Art and Design

Recent movers and shakers in Art and Design.
Updated May 14, 2024
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Essential Human Anatomy for Artists: A Complete Visual Guide to Drawing the Structures of the Living Form (For Artists, 9)
Ken Goldman
Essential Human Anatomy for Artists is a series of anatomy lessons that guides artists to see and draw the shapes and structures of the human form as it exists in life.
Manet/Degas
Stephan Wolohojian
The first publication on the personal and professional relationship between Manet and Degas, two giants of nineteenth-century French art   Friends, rivals, and at times antagonists, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas maintained a pictorial dialogue throughout their...
Polymer Clay Jewelry: The ultimate guide to making wearable art earrings (Art Makers)
Rachael Skidmore
Learn to make fun, colorful, modern, on-trend earrings from polymer clay.
An Indigenous Present
Jeffrey Gibson
A monumental gathering of more than 60 contemporary artists, photographers, musicians, writers and more, showcasing diverse approaches to Indigenous concepts, forms and mediums -- A Wall Street Journal 2023 holiday gift guide pick This landmark volume is a gathering...
Van Gogh's Cypresses
Susan Alyson Stein
The first book to study Vincent van Gogh's fascination with cypresses, the "tall and dark trees" that feature in some of his most iconic pictures Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) immortalized the cypress tree in signature images that have become synonymous with his...
Mexican: A Journey Through Design
Newell Turner
An American expat searches vibrant cities and quiet pueblos for the essence of authentic Mexican style. With Mexican, Newell Turner begins to do for Mexican design what legendary culinary pioneer Diana Kennedy did for Mexican food. Turner searches the country for design and...
The History of African Art (Art Essentials)
Suzanne Preston Blier
This indispensable introductory guide explores the art of the African continent from its early origins over 150,000 years ago to the contemporary, set in the context of postcolonial debates, the restitution of cultural objects and artifacts, and the challenges of the present. This enormous and...
Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World
Phaidon Editors
As seen in The New York Times, NPR.org, Gardens Illustrated, and AD Pro A richly illustrated survey celebrating humankind's enduring relationship with the garden, explored throughout art, science, history, and culture Garden takes...
Touching the Art
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
A mixture of memoir, biography, criticism, and social history, Touching the Art is queer icon and activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's interrogation of the possibilities of artistic striving, the limits of the middle-class mindset, the legacy of familial abandonment, and what art can and cannot do...
House + Love = Home: Creating Warm, Intentional Spaces for a Beautiful Life
Jenny Marrs
The hosts of HGTV's Fixer to Fabulous welcome you into their home, sharing personal stories and gorgeous photos of their restored farmhouse, their delightful kids, and many of the beautiful, inviting spaces they've transformed over the years Beloved by millions of fans,...
Creative Portraits in Watercolor: Learn to Paint Faces and Characters with Beginner-Friendly Lessons - Explore Watercolor, Ink, Gouache, and More
Ana Santos
Learn to create gorgeous portraits in watercolor using easy techniques.   Written and illustrated by Ana Santos, an artist and illustrator and a popular online instructor, Creative Portraits in Watercolor presents simple step-by-step demonstrations and...
Architecture: The Definitive Visual Guide (DK Definitive Cultural Histories)
DK
From ancient dwellings to modern high-tech skyscrapers, discover everything there is to know about the history of architecture worldwide. Covering over 6,000 years of human history, Architecture charts the most important developments in building materials, technology,...
Creative Stained Glass: Make stunning glass art and gifts with this instructional guide (Creative, 4)
Noor Springael
A beginner friendly guide to making stained glass art using the most popular and accessible method, copper foil. The traditional art form of stained glass has become extremely popular again and this collection has everything you need to know to get started on this...
The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture, from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther
Ruth E. Carter
The definitive, deluxe art book from costume design legend Ruth E. Carter. Ruth E. Carter is a living legend of costume design. For three decades, she has shaped the story of the Black experience on screen--from the '80s streetwear of Do the Right Thing to...
Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder: A retrospective collection of artwork and step-by-step drawing projects featuring a curated collection of iconic ... the past 100 years (Licensed Learn to Draw)
Jim Fanning
Travel back through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company with 240 pages of art instruction and animation history with Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder. Featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends, the Disney Princess characters, Pixar characters, and so much more, Drawing...
Art Rules: How great artists think, create and work
Cassie Packard
Introducing over 100 great artists (both historic and contemporary), Art Rules provides practical, creative and sometimes tongue-in-cheek advice inspired by those who have succeeded before.
Heirloom Rooms: Soulful Stories of Home
Erin Napier
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Erin Napier, designer, host of HGTV's Home Town, and author of Make Something Good Today, returns with a gorgeously illustrated and one-of-a-kind celebration of the homes we live in and love. Our homes are...
Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close
Hannah Carlson
"Who knew the humble pocket could hold so much history? In this enthralling and always surprising account, Hannah Carlson turns the pocket inside out and out tumble pocket watches, coins, pistols, and a riveting centuries-long social and political history." ―Jill Lepore, author...

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