September 2018 (61)

Stones To Stains : The Drawings of Victor Hugo

ISBN: 9783791357645

Author: Cynthia Burlingham    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Focusing on the little-known but remarkable drawings of Victor Hugo, this book sheds light on the novelist, poet, and playwright’s artistic practice and creat...


Focusing on the little-known but remarkable drawings of Victor Hugo, this book sheds light on the novelist, poet, and playwright’s artistic practice and creative brilliance. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book brings together around 120 of the most significant examples of Victor Hugo’s works on paper. It features previously unpublished drawings and insightful texts that reveal Hugo’s extraordinary talents as a draftsman. Remarkably spontaneous and receptive to the myriad possibilities of medium and materials, Hugo produced experimental and enigmatic compositions, from haunting renditions of castles and ruins to ethereal and abstract forms and stains. This volume includes essays which place Hugo’s drawings within the context of artistic movements in 19th-century France, closely examine his cosmic landscapes and visions of the night, delve into Hugo’s processing of ideas and imagination, and analyze a central pair of opposing forces in his work—stones and stains. This lavishly illustrated book presents the full breadth of Hugo’s talent. Hugo’s drawings afford a greater insight into the creative brilliance that brought forth some of the most indelible stories of all time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 244 x 267 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2018


$125.00
Modern Spaces

ISBN: 9783791384689

Author: Nicolas Grospierre    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In Modern Forms, Nicolas Grospierre traveled the globe to sample the best modernist buildings from the 20th century. Now, he takes his camera indoors to show ho...


In Modern Forms, Nicolas Grospierre traveled the globe to sample the best modernist buildings from the 20th century. Now, he takes his camera indoors to show how modernist ideas are manifested within the walls of buildings both famous and obscure. Rather than a chronological or geographical tour, these photographs are organized in a visual flow, that allows readers to appreciate similar characteristics in interiors that would normally never be grouped together. Shot in the same distinctive and striking manner as his previous book, these images reveal the forms that define modernism. Built with forward-looking, Utopian ideals, decades later, they exist in a startling range of conditions, from dazzling to downtrodden. Through the visual flow of the book, readers can make connections between a private residence in Sri Lanka, a stairway at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia, a cinema in Bangkok, a bus station waiting room in Odessa, and the vaults of a bank on Wall Street, New York. Responding to our desires to categorize and catalog, this photographic journey crosses spatial and cultural borders to tell the story of modern architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2018


$95.00
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Portraying Children

ISBN: 9788416851553

Author: Daniela Brambilla    Publisher: Promo Press

Portraying people is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of drawing. Expressions, movements, emotions and gazes add a series of challenges not present...


Portraying people is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of drawing. Expressions, movements, emotions and gazes add a series of challenges not present in still life and landscape techniques. In addition, the scant number of books specifically about drawing children leave many of the particularities related to the portrayal childhood unresolved. This book fills this void, offering a method for acquiring a good command of painting and illustration techniques. Using live models, photographs, videos, drawings of faces and entire bodies, either posing or simply naturally, the book explains step by step the specific characteristics of drawing children. Through an introduction to proportions and by teaching readers how to sketch more freely, it captures both the physical and psychological transformation in an exercise in introspection and memory of one's own childhood. The book is intended for illustrators and lovers of drawing, parents and relatives, and anyone else who wants to capture the memorable, enchanting and fleeting moment associated with childhood. Because, in reality, drawing is learning how to see, how to understand and how to love.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 215 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$79.99
Black & White Graphics

ISBN: 9788416851683

Author: Ling Shijian    Publisher: Promo Press

Both inspirational and practical, Black and White Graphics showcases the appealing impact of using monochrome color schemes in the field of graphic design, and ...


Both inspirational and practical, Black and White Graphics showcases the appealing impact of using monochrome color schemes in the field of graphic design, and it presents an international collection of work that makes clear the capabilities of black, white, and gray. The posters, publications, labels, corporate communications, and other projects selected show that this achromatic combination can, at the same time as keeping a project’s budget to a minimum, elevate the value of graphic design, facilitate communication, and enhance the project’s dramatic effect by limiting design elements to those which are absolutely necessary. For black is not simply black, and white is not only white. There are endless possibilities that lie between the two, within the infinite palette of grays. In fact, black and white make for a timeless combination of colors that has been a popular choice for graphic designers for years. Simple, vintage, and sometimes elegant, black and white are the colors that capture viewers’ attention by simply reducing colors to the basics and therefore leading the focus back to the visual message that a graphic design tries to express.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$89.99
Responsive Logos

ISBN: 9788416851904

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Technological evolution gives people the possibility to receive information from different sources by means of various devices. In the field of branding, logos ...


Technological evolution gives people the possibility to receive information from different sources by means of various devices. In the field of branding, logos have to be optimized for smart phones, tablets, TVs and desktops and meet users’ needs at the same time. It’s not new; traditionally, a designer is used to preparing a few variants of the same logo to use for different purposes (horizontally, vertically, short, tall, small, etc.) in different media (book covers or spine, advertisements, positive/negative...). Today, in what is becoming a branding trend, the ability to adapt has assumed more importance given that within the diverse spectrum of current displays and formats a logo has to preserve its personality and identity in a wide range of sizes. Just like webpages, brands adapt and change their visual appearance depending on the width of display devices. For this, in some cases measurements are already taken to reduce logo details and reorganize identifiable elements to avoid losing the identity that characterizes them. In other cases, designers abandoned the old logos that no longer work well today and create more flat designs to suit today’s media. This book features both trends with detailed analysis to help designers make logos that are both useful and stylish in this digital era, through examples of brands with design variants for all types of physical and digital supports in addition to the responsive adaptation of the brand in diverse display formats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2018


$120.00
Colour In Fashion Illustration

ISBN: 9788416851591

Author: Tiziana Paci    Publisher: Promo Press

This book is a practical manual intended specifically for anyone interested in delving into the technique of granting color to fashion figurine illustrations to...


This book is a practical manual intended specifically for anyone interested in delving into the technique of granting color to fashion figurine illustrations to give them more life and expressiveness. In a clear and educational way, Tiziana Paci, author of the well-known book Figure Drawing for Fashion Design, explains in detail the different themes examined in the work through images and examples along with concise and to-the-point texts ideal for neophytes as well as people who have been working in this field for years. The book is divided into the following chapters: poses, color and color combinations, watercolor technique, tools such as professional markers, colored pencil and water-soluble graphite, digital techniques and mixed techniques. Together, these suggestions allow both beginner and professional illustrators to depict figurines in vivid poses with incredible effects including the imitation of any type of material: leather, jewellery, bright fabrics and transparencies, and many more, following very different styles.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 215 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$95.00
Finishing Techniques For Wood Crafters

ISBN: 9781565239296

Author: Lora S. Irish    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters shows you how to create flawless finishes each and every time. Nationally known artist and talented author Lora S. Irish ...


Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters shows you how to create flawless finishes each and every time. Nationally known artist and talented author Lora S. Irish presents a wide array of beautiful acrylic paint techniques and oil staining/antiquing methods. Lora takes you through all the basics of painting and staining any woodcarving, pyrography, or gourd project, with expert advice on tools and supplies. She explains beautiful techniques for bringing out the texture and character of wood, with easy-to-follow instructions and workshop photographs that illustrate every step. Sample projects throughout the book demonstrate specific techniques—like applying a vintage finish to a chip carved fish; creating realistic skin tones on a wood spirit cane topper; enhancing a Celtic knot dragon with an interesting stone effect; and more. Once you master these artistic techniques you can mix and match them to add pop to any project. With Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters, you'll learn to apply the perfect finish for any creative wood project!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


$38.99
Complete Guide to Wood Joinery

ISBN: 9781565239623

Author: Scott Wynn    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

In Classic Handplanes and Joinery, prominent author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows how to create almost any traditional furniture joint quickly and...


In Classic Handplanes and Joinery, prominent author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows how to create almost any traditional furniture joint quickly and accurately using hand planes. You'll learn how to choose, set up, maintain, and master the most popular joinery planes, including plow planes, rabbet planes, router planes, shoulder planes, specialty planes, and more. Classic Handplanes and Joinery will teach beginning and intermediate handplane users how to cut perfect dado, groove, rabbet, mortise, and tenon joints. A wonderful guide for any woodworker who is interested in using hand tools, it's loaded with technically rich diagrams, illustrations, practical advice, and skill-building exercises.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$49.99
Pull The Other One

ISBN: 9781910723807

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Roger Evans, Britain's favourite dairy farmer, is back with his popular diary telling his fans about his farm, his dogs, his daily ups and downs and his views o...


Roger Evans, Britain's favourite dairy farmer, is back with his popular diary telling his fans about his farm, his dogs, his daily ups and downs and his views on everything from the characters in his local pub to the price of milk. This new volume is as witty and entertaining as ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$34.99
The Tack Room

ISBN: 9781910723777

Author: Dr Paula Sells    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Polo, horse-racing, show jumping, endurance riding, ploughing, pit ponies, mounted police, carriage driving: all these different activities require different ta...


Polo, horse-racing, show jumping, endurance riding, ploughing, pit ponies, mounted police, carriage driving: all these different activities require different tack. Paula Sells shows how the tack used in 27 different disciplines has become specialised for each. She describes the tack rooms and their contents, conversations with the owners and the history, current status and challenges of each discipline. Each tack room has been selected for its importance in the discipline it represents: Badminton House (Duke of Beaufort's Hunt); the Household Cavalry; the dressage, eventing and racing tack rooms of Carl Hester, Mary King and Andrew Balding. Tack rooms are treasure houses of traditional and innovative modern craftsmanship. The wide range of tack they hold reflects its evolution through our social history and the changing partnerships with horses in modern culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$89.99
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