Magic of Lines II returns to the rich source of inspiration found in the most basic of illustrative forms lines themselves. Works from a multitude of artists from all around the world explore how a talented illustrator can guide a viewer's eye with the most simple of expressions and create movement and vivid depth with only a few strokes of a pen. The human body, impressionistic images, natural forms, and overwhelmingly detailed patterns are all accompanied by interviews with the artists, offering insight into their own inspirations and methods as well as suggestions for artists aspiring to reach new heights in their own art.
One of the most popular international surveys of contemporary fantasy art, the Fantasy+ series now turns its lens on the pervasiveness of the genre in all aspects of popular culture. From advertising to book design and illustration, modeling to game design and film animation the artists herein continue to expose the public at large to new realms of the imagination. Choosing one representative artist in each category for an in-depth interview, this book looks to highlight the latest developments in the field as well as showcase potential for artistic growth. Not limited by its inherent commercialization, fantasy art is still capable of exploring visionary worlds and creating original artworks never before conceived of.
Enter at your own risk, this book be full of eldritch horrors.From pernicious scenes of life gone wrong, to graphic images of inhuman monstrosity, The Dark Book presents a survey of our darkest fears. Featuring the work of 30 world famous artists such as Alejandro Garcia Restrepo, Heiko Mueller, Leslie ODell, Mojo Wang, Fernando Forero and Alessandro Sicoldr with accompanying stories often drawn from their personal lives that led to the creation such disturbing artwork. Explored in media as diverse as pen and ink, painting, sculpture and photography, the work acts as both metaphor for the artists own pain as well as a mirror of our own anxieties, thus exploring our shared humanity.
This book showcases more than one hundred of the most expressive wall designs from around the World, covering every aspect from background wallpaper to sketch drawings on walls ; from innovative materials and modeling, to lighting variations of all kinds of wall decoration. The contents of this book are categorized in terms of the venues in which the works are exhibited, namely, offices, bars and restaurants, residences, shops and exhibition spaces. Through around five hundred images, the book provides a penetrating glimpse of the most fashionable wall art styles and interior designs in today's world, creating a valuable resource reference for artists, interior designers and design enthusiasts.
Literally meaning cute, kawaii embraces various elements of Japanese visual culture that reflect this aesthetic. While not a new phenomenon, its prevalence continues to grow, gathering new fans and admirers of all ages and influencing contemporary art and popular culture around the globe. Kawaii Design+ collects the work of approximately 30 young artists and designers as they each bring their own unique voice to an interpretation of the concept both in text and in form. From graphic to product design, illustration, toys and installation art the manifestations are endless. Join the movement!
This volume contains the refereed and revised papers of the Fourth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC'10), held in Stuttgart, Germany. The material in this book represents the state-of-the-art research and developments in design computing and design cognition. The papers are grouped under the following nine headings, describing both advances in theory and application and demonstrating the depth and breadth of design computing and design cognition: Design Cognition; Framework Models in Design; Design Creativity; Lines, Planes, Shape and Space in Design; Decision-Making Processes in Design; Knowledge and Learning in Design; Using Design Cognition; Collaborative/Collective Design; and Design Generation. This book is of particular interest to researchers, developers and users of advanced computation in design across all disciplines and to those who need to gain better understanding of designing.
Painting flowers has a long and rich tradition in China, having evolved out of the classic bird-and-flower style to become its own distinct genre of painting. Tracing its history and evolution through centuries of artistic endeavor this amazingly researched book leaves no stone unturned. With chapters following the sequence of the four seasons, it brings to life the historical relevance of the most popular flowers by season as well as the most famous painters and their representative works, providing context and perspective on the development of this unique style. The book concludes with 80 exquisite flower paintings, masterworks of time and place selected as among the most beautiful and culturally important paintings of ancient China.
'Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts' presents art through individual artists. It is comprised of two sections. The first introduces Chinese artists who already enjoy a certain level of influence and success in the international contemporary art scene. The second section selects the 12 most independent and individual young artists in China, presenting their diverse techniques and artworks.