Arts & Photography (627)

Optical Illusions

ISBN: 9788416504503

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

In Optical Illusions, lines and graphics are turned into communication weapons. This showcase of the most intriguing and eye-deceiving graphic designs includes ...


In Optical Illusions, lines and graphics are turned into communication weapons. This showcase of the most intriguing and eye-deceiving graphic designs includes waves and mazes formed by simple lines, overlapping images, 3D effects, and anamorphic spatial experiences. The techniques featured trick your eyes and reveal how basic elements can have an impressive visual impact. Designers will be amazed by the examples in this book and in turn gain inspiration for amazing their clients.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$110.00
Magical Geometry

ISBN: 9789881470393

Publisher: Gingko Press

Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to conve...


Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to convey both energy and elegant simplicity. Magical Geometry sources projects from outstanding professionals and design teams from around the world to show how the best designs are utilizing striking geometric visuals in contemporary brand strategies. Projects featured include product packaging, posters, business cards, visual brand identities, interior design, and even clothing that all stand out while remaining on-trend, using geometric patterns and shapes in bold new ways to enrich their overall design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$89.99
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Ink - The Art of Tattoo

ISBN: 9789887714835

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate in fashion accessories, tattoos are capable of reflecting both their owner’s style and interests as well as advertising the talent of the artist ...


The ultimate in fashion accessories, tattoos are capable of reflecting both their owner’s style and interests as well as advertising the talent of the artist involved. With tremendous skill and vision they are able to transform skin into canvas, working with their clients to produce artwork that is unique and meaningful. Whether someone is looking for a tattoo in the classic style or something at the heights of innovation, we live in an age where almost anything is possible. Combining motifs from contemporary art and design trends with traditional methods, the artists of today push the boundaries of the expected. Ink – The Art of Tattoo includes interviews with some of the global masters in the field as well as a gallery of truly visionary flash art and exquisite photography throughout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2016


$89.99
My Painting Book : A Journey in the World of Fantasy with Hundertwasser

ISBN: 9783791341132

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to...


Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 270 x 220 mm


$15.99
Hundertwasser Create Your Own City

ISBN: 9783791370439

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architec...


This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architecture. Who wouldn’t want to try and design a building in harmony with nature like Hundertwasser? The artist and architect’s love of vibrant hues, organic forms, natural elements, and individuality make his houses, schools, factories, museums, and churches some of the most recognizable and popular structures in the world. This delightful sticker book opens a window and guides children through their own adventures in architecture, while letting them realize their own architectural dreams. Filled with examples of existing, realized architectural works and numerous opportunities for designing, sketching, and even building one’s own architectural structures, this unique playful and highly engaging book includes six pages of brightly colored stickers and promises hours of fun and fulfillment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


$22.99
50 Contemporary Fashion Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791347134

Author: Doria Santlofer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book of stunning images is an accessible overview of the most important contemporary fashion designers working now. Today’s designers are savvier and mo...


This book of stunning images is an accessible overview of the most important contemporary fashion designers working now. Today’s designers are savvier and more daring than ever before. Happy to exist within or outside the established houses of haute couture, their reputations are cemented by smart consumers who are willing to navigate the thin line between setting and following trends. This book of the most creative and iconoclastic members of today’s fashion scene includes Fashion Week regulars and cutting-edge up-and-comers. Each designer is profiled in double-page spreads that include runway-ready products as well as notes, sketches, and biographical information. These 50 men and women have embraced the global, economic, and environmental realities that serve both to challenge and inspire.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 157


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


$45.00
50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791345307

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after World War II faced a confounding...


This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after World War II faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art’s cutting edge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 257


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


$45.00
The Mermaid and the Parakeet: A children's book inspired by Henri Matisse

ISBN: 9783791372655

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder ...


Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder his works are loved by children everywhere. In this charming book, Vanessa Hié and Veronique Massenot create a world based on Matisse’s vision, in which a mermaid is thrust out of the sea by a massive storm. Stranded in a tree, not knowing how she can return to her home without legs, she meets a parakeet who is so moved by her plight he finds a way to help her. Vanessa Hié’s gorgeous, deeply hued illustrations incorporate the shapes and colors found in Matisse’s original masterpiece, which is reproduced at the end of the book. Massenot’s simple but profound story of bravery and friendship is a delight to read. Together, the words and pictures tell a timeless story, while introducing young people to Matisse’s artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$32.00
Cindy Sherman : Imitation of Life

ISBN: 9783791355566

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Known for slipping seamlessly behind the rotating masks of fairy tale characters, centerfold models, historical figures, and clowns, Cindy Sherman tackles popul...


Known for slipping seamlessly behind the rotating masks of fairy tale characters, centerfold models, historical figures, and clowns, Cindy Sherman tackles popular tropes in her photographs and brilliantly dismantles the stereotypes surrounding the roles she embodies. Featuring illustrations that draw from the Broad collection, the world’s largest collection of Sherman’s photography, as well as other sources, this book traces Sherman’s most important works from 1977 to the present. Curator Philipp Kaiser, taking his cue from Sherman’s choice to title the book and exhibition after Douglas Sirk’s 1959 film Imitation of Life, analyzes Sherman’s work from the standpoint of cinema and traces how such a reading can impact the critical discourse around her photographs. The book also features a fascinating conversation between director Sofia Coppola and Cindy Sherman, which centers on Sherman’s use of filmic techniques to examine women’s roles and identities across a wide array of popular representations. This generously illustrated volume offers readers an intriguing new perspective from which to understand one of today’s most important photographers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2016


$110.00
The Moleskine Project Volume 1

ISBN: 9780997256703

Authors: Ken Harman, Rod Luff    Publisher: Gingko Press

The Moleskine Project began as one artist’s mission to fill a sketchbook cover to cover. After exhibiting this work at Spoke Art Gallery, Rod Luff and curator...


The Moleskine Project began as one artist’s mission to fill a sketchbook cover to cover. After exhibiting this work at Spoke Art Gallery, Rod Luff and curator/gallerist Ken Harman decided to invite artists from around the world to participate, each submitting artwork to fill up one spread of a sketchbook. The artists came from a variety of creative fields, including film, comics, fine art, illustration and more. The results were magical. This book represents the culmination of the last two exhibitions collected into one volume. Featured artists include: Rod Luff, Ozabu, Andrew Hem, Cannon Dill, Fredrick Rattzen, Tran Nguyen, Zach Oldenkamp, JAW Cooper, Edwin Ushiro, Adam Caldwell, Jayde Fish, Nimit Malavia, Laura Bifano, Coro, Chrystal Chan, Hisao-Ron Cheng, Greg Gandy, Ken Garduno, NC Winters, Travis Louie, Keita Morimoto, Pat Perry, Sergio Lopez, Michael Shapcott, Christian MacNevin, Marco Mazzoni, Martine Johanna, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Jessica Hess, Marco Nelor, Ryan Malley, So Youn Lee, Brian M Viveros, Kim Cogan, Kate Zambrano, Mike Sutfin, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Reinier Gamboa, Frank Gonzales, Stella Im Hultberg, Randy Ortiz, Matt Ritchie, Zach Montoya, Henrik Uldalen, Craww, Helice Wen, Jeremy Hush, Joanne Nam, Joel Daniel Phillips and Jeremy Mann.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 133 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$55.00
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