• Art & Science of Ernst Haeckel (40th Anniversary Edition)
    Art & Science of Ernst Haeckel (40th Anniversary Edition)
    ISBN: 9783836584289
    Title: Art & Science of Ernst Haeckel (40th Anniversary Edition)
    Author: WILLMANN RAINER

    Microbial Marvels
    Ernst Haeckel, the 19th-century pioneer who captured the artistic beauty of the natural world
    Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) was a German-born biologist, naturalist, evolutionist, artist, philosopher, and doctor who spent his life researching flora and fauna from the highest mountaintops to the deepest ocean. A vociferous supporter and developer of Darwin’s theories of evolution, he denounced religious dogma, authored philosophical treatises, gained a doctorate in zoology, and coined scientific terms which have passed into common usage, including ecology, phylum, and stem cell.

    At the heart of Haeckel’s colossal legacy was the motivation not only to discover but also to explain. To do this, he created hundreds of detailed drawings, watercolors, and sketches of his findings which he published in successive volumes, including several marine organism collections and the majestic Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature), which could serve as the cornerstone of Haeckel’s entire life project. Like a meticulous visual encyclopedia of living things, Haeckel’s work was as remarkable for its graphic precision and meticulous shading as for its understanding of organic evolution. From bats to the box jellyfish, lizards to lichen, and spider legs to sea anemones, Haeckel emphasized the essential symmetries and order of nature, and found biological beauty in even the most unlikely of creatures.

    In this book, we celebrate the scientific, artistic, and environmental importance of Haeckel’s work, with a collection of 300 of his finest prints from several of his most important tomes, including Die Radiolarien, Monographie der Medusen, Die Kalkschwämme, and Kunstformen der Natur. At a time when biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human activities, the book is at once a visual masterwork, an underwater exploration, and a vivid reminder of the precious variety of life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • 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: $53.00
    $53.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nextinction
    Nextinction
    ISBN: 9781472985385
    Title: Nextinction
    Author: STEADMAN RALPH


    The Boids are back in town ...

    The follow-up to the award-winning EXTINCT BOIDS, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but the ones that there's still time to save. These are the 192 Critically Endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper - these, along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, are the NEARLY-EXTINCT BOIDS.

    Woids are again by author, conservationist and film-maker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • 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
  • Things from the Flood
    Things from the Flood
    ISBN: 9781471194436
    Title: Things from the Flood
    Author: STALENHAG SIMON

    The basis for the new Amazon Prime Original Series

    From the author of the imaginative and "awe-inspiring" (New York Journal of Books) narrative art book The Electric State comes the haunting sequel to his remarkable Tales from the Loop.

    Welcome back to the Loop.

    In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world's largest particle accelerator in the pastoral countryside of M lar arna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop and celebrated its completion. But M lar arna and the world would never be the same.

    Infused with strange machines and unfathomable creatures, Things from the Flood is transcendent look at technology that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00