The Art of Instruction

Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452128510

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 306

Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history.

The Art of Instruction

Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101118

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 2940

Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history.

John Derian Picture Book

Author: John Derian

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656471

Category: Design

Page: 368

View: 9191

New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Gift Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, House Beautiful, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Luxe Interiors + Design, People StyleWatch, Garden & Gun, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and more John Derian’s home goods empire reaches far and wide—in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gump’s in the United States; Conran and Liberty in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts and products. Now, for the first time ever, comes the book John Derian fans have been waiting for. Culled from the thousands of images that have appeared in his biannual collections, here is an astoundingly beautiful assortment of nearly 300 full-bleed images in their original form. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes, the best of John Derian is here. The result is an oversized object of desire, a work of art in and of itself, that brilliantly walks the line between commerce and art, and that is destined to become the gift book of the season.

Botanicals

Author: Leslie K. Overstreet

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782759402694

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 418

In celebration of summer, Assouline evokes the beauty of the garden in a remarkable gift-volume. Including more than three centuries of drawings culled from the rare books library of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, each page in Botanicals explodes with rich colors and lifelike details. Exquisite flowers, delicate fruits, and exuberant butterflies are among the jewels of nature that come to life in this unique compendium. Featured are works by leading botanical artists, including Maria Sibylla Merian, a revolutionary female entomologist and natural historian of the seventeenth century; E.A. Seguy, whose art nouveau-era work serves as inspiration for many contemporary creative directors and designers; and Dr. Robert John Thornton, a British visionary renowned for his interest in botany. Botanicals is extraordinary, a remarkable objet d'art in the spirit of the season.

Natural Histories

Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

Author: Tom Baione

Publisher: Sterling Signature

ISBN: 9781454912149

Category: Art

Page: 163

View: 5264

Providing readers with a rare glimpse into one of the largest natural-science libraries in the Western Hemisphere, this fascinating collection of 40 essays from the American Museum of Natural History's top experts discuss the library's seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific works.

The Art of Nathalie Lété

Author: Nathalie Lété

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657214

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 3953

The first book by beloved and prolific French artist Nathalie Lete, whose work is sold at Anthropologie, Astier de Villatte, and numerous other upscale homeware stores worldwide.

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery

Author: Anna Laurent

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022632110X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3728

Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, wall charts were a familiar classroom component, displaying scientific images at a large scale, in full color. But it's only now that they've been superseded as a teaching tool that we have begun to realize something their ubiquity hid: they are stunning examples of botanical art at its finest. This beautifully illustrated oversized book gives the humble wall chart its due, reproducing more than two hundred of them in dazzling full color. Each wall chart is accompanied by captions that offer accessible information about the species featured, the scientists and botanical illustrators who created it, and any particularly interesting or innovative features the chart displays. And gardeners will be pleased to discover useful information about plant anatomy and morphology and species differences. We see lilies and tulips, gourds, aquatic plants, legumes, poisonous plants, and carnivorous plants, all presented in exquisite, larger-than-life detail. A unique fusion of art, science, and education, the wall charts gathered here offer a glimpse into a wonderful scientific heritage and are sure to thrill naturalists, gardeners, and artists alike.

Botanical Prints

Author: Sandra Forty

Publisher: Taj Books

ISBN: 9781627320078

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 1110

The earliest botanical illustrations are found in ancient herbals, practical works of knowledge written to pass on crucial information about how to heal the sick. Around the time of the Renaissance, however, flowers began to be more generally appreciated for their beauty, thus encouraging talented artists to attempt to capture their magic. Botanical illustration developed into a high art form during the golden era of the 18th and early 19th centuries. From that era date some of the most stunning examples of botanical art ever made. The earliest known examples of published botanical illustration can be found in the five-volume De Materia Medica written by the ancient Greek physician and scholar Pedanius Dioscorides, a traveling physician from Asia Minor who followed the Emperor Nero s army as it campaigned across the Roman Empire. Many other illustrators followed in the path of Dioscorides even Leonardo da Vinci tried his hand at botanicals but undoubtedly the most well-known illustrator is the Flemish artist Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759 1840), who painted exact scientific illustrations for the botanist Charles Louis L Heritier. Redoute also became Marie-Antoinette s official draftsman and Painter to the Queen s Cabinet, especially well known today for his illustrations of roses."

Designs on the Heart

The Homemade Art of Grandma Moses

Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674022263

Category: Art

Page: 290

View: 3399

Explores the meaning of the subject matter and fame of the paintings of Grandma Moses, revealing an extensive longing for the memories and comforts of the American past portrayed in her work.

Wall Flower

The World of Botany Through Wall Charts

Author: Anna Laurent

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573327

Category:

Page: 224

View: 2375

Botanical charts are experiencing a resurgence in interest, both as pieces of art and as objects of scientific and historical significance, and Wall Flower documents this extraordinary convergence of disciplines that flourished in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Europe was enjoying a golden age of botanical illustration, naturalists were exploring the globe, and there was a calamour for knowledge of the natural world. Intellectual curiosity was no longer limited to the few; education was now considered a right afforded to all, in classrooms across the continent. And thus the botanical wall chart was born, a synthesis of art, science and education. This collection of wall charts from all over the globe, each accompanied by text explaining its historical and botanical contexts, has been put together by botanist Anna Laurent, and will delight anyone with an interest in the natural world.

Mrs. Delany, Her Life and Her Flowers

Author: Ruth Hayden

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780714126272

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 2013

Mary Delany's paper mosaics of flowers, made from hundreds of pieces of cut coloured paper, were the crowning achievement of a long and creative life. Mrs Delaney was 782 before she embarked on the 1000 flower collages, but she had already made a name for herself with her exquisite works of embroidery, decorative shellwork and landscape sketches.

The Paper Garden

An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

Author: Molly Peacock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608195236

Category: Art

Page: 397

View: 8939

Traces the life and accomplishments of septuagenarian artist Mary Delany, describing her invention of the art of collage late in life after two heart-breaking marriages, in an account that also evaluates the roles of her relationships with such figures as Jonathan Swift, the Duchess of Portland and King George III. 35,000 first printing.

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871486

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 5035

The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.

From Sun to Sun

A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying

Author: Nina Angela McKissock

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631528092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3741

Twenty-one people of different ages have one thing in common; they’re within six months of their deaths. They’ve endured the battle of the medical system as they sought cures for their illnesses, and are now settling in to die. Some reconcile, some don’t. Some are gracious, some not. As Nina Angela McKissock, a highly experienced hospice nurse, goes from home to home and within the residential hospice, she shares her journey of deep joy, humorous events, precious stories, and heartbreaking love. Free of religiosity, dogma, or fear, From Sun to Sun brings readers into McKissock’s world—and imparts the profound lessons she learns as she guides her beloved patients on their final journey.

Stop Snoring, Bernard!

Author: Zachariah OHora

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466810769

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 604

Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem. Bernard snores...LOUDLY! So loudly that he keeps all of the otters awake during naptime. So loudly that Grumpy Giles tells Bernard to move his snoring somewhere else! Sad and lonely, Bernard tries sleeping in new places far away from the other otters: in a lake, in puddles, in a fountain. But no matter where he tries to nap, somebody complains. He just wants to hear two words: "Goodnight, Bernard!"

The Art of Adolf Wölfli

St. Adolf-Giant-Creation

Author: Elka Spoerri,Adolf Wölfli,Daniel Baumann,Edward M. Gomez,American Folk Art Museum,Milwaukee Art Museum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691114989

Category: Art

Page: 111

View: 5569

Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; André Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century." The Art of Adolf Wölfli offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor. Also included are illuminating essays by leading specialists on his art and life. Wölfli's youth was one of deprivation. His alcoholic father ran off when Wölfli was five, and his mother died soon after. Despite these travails, he managed to complete his education, acquiring the sophisticated literacy so evident in his later work. However, beginning at age twenty-six, his repeated attempts to molest young girls landed him first in jail and, in 1894, in the asylum. Though violent at first, by 1899 he calmed down--and began to draw. Working primarily in pencil on newsprint, Wölfli created a dense, stunningly detailed medley of wildly imaginative prose texts interwoven with poems, musical compositions, color illustrations, and collages. His five-part magnum opus, "St. Adolf-Giant-Creation," comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks--25,000 pages in all--containing 1,620 drawings and 1,640 collages. Sure to be the authoritative resource for this remarkable oeuvre, this striking book represents compelling testimony that great torment does not preclude great art. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE American Folk Art Museum, New York February 25 - May 18, 2003 Milwaukee Art Museum September 18 - December 12, 2004

The Book of Plants

The Complete Plates

Author: Basilius Besler,Werner Dressendörfer

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822838099

Category: Art

Page: 443

View: 5717

TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition! New design, new low price! The most famous botanical record ever committed to paper: Basilius Besler's complete Book of Plants of 1613 A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, the Book of Plants is in a class of its own when it comes to the variety and range of flowers engraved. Working under Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and specimen drawings faithfully to copper plates. Nearly four hundred years old, the book has survived though the gardens did not; they were destroyed by invading Swedish troops in 1634. However, in 1998 a reconstruction of the original garden opened to the public in Eichst'tt. This facsimile's reproductions - structured by seasons - are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less.

Instant Wall Art - Botanical Prints

45 Ready-to-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Decor

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440585660

Category: Design

Page: 96

View: 4182

Contains material adapted and abridged from The art of nature coloring book. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media, 2013.

Map: Assembling the World in An Image

Exploring the World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714869445

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 872

300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography. Unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading. Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth. Easy-to-use format, with large reproductions, authoritative texts and key caption information, it is the perfect introduction to the subject. Also features a comprehensive illustrated timeline of the history of cartography, biographies of leading cartographers and a glossary of cartographic terms.

The First World War in Colour

Author: Peter Walther

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836554183

Category: Photography

Page: 383

View: 2839

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.