• Art of Winnie the Pooh
    Art of Winnie the Pooh
    Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are some of the world's most beloved characters in children's literature. But before they appeared in many millions of books and in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between A. A. Milne and E. H Shepard; author and illustrator wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. For Shepard, it was a process that he relished, creating artwork for new editions right up until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six. In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers will not only discover the story behind this remarkable partnership, but also follow the evolution of Shepard's work, from those first tentative sketches through to the illustrations we know and love, and even on to the characters' later incarnations at Disney.

    ISBN: 9781910552773
    Publication date: 07/09/2017
    Price: $51.99
    Author: Campbell, James
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $51.99
  • Art the Definitive Visual Guide
    Art the Definitive Visual Guide
    Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller.

    Truly comprehensive in scope, Art shows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history.

    Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time.

    Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

    ISBN: 9780241257104
    Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Dixon, Andrew Graham
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • 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
  • Art: Vintage Minis
    Art: Vintage Minis
    'Great art has dreadful manners...

    ...The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.' In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives.

    Selected from The Power of Art


    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

    Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas series-
    Religion by Karen Armstrong
    Science by Ian McEwan

    ISBN: 9781784875671
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $9.99
    Author: Schama, Simon, CBE
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $9.99
  • Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney
    Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney
    Artists' Letters is a treasure trove of carefully selected letters written by great artists, providing the reader with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process.
    On the theme of friendship, for example, letters provide evidence of a creative community between peers, with support and mutual appreciation that helps to dispel the myth of the artist as solitary genius. Letters between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin show an ongoing conversation and exchange of ideas. We see mutual admiration between Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot, and Picasso's quick notes to Jean Cocteau illustrate their closeness. Correspondence, some of which includes sketches and drawings, is reproduced with the transcript and some background and contextual information alongside.
    The book brings together a collection of treasures found in letters, which in our digital age are an increasingly lost art.

    ISBN: 9780711241282
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Bird, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Artivism
    Artivism, is becoming a common way of denouncing conflicts, of being a megaphone of the unfairness, demanding more public space or pushing political agendas; in short, to highlight what does not work well. Artivists use art as a weapon of public and social exigency charged with particular doses of shrewdness, inventiveness, imagination, sense of humour and, above all, social impact, either throughout impressive pieces or the most subtle and invisible actions. Navigating through the curiosity, emotion and concern of the new artivists; We walk the paths of a creativity committed to reflection, criticism and the eternal pursuit of social justice.

    ISBN: 9781908211620
    Publication date: 07/06/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Poch, Arcadi
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology
    Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology
    Bacon and the Mind sheds light on Francis Bacon's art by exploring his motivations, and in so doing opens up new ways of understanding his paintings through three pillars; art, neuroscience and psychology.

    This beautiful book is comprised of five essays, illustrated in colour throughout by Francis Bacon's works. It is the first in a brand new series of books, Francis Bacon Studies, that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations.

    The first essay, by Christopher Bucklow, argues compellingly that Bacon does not depict the reality of his subjects, but rather their reality for him - in his memory, in his sensibility, and in his private world of sensations and ideas.

    Steven Jaron's essay questions the psychological implications of Bacon's habitual language, his obsession with `the wound', with vulnerability and the nervous system. Jaron's deconstruction of Bacon's visual imagination results in revealing insights into the man and his work.

    Darian Leader's long-time fascination with Bacon's paintings predates his powerful BBC documentary, In the Name of the Father? (1996). His contribution to this book, presents the latest of his fresh and stimulating insights into the artist.

    The focus in John Onians's contribution explores the effect of Bacon's non-conscious mental processes in the creation of his paintings.

    `The "Visual Shock" of Francis Bacon: An essay in Neuroaesthetics' is a newly edited and now fully illustrated re-presentation of an article by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu, previously accessible only online.

    Martin Harrison, Editor of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonne, edits the book and contributes the Preface and Afterword.

    The Estate of Francis Bacon Publishing,
    supported by Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco,
    in association with Thames & Hudson.

    ISBN: 9780500970973
    Publication date: 09/05/2019
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Harrison, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • 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
  • Beauty of Everyday Things
    Beauty of Everyday Things
    The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty.In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, these essays call for us to deepen and transform our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple, humble craftsmen Yanagi encountered during his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, they are an earnest defence of modest, honest, handcrafted things - from traditional teacups to jars to cloth and paper. Objects like these exemplify the enduring appeal of simplicity and function- the beauty of everyday things.

    ISBN: 9780241366356
    Publication date: 08/01/2019
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Yanagi, Soetsu
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • 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
  • Birds and Butterflies Colour by Number
    Birds and Butterflies Colour by Number
    Blessed with the gift of flight, birds and butterflies are some of the most beautiful, colourful creatures on our planet. This collection of colour-by-number images celebrates the variety of these wonderful species, from familiar garden songbirds to elusive jungle butterflies. All of the images are numbered so that, by following the key, you can add colour and build up an accurate depiction of each species. Colouring by numbers has opened up a world of creativity for millions of people. With a little patience and care, you can hone your colouring skills to create great-looking images. The numbers in the images correspond to the numbered colour key on the inside of this flap. Spend some time matching your set of coloured pencils to the colours in the key - you can even label each pencil with a number to make things easier. You will find fully coloured versions of all the images inside the cover.

    ISBN: 9781784286491
    Publication date: 15/06/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Storino, Sara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • 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
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