Laurence King Spring 2017

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    9781780679051 Paperback PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques On Sale Date: March 21, 2017 Print Run: 15000
    $25.50 CAD 5.75 x 8 x 0.5 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      From the author of the bestsellingRead This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, this jargon-free introduction covers all aspects of photographing places, including landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and interiors.

      Whatever your camera, whatever your interest, whatever your level, this indispensible guide gives you all the essential techniques and demystifies the work of acclaimed photographers. Packed with practical tips and iconic images, this accessible book will arm you with the know-how you need to take meaningful pictures of the places that matter to you most.

      Featuring 50 master photographers, including Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Robert Adams, Todd Hido, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julius Shulman, Rinko Kawauchi, Thomas Ruff, Tim Hetherington, and Joel Sternfeld.
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      Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been exhibited worldwide. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK's leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry's clear, jargonfree style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.
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    9781780679679 Paperback PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques On Sale Date: May 02, 2017 Print Run: 15000
    $18.50 CAD 6.75 x 6.75 x 0.5 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      So you've got an Instagram account, you're posting pictures, but your follower count has flatlined.Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous holds the answers to fixing up your feed and finding thousands of new followers.

      Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, the book features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit, and managing your account. Put the advice into practice and soon you too will be hailed as an Instagram icon.
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      Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been exhibited worldwide. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK's leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry's clear, jargonfree style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.
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    Tongue in Chic The Fabulous Fashion World of Angelica Hicks Angelica Hicks
    9781786270030 Paperback DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories On Sale Date: April 25, 2017 Print Run: 10000
    $20.99 CAD 6 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 56 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      From the runways to the glossies, supermarkets to the Supermodels... enter the fashionable world of Angelica Hicks as the it-gang of the Instagram generation get reimagined in her cult "tongue-in-chic" illustrations.

      Grouped into six categories including Fashion Weak and High-powered Hybrids, here the who's who of fashion are illustrated and re-imagined, reinvigorated and celebrated in a collection of witty visual puns.

      With introduction by American Vogue's Hamish Bowles if you know your Moschi-NOs from your Azzedine Alai-YAHs, your Angels from your Rockstuds, this fashion gift book is for you.
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      Based in both London and New York, illustrator Angelica Hicks is taking social media by storm with her witty visual puns. Her career began when she started posting on Instagram. She has collaborated withVogue andNet-a-Porter, and been featured in theNew York Times,Harper's Bazaar US, andVogue UK.
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    9781780679174 Paperback GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books On Sale Date: March 14, 2017 Print Run: 12000
    $22.50 CAD 10.25 x 10.25 x 0.5 in | 84 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      MEGAMUNDEN, creator of the best-sellingThe Tattoo Coloring Book, takes coloring to the next level in this stunning collection of tattoo art. More than 60 pages of elaborate flash sheets depict themes from ghost trains to Venice Beach, pinball to pin-ups, with all artwork drawn specially for the book. Includes a full-color, pull-out gatefold, and two sticker sheets.

      A perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery, or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art.
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      MEGAMUNDEN is a UK-based illustrator whose commissions range from illustrations for advertising, fashion, product design, and publishing, to large-scale murals and tattoo designs. He currently works as a Senior Designer at multidisciplinary design agency ILoveDust.
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    The Flower Year A Coloring Book Leila Duly
    9781780679549 Hardcover GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books On Sale Date: April 25, 2017 Print Run: 12500
    $20.99 CAD 7.25 x 9.38 x 0.75 in | 104 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Leila Duly's new coloring book is a celebration of a year of flowers. Month by month, follow the progress of the seasons with intricate illustrations of flowers, birds, butterflies, and other insects and small creatures to color in. There are two pages per week, adding up to a year's worth of coloring enjoyment.
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      Leila Duly is a textile print designer whose work is inspired by old Victorian etchings, unique vintage finds, and the English countryside. Her first book,Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book, was published in 2016.
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    Alan Kitching A Life in Letterpress Alan Kitching, John L. Walters
    9781780677729 Hardcover DESIGN / Graphic Arts On Sale Date: April 04, 2017 Print Run: 1008
    $100.00 CAD 9.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 in | 408 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.

      Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries butit has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.
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      Alan Kitching is one of the world's foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.

      John L. Walters became editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, in 1999; he has also editedPulp since 2014.
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    Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold Marc Hagan-Guirey
    9781786270061 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Origami On Sale Date: August 01, 2017 Print Run: 7000
    $41.99 CAD 11.13 x 14 x 0.38 in | 24 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks. Now you can create 14 of his best loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding).

      Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a craft knife, a cutting mat, and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. To make things easier, the most intricate parts of the templates are pre-die-cut. Then simply display your finished model and admire your handiwork.

      Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike,Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models is a must for Wright fans and architectural model enthusiasts.
      Bio
      Marc Hagan-Guirey is a kirigami paper artist and design director. His kirigami commissions for both private and commercial clients include pieces for Samsung Galaxy, Procter & Gamble, and Decorex International. He is the author ofPaper Dandy's Horrorgami (Laurence King, 2015).
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    9781786270450 Paperback GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books On Sale Date: May 09, 2017 Print Run: 4000
    $20.99 CAD 8.5 x 9.5 x 0.5 in | 98 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      This is the long-awaited coloring book from illustrator Yuko Higuchi. Follow a brother and sister on their magical, and at times surreal, trip through Yuko Higuchi's museum, where they are transformed into the creatures they encounter — plants, mushrooms, mammals, reptiles, molluscs, stones, and ancient creatures. Let your imagination run riot by adding color to the illustrations. Created by cult Japanese illustrator Yuko Higuchi, this is a must for lovers of all things fantastical and bizarre.
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      Yuko Higuchi is a professional painter who lives in Tokyo. She graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Tama Art University, receiving the Fukuzawa Ichiro Award for her work, "Murasaki". She has collaborated with various companies such as Uniqlo Co, Ltd. and Holbein Art Materials Inc.
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    The Short Story of Art A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques Susie Hodge
    9781780679686 Paperback ART / History On Sale Date: May 02, 2017 Print Run: 6000
    $27.99 CAD 6.4 x 8.42 x 0.7 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques.

      The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked.

      The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.
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      Susie Hodge is an art historian, historian, and artist. She is the bestselling author of numerous books, among them50 Art Ideas,How to Survive Modern Art,Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained, and50 Art Nouveau Works of Art You Should Know.
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    Girl on Girl Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze Charlotte Jansen
    9781780679556 Hardcover ART / General On Sale Date: April 18, 2017 Print Run: 4000
    $41.99 CAD 9.9 x 7.82 x 0.77 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.

      This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

      Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
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      Charlotte Jansen is the website editor of ArtSlant, and an editor-at-large forElephant magazine.
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      "A startling and stunning book that offers a rich, varied alternative to the idea of the selfie as the contemporary feminist art form."-ELLE
      "Women like those in Jansen's book are challenging female representation in visual culture, and perhaps with their ideas in mind, we can begin to challenge the current standards of female visual representation ourselves"-Creator's Project at VICE
      "What Jansen's book smartly makes clear is that there is no singular female gaze."-ArtSlant
      "Striking in its breadth."-The Huffington Post
      "Jansen has curated a compelling group of photographers, asked difficult questions, and produced a beautifully illustrated book . . . [Girl on Girl] manages to be of interest to photographers and historians of photography while staying accessible to readers who are interested in learning about contemporary photography. It's definitely worth a read."-Jezebel
      "AsGirl on Girl makes clear, the female gaze offers a powerful lens through which to view, and better understand, the world."-Artsy

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