• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die
    Is photography art, documentary, or both? Should images simply reveal the world we live in, or provoke us to think, act, and react?A visually arresting reference, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is an invaluable guide to the history and practice of photography. Sweeping through the arts, fashion, society, war, peace, science, and nature, the images in this enticing book are as eye-catching as the commentary is engaging. Some you have seen, others will be unfamiliar, but what all the photographs have in common is their ability to move you, shock you, and open up the notion of what it is to be human.Organised chronologically by the date that each image was made, and featuring a reproduction of each photograph, the selection provides some fascinating and unexpected juxtapositions. Insightful text uncovers the creative process behind each image, revealing its visual, aesthetic, and historic significance, Why was the photograph taken? Was it set up? What was the intention? How did the world react?From Fox Talbot to Nick Knight, from Roger Fenton to William Eggleston, and from Cartier Bresson to Diane Arbus, all the photographers featured in this book transgressed the boundaries of the camera with a skill and spirit that helped to develop their field into a highly evocative art form.In a world where millions of snapshots are taken every day, these exquisite images stand out for their eye-catching content and technical prowess, provoking reactions that range from joy, exasperation, and horror to fascination, repulsion and ecstasy. Uncovering the compelling tales behind the lens, this comprehensive global encyclopaedia reveals how this powerful art form has shaped the modern world.

    ISBN: 9781743369494
    Publication date: 25/10/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Lowe, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • 150 Best Interior Design Ideas
    150 Best Interior Design Ideas
    An in-depth review of the latest trends in residential interior designs from internationally renowned architects and designers, showcasing 150 full-color profiles and 500 pages of color photos-an outstanding addition to the popular 150 Best series.In 150 Best Interior Design Ideas you'll find the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective design solutions for every room in the house. Some of the top architects and designers working around the globe today experiment with arrangement, color, texture, material, and finishes to create personalized spaces to suit every aesthetic preference.Featuring full-color photographs and diagrams, this exciting entry in the highly successful 150 Best series is an inspirational source of ideas to help you create beauty in your everyday surroundings, and is an essential reference of current trends in interior design for designers, decorators, architects, and homeowners.

    ISBN: 9780062569127
    Publication date: 04/07/2017
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Mola, Francesc Zamora
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $54.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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