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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.

Great Painters

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £14.99
£10.49
Spanning six centuries and 73 painters, this book examines what makes a painter one of the 'greats'. Their life and career, style and artistic approach are all described, and their work placed within the development of art history.

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

Paperback, 29/08/2003, £40.00
£36.00
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, £16.95
£15.26
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.

Experiencing Architecture

Paperback, 01/01/1962, £25.00
£5.99
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, £14.99
£13.49
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, £10.99
£9.89

Churches: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £10.99
£9.89

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.

Design Roadmapping: Guidebook for Future Foresight Techniques

Hardback, 26/04/2018, £35.00
£31.50
Between initiation and launch, different 'roads' lead to different products and services creations. Roadmapping supports hereby dialogues of cross- communication.

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.

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.

Graphic Design the New Basics

Paperback, 07/07/2015, £21.99
£19.79
Seven years after the publication of Graphic Design: The New Basics, coauthors Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips have updated the book with current content and extended key sections.

Benjamin West and the Struggle to be Modern

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £35.00
£31.50

Arts & Crafts Churches

Hardback, 24/09/2020, £45.00
£40.50

Chiffon Trenches

Hardback, 28/05/2020, £20.00
£18.00

Grace

Hardback, 22/11/2012, £30.00
£27.00
Overnight, the flame-haired the author became a heroine for fashion insiders and the general public alike. This title shares the excitement and vision that go into producing so many unforgettable fashion images.

Portrait Painting Atelier

Hardback, 22/04/2010, £30.00
£27.00
Focuses on foundational principles of art. This book gives serious beginners to professional artists an understanding of the old masters' unparalleled approach to paint application. It includes ten step-by-step portrait demonstrations.

Lessons In Classical Painting

Hardback, 23/06/2016, £25.00
£22.50

Unquiet Landscape: Places and Ideas in 20th-Century British Painting

Paperback, 27/02/2020, £10.99
£9.89
'A minor modern classic, to my mind, uniting art history and landscape thought by means of dazzling, dancing, unsettling sentences ... I'm delighted it's back in print in a new edition' Robert Macfarlane

Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

Paperback, 04/03/2021, £14.99
£13.49

50 Women Sculptors

Hardback, 02/04/2020, £25.00
£22.50

What Artists Wear

Paperback, 27/05/2021, £14.99
£13.49

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, £14.99
£13.49
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed

Hardback, 20/11/2015, £42.50
£38.25
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.

Learning to Look at Paintings 2ed

Paperback, 30/09/2008, £23.99
£21.59
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.

Realism in 20th Century Painting

Paperback, 16/10/2000, £9.95
£8.96
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.

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.

 

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