• 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
  • Botanicals
    Botanicals (Just Draw) presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration.
    Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. Advice covers composition, colour, painting techniques and
    tips for working with plants. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.

    ISBN: 9780711251328
    Publication date: 07/01/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Birch, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 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
  • Cabin Porn Inside
    Cabin Porn Inside
    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this book, its creators delve deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn- Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

    ISBN: 9780241388549
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed fashion house Chanel

    Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of
    the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is
    created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer
    Laetitia Ce nac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is
    usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of
    beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist
    Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld's approach to design is brought
    to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans-the
    embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more-who
    specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and
    cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also
    detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collection is a richly visual insider's look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.

    ISBN: 9781419740084
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Cenac, Laetitia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France
    Known worldwide for his architecture and interior designs, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was also an extremely gifted painter. Towards the end of his life, he gave up his principal career as an architect and moved to the south of France where he devoted himself to painting in watercolour. Meticulously executed and brilliantly coloured, these landscape watercolours are conceived with a sense of design and an eye for pattern in nature, which owes much to his brilliance as an architect and designer. This book charts Mackintosh's time in France and explores his career as a landscape painter, placing his work in the context of the modern movement. The forty-four paintings Mackintosh is known to have completed while in France are illustrated, and are supported by documentary photographs of the places he painted as well as extracts from his letters written to his wife and friends. This new, revised edition of an enduringly popular title on one of Scotland's best-loved artists contains a new foreword by the Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland, Sir John Leighton, and will feature a new cover design, updated to feature the popular flexicover binding. AUTHORS: Pamela Robertson is a leading authority on the works of Mackintosh and his circle. She is currently a Governor of the Glasgow School of Art and Professor of Mackintosh Studies and Senior Curator, Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. Philip Long is the current director of the V&A Dundee and former senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. SELLING POINTS: The first publication to discuss in depth this period of Mackintosh's work Written by the leading Mackintosh expert Includes extracts from Mackintosh's letters written while in France, to friends and family Revised edition which features a fresh, modern new cover New, popular flexicover binding - adds a modern, luxurious feel Contains a new foreword by the Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland, Sir John Leighton 80 colour images

    ISBN: 9781911054405
    Publication date: 01/01/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Robertson, P.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • 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
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