Schiffer Books (138)

Beijing Graffiti

ISBN: 9780764360534

Author: Tom Dartnell    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A complex and contradictory graffiti culture has been brewing over the last few decades in one of the least expected settings-China's capital. Through an unpara...


A complex and contradictory graffiti culture has been brewing over the last few decades in one of the least expected settings-China's capital. Through an unparalleled collection of one local photographer's images, as well as interviews with 25 prolific artists, see how Beijing has developed its graffiti movement against the backdrop of the once-secluded nation's rise to global economic might. While Beijing graffiti artists take their cue from the subculture's Western origins, the local scene has also been highly influenced by both foreign visitors and traditional Chinese art and culture. Profiles of significant artists explore the dynamics of creative self-expression in such a perceivedly authoritarian setting, including the surprising amount of freedom they have to make their art undisturbed compared to Western counterparts. A must for graffiti enthusiasts, Sinophiles, and anyone interested in how this colorful subculture is still growing half a century after it emerged.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 279 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$100.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Cut It : 15 Fun Papercutting Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360664

Author: Patricia Moffett    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions, Cut It! teaches kids how to enjoy the craft traditions of paper. How? By cutting "flat" into an imagination-rich new idea! Patricia Moffett offers her expertise in professional design and crafting to kids in a way that they love, and helps you share the joy of creating beautiful paper items with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Weave It : 15 Fun Weaving Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360657

Author: Maria Sigma    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photography, Weave It! teaches kids one of the oldest worldwide craft traditions. Using natural and recycled materials, Maria Sigma, a professional tapestry weaver, helps you share the joy of creating beautiful woven items with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Print It : 15 Fun Printing Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360671

Author: Amy Appleyard    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photography, Print It! teaches kids how to enjoy the craft traditions of printing. Amy Appleyard offers her expertise in professional design and crafting to kids in a way that they love, and helps you share the joy of creating beautiful prints of all kinds with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Behind the Curtain : The Glass Art of Mary Shaffer

ISBN: 9780764360527

Author: Mary Shaffer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This first comprehensive work on Mary Shaffer illuminates her radical life and art, from a single mother in the '70s entering the male-dominated world of glass ...


This first comprehensive work on Mary Shaffer illuminates her radical life and art, from a single mother in the '70s entering the male-dominated world of glass art to the renowned master she is today. A pioneering figure in the American Studio Glass Movement, she expanded the art form with her innovative mid-air slumping technique, which uses gravity to create flowing, organic shapes from glass. Nearly 200 photos covering four decades feature her iconic slumped and cast glass art, as well as large outdoor sculptures, conceptual installations, and commissioned pieces. Personal stories shed light on integral figures, moments, and developments in studio glass art throughout her career, giving rare insider insight to artists, students, and collectors. A foreword by Jane Adlin and contributions from Lucy R. Lippard and William Warmus delve further into Shaffer's artistic philosophy and legacy-one rooted in dissolving the binaries of liquid/solid, female/male, intangible/tangible, personal/political.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$89.99
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
The Art of Kintsugi

ISBN: 9780764360541

Author: Alexandra Kitty    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your g...


Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your guide to putting the pieces back together to restore broken plates, vases, and other ceramics and glass items to be even better than before. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new works of art and wearable art with this method. Explore kintsugi's fascinating origins in 1400s Japan, its history, and its philosophy, along with ways to push the boundaries for your creations today. As you repair ceramic and glass objects-kintsugi works both for precious and thrift-store-level items-you'll learn the traditional methods as well as modern methods not taught elsewhere. You'll soon appreciate why kintsugi is the only Japanese art form that has taken a spiritual philosophy as its very purpose.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$65.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Leathercraft : Traditional Handcrafted Leatherwork Skills and Projects

ISBN: 9780764360398

Author: Nigel Armitage    Publisher: Schiffer Books

In this modern age of technology and speed, what is taught in master crafter Nigel Armitage's renowned workshop follows a very traditional and timeless theme. H...


In this modern age of technology and speed, what is taught in master crafter Nigel Armitage's renowned workshop follows a very traditional and timeless theme. Here, for the first time, he offers a learning resource and projects for leathercrafters who believe that high quality matters, in how you make things and in the finished results. Enjoy learning the time-tested approach as Armitage helps you learn traditional techniques and projects that use them in modern ways. From beginner projects like a simple card holder, to intermediate projects like a belt, to advanced projects like a round-bottom bag, each project, while modern in terms of using new tools and materials, is still very much seated in the foundations of the craft. Yes, a laced leather bag is quick to make and looks nice but will not last. A traditional saddle-stitched bag becomes an heirloom because, if looked after, its longevity will span generations. If you appreciate the latter, then this book will meet your expectations and take your leather creations further than you might think possible.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$65.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Sailboats

ISBN: 9780764359309

Author: Michael Kahn    Publisher: Schiffer Books

"Nothing stirs my soul more than watching a 100-year-old classic yacht roll over a wave, sails flared, white water crashing off her bow, crew attentive. Watchin...


"Nothing stirs my soul more than watching a 100-year-old classic yacht roll over a wave, sails flared, white water crashing off her bow, crew attentive. Watching these beauties race around a course is truly spectacular." -Michael Kahn. Sailboats features over 75 photographs of stunning sailing images from world-renowned black-and-white photographer Michael Kahn. These warmly toned, classic yet dynamic sailing photographs feature regattas in Antigua, France, England, and more. Working in traditional black-and-white film, Michael Kahn produces luminous silver gelatin prints in his darkroom, which allow the majestic elegance of these sailing vessels to radiate from the page. Whether you are a traditional film photographer or an avid sailor or simply love the exquisite beauty of the ocean, you will cherish these fine prints and elegant book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 205 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$65.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Motherhood of Art

ISBN: 9780764359187

Author: Marissa Huber    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they...


Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they have children. This conversational book is like brunch with girlfriends, offering you friendly advice, community encouragement, and tips on carving time out for creative endeavors. Meet women who not only defied the "no more time to be an artist" stereotype but found motherhood gave them focus, confidence, and efficiency in their art and creative endeavors. Becoming mothers renewed a sense of purpose in their creative pursuits, and by prioritizing this need to create, they became more patient and better mothers to their children. Interview questions cover a range of topics, including early days and creative work, community and vulnerability, and tactics for regular creative practice. Whether you read it front to back or pick it up for a 5-minute dose of encouragement, this is the encouragement you can lean on for balancing family life and art in your own way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 217 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$65.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
Conversations With Nell

ISBN: 9780764359293

Author: Sara Martin    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Escape to the wonderful world of Labrador Nell through her conversations with owner Sara. In between special times with the family, Nell faces kidnappings, haun...


Escape to the wonderful world of Labrador Nell through her conversations with owner Sara. In between special times with the family, Nell faces kidnappings, haunted hotels, shy flamingos and singing corgis as well as meeting handsome German Shepherd Charlie, the love of her life. Nell lives in a cottage near the sea in beautiful Devon, England with Sara and Kev and four other dogs. Elderly Patterdale Mutley, a retired entrepreneur owning chains such as Pizza Mutt and Walbarks. Feisty little Maltese cross Poppy, a talented chef who carries a sword and is famous for her scones. Dave, a gentle giant black Lab who loves surfing, singing and sausages and his twin sister Harriet, a delicate little chocolate lab who is always there to pick up the pieces. But what about The Cat? Is Charlie really a spy? How come Nell is always right? Why is Pomeranian Gladys sleeping in Nell's handbag? Come in and find out. You won't want to leave.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 185 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$45.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
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