Arts & Photography (834)

Printing Technology

ISBN: 9789881668707

Author: Artpower    Publisher: Gingko Press

The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality o...


The very best in printing techniques are on display in Printing Technology, a collection that will astound readers with both the quantity and creative quality of featured projects. Printing techniques running from high-tech laser-cutting to hand-crafted pressings of tree bark and leaves and everything in between, such as rubber stamping, letter presses, screen prints, fabric printing, and heat-sensitive paper. Many of the projects use multiple printing methods to create the final desired effect. Images that highlight the individuality and craftsmanship of projects are accompanied by descriptions from designers, as well as explanations of the printing processes used to achieve the final product.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 223 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2014


$115.00 $57.50
Sketch City

ISBN: 9781584235927

Publisher: Gingko Press

Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around ...


Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2015


$59.99 $30.00
The Lives of Colonial Objects

ISBN: 9781927322024

Author: Annabel Cooper    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them....


The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the authors, including historians, archivists, curators and Māori scholars, have each chosen an object from New Zealand’s colonial past, and their examinations open up our history in astonishingly varied ways. Some are treasured family possessions such as a kahu kiwi, a music album or a grandmother’s travel diary, and their stories have come down through families. Some, like the tauihu of a Māori waka, a Samoan kilikiti bat or a flying boat, are housed in museums. Others – a cannon, a cottage and a country road – inhabit public spaces but they too turn out to have unexpected histories. Things invite us into the past through their tangible, tactile and immediate presence: in this collection they serve as 50 paths into New Zealand’s colonial history. While each chapter is the story of a particular object, The Lives of Colonial Objects as a whole informs and enriches the colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 255 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2015


$50.00
Box It Up

ISBN: 9781584235972

Author: Basheer Graphics    Publisher: Gingko Press

The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, ...


The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, and other boxes and crates have flourished in mediums beyond simple wrapping and storage. Installations featuring multicolored storage containers, reusable cardboard furniture, and cardboard pop-ups are showcased in chapters “Stack it Up,” “Open it Up,” and “Wrap it Up.” Projects as small as to-go fondu kits and large as fully functional cardboard theatrical stages, friendly as blocky cardboard friends and sophisticated as Nike shoeboxes modeled after 1980s boom boxes fill the pages, documented with bright, high-quality images. Full of constructions that are imaginative as well as downright fun, Box It Up proves that when it comes to innovative design, the “humble box” is incredibly versatile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
Lettering : Drawing Letters

ISBN: 9788415829850

Publisher: Monsa

This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as ...


This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as featuring full-page examples of their best work, Lettering also includes a brief introduction to each artist/designer which explores their techniques and inspirations.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 184 x 236 mm


$69.99 $24.99
Olivia Spencer Bower

ISBN: 9781927145074

Author: Julie King    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point...


"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
Manga Inspired

ISBN: 9788416500017

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

A fantastic "Manga" illustration book, that counts with the compilation of twenty-three artists of recognised international prestige. Among them we find Llidoll...


A fantastic "Manga" illustration book, that counts with the compilation of twenty-three artists of recognised international prestige. Among them we find Llidoll, Naoshi, Emperpep, Yukiko Yokoo, Andrea Innocent, Akira Ebihara, Sandra G.H., Tado, Devilrobots, Yumiko Kayukawa.. that have personally selected some of their best pieces and told us first person which programs they use to edit their work and where they find their inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


$49.99
Animal Graphics

ISBN: 9789881426000

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, prid...


It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, pride, or power, or just as easily associate themselves with loyalty, reliability, or playfulness. Restaurants may use them to artistically touch on the contents of their menu or their particular ideology; corporations to distinguish themselves in a world of plain symbols and vector art. Animal Graphics explores the wide range of possibilities with animal imagery, capturing these wild designs in their native habitats of artwork, publications, and personal and corporate branding and identities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$99.00
Wildlife Designs Colouring Book

ISBN: 9781497200272

Author: Ben Kwok    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This book offers an inky world of intricately realized artwork for aspiring coloring book artists. Each of these 30 hyper-detailed and exquisitely rendered illu...


This book offers an inky world of intricately realized artwork for aspiring coloring book artists. Each of these 30 hyper-detailed and exquisitely rendered illustrations is designed to pull the viewer in and hold them hostage! The more you look at these beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations, the more the image unfolds into greater and greater details. TangleEasy Wildlife is printed on quality, heavyweight paper, micro-perfed for easy removal and framing.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 220 x 280 x 5 mm


$34.99
Otherworldly

ISBN: 9783899556384

Publisher: Gestalten

Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. Hig...


Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity— from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette. Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores ground-breaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2016


$130.00
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