May 2019 (48)

Watercolor Pencil Guide and Workbook

ISBN: 9780764357367

Author: Madison Smolsky    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Discover your artistic talents with this guide to practicing and expanding your watercolor pencil techniques. For beginners as well as experienced artists wanti...


Discover your artistic talents with this guide to practicing and expanding your watercolor pencil techniques. For beginners as well as experienced artists wanting to explore a new medium, an introduction covers the basics, explains techniques, and offers tips and tricks to help you achieve your visions. The 62 full-page outline drawings allow learners to practice the techniques of their choice, including gradients; shading; color theory; techniques using salt, coffee grounds, alcohol, and sugar water; and dry brushing. Printed on watercolor paper, the images can be removed from the book for painting and framing. They cover a variety of themes, including animals, seasons, nautical motifs, food, faces, and many others.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$45.00
An Obsession With Cigar Box Guitars (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 9781620083130

Author: David Sutton    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. This new edition includes a new step-by-step project for buildin...


The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. This new edition includes a new step-by-step project for building your own tenor ukulele, and instructions for playing homemade guitars using both innovative and traditional techniques. In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers and makers are coming together in what they call the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. Their ingenious creations range from simple cardboard diddley bows to an electrified washtub bass. Cigar Box Guitars celebrates the modern craft of these irresistibly alluring instruments. In this new edition, professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton shares his obsession with the genre in an expanded photo gallery that profiles inspiring examples of handmade musical greatness. Sutton details multiple techniques for playing the fretted, three-string cigar box guitar, with easy-to-follow chord diagrams and instructions for a selection of classic tunes. Authentic stories of legendary American roots music personalities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


Tags: May 2019   Craft & Hobbies   Music
$39.99
Invitations Greeting Cards Postcards & Self-Promotion

ISBN: 9788417412197

Author: Marta Serrats    Publisher: Promo Press

A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- ...


A collection of greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards that have been either made by hand or produced with the most avant-garde computer- design techniques. Nine seconds is the current estimate of the amount of time that it takes to captivate the eye. In our information-saturated world, in which email has monopolized personal communication, handmade greeting cards, personal invitations, and announcement cards offer an element of exclusive value and a unique charm, bringing together imagination, real texture, and a wide variety of design techniques. This publication focuses on the latest creative card designs produced by innovative design studios and artists throughout the world. The ideas showcased in its three hundred pages range from handmade cards that elude conventional printing processes to the most avant-garde computer-designed offerings. The book shows the creative processes and techniques used in each project and analyses the key elements of their success. This book is a great source of inspiration for those eager to break boundaries and go one step further with their creativity and imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$59.99
It Speaks To Me : Art That Inspires Artists

ISBN: 9783791356594

Author: Jori Finkel    Publisher: DelMonico Books

n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagin...


n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum to the very work of art they can't stop thinking about. That's the experience at the heart of It Speaks to Me. In lively and intimate interviews, 50 acclaimed artists share the compelling details that make an artwork memorable and meaningful to them. Highlights include: David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty jade, Nick Cave on Jasper Johns, Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton, Luc Tuymans on van Eyck, and Gillian Wearing on Rembrandt. Together these artists bring to life a wide range of museum pieces, from celebrated masterpieces to little-known gems, or from a Rembrandt self-portrait to a 21st-century social-protest drawing. In the process they remind us of why we look at art at all: to share in the spark of creativity that can jump from an artwork across countries and centuries and to experience the extraordinary sensation of being inspired.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 190 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$59.99
Ephemeral Architecture (PB)

ISBN: 9788417412227

Author: Alex Sanchez Vidiella    Publisher: Promo Press

The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. ...


The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. Research of materials and, above all, the evolution of design; have made this discipline an essential area of study for scholars and authorities alike. Ephemeral Architecture offers a wide and also rigorous selection of the best contemporary projects by some of the most daring and innovative architecture studios. The spectacular projects contained in these pages are profusely illustrated and thoroughly documented with drafts, scale and layout drawings, illustrations, renderings and photographs. The book is divided into content blocks that will allow the reader to enjoy the most innovative interventions, be they pavilions, art installations, interactive constructions, stands and finally, award winning projects within the field of temporary architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$69.99
Refuge

ISBN: 9783791358185

Authors: Thomas Joshua Cooper, Terrie Sultan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Thomas Joshua Cooper, one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working today, explores the Eastern United States with a special focus ...


Thomas Joshua Cooper, one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working today, explores the Eastern United States with a special focus on the East End of Long Island and the Hudson River. Throughout his career, Thomas Joshua Cooper has focused on the landscape through the lens of historical and cultural geography and cartography. Working exclusively outdoors with an 1898 AGFA field camera, Cooper has established a unique aesthetic and philosophy. This collection features twenty images that Cooper made on the East End of Long Island and Shelter Island in 2016, juxtaposed with earlier works depicting sites along the Hudson River, Cape Cod, and Maine. Each photograph is accompanied by texts that provide eloquent historical and geographic context. A special section on Cooper’s unique and painstaking artistic process offers readers an understanding of how Cooper researches, experiences, and captures the essence of the locations he photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$89.99
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Flower Power

ISBN: 9785912083631

Author: Catherine Phillips    Publisher: Arca Publishers

This elegant gift edition pays tribute to the symbolic and allegorical language of flowers by placing images from the large collection of works from The State H...


This elegant gift edition pays tribute to the symbolic and allegorical language of flowers by placing images from the large collection of works from The State Hermitage Museum alongside myths, legends, and poetry from around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$39.99
Birds Of A Feather

ISBN: 9785912083648

Author: Catherine Phillips    Publisher: Arca Publishers

The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, ...


The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, with fragility and have been a recurrent symbol in mythology, literature and art through time. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of works from The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and other 20th century Russian masterpieces, "Birds of a feather", figures the place of birds in human culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2019


$39.99
The Red Labyrinth

ISBN: 9781635830347

Author: Meredith Tate    Publisher: North Star Editions

The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalverstein’s isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze’s shadow makes her feel anything but ...


The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalverstein’s isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze’s shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a mysterious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path. But when Zadie’s best friend vanishes into the labyrinth—and everyone mysteriously forgets he exists—completing the maze becomes her only hope of saving him. In desperation, Zadie bribes Dex– the only person who knows the safe path through– into forming a tenuous alliance. Navigating a deadly garden, a lethal blood-filled hourglass, and other traps—with an untrustworthy murderer for her guide—Zadie’s one wrong step from certain death. But with time running out before her friend (and secret crush) is lost forever, Zadie must reach the exit and find him. If Dex and the labyrinth don’t kill her first.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 270


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$29.99
Tinfoil Crowns

ISBN: 9781635830323

Author: Erin Jones    Publisher: North Star Editions

Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always spo...


Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can get out of her small casino town and the cramped apartment she shares with her brother and grandpa. But there’s one thing Fit’s fans don’t know about her: when Fit was three years old, her mother, suffering from postpartum psychosis, tried to kill her. Now Fit’s mother, River, has been released from prison. Fit is outraged that River is moving in with the family, and it’s not long before Fit’s video followers realise something’s up and uncover her tragic past. But Fit soon realises that the only thing her audience loves more than tragedy is a heartwarming tale of a family reunion. Is faking a relationship with River the key to all Fit’s dreams coming true?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-05-2019


$24.99
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