Block of Books

Art

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  • VAN GOGH
    VAN GOGH
    ISBN: 9781786644817
    Title: VAN GOGH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    Bringing the life and work of a truly unique artist to life, Van Gogh is a comprehensive guide to one of the most unconventional and highly original artists of the nineteenth century. Perhaps the most famous artist in the world, Vincent Van Gogh is perceived by many as the 'mad' artist, the man who painted in a frenzy or simply the tormented soul who cut off his ear. His artistic genius is often overshadowed by those who see his paintings as mere visual manifestations of his troubled mind. Whilst in part this may be true, in reality his innovative and unique artistic style was of enormous importance to a host of artists who followed in his wake. Even when openly influenced by his predecessors or contemporaries his art remained identifiably his own, developing a distinctive style that failed to be accepted by the art-buying public in his own lifetime. From his earliest watercolours depicting the plight of rural Dutch peasants, through his attempts to be accepted by the Parisian avant-garde, right up to his final paintings of the Auvers countryside, every aspect of his life is celebrated in this beautiful reference book.

    Imprint: FLAMETREE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • VINCENTS STARRY NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES : A CHILDRENS HISTORY OF ART
    VINCENTS STARRY NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES : A CHILDRENS HISTORY OF ART
    BIRD MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781780676142
    Title: VINCENTS STARRY NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES : A CHILDRENS HISTORY OF ART
    Author: BIRD MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day.

    Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.

    Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.

    This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • VITAMIN C
    VITAMIN C
    LILLEY CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9780714874609
    Title: VITAMIN C
    Author: LILLEY CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals.

    Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world's leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Clay and ceramics have in recent years been elevated from craft to high art material, with the resulting artworks being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums around the world. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.

    Artists include: Caroline Achaintre, Ai Weiwei, Aaron Angell, Edmund de Waal, Theaster Gates, Marisa Merz, Ron Nagle, Gabriel Orozco, Grayson Perry, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Schütte, Richard Slee, Clare Twomey, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman.

    Nominators include: Pablo Leon de la Barra, Iwona Blazwick, Mary Ceruti, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Christine Macel, James Meyer, Jed Morse, Beatrix Ruf, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nancy Spector, Sheena Wagstaff, and Jonathan Watkins.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    ISBN: 9780810997417
    Title: WES ANDERSON COLLECTION
    Author: SEITZ MATT ZOLLER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Wes Anderson is the most influential comedic voice from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, his intimate involvement in each of his films; Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, includes scriptwriting, set design, soundtrack selections and unit photography. Anderson's visual artistry, inimitable tone and idiosyncratic characterisations make each of his films instantly recognisable as "Andersonian."

    The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's work, guiding readers through the life and career of one of the most talked-about contemporary filmmakers. Previously unpublished photos, artwork and ephemera complement a book-length interview between Anderson and award-winning film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, who offers insights into Anderson's creative process, influences, and the production of his films. These elements come together in a meticulously designed object in the spirit of Anderson's movies: melancholy and playful, wise and childish--and thoroughly original.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? 150 YEARS OF MODERN ART IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
    WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? 150 YEARS OF MODERN ART IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
    GOMPERTZ WILL
    ISBN: 9780241965993
    Title: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? 150 YEARS OF MODERN ART IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
    Author: GOMPERTZ WILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art; why your five year-old really couldn't do it. Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? asks the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask.



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • WILD ENCOUNTERS: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
    WILD ENCOUNTERS: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
    YARROW DAVID
    ISBN: 9780847858323
    Title: WILD ENCOUNTERS: Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
    Author: YARROW DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A collection of unparalleled nature photography spanning seven continents by one of the world s foremost photographers.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $155.00
    Price: $155.00
  • WILD LAND
    WILD LAND
    PICKFORD PETER
    ISBN: 9781760760076
    Title: WILD LAND
    Author: PICKFORD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Four years in the making, this is one of the most ambitious travel stories of our time. Peter and Beverly Pickford lived on a large farm in South Africa all their life. When their children left home they realised they wanted something different. They wanted to see the world before it was too late.

    The result is a wildlife book like no other. Wild Land is an epic and unprecedented portrait of some of the most untouched parts of our planet, and a timely message highlighting the urgent need for them to be preserved for the future of the planet, and a future on which humankind’s very survival is dependent.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • WILLIAM MORRIS MASTERPIECES OF ART
    WILLIAM MORRIS MASTERPIECES OF ART
    ROBINSON, MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781783612130
    Title: WILLIAM MORRIS MASTERPIECES OF ART
    Author: ROBINSON, MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents and an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. William Morris Masterpieces of Art offers a survey of his life and work alongside stunning decorative works.

    Imprint: FLAMETREE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $34.99
    Price: $34.99
  • WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    BOLLMAN STEFAN
    ISBN: 9780789212566
    Title: WOMEN WHO READ ARE DANGEROUS
    Author: BOLLMAN STEFAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An elegant survey of more than 70 works of art featuring women reading throughout time.

    What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmann's 'Women Who Read Are Dangerous' explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks—drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints—by iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, Suzanne Valadon, August Sander, Rembrandt, and many more. As the book's provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters, such as "Intimate Moments" and "The Search for Oneself," Bollmann profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years. Bollmann offers intelligent and engaging commentary on each work of art in 'Women Who Read Are Dangerous', telling us who the subject is, her relationship to the artist, and even what she is reading. With works ranging from a 1333 Annunciation painting of the angel Gabriel speaking to the Virgin Mary, book in hand, to twentieth-century works, such as a stunning photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, this appealing survey provides a veritable slideshow of the many iterations of a woman and her book—a compelling subject to this day.

    Imprint: ABBEVILLE PRESS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WORLD ATLAS OF STREET ART AND GRAFFITI
    WORLD ATLAS OF STREET ART AND GRAFFITI
    SCHACTER RAFAEL
    ISBN: 9781781317211
    Title: WORLD ATLAS OF STREET ART AND GRAFFITI
    Author: SCHACTER RAFAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the 'cholo' graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has travelled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world's most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned 'city artworks' that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes.
    Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today's most important street artists - including Espo in New York, Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, Os Gemeos in Brazil, and Anthony Lister in Australia - are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. With contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti, this landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti emphasises urban art's powerful commitment to a spontaneous creativity that is inherently connected to the architecture of the metropolis.


    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WORLD GOES POP
    WORLD GOES POP
    MORGAN JESSICA
    ISBN: 9781849762700
    Title: WORLD GOES POP
    Author: MORGAN JESSICA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The World Goes Pop explores the contemporaneous engagements with a spirit of pop throughout the globe, concentrating not only on the relatively well-covered activity in the US, UK and France but also on developments throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

    Imprint: TATE GALLERY
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • WRITERS MAP
    WRITERS MAP
    LEWIS-JONES HUW
    ISBN: 9780500519509
    Title: WRITERS MAP
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00
    Price: $55.00
  • YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    ISBN: 9781876944780
    Title: YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Aboriginal people of Australia’s Western Desert lived in their homelands for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track became known as the ‘Canning Stock Route’.

    In July and August 2007 nearly 70 artists, facilitated by Western Australian cultural organisation FORM, travelled up the stock route on a six-week return to Country. Yiwarra Kuju includes beautiful plates of the complete Canning Stock Route Collection and for the very first time tells the story of the stock route’s impact, and the importance of the country around it, by Aboriginal voices and interpreted through Aboriginal eyes.

    Imprint: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUST
    RRP: $59.00

    Price: $59.00
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