Phaidon, the world’s premiere publisher of books on the visual arts, is moving into digital publishing with modern artist monographs from the Phaidon Focus series available exclusively on the iBooks Store.
The Phaidon Focus series offers accessible, authoritative, and thought-provoking introductions to modern masters of the art world. Cleanly presented and easy to navigate, the new Phaidon Focus multi-touch books allow readers to seamlessly move between a chronology of the artist’s career and ten essays illuminating particular works, styles, and themes. Added functionality comes in the form of image zooming, rotating galleries, and a useful interactive glossary.
A chronology introduces the artist’s work and provides context, while an interactive glossary offers additional clarity. Navigate among essays for an in-depth look at themes, styles and work periods. Enlarge artworks and photographs for a stunning detailed view. View interactive image galleries.
About the book: Joseph Beuys; (1921–1986) – sculptor, painter, draughtsman, teacher, theorist and political activist – ranks among the most radical and influential artists to emerge during the second half of the twentieth century. An enigmatic figure whose complex imagination drew on his research across a wide range of themes – including mythology, zoology, botany and the spiritual theories of Rudolf Steiner – Beuys strove to establish a truly democratic approach towards artistic creativity, and prove that modern art need not be confined to the museum or the gallery.