• 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    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).

    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Publication date: 21/01/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Heller, Steven
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 100 Posters that Changed the World
    100 Posters that Changed the World
    Classic posters from the last 300 years and the stories behind them.

    Posters have always been designed to seek an immediate response. From the time when paper was first affordable, the poster has been used to provoke a direct reaction, whether a public appeal, a legal threat, a call to arms, or the offer of entertainment. Newspapers might have the advantage of ubiquity in spreading the word, but a poster could be tightly targeted by its location.

    Organised chronologically, 100 Posters That Changed the World charts the history of poster design from their earliest forms as a means of information communication to the more subtle visual communication of the 21st century.

    As printing became cheaper, posters were used for more than just promoting the capture of local villains or announcing government decrees. Advertisements took over, citing up-and-coming events, auctions, public meetings, political rallies, sports games, lectures and theatrical performances.

    The technological leaps from engraving to aquatints to lithography, chromolithography and the offset press, all had their impact on what could be advertised by poster, and the art form took off spectacularly in the late 19th century with the influence of Lautrec and the Paris nightclubs. From then on, the poster became a sophisticated means of visual communication.

    In the West it was used to sell products - in the East it was used to sell regimes and control behaviour.

    Along with historic moments in poster evolution, 100 Posters That Changed the World charts the most impactful designs of the last 300 years - images that communicate a message whether commercial or political, images that sell a film, a musical, a cause or used for decoration, inspiration, motivation and affirmation. The affirmation for teenagers in the 1970s that Farah Fawcett was looking at you.

    ISBN: 9781911641452
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Salter, Colin T.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
    100 Sculptors of Tomorrow
    How do you find the most promising emerging artists at work in a rapidly transforming medium? Bypassing traditional art world channels, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow is the culmination of a major, democratic open call for up-and-coming sculptors. From thousands of entries, an internationally renowned jury has identified the most exciting names in sculpture today, all showcased in this beautifully illustrated, authoritative book. Featuring a selection of the finest emerging sculptors worldwide, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow guides the reader with biographical summaries and first-hand artist testimonies, as well as recommended reading and jurors' insights.

    Following the much-respected 100 Painters of Tomorrow, which launched the careers of artists including Michael Armitage, Yelena Popova and Herman Chong, 100 Sculptors offers another powerful platform for artists and a fascinating, visually breathtaking experience for readers.

    ISBN: 9780500021477
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Beers, Kurt
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • 1000 Life Hacks Clever Ways to Make Your Life Easier at Home, Work and Play
    1000 Life Hacks Clever Ways to Make Your Life Easier at Home, Work and Play
    Time is precious, so why not make more of it? 1000 Life Hacks is the ultimate collection of inspired hints, tips and advice for doing things more quickly and efficiently. Life hacks help you and your family live a better, easier and smarter life, while also saving you money. Take your pick from this vast array of highly illustrated, ingenious solutions to everyday problems in all areas of your life, such as: * Work and technology: Device holders * Home and cleaning: Handy dispensers * DIY: Reviving old tools * Fashion: Savvy jewellery storage * Food: Food ripening tips * Fitness: Effective exercise regimes * Travel: Flight essentials * Kids and parenting: Toy storage

    ISBN: 9781742458304
    Publication date: 05/08/2016
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Grabham, Deb
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 1001 Bees
    1001 Bees
    Mr Busby the beekeeper is the proud owner of hundreds of hives. Have a look inside them to find out how bees take care of their queen and make honey, then follow the swarm as they fly off into the countryside to collect nectar. Readers will learn about pollination and all the plants, insects, animals and birds that take part in the process; they will also find out the amazing ways bees are so crucial to life on earth.

    Buzzing with lively illustrations and full of fascinating facts, this fun book is a must for all children interested in the natural world.

    ISBN: 9780500652657
    Publication date: 06/05/2021
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Rzezak, Joanna
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.99
  • 101 Works of Art
    101 Works of Art
    In this large, beautifully presented book, Christchurch Art Gallery showcases 101 treasures from its collection - paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper - written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators. Deisgned by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre, this will be the art book to buy this year!

    ISBN: 9781877375408
    Publication date: 18/12/2015
    Price: $40.00
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • 14 Blown Kisses
    14 Blown Kisses
    When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Maori and English.

    ISBN: 9781877375699
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Youle, Wayne
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.99
  • 20th Century Fashion in Detail
    20th Century Fashion in Detail
    Revealing the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and daring cuts that make up some of the 20th century's most beautiful garments, this book explores the specific techniques used by couturiers as tastes and textile technologies evolved. Work by designers such as Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood is rediscovered, and exquisite haute-couture pieces, from sequinned Chanel trouser suits and richly embroidered Schiaparelli jackets to striking Balenciaga creations and Dior evening gowns, are examined.

    Part of the `Fashion in Detail' series, this updated edition features a revised introduction and list of designers followed by chapters dedicated to a particular technique. Each garment is illustrated through detailed photography and line drawings and is accompanied by a commentary by leading experts in textiles and fashion.

    An extraordinary exploration of the techniques used by couturiers in the construction of these exceptional garments, 20th-Century Fashion in Detail will delight all followers of fashion.

    ISBN: 9780500294109
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Wilcox, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
    250 Years Of New Zealand Painting
    This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first written by Gil Docking, published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn, and again to 2020 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. New design, with additional text by Edward Hanfling, including an introduction to the new edition + discussion of new directions in New Zealand painting. This book is an ideal introduction to the development of New Zealand painting from its very beginning, and also the development of critical thinking about the work of New Zealand artists over the last 50 years. Detailed bibliography and index makes this an ideal book for students.

    ISBN: 9781988538822
    Publication date: 11/10/2021
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Docking, Gill
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $99.99
  • 30 Days of Creativity Draw, Colour and Discover Your Creative Self
    30 Days of Creativity Draw, Colour and Discover Your Creative Self
    Internationally bestselling colouring book artist Johanna Basford helps us find our creative spark with her calming new book of thirty doodles, colouring pages and simple how-to draw challenges.

    Your invite to create calm and discover more joy...

    In just thirty days, you can develop a creative habit that allows a little more calm and joy into your life. These easy-to-follow daily practices will help unleash your creative spark and build the foundation of your artistic practice.

    With a mix of whimsical doodles, pages of expert advice, and simple step-by-step drawing guides, this book is designed to nurture your inner artist. Featuring calming lavender fields, tasty treats, and blooming bouquets, each page is a celebration of things that bring us comfort and joy. And, of course, there are plenty of pages to colour when you find yourself in the flow and want to remain in the creative bubble a little longer. Pick up this book, find a pencil, and begin your next adventure!

    ISBN: 9781529148299
    Publication date: 28/10/2021
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Basford, Johanna
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 365 Days of Art in Nature
    365 Days of Art in Nature
    In 365 Days of Art in Nature, Lorna Scobie, invites the reader to take a closer look at the natural world - whether that's outside on location, or inside their own home - reminding us all that regardless of whether we live in the city or the countryside, wildlife is just on our doorstep.

    ISBN: 9781784883256
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Scobie, Lorna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 365 Days of Creativity Inspire your imagination with art every day
    365 Days of Creativity Inspire your imagination with art every day
    365 Days of Creativity is a thoughtful and inspiring book designed to help you carve out moments of self-expression and unlock your creative potential. Lorna Scobie shows you how to experiment, explore and let go of your artistic inhibitions, encouraging you to look for creative inspiration wherever you go.

    Featuring creative daily exercises and goal-setting as well as plenty of supportive prompts and tips, this fun and inspiring book will stir your imagination to put a little creativity into every day.

    ISBN: 9781784882792
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Scobie, Lorna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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