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Carolina Amell - Author

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Books by Carolina Amell

Table Stories: The Best Dressed Tables

Table Stories: The Best Dressed Tables

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Surf Like a Girl

Surf Like a Girl

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There's American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father's death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start sculpting foam ; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You'll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world's most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.

Risography

Risography

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2017

Being in love with imperfection means being in love with the limits of accuracy, with the print marks and the track marks from the paper-feeding rollers that appear in riso images. Risography is a subculture and a printing method with a unique aesthetic that has won over plenty of artists, designers, creatives, and bookmakers. Riso printing is quick, cheap, and great, so it's no wonder so many people are using and promoting this process that combines old and new techniques.

Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2017

The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are extremely effective, seeking a relationship between art and modernity, directly focusing on their target. The key point in the advertising and communication of different festivals centers on the corporate image and on its advertising. In recent years, advertisers, copywriters, and illustrations have teamed up to offer within an image all the information needed to catch the attention of the public. This volume highlights the works of: Paula Bonet, Studio Muti, Invisible Creature, Alexis Bukowski, Studio Fnt, Quim Marin, Yeji Yun, and Lawerta.

Sweet & Bizarre

Sweet & Bizarre

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2017

Sweet & Bizarre is a way of describing works of art from the Lowbrow movement, otherwise known as Pop Surrealism. The Lowbrow movement arose in 1979, led by artist Robert Williams after various art analysts struggled with categorizing his works. Many artists are now associated with this concept, including Mark Ryden, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Gary Baseman, Takashi Murakami, Xue Wang, Sara Sanz, and others. In the following pages you will find fantastic works that will make you feel something sweet and bizarre at the same time, artists like Kazuhiro Hori, Xue Wang, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Marion Peck, Brandi Milne, and Dilka Bear. Each artist tells us about their trajectory and their more personal styles.

Alice Inspiration

Alice Inspiration

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2017

Alice was created by British mathematician, photographer, and writer Lewis Carroll, inspired by the daughter of some friends. Carroll fantasized about taking the child to a parallel-reality world which he called Wonderland . Alice has inspired movies, songs, video games, and all kinds of books. The book is a tribute to this fanciful girl and all the friends she meets along the way, including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter. Each character shines in their own right and reveals its unique personality in each encounter with Alice. Twenty-eight illustrators offer us a personal version of each character, revealing something more of their art and aesthetic. Have a happy, creative journey to wonderland!

Be Makers, Be Happy

Be Makers, Be Happy

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2017

The Makers movement can be identified with the DIY culture and the feeling we get when you make something with your own hands. It is also based on hobbies that go from being a leisure activity to an economic force. The power of the Makers movement knows no limits! Be makers; be happy!

David Bowie: Tribute

David Bowie: Tribute

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2017

This superbly illustrated volume is a tribute to David Bowie, who was an inspiration to several generations of musicians, artists, and performers around the world. David Bowie: Tribute brings together the work of 41 artists who have expressed their admiration for one of the world's best known and loved musicians through their art.

Skate Surf & Art

Skate Surf & Art

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2017

Skateboarding originated in California, and early board designs were simple. By the 1980s, skateboarding had reached all corners of the country and was becoming popular worldwide, as kids adopted the culture and took over public spaces to practice the sport. This book highlights the work of forty-four artists who exemplify the seemingly boundless evolution of skateboard design.

Geometric Trend

Geometric Trend

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing--dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, blazers--but also in accessories such as rings, necklaces, handbags, and even tattoos. The concept is to use simple lines, embellishing in a minimalist way, no matter the shape or colors involved. In this book you will see how different design studies use geometry to decorate the interior of the home, the skin, or to use in corporate settings.

Collage Makers 2

Collage Makers 2

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Collage art is a lot more than just cutting and pasting. It's a refined technique that shows a peculiar vision of the world and a true creative tool. Collage Makers took us closer to the spacious world of collage and its different artists. Now we expand this marvelous world with Collage Makers II. Artists show us their techniques and explain to us the raw materials used in their exclusive and unrepeatable creations, including: magazines, pieces of wood, photographs, newspapers, and everyday objects.

Illustrated Maps

Illustrated Maps

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

This book is a selection of different ways to interpret a map at the illustrative level. Several artists have created maps of the worlds most beautiful places and also its main cities, including Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, and more. They are colorful illustrations in which each artist shows us his or her own way of working with lines and geometrical shapes, some very detailed or synthesized, some using computers or watercolors, and some simply using a pen.

Frida Obsession

Frida Obsession

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2016

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is without doubt the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. This fabulously illustrated volume brings together a series of stunning portraits, each one giving readers a glimpse into the many and varied ways in which Frida Kahlo has inspired countless artists across the globe.

Handmade Graphics

Handmade Graphics

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2016

In an age where technology is a basic work tool for almost everyone, it sometimes seems incredible that there are still artists and designers creating works of art purely by hand that can stop us in our tracks. Handmade Graphics presents readers with a glorious full-colour celebration of the work of some of the finest artists, illustrators, and designers from around the world who create handmade works of art. From drawing and paintings to 3D graphics with unusual materials, fantastic paper or collage creations, readers will find a wide range of handmade projects that show the only limitations to art is imagination.

Illustrated Packaging

Illustrated Packaging

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2015

This superbly illustrated volume presents a stunning visual showcase of some of the finest examplesof packaging designs that have used illustration as a key element. Divided into sections coveringFood, Drink, and Cosmetics, these stunning design reveal the latest trends and innovations inpackaging design from around the world.

Cool Painting

Cool Painting

Author: Carolina Amell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2015

The magic of painting has been present throughout human history, serving as a faithful narrator and mirror of times past, reflecting society's dreams and concerns. With an infinite number of different techniques and styles, from the purest realism to symbolism, abstraction, and expressionism, painting has allowed artists to create works that will appeal to everyone. Each painting becomes a means of expression in and of itself, we live in a time in which we enjoy total creative freedom and are exposed to a large quantity of visual information. So much so that the multidisciplinary approach, the simplicity of lines, the blend of textures, and experimentation with styles and techniques are constant factors in the work of every artist.This magnificently illustrated book brings together the best works of artists from all over the world, showcasing an extraordinary breadth of talent and creativity.