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The Art of Tattoo: A Tattoo Artist's Inspirations, Designs, and Hard-Won Advice
Tattoo artist Megan Massacre presents a beautiful collection of her best work, with instructive how-to and inspiration for both professional tattoo artists as well as tattoo aficionados. With a personal behind-the-scenes peek into the making of a tattoo, from concept to execution, plus fan favorite tattoos and tattoo cover-ups, this approachable, full-color paperback will feature everything Massacre has learned over the years. Part idea sourcebook, part tattoo opus, this is an art book that tattoo fans will be eager to read and display.
Keogh, Pamela Clarke
This biography details the singular life that made Jackie an icon and contributed so greatly to her enduring appeal. Drawing on original interviews with Valentino, Hubert de Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, and Oleg Cassini, as well as close friends C. Z. Guest, George Plimpton, and John Loring, and family members such as Joan Kennedy, Hugh D. Auchincloss, and John Davis, this compelling volume brings to life the private Jackie her family and friends loved. With one hundred rare color and black-and-white photographs and sketches, and never-before-published personal letters, memos, and essays, Jackie Style re-creates not only Jackie's extraordinary history - fashion being just one part of it - but the world she came from, the White House she revived, the husband and children she adored, the causes she supported, and, finally, the life she chose to lead. 255 pages.
The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance
Hal Rubenstein, fashion authority, consultant, and author of the bestselling 100 Unforgettable Dresses, presents fifty of the most influential romantic moments in style from the 1930s to today, in this full-color collection that reveals each item's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture.
Dior: New Looks
From Jérôme Gautier, the author of the acclaimed Chanel: A Biography of Style, comes a gorgeous full-color celebration of one of the world’s finest couture houses that provides unprecedented insight into Dior's signature pieces and its definitive silhouettes—both the originals created by the master and their reinterpretations by the famous designers that have followed in his wake, including the house’s current designer-in-chief, Raf Simons.In 1947, Christian Dior’s first collection—his New Look—amazed the world, reset the boundaries of modern elegance after years of wartime austerity, and earned him immortality. For decades, Dior’s search for the perfect line and the ideal silhouette has been celebrated and imitated by couturiers of the first rank: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, and now Raf Simons.Using inspired pairings of classic and contemporary photographs, Dior showcases this brilliant designer’s elements of style for every generation since 1947. Seven thematic chapters examine outstanding Dior characteristics, including the silhouette, the evening gown, and the eternal muse—the signature aspects of Dior that have continued to give the house unique distinction. The most beautiful fashion plates from Dior’s own time are displayed with samples of the house’s creations through the decades, including the latest designs from Raf Simons.As Dior makes clear, this legendary fashion house remains among the best in the world of couture, simultaneously honoring the past—like Christian Dior himself did in the 1940s and 1950s—while celebrating the present with undisputed elegance and panache.This deluxe, oversized volume—packaged in a gorgeous cloth slipcase—features the work of some of the greatest fashion photographers of the past half century, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, Jeanloup Sieff, David Seidner, Ellen von Unwerth, and Tim Walker.
Ode to Color: The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design
Internationally renowned textile designer Lori Weitzner presents a novel, layered perspective on the use and significance of color in design and culture in this spectacular treasury illustrated with 225 full-color images.Ode to Color, a stunning anthology by renowned and award-winning textile and wallcovering designer Lori Weitzner, principal of Lori Weitzner Design, Inc., offers an immersive, sensual, and engaging journey in the world of color as it applies to culture, design, mood, and memory. Each of the ten chapters in this richly illustrated volume presents a distinct color world through an intimate and often kaleidoscopic perspective, a compilation of the numerous - and often shifting - associations and emotions we assign to a color or group of colors.
Models of Influence
Nigel Barker profiles fifty of the most noteworthy models from the 1940s to the present, revealing how their look or way of modeling not only made an indelible stamp on the industry but also influenced fashion design, the popular way of dress, and notions of female beauty worldwide.Each of the book's eight chapters focuses on a distinct period, from the postwar modeling boom, which ushered in an era of models who communicated a return to glamour, to the present day, with the emergence of media-savvy models who understand the power of branding themselves to the world at large. Each entry highlights the model's background and career, exploring her unique qualities and the secret to her staying power, whether it's her physical characteristics, daring approach to image making, transformative abilities, or a particular energy that captured or even redefined the zeitgeist of fashion and culture of the time.To complement the text, Barker has personally selected more than one hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs from the archives of the world's top fashion photographers to assemble a collectible anthology of many of the finest fashion images from the last seventy years.
Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, this stunning new volume is an intimate appreciation of birds of all kinds by "the most influential wildlife artist of the twentieth century." A must-have book for bird and art lovers alike.
Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters
Design meets music in a one-of-a-kind tour!Powerhouse Factories takes you beyond album covers to teach you all about the art that drives today's biggest shows and festivals. Show Posters offers a visual timeline of the big players in the music industry, from The Black Keys and Passion Pit to Phantogram and Real Estate, as well as the posters that launched their shows--and the designers' careers.Show Posters features step-by-step instructions to guide you through screen printing, hand lettering, and yes, even Xeroxing your way to recreating iconic, kickass posters. The high-energy rock-and-roll artists of Powerhouse Factories will coach you on how to hook up with bands, managers, and promoters, and create an original, limited poster for one of their shows.
Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals
An illustrated guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity. From refugee parrots and prodigal beavers to gorgeous Fifth Avenue hawks and vengeful groundhogs, Wild City tells the funny, quirky, and memorable stories of forty of New York City’s most surprising nonhuman citizens. This unconventional wildlife guide and concise environmental history of the Big Apple includes tales of the well-known, notorious, and legendary creatures who are as much New Yorkers as their human counterparts.A celebration of some of the city’s most surprising residents and a love letter to this always evolving metropolis, Wild City is an enchanting illustrated volume that is a must-have for every Big Apple devotee and animal lover.
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (15th Edition)
From the Graphic Artists Guild comes the complete pricing and ethical reference for designers - helping members and non-members alike navigate the world of charging and collecting payment for their designs as well as building their freelance business.Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media and as clients struggle with shrinking budgets in the current economy, the demand for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues is greater than ever.
Creative Strategy and the Business of Design
Remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity--you need to understand the language of business. The problem is that design school doesn't teach the strategic language that is now essential to getting your job done. Creative Strategy and the Business of Design fills that void and teaches left-brain business skills to right-brain creative thinkers.Inside, you'll learn about the business objectives and marketing decisions that drive your creative work. The curtain's been pulled away as marketing-speak and business jargon are translated into tools to help you:• Understand client requests from a business perspective• Build a strategic framework to inspire visual concepts• Increase your relevance in an evolving industry• Redesign your portfolio to showcase strategic thinking• Win new accounts and grow existing relationshipsYou already have the creativity; now it's time to gain the business insight. Once you understand what the people across the table are thinking, you'll be able to think how they think to do what we do.
Simple Color Knitting
Erika Knight's simple ethos and clean design sensibility continues to be popular amongst crafters of every level. Following the success of both Simple Knitting and Simple Crocheting, Knight shares her color expertise using the same workshop-based project format. As you work through the projects, you learn new techniques allowing you to build up an essential repertoire of color-knitting skills, like working motifs in intarsia or creating Fair Isle patterns. When completed, you will have a stunning collection of colorful projects including multicolor throws, colorblock cushions, Fair Isle mittens, and striped scarves and sweaters. You'll also learn the secrets to composing an enticing color palette, as Knight shares her knowledge of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; tints, shades, contrasts, and tones in practical terms that anyone can understand. With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the projects beautifully, and supported with clear colorwork charts and illustrations, Simple Color Knitting will take your knitting know-how to the next level.
Graphic Style: From Victorian to Hipster (4th Edition)
This visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages is an essential resource for designers, art and design students, and art lovers. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely visual, and many readers treasure it for its amazing trove of images. This new edition has been brought up to date with a new section that encompasses trends from the last decade.
White Cloud Worlds
Filled with breathtaking artistry and fantastical images, White Cloud Worlds showcases the work of twenty-seven established and emerging artists in the area of science fiction and fantasy art. Take a journey through some of the most imaginative and creative minds of today, as they unveil spectacular, visually rich worlds occupied by mythical gods, beasts, aliens, elves, robots, and other legendary creatures. This book will give readers a chance to view more than one hundred pages of spectacular images of uniquely designed creatures and beings, as well as learn about the artists who created them. Each artist profile will include a brief biography and description of their method, and provide examples of their best work. Featuring Hollywood special effects artists, graphic designers, sculptors and illustrators, this book offers readers an in-depth look into wild imaginations. It also gives them the opportunity to learn where each artist draws his or her inspiration from, and how they got to where they are today. Within this book's pages, you will find detailed sketches, prints, and sculptures. From the utterly bizarre and remarkable, to the down-right creepy, White Cloud Worlds will be a must have for all science fiction and fantasy fans as well as those interested in art and graphic design. In addition to the twenty-seven artists included, the book will contain written contributions from some of the world's most celebrated leaders in the field of science fiction and fantasy art such as Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, and John Howe.
Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.
The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few.Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where author Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Hollywood’s Eve, equal parts biography and detective story “brings a ludicrously glamorous scene back to life, adding a few shadows along the way” (Vogue) and “sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz” (The New York Times).
Scrawl: An A to Z of Famous Doodles
Sketches, drawings, and scribbles from the private letters and notebooks of some of the greatest names in history--notable figures in art and literature, fashion and film--revealing that even the most influential minds have doodled their time away!From the first ever sketch of the Red Cross logo by its founder Clara Barton to a cartoon scrawled on a love letter from Charles Bukowski, the objects in this fascinating collection are a perfect reflection of the eclectic and storied cast of characters from whose archives they've been collected over the years. Organized alphabetically, with a range of influential names, from William Burroughs to Mark Twain, the book is a voyeur's treasure trove of the ephemeral, in which cultural icons reveal their own preoccupations, passions, plans, and distractions in the marginalia of their daily correspondence. A satirical sketch by Marc Chagall sits beside a quick self-portrait by Charlie Chaplin; a throwaway drawing on a dollar bill by Joan Miro follows the first ever idle iteration of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren; and a hasty drawing by Andy Warhol precedes a sketch of Falstaff on a hotel notepad by Orson Welles.A treat for lovers of the analog in the digital age, and reproduced beautifully on uncoated paper to come as close as possible to the texture of the originals, Scrawl connects high and low, art and science, history and literature, youth and age, with the universal truth of doodling.
Frida A to Z: The Life of an Icon From Activism to Zapotec
An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the artistic phenomenon that is Frida Kahlo.
Tattoo Street Style: London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Melbourne
Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty, and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. More than 400 original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Brighton. Profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios are offered, as well as comprehensive infographic-style directories.
The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
Simon Goodman’s grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that’s almost all he knew about them - his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when his father passed away, and Simon received his old papers, a story began to emerge.The Gutmanns, as they were known then, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany’s most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many more. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives. Only after his father’s death did Simon begin to piece together the clues about the Gutmanns’ stolen legacy and the Nazi looting machine. With painstaking detective work across two continents, Simon has been able to prove that many works belonged to his family and successfully secure their return.
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary "Wild Men of Borneo." One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization - or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.Tracing the entwined tales of Michael Palmieri, one of the world's most successful tribal-art field collectors, and Bruno Manser, the Swiss environmentalist who abandoned Western society to live for decades among the fabled "headhunters of Borneo," Hoffman reveals both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the wildest place on earth.
Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings - making these two realms seem in complete opposition. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their development side by side throughout the centuries to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, artists have often foreshadowed the theories and discoveries of scientists. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how major artistic breakthroughs have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists throughout history. Provocative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science - an exhilarating history of ideas.
A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
Greenfield, Amy Butler
In the sixteenth century, one of the world's most precious commodities was cochineal, a legendary red dye treasured by the ancient Mexicans and sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune. As the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans joined the chase for cochineal - a chase that lasted for more than three centuries - a tale of pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies unfolds. A Perfect Red evokes with style and verve this history of a grand obsession, of intrigue, empire, and adventure in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.
How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms
An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art.For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love.How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising - explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success.Most importantly, he shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell their unique stories. Every artist has a reason for making art, but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises artists can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind their art, and teaches them how turn that knowledge into stories they can tell online and in person - and expand their reach through blogs and social media to build their art business.Drawing from the stories of successful artists, thoroughly describing how art is sold today, and providing tips on how to build connections personally and electronically, How to Sell Your Art Online illustrates the countless ways artists can take control of their creative careers - and sell their work without selling out.
The Art of Looking: How to Read Modern and Contemporary Art
A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art.The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burden's "Shoot" (1971), in which the artist was voluntarily shot in the arm with a rifle; Urs Fischer's "You" (2007), a giant hole dug in the floor of a New York gallery; and the conceptual and performance art of today's Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic. The shifts have left the art-viewing public (understandably) perplexed.In The Art of Looking, renowned art critic Lance Esplund demonstrates that works of modern and contemporary art are not as indecipherable as they might seem. With patience, insight, and wit, Esplund guides us through the last century of art and empowers us to approach and appreciate it with new eyes. Eager to democratize genres that can feel inaccessible, Esplund encourages viewers to trust their own taste, guts, and common sense. The Art of Looking will open the eyes of viewers who think that recent art is obtuse, nonsensical, and irrelevant, as well as the eyes of those who believe that the art of the past has nothing to say to our present.
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