Most popular Art & design styles: from c 1960 books
The most popular Art & design styles: from c 1960 books currently available. Updated weekly.
"This edition of the Codex Seraphinianus, thirty-two years after the first edition published in 1981, has been enriched by yet another original preface by the author."--Colophon.
From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, follow the short, prolific, and politicized career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a cult figure of artistic social commentary. This introduction explores how the young trailblazer drew from inspirations as varied as Greek, Roman, and African art, along with French poetry and...
The indispensable guide to the most exciting painters of recent years, chosen by leading arts professionals - now in paperback
Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. In this beautiful essay in pictures, Berger posits the idea that by experiencing the extraordinary, we can defy time itself.
Show your Hogwart pride with this classic set of ten Hogwarts note cards, the newest addition to Insight Editions' best-selling Harry Potter stationery series! Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, is located in the grand Hogwarts castle. These embossed foil note cards celebrate the iconic school by showcasing its classic crest in a clean, minimal design. A perfect accessory to the beloved Harry Potter films, the Hogwarts Crest Foil Note Cards invite fans to show their love for the magical series.
50 years of hard-hitting protest art from Britain's foremost political artist
Provides an introduction to contemporary art photography, identifying its important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners.
"A compendium of more than 70 iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe"--
Gives you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from realistic works of earlier centuries. This book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical and public hostility from Cy Twomblys scribbled "Olympia", Jean-Michel Basquiats crude but spontaneous "LNAPRK", and more.
The author has returned to England to paint the landscape of his childhood in East Yorkshire. Executed in watercolour and ink, this title features panoramic scenes that have the spatial complexity of finished paintings - the broad sweep of sky or road, the patchwork tapestry of land - yet convey the immediacy of the author's impressions.
Suitable for David Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, this book deals with two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. It includes Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions, dozens of illustrations, and a text by the artist himself.
A fun introduction to the world of modern artists, from Albers to Zox, via Basquiat, Kahlo, Warhol and more.
The first monograph of its kind on the Godfather of streetwear, this book pays homage to Hiroshi Fujiwara's influence on contemporary fashion, music, and design
Includes an array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. This compilation features feline re-imaginings of scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and films.
does drawing make one 'see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still', as Hockney suggests? What significance do different media - from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad - have for the way we see? What is the relationship between the images we make and the reality around us? This title deals with these questions.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
Best known for his installation work encompassing sculpture, video and soundscapes, Fireflies focuses wholly on Phillipe Parenno's lesser-known drawings.
Planet Banksy brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as featuring some of his own innovative, profound and controversial work.
Be inspired by Marjolein Bastin's passion for the natural world in this unique, inspirational sketchbook.
Pop artist Peter Blake has an eye for the quirky and the overlooked. As well as being known as a painter, Blake is renowned for his works on paper and as a leading exponent of collage. This work displays the strong graphic sensibility and the love of popular culture for which the artist has long been renowned.
Published in conjunction with a major retrospective, this comprehensive volume illuminates the origins and motivations of James Turrell's incredibly diverse and exciting body of work - from his Mendota studio days to his monumental work-in-progress Roden Crater.
Reveals the artistic drive and haunting obsessions of one of the world's leading contemporary artists, Yayoi Kusama.
The essential handbook for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers on contemporary art.
This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.
This is the first major monograph on the paintings of Jim Shaw (b. 1952), whose work blends the reflected cultural climate of his adopted home, Los Angeles with the multi-layered world of American popular culture to create rich dream-like worlds.
Small, smart, essential - an easy-to-read, straightforward and entertaining introduction to art history via fifty pivotal moments from antiquity to the 21st century.
Collecting the gritty and hair-raising artwork behind the critically-acclaimed DARK SOULS III in a prestigious hardcover tome. DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS features armor and weapon designs, character concepts, enemies, bosses, environments, DLC artwork, and more!
One of two titles in a new series introducing the life and work of the great illustrators, both contemporary and historical.
An original graphic novel biography of Andy Warhol, the cultural icon and Pop-art legend
The artist Humphrey Ocean RA has been drawing birds for decades - both at home and on his travels
The years since 1989 have seen a complete untethering of what art can be, who makes it and where it can be found, which has been matched by a reassessment of art's appropriate place in society. This title examines the themes in contemporary art, from portraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, and more.
Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art.
Every page of this delightful book - meticulously reproduced from the sketchbooks that Anne Desmet has used since her first travels to Greece in the 1980s - is soaked with the sunshine of the Sporades.
Whether a character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand, this guide provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style.
An inspirational collection of 65 cut-paper birds paired with thoughtful meditations
This publication accompanies the first exhibition to explore the remarkable early work of two greats of post-war painting, Alan Davie (1920-2014) and David Hockney (b.1937).