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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.

Grow Small Gardens: Essential Know-How and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

Grow Small Gardens: Essential Know-How and Expert Advice for Gardening Success

Allaway, Zia
$12.99
The UK's leading gardening publisher brings you a horticultural handbook to fulfill your every need and seed! Get your gardening gloves on and join the green-fingered journey to growing herbs successfully at home.

A must-have volume for first-time gardeners, Grow Small Gardens has tons of tips and tricks to contains everything you need to create a garden in a small space, without compromising on design or beauty.

Make the most of your windowsill, balcony, roof terrace, courtyard, or tiny urban garden with clever design tricks to create the illusion of more space, advice on planting to ensure seasonal interest and encourage wildlife, and detailed aftercare to keep your plants flourishing year after year.

With passion in every page, you can enjoy:

  • A jargon-free practical guide to creating a plethora of garden types.
  • Easy to follow step-by-step instructions of fundamental gardening techniques.

  • The ever-growing pressure of balancing family life with a career suggests a lot of today's green-fingered gardeners simply lack the time to care for their gardens. We believe it's time to change that!

    Whatever your horticultural hopes may be, author and editor Zia Allaway brings you a herb-growing guide that is sure to shape first-time gardeners like never before, full of top tips to help your garden thrive!

    An ideal gift for first-time gardeners, budding botanists or the green-fingered lover in your life, make sure to get those gardening gloves on, and join the journey today!

    At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.

    If you like Grow why not try the other titles in our Grow series? Learn how to brighten your garden all year round with Grow Bulbs, enjoy a no-fuss guide to container gardening with Grow Containers or minimize garden waste with Grow Eco-Gardening.

    Ready, set, let's grow!

    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.

    50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

    50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

    Betsky, Aaron
    $32.50
    50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright begins with a simple question. What lessons can designers today learn from Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Unlike recent books focusing on Wright's tumultuous personal life and the Taliesin Fellowship, and equally unlike certain works that paint Wright as a mythical hero or genius, this handsome and valuable volume aims to reveal some of the design tools Wright used to create exceptional architecture, interiors, and landscapes--and how we may glean insight from an American master and find inspiration for the thoughtful design of our own homes. By means of succinct examples, pithy texts by noted architecture experts Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro, and evocative visuals provided by photographer Andrew Pielage, they share fifty lessons, or learning points, with an eye to Wright-designed houses and interiors, ranging from Let Nature Inspire You, Screen, Don't Close, and Embroider Rooms with Textiles, to Look to Asia, Design for Resilience and Balance the Whole.

    Each lesson is accompanied by color photographs, original Wright drawings, newly commissioned diagrams, thoughtful analysis by the authors, and pearls of wisdom gathered from the master's trove of writings on architecture and design.

    Beyond specific lessons, this volume offers an informal yet richly detailed introduction to this seminal figure, world-famous for his romantic Fallingwater and magical Guggenheim Museum, and will be of much interest to the budding architecture enthusiast as well as to the interior designer, to those seeking ideas for their own homes, and to fans of Frank Lloyd Wright looking for just the right book.

    Extinct & Endangered

    Extinct & Endangered

    Biss, Levon
    $45.00

    Extraordinary images by master macro photographer Levon Biss capture a vanishing world of insects from the collections of the American Museum of Natural History in New York

    Insects are at once our most familiar fellow animals and the most mysterious. They appear to be indestructible, but globally, insect species are quietly disappearing in the sixth mass extinction that life on Earth is undergoing today. This joint project of photographer Levon Biss and the American Museum of Natural History contains indelible images of 40 extinct or endangered species in the museum's collection, selected from its vast holdings by a team of scientists. They range from imperiled old friends like the monarch butterfly and the nine-spotted ladybug to the remote Lord Howe Island stick insect of Australia, thought to be extinct for most of the 20th century until a tiny population was discovered and bred in captivity in 2001. All were sent to Biss's studio, where he created commanding portraits that can be enlarged 300-times lifesize to reveal vivid full-page details of form and color--a world invisible to our naked eyes. The result is a book that insists on the momentous significance of these small, mostly unknown creatures.

    Picasso

    Picasso

    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 of the Illustrated Book

    Art of the Illustrated Book

    Bryant, Julius
    $50.00

    This is the story of the illustrated book, from the earliest printed examples to the present day, told through the outstanding collections of the National Art Library (NAL) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

    Throughout history, images have been used to reflect the meaning of words and to enhance our understanding of texts. This volume demonstrates the development of illustrated books through a unique selection made by specialists at the NAL. Gathered here are some of the most influential, compelling, and striking examples of the illustrated book, arranged thematically in chapters discussing, among other subjects, art history, architecture, and fashion.

    Each chapter starts with an introductory overview of the subject, followed by key examples accompanied by insightful narrative captions. Beyond the illustrations themselves, the narratives also consider the whole book, from its design, typeface, binding, inks, and papers.

    From beautiful Psalters and Books of Hours, to striking natural history books such as Audubon's Birds of America, La Fontaine's Fables illustrated by Marc Chagall, Serlio's treatise on architecture, and Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament, this collection offers a fascinating overview of some of the finest illustrated books ever created--demonstrating the enduring appeal of the illustrated book.

    Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

    Expressive Figure Drawing : New Materials, Concepts, and Techniques

    Buchman, Bill
    $24.99
    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.
    Symbols of the Occult

    Symbols of the Occult

    Chaline, Eric
    $24.95

    This expansive illustrated directory showcases the key signs and symbols of the occult. Each entry has been carefully selected for its powerful symbolism, and the stylish illustrations span from the myths and legends of the ancient world to the icons used in modern science.

    Award-winning author Eric Chaline introduces each topic with a short overview before featuring the key signs and symbols and exploring similar and related entries. Including signs from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as Aztec, Celtic, Slavic, Native American, and Hindu societies, Symbols of the Occult examines more than 500 symbols from history, art, and culture by decoding their iconography and exploring their historical significance. Arranged by topic, this volume collects the key areas of astrology and cosmology; witchcraft and mysticism; satanism and demonology; science and alchemy; math and sacred geometry; the natural world; and symbols of ancient and secret societies.

    This guide is the ultimate resource for the modern occultist.