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  • ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    MASSACRE MEGAN
    ISBN: 9780399578786
    Title: ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    Author: MASSACRE MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: February 2019 New Release

    Tattoo artist Megan Massacre presents a beautiful collection of her best work, with instructive how-to and inspiration for both professional tattoo artists as well as tattoo aficionados. With a personal behind-the-scenes peek into the making of a tattoo, from concept to execution, plus fan favorite tattoos and tattoo cover-ups, this approachable, full-color paperback will feature everything Massacre has learned over the years. Part idea sourcebook, part tattoo opus, this is an art book that tattoo fans will be eager to read and display.

    Imprint: TEN SPEED PRESS
    RRP: $44.99
    Price: $44.99
  • ART OF THE CON
    ART OF THE CON
    AMORE ANTHONY M
    ISBN: 9781250108609
    Title: ART OF THE CON
    Author: AMORE ANTHONY M
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate.

    The Art of the Con by Anthony Amore tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons, frauds, and forgeries. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

    Imprint: ST MARTINS PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    KARLSSON NIKLAS
    ISBN: 9781787390034
    Title: ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    Author: KARLSSON NIKLAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This beautiful and practical guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a means of getting back to basics and creating unique items from scratch. Inside you will learn about the ancient art of whittling as one of the earliest forms of artistic expression; the different types of wood to use in your work; the simple tools you need to get started; and the various cutting techniques.

    The Art of Whittling also preaches the idea of Danish hygge – translating to coziness and being with friends and family in a warm atmosphere. Here, author Niklas Karlsson gives us an insight into why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world – and how you can bring some hygge into your own lives.

    More than just a manual, this book offers a contemplative view on a skill that is more popular than ever.


    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $32.00

    Price: $32.00
  • ART OF WINNIE THE POOH : How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon
    ART OF WINNIE THE POOH : How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon
    CAMPBELL JAMES
    ISBN: 9781910552773
    Title: ART OF WINNIE THE POOH : How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon
    Author: CAMPBELL JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are some of the world’s most beloved characters in children’s literature.

    But before they appeared in many millions of books and in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between A. A. Milne and E. H Shepard; author and illustrator wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. For Shepard, it was a process that he relished, creating artwork for new editions right up until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six.

    In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers will not only discover the story behind this remarkable partnership, but also follow the evolution of Shepard’s work, from those first tentative sketches through to the illustrations we know and love, and even on to the characters’ later incarnations at Disney.

    Imprint: MICHAEL O'MARA - HARDIE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    ISBN: 9780241226186
    Title: ARTISTS : Their Lives and Works
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Giotto to the present day. Artists- Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous masterpieces and their creators, including their influences, development, friendships, loves, and rivalries. Discover the often tumultuous lives of iconic artists including Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Kahlo, Warhol, and Kiefer.

    Uncover the unconventional tales of the artists' lives, including Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII, Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly-cooked artichoke, and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Lavishly illustrated biographies for every artist reveal these visionaries at work in their studios, as well as the unique techniques, artworks, and personalities that made them into legends. Artists- Their Lives and Works is the ideal gift for art lovers old and young, and a uniquely fascinating look at the lives of these creators.

    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARTISTS WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
    ARTISTS WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
    KHOLEIF OMAR
    ISBN: 9780500519967
    Title: ARTISTS WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
    Author: KHOLEIF OMAR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • AVEDONS FRANCE : Old World New Look
    AVEDONS FRANCE : Old World New Look
    RUBIN ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781419726002
    Title: AVEDONS FRANCE : Old World New Look
    Author: RUBIN ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An intimate portrait of Avedon's lifelong engagement with the culture, art, literature, cinema, and fashion of France

    Exploring Richard Avedon’s fascination with France, Avedon’s France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives); and substantive essays by the authors.

    In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon’s apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealized version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the belle epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoïste later in his life.

    Avedon’s France offers a full account of Avedon’s restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.


    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • B IS FOR BAUHAUS : AN A-Z OF THE MODERN WORLD
    B IS FOR BAUHAUS : AN A-Z OF THE MODERN WORLD
    SUDJIC DEYAN
    ISBN: 9780718199517
    Title: B IS FOR BAUHAUS : AN A-Z OF THE MODERN WORLD
    Author: SUDJIC DEYAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Design is a unique way of understanding the world around us.

    This book is an essential tool kit for decoding contemporary culture. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake, the beauty of the jumbo jet, the notion of authenticity, Hitchcock's film sets, the success of Ikea, the creation of national identity, the mania to collect and the value of imperfection. It's about how we see the modern world.

    'A master class in musing on modern design . . . a subject nobody writes better about than Sudjic.' David Sexton, Evening Standard

    'Written with a natural fluidity, with authority.' Design Week

    'Combining Sudjic's obsessive attention to obscure detail with a pop culture-honed eye for influence and connection, B is a handbook of why things are the way they are.' Jonathan Bell, Wallpaper*

    'Brilliant, wide-ranging and engrossing.' Philippa Stockley, Evening Standard



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • BEG STEAL AND BORROW : Artists Against Originality
    BEG STEAL AND BORROW : Artists Against Originality
    SHORE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781780679464
    Title: BEG STEAL AND BORROW : Artists Against Originality
    Author: SHORE ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Art is theft,' Picasso once proclaimed. The wily old Spaniard was being provocative - he often equated theft to what could more benignly be called influence. But increasingly much of the best and, even, most original art involves an act or two of unequivocal, overt theft - an act of simple copy and paste. This book looks at modern-day art theft from all angles: art-historical (tracing the lineage from Duchamp to Richard Prince), legal (looking at recent key copyright cases), cultural (drawing links to literary mash-ups and musical sampling), educational (Kenneth Goldsmith's famous 'Uncreativity' classes) and, of course, in terms of current art practice. It will look at the practices of major artists working across a variety of media.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BEN QUILTY  2010 - 2018
    BEN QUILTY 2010 - 2018
    QUILTY BEN
    ISBN: 9780143795940
    Title: BEN QUILTY 2010 - 2018
    Author: QUILTY BEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: February 2019 New Release



    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • BEST OF DOISNEAU : PARIS
    BEST OF DOISNEAU : PARIS
    DOISNEAU ROBERT
    ISBN: 9782080202178
    Title: BEST OF DOISNEAU : PARIS
    Author: DOISNEAU ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The author's playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. In this volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BIRD KING AND OTHER SKETCHES
    BIRD KING AND OTHER SKETCHES
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9781922081575
    Title: BIRD KING AND OTHER SKETCHES
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The bird king, the anthropologists, the thing in the bathroom, the paraffin-oil koala, the secret birthday party…what do they all have in common? Nothing! Except for the fact that they all come from the sketchbooks of Shaun Tan, acclaimed creator of The Lost Thing, the Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia. Also selected by the artist are preliminary drawings for book, film and theatre projects, portrait and landscape studies, along with pages from travelling notebooks. All off a special insight into the daydreams of a celebrated author an illustrator.

    Imprint: WINDY HOLLOW BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BIRDS : THE ART OF ORNITHOLOGY
    BIRDS : THE ART OF ORNITHOLOGY
    ELPHICK JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781760110109
    Title: BIRDS : THE ART OF ORNITHOLOGY
    Author: ELPHICK JONATHAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Birds tells the remarkable story of bird art through the ages - from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration, to the present day.

    This beautiful books tells the story of the development of bird art through the ages. It range from the early decorative - but often fanciful - images of birds, through more accurate portrayals resulting from exploration and an increasing knowledge of the world's avifauna, to modern attempts at capturing these, the freest of all creatures.Birds contains an outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection of the Natural History Museum in London, some of which have never been reproduced before, and includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural-history artists.The lively text interweaves fascinating ornithological information with accounts of the lives of the artists, details of the development of the techniques they used and a critical appraisal of their achievements.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    ELPHICK JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781760631291
    Title: BIRDS : The Art of Ornithology
    Author: ELPHICK JONATHAN
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stunning box-set with fully illustrated book and 36 frameable prints.

    Jonathan Elphick tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the centuries. The book features early, skilfully executed but often fanciful images of birds, scientific illustrations produced during the ages of exploration, and modern approaches capturing the essence of these freest of all creatures.

    The outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection at the Natural History Museum includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural history artists ever published including Audubon, Lear, MacGillivray, and Gould. A detailed, lively text, interweaves ornithological science, art history, biography and travel and provides fascinating insights into the lives of both the artists and the birds they painted.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • BLACK
    BLACK
    ISBN: 9780714874722
    Title: BLACK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years.

    A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • BLACK : THE BRILLIANCE OF A NON-COLOR
    BLACK : THE BRILLIANCE OF A NON-COLOR
    BADIOU ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781509512089
    Title: BLACK : THE BRILLIANCE OF A NON-COLOR
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Who has not had the frightening experience of stumbling around in the pitch black?

    As a child, Alain Badiou went through it when he, along with friends, made up a game called On the stroke of midnight. The furtive discovery of the dark continent of sex in banned magazines, the beauty of black ink on paper, but also the mysteries of the universe and the grief of mourning: these are some of the things we encounter as the philosopher takes us on a trip through the private theater of his mind, at the whim of his memories.

    Music, painting, politics, sex, and metaphysics: all contribute to making black more luminous than it has ever been.

    Imprint: POLITY
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
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