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.
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.
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.
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.
Suitable for children between the ages of nine and twelve, this is an introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. It takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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
With an overview of women sculptors from Harriet Hosmer to Sarah Lucas we explore the work of 50 great women artists who have forged a name for themselves in a male arena, broken rules, pushed boundaries and inspired us with their visionary creations. Includes: Maggi Hambling, Sophie Ryder, Helaine Blumenfeld, Rachel Ara and many more.