Sylvia Ji's haunting, seductive and psychedelically tinged portrayals of women offer a whole new slant on femininity, and blur the line between high and lowbrow art. The dominant influence on her work..
Freewheeling Tamara de Lempicka, icon of Art DecoTamara de Lempicka (1896 1980) lived art in the fast lane. With an appetite for glamour and fame as much as Left Bank bohemianism, she fled her native ..
A devilish 1860s sensation - finally unleashed on the 21st century! In France, around 1860, from the loins of a traditional national fascination with all things diabolical, was born a new sensation - ..
Latin American folk hero, husband of Frida Kahlo, devout Communist, and Mexico's most important artist: the oeuvre of Diego Rivera is finally done justice in this monograph constituting the most compr..
Speed, regulation and mass production defined the first Industrial Revolution, but we have entered a new era. Todays revolution has been driven by digital technologies and tools, giving rise to entire..
An art form unique in the world, tattoos are as varied in style and form as the living bodies they adorn. Under the Skin examines tattoos from three different angles, through the work of more than 37 ..
Gustave Dore is an artist with widespread appeal and his London engravings are among his most highly regarded accomplishments. Divided into four major sections, Rags, Riches, Work and Play, the book c..
The Elements of Sculpture is the essential viewer's guide to experiencing sculpture. Richly illustrated with colour photographs of artworks both modern and classical and written by a sculptor and teac..
Since the early 19th century and the invention of photography, artists have been experimenting with various methods for creating photographs without a camera. At once exhaustive and compelling, this b..
"The thinking man's poster artist" his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse spectrum. Emek first hand draws, then silkscreens multi-colored posters on paper, as well a experimenti..
The face is not only central to identity, but is also the primary vehicle for human expression, emotion and character. It also signifies intellect and power, and has often been regarded as a window in..
Every hummingbird carries with it a story, a story of the unbelievable endurance through transcontinental migration and survival against all odds. This magnificent volume reunites the family of hummin..
It s official. That thing that classic art has been missing is a chubby reclining kitty. "The Huffington Post"Internet meme meets classical art in Svetlana Petrova s brilliant "Fat Cat Art." Featurin..
First World War Poets by Alan Judd and David Crane. This collection of short biographies of those remarkable men who sought to record and convey the horrors of the Great War in poetry draws on letters..
There can be no doubt about it: this is a magnificent achievement. The illustrated volume Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and easily understood texts with an abundance of opulent c..
Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnific..
Art-writing at its most useful should share the dynamism, fluidity and passions of the objects of its enquiry, argues Marina Warner. In this new anthology of some of her most compelling work, she capt..
This is a magnificently illustrated volume that showcases the unique work of Francis Bacon - one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists. The centenary of Francis Bacon's birth is being celebrat..
A timely monograph, covering the landmark work and latest career developments of one of today's greatest living artists."Stella now occupies a position similar to that of Kandinsky late in his career...
A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist's world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in - passing t..
ALSO IN THIS SERIES: Jane Austen, Coco Chanel and Virginia Woolf. This beautifully illustrated biography follows Frida Kahlo's exceptional life and work, and celebrates the Mexican icon's immense lega..
This book is published to accompany the exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales showing from 23 June to 9 October 2016. It brings together such significant paintings as Kahlo's Diego on my mi..
Frida Kahlo, a truly extraordinary woman who captured the public's imagination with her iconic look, troubled life and exotic air, is first and foremost a great painter. This exhibition and accompanyi..
In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo's possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and ..
The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo's brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated "biography", Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo's world in bo..
Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood as being overtly traditional, artists at..
Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our hero..
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the foundational figures of American modernism. A seminal woman artist, she rose to prominence in the early twentieth century at the heart of the New York avant..
In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaign..
Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the most important painters at work today. He is as well known for his figurative works as he is for his abstract paintings, often combining elements of bo..
H.R. Giger s multi-faceted career: From surrealistic dream landscapes to album cover designs and sculpturesFor decades H.R. Giger (1940 2014) reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. ..
A group of primarily Scottish artists (mainly William York Macgregor, Joseph Crawhall, George Henry, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Sir John Lavery and Arthur Melville) they painted in a number of different ..
Kew: The Golden Age of Botanical Art brings together the stories of the intrepid explorers - some of whom became botanical artists by default - and the many professional artists who recorded the flora..
Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns, and an a..
"Graffiti 365" is a fun, engaging, and wide-ranging survey of the international graffiti scene, using 365 rare images to introduce or describe important artists-from Taki 183 to Banksy-and styles-from..
A celebration of the creativity of graffiti artists from all over the world. Ever controversial, graffiti or street art has become a significant art form and continues to evolve and transform urban l..
In this first major monograph on "Grayson Perry", now updated and expanded, writer and art historian Jacky Klein explores the artists work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects. Kleins..
The internationally renowned British artist Grayson Perry, winner of the Turner Prize in 2003, is a vivid chronicler of contemporary life. His work abounds with autobiographical references, which can ..