Hardcover ISBN: 3865219950
Tina Barney's 1997 book Theatre of Manners (Scalo) brilliantly describes family relationships in America. That series was followed by The Europeans (Steidl) in 2005 which continued Barney's fascination with families and their surroundings. In her new book Players Barney expands her subject matter to include fashion, circus performers and actors, as well as her own circle of friends and family. She juxtaposes the theatre project with her editorial images for magazines as well as commercial assignments that she has collected since 1988. Emboldened by the cacophony of photographing on stage, Barney has embraced a more casual aesthetic that is visually exhilarating. Editor and designer Chip Kidd has translated this excitement to the pages of this new book with an introduction in verse written by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
A Modern British Folklore Portrait
Hardcover ISBN: 0500517975
Drawing on pagan Celtic, Germanic, and early Christian rites and beliefs, British folklore is a vibrant aspect of Britain’s cultural heritage that continues to flourish today. Notable for their music, storytelling, and particularly for the terrific display of costumes revelers wear, Britain’s folk festivals are at once great entertainment and a link with the nation’s rich cultural history.Arcadia Britannica is the product of photographer Henry Bourne’s repeated trips to some of Britain’s greatest folk events: striking color portraits capture an eccentric collection of individuals in inventive outfits, including arboreal costumes, pagan-inspired creations, and historical garb. These were captured at events like the annual Jack in the Green festival held in Hastings in May, for which the town and its people are decked in green to welcome summer, and the Easter Sunday celebration in Bacup, Lancashire, where fiercely proud Britannia Coconut Dancers (or “Nutters
Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner
A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing
Paperback ISBN: 1440311447
Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist! Mark and Mary Willenbrink's Absolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun--you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results. You may be a beginner now, but not for long! Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family. What's Inside: - A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life - Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements - 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities - Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories
Portraits & Profiles
Paperback ISBN: 0711239215
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait, and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Cecil Beaton combines Beaton's photographic and pen portraits. Ordered chronologically, these portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations, and a fascinating glimpse into his world. Featured portraits include: Fred Astaire, Mick Jagger, Marlon Brando, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and many others Cecil Beaton's life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits.
Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood
Paperback ISBN: 0873513363
Frogtown is a discerning portrait of an ethnically mixed neighbourhood that lies within the shadow of the Minnesota State Capital near downtown St. Paul. Wing Young Huie combines 130 compelling black-and-white photographs, some 50 quotes from talks with residents, and his own commentary to produce a powerful depiction of life on Frogtown's streets and front porches, in its kitchens and backyards, shops and churches. The images are documentary in nature, but the perspective is that of an artist who leaves meanings open to interpretation. Drawn to Frogtown by his own abiding curiosity, Huie spent two years photographing and getting to know its people — working class whites, Southeast Asian immigrants, African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos. These exquisitely rendered images of Frogtown show the multiple realities that make up a dynamic urban neighbourhood. At the same time, they reflect the changing faces of American cities.