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  • 100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    GREENWOOD KATIE
    ISBN: 9781781572849
    Title: 100 YEARS OF COLOUR : BEAUTIFUL IMAGES AND INSPIRATIONAL PALETTES FROM A CENTURY OF INNOVATIVE ART ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
    Author: GREENWOOD KATIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Beautiful vintage colour palettes, created from delectable examples from the graphic arts, represent the story of colour in the 20th century

    This beautiful book features 100 carefully chosen images from the graphic arts, each representing a colour palette for every year of the 20th century. The images are taken from a variety of sources including magazines, book covers, adverts, posters, illustrations and postcards.

    A perfect source of inspiration for any professionals in the creative arts, the palettes taken from the images are displayed in a number of ratios, demonstrating the different effects achieved when altering the dominant colour. Ten palettes per decade gives an authentic overview of the colours and trends of an era, making this an ideal historical reference for anyone working in set or interior design, graphic design, illustrations or fashion. Not just a collection of pretty palettes, but a fascinating compendium of 20th-century imagery and artistic styles, this book aims to please the eye on more than one level.

    Imprint: ILEX
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    MCCOMB DAVID
    ISBN: 9781780674766
    Title: 100 YEARS OF TATTOOS
    Author: MCCOMB DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Over the past century tattoo culture has emerged from the underground and hit the mainstream. From body art’s early association with sailors, convicts and sideshow acts to the current adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities, via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history. Combining a wealth of visual material from across the many cultures and subcultures associated with tattoos, including fashion, music and art, with examples of some of the most exquisite tattoos ever inked, the book shows over 400 photographs, many published for the first time.

    This visual history forms a unique examination of the tattoo as a form of personal expression and will appeal to anyone with an interest in body art and social history, and to anyone planning a tattoo.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $43.00

    Price: $43.00
  • 50 MODERN ARTITS YOU SHOULD KNOW
    50 MODERN ARTITS YOU SHOULD KNOW
    WEIDERMANN CHRISTIANE
    ISBN: 9783791383385
    Title: 50 MODERN ARTITS YOU SHOULD KNOW
    Author: WEIDERMANN CHRISTIANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Now available in a new edition, this chronologically arranged volume covers a century and a half of masterpieces which beautifully capture the development of art in the modern age.

    Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists redefined norms and challenged tradition. Fascinating biographical and anecdotal information about each artist is provided alongside large reproductions of their most celebrated works, stunning details, and images of the artists themselves. From the Impressionists to the Surrealists, Cubists to Pop artists-readers will find a wealth of information as well as hours of enjoyment learning about one of the most popular and prolific periods in art history.

    Imprint: PRESTEL VERLAG
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ADELAIDE NOIR
    ADELAIDE NOIR
    FRAYNE ALEX
    ISBN: 9781743053171
    Title: ADELAIDE NOIR
    Author: FRAYNE ALEX
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three years ago photographer Alex Frayne set about reshaping the way South Australians see their state. Adelaide Noir was born. Alex's images of factories, playgrounds and shopping centres give voice to his darkly comic vision, seeking beauty in the mundane, and art wherever it may be found.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    ISBN: 9781876906122
    Title: ADELAIDES JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1887-1888
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A history of the Adelaide's grand scale, international industrial exhibition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of settlement, and honoured Queen Victoria's jubilee. A riot of patriotism/imperialism riddled its course with the pomp and jingoism of the period. The purpose-built building, the six-month exhibition, and the uses and fate of the building complete this collective memory of a now-absent building. Containing contributions by thirty-seven historians it looks at the exhibition and its impact on South Australia.

    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ALCOHOL : Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters
    ALCOHOL : Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters
    MURRAY DAMON
    ISBN: 9780993191152
    Title: ALCOHOL : Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters
    Author: MURRAY DAMON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the acclaimed authors of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs comes Alcohol, a glorious and exhaustive collection of previously unpublished Soviet anti-alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on posters produced during Mikhail Gorbachev’s campaign initiated in 1985. These posters attempted to sober up Soviet citizens by forcing them to confront the issues associated with excessive alcohol consumption. This government-led urgency allowed the poster designers to present the anti-alcohol message in the most graphic terms: they depicted drunks literally trapped inside the bottle or being strangled by “the green snake.” Their protagonists are paralytic freeloaders and shirkers who always neglect their families, drive under the influence, produce substandard work, are smashed when pregnant and present a constant danger to fellow citizens. A two-part essay by renowned cultural historian Alexei Plutser-Sarno attempts to explain, from a Russian perspective, the reasons behind this phenomenon.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ANATOMY OF COLOUR : The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments
    ANATOMY OF COLOUR : The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments
    BATY PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780500519332
    Title: ANATOMY OF COLOUR : The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments
    Author: BATY PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The history of paint and color in interior design, spanning a period of three centuries

    Why were primary colors popular in postwar kitchens? Why did the Art Deco era prefer clean lines and pastel shades? This comprehensive illustrated history of the use of color and paint in interior decoration answers these questions and many more.

    Drawing on his huge specialist archive, historian and paint expert Patrick Baty traces the evolution of pigments and paint colors together with color systems and standards, and he examines their impact on the color palettes used in interiors from the 1650s to the 1960s. He charts the creation in paint of the common and expensive colors made from traditional earth pigments between 1650 and 1799. He then explores the emergence of color systems and standards and their influence on paint colors together with the effect of industrialized production on the texture and durability of paints. Finally, Baty turns his attention to twentieth-century color standards. Woven throughout the authoritative and revealing text are specially commissioned photographs of pages from rare color reference books.

    Reproductions of interiors from home decor books, dating from every era, are included throughout, highlighting the distinctive color trends and styles of painting particular to each period.


    1100 illustrations, 1000 in color

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    ISBN: 9781419717796
    Title: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : EPHEMERAL WORKS 2004-2014
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the pavements of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. They are documented in his photographs, and their larger meanings are bound up with the forces that they embody: materiality, temporality, growth, vitality, permanence, decay, chance, labour, and memory.

    Ephemeral Works features approximately 200 of these works, selected by Goldsworthy from thousands he has made between 2001 and the present and arranged in chronological sequence, capturing his creative process as it interacts with material, place, and the passage of time and seasons.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    ISBN: 9781419722226
    Title: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY : PROJECTS
    Author: GOLDSWORTHY ANDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE



    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ANNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITS : 2005-2016
    ANNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITS : 2005-2016
    LEIBOVITZ ANNIE
    ISBN: 9780714875132
    Title: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITS : 2005-2016
    Author: LEIBOVITZ ANNIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $120.00
    Price: $120.00
  • ART BOOK
    ART BOOK
    ISBN: 9780714873213
    Title: ART BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a new compact and portable format the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world s great painters and sculptors

    The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world.

    Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, this second edition is an updated and substantially expanded version of the hugely successful original book.

    An A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications and pairs brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multifaceted culture.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241239018
    Title: ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.

    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ART DECO COMPLETE
    ART DECO COMPLETE
    DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9780500238554
    Title: ART DECO COMPLETE
    Author: DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewellery and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. Bakelite is collected because it is different and fun. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco style provided the Depression-ridden world with colour and style in a form most people could afford.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ART IS...
    ART IS...
    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    ISBN: 9781419711251
    Title: ART IS...
    Author: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What is art? This engaging gift book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly 200 illustrated answers to that question, all presented in simple, concise observations about selected works in the museum's stellar collection.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART MUSUEM
    ART MUSUEM
    ISBN: 9780714875026
    Title: ART MUSUEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians.

    "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal

    Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    HELLER STEVEN
    ISBN: 9781452151274
    Title: ART OF BEATRIX POTTER : Sketches Paintings and Illustrations
    Author: HELLER STEVEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind some of the world's most beloved children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems—including early sketches of the now famous rabbit family—this monograph explores Beatrix Potter’s artistic process and reveals the places in the British Isles that inspired her timeless work. Organised geographically and featuring more than 200 images paired with illuminating text, The Art of Beatrix Potter is the definitive volume on one of the world’s most influential authors and artists.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
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