Drawing by Individual Artists
The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow
Hardcover ISBN: 150670364x
"Featuring the pencils behind well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings, Lead Poisoning reveals Geof Darrow's perfectionism at its best, showing how clean the initial drawings can be, as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on thefly"--
Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration
Hardcover ISBN: 0062225138
The first, and sure to be definitive, collection of the iconic work of Joe Eula, the foremost illustrator of the late twentieth century, featuring more than 200 gorgeous black-and-white and full-color sketches and illustrations, the majority of which have never been published before. An illustrator, graphic artist, costume designer, stage director, and tastemaker, Joe Eula lived at the center of the high fashion and art worlds. In a career that spanned five decades, he sketched for every major couture house, from Chanel and Givenchy, to Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. He illustrated album covers and/or show posters for Miles Davis, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, and the Supremes. He designed costumes for the choreographer Jerome Robbins. He directed a television special with Lauren Bacall. In the 1960s, with the photographer Milton Greene, he formed one of the most progressive studios of the era, responsible for producing tantalizing images—including Faye Dunaway as a stylish Bonnie Parker—in magazines likeLife. His friendships were no less extensive, from Coco Chanel, with whom he used to treat to movie dates in Paris, to Andy Warhol, Bette Midler, and Elsa Peretti. If modernity was the hallmark of Halston’s fashion in the 1970s, it was Eula, as the label’s creative director, who helped clarify it with his spare drawings and fluent ideas. This stunning volume brings together a selection of his finest work. New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn’s extensive introduction illuminates Eula’s development as an artist and his contributions to the worlds of fashion, design, arts, and entertainment, relating numerous personal anecdotes, interviews with those who knew him well as well as citations from his personal writings. Lovers of fashion and illustration will delight in the range of art and the famous clientele on display in this collectible volume.
From the Underground to Genesis
Hardcover ISBN: 1684051096
The Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris presents a premier retrospective exhibition on one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years: Robert Crumb. A unique look at the life and work of underground comix pioneer R. Crumb, who represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture. In 2012 Crumb had his first comprehensive museum retrospective at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Created to accompany the exhibit, this hefty volume spans almost fifty years of Crumb's career, and includes over 700 drawings and more than 200 comix magazines and covers, plus another 200 previousuly unpublished or unseen color illustrations. Context is provided by texts from Jean-Luc Fromental, Sébastien Gokalp, Fabrice Hergott, Todd Hignite, Jean-Pierre Mercier and Joann Sfar.
Go Big or Go Home
Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing
Paperback ISBN: 0062339044
Filled with sketches, handwriting and specially commissioned photographs of her large-scale tattoos, and drawing upon fascinating and inspiring stories from her own life and those of her clients, the renowned artist writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes and failures. 100,000 first printing.
Hate Is What We Need
Hardcover ISBN: 1452173028
This state of the union is not normal. In this clothbound, hardcover volume, acclaimed artist Ward Schumaker transforms the egregious utterances of the 45th president of the United States of America into provocative text-based paintings. Translating the politics of our moment into visceral works of art, Schumaker offers an alternative to the desensitizing barrage of the news media. Refusing to sanitize or explain these statements, he intuitively features our collective dismay, confusion, and outrage at the stream of vitriol and contempt currently emanating from the White House.
Hardcover ISBN: 0300204132
Lee Bontecou (b. 1931) established a significant reputation in the 1960s with pioneering sculptures and reliefs made of raw and expressionistic materials. Her art is simultaneously organic and mechanical, and infused with biological, geological, and technological motifs. These same qualities also animate a less-known but compelling body of work: her drawings. Ranging from her early soot on paper works created using powder from a welding torch to recent drawings in pencil and colored pencil that evoke cosmoses and microcosmic worlds, this stunning book is the first retrospective survey of Bontecou’s consistently innovative drawings. More than sixty full-color plates, populated by imagery ranging from black voids to mechanomorphs to hybrid descendants of teeth, plants, and fish, are complemented by original essays from leading scholars who explore themes such as the drawings’ historical contexts, Bontecou’s use of the iconography of the void, and the eco-apocalyptic themes of an artist who came of age in the roiling political atmosphere of the 1960s.
Out of Line
The Art of Jules Feiffer
Hardcover ISBN: 1419700669
Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one. His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight. Over Feiffer's prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage, and religion—alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer's varied output includes children's books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), and comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize–winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years). Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer is the long-awaited illustrated retrospective of Feiffer's celebrated career, providing a revealing glimpse into his creative process and his role as America's foremost Renaissance man of the arts.
Recipes for Good Luck
The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People
Hardcover ISBN: 1452162182
What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to preperformance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.