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Collectors' Visions Arts of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Americas
ISBN: HB: 9788874398157, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
320 pp., 28.9x24.8 cm, colour illus.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, at a time of turmoil when art was undergoing unprecedented upheaval, the West and especially France, began to turn its eyes towards distant cultures until then largely neglected. Artists were in the throes o...
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£70,00
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African Sculptures and Forms
ISBN: HB: 9788874398317, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
288 pp., 28.5x24 cm, colour illus.
At the turn of the twentieth century, in particular Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and later the Surrealists, then others right up till the present day, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be...
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£52,00
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Alexander Calder Radical Inventor
ISBN: PB: 9788874398287, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
256 pp., 28x24 cm, colour illus.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) as a radical inventor: an artist who discarded convention and disrupted hierarchies, overturning the traditional basis of culture while revolutionising the way people perceive and interact with art. Calder's "new line" wa...
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£35,00
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Traveling with Cortes and Pizarro Discovering Fine Pre-Columbian Art
ISBN: HB: 9788874398089, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
400 pp., 31.6x25.8 cm, colour illus.
A Pre-Columbian art lover and noted curator journey into a fine art collection, describing the rich cultural context and artistic merits of each work. Along with 150 full-colour glossy illustrations of the terracotta, earthenware, stone, silver and c...
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Baga Visions of Africa
ISBN: PB: 9788874398201, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
152 pp., 24.4x16.4 cm, colour illus.
The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, et...
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Bill Traylor
ISBN: HB: 9788874398218, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
192 pp., 28x24 cm, colour illus.
Born into slavery in around 1853 on a cotton plantation in Benton, Alabama, Traylor has become one of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century and certainly one of the most celebrated African-American artists, along with Thorto...
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£37,00
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Fernando Costa
ISBN: HB: 9788874398249, 5 Continents Editions, July 2018
184 pp., 35.1x28.2 cm, colour illus.
This is the first book dedicated to Fernando Costa, an eclectic, self-taught artist, born in France to a family that arrived in the country on foot from Portugal while fleeing the dictatorship of Salazar in 1970. Costa dissects enamelled street signs...
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£55,00
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Impressionist Treasures The Ordrupgaard Collection
ISBN: HB: 9788874398119, 5 Continents Editions, July 2018
144 pp., 28.6x25.4 cm, colour illus.
Accompanying a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, this catalogue presents a broad selection of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century French and Danish art from the celebrated Ordrupgaard Museum near Copenhagen. Assembled for...
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Pont-Aven School Cradle of the Modern Sensibility
ISBN: HB: 9788874398171, 5 Continents Editions, July 2018
80 pp., 28.6x24.8 cm, colour illus.
Pont-Aven has lent its name to one of the most famous schools of painting in modern art and is now automatically associated with Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. In 1888, in this Breton village in southern Finistere, the two painters set about inventi...
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£27,00
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Extended Moment Fifty Years Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada
ISBN: HB: 9788874398027, 5 Continents Editions, May 2018
272 pp., 29x23 cm
A sumptuous celebration of one of the world's most striking photograph collections at the National Gallery of Canada. This publication explores the historical and art historical context of these photographs and the deepening of our understanding of t...
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£38,00
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