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Thinking is Making: Presence and Absence in Contemporary Sculpture

Hardback, 11/03/2013, £29.95
£26.96
Explores the intriguing concept of modern scultpures as vanished objects, not encompassing the traditional connotations of weight, scale and material. This book questions both the presence and absence of objects and their makers within contemporary British sculpture.

Mid-Century Modern Icons of Design

Paperback, 04/04/2016, £14.95
£13.46
Features exclusive illustrations of iconic mid-century designs, from Eames chairs to Poul Henningsen lamps and George Nelson clocks, all rendered in a distinctive graphic style. This title is suitable for design aficionados or those wishing to inject a little mid-century style into their home.

Edifice Complex: The architecture of power

Paperback, 01/04/2011, £12.99
£11.69
From Hitler's vast Chancellery to Saddam Hussein's Mother of all Battles mosque, from Olympic stadiums to Donald Trump's excesses, the author examines the murky relationship between buildings, money and politics, revealing the power of architecture - and the architecture of power.

Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity -- A Cultural Biography

Paperback, 29/08/2003, £22.95
£20.66
The first biography of the enigmatic dadaist known as "the Baroness"--Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

Information (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)

Paperback, 21/10/2016, £16.99
£15.29
An art-historical reassessment of information-based art and exhibition curation, from 1960s conceptualism to current digital and network-based practices.

Photography and Exploration

Paperback, 01/06/2013, £19.95
£17.96
This book by James R. Ryan shines new light on how photography has shaped the image of explorers, expeditions and the worlds they discovered.

Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and their Pencils

Hardback, 01/09/2017, £12.99
£11.69
The Secret Life of the Pencil presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists, designers, writers, architects and musicians.

Experiencing Architecture

Paperback, 01/01/1962, £21.95
£19.76
A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.

Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Paperback, 27/09/2017, £11.99
£10.79
Boston-based urban artist Mike Daikubara gives beginners a crash course in location sketching that you can use in any city in Sketch Now, Think Later.

Berger on Drawing

Paperback, 01/03/2007, £16.00
£14.40

My Year in Small Drawings: Notice, Draw, Appreciate

Paperback, 03/08/2017, £10.99
£9.89
My Year in Small Drawings is a charmingly original visual diary, encouraging you to create and collect the details all around you every day.

365 Days of Art: A creative exercise for every day of the year

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £12.00
£10.80
A draw-in, write-in journal to nurture creativity and mindfulness

How to Draw Anything

Hardback, 21/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Remember how you used to draw with confidence and joy as a child? This book will help you harness that natural skill, and along the way you will discover how drawing will give your thoughts clarity, trigger memories, invigorate passions and find solutions.

How to Love Brutalism

Hardback, 05/04/2018, £12.99
£11.69
A collection of 20 personal and passionate essays on why controversial Brutalist buildings are so loved. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect, as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle.

Houses: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09

Churches: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09

European Art: A Neuroarthistory

Hardback, 04/10/2016, £45.00
£40.50
A bold revision of the history of European art, told through the lens of neuroscience

Neuroarthistory

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £16.99
£15.29

Beauty of Everyday Things

Paperback, 08/01/2019, £7.99
£7.19
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.

Poster in History

Paperback, 16/01/2002, £21.99
£19.79
A profusely illustrated survey of posters from the French Revolution to the present.

Posters: A Concise History

Paperback, 08/05/1972, £8.95
£8.06
Studies the artists and movements that have shaped and influenced the development of poster design during a one-hundred-year period.

Art Deco Poster

Paperback, 22/12/2016, £28.00
£25.20
Features over 300 of the most sought after examples of poster art created between the wars. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 highly rare and even unique posters by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall.

How Posters Work

Paperback, 26/05/2015, £19.95
£17.96
How Posters Work is more than a standard exhibition catalogue. Conceived as a useful and illuminating primer in visual thinking, this book explores principles of design through a range of historical and contemporary works, uncovering ideas relevant not just to the design of posters but to 2D design more generally.

XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings

Hardback, 26/02/2007, £14.95
£13.46
Arranged into five themes, this book includes over forty projects that are presented in terms of their innovation and uniqueness, tapping into the current trend and passion for eco-design, and appealing to a broad readership as well as architectural practitioners.

Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing

Hardback, 14/10/2013, £24.95
£22.46
Drawing has always been a fundamental skill and despite the wide availability of computers and other technologies, drawing has remained a treasured skill. Walk the Line includes interviews with the international selection of artists, as well as examples of their work.

Short History of the Italian Renaissance

Paperback, 30/10/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.

Learning to Look at Paintings 2ed

Paperback, 30/09/2008, £21.99
£19.79
Presents a study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. This book shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analyzing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. It contains images by such artists as Rembrandt and Tacita Dean.

Futurism

Paperback, 06/03/1978, £9.95
£8.96
Italian Futurism proclaimed the bankruptcy of an artistic culture that clung to the forms and values of the past. The movement was launched in 1909 and a group of spectacular talents set out to revolutionize human culture. It was a young man's movement, eventually overtaken by war and Fascism.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed

Hardback, 20/11/2015, £35.00
£31.50
This book accompanies the largest exhibition to date of Nari Ward's groundbreaking sculptures, videos, works on paper, and installations, which tackle themes of African- American history and culture, the dynamics of power and politics, and the Caribbean diaspora.

Realism

7, 30/07/2004, £4.99
£4.49
Each book in Taschen's Basic Art movement and genre series includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period.

Fantastic Art

Paperback, 04/05/2005, £4.99
£4.49
This title brings together a colorful mixture of various works focusing on themes of the fantastic and surreal.

This is Performance Art: Mel Brimfield

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £19.95
£17.96
This is Performance Art is a detailed exploration of artist Mel Brimfield's practice in which she works with dancers, musicians, comedians and theatre makers in an exploration of twentieth century performance art.

Graffbook: The Graffiti sketchbook

Hardback, 10/10/2014, £12.95
£11.66
Graffbook - The Graffiti Sketchbook. Unleash your inner graffiti writer all over blank walls, trains, subways, freighters and and sticker outlines in this beautiful black book. 168 Pages of fresh clean walls to bomb, tag and throw up on. 120 pages of uncoated art paper. 48 pages of matte coated art paper

Power of the Pencil: Draw * Sketch * Doodle * Play with a Pencil

Hardback, 08/09/2016, £12.99
£11.69
A stupendous celebration of the pencil, exploring all the wonderful things you can do with this humble but amazing tool, including drawing, sketching, shading, doodling, and much, much more.

English Medieval Misericords: The Margins of Meaning

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £19.99
£17.99
A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.

Abstract Art

Paperback, 01/03/2001, £8.95
£8.06
This work rejects the view that abstraction can be traced as a succession of stylistic trends, each set within its particular art-historical context. It offers readings of specific paintings by such artists as Kasimir Malevich, Naum Gabo, Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock.

Closer look;still life

Paperback, 12/11/2010, £7.99
£7.19
Examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting. The author discusses its evolution from the trompe l'oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Velazquez, and again in the works of Cezanne and Picasso.

You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

Paperback, 04/06/2009, £11.99
£10.79
From public television's favorite drawing teacher, a quick, easy, and entertaining drawing method

Fundamentals of Drawing

Paperback, 15/10/2005, £9.99
£8.99

Compendium of Drawing Techniques: 200 Tips and Techniques for Drawing the Easy Way

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £12.99
£11.69
An indispensable compendium packed with information on everything you need to know.

Sketching 365: Build Your Confidence and Skills with a Tip a Day

Paperback, 08/01/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels.

Archisketcher: A Guide to Spotting & Sketching Urban Landscapes

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Learn essential urban sketching tips for drawing buildings and street scenes with over 200 images from 40 international artists. Brimming with inspirational art, this book is a sketching guide that is also packed with tips to help you identify architectural features along the way.

Complete Book of Drawing

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £14.99
£13.49

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Paperback, 02/07/2009, £12.99
£11.69
Combines six well-known books by George W Bridgman, a celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City's Art Students League. This title features Bridgman's lessons and original sketches.

New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook: Guided Practice in the Five Basic Skills of Drawing

Paperback, 30/04/2003, £15.99
£14.39
Forty basic and new exercises to develop your drawing skills. Expanded subject matter. Exercises for all drawing mediums. Learning to draw, like mastering a sport or musical instrument, requires practice. This convenient workbook is designed to be portable so you can use it to practice your drawing anywhere, in the dentist's office or on your way t

 

 

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