• 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: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Art of Animal Anatomy
    Art of Animal Anatomy
    ISBN: 9781912217359
    Title: Art of Animal Anatomy
    Author: BAINBRIDGE DAVID

    Have you ever wondered what beats beneath an animal's skin? Well, you wouldn't be the first one. The study of comparative anatomy has led to some of the most striking images ever created. For two and a half thousand years, the animal body has been picked apart to drive arguments in natural philosophy, to reinforce dogma, to remind us of death, to horrify, educate, and enthral. This book recounts the intertwined intellectual and artistic journeys of comparative anatomy from antiquity to the present day. Rather than offering an exhaustive listing, it focuses on the distinctive artistic flavors of five great phases of anatomical endeavour. Horses opened like books, the leer of a shark's eye, the humming loom of the brain--all life is here, dissected, and depicted.Lyrically written and accompanied by captivating illustrations from history's animal anatomists, this is the ideal read for designers, art lovers and scientists alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Cities of the World
    Cities of the World
    ISBN: 9783836556415
    Title: Cities of the World
    Author: FUSSEL STEPHAN

    Talk of the town: A landmark in urban mapping More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of the jewels of urban cartography and civic studies. This quality reprint includes all 363 color plates from the Civitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617. Featuring plans, bird's-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisher Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, to help convey the situation, commercial power, and political influence of each city. TASCHEN's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun's original texts on the history and significance of each urban center as well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in its cartographical and cultural context.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • 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: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
  • Judith Kerr
    Judith Kerr
    ISBN: 9780500022153
    Title: Judith Kerr
    Author: CAREY JOANNA


    This season's second volume in The Illustrators series showcases the work of Judith Kerr, one of Britain's most beloved authors and illustrators. She first started writing and illustrating stories for children when in her forties and some fifty years later she is still producing bestselling books. Her first book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, is a well-established classic and the series about Mog the cat now runs to seventeen books in numerous editions worldwide. Kerr's semiautobiographical children's novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, about her family's escape from Germany in 1933, is widely read and used in schools to teach what it is like to be a refugee.


    Joanna Carey, who has had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the backstory behind Kerr's popular books and analyzes how she works. She draws on a range of never-before-seen visual materials to take readers behind the scenes of Kerr's unforgettable creations. The result is not only a celebration of Kerr's classic work, but also a thoughtful and intimate account of her long and remarkable career.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kingdom of Souls
    Kingdom of Souls
    ISBN: 9780008302245
    Title: Kingdom of Souls
    Author: BARRON RENA


    Magic has a price--if you're willing to pay.


    The lush world building of Children of Blood and Bone meets the epic scale of Strange the Dreamer in this captivating epic YA fantasy debut.


    Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.


    There's only one thing Arrah hasn't tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom's children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.


    She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees... unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.


    Inspired by tales of folk magic in her own community, Rena Barron spins a darkly magical tale perfect for fans of Three Dark Crowns or Shadow and Bone, about a girl caught between gods, monsters, and her own mother's schemes.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • RHS Botanical Illustrations: The Gold Medal Winners
    RHS Botanical Illustrations: The Gold Medal Winners
    ISBN: 9781788840149
    Title: RHS Botanical Illustrations: The Gold Medal Winners
    Author: BROOKS CHARLOTTE

    Botanical Illustration: a genre of art that endeavours faithfully to depict and represent the form, colour and detail of a plant. Abiding by this definition, the RHS Lindley Library has secured approximately 30,000 splendid illustrations of buds, fruit, flowers and leaves since they first started commissioning artists in 1806. The Royal Horticultural Society: Botanical Illustration - Gold Medal Winners represents a cross-section of recent gold medallists from around the world. The RHS only award their gold medal to the most outstanding exhibitions, encouraging the international artistic community to perform to the highest standard. This gold medal is a highly-coveted testament to an artist's abilities, and the illustrations gathered in these pages demonstrate great attention to detail, masterful colour work and outstanding technical skill. Insightful commentary on the artists' creative process accompanies each picture. The perfect book for the lover of horticulture, as well as an excellent reference both for botanists and aspiring artists, this collection also includes an introductory essay that delves into the history of the RHS. AUTHOR: Charlotte Brooks is the Art Curator at the RHS Lindley Library in London, where she has worked with the botanical art collection for 15 years. She has published a number of short articles on aspects of the collection and has an ongoing research interests into nineteenth century Anglo-Chinese botanical art. Charlotte also serves as Secretary to the RHS Botanical Art Judging Panel, which sees contemporary artists from all over the world exhibit their work. SELLING POINTS: * Presents botanical studies by sixty gold medal winning artists, from the Lindley Collections at the Royal Horticultural Society, the country's leading gardening charity * A historical essay explores the long-standing relationship between artists and the RHS * Introduces each medallist with a short biography and discussion of their winning composition * Features a diverse range of artists from across the globe 120 colour images

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00