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Slim Aarons : La Dolce Vita

Aarons, Slim (PHT); Sweet, Chr
$90.00
Dali

Dali

Ades, Dawn
$21.95

In this revised and updated edition of art historian Dawn Ades's seminal study of Salvador Dalí, based on interviews with the artist, Ades examines what accounts for Dalí's popularity, exploring such issues as the accessibility of his imagery and his talent as a self-publicist. This book reconsiders the Dali´ phenomenon, from his early years and the development of his technique and style to his relationship with the Surrealists, his exploitation of Freudian ideas, and the image that he created of himself as the mad genius artist.

This new edition of Dalí is an accessible and vibrantly illustrated introduction to one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century.

Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, an

Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, an

American Society of Botanical
$40.00

"This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques... will take students from beginner to expert." --The English Garden

This definitive guide is the most thorough how-to available on every major technique of botanical artistry. The experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists offer step-by-step projects that move from introductory to advanced--so any level of artist can build on acquired skills. Helpful tutorials cover watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, vellum, egg tempera, oils, pen and ink, and printmaking. Filled with more than 900 photographs and stunning examples of finished art by the best contemporary botanical artists, Botanical Art Techniques is the authoritative manual on this exquisite art form.

Picasso: The Self-Portraits

Picasso: The Self-Portraits

Bonafoux, Pascal
$45.00

Pablo Picasso's life and art has been depicted in monographs, biographies, and movies, but until now his self-portraits as a body of work have not received the focus they deserve. Picasso represented himself ceaselessly throughout his long career, whether in a dashed-off pencil sketch, as a flourish at the bottom of a letter, or on a giant painted canvas.

At the suggestion of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, the distinguished art historian Pascal Bonafoux began studying Picasso's self-portraits more than forty years ago. This meticulously researched book presents the fruits of his decades-long project. From the first self-portrait attributed to Picasso in 1894, when he was a thirteen-year-old boy, until his final self- portrait in 1972, a year before his death, Bonafoux charts the evolution of the artist's life and art. Here is Picasso as a student; as a young bohemian; as an impetuous artist in Paris; as harlequin; as lover, husband, and father; and finally, as an old man confronting his mortality. The book comprises approximately 170 drawings, paintings, and photographs, some from private collections and previously unpublished, bringing together for the first time the self-portraits of this genius of twentieth-century art.

Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-Century Modern Design

Bradbury, Dominic
$50.00

A definitive survey of mid-century modern design and architecture in an accessible compact edition, this book offers a rich overview of one of the most popular, collectable, and dynamic periods of design. With rich and diverse examples of everything from furniture and lighting to ceramics and textiles to graphics and posters to interior design and architecture, this sleek compendium of mid-century style includes over 1,000 illustrations representing classic designs and little-seen rarities, as well as entries on nearly 100 major creators, such as Dieter Rams, Robin Day, Isamu Noguchi, Lucie Rie, Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer. An additional illustrated dictionary features hundreds more influential mid-century designers, manufacturers, organizations, schools, and movements.

Organized into three parts--"Media and Masters," with six sections on applied arts; "Houses and Interiors," featuring twenty seminal homes and their furnishings; and an "A-Z of Designers and Makers"--and complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts, this illustrated book is a must-have for collectors, design aficionados, and anyone seeking inspiration for their home.

Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Breidbach, Olaf
$25.00
The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.
Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

Buchman, Bill
$25.99
Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and the center of the art-making process. Bill Buchman's Expressive Figure Drawing presents the classic fundamentals of this genre, but with a distinctly contemporary twist--celebrating freedom, expressiveness, and creativity. This unique method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering you to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter your current level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images, and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use your materials to free the artist within.
Kinfolk Wilderness

Kinfolk Wilderness

Burns, John
$45.00
Discover the pleasures of slow travel with this inspiring introduction to the beauty and possibility of the great outdoors.

Whatever your pace or purpose, the stories within will provide you with a fresh perspective on what it means to be "outdoorsy," whether that means trekking from hut to hut in New Zealand, saddling up at a Patagonian ranch or simply taking a moment for mindfulness amid the pristine peaks of Bhutan. Featuring vibrant photography, practical guidance and thoughtful reflections on land stewardship, Kinfolk Wilderness brings together inspiring itineraries from five continents that promise adventure, inspire awe and spark a deeper connection to the landscape. You'll find entry points into bucolic European idylls from Denmark to Romania, discover new hiking trails through the ancient hills of Iraqi Kurdistan and learn how to stargaze in the haunting dark-sky deserts of California.

Guided by the belief that travel is as much a state of mind as an action or itinerary, Kinfolk celebrates a way of exploring our world that not only fosters thoughtful perspectives on the places we visit but also deepens our relationship with home once the journey is over.

Our America

Our America

Burns, Ken
$75.00
From one of our most treasured filmmakers, a pictorial history of America--a stunning and moving collection of some of Ken Burns's favorite photographs, with an introduction by Burns, and an essay by longtime MoMA photography curator Sarah Hermanson Meister

Burns has been making documentaries about American history for more than four decades, using images to vividly re-create our struggles and successes as a nation and a people. As much as anyone alive today, he understands the soul of our country.

In Our America, Burns has assembled the images that, for him, best embody nearly two hundred years of the American experiment, taken by some of our most reknowned photographers and by others who worked in obscurity. We see America's vast natural beauty as well as its dynamic cities and communities. There are striking images of war and civil conflict, and of communities drawing together across lines of race and class. Our greatest leaders appear alongside regular folks living their everyday lives. The photos talk to one another across boundaries and decades and, taken together, they capture the impossibly rich and diverse perspectives and places that comprise the American experience.

Hermes

Hermes

Charbin, Luc
$29.99
Drawn from the archives of Hermès, here is a delightfully illustrated collection of enchanting stories and profiles that trace the odyssey of the luxury design family business founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837.

A leather-clad wheelbarrow to store the Duchess of Windsor's many gloves, a capricious apple tree, an extraordinary museum, an iconic bag, and a 40-year-old diary in the spotlight--these are among the characters and objects that tell the story of Hermès: Straight from the Horse's Mouth.

Author Luc Charbin brings to life the voices of the saddlers, sales assistants, window-dressers, silversmiths, and gardeners of Hermès across several generations, accompanied by the distinctive drawings of Alice Charbin.