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A Book of Days: Patti Smith

In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message "Hello Everybody!" Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith's world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she's reading, the graves of beloved heroes - William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith's unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother's keychain, and a husband's Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are never-before-seen photos of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafés, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world.

With 365 photographs, taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful - and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process - A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artist's life.

31.30 €

Affinities

What do we mean when we claim affinity with an object or picture, or say affinities exist between such things?Affinities is a critical and personal study of a sensation that is not exactly taste, desire, or allyship, but has aspects of all. Approaching this subject via discrete examples, this book is first of all about images that have stayed with the author over many years, or grown in significance during months of pandemic isolation, when the visual field had shrunk. Some are historical works by artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Dora Maar, Claude Cahun, Samuel Beckett and Andy Warhol.

Others are scientific or vernacular images: sea creatures, migraine auras, astronomical illustrations derived from dreams. Also family photographs, film stills, records of atomic ruin. And contemporary art by Rinko Kawauchi, Susan Hiller and John Stezaker.

Written as a series of linked essays, interwoven with a reflection on affinity itself, Affinities is an extraordinary book about the intimate and abstract pleasures of reading and looking.
17.50 €

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18.00 €

Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: 2004-2014

For forty years, Andy Goldsworthy has worked with an extraordinary range of natural materials, often at their source. On an almost daily basis, he makes works of art using the materials and conditions that he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the pavements of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight and shadow he makes artworks that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the conditions, forces and processes that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labour and memory. Ephemeral Works features approximately two hundred of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present, and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons.
56.00 €

At sea

At Sea is a book of 15 different paintings of the sea. These works are about leaving, turning your back on your homeland with a longing for overseas. Being 'at sea' is a bit like making a painting: you are not sure if and where you will arrive. The subject and the handling of the paint in these works is within the tradition of Dutch seascapes of the 1600s. But what we see is a sea of today. In this space the only human presence is that of the viewer.
15.00 €

Athens School of Fine Arts. Department of Fine Arts: Academic Catalog 2011-2012

175 Years of A.S.F.A.

- The Athens School of Fine Arts
- The Department of Fine Arts
- Undergraduate Studies - Studies Regulation
- Studios` & Courses` Syllabus
- Undergraduate Studies Curriculum - Academic Year 2011-2012
- Postgraduate Studies Programmes (P.S.P.s)
- A.S.F.A. Educational Infrastructure
- A.S.F.A. Special Services
- Student Welfare
- Academic Staff of the Department of Fine Arts
- General Information


20.00 €

Black Music, White Business

Probes the conflicts between the artistry of Black musicians and the control by largely white-owned businesses of jazz distribution—the recording companies, booking agencies, festivals, clubs, and magazines.
16.50 €

Create Your Life Book : Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth

Inspired by artist Tamara Laporte's popular online art classes (willowing.org), Create Your Life Book presents 18 step-by-step mixed-media drawing and painting projects that encourage self-fulfillment through the creative process. Tamara's kind, non-judgmental voice guides your way. What is holding you back? Where do you want to go? Let go of the past! Use these expressive exercises to help you recognize your personal challenges and other obstacles, then work through them. Let go of limiting beliefs, find courage, feel gratitude, heal pain, and develop self-love as you playfully create. Each themed chapter presents four to five two-part projects. First, you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. The second portion is a step-by-step mixed-media art project designed to help you work through that issue. Just a few of the explorations:Let go of what no longer serves you by taking stock of what's holding you back, then create a zentangle butterfly to symbolize you flying away from those limiting things. Embrace and love your inner quirky bird by taking an inventory of your quirky traits, then create a bird that celebrates them. Heal old wounds by writing a letter to yourself as a child, then create a house to keep your inner child safe. Adding rich variety to the messages and art inspiration, some of the project outlines have been contributed by Tamara's guest teachers: Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild, each of whom are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects. Steeped in inspirational images and uplifting affirmations, Create Your Life Book can help you achieve both personal and creative growth.
17.10 €

Edward Krasinski

Important protagonists of the Polish neo avant-garde in the 1960s and '70s. This richly illustrated book investigates the development of Krasinski's unique formal language, showcasing works spanning more than 50 years of his remarkable career. From early works made in the 1960s to installations made in the 2000s, the book emphasizes his experimental approach to art and exhibitions. Introduced by Tate curator Kasia Redzisz, a series of texts by leading scholars presents fresh research on Krasinski's practice, placing it within a wider global context. With rarely reproduced artworks and documentary photographs, as well as previously unpublished archival materials and a fully illustrated chronology, this is the definitive English-language volume on one of the most important Polish artists of the 20th century.
22.50 €

Fahrelnissa Zeid

Influential Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901-1991) was, throughout her long career, best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Marrying influences from Islamic, Byzantine, and Eastern art with the bold color of the Fauvists, the geometrical dissonance of the Cubists, and the precise lines of Mondrian, Zeid developed an abstract vocabulary that was a synthesis of East and West and uniquely her own.
Zeid's career began in the 1920s in Paris and took her back to her native Istanbul, then to Berlin and Budapest before a return to Paris in 1946. In the mid-1970s Zeid moved to Amman, Jordan, where she worked and taught for the rest of her life. This new book, published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, seeks to restore interest in Zeid's long, illustrious career, and to examine the pivotal role she played in the international cross-pollination of artistic ideas in the 20th century. Featuring more than 100 reproductions of Zeid's bold and colorful paintings, from her earlier geometric, calligraphic style to later, more expressive portraits, along with documentary photographs, this book reveals an astonishing body of work.
22.50 €