is the ability to understand the contemporary relevance of historic images. Within ‘Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’, Marcel Wanders seeks to explore the timelessness of select artworks and to expose their contemporary significance. The book also features interviews with thirty experts across a variety of fields that discuss elements held within the profiled art works.
Download and read online The Fight in PDF and EPUB Norman Mailer's The Fight focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman's genius employed silence, serenity and cunning. He had never been defeated. His hands were his instrument, and 'he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case'. Together the two men made boxing history in an explosive meeting of two great minds, two iron wills and monumental egos.
Download and read online The Caliph s Splendor in PDF and EPUB Traces the story of the celebrated late-eighth and early ninth caliph from The Thousand and One Nights against a backdrop of Baghdad's cosmopolitan culture and its complex influence on the Byzantine Empire and Frankish kingdom of Charlemagne. By the award-winning author of Wide as the Waters. 35,000 first printing.
Download and read online We Can t Do This Alone in PDF and EPUB For more than twenty years, Jefferson Hack has pioneered the idea of magazines as communities. He is responsible for several of the most enduring fashion and pop culture publications, including Dazed and Confused, founded in 1991, AnOther Magazine, and Another Man. Edited by Hack himself, this book will include multiple voices from visionaries such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bjork, and Tilda Swinton, original works from his magazines, digital projects, stills from experiential exhibitions, and collaborative film, television, and photography projects masterminded with such cultural provocateurs as Rankin, Kate Moss, U2, and Thom Yorke. This insightful book reveals Hack's avant-garde and collaborative working method, illustrating how a transdisciplinary approach can break the conventional mold of a magazine into a modern experience that extends into the realm of film, websites, exhibitions, and beyond.0'We can't do this alone' seeks to share methodologies and inspire creatives to challenge the boundaries of how we perceive culture, suggesting anti-formula processes that can be adopted to define what the future of publishing and communication may look like in the fast evolving media landscape of the twenty-first century.
Download and read online Asia in Amsterdam in PDF and EPUB A fascinating survey of the rich artistic and cultural impact of Asia on the Netherlands in the 17th century
Download and read online The Worm and the Bird in PDF and EPUB From the award-winning illustrator and author of The Fox and the Star, Coralie Bickford-Smith, a beautifully illustrated tale about a Worm, a Bird, and the importance of being present and appreciating what you have, where you are. Digging through the ground day in and day out, Worm dreams of a better life. Despite having endless paths of dirt to plough, other burrowing creatures to befriend, and underground treasures to discover, Worm wants more—more space to be alone. Too busy to see the world around it, pushing everything aside, Worm learns a hard lesson in appreciating what you have and where you are. This beautifully illustrated tale by award-winning author and illustrator Coralie Bickford-Smith explores themes of hope, curiosity, and the circle of life. Taking inspiration from Seneca’s essay “On the Shortness of Life,” which reads “But life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future,” and drawing from the simple wisdom of the natural world, Bickford-Smith reminds readers about the importance of slowing down and engaging in the life around us. Printed in Italy, with a foil-stamped cloth cover, sewn binding, metallic inks, and high-quality paper, Bickford-Smith's new illustrated book is for readers of all ages of fables and fairy tales, from gardeners to bird-watchers to design lovers, and for those seeking mindfulness. —and it will be a great companion volume to her first book, The Fox and the Star, named Waterstones Book of the Year in 2015.
Download and read online The Miniaturist in PDF and EPUB The phenomenal Number One Bestseller Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award 2014 Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 Selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2015 There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . . Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, Jessie Burton's magnificent debut novel The Miniaturist is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
Download and read online Amsterdam Creative Capital in PDF and EPUB Out of curiosity and commitment and convinced that the new can't exist without the old, Marcel Wanders went in search of Amsterdam's creative past, personally choosing the men and women he feels are his creative family. These heroes are honored in this book, highlighting the city's most creative moments and inventions of the last 700 years. Marcel Wanders wants to illustrate how an open, tolerant city contributes to creativity and how creativity binds people. He sees creativity in the largest sense of the word; it does not only exist in predefined fields, but is found in the heart of the creator, not constrained by any definition or form. Therefore in this book you will find new, sometimes unlikely, connections; heroes who look beyond existing inventions and conventions and in doing so, open new worlds in the past and the future. In his own way Marcel Wanders wants to show the world the potential of the city: Amsterdam is the creative capital because she has the creative capital.
Download and read online Graphic in PDF and EPUB Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.
Download and read online Paris in PDF and EPUB Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet's most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as it is by the French photographer Serge Ramelli. His vision of the city--like all of his images--is unmistakably inspired by cinema. In addition to his second passion, filmmaking (which he does when he's not taking pictures), he is also fascinated by the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ridley Scott. Ramelli's interpretation of the bustling metropolis of Paris is at once impressive and fabulous. Pulsing with life both day and night, the city appears nearly devoid of people--a heavily symbolic place with many facets to explore, shining with an inimitable light.
Download and read online Marco Grob money people politics Ediz illustrata in PDF and EPUB Spanning over a decade of his portrait work, showing some of the most dynamic, influential, and controversial figures in modern politics, popular culture, sports, entertainment, technology, science, space travel, and global culture, Money People Politics is an electrifying retrospective from renowned contemporary photographer, Marco Grob. Whether a candid moment of vulnerability, raw emotion, or the direct unadulterated gaze, Grob's portraits are uniquely ennobling, but ultimately human. Through his autonomous and intimate photographic process with each special personality that has impacted and shaped recent culture, the photographer has been granted a rare and privileged "front row seat to history." Wholly passionate and committed to his craft that began as a beloved hobby over 30 years ago, Marco Grob believes that when you "carry a camera, you carry a responsibility."
Download and read online Fabric Form and Flat Pattern Cutting in PDF and EPUB One of the more difficult aspects of a designer’s training is learning how to create patterns that make full use of the characteristics of individual fabrics. With an ever increasing range of fabrics available to the designer, an understanding of the relationship between fabric, form and pattern shape is now probably the most important skill a designer has to acquire. This book discusses the factors that need to be taken into consideration and offers a unique and practical method for solving problems. Its approach to design and flat pattern cutting is based on the appraisal of the fabric (according to a scale of five for each of five fabric characteristics – weight, thickness, sheer, drape and stretch) and body shape. The book is lavishly illustrated and makes use of numerous practical examples.
Download and read online Psychedelia in PDF and EPUB SUPERANNO This is the first-ever book to present psychedelic culture in its full complexity and range. Out of a colorful history that spans 3,500 years, emerges a philosophy and way of life that is dazzling and rich. Psychedelia's creative, visionary presence in art, rock music and pop culture is thoroughly examined, highlighting many unique and at times unknown works and traditions, from William Blake to Philip K. Dick, from Haight-Ashbury to the beaches of Goa. Original.
Download and read online Kingdom by the Sea in PDF and EPUB Kingdom by the Sea