Arts & Photography (574)

Art Deco

ISBN: 9783791382418

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco sty...


Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco style is so recognizable and widespread that its original impact on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation. This book draws our attention back to the birth of Art Deco a period between two devastating world wars when industrialization was flourishing, interest in archaeology was peaking, and movements such as Cubism, Constructivism, Futurism, and Modernism were turning the art world on its head. Brilliantly designed to reflect the style it celebrates, "Art Deco" is filled with hundreds of examples of painting, architecture, interiors, jewelry, crafts, furniture, and fashion. Author Norbert Wolf traces the chronology of the Art Deco style by looking at the politics and culture of Europe in the 1920s and early 30s and the artistic movements that paralleled its popularity. He follows Art Deco s influence in Europe and its spread to the Americas and Asia. Most importantly, this wideranging volume looks beyond the era of Art Deco s origination to the present day. Pointing to the numerous revivals and contemporary echoes in painting and even literature, this beautiful volume demonstrates the style s lasting importance."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 226 x 323 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$95.00
Graphic Recording

ISBN: 9783899556568

Author: Anna Lena Schiller    Publisher: Gestalten

To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it l...


To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it live with markers and a large sheet of paper. Hand-drawn cartoons and diagrams entertainingly represent key messages, ideas, goals, and results, ensuring high engagement and retention.§This book is the first how-to guide for creating graphic recordings and using them to make meetings and workshops more effective. Expert graphic recorder Anna Lena Schiller reveals the essential tools and techniques with examples and helpful visuals.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$120.00
DUE > 28th Oct 2016
Anatomy Drawing School : Human and Animal

ISBN: 9783848010080

Author: Andras Szunyoghy    Publisher: h f Ullmann

For centuries, the study of anatomy has played an important role in the education of artists. An understanding of anatomy constitutes the basis for the precise ...


For centuries, the study of anatomy has played an important role in the education of artists. An understanding of anatomy constitutes the basis for the precise representation of human and animal forms, whether at rest or in motion. With more than one thousand detailed illustrations by the Hungarian master artist András Szunyoghy, Anatomy Drawing School offers an in-depth view into the anatomy of human beings and selected mammals. This effective combination of artistic and scientific depictions makes Anatomy Drawing School an essential reference work for painters, graphic artists, and anyone interested in anatomy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 420


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2016


$39.99
Chaz Bojorquez

ISBN: 9781937222437

Author: Peter Frank    Publisher: Gingko Press

Legendary artist Chaz Boj—rquez is a student of the world and an American treasure all at once. In this stunning monograph, Boj—rquez’s artistic progression...


Legendary artist Chaz Boj—rquez is a student of the world and an American treasure all at once. In this stunning monograph, Boj—rquez’s artistic progression is revealed one decade at a time, beginning in the 1970s. His early interest in Los Angeles’s native ‘Cholo’ style graffiti writing was later tempered by his work in Asian Calligraphy and his studies at Chouinard Art Institute. As the book unfolds through the decades, the diversity and range of Boj—rquez’s work becomes evident: street graffiti, paintings, logos, type intensive graphic design work and forays into cinema and fashion are all executed to the highest level. The illustrations are accompanied by fascinating stories about how Chaz started as an artist and includes an in-depth interview with Amanda Erlanson. Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank also contributes an essay in the telling of this artist’s fascinating life story.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 254 x 311 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$130.00
DUE > 30th Sep 2016
Designlicious 2

ISBN: 9789810983383

Publisher: Gingko Press

Come back for another helping of mouthwatering design with Designlicious 2, the second volume of visual identities inspired by culinary philosophies. With a foc...


Come back for another helping of mouthwatering design with Designlicious 2, the second volume of visual identities inspired by culinary philosophies. With a focus on food and drink establishments and brands, it explores interior design projects, stationery, menus, and other promotional materials that reflect mission statements or the unique personalities of owners and intended patrons. Its contents include design and identity projects for juice brands and cafes, restaurants and bakeries, and other culinary businesses that see excellent design as a key ingredient for their success. Designlicious 2 is sure to provide an abundance of inspiration for designers looking create delicious solutions for their own design quandaries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$110.00
DUE > 30th Sep 2016
Paper Secret 2

ISBN: 9781584236108

Publisher: Gingko Press

The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applicatio...


The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applications, whether cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped or slotted together. The artists and designers within push paper to its limits, using unique visual effects such as form and shadow to create projects that range from room-filling installation pieces to impossibly delicate life-sized paper hummingbirds. With projects in fashion, personal art, advertising, design and more, Paper Secret 2 reveals the infinite creative freedom and unlimited possibilities hidden within paper.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$79.99
Oscar De La Renta

ISBN: 9783791355238

Authors: Jennifer Park, Molly Sorkin    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A full-scale retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work, this magnificent volume features the designs that defined the fashion icon’s long career. In this fa...


A full-scale retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work, this magnificent volume features the designs that defined the fashion icon’s long career. In this fabulous book, readers will be immersed in the designs that made Oscar de la Renta one of fashion’s most influential designers, who dressed celebrities, American First Ladies, and socialites from around the world. Thematic sections will trace de la Renta’s journey, from his upbringing in the Dominican Republic; the rise of his career in Spain, where he gained his first commissions; his formative years spent in the world’s preeminent fashion houses; and the eventual creation of the company that bears his name. Luxurious color illustrations include images from his historic 1973 fashion show at Versailles, his designs worn from the red carpet to the White House by glamor icons such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift, along with state dinner–worthy creations made exclusively for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. In addition, historic images from de la Renta’s archives illuminate both the breadth and depth of the designer’s work. André Leon Talley’s heartfelt introduction looks back on a long and treasured friendship, and the authors examine the designer’s artistry and technique, as well as the historical and cultural influences that fostered his visionary work in this elaborate tribute to a singular individual.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 260 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$160.00
Abandoned America

ISBN: 9781908211422

Author: Matthew Christopher    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Following on from his bestselling title Abandoned America:The Age of Consequences Matthew Christopher brings Abandoned America: Dismantling The Dream. If the cr...


Following on from his bestselling title Abandoned America:The Age of Consequences Matthew Christopher brings Abandoned America: Dismantling The Dream. If the creation of a structure represents the values and ideals of a time, so too does its subsequent abandonment and eventual destruction. In "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream", internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his tour of the quiet catastrophes dotting American cities, examining the losses and failures that led these ruins to become forsaken by communities that once celebrated them. From the heartbreaking story of a state school that would become home to one of the country's worst cases of fatal neglect and abuse to the shattered remains of what was once the largest mall in the United States, "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream" asks what leads us to leave places behind and what the consequences are of doing so. Exploring the remnants of two gorgeous theaters fighting for survival, the country's largest privately owned zoo, a a beachfront community left for dead when its bridge burned, a massive crumbling asylum, a derelict ocean liner larger than the Titanic, and more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$79.99
Angelus & Diabolus : Angels and Devils

ISBN: 9783848007509

Authors: Maria-Christina Boerner, Rolf Toman, Achim Bednorz    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of ...


Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of good news or tempters, they touch the fundamental hopes and fears of every human being while at the same time depicting the eternal battle of good and evil. In Christian art, angels and devils, with their human-like aspects allied with their angelic or devilish nature, were a favorite theme of painters and sculptors, as their imagination was set free to create artworks that fascinate in every respect, including masterpieces like “The Last Judgement” by Giotto di Bondone, “The Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” by Hieronymus Bosch, or “The Gates of Hell” by Auguste Rodin, to name but a few. Angelus & Diabolus is the first publication of its kind to offer a visually stunning collection of the most beautiful and breath-taking pieces of art reflecting this exciting contrast between Heaven and Hell. Seven comprehensive chapters examine the topic from various angles like the nature, the duties and the hierarchy of angels, the downfall of sinful angels, angelic choirs, the pain of hell, imaginations of the end of the world, or the manifestations of heaven. Substantial texts by art historian Dr. Maria-Christina Boerner are accompanied by striking pictures by photographer Achim Bednorz, some of which show rarely seen details and make otherwise hidden elements accessible to the beholder. This tome comprises an unprecedented compilation of this timeless subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 288 x 438 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$399.00
Anton Corbijn 1 2 3 4

ISBN: 9783791381824

Author: Anton Corbijn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Representing the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, one of the most important photographers and directors working today, this colle...


Representing the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, one of the most important photographers and directors working today, this collection of images, many never before published, focuses on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day. Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that most recently has veered to the making feature length films such as The American, A Most Wanted Man, and Life, due to be released later this year. This gloriously illustrated, oversized book pays homage to Corbijn’s obsession with rock and roll—an interest that has led to lifelong friendships with Bono, Michael Stipe, Dave Gahan, and other iconic musicians. Looking back over three decades, it features hundreds of creative, offbeat images that Corbijn was able to capture largely as a result of his close relationships with his subjects. Nearly every revered musician and band is represented in Corbijn’s archives: Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 to R.E.M., the Rolling Stones to Siouxie and the Banshees. Many of the portraits are accompanied by their subjects’ own take on Corbijn’s distinct style and approach. Also included here are previously unpublished photos of the late Joe Cocker and the band Depeche Mode, who considered him an honorary member. A fitting tribute to an innovative and deeply passionate photographer, this book will rock the worlds of fans of music and photography. Review on propermag.com "Iconic Music Portraits" - vogue.com Interview with Anton Corbijn on potd.pdnonline.com "Bowing out of professional photography" - economist.com


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 240 x 290 x 35 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2015


$160.00
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