• Complete guide to Woodworking
    Complete guide to Woodworking
    Ultimate and comprehensive guide to woodworking, for aspiring crafters who don’t know where to start

    Want to get into woodworking but don’t know where to start? Then this is the book for you. Designer-maker-teacher Chris Tribe walks you through the processes step-by-step, answering all your questions along the way. What tools do you need? How do you use them? What wood should you use and where can you get it from? And how do you give it that professional finish?

    You will find out all about setting up a workshop, mastering the essential woodworking techniques and making and finishing some specially designed projects to put your new skills into practice.

    Chris’s detailed instructions will show you how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools. And his troubleshooting’ clinics that appear throughout the book will explain what to do if things don’t turn out as expected and how to get your project back on track.

    ISBN: 9781782215714
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Tribe, C
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Concrete Houses:The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    Concrete Houses:The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    ISBN: 9781760760410
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Joe, Rollo
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • 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
  • Dali Les Diners De Gala
    Dali Les Diners De Gala
    Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows: sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case. The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894-1982) were the stuff of legend. Luckily for us, Dali published a cookbook in 1973, Les diners de Gala, which reveals some of the sensual, imaginative, and exotic elements that made up their notorious gatherings.This reprint features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters, specially illustrated by Dali, and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dali's extravagant musings on subjects such as dinner conversation: "The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge

    ISBN: 9783836508766
    Publication date: 27/09/2016
    Price: $21.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $21.00
  • De Lempicka
    De Lempicka
    Tamara de Lempicka (1896–1980) lived art in the fast lane. With an appetite for glamour and fame as much as Left Bank bohemianism, she fled her native Russia after the Bolshevik revolution and set about taking Paris by storm. Her prolific, monumental oeuvre remains one of the most vivid documents of 1920s Art Deco.
    De Lempicka’s style deployed cool colors and tight, post-cubist forms into an at once neoclassical and voluptuous figuration. Her subjects, often nude, are sensual, aloof, and powerful. Bedecked in seductive light and textures, they command our attention but typically avert their gaze with an aspect of haughty grandeur. Her subjects include both high-society patrons and progressive portraits of emancipated and lesbian women, such as Women Bathing, Portrait of Suzy Solidor, and her notorious Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti, showing Tamara behind the wheel. A vision of speed, sophistication, and independence, the work was commissioned for the cover of German magazine Die Dame, which defined de Lempicka as the epitome of women’s liberation.
    Through some of her finest, most compelling portraits, this introduction to de Lempicka explores the artist’s unique visual language and its privileged place not only in the annals of interwar art but also in the history of female artists and in our collective consciousness of the Roaring Twenties.


    ISBN: 9783836532273
    Price: $26.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $26.99
  • 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
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