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Dogs As I See Them (Hardcover): Lucy Dawson Dogs As I See Them (Hardcover)
Lucy Dawson; Foreword by Ann Patchett
R474 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R124 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A BELOVED CLASSIC FOR DOG LOVERS OF ALL AGES With a new foreword by Ann Patchett In the 1930s, Lucy Dawson's friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them. Now available once again after being out of print for decades, and a complete replication the original 1936 edition, Dogs As I See Them includes all of Dawson's irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes. Along with her illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.

Egon Schiele: Landscapes (Paperback): Rudolf Leopold Egon Schiele: Landscapes (Paperback)
Rudolf Leopold
R427 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R108 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Best known for his depictions of the human form, Schiele was also interested in portraying the beauty and structure of the world he inhabited. In fact, Schiele's paintings of the countryside and his native Vienna comprise a large proportion of his body of work. Nearly one hundred of the artist's landscapes are exquisitely reproduced in this handsome book and presented alongside photographs of the scenes he depicted, taken from the vantage point of the original works. This volume proves that Schiele's mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and reveals themes that appear throughout his work. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.

Cats Galore - A Compendium of Cultured Cats (Hardcover): Susan Herbert Cats Galore - A Compendium of Cultured Cats (Hardcover)
Susan Herbert
R450 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Susan Herbert's delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and film have won her a devoted following. This unprecedented new compilation of her best paintings provides an irresistible introduction to her feline world. An array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. The masterpieces of Western art retain their distinctive styles while being cleverly filled with furry faces and pussycat tails. Cats then take to the stage in Shakespearean dramas and lavishly staged opera productions. The final stop is Hollywood, where cats are cast in everything from big-budget epics to cult classics, emulating the timeless glamour of the golden age of cinema. From Botticelli's Birth of Venus through Puccini's Tosca to James Dean and Lawrence of Arabia, Susan Herbert's brilliantly observed feline dramatis personae are a joy to discover.

Florilegium: the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - Celebrating 200 Years (Paperback): Colleen Morris, Louisa Murray Florilegium: the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - Celebrating 200 Years (Paperback)
Colleen Morris, Louisa Murray
R966 R864 Discovery Miles 8 640 Save R102 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Florilegium Society at The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney was formed in 2005 to create a unique collection of contemporary botanical paintings of significant plants that represent the history of the living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. This beautifully produced book is a celebration of 200 years of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, showcasing the botanical richness of these Gardens through the eyes of 64 exceptional Australian and international botanical artists. The stunning botanical paintings are presented chronologically according to the date of each species' introduction to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and its Blue Mountains Garden, Mt Tomah and the Australian Garden, Mt Annan. With paintings of indigenous Australian plants as well as more exotic species from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe, The Florilegium truly reflects the diversity of the three Gardens. Each painting is accompanied by a botanical description written by Louisa Murray and a historic overview by Colleen Morris detailing the discovery of the featured species, its historic and cultural significance and introduction to the Gardens. With a foreword by Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE, preface by Dr Brett Summerell, RBG Sydney Director of Science and Conservation, and an introductory essay by Beverly Allen. The accompanying exhibition of the same name runs from February - August 2018 in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. `The standard of the plant portraits is so high and the text so illuminating that this will make a memorable book.' Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE

Dogs Rough and Smooth (Hardcover): Lucy Dawson Dogs Rough and Smooth (Hardcover)
Lucy Dawson; Foreword by Susan Orlean
R474 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R124 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Foreword by Susan Orlean A charming facsimile edition of celebrated British illustrator Lucy Dawson's 1937 classic collection of highly detailed and loveable drawings of dogs, complete with a cloth spine and ribbon marker-the companion volume to the acclaimed Dogs As I See Them. Lucy Dawson, also known as "Mac," was a preeminent British illustrator in the 1930s and 1940s revered for her paintings and etchings of dogs, from sporting and non-sporting breeds to hounds and herders. Though she worked in numerous mediums-pencil, pen, ink, and oil-her pastels set her work apart. Noted for her commercial dog postcards and her delightful "Tailwagger" series, she also created a "Puppies" series of 40 cigarette cards during World War II-produced in a limited quantity due to wartime restrictions on paper-which have become a rare collector's item today. One of her most famous works is her portrait of "Dookie," the British Royal Family's favorite Corgie, which was later reproduced as a Royal Family Christmas card. Dawson also published several books, including the beloved Dogs As I See Them, and its follow-up, Dogs Rough and Smooth. Now, Dogs Rough and Smooth is available in a lovely facsimile edition for a new generation discovering her superb craftsmanship. Printed on an uncoated stock that simulates the look and feel of a sketchbook, this delightful volume is filled with her beautiful, endearing drawings of a range of breeds. The illustrations are accompanied by notes in Dawson's own handwriting as well as a short anecdotal text that provides amusing insight into the personalities of her canine models and the experience of drawing each. A stunning reproduction of this classic work filled with full-color and black-and-white complete drawings and sketches, Dogs Rough and Smooth features a foreword by acclaimed writer Susan Orlean, and is packaged in a three-piece case with a beautiful cloth spine and long ribbon bookmark. Dogs Rough and Smooth is sure to be a collector's item treasured by dog lovers of all ages and art connoisseurs for years to come.

Rory McEwen - The Colours of Reality (revised edition) (Hardcover, Revised Edition): Martyn Rix Rory McEwen - The Colours of Reality (revised edition) (Hardcover, Revised Edition)
Martyn Rix 1
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a revised edition of the bestselling book about the life and work of artist and musician Rory McEwen (1932-82). A legend in his lifetime and still admired thirty years after his death, his main legacy is the wonderfully luminous and detailed flower paintings he produced throughout his life, of anemones, auriculas, tulips, fritillaries, and of often battered, dying leaves or mouldering vegetables.

Flourish Book 1 Flora - Leaf, Flower, and Plant Designs (Paperback): Christi Friesen Flourish Book 1 Flora - Leaf, Flower, and Plant Designs (Paperback)
Christi Friesen
R514 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R76 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Florian Schwarz - A handful of dust (English, German, Hardcover): Christoph Bauer, Kunstmuseum Singen Florian Schwarz - A handful of dust (English, German, Hardcover)
Christoph Bauer, Kunstmuseum Singen; Text written by Boris von Brauchitsch, Martin Dominik, Arnold Stadler
R1,183 R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Save R287 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Knowledge of the universe is growing, but human existence is increasingly being called into question. This paradox is the leitmotiv of 'A handful of dust', a photographic research project by Florian Schwarz. Over a period of four years, he travelled to observatories in the most remote places in the world. He insightfully links the distant view into the expanse of space with close-up views of the people who live in the surroundings of these institutes. He covers a spectrum from the dusty, bleak ends of this world to the centre of the universe, where our center is also situated - since we, as the most recent research has shown, consist of up to 97% stardust. Text in English and German.

The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey (Paperback): Robb Hirsch The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey (Paperback)
Robb Hirsch; Foreword by John Muir Laws
R566 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This beautifully produced deep dive into Yosemite National Park features stunning photography by Robb Hirsch and fascinating natural history from knowledgeable contributors. Yosemite is like nowhere else on Earth.Within its vast expanses are spectacular granite mountains, glacially carved valleys, thundering waterfalls, delicate meadows, grand trees, and charismatic wildlife. From his years of exploring and studying California's Sierra Nevada, Robb knows that understanding natural processes can thoroughly enhance a visitor's connection to the landscape. In this book, Robb provides that enriching experience by calling on experts to contribute insights into the natural wonders on view. The images and essays work together to draw readers into a deeper relationship with their favorite national park. The book features essays by these Sierra Nevada luminaries: John Muir Laws, on "Wonder, Beauty, and Nature" Tim Palmer, on rivers Greg Stock, on geology James McGrew, on the role of art in Yosemite Brock Dolman, on the water cycle Sarah Stock, on bird diversity Rob Grasso, on the Yosemite toad Kurt Menning, on fire ecology Beth Pratt, on pikas Dan Webster, on wildflowers Karen Amstutz, on Tuolumne Meadows Nathan Stephenson, on giant sequoias Adonia Ripple, on the importance of Yosemite Pete Devine, on the remarkable properties of leaves Robb's passion is the ongoing search for the "Wow!" that can be found in every acre of Yosemite National Park-and that passion comes through in each of his photographs. The result is a breathtaking book that will dazzle, enlighten, and inspire a deep appreciation for the nature of Yosemite.

South Pacific (Hardcover): Michael Runkel, Stephan Weissenborn South Pacific (Hardcover)
Michael Runkel, Stephan Weissenborn
R1,205 R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Save R230 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The natural beauties of Oceania's island world, scattered far across the South Pacific and divided into the cultural areas of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, are overwhelming. But besides lonely palm islands, ever-warm lagoons and colorful coral reefs, there are also more rugged beauties such as the volcanic islands of Marquesas, where beaches are rare. The book shows in over 400 photographs the unique beauty of the region.

Owls Playing Cards (Cards): Stan Tekiela Owls Playing Cards (Cards)
Stan Tekiela
R121 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R22 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Play Card Games and Learn About Owls! Anyone who enjoys birds and nature will love these cards for playing your favorite games or to use as flash cards. Inspired by Stan Tekiela's famous Intriguing Owls photography book, this gorgeous deck features full-color photographs of 15 of North America's most common and fascinating owl species. Play card games while learning to identify owls. The deck is a fun and thoughtful gift.

John Hitchens - Aspects of Landscape (Hardcover): Caroline Collier John Hitchens - Aspects of Landscape (Hardcover)
Caroline Collier
R1,279 R1,008 Discovery Miles 10 080 Save R271 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Flower Power (Hardcover): Catherine Phillips, Helena Stretsova Flower Power (Hardcover)
Catherine Phillips, Helena Stretsova; Designed by Olga Pen
R345 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R94 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Devoted to flowers, the book is beautifully illustrated with a large collection of works from the collection of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

Birds in the Ancient World - Winged Words (Paperback): Jeremy Mynott Birds in the Ancient World - Winged Words (Paperback)
Jeremy Mynott
R481 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R31 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Birds pervaded the ancient world. They impressed their physical presence on the daily experience and imaginations of ordinary people in town and country alike, and figured prominently in literature and art. They also provided a fertile source of symbols and stories in their myths and folklore, and were central to the ancient rituals of augury and divination. Jeremy Mynott's Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words brings together all this rich and fascinating material for the modern reader. Using quotations from well over a hundred classical Greek and Roman authors, all of them translated freshly into English, and nearly a hundred illustrations from ancient wall-paintings, pottery, and mosaics, Birds in the Ancient World illustrates the many different roles birds played in popular culture: as indicators of time, weather, and the seasons; as a resource for hunting, eating, medicine, and farming; as domestic pets and entertainments; and as omens and intermediaries between the gods and humankind. There are also selections from early scientific writings about birds, as well as many anecdotes and descriptions from works of history, geography, and travel. Jeremy Mynott acts as a stimulating guide to this varied material, using birds as a prism through which to explore both the similarities and the often surprising differences between ancient conceptions of the natural world and our own. His book is an original contribution to the flourishing interest in the cultural history of birds and to our understanding of the ancient cultures in which birds played such a prominent part.

Landmark - The Fields of Landscape Photography (Hardcover): William A. Ewing Landmark - The Fields of Landscape Photography (Hardcover)
William A. Ewing
R1,121 R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Save R277 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Landscape photography has traveled far from its origins in the picturesque or pastoral. It is at the cutting edge of contemporary image-making with leading photographers creating work that transcends definitions of art or documentary. This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work. William A. Ewing has selected more than 230 photographs by over 100 photographers, ranging from renowned figures such as Susan Derges, Edward Burtynsky, and Simon Norfolk, to younger rising stars including Pieter Hugo, Olaf Otto Becker, and Penelope Umbrico. Each of them represents an individual viewpoint of a shared concernfor our changing landscape and environment. Organized into ten themes Sublime; Pastoral; Artefacts; Rupture; Playground; Scar; Control; Enigma; Hallucination; and Reverie Landmark is an intelligent and poetic survey which captures a genre of photography to perfection."

Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists - How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations (Paperback):... Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists - How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations (Paperback)
Karen Kluglein
R561 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals her secrets for rendering leaves, flowers, berries, and branches both accurately and beautifully. The book begins with a brief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offer detailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums: Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint. Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding "personality" to your work and knowing when a painting is done. Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists shows artists at all skill levels how to translate careful observations into stunning works of art. The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

Surprising Europe - A Photographic Journey (Hardcover): Sabine De Milliano Surprising Europe - A Photographic Journey (Hardcover)
Sabine De Milliano
R958 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R181 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Surprising Europe is a visual voyage that captures the beauty of the natural and cultural landscape of the old continent. Dutch photographer Sabine de Milliano spent 10 years travelling to remarkable places, from Podgorica in Montenegro and the Sooma National Park in Estland to the Ta'Cenc cliffs in Malta. Driven by curiosity, she discovered hidden gems, revisited famous places, and explored little-known destinations at the borders of Europe. This book contains the most beautiful, inspiring and surprising photos she made on her journey, and shows the enormous diversity Europe has to offer.

Have You Seen Mary? (Paperback): Jeff Kurrus Have You Seen Mary? (Paperback)
Jeff Kurrus; Introduction by Keanna Leonard
R206 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R37 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Michael Forsberg Photography ". . . and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary." So begins Have You Seen Mary?, Jeff Kurrus's fictional account of one sandhill crane's faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska's Platte River, this tenderly woven story of love is also a stirring introduction to these majestic birds, replete with Michael Forsberg's radiant color photographs. This book will appeal to all ages, for it both entertains and educates readers about sandhill cranes.

Australia (Hardcover): Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler Australia (Hardcover)
Anthony Ham, Donna Wheeler
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Australia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, is rich in rainforest, deserts, and mountains. Geological wonders such as the Uluru, the Outback or the Great Barrier Reef characterize the country, as do the coastline of dream beaches and surfing paradises with offshore islands. This book shows in more than 500 pictures the uniqueness of the animal world above and under water along with the untouched nature and the cultural sides of the metropolises like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Canberra.

Biophilia (Hardcover): Christopher Marley Biophilia (Hardcover)
Christopher Marley 1
R1,280 R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Save R428 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Christopher Marley's art expresses his passionate engagement with the beautiful forms of nature. Beginning with insects and moving on to aquatic life, reptiles, birds, plants, and minerals, Marley has used his skills as a designer, conservator, taxidermist, and environmentally responsible collector to make images and mosaics that produce strong, positive emotional responses in viewers. Marley has a brilliant eye for colour and pattern in different natural objects, and he expertly captures the deep relationships among them. Biophilia (literally, "love of living things") is a must-have for nature lovers, designers, artists, craftspeople, and anyone looking for visual inspiration in the arts.

A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours - In Praise of Birds and Seasons (Hardcover): Carry Akroyd, John McEwen A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours - In Praise of Birds and Seasons (Hardcover)
Carry Akroyd, John McEwen 1
R544 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R110 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours is a collection based on the Bird of the Month column in The Oldie, which is written by an instigator of the magazine, John McEwen and illustrated by renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd. In this beautiful new book, painter and printmaker Carry Akroyd presents a sequence of her small screenprints, full of variety and colour, that illustrate British birds in all four seasons of the year. These stunning prints give full rein to her extensive knowledge of the British landscape, and what shines out of these dynamic designs is Carry's deft capturing of each bird's characteristics set beautifully in relation to its habitat. Her consideration of each species combines accuracy with elegant simplicity. John McEwen's accompanying text is written with charm and concision, and his original columns have been updated for this new collection. John's light, eclectic approach connects snippets of ornithology, history, etymology and cookery, all expressed with wit and knowledge. His writing is spiced with poetry - from Chaucer to the present - as well as facts and stories, while personal and other anecdotes are included to inform and, above all, entertain.

Birds (Hardcover): Hunt Slonem Birds (Hardcover)
Hunt Slonem; Foreword by Jacqueline Bograd Weld; Contributions by Anthony Haden-Guest
R2,044 R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Save R495 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A follow-up to Hunt's gorgeous, best-selling book Bunnies, ISBN 9780989170451 featuring the same deluxe production values Hunt Slonem's exhibition schedule for 2017 includes more than 19 solo shows in Aspen, Montreal, Dubai and other locations worldwide. Influenced by the exotic, lush landscapes of his childhood and youth in Hawaii and Nicaragua, Hunt Slonem paints richly coloured, impressionistic visions that are celebrated worldwide. Particularly sought after are his paintings of birds. Now for the first time, Slonem's bird paintings are collected into a single volume, published in a lavish hardcover edition, as a follow-up to his earlier luxe book, Bunnies. In Birds, the Louisiana-born artist pays homage to these remarkable creatures through hundreds of engaging artworks. Dramatic and vivid, Slonem's avian subjects seem unconfined to a flat surface, as the paintings brim with texture and movement. Sure to please bird-lovers and fine art aficionados alike, this is a sumptuous hardcover volume that features metallic ink and silvergilded edges, a ribbon marker and an acetate jacket.

Tropical Bird Prints - Art Portfolio (Hardcover): Pepin Van Roojen Tropical Bird Prints - Art Portfolio (Hardcover)
Pepin Van Roojen
R745 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R132 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pepin Press Art Portfolios contain 8 high-quality art reproductions printed on 200 gsm watercolour paper or satin coated art paper. These papers are non-ageing, manufactured from chlorine-free pulp by FSC and PEFC certified mills. The prints are enclosed in hardback portfolio covers made of premium paperboard with inner end papers along with flaps for further protection. The portfolios have a high-quality cloth spine (made of rayon, a plant-based fiber) and a cotton ribbon closure. All images reproduced come from our own archives, except for the van Gogh and Monet volumes. In our selections we have sought to combine complimentary images, striking a balance between the familiar and those lesser known. Alongside traditionally famous images many uncommon but delightful drawings and prints can also be found.

Treasured Lands - A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks, Second Expanded Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed.):... Treasured Lands - A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks, Second Expanded Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Q. T. Luong; Foreword by Dayton Duncan
R1,516 R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Save R311 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Saving Foxes - Portraits of Rescued Foxes and Their Stories (Hardcover): Lauren Williamson Saving Foxes - Portraits of Rescued Foxes and Their Stories (Hardcover)
Lauren Williamson; Edited by Mikayla Raines
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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