Arts & Photography (871)

Olivia Spencer Bower

ISBN: 9781927145074

Author: Julie King    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point...


"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
Pop Papercraft

ISBN: 9788415829621

Publisher: Monsa

For several years now, the hobby of making paper dolls has grown. Artists related to graphic design, cartoonists, illustrators, graffiti artists... contribute t...


For several years now, the hobby of making paper dolls has grown. Artists related to graphic design, cartoonists, illustrators, graffiti artists... contribute to this phenomenon. We have brought together 14 of the best designers in the world paper toys. They show us authentic artworks, moulded, hand painted and customised dolls, which are being exhibited in art galleries.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


$39.99
Manga Inspired

ISBN: 9788416500017

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

A fantastic "Manga" illustration book, that counts with the compilation of twenty-three artists of recognised international prestige. Among them we find Llidoll...


A fantastic "Manga" illustration book, that counts with the compilation of twenty-three artists of recognised international prestige. Among them we find Llidoll, Naoshi, Emperpep, Yukiko Yokoo, Andrea Innocent, Akira Ebihara, Sandra G.H., Tado, Devilrobots, Yumiko Kayukawa.. that have personally selected some of their best pieces and told us first person which programs they use to edit their work and where they find their inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


$49.99
Super-Modified

ISBN: 9783899555387

Author: Behance    Publisher: Gestalten

Presenting a tightly curated collection of cutting-edge creative work from all over the world, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work takes you insid...


Presenting a tightly curated collection of cutting-edge creative work from all over the world, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work takes you inside the trends driving today’s most exciting art and design creations. Founded in 2006, Behance is the world’s largest creative network, where millions of people showcase and discover creative work. While it can take years for new creative trends to be identified and then showcased in museum exhibitions, Behance—and its team of curators—take the pulse of the creative world everyday. From innovative implementations of traditional crafts to wildly unexpected uses of new technologies, Super-Modified presents an insider’s look at how classical approaches to art and design are being subverted, blurred, and reinvented by today’s crop of emerging creatives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


$115.00
Branding First Vol. 2

ISBN: 9789881562432

Publisher: Gingko Press

New branding can be a breath of fresh air for established companies, or the first element of a reliable foundation for new businesses to build their reputation ...


New branding can be a breath of fresh air for established companies, or the first element of a reliable foundation for new businesses to build their reputation on. Branding First Vol. 2 explores the importance of new branding in a variety of ways, displaying rebrands as well as new identities that feature bold colors, creative formats, and sophisticated styles perfectly matched to the brands they're put to work for. Featured projects include the United States Postal Service, the Girl Scouts, and Bombay Sapphire Gin, as well as as independent restaurants, technology companies, fashion brands, and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 205 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$89.99
New Zealand Land of Scenic Splendour

ISBN: 9781877303524

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Aotearoa New Zealand is a land of scenic splendour, and tis book captures so many of those scenic highlights. It shows a land with a huge variety of landscapes ...


Aotearoa New Zealand is a land of scenic splendour, and tis book captures so many of those scenic highlights. It shows a land with a huge variety of landscapes - from golden sand beaches and red pohutukawa flowers to snow covered mountains. This book is a photographic celebration of New Zealand's scenery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 288 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2015


$45.00 $29.99
Skullture

ISBN: 9781584236139

Publisher: Gingko Press

Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thinghuman civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although th...


Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thinghuman civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates from its association with death, it has come to represent so much more. Skullture takes a comprehensive approach while examining this phenomenon, taking into account both visual and conceptual considerations of the skull throughout history. The book explores the connections of Aztec religious iconography to Damien Hirst and the Ramones to Eighteenth Century funerary practices without ever losing sight of the fact, that while fashion changes, the visual staying power of the human skull carries on. Skullture presents different aesthetic uses of the skull as well as its various cultural resonances through myriad disciplines of art design and fashion. The list of more than 70 contributors includes; Emilio Garcia, Lucy Hardie, Haroshi, Dionne Marshall, Alexandre Orion, Jim Skull, Ian Strange, Didier Ra, Vhils and Yohji Yamamoto.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 223 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2015


$89.99
Paper Secret 1

ISBN: 9781584236092

Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper is one of the most heavily used and ubiquitous products in the world. It is one of the first raw materials most artists encounter, and one of the most ver...


Paper is one of the most heavily used and ubiquitous products in the world. It is one of the first raw materials most artists encounter, and one of the most versatile products for creatives at any skill level. Paper Secret 1 reveals this world of paper-based art with a multitude of projects cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped and slotted together with exceptional results. Laser-cut with all the delicate flourishes of lace, folded into stunning fashion pieces, carved from books, or manipulated into surprisingly strong installations, the projects within demonstrate paper's infinitely diverse applications in crafts, high art, fashion, graphic design, and branding


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2015


$79.99
Animal Graphics

ISBN: 9789881426000

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, prid...


It is easy to see why brands often turn to depictions of animals in their identity materials. A brand can turn to the figure of an animal to evoke freedom, pride, or power, or just as easily associate themselves with loyalty, reliability, or playfulness. Restaurants may use them to artistically touch on the contents of their menu or their particular ideology; corporations to distinguish themselves in a world of plain symbols and vector art. Animal Graphics explores the wide range of possibilities with animal imagery, capturing these wild designs in their native habitats of artwork, publications, and personal and corporate branding and identities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$99.00
Contemporary Installation Art

ISBN: 9789881354143

Publisher: Gingko Press

Viewed as a genre of newly emerging art, installation art has endowed artists with ultimate creation freedom thanks to its distinctive characters of creation ma...


Viewed as a genre of newly emerging art, installation art has endowed artists with ultimate creation freedom thanks to its distinctive characters of creation materials and forms. In recent years, installation works have been frequently showcased in a wealth of various exhibitions, becoming an indispensably vital part in the history of contemporary art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 247 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2016


$130.00
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