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- Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 14.99
Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station),... more...
- 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...
- The Monacelli Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago?s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history. Judy Chicago?s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women?s history to light on the national stage when it was completed... 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$ 15.49
'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...
- Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 4.99
Eraserhead to Blue Velvet to The Rocky Horror Picture Show to Harold and Maude ?midnight movies keep you up way past your bedtime, whether you?re curled up on the couch or in a theater full of like-minded enthusiasts. They invoke responses ranging from ?Why am I watching this?? to ?I can?t believe I?m watching this!? In this collection of 37... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 4.99
The Bride of Frankenstein to House of Wax to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to The Brood ?horror is a beloved and multifaceted genre, with no two classics truly alike. And almost all of them?great and not-so-great?inspire the kind of passion that only cult films truly reach. In this collection of 33 essays drawn from his revered Cult Movies... more...