1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Mark Irving
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400916
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With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. More than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including new works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. The book is organized chronologically, so you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are also listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743364536
Category: Painting
Page: 960
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With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of '1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an envable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, maing it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, and in smaller collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Stephen Farthing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781844037049
Category: Painting
Page: 960
View: 8726
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From ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. This newly updated and revised edition improves upon previous editions by featuring:- Larger images throughout- Unparalleled readability of text- Clean, elegant titlesEntertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. 1001 Paintings is a collector's must for the bookshelf.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Stephen Farthing
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789322319
Category: Art
Page: 960
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Traces the history of great paintings from thirteenth century to the present, following each piece with information about the artist and the current location of the painting.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die


Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400794
Category:
Page: 960
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With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most significant movies from every country andall genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance and sci-fi. Newly revised and updated, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of stunning movie stills. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts, complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn.

1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die


Author: Richard Cavendish
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785835141
Category: Travel
Page: 960
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Both casual travelers and dedicated history buffs will relish this visitor's guide to palaces, cathedrals, temples, battlefields, homes of great artists and statesmen--places and monuments that bear witness to thousands of years of human history. Packed with vivid color photos and detailed textual entries 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die carries its readers off to places that include: Prehistoric Sites: Stonehenge, England; the Lescaux Cave Paintings, France, and others. Battlefields: Waterloo, Belgium; Gettysburg, U.S.A.; Hastings, England; Ypres, Belgium, and others. Buildings and Monuments: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow; Nishi Hogan-Ji (Buddhist temple), Kyoto, Japan; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; the Empire State Building, New York City; the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; the Pyramids, Egypt; and many others. Homes of the Famous and Infamous: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria; Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Jane Austen's home, Chawton, England; Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, near Munich, Germany; and many others. Published in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this book upholds their mission to pass on information about the legacy of our past to future generations. 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die makes a great book for browsing, an idea-packed source for vacation planning, a handy reference volume for students of history, and a sheer pleasure for the general reader.

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Mark Irving,Peter St. John
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743368848
Category: Architecture
Page: 960
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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Dieis the complete yet accessible guide to the architectural masterpieces of the world - a compendium of familiar landmarks and undiscovered gems that will inform and delight everyone with an interest in architecture and travel.

1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die


Author: N.A
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785836841
Category: Art
Page: 960
View: 6552
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With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages, you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial, and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Some of the artworks you will find include artwork by unknown artists from the pre-1400s era, like Pan and Hermaphrodite or Mayan Procession Scene, famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa and TheLast Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Chinese Lions by Kanō Eitoku, Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu, The King of the Heart by Jean Dubuffet, and much more. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics, and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting—an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organized chronologically by era, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the pages. The painting are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. With 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die, you hold in your hand the essential visual reference to sensational paintings from around the world. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible—either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre, in Paris, or MoMA, in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

1001 Photographs

You Must See Before You Die
Author: Paul Lowe
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400947
Category:
Page: N.A
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Is photography art, documentary or both? Should images simply reveal the world we live in, or provoke us to think, act and react? 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is a visually arresting and invaluable guide to the history and practice of photography. Sweeping through the arts, fashion, society, war, peace, science and nature, the images in this enticing book are as eye-catching as the commentary is engaging. Some you have seen, others will be unfamiliar, but what all the photographs have in common is their ability to move you, shock you and open up the notion of what it is to be human. Organized chronologically by the date that each image was made, and featuring a reproduction of each photograph, the selection provides some fascinating and unexpected juxtapositions. Insightful text uncovers the creative process behind each image, revealing its visual, aesthetic and historic significance. Why was the photograph taken? Was it set up? What was the intention? How did the world react? From Roger Fenton to William Eggleston, from Henry Fox Talbot to Nick Knight, and from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Dorothea Lange, all the photographers featured in this book transgressed the boundaries of the camera with a skill and spirit that helped to develop their field into a highly evocative art form. Packed with information that will entertain, inform, educate and surprise you, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is an essential reference for all lovers of photography.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die


Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764166136
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 960
View: 4661
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Lists "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.

Art

From Cave Painting to Street Art
Author: Stephen Farthing
Publisher: Universe Publishing
ISBN: 0789318334
Category: Art
Page: 576
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Presents a chronological look at the history of art through the examination of great works, from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary installation art pieces.

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die


Author: Tony Mott
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743369104
Category: Computer games
Page: 960
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In fewer than fifty years video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. But which are the best games, the ones you must play? Tony Mott, editor of popular gaming magazine Edge, presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world, from Donkey Kong to Doom, and from Frogger to Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed.

Renaissance Art Pop-up Book


Author: Stephen Farthing,David Hawcock
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789324597
Category: Art
Page: 14
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Features artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescos of Giotto, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Durer, and Massacio.

1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die


Author: Richard Cavendish,Kōichirō Matsuura
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764160448
Category: Travel
Page: 960
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Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique.

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die


Author: Terry Burrows
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400879
Category: Guitar
Page: 960
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Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Chronologically structured, this visually stunning reference will enable you to trace the evolution of the guitar in sound and design and observe how and why it has altered over time. It is certain to be essential reading for guitar aficionados, guitar players and all those with an affection for this influential, beautiful and diverse instrument.

1001 Insults, Put-Downs, & Comebacks


Author: Steven Price
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599216560
Category: Humor
Page: 360
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A collection of often impolite, but always witty taunts from the world's masters of the studied insult.

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga
Author: Terry Gilliam
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780789327314
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 960
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Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.

Days That Shaped Our World


Author: Peter Furtado
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781844039050
Category:
Page: 960
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This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753BCE to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490BCE to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die


Author: Jeff Barr
Publisher: Ronnie Sellers Productions
ISBN: 9781569065853
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 960
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Whether readers play for fun or for serious sport, this guide will encourage them to live their ultimate golfing fantasies at the world's premier courses. Each golf course has been selected for its interest either as a challenge to play, a place of outstanding beauty, a famous occurrence, or the brilliance of its design.

1001 TV Series

You Must Watch Before You Die
Author: Paul Condon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1788400461
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 960
View: 1186
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This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries. It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an international team of critics, authors, academics, producers and journalists, this book reviews TV series from more than 20 countries, highlights classic episodes to watch and also provides cast summaries and production details.