Print and Book Art
100 Movie Posters: The Essential Collection
100 Movie Posters
The Essential Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 095726108x

For the first time, world vintage movie poster authority Tony Nourmand shares his personal selection of the 100 essential movie posters of all time. For 30 years, Nourmand has been instrumental in redefining 20th-century movie posters as an art form and a valuable collectible. He brings his vast experience and wealth of knowledge to these pages, defining a great or essential movie poster as the most effective in terms of design and impact. 100 Movie Posters: The Essential Collection features stunning images from famous designers like Saul Bass, Paul Rand and Bill Gold; renowned photographers like Philippe Halsman, Eddie Adams and George Hurrell and celebrated artists like Al Hirschfeld, Alberto Vargas and Richard Amsel. It features classic posters from King Kong, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Metropolis, as well as more unusual and lesser-known works from Eastern Europe or the silent era. The beautiful and diverse imagery from around the world is reproduced in magnificent quality and is accompanied by Nourmand's fascinating commentary and an insightful introduction by Christopher Frayling, who writes: "Nourmand has the eye, the persistence, the enthusiasm and the experience to select a 'hundred best' that actually means something."

101 Great Samurai Prints
101 Great Samurai Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 0486465233

One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons -- including Kabuki actors and Japanese heroes -- he moved on to a unique treatment of warrior prints, incorporating elements of dreams, omens, and daring feats that characterized his distinctive style. These dramatic eighteenth-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. One hundred and one full-color portraits of legendary samurai pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail. A must for collectors of Japanese art and a perfect first work for those who want to start their own collection, it includes brief captions and a new introduction.

Abc: An Alphabet: Written and Pictured by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin
Abc: An Alphabet
Written and Pictured by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin
Hardcover      ISBN: 1908970367

This classic Victorian children's ABC primer was originally published in London and Chicago in 1895. It was the first book by the Arts and Crafts artist and designer Georgie Gaskin (1866-1934), celebrated for the jewelry she produced with her husband Arthur. Exquisite woodcut illustrations and rhymes by Gaskin accompany each letter of the alphabet and combine to create a volume that charms and delights both children and adults. It soon became a favorite and was published in several editions from the late 1890s, including a hand-painted deluxe version printed on vellum of only a handful of copies.

This new facsimile is the first to reproduce the original clothbound edition of 1895. It is bound with a silkscreened cloth cover and printed on high-quality paper to create a collectible object that recipients will treasure long into adulthood. It is the first volume in a series of special facsimiles of historic illustrated children's titles selected and produced by Art / Books.

Andy Warhol: Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Andy Warhol: Prints
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Hardcover      ISBN: 069276447x
I'm for mechanical art," said Andy Warhol (1928-87). "When I took up silkscreening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through commercial techniques of multiple reproduction."

Printmaking was a vital artistic practice for Warhol. Prints figure prominently throughout his career from his earliest work as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s to the collaborative silkscreens made in the Factory during the 1960s and the commissioned portfolios of his final years. In their fascination with popular culture and provocative subverting of the difference between original and copy, Warhol's prints are recognized now as a prescient forerunner of today's hyper-sophisticated, hyper-saturated and hyper-accelerated visual culture.

Andy Warhol: Prints, published to accompany a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum--the largest of its kind ever to be presented--includes approximately 250 of Warhol's prints and ephemera from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, including iconic silkscreen prints of Campbell's soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. Organized chronologically and by series, Andy Warhol: Prints establishes the range of Warhol's innovative graphic production as it evolved over the course of four decades, with a particular focus on Warhol's use of different printmaking techniques, beginning with illustrated books and ending with screen printing.
Anne Desmet: An Italian Journey
Anne Desmet
An Italian Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1910350540

This jewel-like book of pen, wash and watercolor sketches by British artist Anne Desmet (born 1964) evokes the unmistakable landscapes and cityscapes of Italy. Best known for her engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collages, Desmet is also a dedicated draftswoman. She found herself working and sketching in Italy for the first time at age 25, in Rome on a scholarship. In this volume, comprised of selected illustrations from four of the artist's sketchbooks, made over the course of many journeys to Italy over the past 25 years, the viewer experiences Desmet's pen committing every detail to paper, and the small-scale format of the book emphasizes her distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. Anne Desmet: An Italian Journey is a unique opportunity to explore Italy, from the Apennines to the Veneto, through the eyes of a meticulous and precise artist.

The Art of Words: Learn the Craft of Creative Lettering
The Art of Words
Learn the Craft of Creative Lettering
Paperback      ISBN: 1629991562
Bring your letters to life.

The Art of Words starts with the basics (what tools and papers to use, how to form various types of letters) and then encourages you to experiment with creating your own style.

This book is practical and informative with examples from the author and blank pages for practicing lettering using the styles shown. It also includes pages to color and pages with designs that allow you to put your new lettering skills to use.
Barnett Newman: Drawings and Prints
Barnett Newman
Drawings and Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 3735601820

Barnett Newman (1905-70) famously strove to create an art of "pure idea" that would strip away narrative, figuration and extraneous detail from painting. By 1948 he had arrived at his signature format--painted color fields bisected by vertical "zips." Though he is best known for his Abstract Expressionist-cum-minimalist paintings in this vein, Newman also made drawings throughout his career and began making prints in 1961.

Newman's graphic work clarifies the artist's long quest to represent his "pure idea" while also revealing an experimental, even playful, side to the artist which is rarely glimpsed in the serious, minimal language of his paintings. Barnett Newman: Drawings and Prints celebrates Newman's achievements in the graphic arts through the holdings of the Prints Department of the Kunstmuseum Basel, and is the first publication to provide an overview of the artist's entire print oeuvre.
Beautiful Women Japanese Prints Coloring Book: Women's Fashion and Lifestyle in Japanese Art
Beautiful Women Japanese Prints Coloring Book
Women's Fashion and Lifestyle in Japanese Art
Paperback      ISBN: 4805314699
Featuring historic woodblock prints of elegant Japanese women, this adult coloring book is the perfect stress-reliever for fans of Japanese art and fashion.

Beautiful Women Japanese Prints Coloring Book celebrates 200 years of women in Japanese art--from the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of eighteenth and nineteenth-century traditional Japan to modern shin hanga prints of the early twentieth-century jazz era. This lavish fine art coloring book features 22 images of women from all walks of life--from court ladies to housewives--at work, at play and in contemplation.

With a wonderful section of prints of varying artistic complexity, this book is the perfect way to enjoy a slice of Japanese culture while having fun creating your own art. When your masterpiece is complete, simple tear it out at the perforation to frame and display.

A copy of the richly colored original print sits opposite your "canvas" to use as a reference, if desired, and each print is accompanied by a fascinating introduction to the context or the artist behind the work.
Birds & Blooms of the 50 States
Birds & Blooms of the 50 States
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452112630

This enchanting tour of America's most cherished birds and flowers is an intimate collection of lovely images from beloved letterpress studio Dutch Door Press. Each state's emblematic flora and fauna are paired in winsome vintage-inspired compositions and accompanied by fascinating facts about the states, the plant and animal species, and how they came to symbolize their regions. From the quail and poppy of California to the bluebird and rose of New York, every page of this volume offers a visual treat filled with charm and nostalgia. An exquisite tribute to a sweet tradition, Birds & Blooms of the 50 States is perfect for Mother's Day gifting and year-round good cheer.

A Century of Prints in Britain
A Century of Prints in Britain
Paperback      ISBN: 1853323454

A beautifully accessible and diverse collection of key works in British printmaking from Walter Sickert to Tracey Emin.

A Century of Prints in Britain is a highly illustrated volume providing a long-overdue, affordable and engaging selection of over 200 print works from masters of the medium alongside lesser-known practitioners. Using the Arts Council Collection as a platform, A Century of Prints in Britain spans a broad selection of styles and movements, from the geometric lines of Kenneth Martin and the striking graphics of Michael Craig-Martin to the arresting and abstract work of Howard Hodgkin. This attractive compendium of highlights includes an essay by Julia Beaumont-Jones, who gives an informative overview of the growth of the medium from the 1930s to today. Artists represented include Patrick Caulfield, Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Helen Chadwick, Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Gary Hume, Tess Jaray, R.B. Kitaj, John Minton, Chris Ofili, Julian Opie, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Ken Price, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Rachael Whiteread and many more.