February 2017 (46)

Keith Haring Posters

ISBN: 9783791356020

Authors: Jurgen Doring, Claus Von Der Osten    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring’s powerful messages, this comprehensive collection of his posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling r...


Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring’s powerful messages, this comprehensive collection of his posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling reproductions. Whether Keith Haring was raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic and apartheid or celebrating life, music, and dance, his signature illustrations became part of the cultural landscape of the 1980s. Posters were central to Haring’s oeuvre and the perfect medium for his inclusive, accessible, and figurative style. This remarkable book brings together exquisite reproductions of Haring’s poster output. Author Jurgen Doring offers fascinating insight into Haring’s work, providing commentary on each of the over one hundred posters that Haring designed during his prolific career. An important reference work and a vibrant celebration of a world renowned artist, this book will delight Haring’s many fans throughout the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$79.99
Magritte The Treachery of Images

ISBN: 9783791355986

Author: Didier Ottinger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This major new book on René Magritte offers fresh interpretations of the artist’s use of symbols and imagery to articulate his particular brand of surrealism...


This major new book on René Magritte offers fresh interpretations of the artist’s use of symbols and imagery to articulate his particular brand of surrealism. In this beautiful monograph, a collection of revelatory essays focuses on five common images in Rene Magritte’s work—fire, shadows, curtains, words, and the fragmented body. Featuring vibrant reproductions of more than 100 works, this book helps readers understand how the artist employed these images in ways both deceptive and realistic. The book explores how he distorted accepted interpretations of classic symbols; why he so often used words as elements of his paintings; and how he applied aspects of the theater in his works. As Magritte’s paintings have become subsumed by the very commercialism they sought to ridicule, this volume takes a fresh look at an artist whose familiarity masks an incredible gift for deception and rapier-like intellect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2017


$125.00
Degas Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

ISBN: 9783791356211

Author: Simon Kelly    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Though best known for his depictions of dancers and bathers, Edgar Degas repeatedly returned to the subject of millinery over the course of three decades. In ma...


Though best known for his depictions of dancers and bathers, Edgar Degas repeatedly returned to the subject of millinery over the course of three decades. In masterpieces such as The Millinery Shop (1879–86) and The Milliners (ca. 1898), he captured scenes of milliners fashioning and women wearing elaborate, colorful hats. Featuring sumptuous paintings, pastels, and preparatory drawings by Degas, Cassatt, Manet, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, this generously illustrated book surveys the millinery industry of 19th-century Paris. Peppered throughout with photographs, posters, and prints of French hats, this book includes essays that explore Degas’s particular interest in the millinery trade; the tension between modern fashion and reverence for history and the grand art- historical tradition; a chronicle of Parisian milliners from Caroline Reboux to Coco Chanel; and examples of how the millinery trade is depicted in literature. Brilliantly linking together the worlds of industry, art, and fashion, this groundbreaking book examines the fundamental role of hats and hat-makers in 19th-century culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$155.00
Rodin Sculptures at the Legion of Honour

ISBN: 9783791356334

Author: Martin Chapman    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Auguste Rodin has been called the father of modern sculpture and on the centenary of his death this stunning book presents a fresh examination of his legacy. Ex...


Auguste Rodin has been called the father of modern sculpture and on the centenary of his death this stunning book presents a fresh examination of his legacy. Exploring the full range of the work of French artist Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), this book also reveals the deep significance of Rodin’s oeuvre to the history of the Legion of Honor inSan Francisco, which holds one of the finest collections ofRodin sculpture in the United States. The publication containsexamples from his early days as a struggling artist to his matureand most successful works, including “The Age of Bronze” (ca. 1875–1877), “Saint John the Baptist Preaching” (1878), “TheBurghers of Calais” (1885–1886), and “The Kiss” (ca. 1884). The majority of the bronzes are lifetime casts by the sculptor, making this collection a rare and significant body of Rodin’s output. Arelated group of plaster models and fragments augment thesemajor pieces, adding to the scope and breadth of this volume. Showcasing beautiful new photography of more than fifty ofRodin’s most iconic artworks alongside an illuminating essay, this book will delight and surprise readers with its novel insights into one of the greatest sculptors in art history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$95.00
Women Photographers

ISBN: 9783791348148

Author: Boris Friedewald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 60 artists, al...


This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 60 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments. Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume features sixty of the most important women photographers. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of their key works and an in-depth overview of their careers and contributions to the art of photography. Biographical information for each subject and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$79.99
Alan Dunn's Celebration Cakes

ISBN: 9781504800754

Author: Alan Dunn    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

The ultimate guide to sugarcrafting. Clear instructions for 18 spectacular centerpiece cakes. Recipes, techniques, and equipment for stunning and impressive cak...


The ultimate guide to sugarcrafting. Clear instructions for 18 spectacular centerpiece cakes. Recipes, techniques, and equipment for stunning and impressive cakes. Cakes to celebrate every occasion, including: anniversaries, birthdays, retirement, weddings, and holidays. Celebrate deliciously and beautifully! Master sugarcraft sculptor Alan Dunn shows how to create festive cakes decorated with cascading, lifelike floral arrangements built from sugarpaste. Make your cakes the centerpiece of any celebration with romantic flowers, lush foliage, brightly colored fruits, and fantasy butterflies. Alan’s easy-to-follow directions, accompanied by stunning, mouthwatering photographs, cover 35 floral varieties and 18 charming cake designs for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, holidays, and more. If you're looking for the ultimate guide to sugarcrafting, this book won't fail to impress.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 223 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


$29.99
Berries

ISBN: 9783848008063

Author: Christian Havenith    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Few kinds of fruit taste as naturally fresh and sweet as wild berries - and afford so many health benefits! This book is a feast for berry lovers, whether they ...


Few kinds of fruit taste as naturally fresh and sweet as wild berries - and afford so many health benefits! This book is a feast for berry lovers, whether they enjoy growing them in their garden or eating them in salads, cakes, and other succulent recipes. The author shares his experience and knowledge about growing, collecting, and preserving berries, their history and the positive influence berries may have on our health. More than 30 species of culinary berries and berrylike fruits are presented in details, with pictures and gardening tips (protecting berries from birds; how to water berries). More than 70 original recipes with berries, described step-by-step and beautifully illustrated, accompany these profiles: from jams, juices and coulis to turkey roulade with redcurrants, mojito with raspberries and fresh mint, or cranberry bread, to name but a few of these savory treats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


$34.99 $9.99
Nora and the Little Blue Rabbit

ISBN: 9781584236399

Author: Martin Berdahl Aamundsen    Publisher: Gingko Press

Nora is the new girl in school and just wants to make friends. Then one day she spots something unusual out of the corner of her eye — a little blue bunny tha...


Nora is the new girl in school and just wants to make friends. Then one day she spots something unusual out of the corner of her eye — a little blue bunny that only she can see. At last she has someone play with and talk to. When she discovers that a boy in class can also see the rabbit, she makes a real life friend who also has a secret of his own. Unlike any children’s book before, the entire story ingeniously takes places on the walls in the photographs. Illustrated in a vibrant graffiti art style, this book comes with two stencils that allow kids and adults to recreate some of their favorite characters from the book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 242 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2016


$39.99
My Tail's Not Tired

ISBN: 9781846439865

Author: Jana Novotny Hunter    Publisher: Child’s Play

How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn't even tired? And when their knees still have plenty of bounce in them? And when their arms st...


How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn't even tired? And when their knees still have plenty of bounce in them? And when their arms still want to fly like a jet plane? Bedtime is surely a long way off! Luckily, Big Monster has a strategy to outwit Little Monster, with the inevitable result! A humorous and charming bedtime story that adults and children will love to read - and play out - again and again.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2017


$19.99
The Time Machine & Other Works

ISBN: 9781840227383

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Contains: The Time Machine, When the Sleeper Awakes and The Chronic Argonauts. With an Introduction and Notes by Laurence Davies, Honorary Senior Research Fello...


Contains: The Time Machine, When the Sleeper Awakes and The Chronic Argonauts. With an Introduction and Notes by Laurence Davies, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present. His aim is to provoke rather than predict. The Sleeper falls into a trance, waking up two centuries later as the richest man in a world of new technologies, power-greedy leaders, sensual elites, and brutalised industrial slaves. Arriving in the year 802,701, the Time-Traveller finds that humanity has evolved into two drastically different species; going farther still, he witnesses the ultimate fate of the solar system. The Chronic Argonauts, the original version of The Time Machine, pits a scientist with daring views of time and space against superstitious villagers. In all three works Wells laces vivid adventure stories with the latest ideas in biology and physics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


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$7.99
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