• Textile Travels
    Textile Travels
    An evocative exploration of how travel - local and far away - can inform, inspire and enhance textile art.

    Travel has always featured heavily in textile art, from artists' 'travelling sketchbooks' to large-scale installations mapping coastal erosion or the effects of climate change. In this book, renowned textile artist Anne Kelly shows how to capture your travels, past and present, in stitch, with practical techniques sitting alongside inspiring images.

    She begins the book by discussing maps in textile art, including their iconography as well as incorporating actual maps into textile work. She then goes on to explore the influence of different cultures from across the globe on textile art.

    From India and Peru to Scotland and Scandinavia, the book shows how to harness traditional techniques, fabrics, motifs and colours for use in your own work. The chapter 'Stopping Places' captures the moments in time on a journey that can be distilled, remembered and documented to create stitched postcards, sketchbooks and other pieces. The final chapter, 'Space and the Imagination', explores the possibilities of space travel as a source of inspiration, and covers inner space too, with artists mapping their own emotional journeys.

    Including a wealth of practical tricks and techniques as well as exquisite photography of both Anne's own work and that of other leading textile artists, this fascinating book will inspire all textile artists, embroiderers and makers to use past travels to influence their work.

    ISBN: 9781849945646
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Kelly, Anne
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Textiles Transformed Thread and Thrift With Reclaimed Textiles
    Textiles Transformed Thread and Thrift With Reclaimed Textiles
    A guide to transforming found and cherished textiles.

    Textile artist Mandy Pattullo shows how to source, refashion and repurpose vintage textiles to create beautiful collages and other unique textile objects. There are ideas for embellishment, stitch and applique as well as tips for transforming material into impressive quilts, bags, books, tablecloths, tapestry panels and wall hangings and much more.

    Following the make-do-and-mend and folk art traditions of previous generations, Mandy provides simple instructions for working with a variety of vintage textiles and precious fragments. There are projects for working with quilts, patchworks, linen, lace, wool and even deconstructing pre-loved garments.

    Each project beautifully demonstrates how fabrics and textiles can find a new and repurposed life and will inspire textile artists to incorporate these past beauties into their own work.

    ISBN: 9781849945806
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Pattullo, Mandy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Theo Schoon  a Biography
    Theo Schoon a Biography
    Emigre artist Theo Schoon was fascinating, unorthodox, controversial, pioneering and at times reckless. His life intersected with important cultural periods and places, where what it meant to be modern in New Zealand were being debated and articulated in art, literature, music and theatre. The art he pioneered and promoted - Maori rock drawings, the drawings of a psychiatric patient, Maori moko and kowhaiwhai, the abstract patterns of geothermal activity in Rotorua - were decisive for many other New Zealand artists, including Gordon Walters. And his example, as an academically trained artist with a good knowledge of modern European art and a commitment to do whatever it took to pursue his artistic projects, was both an inspiring and a cautionary tale. Schoon's is a life less well known now than it deserves to be. This superb, highly illustrated biography by one of New Zealand's best art writers corrects that imbalance and examines Schoon's claims on the development of art and culture in Aotearoa in the twentieth century.

    ISBN: 9780995100176
    Publication date: 30/11/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Skinner, Damian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • 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
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