Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been mechanising and digitising processes previously done by hand. But craftsmanship isn't lost to the footnotes of history. Meet the makers, fixers, and collectors dedicated to preserving traditional handicrafts. Brittany Nicole Cox repairs antique clock..
Fans of the iconic fashion designer can peek into the world of Anna Sui with this sketchbook, where blank pages for drawing are interspersed with Sui s own fashion illustrations, scans of her vibrant textiles, and inspiring quotes from her twenty year career as one of the most beloved of designers...
An accessible handbook that demystifies the aura surrounding the New Zealand art market. Written by an experienced and accomplished art dealer and gallery owner, it traces the history of art in this country, and the emergence of the art boom in the 1970s and 80s. The market for art has continued to ..
Trees are in nature but also in our minds. Their shape have influenced how we communicate via diagrams, link ideas together and illustrate deeper human thoughts in art throughout history. Trees have been a recurrent metaphor for mapping information in numerous scientific domains, such as biology, ge..
Long known as the go-to management consultant of the design world, Keith Granet reveals more of his clear-eyed insights about running a creative business in this follow-up to his book The Business of Design. While aimed at creative enterprises, Granet's advice, quickly summarised as know what you do..
Ever heard of the Air Sex Championships in Austin, Texas? How about bog snorkeling in Llanwrtyd, Wales? No? Then brace yourself for Nigel Holmes's bewilderingly funny ride through the wildest, oddest, and most wonderful cultural events. From snail racing and baby crying to throwing just about anythi..
At the age of six, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted to be Napoleon. "Since then," he later said, "my ambition has steadily grown, and my megalomania with it. Now I want only to be Salvador Dali, I have no greater wish." Throughout his life, Dali was out t..
What does it mean to be vulnerable and defiant at the same time? In Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied, Amanda Happe investigates this question through a series of marker drawings featuring striking colour fields and quirky hand-lettered sentiments. Organised into chapters with titles like "Life..
Totally sassy and classy, this collection of temporary tattoos features a range of wearable profanities-all rendered in a lovely hand-drawn calligraphy. Six sheets of tattoo designs include both sincere and snarky phrases, guaranteeing a fit for any mood or occasion-from Fuck Yeah! to Kiss My Ass...
This new publication is the third in Blue Book's Italian Master Engravers series! Giancarlo and Stefano Pedretti are a father and son team of engravers who specialize in animals, hunting scenes, and gold inlays. This new book features fabulous full color images of their best engravings! From their ..
I'd Rather Be Reading is a visual love letter to all things bookish. It features beautiful art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books - from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall - interwoven with poems, quotations, and aphorisms, as well..
How have technology and science helped artists through the years? How do today's artists use technology in their work? What role does technology hold for the future of art? From the invention of the camera obscura through to today's digital painting and internet art, artists have always used contemp..