• Dick Bruna
    Dick Bruna
    'For millions of children, Dick Bruna's books are the first they will encounter. They don't know how lucky they are' Michael Bond

    This latest instalment in The Illustrators on Dutch artist Dick Bruna (1927-2017) takes readers behind the scenes of the creation of some of the world's most endearing children's characters. Offering a deeper appreciation of the artistry and skills behind the international icon Miffy, fellow illustrator Bruce Ingman also reveals Bruna's lesser-known work, including his striking book and poster designs. A glimpse into his studio in Utrecht reveals a man of many media, including drawing, painting, collage and photography. All the elements of Bruna's extensive body of work, spanning book covers, posters, stamps and merchandise, are given due significance in this illuminating study of his reputation and success. By the time of Bruna's retirement, Miffy had become an industry in her own right and Bruna an international star far beyond the sphere of children's books. Ingman shows us how the simple complexity of Bruna's work appeals to children, artists and designers alike, capturing the imagination across ages and artistic disciplines.

    ISBN: 9780500094136
    Publication date: 23/04/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Ingman, Bruce
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Drawing Trees With William F. Powell: Learn to Draw Step by Step
    Drawing Trees With William F. Powell: Learn to Draw Step by Step
    Discover how to draw majestic trees in realistic detail, step by easy step. With tips on drawing root patterns, branches, fallen trees, and bark and simple techniques for rendering cast shadows and ground foliage, Drawing: Trees teaches beginning artists how to draw a wide variety of trees in graphite pencil, from basic shapes to final details. Learn about basic tree shapes and leaf types, as well as the fundamentals of shading, composition, and perspective. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Trees allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.

    ISBN: 9781633227798
    Publication date: 06/05/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Powell, William F.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Drawings of Rembrandt
    Drawings of Rembrandt
    This sweeping overview of Rembrandt's extraordinary achievement as a draughtsman fills a gap in the otherwise enormous literature on the artist. Beautifully illustrated, mostly in colour, the more than 150 drawings - culled from a corpus of some 800 - are discussed in detail. The drawings span Rembrandt's entire productive life as an artist, from early self-portraits in the 1620s to late drawings from the 1660s of the victim of an execution, a state coach, and historical and mythological images. The scope of the book allows readers to delve into the very broad range of Rembrandt's oeuvre of drawings.

    ISBN: 9780500295359
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Silve, Seymour
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Easy Origami for Beginners: Full-color instructions for 20 simple projects
    Easy Origami for Beginners: Full-color instructions for 20 simple projects
    A complete introduction to paper folding at a very attractive price!

    Fully illustrated with colourful step-by-step instructions, Easy Origami for Beginners is the ideal first book for anyone wanting to explore the magic of origami. This value-packed collection shows you how to make 20 classic models that everyone loves to fold, including:

    A useful Picture Frame - to display your favourite photo!
    An adorable Mother Duck and Duckling - folded from a single sheet of paper!
    A lovely Hibiscus Blossom - that looks complicated (but actually is very easy)
    The ever-popular Dart Glider - that is fun to fold, and even more fun to fly!
    Plus many more!

    ISBN: 9780804851930
    Publication date: 15/09/2020
    Price: $11.99
    Author: LaFosse, Michael G.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $11.99
  • Edvard Munch Love and Angst
    Edvard Munch Love and Angst
    Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is best known today as a painter, but his reputation was in fact established through his prints, which were central to his creative process. His printmaking was experimental and innovative, and he continually revisited the subjects of his paintings in striking prints, in which he evoked a wide range of emotion and mood through the use of varied techniques.

    Munch's early life in the industrial town of Kristiania (renamed Oslo in 1925) was marked by sickness and poverty. His first works centred on the expression of deep emotional experiences, specifically the deaths of his mother and teenage sister when he was growing up, as well as passionate yet unhappy love affairs of which his deeply religious father disapproved. Encouraged by his encounters with a Bohemian society of artists, writers and poets, he developed a visual landscape that was a radical deviation from the slick society portraits and grand Scandinavian landscapes then so much in vogue. His efforts attracted considerable attention and much criticism, and he practised with little financial success as a painter for ten years before he started to gain his reputation as a profoundly innovative printmaker.

    Written by a team of acknowledged experts, and with an interview by writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, this book will shed new light on the production of some of Munch's most remarkable works.

    ISBN: 9780500480465
    Publication date: 11/04/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Bartrum, Giulia
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Egon Schiele
    Egon Schiele
    2018 marks the centenary of Egon Schiele's death. To coincide with this occasion the publication will present the painting collection of the Belvedere Vienna including highlights such as Eduard Kosmack, House Wall, Death and Girl, The E mbrace and Four Tr ees. The book provides an opportunity to study the artist's work processes in greater detail and to follow the fascinating routes taken by his works before reaching the museum.

    In 1918 the OEsterreichische Galerie under Director Franz M. Haberditzl was the first Austrian museum to acquire an oil painting by Schiele during his lifetime. Today the museum owns one of the top collections of paintings from the years 1907 - 1918 by the artist. The publication will examine each work separately and will answer questi ons with regard to their acquisition and subject as well as related works. At the same time, the results of the investigations into painting technique which the works have undergone since 2016 will be presented for the first time. Complementary essays the history of the collection and the changes to the stocks of Schiele's works which are taking place as a result of museum reforms, the exchange of pictures or the restitution of individual works.

    ISBN: 9783777431185
    Publication date: 29/11/2018
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Rollig, Stella
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • Eileen Mayo Nature Art and Poetry
    Eileen Mayo Nature Art and Poetry
    Eileen Mayo's extraordinary skill with line, colour and composition made her one of England's foremost print artists in 1930s London. This book publishes for the first time many of her exquisite neo-romantic wood engravings, prints, designs and book illustrations produced throughout her life in England, Australia and New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781877375552
    Publication date: 11/02/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Vangioni, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Enchanted Forest
    Enchanted Forest
    This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle. Also hidden throughout the book are nine symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to unlock the castle door at the end of the quest and discover what lies within.

    ISBN: 9781780674872
    Publication date: 02/03/2015
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Basford, Johanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Fashion Climbing A New York Life
    Fashion Climbing A New York Life
    *A Financial Times Book of the Year 2018*
    *The New York Times Bestseller*

    'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...'

    Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his family's support but enjoying the infinite luxury of freedom. Living on a scoop of Ovaltine a day, he would run down to Fifth Avenue to feed on the spectacular sights of the window displays - then run back to his tiny studio to work all night.

    Working as 'William J' (to spare his parents' blushes), Bill became one of the most celebrated hat designers of the 1950s, creating elegant town hats for movie stars and playful beach hats for the summer set. Bill's mission was to bring happiness by making beautiful things - even if it meant pawning his bike to fund fancy-dress outfits for all his friends.

    When women stopped wearing hats and his business was forced to close, Bill worked as a fashion journalist, touring the couture houses of Europe. But New York remained his home, and it was as a street photographer of the fashions of the city that he became well known, in a job that would last almost forty years.

    Fashion Climbing is the enchanting memoir he left behind, capturing the madcap times of his early career and the fashion scene of the mid-century. Written with the spark and wit of Holly Golightly, and brimming over with Bill's infectious joy for life, it is a gift to all who seek beauty, whatever our style or status.

    ISBN: 9781529110616
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Cunningham, Bill
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Feet in the Water
    Feet in the Water
    My interest in this came originally from doing it myself, whether in Hastings or on the Atlantic Coast of France. But I also like drawing those surroundings and the reflections in the water.

    In recent years I have found myself working increasingly in sequences of drawings which explore subjects and techniques which interest me.

    These sequences are the origins of the QB Papers; they vary in approach and tone, and between reality and fantasy. But I hope that in each of them in its own way will appeal to anyone who likes looking at drawings.' - Quentin Blake

    ISBN: 9781913119140
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Blake, Quentin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Finding Frances Hodgkins
    Finding Frances Hodgkins
    When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins' footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins' life, art and social milieu.

    ISBN: 9780995102972
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Kisler, Mary
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Frances Hodgkins  European Journeys
    Frances Hodgkins European Journeys
    New Zealand-born Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) arrived in London in 1901 and, by the 1920s, had become a leading British modernist, exhibiting frequently with avant-garde artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Published to coincide with a touring exhibition of her work initiated by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, this book explores Hodgkins as a traveller across cultures and landscapes - teaching and discovering the cubists in Paris, absorbing the landscape and light of Ibiza and Morocco, and exhibiting with the progressive Seven & Five Society in London. Complete with a rich visual chronology of the artist's encounters abroad, alongside over one hundred of Hodgkins' key paintings and drawings, the book is an illuminating journey that moves us from place to place through the writings of a number of distinguished national and international art historians, curators and critics: Frances Spalding (University of Cambridge, England), Alexa Johnston (Auckland-based writer and curator), Elena Taylor (University of New South Wales, Australia), Antoni Ribas Tur (Ara newspaper, Spain), and Julia Waite, Sarah Hillary, Mary Kisler and Catherine Hammond (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand).

    ISBN: 9781869408930
    Publication date: 09/05/2019
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Kisler, Mary Ed
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
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