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The Day of the Dead: A Pictorial Archive of Dia de Los Muertos [With CDROM]
The Day of the Dead
A Pictorial Archive of Dia de Los Muertos [With CDROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 0486480267
Calaveras -- grotesque yet lively images of costumed skeletons -- represent a traditional aspect of the Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead, when people celebrate the memories of departed loved ones. This compilation of 187 multi-character prints and spot illustrations was drawn from a variety of authentic sources, including many works by Jos Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), Mexico's most illustrious graphic artist. Posada took the calaveras custom to new heights, transforming the cavorting skeletons into imaginative expressions of social and political satire.
A century later, these striking drawings, engravings, and etchings continue to pulse with vitality, offering modern designers a timeless source of royalty-free art. In addition to the book's lavish selection of illustrations, a bonus CD-ROM features all of the print images in JPEG and TIFF formats.
Theatre D'amour
Theatre D'amour
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822835722

This volume of late 16th and early 17th century love emblems--including mythological, allegorical, and even erotic prints--was amassed around 1620 by an unknown lover. These 143 folios are reproduced in their original size (25.3 x 18.5 cm), and are joined by an Introduction and accompanying descriptions by the author.

Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell
Hot and Cold
The Works of Richard Hell
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1576870820
Hot and Cold: The Works of Richard Hell is a stupendous compendium of poetry, prose, photography, illustrations, interviews, essays, lyrics, and more by acclaimed artist, author, and rock star, Richard Hell. Since he first came to public attention in the 1970s, Richard Hell has made a spectacular if specialized reputation for himself in every conceivable medium--from music, painting, and photography to fashion, design, and writing. A man with a vision, Hell was the Prophet of Punk: the originator of the spiked haircut; ripped, drawn-on, safety-pinned clothes; and the seminal punk anthems "Love Comes in Spurts" and "(I Belong to the) Blank Generation."

"I came back to England determined. I had these images that I came back with, it was like Marco Polo, or Walter Raleigh. These are the things I brought back: the image of this distressed, strange thing called Richard Hell. And this phrase, 'the blank generation.'"
--Malcolm McLaren
Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Legacy
Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Hardcover      ISBN: 1887424482
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.


Dust Jacket : Near Fine. Limited, numbered (1158 out of 2500) slipcaed edition.

The Aesthetics of Resistance: Searching for Gramsci
The Aesthetics of Resistance
Searching for Gramsci
Hardcover      ISBN: 8496540316
Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperback
Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants
The Art of the Paperback
Paperback      ISBN: 0789318040

A visually dynamic homage to the paperback. In 1968, John Leonard, then editor of The New York Times Book Review, listed the many merits of mass-market paperbacks: "They can be stuffed in purses, left in buses, dropped in toilets, used as coasters, eaten and thrown away. Their covers can be ripped off Their spines can be broken To buy a paperback today is to buy the means of revenging oneself on Western culture." Fast-forward forty years. Leonard's affectionately flippant assessment may need to be revised as the explosion of digital media threatens the livelihood of the printed word. More than an act of revenge on Western culture, to buy a paperback may be a means of preserving one of its more charismatic--and socially, politically, and aesthetically influential--species. Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants celebrates the mass-market paperback and gives it its due. A vibrant tour that starts with books from the late nineteenth century up to today, examining the most popular genres--mystery, romance, Westerns, how-to, cooking, and diet, and highbrow literature packaged for the broader audience--it focuses on the history of the art and design of the format and how it is inseparable from the history of American literacy, tastes, and mores of the twentieth century.

Fairies & Fantasy: Learn to Paint the Enchanted World of Fairies, Angels, and Mermaids
Fairies & Fantasy
Learn to Paint the Enchanted World of Fairies, Angels, and Mermaids
Paperback      ISBN: 1600581412

Fairies, mermaids, and angels have captivated imaginations throughout the centuries. Embodying all that is feminine, sparkly, and magical, these fantastic creatures have found their ways into countless stories, films, and works of art that appeal to people of all ages. And now anyone can discover how to bring them to life in watercolor with this delightful 64-page guide. Inside, artist-author Meredith Dillman shares the methods of her unique artistic style, which is influenced by Pre-Raphaelite paintings, turn-of-the-twentieth-century book illustrations, and modern-day Japanese manga--a combination that results in beautiful, contemporary artwork. Meredith provides instruction specific to creating the mythical beauties and their whimsical surroundings, showing readers how to draw and paint faces, bodies, hair, clothing, and more. The author also guides readers through several inspiring projects, demonstrating how to re-create the magic step by step.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Selected Etchings
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Selected Etchings
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855308
The Goblins of Labyrinth
The Goblins of Labyrinth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810970554

In 1986, the movie Labyrinth introduced the world to a set of unforgettable goblins from the minds of Brian Freud and Jim Henson. This book chronicles each of the creatures in detail, with all the artistry and originality for which Froud and Henson are known.

Art of Japan
Art of Japan
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810906422

This text traces the progression of arts on the Japanese archipelago through periods open to foreign civilizations, and periods closed against all outside influence. The authors demonstrate how the native Shinto veneration of the forces in nature underlie the Japanese love of natural materials.



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