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  • Stitch-illo

    £22.95

    Traditional embroidery and textile arts are enjoying a renaissance as we rediscover stitching techniques once popular during our grandmothers’ times. Embroidery, needlework, appliqué and quilting are au courant in illustration, fine art and craft. Stitch•illo highlights the many sides of this resurgence: the textural, labour-intensive works of textile artists who tell stories through their work; illustrators who eschew digital tools and are turning to needle, thread and fabric as a means to communicate; and creative entrepreneurs employing stitching and needlework to build fulfilling businesses. Through techniques that emerge from the domestic arts, women are reclaiming stitching as a medium that goes beyond decoration or simple function. The needle is likened to a pencil or paint brush; thread, yarn and fibre is the paint. The artists profiled within Stitch•illo honour their own histories and cultures while layering upon them. Wielding simple needle and thread, they stitch powerful messages. They push boundaries, both of what society expects of women’s art, and what the artists expect of themselves. They illustrate the world around them—or conjure new ones from deep within their imagination. They create beauty and find peace. They tell deeply personal stories, and in the process share universal ones of connection and feeling.

    46 ARTISTS • 352 PAGES • OVER 600 IMAGES

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  • Typewriter, The: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine

    £30.00
    Typewriters are powerful. They sped the world's business and brought women into the workforce. The once ubiquitous office tool has had integral roles in literature, film, art and popular culture. Coveted as a symbol of simpler times, it is now undergoing a resurgence of appreciation. Learn More
  • Punks on Scooters: The Bristol Mod Revival 1979-1985

    £9.99
    British youth in the mid 1970s felt a need to express its anger and frustration at what seemed to everyone 'futureless politics'. An anger and frustration that had found a youthful voice with the emergence of punk rock, bringing with it a huge explosion of politics in music, with such songs as Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen and later on Eton Rifles, distinguishing punk as an overtly politicised youth culture. Some of these angry young men and women moved on from punk to Two-Tone and from there followed a route that led from via Secret Affair and The Jam to the Mod Revival. These were fractured, often violent times, as Michael Salter recalls in his in-depth memories of the music and fashion of the Bristol scooter club generation and the mod revival. Learn More
  • Russian Piano School, The

    £17.95
    Russian Pianists and Moscow Conservatoire Professors on the Art of the Piano Moscow and its Conservatoire was long, perhaps still is, the heart of Russian pianism. Its graduates range through Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Medtner, Richter, Gilels, Ashkenazy, Pletnev and beyond. Professor Christopher Barnes, a professor of Slavic languages at the University of Toronto, has translated hitherto unavailable essays, critiques and lectures from the leading teaching lights at the Moscow Conservatoire. This is a feast of valuable piano pedagogy. Learn More
  • Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric

    £30.00

    FEED SACKS COMES WITH A DUST JACKET THAT CAN BE REFOLDED IN FOUR DIFFERENT WAYS TO REVEAL FOUR DIFFERENT FEED SACK DESIGNS (OR YOU CAN USE THE PAPER FOR GIFT WRAPPING OR CRAFT PROJECTS!) 

    Volume "F" in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration

    Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from a plain burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colourful bags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and colour—and offer a welcome visit to a slower-paced way of life.

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  • Uppercase Compendium of Craft & Creativity

    £22.95
    The Compendium book is a whopping 384 pages and features 66 makers, crafters and artisans. It's an inch thick! The Compendium comes with a special dust jacket that can be unfolded and reconfigured to reveal 4 additional covers. You can select a different design per your mood or interest or style or just because. Learn More
  • Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun's habit

    £17.50

    Winner: Design Observer/AIGA 50 Best Books 2016

    From Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music to Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa (now St Teresa of Calcutta), nuns occupy a special place in popular consciousness as figures of fondness, fun, strictness, purity and grace. Many of us identify nuns by their deceptively simple form of dress – few of us understand, however, that the habit is also a visual code.

    A collaboration between GraphicDesign&, Cambridge theology graduate Veronica Bennett and graphic illustrator Ryan Todd, Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun’s habit identifies and illustrates the dress of more than 40 Catholic communities of nuns and sisters. It catalogues and compares this ‘extra ordinary’ religious clothing, explaining its components, significance and distinguishing identifiers. The accompanying text, incorporating visions and miracles, high drama and humble beginnings, persecution and insurrection, reveals how the story of the habit is also that of the struggle between the powerful and the poor; of politics, social care and the role of women; and of the interplay between culture, fashion and faith.

    In Looking Good, graphic design and illustration are employed with clarity and charm to decipher this most enduring and evocative form of visual identity – and present it for fresh appreciation at a time when it appears to be in demise.

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  • Art Diary International 2015 2016

    £25.00
    Long considered the Yellow Pages of the artworld, the handy, pocket-sized Art Diary International features comprehensive listings and up-to-date information for more than 50,000 artists, critics, galleries, art institutions, collectors, photographers, architects, designers and art services. This edition contains more than 5,000 new e-mail addresses. Learn More
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