September 2016 (64)

Angelus & Diabolus : Angels and Devils

ISBN: 9783848007509

Authors: Maria-Christina Boerner, Rolf Toman, Achim Bednorz    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of ...


Angels, devils, and demons have played a significant role ever since the emergence of religious beliefs. As messengers from other worlds, be they harbingers of good news or tempters, they touch the fundamental hopes and fears of every human being while at the same time depicting the eternal battle of good and evil. In Christian art, angels and devils, with their human-like aspects allied with their angelic or devilish nature, were a favorite theme of painters and sculptors, as their imagination was set free to create artworks that fascinate in every respect, including masterpieces like “The Last Judgement” by Giotto di Bondone, “The Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” by Hieronymus Bosch, or “The Gates of Hell” by Auguste Rodin, to name but a few. Angelus & Diabolus is the first publication of its kind to offer a visually stunning collection of the most beautiful and breath-taking pieces of art reflecting this exciting contrast between Heaven and Hell. Seven comprehensive chapters examine the topic from various angles like the nature, the duties and the hierarchy of angels, the downfall of sinful angels, angelic choirs, the pain of hell, imaginations of the end of the world, or the manifestations of heaven. Substantial texts by art historian Dr. Maria-Christina Boerner are accompanied by striking pictures by photographer Achim Bednorz, some of which show rarely seen details and make otherwise hidden elements accessible to the beholder. This tome comprises an unprecedented compilation of this timeless subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 288 x 438 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$399.00 $220.00
The Art of Rebellion #4 : Masterpieces of Street Art

ISBN: 9783939566496

Author: Christian Hundertmark    Publisher: Gingko Press

One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ev...


One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ever created by artists on the street worldwide. Now at long last comes a new volume featuring approximately 100 artists with their personal favorites — innovative work in a variety of media that arrests our attention and transforms our cities into open air museums. Artists featured include Dave the Chimp, SPY, KR, Swoon, Vhils, Stak, Jordan Seiler, Leon Reid, Ripo, PMH, Akroe, Sat One, Egs, Mysterious Al, Nuria Mora, Mambo, Eltono, Paul Insect, Dotsy, Toasters, Felipe Pantone ,Graphic Surgery, SPY, HuskMitNavn, Ox, Ermsy, Jace, L‘Atlas, *G, Space Invader, Vlady Art, Skewville, WK Interact, Dmote, Nomad, Mark Drew, The Wa, Ji Lee, Stain, Roadsworth, M-City, Kami & Sasu, East Eric, Supakitch, Koralie, Bo & Microbo, Bla+ and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 235 x 299 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$85.00
Street Art Anthology

ISBN: 9788416504459

Author: Magda Danysz    Publisher: Promo Press

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features? What are its codes and its langua...


What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features? What are its codes and its language? How has its production, which was originally almost exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that this unique anthology attempts to answer. It retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field. Written by an expert of this artistic movement, it dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 165 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$65.00
The Paintings That Revolutionized Art

ISBN: 9783791381534

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Art is a mirror of the time and of the culture in which it is created. It is subject to constant change as it follows an urge towards new and previously undisco...


Art is a mirror of the time and of the culture in which it is created. It is subject to constant change as it follows an urge towards new and previously undiscovered areas across the centuries, inventing new stylistic forms, and opening up new perspectives. This book assembles 100 paintings that revolutionized art by transcending boundaries to show that which had never been seen before. From Giotto’s frescoes in the Arena Chapel and Raphael’s Sistine Madonna to Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans and Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, it presents a diverse succession of pictures including famous classics and rare gems. Knowledgeable texts explain the backgrounds and special aspects of each work as well as its ranking in the canon of art history. With compact artists’ biographies, illuminating quotations by their contemporaries, opulent illustrations, and brilliant photos showing many details, the book makes 1,500 years of art history come amazingly alive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 215 x 270 mm


$55.00
50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791382593

Author: Florian Heine    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embr...


This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embraced by the medium. Organized chronologically by year of birth, each photographer is introduced in double-page spreads that feature reproductions of their work and a perceptive and concise appreciation of their life and career. From Japanese photographer Daidõ Moriyama, famous for his images of post-war Japan, to Richard Mosse, an Irish conceptual documentarian who uses infrared film to document war in the Eastern Congo from a bold new perspective, this book offers an exciting array of familiar and not-so-familiar works. Among the photographers included are Nan Goldin, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado, Sally Mann, Nobuyoshi Araki, Dayanita Singh, Juergen Teller, and Alec Soth. By reaching across the globe and including artists whose work is experimental, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, or beautiful, this book presents a panoply of today’s most remarkable photographers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$45.00
The Drum Thing

ISBN: 9783791382692

Author: Deirdre O'Callaghan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The drummer is usually the least well-known member of any band. Yet behind every frontman is the person keeping the beat, and often acting as the music’s driv...


The drummer is usually the least well-known member of any band. Yet behind every frontman is the person keeping the beat, and often acting as the music’s driving force. In these incredible portraits, Deirdre O’Callaghan places drummers squarely in the spotlight. Photographing her subjects in their private rehearsal spaces and residences—from studios, bedrooms and basements to garages and gardens—allows her to capture the true essence of their personalities and lifestyles. She has photographed almost 100 celebrated musicians for the book, including Ringo Starr, Questlove, Janet Weiss, Dave Grohl, Bobbye Hall, Lars Ulrich, Jack White, and Leah Shapiro. Each image is accompanied by excerpts from O’Callaghan’s personal conversations with the drummers. The result is a fascinating look at a truly diverse world made up of men and women from every walk of life, united by a single, emphatic passion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$110.00
Lettering: Tips For Creation

ISBN: 9788416500321

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decad...


Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decades, is currently enjoying wide popularity thanks to its many talented exponents worldwide, including Tobias Hall, Craig Black, Martina Flor, Ivan Castro, Betrayer Family, Tobias Saul, Sergio Jiménez... The book is divided into two parts; in the first half each artist has selected examples of their work and discussed their influences and early career, while in the second half each of them provides a new piece of work, talking us through the creative and production process, step by step, from the initial idea and sketch, explaining how the dimensions were worked out and the letters combined to ultimately form a harmonious message. This is a complete book for all lovers of the art, and those who want to take a glance at this wonderful world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2016


$65.00
Hostels : A revolutionary new concept

ISBN: 9788416500314

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and ser...


In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and services. Some of them even offer discotheques, terraces, restaurants or reading rooms…. The majority of the establishments shown are located in major cities, although some are in rural settings. There are hostels in historic buildings, such as the old Medical Science University in Amsterdam or a 200 year old Venetian palace, while others are situated in modern buildings or converted houses…but all are locations catering for the many travellers who do not mind sharing a room.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$49.99
Upgrade To Heaven

ISBN: 9783832734152

Authors: David Lowe, Marina Bauernfeind    Publisher: TeNeues

Anyone who travels extensively knows how great an upgrade feels―and this book has the upgrades already packed. Every hotel featured in this book will award th...


Anyone who travels extensively knows how great an upgrade feels―and this book has the upgrades already packed. Every hotel featured in this book will award the user an upgrade* when booking. Beautifully-designed pages with fantastic photos of gorgeous destinations will give any reader the travel bug. In about 300 pages, a selection of the world’s most beautiful hotels is showcased in a luxurious coffee table book format. Along with the fabulous descriptions and photos of each hotel, the book includes a card that allows the reader to make use of the upgrades offered. The even distribution of hotels around the world and the guarantee of a substitute offer if an upgrade is not available at the desired property make this brand-new global book concept irresistible to the smart elite traveler.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


Tags: September 2016   Travel
$135.00
It's A London Thing

ISBN: 9783791381664

Author: Fred Butler    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Fred Butler has lived in London for over a decade, yet every day she still finds something new and interesting about the city, whether she’s cycling to catch ...


Fred Butler has lived in London for over a decade, yet every day she still finds something new and interesting about the city, whether she’s cycling to catch a fashion show, DJ-ing a party, or going on training runs with the Run Dem Crew. Now, in her first book, the popular blogger invites readers to come along on her London travels. Fred recommends the best each neighborhood has to offer in the way of bars, nightclubs, museums, stores, parks, and more. Her tips come with personal anecdotes and photos, and each chapter features a detailed map. Interspersed throughout the book are “Top 5” lists from a variety of notable personalities, for example the poet James Massiah’s favorite spoken word events; NTS Radio founder Femi Adeyemi’s best record shops; and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes’s most loved colorful locales. As vibrant and animated as Fred herself, this delightfully original take on one of the world’s coolest cities is brimming with its author’s personality and style.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 165 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


Tags: September 2016   Travel
$65.00
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