Art & Design

Convict Tattoos

Simon Barnard

Label Text Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781925240399

At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the...

Stencil Graffiti

Tristan Manco

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500283424

In Stencil Graffiti, the first book to examine comprehensively this design phenomenon, Tristan Manco traces the history of stencil art and provides an exciting and thorough overview of th...

Chinese Propaganda Posters

Stefan R. Landsberger, Anchee Min and Duo Duo

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836557474

With his smooth, warm, red face which radiated light in all directions, Chairman Mao Zedong was a fixture in Chinese propaganda posters produced between the birth of the People s Republic...

Imaginary Concerts

Peter Coffin

Label Anthology Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781944860103

Downtown Los Angeles’s Colby Poster Printing Co. famously churned out their iconic “show print” posters from 1946 until 2012. Peter Coffin’s Imaginary Concerts grew out of experimenting w...

Thinking of You

Raymond Pettibon

Label Art data Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780941548380

Thinking of You is a scrapbook, a diary, perhaps even a pillow book, of intimate meditations on the many moods of that particularly sensitive motif – the phallus. This beautifully printe...

Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks

Keith Haring

Label Nieves Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783905999631

Synonymous with the 1980s downtown New York art scene and embraced by popular culture for his peppy line drawings of dancing figures, Keith Haring (1958–90) blended a cheery optimism and ...

Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292747

What is contemporary art? What makes it ‘contemporary’? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? The contemporary art world can be a baffling place, but Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi are...

Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism

John E. Bowlt

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500293058

During the first third of the 20th century, Russian art went through a series of dramatic changes, reflecting the political and social upheavals of the country and producing – for a brief...

What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower?: 70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think about Architecture

Jonathan Glancey

Label laurence king Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781780679198

Why do we find the idea of a multi-coloured Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius...

Print & Pattern Nature

Bowie Style

Label laurence king Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781780679150

The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterfli...

Pics Or It Didn't Happen

Arvida Bystrom and Molly Soda

Label prestel Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783791383071

Instagram's user guidelines prohibit posting violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos. Unsurprisingly, the...

Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

Hal Foster

Label verso Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781784781484

One of the world's leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over ...

Sunday Sketching

Christoph Niemann

Label Abrams Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781419722684

From award-winning artist and author Cristoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively. This survey of Niemann s work will be done in hi...

Before and After

Jean Jullien

Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714874081

Graphic artist Jean Jullien insightfully and comically depicts a set of clever and surprising before-and-after two-frame narratives, each progressed by a page turn. From pale skin to sunb...

How to See: Visual Adventures in a World God Never Made

George Nelson

Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714873831

Originally published in 1977 by iconic American furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, George Nelson's critically acclaimed manifesto on how to recognize, evaluate, and understand the obje...

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Label picador Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781447254126

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned f...

People of Print

Marcroy Smith and Andy Cooke

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500293140

Here is a an overview of the exceptional work produced and championed by over fifty of the leading illustrators, printmakers and designers from the sphere of independent, print-based desi...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

Salvador Dali. The Paintings

Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836544924

Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor that s always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, an...

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...

In the Flow

Boris Groys

Released 16/01/18 Label verso Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781784783518

In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works of art as sacred objects was decried and sub...

Portraits: John Berger on Artists

John Berger

Released 07/11/17 Label verso Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781784781798

John Berger, one of the world s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. In Port...

Two-Dimensional Man

Paul Sahre

Released 01/09/17 Label Abrams Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781419724152

Paul Sahre ranks alongside modern-day design heroes Stefan Sagmeister and Chip Kidd as one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation. Two-Dimensional Man is a fresh take...

Logo-A-Gogo: Branding Pop Culture

Rian Hughes

Released 01/08/17 Label Korero Press Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780993337420

For more than 20 years, Rian Hughes has been a versatile designer, illustrator and lettering artist working for international clients in the fields of publishing, music, sports, telecommu...

Frida

Frida Kahlo

Released 27/07/17 Label Gingko Press Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781584236641

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 i...

X-Rated Adult Movie Posters of the 1960s and 1970s

Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh

Released 29/06/17 Label reel art Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780956648792

Of all film genres, 'X' is possibly the one that lends itself best to the use of posters as a promotional medium. Screaming taglines, provocative titles and scantily-clad forms are all el...

Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home (Dismaland edition)

Label tangent books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 978190089309

This new edition of Home Sweet Home: Banksy's Bristol contains a major new section of words and pictures from Banksy's astonishing Dismaland adventure in Weston-super-Mare near Bristol. T...

100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

Philip Jodidio

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836561563

This Bibliotheca Universalis edition explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitio...

Fritz Kahn: Infographics Pioneer

Uta Von Debschitz and Thilo Von Debschitz

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836504935

Anatomy of ideas The life's work of an infographics pioneer Fritz Kahn (1888 1968) was a German doctor, educator, popular science writer, and information graphics pioneer. Chased out of ...

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Grayson Perry

Label particular books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781846149634

This summer Grayson Perry, one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture, will present a major exhibition of new work. The works will touch on many themes includ...

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

Jessica Lack

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 Am...

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

Label Text Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781925355239

Born in Australia, Whiteley moved to Europe in 1960 determined to make an impression. Before long he was the youngest artist to have work acquired by the Tate and had immersed himself in ...

Hand-Drawn Maps: A Guide for Creatives

Helen Cann

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500293157

Hand Drawn Maps is a fun ‘how to’ book about hand drawn cartography. It is introduced by a brief history of maps and map making, followed by five sections covering everything you need to ...

Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style

Shantrelle P Lewis

Label Aperture Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781597113892

Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bowtie, define the style of the new “dandy.” Described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrell...

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

Susan Pack

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836559485

At the intersection of the visual, graphic, and cinematic arts, film posters are a unique and thrilling record of a particular cultural Zeitgeist. This book brings together 250 posters fr...

Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air

Philip Jodidio

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836561877

The sky's the limit with 50 ingenious tree houses around the world The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is as old as humanity. In th...

Tattoo: An Illustrated Miscellany

Lal Hardy

Label Robinson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781472136923

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

Stick and Poke! DIY Tattoos

Hailey Clark and Will Luckman

Label powerhouse books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781576878316

Stick and Poke! is an ode to the homemade tattoo. A mix of the best, funniest, strangest, stupid, artistic and most beautiful stick and pokes around. Intimate and personal, stick and poke...

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen

Hope Nicholson

Label Quirk Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781594749483

Sure, you re familiar with Wonder Woman and Batgirl. But what about Tomboy, the sweet teenaged gal-next-door by day and masked crook-pummeler by night? Or the Jaguar, an exchange student ...

Diary of a Genius

Salvador Dali

Label Deicide Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781840686791

Diary of a Genius stands as one of the seminal texts of Surrealism, revealing the most astonishing and intimate workings of the mind of Salvador Dali, the eccentric polymath genius who be...

Morris

Charlotte Fiell

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836561631

William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the 19th century-a pioneer of modern design. His work as a visionary designer, manufacturer, political activist and social refor...

Walled City The Art Of The Mural

Sandu Publishing

Label Gingko Press Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781584236719

Walled City makes plain why large-scale outdoor paintings have become so widely admired and accepted. The level of talent, skill and execution has elevated the oversized mural in our coll...