• 100 Illustrators
    100 Illustrators
    Fine lines 100 illustrators to remember Drawn from TASCHEN's Illustration Now! series, this go-to catalog brings together 100 of the most successful and important illustrators around the globe. With featured artists including Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad Holland
    Mirko Ilić, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, the international overview provides an invigorating record of the dynamism and diversity of the illustration scene. Each illustrator is featured with a self-portrait, samples from their portfolio, and a succinct description by Steven Heller, with a supplementary list of selected exhibitions and publications. In his introduction, Steven Heller describes the dynamic realm of illustration today and the challenging process of selection within this highly competitive and ever-moving genre. About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

    ISBN: 9783836522229
    Publication date: 05/03/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Heller, Steven (New York NY)
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • 1000 Dot to Dot Cityscapes
    1000 Dot to Dot Cityscapes
    Following the global success of The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book, author Thomas Pavitte is now taking his extraordinary illustrations to the urban jungle in 1000 Dot-to-Dot Cityscapes. With 20 incredible drawings of some of the greatest cities in the world each consisting of no fewer than one thousand dots and rendered in amazing detail you'll discover the unique pleasure and satisfaction that comes from joining dots. Best of all, the fun doesn't end with the last dot joined, because the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your drawing, rewarding you with a brilliant piece of art that you yourself had a hand in creating!

    ISBN: 9781781571446
    Publication date: 02/06/2014
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Pavitte, Thomas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • Abandoned
    Abandoned
    From the empty magical theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie crumbling ruins and breath-taking views of deserted places, that offer us a window into past and capture our imagination. Abandoned showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon. More immersive than a museum and more human that a lecture, abandoned photography has given the world an exciting way to look at our history and the places we have long neglected. Compiled and curated by photographer and former urban explorer, Mathew Growcoot.

    ISBN: 9781785035517
    Publication date: 27/07/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Unknown
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Abstract Art
    Abstract Art
    Let’s get abstract
    Making sense of revolutionary new forms

    Abstraction shook Western art to its core. In the early part of the 20th century, it refuted the reign of clear, indisputable forms and confronted audiences instead with vivid visual poems devoid of conventional, representational imagery and characterized instead by allegories of emotion and sensation.

    This radical artistic adventure established new artistic means, as much as narratives. Expression became characterized by shocking juxtapositions of color, light, and line. Artist abandoned the conventions of brush and easel and played with new materials and methods of artistic gesture: commercial paints and housepainter’s brushes, working on unstretched and unprimed canvases, moving the canvas to the floor, and applying paint with hands.

    This essential introduction spans the international breadth, conceptual depth, and seismic impact of Abstract art with a thorough survey not only of the big names such as Picasso, Klee, Kline, Rothko, and Pollock, but also lesser-known figures who made equally significant abstract contributions, including Antoni Tàs;pies, K.O. Götz, Ad Reinhardt, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.

    ISBN: 9783836546782
    Price: $26.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Advanced Style: Older and Wiser
    Advanced Style: Older and Wiser
    This follow up to bestselling Advanced Style (Powerhouse, 2012, also available) features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Ari Seth Cohen shares his work from the past few years, which now includes photographs of some of the world's best-dressed older gentlemen as well as ladies. Advanced Style: Older And Wiser is similar in format to the original with dozens of images from cities all over the world including Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Rome, Tokyo, Melbourne, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Stockholm.

    ISBN: 9781576877975
    Publication date: 28/04/2016
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Cohen, Ari Seth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • 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
  • Albrecht Durer
    Albrecht Durer
    Albrecht Durer's prints and drawings have inspired hundreds of artists, both during his life and after his death. Yet his talent as a painter and colorist, and his enthusiasm for the scientific world have not been widely appreciated. Durer's influence was both international and intergenerational-indeed Picasso claimed to have been inspired by the 16th-century artist. Reproduced in stunning detail and including illustrations of Durer's most famous prints and drawings, a catalog raisonne of his paintings, and biographical research, this book presents a Durer for the 21st century. Producing more self-portraits than any other artist of his day; mass marketing his best-selling prints; even inventing his own monogram logo; Albrecht Du rer was commercially astute long before today's generation of self-promoting and financially-savvy artists. There are 55 extant Durer paintings, of which 17 are in dispute. Using scientific research, this book puts all arguments to bed resulting in the definitive catalog raisonne of the paintings. Drawing on in-depth research, this book reveals the truth behind Durer and his art.

    ISBN: 9783791383453
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $100.00
    Author: Wolf, Norbert
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $100.00
  • Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha
    Alphonse Mucha was an extraordinarily prolific and versatile artist who made his mark in the diverse fields of design - including posters, jewellery, interior decoration, theatre, packaging and product designs - as well as in painting, book illustration, sculpture and photography. He is one of the best-known Czech artists to wide international audiences today and rose to international fame in fin-de- siecle Paris with his elegant designs for theatre posters for Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress of the time, and decorative panels (anneaux decoratifs ) featuring gracefully posed women. For those posters Mucha created a distinctive style - "le style Mucha" - characterised by harmonious compositions, sinuous forms, organic lines and a muted palette, which became synonymous with the newly emerging decorative style of the time - Art Nouveau. By the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Mucha had become a leading figure in this decorative art movement, who defined the look of the era. The catalogue explores the development of Mucha's career and overall achievements as a multifaceted and visionary artist.
    It is divided into six sections, highlighting Mucha's personality as Bohemian; picture maker for people; cosmopolitan; mystic; patriot and philosopher.

    ISBN: 9788857232430
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Sato, Tomoko
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
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