Print and Book Art
Instant Wall Art - Butterfly Botanical Prints: 45 Ready-To-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Instant Wall Art - Butterfly Botanical Prints
45 Ready-To-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Paperback      ISBN: 1507205287

Add style to any wall with forty-five vintage, colorful butterfly and botanical prints--a top design trend for 2017 according to Elle D cor and Better Homes and Gardens.

Wall art adds instant style to any space, but paintings, prints, and posters can quickly eat up a decorating budget. Instant Wall Art: Butterfly Botanical Prints features forty-five beautiful ready-to-frame prints inspired by vintage scientific illustrations allowing you to affordably adorn your walls. The intricately detailed prints are perfect for any type of space whether you are decorating your first apartment or updating the walls in your dream home. Combine multiple prints to create a gallery of gorgeous drawings. Printed on high quality, perforated paper, each 8x10 image is ready for easy removal and quick framing.
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.
John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
John Baldessari
A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Hardcover      ISBN: 1935202103

Conceptual art veteran John Baldessari (born 1931) began making prints in the mid-1970s, and has placed printmaking at the center of his appropriative practice, in which found photographs of people are amended with colorful dots that blot out the heads of the subjects, redirecting the viewer's attention towards marginal detail. "In my work," he says, "I found that I could be the master of my own universe and control what people see and pay attention to." For Baldessari, keen as he is to minimize or erase his own manual presence, printmaking also helps to flatten out these collaged additions and interventions, heightening their sense of estrangement and beguiling anonymity. Many of Baldessari's prints series have been extremely influential, such as the 1970s Raw Prints series, for which he amended photos of Santa Monica mallgoers with abstracted shapes printed above the images that replicate details from them; this series was pivotal in democratizing photo-based prints in the art world. Since then, Baldessari has gone on to collaborate with some of the world's great printmakers, such as Brooke Alexander, Gemini G.E.L., Cirrus Editions, Edition Jacob Samuel, Mixographia and Crown Point Press. An essential volume in any contemporary art library, this first full survey of Baldessari's four-decade printmaking career is the definitive volume on the prints, and boasts 140 color plates alongside testimonies from his printmaking collaborators.

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.

--Zachary Small "Artsy"
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.

The Luxor Portfolio: Gift Edition
The Luxor Portfolio
Gift Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 977416430x

These handsome portfolios in a special new gift edition format contain ten fine art prints each of David Roberts's superb nineteenth-century lithographs of Egypt, ancient and modern. Between 1842 and 1849, on the basis of sketches made on the spot and aided by his excellent memory, David Roberts produced the drawings that Louis Haghe turned into prints published by Francis Graham Moon. These lithographs appeared in the original hand-painted deluxe edition.

Published here on high-quality paper and suitable for framing, they reproduce architectural details, landscapes, and street scenes with an accuracy that today would be called photographic. These high-quality collections of prints celebrate the epic grandeur and fine detail of Roberts's views, in a format that complements his extraordinary artistic achievements.