• 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
  • Botanicals
    Botanicals
    Botanicals (Just Draw) presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration.
    Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips. Advice covers composition, colour, painting techniques and
    tips for working with plants. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.

    ISBN: 9780711251328
    Publication date: 07/01/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Birch, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Cabin Porn Inside
    Cabin Porn Inside
    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became a phenomenon following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breathtaking natural landscapes around the world.

    This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

    ISBN: 9780141990194
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Klein, Zach
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cat Butt Coloring and Activity Book
    Cat Butt Coloring and Activity Book
    Bold, funny, and in-your-face, Val's self-published Cat Butts: A Colouring Book has amassed an ample, cheeky fan base of cat lovers who have launched her book into the Amazon bestseller ranks like a rainbow shooting from a magical cat butt. This updated and expanded edition includes 45 drawings and 20 activities with more detailed artwork and, of course, more cat butts.

    ISBN: 9781452184548
    Publication date: 01/04/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Brains, Val
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Century of Colour in Design 250 innovative objects and the stories behind them
    Century of Colour in Design 250 innovative objects and the stories behind them
    'One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.'-Verner Panton

    The allure of colour is undeniable, but its wholesale use in product design is a relatively recent development.

    Perhaps more than any other object, the Eames Chairs of the 1950s symbolise the cultural intersection of design, technology and colour that continues to influence designers to this day. Suddenly, post WWII, pigment-imbued moulded fibreglass allowed buyers to express their individuality through coloured seating, forever changing the way we think about furniture.

    From the pale blue Anglepoise lamp to Marimekko's hot-red poppy print and the wine-red Bookworm Bookshelf, this book includes classics, future classics and equally exciting new pieces that will be a discovery for readers. Broad in its scope, A Century of Colour in Design delivers a snapshot of 20th-century history through the lens of design, exploring the origins and rationale behind the design and colouration of some of the century's most iconic furniture and objects.

    ISBN: 9781760760533
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Harrison, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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