I'm looking for a nice art book covering fashion and (particularly) hairstyles, both men's and women's, in America in the 30s, 40s, and/or 50s. This is a gift for a hairstylist, so pictures are key - the text is much less important. Price range up to $200. Thanks!
posted by restless_nomad
on Dec 15, 2013 -
At some point in the last five years or so, I read a recent book about art that took a critical look at -- for lack of a better term -- art machismo: the notion that good art is merciless and disruptive and basically must take a confrontational stance. I'm about 80% sure it was written by a woman. It was pretty accessible; I think I found it through a review in a general-interest publication. What might I have read?
posted by sculpin
on Dec 9, 2013 -
This week, my daughter (a sophomore in high school) will be bidding adieu to her French teacher, who is is retiring. Daughter is artistic and has decided to make a card for Madame but is looking for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by kbar1
on May 20, 2013 -
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on May 18, 2013 -
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Ok, I know this is vague, especially since there is no plot. I've been trying to remember a children's book about art. I'm pretty sure it was published by the Museum of Modern Art and most likely in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The book had an artwork for every letter of the alphabet, for instance "D is for Dance" paired with Dance I by Henri Matisse
. I also remember Two Cheeseburgers, with Everything
by Claes Oldenburg. [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear
on Mar 12, 2013 -
I was linked a book some time ago via twitter, but that account is now gone and with it went the link.
Things I remember:
Pretty sure it was called "Daylight" (maybe not that, but definitely a time word. daytime? morning?)
Content: the text was just the entirety of a single day's New York Times transcribed
The link went to the publisher, I recall seeing it on Amazon also.
I believe published in the early 90s. 93ish? But still purchasable
Currently going crazy trying to find it with such not-so-limiting search terms. My browser history doesn't go back far enough to find it there. Hoping someone familiar with it happens upon this, I guess.
posted by arsey
on Mar 8, 2013 -
What books that are printed with unusual techniques, using unusual paper, do you recommend looking at? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Students of art, lovers of philosophy, can you recommend a book I can buy as a gift for a friend? [more inside]
posted by Chichibio
on Jul 25, 2012 -
I am building a collection of books to teach the history of fine art book making, and I would like to find copies of the Torah, Bible, and Quran that are visually pleasing. Do you recommend any specific editions? Unfortunately, my total budget for a starter collection is only $500, so I would especially value suggestions that are modest in price. At the minimum I would like to show my students a range of calligraphy, typesetting, and illumination, but I suspect that I can find some really interesting editions that do much more. All suggestions are welcome.
posted by mortaddams
on Mar 22, 2012 -
For those that keep a journal/diary/sketch book: When you start a new book, how do you continue to track and use the good ideas and projects in your old books that you'd like to pursue? [more inside]
posted by ooklah
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Trying to recall a book from my childhood - "The Travelling Globe/Hourglass" Picture search style but not childish at all, very intricate possibly Victorian-themed artwork picturing different scenes from afar but in great detail - circus, city [more inside]
posted by mangoprawn
on Aug 26, 2011 -
I've recently fallen completely in love with Homesickness
by Magritte and find myself quite enamored by his other works as well. Summer is coming, and although I have no background in Art History, I really
want to know more about Rene. What is the best book I can read about his life and art? [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing
on May 11, 2011 -
So, I have to illustrate a book. I've never done this before. I've illustrated
before, but not in this professional a capacity, and I'm a little nervous about it. I have nightmares (literally) about using the wrong sort of paper or of the final product looking like nothing I sent in. Those of you who have illustrated professionally before - what can you tell me? What medium do you prefer to use? How do you make the most efficient use of your time? Are there any books on the subject you can recommend? Etc. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Aug 18, 2010 -
I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I'm looking to get 3 or 4 copies of an illustrated book printed and bound. It's a project for my Illustration class this semester, so the print quality of the images is my highest priority, but cost is key as well since I'm your typical broke college student. What print on demand services should I look into? [more inside]
posted by Corvidae
on Jan 21, 2009 -
I'm trying to buy a print from my favorite children's book, "The Rainbow Goblins", by Ul De Rico. How can I find this? I'm thinking typical poster size (18x24-ish).
posted by kristymcj
on Nov 30, 2008 -
Looking for recommendations on films (documentary or dramatic) or books (nonficiton or novel) about Agitprop or Agitprop Theater, specifically as it was practiced in Boshevist Russia/USSR. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud
on Nov 15, 2008 -
Artbook publishing help needed! Difficulty: crazy cutouts.
Help me help an artistic friend save his work from admirers.
[very] extended explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by Acari
on Nov 21, 2007 -
Where to find retro science/school books on the cheap in NYC and Brooklyn? Think martin denny, for your fase. [more inside]
posted by shownomercy
on Oct 24, 2007 -
Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar
on Jul 10, 2007 -
I need to catalog a reprint of a book of Constructivist graphic designs. Everything's in Russian and German. Can anybody tell me more about it? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Jun 5, 2007 -
I've been looking for a reproduction of a specifc woodcut of a dancing bear playing the violin for a long time (years and years) and I've almost given up hope - can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis
on Aug 8, 2006 -
It must have been circa September 1995 - January 1996... I saw this book at the art museum book store. I can't recall the artist's name and I have wished that I wrote it down or bought the book ever since.... it was paintings of people working in a quarry like setting and the walls and rocks and boulders had words on them. I remember red... like some of the paintings were done in shades of red (this might be my memory playing tricks on me). Any idea who the artist is? I've never been able to track he/she/it down.
posted by pissfactory
on Jul 14, 2004 -
i've always wanted to learn how to draw. i picked up drawing on the right side of the brain
for reasons i don't remember (it was on my amazon wishlist for a long time), but are there any other books/methods anyone can suggest for someone who wants to learn to draw?
posted by callicles
on Mar 29, 2004 -