In her 'Sorted Book' series of photographs, conceptual artist Nina Katchadourian selects and stacks groupings of two, three, four, or five books so that the titles on their spines can be read as sentences forming whimsical, witty and poignant poems and narratives from the text found there. At once illuminating and thought-pro... read more
Whether they're drawn from nature or art, optical illusions can amaze, amuse, confuse, and fool the viewer. They remind us that we do not see the world as it is, but only filtered through our own perceptions. This stunning collection captures the full breadth of the form, from composite images and trompe l'oeil to tricks of p... read more
Immerse in the amazing street art from around the world. This book features amazing photographs of some of the most fascinating street art from London, Berlin, New Zealand, Brazil and New York to name a few.
|Author:||Hans Werner Holzwarth|
This is the ongoing catalog of contemporary art, now in its fourth volume. Want a head start on the things you'll be seeing in art institutions a decade down the road? It's all in here, the very latest of the very best - and so fresh you can feel its pulse. A to Z magazine-style entries include captivating i... read more
Forthcoming, February 2013
|Author:||Karianne Bjellas Gilje et al|
Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917 2010) is regarded as "the queen of Scandinavian design." Her sphere of influence in the history of decorative art and design stretches from the Scandinavian Design period, 1945-65, to today. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of her work. An artist with an exceptionally broad scope, ... read more
Peter Campbell was the resident designer and art critic for the London Review of Books. He worked for the magazine from its first appearance in 1979 and wrote more than 300 pieces, mainly about art but also about such things as escalators, weeds, bicycles, bridges and hearts. Each fortnight from 1996 onwards, Peter created a ... read more
Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the... read more
Friedrich Stowasser (1928, Vienna - 2000, New Zealand), better known by the name of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, was a painter, thinker, and architect, or rather an 'architecture doctor'; as he declared in his manifesto of January 24, 1990. With his tremendous love of nature, he is one of the pioneers of humanist and environm... read more
I have always loved Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s work; from his powerfully graphic paintings to his organic, playful architecture. The book is also full of essays by Hundertwasser outlining his philosophies and views on modern architecture, which are well worth reading. Our latest large and colourf... read more
Word as Image invites readers to see letters beyond their utilitarian dullness. It's about discovering the magic behind the unique shapes and infinite possibilities of letters and words. This book showcases nearly 100 of Lee's head-scratching word images, along with tips to help readers create their own.
Maus is widely renowned as one of the greatest pieces of art and literature ever written about the Holocaust.
It is adored by readers and studied in colleges and universities all over the world. But what led Art Spiegelman to tell his father's story in the first place? Why did he choose to depict the Jews as mice? How c... read more
This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the ear... read more
The Art of Taxidermy is a contemporary look at an historical and controversial subject - a sumptuous photographic led exploration of the genre's history, uses and modern applications. Taxidermy courses are enjoying a renewed surge of popularity and this book is poised to offer the new wave of enthusiasts a beautiful volume o... read more
For forty years Rob Roth has collected rare examples of rock tour posters, advertising posters, rock memorabilia, original artwork and items of merchandise. Many of the pieces of his vast collection are included in this beautiful book. His spectacular collection is so vast that it has never all been put on public display but ... read more
This is a clear and lucid account of Nietzsche's philosophy of art, combining exegesis, interpretation and criticism in a judicious balance. Julian Young argues that Nietzsche's thought about art can only be understood in the context of his wider philosophy. In particular, he discusses the dramatic changes in Nietzschean aest... read more
No fancy computer typeface can ever replace the subtle artistry and personalized expressiveness of calligraphic handwriting. And here's the proof: Abeautifully designed, easy-to-understand guidebook that takes the reader from the basic pen-strokes of traditional hands such as Uncial and Italic to the proud completion of 15 br... read more
This high-quality, exquisitely produced book is a celebration of the work of acclaimed equine artist Alister Simpson. Presenting a cross-section of his work, from sketches to watercolours and oils, it reveals the depth of his talent and the breadth of his style. Racehorses featured include Phar Lap, Makybe Diva, Brew, Mahogan... read more
Lutradur and Evolon belong to a category of manmade fabrics called spunbonded textiles. They have been available for a few years, but the explosion of their use in the textile world is very recent. They are spunbound, non-woven polyesters, which are very strong and flexible, but soft to the touch and ideal for textile art. A... read more
This is a complete fashion school for drawing and painting fashion figures, garments and accessories for all aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Designed for newcomers and improvers, it will show them how to construct the head and figure, compose for impact, and use all available media. Practical, interactive and bea... read more
A new edition of this iconic book includes new larger format and photographs rescanned from Marti Friedlander's originals. It is an indepth photographic study of the ancient art of moko.
|Series:||Philosophy for Everyone|
Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. * Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with ta... read more