Design (Art / Graphics) (108)

What Great Paintings Say : 100 Masterpieces in Detail Bibliotheca Universalis

ISBN: 9783836559263

Author: Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen    Publisher: Taschen

This important addition to our understanding of art history’s masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover t...


This important addition to our understanding of art history’s masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture. Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen allow even the most familiar of pictures to come alive anew through their intricacies and intrigues. Is the bride pregnant? Why does the man wear a beret? How does the shadow of war hang over a scene of dancing? Along the way, we travel from Ancient Egypt through to modern Europe, from the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties. We meet Greek heroes and poor German poets and roam from cathedrals to cabaret bars, from the Garden of Eden to a Garden Bench in rural France. As we pick apart each painting and then reassemble it like a giant jigsaw puzzle, these celebrated canvases captivate not only in their sheer wealth of details but also in the witness they bear to the fashions and trends, people and politics, loves and lifestyles of their time. The author Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied history, Romance languages, and literature in Lausanne. After further studies in Paris and Florence, she lectured at the American University in Washington, D.C. Rainer Hagen was born in Hamburg and graduated in literature and theater studies in Munich. He later worked for radio and TV, most recently as chief editor of a German public broadcasting service. Together they have collaborated on several TASCHEN titles, including Masterpieces in Detail, Pieter Bruegel, and Francisco de Goya.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 788


Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 21-03-2016


$46.00
Iconism : Designing Modern Icons and Pictograms

ISBN: 9783943330526

Publisher: Gingko Press

Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interacti...


Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interactive Design--these ingenious and impactful styles from designers around the world highlight the importance of effective communication in our day to day lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2021


$110.00
Abstract Act Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836546782

Author: Dietmar Elger    Publisher: Taschen

Let’s Get Abstract! Making sense of revolutionary new forms Abstraction shook Western art to its core. In the early part of the 20th century, it refuted the r...


Let’s Get Abstract! Making sense of revolutionary new forms Abstraction shook Western art to its core. In the early part of the 20th century, it refuted the reign of clear, indisputable forms and confronted audiences instead with vivid visual poems devoid of conventional representational imagery and characterized by allegories of emotion and sensation. This radical artistic adventure established new artistic means, as much as narratives. Expression became characterized by shocking juxtapositions of color, light, and line. Artists abandoned the conventions of brush and easel and played with new materials and methods of artistic gesture: commercial paints and housepainter’s brushes, working on unstretched and unprimed canvases, moving the canvas to the floor, and applying paint with hands. This essential introduction spans the international breadth, conceptual depth, and seismic impact of abstract art with a thorough survey not only of the big names such as Picasso, Klee, Kline, Rothko, and Pollock, but also lesser-known figures who made equally significant contributions, including Antoni Tàpies, K. O. Götz, Ad Reinhardt, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 02-02-2017


$33.00
The Art of Protest

ISBN: 9783967040111

Authors: Alain Bieber, Francesca Gavin    Publisher: Gestalten

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in wh...


Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracies being challenged from all sides, the changing climate, global movements for social justice, and political upheaval causing millions to search for a better life abroad, this relationship has never been more important. The Art of Protest will explore the connection between art, politics, and activism today, revealing how, over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds, through different artistic mediums.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Understanding The World

ISBN: 9783836583848

Author: Sandra Rendgen    Publisher: Taschen

Dazzling in scale, diversity and detail, the world never ceases to open our eyes and captivate our curiosity. Ever since the earliest cave paintings, humans hav...


Dazzling in scale, diversity and detail, the world never ceases to open our eyes and captivate our curiosity. Ever since the earliest cave paintings, humans have looked at this Earth that is our home and endeavored to understand it. This expansive visual atlas presents exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Divided into five chapters, the book covers the environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth's greatest intricacies in accessible visual form. With more than 40 new pieces this updated edition features around 260 infographics in a compact, reader-friendly format, including seven fold-out spreads. The collection focuses on the 21st century, but also includes historical masterpieces to put our current situation into perspective.Nigel Holmes introduces the book with an infographic of his own, while Sandra Rendgen provides an illustrated historical essay to explore how we have studied and interpreted our world over the centuries. With graphics drawn from such sources as Fortune, National Geographic, and The Guardian, this is not only a showcase of outstanding data design, but also a fascinating digest of where and how we live.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 456


Dimensions: 210 x 315 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2021


$115.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Figure Drawing For Men's Fashion

ISBN: 9788417412838

Author: Elisabetta Kuky Drudi    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This completely redesigned and updated long-selling manual offers a comprehensive guide to acquiring and perfecting the skills needed to produce realistic and p...


This completely redesigned and updated long-selling manual offers a comprehensive guide to acquiring and perfecting the skills needed to produce realistic and precise fashion drawings that accurately reflect a designer's creative vision. It covers all aspects related to male human figure drawings, male fashion figurines, colouring styles and techniques, as well the design and representation of fabrics. It also includes technical details and examples of different types of clothing and accessories. The best-selling authors, Elizabetta Drudi and Tiziana Paci, have decades of experience in the fashion industry and have created an invaluable resource for designers and illustrators.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2021


$89.99
The Art of Pop Up

ISBN: 9788416851263

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

An splendid showcase of the flip book, from its origins until present-day authors and trends. With a refreshing perspective, The Art of Pop-Up shows the designs...


An splendid showcase of the flip book, from its origins until present-day authors and trends. With a refreshing perspective, The Art of Pop-Up shows the designs of pop-up creators all around the world with some of their most innovative designs and practical examples to construct them. Full of colour illustration and inspiring force, The Art of Pop-Up: The Magical World of Three-Dimensional Books reveals the techniques of such a peculiar craft. It gathers a splendid showcase of three-dimensional books, from its origins until present-day authors and trends. AUTHOR: Born in Paris, Charles Trebbi is an urban architect, designer, artist and writer. A Renaissance man who specializes in the infinite possibilities of folding, cutting and assembling using paper, cardboard, textiles and even wood and metal, influenced by Bruno Munari, Katsumi Komagata, et Masahiro Chatani he creates his own art books, which are often inspired often by urban spaces and architecture, and produces completely original structures with pop-up and cutting techniques. He is author of several books on cutting, folding and pop-up techniques for all sorts of materials and on near-natural architecture. SELLING POINTS: There is no other book which gives such a complete, in depth going historical overview over the development of this art and of all pop-up types, techniques and themes. The book includes lists of private and public pop-up items collections. The book includes also an unfoldable time line describing the history of pop-up and a chart describing systematically the different pop-up techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 229 mm


$65.00
What A Wedding

ISBN: 9783967040142

Author: Marianne Julia Strauss    Publisher: Gestalten

You've just said yes... but now what? Wedding planning can be a daunting task. When is the right time to start shopping for dresses? How to keep the budgets bal...


You've just said yes... but now what? Wedding planning can be a daunting task. When is the right time to start shopping for dresses? How to keep the budgets balanced? How to navigate the drama of seating charts? Tie the knot with What a wedding!, a beginning-to-end, tip-to-toe curated guide, filled to the brim with helpful planning guides and inspiration. What a wedding! explores the changing nature of weddings, including how we can celebrate safely in our post-pandemic world. This title will explore timeless traditions from around the world as well as new traditions being forged as LGBTQ+ weddings are increasingly celebrated as part of our everyday wedding vocabulary. Regardless of the party size or who the nuptials might be, What a wedding! presents a dazzling array of fabulous venues, DIY touches and helpful tips to help brides and grooms make the most of their special day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2021


$120.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2022
Marvel By Design

ISBN: 9783967040265

Author: Liz Stinson    Publisher: Gestalten

As one of the most recognisable brands in the world, Marvel has a rich history of over 60 years inspiring readers, creatives, and fans. The evolution of its gra...


As one of the most recognisable brands in the world, Marvel has a rich history of over 60 years inspiring readers, creatives, and fans. The evolution of its graphic design has been key in the successful transformation of the brand through the ages, adapting to a challenging and evolving media environment, and making it an unrivalled example of charismatic heritage and ongoing innovation. This book explores the history of Marvel's visual language by dissecting the logos, layout templates, typography, covers, and other visual elements, as well as the influence it has had on graphic design, art, advertising, and more. An essential title to understand not only comic history but also the language of pop culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2021


$150.00
Printed Textile Design

ISBN: 9788417412890

Author: Marie-Christine Noel    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The book describes the particularities of printed textile design, the trends, the techniques for creating motifs for a textile project, and examples of their co...


The book describes the particularities of printed textile design, the trends, the techniques for creating motifs for a textile project, and examples of their composition and application. This unchanged hardback edition of our richly illustrated publication walks the reader through the different aspects of printed textile design as a process and a profession. The intention of this book is to present an overall panorama of the world of printed textile design. The authors - both design school teachers responsible for textile design training at the prestigious fashion, textile and luxury goods design school, Francoise Conte (Paris, France) - describe the areas of activity and involvement of the textile designer to help the reader understand the ins and outs of the profession, especially within the fashion and the home sector. They pay special attention to current tendencies and offer an excellent insight on how to interpret trends, which is essential for making a living in this profession. The book also includes a presentation of the stages of project design, creation and execution.The featured projects provide the reader with outstanding explanatory case studies and exercises in every chapter. This textbook is a key aid for design teachers, students and young professionals. It also includes a highly useful list of schools, professional publications and organisations. AUTHORS: Marie-Christine Noel is a lecturer in Applied Arts. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (Textile Design) and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Painting). For the last ten years she has been working for the Carlin International Style Agency as manager of the textile department. She is now pedagogical director of introductory courses and head of post-graduate courses at the School of Art Francois Conte, Paris, France. Michael Cailloux was born in Paris in 1975 and gained a diploma in Applied Arts from the Ecole Duperre. He was co-creator of the Atelier LZC which specialised in the creation of design objects, working for over ten years on the collections displayed at the Maison et Objets, as well as creating personalised pieces for such brands as Baccarat, Cartier, Habitat, Van Cleef & Arpels, and S.T. Dupont. He is currently artistic director at the Ecole superieure d'art Francoise Conte, specialised in textile creation, and he is also a jewellery designer. SELLING POINTS: The book concentrates on printed textile-design training and the specifics of the profession. It defines the profile and skills needed to be a textile designer. The authors show the steps involved in developing a project, from the interpretation of trends to the design and production processes, including exercises in every chapter. The book is currently used as a set text in many French textile design schools.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2021


$75.00
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