Art & Design

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...

100 Manga Artists

Taschen

Label Taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836526470

Since the original Taschen edition of Manga Design, Japan s comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edi...

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 ...

Wolfgang Tillmans

Chris Dercon

Label tate Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781849764452

A new book on an artist at the height of his powers, covering the last decade and a half of his extraordinary career and designed by the artist himself Since the early 1990s Wolfgang Till...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

Philip Jodidio

Released 23/06/17 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

Released 10/06/17 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 ...

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 Am...

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

Released 25/05/17 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

Released 25/05/17 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

Released 25/05/17 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

Released 24/05/17 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

Released 16/05/17 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

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.

Stick and Poke! DIY Tattoos

Hailey Clark and Will Luckman

Released 04/05/17 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

Released 02/05/17 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

Released 01/05/17 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

Released 30/04/17 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...

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 ...

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...

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration

Ellen Mara De Wachter

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...

Winsor McCay: Little Nemo Airship

Alexander Braun

Label taschen Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9783836565356

Up, up, and away Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869 - 1934), res...

Man Who Designed the Future

B. Alexandra Szerlip

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...