• Capture Your Style
    Capture Your Style
    With 3 million Instagram fans and counting, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. In Capture Your Style, Song reveals the secrets behind creating the ultimate feed and breaks down the technical and editorial essentials for creating an account that will draw thousands of followers to earn you likes and brand attention. Organised by lifestyle categories, including fashion, travel, food, decor and more, the book presents the best apps and filters for processing photos, improving your voice and capturing your story on Instagram. There is also how-to information for propping and styling food and fashion photos. Whether you're launching a career or simply sharing a gorgeous meal with your friends, Capture Your Style empowers you to become a master mobile photographer and shows you how to turn everyday moments into Instagold.

    ISBN: 9781419722158
    Publication date: 20/09/2016
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Song, Aimee
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Caravaggio
    Caravaggio
    Notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque painting, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Though his name may be familiar to all of us, his work had been habitually detested and forced into obscurity. Not only was his theatrical realism unfashionable in his time, but his sacrilegious subject matter and use of lower-class models were violently scorned. Caravaggio's great work had the misfortune of enduring centuries of disrepute. It wasn't until the end of the 19th century that he was rediscovered and, quite posthumously, deemed a great master. He is now considered the most important painter of the early Baroque period; without him there would have been no Ribera. Zurbaran, Velazquez, Vermeer or Georges de La Tour. Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Delacroix, and Manet would have been different. In this book you'll find over 50 of Caravaggio's best paintings; we think you'll agree that he was a genius beyond his time.

    ISBN: 9783836559935
    Publication date: 15/08/2015
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Neret, Gilles
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity
    Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity
    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was among the great artists of the Baroque period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Considered one of the founders of modern painting, he is famous for creating a radically new kind of realistic art. He painted directly from life, without preparatory drawings, to establish a high realism in his work and a powerful and stark psychological expressiveness in his protagonists. His paintings defied conventions to such a degree that their meanings have divided critics and viewers for centuries, while inspiring generations of subsequent artists from Velazquez to Rembrandt.In this highly original study, Troy Thomas examines Caravaggio's life and art in relation to his most profound achievement: the creation of modernity. He explicitly focuses on the inherent tensions, contradictions and ambiguities in Caravaggio's art - key areas often ignored by other experts. Structured thematically and chronologically, the book begins with an in-depth look at Caravaggio's early life and works, which establish and refine his realism, his dark settings and his subtle and clever ambiguity of genre and meaning. It describes his mature religious works that eschew the theatrical stock poses and expressions of past art. Lastly, it delves into the artist's final hectic years as Caravaggio wandered from city to city in southern Italy, avoiding the papal police after a sword fight on the streets of Rome. Illustrated with sumptuous colour photographs, Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity will appeal to all those fascinated by the history of art and the work of this great Renaissance artist.

    ISBN: 9781780236766
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Thomas, Troy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $47.99
  • Caravaggio Complete Works
    Caravaggio Complete Works
    A Revolution in Painting The mysterious genius who transformed European art Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run. Today, he is considered one of the greatest influences in all art history. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition offers a neat yet comprehensive Caravaggio catalogue raisonne. Each of his paintings is reproduced from recent top-quality photography, allowing for a vivid encounter with the artist's ingenious repertoire of looks and gestures, as well as numerous detail shots of his boundary-breaking naturalism, whether a grubby foot or the soft folds of a sagging stomach. Five accompanying chapters trace the complete arc of Caravaggio's career from his first public commissions in Rome through to his growing celebrity status, while the book's detailed chronology traces his tempestuous personal life, in which drama loomed as prominently as in his chiaroscuro canvases. 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: 9783836562867
    Publication date: 07/04/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Schutze, Sebastian, Dr
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Cat Lady Embroidery 380 Ways to Stitch a Cat
    Cat Lady Embroidery 380 Ways to Stitch a Cat
    Fat, striped, cheshire, or grumpy, this books offers more than 300 embroidery stitch patters for cat lovers. Each set of patterns offers a range of ideas in different styles, shapes, genres from simple to more complex. A purrfect book for embroidery beginners or those looking for fun and simple patterns. Original designs and clear instructions make this book a must have for any embroidery enthusiasts library.

    ISBN: 9781589239647
    Publication date: 23/05/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Applemints
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Cats of the National Trust
    Cats of the National Trust
    From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust's former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes.

    Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo and their relevance to the Trust.

    In Cats of the National Trust, we'll meet Sir Winston Churchill, who requested that a marmalade cat with a white bib and four white socks should always be in (comfortable) residence at Chartwell, Kent. Thomas Hardy's 'Snowdove' is buried at Max Gate, Dorset; Hardy wrote 'Last Words to a Dumb Friend' in eulogy. Discover Victorian actress Ellen Terry, who transported 'Boo-boo' between her homes in London and Smallhythe, Kent, and Betty Hussey, who crammed Scotney Castle full of feline objects; her last cat, a tortoiseshell named Puss, still roams the halls today.

    Together with modern-day examples, Cats of the National Trust is an amusing and heart-warming guide to National Trust pets - and the people who revered them.

    ISBN: 9781911358367
    Publication date: 07/06/2018
    Price: $22.00
    Author: Feldman, Amy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.00
  • Cave Art
    Cave Art
    Deep underground, hidden from view, some of humanity's earliest artistic endeavours have lain buried for thousands of years. The most ancient artworks were portable objects, left on cave floors. Shell beads signal that 100,000 years ago humans had developed a sense of self and a desire to beautify the body; ostrich eggshells incised with curious geometric patterns hint at how communities used art, through the power of symbols, to communicate ways of doing things and bind people together. In time, people came to adorn cave walls with symbols, some abstract, others vivid arrangements of animals and humans. Often undisturbed for tens of thousands of years, these were among the first visual symbols that humans shared with each other. However, as archaeologist Bruno David reveals, we have ways of unlocking their secrets. Sometimes these lie in the art itself, sometimes lying on the ground, or buried beneath where people have left traces of what they did, footprints of the ancestors.
    In pictures and words, David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known 'painting kits', found virtually intact after their use 100,000 years ago in South Africa, to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age that are so famous today. Showcasing the most astounding discoveries made in the past 150 years of archaeological exploration, Cave Art explores these creative achievements, from our remotest ancestors to recent times, and what they tell us about the human past and ourselves today.

    ISBN: 9780500204351
    Publication date: 16/02/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: David, Bruno
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Chanel  The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
    Chanel The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
    When Karl Lagerfeld was named at the helm of the fashion house in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image - not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house's campaigns himself, a move that was unprecedented for a fashion designer.

    Conceived in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel, this definitive publication opens with an essay by Patrick Mauries before exploring the campaigns themselves, organized chronologically. A carefully curated selection of images showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes worn by the top fashion models - and personalities - of each era, from Ines de la Fressange, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, to Kirsten Stewart and Lily Rose Depp, captured in glamorous locations, from Coco Chanel's Paris apartment to the French Riviera or LA.

    Presented in a high-end, slipcased package, Chanel: the Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns offers an unrivalled overview of the house of Chanel as seen through the eyes - and lens - of Karl Lagerfeld himself.

    ISBN: 9780500519813
    Publication date: 27/09/2018
    Price: $110.00
    Author: Mauries, Patrick
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $110.00
  • Chip Kidd Book Two
    Chip Kidd Book Two
    Chip Kidd is recognized worldwide as one of the best graphic designers working today, especially in book design. This is a much anticipated follow-up to Chip Kidd: Book One, where he not only showcases his most recent work, but demonstrates the relationship he has with some of the world's most influential authors and sheds light into his passion for the art of book-making and most recent expansion to other media design like film posters, magazine covers, and artist collaborations. This book is a must-have for designers and all book-lovers interested in the man responsible for some of the most recognizable book covers in the world.

    ISBN: 9780847860081
    Publication date: 26/09/2017
    Price: $119.00
    Author: Kidd, Chip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $119.00
  • Christian Year in Painting
    Christian Year in Painting
    ISBN: 9781908970343
    Publication date: 12/04/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Dixon, John S.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Chromatopia
    Chromatopia
    Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic color and used it to create the famous blue crown of Queen Nefertiti? Or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? In the Roman Empire, hundreds of thousands of snails had to be sacrificed to produce a single ounce of dye. Throughout history, pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history’s most vivid color pigments.

    Featuring informative and detailed color histories, a section on working with monochromatic color, and “recipes” for paint-making, Chromatopia provides color enthusiasts with an eclectic story of how synthetic colors came to be. Red lead, for example, was invented by the ancient Greeks by roasting white lead, and it became the dominant red in medieval painting.

    Spanning from the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, and vibrantly illustrated throughout, this book will add a little chroma to anyone’s understanding of the history of colors.

    ISBN: 9781760760021
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Coles, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Chronology of Photography
    Chronology of Photography
    A Chronology of Photography presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technological innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Structured around a central timeline that charts the development of photography from early experiments with optics right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, it features sumptuous reproductions of key photographs, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were taken. Special technical sections that explain how the development of new camera technology impacted the practice of photography, while feature spreads highlight important themes and influential practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and artists, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to photography in all its different forms and functions.

    ISBN: 9780500545034
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Lowe, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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