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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, £24.00
£21.60
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.

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, £23.00
£20.70
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, £12.99
£11.69
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
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.

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.

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, £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, £22.99
£20.69
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.

Bauhaus

Paperback, 14/05/1984, £9.95
£8.96
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, £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.

World Textiles A Concise History

Paperback, 09/06/2003, £8.95
£8.06
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.

London Graffiti and Street Art

Hardback, 10/07/2014, £12.99
£11.69
Over the decades, London has become a diverse landscape for all forms of graffiti and street art. Featuring glossy photos of graffiti, this is a companion for those excited by this most vibrant and changing of art form. It aims to give an insight into the creative output lost and found in and around the capital.

Passages in Modern Sculpture

Paperback, 01/01/1981, £30.00
£27.00
Studies major works by important sculptors since Rodin in the light of different approaches to general sculptural issues to reveal the logical progressions from nineteenth-century figurative works to the conceptual work of the present.

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

Art of the Avant-gardes

Paperback, 03/08/2004, £25.00
£22.50
Discussing the development of modern art in the first third of the 20th century, this volume opens with an essay that introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed.

Baroque and Rococo

Paperback, £9.95
£8.96

Impressionists

7, 04/09/1995, £12.95
£11.66
A lively text that offers an overview of the entire Impressionist movement, and contains illustrations reproducing the works of such artists as Cezanne and Degas, explanatory commentary for each work of art, and biographies of each of the artists.

Styles Schools and Movements

7, 06/09/2010, £24.95
£22.46
A guide to the major modern developments in Western painting, sculpture, architecture and design. It includes chapters on Art Photography, Destination Art and Design Art. It contains a foldout timeline that shows at a glance how the evolution of art corresponds with historical events, providing an overview of the whole period.

Artist's Body

Paperback, 12/03/2012, £14.95
£13.46
A survey of the use of the artist's body in 20th-century art.

Pop Art

Paperback, £8.95
£8.06

Autograf : New York City's Graffiti Writers

Paperback, 06/01/2004, £21.99
£19.79

Portraiture

Paperback, 06/03/1997, £18.99
£17.09
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the major issues in the history of portraiture. The text's chapters are structured chronologically, progressing from the Italian Renaissance to Dutch 17th-century portraiture and on to Picasso, surrealism, Lucian Freud and Cindy Sherman.

Cubism and Its Histories

Paperback, 16/09/2004, £18.99
£17.09
Cubism was the most influential artistic movement that emerged in the twentieth century. With over 100 illustrations this fascinating book recounts the history of cubism and discusses how principal writings, from the likes of Apollinaire to Rosalind Krauss, have shaped its importance over the years.

 

 

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