This book documents in words and pictures the sound and light environments created by the Boston-area architect and musician Christopher Janney, a pioneer in the field of sound art and interactive architecture. Architecture of the Air shows how Janney transforms plazas, airport walkways, and other anonymous public spaces into intriguing shared events, using motion detectors, lights, colored glass, and carefully selected recorded sounds. Included is "HeartBeat," Janney's groundbreaking collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, and a foreword by Beatles producer George Martin.
Spanning more than a century, a compelling collection of then-and-now photographs, selected from the archives of The New York Times, captures the diverse landscapes, people, neighborhoods, landmarks, memorable events, everyday city scenes, and other important facets of New York City.
A companion to the author's PBS series documents the creation processes of eight master artists including Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Picasso, in an account that discusses how each featured masterpiece was created under tremendous pressure in response to the artist's troubled time. TV tie-in.
Honoring seven decades of outstanding work, an assemblage of photographic images offers unforgettable moments from the past seventy years, capturing each era's greatest celebrities, horrific battlefield sequences, and everyday American life.
More than five hundred photographs, most in glorious color, highlight a fascinating look at the history of the chair, from its first appearance in early Egypt, through the various forms of seating used in cultures around the world in different eras, to the classic designs of the present day.
A stunning array of nearly 120 photographs originally censored by the U.S. Army, many of which have never been published, captures the stark reality of the internment camps and the lives of the Japanese-American citizens who were rounded up and forced into the camps following Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Looks at the nature, diversity, causes, and persistence of controversies generated by art and artists since the 1830s, exploring the role of arts patrons, local and national governments, and the media in creating and maintaining controversies and assessing the effects, both positive and negative, of such disputes.
Uses photographs accompanied by descriptions and reflections to capture the abandoned buildings that made up the original hospital complex on Ellis Island, offering a look into the world of the immigrants who passed through there.
Celebrates more than two centuries of American cartoon and comic art in a selection of works by some of the most accomplished artists and cartoonists in America, including editorial cartoons, animation, comic books, and strips, by Thomas Nast, Charles Schulz, Winsor McCay, Jules Feiffer, and other notables, accompanied by incisive essays by John Updike, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware on the art form.
A lavishly illustrated account of the life of the Ziegfeld star discusses the social and cultural movements that shaped her career, in a portrait that discusses such topics as her entry into the Ziegfeld Follies at the age of fourteen, her interactions with numerous famous figures, and her non-theatrical achievements. 50,000 first printing.
A collection of rare panoramic photographs taken by Cirkut cameras during the early twentieth century offers an evocative portrait of America at the turn of the last century, capturing a variety of scenic vistas, group photographs, and seminal events, ranging from the construction of the Panama Canal to an early race at the Indianapolis Speedway.
This playful tribute to man's best friend presents a vast array of masterpieces paired with literary contributions from some of the world's greatest writers, humorists, and thinkers, including Edith Wharton, Groucho Marx, and William Shakespeare. 17,500 first printing.