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100 Painters of Tomorrow

100 Painters of Tomorrow

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Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the twenty-first century, with many of the world's leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media. 100 Painters of Tomorrow is the culmination of a new project, initiated by curator Kurt Beers and Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. This major publication introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art.

The resulting volume offers an intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the world, gathered through an open call for submissions that drew over 4,300 applications. Open to any artist using paint as their primary medium, the submissions guidelines specified no age limit, but each of the selected artists has gained professional recognition in the last five years through their education, gallery representation, or in the production of a significant body of work. In addition, more than 100 of the world's leading art schools were directly invited to participate, nominating recent graduates to submit their applications. The book presents high-quality images of the rising stars' work, along with essential biographic information and quotations from the artists.

100 Posters 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals and Independent..

100 Posters 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals and Independent..

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A greatest-hits collection of the last decade of Jay Ryan's compelling posters, "100 Posters, 134 Squirrels" showcases one of underground poster art's most prolific and talented practitioners. Framed by essays from luminaries in the music, design, and poster worlds including Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr as well as an interview with Ryan himself, this book offers a unique look into Ryan's unusual approach to poster art."

100 Posters 134 Squirrels: Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals and Independent Rock: Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan

100 Posters 134 Squirrels: Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals and Independent Rock: Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan

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Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years.
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Ryan takes a distinctly rootsy, charmingly old-school approach to design at his Bird Machine print shop . . . Homespun never looked better."
--ReadyMade

"Whimsically breathing a refreshing innocence against the 'grab you by the eyeballs and squeeze' icon exploitation of Coop, Frank Kozik and The Pizz, Ryan's quiet sketch style and his hand-pulled Easter egg blues and canary yellows make for a softer, more subconscious concert poster experience."
--The Pulse

"Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work . . . I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain."
--PopMatters

"Jay Ryan has been churning out some of the most consistent and engaging poster art anywhere for years . . . This is a well-put together, coffee table-style book that looks great in every respect but without the usual coffee table art book price tag."
--The New Scheme

An updated greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music and design worlds.

Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed concert posters in Chicago since 1995. Known for his hand-drawn type, humorous animal subjects, and muted color selections, he has worked for thousands of rock bands, as well as clients like Patagonia clothing, Converse shoes, Burton Snowboards, and the BBC. His second book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water, was published in 2009 by Akashic Books. He lives in Chicago.

100 Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs

100 Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs

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100 Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs is a practical and informative guide to every aspect of portrait photography from informal pictures of family and friends to professional studio techniques. It contains:

  • Straightforward, practical tips and advice
  • Over 100 inspirational portrait photographs
  • Invaluable digital manipulation techniques
  • Whether you're earning a living as a professional portraitist or snapping informal social shots just for fun, this latest reference volume offers clearly presented advice on the many aspects of digital and film portraiture:
  • Composition and posing
  • Outdoor and studio portraits
  • Fashion, glamour and beauty shots
  • Group portraits - family, social, corporate and business
  • 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

    100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

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    Just as Picasso's Guernica or Gericault's Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, certain artworks from our own era will endure for generations to come.

    Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and video pieces that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present. The global cast of artists includes Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Cristina Iglesias, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Ernesto Neto, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Kara Walker, and Ai Weiwei. Many of the pieces reflect the cultural upheavals of recent times, from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to the blossoming of the Arab Spring.

    A daring yet convincing analysis of which artworks best capture the zeitgeist of our time, Grovier's list also provides a much-needed map through the landscape of contemporary art. Illustrations of key works are supplemented by comparative images by different artists, sometimes in different periods, while short texts offer a biography of each artwork, tracing its inception and impact, and offering a view not only into the imagination of the artist but into the age in which we live.
    100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

    100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

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    Just as Picasso's Guernica or Gericault's Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come.

    Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and video pieces that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present. The global cast includes Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Cristina Iglesias, On Kawara, Jeff Koons, Ernesto Neto, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Kara Walker, and Ai Weiwei. Many of the pieces reflect the cultural upheavals of recent times, from the collapse of the Berlin Wall to the blossoming of the Arab Spring.

    A daring yet convincing analysis of which artworks best capture the zeitgeist of our time, Grovier's list also provides a much-needed map through the landscape of contemporary art. Illustrations of key works are supplemented by comparative images, and short texts offer a biography of each artwork, tracing its inception and impact, and offering a view not only into the imagination of the artist but into the age in which we live.
    100 Years 100 Artworks

    100 Years 100 Artworks

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    This dazzling book showcases the history of modern and contemporary art using one hundred of the most significant art works--one per year--of the past 100 years.

    Starting with Marcel Duchamp's 1919 whimsical, brilliant L.H.O.O.Q., this compendium offers a year-by-year tour of iconic paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and performance pieces from all over the world. The works are carefully selected to showcase a diverse range of artists. Read from cover to cover, this volume offers an evocative summary of stylistic trends, historic events, and technological innovations that changed art over the past 100 years. Opening the book to any random page will illuminate a singular perspective and aesthetic delight. Each work is impeccably reproduced and presented in double-page spreads alongside informative and engaging texts. From Georgia O'Keeffe and Man Ray to Kara Walker and Ai Weiwei, this unique survey will both satisfy and surprise art lovers everywhere.

    100 Years of Fashion

    100 Years of Fashion

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    This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.
    100 Years of Magazine Covers

    100 Years of Magazine Covers

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    "100 Years of Magazine Covers" is a stunning exploration of a relentlessly innovative medium that, in the first decade of the twenty-first century, continues to compel, challenge and surprise.
    Magazines provide snapshots of moments in history. Their disposable nature means that they have to sell quickly, and their covers vie for attention on the shelves with images of beauty, sex, shock, humour and celebrity. This book gathers over 300 of the most striking, provocative and iconic covers from the last 100 years to chart the evolution of a cultural phenomenon.
    Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, "100 Years of Magazine Covers" is an alternative narrative of an enthralling, tumultuous century. From the nascent movie stars of the 1920s that catalysed the magazine industry and birthed the modern celebrity to the catastrophic global conflicts that scarred the globe and were characterised by a massive channelling of creative energy onto the magazine cover, this book is a consummate survey of a medium that refuses to fade away.
    "100 Years of Magazine Covers" presents covers from fashion and women s magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Harper s Bazaar; news publicationsfrom the era-defining photo-journalism of Life and Time, through Stern and the rise of the broadsheet supplement; magazines such as Esquire, Heat and The Face that have one way or another influenced entire generationsto the underground punk and counter-culture publications of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Sniffing Glue and Oz. The book also includes seldom seen covers from the Vinmag Archive and more recent developments in magazine design including Dazed & Confused, Tank, Grafik and i-D.
    Alongside the images, the history of magazines, their development and design, is engagingly chronicled by Steve Taylor, founding contributor to The Face and Arena magazines. The book is beautifully designed by Neville Brody, ex-creative director of The Face and an influential UK designer."
    100% Kid : A Professional Photographer's Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light

    100% Kid : A Professional Photographer's Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light

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    Start with the kid! This sounds obvious when photographing children, but many images start with a couch in a field, or a tutu the size of Montana. What do these props have to do with the child you are photographing?
    In this funny and beautifully illustrated guide, photographer Allison Tyler Jones provides inspiration and practical techniques for photographers to effectively capture kids in beautiful light. She challenges readers to go a little deeper in their thought processes and to be more personal, more thought provoking, more humorous, and more real.
    From a practical, photographer s perspective, this guide approaches studio and on location lighting with a mix of technical information and advise on how to apply these ideas while working with subjects that are shy, sulking, showing off, or constantly in motion.
    Readers will learn about:
    Five Ms lighting concept mood, main, measure, modify, and move and how to include them into a decision-making process. Selecting a light source, setting the camera to sync, and triggering the flash. White seamless backgrounds and practical considerations for hanging and using them in your studio. Directing the shoot and how to work with kids, clients, and even pets. Choosing props with integrity, clothing suggestions, and styling the shoot. Decisions about setting and lighting on location. Finishing the job you started with presentation of your product to your clients.
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    1000 Dessous

    1000 Dessous

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    1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie

    1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie

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    1000 Families

    1000 Families

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    1000 Jazz Covers

    1000 Jazz Covers

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    This volume features a broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through the decline of LP production in the early 1990s. Each cover is accompanied by with a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more. Special features for jazz lovers include a top-10 favorite records list by leading jazz DJs King Britt, Michael McFadden, Gilles Peterson, Andre Torres, and Rainer Truby, as well as interviews with legendary jazz personalities Rudy Van Gelder (sound engineer that recorded for many labels such as Blue Note, Impulse!, and Prestige), Creed Taylor (founder of many labels and one of the best jazz producers ever, credited also for bringing bossa nova to the US and fusing it with jazz.
    1000 Lights

    1000 Lights

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    Light up your life: Luminary design since the invention of the light bulb Designed to be a companion to the classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1000 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are history's most interesting electric lights, from Edison's first light to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles are represented here?Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Post-Modern, and Contemporary?in 704 pages of truly illuminated works. This definitive reference work is a must-have for collectors and design fans. The editors: Charlotte J. and Peter M. Fiell run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artifacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions, and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including TASCHEN?S 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, and Scandinavian Design.
    1000 Lights -- 1960 to present

    1000 Lights -- 1960 to present

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    Designed to be a companion to the classic title 1000 Chairs, this two-volume edition contains an awesome selection of over 1200 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are history's most interesting electric lights, from Edison's first light bulb to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles will be represented: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Post-Modern and Contemporary
    1000 lights 1879-1959

    1000 lights 1879-1959

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    Designed to be a companion to the classic title 1000 Chairs, this two-volume edition contains an awesome selection of over 1200 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are history's most interesting electric lights, from Edison's first light bulb to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles will be represented: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Post-Modern and Contemporary.
    1000 Pin Up Girls

    1000 Pin Up Girls

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    Never show everything "Girls, Gags & Giggles" - this was publisher Robert Harrison's recipe for dishing up the American pin-up to the U.S. male. In the 1950s his girlie magazines sold by the millions, before becoming icons of pulp and trash culture.

    These skilfully illustrated girls with their curvaceous forms and inviting lingerie soon overtook America's national dessert, in terms of popularity, and even developed considerable potential as a cultural export during the 1940s. "Never show everything," was always the motto. Smiling prettily at the camera, the models exuded just the right amount of sex appeal without seeming too sophisticated or artful. They were the 'girls next door' whose wholesome attraction soon made one forget the magazines' deliberately trashy presentation. Their rosy complexions and innocent allures still titillate even in an age when far more graphic material is the norm. For everyone who enjoys pin-ups, push-ups and pulp style!

    "To look at these pictures is to remember that there was a time when taking off your clothes was a potent gesture, when the mere fact of a naked woman could be thrilling." National Post, Toronto