The street is the urban artists shop window, an endless source of ideas and inspiration. This informal sketchbook will help the reader harness and record this inspiration, and help them on their way to creating their own brand of art. Take it with you on your travels and record the sights, the sounds, the smells of the city y... read more
Explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. This title presents a visual history of fearsome beasts from different ages and cultures.
McSweeney's is an award-winning American publishing house, known for its innovative design and use of illustration and its belief in the book as a desirable object. Founded by Dave Eggars, the author of books including "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and the novelisation of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things ... read more
This ground-breaking book follows the rise of a distinctive school of Australian art that first emerged in the 1940s. Beginning with the artists of the Angry Penguins movement, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Sidney Nolan, whose work exhibited a new strain of surrealism and expressionism, the book continues with th... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Spear's Book Awards: Biography of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2008.|
'When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is'. Picasso said this in the 1950s, when he and Chagall were eminent neighbors living in splendor on the Cote d'Azur. But behind Chagall's role as a pioneer of modern art lay struggle, heartbreak, bitterness, lost love, exile, and the... read more
The history of ceramic art is ingrained in the history of mankind. Clay is one of the very first materials 'invented' by man. An essential part of our lives it has been moulded, thrown, glazed, decorated and fired for over 30,000 years in order to preserve and transport food and water. And it was on the surface of these early... read more
"Space does not exist," the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) wrote in 1949. "It has to be created... Every sculpture made on the assumption that space exists is wrong, there is only the illusion of space." This fascinating statement serves as a conceptual underpinning for Hatje Cantz's new appraisal of the artist... read more
The first major monograph on one of Australia's best known and loved artists - Wendy Sharpe - published to coincide with the major survey exhibition held in early 2011 at the National Trust S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
Japan's Meiji era was a time of dramatic cultural change. Industry, the military, transportation, fashion, architecture, the arts - all aspects of Meiji society embraced modernisation. Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) flourished during this vibrant period. Deeply rooted in tradition - he led the revival of Rinpa, a style created in... read more
In this astounding first volume, Christopher Sykes explores the fascinating world of the most popular living artist in the world today. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the last five decades. His story is one of precocious achievement at Bradford Art College, the Swinging 60s in London wh... read more
Celebrated designer Todd Oldham opens another treasure trove of unseen and unpublished illustrations in the new AMMO Books release, "Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom." Todd has done it again by going deeper into Charley Harper's extensive archive to create the ultimate companion to "An Illustrated Life" and present the absolut... read more
Twenty years after the artists death, this new publication presents a timely and rich overview of the life and work of Francis Bacon. The book includes some 60 paintings as well as photographs, ephemera and archival material largely drawn from the artists studio. An introduction and four essays by international experts look a... read more
Bridget Riley is one of the foremost figures of the op-art moment.
There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possible audience. Alain de Botton and John Armstrong have a firm belief that art can help us w... read more
Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin's journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow and New York. Tintin: The Art of Herge offers new insight into this iconic character, with incredible access to original sources from... read more
Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a pencil, brush, or marker and explore their artistic voice. From quick "try it" ideas using shapes and patterns to... read more