• 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
  • Bohemian Living
    Bohemian Living
    Bohemian Living sidesteps the world of carefully constructed interior design and, instead, dives into the liberated and nonconformist atmosphere of offbeat beauty and artistic delights.Robyn Lea is an incredible storyteller both visually and in the written form. She understands the creative spirit and passionately documents its expression inside these pages. In every profile she traces the journey from unusual childhoods to artistic, often unorthodox, adult worlds.Featuring twenty homes in Australia, Europe and the USA, Bohemian Living is an exhilarating visual deconstruction of what it means to live a truly authentic creative life.

    ISBN: 9781760760090
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Lea, Robyn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • 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
  • Book of the Horse
    Book of the Horse
    Horses have been the inspiration for hundreds of works of art over the centuries. This book celebrates the horse in all its glory, from its role as working animal in war and sport, to beloved pet. The horse's beauty and majesty is caught by artists as diverse as Stubbs, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Magritte, Frink, and Freud.



    The Book of the Horse is a cool and quirky collection of equine 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 horse lovers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9781786272928
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Angus, Hyland
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Bookforms
    Bookforms
    Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design. Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the functional roots of each structure, explains their appropriateness for various uses, and provides projects for making an essential structure for each style of binding. Topics covered include:

    Why books work: General bookbinding principles for functionality and what we can learn from the past
    What you need to know for planning a special book or embarking on an edition
    How materials affect function

    Bookforms tackles a wide range of projects for all levels of bookbinders. Youll see everything from sewn and ticketed blank books and traditional western codex book forms, to scrapbooks and albums, Asian stab-sewn bindings, unusual structures, and aesthetics/embellishments. What better time to dive into this venerable and unique hobby than now?

    ISBN: 9781631596056
    Publication date: 24/01/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Center for Book Arts
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • 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
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