• Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    Chanel: The Making of a Collection
    A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of the famed fashion house Chanel

    Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of
    the world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is
    created. Moving from the studio to the fashion show, fashion writer
    Laetitia Ce nac has unprecedented access to explore a world that is
    usually carefully guarded from the public eye. With hundreds of
    beautifully rendered fashion illustrations from acclaimed artist
    Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Karl Lagerfeld's approach to design is brought
    to life, as are the talents of the masterfully skilled artisans-the
    embroiderers, flower makers, shoemakers, hat makers, and more-who
    specialize in everything from buttons and leather to lace, silk, and
    cashmere. Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also
    detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collection is a richly visual insider's look at the enduring creative legacy of this haute couture icon.

    ISBN: 9781419740084
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Cenac, Laetitia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Chill the F*ck Out: a Swear Word Coloring Book
    Chill the F*ck Out: a Swear Word Coloring Book
    Coloring is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Add a bit of subversive and irreverent humor and you have"Chill the F*ck Out"! Beautiful scenes and abstract doodles are combined with irreverent quips like "Shit just got real" that will keep you laughing. Features: -32 original pieces of artwork to color and enjoy-Perforated pages for easy framing-One-side printing so colors don't bleed through

    ISBN: 9781250116406
    Publication date: 14/06/2016
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Caner, Hannah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Chromatopia an Illustrated History of Colour
    Chromatopia an Illustrated History of Colour
    Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artists' pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

    Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

    ISBN: 9781760760618
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Coles, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Chronicle of Western Costume: From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
    Chronicle of Western Costume: From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
    Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion. John Peacock's meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms.

    The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.

    ISBN: 9780500284476
    Publication date: 22/08/2019
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Peacock, John (University of Southampton)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Complete Guide to Woodworking
    Complete Guide to Woodworking
    Ultimate and comprehensive guide to woodworking, for aspiring crafters who don’t know where to start

    Want to get into woodworking but don’t know where to start? Then this is the book for you. Designer-maker-teacher Chris Tribe walks you through the processes step-by-step, answering all your questions along the way. What tools do you need? How do you use them? What wood should you use and where can you get it from? And how do you give it that professional finish?

    You will find out all about setting up a workshop, mastering the essential woodworking techniques and making and finishing some specially designed projects to put your new skills into practice.

    Chris’s detailed instructions will show you how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools. And his troubleshooting’ clinics that appear throughout the book will explain what to do if things don’t turn out as expected and how to get your project back on track.

    ISBN: 9781782215714
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Tribe, C
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Contemporary African Art
    Contemporary African Art
    Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, incorporating and building upon the structures from which older, precolonial and colonial genres were made.

    In this revised and updated edition of Contemporary African Art, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir examines the major themes, developments and accomplishments in African art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Organized thematically, the book includes new chapters on the history of African photography and the growth of the global art market, alongside significant discussions of patronage and mediation, artistic training and national and diaspora identities.

    ISBN: 9780500293591
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Costume and Fashion
    Costume and Fashion
    From the momentus invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today - this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. This sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye. The book is brought right up to date with a discussion about the major political shifts within the fashion industry, highlighting how it has responded to issues surrounding racism and sexism; LGBTQI rights; mental health awareness; body and age diversity and global sustainability.

    ISBN: 9780500204498
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Laver, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Craftland Japan
    Craftland Japan
    In Japanese life and culture, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft and design. Generations of artisans have for centuries forged and refined their crafts, which have become the envy of the modern world. Regions of Japan are renowned for specific traditions, many of which are born of local materials and the natural settings in which they are produced.

    Visitors and craft and design enthusiasts have long known about the high quality of craftsmanship and the unique quality of these makers and the objects they create, though few are taken outside the country. Spurred by an awareness of the unseen treasures produced by these craftspeople, designer-authors Uwe Roettgen and Katharina Zettl set out across the country to find the finest examples, to document the makers and their workshops and the rural landscapes that surround them. The result is a breathtaking odyssey into the heart of Japanese culture. The authors portray twentyfive artisans, who work with natural materials to produce objects that are intended for everyday life but are worthy of museum display. Photographs and texts, drawn from close collaboration with each maker or studio, depict ancient techniques that continue to flourish, however much the world around them has changed.

    Craftland Japan is not merely a book about Japanese crafts: it is a glimpse into centuries of tradition and wisdom through the prism of contemporary makers. It celebrates the union of craft, design, materiality and landscape in a manner that most cultures can only hope to emulate.

    ISBN: 9780500295342
    Publication date: 09/04/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Roettgen, Uwe
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Creativity Code
    Creativity Code
    Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference?

    As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive.

    Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane?

    In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.

    Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.

    ISBN: 9780008288198
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $26.99
    Author: du Sautoy, Marcus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Curious Creatures Pocket Colouring
    Curious Creatures Pocket Colouring
    A wonderful portable edition of Millie Marotta's Curious Creatures from the the Sunday Times and international bestseller Millie Marotta.

    Lose yourself in the fascinating world of Millie's Curious Creatures. Millie has researched beasts of all shapes and sizes from all over the world, and illustrated those with amazing survival skills, intriguing behaviours and - of course - beautiful plumage and patterns.

    Millie's intricate style of illustration encourages you to make your own mark, whether it's adding colour to a mandarin fish or adding feathers to a kiwi. There's the mimic octopus and the giant squid, the sleepy sloth and the long-eared jerboa, even the otherworldly narwhal - all waiting to be brought alive with glorious colour. Now in a handy pocket size, this book is perfect for anyone looking for a creative outlet or a mindful and relaxing activity on the go.

    ISBN: 9781849946247
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Marotta, Millie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Dance Me to the End of Love
    Dance Me to the End of Love
    In 1995, Welcome Books published the star of its "Art and Poetry" series, "Dance Me to the End of Love", a deliriously romantic song by Leonard Cohen visualized through the warm, spirited paintings and collages of Henri Matisse. Now, for its 10-year anniversary, Welcome presents a new edition of "Dance Me to the End of Love" featuring a revised design. Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us, and its healing power. Originally recorded on his "Various Positions" album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, "Stranger Music", this poetic song is gloriously married to artwork by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. "Dance Me to the End of Love" is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.

    ISBN: 9781932183931
    Publication date: 27/06/2006
    Price: $47.99
    Author: Cohen, Leonard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $47.99
  • Del Kathryn Barton
    Del Kathryn Barton
    A new series of monographs on Australian female artists, selected with series editor Natalie King, curator and Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts. These books are compact yet perfectly formed. They comprise 96 pages of the artist's favourite works - designed for optimum visual impact and to reach anyone who is inspired by art and beauty. The extra frisson for these titles comes in the introduction. For each monograph, one luminary from another field will write a personal, powerful essay of 1200 words. It could be an ode to one particular painting; it could be a parallel narrative inspired by themes in the artist's work.

    ISBN: 9781760760052
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Barton, Del Kathryn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
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