June 2017 (52)

Andy Warhol: Dark Star

ISBN: 9783791356150

Author: Douglas Fogle    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From soup cans to car crashes, the early work of Andy Warhol is reconsidered in this illustrated collection of essays from a wide variety of scholars, writers, ...


From soup cans to car crashes, the early work of Andy Warhol is reconsidered in this illustrated collection of essays from a wide variety of scholars, writers, and artists. Andy Warhol embodied many of the paradoxes of postwar America. Emerging as a successful commercial artist during the heyday of Madison Avenue, Warhol was obsessed with consumer objects and the production of fame. His early work reveals his fascination with Hollywood stars, everyday household products, disasters, car crashes, and the Kennedy assassination. In this provocative and stimulating collection of essays, Warhol and his art illuminate the utopian promise and the dark side of what Henry Luce called “the American Century.” Stuart Morgan considers the public and private Andy Warhol; Barbara Kruger looks at the polarized responses to his work; Richard Prince offers a wry comparison between himself and his more famous predecessor; and other writers, artists, and scholars contribute their own thoughts and reactions to Warhol the man and artist. Illustrated throughout with a wide ranging series of illustrations of Warhol’s famed and lesser known works, this collection brings into clearer focus the artist’s personal struggles to make sense of the world he inhabited.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$125.00
From Hopper to Rothko

ISBN: 9783791356938

Author: Ortrud Westheider    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end ...


Rarely seen outside the United States, The Phillips Collection's American masterworks trace the development and diversity of modern art in America from the end of the nineteenth century through the post-war decades after World War II. Organised into thematic sections, the story unfolds chronologically from the great romantic realist painters, like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, to the psychological insights of Edward Hopper, the abstract landscapes of Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keefe, and finally, to the heroic triumphs of the abstract expressionists, like Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko. Assembled over half a century by Duncan Phillips, the collection is not only a reflection of one man's personal taste, but also a continuous snapshot of the changing character of American art in the twentieth century, including essays by European and American scholars, this publication of 68 works by 50 artists tells the story of nearly a century of dynamic vision and innovation in American modern art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2017


$125.00
The Hidden Cezanne

ISBN: 9783791356525

Author: Anita Haldemann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Like many artists, Paul Cezanne started his great paintings by sketching his ideas on paper. This book recreates some of Cezanne's sketchbooks as it delves into...


Like many artists, Paul Cezanne started his great paintings by sketching his ideas on paper. This book recreates some of Cezanne's sketchbooks as it delves into the Kunstmuseum Basel's collection of drawings by Cezanne-the most comprehensive and significant collection of the artist's drawings in the world. Rarely presented in exhibitions, these works introduce readers to the nucleus of Cezanne's creative thinking, allowing us to observe his everyday practice as a draftsman. Scenes of violence appear side by side with portrait sketches; copies after Eugene Delacroix or ancient sculptures alternate with landscapes and bathers. Repeated studies varying only slightly in perspective and angle help us understand how Cezanne strove to find the right approach to his subject. Featuring his drawings as well as his great paintings and accompanied by a series of essays that explore how Cezanne used his sketchbooks as preparation for landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, this book offers fascinating insights into the creative process of a master.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$140.00
Chihuly: Forms in Nature

ISBN: 9783791356129

Author: Joanna Groarke    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Illuminated by Dale Chihuly’s mesmerising glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist’s most recent nature-inspired work. It’s been over a ...


Illuminated by Dale Chihuly’s mesmerising glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist’s most recent nature-inspired work. It’s been over a decade since New York City hosted a new Dale Chihuly exhibition. Featuring the artist’s latest, dynamic glass sculptures on display at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), this book proves that it was worth the wait. Filled with panoramic vistas of garden landscapes transformed by Chihuly glass, this dazzling celebration of the artist’s brilliant use of form and colour reveals the perfect union between Chihuly’s organic shapes and their natural settings. New hand-blown glass sculptures complement the architecture of NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, itself considered a work of glass art. In addition to photographs of the site-specific installations, this book features a series of dynamic drawings by Chihuly. As fluid and colourful as the sculptures themselves, these works offer a direct representation of the energy and inspiration behind Chihuly’s artistic process. This volume and the exhibition it accompanies show how the Tiffany of our time has brought the art of glass-blowing and sculpting into the forefront of American art, introducing generations of people of all ages to the magic and beauty of glass.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 12-06-2017


$79.99
The Art of Writing Your Name

ISBN: 9783939566502

Author: Christian Hundertmark    Publisher: Gingko Press

Stylish lettering has always been of great importance within the graffiti and street art movements. Over the last 25 years many artists have pushed the practice...


Stylish lettering has always been of great importance within the graffiti and street art movements. Over the last 25 years many artists have pushed the practice into a powerful stylized calligraphy. The Art of Writing Your name follows the arc of this movement from its earliest practitioners, like Chaz Bojorquez to more recent adopters, such as Usugrow, profiling 35 of the world’s hottest urban calligraphers along the way. Niels SHOW Meulman is a foundational artist in the movement, but others such as Cryptik, JonOne, L’Atlas, SABER, Faust, and Vincent Abadie Hafez also light the way. Graffiti fanatics, hand lettering fans, street art junkies, calligraphy lovers, and type enthusiasts all have something to learn from this fascinating tome. Christian Hundertmark, editor of the ongoing Art of Rebellion series co-authored The Art of Writing Your Name along with Patrick Hartl, creating a comprehensive sourcebook in the process.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 235 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$89.99
Handstyle Lettering

ISBN: 9789887714842

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

In our increasingly digital age, the compass, eraser, pencil and pen may seem like archaic choices for cutting-edge typography design; enter Handstyle Lettering...


In our increasingly digital age, the compass, eraser, pencil and pen may seem like archaic choices for cutting-edge typography design; enter Handstyle Lettering, the latest from industry leader Viction:ary. Handstyle Lettering puts the best in contemporary hand-let-tering on display with artist profiles as well as broad surveys of handcrafted typographic projects used for signage, logos, invita-tions and more. The on-trend pieces within exist at the intersec-tion of art, typography and design; their creators help lend au-thenticity and style to corporate identities, or allow small brands and individual projects distinguish themselves from competitors with elegance and flair. The collection is complemented with break-downs of calligraphic type and alphabet practice guides, making Handstyle Lettering a complete guide for designers search-ing for inspiration as well as for creators looking to hone their own hand-lettering techniques.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2017


$79.99
Brandlife : Hip Hotels and Hostels

ISBN: 9789887774631

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Volume two in the Brandlife series profiles the world’s best conceived and realized brand identities for hotels and hostels. Beginning with interviews of some...


Volume two in the Brandlife series profiles the world’s best conceived and realized brand identities for hotels and hostels. Beginning with interviews of some of the leading hoteliers profiled, Hip Hotels and Hostels reveals the challenges as well as rewards of building a distinctive brand in today’s climate. Some are stand-alone, such as the wonderfully eclectic Oddsson in Reykjavik, while others such as the Ace Hotel or Generator Hostels have developed into highly successful chains that offer regional variations. But whether premium or budget, all have something unique to offer travelers in their brand experience. Features graphic identities, interiors and architecture as well as expert talks with designers and creative directors.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$89.99
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Unpack Me Again

ISBN: 9788416504534

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

After the great success of our title Unpack Me! we present this new volume on international packaging design reminding that the presentation and look of a produ...


After the great success of our title Unpack Me! we present this new volume on international packaging design reminding that the presentation and look of a product can instantly upgrade its image and make the difference between a sales hit and a flop. Unpack me again! presents a rich selection of innovative, funny and creative packaging designs through showcasing a wide variety of the best projects by the most advanced, international packaging design studios. The editor Wang Shaoqiang is professor and graduate supervisor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (China) and editor of the Design 360 magazine.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$125.00
101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
How to Cook French Cuisine

ISBN: 9781584236658

Author: Julie Soucail    Publisher: Gingko Press

You never forget your first tartiflette. Likewise, moules mariniére is sure to leave an impression. How to Cook French Cuisine collects these and forty-eight o...


You never forget your first tartiflette. Likewise, moules mariniére is sure to leave an impression. How to Cook French Cuisine collects these and forty-eight other classic recipes of arguably the world’s finest cuisine. Compact and with easy to read instructions, this book includes metric as well as US standard measurements complimented by tantalizing photographs of the finished products. From starters to main courses and desserts, all you need for a dinner party is contained within, except the ingredients and guest list! From simple crowd pleasers like French onion soup to more involved concoctions such as seven-hour roast leg of lamb, there is something for everyone. Finish with a tarte tatin, et voilá — success in the kitchen is at your fingertips!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 108


Dimensions: 153 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$39.99
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