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Art & Design

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    Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

    100 Years Of Swiss Graphic Design

    $117.00

    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. With illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations, this book, designed by the Zurich studio NORM, presents the diversity of contemporary visual design while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that connect the work of different periods. The changes in generati...

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  • Philip Hook

    Breakfast At Sotheby's

    $24.00

    Breakfast at Sotheby's is a wry, intimate, truly revealing exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby's. 'How to nail the mad, bad, crazy contemporary art world in print? Sotheby's senior director Hook draws on 35 years' experience in this informal memoir. He unravels, with humour, piquancy and erudition, what drives the economics of taste' - Financial Times 'His delightful Breakfast at Sotheby's is a house sale of a book, a chance for ...

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    Alvin Mark Tan

    Ciao Firenze

    $20.00

    Florence, Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance.  Its art, architectural heritage, culture and politics still has an influence in today’s world; and is rated as one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Resident artist Alvin Mark Tan documents everyday life in the city from Giotto’s Bell Tower to the best gelateria. 96 pages of Firenze filled with ink, watercolour and gouache.Paperback: 96 PagesProduct Dimensions: 151 x 220 mmISBN: 9789810934538Published by Alvin Mark Tan

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    Marion Deuchars

    Draw Paint Print Like The Great Artists

    $27.00

    In this imaginative activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers discover new ways of making art by being introduced to 18 great artists, learning about the methods, materials and ideas that made up their masterpieces and how these can be applied to one's own creations. Grouped into sections by artist, each one unfolds a series of creative projects in drawing, painting, printing and collage based on the artist's own methods and materials. At the end of the book i...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Grafton Architects

    $66.00

    The drawings of the Dublin based Studio Grafton Architects, one of the most up and coming and hype studio in contemporary architecture, formed by Ivonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, that are published here gather together personal looks, references and materials relative to six projects which have been built or presented at competitions: the Bocconi University in Milan; the extension of the Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art, the new campus for UTEC University in Lima, the Medical School in Li...

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  • Atelier HOKO

    HABIT©AT

    $38.00

    HABIT©AT is an inquiry into how street cats in Singapore inhabit the man-made spaces of the suburban landscapes. This publication explores the intrinsic relationship between cats and their surrounding, encouraging the viewing of our urban landscape not simply as public space but one charged with possibilities through the cats’ adaptive appropriation. Their ability to discern subtle qualities and identify ‘gifts’ from the surrounding is a wisdom that human beings can humbly learn from and appl...

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  • Eric Kjellgren

    How To Read Oceanic Art

    $40.00

    Art from Oceania, the region encompassing the islands of the central and south Pacific, spans hundreds of distinct artistic processes, formats, and mediums. Many people's exposure to Oceanic art comes through its influence on the work of European artists, and therefore Oceanic works themselves often remain difficult for Western viewers to interpret and comprehend. How to Read Oceanic Art, the third book in a series of guides to understanding different artistic genres, helps elucidate this sub...

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  • Magazine B

    Magazine B: Rimowa

    $32.90

    Rimowa is a travel luggage brand that was started in 1898 by founder Paul Morszeck. The brand has led innovation in the industry, and was the first luggage brand to use aluminum and polycarbonate. The brand’s insistence on handcrafting and artisanship have allowed the brand’s products to maintain their outstanding quality for more than a century. Magazine: 124 PagesProduct Dimensions: 170 x 240 mmISBN: 9788998415648 Published by Magazine B

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    Patricia Geis

    Meet The Artist! Henri Matisse

    $42.00

    Meet The Artist! Henri Matisse provides an overview of Matisse's artistic career, reflecting on each pivotal period, including sculpture, fauve paintings, his friendship with Picasso and his paper cut-outs. The Meet the Artist series is a whimsical exploration of famous artists through interactive pop-ups and lift-the-flaps, that will appeal to adults and children alike and is intended to teach children about their lives and careers.Hardback: 16 pagesProduct Dimensions: 215 x 302 mmISBN: 9781...

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    Patricia Geis

    Meet The Artist! Pablo Picasso

    $42.00

    Meet The Artist! Pablo Picasso takes young readers on an interactive journey through the remarkable life of the legendary Spanish painter. This engaging book uses a multitude of lift-the-flaps, cut-outs and pull tabs to explain how his art evolved over his lifetime-from his earliest painting at age seven to the great masterworks of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Guernica. Readers are encouraged to make their own cubist collage using an enclosed sheet containing an eclectic collection of images...

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  • The Observatory

    Oscilla Cassette + DL

    $16.00

    Oscilla is the imagined swing of our imperfect times. The gait of the invisible beast we embody. Flux and formlessness. It represents a new kind of hope. The current constellation of The Observatory are vibrations of shifting rhythms, synth bass space, oscillators and abused guitars. Repetition is at the heart of their riff. Hammering out a certain truth. Noise, rock, and melancholy. A society in tumult, divided. Where new forms of oppression are actively met with new strategies of resistance...

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    Terry Bennett

    Photography In Japan

    $53.00

    Photography in Japan is a fascinating visual record of Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern, industrial nation at a time when the art of photography was still in its infancy. The 350 rare and antique photos in this book, most of them published here for the first time, chronicle the introduction of photography in Japan and early Japanese photography. The images are more than just a history of photography in Japan; they are vital in helping to understand t...

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  • Linda Chase

    Richard Estes

    $35.00

    Icons of contemporary American realism, the works of Richard Estes have established him as one of the pre-eminent realist painters of his generation. Photorealism emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, deliberately flouting the prevailing abstraction that dominated the American art scene. Estes was at the forefront of this new photographically derived and inspired imagery, which appeared at a time when even the very existence of painting was being challenged by modernist art critics. The ...

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    Atelier HOKO

    Science Of The Secondary: Cup

    $20.00

    But what does it mean to drink? Do we drink with our skin when the hands are hugging the cup? Are we drinking with our body posture while sipping earl grey in a tearoom? Are the ears drinking as we take each sip of coffee? Can we consider the act of licking one’s lips drinking? Does the nose know that it is drinking as it hovers above the caramelized milk froth sitting atop a very large cup of coffee?Magazine: 52 Pages Product Dimensions: 176 x 250 mmISBN: 9789810798765Published by Atelier HOKO

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  • Austin Kleon

    Show Your Work!

    $22.00

    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey―getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-...

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  • Neil Young

    Special Deluxe

    $49.00

    In this acclaimed new memoir, New York Times bestselling author Neil Young has fashioned another extraordinary work of reminiscences told through the lens of one of his deepest passions: cars. A lifelong devotee and collector, Young explores his love for the well-crafted vintage automobile and examines his newfound awareness of his hobby's negative environmental impact. Witty, eclectic, candid, and filled with Young's original artwork, Special Deluxe will appeal to car lovers as well as the l...

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  • Hayao Miyazaki

    Starting Point

    $26.00

    In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own. Follow him as he takes his first steps on the road to suc...

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  • Diana Secker Tesdell

    Stories Of Art And Artists

    $32.00

    Stories of Art and Artists gathers two centuries of classic stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the Beautiful” and Albert Camus’s “The Artist at Work” to Bernard Malamud’s “Rembrandt’s Hat” and Aimee Bender’s “The Color Master,” the tales collected here range from haunting fables about the power of art to vivid portraits of those who create. Writers have long been fascinated by the idea of artistic genius, the relationship between portraits and their subje...

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  • Pat Hackett

    The Andy Warhol Diaries

    $42.00

    Andy Warhol kept these diaries faithfully from November 1976 right up to his final week, in February 1987. Written at the height of his fame and success, Warhol records the fun of an Academy Awards party, nights out at Studio 54, trips between London, Paris and New York, and surprisingly even the money he spent each day, down to the cent. With appearances from and references to everyone who was anyone, from Jim Morrison, Martina Navratilova and Calvin Klein to Shirley Bassey, Estee Lauder and...

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    Alain de Botton

    The Architecture Of Happiness

    $27.00

    What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights. The Architecture of Happiness will take you...

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  • Edward Hollis

    The Memory Palace

    $26.00

    The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One day, the houses will be gone, but even then, traces of the stories and the memories they contained will remain. In this dazzling work of imaginative re-construction, Edward Hollis takes us to the sites of five great spaces now lost to history and pieces together the fragments he finds there to re-c...

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  • Speak Cryptic

    The National Archives

    $38.00

    The National Archives is a collection of selected drawings by Singaporean artist Speak Cryptic. This book presents his work from 2011 through mid 2013. They were drawn during the late hours of 11 P.M. - 5 A.M., after a whole day of meeting people, and, basically, living life.PaperbackProduct Dimensions: 188 x 250 mmISBN: 9789810782306Published by Math Paper Press

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    Hayao Miyazaki

    Turning Point

    $46.00

    The second volume of legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s career memoir continues with essays, interviews, and discussions about some of his most popular films, including Spirited Away and Ponyo. In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award in 2003 for his...

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    Rossella Menegazzo and Stefania Piotti

    WA: The Essence Of Japanese Design

    $109.00

    Through some 300 objects this book explores contemporary Japanese design: from everyday objects and packaging to interior design and lighting elements. Ultimately the book aims to explore the way in which Japanese design manages to harness its materials – whether natural or synthetic – and at the same time combines respect for tradition with forward-thinking and experimentation. The objects featured were chosen because of their strong Japanese character and the influence this 'Japaneseness' h...

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  • Jennifer Clement

    Widow Basquiat

    $23.00

    Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and aspiring stars. Unable to deal with the demands that his new fame brought, in 1988, at the age of twenty-seven Basquiat, the most successful black visual artist in history, died from a heroin overdose. Widow Basquiat is an exploration of the artist as seen through the eyes of his muse, Suzanne. It is a love story like no other.Pap...

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  • Graham Nash

    Wild Tales

    $27.00

    In this candid and riveting autobiography Graham Nash tells it all: the love, the sex, the jealousy, the drugs, and the magical music-making. This is one of the great rock and roll stories: growing up in poverty in postwar Manchester, where Nash founded the Hollies with schoolfriend Allan Clarke and the incredible success that followed, friendships with all the great British bands of the 60s including the Beatles, the Stones and the Kinks, decamping to America and becoming the lover of Joni M...

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