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James Rosenquist: This American Life
James Rosenquist
This 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 Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
The Art of Being Bill
Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome
Hardcover      ISBN: 163106455x
A collection of nearly 150 artworks featuring iconic star Bill Murray depicts him as both a portrait subject and an ironic presence within famed masterpieces, in a volume complemented by quotes, a film history and details about each piece. 15,000 first printing.
Dylan by Schatzberg
Dylan by Schatzberg
Hardcover      ISBN: 1851498931
Skate Art: From the object to the artwork
Skate Art
From the object to the artwork
Hardcover      ISBN: 2702210759
SkateArt provides an overview of the most significant decks from the last twenty years.
The Art of Inside Out
The Art of Inside Out
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452135185
Goes behind-the-scenes with the artists, sketches, storyboards and colorscripts for the upcoming Pixar film Inside Out which explores, from the inside, the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.
The Art of Magic The Gathering: Innistrad
The Art of Magic The Gathering
Hardcover      ISBN: 1421587807
“Grab an axe and defend the gate! Your despair is an extravagance we can ill afford.
The Art of Rick and Morty
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!
Michael Whelan's Works of Wonder
Michael Whelan's Works of Wonder
Hardcover      ISBN: 0345326792
Gathers paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and horror covers for paperbacks and shares the artist's comments on each work
Flash Frames: A New Pop Culture
Flash Frames
A New Pop Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0823018377
Looks at the work of more than forty media artists who are using the computer software program Flash.
The Art of Gothic: Music + Fashion + Alt Culture
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.