New Arrivals List

Arts and Design

A history of photography : from 1839 to the present Book
A history of photography : from 1839 to the present

William Johnson, Mark Rice, Therese Mulligan, Carla Williams, David Wooters

George Eastman - the founder of Kodak - died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film. This title shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography.

Eero Saarinen : the architect who saw the future Video
Eero Saarinen : the architect who saw the future

Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.

Ceramics : contemporary artists working in clay Book
Ceramics : contemporary artists working in clay

Kate Singleton

This beautiful modern volume presents the work of 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like crystals to a tree trunk made of porcelain and stoneware planters painted to look like ladies, popular curator and blogger Kate Singleton collects here whimsical pieces with narrative, graphic, curious, and organic qualities that blur the line between fine art, design, and craft. Featuring a unique package with a die-cut, foil-stamped cover, this book is a vital guide to an evolving medium and a thoughtful present for those interested in the future of art and craft.

The art of Chinese kung-fu Book
The art of Chinese kung-fu

Zhang Zheyi

Spiritual, moral, philosophical, and of course martial elements are at the heart of the Kung Fu practice. The Art of Chinese Kung Fu explores these core tenets. The first section of the book, "The Dream of Kung Fu," is concerned with aesthetic manifestations, from photography and art to modern popular culture. Kung Fu's most famous practitioners, including Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, and seminal movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Kill Bill" are featured prominently. The latter sections of the book, "The Practice of Kung Fu" and "The Legacy of Kung Fu," dig deeper into the history and lore of the practice in remote parts of China, in the temples and cities where it now flourishes. The philosophical beliefs behind the practice, and the important tenets of harmony and inclusiveness, are presented faithfully, before the reader is treated to centuries-old manuals of Kung Fu that offer new insights into the training and practice necessary to master this timeless martial art.

The artist project : what artists see when they look at art Book
The artist project : what artists see when they look at art

Christopher Noey, Thomas P. Campbell

Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them--sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.

Clay : contemporary ceramic artisans Book
Clay : contemporary ceramic artisans

Amber Creswell Bell

Once upon a time pottery schools saw an increase in enrolments whenever the film Ghost aired on television. Today it is all year round. Not since the 1970s has there been this level of interest and appreciation for pottery and ceramics. The return to the handmade has been driven by our increasingly digital lives and there are now more makers, sellers and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery is the vehicle that most aptly captures this authenticity. From decorative pieces to the primarily functional to sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the medium, Clay surveys the richly creative output of over 50 studio potters from around the world. It is a celebration of a new generation of artisans working in clay, a snapshot not necessarily of what is happening at elite gallery level, but rather a behind-the-scenes look at the unique and eclectic offerings from small studios around the world.

Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power Book
Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power

Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? Soul of a Nationsurveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of 20th-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams, Howardina Pindell, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Senga Nengudi, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Charles White and Frank Bowling. The book features substantial essays from Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration, respectively. It also explores the art-historical and social contexts with subjects ranging from black feminism, AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups to the role of museums in the debates of the period and visual art's relation to the Black Arts Movement. Over 170 artworks by these and many other artists of the era are illustrated in full color. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first use of the term "black power" by student activist Stokely Carmichael; it will also be 50 years since the US Supreme Court overturned the prohibition of interracial marriage. At this turning point in the reassessment of African American art history, Soul of a Nationis a vital contribution to this timely subject.

The ceramics bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques Book
The ceramics bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques

Louisa Taylor

Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.

Artist's Toolbox: Color : A Fine Artist's Guide to Understanding Basic Color Theory. Book
Artist's Toolbox: Color : A Fine Artist's Guide to Understanding Basic Color Theory.

Alicia Vannoy Call, Walter Foster Creative Team

Discover the key concepts of color theory for beginning artists. The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve the desired effects. In Artist's Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic color theory. Topics include the color wheel, hue, saturation, value, temperature, relativity, color relationships, and color mixing. Artists will learn how color captures mood and helps communicate meaning as well as how to use color to create personal, expressive works of art. Step-by-step projects and accessible technique demonstrations show color theory in action, making this book a useful reference for any beginning artist's library.

African filmmaking : five formations Book
Sneakers Book
Sneakers

Howie Kahn, Rodrigo Corral, Alex French

"Sneakers overdelivers."--GQ "One of this year's coolest books."--Men's Journal "The definitive story of the sneaker universe."--WSJ Magazine Featuring exclusive interviews with Virgil Abloh (Off-White), Daniel Bailey, Ronnie Fieg (Kith), DJ Clark Kent, Serena Williams, Alexander Wang, Kobe Bryant and many, many others. Through honesty, intimacy, intelligence, and swagger, Sneakers amounts to a singular rubber-soled taxonomy, a global group portrait of a culture that's both personal and public, driven by commitment and curiosity, and sustained by our definitive cast of storytellers, historians, and artists. An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the cultural phenomenon of sneakers, now an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry. This gift-worthy book features 320 pages of photos and interviews with industry gurus, sports legends, and celebrities in a stunning package created by celebrated designer Rodrigo Corral. The book's carefully-curated list of participants takes readers to the center of the action. Edson Sabajo, owner of Amsterdam's seminal sneaker boutique, Patta, leads a sneaker hunt that starts in the back-alleys of Philadelphia and ends in the Middle East. Jeff Staple, designer of a pair of sneakers that resells for $6000, recalls the sneaker riot his design kicked off on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2005. Jim Riswold dishes on making commercials with Michael Jordan. Ronnie Fieg explains the collaborative magic of KITH. Adidas's Rachel Muscat and Jon Wexler get philosophical about their star collaborator, Kanye West. Nike's legendary Tinker Hatfield takes a glimpse into the future. Professional tennis player Serena Williams shares an exclusive reveal. And much, much more. From its arresting cover design and thought-provoking interiors to the unprecedented depth of its first-person accounts, Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion.

Color : a practical guide to color and its uses in art. Book
Color : a practical guide to color and its uses in art.

Alicia Vannoy Call, Walter Foster Creative Team

Discover the key concepts of color theory for beginning artists. The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve the desired effects. In Artist's Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic color theory. Topics include the color wheel, hue, saturation, value, temperature, relativity, color relationships, and color mixing. Artists will learn how color captures mood and helps communicate meaning as well as how to use color to create personal, expressive works of art. Step-by-step projects and accessible technique demonstrations show color theory in action, making this book a useful reference for any beginning artist's library.

The doors of Heaven Audio
The doors of Heaven

Es?envalds, E?riks, 1977- composer.

How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world Book
How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world

Michael Bierut

A monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protégé of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.

Firecrackers : female photographers now Book
Firecrackers : female photographers now

Fiona Rogers, Max Houghton

A survey of the greatest female photographers working today, created as a platform to showcase important work that might otherwise be marginalized in the still male-dominated photography community

Inherit the dust Book
Inherit the dust

Brandt, Nick, 1966- author, photographer.

The prop builder's mask-making handbook Book
The prop builder's mask-making handbook

Thurston James

Offers a brief history of masks, and provides step-by-step instructions in nontechnical language on how to make masks in the tradition of the commedia dell'arte

The prop builder's molding & casting handbook Book
The Owyhee River journals Book
The Owyhee River journals

Bonnie J. Olin

Mike Quigley has been exploring the Owyhee Canyonlands since 1975. Bonnie Olin joined him in 1993 and began keeping a personal record of their journeys together. Her journals, combined with Mike's 125 full color photographs of rarely seen landscapes, allow the readers to take a vicarious journey of their own, into the canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. Photos include the East Fork, South Fork, Main Stem and Lower Owyhee, as well as West Little Owyhee, Deep Creek, and Dickshooter Creek (Black Canyon).

Logo modernism Book
Logo modernism

Jens Müller, R. Roger Remington

Brand new: An unprecedented catalog of modern trademarks Modernist aesthetics in architecture, art, and product design are familiar to many. In soaring glass structures or minimalist canvases, we recognize a time of vast technological advance which affirmed the power of human beings to reshape their environment and to break, radically, from the conventions or constraints of the past. Less well-known, but no less fascinating, is the distillation of modernism in graphic design. This unprecedented TASCHEN publication, authored by Jens Müller, brings together approximately 6,000 trademarks, focused on the period 1940-1980, to examine how modernist attitudes and imperatives gave birth to corporate identity. Ranging from media outfits to retail giants, airlines to art galleries, the sweeping survey is organized into three design-orientated chapters: Geometric, Effect, and Typographic. Each chapter is then sub-divided into form and style led sections such as alphabet, overlay, dots and squares. Alongside the comprehensive catalog, the book features an introduction from Jens Müller on the history of logos, and an essay by R. Roger Remington on modernism and graphic design. Eight designer profiles and eight instructive case studies are also included, with a detailed look at the life and work of such luminaries as Paul Rand, Yusaku Kamekura, and Anton Stankowski, and at such significant projects as Fiat, The Daiei Inc., and the Mexico Olympic Games of 1968. An unrivaled resource for graphic designers, advertisers, and branding specialists, Logo Modernism is equally fascinating to anyone interested in social, cultural, and corporate history, and in the sheer persuasive power of image and form. Text in English, French, and German

Blues fell this morning : meaning in the blues Book
The hero and the outlaw : building extraordinary brands through the power of archetypes Book
The hero and the outlaw : building extraordinary brands through the power of archetypes

Margaret Mark, Carol Pearson

A brand's meaning--how it resonates in the public heart and mind--is a company's most valuable competitive advantage. Yet, few companies really know how brand meaning works, how to manage it, and how to use brand meaning strategically. Written by best-selling author Carol S. Pearson (The Hero Within) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking book provides the illusive and compelling answer. Using studies drawn from the experiences of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and other powerhouse brands, the authors show that the most successful brands are those that most effectively correspond to fundamental patterns in the unconscious mind known as archetypes. The book provides tools and strategies to: • Implement a proven system for identifying the most appropriate and leverageable archetypes for any company and/or brand • Harness the power of the archetype to align corporate strategy to sustain competitive advantage

Color index XL : more than 1100 new palettes with CMYK and RGB formulas for designers and artists Book
Color index XL : more than 1100 new palettes with CMYK and RGB formulas for designers and artists

Jim Krause

This updated, expanded, and oversized inspirational resource presents 1,100 color palettes, with light, bright, dark, and muted varieties for each one, making it the most expansive palette selection tool available. Color Index XL provides aspiring designers, artists, and creative individuals working with color with an indispensable, one-stop method for reviewing and selecting current, up-to-date color palettes for their creative projects. Designer and lecturer Jim Krause's classic resource is back with a new approach that presents each group of palettes in an oversized form for easy visual review, and bleeding to the edge of the page (edge indexing) for quick access. By providing variations for each palette, Krause ensures that creatives can find the best color selection for each project's needs. This book serves as the perfect resource for teachers, students, and professionals of all kinds in the art and design space who want to stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving trends in color.

Managing the design process : implementing design : an essential manual for the working designer Book
Managing the design process : implementing design : an essential manual for the working designer

Terry Lee Stone

Managing the Design Process--Implementing Design focuses on design implementation and execution. This is where design ideas become real, tangible goods in the marketplace and beyond. This book examines design management concepts and methods in real-world applications. Unlike other books on design management, this book is visually stunning, featuring many image-rich case studies to illustrate the fundamentals of design management in a way that speaks to a design audience. The information is not something that is typically taught in design (or business) school--it's learned on the job, making this an invaluable reference for designers.

Managing the design process--concept development : an essential manual for the working designer Book
Managing the design process--concept development : an essential manual for the working designer

Terry Lee Stone

This book illustrates the point where theory meets practice in the design studio environment. This book examines design management concepts and methods in real-world applications. Unlike other books on design management, this book is visually stunning, featuring many image-rich case studies to illustrate the fundamentals of design management in a way that speaks to a design audience. The information is not something that is typically taught in design (or business) school--it's learned on the job, making this an invaluable reference for designers.

Just enough research Book
Just enough research

Erika Hall

In Just Enough Research, co-founder of Mule Design Erika Hall distills her experience into a brief cookbook of research methods. Learn how to discover your competitive advantages, spot your own blind spots and biases, understand and harness your findings, and why you should never, ever hold a focus group. You'll start doing good research faster than you can plan your next pitch. Erika Hall has been working in web design and development since the late 20th century. In 2001, she co-founded Mule Design Studio where she directs the research, interaction design, and strategy practices.

You're my favorite client Book
You're my favorite client

Monteiro, Mike.

Design is a job Book
Design is a job

Monteiro, Mike.

From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you cant afford not to know.

Logotypes & letterforms : handlettered logotypes and typographic considerations Book
Logotypes & letterforms : handlettered logotypes and typographic considerations

Doyald Young

The author shows and describes more than one hundred of the logotypes he has created, and discusses important design elements

Lotta sea lice Audio
Lotta sea lice

Barnett, Courtney, 1988- composer, performer.

ROCK ME WITH A STEADY ROLL. Book
Sweat Book
Sweat

Lynn Nottage

A hard-hitting new drama from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "Ruined."

Naked clay : ceramics without glaze Book
Naked clay : ceramics without glaze

Jane Perryman

A well-illustrated guide to finishing ceramic work without using a glaze. This book deals with ceramic work that does not have a glaze, but instead is finished by other methods such as burnishing, terra sigillata, engobes, oxide washes, laminating and smoke firing. The book briefly covers the historical uses of alternative methods of decorating and finishing work, but essentially gives a chapter to each method, looking at techniques and the work of specific artists in each field. It is well illustrated and a much needed manual on this subject.

The humans Book
The humans

Stephen Karam

An updated, revised edition of the Broadway hit.

Greatest hits Audio
Greatest hits

Chesney, Kenny.

La bohe?me Video
Hansel and Gretel Video
Hansel and Gretel

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

Isamu Noguchi : archaic/modern Book
Isamu Noguchi : archaic/modern

Dakin Hart

Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern brings together more than eighty works, from six decades, which reveal how the ancient world shaped this inspirational artist's vision for the future. Monolithic basalt sculptures and floating Akari ceiling lights are juxtaposed with works that use stone, water, and light to call to mind elemental structures in civilization across time. Noguchi saw himself as equal parts artist and engineer and this volume devotes special attention to his patented designs, such as Radio Nurse--the first baby monitor, and also includes his designs for stage sets, playgrounds, and utilitarian articles, many of which are still being produced today.

Walk through walls : a memoir Book
Walk through walls : a memoir

Marina Abramovic

A celebrated performance artist details her life, from her dark childhood in postwar Yugoslavia and her formative relationships to her rise to worldwide fame and her creative efforts to test and overcome the limits of pain and fear to achieve authentic, distinctive expressions.

Sargent's watercolours. A new look. Book
Sargent's watercolours. A new look.

Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray

A beguiling study of John Singer Sargent's works in watercolor, which highlights his audacious, unorthodox and modernist technique.

Sargent : the watercolours Book
Sargent : the watercolours

Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray

A beguiling study of John Singer Sargent's works in watercolor, which highlights his audacious, unorthodox and modernist technique.

Renwick Invitational 2016 : visions and revisions Book
Renwick Invitational 2016 : visions and revisions

Nora Atkinson, Anna Walker, Suzanne Ramljak

Based on the seventh instalment of the biennial Renwick Invitational, this striking volume, presents the work of Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano. The four selected artists work in a remarkable variety of media including porcelain, raw clay, bone, gold, glass, metal, found objects and mineral pigments. Their visual sensibilities draw on sources ranging from traditional Asian pottery to vintage Americana, and from the romance of the Victorian Era to the algorhythmic precision of the computer. Together, they engage a current fascination in American craft with change, transformation, ruin, and reinvention.

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