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100 Painters of Tomorrow

978-0-500-23923-0

“Hopeful on the future of painting.”

— The Huffington Post

“For those who think that painting is dead, and there are many, Kurt Beers…has authored a book featuring 53 men and 47 women whose work is changing the future of the medium.”

— Architectural Digest

“Ambitious.”

— Art Desk Magazine

“There's no question that this is a diverse selection. Thirty-seven countries are represented as well as myriad styles and ideas encompassing realism, abstraction, multimedia, sculptural approaches, and more. Collectors, real or aspiring, will enjoy browsing this title; educators and students should make new discoveries.”

— Library Journal

1001 Bees

978-0-500-65265-7

“This book is buzzing with trivia… An 'I spy' game challenging readers to find a specific bee throughout is amusing.”

— Kirkus Reviews

The art is gorgeous. Children will delight in the large illustrations with new things to find every time it is read to them… 1001 Bees is an oversized stunner.”

— New York Journal of Books

120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People)

978-0-500-29146-7

“A self-help parody that mocks the genre's tendency to simplify delightfully complex topics. Illustrator Ana Benaroya applies her punk aesthetic to the punchy, irreverent book.”

— The Huffington Post

“A cheeky guide for rebellious 11-14 year old girls. Author-illustrator Ana Benaroya supplies a mix of ironic and practical advice as she tackles a curious mix of pursuits, such as 'How Not to Hate the Girl Next Door.'”

— Boston Globe

18th Century Fashion

978-0-500-29263-1

“Provides an amazing up-close look at fashion of the 18th century.”

— Choice

“Close-up and detailed photographs highlight exquisite embroidery, lace, pleats, stitching, and hand-painted fabrics alongside line drawings of the complete garment… Recommended for clothing designers and anyone interested in 18th-century attire.”

— Library Journal

1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962

978-0-500-29437-6

“Traces the tidal shift at the essential magazine during the editorship of Jessica Daves, who not only featured fashion but also the cultural output of artists and literary figures, laying the groundwork for the brand that still thrives today.”

— Los Angeles Times

“Lavishly illustrated… shine[s] a spotlight on this editor and the magazine she edited… Daves contextualized fashion among advances in technology, design, and art.”

— Vogue.com

20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style

978-0-500-51900-4

“A tome profiling the jewelry collections of 13 stylish women of the last century….uses incredible pieces of jewelry as entry points into the lives of some of history's most exciting and notorious females”

— National Jeweler

3, 2, 1, Go!

978-0-500-65154-4

“Morgand's silk-screen illustrations are lively and colorful.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This lively, eye-catching counting book features animal competitors squaring off in Olympics-style athletic events… Countable objects throughout provide an interactive element, while Morgand's bright color-contrasting screenprints evoke retro children's book illustrations.”

— Publishers Weekly

Abstract Art: A Global History

978-0-500-23958-2

“Brilliantly innovative.”

— David Carrier The Brooklyn Rail

“[An] innovative reevaluation… Brilliantly conceived and handsomely designed, Karmel's fluent and creative history redefines abstraction in terms of its vibrant and evocative range of styles, subjects, and expression.”

— Booklist

“Abstraction is just as relevant and important today as it was [in the past]… Karmel argues for its durability and broadens its cast by spotlighting earlier figures who have been overlooked and others who are carrying abstraction into the future.”

— ARTnews

“Big, beautiful, [and] brimming with scholarship and insight, [Pepe Karmel's] survey is a network of linked fragments, a rhizome, a Wunderkammer—in short, a book for our times.”

— Art in America

ABZZZZ...: A Bedtime Alphabet

978-0-500-65077-6

“Sleepy children won't make it until the end of this well-conceived and sharply designed alphabet… Angular, screenprintlike graphics in zingy reds, yellows, and blues aren't exactly sleepy, but poring over the details may still quiet some young minds.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This anything-but-boring read will delight little ones and will have them yawning in no time as they practice sounds and letters. The meditative, poetic nature of the text pairs perfectly with the minimalistic, graphical, yet bright and captivating visual elements. Early literacy advocates and children alike will dream sweetly after enjoying this interactive book as a group or as a one-on-one night-time story… Offers proof that getting to sleep doesn't have to be dull.”

— School Library Journal

Adjaye: Africa: Architecture: Compact Edition

978-0-500-34316-6

“This mix of travelogue and architectural study tracks eminent architect Adjaye's journeys to 53 African cities in an effort to document the continent's built environment. The volume features plenty of photography and numerous interesting structures, such as the expressive water towers of Bamako and the modernist villas of Nouakchott, bur Adjaye's aim is to capture the overall built traits of a place.”

— Publishers Weekly

Advanced Textiles for Health and Well-Being

978-0-500-51587-7

“…does an effective job of showing design-driven science and its application.”

— Choice

“…an authoritative resource for design professionals and fashion students alike.”

— The Midwest Book Review

“A useful update …[that] will be of interest to both students and professionals in design or textiles who want to explore new fibers.”

— Library Journal

“…transcending the bounds of what's predictable.”

— Surface

The American Dream: pop to the present

978-0-500-23960-5

“A preeminent guide to American printmaking of the last half-century. British Museum curators Stephen Coppel and Catherine Daunt and Art in Print editor in chief Susan Tallman provide vivid context to the rise of post-World War II ateliers and their interaction with artists such as Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, and to lesser-known but brilliant printmakers Richard Bosman, May Stevens and Lee Lozano. [With] text and opulent illustrations covering regional influences, artistic styles such as photorealism, abstraction, and minimalism, essays discuss printmaking, feminism, political dissent, gender issues, and racial identity.”

— Library Journal