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- F+W Media 2015; US$ 35.00
While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 22.99
Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree... more...
- Abbeville Publishing Group 2013; US$ 8.95
The leading lexicon of contemporary art returns in an expanded, full-color third edition and is now available for the first time as an ebook. An indispensable guide for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike, the best-selling ArtSpeak returns in a revised and expanded third edition, illustrated in full color. Nearly 150 alphabetical... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
This wonderful survey of the famed artist's early work features 44 color plates in addition to several black-and-white vignettes and spot illustrations. Fantastic dwarfs, giants, and elves, plus many long-unavailable naturalistic illustrations. more...
- Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 4.99
Full of character and endlessly varied, human subjects are a pleasure to draw. In this book, author and artist Barrington Barber guides you through the process of drawing portraits, from getting the features in correct proportion, to setting up successful portrait compositions. Whether you are an experienced draughtsman or a complete beginner, the... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95
From one of the biggest names in Art Nouveau design comes this splendid visual encyclopedia of superior artistic studies of plants and flowers. Its 120 images were selected from a rare, century-old, four-volume set of botanical illustrations. Cherry blossoms, clematis, crown imperial, and other specimens appear side by side in full-page plates that... more...
- Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00
The Austrian artist Astrid Esslinger presents a compilation of her work from 2003 to the present day. The book covers two current phases: painting with acrylic colors on canvas as well as pieces using an original technique developed for her work while on journeys, cut outs.Text contributions by Birgit Rinagl and Tom Waibel as well as an... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 29.99
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of contemporary art's most newsworthy figures, noted for both his groundbreaking work and his outspoken stance on human rights, which ultimately resulted in his controversial 2011 detainment. In an astonishing new large-scale project, he turns his attention to Alcatraz?a place he... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95
"Rilke's observations are wonderfully astute. For readers interested in either [sculpture or poetry], this volume is a treat." ? The Christian Science Monitor During the early 1900s, the great German poet lived and worked in Paris with Auguste Rodin. In a work as revealing of its author as it is of his famous subject, Rainer Maria Rilke examines... more...