April 2019 (48)

Go Green

ISBN: 9788417557010

Publisher: Monsa

Beyond the beauty that plants can bring into our homes, there is an ever-changing element that fills our living environments and our souls like a rite of rejuve...


Beyond the beauty that plants can bring into our homes, there is an ever-changing element that fills our living environments and our souls like a rite of rejuvenation. Plants bring vitality, growth and good vibes. When we invite plants into our home, we breathe cleaner air and we are happier. Caring for them is to nurture our relationship with nature and a reminder that we evolved from it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
Wooden Houses In Pure Nature

ISBN: 9788417557003

Publisher: Monsa

The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes an...


The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes and the fact that it is easy to recycle, facilitate the construction of masterful designs in places with extreme climates, mountain slopes, rocky terrains or cliffs by the sea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
DUE > 31st May 2019
Natural Style

ISBN: 9781580118293

Author: Janet Sobesky    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guid...


Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guide that focuses on the environmental impact of design choices Earth-friendly decorating inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature Ideas for every room of your house with fabric, flooring, paint, light, and more Over 200 color photographs packed with design ideas This eco-elegant guide to home décor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, Natural Style includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

ISBN: 9781620083468

Author: Vivienne Bolton    Publisher: Companion House

Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as t...


Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions―birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more―you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap · 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. · Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces. · Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. · Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. · Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. · Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings in Detail

ISBN: 9783791384979

Author: Alessandro Vezzosi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci’s known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest...


Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci’s known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest art historical research. While Leonardo da Vinci is one of history’s most studied and renowned artists, there are many myths surrounding his work. Beginning with his birth and early maturity in the workshops of the Florentine masters, Alessandro Vezzosi delves into the provenance of disputed works such as Madonna Litta and La Bella Principessa. He demonstrates how recent advances in technology have aided researchers in studying and restoring da Vinci’s art—including settling controversial attributions—and he explores the artist’s scientific achievements in the fields of optics and paint composition. An exquisitely produced plate section looks at the most significant aspects of da Vinci’s work, and offers numerous comparative examples in the form of archival documents, preparatory studies, and contemporary paintings. A fitting tribute to da Vinci, this wide-ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about the Renaissance genius.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$190.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Street Photography A History in 100 Iconic Photographs

ISBN: 9783791384887

Author: David Gibson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the big...


This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the biggest names in street photography from its inception to today. Capturing daily life in every corner of the world, this sumptuous collection of great street photography shows the very best of the genre. From pre-war gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, from New York’s Central Park to a mountain city in Mongolia, these photographs reveal the many ways street photography moves, informs, and excites us. The book includes work by the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Gordon Parks, André Kertész, Garry Winogrand, Roger Mayne, and other masters of street photography who pushed the genre’s boundaries and continue to innovate today. Each exquisitely reproduced photograph is presented on a double-page spread and accompanied by an informative text. David Gibson’s insightful introduction traces the history of street photography, reflects on its broad appeal, and looks toward the future of the genre.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$75.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
100 Years 100 Artworks

ISBN: 9783791384849

Author: Agnes Berecz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant artworks— one per year—of the past 100 yea...


This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant artworks— one per year—of the past 100 years. Starting with Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 whimsical, brilliant L.H.O.O.Q., this compendium offers a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. The works are carefully selected to showcase a diverse range of artists. Read from cover to cover, this volume offers an evocative summary of stylistic trends, historic events, and technological innovations that changed art over the past 100 years. Opening the book to any random page will illuminate a singular perspective and aesthetic delight. Each work is impeccably reproduced and presented in double-page spreads alongside informative and engaging texts. From Georgia O’Keeffe and Man Ray to Kara Walker and Ai Weiwei, this unique survey will both satisfy and surprise art lovers everywhere.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$79.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
The Curated Lens

ISBN: 9788417084097

Author: Design 360    Publisher: Flamant

This book reveals graphic compositions from the real world as they are seen through the cameras of some of the best international photographers. Their trained e...


This book reveals graphic compositions from the real world as they are seen through the cameras of some of the best international photographers. Their trained eyes know how not to miss colors, textures, compositions and shapes that bring inspiration to designers, artists and professional creatives. The stunning photographs contained in this book share, in the wide diversity of their perspectives, the communicative quality, clear vision and strong aesthetic concepts of objects and compositions that we may miss in our daily lives as we rush through our day. With these images, photographers invite us to enter their world and share what they see, hear and feel through their lens. The book contains exclusive interviews with these talents in which they share professional tips and the ideas they employ in their photographic practice. This is a gorgeous and inspiring guide book for all readers interested in graphic design, photography and visual communication.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-03-2019


$120.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Picasso : The Late Work

ISBN: 9783791358116

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s c...


Featuring rarely and never-before-seen works from the collection of Picasso’s wife and muse, Jacqueline, this book celebrates the sheer force of Picasso’s creativity in his final years. In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view neverbefore exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso’s career. Beautifully reproduced images reveal the ways Picasso continued to reinvent his art as he aged. This book also features fascinating insights into how Picasso’s contemporaries reacted to this stage of his oeuvre, his relationships with younger artists and with popular culture, and the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist’s enduring legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$120.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Designing Graphic Illusions

ISBN: 9789887928355

Publisher: Sendpoints

Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch....


Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch. An ordinary dress prompted an internet discussion around the world of whether it was black and blue or white and gold. Artists applied visual illusions to large 3D artworks which are so fascinating that a mass of spectators are willing to pay for taking a photo. Optical illusions can be seen everywhere in our lives, from interior design, installation, 3D art, product, to brand identity, book cover, and typeface design. They can always draw a wide public attention and bring economic benefits. This book has summarised 14 principles of visual illusion and 8 creation techniques, and included more than 60 amazing optical illusion artworks. Most important, it enable readers to create visual illusion flexibly and effectively either for personal interest or for commercial project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2019


$85.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
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