• Threads of Life
    Threads of Life
    For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost children. Through sewing, they found a way to campaign. In Tudor England Mary, Queen of Scots was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside.

    From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, THREADS OF LIFE stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

    In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, THREADS OF LIFE is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.

    'THREADS OF LIFE is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

    ISBN: 9781473687936
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hunter, Clare
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Tropical Wonderland Pocket Colouring
    Tropical Wonderland Pocket Colouring
    A wonderful portable edition of Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland from the the Sunday Times and international bestseller Millie Marotta.

    Lose yourself in a riot of colouring in and drawing as you bring the exotic creatures and plants in Millie Marotta's tropical wonderland to life. Millie's intricate style of illustration encourages you to make your own mark, whether it's to add to the fine lines on trees or add a splash of colour to the feathers of a tropical parrot. Explore the rainforest further and you will find extraordinary flowers, birds, butterflies and reptiles, including a rainbow boa with shiny scales crying out for a touch of colour. This book will bring enjoyment to anyone who is looking for a creative outlet or a mindful and relaxing activity.

    ISBN: 9781849945912
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Marotta, Millie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Truth Bomb Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists
    Truth Bomb Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists
    If anyone can teach us how to pursue the life and work of an artist, it is the artists in Truth Bomb.

    This compilation of pioneering and established women artists from around the world will motivate and empower you, challenge you to find solace in the shared human experiences of birth, death, love, anger, joy, sadness. Their sassiness will fire your spirit.

    Truth Bomb offers the very best commentary and insight into the incredible formation of diverse women artists while uncovering the power of taking a chance, pushing the envelope and ultimately not being shy when it comes to making a mark. It is a magical visual mash-up of images, memoirs, moments, interviews and inspirational beginnings as told by twenty-two leading women artists, including Beci Orpin, Mickalene Thomas, Kaylene Whiskey and Judy Chicago. Truth Bomb is an ode to art and artists and an attempt to decipher the mystery of creativity.

    ISBN: 9781760760274
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Crompton, Abigail
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Turner
    Turner
    Few British artists have ever achieved such a wide range of style in oil painting, watercolour, drawing and engraving as J. M. W. Turner. He had a precocious gift that was developed over a lifetime of experiment and innovation. This classic book in the World of Art series traces the artist's career - from youthful pictureseque views and watercolours of 'Gothic' ruins to the romantic landscape and historical compositions of his maturity, and the astonishing art of his later years. In these late paintings Turner's tragic sense of life is stated most profoundly and the work was unintelligible to his contemporaries - but his reputation as the greatest British painter now rests on our understanding of these as pioneering explorations of abstraction, prefiguring the art of the 20th century. Graham Reynolds weaves together the artist's biography with sensitive criticism of his work, through all phases of his career, in this classic work - first published in 1969 - that has long served as an outstanding introduction to Turner's life and art. It has now been revised and updated by the curator of the Turner Bequest at Tate, David Blayney Brown, to reflect recent discoveries and interpretations, and the illustrations are in full colour for the first time. It will serve as the best available study of this perennially popular artist for a new generation of readers.

    ISBN: 9780500204597
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Reynolds, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Unnatural History Museum
    Unnatural History Museum
    Viktor Wynd, master of the contemporary Wunderkabinett, is back with a collection of artifacts and curiosities that are more bizarre and wonderful than ever. For over a decade, from a tiny storefront in east London, the artist Viktor Wynd has been reinventing the cabinet of curiosities for the twenty-first century. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History is now one of the city's most tantalising tourist destinations. Wynd first introduced his worldview in the book Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders, which John Waters called "an insanely delightful how-to guide... told with lunatic humor and absolute joy." In this new volume, he takes readers on a tour inside his mildly-twisted mind, delving deeper into his philosophy of collecting, and describing personal connections to the objects he treasures. Written in his trademark charismatic style, which blends whimsical stories with odd facts and obscure references, this book is filled with lavish and theatrical photographs and drawings. Loosely organised into thematic chapters, it ponders the beauty of skulls and masks; explores beasts, freaks, monsters, fairies, and mermaids; covers magical plants, hallucinogens, erotica, and dandies; and dips into the world of the occult. This might not be a book for everyone. However, it is a book everyone interested in cabinets of curiosities should have on their shelf. AUTHOR: Viktor Wynd is the proprietor of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History in Hackney, east London and is chancellor of pataphysical organisation The Last Tuesday Society. He is the author of Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders (Prestel). 160 colour illustrations

    ISBN: 9783791385198
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $100.00
    Author: Wynd, Viktor
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $100.00
  • Upcycling Books Decorative Objects
    Upcycling Books Decorative Objects
    Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organiser, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don't let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.

    ISBN: 9780764358753
    Publication date: 07/01/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Rubio, ,Julia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Upcycling with Style
    Upcycling with Style
    Upcycling with Style encourages readers to think creatively. It is packed with projects, tips and practical information as a guide to making your home and garden inviting places without having to splurge on expensive items. Comprehensive step-by-step photographs help as a guide to clever project ideas that will help to create stylish and unique living spaces.

    ISBN: 9781869664961
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Heeringa, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing Sketchbook
    Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing Sketchbook
    Inspired by modern masters, Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing is a playful introduction to contemporary drawing styles, techniques and ideas.

    This sketchbook features thought-provoking prompts and eye-popping illustrations to sharpen your skills and unlock the outer limits of your imagination.

    Far from a free-for-all of random exercises, this book is divided into sections covering essential aspects of drawing such as tone, composition and humour. Accessible, fun and informative, Use This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing will build your confidence so you can perfect your drawing technique.

    ISBN: 9781786274052
    Publication date: 25/03/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Carroll, Henry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • User Friendly How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live Work and Play
    User Friendly How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live Work and Play
    'A tour de force, an engrossing fusion of scholarly research, professional experience and revelations from intrepid firsthand reporting' -- New York Times


    USER FRIENDLY is a must-read for anyone who loves well-designed products-and for the innovators aspiring to make them.

    It seems like magic when some new gadget seems to know what we want before we know ourselves. But why does some design feel intrinsically good, and why do some designs last forever, while others disappear? User Friendly guides readers through the hidden rules governing how design shapes our behaviour, told through fascinating stories such as what the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island reveals about the logic of the smartphone; how the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II created our faith in social progress through better product design; and how a failed vision for Disney World yielded a new paradigm for designed experience.

    ISBN: 9780753556658
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Kuang, Cliff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Vatican All The Paintings
    Vatican All The Paintings
    The Vatican is one of the most visited sites in the world. It encompasses numerous museums and palaces, and houses one of the finest art collections known to man. Amassed by popes throughout the centuries, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world, the Vatican is a perennial source of awe and fascination.



    From Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pieta, to the Raphael frescoes, to the works of Giotto, Fra Angelica, Titian, and Caravaggio, THE VATICAN: ALL THE PAINTINGS is an unprecedented celebration of this great collection. The book is organized into 22 sections representing the museums and areas of the Vatican, including the Pinacotea, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartments, the Vatican Palaces, and St. Peter's Basilica.



    Each one of the 976 works of art represented in this book -- including the 661 classical paintings on display in the permanent painting collection and 315 other masterpieces -- is annotated with the name of the painting and artists, the date of the work, the birth and death of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the work, and the catalog number (if applicable). In addition, 180 of the most iconic paintings, sculptures, and other pieces of art are highlights with 300-word essays by art historian Anja Grebe and bestselling author Ross King. Here you will find information such as the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing it, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, and the artist's impact on history.

    ISBN: 9780762470655
    Publication date: 31/03/2020
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Grebe, Anja
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
  • Vermeer  The Complete Works
    Vermeer The Complete Works
    Despite numbering at just 35, Johannes Vermeer's works have prompted a New York Times best seller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the ''Dutch Mona Lisa''. In his lifetime, however, the fame of Johannes Vermeer(1632 1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons.

    ISBN: 9783836565103
    Publication date: 05/09/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Schutz, Karl
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Virgin by Design
    Virgin by Design
    Virgin by Design is the official publication volume celebrating 50 years of daring innovation and creativity at Virgin, presenting the stories, the people and the work that went into the building and shaping of a much-loved and globally respected brand. More than a retrospective, it gets to the heart of the values that make the Virgin brand so unique, communicating how those values resonate with people today - and will continue to do so in the future.

    Based on in-depth research and interviews with all the key people who have played a part in Virgin's companies past and present, Virgin by Design is organized into ten chapters - each with fully illustrated case studies - that provide a sense of how hard work and brilliant ideas have resonated with audiences worldwide. Spanning the full 50-year period from Virgin's beginnings as a record store to its bold future in space tourism with Virgin Galactic, it also embraces Virgin's broad diversity in terms of its global presence as a brand, its mission and purpose to change business for good, and in its offerings across multiple sectors, including travel, banking, health and fitness, communications and entertainment. Virgin by Design is packed with the wit, verve, spirit of adventure and 'how it was done' insights that will make it a must-have publication.

    ISBN: 9780500022931
    Publication date: 12/03/2020
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Virgin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $90.00
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