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    • ISBN:9781781577240
    • Publication date:04 Apr 2019
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Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity

By Frances Ambler

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Banish creative block with inspirational words from Hockney, Pollock and more.

'Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love
of play.'
- Matisse

Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways.

Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.

Biographical Notes

Frances Ambler is a London-based writer and art historian. She has a special interest in 20th-century design and is the author of Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design and The Story of the Bauhaus. She has worked with museums and galleries across the globe, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, London's Victoria and Albert Museum and the Scottish Sculpture Trust.

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  • ISBN: 9781781576717
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
  • Page count: 112
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
Ilex Press

Tate: Photography Decoded

Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp
Authors:
Susan Bright, Hedy Van Erp

In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication , the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating this very visual world.From Daguerre's early images to the real-life sharing of Instagram, photography has never really been "the truth," though nor is it necessarily dishonest. It is ambiguous, complicated and subjective, fleeting and lasting at the same time. This book will introduce the best examples and show you how you can 'read' every image.

Ilex Press

Tate: Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist'- PicassoWhether it's through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head or challenging the norm, Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking will give you the confidence to take creative risks and experiment, free from self-doubt. Be inspired by the artistic avant garde with wise words from Abramovic, Duchamp and more.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Design Outdoors

Matthew Keightley
Authors:
Matthew Keightley

Do you want your outdoor space to look as stylish and as well designed as your home? RHS Design Outdoors will give you the ideas and know-how you need to make that happen. Award-winning designer Matt Keightley has curated a collection of 35 gardens, created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers, that will provide theinspiration to transform your outdoor space. Gardeners features include award-winning designers Jo Thompson, Tom Stuart Smith, Tony Woods, Charlotte Rowe and Andrew Wilson. For each case study there is a detailed plan, information on the plants and materials used and a wealth of gorgeous photography by leading garden photographer Marianne Majerus.The designs are organized into five categories: Showstoppers at Home - high-design concepts that are nonetheless achievable; Family-friendly - gardens that incorporate play areas and socialising; Minimalist - spaces with larger areas of hard landscaping and bold, restrained planting; Plants First - gardens where more than half of the outdoor space is planted; and Other Spaces - roof terraces, basement areas and front gardens. This wide array of garden styles means that there is inspiration for all types of garden, and for all types of gardener.

Ilex Press

Tate: Project Collage

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight
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Catapults & Key Hooks

Geoffrey Fisher
Authors:
Geoffrey Fisher
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Declutter

Debora Robertson
Authors:
Debora Robertson
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The Story of the Bauhaus

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

Ilex Press

My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse

Liana Jegers
Authors:
Liana Jegers

Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please.My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.

Ilex Press

Moon

Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Authors:
Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey

A source of light in the dark of night and our ever-changing cosmic companion, the Moon has fascinated humankind since we first gazed into the sky. In this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume, art historian Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey present a rich and curious history. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the Space Race and current exploration efforts, discover the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity's existence.

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Whiskey America

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Dominic Roskrow
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Primate Change

Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Authors:
Vybarr Cregan-Reid

'An excellent evaluation of our bodily shortcomings' - Financial Times This is the road from climate change to primate change.Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.*'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.'PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too.Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now.

Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Artists

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - IndependentThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures.The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death. With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Kyle Books

Greedy Girl's Diet Second Helpings!

Nadia Sawalha
Authors:
Nadia Sawalha

We've all been there: you start a diet with the best of intentions, but, after a busy day at work or a nightmare journey home, the thought of spending an age chopping vegetables for a salad or gloomily sipping a flavourless soup is just too much. Before you know it, you're reaching for the frozen pizza or dialling the number of your favourite takeaway. That's where Nadia comes in. In Greedy Girl's Diet, she proved that healthy food doesn't have to be dull and that you can still have treats without overindulging. Now she's back, with a host of family-friendly, healthy and nutritious recipes (including her famous desserts!) that can be prepared and on the table in no time. Greedy Girl's Diet: Second Helpings is full of delicious, diet-friendly dishes, with one chapter specialising in ten-minute meals, another for half-hour dinners - perfect for a weeknight - and a whole host of lunchbox suggestions. There's a section on guilt-free 'junk' food, a guide to making takeaway-style dishes without the calories, and even an emergency three-day detox for when you just have to fit into that dress.

Ilex Press

Great Minds Don't Think Alike

Emily Gosling
Authors:
Emily Gosling
Ilex Press

The Witchcraft Handbook

Midia Star
Authors:
Midia Star

Embrace your inner witch.Packed with spells, potions and witchy wisdom, use this magickal guide to enhance every aspect of your life. From the effects of the moon to the use of candles to enhance spells, learn how to protect your home, fulfill your dreams, boost your love life, banish ill chance and secure your future.Isn't it time you unleashed the power of magick?

Ilex Press

Say It With Paper

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Authors:
Hattie Newman
Ilex Press

Art Unfolded

Ben Street
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Ben Street
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Eat Shop Save

Dale Pinnock
Authors:
Dale Pinnock

**THE OFFICIAL BESTSELLER**Television tie-in Eat Shop Save contains over 80 recipes to restore sanity to the challenges of family cooking.Focusing on the time-poor in particular, these delicious meals will put a smile on the fussiest of eaters and entice families with chapters such as: Quick After Work Suppers, Favourites with a Facelift and Something Sweet (but good for you).Food is just the beginning. Using smart shopping and meal planning as a basis, you'll find tips to get organised, save money and free up precious time. - Weekly meal planners in each chapter help you save money- Make your own quicker, healthier 'takeaways'- Hide vegetables for fussy eaters- Become a smart shopper- Upcycle leftover ingredients - Give classic dishes a facelift

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Gino D'Acampo
Authors:
Gino D'Acampo

As people the world over know, pasta's huge variety of shapes, textures and flavours make it the perfect basis for every type of meal. In Gino's Pasta Gino D'Acampo, the master of modern Italian cooking, celebrates his homeland's most famous food export with an inspirational collection of 100 mouth-watering recipes that includes classics such as carbonara, puttanesca and ragu alla bologonese, as well as new twists on old favourites such as lasagne, macaroni and spaghetti vongole. Divided into six chapters - Fresh and Filled Pasta, Dried Pasta, Baked Pasta, Like Mama Used to Make, Pasta on the Go, and Pasta for those with Allergies - it includes everything from comforting baked pasta dishes, to spicy seafood and healthy vegetarian options, even desserts! Including an introduction by nutritionist Juliette Kellow explaining the many health benefits of pasta - it is a low-salt, low GI food - each recipe has been nutritionally analysed, demonstrating that pasta is not the fattening option it was once thought to be and can be enjoyed at every meal.