• 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
  • Books that Shaped Art History
    Books that Shaped Art History
    The Books That Shaped Art History provides an invaluable roadmap of the field by reassessing the impact of the most important texts of art history published during the 20th century. Each of the sixteen incisive chapters, focusing on a single book, is written by a leading art historian, curator or one of the promising scholars of today. In bringing these cross-generational contributions together, the book presents a varied and invaluable overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature. Each essay – with writers including John Elderfield, Boris Groys, Susie Nash and Richard Verdi – analyses a single major work, mapping the intellectual development of its author, setting out the premises and argument of the book, discussing its position within the field of art history, and looking at its significance in the context both of its initial reception and its legacy. Enlivening debates and questioning the very status of art history itself, this is a concise and brilliant study of the discipline and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in visual culture and its histories.

    ISBN: 9780500293027
    Publication date: 20/07/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Shone, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Bosch the 5th Centenary Exhibition
    Bosch the 5th Centenary Exhibition
    The Museo del Prado houses the largest known collection of works by Jheronimus Bosch. Among its holdings are The Adoration of the Magi and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptychs, as well as the original of The Haywain, making it the 'home of Bosch' and the perfect institution to hold a major exhibition marking the quincentenary of the artist's death. This magnificent, richly illustrated book reproduces these masterpieces and other recently cleaned and restored paintings, and reveals hitherto unknown facets of Bosch's art. A distinguished team of Bosch scholars contribute to the volume. Pilar Silva Maroto's essay presents an updated biography of Bosch and his family, and includes all the surviving documents dating from his lifetime. It also locates the artist in the context of his home town, 's-Hertogenbosch, and offers an in-depth appreciation of his status as a painter and draughtsman. Eric De Bruyn considers Bosch's sources in texts and images; Paul Vandenbroeck, his values and ideology; and Larry Silver, the sins and their punishment, a fundamental theme in the artist's work.
    Finally, there is a 'conversation' between Reindert Falkenburg and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych, and a reflection by Fernando Checa on the reception of Bosch at the Habsburg court in Flanders and in Spain in the 16th century. The catalogue entries for the paintings belonging to the Prado collection discuss the findings of recent technical research carried out specifically for the exhibition, which has shed new light on these works.

    ISBN: 9780500970799
    Publication date: 05/01/2017
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Maroto, Pilar Silva
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Brigitte Bardot My Life in Fashion
    Brigitte Bardot My Life in Fashion
    Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot led fashion revolutions throughout her career; this retrospective includes BB's comments on her iconic style in a rare, intimate interview. Brigitte Bardot is a style icon whose legacy has undeniably shaped the face of fashion as we know it. Discovered by a magazine editor at only 14 years old, she found fame and admiration on the big screen in the 1950s, and then became the fiery sex symbol of the groovy and liberated 1960s. Over the course of her career, all of the great French designers-including Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Pierre Cardin-outfitted Bardot on and off screen. In photographs that capture her attending prestigious receptions or on glamorous visits to the United States, in fashion shoots and on film sets, this volume illustrates all the key looks that BB wore and brought to the international spotlight as she invented and edited her own highly imitated style. In an extensive-and extremely rare-interview, accompanied by her personal comments on the photos, Bardot explains the context of the often vanguard fashions she wore, making headlines wherever she went. Evoking French style and the glamor of St.
    Tropez, her legacy endures-from ballerina slippers with sweeping skirts to figure-hugging knitwear, gingham fabrics and gypsy dresses, kohl eyeliner and tousled hair.

    ISBN: 9782080202697
    Publication date: 06/10/2016
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Servat, Henry-Jean
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Bruce Davidson Survey
    Bruce Davidson Survey
    Bruce Davidson is a pioneer of social documentary photography. He began taking photographs at the age of ten and continued to develop his passion at Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University. Later called upon for military service, Davidson met Henri Cartier-Bresson in France and was introduced to Magnum Photos. In his work, Davidson prizes his relationship to the subject above all else. From his profound documentation of the civil rights movement to his in-depth study of one derelict block in Harlem, he has immersed himself fully in his projects, which have sometimes taken him several years to complete. He once wrote, "I often find myself an outsider on the inside, discovering beauty and meaning in the most desperate of situations." This survey, created in conjunction with an exhibition at Fundacion Mapfre in Spain, focuses on the work that has made Davidson one of the most influential documentary photographers to this day. In addition to his civil rights series and his work in Harlem, the book includes Davidson's well-known series Brooklyn Gang, Subway, and Central Park.
    The book also highlights more recent projects, such as his explorations of Paris and Los Angeles landscapes.

    ISBN: 9781597113779
    Publication date: 29/09/2016
    Price: $110.00
    Author: Davidson, Bruce
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $110.00
  • Bruegel
    Bruegel
    At a time when artists were still widely preoccupied with religious or mythological subject matter, the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) defied the trend. Earning the nickname "Peasant Bruegel", he turned his attention instead to the humble and the everyday, immersing himself in rural or small-town communities and painting the everyday existence and customs of peasant life. In their evocation of the agriculture, festivals, meals, dances and games that made up peasant life of this period, Brugel's paintings are a unique Witness to a now vanished folk culture. More than socio-historical evidence, they also display a brilliantly sophisticated artistic design and a great mastery in the use of landscape. Many of Bruegel's works show the influence of the Dutch master painter Hieronymus Bosch, and, like Bosch, Bruegel also developed an intricate language of Visual allegory and idiom. This comprehensive introduction features the complete paintings of Bruegel, including the Prado's The Wine of Saint Martin's Day, identified as a Bruegel original in 2010.

    ISBN: 9783836553063
    Publication date: 25/07/2015
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Hagen, Rainer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Building Community
    Building Community
    This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. An introduction presents the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars, from the urbane blocks of Auguste Perret and Henri Sauvage in Paris, to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany and the visionary schemes of Le Corbusier. The heart of the book features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Buildings range from social housing and micro apartments to 'vertical villages', megastructures and luxury high-rises. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city, and is shown through drawings and photographs, taken from the street and within. The book also includes interviews with such contemporary masters of apartment design as Michael Maltzan, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Edouard Francois and Bjarke Ingels.
    As our cities grow more crowded, it is critical that we produce large-scale buildings that enhance the lives of their inhabitants, their surroundings and the urban environment as a whole. Building Community offers dozens of proven successes to designers and apartment-dwellers.

    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Publication date: 23/02/2017
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Webb, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $90.00
  • Cabin Porn
    Cabin Porn
    'Addictive ...a charter for wistfulness' Observer 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Publication date: 01/09/2016
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Canaletto and the Art of Venice
    Canaletto and the Art of Venice
    The Royal Collection has one of the largest and finest collections of Venetian art from the first half of the eighteenth century. It includes paintings, prints and drawings by Canaletto himself, as well as those of his contemporaries, such as Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. These artists were patronised by Consul Smith and their works were later purchased by George III. This lavishly illustrated catalogue marks the first time that the rich holdings of eighteenth-century Venetian art in the Royal Collection will have been brought together, and focuses on presenting these extraordinary works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period. Whilst displaying and analysing the brilliant works of Canaletto himself, including his cityscapes, capriccios and paintings of architecture, this catalogue also discusses the intimate interior of Venetian life, explores the links between artists and the theatre in Venice at this time and looks at Venice as a centre for printmaking and book production.

    ISBN: 9781909741409
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $100.00
    Author: Whitaker, Lucy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $100.00
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