Suitable for students of art history as well as those seeking an understanding of art and of the cultural and historical context in which it is made, this title brings together primary texts by artists, critics and art historians ranging from the medieval period right through to our own times.
Gwen John was an artist with a singular vision, one whose intense gaze produced some of the most beguiling and atmospheric paintings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Often unfairly thought of as a recluse, this concise survey of her life and work places her at the artistic heart of London and Paris.
Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, this title approaches the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. It interrogates labels used in standard histories of the art of this period such as: Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism and Romanticism.
An insightful and essential introduction to the work of Austrian artist Franz West (1947-2012), published to accompany major exhibitions at Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. The catalogue explores the artist's 40-year career through three new essays and 30 interviews with the artist's closest associates.