Print and Book Art
Instant Wall Art - Vintage Map Prints: 45 Ready-To-Frame Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Instant Wall Art - Vintage Map Prints
45 Ready-To-Frame Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Paperback      ISBN: 1507205899

Refresh the look of your home with these forty-five vintage map prints, ready for framing and displaying

Updating your home d cor has never been easier with Instant Wall Art-Vintage Map Prints featuring high quality, 8x10 prints with perforated edges for easy removal and quick framing. Create your own personalized gallery or place individual images throughout your home. Perfect for a new apartment or a family home in need of a change, these gorgeous vintage map prints are an affordable way to start your own unique art collection.
Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 - 1900
Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks
1680 - 1900
Hardcover      ISBN: 4805310553

Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the famous ukiyo-e artists, along with over 500 full-color prints.

Unlike previous examinations of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints includes detailed histories of the publishers of woodblock prints--who were often the driving force determining which prints, and therefore which artists, would make it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success. Invaluable as a guide for ukiyo-e enthusiasts looking for detailed information about their favorite Japanese woodblock print artists and prints, it is also an ideal introduction for newcomers to the world of the woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated book will be a valued addition to the libraries of scholars, as well as the general art enthusiast.
Lest We Forget: The Great War
Lest We Forget
The Great War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0998968900

As the United States commemorates the centennial of World War I, one of the nation's premier military history institutions pays tribute to the Americans who served and the allies they fought beside to defeat a resourceful enemy with a lavishly illustrated book published in partnership with the Unites States World War One Centennial Commission. The story of WWI is told through the memorable art it spawned―including posters from nations involved in the conflict―and a taut narrative account of the war's signal events, its major personalities and its tragic consequences; and the timely period photographs that illustrate the awful realities of this revolutionary conflict. Most importantly, this book is a tribute to those who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and what would become the Air Force. It serves as a lasting reminder that our world ignores the history of World War I (and the ensuing WWII) at its peril―lest we forget. Proceeds from the sale of this book help build the WWI Memorial in Washington D.C.

A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku
A Life Among Fishes
The Art of Gyotaku
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743338

A Life Among Fishes explores the lifelong passion of fisheries by scientist and artist Christopher M. Dewees. The book features over 100 of his Japanese fish prints since 1969. Many of these are linked to stories about the journey, and history and information about the art form are also described within. The book presents Dewees? half-century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. We follow his evolution from being exposed and fascinated to gyotaku as a graduate student to his status now as an internationally recognized master in the field. He documents his journey and growth by sharing fifty years of experiences and adventures. In recent years Dewees has focused more on writing stories and poems that are linked to his art.

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
Louise Bourgeois
An Unfolding Portrait
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633450414

This first thorough survey of Bourgeois' prints and books orients these works within her broader practice

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints and books of the celebrated sculptor. This little-known body of work is vast in scope--numbering some 1,200 individual compositions--and highly significant within her larger practice. These works encompass the same themes and motifs that occupied Bourgeois throughout her career, and they are explored here within the context of related sculptures, drawings and early paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois' creative process overall, most vividly through the evolving print states and variants that led to her final compositions; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist's shoulder as she worked.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog presents more than 270 prints and books, organized thematically, and includes an essay that traces Bourgeois' involvement with these mediums within the broader developments of her life and career. It also emphasizes the collaborative relationships that were so fundamental to these endeavors. Included are interviews with Bourgeois' longtime assistant, a printer she worked with side-by-side at her home/studio on 20th Street in New York and the publisher who, in the last decade of her life, encouraged her to experiment with innovative prints that broke the traditional boundaries of the medium. The volume is rounded out with a chronology and bibliography that focus on prints and illustrated books while also providing general background on Bourgeois' life and art.

Born in Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois was raised by parents who ran a tapestry restoration business. She met Robert Goldwater, an American art historian, in Paris and they married and moved to New York in 1938. Early on, Bourgeois focused on painting and printmaking, turning to sculpture only in the later 1940s. In 1982, at 70 years old, Bourgeois finally took center stage with a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. She died in New York in 2010, at the age of 98.

Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints
Louise Bourgeois
Autobiographical Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 1853323438

Featuring two print series by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints presents highly personal, dreamlike expressions of this formidable figure. A prolific printmaker, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) created the Autobiographical series in 1994, capturing her deepest thoughts and memories. The accompanying collection of 11 Drypoints, which were created in 1999, offers a more abstract perspective, using motifs and themes to conjure representations of her past. Intriguing and highly immersive, both sets of prints open a window into the mind of the artist. All of the prints are reproduced with arresting clarity, accompanied by a text exploring the prints in the context of Bourgeois' psychological biography, by celebrated psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell. These works from the end of the artist's life are a crucial expression of her vulnerability, and an exploration of the themes that form the crux of her practice: memory, childhood trauma and sexuality.

Lucian Freud: A Closer Look
Lucian Freud
A Closer Look
Hardcover      ISBN: 8792877435

This catalogue focuses on the artist's graphic production from the period after 1982 with works from the UBS Art Collection. Freud's (1922-2011) portraits--often of the same subjects he painted--manage to encompass his own psyche, the models' responses and our own reactions. "My work," he said, "is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings." In an etching, the subject is scored into a metal plate covered with a wax mixture, which, after immersion in an acid bath, exposes the scorings, which are left as black lines in the finished print. Readers get even closer access to this involved and nontraditional printmaking process, as the volume is supplemented with ten stages of a print from a private collection in England.

Mamá Y Yo: El Amor Es Poderoso / Mommy and Me: Love Is Powerful: Coloring Book
Mamá Y Yo: El Amor Es Poderoso / Mommy and Me: Love Is Powerful
Coloring Book
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1629990345

Rel jese, libere su estr s, crezca en el amor

Las preciosas obras de arte y las citas de la versi n Reina Valera 1909 de la Biblia le ayudar n a usted y a sus peque os a explorar el tema del amor.

A medida que colorea y reflexiona sobre los versos, tiene la oportunidad de discutir c mo el amor cura y perdona. Lea las escrituras y memor celas con su hijo mientras colorea porque, sin importar la edad de su hijo, colorear es una manera relajante y gratificante de compartir su amor.


Relax. Release stress. Grow in love.

The lovely artwork and quotations from the Modern English Version of the Bible will help moms and their little ones explore the topic of love.

As they color and reflect on the verses, they have the opportunity to discuss how love heals, forgives, develops, and more. Moms can read the scriptures and memorize them with their children while coloring. No matter the child's age, coloring is a relaxing and rewarding way to spend time together.
Minnesota Prints and Printmakers, 1900-1945
Minnesota Prints and Printmakers, 1900-1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873516354

Prior to World War I, printmaking in the United States was, with a few exceptions, primarily the domain of commercial enterprises that produced largely picturesque European scenes or depictions of popular towns on the East Coast. Prints of Minnesota scenes, especially by Minnesota artists, formed a very small part of American art exhibits.

Robert Crump relates the fascinating story of Minnesota's graphic arts world and its growth from provincialism to part of a national movement, showing how art printing--etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints, monotypes, and silk screens--blossomed after the turn of the last century. He chronicles the support of the federal government during the 1930s and the important role played by local organizations such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis School of Art(now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design).

Minnesota Prints and Printmakers offers short biographies of and sample prints by nearly two hundred printmakers, including Wanda G g, Adolf Dehn, George Resler, Miriam Ibling, Syd Fossum, Gilbert Fletcher, and Gustav Goetsch. Crump's eye for memorable images makes this handsome volume a pleasure to behold for collectors and readers interested in Minnesota art. Notes on printing techniques and several appendixes help newcomers appreciate the challenges of printmaking.

Mucha Posters Postcards: 24 Ready-To-Mail Cards
Mucha Posters Postcards
24 Ready-To-Mail Cards
Paperback      ISBN: 0486250806

No artist was more influential during the golden age of the poster than Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939), whose striking, ornate artwork sent his career soaring in the 1890s. This card collection reproduces in sumptuous full color twenty-four of the Art Nouveau master's most famous posters and panels. Displaying his preference for gentle pastels, elaborate borders, and beautiful women, the pocket-size masterpieces include Zodiac, one of the artist's most popular and enduring designs; Sarah Bernhardt/La Plume; the richly decorative R verie; the rare Cognac Bisquit; and twenty other works of art.
Ideal for use as distinctive stationery and bookmarks, the attractive cards are accompanied by descriptive paragraphs that include title, printer, date, and other relevant data.