Described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the most splendid demonstration of the renaissance of Roman Catholicism in England', the Neo-Gothic church at Downside Abbey, Somerset, was built between the 1880s and the 1930s under the direction of some of the country's most renowned ecclesiastical architects..
Caricature is an old-age art form that uses exaggeration to make a satirical or humorous point. It is, however, underpinned by strong technical principles. 'Drawing Caricatures' explains those principles through step-by-step instruction moving from observation to simple aspects of drawing, and then ..
Dreadlocks are a modern phenomenon with roots reaching as far back as the fifth century. According to ancient Hindu beliefs, dreads signified a singleminded pursuit of the spiritual. Devotion to God displaced vanity, and hair was left to its own devices.Dreads captures this organic explosion of hair..
Dreadlocks are a modern phenomenon with roots reaching as far back as the fifth century. According to ancient Hindu beliefs, dreads signified a singleminded pursuit of the spiritual. Devotion to God displaced vanity, and hair was left to its own devices."Dreads" captures this organic explosion of ha..
From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's never- ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Mega..
Drones offer the photographer new creative horizons, but how do you get started? This practical book shows you the way. The first section deals with drone flying, while the second guides you through the complexities of aerial photography. Together with practical insights, case studies and profession..
When is a urinal no longer a urinal? When Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) declared it to be art. The uproar that greeted the French artist's Fountain (1917), a porcelain urinal installed in a gallery, sent shock waves through the art world establishment that reverberate right through to today.This essent..
Though he is most famous for his engravings, Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. Durer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. His visits to Italy (..
Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) was the most celebrated graphic designer working in Britain in the twentieth century. Born in Montana, he left America before the first world war to travel throughout Europe absorbing the influences of the Cubists and the German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein. At t..
This Cubebook is dedicated to the beautiful forms and patterns the earth presents to the eye from above: here are views of landforms on every continent in photographs that arouse awe for our planet. The original artist is actually the large-scale forces of nature that have created our most spectacul..
A monograph on the work of CCS Architects, who specialise in buildings and interiors where we eat, live and work. Eat - CCS' restaurants are magnetic, innovative and have enduring style. Live - CCS' residences focus on the notion of calm, retreat, intimacy and an owner's personal expression. Work ..
Eaton Center is the expression of the values of a century-old company with deep roots in the American Midwest. Rising above the rolling terrain of northern Ohio that was once farmland, the building takes its place between woods and a reflecting pond, with a bearing that recalls a manse in the countr..