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    100 Contemporary Artists

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    100 Contemporary Artists

    Taschen 25th Anniversary Hardbacks

    100 Contemporary Artists


    A comprehensive compendium of contemporary art at the beginning of the 21st century. 2 volumes in a slipcase, 696 pages.
     

    $110.00
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    100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

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    100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

    This title deals with fashion of the 21st century. It features 100 fashion designers shaping the styles of tomorrow. This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN’s Fashion Now! series to create a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world at the start of the 21st century. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in the future of fashion.

    Paperback | 720 pages

    $60.01
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    20th Century Fashion : 100 Years of Apparel Ads

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    20th Century Fashion : 100 Years of Apparel Ads

    Passion for fashion. Between the first decade of the 20th century, when women were still locked into figure-shaping corsets, to the last years of the millennium, when sexy sweats and low-rise jeans became must-have status items, fashion evolved from a luxury enjoyed by the highest echelon of society to a global business that whisks trends off the runway and into the stores before the last supermodel has left the catwalk. From full skirts to miniskirts and morning coats to leisure suits, men’s and women’s clothing design evolved so rapidly that it was all one could do to keep up and stay in style.

    $76.73
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    Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

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    Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

    By (author) Jo Toye

    Built around the concepts of play and practice, Jo Toye embraces experimentation and innovation. Focusing on technique, line and “working small,” she shares a host of unusual techniques and works with unusual materials. As many acrylic artists do, Jo creates primarily (but not exclusively) abstract art. Her emphasis on line and the use of line to build an under structure for design and composition is unique, as is her incorporation of “writing” into her paintings. Surely, few acrylic artists have ever thought of painting on a black surface or using razor blades masking fluid pens, applicator bottles or mouth atomizers to create and define line. These simple tools and concepts result in line work that is distinctive. Experimental Techniques in Acrylic Painting also adapts interesting mixed media techniques for use in creating in acrylic. Her takes on stencilling, sponging, masking, rolling paint, and working with gesso are not to be missed. Finally, also unique to this workshop in a book is the use of the small format painting and the emphasis on making “practice samples” that can be referenced at a later time for inspiration and direction in larger paintings.
    Paperback 144 pages
    210 x 276 x 13mm

    $41.80
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    Acrylic Revolution

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    Acrylic Revolution

    Acrylic Revolution
    Contains over 101 of the popular tricks for working with acrylic, each with its demonstration. Includes a gallery of finished art which shows readers how to combine different tricks to use in their artwork. By Nancy Reyner.
     

    $39.77
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    Art Deco

    Art Deco

    Art Deco embraced architecture, furniture, fabrics, stage design, and fashion – even painting. Like its forerunner, Art Nouveau, Art Deco was an eclectic style. It drew inspiration from many sources. Designers borrowed from the pictorial inventions of contemporary avant-garde artists. This updated and expanded collection of ART DECO DESIGNS shows a style that is equally adaptable and as enjoyable now as when it was first created. All designs are ready to use on the included CD.

    $50.60
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    Art Nouveau Tiles

    Art Nouveau Tiles

    ART NOUVEAU TILE DESIGNS is a striking collection of tile designs that exemplifies the bold use of colour and treatment of natural and floral themes typical of the Art Nouveau movement. More than 200 stunning tile designs have been meticulously recreated (digitised) and are included on the accompanying CD.

    $38.89
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    Barcelona Tile Designs

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    Barcelona Tile Designs

    Colourful collection of single tiles, whole patterns, borders with the files on the CD .

     

    This range of books from Pepin contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most programs.
     

    $39.60
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    Breaking the Rules of Watercolour : Painting Secrets and Techniques

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    Breaking the Rules of Watercolour : Painting Secrets and Techniques

    Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain’s most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley’s watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition

    $45.00
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    Chanel : Collections and Creations

    Chanel : Collections and Creations

    Chanel’s combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel.

    $60.50
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    Chromatopia

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    Chromatopia

    Chromatopia, an illustrated history of colour

    From David Coles, founder of Langridge Artist Colours, comes a book spanning thousands of years on the magical history of colour. Travel through the story of pigments and their incredible journeys from across the globe.
    Tales of dragons & beetles, alchemy & poisons, slaves & pirates, from the ancient world to the present come alive in this book on colour’s creation.

    A perfect addition to your customers’ enduring love of colours and their curiosity on the history of the pigments in their paints.

    Full colour, hardback, 240pp with 55 individual pigment histories, pigment recipes, extended stories, curated monochromatic artworks to show colours in action and much, much more.

    $49.99
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    Classroom In a Book

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    Classroom In a Book

    Classroom in a Book is the world’s best-selling series of practical software training workbooks. Developed by the training experts at Adobe Systems, these books offer complete, self-paced lessons designed to fit your busy schedule and help you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Each book includes a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM with customized files to guide you through the lessons and special projects. Beginner to intermediate.

    $55.76$61.36
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    Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultra-realistic Effects

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    Colored Pencil Painting Bible: Techniques for Achieving Luminous Color and Ultra-realistic Effects

    Layering, translucent effects, using odourless solvents to achieve rich, luminous colour and eye-popping ultra-realistic effects; detailed step-by-step demonstrations . By Alyona Nickelsen.
     

    $43.60
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    Creating Textures in Colored Pencil

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    Creating Textures in Colored Pencil

    Includes fundamental instruction on materials and tools; basic techniques. Includes over 50 complete step-by-step demonstrations for textures including flowers, fruits, vegetables, leaves, wood, earth, water, humans, animals, glass, porcelain, shiny metal and more. By Gary Greene.

    $35.71
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    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

    Cut & Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

    Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson’s other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service.
    By (author) Paul Jackson

    $47.63
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    Design of the 20th Century

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    Design of the 20th Century

    This is the bible of breakthroughs and inspiration in the design of the 20th century. Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it’s all here – the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials.

    $40.48