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Tropical Living: Dream Houses in Punta Cana

Tropical Living: Dream Houses in Punta Cana

Abascal, Naty
$65.00
This beautiful volume celebrates a dreamy vacation-and-escape destination, showcasing the most exclusive homes in the Caribbean tropical paradise of Punta Cana.

This book takes us on a tropical adventure through Punta Cana Resort & Club's most exclusive seaside homes.

The stunning homes featured in this beautiful volume are set in exotic locations, with endless turquoise sea and sand views, on sweeping terraces with glimmering pools and dramatic sunsets. Breathtaking interiors with colorful tiles, earth-toned walls, thatched roofs, and natural wood finishes bring serenity and joy.

Punta Cana specifically began as a business venture by Frank Rainieri and Ted Kheel in the late 1960s, located on a piece of land on the east coast in the province of La Altagracia, originally called Punta Borrachón (Drunkard's Point). Today, Punta Cana is somewhere many consider to be as close to a paradise on earth as possible.

Superbly photographed for the first time by Guido Taroni and edited by Naty Abascal, these never-before-seen homes will welcome readers to the warm and luxurious lifestyle in Punta Cana.

This title is a must-have for interior designers, owners or potential buyers of seaside property, and armchair travelers who relish an escape to paradise.

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.

Finding a Likeness

Finding a Likeness

Baker, Nicholson
$35.00
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Literary Hub

From the acclaimed and bestselling writer Nicholson Baker, a deeply personal account of his journey learning how to paint for the first time, and a meditation on the power of art in times of crisis

Nicholson Baker wanted to learn how to paint.

In 2019, after years of researching and writing about secret and often horrible government programs for his book Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, he was wiped out. Having been steeped for so long in the history of war, violence, and conspiracy, the world had lost some of its brightness. Photography had scratched a creative itch for years, but now, Baker was desperate to squeeze more out of what he saw - he wanted to live, slowly, through the snatches of life he was recording in photos. Maybe, he thought, he could learn to paint? The idea consumed him, but he was nagged by an even more debilitating doubt: What if he failed?

Finding a Likeness is Baker's record of the years he worked to improve his artistic skills, beginning with his first, humble attempts to set paintbrush to paper. Driven by a natural curiosity and a strong desire to paint faces, clouds, and landscapes that actually resemble faces, clouds, and landscapes, he attends classes from local artists, watches YouTube tutorials, and seeks out master painters from the past and present in the hopes of uncovering their secrets. In his inimitable voice, Baker recounts the highs and lows of the creative process, reflects on memories of growing up as the son of two painters, and learns what it means to really see.

Filled with Baker's own art, as well as the work of artists from around the world, Finding a Likeness is a tender and deeply felt testimony to taking a step back and going back to basics. Baker improves dramatically in his craft, but as he considers what it means to try, fail, and try again, he discovers far more than what it takes to paint a cloud - rather, he shows us how to bear witness to the world, to the good and the bad, and to do it all justice with paper and ink.

Julian Bell on Painting

Julian Bell on Painting

Bell, Julian
$16.95
Surprising, questioning, challenging, enriching: the Pocket Perspectives series presents timeless works by writers and thinkers who have shaped the conversation across the arts, visual culture, and history. Celebrating the undiminished vitality of their ideas today, these covetable and collectable little books embody the best of Thames & Hudson.
John Boardman on the Parthenon

John Boardman on the Parthenon

Boardman, John
$16.95
Surprising, questioning, challenging, enriching: the Pocket Perspectives series presents timeless works by writers and thinkers who have shaped the conversation across the arts, visual culture, and history. Celebrating the undiminished vitality of their ideas today, these covetable and collectable little books embody the best of Thames & Hudson.
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.

Art Forms from the Ocean

Art Forms from the Ocean

Breidbach, Olaf
$25.00
At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel's first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observer of the natural world. Although original editions of this book are extremely rare, it is now available for the first time in a paperback edition, beautifully reproducing his drawings and watercolours. While the variety and detail of Haeckel's drawings display an impressive understanding of biological structure, the skill with which Haeckel drew these tiny, aquatic protozoa renders them genuine works of art. This volume features commentary and descriptions of each of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.
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.
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.