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Animal Kingdom: Design with Animal Aesthetics - Untamed Graphics

Animal Kingdom: Design with Animal Aesthetics - Untamed Graphics

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Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild as predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companionship, animals have played an important role in our lives throughout human history. It is no surprise then that their very forms can be imbued with so much meaning. Animal Kingdom, the fi
Animal Spirits

Animal Spirits

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During a time when pop stars become famous thanks to sex tapes that have been leaked online, it is clear that the Internet is not immune to the draw of the media. Yet art, academia and activism continue to promote the Internet as an untouched utopia. Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons addresses the double standard dominating contemporary media discourse and shatters the myths of creative commons, free software and open-source movements, suggesting that free culture is an economic parasite siphoning money through peer-to-peer networks. Theorist and digital fetishist Matteo Pasquinelli uses the metaphor of the animal body--which Paul Virilio has characterized as instinctual and reactionary--to counter what he sees as a capitalist exploitation of collective imagery, calling for a radical new understanding of the forces at work behind the digital economy and cultural production.
Animals and Objects in and Out of Water: Posters by Jay Ryan, 2006-2008

Animals and Objects in and Out of Water: Posters by Jay Ryan, 2006-2008

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[Animals and Objects In and Out of Water] provides a constant stream of visually appealing eye candy and subtly complex visual spectacle.--The Onion AV Club


The second book from the iconic Chicago underground poster artist.

Jay Ryan has been busy since the 2005 release of his book 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels (Akashic/Punk Planet Books), a collection of his favorite prints from the first decade of his work. Since the release of that book, he has honed his craftcontinuing without the use of computers, and screen-printing the work in his shop called the Bird Machine for bands such as the Melvins, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Shellac, My Morning Jacket, the Decemberists, Low, Built to Spill, Tortoise, and hundreds of others.

This book features 120 of Jay Ryan's favorite pieces of art from the last three years, including text about each of the prints, detail photos (shot at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago), and original drawings. With a foreword by Andrew Bird and an essay by best-selling novelist Joe Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned), this volume solidifies Jay's position as one of the most unique postermakers in a thriving and exciting field.

Critical praise for Jay Ryan's 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels:

"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

"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

Animals: 1419 Copyright-free illustrations

Animals: 1419 Copyright-free illustrations

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Contemporary artists and designers are finding the wood engraving one of the most highly desirable sources of illustration for many design purposes. Simple and bold or capable of the most exquisite effects of tonal gradation, this elegant black-and-white artwork sustains no loss in reproduction and is a perfect complement to typography.
1,419 clear wood engravings present, in natural, lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals. Included are many different versions of the familiar animals most wanted and used by commercial artists and craftsmen. Arranged according to the following seven categories, the illustrations portray mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates.
Selected for their visual impact and usability by artist-collagist Jim Harter, these illustrations form one of the most extensive, royalty-free pictorial sourcebooks of animals ever assembled for the specific use of illustrators, graphic designers, craftspeople, decoupeurs, and collagists. Captions give modern common-name identifications, and a thorough index provides immediate access to individual animal pictures. Because of the accuracy and detail of most of the renderings, naturalists will also enjoy browsing through this volume and using it for illustrative purposes.
Animation Now

Animation Now

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For the person who gets a kick out of movies such as Shrek 2 and Finding Nemo, consider Animation Now!, a survey of 80 of the great cartoonists and animation studios worldwide, from Hollywood's Pixar, Walt Disney, and DreamWorks SKG, to decidedly higher-brow practitioners such as South African artist William Kentridge. - Business Week, New York

Just how do they do it? The artists behind the cartoons are the focus of this sweeping study that brings you everything you ever wanted to know about today's best animation specialists. We've rounded up about 80 of the world's most prominent artists/studios and arranged them from A to Z, including examples and descriptions of their work as well as biographies, filmographies, bibliographies, lists of awards received, and contact information. Profiles of the world's best animation schools are also provided.

The authors: Aida Queiroz, Cesar Coelho, Léa Zagury, and Marcos Magalhães are the creators of Anima Mundi, the Brazilian-based annual animation festival that draws more than 80,000 visitors every year from around the world.

Animation Now!

Animation Now!

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The artists behind the cartoons are the focus of this sweeping study that brings readers everything they ever wanted to know about today's best animation specialists. Arranged A-to-Z, this book profiles 80 of the world's most prominent artist/studios, including examples and descriptions of their work, as well a biographies, bibliographies, awards, and contact information. The bonus DVD shows short films, ""making of"" reels, and commercials and trailers.Taschen
Animation Sketchbooks

Animation Sketchbooks

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In Animation Sketchbooks, fifty of the leading contemporary talents working in independent animation offer a glimpse into their private sketchbooks. During the conceptual stages of their projects, these groundbreaking and award-winning artists employ a variety of mediums to exercise their creativity, including pencil, paint, collage, puppetry, and photography. Each artist shares a selection of their craft along with personal insights into their influences and the artistic processes behind their unique sketches, character studies, storyboards, and doodles. The range of visions and techniques on display provide endless inspiration and allow a rare insight into the scope of the animator's art.
Anish Kapoor: To Darkness: Svayambh

Anish Kapoor: To Darkness: Svayambh

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This new book on the art of world-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor examines his latest sculpture in the context of his work as a whole. Since the 1970s Anish Kapoor has been creating sculptures and installations from a variety of materials such as wood, stone, metal, wax, and resin. His use of bright pigments and archetypal forms enables his audience to appreciate these works on a variety of levels. This volume presents Kapoor s sculptures from the last thirty years, focusing specifically on his recent installation, Svayambh ( self-creation in Sanskrit), in which a giant block of red Vaseline moves imperceptibly between rooms in the gallery, leaving behind traces of color on the walls. The text analyzes in depth many of Kapoor s major works and places them in their historical and philosophical context, offering new ways of understanding both Kapoor s work and contemporary sculpture.
Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave

Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave

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Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind Weave documents an exhibition of the same title organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art and visual artist Anne Wilson to investigate the global crisis of production and skill-based textile labor. This volume includes evocative images of Wilson's pieces on display, as well as beautiful, full-color illustrations of the textiles that provide an almost-tactile experience, photographs of artists at work, and diagrams of how the materials are made. Accompanying these images are essays by Glenn Adamson, Jenni Sorkin, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Philis Alvic, and Laura Y. Liu, which address the history of craft and textile production, while considering how Wilson uses craft and collaboration as potent political metaphors in art.
Anni Albers Notebook 1970-1980

Anni Albers Notebook 1970-1980

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A superb facsimile of the only known notebook of legendary artist Anni Albers, this publication offers insight into the methodology of a modern master.

Beginning in 1970, Anni Albers filled her graph-paper notebook regularly until 1980. This rare and previously unpublished document of her working process contains intricate drawings for her large body of graphic work, as well as studies for her late knot drawings. The notebook follows Albers's deliberations and progression as a draftsman in their original form. It reveals the way she went about making complex patterns, exploring them piece by piece, line by line in a visually dramatic and mysteriously beautiful series of geometric arrangements.

An afterword by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, contextualizes the notebook and explores the role studies played in the development of her work.

Annie Leibovitz at Work

Annie Leibovitz at Work

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The first thing I did with my very first camera was climb Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a lesson in determination and moderation. It would be fair to ask if I took the moderation part to heart. But it certainly was a lesson in respecting your camera. If I was going to live with this thing, I was going to have to think about what that meant. There were not going to be any pictures without it."
Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz describes how her pictures were made, starting with Richard Nixon's resignation, a story she covered with Hunter S. Thompson, and ending with Barack Obama's campaign. In between are a Rolling Stones Tour, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, The Blues Brothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Haring, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Patti Smith, George W. Bush, William S. Burroughs, Kate Moss and Queen Elizabeth. The most celebrated photographer of our time discusses portraiture, reportage, fashion photography, lighting, and digital cameras."

Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

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"[A] gorgeous anthology of fashion images ... Leibovitz is nothing less than America's greatest living photographic portraitist ... she has changed fashion photography forever." - Anna Wintour

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz's surprising account of her encounters with fashion over five decades

'Looking back at my work, I see that fashion has always been there, ' Annie Leibovitz observes in the preface to Wonderland. 'Fashion plays a part in the scheme of everything, but photography always comes first for me. The photograph is the most important part. And photography is so big that it can encompass journalism, portraiture, reportage, family photographs, fashion ... My work for Vogue fueled the fire for a kind of photography that I might not otherwise have explored.'

Includes 350 extraordinary images (many of them previously unpublished) featuring a wide and diverse range of subjects: Nicole Kidman, Serena Williams, Pina Bausch, RuPaul, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Matthew Barney, Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Rihanna, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Karl Lagerfeld, Nancy Pelosi. With a foreword by Anna Wintour.

Anonymous Women

Anonymous Women

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For over twenty years, Patty Carroll has staged photographs using models, drapery, and household objects to add to the dialogue surrounding femininity and the domestic sphere. Anonymous Women presents images that symbolize the psychological states of women around the world by showing them hidden behind, and intertwined with, visually stunning domestic scenes. These not-so-still-lives are colorful, beautiful, mysterious, and humorous, articulating the many complex relationships--both personal and cultural--existing between women and the home.

Patty Carroll is a photographer and educator who has previously published four books. This body of work has been featured in over thirty online blogs, magazines, and news sources. Carroll was a Photolucida Top 50 in 2014, and has received numerous awards for this project.

Ansel Adams 2011 Wall Calendar

Ansel Adams 2011 Wall Calendar

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* With superb reproductions of Ansel Adams' most beloved images, the magnificent Ansel Adams Wall Calendar is a perennial bestseller
Ansel Adams 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams 400 Photographs

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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams' legions of dedicated fans and students.

The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.

Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.

Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places

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The most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams's photographs of America's national parks and wilderness areas, with more than 200 photographs -- many rarely seen and some never before published.

For many people, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, and other iconic American wildlands exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. The legendary photographer explored more than forty national parks in his lifetime, producing some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made. One of the twentieth century's most ardent champions of the park and wilderness systems, Adams also helped preserve additional natural areas and protect existing ones through his photographs, essays, and letter-writing campaigns.

Edited and with commentary by Andrea G. Stillman, the foremost expert on Adams's work, this landmark publication includes quotations by Adams on the making of numerous photographs and essays by Wallace Stegner, William A. Turnage of The Ansel Adams Trust, and journalist and critic Richard B. Woodward. This is a must-own for Ansel Adams fans and all those who, like Adams, treasure America's wilderness.

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams' legions of dedicated fans and students.

The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.

Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world.

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

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The perfect introduction to the life and work of Anselm Kiefer