October 2019 (52)

Grand and Private Rooms of the Winter Palace

ISBN: 9785912084133

Author: Tatyana Sonina    Publisher: Arca Publishers

A stunning volume presents the thrilling history of the Winter Palace, connected with the life of Russia and Saint Petersburg for more than 250 years. Externall...


A stunning volume presents the thrilling history of the Winter Palace, connected with the life of Russia and Saint Petersburg for more than 250 years. Externally the Palace has not changed much, however its interior, as a living organism, has been constantly updated for the royal family members’ needs, status, and artistic tastes. These numerous changes are reflected in splendid illustrations, mostly from the State Hermitage collection. Colourful album will let you both walk along the halls of bygone epochs and get acquainted with the Palace’s modern life, enjoying magnificent masterpieces of painting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 228 x 266 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$100.00
DUE > 24th Jan 2020
Dont Fret

ISBN: 9780764358166

Author: Dont Fret    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Consummate wiseguy, documentarian of working people, and “vaguely anonymous human” Dont Fret is one of Chicago’s most visible street artists, best known f...


Consummate wiseguy, documentarian of working people, and “vaguely anonymous human” Dont Fret is one of Chicago’s most visible street artists, best known for his wheat-pasted characters and snarky musings that populate city streets worldwide. Simultaneously sardonic, biting, and fond, the bluntness of his figures and texts—often “belonging” to the neighborhood they inhabit—skewers the obvious and reflects the normalized-until-numbed issues of the city back at the passerby experiencing them firsthand. While his work has stretched from São Paulo to Helsinki, he remains a true Wicker Park native, digging into the character(s) of Chicago—the stew of down-and-out and up-and-up, the meatpackers, the artists, the street-wise, and the stupid. The first comprehensive survey of Dont Fret’s work/life thus far, this monograph showcases a decade of his street and gallery work and features memories and anecdotes from fellow artists and friends, as well as a foreword by writer and Brooklyn Street Art co-founder Steven P. Harrington.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$110.00
Lucian Freud Herbarium

ISBN: 9783791385334

Author: Giovanni Aldi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud’s magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book f...


As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud’s magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form. Lucian Freud’s portraits are known for their spectacular detail and unflinching gaze. Although Freud brought the same qualities to his paintings and drawings of plants, flowers, and landscapes, these are largely unknown. This elegant book shows how working with plants emboldened Freud to experiment with style and composition. Reproduced in sumptuous plates that allow readers to indulge in exquisite detail, seventy-five works—including Two Plants, Bananas, Cyclamen, The Painter’s Garden, and Interior at Paddington—reveal Freud’s singular approach to plant life. Readers unfamiliar with this aspect of Freud’s work will find many similarities to his portraits—earthy palettes, unconventional rawness, and assiduous attention to detail. From the delicate realism of the cyclamens’ petals to the bold brushstrokes that immortalize his overgrown garden, readers will appreciate Freud’s ability to portray plants in new and personal ways. Comparative illustrations from throughout art history accompany essays on the history of plants in art and an appreciation of Freud’s oeuvre. This monograph is a tremendous contribution to Freud’s legacy, one that will enrich his admirers’ discernment while also introducing his thoroughly original depictions of plants to a new audience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2019


$120.00
Caravaggio and Bernini

ISBN: 9783791359212

Author: Frits Scholten    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book maps the artistic revolution that took place in Rome in the early 17th century in seven essays, written by experts in the field and accompanied by an ...


This book maps the artistic revolution that took place in Rome in the early 17th century in seven essays, written by experts in the field and accompanied by an excellent selection of over eighty masterpieces—of both painting and sculpture. This book examines in depth the painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680). Other painters and sculptors gathered around these two geniuses in Rome in the first decades of the 17th century. Together they formulated a new artistic language which later came to be known as Roman Baroque. In a very short period of time, Rome became an international cultural hotspot, the breeding ground of new ideas and initiatives. Artists from all over Europe came to the Eternal City to study the many remnants of Roman Antiquity and to seek the increasing patronage of the popes, cardinals, and the local nobility. More than ever before, painters and sculptors shared ambitions, personal friendships, and worked together, often on large papal projects. Caravaggio, Bernini, and their fellow artists embody this artistic fraternization. Together, their works tell the story of the birth of this new movement in art, and the radical artistic innovation which would prove to have far-reaching influence in Europe.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


$135.00
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
Gods Humans Dogs

ISBN: 9785912084065

Author: Nikolai Gol    Publisher: Arca Publishers

This book is dedicated to humanity’s oldest and most loyal friend, our companion since time immemorial—the DOG. Dogs have devotedly served poor shepherds an...


This book is dedicated to humanity’s oldest and most loyal friend, our companion since time immemorial—the DOG. Dogs have devotedly served poor shepherds and mighty kings, and even the gods. Their hidden talents and capabilities are spoken of in the secret language of symbols and allegories. Working dogs and companion dogs, the favourite pets of the House of Romanov, dogs in the religions of the world, in military history and in culture—all these topics are covered in a fascinating account. The book is illustrated with works of art of different eras and genres, selected mainly from the collections of the State Hermitage. It is aimed at everyone who has a soft spot for our fourlegged friends and is inclined to think.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 195 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$55.00
The Hermitage Cats

ISBN: 9785912084041

Author: Nikolai Gol    Publisher: Arca Publishers

This book gives a wide-ranging and detailed presentation of the feline exhibits in the Hermitage Ancient Egyptian bronze, medieval European painting, Chinese an...


This book gives a wide-ranging and detailed presentation of the feline exhibits in the Hermitage Ancient Egyptian bronze, medieval European painting, Chinese and Japanese graphic art, Russian lubok prints of the 18th to 20th centuries, cats in the form of toys and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 106


Dimensions: 195 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$55.00
DUE > 24th Jan 2020
Dot Art Sticker Van Gogh : A Wheatfield

ISBN: 9783791385754

Author: Yoni Alter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Recreate a Post-Impressionist masterpiece in stickers. Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses is one of the most famous and popular paintings in London’s N...


Recreate a Post-Impressionist masterpiece in stickers. Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses is one of the most famous and popular paintings in London’s National Gallery. This activity book allows adults and children to understand how the artist used colors to create vibrant and luminous scenes. Opening with a brief informative essay, the book contains thousands of colored round stickers and a poster “canvas” of colored outlines—readers simply need to match the stickers to the outlines found on the poster to recreate the painting. It's not necessary to place each sticker on precisely the right outline. As a result, the finished poster will be its own original work of art. With a handy folder-style flap that allows for easy storage and transportation of the artwork in progress, this activity book is perfect for hours of entertainment, relaxation, or meditation, as well as for unwinding at the end of a busy day.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$32.99
Dot Art Sticker Seurat : Bathers at Asnieres

ISBN: 9783791385747

Author: Yoni Alter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Recreate a Post-Impressionist masterpiece in stickers. Georges Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières is one of the most famous and popular paintings in London’s Nat...


Recreate a Post-Impressionist masterpiece in stickers. Georges Seurat’s Bathers at Asnières is one of the most famous and popular paintings in London’s National Gallery. This activity book allows adults and children to understand how the artist used colors to create vibrant and luminous scenes. Opening with a brief informative essay, the book contains thousands of colored round stickers and a poster “canvas” of colored outlines—readers simply need to match the stickers to the outlines found on the poster to recreate the painting. It's not necessary to place each sticker on precisely the right outline. As a result, the finished poster will be its own original work of art. With a handy folder-style flap that allows for easy storage and transportation of the artwork in progress, this activity book is perfect for hours of entertainment, relaxation, or meditation, as well as for unwinding at the end of a busy day.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$32.99
Indie Type

ISBN: 9788417084127

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This book includes a series of typefaces selected for their innovative, aesthetic, or adaptable approach, including a representation of their use in different i...


This book includes a series of typefaces selected for their innovative, aesthetic, or adaptable approach, including a representation of their use in different international projects. It also features a series of interviews with 5 representative typeface designers who provide an account of the creative process behind designing a typeface; how it was created, and how it displays in design. This book will serve as an inspiration for those who are interested in font design and want to create something new.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2019


$120.00
Optical Illusions in Graphic Design

ISBN: 9788417412296

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

What are illusions? Illusions trick you into perceiving something differently from how it actually exists, so what you see does not correspond to physical reali...


What are illusions? Illusions trick you into perceiving something differently from how it actually exists, so what you see does not correspond to physical reality. While scientists and doctors are studying how pathological illusion arises, our excellent designers are also working on how to trick your eyes with graphic illusion! It's unbelievable to see how simple elements create extraordinary effects that attract your attention, make you doubt, and fall for their ''tricks.'' Be prepared, and welcome to the ''dizzyland!''


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2019


$75.00
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