April 2020 (129)

Catlady

ISBN: 9783791385990

Author: Leah Goren    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

There's no question that cats rule the world-ask any cat owner and they'll tell you how these balls of fur insert themselves into our lives and establish domini...


There's no question that cats rule the world-ask any cat owner and they'll tell you how these balls of fur insert themselves into our lives and establish dominion over the household. In this book, Leah Goren brings together smart, funny essays by ban.do founder Jen Gotch, writer Mara Altman, novelist Emma Straub, and designer Justina Blakeney, among others. She also conducts illuminating interviews with women who have built their lives or careers around cats, such as the founder of a big-cat sanctuary in California, the president of an animal advocacy organisation in NYC, and the executive director of the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. Throughout the book, Goren's appealing illustrations bring the joys of cat friendship to life, while her observations about the roles that cats have played in history, fashion, mythology, and art help us understand why the human-cat connection is so powerful. Sophisticated yet accessible, and featuring the work of a hugely popular illustrator, this book's wisdom and artwork reveal deeper truths about what makes cats so appealing as companions. Catlady will speak to the millions of cat lovers who know just how strongly we identify with our feline friends.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 165 x 222 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Makers Paris

ISBN: 9783791386225

Author: Carrie Solomon    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustrated spreads, im...


This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustrated spreads, immerse yourself in the daily practices of diverse creatives including fashion designer Isabel Marant; baker Apollonia Poilane, whose sourdough loaves are the toast of the city; fourth-generation art supplier Sophie Sennelier; Palais-Royal shoe designer Pierre Hardy; jet-setting street artist and hotelier Andre Saraiva; bookseller Sylvia Whitman who continues her father's literary heritage with flair; French cocktail expert Franck Audoux; the duo behind ecological sneaker brand Veja; the inventor of the bistronomy movement Yves Camdeborde; plus a host of chocolatiers, florists, cheesemakers, patissiers, stationers, and more. Each maker links to the next with a personal introduction that adds insight to how these interconnected communities thrive and grow together. You'll get to know each maker-their tools, practices, passions, histories, inspirations, and work environments. 'Makers Paris' takes you inside their businesses to show you how they invent, craft, and sell their wares, and demonstrates in the process how each maker's own passions and talents splendidly intersect with their city's hunger for quality, style, and substance. Whether you're planning a trip to Paris, looking for inspiration, or just wondering what's hot in the City of Lights, this thrilling tour will leave you inspired, satisfied . . . and hungry for more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 14-04-2020


$89.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Picasso : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386287

Author: Rosalind Ormiston    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades-and included thousands of paintings...


Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades-and included thousands of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, and tapestries-his work continued to evolve in response to his own life and to events in the world around him. This elegant introduction to Picasso offers lively artistic and biographical commentary, as well as beautiful reproductions of key works. Readers will discover why Picasso's work is often categorised by "periods" and his masterful achievements in the realms of neoclassicism, surrealism, and sculpture-in short, how his tremendous body of work reflected the development of modern art in the 20th century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Freud : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386270

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Lucian Freud dedicated his life to portraying the people in his world without flattery or refinement. Although his technique and style evolved tremendously over...


Lucian Freud dedicated his life to portraying the people in his world without flattery or refinement. Although his technique and style evolved tremendously over the decades, Freud never wavered in his uncompromising standards or unsentimental approach to his subjects. This introduction to Freud's life and oeuvre opens with an illuminating essay that explores how Freud's adherence to realism and focus on the human figure moved him in and out of the spotlight until the 1980s when renewed international interest in painting and figuration gave his work a new significance. Stunning reproductions of key works are presented chronologically, allowing readers to see how Freud's brushwork, composition, and use of light evolved over the decades. Whether he was painting members of the royal family or the cashier at a London nightclub, Freud imbued his portraits with psychological tension, humanity, and a profound interest in the relationship between painter and model.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Schiele : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386263

Author: Isabel Kuhl    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Egon Schiele left an enormous artistic legacy that is all the more powerful for the brevity of his career. Isabel Kuhl's lively text follows Schiele's trajector...


Egon Schiele left an enormous artistic legacy that is all the more powerful for the brevity of his career. Isabel Kuhl's lively text follows Schiele's trajectory from an artist in the Art Nouveau style to a powerful interpreter of human sexuality and considers the many hardships, including exile and even imprisonment, faced by Schiele as a young and rebellious artist with a singular vision. Gorgeous reproductions of his most emblematic works are presented chronologically, allowing readers to appreciate the evolution of Schiele's radical style, his uncanny use of colour and line, and his willingness to confront an oppressive society. From unflinching portraits to precisely detailed landscapes, Schiele's artistry shines through on every page.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Bosch : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791386256

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on religious imagery during...


Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on religious imagery during his lifetime and for centuries afterward. His enigmatic and mind-bending depictions of humans, animals, and nature undoubtedly influenced the surrealist movement of the 20th century. This book explores Bosch's works in terms of medieval morality, the religious beliefs of his time, and the Northern Renaissance in general. This elegant volume offers exquisite, full-colour reproductions that afford readers the opportunity to linger over the works' amazing details. The accompanying text examines Bosch's singular place in the canon of Western art, as a revolutionary portrayer of the imagination, and as a pioneer in the depiction of heaven and hell.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Birds in the Barnes Foundation

ISBN: 9780764359057

Author: Julie Steiner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. B...


A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. But is this really true, and if so, why? The Barnes Foundation collection offers an astounding array of art, focusing on post-impressionist and early modern masters: Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, and Matisse. However, interspersed among these notable greats is a different kind of collection that incorporates folk art, pottery, furniture, and ironwork from cultures around the world. The instructional collection is built around a philosophy of individual interpretation, and following the birds from one room to another offers you an accessible starting point for uncovering the educational methods Dr. Barnes used to encourage students to look at art. This lighthearted tour weaves art, history, and lessons on the collection into a delightful search for birds hiding in the gallery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Birds in the Barnes Foundation 1000 Piece Puzzle

ISBN: 9780764359071

Publisher: Schiffer Books

This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Robbie Conal : Street Wise

ISBN: 9780764359088

Author: G James Daichendt    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, t...


The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, this is the definitive history of "America's foremost street artist" (Washington Post). A foreword by Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, and activist, sets the scene. Conal's satirical posters of political figures are given richer context as his life story is insightfully joined with art criticism by expert Daichendt. Today honored by museums and arts organizations around the world, Conal hit high speed during the Reagan administration in 1986, when he began turning his grotesque portraits into street posters. We see Conal's life come together at a critical moment to attack issues of censorship, war, social injustice, and the environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
She's a Wildcat

ISBN: 9780764359101

Author: Candy Well    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of...


Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of the West, exotic tiki vixens, sultry hot-rod gals, and weirdo monsters have graced galleries, books, and magazines as far out as France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Australia. Now, for the first time, Candy Weil's wild and wondrous works are collected and served up as the sexy, funny cartoon cocktail your eyes so desperately need. Over 200 color and black-and-white pieces, as well as sketches from various stages of her creative process, showcase Candy's unforgettable, eye-popping style and her growing fame in the lowbrow scene. Featuring a foreword by BigToe, this collection is a must-have for all lowbrow, vintage, and pop surrealism art lovers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2020


$69.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
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