The perfect primer on acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle.
Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation artist and conceptual artist. Her work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is renowned for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives, which she has deployed in her acclaimed works Suite Venitienne, The Hotel and Address Book. She has had major exhibitions all over the world, including at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and has worked closely with the writer Paul Auster. The Guardian called her 'the Marcel Duchamp of dirty laundry', and she was among the names in Blake Gopnik's list 'The 10 Most Important Artists of Today', with Gopnik arguing, 'It is the unartiness of Calle's work - its refusal to fit any of the standard pigeonholes, or over anyone's sofa - that makes it deserve space in museums.'
A selection of the 150 most beautiful and inspiring hotels in the world - each having a unique story to tell.
From Paris to New York, from New Zealand to the Arctic. By Debbie Pappyn, Travel Journalist. - Enjoy!
Generational thinking is not a science, but a reliable framework for successful marketing, communications, and product strategy. This book describes how marketing is evolving for the demographic group Generation Y, born between 2010 - the year when the iPad and Instagram were launched - and 2025. This book examines the impact of technology and digitisation on the brains and development of this generation, the world's future consumers. With examples and insight, it shows how young entrepreneurs and influencers use new media to promote their interests and associated brand preferences to their peers and to the world.
Henk van Rensbergen is a Boeing 787 pilot who flies around the globe. While his crew rests at the swimming pool, he goes out to explore abandoned places in our world. From the breakaway state of Abkhazia, a floating warship cemetery in France, a forgotten love hotel in Japan to an abandoned rail depot in Detroit, van Rensbergen searches for the beauty of their desolation and pinpoints the richness of their decay. Van Rensbergen is a pioneering urban explorer. His Abandoned Places photo books (1, 2, 3 and The Photographer's Selection) have been highly successful. This complete revised edition shows his most iconic photos of the past 25 years, including new unpublished material and anecdotes.
Can a company be a source of meaning?
How can we transform meaningless jobs into personally fulfilling jobs?
Is it worthwhile for a company to invest in personal purpose?
One out of every three employees regards his or her job as being completely pointless. Yet all of us - employers, employees and consumers - yearn for purpose in our lives. Our economy is searching for meaning. The key question is how companies can play a role in this.
Check-In shows how a meaningful economy is not achieved through fine words and expensive mission statements, but through personal experience. Meaningful work requires a personal check-in on the what, who and why of organisations.
Based on research into what makes life and work meaningful, Jochanan Eynikel offers us a number of building blocks and methodical steps that can help companies to enhance their spiritual capital. The check-ins by entrepreneurs and CEOs give concrete shape and form to his method.
À l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance de Simon Hantaï (1922-2008), la Fondation Louis Vuitton organise une importante exposition rétrospective de l'oeuvre de l'artiste (du 18 mai au 29 août 2022). D'origine hongroise, Hantaï s'installe à Paris en 1948, ville où il réalise l'ensemble de son oeuvre, d'une fécondité et d'une originalité exceptionnelles, qui le conduira à représenter la France à la 40? Biennale de Venise en 1982.
L'une des agences de presse la plus célèbre du monde fêtera en 2022 son 75e anniversaire.
Fondée en 1947 par Robert Capa, David " Chim " Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, William et Rita Vandivert, en association avec Maria Eisner, Magnum Photos Inc naît simultanément à New York et à Paris un 22 mai. Son fonctionnement, sous la forme d'une coopérative, la distingue dès sa création et garantit à ses membres le contrôle de leur travail. L'agence regroupe des signatures majeures du monde de la photographie, dont les images, certaines devenues iconiques, nous aident à mieux voir et comprendre notre société. Rassemblant près de cent photographes, l'agence est organisée selon une hiérarchie qui lui est propre, avec notamment un système de nomination par ses membres. À l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire, le livre Magnum Photos 75 met en perspective l'histoire de l'agence et des photographes qui y oeuvrent, avec en toile de fond les événements qu'ils ont traversés, expérimentés, capturés. Au fil de textes courts et organisés de manière chronologique, le livre raconte les " petites histoires " qui se cachent derrière les grandes photographies. De Mai 68 au 11-Septembre 2001, en passant par la guerre du Vietnam et les conflits plus récents, toute l'Histoire du xxe siècle et le début du suivant est ici déroulée sous l'objectif des photographes de l'agence. On découvre les coulisses d'un voyage, les rencontres qui changèrent une vie, le contexte de publication d'un livre mythique, l'engagement politique d'un photographe, ou encore le scénario improbable d'une image devenue célèbre. Écrit sur le mode de l'enquête, le livre se déploie dans une écriture journalistique, concise, qui va à l'essentiel. Chaque date clé et chaque photographe donnent lieu à un récit qui, mis bout à bout, dressent la grande fresque historique d'une agence qui s'inscrit pleinement dans l'histoire contemporaine.
Destiné autant au néophyte qui désirerait découvrir la photographie documentaire, qu'au spécialiste qui souhaitera compléter ses connaissances, Magnum Photos 75 est un recueil d'anecdotes et d'histoires singulières puisées dans les archives de l'agence, grâce au travail mené par l'auteur. L'ouvrage se distingue également par son originalité : parler de photographies sans jamais les montrer mais uniquement en les convoquant par le texte. Il faudra déplier les gardes avant et arrière du livre pour découvrir les images cachées à l'intérieur... Magnum Photos 75 est l'un des livres les plus complets sur cette mythique agence de presse.
'All new technology is accompanied with great expectations on the one hand and great fear on the other. Thierry Geerts reduces the digital revolution to its true proportions and shows that we control the impact of technology ourselves: technology becomes what we make of it. Few are better placed than the author to clearly define the potential, the tasks, and the responsibility that awaits each and every one of us.' - Caroline Pauwels, rector of the VUB 'After Digitalis drew up the contours of the new digital world, Homo digitalis now describes how we can appropriate it so that digitalisation will benefit humanity. But instead of trying to convince at all costs, Thierry Geerts puts things in perspective. With great expertise, he guides us through numerous groundbreaking initiatives that start-ups and companies in Europe have often developed.'- Alain Gerlache, journalist 'This book couldn't have come out at a better time. Change can be scary for many, but above all, it brings many opportunities. Thierry Geerts fantastically explains how Digitalis can be an inclusive place where social mobility and equality are self-evident. Now it's up to our entrepreneurs, policymakers, and each of us as individuals to gear up and resolutely opt for the digital future.' - Yasmien Naciri, entrepreneur and marketer 'Think about the reasons for technology. That is the challenge that Thierry Geerts takes on with gusto and enthusiasm in this fascinating book.' - Laurent Hublet, co-founder and CEO of BeCentral, the largest digitalis campus in Europe In Homo digitalis, Thierry Geerts, CEO of Google Belgium and Luxembourg, looks at the dangers and opportunities of the digital revolution. Without taboos and with an eye to the future, he offers thoughtful examples of how digitalisation affects us as people and as a society. His conclusion is clear: technology is neutral, and it's up to people to use it consciously and confidently. If we do that, digitalisation will make us happier, with more time for creativity, personal development, healthcare, and the things that really matter. Then we'll become more human and we homo sapiens will turn into homo digitalis.
Every entrepreneur dreams to find a success formula to quickly go viral with his/her product or service. Carole Lamarque believes that this formula for success exists, in nature. It's called a Zoonotic: a virus that is spreading virally all over the world at lightning speed. In this book, she demonstrates with concrete examples how a zoonotic pandemic such as Covid-19 can inspire a successful viral business strategy.
Everyone Can Lead addresses the essential question of leadership: how do you bring out the best in yourself and in others? Starting from the premise that a better understanding of how to lead begins with a better understanding of ourselves, the author encourages reflection and helps frame the choices and actions that will lead to better working relationships, better results, and more happiness at work. This no-nonsense, practical book is filled with examples and exercises that everyone from individual employees to CEOs can use immediately. HR managers and general management can work with these concepts and strategies to optimize the potential in their organization by focusing on personal leadership.
The most wide-ranging and up-to-date volume available on the enigmatic and controversial graffiti artist, this deeply researched and highly personal tribute explores how Banksy continues to defy accepted wisdom about artistic success, growing only more famous and powerful even as he sticks to his anti-establishment platform and to his mission to give a voice to the voiceless.
Accompanied by stunning full-page, full-color reproductions and photographs of works in situ-including many that have been lost to time -photographer and street art expert Alessandra Mattanza's impassioned and informed text follows Banksy's career trajectory from creator of message-laden stencils on London's city walls to a sought-after champion of human and environmental rights. She investigates many of the key images that populate Banksy's work-animals, children, historic figures, balloons, cartoon characters, police officers, and others. She shows how Banksy's oeuvre has expanded beyond graffiti and stenciling and how his art has helped support his activism in a variety of causes-from calls for peace in the Middle East to the preservation of the natural environment. Best of all she helps readers make sense of the rather unusual path Banksy has chosen-an artist who uses his global platform to raise awareness about the underserved, rather than to his own celebrity. Readers will come away with a new understanding of how Banksy helped transform an illegal act of criminal damage into a high art form, and how, by ridiculing institutionalized art, he has achieved enormous fame within those very institutions.
When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective.
De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who get almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.
Mothmeister is the nonstop morphing alter ego of two artistic soulmates based in Belgium, home of surrealism. In their eerie Post-Mortem Fairy Tales, they portray a series of masked, grotesque characters - often accompanied by startling stuffed animals and a variety of curiosa from their private collection.
Just like in the Victorian era, when deceased loved ones were photographed as a memento for grieving relatives, Mothmeister immortalizes animals in a weird and wonderful fairy-tale world.
In addition to the numerous eccentric portraits in this book, Mothmeister also reveals a unique look behind the mask: from the duo's intriguing adventures in the world's most abandoned places to their untamed passion for taxidermy, masks and fascinating on-the-road images, exposing their quenchless Wanderlust.