For lovers of art and design books looking to add new titles to their collection, Chapters online book store in Pakistan has released some hard-to-find art books in limited quantity.
Ranging from art history to architecture and fashion to photography, these unique titles are absolute must haves. Here are our top four Art & Design books that you should get from Chapters Online Book Store In Pakistan:
1. Body Of Art
The first book to celebrate the beautiful and provocative ways artists have represented, scrutinized and utilized the body over centuries.
Body of Art is the first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years. Unprecedented in its scope, it examines the many different manifestations of the body in art, from Anthony Gormley and Maya Lin sculptures to eight-armed Hindu gods and ancient Greek reliefs, from feminist graphics and Warhol's empty electric chair to the blue-tinted complexion of Singer Sargent's Madame X. It is the most expansive examination of the human body in art, spanning western and non-western, ancient to contemporary, representative to abstract and conceptual.
Over 400 artists are featured in chapters that explore identity, beauty, religion, absent body, sex and gender, power, body's limits, abject body and bodies & space. Works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman... Its fresh, accessible and dynamic voice brings to life the thrilling diversity of both classical and contemporary art through the prism of the body. More than simply a book of representations, this is an original and thought provoking look at the human body across time, cultures and media. Shop now at our Online Book Store In Pakistan.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 3084 g
Dimensions: 305 x 238 x 40 mm
2. Arthur Boyd: A Life
Arthur Boyd's legacy is a collection of masterpieces that define the history of Australian art in the last century. But the man himself - enigmatic, inarticulate, modest - has remained in the shadows until now.
Based on over six years of meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Darleen Bungey sweeps us into the intimate circle of one of Australia's most fascinating families. Arthur Boyd emerges as a passionate, dramatic figure whose self-effacing demeanour cloaked a strong personality that refused to allow his turbulent and sometimes tragic personal life to interfere with his creative genius.
From Victoria's bohemian enclaves to the heady swirl of Melbourne and London in the years of artistic and social revolution, to the rural removes of Suffolk and the Shoalhaven, this is a journey into the mind and heart of a complex man whose absolute commitment to his art thrust aside personal adversity in the relentless pursuit of his work. There are art books and there are biographies. Arthur Boyd: A life is rare - a revelation of an artist's life as compelling as the writing about his art. Learn more at our Online Book Store In Pakistan.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Number of pages: 696
Weight: 1268 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 45 mm
India explores the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the most admired photographers working today.
Steve McCurry: India explores the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings through the lens of Steve McCurry, one of the most admired photographers working today. This new portfolio of emotive and beautiful photographs from India features 150 previously unpublished images taken across the Indian subcontinent, along with iconic photographs that are famous worldwide.
Reproduced in a large format with captions, and an introductory essay, this book features a range of color pictures illustrating this most colorful of countries, capturing the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings: from the Ganesh festival on Chowpatty beach in Mumbai to the Kolkata railway station before dawn to the flower markets of Kashmir and the streets of Old Delhi.
Following Phaidon's 2013 bestseller Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs, McCurry's India is a new selection of the photographer's beautiful and powerful images of India, a country he has photographed many times over the last thirty years.
Other Phaidon titles by Steve McCurry, include Steve McCurry, The Iconic Photographs, Steve McCurry, Unguarded Moment and Steve McCurry: South Southeast. Get this iconic travel and photography book from Chapters in Pakistan.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 2404 g
Dimensions: 380 x 275 x 25 mm
4. Francis Marshall: Drawing Fashion
This book opens an exciting archive of fashion illustration by Francis Marshall (1901-1980), whose career coincided with the golden age of fashion illustration and hand-drawn commercial art of the 1930s-1950s.
For much of the 20th century, Marshall was one of Britain's most prolific and highly regarded fashion illustrators; his work was published widely, in Vogue and the DailyMail, and in advertising for Jaeger, Fortnum and Mason, Liberty, and Elizabeth Arden, as well as in his own books. During WWII, he worked for the British Navy's camouflage unit, famous for its ingenious feats of deception. Later he became known for the 200 covers he illustrated for the romantic fiction of prolific author Dame Barbara Cartland. This new book shines a light on this mostly forgotten master, at a time when fashion illustration is very much in style.
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 250 x 186 x 18 mm
Which art and design book is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below. Don't forget that you can get free reward points every time you shop for books at Chapters store. Karachi customers can also get free online delivery for all orders placed before 12pm.