• 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Publication date: 21/01/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Heller, Steven
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
    100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
    How do you find the most promising emerging artists at work in a rapidly transforming medium? Bypassing traditional art world channels, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow is the culmination of a major, democratic open call for up-and-coming sculptors. From thousands of entries, an internationally renowned jury has identified the most exciting names in sculpture today, all showcased in this beautifully illustrated, authoritative book. Featuring a selection of the finest emerging sculptors worldwide, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow guides the reader with biographical summaries and first-hand artist testimonies, as well as recommended reading and jurors' insights.

    Following the much-respected 100 Painters of Tomorrow, which launched the careers of artists including Michael Armitage, Yelena Popova and Herman Chong, 100 Sculptors offers another powerful platform for artists and a fascinating, visually breathtaking experience for readers.

    ISBN: 9780500021477
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Beers, Kurt
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $90.00
  • 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 Life Hacks: Clever Ways to Make Your Life Easier at Home, Work and Play
    1000 Life Hacks: Clever Ways to Make Your Life Easier at Home, Work and Play
    Time is precious, so why not make more of it? 1000 Life Hacks is the ultimate collection of inspired hints, tips and advice for doing things more quickly and efficiently. Life hacks help you and your family live a better, easier and smarter life, while also saving you money. Take your pick from this vast array of highly illustrated, ingenious solutions to everyday problems in all areas of your life, such as: * Work and technology: Device holders * Home and cleaning: Handy dispensers * DIY: Reviving old tools * Fashion: Savvy jewellery storage * Food: Food ripening tips * Fitness: Effective exercise regimes * Travel: Flight essentials * Kids and parenting: Toy storage

    ISBN: 9781742458304
    Publication date: 05/08/2016
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Grabham, Deb
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • 20th Century Fashion in Detail
    20th Century Fashion in Detail
    Revealing the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and daring cuts that make up some of the 20th century's most beautiful garments, this book explores the specific techniques used by couturiers as tastes and textile technologies evolved. Work by designers such as Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood is rediscovered, and exquisite haute-couture pieces, from sequinned Chanel trouser suits and richly embroidered Schiaparelli jackets to striking Balenciaga creations and Dior evening gowns, are examined.

    Part of the `Fashion in Detail' series, this updated edition features a revised introduction and list of designers followed by chapters dedicated to a particular technique. Each garment is illustrated through detailed photography and line drawings and is accompanied by a commentary by leading experts in textiles and fashion.

    An extraordinary exploration of the techniques used by couturiers in the construction of these exceptional garments, 20th-Century Fashion in Detail will delight all followers of fashion.

    ISBN: 9780500294109
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Wilcox, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • 30 Second Great Art
    30 Second Great Art
    The great painting and sculpture of the past is the indispensable backbone of most people's visual library, but wrangling centuries of wonderful works by thousands of artists into a digestible form that allows you to focus on their detail and direction can be tough. Enter 30-Second Great Art. It takes readers on an engrossing tour of 50 top-flight works by artists from Giotto to Marlene Dumas, including a full-page reproduction of each one, accompanied by text that puts it in the context of the world in which it was created, and adds another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of the history of art. Along the way, special spreads will offer insights into the collectors and critics of the past, as well as its creators, and a glossary for each chapter will explain specialist terms. Succinct, lively descriptions make for speedy and enjoyable reading; it's like taking a trip round the world's greatest art gallery.

    ISBN: 9781782405528
    Publication date: 04/10/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Beard, Lee
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • 30,000 Years of Art
    30,000 Years of Art
    "Following on from Phaidon's bestselling The Art Book, published in 1994, 30,000 Years of Art was conceived by Phaidon editors as a companion volume. First published in 2007, the book offered an original and accessible way of looking at art and the story of human creativity.

    Great works from all periods and regions are arranged in chronological order in a book designed for a general readership. The resulting timeline leads to compelling browsing: surprising juxtapositions offer intellectual pleasure and a sense of wonder and discovery. Each work is presented with key caption information and a short text providing an accessible critical review, explaining its contribution to the development of the history of art.

    Celebrating the vast range of human artistry, the book presents art in a way different from other art history compendia, revealing the huge diversity, or in many cases similarity, of artistic achievements around the globe. Moreover, the selection of entries for an individual culture will comprise an abbreviated history of the art of that people. Thus, while artworks from ancient Greece or the European Renaissance or pre-Columbian Americas will be interspersed with contemporaneous works created in Africa, India or Japan, an extraction of the Greek or Renaissance or American works could stand alone as an essential abridgement of the finest art of that period or culture.

    An illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable volume in any art library.

    Praise for the original volume:

    'This book has delightful curiosity value, there is plenty to fascinate' - The Times

    'A bold new publishing event' - The Daily Telegraph

    'An essential addition to any library' - The Bookseller

    This is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish. -Publishers Weekly

    'A museum of masterpieces made for a coffee table.' - NPR

    'It is an invitation to browse and stare for hours on end' - The New York Times"

    ISBN: 9780714877297
    Publication date: 25/01/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Phaidon Editors
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • 365 Days of Art
    365 Days of Art
    365 Days of Art is an inspiring journal designed to help readers and budding artists nurture their creativity and explore their feelings through the medium of art. Featuring an activity for every day of the year, from simple tasks like drawing shapes and lines to more considered tutorials such as calligraphy writing and shading, each task is designed to expand your creative skills and spark the artist within.

    ISBN: 9781784881115
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Scobie, Lorna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Alright Darling? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    Alright Darling? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    Alright Darling? is a visual celebration of the uninhibited, unapologetic and unafraid wonderland world of contemporary drag. Showcasing the world's fiercest and most famous drag queens, along with their wild fashion-and the wit, realness, backstage antics and outrageous shade of drag culture-the book includes fresh shots of all the ringleaders of this wild world, including:



    Adore Delano, Alyssa Edwards, Courtney Act, Detox, Francois Sagat, Manila Luzon, Sharon Needles, Trixie Mattel, Willam Belli, Latrice Royale, Bob the Drag Queen, Raja Gemini, Milk and many, many more...





    All images are taken by Greg Bailey, founder and editor of Alright Darling - the zine at the centre of the recent explosion of drag.

    ISBN: 9781786272874
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Bailey, Greg
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • American Treaures
    American Treaures
    The Brandywine River Museum of Art is home to one of the country s renowned collections of American art. This stunning book reveals the beauty of the museum s remarkable holdings, housed in a renovated nineteenth-century mill building with a steel- and-glass addition overlooking the Brandywine River, and of its three historic properties the N. C. Wyeth home and studio, the Andrew Wyeth studio, and the Kuerner Farm, which inspired over 1,000 works by Andrew Wyeth all National Historic Landmarks. This volume features fifty of the museum s most beloved paintings, by artists such as John Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, William Trost Richards, Horace Pippin, and Andrew Wyeth, along with immersive photographs of the 300-acre landscape surrounding the museum and historic structures. The introduction by curator Christine Podmaniczky includes a brief history of this unique institution, its art collection, and the intimate places where the Wyeth family lived and painted. This handsome volume will appeal not only to museum visitors but also to art lovers everywhere.

    ISBN: 9780847859610
    Publication date: 25/04/2017
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Padon, Thomas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • Anatomy for the Artist
    Anatomy for the Artist
    Unlock your inner artist and learn how to draw the human body in this beautifully illustrated art book by celebrated artist and teacher Sarah Simblet.

    In Anatomy for the Artist, Sarah reveals the extraordinary structure of the human
    body. Combining specially-commissioned photographs of models with historical
    and contemporary works of art and her own dynamic life drawing, she leads us inside the human body to map its skeleton, muscle groups, and body systems. Detailed line drawings superimposed over photographs reveal the links between what the body looks like and its internal construction. Six drawing classes show how to observe different parts of the body - from top to toe - and give expert guidance on how to draw them. Inspirational master classes on famous works, ranging from a Michelangelo study to a Degas painting, show how artists have depicted the human body over the centuries. Each master class includes a photograph of a model holding the same pose as in the painting, to highlight details of anatomy and show how the artist has interpreted them.

    Understanding anatomy is the key to drawing the human body successfully. As well as being the perfect reference, Anatomy for the Artist will inspire you to find a model, reach for your pencil, and start drawing.

    ISBN: 9780241426456
    Publication date: 02/01/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Simblet, Sarah
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
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