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Sanctuary – Britain’s Artists and their Studios

Posted in Publication with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2013 by wallkandy

Sanctuary Book

A New Year and so a New Year’s resolution to try and blog at least once per week.

The first of 2013 is book related. Sanctuary was published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson and runs to an impressive 600 pages.  After picking this book up a couple of days back I haven’t been able to put it down.  The list of artists is impressive as is the photography and text, one of the best art related books I’ve seen in a long time.

Here are some words from Thames and Hudson

Surveying 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs while following each artist through their working routines. Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Phyllida Barlow, Jane and Louise Wilson, Thomas Houseago, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers, Adam Neate and many others.

In addition to individual interviews with all the artists featured in the book, three essays explore the meanings, configurations and personalities of a huge range of studio settings and environments in contemporary British art.

Sanctuary Book inside 1


Sanctuary Book inside 2

  • ISBN 9780500977071
  • 32.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 600pp
  • With over 600 colour illustrations
  • First published 2012

The published price is a hefty £48.00 but can be found for a bargain price of around £27 delivered from Amazon here. At 600 pages it’s a lot of book for your money.


Trespass – Taschen Books

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by wallkandy

About the Author

Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications. Marc and Sara Schiller founded Wooster Collective in 2001, a website that celebrates and plays a crucial role in documenting otherwise ephemeral street art. Based in New York City, the collective curated most of the contemporary images in Trespass. Its “Wooster On Paper” series presents the work of international artists in limited edition books. Ethel Seno received her BA in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University before teaming with TASCHEN, where she worked with William Claxton on Jazzlife and New Orleans 1960, and David LaChapelle on Artists & Prostitutes and Heaven to Hell. Having grown up in Tokyo, she feels most at home in urban environments and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH (Oct 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509644
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509640
  • Published price £29.99,  Save money, Available Here for just £17.20

Street Sketchbook Journeys – Tristan Manco

Posted in Publication with tags , , , on September 6, 2010 by wallkandy

Book Decsription

In this sequel to the worldwide bestseller Street Sketchbook, Tristan Manco continues his exploration of the secret world of sketchbooks by tracing artists creative journeys, from the initial idea to its development.

The book features work by the most innovative street and graffiti artists from around the world, showcasing both established artists, such as Sam3 and Titifreak, and the extraordinary new talent that is emerging from creative hubs, from Colombia to Ukraine. Each of the featured artists pushes back the boundaries, whether working on the street or in the studio; this book enables us to join them on their creative journeys.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (27 Sep 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0500515158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515150

The published price is £19.95 but you can get a discounted copy here

Wallkandy Bookshelf – Steve Powers ‘A Love Letter for You’

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , , on May 31, 2010 by wallkandy

“A Love Letter For You – Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline” documents the art and the neighbourhood that inspired this ambitious public art project. More after the jump

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Lost Colours book from Rough

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , , , on January 4, 2010 by wallkandy

104 pages of original artworks, walls, trains and history plus a complete catalogue of the Lost colours and Alibis works from Remi/Rough’s most recent exhibition

Have a look at some Sample Pages and then Order here…there’s only 500 of these so get on it quick

This book has been twenty five years in the making… Remi/Rough has travelled the world with his art and has compiled an extremely personal collection of images for this book – all in a very cool 210cm x 210cm square format, soft bound and full colour throughout.

With a foreword by New York legend Mare 139, this book is an absolute must have.

Price £30 + £6 UK + £10 international postage and packing

Buy yours here

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