Art & Design 2014

 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

Offers a visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an...

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Soviet Space Dogs

Soviet Space Dogs

Olesya Turkina, Damon Murray, Inna Cannon

On 3 November 1957, the dog Laika was the first Earth-born creature to enter space, making her instantly famous around the world. She did not return. Her death, a few hours after launching, transformed her into a legendary symbol...

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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now

Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now

Henry Chalfant, Sacha Jenkins

In the late 1970s, New York City was bankrupt, dirty and dangerous. In this book, twelve legendary graffiti writers the original subway artists whose creative genius fuelled the earliest flowering of the movement give first-person...

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Marimekko: In Patterns

Marimekko: In Patterns

Marimekko

A desirable and definitive volume on the brightly-colored, pattern-filled world of top international design brand Marimekko.

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Vintage Fashion Complete

Vintage Fashion Complete

Nicky Albrechtsen

Offers a guide to vintage womens fashion. This book presents over 1,000 stand-out examples, together with over 300 contextual illustrations, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including many icons of vintage fashion, from Marylin...

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Design Your Life: Applying Design Principles to Your Life

Design Your Life: Applying Design Principles to Your Life

Vince Frost

Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it doesn't hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to...

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Art and Politics Now

Art and Politics Now

Anthony Downey

An illustrated survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. It provides a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific...

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Elsie de Wolfe's Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm

Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm

Charlie Scheips

A dramatic visual story of international high society on the eve of World War II.

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Klaus Haapaniemi - Creatures in a Mysterious Forest Postcard Book

Klaus Haapaniemi - Creatures in a Mysterious Forest Postcard Book

Little More

Taking inspiration from Finnish folklore, artist Klaus Haapaniemi's design approach encompasses aspects of nature, fantasy, and traditional decorative arts with a modern twist. The works selected for this book of postcards are...

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The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes

The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes

Cameron Bruhn, Katelin Butler

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How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Anne Berest

Deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, this book explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne...

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Mid-Century Modern Complete

Mid-Century Modern Complete

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers

A survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design,...

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Architecture: The Whole Story

Architecture: The Whole Story

Denna Jones, Lord Richard Rogers, Philip Gumuchdijan

Drawing its examples from all around the globe, this title offers an account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our...

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 Special priceHide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

S. Borges, S. Ehmann, Robert Klanten

Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and relaxation often leads us into nature. Hide and Seek showcases the most beautiful places for satisfying this longing.

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How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art

Gilda Williams

Suitable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, this book navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.

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Mondrian and His Studios: Colour in Space

Mondrian and His Studios: Colour in Space

Francesco Manacorda, Michael White

As well as focusing on his studios, the book also explores Mondrian's broader relationship with architecture and urbanism, particularly through a comparison of his earlier Parisian works and those made in the frenetic modern...

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On the New

On the New

Boris Groys

One of the most influential voices in contemporary cultural theory on how to make it new.

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Fashion Photography Next

Fashion Photography Next

Magdalene Keaney, Eleanor Weber

Presents a survey of more than 30 young photographers from 14 countries who will have a pivotal role in shaping the fashion of the future. This book embraces the fashion worlds obsession with freshness and youth: it looks beyond...

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Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Suzanne Geiss

The fantastic book is now available again in new smaller format edition with a lower price

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Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Tim Fisher, Anaïs Lellouche

Exhibition catalogue for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, on show at the State Library of Victoria from 18 July to 9 November 2014. This illuminating book is a lasting souvenir of an unforgettable...

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Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013

Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013

Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert, Thomas H. Olbricht

Updated catalogue of all editions by Germany's most important artist

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Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort

Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort

David Clark, Meryl Hare

Whether it's a dark, traditional Federation home transformed by light and modern styling or an artefact-filled eco lodge, Hare + Klein seamlessly strike the balance between casual living and elegant design. They are...

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Craftivism: The Art Of Craft And Activism

Craftivism: The Art Of Craft And Activism

Betsy Greer

An anthology of essays, interviews and photographs on the intersection between craft and activism.

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100 Ideas that Changed the Web

100 Ideas that Changed the Web

Jim Boulton

Fully illustrated with images of early computing equipment and the inside story of the online worlds movers and shakers, this book explains the Webs key technologies, such as hypertext and mark-up language, the social ideas that...

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The Futurist Cookbook

The Futurist Cookbook

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Suzanne Brill, Lesley Chamberlain

Features recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats.

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Art & Ecology Now

Art & Ecology Now

Andrew Brown

Eco awareness has had an enormous impact across all cultural and political spectrums, not least in the art world. This book presents an exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment,...

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WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

Rossella Menegazzo, Kenya Hara, Imogen Forster

The beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects.

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Fashionable Selby

Fashionable Selby

Todd Selby, Simon Doonan

Todd Selby returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make the fashion world go round.

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Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Bob Nickas

The definitive survey of contemporary abstract painting, featuring eighty of the most innovative painters from around the world.

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This is Warhol

This is Warhol

Catherine Ingram, Andrew Rae

Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, 'If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintingsand there I am. This book penetrates the surface...

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This is Dali

This is Dali

Catherine Ingram, Andrew Rae

Salvador Dali is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his lavish lifestyle, gravity-defying moustache and bizarre art. This book tells the story of Dali's life and explores the meaning of his Surrealist...

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Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide: Natural and Man-made Fibres

Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide: Natural and Man-made Fibres

Clive Hallett, Amanda Johnston

Suitable for fashion designers to explain the behaviour and properties of different fabrics, this book bridges that gap by providing a mix of practical information and industry vocabulary, visually examining generic fabric types,...

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Living Well is the Best Revenge

Living Well is the Best Revenge

Calvin Tomkins

First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, two...

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Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

U-Dox

Presents a global survey of sneaker designs that have been released over the last decade. This title showcases the very best of this new sneaker culture, featuring more than 300 designs arranged by brand.

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