Art & Design

Eleven Spring: A Celebration of Street Art

Shepard Fairey

Label ammo Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780997653601

In December of 2006, an unlikely group of nearly 100 street artists from all over the world came together to participate in an art show celebrating Eleven Spring Street, long a premiere d...

The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History

Jon Morris

Label Quirk Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781594747632

Featuring vintage comic book art, with equally colourful commentary from a die-hard comic book blogger and cartoonist, The League of Regrettable Superheroes is a different window into the...

Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780141035796

How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever.

Ballpoint Art

Trent Morse

Label laurence king Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781780678528

This stunning book is the first compendium of art made with ballpoint pens. Ballpoint drawing has evolved into a thriving art form since the pen emerged as a writing tool in the 1940s. Th...

Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture

Katie Baron

Label laurence king Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781780677484

As twin agents of creative expression, fashion and music have long shared a powerful mutual attraction: from the Sex Pistols to Madonna, Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga, fashion has consistent...

20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass

Jennifer Bass

Label laurence king Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781856699891

This collection of 20 iconic film posters by Saul Bass, one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, is a must for graphic designers and film fans. Each poster is removable...

Art & Beauty Magazine - Numbers 1, 2 & 3: Drawings by R. Crumb

Paul Morris

Label David Zwirner Books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781941701348

One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, and Keep on...

100 Secrets of the Art World: Everything you always wanted to know about the arts but were afraid to ask

Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch

Label Walther König Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783863359614

This indispensable guide to contemporary art contains exclusive anecdotes, advice and personal stories from artists, museum directors, gallerists, auction house insiders, collectors, and ...

Interviews with Francis Bacon: The Brutality of Fact

David Sylvester

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292532

The extraordinarily revealing interviews with Francis Bacon conducted over a period of 25 years by the distinguished art critic David Sylvester amount to a unique statement by Bacon on hi...

Illustration Next: Contemporary Creative Collaboration

Ana Benaroya

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292525

This outstanding global survey brings together the dazzling talent of 50 leading illustrators from over 20 countries, among them Julia Rothman, Whitney Sherman and Mike Perry, and also pr...

Cut That Out: Contemporary Collage in Graphic Design

DR M.E

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292242

Curated by Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards, who work together under the name of DR.ME, Cut That Out focuses on the compositions of 50 leading designers and studios from 15 different countries...

The Autobiography of a Snake: Drawings by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500519257

Noa the Boa is a slave to fashion with the heart of an actor and an obsession with celebrity. He becomes luxurious leather accessories for illustrious clients – from Grace Kelly’s pillow ...

Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto

David Shrigley

Label canongate Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781782114055

A personal message from the author:Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible fo...

Why Are We 'Artists'?: 100 World Art Manifestos

Jessica Lack

Released 01/06/17 Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780241236314

World Art Manifestos will be a complementary text to the Penguin Modern Classic 100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists. Given the ever-growing prominence of Latin A...

Tattoo: An Illustrated Miscellany

Lal Hardy

Released 11/05/17 Label Robinson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781472136923

London tattoo legend Lal Hardy reveals the fascinating hidden world of tattoo, past and present.

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Released 24/04/17 Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714872889

Art history is traditionally presented as the individual's struggle for self-expression, yet over the past fifty years, the number of artists working collaboratively has grown exponential...

Man Who Designed the Future

B. Alexandra Szerlip

Released 20/04/17 Label melville house Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781612195629

A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designs included the first all-weather stadium, Manhatta...

Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move

Rebecca Roke

Released 17/04/17 Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714873497

Celebrate mobile architecture in all its forms with this visual ode to life on the move. Ranging from quirky to sensible and from rustic to deluxe, featured projects include houseboats, h...

Becoming Leonardo

Mike Lankford

Released 30/03/17 Label melville house Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781612195957

While Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most discussed artists of all time, it's shocking how little is actually known about him at least, according to most of his biographies. Why did he l...

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

Jon Morris

Released 28/03/17 Label Quirk Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781594749322

Every hero needs a villain. But not all villains are dangerous some are incompetent, comical, or just weird. In his follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, author Jon Morris p...

Junk Type

Bill Rose

Released 28/03/17 Label rizzoli Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780789332653

Junk Type is a project driven by the passion of one man to document a disappearing aspect of American culture. Bill Rose aka Recapturist is a photographer and designer who has spent the l...

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari

Released 20/03/17 Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714873695

This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fiel...

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Phaidon Editors

Released 20/03/17 Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714873848

The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the ...

The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence

Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon

Released 09/03/17 Label bloomsbury Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781632866554

Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own ex-wife, El...

Make It Now!

Anthony Burrill

Released 09/03/17 Label Virgin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780753545041

Full of inspiration, practical ideas and expert advice, this fun and uplifting book will get you thinking differently, give you the confidence to engage your creativity and get things don...

100 Illustrators

Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836522229

Each illustrator is featured with a self-portrait, samples from their portfolio, and a succinct description by Steven Heller, with a supplementary list of selected exhibitions and publica...

100 Small Buildings

Taschen

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836547901

Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trends...

Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide

Xavier A Tapies

Label Graffito Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781909051454

The past few years has seen an explosion in the quality of street art – and a significant and growing proportion of those works are by women. Interestingly however, women are only a tiny ...

Design As Art

Bruno Munari

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780141035819

'The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing'

Confabulations

John Berger

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780141984957

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual lang...

Why Look At Animals?

John Berger

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780141043975

John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been b...

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

Peter Korn

Label Vintage Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781784705060

Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make thi...

Giger

H R Giger

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836534208

For decades H.R. Giger (1940-2014) reigned as one of the leading exponents of fantastic art. After he studied interior and industrial design for eight years at the School of Commercial Ar...

Art Record Covers

Julius Wiedemann

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836540292

Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Henri Matisse s Music (1910) and Hugo Ball s sound poem Karawane (1916) to Was...

Making Stuff & Doing Things (4th Edition) (DIY)

Kyle Bravo

Label microcosm Genre Punk & Hardcore Cat no. 9781621066477

"MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE BIBLE" - HEARTATTACK

Michelangelo: Drawings

Taschen

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836537193

Gathered from some of the world s most prestigious collections, these works show the full ambition and reach of Michelangelo s practice, spanning architectural elements, facial expression...

Gee Vaucher: An Introspective

Stevphen Shukaitis

Label Minor Compositions Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781570273155

Gee Vaucher is an internationally renowned political artist, known for her 'radical creativity', montages, and iconic record sleeve artwork for the famous anarchist-pacifist band Crass. V...

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

John Berger

Label verso Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781784785840

With Portraits, world-renowned art writer John Berger took us on a captivating journey through centuries of art, situating each artist in the proper political and historical contexts. In ...

Sequential Drawings

Richard McGuire

Label hamish hamilton Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780241287521

Richard McGuire has been an illustrator at the world-renowned New Yorker magazine for over a decade. In this time he has used his one-panel 'spots' as a unique canvas upon which to practi...

Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 maps

James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781846148811

Until the twentieth century, the study of animals was limited to what a naturalist could observe with their eyes. 'Tracking animals' meant following their footprints and droppings. In 190...

You Are Here: NYC - Mapping the Soul of the City

Katharine Harmon

Label princeton architectural press Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781616895266

But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popula...

Agnes B.: styliste

Agnes B

Label abrams books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781419719363

Since opening her first shop in Paris in 1975, Agnes B. has been dedicated to creating timeless designs. Snap cardigans, striped T-shirts, strapless dresses, mini skirts, leather pants--h...

Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

Paul Rand

Label princeton architectural press Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781616894863

Paul Rand was one of the world's leading graphic designers. Here he describes his work with the same precision, economy and passion that he displays in his graphic designs, seeking to hel...

Robert Crumb Sketchbook

Robert Crumb

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836540575

It's the old story. When Taschen released the first limited edition of Crumb Sketchbooks 1982 2011, fans drooled over the gorgeous packaging of this six-volume boxed set, the artist s tho...

V&A Fashion Mash-Up

Daisy De Villeneuve

Label Puffin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780141372402

A deluxe fashion press-out dress up book that combines the very best of fashion from the V&A and style trends throughout history - perfect for fashion fans of all ages!

National Geographic Infographics

Julius Wiedemann

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836545952

A history of knowledge The best infographics from the National Geographic archives Back in the days when the information age was a distant dream and the world a more mysterious place, Nat...

The Descent of Man

Grayson Perry

Label Penguin Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780241236277

What would happen if we rethought the old, macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different idea of what makes a man? Apart from giving up the coronary-inducing stress of alwa...

A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel

Tom Phillips

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500519035

In 1966 the artist Tom Phillips discovered A Human Document (1892), an obscure Victorian romance by W.H. Mallock, and set himself the task of altering every page, by painting, collage or ...