May 2018 (55)

Meet Me In The Square David Cook

ISBN: 9781877375378

Author: David Cook    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irrepa...


After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found that central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. The photographs he selected reveal Christchurch in the 1980s - Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns. Meet Me In The Square is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 210 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


$34.99
National Teams of the World

ISBN: 9783791384399

Authors: Michael Brepohl, Nicola Von Velsen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or unifor...


This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or uniform, accompanied by statistics such as the year it was founded, current players, most famous players and coaches, championship records, global location, its country's flag, and other assorted bits of trivia. The perfect accompaniment to the 2018 World Cup, this book will help new and seasoned fans alike stay on top of the game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 460


Dimensions: 140 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$49.99
Streets of London

ISBN: 9783961711178

Author: Mendo    Publisher: TeNeues

London: the capital city of the United Kingdom and the political, economic, and cultural heart of the country. Along with Paris, Tokyo, and New York, London is ...


London: the capital city of the United Kingdom and the political, economic, and cultural heart of the country. Along with Paris, Tokyo, and New York, London is considered one of the alpha capitals of the world: a pulsing, vibrant mega-metropolis which attracts millions of tourists and travelers each year with its history, museums, theater, art, fine dining, rich traditions, and multicultural flair.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 220 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$115.00
Colorama

ISBN: 9783961710522

Publisher: TeNeues

For forty years, the Colorama dominated the east wall of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, where it was seen by thousands of people passing through each d...


For forty years, the Colorama dominated the east wall of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, where it was seen by thousands of people passing through each day. The massive backlit transparencies measured 60 feet wide by 18 feet tall and changed every few weeks between 1950 and 1990, resulting in a total production of 565 Coloramas. Eastman Kodak Company conceived of the imposing size and vibrancy to demonstrate the brilliance of color photography, and thus, the company's color film products. At a time when color photographs were seen by many as garish or prosaic, Eastman Kodak sought to mass-market color photography, just as the company had marketed shapshot photography since it introduced the Kodak camera in 1888 and the Kodak Brownie camera in 1900. The idealized lifestyle presented in the Coloramas was intended to celebrate family or travel snapshooting, reinforcing the idea that color photography was the best way to memorialize all of life's moments. The Colorama display in Grand Central Terminal was one of the longest and most successful corporate marketing campaigns of the twentieth century and continues to be examined in the context of the history of advertising and color photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$115.00
Visions of Hawaii

ISBN: 9783791357270

Author: Theresa Papanikolas    Publisher: DelMonico Books

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produc...


In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaigns. Her nine-week trip to Hawai'i resulted in more than 20 paintings, which reveal that O'Keeffe-most commonly associated with the stark deserts of New Mexico- was profoundly inspired by what she saw and experienced on the lush, tropical Hawaiian Islands. The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i, and this accompanying volume, explores this little-known chapter in the artist's career. Glowing with color and feeling, these paintings demonstrate O'Keeffe's unique ability to make any place she happened to be in her own, and this groundbreaking volume offers a unique perspective by foregrounding the ecological complexity of the Hawaiian Islands-one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth- that is hidden behind O'Keeffe's depictions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


$85.00
Alexander Von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

ISBN: 9783791384153

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists...


Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists and explorers. Recording Alexander von Humboldt’s historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba—hailed by many as the “scientific discovery of America”—these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt’s significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2018


$140.00
The ABC of Hand Lettering

ISBN: 9788416500796

Author: Abbey Sy    Publisher: Monsa

Have you always wanted to try hand lettering, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? You’ve picked up the right book! The ABCs of Hand lettering is your trusty...


Have you always wanted to try hand lettering, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? You’ve picked up the right book! The ABCs of Hand lettering is your trusty guide and the perfect first step to starting a wonderful new hobby. learn the difference between serif, sans serif, script, and decorative fonts; find out how to put together letters and words; and come up with your very own hand-lettered work. Practice with the exercises to discover your most creative side! By the end of this book, you’ll definitely always be creating.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$49.99
The Art of Printing

ISBN: 9789887849414

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

The Art of Printing examines the four major printing processes, stencil, planographic, intaglio, and relief printing through an in-depth analysis of each system...


The Art of Printing examines the four major printing processes, stencil, planographic, intaglio, and relief printing through an in-depth analysis of each system with steps, terminology and diagrams, followed by an incredible showcase of cutting-edge work created with each method. With multidisciplinary applications for every conceivable material from paper and cardboard to cloth, plastic, aluminium foil, glass and ceramic, this book is intended for artists, fashion or graphic designers alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 05-04-2018


$100.00
Spray On Walls

ISBN: 9789887849360

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishi...


Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishing their identities in the streets and artists who yearned to convey their opinions concerning social and political matters. This book starts with the history and culture of subway graffiti, the most well-known style of graffiti. Parallel with the subway graffiti, stencil graffiti, one of the most authentic form of street art will be introduced. The third chapter will pay attention to the wheatpaste graffiti which is a variant of commercial advertisement. After introducing three most important forms of graffiti, the creation process and techniques will be presented to show the readers how the actual scene of creation is for graffiti artists. Last but not least, the fifth chapter showcases a large number of graffiti works of various styles. Selling Points: 1. Text-based graffiti, stencil graffiti, wheatepaste graffiti are elaborated with abundant historical photos and drawings. 2. Interviews with well-known graffiti artists, WRDSMTH, Gonzalo Borondo, Christina Angelina, Elle and more, sharing their inspiring thoughts on graffiti. 3. Display of graffiti works of various styles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 05-04-2018


$89.99
Container & Prefab House Plans

ISBN: 9788416500758

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Container & Prefab House Plans contain more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 36 housing projects, both prefabricated and m...


Container & Prefab House Plans contain more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 36 housing projects, both prefabricated and made with cargo containers. Apart from containing all the necessary information and the guidelines that must be followed to build the project, they also help is to define the different spaces and their future furniture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$49.99
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