Arts & Photography (807)

Festival Fever

ISBN: 9788416500604

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are ...


The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are extremely effective, seeking a relationship between art and modernity, directly focusing on their target. The key point in the advertising and communication of different festivals that we present centers on the corporate image and on its advertising. In recent years, advertisers, copywriters and illustrators have teamed up to offer within an image all the information needed to catch the attention of the public. We highlight the works of: Paula Bonet, Studio Muti, Invisible Creature, Alexis Bukowski, Studio Fnt, Quim Marin, Yeji Yun, and Lawerta.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$65.00
The Dirtyland : The Art of Brian M Viveros

ISBN: 9780996135108

Author: Andrew Hosner    Publisher: Gingko Press

Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever m...


Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever monograph on this talented self-taught artist allows us to enter his fantasy world where women are sexy and powerful and men are nowhere to be seen. From his first group exhibition 20 years ago where his work was exhibited alongside the likes of H.R. Giger and Eric Stanton, his reputation among the art community and collectors alike has continued to grow. Dirtyland documents eighteen years of his work including over 100 full-page reproductions of his classic paintings, in-depth essays, an interview with the artist, behind the scenes photographs and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 230 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$89.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2017
Makers Ware

ISBN: 9781584236672

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Gingko Press

An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in thi...


An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colors and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with the creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$65.00
Frida

ISBN: 9781584236641

Author: Benjamin Lacombe    Publisher: Gingko Press

A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist’s world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive ...


A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist’s world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in — passing through aspects of her life, art and creative process while exploring the themes that inspired her most, such as love, death and maternity. Iconic and visceral, her work has always had the ability to transcend borders and resonate with its honest and graphic depiction of the human condition. Until now, there has never been a greater homage. Excerpts from Frida Kahlo’s personal diaries alternate with Sébastian Perez’s poetic musings to give fresh insight and emotional depth, while Benjamin Lacombe’s stunning artwork masterfully conveys the symbolism and surrealism of her art. A must for any fan or bibliophile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 286 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 24-07-2017


$75.00
Forever More: The New Tattoo

ISBN: 9783899559262

Author: Hannah Graves    Publisher: Gestalten

Modern-day passion, tangible tradition, and striking creativity: trace how tattooing continues to evolve in the follow up to Forever. From the fluidity of water...


Modern-day passion, tangible tradition, and striking creativity: trace how tattooing continues to evolve in the follow up to Forever. From the fluidity of watercolor to the meticulous nature of dotwork to the stunning detail of realism, the various styles of tattooing allow creativity to flourish. And whether inked in a clandestine spot or showcased visibly, every piece has its story. In Ukraine and Turkey, tattoos are political statements. Today, celebrated artists travel the world, organizing appointments exclusively via social media. Tattooing can be a way of life. Following the success of Forever: The New Tattoo, this volume further tracks the scene’s inventiveness and originality as tattoos emerge from subculture obscurity. Just as the needle infuses the skin with ink, the artists profiled here infuse life into current tattoo culture. Forever Now explores their unique stories and iconic work whilst creating a comprehensive narrative of this dynamic and enduring scene.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
You're Invited

ISBN: 9783899559200

Publisher: Gestalten

Invitations provide the perfect personal touch for everything from private events to opening nights. You’re Invited! is the definitive guide to this versatile...


Invitations provide the perfect personal touch for everything from private events to opening nights. You’re Invited! is the definitive guide to this versatile and charming medium. Whether for a wedding, a birthday, or a fashion show, invitations carry a touch of the personal. Carefully crafted, they span the spectrum, from the whimsical to the elegant. Brands are allowed a freedom of expression through the intimate nature of an invitation. Clients enjoy receiving tokens from corporate affairs or garden parties. The complexity of this modest format is shown alongside the delight taken in its details. You’re Invited! showcases a myriad of paper choices, hand-lettering techniques, and behind the scenes profiles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
From Lens To Eye To Hand

ISBN: 9783791356075

Author: Terrie Sultan    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood ...


Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood as being overtly traditional, artists at the vanguard of this important movement were trailblazers. Use of the camera as the foundation of painterly expression is common today, but in the 1970s Photorealists were embarking on a groundbreaking way of seeing and depicting the world. Drawing on major public and private collections, the book features works by the masters of Photorealism. Along with numerous illustrations, the book also includes an introductory essay by noted artist and writer Richard Kalina, and an in-depth essay by Terrie Sutlan, focusing on photorealistic watercolors and works on paper.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$95.00
Playing With Fire

ISBN: 9783791356853

Author: Carlos Almaraz    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first full-length monograph devoted to an artist known for both his politically engaged cultural productio...


Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first full-length monograph devoted to an artist known for both his politically engaged cultural production as well as his vibrant, highly sought-after studio art, particularly his scenes of car crashes and pastoral depictions of L.A.’s Echo Park. Among the leading figures whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano Art movement in the 1970s, Almaraz began his career with works for the United Farm Workers and cofounded the important artists collective Los Four. Although he saw himself as an activist, Almaraz straddled multiple — and often contradictory — identities that drew from divergent cultures and approaches, and his work became less overtly political and more personal, psychological, dreamlike, and even mystical as he evolved artistically. The book features more than 60 works, mostly from the late 1970s through 1989, the year of the artist’s untimely death at age 48, as well as selections from his journals and recollections from numerous colleagues and friends who knew him throughout his career.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 235 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$110.00
DUE > 31st Oct 2017
Trick of the Eye

ISBN: 9783791373218

Author: Silke Vry    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the pai...


If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the paint is wet; the fruit is real; the window is open; the figure’s eyes are following you around the room. This fun and informative book takes young readers on a thematic tour of art as illusion. From the Parthenon through examples from nearly every major movement and culture, vibrant works of art are revealed to contain visual tricks, puns, hidden clues and just plain deceit. Seurat’s pointillism, da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa, Magritte’s playful paintings-within-paintings, Duane Hanson’s eerily realistic statues are all explored in detail to discuss the techniques, styles, use of perspective, and composition that implore us to look at them again and again. Filled with ideas for do-it-yourself optical projects, each chapter focuses on a theme such as colour, hidden pictures, and surrealism. Designed with the curious eye in mind, this book will introduce young readers to beguiling works of art with fresh insight and a new way of appreciating some of the world’s most important works of art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$24.99
Vermeer's Secret World

ISBN: 9783791373294

Author: Vincent Etienne    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Scenes of domestic life and rich color make Johannes Vermeer’s art both accessible and irresistible. Designed and written to appeal to young readers, this eng...


Scenes of domestic life and rich color make Johannes Vermeer’s art both accessible and irresistible. Designed and written to appeal to young readers, this engaging introduction to the Dutch master encourages children to experience the charm and mystery of Vermeer’s work. Large, vibrant reproductions allow a close study of the fascinating details that make Vermeer’s paintings so compelling and enable the colors, for which he was so famous, to leap off the page. Recent books and movies have brought Vermeer into the forefront of popular culture, and this lively and informative book introduces the artist to children.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$24.99
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