Fish: Recipes from the Sea
With over 200 authentic Italian recipes that are simple and quick to prepare, this cookbook provides ideas for a range of nutritious fish-based meals. Each chapter begins with an illustrated guide to a type of fish – including freshwater fish and seafood – followed by the recipes, with advice on how to make the most of your local catch, and a step-by-step guide to basic fish preparation techniques.
Professor Humfrey, a leading scholar of the Renaissance, provides a magnificent introduction to the life and work of Titian (c.1488/90–1576), the great Venetian painter whose expressive brushwork and revolutionary use of colour was renowned during his lifetime and has inspired artists down to the present day. Humfrey’s concise account follows Titian’s artistic inspirations and development and is accompanied by over 170 reproductions chosen to give a balanced view of the range of his work and its themes. No jacket.
Art as Therapy
The modern world thinks of art as something very important, yet many people leave galleries feeling confused. What is art for? This book proposes that it has a therapeutic purpose, and can help us overcome our doubts and inadequacies. Illustrated with hundreds of full-colour reproductions of works of art from all eras, it identifies seven areas – remembering, hope, sorrow, rebalancing, self-understanding, growth and appreciation – in which art can help us come to terms with our feelings.Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Chinese Art Book
Examining Chinese art over several millennia, this unconventional volume presents reproductions or photographs of a vast range of artefacts and paintings, each one juxtaposed with another work on the facing page, and producing unexpected dialogues across time, culture and genre. Shitao's Riverbank of Peach Blossoms (c.1700), for example, is paired with a 2006 installation, Sketch the Sketch Lesson by Qiu Xiaofei, but the volume includes sculptures, ceramics, calligraphy and photographs ranging in date from prehistory to the 21st century.
Story of a Shoot
The story of the making of The Misfits (1961), the legendary film directed by John Huston and starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, is told here in photographs taken on location by Magnum photographers who were there as part of the film's PR strategy. The 200 informal and often intimate shots of the stars and crew are accompanied by Serge Toubiana's essay and his interview with Arthur Miller, Monroe's husband at the time and the film's screenwriter.
JW Waterhouse Pocket Notepad
This very attractive little notepad has a detail from JW Waterhouse's famous Ophelia on its stiff board cover and reproductions of 20 more paintings by the very popular Victorian artist. The notepad has 128 ruled white pages, is bound in dark green and beige and has a beige elastic closure.
The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom
Spanning more than a millennium from the Roman Empire of Late Antiquity to the early Renaissance, Byzantine art shifted away from the naturalistic Roman style towards the more abstract images which we recognize as typical of religious icons. This splendid volume is arranged chronologically, displaying more than 260 items to illustrate the achievements of the Byzantine tradition not only in icon-painting but across a wide range of other artforms – coins, silverware, embroidery, manuscripts, mosaics, wall painting and church architecture.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema Pocket Notepad
With a detail from In a Rose Garden (1889) on its cover, this little notepad features reproductions of 21 paintings by the Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).The notepad has 128 ruled white pages and is bound in dark pink, with a pink elastic closure.
The Art Book
A fresh approach to art, this bestselling A–Z guide to the greatest painters, sculptors and photographers, from medieval times to the present day, is in its second, expanded edition with over 100 new works. From the performance artist Marina Abramović, to Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), over 570 artists are represented, each with a page devoted to a single, exemplary work, accompanied by an illuminating text on the piece and its creator.