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Viviane Sassen

Author : Viviane Sassen
ISBN : 3791381601
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This latest book by Viviane Sassen, one of the world's most acclaimed photographers, explores the concept of shadow in a series of stunning images. Based on an award-winning exhibition, Viviane Sassen's new book focuses on a common theme in her photographs: shadow. In this book she leads us through a series of thought-provoking takes on the concept--shadow as metaphor for anxiety and desire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future; and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. Sassen's work is renowned for its deft interplay between realism and abstraction. Here that characteristic emerges in the dramatic use of light, shadow and color, as well as the adroit cropping of images and interventions on the prints. This lovely book brilliantly accentuates Sassen's contrasting color schemes to reinforce the idea of shadow creating an enthralling tactile and visual experience.

Pikin Slee

Author : Viviane Sassen
ISBN : 3791349538
Genre : Photography
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Known for her unique approach to fashion photography, Viviane Sassen has taken yet another stylistic detour in her latest collection, which focuses on the inhabitants of a remote village on the Upper Suriname River. Sassen's lens captures the natural beauty of the very traditional way of living, where mundane objects can appear extraordinary against the background of nature's overwhelming presence.
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Author : Viviane Sassen
ISBN : 3791345214
Genre : Photography
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Saturated with color and boldly composed, Viviane Sassen's photographs straddle the boundaries of fashion, art, and documentary photography. This monograph by the award-winning Dutch-born photographer Viviane Sassen features photographs from throughout West and East Africa. Sassen's overriding theme is parasomnia, a sleep disorder involving strange movements, behaviors, emotions, and dreams. The otherworldly feel of these photographs, involving both human and inanimate subjects, aptly conveys an altered-consciousness point of view-one that is at home in the pages of a fashion magazine, newspaper, or a modern art gallery. Indeed, Sassen's images have appeared in all three venues to wide acclaim. Sassen's photographic series is engaging and thrillingly beautiful, filled with shadow and ambiguity, and it offers a challenge to the viewers to come up with their own narrative.
Category: Photography

Tate Photography Decoded

Author : Susan Bright
ISBN : 9781781577332
Genre : Photography
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In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication , the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating this very visual world. From Daguerre's early images to the real-life sharing of Instagram, photography has never really been "the truth," though nor is it necessarily dishonest. It is ambiguous, complicated and subjective, fleeting and lasting at the same time. This book will introduce the best examples and show you how you can 'read' every image.
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A Companion To Photography

Author : Stephen Bull
ISBN : 9781405195843
Genre : Photography
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"A Companion to Photography presents a contemporary approach to the subject, advancing the critical ideas that inform the study of photography in the 21st century. Features a collection of original, up-to-date essays relating to contemporary photography Introduces several new ideas that expand current photographic theory Combines essays by established and emerging writers, providing a dynamic and engaging discussion Essays are organized in thematic sections: photographic interpretation, markets, popular photography, documents, and fine art Seamlessly incorporates discussion of digital photography throughout"--
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Amber Jane Butchart S Fashion Miscellany

Author : Amber Butchart
ISBN : 9781781571613
Genre : Design
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Styles come and and go, but fashion has an enduring appeal, a rich history, and an everyday practical relevance for millions. Launched to coincide with London Fashion Week 2014, this book offers a host of new perspectives on a classic subject. Professional fashion expert Amber Jane Butchart casts a quizzical eye over fashion's oddities, revealing the histories of such garments as the Adelaide boot, the origins of many technical terms and a host of entertaining quotes and aphorisms from the field's most colourful names. Specially-commissioned line illustrations from Penelope Beech complete the book, making it a feast for the eyes as well as treat for the stylish soul.
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Author : Orla Kiely
ISBN : 9781840917611
Genre : Design
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The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
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Versailles Visible Invisible

Author : Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles
ISBN : 2373720892
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Delft Blue To Denim Blue

Author : Anneke Smelik
ISBN : 9781838608347
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary fashion in the Netherlands shows a unique mix of playful individualism, conceptual strength, and organisational innovation. Delft Blue to Denim Blue maps the landscape of Dutch fashion in all its rich variety and complexity.Luxuriously illustrated in colour, the book uncovers the cultural roots of Dutch fashion in a globalized context. The authors debunk myths surrounding Dutch fashion, dig up new facts and stories, and explore the creative relation of fashion design to cultural heritage. Written by experts in the field, Delft Blue to Denim Blue gives a rich overview of designers, ranging from G-Star jeans, and affordable retailer C&A, to a savvy brand like Vanilia, and from the famous designer duo Viktor&Rolf to a futuristic designer like Iris van Herpen. The book assesses the diversity of Dutch fashion designers, firms and brands in their historical and cultural contexts.
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Dutch Dare

Author : Frits Gierstberg
ISBN : UOM:39015066866420
Genre : Photography
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Tulips, cheese and clogs are put on notice in this survey of contemporary Dutch photography. Gerco de Ruijter hangs his camera on a kite to make strange, abstract landscapes. Marnix Goosens entangles the viewer's gaze in thickets and blocks it with tree trunks rather than presenting the flat panoramas of his Flemish predecessors. Roy Villevoye investigates the colonial past in stills, films and installations on the people of New Guinea. A magazine, Useful Photography, earns its place among artists by lovingly cataloguing vernacular and commercial images. Dutch Dare also includes work by Hans van der Meer, Elspeth Diederix, Gertjan Kocken, Julika Rudelius, Jaap Scheren, Anouk Kruithof, Martine Stig, Viviane Sassen and Marike Schuurman.
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