• 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Publication date: 21/01/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Heller, Steven
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
    100 Years of Fashion Illustration
    A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century, fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the 60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.

    ISBN: 9781786270689
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Blackman, Cally
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 101 Works of Art
    101 Works of Art
    In this large, beautifully presented book, Christchurch Art Gallery showcases 101 treasures from its collection - paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper - written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators. Deisgned by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre, this will be the art book to buy this year!

    ISBN: 9781877375408
    Publication date: 18/12/2015
    Price: $79.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • 19th Century Fashion in Detail
    19th Century Fashion in Detail
    This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the V&A's superlative 19th-century fashion collection. With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, it gives the reader a unique opportunity to examine historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and clothing.

    ISBN: 9780500292648
    Publication date: 03/11/2016
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Johnston, Lucy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • 20th Century Photography
    20th Century Photography
    This is the indispensable bible of photography in the 20th century. The history of photography began over a century and a half ago, but only relatively recently has it been fully recognised as a medium in its own right. Cologne's Museum Ludwig was the first museum of contemporary art to devote a substantial section to international photography. The L. Fritz Gruber collection, from which this book is drawn, is one of the most important in Germany and one of the most representative anywhere in the world, constituting the core of the museum's holdings. This book provides a fascinating insight into the collection's rich diversity; from conceptual art to abstraction to reportage, all of the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the century's most remarkable photographs. From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart, over 850 works are presented in alphabetical order by photographer, with descriptive texts and photographers' biographical details, providing a comprehensive and indispensable overview of 20th century photography.

    ISBN: 9783836541022
    Publication date: 25/09/2012
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Heller, Steven
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • 30 Second Great Art
    30 Second Great Art
    The great painting and sculpture of the past is the indispensable backbone of most people's visual library, but wrangling centuries of wonderful works by thousands of artists into a digestible form that allows you to focus on their detail and direction can be tough. Enter 30-Second Great Art. It takes readers on an engrossing tour of 50 top-flight works by artists from Giotto to Marlene Dumas, including a full-page reproduction of each one, accompanied by text that puts it in the context of the world in which it was created, and adds another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of the history of art. Along the way, special spreads will offer insights into the collectors and critics of the past, as well as its creators, and a glossary for each chapter will explain specialist terms. Succinct, lively descriptions make for speedy and enjoyable reading; it's like taking a trip round the world's greatest art gallery.

    ISBN: 9781782405528
    Publication date: 04/10/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Beard, Lee
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • 30,000 Years of Art
    30,000 Years of Art
    "Following on from Phaidon's bestselling The Art Book, published in 1994, 30,000 Years of Art was conceived by Phaidon editors as a companion volume. First published in 2007, the book offered an original and accessible way of looking at art and the story of human creativity.

    Great works from all periods and regions are arranged in chronological order in a book designed for a general readership. The resulting timeline leads to compelling browsing: surprising juxtapositions offer intellectual pleasure and a sense of wonder and discovery. Each work is presented with key caption information and a short text providing an accessible critical review, explaining its contribution to the development of the history of art.

    Celebrating the vast range of human artistry, the book presents art in a way different from other art history compendia, revealing the huge diversity, or in many cases similarity, of artistic achievements around the globe. Moreover, the selection of entries for an individual culture will comprise an abbreviated history of the art of that people. Thus, while artworks from ancient Greece or the European Renaissance or pre-Columbian Americas will be interspersed with contemporaneous works created in Africa, India or Japan, an extraction of the Greek or Renaissance or American works could stand alone as an essential abridgement of the finest art of that period or culture.

    An illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable volume in any art library.

    Praise for the original volume:

    'This book has delightful curiosity value, there is plenty to fascinate' - The Times

    'A bold new publishing event' - The Daily Telegraph

    'An essential addition to any library' - The Bookseller

    This is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish. -Publishers Weekly

    'A museum of masterpieces made for a coffee table.' - NPR

    'It is an invitation to browse and stare for hours on end' - The New York Times"

    ISBN: 9780714877297
    Publication date: 25/01/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Phaidon Editors
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • 50 Architects You Should Know
    50 Architects You Should Know
    Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them. Starting with the Renaissance, this accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi through Antoni Gaudi´ to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline. A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras.

    ISBN: 9783791383408
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Kuhl, Isabel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    War and Grace
    Magnum photographer Steve McCurry’s Afghanistan retrospective
    Afghanistan has long been a country overwhelmed by tribal rivalries, colonial wars, and geo-political conflict. The Afghans have called their mountains “the land of rebellion,” a land that has not been successfully occupied since the times of Alexander the Great. These invaders ? Persians, Arabs, Moguls, Sikhs, British, Russians ? may have been thwarted, but wandering through the bazaars of Kabul will attest to their legacy. In the people of Afghanistan, the genes of countless races meet and intermingle.
    Deep are the fissures in Afghan society; the schism between Sunni and Shia, the endemic violence across clans and tribes, and the blood feuds and rivalries within lineages. Yet born of such chaos and entrenched conflict are these most breathtaking of images.
    In this definitive retrospective of his work in Afghanistan,Steve McCurry has curated over 140 gripping images to present a torn, proud people, from the desert of Kandahar to the streets of Kabul and remote rivers of Nuristan. For almost four decades, McCurry traveled to the country regularly, documenting its people with a rare and disarming humanity. His most striking portrait Afghan Girl (1984) has graced the covers of magazines around the world, in equal parts haunting and evoking remarkable grace and dignity. In common with so much of McCurry’s work, it has a timeless, painterly quality?entirely at odds with the troubled region in which it was taken.
    McCurry has always been subjected to dangers that are an inevitable part of life “on the road” for photographers. He often ventured behind the lines, usually at great risk. His first trip to Afghanistan in 1979 involved him dressing in Afghan garb in order to be smuggled across the border from Pakistan. That journey into the treacherous, unpredictable landscape ? territory controlled at various times by the Mujahideen, the Russians, and the Taliban ? was one that McCurry would make numerous times. Many other photographers would follow in his footsteps, but none would return with such a flawless body of work.
    “They are a proud people, eyes leveled straight, in contempt as much as in curiosity: these are the faces, both male and female, that peer so defiantly from Steve’s magnificent photographs.”
    — William Dalrymple
    Text in English, French, and German

    ISBN: 9783836569361
    Publication date: 10/08/2017
    Price: $130.00
    Author: McCurry, Steve
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $130.00
  • Aging Gracefully Portraits of People Over 100
    Aging Gracefully Portraits of People Over 100
    A beautiful and fascinating portrait of what it looks like to be over 100 years old, this book invites us to look into the face of a century of life experience. Aging Gracefully compiles 52 portraits of centenarians captured by the compassionate, almost reverently minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. Each portrait is accompanied by a short bio with quotes and wisdom on life, love, food, health and old age.

    ISBN: 9781452145334
    Publication date: 07/03/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Thormaehlen, Karsten
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Ai Weiwei Yours Truly
    Ai Weiwei Yours Truly
    In 2014, renowned artist Ai Weiwei created @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, and engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights and freedom of expression. One installation in the exhibition was Yours Truly, which invited visitors to write postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. In total, 92,829 messages of hope, humour, and solidarity were written and sent. This book delves into those postcards' lasting impact. Five former prisoners and their loved ones reflect on the experience of receiving hundreds of postcards while imprisoned. A statement by Ai Weiwei, plus essays by the exhibition curators and rights advocate Jasmine Heiss, contextualise this extraordinary project. Photographs from the exhibition show visitors and the postcards they wrote. The book also includes a guide to defending human rights and four pre-addressed, tear-out postcards, inviting readers to get involved and send personal messages to current prisoners of conscience.

    ISBN: 9781452159294
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Weiwei, Ai
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Alright Darling? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    Alright Darling? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    Alright Darling? is a visual celebration of the uninhibited, unapologetic and unafraid wonderland world of contemporary drag. Showcasing the world's fiercest and most famous drag queens, along with their wild fashion-and the wit, realness, backstage antics and outrageous shade of drag culture-the book includes fresh shots of all the ringleaders of this wild world, including:



    Adore Delano, Alyssa Edwards, Courtney Act, Detox, Francois Sagat, Manila Luzon, Sharon Needles, Trixie Mattel, Willam Belli, Latrice Royale, Bob the Drag Queen, Raja Gemini, Milk and many, many more...





    All images are taken by Greg Bailey, founder and editor of Alright Darling - the zine at the centre of the recent explosion of drag.

    ISBN: 9781786272874
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Bailey, Greg
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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