Art & Design

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...

Design: The Whole Story

Elizabeth Wilhide and Jonathan Glancey

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292280

Design: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key developments, movements and practitioners of design around the world, from the beginnings of industrial manufacturing to the present ...

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...

Chairs by Architects

Agata Toromanoff

Label thames & hudson Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780500292501

What is it that distinguishes a chair designed by an architect? Why is it so tempting for an architect to have a chair in his or her portfolio? Is it possible to use creative solutions in...

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...

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...

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 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

Released 23/02/17 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

Released 23/02/17 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...

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

Peter Korn

Released 02/02/17 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

Released 30/01/17 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

Released 27/01/17 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 ...

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 ...

Street Art Anthology: From Graffiti to Contextual Art

Magda Danysz

Label promopress Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9788416504459

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which w...

The Secret Lives of Colour

Kassia St Clair

Label John Murray Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781473630819

The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the whi...

Feminist Posters 1974-1990

See Red - Women's Workshop

Label Four Corners Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781909829077

Founded in 1974, See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different background...

The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836548397

From The Ugly Duckling to Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid to The Emperor's New Clothes, this beautifully-presented collection shares the eternal magic of these stories with a selection of ...

Jamie Hewlett

Jamie Hewlett

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836560931

With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid 1990s as cocreator of the zeitgeist-defining Tank Girl comic. With then-roommate, Blur frontman D...

Hunting the Killer Idea

Nick McFarlane

Label Carpet bombing Culture Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781908211347

Examining what it is that makes great ideas stand the test of time as we attempt to capture the essence of creativity. Along the way we talk to those who have hunted down their own Killer...

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Brothers Grimm

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836548342

This illustrated collection of the fairy tales of the brothers Grimm contains some of their lesser known tales such as The Bremen Town Musicians and Mother Holle, as well as old favourite...

Where's Banksy?

Xavier A Tapies

Label Graffito Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781909051355

Wheres Banksy? fully captures the drama of this illustrious artist's exploits on the world stage with clever chronologically-arranged maps. The only survey that looks at Banksy's entire s...

Men and Style: Essays, Interviews and Considerations

David Coggins

Label abrams books Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781419722325 

Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Cogg...

The Outlaw Bible of American Art

Alan Kaufman

Label Last Gasp Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780867198218

A 700-PAGE REVOLUTIONARY ART WORLD SHOCKER

Modern Architecture A-Z

Taschen

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836556316

Like a bespoke global architecture tour, you ll travel from Manhattan skyscrapers to a Japanese concert hall, from Gaudí's Palau Güell in Barcelona to Lina Bo Bardi's sports and leisure c...