Arts & Photography (844)

Art Nouveau Coloring Book

ISBN: 9783791341019

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 ...


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: 280 x 240 mm


$17.99
Alexander Von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

ISBN: 9783791384153

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists...


Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists and explorers. Recording Alexander von Humboldt’s historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba—hailed by many as the “scientific discovery of America”—these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt’s significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2018


$140.00
Spray On Walls

ISBN: 9789887849360

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishi...


Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishing their identities in the streets and artists who yearned to convey their opinions concerning social and political matters. This book starts with the history and culture of subway graffiti, the most well-known style of graffiti. Parallel with the subway graffiti, stencil graffiti, one of the most authentic form of street art will be introduced. The third chapter will pay attention to the wheatpaste graffiti which is a variant of commercial advertisement. After introducing three most important forms of graffiti, the creation process and techniques will be presented to show the readers how the actual scene of creation is for graffiti artists. Last but not least, the fifth chapter showcases a large number of graffiti works of various styles. Selling Points: 1. Text-based graffiti, stencil graffiti, wheatepaste graffiti are elaborated with abundant historical photos and drawings. 2. Interviews with well-known graffiti artists, WRDSMTH, Gonzalo Borondo, Christina Angelina, Elle and more, sharing their inspiring thoughts on graffiti. 3. Display of graffiti works of various styles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 05-04-2018


$89.99
The Art of Printing

ISBN: 9789887849414

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

The Art of Printing examines the four major printing processes, stencil, planographic, intaglio, and relief printing through an in-depth analysis of each system...


The Art of Printing examines the four major printing processes, stencil, planographic, intaglio, and relief printing through an in-depth analysis of each system with steps, terminology and diagrams, followed by an incredible showcase of cutting-edge work created with each method. With multidisciplinary applications for every conceivable material from paper and cardboard to cloth, plastic, aluminium foil, glass and ceramic, this book is intended for artists, fashion or graphic designers alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 05-04-2018


$100.00
Colorama

ISBN: 9783961710522

Publisher: TeNeues

For forty years, the Colorama dominated the east wall of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, where it was seen by thousands of people passing through each d...


For forty years, the Colorama dominated the east wall of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, where it was seen by thousands of people passing through each day. The massive backlit transparencies measured 60 feet wide by 18 feet tall and changed every few weeks between 1950 and 1990, resulting in a total production of 565 Coloramas. Eastman Kodak Company conceived of the imposing size and vibrancy to demonstrate the brilliance of color photography, and thus, the company's color film products. At a time when color photographs were seen by many as garish or prosaic, Eastman Kodak sought to mass-market color photography, just as the company had marketed shapshot photography since it introduced the Kodak camera in 1888 and the Kodak Brownie camera in 1900. The idealized lifestyle presented in the Coloramas was intended to celebrate family or travel snapshooting, reinforcing the idea that color photography was the best way to memorialize all of life's moments. The Colorama display in Grand Central Terminal was one of the longest and most successful corporate marketing campaigns of the twentieth century and continues to be examined in the context of the history of advertising and color photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$115.00
Meet Me In The Square David Cook

ISBN: 9781877375392

Author: David Cook    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irrepa...


After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. The photographs he selected reveal Christchurch in the 1980s - Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns. Meet Me In The Square is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$29.99
Meet Me In The Square David Cook

ISBN: 9781877375378

Author: David Cook    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irrepa...


After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. The photographs he selected reveal Christchurch in the 1980s - Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns. Meet Me In The Square is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


$34.99
Aberhart Starts Here

ISBN: 9781877375491

Authors: Lara Strongman, Laurence Aberhart    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It w...


One of Aotearoa New Zealand's most perceptive artists, Laurence Aberhart is a photographer who makes images of the vanishing past in an accelerating world. It was Christchurch where he developed his eye for the scenes that later brought his work to international attention. These early photographs of ordinary suburban houses, abandoned shops, masonic lodges and long-lost fast-food joints - some of them now iconic, others unseen or little know - depict a city and a way of life that no longer exists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 220 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2017


$39.99
101 Works of Art

ISBN: 9781877375408

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to fee...


Too often art books are dense and inaccessible. 101 Works of Art is immediately engaging with large images, big details and conversational texts. Written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting, texts are short, personal and insightful. Learn how an artwork was made, what inspired the artist, the secrets behind the frame. See up close the movement of the painter's brushstrokes, the glinting surface of a glass sculpture the almost-hidden detail of a Dutch master. This large, beautifully presented book showcases 101 treasures from its collection – paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Coloured page edges and ribbons match the colours within. And like an origami cherry on top, the patchwork dust jacket opens out then folds back on itself to make a second dust jacket. Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Meehre, 101 was shortlisted for Best Illustrated book and won Best Cover at the 2016 PANZ awards.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 250 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$79.99
Little Book of The Sea

ISBN: 9781877375453

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


A beautifully presented little book of artworks of the sea, from the Little Books of Art series. Features: Blue foil, blue page edges and blue ribbon


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2017


$19.99
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