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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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    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
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    Drawing Lab

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    Drawing Lab

    52 creative exercises to make drawing fun. Great book for drawing classes Yr 7 to Yr 11.
    $36.91
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    Dynamic Figure Drawing

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    Dynamic Figure Drawing

    Dynamic Figure Drawing Drawing the moving figure in deep space and foreshortening. Introduces a system of figure drawing, to visualize and accurately render the forms of the human body. By Burne Hogarth.
    $50.38
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    Fashion. A History from the 18th to the 20th Century

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    Fashion. A History from the 18th to the 20th Century

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    Clothes define people. A person's attire, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even their faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. Now holder of one of the world's most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day. Showcasing the Institute's vast collection, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to clothing as "an essential manifestation of our very being" and to the Instiute's passion for fashion as a complex and intricate artform. The book's authors include some of the smartest minds and sharpest eyes in fashion studies: Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator of T he Kyoto Costume Institute), Tamami Suoh (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Miki Iwagami (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo), Reiko Koga (Professor of fashion history at Bunka Women's University), and Rie Nii (Associate Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute).

     

    648 pages  140 x 195 x 43mm 
    $39.16
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    Folding Techniques For Designers: From Sheet To Form

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    Folding Techniques For Designers: From Sheet To Form

    Folding techniques to make three-dimensional forms from sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials. Explains key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. Covers over 70 techniques, step by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and a CD containing all the crease pattern drawings. By Paul Jackson.

    $51.70
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    Gelli Plate Printing : Mixed-Media Monoprinting without a Press

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    Gelli Plate Printing : Mixed-Media Monoprinting without a Press

    Gelli Plate Printing : Mixed-Media Monoprinting without a Press  For artists and crafters who love the creative possibilities of monoprinting on gelatin but not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that comes with it.  
    $45.65
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    Illustrated Life

    Illustrated Life

    Illustrated Life : Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers. An artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pages are almost like being inside the artist's mind: You get a direct window into risks, lessons, mistakes, and dreams. The private worlds of these visual journals are exactly what you'll find inside An Illustrated Life. This book offers a sneak peak into the wildly creative imaginations of 50 top illustrators, designers and artists. Included are sketchbook pages from R. Crumb, Chris Ware, James Jean, James Kochalka, and many others. In addition, author Danny Gregory has interviewed each artist and shares their thoughts on living the artistic life through journaling. By (author) Danny Gregory
    $45.32
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    Intaglio Printmaking

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    Intaglio Printmaking

    By  Mychael Barratt

    Intaglio is the general name used to describe all printmkaing processes where the artist incises or engraves the surface of a plate either directly with tools or indirectly with chemicals in order to pull a print from it. Although the techniques that come under this category are labelled traditional they are also among the most popular and widely used techniques in contemporary printmaking. The direct methods include techniques such as drypoint, engraving and mezzotint and the indirect methods include etching and aquatint. In this book Mychael Barratt introduces the reader to both the direct and indirect techniques and shows examples of an international range of artists whose work will serve as an inspiration. These artists include Goya, Rembrandt, Durer, Picasso, John Heagan Eames, Paula Rego and Chris Orr.

     Paperback  128 pages

    Dimensions 156 x 232 x 10mm

    $44.99
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    Monoprinting

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    Monoprinting

    By (author) Jackie Newell , By (author) Dee Whittington Monoprinting is a printmaking process in which a drawing or painting, executed on a flat, unworked printing plate or other surface, is transferred through pressure, to a sheet of paper. Recognised as a spontaneous and exciting process, the medium is also effective, convenient and does not necessarily require a press. Only one strong impression can be taken, hence the term monoprint. In this handbook, the authors show how to push the boundaries of monoprinting with various techniques, showing the unique possibilities and showcasing work from around the world.
    $58.85
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    New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques

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    New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques

    New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques : A Step-by-Step Visual Directory, with an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Works

    $37.51
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    Paint Lab

    Paint Lab

    Paint Lab : 52 Creative Exercises Inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method

    Paint Lab is packed with unique and experimental techniques and ideas in painting. This hands-on book is organized into 52 units, which may, but don't need to be explored on a weekly basis. The labs can be worked on in any order, so that you can flip around to learn a new mixed-media technique or be inspired by a particular painting theme or application.

    $32.56
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    Print & Stamp Lab

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    Print & Stamp Lab

    Print & Stamp Lab
    Using materials from household and recycled items make creative edgy art work. A combination of abstract art and printmaking techniques. Great book for ideas for art. By Traci Bunkers.
     

    $30.75
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    Rethinking Acrylic

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    Rethinking Acrylic

    By (author) Patti Brady

    Have you ever walked into an art supply store, stood in front of the amazing array of acrylic products and just thrown up your hands in confusion, leaving the store without buying something new to experiment with? If you've ever wondered what to do with all those products, then this book is for you. If you've been using acrylic in traditional painting forms, in this book you'll find grand, wild and inventive manipulations of acrylic that will get your creative juices flowing. Compared to more traditional art mediums such as oil and watercolor, acrylic is still in its infancy. But what it lacks in years, it makes up for in its range of use. Acrylics appeared on the market for artists in the late 1940s as a quick-drying alternative to oil paint. In its early manifestations, it dried so quickly that more than a few brushes stuck immediately to the canvas! Although acrylic has been around for more than fifty years, incredible advances continue to be made in the research and development of acrylic polymers and pigments. These advancements are attributable not only to the efforts of a few dedicated chemists, but also to the work of an entire community devoted to acrylic. There are a lot of brilliant minds taking these minute molecules very seriously. Hardback | 160 pages 236.22 x 276.86 x 17.78mm
    $51.92
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    Shadows and Shading (Copic Marker Book)

    Shadows and Shading (Copic Marker Book)

    A beginners guide to lighting placement, includes 4 placement guides for student use.
    $23.38