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Da Vinci Coloring Book

ISBN: 9783791370651

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
Another Kind of Life

ISBN: 9783791384276

Author: Alona Pardo    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation del...


At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation delivers a message of humanity and inclusiveness that transcends geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Works by critically acclaimed photographers including Bruce Davidson, Paz Errazuriz, Jim Goldberg, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, and Dayanita Singh cast a compassionate, unflinching eye on the worlds inhabited by transsexuals, hookers, hustlers, bikers, junkies, circus performers, gang members, survivalists, petty criminals, and others who live in the shadows, on the streets, and out of the public eye. Grouped by photographer and ranging in genre from portraiture to photojournalism, these images were selected for their authentic and humane perspective, as well as for their artistic brilliance. An important testament to photography's power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$130.00
Heather Phillipson

ISBN: 9783791359526

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson work...


The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, online projects, music, drawing, and poetry. She has been selected as the next artist for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and for the 2020 Duveen Galleries commission at Tate Britain. Other recent commissions include Sharjah Biennial 14 and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, and her solo projects range from Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road, an online work for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and a major solo show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This first monograph on the artist traces the evolution of her practice. Alongside the artist’s own writings, the book will feature three newly-commissioned essays by writer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris, the experimental London-based writer Charlie Fox, and Professor Chus Martinez. The book explores the wide variety of media used by the artist to investigate the power structures and contradictions of contemporary life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Seedling That Didn't Want To Grow

ISBN: 97837913742291

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This story about a reluctant seedling packs a powerful message about the benefits of being different. It’s early spring and below the earth’s surface seeds ...


This story about a reluctant seedling packs a powerful message about the benefits of being different. It’s early spring and below the earth’s surface seeds are just starting to sprout. One by one they stretch through the dirt and towards the sun, extending their shoots and leaves and growing tall. All except for one seedling, who isn’t quite ready. Each page of this gentle but powerfully evocative book demonstrates how some of us are different. As most of the seeds transform into strong flowers, they block out the sun from the one left behind. But the little seedling persists, twisting and turning until, with the help of bird and insect friends, it finds its own place to grow and blossom. In the end, this little seed turns into a flower that’s just as beautiful and healthy as all the others. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “delicate, complex, extravagant, beautiful and strong,” Teckentrup’s inviting and softly colored illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for this moving tale about being unique while subtly teaching kids about the life cycle of plants. This book was produced climate neutral.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$32.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Thirlby

ISBN: 9783791383910

Author: Almila Kakinc-Dodd    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Almila Kakinc-Dodd has made a name for herself in the digital world. Her website, The Thirlby, attracts a worldwide audience hungry for her tips on holistic foo...


Almila Kakinc-Dodd has made a name for herself in the digital world. Her website, The Thirlby, attracts a worldwide audience hungry for her tips on holistic food, beauty products, and spiritual practices, which she has discovered through her personal journey to health and wellness. As a teenager Almila Kakinc-Dodd was first diagnosed with an eating disorder and then an auto-immune disease that she helped manage holistically. Today her passion is to visually curate life's pleasures and share her considerable knowledge about self-care. This book offers precise, easily attainable advice on natural health, spiritual living, and nourishment. From meditative mantras and herbal first aid to ideas for zero-waste living and delicious grain-free and sugar-free recipes, the book helps readers make mindful decisions every day--whether it's what to eat after working out or how to tame anxiety. Designed with the same lovely aesthetic as her website, this book contains a wealth of valuable information created with the whole person in mind. Almila Kakinc-Dodd offers grounded, realistic tips that will appeal to anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing from the inside out.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$69.99
50 Impressionist Paintings You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791384436

Author: Ines Janet Engelmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of Impressionism. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early tw...


No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of Impressionism. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist pantheon as well as in its artist's oeuvre. An introductory text explains the Impressionistic style, tracing the movement's development, while an appendix offers biographies of the artists. The result is a veritable tour on Impressionism, offering an enjoyable and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$45.00
That's Good That's Bad

ISBN: 9783791374192

Author: Joan M Lexau    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This vintage children’s classic about the power of storytelling is filled with eye-catching new reproductions of Aliki’s iconic illustrations. A boy is sitt...


This vintage children’s classic about the power of storytelling is filled with eye-catching new reproductions of Aliki’s iconic illustrations. A boy is sitting on a rock in the jungle when a tiger approaches him. “Run!” says the tiger, “or I will eat you!” But the boy is too tired to run and in order to avoid being eaten he tells the tiger a story. What follows is a thrilling tale that will captivate young readers just as thoroughly as it captivated the hungry tiger. Kids will enjoy waiting breathlessly for every flip of the page as the boy tells his story involving a rhinoceros and a crocodile. Originally published in 1963 and out of print for many years, this book by award-winning illustrator and author Aliki features fabulous vintage style illustrations. This new edition preserves the vivid colors of the original book while introducing a new generation of young readers to a skillfully told story-within-astory with a surprising and satisfying ending.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 275 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2020
$38.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791384429

Authors: Christiane Weidemann, Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

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


This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after the Second World War 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 twentyfirst 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: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$45.00
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