• Art of Harry Potter: Mini Book of Creatures
    Art of Harry Potter: Mini Book of Creatures
    Keep the fascinating magical creatures of the wizarding world close at hand with this miniature art book featuring concept art from the Harry Potter films.

    The magical world of the Harry Potter film series is filled with captivating and curious creatures, from the fearsome dragons of the Triwizard Tournament to the crafty goblins of Gringotts Bank to the owls who carry the wizarding post. To bring these creatures to life onscreen, an extraordinary team of artists created a huge collection of sketches, drawings, paintings, and digital renders, drawing some creatures from established mythology and others from the depths of their imagination.

    One of a new line of palm-sized art books, The Art of Harry Potter: Mini Book of Creatures presents an incredible treasure trove of Harry Potter creature art in a unique miniature format. Filled with behind-the-scenes facts and insights, it's the perfect way to keep the magic and mystery of the Harry Potter films close to your heart.

    ISBN: 9781683834571
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Insight Editions
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Art of Winnie the Pooh
    Art of Winnie the Pooh
    Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are some of the world's most beloved characters in children's literature. But before they appeared in many millions of books and in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between A. A. Milne and E. H Shepard; author and illustrator wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. For Shepard, it was a process that he relished, creating artwork for new editions right up until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six. In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers will not only discover the story behind this remarkable partnership, but also follow the evolution of Shepard's work, from those first tentative sketches through to the illustrations we know and love, and even on to the characters' later incarnations at Disney.

    ISBN: 9781910552773
    Publication date: 07/09/2017
    Price: $51.99
    Author: Campbell, James
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $51.99
  • Art the Definitive Visual Guide
    Art the Definitive Visual Guide
    Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller.

    Truly comprehensive in scope, Art shows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history.

    Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time.

    Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

    ISBN: 9780241257104
    Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Dixon, Andrew Graham
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Art Therapy a Calming Colouring Book for Adults
    Art Therapy a Calming Colouring Book for Adults
    Focusing on completing detailed patterns and adding colour creatively has a relaxing, stress-busting effect. Even amateur artists can create something exquisite as no drawing skills are required.

    ISBN: 9781912785315
    Publication date: 23/07/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Merritt, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Art Therapy an Anti Anxiety Colouring Book for Adults
    Art Therapy an Anti Anxiety Colouring Book for Adults
    De-stress and relax with this beautiful and therapeutic colouring and doodle book. Through focusing your mind on colouring intricate artworks and completing gorgeous illustrations, you will leave behind the worries of your day. Whether you're an amateur artist or advanced, everyone can create something exquisite as no drawing skills are required.

    ISBN: 9781912785322
    Publication date: 23/07/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Merritt, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Art: Vintage Minis
    Art: Vintage Minis
    'Great art has dreadful manners...

    ...The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.' In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives.

    Selected from The Power of Art


    VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

    Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas series-
    Religion by Karen Armstrong
    Science by Ian McEwan

    ISBN: 9781784875671
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $9.99
    Author: Schama, Simon, Cbe
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $9.99
  • Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology
    Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology
    Bacon and the Mind sheds light on Francis Bacon's art by exploring his motivations, and in so doing opens up new ways of understanding his paintings through three pillars; art, neuroscience and psychology.

    This beautiful book is comprised of five essays, illustrated in colour throughout by Francis Bacon's works. It is the first in a brand new series of books, Francis Bacon Studies, that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations.

    The first essay, by Christopher Bucklow, argues compellingly that Bacon does not depict the reality of his subjects, but rather their reality for him - in his memory, in his sensibility, and in his private world of sensations and ideas.

    Steven Jaron's essay questions the psychological implications of Bacon's habitual language, his obsession with `the wound', with vulnerability and the nervous system. Jaron's deconstruction of Bacon's visual imagination results in revealing insights into the man and his work.

    Darian Leader's long-time fascination with Bacon's paintings predates his powerful BBC documentary, In the Name of the Father? (1996). His contribution to this book, presents the latest of his fresh and stimulating insights into the artist.

    The focus in John Onians's contribution explores the effect of Bacon's non-conscious mental processes in the creation of his paintings.

    `The "Visual Shock" of Francis Bacon: An essay in Neuroaesthetics' is a newly edited and now fully illustrated re-presentation of an article by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu, previously accessible only online.

    Martin Harrison, Editor of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonne, edits the book and contributes the Preface and Afterword.

    The Estate of Francis Bacon Publishing,
    supported by Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco,
    in association with Thames & Hudson.

    ISBN: 9780500970973
    Publication date: 09/05/2019
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Harrison, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Bauhaus
    Bauhaus
    The aesthetic of our contemporary environment, including everything from housing developments to furniture and websites, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus. While in operation for only fourteen years before being shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the school left an indelible mark on design as well as the practice of art education throughout the world.

    Placing the Bauhaus into its socio-historic context, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind the school's conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers, who included artists as eminent as Paul Klee, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, and the daily lives of the students. This remains the most accessible and highly illustrated introduction to perhaps the most significant design movement of the last hundred years.
    The aesthetic of our contemporary environment, including everything from housing developments to furniture and websites, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus. While in operation for only fourteen years before being shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the school left an indelible mark on design as well as the practice of art education throughout the world.

    Placing the Bauhaus into its socio-historic context, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind the school's conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers, who included artists as eminent as Paul Klee, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, and the daily lives of the students. This remains the most accessible and highly illustrated introduction to perhaps the most significant design movement of the last hundred years.

    ISBN: 9780500204627
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Whitford, Frank
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Beg Steal and Borrow Artists Against Originality
    Beg Steal and Borrow Artists Against Originality
    'Art is theft,' Picasso once proclaimed. The wily old Spaniard was being provocative - he often equated theft to what could more benignly be called influence. But increasingly much of the best and, even, most original art involves an act or two of unequivocal, overt theft - an act of simple copy and paste. This book looks at modern-day art theft from all angles: art-historical (tracing the lineage from Duchamp to Richard Prince), legal (looking at recent key copyright cases), cultural (drawing links to literary mash-ups and musical sampling), educational (Kenneth Goldsmith's famous 'Uncreativity' classes) and, of course, in terms of current art practice. It will look at the practices of major artists working across a variety of media.

    ISBN: 9781780679464
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Shore, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Bloomsbury South
    Bloomsbury South
    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann's exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter's developing friendship; the effects of Brasch's patronage; Marsh's Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Book of the Cat
    Book of the Cat
    Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9781786270719
    Publication date: 07/08/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hyland, Angus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Bookforms
    Bookforms
    Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design. Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the functional roots of each structure, explains their appropriateness for various uses, and provides projects for making an essential structure for each style of binding. Topics covered include:

    Why books work: General bookbinding principles for functionality and what we can learn from the past
    What you need to know for planning a special book or embarking on an edition
    How materials affect function

    Bookforms tackles a wide range of projects for all levels of bookbinders. Youll see everything from sewn and ticketed blank books and traditional western codex book forms, to scrapbooks and albums, Asian stab-sewn bindings, unusual structures, and aesthetics/embellishments. What better time to dive into this venerable and unique hobby than now?

    ISBN: 9781631596056
    Publication date: 24/01/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Center For Book Arts
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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