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- Abrams 2013; US$ 19.95
Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to map their Manhattan? and to mail the personalized maps back... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In this stunning and authoritative... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95
This enchanting gallery transports viewers to a fairy tale world?an ageless fantasy realm inhabited by characters from favorite folktales and depicted by renowned artists. Lovingly reproduced from rare early editions, more than 180 illustrations portray scenes from stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other sources, including... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Destined to go down as one of the era's most astonishing global art projects, the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project has, in less than a decade, amassed more than thirty thousand sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and artistic abilities from more than 130 countries. Bursting with color, vivid imagery, and bouts of whimsy mixed with... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 28.95
Pioneering black-and-gray tattoo artist Freddy Negrete was twelve years old and confined in the holding cell of a Los Angeles juvenile facility when an older teenager entered?covered in tattoos. Freddy was in awe, not just of the art, but of what it symbolized, and he wanted what this kid had: the potent sense of empowerment and belonging that came... more...
- Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99
Tattoo Art showcases different types of subject matter, ranging from celebrity portraits to elaborate dot work. They all illustrate the skills and techniques of the artists and the range of design ideas available to tattoo enthusiasts today. Featuring an extensive gallery, arranged in imaginative sections including famous faces, fantasy, nature, love... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Best known as the creator of the mobile, Alexander Calder turned his extraordinary talents in a variety of directions. Nowhere is his exuberant imagination more apparent than in this captivating collection of line drawings. Rhymes from Mother Goose and other classic sources provide the inspiration for Calder's eighty-five distinctive illustrations.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ?curiosity?, with its origins in the seventeenth-century world-view can be a valid concept for understanding... more...
- Abrams 2015; US$ 31.10
Will Eisner (1917?2005) is universally considered the master of comics storytelling, best known for The Spirit, his iconic newspaper comic strip, and A Contract With God , the first significant graphic novel. This seminal work from 1978 ushered in a new era of personal stories in comics form that touched every adult topic from mortality to religion... more...