The Dreamday Pattern Journal

Laurence King Publishing has launched a new set of journals for art lovers.

These journals can be used for taking notes, drawing and also feature patterned pages for colouring-in and doodling.

Enjoy the gallery of these amazing stylish journals, designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland.

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For more info:

http://www.laurenceking.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?dir=asc&order=relevance&q=dreamday+pattern

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New In: Matisse, Cezanne and Van Gogh

New art books released by Laurence King: This is Matisse, This is Cezanne and This is Van Gogh, dedicated to Dutch genius.

The aim of this art collection is to revolutionise art history to make it more engaging for readers and art-lovers.

Enjoy the photo gallery!

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Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art

A new book released by Laurence King Publishing. Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward offers a vademecum for those who are keen on art and those who are not trained in art history.

Do you have issues in tackling the jungle of the often quirky and provocative contemporary art?  The former Art Review and Time out Editor has got a six step programme for understanding based on the tabula rasa – a clean slate and a fresh mind. Employing the Tabula Rasa methodology means clean up your mind form previous experiences and approaching beauty (a painting, a sculpture or whatever multimedia installation) with baby’s eyes.

Ossian Ward is Head of Content at the Lisson Gallery and a writer on contemporary art. He was previously chief art critic and visual arts editor at Time Out London and before that served as editor at Art Review.

Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward (Laurence King, £9.95). 

This is… A Major New Art Monograph Series

The This is… series by Catherine Ingram and published by Laurence King is a radical rethinking of the common idea of the contemporary artists”biography’.

Forget all the boring and well-renowned ideas of historical and chronological biography because these new publications are innovative, highly visual and definitely more engaging.

With quirky and colorful drawings in comics style these books, ideally for art-lovers, will grasp the attention of neophyte and curios people.

Each book is a fascinating biography of the artist and a showcase of their work, with specially commissioned illustrations that bring the artists’ stories to life.

The first three books, published in May 2014, are the following:

This is Warhol is an enquiry on the flamboyant and eccentric life of the bomb kid Andy, from the beginning of his career to the apotheosis of the Factory in New York. From the childhood in Pittsburgh to the chaotic and inspiring life in The Manhattan Silver Factory.

This is Dalì explores the life and career of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Surrealism is not only a painting technique but essentially a sort of ‘lifestyle’ for the Spanish artist. Moreover, the book discusses his venture into the commercial world from his extravagant jewellery to his cheeky design for the Chupa Chups lollipops.

This is Pollock is focused on the ‘bad boy’ American artist career. Prototype of the Beat Generation, during the Cold War his paintings were exploited as a political weapon to spread an image of American democracy all over the world.

We do look forward to reading the new ones…

 G. P.

(Images courtesy of Laurence King Publishing press office).

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