• American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan
    American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan
    ISBN: 9781419750557
    Title: American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan
    Author: PAN MU

    The first monograph showcasing the visceral, exciting, and chaotic paintings of Mu Pan

    Drawing inspiration from nature, Japanese Kaiju films, samurai iconography, and mythology, Taiwanese-born and Brooklyn-based artist Mu Pan invites viewers to examine their own nature as they look upon the broken bodies and battlefields that appear throughout his intricate, violent, vibrant, and often humorous paintings. Collected for the first time in The Art of Mu Pan, are works that exemplify his recent output and that have made him a celebrated artist in Europe and the United States.

    Incorporating cultural influence from his home country of Taiwan, as well as techniques inspired by Edo-era Japan and iconic images from pop culture, Mu Pan's work is both timeless and hyper-modern.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00

    $100.00
  • Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel
    Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel
    ISBN: 9783791319902
    Title: Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel
    Author: BREIDBACH OLAF

    The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Creation
    Creation
    ISBN: 9789383145034
    Title: Creation
    Author: SHYAM BHAJJU

    From a fish waiting to be born, to the beginning of art and the necessity of death lore from the Gond tribal community in central India abounds with stories of origins, transformations and ends. Celebrated Gond artist Bhajju Shyam now gathers together these tales for the first time. By linking the cosmic with the everyday, he expresses the essence of each myth in ten sequential images. This extraordinary visual narrative of cyclical time takes us from the germinal moment to the turnaround point, where death once again transits into renewal.

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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00

    $85.00
  • Dick Bruna: The Illustrators Series
    Dick Bruna: The Illustrators Series
    ISBN: 9780500094136
    Title: Dick Bruna: The Illustrators Series
    Author: INGMAN BRUCE & REIHILL RAMONA


    By the time Dutch artist Dick Bruna retired, he was an international star, far beyond the sphere of children's books, and his creation, Miffy, had become a global sensation, translated into more than 50 languages. Fellow illustrator Bruce Ingman takes readers behind the scenes of the work of Dick Bruna, who created some of the world's most endearing children's characters. Offering a deeper appreciation of the artistry and skill behind the international icon Miffy, also reveals Bruna's lesser- known works, including his striking book and poster designs.


    Inspired by Fernand L ger and Henri Matisse, Bruna's clearly defined use of line, color, and text, confirmed that for him, the illustration and book design processes were inseparable. Ingman shows us how the elegant simplicity of Bruna's illustrations appeals to children, artists, and designers alike, and how he gained devoted fans across ages and artistic disciplines.


    With an illustrator's insight, this book celebrates Bruna along with his influences. A glimpse into his studio reveals a man of many media, including drawing, painting, collage, and photography. All the elements of Bruna's extensive body of work, spanning book covers, posters, stamps, and merchandise, are given space in this illuminating study of his stunningly successful career.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Emperor of the Eight Islands #1 Tale of Shikanoko
    Emperor of the Eight Islands #1 Tale of Shikanoko
    ISBN: 9780374536312
    Title: Emperor of the Eight Islands #1 Tale of Shikanoko
    Author: HEARN LIAN


    In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series, a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne, the child who is the rightful heir to the emperor barely escaping the capital in the arms of his sister. And that is just the beginning.


    As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.


    The Tale of Shikanoko
    Book One: Emperor of the Eight Islands
    Book Two: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child
    Book Three: Lord of the Darkwood
    Book Four: The Tengu's Game of Go



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Jamie Hewlett - 40th Anniversary Edition
    Jamie Hewlett - 40th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9783836582636
    Title: Jamie Hewlett - 40th Anniversary Edition
    Author: HEWLETT JAMIE


    From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture.


    With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid-1990s as co-creator of the zeitgeist-defining Tank Girl comic. With then-roommate Damon Albarn, he went on to create the groundbreaking cartoon band Gorillaz. The award-winning virtual pop group of animated characters is a truly global phenomenon. Gorillaz have topped charts around the world, toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, and picked up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way.


    Since then, Hewlett has continued to collaborate with Albarn on projects including an elaborate staging of the Chinese novel Monkey: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en, complete with circus acrobats, Shaolin monks, and Chinese singers. In 2006, he was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their animated Monkey sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. In 2015 The Suggestionists, an exhibition of prints at the Saatchi Gallery in London, demonstrated an exciting new direction in Hewlett's practice.


    This special edition celebrating TASCHEN's 40th anniversary updates Hewlett's first major monograph with around 30 brand new pieces. The book illustrates his thrilling creative journey with more than 400 artworks from the Tank Girl era through Gorillaz and up to the present day. Through stories, characters, strips, and sketches, we trace Hewlett's exceptional capacity for invention and celebrate a polymath artist who refuses to rest on his laurels, or to be pigeonholed into a particular practice.



    About the series


    TASCHEN turns 40 this year Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program--now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
    Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
    ISBN: 9780718157807
    Title: Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
    Author: OLIVER JAMIE

    This is Jamie Oliver's simplest and most straightforward book to date. It pushes the concept of fast, everyday food to a new level, without compromising on flavour. It's designed to excite and inspire people to prepare a balanced, nutritional, no-nonsense meal every night of the week.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Magic: the Gathering: Legends A Visual History
    Magic: the Gathering: Legends A Visual History
    ISBN: 9781419740879
    Title: Magic: the Gathering: Legends A Visual History
    Author: WIZARDS OF THE COAST

    An official guide to the most iconic legends and legendary creatures from the world of Magic: The Gathering

    The world of Magic: The Gathering is home to many fantastical characters and creatures, but perhaps none so intriguing as its legendary creature cards, which include dragons, demons, angels, goblins, vampires, merfolk, wizards, and more. These legendary cards harken back to Magic's early history, having been introduced in one of the first sets of Magic cards (1994's Legends) and in yearly expansions all the way through spring 2020's most recent set.

    Magic: The Gathering: Legends showcases high-quality reproductions of the most iconic card art from across the game's history--in many instances for the first time outside of the card frame--along with accompanying creature and character histories written by Jay Annelli. This collection also offers exclusive insight into the art and mythology behind some of Magic: The Gathering's most powerful, popular, and enduring legends and legendary creatures.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Pillowy: the Art of Dave Cooper
    Pillowy: the Art of Dave Cooper
    ISBN: 9782374951225
    Title: Pillowy: the Art of Dave Cooper
    Author: COOPER DAVE


    From his psychedelic cartoons to his critically acclaimed comic books and his vivid paintings, Dave Cooper is a unique artist who intrigues and fascinates. Here is his long-awaited monograph.

    The Art of Dave Cooper is the first comprehensive monograph encompassing all of the illustrations, paintings, comics, toys, and animations created by Dave Cooper. From his first published cartoons, created when he was a teenager, to his most recent oil paintings and exhibitions, this beautiful compilation delivers an intimate look into Cooper's life and work.

    Containing an impressive 300 pages of detailed reproductions with an accompanying introduction by Guillermo del Toro and essays by famous friends, The Art of Dave Cooper will be a great addition to your art book library.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Plenty
    Plenty
    ISBN: 9780091933685
    Title: Plenty
    Author: OTTOLENGHI YOTAM

    With his fabulous restaurants and bestselling Ottolenghi Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi has established himself as one of the most exciting new talents in the world of cookery and food writing. This exclusive collection of vegetarian recipes is drawn from his column 'The New Vegetarian' for the Guardian's Weekend magazine, and features both brand-new recipes and dishes first devised for that column. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his strong Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on strong flavours and stunning, fresh combinations. With sections devoted to cooking greens, aubergines, brassicas, rice and cereals, pasta and couscous, pulses, tofu, roots, squashes, onions, fruit, mushrooms and tomatoes, the breadth of colours, tastes and textures is extraordinary. Featuring vibrant, evocative food photography from acclaimed photographer Jonathan Lovekin, and with Yotam

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Posy Simmonds
    Posy Simmonds
    ISBN: 9780500022139
    Title: Posy Simmonds
    Author: GRAVETT PAUL


    Illustrator Posy Simmonds is known for her extraordinarily precise drawings, keen powers of observation, and sharp but well-tempered wit, all of which have made her an internationally renowned artist.


    This generously illustrated book examines Simmonds's life and work from early childhood to the present day, offering insights into her creative process. Paul Gravett has had unprecedented access to her archive and includes pages from her sketchbooks as well as rare or never-before-seen artwork. The portrait of Simmonds that emerges underlines her role as a keen chronicler and critic of contemporary British society--a storyteller who writes and illustrates with rare perception and humanity.


    Posy Simmonds is one of the first titles in Thames & Hudson's new The Illustrators series, which celebrates illustration as an art form. The book will appeal to the many fans of Simmonds's work, and anyone interested in illustration will adore this unrivaled exploration of a sophisticated innovator.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
    Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
    ISBN: 9781849908603
    Title: Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
    Author: STEIN RICK

    From the mythical heart of Greece, to the Black Sea flavours of Croatia and the Eastern influences of Turkish food, Rick Stein's Eastern Med will share over 100 recipes inspired by centuries of tradition and history. Forever influenced by its past as part of the Byzantine Empire, the Eastern Mediterranean stretches from Venice to Albania, to Croatia, Turkey and the shores of Greece, and stands as a gateway between East and West. This melting pot of cultures inspires the unique and exotic character of its cuisine, which Rick Stein blends with his own passion for fabulous produce, fresh seafood and authentic cooking. Using influences from the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans, Rick will share recipes such as garlic shrimps with soft polenta, stuffed squash leaves, and yoghurt baked lamb. Accompanying the major BBC One series, Rick Stein's Eastern Med is a visually stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Byzantine Empire at home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00