Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
In more than 2,000 issues, British Vogue magazine has acted as a cultural barometer, putting fashion in the context of the larger world in which we live - how we dress, how we entertain, what we eat, listen to, watch, who leads us, excites us and inspires us. The century's most talented photographers, illustrators and artists have contributed to it. In Lee Miller it had, unexpectedly, its own war photographer; in Norman Parkinson, Cecil Beaton, David Bailey, Snowdon and Mario Testino the greatest portrait and fashion photographers of their generation; and in Beaton and Irving Penn two giants of twentieth-century photography. From 1892, American Vogue chronicled the life of beautiful people - their clothes, parties, houses and habits - and the magazine was exported for intrigued British readers. In 1916, when the First World War made transatlantic shipments impossible, its proprietor, Conde Nast, authorised a British edition. It was an immediate success, and over the following ten decad…
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Airline: Identity
Airline: Identity
This work celebrates the culture of air travel, from plane interiors and airline branding, to food and fashion. The book charts the development of all aspects of international air travel both, elegant and chic, kitsch and vulgar.
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Animation Unlimited: Innovative Short Films Since 1940
Animation Unlimited: Innovative Short Films Since 1940
Featuring 50 seminal short films by key animators from around the world, this book discusses the work of early pioneers such as Oskar Fischinger and Jan Svankmajer as well as contemporary animators such as Larry Cuba, Tim Hope and Run Wrake. All of the films included are independently produced personal work. Most of the featured directors make a living in commercial animation but, freed from the constraints of a client brief, they use their short films to experiment with new ideas and techniques, many of which subsequently find their way into commercial applications. Labors of love, these films can take years to complete – each second of the film may consist of up to 25 frames of animation. Grouped according to four main themes, all forms of animation are covered, including 2D, 3D, Claymation, stop frame and web/Flash animation. Each project is accompanied by a 500-word review including comments from the director. Details of software and method along with the internet address of the …
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New Glass Architecture
New Glass Architecture
The introduction traces the history of the key moments of glass in architecture and describes developments in glass technology over the last 20 years. The book goes on to feature 25 recent examples of glass architecture, with specially commissioned colour photographs by the renowned architectural photographer Dennis Gilbert. It includes the work of such well known names as Steven Holl, Toyo Ito and Herzog & de Meuron.
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21st Century Hotel
21st Century Hotel
The public's appetite for new and excitingly designed hotels is insatiable. Never before have hotels been so earnestly responsive to the zeitgeist. How else can we explain the latest trends in design which at one extreme increasingly blur the border between lodging, lifestyle and living theatre, and at the other seek to reinvent the more discreet manners and style of the grand hotels of the late 19th century? 21st-Century Hotel highlights the latest examples of these trends and more as the international hotel sector finds newer and more imaginative ways to invent and reinvent itself in order to match the mood of the moment. A large-format bible of style for architects and interior designers, this book outlines the very latest developments in types of hotel design and then showcases the best on international scene through five themed chapters. It features forty six unusual
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New Chairs:
New Chairs:
Chairs continue to captivate the imagination - even people who are not design aficionados love chairs. Though there have been a number of books on classic chairs, contemporary design has been largely ignored. Offering 67 examples of the most intriguing chairs recently created, this book features work by designers whose nationalities range from Thai, French, Israeli, American, British, Canadian, Italian, and German to Danish, Lebanese, Brazilian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. Chairs by famous names, such as the Campana brothers, Tom Dixon and Marcel Wanders, as well as by lesser-known designers are included. In addition to large-format images of the completed designs, "New Chairs" includes drawings, prototypes, and photographs of manufacturing processes. The background information accompanying each example is complemented by the designers' own words, describing how they arrived at their solutions.
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The International Design Yearbook
The International Design Yearbook
In this, the 20th edition of the leading international showcase of domestic design, guest editor and acclaimed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders surveys the world of design and identifies new, original and interesting work in the areas of furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles and products. His eclectic selection ranges from packaging for lipsticks and disposable underwear to a loft cube and inflatable mobile office space. The latest technologies are also featured, including a washing machine from Dyson, Apple's mini i-pod, a new robotic dog from Sony and the world's first intelligent shoe, created by Adidas.
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New Typographic Design
New Typographic Design
A visual guide to the best in contemporary typographic design, featuring examples and usages of modern typography from around the world. Covering a wide variety of applications, from design to print - magazines, books, brochures, posters, etc - to signage systems and screenbased typography, the book gives an insight into the current trends and directions of modern typography and provides a rich source of inspiration for design students and established designers alike.
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Software Essentials for Graphic Designers
Software Essentials for Graphic Designers
A groundbreaking book, aimed primarily at new graphic designers and students, which imparts the essential basics that professionals will need on a day-to-day basis to run seven major graphics and web-design programs used the world over. There is a logical flow of information and methods, complimented by colour illustrations, enabling the learner to start using the program immediately, regardless of the version they have installed.
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One-Off: Independent Retail Design
One-Off: Independent Retail Design
The urge to create an individualized shopping experience is a major trend around the world, such that a new generation of independent shops has grown up. These are mostly small, and are setting up against the odds, so that they have to make a special effort with their exteriors, interiors, and branding to lure in customers. Some are a triumph of ingenuity on a lowbudget, while others are as glamorous as their big-name counterparts. Some interiors and graphics are created by professional designers, others by the owners themselves. In fact, this trend is now so widespread that the corporate retailers who sparked the reaction in the first place are getting in on the act, commissioning one-off outlets and short-term guerrilla stores to appeal to a more savvy, funky young clientele. One-Off is the first book to address this important retail trend. It covers food, home and lifestyle, fashion and accessories, random gems, and pretenders and guerrilla stores.
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Visual Merchandising: Window and In-Store Displays for Retail
Visual Merchandising: Window and In-Store Displays for Retail
A great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of stores from fashion emporia to supermarkets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers. It reveals the secrets of their tool kit, and information on the use of mannequins, the latest technology, how to construct and source props, and explains the psychology behind shopping and buyer behavior. Presented through color photographs, diagrams of floor layouts, and store case studies, and including invaluable information such as a glossary of terms used in the industry, Visual Merchandising is an essential handbook for anyone working in and learning about this exciting area.
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Materials, Form and Architecture
Materials, Form and Architecture
Materials are a huge area of study in architecture. Backlashing against the digital and virtual wave, there is a fresh emphasis on the material qualities of buildings while, ironically, it is the information technologies that allow the architect direct control over what happens on the building site once more. The early chapters of the book survey the field historically and explore the theory of materials and form. These are followed by seven thematic chapters and a well-illustrated discussion of the future of materials with examples chosen from contemporary architecture. The book aims to inspire students and architects to take more interest in this often neglected aspect of architecture. It counters the tendency to think of materials as a technical issue by addressing the subject historically and critically, linking cultural ideas to technical means.
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Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing
Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing
Creating effective copywriting is of vital importance in todays design and communication industries. Well-targeted copy and a strong brand voice are essential if you want to stand out from the competition. Copywriting shows how to write for all formats and contexts, from catalogues and products to advertising and websites. It explores the challenges of commercial writing, providing the tools to become a confident and versatile copywriter. Leading industry talents from both the UK and US are interviewed, major campaigns covering all areas of the industry are illustrated in colour and examined in depth, and exercises and tips aid in developing creative writing, editing and presentation skills. Revealing the secrets of this rapidly expanding profession, Copywriting provides the skills and techniques to thrive in the world of creative commercial writing.
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Business Cards 3: Designs on Saying Hello (Bk. 3)
Business Cards 3: Designs on Saying Hello (Bk. 3)
"One of the most ubiquitous pieces of printed matter, the business card presents a unique design conundrum. Constrained by budgetary and size restrictions, how do you present a persons or a business's identity and contact details, all in a very small space...and still have some fun? In an age dominated by digital media, the first two books in this series revealed the unique potential of the business card as an opportunity for creative greetings, firmly stamped with the user's personality. Business Cards 3 features over 200 innovative interpretations of the humble business card fromaround the world. Collected from designers and clients across the creative industries, highlighting materials, formats, and production methods that push the boundaries of this genre, the result is a book full of inspiring surprises."
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Designing Sustainable Packaging
Designing Sustainable Packaging
Designing Sustainable Packaging
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Wood Architecture
Wood Architecture
Timber is having a renaissance as an architectural material, as more architects come to understand its properties, and enjoy adding it to their repertoire of materials. With a growing crop of good new timber buildings, architects are coming to realise that this is no longer the sole preserve of the traditionalist, but a material that has an important role to play in the contemporary world. The book's introduction examines the ways in which a raw material of diminishing quality (but abundant quantity) can be 'stretched' to perform as it has never done before using new technology and careful detailing. The 40 case studies are devoted to some of the most interesting new wood projects from around the world. The projects are grouped in seven themed chapters. Featured architects from around the world include Steven Holl, Foster and Partners, Rural Studio, Renzo Piano and Shigeru Ban.
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The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration
The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration
A mini edition of the bible of contemporary illustration, this is a comprehensive survey of exciting work from across the globe that will appeal to experts and newcomers alike. Each artist's work is accompanied by a self-portrait and a short, illuminating profile exploring their inspirations and their approach both to illustration and to their career.
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For Love And Money: New Illustration
For Love And Money: New Illustration
For Love And Money: New Illustration
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Print & Pattern
Print & Pattern
Pattern is everywhere. Years of minimalism have been superseded by a riot of color and shape, whether on walls, fabrics, clothes, or signage. Print & Pattern is a visual celebration of contemporary surface design. Compiled by the creator of the cult blog of the same name (http://printpattern.blogspot.com/), this book documents the work of the best surface designers from around the world and features products that have been embellished with a surface print or pattern, including graphics, cards, gift wrap, stationery, textiles, ceramics, badges, stickers, and wallpaper. As well as successful commercial designs, the book also showcases previously unseen pattern designs from designers' portfolios. Accessible but with a cool edge, the book will appeal to surface designers, graphic designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, illustrators, and fashion and textile designers.
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Designs for Small Spaces
Designs for Small Spaces
Small space living is no longer a lifestyle choice but a necessity in most cities, where property is expensive and space is at a premium. Designs for Small Spaces brings together over 500 cleverly designed products suitable for small spaces, and includes full details on where the products can be sourced.
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Stickerbomb 2
Stickerbomb 2
produce, they act as a kind ofinformal business card for some graffiti writers, and a quick and effective promotional tool for many artists and illustrators. As more and more stickers are placed around major cities in the world, interest in the subject keeps growing. This all new follow on from the original Stickerbomb book is filled with a brand-new collection of 280specially-commissioned stickers by artists, illustrators, and graffiti writers from around the world, many of whom have not been featured in a publication before. It will appeal to a young market of designers, street artists, and illustrators, plus street art fans and anyone who collects stickers.
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How To Create A Portfolio And Get Hired: A Guide For Graphic Designers And Illustrators
How To Create A Portfolio And Get Hired: A Guide For Graphic Designers And Illustrators
How To Create A Portfolio And Get Hired: A Guide For Graphic Designers And Illustrators
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Graphic Design for Fashion
Graphic Design for Fashion
This visually-led book contains a global selection of the best graphic design studios' work for the fashion industryfrom packaging and lookbooks to swing tags and invitationswith exclusive insights from bothclients and designers. The book reflects the exciting graphic developments in the field of fashion.
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History Of Modern Design
History Of Modern Design
History Of Modern Design
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Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build
Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build
Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build offers both students and professional designers an overview ofhow todays major interior architectural projects are designed and built. Covering 30 international projects, the book illustrates the working methods and creative concerns of both long-established and emerging international designers. Every stage of the project is included, from the initial brief to the final construction. It features specially taken shots ofproduction and construction processes, and details of fixtures, fittings, customized furnishings and decoration.
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Masters of Fashion Illustration
Masters of Fashion Illustration
A lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book that celebrates the work of the great fashion illustrators from late-19th century to the present day. The book covers the work of fashion illustrators, such as Rene Gruau and Antonio Lopez, fine artists such as Boldini and Warhol, and graphic designers such as Tony Viramontes and Bob Peak.
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Illustration: Portfolio Series (Portfolio (Laurence King))
Illustration: Portfolio Series (Portfolio (Laurence King))
This broad introduction to illustration reveals the artistic, intellectual, and organizational skills needed to study and practice as a freelance illustrator. It includes a practical introduction to image-making, covering basic techniques, andalso looks at the mechanics of visualization and communication. There are chapters on how to deal with different kinds of brief, from publishing and editorial to light entertainment, as well as information on career paths and how to workin the industry.
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Fashion Drawing: Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers
Fashion Drawing: Illustration Techniques for Fashion Designers
Fashion Drawing is a comprehensive, practical guide to fashion drawing for students. The author covers men, women and children, starting with how to draw the fashion figure and continuing with garments and garment details, before teaching the reader how to render various types of fabric. Contemporary in its approach and offering step-by-step guidance, the book emphasizes drawing as an integral function of the garment design process. Students learn how to manipulate various garment details with consideration for scale, construction and colour as well as keeping in mind the profile of the potential customer. Illustrated throughout with a wide range of images from illustrators and designers working in today's market, Fashion Drawing provides both the inspiration and the instruction necessary to allow students to develop their own illustration style.
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Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture
Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture
This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, and textiles. The workof both long-established and emerging designers is featured, with each product selected for its significant use of new technology, unorthodox, or complex production process, use of innovative materials and, in some cases, for the creativeconcept behind it.
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100 Years of Fashion
100 Years of Fashion
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.
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About Art & Culture Books

The world around us is full of diversities. We are different in terms of social habits, music preferences, languages and more factors. In short, we follow different cultures. Art is a medium of communication which helps us converse via sound, images and stories. Read on to explore art and culture books that help us know more in this regard. 

Culture is defined as the characteristics of a group of people based on their language, religion, choice of music, social habits and more factors. The word culture has been taken from its Latin root cultura or cultus that means “inhabit, cultivate or honour”. Art is an expression of imagination or creativity and is a subdivision of culture. Similar to culture, the word art is also taken from its Latin origin ars that means “arrangement”. The three main branches of art include painting, architecture and sculptures. Art and culture are closely related as both influence each other. When put together, these two helps us shape the way we perceive the world around us. However, this is just surface information. So, let us explore popular art and culture books to gain insights.  

Exploring various art and culture books to read

Art and culture books come in a wide variety of topics ranging from painting and music to social culture, theatre and even philosophy. Different parts of the world follow the different culture and art forms. Culture is a crucial part of people’s lives. It affects our values, views, happiness, hopes and even preferences. Therefore, the importance of understanding culture cannot be overlooked. Art, on the other hand, plays a crucial role in the conceptual culture of a society. We live in a world full of diversities. For overall well-being, community builders have to understand various cultures and establish a good relationship between them. Read on to know about various art and culture books that can help you in the process.

Books about culture and society

We live in a world full of diversities. We are different in terms of skills, abilities, values, personality traits and most importantly cultures. However, integration across multi-cultural groups can be challenging at times. To build communities that are great at solving current problems, we must appreciate various cultures. Books about culture and society help you understand and contribute to the world in a meaningful manner. They guide us on diverse ethnic identities around the globe. Books on world culture combine different theoretical perspectives with telling us about globalization theory, polity approaches and historical treatment. Reading them, we can figure out the composite effects of culture on society, people and organizations.

Artbooks and creativity

Artbooks have interesting materials to explore ranging from the earliest cave paintings to modern arts. Art has a significant effect on culture and society. Sculpture, painting, literature, music and other forms of arts act as a repository of a culture’s memory. Reading arts allow us to understand different cultures and ages by means of sound, images and stories. There is an interesting relationship between art and the human brain. For instance, researchers at Newcastle University conducted a study and found that perceiving contemporary visual art had constructive effects on the lives of nursing home-bound elders. So, help foster the creative you by indulging into art and creativity.

Cultural and art books for kids

We live in a diverse world where people lead different lives within the same group, state or country. To raise kids in such a place, it is essential to make them aware of people and places out of their immediate family. So, if you want to introduce a world view to your kids, cultural and art books offer a great way. They help kids coming from different cultures stay united by sharing characteristics in the form of music, art, food and even stories. Remember that it is never too early to teach your kids about diversity and inclusion.

Tips on buying Art and Culture Books in the UAE

Art and culture together form an interesting area to explore. The history of these two subjects is as big as the history of the world. Therefore, if you are new to reading, you can easily get confused with the number of options you have to read. There are various books released by different authors focusing on different topics such as cultural diversity, social background, ethnic background and tension and conflicts. So, here are some quick tips that would guide you on how to buy culture and art books online in the UAE.

  • Consider the topic book focuses on – Art and culture books come in a variety of subject matters including folklore, history, myth, visual arts, sculpting, literature and more. So, process in your mind which one you want to explore and then look for the relevant books.
  • Who’s the author? – If you are a hardcore reader, then you must be having a list of authors whose releases you just cannot miss. However, trying new authors can be a task for you since you are not aware of their writing styles at first. So, whenever you pick any book, read about its author as much as possible. Knowing about the author’s writing style and selection of words would help you make the right selection.
  • Consider the source– The next consideration in the list is the source from where you are purchasing the book. Art and culture books are accessible through both online and physical stores. However, if you step in the physical stores, you will have minimal options. So, prefer ordering your books online so that you get various options to choose from. You can find their collection right here at Shops.ae. Besides, there are various eBook stores which provide art books for free. You do not get a physical copy in this case, but yes, you can access the content online.
  • Look at the price– Art and culture books come in different price slabs based on the number of pages, authors, publishers and other factors. So, if you have a restricted budget, then it is an important consideration. You can also find different prices on different websites. So, here’s the way out. Log on to Shops.ae where you will get books offered from various stores. You can compare prices and easily narrow down your options through filters and sorting options.

Now that you have explored much about culture and art books commence your online shopping journey. If you are unsure about where to start, log on to Shops.ae where we bring together more than 500 online stores. We have books for beginners, classics and even latest releases from some of the sought-after readers in the industry. You can also find some art and culture books for sale here. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to our product search engine before you miss on to amazing deals.

Question & Answer

Why are cultural books important?

Cultural books are important to read because culture is an essential part of our lives. It influences our preferences, values, hopes, loyalties and fears. People from different cultures see the world differently. So, these books help you understand various cultures and establish a strong relationship between them. If you understand the diversities, you will be able to stand against the ill practices of racism and other forms of discriminations.

Which is the best art and culture book?

No one art and culture book can be titled “Best” as various books focus on various topics. However, there are some authors whose releases never disappoint us. Some of their great books include ‘The Culture Books’, ‘Participatory Culture in a Networked Era’, ‘Convergence Culture’ and ‘The Culture Code’. The best part is that they are easily available for purchase. Find a huge collection of art and culture books right here on Shops.ae.

Which art book is best to read?

Artbooks come in a huge variety of topics ranging from art history to instructions and deep learning. Some of the great authors working in this domain include Iain Banks, Henry Jenkins, Daniel Coyle and J. D. Vance. So, if you pick any of their books, we guarantee you will have quality content in your shelves.

From where to buy art and culture books?

Art and culture books are great in number depending upon authors and topics they focus on. If you want to purchase one, you can easily fall in the state of dilemma. However, there are certain online stores which let you filter choices based on various aspects and even compare prices. One such store is Shops.ae. Here, we have hundreds of stores selling books online. You can narrow down your choices based on price, authors, stores and more factors.

Art and culture are two closely related terms. It is essential to understand these two subjects as they shape the world around us. So, embark your online shopping through Shops.ae where we sport various online stores providing books of best-selling authors in the industry. You can get the latest release here and also grab classics. Moreover, compare prices to find cheap art and culture books and make your purchase fit into your budget. You can filter books based on price, authors and even stores. So, go on and have a fantastic shopping experience on our website.