Famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo suffered a terrible accident which crippled her as she was growing up during the Mexican Revolution, and in order to remain still she started to paint. A moving life story of an amazing artist whose personal life and political leanings were not dull.
This book tells you the story behind iconic works of art from across the world, written by artists, historians and curators from around the world as well as describing the development of each period of art.
The author of this book explores music and the human brain, which he illustrates with ‘musical misalignments’, like a man who has a suddenly wants to become a pianist after being struck by lightening, and people who have ‘amusia’ that find symphonies like the sounds of pots and pans banging together and many more.
This award winning book provides a wholesome tour of twentieth century music, exploring the people who made the music and where they made it. It also combines art, politics and cultural history to show how the music at times was a symptom or a source as society changed.
This book is based on the 1972 BBC tv series which intended to challenge the way art was viewed using traditional Western concepts of cultural and instead look for hidden ideas in images. The book consists of seven essays – four with images and words and 3 with just images.