August 2019 (72)

Art of the Beard

ISBN: 9780764357732

Author: David and Angie Sacks    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men ...


The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men are ushering in a new golden age of hirsute pursuits. Denouncing the baby-smooth standard that society has set, men from around the world are reembracing their face in its most natural state. A select group of these well-whiskered men and their faithful Whiskerinas have taken this dedication a step further through the formation of their very own competitive community. Backed by the jackpot of good genetics and a well-oiled care routine, this group of grooming enthusiasts competes all over the world in hopes of recognition in the art of pogonotrophy. Step inside this whimsical, wild, and often-misunderstood world of competitive bearding through the lens of David Sacks. Comb through his collection of over 200 portraits and see for yourself how beautifully weird the beard can be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$59.99
Hokusai : Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

ISBN: 9783791386072

Author: Amelie Balcou    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hokusai’s series depicting Mount Fuji is widely considered to be the pinnacle of his career. This beautiful boxed accordion-fold edition comprises the full se...


Hokusai’s series depicting Mount Fuji is widely considered to be the pinnacle of his career. This beautiful boxed accordion-fold edition comprises the full set of forty-six prints (the original thirty-six and ten more that were completed later) and features a luxurious silken binding along with a separate explanatory booklet. The book and booklet are packaged in an elegant slipcase. Devoted entirely to landscapes, Hokusai’s series shows Mount Fuji from various viewpoints, framed in different ways. An indefatigable traveler who was passionate about nature, Hokusai explored every vantage point and season at the volcano. He presented it both as a solitary and majestic snow-capped peak and as a smaller object on a distant horizon. Hokusai also portrayed the mountain as an element in Japanese daily life and as an imposing force of nature that can be peaceful and beneficent, or ferocious and unforgiving. These impeccably reproduced prints invite readers to examine Hokusai’s virtuosic use of color and composition, his talent for contrasting perspectives, and his interest in the dueling roles of man and nature. An exquisite objet d’art, this volume is the perfect vehicle for appreciating Hokusai’s crowning achievement in all its lasting and subtle beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 138


Dimensions: 160 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2019


$75.00
Vincent Van Gogh

ISBN: 9783791385983

Author: Isabel Kuhl    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At once a beautiful art book and a biography, this volume brings into sharp focus the life of Vincent van Gogh as well as his mesmerizing paintings, such as The...


At once a beautiful art book and a biography, this volume brings into sharp focus the life of Vincent van Gogh as well as his mesmerizing paintings, such as The Starry Night and Bedroom in Arles. Anyone studying a Van Gogh painting with its heavily articulated brushstrokes, dazzling color, and hypnotic perspective will wonder about the artist who created such masterpieces. Although some details of the Dutch artist’s brief and tragic life have been mythologized into popular culture, this book takes a deeper look at Van Gogh’s personal history and oeuvre. Drawing on Van Gogh’s personal correspondence, this book allows readers to experience the artist’s life and work simultaneously, with brilliant reproductions of his most famous and lesserknown works. In addition, it provides valuable information about where readers can view Van Gogh’s work in museums throughout the world. Art lovers will find much to discover in this appealing and accessible overview of one of the world’s most compelling figures.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-09-2019


$45.00
Lichtenstein Posters

ISBN: 9783791385846

Author: Jurgen Doring    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognizable for its trademark benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoonlike qualities that placed him at the forefront of ...


Roy Lichtenstein's art is most recognizable for its trademark benday dots and two-dimensional planes, cartoonlike qualities that placed him at the forefront of the American Pop art scene. With its emphasis on consumer culture, Lichtenstein's style lent itself easily to the poster genre. This volume opens with his earliest poster, designed for his first exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1962, and closes with his last, which he completed the year of his death. An additional section features reproductions from the Claus von Olden collection and includes posters and flyers that were produced all over the world using Lichtenstein's iconic motifs. The works reflect Lichtenstein's prolific imagination and ability to adapt his vision to the promotion of music and film festivals, theatrical performances, museums, restaurants, and public service messages as well as his own exhibitions. An essay by Jürgen Döring expounds upon Lichtenstein's development as an artist who blurred the boundaries between lowbrow and highbrow art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 250 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2019


$49.99
Islamic Art

ISBN: 9783791385662

Author: Luca Mozzati    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This gorgeous survey of art from the Islamic world covers three continents and fourteen centuries. From its birth in the 7th century through modern times, the I...


This gorgeous survey of art from the Islamic world covers three continents and fourteen centuries. From its birth in the 7th century through modern times, the Islamic religion has inspired glorious works of art. This stunning book includes more than four hundred reproductions of treasures of Islamic art that span the world: from southern Europe, along the entire Mediterranean basin to sub-Saharan Africa through the Middle East, India, and Central Asia. Arranged geographically, the objects include paintings, miniatures, ceramics, calligraphy, textiles, carpets, and metal works. Each region is given a thorough introduction that offers historical context and extensive descriptions of its artifacts. Accompanying essays offer guidance in interpreting the many themes that tie these works together, including typology, calligraphy, and religious beliefs. With its large format, exquisite reproductions, and extensive research, this book is a thorough introduction to the Islamic artistic tradition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 270 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$89.99
Designing for Disaster

ISBN: 9780764357848

Author: Boyce Thompson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes th...


The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories―earth, wind, fire, and water. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change―the most urgent issue of our time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$79.99
Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos

ISBN: 9780764355653

Author: Radomir Fiksa    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon c...


Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures and lists meanings, reasons for wearing, rites of passage, and indicates placement for thousands of individual tattoos. Complete with nearly 650 illustrations, the book breaks down the symbology of these tattoos, indicating the origin and significance of motifs from tattoo cultures that still exist and those that have been lost to history. The breadth and depth of this information serves to inspire today's tattoo artist and expand the knowledge of this ancient and global phenomena.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


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$55.00
Tarantino Tribute

ISBN: 9788417557058

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Quentin Tarantino is one of the leading filmmaker’s of the 90s, known for his unique scenes, exquisite soundtracks, violence and coarse language. Tarantino pa...


Quentin Tarantino is one of the leading filmmaker’s of the 90s, known for his unique scenes, exquisite soundtracks, violence and coarse language. Tarantino pays tributes in each of his films and creates unique situations in which the grotesque can become amusing, even causing you to laugh. This book is a tribute to Quentin Tarantino and the whole universe he has created. Here, you will see different fan art works by 31 international artists, authentic masterpieces, accompanied by phrases and anecdotes from the world of this fantastic filmmaker. If you are one of the few who has not yet seen Tarantino’s films, just sit back on the sofa and enjoy the work of this genius.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2019


$49.99
The ABCs of Journaling

ISBN: 9788416500932

Author: Abbey Sy    Publisher: Monsa

Have you ever wanted to creatively chronicle your memories but don’t know how or here to begin? In The ABCs of Journaling, artist and author Abbey Sy inspires...


Have you ever wanted to creatively chronicle your memories but don’t know how or here to begin? In The ABCs of Journaling, artist and author Abbey Sy inspires you to unleash your creativity as you chronicle everyday moments on paper. Find out what your journaling style is; get to know the different materials you can use to personalize your pages; discover the many ways you can document your life; and get a peek into some of the most creative Filipino artists’ journals. Get inspired as Abbey shares tips and advice on recording your thoughts, ideas, experiences, and adventures, and creating a journal you can proudly call your own.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 150 x 194 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2019


$39.99
Creative Drawing

ISBN: 9788417656119

Author: Albrecht Rissler    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Intended for creative professionals, this book offers 100 tips, resources and techniques for those who want to take their drawing skills to the next level. Thro...


Intended for creative professionals, this book offers 100 tips, resources and techniques for those who want to take their drawing skills to the next level. Through the work of contemporary artists, amateurs and even children, the author gives the basic concepts of this art form: colour, line and style. With his characteristical sense of humour, clarity and direct style, his lessons and tips will engage the reader.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 187 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$45.00
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