July 2016 (45)

Congratulations You're 40

ISBN: 9781849539029

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us.' Ann Landers Congratulations - you're 40! This wise and witty qu...


'At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us.' Ann Landers Congratulations - you're 40! This wise and witty quote book is the perfect way to celebrate entering your newest, and best decade.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 x 19 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$17.99
Congratulations You're 50

ISBN: 9781849539036

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'By the time we hit 50...We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.' Marie Dressler Congratulations - you're 50! This wise and witty quote boo...


'By the time we hit 50...We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.' Marie Dressler Congratulations - you're 50! This wise and witty quote book is the perfect way to celebrate entering your newest, and best decade.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$17.99
We Can Do It : Words From Awesome Women

ISBN: 9781849539616

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Speak! It’s a revolution for women to have voices.' Jill Soloway Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying ‘Yes we can!’, even ...


'Speak! It’s a revolution for women to have voices.' Jill Soloway Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying ‘Yes we can!’, even while they were being told ‘No you can’t’. From unruly women to wise women, women in love to women ready to take on the world, this inspiring book brings together the wisest and wittiest quotes from women who won’t let anything hold them back.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$21.99
Fortune Favours the Bold

ISBN: 9781849538886

Author: Jose Toots    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Nothing is impossible; the world itself says 'I'm possible!' Audrey Hepburn This empowering little book is brimming with inspirational quotes and uplifting stat...


Nothing is impossible; the world itself says 'I'm possible!' Audrey Hepburn This empowering little book is brimming with inspirational quotes and uplifting statements. It's the perfect boost to help you seize the day and make things happen!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$17.99
The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

ISBN: 9783899555707

Publisher: Gestalten

The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture's history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style...


The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture's history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas and visionary structures. The notion of utopia proves as diverse as it does universal. From exuberant master plans to singular architectural expressions, the rise of the utopian architectural movement in the 1960s and 1970s represents a critical shift in ideology away from mid-century traditionalism. This period shakes off the conformity and conventions of the 1950s in favour of a more experimental post-war agenda. Marked by groundbreaking reinterpretations of both the single family house as well as more large scale developments, the embrace of utopian and generally progressive thinking mirrored the cultural revolution of the times. These daring, charming, futuristic, and hopeful designs were not isolated to a particular part of the world. Visionary voices longing for a fresh approach to architecture began appearing across France, Japan, the United States, and beyond. The Tale of Tomorrow documents this prolific era in architecture--a time when anything felt possible as architects began to think further and further outside the box. The Tale of Tomorrow focuses exclusively on built manifestations of utopian ideas. Rather than mixing together abstract theorists with practitioners, this book focuses on the tangible embodiments of such forward thinking. Highlighting well-known projects as well as the more obscure and offbeat, the collection of utopian approaches compiled here maintain their visual power and infectious optimism nearly half a century later. These experimental structures, both large and small, appear in everyday places in stark contrast to their far-from-utopian contexts. In addition to featuring a range of whimsical architectural gestures, The Tale of Tomorrow also explores more brutalist styles of utopian thinking. This bold and iconic class of projects not only inspires a sense of awe and reverence towards one's surroundings but also demonstrates the broad spectrum of deeply personal solutions at play as each architect began to craft their ideal world. Whether an organically shaped residence or a towering sculptural complex, the projects in this book stand as poignant suggestions of what might have been and, perhaps what could still be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2016


$130.00
50 Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791381695

Author: Thomas Koster    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in an updated edition, this attractive, useful, and entertaining collection of great artists and great art is a course in art history for readers ...


Now available in an updated edition, this attractive, useful, and entertaining collection of great artists and great art is a course in art history for readers of all ages. This bestselling reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that features superb illustrations, brief biographies, and critical analyses. A glossary of important terms is also included in the book. Arranged chronologically, the selection of artists includes every major artistic movement and development since the Gothic period, giving readers a clear understanding of the evolution of the visual arts. Perfect for casual reading or easy reference, this accessible overview is a fun and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$45.00
50 Paintings You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791381701

Author: Kristina Lowis    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Spanning seven centuries, this selection of fifty iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions th...


Spanning seven centuries, this selection of fifty iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions that are a pleasure to contemplate. Starting with Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes and continuing through Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, as well as works by Monet, van Gogh, Cassatt, Cezanne, Dali, Kahlo, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko, and O'Keeffe, nearly every important painter is represented in this book. It features works that may be familiar to the eye, but whose histories are even more fascinating. Readers will learn about the painters who created them, the reasons for their importance and the places the paintings can be found. As entertaining as it is informative, this beautiful book is the perfect introduction to great paintings that have stood the test of time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$45.00
Art Deco

ISBN: 9783791382418

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco sty...


Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco style is so recognizable and widespread that its original impact on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation. This book draws our attention back to the birth of Art Deco a period between two devastating world wars when industrialization was flourishing, interest in archaeology was peaking, and movements such as Cubism, Constructivism, Futurism, and Modernism were turning the art world on its head. Brilliantly designed to reflect the style it celebrates, "Art Deco" is filled with hundreds of examples of painting, architecture, interiors, jewelry, crafts, furniture, and fashion. Author Norbert Wolf traces the chronology of the Art Deco style by looking at the politics and culture of Europe in the 1920s and early 30s and the artistic movements that paralleled its popularity. He follows Art Deco s influence in Europe and its spread to the Americas and Asia. Most importantly, this wideranging volume looks beyond the era of Art Deco s origination to the present day. Pointing to the numerous revivals and contemporary echoes in painting and even literature, this beautiful volume demonstrates the style s lasting importance."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 226 x 323 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$95.00
The Magic of Lines II

ISBN: 9781908175731

Publisher: Gingko Press

Magic of Lines II returns to the rich source of inspiration found in the most basic of illustrative forms: lines themselves. Works from a multitude of artists f...


Magic of Lines II returns to the rich source of inspiration found in the most basic of illustrative forms: lines themselves. Works from a multitude of artists from all around the world explore how a talented illustrator can guide a viewer’s eye with the most simple of expressions and create movement and vivid depth with only a few strokes of a pen. The human body, impressionistic images, natural forms, and overwhelmingly detailed patterns are all accompanied by interviews with the artists, offering insight into their own inspirations and methods as well as suggestions for artists aspiring to reach new heights in their own art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 209 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


$89.99
Sketching Times 2

ISBN: 9789810983376

Publisher: Gingko Press

Apart from honing one’s skills, sketching allows for a freedom of expression in experimenting with shadow and form, line weight, and color to produce work tha...


Apart from honing one’s skills, sketching allows for a freedom of expression in experimenting with shadow and form, line weight, and color to produce work that can creatively rival the finished art. Exposed and unbridled, the international cast of artists included in the second volume of Sketching Times are masters of the craft of illustration that can create a world of feeling or depth with a few simple strokes. Captivating in their simplicity, they remind us of the importance of essence in determining a work’s impact. Inspiration for comic artists, animators, and game designers alike, this book covers a wide range of subject matter from human characters and caricatures, to animals, fantastical creatures, robots, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 222 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2016


$79.99
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