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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.

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.

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.

Berger on Drawing

Paperback, 01/03/2007, £16.00
£14.40

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.

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.

Houses: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09

Churches: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09

How to Love Brutalism

Hardback, 05/04/2018, £12.99
£11.69

XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings

Hardback, 26/02/2007, £14.95
£10.00
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, £10.99
£9.89
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, £14.99
£13.49
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.

Architecture In The United States

Paperback, 30/04/1998, £13.99
£11.99
Interpreting American architecture, this text explores the subject in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic and popular architectures it seeks to reveal the richness of America's human landscape.

Art Of Steampunk

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £14.99
£13.49
Celebrates the vision of Steampunk artists from around the world, providing insight into the captivating and dynamic world of a vastly underground genre. This title features 17 artists who have had their work displayed in an exhibition at The Museum of History of Science at the University of Oxford.

Gates of Graffiti

Hardback, 01/03/2007, £13.99
£12.59

Pop Art: A Colourful History

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
£8.09
Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and comics. Describing the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and other key figures, the author also re-examines the movement for the 21st century and asks if it is still art?

Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting

Hardback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
£8.99
A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Velazquez's iconic masterpiece"

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.

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.

Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil & Paper

Paperback, 08/01/2013, £9.99
£8.99
Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills - and most importantly the confidence - to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can all too often get in the way of our creativity.

Complete Book of Drawing

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £14.99
£13.49

World Textiles A Concise History

Paperback, 09/06/2003, £7.95
£7.16
Written as a chronological survey spanning prehistory to the early 21st century, this book is organized around five themes - materials, methods, trade, technology and social structures - which allow textiles from all ages to be investigated from many angles.

Cubism and Culture

Paperback, 08/10/2001, £9.95
£8.96
Cubism initiated a pictorial revolution through its radical approach to image-making, invention of the new media of collage and sculptural assemblage, and evolution towards pure abstraction. This work aims to reveal these innovations as integrally related to rapid changes in French society.

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.

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

Impressionism

Paperback, 01/05/2006, £12.99
£11.69

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.

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.

Bauhaus

Paperback, 14/05/1984, £7.95
£7.16
Traces the history of the German school of art, the Bauhaus, and examines the activities of its teachers and students.

Realism in 20th Century Painting

Paperback, 16/10/2000, £8.95
£8.06
This comprehensive survey traces the history of realist painting and argues that realism has had a continuous yet restlessly changing place in American and European painting throughout the 20th century. Artists discussed include Eakins and Bellows through to Lucian Freud, and David Hockney.

 

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