Block of Books

Art

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  • STEPHEN BOWERS : BEYOND BRAVURA
    STEPHEN BOWERS : BEYOND BRAVURA
    MOON DAMON
    ISBN: 9781743052327
    Title: STEPHEN BOWERS : BEYOND BRAVURA
    Author: MOON DAMON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is the first major publication devoted to Stephen Bowers' craft. Mapping the artist's inspirations, influences and ideas, detailing the formation and development of his practice, this book discusses his creative techniques and methods, and explains the importance of his collaborative approach to making work. His career extends over 35 years.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • STEVE MCCURRY : Looking East
    STEVE MCCURRY : Looking East
    MCCURRY STEVE
    ISBN: 9780714876382
    Title: STEVE MCCURRY : Looking East
    Author: MCCURRY STEVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This portfolio contains a selection of the best and most poignant portraits by Steve McCurry, known and loved the world over for his beautiful and enduring images of the landscapes and people of South and Southeast Asia. The collection includes some iconic as well as previously unknown portraits of children, monks, pilgrims and travellers that McCurry has encountered on his journeys throughout Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan and Tibet.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • STORY OF ART
    STORY OF ART
    GOMBRICH
    ISBN: 9780714833552
    Title: STORY OF ART
    Author: GOMBRICH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written.

    The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

    The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much-loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $85.00

    Price: $85.00
  • STORY OF ART
    STORY OF ART
    GOMBRICH E H
    ISBN: 9780714832470
    Title: STORY OF ART
    Author: GOMBRICH E H
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

    For the first time in many years the book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in colour throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold-outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn.

    The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much-loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them.

    In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • STORY OF ART  -  POCKET EDITION
    STORY OF ART - POCKET EDITION
    GOMBRICH E H
    ISBN: 9780714847030
    Title: STORY OF ART - POCKET EDITION
    Author: GOMBRICH E H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

    For this new, compact edition The Story of Art has been completely redesigned, giving a fresh perspective to Gombrich's well-loved text. The illustrations, collected together in a separate section towards the back of the book for easy reference, vividly illustrate the lively and engaging narrative and are in colour throughout.

    The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the pocket edition is no exception, combining smoothly flowing text with a clear, simple design in a convenient and accessible format. The new edition allows this classic work to continue its triumphant progress for another generation, and to remain the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • STORY OF THE FACE : The Magazine that Changed Culture
    STORY OF THE FACE : The Magazine that Changed Culture
    GORMAN PAUL
    ISBN: 9780500293478
    Title: STORY OF THE FACE : The Magazine that Changed Culture
    Author: GORMAN PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A landmark publication offering a definitive overview of one of the most influential transatlantic magazines produced in the 1980s and 1990s

    Launched by NME editor and Smash Hits creator Nick Logan in 1980, The Face became an icon of “style culture,” the benchmark for the latest trends in art, design, fashion, photography, film, and music being defined by a thriving youth culture.

    The Story of The Face tracks the exciting highs and calamitous lows of the life of the magazine in two parts. Part one focuses on the rise of the magazine in the 1980s, highlighting its striking visual identity?embodied by Neville Brody’s era-defining graphic designs, Nick Knight’s dramatic fashion photography, and the “Buffalo” styling of Ray Petr? and its unflinching approach to journalism. Contributors included a host of writers who subsequently made their impact in the wider world, from Julie Burchill, Robert Elms, Tony Parsons, and James Truman to Jon Savage, Richard Benson, and Sheryl Garratt.

    Part two shows how in the 1990s, after surviving a disastrous Jason Donovan libel suit, the magazine heralded the post-acid house era of Britpop and Brit Art. However, after the magazine had become the engine of the booming British magazine industry, the end of this decade also saw the eventual demise of The Face. Including an introduction by Dylan Jones, The Story of The Face is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of one of the 80s and 90s’ most influential music and style publications.
    440+ illustrations in color and black and white

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • STREET ART AUSTRALIA
    STREET ART AUSTRALIA
    CHAMBERLIN LOU
    ISBN: 9781741174847
    Title: STREET ART AUSTRALIA
    Author: CHAMBERLIN LOU
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    As you walk down the street in cities and towns across Australia from Perth to Benalla, Toowoomba to Melbourne, you might stumble across a seven-storey-high painting of a woman's face on a building; a giant echnida painted onto a wall; a tiny paste-up on the back of a telegraph pole. This glimpse of art on an otherwise dull street both transports and intrigues you: who was the artist? What is the story behind the painting?

    Street art photographer Lou Chamberlin is following on from the success of her book Street Art: Melbourne with Street Art: Australia, a celebration of street art across the country, featuring the art, artists and collaborations who have shaped the street art scene in Australia over the past 10 years. You might find some recognisable artists and faces in the book, as Lou takes us, lens by lens, on an epic journey across the most exciting art in the country.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $44.95

    Price: $44.95
  • STREET ART INTERNATIONAL
    STREET ART INTERNATIONAL
    CHAMBERLIN LOU
    ISBN: 9781741174854
    Title: STREET ART INTERNATIONAL
    Author: CHAMBERLIN LOU
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is street art – on an international scale. Lou Chamberlin travelled from Warsaw to London, Tokyo to New York, Melbourne to Santiago in search of the world's most interesting and intriguing street art and the artists behind these walls. Her photographs capture these works at a moment in time, documenting and celebrating the ever-changing street art scene. This book features work by some of the biggest artists working in street art today, from Stik, Shep Fairey, Phlegm and local artists like Rone and Adnate. Lou offers insight into the collaborations and styles behind each work.


    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • STUFFED ANIMALS : A Modern Guide to Taxidermy
    STUFFED ANIMALS : A Modern Guide to Taxidermy
    ANANTHARAMAN DIVYA
    ISBN: 9781581573329
    Title: STUFFED ANIMALS : A Modern Guide to Taxidermy
    Author: ANANTHARAMAN DIVYA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A quirky, timely and disturbingly beautiful how-to taxidermy guide, emphasising ethical sourcing and personal expression.

    A mix of art, science and a touch of alchemy, taxidermy lets you engage with the natural world in ways most other people don’t. In Stuffed Animals, “rogue” taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato demystify the practice, shatter the gross stereotypes and make taxidermy accessible to anyone, anywhere. Committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing, Anantharaman and Innamorato are part of the vanguard of taxidermists who bring a sense of fun and experimentation to this old-school hobby. In their sold-out classes in Brooklyn, they teach hundreds of taxidermy novices how to create mantle-worthy pieces out of small birds and mammals. Both a how-to manual and a strangely captivating gift book, Stuffed Animals is the definitive guide to a growing DIY movement.

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $38.95

    Price: $38.95
  • TATTOO
    TATTOO
    HARDY LAL
    ISBN: 9781472136923
    Title: TATTOO
    Author: HARDY LAL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    London tattoo legend Lal Hardy reveals the fascinating hidden world of tattoo, past and present.

    With a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, details and anecdotes, TATTOO preserves many unique and valuable items of tattoo culture, including:

    Historical stencils and flash

    Customised machines, traditional hand-tools and animal-marking equipment

    Collector's cards, bubblegum cards and transfers

    Memorabilia and tributes relating to tattoo legends such as George Burchett and The Great Omi

    Postcards, toys, ornaments, T-shirts and other merchandise

    Supply catalogues, magazines, books and art

    Rare ephemera - awards, badges, business cards, convention passes, postage stamps and hand-drawn signs

    LAL HARDY was born in London in 1958. He opened New Wave Tattoo in north London's Muswell Hill when he was just twenty-one years old. Lal is part of an international community of highly respected tattoo artists. This is his sixth book.

    MATT LODDER is an expert on body art and body modification. He is the author of TATTOO: AN ART HISTORY and is Director of American Studies at the University of Essex.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • TATTOO STREET STYLE
    TATTOO STREET STYLE
    SNAPE ALICE
    ISBN: 9781785037276
    Title: TATTOO STREET STYLE
    Author: SNAPE ALICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules.

    Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture.

    Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.


    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • THEATRE OF LIFE : PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
    THEATRE OF LIFE : PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
    FRAYNE ALEX
    ISBN: 9781743054949
    Title: THEATRE OF LIFE : PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
    Author: FRAYNE ALEX
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Theatre of Life is a collection of portraits by Australian artist and photographer Alex Frayne. The images represent a diverse array of characters captured in both formal and street settings, with emphasis on the latter. Frayne provides detailed contextual analyses for each work as he tests the limits of the popular medium of photography.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • THINK SMALL : The Tiniest Art in the World
    THINK SMALL : The Tiniest Art in the World
    KATZ EVA
    ISBN: 9781452156965
    Title: THINK SMALL : The Tiniest Art in the World
    Author: KATZ EVA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2018 NEW RELEASE

    From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to all things infinitesimally small. Replete with more than 200 images of miniature masterpieces including intricately carved pencil leads, fantastical dioramas floating in test tubes, ceramic vases smaller than a sixsided die, crystal cityscape shells designed for hermit crabs, and more Think Small is sure to make a big impression.

    Imprint: CHRONICLE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • THIS IS BACON
    THIS IS BACON
    HAUSER KITTY
    ISBN: 9781780671857
    Title: THIS IS BACON
    Author: HAUSER KITTY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract art that came after him. This title portrays the events of his life and the circle of friends and associates with whom he formed a louche.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS CARAVAGGIO
    THIS IS CARAVAGGIO
    HOWARD ANNABEL
    ISBN: 9781780677002
    Title: THIS IS CARAVAGGIO
    Author: HOWARD ANNABEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mercurial, saturnine, scandalous, and unpredictable, Caravaggio—as a man, as a character, and as an artist—holds dramatic appeal.

    He spent a large part of his life on the run, leaving a trail of illuminated chaos wherever he passed, most of it recorded in criminal justice records. When he did settle for long enough to paint, he produced works of staggering creativity and technical innovation.

    He was famous throughout Italy for his fulminating temper, but also for his radical and sensitive humanization of biblical stories, and in particular his decision to include the brutal and dirty life of the street in his paintings. Caravaggio was a rebel and a violent man, but he eyed the world with deep empathy, realism, and an unrelenting honesty.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • THIS IS CEZANNE
    THIS IS CEZANNE
    ANDREWS JORELLA
    ISBN: 9781780674780
    Title: THIS IS CEZANNE
    Author: ANDREWS JORELLA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paul Cezanne challenged convention and pioneered new possibilities in painting. He was remarkable for his ability to perceive and paint aspects of everyday life in ways that revealed dynamic yet deeply harmonious visions of the world.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
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