Back Arts & Photography | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Arts & Photography  
Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Steven Faerm · Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

A widely-recognized fashion design teacher presents a series of step-by-step tutorials and exercises, and offers students extensive advice on how to prepare for a successful career in the glamorous fashion design industry. The book opens with an overview of the principles of fashion design,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Leonardo and the Last Supper

Ross King · Walker & Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art-The Last Supper. After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo was at a low point personally and professionally: at forty-three,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The art of Beatrix Potter

Emily Zach · Chronicle Books LLC
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems - ranging from character sketches and notebook...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Beautiful Geometry

Eli Maor · Princeton University Press
Format: Book

If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

Will Hermes · Faber & Faber
Format: Print book

Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
LIFE the World's Great Civilizations: The Rise and Fall of Nations, from the Ancients to Today

Editors of Life · Life
Pages: 128
Format: Book

This is the pictorial history of the rise (and fall) of great nations, from the ancients to today. But this is not just Rome and the Incas and British imperialism-though it certainly includes them-but lesser known civilizations that are often relegated to a footnote, or forgotten altogether....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Yellow River Odyssey

Bill Porter · Chin Music Press Inc.
Format: Book

Bill Porter follows the Yellow River, the world's sixth longest river, from its mouth to its source high in the Tibetan Plateau, a journey of more than three thousand miles through nine Chinese provinces. The trip takes the master translator into what was once the cradle of Chinese...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master

Alan Weintraub · Rizzoli
Pages: 399
Format: Print book

Frank Lloyd Wright presents a stunning overview of the work of this towering American genius, encompassing the entirety of Wright's long and extraordinarily prolific career. From his earliest work, such as the Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL, of 1889, to the wonderfully evocative textile...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

Karen Karbo · skirt!; First edition
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Delving into the extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of self-help book, exploring Chanel’s philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability

David Owen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

Read David Owen's posts on the Penguin Blog. A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future. In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Annie Leibovitz at Work

Annie Leibovitz · Random House
Pages: 237
Format: Print book

The celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz, author of the New York Times bestselling book A Photographer's Life, provides the stories, and technical description, of how some of her most famous images came to be. Starting in 1974, with her coverage of Nixon's resignation, and culminating...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Vatican: All the Paintings: The Complete Collection of Old Masters, Plus More than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and other Artifacts

Anja Grebe · Black Dog & Leventhal; Slp Har/Dv edition
Format: Hardcover

In the same style, manner, and format as The Louvre All the Paintings Black Dog Leventhal, 2011, every Old Master painting on display in the Vatican, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures in the papal collection, is included in this deluxe slipcased volume with companion...
Read More check catalog