Schiffer Books (223)

Atlas of Flowering Plants

ISBN: 9780764361333

Author: Ingeborg Niesler    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Flowers come in an unbelievable array of shapes and colors. Yet, their leaf and fruit forms surpass even their floral splendor. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllace...


Flowers come in an unbelievable array of shapes and colors. Yet, their leaf and fruit forms surpass even their floral splendor. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae, this book features magnificent colour portraits of 200 flowering-plant families from around the world. The deconstructed plant parts -- flowers, leaves, stamens, and fruits -- are individually scanned and arranged side by side on black background to provide unique insight into how plants grow and what they look like. The addition of text describing the plant families, and cross sections of the organs of some species, makes this book a valuable resource for botanical artists and horticultural enthusiasts.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 230 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$89.99
Poster Man : 50 Years of Iconic Graphic Design

ISBN: 9780764361227

Author: Seymour Chwast    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career...


This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career, but the poster genre itself. Since founding Push Pin Studios alongside Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in the 1950s, Chwasts posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understandable. Posters are arranged by typeCauses, Commerce, Information, Exhibits, and Lecturesrather than chronology, which, along with the large format, invites readers to engage thematically with the designs. Commentary on each poster makes this a valuable resource for students, educators, historians, and all who appreciate the unique ability of posters to subvert notions of popular culture, politics, and design at once. Essays by Shepard Fairey and Steven Heller contextualize Chwast's impact on 20th-century design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 229 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$89.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping

ISBN: 9780764361241

Author: Yves Gustin    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you compl...


Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you complete, easy-to-understand whys and how-tos on every aspect of beekeeping, plus an entertaining approach. Thousands of detailed line drawings teach all you need to succeed with beekeeping, whether your goal is honey, beeswax, a backyard adventure, plant pollination, or all of the above. Detailed drawings let you peer closely at the bees' world, in terms of seeing their anatomy, close-ups of their food sources, and the microscopic world in the hive. Covers choosing location, equipment, the best hive types, bee types, and other options; the beekeeping year and its tasks; keeping a healthy hive (or dozens); what to do when something goes wrong; how to harvest and process your honey, pollen, propolis, wax, royal jelly; and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$55.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Watercolor The Easy Way

ISBN: 9780764359828

Author: Sara Berrenson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

With Watercolor the Easy Way, your watercoloring creativity is about to be released! Quickly learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. The...


With Watercolor the Easy Way, your watercoloring creativity is about to be released! Quickly learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. Then move right ahead to success, thanks to a selection of 50 stunning pictures to paint. Best of all, the projects can be completed in 30 minutes! From beautiful botanicals and fabulous florals to animals and trendy designs, the projects are approachable and fun, and there's something for every style. Each of the 50 simple tutorials is broken down into key steps so you can clearly see how to begin your painting, layer color, and add detail. Also included are hand-drawn patterns you can trace onto your watercolor pad, brush recommendations, helpful tips, and color palettes to try. The lessons here introduce you to the magic of watercolor, spark your creativity, and provide you with a place to explore and discover your inner artist.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


$55.00
Antoinette The Tree Frog

ISBN: 9780764361104

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

While Antoinette the tree frog is napping, the painter Monsieur Claude loses his hat in the breeze. Adventure unfolds when a magpie snatches the hat. Part of th...


While Antoinette the tree frog is napping, the painter Monsieur Claude loses his hat in the breeze. Adventure unfolds when a magpie snatches the hat. Part of the First Steps in Art series, this whimsical tale introduces toddlers to fine art and the works of Claude Monet. The water lily painting Nympheas, effet du soir, invites young readers to discover it at the Marmottan Museum and take a walk in the painter's garden in Giverny! Water lilies and tree frogs await you there.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 191 x 191 mm


Publication Date: 27-02-2021


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Hide and Seek with Little Hippo

ISBN: 9780764361111

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Count 1, 2, 3 as Little Hippo looks for a place to hide. His game of hide-and-seek leads him to his bath, where he, in turn, will have to look for his friend th...


Count 1, 2, 3 as Little Hippo looks for a place to hide. His game of hide-and-seek leads him to his bath, where he, in turn, will have to look for his friend the butterfly. Part of the First Steps in Art series, this colorful tale introduces toddlers to fine art and features a bright-blue Egyptian hippopotamus figurine from the Louvre Museum. Can you find him hiding along the banks of the Nile in the golden sands and cool blue waters?


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 191 x 191 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
The Two Fridas

ISBN: 9780764361166

Author: Frida Kahlo    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Go inside the magical world of Frida Kahlo as she recalls an early childhood memory of her imaginary friend. Without trying to imitate Frida's unmistakable styl...


Go inside the magical world of Frida Kahlo as she recalls an early childhood memory of her imaginary friend. Without trying to imitate Frida's unmistakable style, Gianluca Foli captures this fragment from her diary through stunning illustrations that provide a colorful backdrop for Frida's powerful voice. In these words, children will be given a window into the mind of this great artist and the great joy and happiness her imaginary friend brought to her during times of struggle. Along with biographical information about Frida Kahlos childhood and her later work, The Two Fridas is a celebration of Frida Kahlo, her culture, and the magical, joyful, secret-filled friendship she shared and later captured in her painting. Children will be encouraged to explore their own imaginary worlds, open up conversations, and build on their own creativity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 229 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$45.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
20 Projects for Alcohol Inks

ISBN: 9780764356469

Author: Karen Walker    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Using your creativity and the vibrant medium of alcohol inks, create these 20 beautiful representational paintings. With a broad range of painting subjects incl...


Using your creativity and the vibrant medium of alcohol inks, create these 20 beautiful representational paintings. With a broad range of painting subjects including florals, animals, landscapes, and more, these projects demonstrate a variety of approaches to alcohol ink painting to inspire and ignite creativity. Step-by-step photos make each project a learning opportunity. The projects are arranged to build skills and practice specific basic techniques. For experienced artists and those just beginning to explore art and alcohol inks, these are time-tested methods for working with this mesmerizing and unpredictable medium. Learn ink flow, texturing, lifting, and masking, which are used to control the ink while maintaining exciting vibrancy, fluidity, and spontaneity. Loosen up your painting and discover the joy and passion of alcohol inks!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


$59.99
B-17 Flying Fortress Vol 2

ISBN: 9780764361296

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this boo...


The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this bookthe second of two volumeschronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the late models of the Flying Fortress, from the first truly combat-capable model, the B-17E, to the lifesaving B-17H. These B-17 versions featured the so-called "large" tail and were famously used in the devastating strategic-bombing campaign against Germany. As a special feature, detailed coverage of the famed "Memphis Belle" is included. Combine volumes 1 and 2 for the complete photographic reference on the Flying Fortress.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$45.00
Contemporary Painters

ISBN: 9780764341083

Author: Danijela Kracun    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Over 500 striking color images display the artwork of 100 contemporary painters from around the world. Their works, in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, range fr...


Over 500 striking color images display the artwork of 100 contemporary painters from around the world. Their works, in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, range from very traditional pieces representing their mother countries to emerging styles that are new on the world scene. NaA-ve style painters resurge with a new spark, while others ventured into a more futuristic direction, mixing styles and creating completely unique and innovative canvases. No matter in which direction the artists take their work, each painting is truly exceptional and comes straight from the heart. The painters, from child prodigies to experienced veterans, are arranged alphabetically, allowing readers to view all the work of each artist together. Through this book, readers will travel the world and discover amazing contemporary artists and their important works of art. This book is a must for serious art collectors, enthusiasts, gallery owners, and artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


$115.00
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