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BOOKS & ART

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The in Detail series

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Leonardo in Detail

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Raphael in Detail

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The Last Painting

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Understanding Painting

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Understanding Photography

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Magritte in 500 images

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Weaving

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Modern Ikebana

Urban Potters


THE IN DETAIL SERIES Van Eyck, Bruegel, Bosch, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Leonardo & Raphael

THE SUCCESFUL SERIES THAT INVITES YOU TO REDISCOVER THE WORK OF THE OLD MASTERS

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Leonardo in Detail Stefano Zuffi - 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death - Museums worldwide, including the Uffizi and the Louvre, will hold Leonardo exhibitions - Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most important and famous artists of all time - Stunningly large close-up details reveal his paintings as never before - An accessible introduction to Leonardo’s life and work

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is considered one of the greatest painters of all times. Often described as the archetype of the homo universalis, he was a true Renaissance polymath, active in fields as diverse as astronomy, painting, sculpting, science, mathematics, engineering, cartography and architecture. Leonardo’s true genius was not as a scientist or an artist, but as a combination of the two: his painting was based on a deep understanding of the workings of the human body and the physics of light and shade. Only two dozens of works are attributed to the Florentine master and this book reveals them as never before, in stunning, full-page details. Leonardo in Detail is organized in thematic chapters, exploring the smiles, gestures, children, animals and nature depicted in the painter’s works. Stefano Zuffi plays the perfect guide, explaining the significance of every detail in clear and accessible language, and offering original insights into Leonardo’s most popular works, such as the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Lady with an Ermine.

Format 33 x 26 cm pages 288 Binding Hardcover WITH DUST JACKET Words 20.000 Coproduction available – Spring 2019 Rights sold: English, German, French, Polish

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Raphael in Detail Stefano Zuffi - 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death which will be celebrated with exhibitions worldwide - Raphael’s rooms at the Vatican are admired by visitors from all over the world - Stunningly large close-up details reveal his paintings as never before and accessible texts guide you through his life and oeuvre

Crowned the “Prince of Painters” by Giorgio Vasari, Raphael (1483–1520) counts as one of the most popular artists of the Italian Renaissance. Famous for his serene and harmonious Madonna’s and his work at the Vatican Palace, he was an extremely influential painter during and after his lifetime. Raphael was hired by Pope Julius II as his chief architect and his first commission consisted in decorating the papal apartments at the Vatican in 1509 – today the Raphael rooms at the Vatican attract visitors from all over the world. Raphael in Detail shows his masterpieces as never before, in beautiful details – many photographed specifically for this book. Art historian and specialist of the Italian Renaissance, Stefano Zuffi, takes the reader on a surprising voyage into Raphael’s life and work. The book is be organized thematically and includes a biography and a complete list of works (annotated).

Format 33 x 26 cm pages 288 Binding Hardcover WITH DUST JACKET Words 20.000 Coproduction available – Spring 2020

Other titles in this series: Van Eyck in Detail Bruegel in Detail Bosch in Detail Caravaggio in Detail Vermeer in Detail THIS SERIES ALSO EXISTS IN A COMPACT HARDCOVER EDITION OF 15 x 19 CM

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The Last Painting Patrick De Rynck - Discover the stories behind the last works of the world’s greatest painters such as Rubens, Van Gogh, Modigliani or de Kooning - Includes interesting biographical information on each painter and fragments from letters and testimonials

Which are the last works made by painters such as Pieter Paul Rubens and Pablo Picasso? And what do these ultimate paintings say about the final months of these artists’s lives? The Last Painting brings you the touching and intriguing stories of the last moments of the greatest painters of all times and their final, sometimes unfinished, works. This book goes from young supertalents to aged masters; from Bellini and Michelangelo, to Rembrandt, Goya, Turner and Lucian Freud. Includes interesting bio­ graphical information and fragments from letters and testimonials.

FORMAT 30 x 25 cm PAGES 288 BINDING HARDCOVER WORDS 25.000 Coproduction available — Fall 2019

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Understanding Painting Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson - Spans seven centuries of masterpiece paintings from major museum collections - Accessible and informative for general art lovers and those looking to learn, but interesting enough to be enjoyed by scholars and expert - More than 500 superb color reproductions accompanied by clear, concise commentary - Includes paintings by the world’s most popular artists, from Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, and Rembrandt to Monet, Matisse, and Pollock 


This is the guide to Western art that every art lover has always wanted. Great paintings, filled with complex themes and symbols, can be intimidating. Here, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 300 famous works spanning the Middle Ages to the late 20th century, unlocking each work’s meaning. Today’s art lovers lack the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore, and Christian theology that was so well-known to medieval and Renaissance artists and their public. Likewise, modern and contemporary art can baffle even sophisticated viewers. With brief yet illuminating explanations and more than 500 color reproductions – including many close-up details – of works by artists from Giotto, Botticelli, El Greco, Rubens, and Vermeer to Bonnard, Degas, Whistler, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Warhol, and Basquiat, this book provides the means to interpret and better enjoy these and many other works of art.

Format 24 x 17 cm Pages 400 BINDING Hardcover Words 40.000 Rights sold: English

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Understanding Photography Ian Jeffrey - Hands the reader the tools to decode key photographs by the greatest photographers of all times - An overview of the history of photography by looking at one image at a time - An introduction to photography as an art form for both novices and scholars - Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of the works and short contextual information

Understanding photographs has never been easy. Many photographs – including some of the best known – were not taken with a clear idea in mind. And even if they were, the idea was soon overlooked or forgotten. In this profusely illustrated book, Ian Jeffrey hands us the tools to decode key photographs and to understand how the medium has evolved over the years. By giving the reader the necessary biographical and historical information, the author helps us to fully understand photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, among others. At the same time, the reader receives an overview of the history of photography by looking at one image at a time. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of the works and short contextual information. Understanding Photography is a passionate introduction to photography as an art form for both novices and scholars.

Format 24 x 17 cm Pages 400 BINDING Hardcover Words 40.000 Coproduction available — Fall 2019

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Magritte in 500 images Julie Waseige - - - -

René Magritte is one of the most important surrealist artists An accessible and complete introduction to his oeuvre A surprising mix of his emblematic paintings and lesser-known works Divided in chapters per period (abstract art, Renoir period, période vache, etc.)

Magritte in 500 images presents a selection of the most emblematic works of René Magritte as well as a large number of lesser-known works. This original choice of works is intended to surprise the reader and to make him discover other facets of the Belgian surrealist painter such as his unique gouaches or his beautiful painted bottles. Divided into seven chapters, this book englobes the totality of René Magritte’s pictorial creation – from the first abstract paintings of the 1920s to the famous surrealist works of the fifties and sixties, through the Renoir period and the période vache. Each chapter is introduced by a text summarizing the artistic characteristics of the period. Includes an illustrated biography with blackand-white photographs.

Format 24 x 17 cm Pages 400 BINDING Hardcover Words 15.000 Coproduction available — Fall 2019

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INSPIRING BOOKS ON CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS - - - -

Coffee-table books with interesting content and beautiful illustrations Offers a rare glimpse into the makers’ worlds Books for crafters but also for a broad audience of lovers of design and the handmade Possibility to make additions in order to adapt the book to your market

Weaving

WEAV IN G ludion

contemporary makers on the loom

Weaving is an ancient craft with a fascinating history, and one that keeps evolving. Today it is being adopted and reinvented by makers in cities all over the world. From rugs and wall hangings to artistic installations and subversive interventions, contemporary expressions of the craft are as diverse as they are numerous. A feast for the eye, this book celebrates contemporary weaving and its makers, presenting a carefully curated selection of weavers alongside a rare glimpse into their worlds. In six in-depth and thematic essays, design expert and journalist Katie Treggiden explores the craft, its history, and the many faces of its current revival.

W EAVIN G

Katie Treggiden

contemporary makers on the loom

Format Pages BINDING Words

26,5 x 21,5 cm 224 Hardcover 20.000

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Modern Ikebana Have you ever heard of the word ikebana? The Japanese art of floral arrangements has been considered fashionable at many points in history since its sixth-century origins — today it is having another of its revivals. A generation of young artists are reinterpreting ikebana based on the philosophy of the art, rather than sticking to its traditional rules. In doing so, they are making us reconsider an old art form and what it has to say about nature. This book includes a selection of fascinating floral artists, from Tokyo to New York, who are reinventing the tradition and moving the art forward. Includes an introductory essay on the history, fundaments and evolution of Japanese floral art and beautiful images of the artists’s studios and their amazing floral creations.

FORMAT 26,5 x 21,5 cm PAGES 224 BINDING HARDCOVER WORDS 20.000 Coproduction available — Fall 2019

Urban Potters Katie Treggiden Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors - and by interior designers. Here, Katie Treggiden explores the contemporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities and their makers. Twenty-seven young and passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Sao Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios, and their inspiration. Urban Potters: Makers in the City will appeal to a broad audience – not only to those who practice pottery themselves, but also to anyone interested in the handmade. The book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured.

Format Pages BINDING Words

26,5 x 21,5 cm 232 Hardcover 20.000

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