• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chill the F*ck Out: a Swear Word Coloring Book
    Chill the F*ck Out: a Swear Word Coloring Book
    Coloring is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Add a bit of subversive and irreverent humor and you have"Chill the F*ck Out"! Beautiful scenes and abstract doodles are combined with irreverent quips like "Shit just got real" that will keep you laughing. Features: -32 original pieces of artwork to color and enjoy-Perforated pages for easy framing-One-side printing so colors don't bleed through

    ISBN: 9781250116406
    Publication date: 14/06/2016
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Caner, Hannah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Christian Year in Painting
    Christian Year in Painting
    The only book in print to present paintings of all the key biblical events in the Christian calendar by Old Masters from the early Renaissance onwards. The stories of Christianity and painting have been intertwined since at least the Middle Ages. The painters of the early, high and late Renaissance in Italy, Spain and northern Europe learned their art and craft while working in the service of both the Church and devout patrons, producing depictions of scenes from the Bible and the lives of the saints for the benefit and instruction of clergy and worshippers alike. This book follows a course through the Christian year - from Advent and the Christmas season, through Holy Week and Easter and the periods of Ordinary Time - to present thirty works celebrating the key events and festivals of the liturgical calendar by some of the bestknown names from art history. Velazquez, Piero della Francesca, Rembrandt, Raphael, Giotto, Titian and Caravaggio are just some of the many celebrated artists included in the book with their representations of feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, Pentecost and All Saints. John S. Dixon guides the reader by offering detailed analysis of the formal qualities and symbolism of each painting, while outlining the biblical stories that inspired their creation and explaining their religious and art historical significance. Full illustrations and close-up details of the featured works are accompanied by comparative illustrations of paintings and sculptures of the subjects by other masters. This beautiful book will enable all lovers of painting, both Christian and non-Christian, to expand their appreciation of these magnificent works of art.

    ISBN: 9781908970343
    Publication date: 12/04/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Dixon, John S.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
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