Grayson Perry

Author: Grayson Perry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448155255
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Art

Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. And in 2003, an acclaimed ceramic artist, he accepted the Turner Prize as his alter-ego Clare, wearing his best dress, with a bow in his hair. Now he tells his own story, his voice beautifully caught by his friend, the writer Wendy Jones. Early childhood in Chelmsford, Essex is a rural Eden that ends abruptly with the arrival of his stepfather, leading to constant swerving between his parents' houses, and between boys' and women's clothes. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite.


Author: Tracey Emin
ISBN: 3442740657
Release Date: 2010

Sieben Tage in der Kunstwelt

Author: Sarah Thornton
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104001036
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Art

Was Robert Altmans Film »Prêt-à-Porter« für die Modewelt war, ist Sarah Thorntons Buch für die Welt des riesigen Boom-Marktes der Gegenwartskunst: Nach welchen Regeln funktioniert sie? Wer entscheidet, welcher Künstler einer der ganz großen (und ganz teuren) wird? Was treibt die Sammler, die Galeristen – und was bedeutet all das für die Kunst und die Künstler selbst? Mit dem Handwerkszeug einer Ethnologin erkundet Sarah Thornton diese einzigartige Welt aus Kreativität, Geschmack und Macht, aus Status, Hoffnung, Geld und Intrigen. Sie hat mit über 250 Insidern, Künstlern, Galeristen, Kritikern, Kuratoren und Sammlern gesprochen und ist als kritische Beobachterin für eine Zeit selbst Teil der Kunstwelt geworden. Ihr Buch schildert lebensprall und gespickt mit intelligentem Klatsch und Tratsch die Menschen und Instituitionen, die die Kunstgeschichte der Zukunft schreiben.

London Calling

Author: Barry Miles
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848875548
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Social Science

London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days when suddenly everything seemed possible, the jazz bars and clubs of the fifties, the teddy boys and the Angry Young Men, Francis Bacon and the legendary Colony Club, the 1960s and the Summer of Love, the rise of punk and the early days of the YBAs. The vitality and excitement of this time and years of change - and the sheer creative energy in the throbbing heart of London - leap off the pages of this evocative and original book.

Bodies Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Kate Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230354128
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: History

An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

Memory and Enlightenment

Author: James Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319967103
Release Date: 2018-11-11
Genre: Social Science

This book illuminates how the ‘long eighteenth century’ (1660-1800) persists in our present through screen and performance media, writing and visual art. Tracing the afterlives of the period from the 1980s to the present, it argues that these emerging and changing forms stage the period as a point of origin for the grounding of individual identity in personal memory, and as a site of foundational traumas that shape cultural memory.

Blutiger Januar

Author: Alan Parks
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641234027
Release Date: 2018-09-03
Genre: Fiction

Januar 1973: Mitten in Glasgow erschießt am helllichten Tag ein Jugendlicher auf offener Straße eine junge Frau, bevor er sich selbst eine Kugel in den Kopf jagt. Detective Harry McCoy, dem der Mord am Tag zuvor im Gefängnis von einem psychotischen Gefangenen angekündigt wurde, steht vor einem Rätsel. Zumal der Gefangene selbst um die Ecke gebracht wird. McCoy nutzt seine alten Verbindungen zu Glasgows Unterwelt, um in den Ermittlungen voranzukommen, legt sich dabei aber schnell mit den Dunlops an, der mächtigsten Familie der Stadt. Und auch sein Boss pfeift ihn zurück. Aber McCoy lässt sich nicht beirren.

Das Rembrandt Buch

Author: Gary Schwartz
ISBN: 3406543693
Release Date: 2006

Gary Schwartz, international renommierter Rembrandt-Experte, beschreibt hier anschaulich und lebendig das Leben und Werk Rembrandts. Ob Zuschreibungsproblematik, Biographie, historischer und sozialer Kontext oder Bildanalyse - in allen diesen Bereichen er

Syzygy Beauty

Author: T Fleischmann
Publisher: Sarabande Books
ISBN: 9781936747351
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Social Science

“In Syzygy, Beauty, T Fleischmann re-imagines the essay, creating a spare little book that reads like a collection of prose poems.” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) In Syzygy, Beauty, T Fleischmann builds an essay of prose blocks, weaving together observations on art, the narrator’s construction of a house, and a direct address to a lover. Playing with scale and repetition, we are kept off-center, and therefore always looking, as the speaker leads us through an intimate relationship that is complicated and deepened by multiple partners, gender transitions, and itinerancy. “A complex, tightly wound (and wounded) cri de coeur that is simultaneously accessible and intensely, cryptically personal.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “T Fleischmann’s Syzygy, Beauty shimmers with confidence as it tours the surreal chaos of gender, art, and desire . . . I hail its weirdness, its ‘armpit frankess,’ its indelible portrait of occulted relation, and above all, its impeccable music.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts “This distinctive debut traces ‘the past made alight by impact’ through a diverse set of sources: film and carpentry analogies; interior monologues; references to artists Méret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Grayson Perry, and Louise Bourgeois; gnostic texts; and personal, yet ambiguous, disclosures.” —ForeWord Reviews “At its most basic, this unusual and engaging book describes the ins-and-outs of an unorthodox love affair, but it also functions as a sustained exploration of the ambiguities of love, gender, intimacy, and aesthetic possibilities.” —Publishers Weekly

Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423429139
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.