• Art Unfolded  A History of Art in Four Colours
    Art Unfolded A History of Art in Four Colours
    Divine blue
    Sensual red
    Deathly green
    Glistening gold

    These four colours tell the story of art in a way that few other elements can. From the pigments used to make them - sometimes wildly expensive, like ultramarine, or dangerously toxic, like emerald green - to the varied and changing meanings applied to them, these colours grant us access to fascinating stories, both of individual works of art and the world in which they were created.

    ISBN: 9781781575628
    Publication date: 31/07/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Street, Ben
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Augmenting Alice The future of identity experience and reality
    Augmenting Alice The future of identity experience and reality
    Augmented Reality is fast becoming one of the most important emerging technologies, with unprecedented investment growth and interest from big tech platforms and accelerator industries. This book provides a 'wide lens' perspective of the potential, challenges and impact that the widespread implementation of Augmented Reality will bring. Augmented Reality will most certainly become THE new platform and standard for content creation and experience generation. Its use will make it an essential resource, with a societal impact that can only be compared to the World Wide Web's global influence. The book introduces Augmented Reality's core concepts and potential to newbies and experts alike. Looking at the impact of the technology as it matures into a ground-breaking platform, it goes beyond function to explore the context of the technology's implementation - through social, commercial, and behavioural lenses. It raises a discussion about the forefront of Augmented Reality development, and what its application, and eventual impact, might mean for society in the near future.
    The book explores current issues already arising in the digital age, due to the implementation of emerging technologies and Augmented Reality in particular - including changing behaviours and social etiquettes, identity in the digital age, privacy and ethical concerns

    ISBN: 9789063694708
    Publication date: 03/08/2017
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Ariel, Galit
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Australian Style the Who's Who of Fashion
    Australian Style the Who's Who of Fashion
    Lisa Teh and Thom Whilton are the co-founders of the Capital-C Group, a fashion media company with clients including Peter Morrissey, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Toni Maticevski and Simone Pérèle. They are also the editors of Couturing, an online fashion and lifestyle magazine. Founded in 2011, Couturing reaches over 175k readers in Australia, UK and US and covers both local and international news.

    ISBN: 9780500500989
    Publication date: 01/03/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Teh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Backstage Cirque Du Soleil
    Backstage Cirque Du Soleil
    As Cirque du Soleil celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, it opens the doors to aworld usually reserved for the initiated. Backstage Cirque du Soleil is the fruit of a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and the photographer Veronique Vial, who through her unique lens has examined the world behind the curtains for more than twenty years. With touching humanity, Vial's photographs invite the reader into an intimate universe distilled to its most essential element: Behind each character there is an artist. This luxurious volume features a preface by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte. Preface by Guy Laliberte, photography by Veronique Vial.

    ISBN: 9781614282976
    Publication date: 05/11/2014
    Price: $125.00
    Author: Vial, Veronique
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $125.00
  • Bags
    Bags
    Illuminating the evolution of bag designs and uses from the medieval period to today, the author explores early drawstring creations and richly worked ecclesiastical purses, before looking at large work bags of the 18th century, and by contrast the small reticules that were designed to complement high-waisted Empire line dresses. Increased travel in the 19th century brought about the leather handbag as we know it today, while the 20th century saw an explosion of innovations, from 1930s designs reflecting the streamlined American aesthetic and the use of new synthetics such as imitation patent and Vynide, to the rise of the luxury designer handbag by the likes of Hermes, Gucci, Chanel and Prada. After a general introduction, chronological chapters unfold, illustrated throughout; a detailed glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book. An inspiring, impeccably researched and concise history of bags through the ages, Bags: A Brief History is a musthave resource for students, designers and lovers of fashion and costume.

    ISBN: 9780500519370
    Publication date: 06/04/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Wilcox, Claire
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Basquiat
    Basquiat
    From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career.

    ISBN: 9783836559799
    Publication date: 25/09/2015
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Emmerling, Leonhard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Beg Steal and Borrow
    Beg Steal and Borrow
    'Art is theft,' Picasso once proclaimed. The wily old Spaniard was being provocative - he often equated theft to what could more benignly be called influence. But increasingly much of the best and, even, most original art involves an act or two of unequivocal, overt theft - an act of simple copy and paste. This book looks at modern-day art theft from all angles: art-historical (tracing the lineage from Duchamp to Richard Prince), legal (looking at recent key copyright cases), cultural (drawing links to literary mash-ups and musical sampling), educational (Kenneth Goldsmith's famous 'Uncreativity' classes) and, of course, in terms of current art practice. It will look at the practices of major artists working across a variety of media.

    ISBN: 9781780679464
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Shore, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Big Picture Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists
    Big Picture Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists
    Written in an engaging, straightforward style by prominent art historian Matthew Israel, this book presents ten outstanding examples of contemporary art, each with significant historical or cultural relevance to contemporary art's big picture. Drawn from the fields of photography, painting, performance, installation, video, film, and public art, the works featured here combine to create a bigger picture of the state of contemporary art today. From Andreas Gursky's large-scale color photograph Rhine II to Kara Walker's acclaimed installation in the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, each work is carefully explored within the larger perspective of its social and artistic milieu. Articulate and insightful, this book offers readers the ability to consider each work in-depth, while also providing an easily digestible foundation from which to study the often challenging but continually fascinating world of 21st-century art.

    ISBN: 9783791382845
    Publication date: 01/03/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Israel, Matthew
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Bob Ross the Joy of Painting
    Bob Ross the Joy of Painting
    Known for incorporating happy little clouds, mountains, and trees in paintings he would create in just 26 television minutes, Bob Ross had an encouraging and soothing demeanour that made his instructional television shows the most recognized and watched in television history. Ross created nearly 30,000 paintings in his lifetime, most using the wet-on-wet method employed by Caravaggio, Cezanne, and Monet. This fully authorized collection of more than 300 pieces of his art features his most famous quotes about painting and life, including And success with painting leads to success with many things. It carries over into every part of your life as well as techniques that will inspire readers to create their own art. Originally airing in 1982 on PBS in the United States and various outlets throughout Canada, Latin America, and Europe, the more than 400 episodes of Bob Ross s two series, The Joy of Painting and Beauty Is Everywhere are now available on YouTube and Netflix. He is a figure beloved by multiple generations and is seen as an icon rivalling, if not surpassing, any other modern-day painter in terms of the scope of his work, societal influence, and popularity.

    ISBN: 9780789332974
    Publication date: 12/09/2017
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Ross, Bob
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • Book of Ornamental Alphabets
    Book of Ornamental Alphabets
    Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1858, Frederick Delamotte's Ornamental Alphabets Ancient & Mediaeval was an immediate hit, and a huge influence on generations of designers in every medium.

    An idiosyncratic, personal selection of over fifty scripts and typefaces, it remains guaranteed to inspire anyone with an interest in lettering, from designers and artists to tattooists, hand-letterers, and calligraphers.

    ISBN: 9781781575659
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Delamotte, F. G.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • Book of the Cat
    Book of the Cat
    Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9781786270719
    Publication date: 07/08/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hyland, Angus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Books Make a Home
    Books Make a Home
    Books fulfil myriad functions in our lives. They provide essential information, foster enthusiasms and spark memories. But these personal treasures also add colour and a true sense of personality to our homes.Books Make a Home explores the important role they play as decoration, as well as functional items. Author and bibliophile Damian Thompson tours the rooms of the home in turn, discovering a host of techniques for stacking, shelving and closeting volumes, and illustrating how each space can be brought to life by books. Alongside inspirational photography is a wealth of practical design solutions for each space and every size of collection. You will learn how to make the best use of existing storage and create new space for an ever-growing collection; how to combine books with other personal effects to create eye-catching displays; and helpful feature spreads will illustrate how to organize and care for your books. Beautifully presented and elegantly written, scattered with quotes from famous readers throughout, Books Make a Home is an insightful guide to enjoying books with the eye as well as with the mind.

    ISBN: 9781849758994
    Publication date: 10/10/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Thompson, Damian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
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