Throughout the twentieth century, ceramics was broadly divided into two sectors. Studio pottery, which was a reaction against the mass-made wares of the industrial revolution, and fine art by contemporary artists, who just happened to use clay i... read more

New Wave Clay : Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

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 Art Techniques

Knitting and crochet have long been considered forms of folk art, but in the 21st century, these time-honoured crafts are breaking away from the outdated stereotype of cosy domesticity. Whether miniature or oversized, multi-coloured or monochrome, abstract or na... read more

Unravelled - Contemporary Knit Art

"This beautiful and practical art book shows how making art can improve creativity and increase relaxation. Through a series of guided step-by-step projects, readers are shown how to create calming and expressive images. A full range of materials and techniques are used in a book that is both inspirational and therapeutic."--Amazon.com.

Art Therapy: Inspirational & Practical Ways to De-Stress & Realise Your Creative Potential

Megamunden, creator of the best-selling Tattoo Colouring Book , takes colouring to the next level in this stunning collection of tattoo art. Over sixty pages of elaborate flash sheets depict themes from ghost trains to Venice Beach, pinball to pin-ups, with all a... read more

The Tattoo Flash Colouring Book

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 Art Techniques

Series:The\Art Ideas Bks.

Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation.
Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love.
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The Watercolour Ideas Book

This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playin... read more

An Anthology of Decorated Papers: A Sourcebook for Designers

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 Art Techniques

Awards:Finalist: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015 Winner, Best First Book Award, NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015.

This collection of 15 projects offers children aged 7 and over a range of unique Maori art experiences. Practical skills cover sculpture, photography, design, paint, mixed media, collage and more. Easy-to-follow instructions include illus... read more

Maori Art For Kids

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 Art Techniques

The Art of Cartographics is a stunning collection of maps that all have one thing in common: each design has taken the traditional map in a new direction, with exquisite results. Featuring geographical maps, fictional maps, and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, e... read more

Art of Cartographics

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 Art Techniques

Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the presentThe process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect ac... read more

Graphic: 500 Designs That Matter

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 Art Techniques

The American Dream: From Pop to present presents an overview of the development of American printmaking since 1960, paying particular attention to key figures such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. The 1960s was a period of change in the pro... read more

The American Dream: Pop to Present

How would you draw yourself if you were Vincent van Gogh? Pablo Picasso? Or Frida Kahlo? Draw Like an Artist offers examples of self-portraits from eighteen masters, accompanied by thought-provoking questions and a matching canvas. The result is a ... read more

Draw Like an Artist: A Self-Portrait Sketchbook

Lovingly put together by quirky illustrator Guy Field, this playful and practical book starts with the basics, discussing which pencils you need in your personal drawing toolkit, then goes on to give tips and methods for drawing e... read more

The Power of the Pencil: Draw * Sketch * Doodle * Play with a Pencil