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Decorative and applied arts played a major role in shaping the modernist aesthetic. Western artists and collectors saw textiles, particularly the abstract and handcrafted textiles from non-Western societies, as attractive alternatives to the European academic art tradition.
By Sue Simon
Eric Ravilious 1903-1942 died at the age of 39, when the Air Sea Rescue mission, which he was accompanying in his capacity as Official War Artist, failed to return to its base in Iceland. This book examines his landscape painting in watercolour and is reissued for the centenary of his...
An important opportunity to see and assess how black figures have been portrayed in British art, 'Black Victorians' is a survey of the for anyone wishing to seek a fresh perspective on a well-documented period of British history.
By John McEwen
William Gear 1915-1997 is best known for his work with the CoBrA Group with whom he exhibited in Amsterdam and Copenhagen in 1949. However, beyond this association Gear had a long and successful career in his own right. This book charts his remarkable artistic journey.
Although mainly self-taught, Abram Games went on to produce some fine posters and won several prizes for his best work. He was one of the last masters of lithography before photo-lithography was introduced. This volume showcases 160 of his finest posters.
This is a revised second edition of A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language first published in 1962. It is based on and replaces Thatcher's Arabic Grammar and has a vocabulary of over 4,000 words, almost twice as many as in the old Thatcher, while the number of chapters...