Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the subject in this comprehensive reference, the first to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history. Learn More
Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters is a lavish colourful collection, from A to Z, of a multitude of examples of the Western alphabet in use. Alphabets explores the language of letters that we see around us everyday, touching on the alphabet’s origins in hieroglyphs through to its development as a significant part of our history and visual vocabulary.
American Grotesque is a lavish retrospective of grotesque, occult, and erotic images by the forgotten Hollywood photographer William Mortensen (1897–1965), an innovative pictorialist visionary whom Ansel Adams called the "Antichrist" and to whom Anton LaVey dedicated The Satanic Bible. Learn More
Now available in a new edition, this sumptuous volume explores key aspects of Art Nouveau--decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising, and more--with an in-depth approach and stunning illustrations. Learn More
Before the invention of Letraset, the sheets of dry-transfer letters that became popular with designers in the 1960s, custom headline lettering styles were frequently drawn by hand, creating a limitless field of innovative, creative, fanciful letters full of stylistic freedom and an energy unfettered by typographic traditions and templates. Learn More