A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated to resemble one of her distinctive bronze and rod sculptures. With expert text by art historian Christopher Masters, each artist's entry includes a summary of the essential things you need to know about the artist; their biographical details, why they're so significant, where you can find their works today, and a surprising fact about them plus reproductions of key works. Whether you're already an art expert, or looking for a helpful cheat to navigating around a gallery, you'll love this stunning and intelligent guide to global artists of the modern age.
A-Z Great Modern Writers is an essential reference guide to the world's most important contemporary writers, boldly illustrated by Andy Tuohy. Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including: -Simone de Beauvoir -F. Scott Fitzgerald -Kazuo Ishiguro -Doris Lessing -Salman Rushdie -Vladimir Nabokov Best-selling author Caroline Taggart provides a crib sheet of everything you need to know about each author: why they are important in the field of literature, a list of their must-read books, and a surprising fact or two about them. Alongside Andy's portraits, the book features additional imagery, including book covers and author photographs. A fun, easy guide to some of the best writers of modern times, this is a great gift for anyone who wants to broaden their literary horizons.
"Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art" brings into sharp focus the rich diversity of an art movement that is now achieving full recognition in the art community at large. These two volumes encapsulate the lives and careers of nearly two hundred artists -- from such established masters as Luise Jiménez and Yolanda López to emerging new talents Xóchitl Cristina Gil and Vincent Valdez -- and presents representative samples of their work, faithfully reproduced in color. The full range of visual arts is established here, iwth more than six hundred individual works -- paintings, sculptures, installation, serigraphs, lithographs, photographs, digital works; some works traditional, others boldly controversial. Separate commentary helps to evaluate the work of each artist and to place it in the context of the movement. Additional thematic sections are included, illustrating Chicana/Chicano artists' explorations of subjects from the barrio to the border, from lowriders to El Día de los Muertos. -- From publisher's description.