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Our art forms books cover various movements and world-changing artists. They're a must for anyone interested in the history of art.

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Art Forms Books

  • Fewer, Better Things

    Glenn Adamson

    Product Code: CBQKD
    Paperback
    Things matter. So why are we losing touch with them? From the former director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York comes a timely and passionate case for the role of the well-designed object in the digital age. In this delightful exploration of craft in its many forms, curator and scholar Glenn Adamson explores how raw materials, tools, design and technique come together to produce objects of beauty and utility. A thoughtful meditation on the value of care and attention in an age of disappearing things, Fewer, Better Things invites us to reconnect with the physical world and its objects.
    • £7.99
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  • The Queens of Animation

    Nathalia Holt

    Product Code: CBHBQ
    Hardback
    Behind the beloved animated films of Walt Disney Studios, which have moved and entertained millions of viewers, was an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades. For the first time, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts their dramatic stories, showing how these women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable story lines that have become part of the American canon. Over the decades---while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation---these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated film making, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.
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  • Alphabets

    David Sacks

    Product Code: BGVDM
    Hardback
    From a comprehensive introduction on the origins of the written word, through to theories such as "The Alphabet Effect," exploring the coding/decoding and abstraction of form to the more appetising concept of 'Alphabet Soup', "Alphabets" features illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. Through the exploration of this grouping of 26 symbols, it becomes clear that each letter has its own persona and history, and the alphabets presented in this book show how artists, typographers, illustrators and educators have responded uniquely to each individual letter. By removing the letters from the context of words and spelling, each begins to stand alone as a character in its own right. Featuring letters of all shapes and sizes, and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides and "Dr Seuss' ABC" through to Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, Tauba Auerbach, and the Tangled Alphabets of Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendelto to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and Muji alphabet ice cube moulds, "Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters" offers a cornucopia of imagery for artists, collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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  • Graffiti Coloring Book

    Aye Jay Morano

    Product Code: ABGNJ
    Paperback
    This action-packed graffiti book, from best-selling book author Aye Jay Morano, features 30 images from some of the hottest street artists working today. The book renders real works of grafitti into black-and-white coloring book style drawings.
    • £5.89
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