Art Pop Culture
His American Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0847864014
A fresh look at this giant of 1960s Pop Art--featuring his billboard-sized images of commercial subjects and combining his eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. Lipsticks, automobiles, dishwashers, men in business suits, spaghetti, rockets, airplanes, hairdryers, ice cream cones and pigtailed girls: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) has always known how to combine these seemingly disparate but always all-American elements into whirlwind, billboard-sized collages. With airbrushed surreal euphoria, he slammed colors, patterns, and objects into one another with the eye of an advertising man and the heart of a Pop artist. This momentous catalogue, published to accompany the first in-depth survey of the artist's work of the 1960s through 1980s, will give long-overdue attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades. From 1957 to 1960, Rosenquist earned his living a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture (often funny, vulgar, and outrageous) to the context of fine art. An informative essay by art historian Judith Goldman examines the influence of Rosenquist's early days as a billboard painter, his early themes and techniques, and his similarities and differences with other pop artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein. The essay focuses on areas that have only been superficially addressed in the literature to date, bringing the level of Rosenquist scholarship up to that of his Pop Art contemporaries. For any collector of American art, this gives attention to Rosenquist's singular achievement in American art during these three decades.
The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier
Hardcover ISBN: 1452170126
Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus crafted out of candy, Kevin Bacon bespoke in bacon, and many, many more. Fun process shots offer behind-the-scenes insights into the meticulous work required to create these candy-colored—and literally trashy—spotlights (how much licorice does it take to make Harry Potter?). With mesmerizing tributes to icons ranging from Stevie Nicks to Farrah Fawcett to Honey Boo Boo, this gallery of the famous and infamous is a visual treat for fans of pop culture and pop art alike.
The Art of Rick and Morty
Hardcover ISBN: 1506702694
Featuring exclusive never before seen concept art with a killer Glow-in-the-Dark cover, this is the art book that Rick and Morty fans have been waiting for! The animated science-fiction adventures of Rick and Morty are irreverent, shocking, and hilarious--from the cynical and rapid-fire one liners, to the grotesquely and endearing character designs. Now, take a deep trans-dimensional dive into the creation of these many insane universes with The Art of Rick and Morty! This new book is a must-have, not only for followers of the series, but for fans of animation as well! Featuring intimate commentary from the show's creators accompanying a vast collection of process, concept, and production art, this volume offers a tantalizing exploration of one of the most outlandish and beloved shows on television. Don't miss your chance to see the amazing art that goes into creating this twisted and fantastic Adult Swim series!
Mattel 70 Years Of Innovation and Play
Hardcover ISBN: 1614284601
Celebrating the spectacular history of Mattel, this volume brings together archival images from the company’s early years and expresses the joy and energy of all the toys since its founding, a fantastic tribute to the happiness of childhood and the enduring memories of life’s best moments. Readers of all ages will delight in rediscovering their favorite toys and learning the stories behind them.
Paperback ISBN: 3791339656
Brighton has become one of the major centres for graffiti in Europe. Starting in the mid-1980s with crude tags scrawled on bus stops and lamp posts it spread to the trains, the town's buildings and its seaside walls. In order to control its development the City Council has gone so far as sponsoring graffiti events, attracting artists and crews from across the globe. In vivid historical and new photographs Brighton Graffiti shows some of the best examples of the town's graffiti from the last twenty years interspersed with quotes by many of the major artists who have worked there.
The Art of Gothic
Music + Fashion + Alt Culture
Hardcover ISBN: 1617136026
Traces the evolution of the gothic movement's look and visual output from the late 1970s to the present, shedding light on key styles and personalities as well as on such subcultures as modern industrial, steampunk, and gothic Lolita.
The Art of the Good Dinosaur
Hardcover ISBN: 1452122202
In a behind-the-scenes look at the new movie from Pixar—filled with sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts and more—Ario, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart, has many adventures in a world where dinosaurs never became extinct. Illustrations.
Paperback ISBN: 184856368x
One of the most popular fantasy artist in the world, Chris Achilleos’ near photo-realistic paintings of fantasy, science fiction, stunning women and nature in all its forms have illustrated hundreds of books, magazines and posters for almost 40 years. Sirens collects the cream of Achilleos’ illustrations, including Doctor Who and Star Trek, movies, amazons, fighting fantasy and pin-ups, accompanied by a discussion of the artist’s techniques and influences, in a feast for the eyes. Packed with an eye-popping gallery of full-colour illustrations, this fantastic collection will delight old fans and thrill a whole generation of new ones!