Print and Book Art
The Passion for French Posters
Paperback ISBN: 0578168022
Bright and bold and found everywhere in fin-de-siècle Paris, the poster was a brilliant fusion of art and commerce. New printing methods made it possible to distribute and post fantastic, full-color prints spurring both artists and advertisers to take advantage of these public canvases. During its golden age in Paris, the poster was acclaimed for enlivening city streets, even as it was decried for its raucous colors, overt commodification, sexualized female figures, and oversized imagery. Collectors raced to snap up these ephemeral art pieces sparking a frenzied demand dubbed affichomanie,complete with its own experts and specialized publications containing small-scale prints for the home. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters is a lavishly illustrated collection of these posters focusing on the work of five masters: Jules Chéret, the acknowledged founder of the field, Eugene Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. All are drawn from the collection of Richard H. Driehaus. As reprints of these posters still adorn walls from coffee shops to dorm rooms, it’s clear that we’re still very much caught up inaffichomania.
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.
The Complete Etchings
Hardcover ISBN: 0764349929
Making Woodblock Prints
Paperback ISBN: 1847979033
Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, this book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. It also includes a wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts are shown along with advice on materials and tools.
Mamá y yo / Mom and I
El amor es poderoso libro de colorear / Love Is Powerful Coloring Book
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 1629990345
Relájese, libere el estrés, crezca en amor La preciosa obra de arte y las citas de la Reina Valera 1909 ayudarán a las madres y a sus pequeños a explorar el tema del amor. A medida que coloree y reflexione sobre el verso de la Biblia, tendrán la oportunidad de discutir cómo el amor sana, perdona, desarrolla, y mucho más. Mientras colorean, las madres leerán las escrituras y las memorizarán con sus hijos. No importa la edad del niño, colorear es una forma relajante y gratificante para pasar tiempo juntos.
Menus for Chez Panisse
Hardcover ISBN: 1616890290
This book is a collection of menus designed specifically for Chez Panisse. Menus were created in a variety of formats, which explains the larger trim to accommodate one, two, or three menus. Curtan includes wonderful anecdotes (about the restaurant, the people, the food, the occasions celebrated by the menus, and the process of designing and printing the menus). The book ends with an illustrated look at Curtan s process (press, type, design, linoleum blocks, etc). Also, samples of linoleum blocks are scattered throughout the book.