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Art Book Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram
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Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Art Book: Donald Robertson, the Andy Warhol of Instagram – It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson, known as @drawbertson to his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, has become the fashion world’s favorite art bomber of the Instagram era. Humorous and sharp, Robertson’s work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands like Smashbox and retailers including Bergdorf Goodman. Earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Robertson is celebrated as an inspiration by members of the fashion and art worlds, in addition to almost anyone who sees his work. This father of five who has “written off the whole sleeping thing” is as prolific as he is talented, and this monograph will feature the very best of his artwork as well as original work created especially for this title. Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and his many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector’s item. Reversible Jacket – Donald Reversible Cover: Robertson‘s drawings and constructions cull from a deep understanding of color and fashion, as much as his cheeky sense of humor and sharp wit. A father of five, Robertson observes his youngest children’s…

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Art Book: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives

Art Book: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives – Sexy and subversive, colorful and controversial, passionate and provocative, the world of Pedro Almodóvar world is unlike any other. Thanks to his remarkably cohesive and consistent œuvre, the Manchegan maverick has become a cinematic brand, his name a byword for the visual opulence, experimentation, and eroticism of post-Franco Spanish cinema. A self-taught auteur, Almodóvar found fame with self-penned, gender-bending plots depicting the often comic misfortunes of junkies, nuns, housewives, whores, transvestites and transsexuals. Praised by critics, championed by fellow film-makers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, he has become the most successful Spanish film-maker since Luis Buñuel.His films draws on influences as diverse as Douglas Sirk, Frank Tashlin, Andy Warhol and John Waters and simultaneoulsy borrow liberally from, and frequently invert, traditional genres of classic American cinema—including film noir, melodrama and screwball comedy. At the same time, his aesthetic remains unmistakably Iberian, rooted predominantly in the director’s beloved Madrid, exploring Spanish myths and modernity to the rhythms of bolero-laden soundtracks. For this unprecedented Art Edition monograph, Pedro Almodóvar has given TASCHEN complete access to his archives, including never-before-published images, including personal photos he took during filming. The director has personally written…

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Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works

Art Book: Johannes Vermeer Complete Works : This book brings together the complete catalogue of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer’s restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions—ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen—unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasize the artist’s remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look. In his lifetime, Vermeer’s fame barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer’s works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth…

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The definitive Gustav Klimt Paintings Book

The definitive Gustav Klimt Paintings Book – Gustav Klimt, Complete Paintings (published by Taschen) is the definitive book of this amazing painter, considered the Prince of Decadence. His paintings leaves no one indifferent! Tobias G. Natter worked at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna for fifteen years. In 2014 he founded Natter Fine Art, which focuses on the development and implementation of exhibitions and on research. The countless events being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth make a clear statement to the enduring appreciation for the work of Gustav Klimt. Not that it takes such a special occasion for the press and the public to start talking about Klimt. More than two hundred articles about the artist appeared online in August 2011 alone, in comparison with barely seventy on Rembrandt within the same period. This media publicity set editor Tobias G. Natter thinking about the value of compiling the present book. During his lifetime, Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high; he stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. Journalists and general public alike were split over the question: For or against Klimt?  See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo Fashion As…

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Bulgari’s Serpenti Collection

Since the 1940s, with the creation of exclusive bracelet-watches in the form of a snake, the serpent has been one of Bulgari’s most emblematic and eternal symbols. Representing everything from birth, rebirth, beauty, sex appeal, and wisdom in Greek mythology and Roman civilization, the snake motif also alludes to founder Sotirio Bulgari’s Greek heritage and adopted home of Rome. This new tome explores the Serpenti collection’s rich heritage, distinguished elegance, and status as one of the Roman jewelry house’s contemporary icons. Featuring imagery of Elizabeth Taylor, who famously sported a serpent-shaped watch while filmingCleopatra in 1962; Marisa Berenson; and Diana Vreeland, who, in one of her legendary Vogue memos, declared her fascination for the snake motif, this oversize and exclusive book (by Assouline) speaks to the timelessness, sensuality, and beauty ofBulgari’s Serpenti collection. A must-have! About the Author Marion Fasel is an acclaimed jewelry historian, editor, and author. Hollywood Jewels; Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style; and With This Ring: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Jewelry are among the five books she co-authored with Penny Proddow. Fasel has been a contributing editor at InStyle since launching the magazine’s award-winning coverage of fine jewelry and watches in 1996.

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