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  • ANSEL ADAMS : The National Parks Service Photographs
    ANSEL ADAMS : The National Parks Service Photographs
    ADAMS ANSEL
    ISBN: 9780789212993
    Title: ANSEL ADAMS : The National Parks Service Photographs
    Author: ADAMS ANSEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Ansel Adams was hired by the United States Department of the Interior to photograph America's national parks, producing this group of breathtaking images


    In 1941, Ansel Adams photographed America's national parks for a series of murals that would celebrate the country's natural heritage. Because of the escalation of World War II, the project was suspended after less than a year, but not before Adams had produced these images, which illustrate both his early innovations and the shape of his later, legendary career as America's foremost landscape photographer.

    The invitation to photograph the nation's parklands was the perfect assignment for Adams, as it allowed him to express his deepest convictions as artist, conservationist, and citizen. These stunning photographs of the natural geysers and terraces in Yellowstone, the rocks and ravines in the Grand Canyon, the winding rivers and majestic mountains in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, the mysterious Carlsbad Caverns, the architecture of ancient Indian villages, and many other evocative views of the American West demonstrate the genius of Adams' technical and aesthetic inventiveness.

    In these glorious, seminal images we see the inspired reverence for the wilderness that has made Ansel Adams' work an enduring influence on environmentalism as well as art.

    Imprint: ABBEVILLE PRESS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ARRIVAL
    ARRIVAL
    TAN SHAUN
    ISBN: 9780734406941
    Title: ARRIVAL
    Author: TAN SHAUN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France.

    Imprint: LOTHIAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART AND QUEER CULTURE
    ART AND QUEER CULTURE
    LORD CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9780714878348
    Title: ART AND QUEER CULTURE
    Author: LORD CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Updated and revised, ART & QUEER CULTURE is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality. Rather than focusing exclusively on artists who self-identify as gay or lesbian, ART & QUEER CULTURE instead traces the shifting possibilities

    and constraints of sexual identity that have provided visual artists with a rich creative resource over the last 130 years - and it does so in an accessible, authoritative voice, and with a wealth of rarely-seen imagery.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95
    Price: $59.95
  • ART BOOK
    ART BOOK
    ISBN: 9780714873213
    Title: ART BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a new compact and portable format the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world s great painters and sculptors

    The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world.

    Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, this second edition is an updated and substantially expanded version of the hugely successful original book.

    An A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications and pairs brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multifaceted culture.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241239018
    Title: ART BOOK : Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.

    Imprint: DORLING KINDERSLEY
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ART DECO COMPLETE
    ART DECO COMPLETE
    DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    ISBN: 9780500238554
    Title: ART DECO COMPLETE
    Author: DUNCAN ALASTAIR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Art Deco style of the early 1930s can be seen as domesticated Cubism. As with cubist paintings, the elements of design were reduced to their minimal essence and applied to everyday items for public consumption. Here Bakelite plastic jewellery and boxes are studied as reflections of this style. The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. Bakelite is collected because it is different and fun. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco style provided the Depression-ridden world with colour and style in a form most people could afford.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ART DECO FASHION
    ART DECO FASHION
    LUSSIER SUZANNE
    ISBN: 9781851775651
    Title: ART DECO FASHION
    Author: LUSSIER SUZANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From beaded evening dresses for dancing the Charleston to sporty outfits for golf, the world of Hollywood and F. Scott Fitzgerald is conjured up in sumptuous pictures of stylish outfits for all occasions. A wealth of evocative illustrations from the V & A's world famous dress collection and from the stylish fashion magazines of the time recreates this glamorous era.

    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART DECO MASTERPIECES OF ART
    ART DECO MASTERPIECES OF ART
    TYSON JANET
    ISBN: 9781786648006
    Title: ART DECO MASTERPIECES OF ART
    Author: TYSON JANET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    Focusing on Art Deco graphic art and illustration, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, fashion and advertising, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by talents such as Barbier, Erte, Cassandre and Colin. Echoing examples of other forms of Art Deco are also included.

    Imprint: FLAMETREE PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART MUSUEM
    ART MUSUEM
    ISBN: 9780714875026
    Title: ART MUSUEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians.

    "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal

    Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • ART OF BEING BILL : Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
    ART OF BEING BILL : Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
    CROFT EZRA
    ISBN: 9781631064555
    Title: ART OF BEING BILL : Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
    Author: CROFT EZRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A curated collection of nearly 150 artworks featuring the amazingly awesome Bill Murray.

    Are you Murray obsessed?What better way to celebrate all that is Bill Murray than through art? Bill Murray art shows have been popping up across the country. Join in the celebration with The Art of Being Bill.

    Just like Murray himself, the artwork in The Art of Being Bill is both poignant and funny, with over 100 artworks, including details about each piece; inspired quotes; and his incredible film history. This is the ultimate gift book for the Murray addict and art lover in your life.

    Imprint: QUARTO US
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    DESCLAUX-SALACHAS JASMINE
    ISBN: 9781741175615
    Title: ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS : Designing the Modern Map
    Author: DESCLAUX-SALACHAS JASMINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Art of Cartographics is a stunning collection of maps that all have one thing in common: each design has taken the traditional map in a new direction, with exquisite results. Featuring geographical maps, fictional maps, and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps, it presents the very best in rational beauty and invites the reader on a journey across the globe.

    This carefully curated book selects the most creative and interesting map design projects from around the world, and offers inspiration for designers and map-lovers alike. Covering themes including power, gentrification, literature, animals, plants and food, and featuring hand-drawn, painted, digital, 3D scuplted and folded maps, The Art of Cartographics offers a slice of social history that is as beautiful as it is fascinating.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ART OF MOVEMENT
    ART OF MOVEMENT
    BROWAR KEN
    ISBN: 9780316318587
    Title: ART OF MOVEMENT
    Author: BROWAR KEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    THE ART OF MOVEMENT is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.

    Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. THE ART OF MOVEMENT is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.

    Imprint: BLACK DOG LEVENTHAL
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • ART OF READING : Lawrence Schwartzwald
    ART OF READING : Lawrence Schwartzwald
    SCHWARTZWALD LAWRENCE
    ISBN: 9783958295087
    Title: ART OF READING : Lawrence Schwartzwald
    Author: SCHWARTZWALD LAWRENCE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Art of Reading presents New York photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald's (born 1953) candid images of readers, made between 2001 and 2017. Partly inspired by André Kertész's On Reading (1971), Schwartzwald's subjects are mostly average New Yorkers—sunbathers, a bus driver, shoeshine men, subway passengers, denizens of bookshops and cafes—but also artists (most notably Amy Winehouse at Manhattan's now-closed all-night diner Florent).

    In 2001 Schwartzwald's affectionate photo of a New York bookseller reading at his makeshift sidewalk stand on Columbus Avenue (and inadvertently exposing his generous buttock cleavage) caused a minor sensation: first published in the New York Post, it inspired a reporter for the New York Observer to interview the "portly peddler" in a humorous column titled "Wisecracking on Columbus Avenue" of 2001. Since then Schwartzwald has sought out his readers of books on paper—mostly solitary and often incongruous, desperate or vulnerable—who fly in the face of the closure of traditional bookshops and the surge in e-books, dedicating themselves to what Schwartzwald sees as a vanishing art: the art of reading.

    Imprint: STEIDL
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    MASSACRE MEGAN
    ISBN: 9780399578786
    Title: ART OF TATTOO : A Insiders Look at a Tattoo Artists Inspiration Designs and Hard-Won Advice
    Author: MASSACRE MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2019 New Release

    Tattoo artist Megan Massacre presents a beautiful collection of her best work, with instructive how-to and inspiration for both professional tattoo artists as well as tattoo aficionados. With a personal behind-the-scenes peek into the making of a tattoo, from concept to execution, plus fan favorite tattoos and tattoo cover-ups, this approachable, full-color paperback will feature everything Massacre has learned over the years. Part idea sourcebook, part tattoo opus, this is an art book that tattoo fans will be eager to read and display.

    Imprint: TEN SPEED PRESS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • ART OF THE CON
    ART OF THE CON
    AMORE ANTHONY M
    ISBN: 9781250108609
    Title: ART OF THE CON
    Author: AMORE ANTHONY M
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate.

    The Art of the Con by Anthony Amore tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons, frauds, and forgeries. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

    Imprint: ST MARTINS PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    KARLSSON NIKLAS
    ISBN: 9781787390034
    Title: ART OF WHITTLING : A Woodcarver's Guide To Making Things By Hand
    Author: KARLSSON NIKLAS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This beautiful and practical guide to the art of whittling offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a means of getting back to basics and creating unique items from scratch. Inside you will learn about the ancient art of whittling as one of the earliest forms of artistic expression; the different types of wood to use in your work; the simple tools you need to get started; and the various cutting techniques.

    The Art of Whittling also preaches the idea of Danish hygge – translating to coziness and being with friends and family in a warm atmosphere. Here, author Niklas Karlsson gives us an insight into why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world – and how you can bring some hygge into your own lives.

    More than just a manual, this book offers a contemplative view on a skill that is more popular than ever.


    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $32.00

    Price: $32.00
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