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  • 100 FASHION ICONS
    100 FASHION ICONS
    ISBN: 9781855147379
    Title: 100 FASHION ICONS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, is home to an extensive collection of portraits representing people who have contributed to British history and culture, many of whom have also played an important role in fashion history. With an illustrated introductory text by Senior Curator of Photographs Magda Keaney on the role of fashion in the Gallery’s collection, this book highlights the close links between fashion and portraiture.

    100 Fashion Figures showcases fashion portraits held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.The sitters include historic and contemporary fashion icons, fashion musesand influential designers, in addition to portraits by notable fashion photographers, and some key works are accompanied by detailed captions. This concise publicationtells astory of fashion through works from the Gallery’s collection.

    The succinct format will offer readers of this title a visually engaging insight into some of the most significant fashion portraits in the Gallery’s collection, making it a well-suited addition to the growing series of 100 books including 100 Photographs and 100 Pioneering Women.

    Imprint: National Portrait Gallery
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED DESIGN
    100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED DESIGN
    FIELL PETER
    ISBN: 9781786273437
    Title: 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED DESIGN
    Author: FIELL PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped industrial and product design. Written by two experts on modern design, it provides both a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader.

    From the origins or modern design in the craft movements of the 19th and early 20th century and the changes brought about by mass production, the book traces the most important ideas in design through the modern movement and post-war consumer society to more recent ideas such as Open-Source Design and Biomimicry.

    Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, 100 Ideas that Changed Design explores when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED GRAPHIC DESIGN
    100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED GRAPHIC DESIGN
    HELLER STEVEN
    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Title: 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED GRAPHIC DESIGN
    Author: HELLER STEVEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 100 WRITERS
    100 WRITERS
    ISBN: 9781855147423
    Title: 100 WRITERS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    The National Portrait Gallery, London, holds a large collection of portraits featuring sitters who have played an important role in British history and culture across the periods, many of which have also made significant contributions as writers.

    100 Writers will be the first Gallery publication to bring together portraits of writers from varied disciplines and periods into one publication. An illustrated introductory text will explore the range of writers’ portraits held in the Gallery and the important role they have played in British culture. It will also look at the relationship between the written word and visual arts, encompassing the variety of writers and themes.

    This new title will include earlier sixteenth-century works through to contemporary portraits, with a focus on writers who have made an important contribution to a number of areas such as literature, history, philosophy and politics. Select works will also be accompanied by quotations taken from interviews, essays and acclaimed works by a number of the writers.

    The book will be of the same compact format as earlier 100s titles such as 100 Photographs and 100 Portraits and will be a welcome addition to this series of books, presenting highlights from the collection through the lens of literature.

    Imprint: National Portrait Gallery
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • ALRIGHT DARLING? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    ALRIGHT DARLING? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    BAILEY GREG
    ISBN: 9781786272874
    Title: ALRIGHT DARLING? The Contemporary Drag Queen Scene
    Author: BAILEY GREG
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects presents more than 40 of the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural work from around the world. Using local materials—including stone, clay, and wood—Goldsworthy’s projects are inspired by and interact with the natural landscape. Each project subjects Goldsworthy’s ideas about the work to the brute facts and forces of nature: sunlight, sedimentation, tides, erosion, extremes of heat and cold, and plant growth and decay. Situated mostly throughout Europe and the United States, Goldsworthy’s projects are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Each one is accompanied with notes by the artist, and many have not been published previously.

    Andy Goldsworthy: Projects is a companion volume to Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works (2015).

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    LEWIS-JONES HUW
    ISBN: 9780500022566
    Title: ARCHIPELAGO : An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    `Think of this atlas as the beginning of a journey and a kind of island guidebook, a rough guide to far-flung places, a Baedeker of make-believe, and a new page waiting to be filled. The cycle of Crusoes continues' Huw Lewis-Jones

    Islomania is a recognized affliction. But what is it about islands that is so alluring, and why do so many people find these self-contained worlds completely irresistible? Utopia and Atlantis were islands, and islands have captured the imaginations of writers and artists for centuries. Venetian sailors were the first to make collections of them by drawing maps of those they visited in their isolari - literally the `island books'. Then in 1719 Daniel Defoe published his tale of a castaway on a desert island, Robinson Crusoe, one of the first great novels in the history of literature and an instant bestseller. Defoe's tale combined the real and the imagined and transformed them into a compelling creative landscape, establishing a whole literary genre and unleashing the power of an island for storytelling.

    To celebrate the tercentenary of Robinson Crusoe's publication, a truly international range of leading illustrators imagine they too have been washed up on their own remote island. In a specially created map they visualize what it looks like, what it's called and what can be found on its mythical shores. In a panoply of astonishingly creative and often surprising responses, we are invited to explore a curious and fabulous archipelago of islands of invention that will beguile illustrators, cartographers and dreamers alike.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARRIVAL
    ARRIVAL
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734406941
    Title: ARRIVAL
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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 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 MUSUEM
    ART MUSUEM
    ISBN: 9780714875026
    Title: ART MUSUEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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 CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    DESCLAUX-SALACHAS JASMINE
    ISBN: 9781741175615
    Title: ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    Author: DESCLAUX-SALACHAS JASMINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Art of Cartographics is a stunning collection of maps that all have one thing in common: each design has taken the traditional map in a new direction, with exquisite results. Featuring geographical maps, fictional maps, and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps, it presents the very best in rational beauty and invites the reader on a journey across the globe.

    This carefully curated book selects the most creative and interesting map design projects from around the world, and offers inspiration for designers and map-lovers alike. Covering themes including power, gentrification, literature, animals, plants and food, and featuring hand-drawn, painted, digital, 3D scuplted and folded maps, The Art of Cartographics offers a slice of social history that is as beautiful as it is fascinating.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    SZOSTAK PHIL
    ISBN: 9781419740381
    Title: ART OF STAR WARS : The Rise of Skywalker
    Author: SZOSTAK PHIL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: December 2019 New Release

    The official behind-the-scenes book of concept, production, and post-production art forStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in theStar Wars film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons, and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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: June 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
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