• Contemporary Paper Marbling
    Contemporary Paper Marbling
    The art of paper marbling is ancient. Always beautiful, it is having a renaissance as the author and others try and save this dying art.

    Artist and author Lucy McGrath is a contemporary paper artist who specialises in paper marbling. her book is a wonderful introduction to the craft for beginners but takes you on a journey through simple to advanced techniques - most with step by step instructions and photography - plus a range of some of the most beautiful paper marbling today.

    The book covers: An Introduction and brief history; Preparation and equipment (with recipes for the thickened water that the paint floats on plus the paints themselves); Planning Your Design (mood boards, colour palettes, testing paint behaviour and paper); Pattern Tutorials (ways of applying paint; Swirl, Git Gel (Turkish traditional pattern), Nonpareil (fine tooth comb use), Spanish Wave, Ebru (flowers on the surface of the water); Advanced Techniques (including figurative images); and finally Uses for the Marbled paper (with bookbinding, origami, collage).

    Long overdue, this is an important book to inspire and teach a wonderful craft to a new generation.

    ISBN: 9781849945530
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: McGrath, Lucy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Cult Artists
    Cult Artists
    What makes a cult artist? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique, or critically divisive, cult artists come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more still remain anonymous until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight.

    Cult Artists handpicks 50 notable figures in the modern art world and explores the creative genius that earned them the 'cult' label, while celebrating the works that made their names. From the iconic Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, to radical activists such as the Guerrilla Girls and Ana Mendieta. The artistic mediums explored are similarly varied, with sculptors, performance, graffiti and fine artists alike. From little knowns with small, devout followings, to superstars gracing the covers of magazines, each is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonise and delight.

    Cult Artists is an essential addition to any art lovers' library, as well as an entertaining introduction to our weird and wonderful art world.

    ISBN: 9780711240292
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Finel Honigman, Ana
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Cy Twombly Fifty Years of Works on Paper
    Cy Twombly Fifty Years of Works on Paper
    Cy Twombly is undoubtedly the most sensitive mind among the greats of contemporary art. His work finds its most personal expression in small, intimately sized drawings which he has from the very outset produced as of accompaniments to his paintings: they not only reflect all the stages in the development of his painterly oeuvre but also transcend it. Our book now available as a softcover reprint covers the major retrospective which the Hermitage organized to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the City of St. Petersburg. The eighty-four drawings, most of them from the artist s own collection, date from between 1953 and 2002 and thus embrace his entire oeuvre, from the early monotypes to the major mythological cycles of later years. This unique retrospective on fifty years of his marvelous drawings fully reveals just how fascinating Twombly s aesthetic approach is and attests to his great talent for invention."

    ISBN: 9783829607872
    Publication date: 25/09/2016
    Price: $155.00
    Author: Sylvester, Julie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $155.00
  • Dadaism
    Dadaism
    A precursor to Surrealism, the Dada movement stressed the absurd and unpredictable, the illogical and chaotic, lashing out against traditional esthetics and upending artistic conventions. Emerging from the artistic and intellectual milieu of Zurich during World War I, it signaled a re-evaluation of art's cultural relevance in the shadow of industrialized war. Jean Arp, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray were among the most famous proponents of Dada, creating works that dared viewers to expand their notions of what might be considered art. This book explains the impulses and theories that gave rise to Dada, the forerunner of conceptual art. Featured artists: Max Ernst, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Johannes Baader, Hannah Hoch, Raoul Hausmann, Kurt Schwitters, Johannes Theodor Baargeld, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Tristan Tzara, Man Ray.

    ISBN: 9783836505628
    Price: $26.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Dali
    Dali
    Picasso called Dali "an outboard motor that's always running." Dali thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, and film maker, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics - and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting. Dali brought extraordinary sensitivity, imagination, and concern for precision to bear upon submerged levels of consciousness. This lively biography presents the infamous Surrealist Dali in full colour and in his own words. His provocative ideas are all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. And the fantastic phenomenon that was Salvador Dali is grasped entire and placed in its various contexts.

    ISBN: 9783836560009
    Publication date: 25/05/2015
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Neret, Gilles
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Dali Duchamp
    Dali Duchamp
    Dali/Duchamp examines in detail the often-overlooked relationship between two of the twentieth century's most famous artists. Though polar opposites at first glance, Duchamp, the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918; and the more showman-like Dali, the exceptional painter of fantastical landscapes; were united by a combination of humour and scepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life. After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the Surrealist group, they maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, spending time together in Paris, New York and Catalonia, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaques, close to Dali's home in Port Lligat. Throughout the book, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, chief among them eroticism and identity, and both men's surprising engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Each section is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists' bodies of work, and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that demonstrate the enduring warmth of their friendship.
    This publication accompanies two exhibitions: 7 October 2017 - 7 January 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London; and 5 February - 28 May 2018, The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida.

    ISBN: 9781910350478
    Publication date: 27/09/2017
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Ades, Dawn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $99.99
  • Drawings of Rembrandt
    Drawings of Rembrandt
    This sweeping overview of Rembrandt's extraordinary achievement as a draughtsman fills a gap in the otherwise enormous literature on the artist. Beautifully illustrated, mostly in colour, the more than 150 drawings - culled from a corpus of some 800 - are discussed in detail. The drawings span Rembrandt's entire productive life as an artist, from early self-portraits in the 1620s to late drawings from the 1660s of the victim of an execution, a state coach, and historical and mythological images. The scope of the book allows readers to delve into the very broad range of Rembrandt's oeuvre of drawings.

    ISBN: 9780500295359
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Silve, Seymour
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Duchamp
    Duchamp
    An enigma to art historians and a great source of inspiration to other artists Someone else may have invented the wheel, but Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) invented the ready-made. A bottle dryer may be a bottle dryer, but signed by Duchamp it is also one of the major works of 20th century art.
    Duchamp has been an enigma to art historians and a great source of inspiration to other artists. This study addresses the myth and reveals the compelling charisma of Marcel Duchamp.

    ISBN: 9783836534321
    Price: $26.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps
    Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps
    Creating your own homemade soap has never been easier or safer than with Jan Berry's simple lye-free melt and pour recipes, made entirely of all-natural ingredients you can feel good about using.

    Each recipe stems from a pre-made soap base, which readers will easily customize with fun colors, scents and textures by infusing it with herbs, flowers and essential oils. Choose between uniquely interesting scents such as Soothing Sunflower Soap, Dandelion Honey Soap, Jewelweed and Oatmeal Soap, and many more. Making creative designs is a popular part of this method, and Jan provides step-by-step tutorials for fresh, creative designs that readers will love. The book also provides instructions for creating other bath and body products, such as sugar scrub cubes, shave soaps, whipped soaps, charcoal salt bars, etc.

    Readers can further personalize these projects to their own needs with Jan's thoughtful recipe adaptations, which include tips for making soaps allergy-free, extra nourishing and more. She has also included alternate versions of some of the most popular made-with-lye recipes, so you can make and enjoy your favorites in a safer and more natural way!

    The book will include 75 recipes and 75 photos.

    ISBN: 9781624148743
    Publication date: 19/11/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Berry, Jan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Edvard Munch Love and Angst
    Edvard Munch Love and Angst
    Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is best known today as a painter, but his reputation was in fact established through his prints, which were central to his creative process. His printmaking was experimental and innovative, and he continually revisited the subjects of his paintings in striking prints, in which he evoked a wide range of emotion and mood through the use of varied techniques.

    Munch's early life in the industrial town of Kristiania (renamed Oslo in 1925) was marked by sickness and poverty. His first works centred on the expression of deep emotional experiences, specifically the deaths of his mother and teenage sister when he was growing up, as well as passionate yet unhappy love affairs of which his deeply religious father disapproved. Encouraged by his encounters with a Bohemian society of artists, writers and poets, he developed a visual landscape that was a radical deviation from the slick society portraits and grand Scandinavian landscapes then so much in vogue. His efforts attracted considerable attention and much criticism, and he practised with little financial success as a painter for ten years before he started to gain his reputation as a profoundly innovative printmaker.

    Written by a team of acknowledged experts, and with an interview by writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, this book will shed new light on the production of some of Munch's most remarkable works.

    ISBN: 9780500480465
    Publication date: 11/04/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Bartrum, Giulia
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Egon Schiele
    Egon Schiele
    2018 marks the centenary of Egon Schiele's death. To coincide with this occasion the publication will present the painting collection of the Belvedere Vienna including highlights such as Eduard Kosmack, House Wall, Death and Girl, The E mbrace and Four Tr ees. The book provides an opportunity to study the artist's work processes in greater detail and to follow the fascinating routes taken by his works before reaching the museum.

    In 1918 the OEsterreichische Galerie under Director Franz M. Haberditzl was the first Austrian museum to acquire an oil painting by Schiele during his lifetime. Today the museum owns one of the top collections of paintings from the years 1907 - 1918 by the artist. The publication will examine each work separately and will answer questi ons with regard to their acquisition and subject as well as related works. At the same time, the results of the investigations into painting technique which the works have undergone since 2016 will be presented for the first time. Complementary essays the history of the collection and the changes to the stocks of Schiele's works which are taking place as a result of museum reforms, the exchange of pictures or the restitution of individual works.

    ISBN: 9783777431185
    Publication date: 29/11/2018
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Rollig, Stella
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • Eileen Mayo Nature Art and Poetry
    Eileen Mayo Nature Art and Poetry
    Eileen Mayo's extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of England's foremost print artists in 1930s London. This book publishes for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations produced throughout her life in England, Australia and New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781877375552
    Publication date: 11/02/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Vangioni, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
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