Arts & Photography (612)

Art Masterpieces Dot-to-Dot

ISBN: 9780486808918

Author: Peter Donahue    Publisher: Dover Publications

These 30 complex puzzles prove that dot-to-dots aren't just for kids! Each page features hundreds of numbered dots that slowly reveal famous works of art by Leo...


These 30 complex puzzles prove that dot-to-dots aren't just for kids! Each page features hundreds of numbered dots that slowly reveal famous works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gauguin, Degas, and many others. Double the fun by coloring the pictures! Answers included. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Art Masterpieces Dot-to-Dot and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$17.99
Stationery Fever

ISBN: 9783791382722

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s it...


This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s items. And as today’s trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases the plethora of retro and fine office goods being produced and sold around the world. Organized like your favorite stationery store—pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, greeting cards, school supplies, etc.—it features exquisitely photographed objects that transcend the decades since laptops took over most of our office needs. Each chapter highlights distinct objects and features a store that specializes in that category. Along the way, readers will learn the history of the lined notebook, the proper way to sharpen a pencil, and the story of how postcards came to be. Whether you’re stuffing a college backpack or decorating your home office, this book will appeal to lovers of lo-fi and bespoke objects alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
A Year in Photography

ISBN: 9783791381855

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists ...


Now available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday. Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is the iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier-Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


$55.00
A Year In Art

ISBN: 9783791382913

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring an attractive new format and a selection of the best of the first two volumes in the A Year in Art series, this book includes 365 works of art, from R...


Featuring an attractive new format and a selection of the best of the first two volumes in the A Year in Art series, this book includes 365 works of art, from Renaissance paintings to modern art masterpieces, from Medieval art to Picasso, and from Russian icons to Chagall. Imagine 365 masterpieces of art from around the world at your fingertips. That’s what readers will find as they turn the pages day after day to discover a full-page exquisitely reproduced artwork from a variety of eras, genres, and media. Further enhancing these pages are quotations to ponder, surprise, and delight. This book also serves as a perpetual calendar and opposite the color illustrations there is plenty of space to record birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates as well as personal notes and reflections. As functional as it is beautiful, this book’s global and historical collection of images makes the perfect gift for lovers of art and will offer inspiration every day of the year.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$55.00
The Figurative Pollock

ISBN: 9783791355863

Author: Josef Helfenstein    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Jackson Pollock’s name has become synonymous with the abstract drip paintings that he famously created on the floor of his studio. Before these paintings, fro...


Jackson Pollock’s name has become synonymous with the abstract drip paintings that he famously created on the floor of his studio. Before these paintings, from the 1930s to the late 1940s, Pollock created figurative works, studying at one time under the painter Thomas Hart Benton and with the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Pollock took up figuration again after his famous drip paintings. This book starts with the early decades and also treats Pollock’s re-adoption of the figuration after his renowned abstract paintings. The Figurative Pollock features 100 paintings and works on paper. From rolling landscapes to experiments in non-Western totemic painting to sketches and drawings fueled by Jungian analysis, the enormous range of Pollock’s early and late work is presented here. Brimming with confidence and a sense of freedom, distinct yet so easily related to Pollock’s most famous oeuvre, these works contribute to an understanding of how the artist found his voice.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$125.00
Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age 1900-1918

ISBN: 9783791355825

Author: Tobias Natter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Klimt was a central figure in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual po...


Klimt was a central figure in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, and a crucial link between nineteenth-century Symbolism and Modernism. His sensual portrayals of women are among his most celebrated works and the focus of this book. Highlights of the publication include Klimt's most important society portraits, such as Serena Lederer (1899); Gertrud Loew (1902); Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907); Mäda Primavesi (1913); Elisabeth Lederer (1914–16); and Ria Munk III (1917). These works cover the gamut of Klimt's portrait style, from his early ethereal works influenced by Symbolism and the Pre-Raphaelite movement to his so-called "golden style," as well as his almost Fauvist depictions. These art works are complemented by preparatory Klimt sketches and decorative arts from the Wiener Werkstätte.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$125.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2016
Francis Bacon : Invisible Rooms

ISBN: 9783791355764

Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, to...


Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, torment, and isolation. Incorporating the insights of The Logic of Sensation, French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s seminal criticism of Bacon’s work, this volume highlights Bacon’s approach to space as one of the defining forces of his work. By organizing the spatial and dramatic structure of his compositions with barely visible cubic or elliptical cages, his figures become trapped in a kind of invisible room. This sense of confinement creates a direct, unsettling impression on the viewer, and further emphasizes the painter’s dark vision. This book features stunning reproductions of 40 large-scale paintings, including Study for a Portrait (1952), Chimpanzee (1955), Three Studies of the Male Back (1970), and Sand Dune (1983) as well as a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper. This book also contains a series of essays that explore the range of variation in Bacon’s use of isolating constructions over a period of nearly 50 years, as well as the nature of his painting technique and compositions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2016


$95.00
Lettering: Tips For Creation

ISBN: 9788416500321

Author: Eva Minguet   

Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decad...


Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decades, is currently enjoying wide popularity thanks to its many talented exponents worldwide, including Tobias Hall, Craig Black, Martina Flor, Ivan Castro, Betrayer Family, Tobias Saul, Sergio Jiménez... The book is divided into two parts; in the first half each artist has selected examples of their work and discussed their influences and early career, while in the second half each of them provides a new piece of work, talking us through the creative and production process, step by step, from the initial idea and sketch, explaining how the dimensions were worked out and the letters combined to ultimately form a harmonious message. This is a complete book for all lovers of the art, and those who want to take a glance at this wonderful world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2016


$65.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2016
Upcyclist

ISBN: 9783791349503

Author: Antonia Edwards    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. U...


Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant, and global collection that showcases what today’s designers are creating out of yesterday’s materials. Upcycling is the process of transforming seemingly low value items into something new. Today’s upcyclists are creating stunning furniture, lighting, and art objects that combine values of superb craftsmanship and design with ideas of how “waste” can be both inspiring and informing. While the environmental and financial benefits of upcycling are readily acknowledged in Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors, the designers and makers profiled show how the practice can result in pieces that are as aesthetically exciting as anything created using only raw materials. Based on the author’s popular website, this book features hundreds of creations from an international collection of today’s most exciting designers. It is organized by material, with chapters dedicated to wood, metal, glass and ceramics, textiles, plastic, paper, and mixed media. Reclaimed tree branches and barn doors are transformed into exquisite pieces of furniture; bicycle chains into chandeliers; t-shirts into rugs; saris into upholstery. Filled with an enormous range of materials and objects, this unique book will inspire any designer or design-conscious consumer to incorporate upcycling into their creative practice or interior design projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$95.00
Dali's Moustaches

ISBN: 9783791382555

Author: Boris Friedewald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether curled into a figure 8 or splayed like a cat’s whiskers, Dali’s moustache is arguably the world’s most famous facial hair. But when asked to expla...


Whether curled into a figure 8 or splayed like a cat’s whiskers, Dali’s moustache is arguably the world’s most famous facial hair. But when asked to explain why he styled it in such bizarre and seemingly comic fashion, the artist remarked that his moustache was “the most serious part” of his personality. In this book, Boris Friedewald tells the life story of the renowned Spanish Surrealist through the various moustache styles he had throughout his life. Dali cultivated his moustaches—he staged them and had them photographed. But these were more than mere vanity projects. Dali’s evolving facial hair signifies certain points in the artist’s own metamorphosis and was a kind of antenna of his metaphysical inspiration. Illustrated with many intriguing photographs of the artist and his ever-changing moustache, this book describes how Dali cared for and styled his facial hair, and shows how it influenced many artists in his wake—from Ringo Starr to Lady Gaga. Filled with anecdotes and engaging commentary about Dali’s work, this book offers readers a fascinating new way of looking at the artist, his life, and his legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$49.99
DUE > 9th Dec 2016
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