Art & Photography

If you’re a photography nut, like me, this book is a must have, documenting the
rise and fall of Polaroid, one of the most beloved camera companies in the
world. With amazing stories, interviews, and of course photographs, this book
is a historical and visual treat!

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Cory
Instant: The Story of Polaroid Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616890858
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 26th, 2012

Not only was this beautiful volume compiled by one of the best contemporary science writers, it also includes a foreword by the always-entertaining Mary Roach, who elucidates why those so enamored with science, are compelled to mark themselves permanently with the objects of their obsessions. Gorgeous photos that will excite and inspire fans of body art and biology alike.

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Laura
Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed Cover Image
By Carl Zimmer, Mary Roach (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781402783609
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Published: Sterling - November 1st, 2011

This is one of the most gorgeous books I’ve seen. Covering 25 years, from the initial, ground-breaking work done on Toy Story, through Up and Cars 2, this book shows how much sheer art is in Pixar’s films. Beyond the innovation of CGI animation, color, style, design, and art go into each of these films to create beautiful worlds, reproduced here for your wonder and enjoyment.

The Art of Pixar: The Complete Colorscripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780811879637
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2011

In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum. As she tracks the extraordinary life of Delany, internationally acclaimed poet Molly Peacock weaves in delicate parallels in her own life and, in doing so, creates a profound and beautiful examination of the nature of creativity and art.
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608196975
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

“I became a painter because I wanted to raise painting to the level of poignancy of music and poetry.” This first full-length biography of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, finally available in paperback, draws on exclusive access to Mark Rothko’s personal papers and hundreds of interviews with artists, patrons, and dealers. “Mr. Breslin’s book is, in my opinion, the best life of an American painter that has yet been written…a biographical classic. It is painstakingly researched, fluently written and unfailingly intelligent in tracing the tragic course of its subject’s tormented character.” —Hilton Kramer, New York Times Book Review, front page review
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ISBN: 9780226074061
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Published: University of Chicago Press - August 13th, 2012

Cartographies of Time is an eye-popping record of the ways that mapmakers, chronologists, artists and others have tried to convey the passage of time visually. The timeline is a metaphor so fundamental to the visual representation of time today—in almanacs, calendars, charts, and graphs—that it can be difficult to recall that a linear concept of time was “invented” at all. This fascinating and beautiful book showcases graphic representations of European and American history and the evolution of the modern timeline.

Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616890582
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - February 1st, 2012

This is a spectacular new book from one of photography’s luminaries, Annie Leibovitz. For this project, she traveled to a variety places that had meaning to her, places she chose solely because she wanted to, and photographed them the way she wanted to. The result is a soulful and beautiful collection. (The cover image of Pilgrimage is Niagara Falls, as seen from the lip of the falls—amazing!)

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
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By Annie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780375505089
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Published: Random House - November 8th, 2011

Written by a painting professor, this little gem promises to be a necessity for both artist and art enthusiast alike. To make her ideas more accessible and applicable, White pairs each of her 101 tips for discarding the constraints often associated with art with a small piece of her own art. Throughout this tiny, succinct book, she strives to support her first and most important lesson, “Art can be anything.”

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Brittany
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ISBN: 9780262016216
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Published: Mit Press - October 21st, 2011

Fans (young and old) of graphic art or illustration will be inspired and captivated by French illustrator Blexbolex’s new book. A collection of simple yet sophisticated silkscreens that look both vintage and modern at the same time, with each page featuring a single image of a person with a word caption at the top. The artwork is gorgeous, but the real brilliance lies in the juxtaposition of images and text (painter next to tagger; nudist next to invisible man). Blexbolex’s previous book, Seasons, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010; look for this one to be highly acclaimed, as well.
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S.B.
People Cover Image
By Blexbolex (Created by)
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ISBN: 9781592701100
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 23rd, 2011

The ultimate book for art lovers! Yes, it’s $200, but The Art Museum is quite possibly the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. A virtual art museum in a book, it features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,700 works of art—from Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to paintings from the caves at Lascaux. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who collected important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. It is spectacular.

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ISBN: 9780714856520
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 17th, 2011

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