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- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 19.99
Pop artist David Shrigley's work is immediate, sometimes rude, and very funny, "like a psychotic version of Matt Groening's 'Life in Hell' cartoons" ( The Guardian ). His darkly brilliant, addictively hilarious scrawls from the subconscious have already made him a star in the UK, with a growing legion of fans around the globe. The Book of Shrigley... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives.... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 34.99
Painter Mark Beard is a master of fiction. Working in the 1920s style of his imaginary gay great-uncle Bruce Sargeant, Beard creates images of athletes in various stages of dress and undress. This archly homoerotic, exquisitely rendered body of work is rounded out with paintings by Bruce's circle of friends and associates: his Classicist teacher, Modernist... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
International pop artist David Shrigley's intuitive scrawls and deadpan humor mine unsettling truths and deliver anxious amusements. This all-new collection of his addictively entertaining work welcomes the uninitiated and rewards the faithful with a fresh dive into Shrigley's dark, strange world. more...
- IPS Books 2014; US$ 4.99
The concept behind fractal geometry is extremely difficult to explain . . . but easy to see and enjoy. Eric Hammel, a professional author of military history books, is unable to explain fractals in a way that will be clear to anyone else, but most mathematicians cant explain fractals in language most people can understand. The simplest explanation... more...
- Pearson Education 2014; US$ 23.99
Miss Color Theory class, again? That?s OK. You can borrow our notes. Lucky for you, we didn?t miss a single class the entire semester so you?ll find all of the important points explained in the notes, along with the class assignments. Sorry if you can?t read the handwriting sometimes, but there was a lot to cover. We... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.99
'I wrote my thesis because it seemed incredible that a nineteenth century cleric could believe that paintings had the power to civilise his community of London's poorest. Yet that is what he did believe and his ideas were exported round the world. I still don't know whether he was right...' Frances Borzello What is the purpose of art? Aside from... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00
As forms of drawing go, scribbling is the most basic: it is seen as playing a formative role in the drawings of both children and primates. Doodling, while still being a widespread phenomenon, is largely an adult preoccupation?a nomadic form of drawing typically produced during meetings and phone calls. But even though those who engage in it are not... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
Mega Square In Praise of the Backside celebrates the most sensual part of the female body. The insightful text by Hans-Jürgen Döpp discusses the backside as a feature that stands for both powerful eroticism and supple femininity, seducing famous artists from every genre. This title is sure to entice and delight a wide audience with its lively, provocative... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2009; US$ 11.36
Die Malerin Friederike Kimmerle ist sich der besonderen Wirkung von Farben bewußt. Farben sind das bevorzugte Ausdrucksmittel ihrer Malerei. Das zeigt sich in ihren frühen Werken, die auf einer Nepalreise entstanden sind, und in den zahlreichen Bildern, die durch ihr Leben auf den Inseln Fehmarn und La Palma inspiriert worden sind. Auf der letzteren... more...