London in Fifty Design Icons
By Deyan Sudjic
In this new series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the spirit of their city. Covering anything from buildings and monuments to a graffiti mural or an item of clothing, we are able to build up an intricate portrait of a city, layer by layer.From its long-serving Routemaster buses and world-famous tube map to the miniskirts of the swinging sixties and the imposing silhouette of Battersea Power Station, London is a tapestry of design masterpieces. Join Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, as he unravels the visual history of one of our most complex and intriguing cities.Contents include:The Times mastheadAbbey RoadBattersea Power StationTate Modern Turbine HallBanksy graffiti muralMary Quant miniskirtTube mapChristopher Kane flourescent dressLloyd's of LondonLondon Aquatics Centre...and many more.
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes is the latest addition to the best-selling Draw in 15 Minutes series. Following the success of Draw Faces and Draw People, artist and drawing expert Jake Spicer introduces you to the most important skill in the artist's repertoire: life drawing.From understanding relationships and proportions and considering basic anatomy, to learning about mark-making and tonal values, Jake takes you through the process of drawing the most rewarding of subjects: life class remains a key component of nearly every art degree in the UKWith step-by-steps and techniques derived from his proven life-class methods, Jake gives you the skills to create beautiful life drawings quickly, successfully and, ultimately, in only 15 minutes.