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Aubrey Beardsley:
The Fin-de-Siècle Magician of Light and Darkness
Aubrey Beardsley: <br/>The Fin-de-Siècle Magician of Light and Darkness
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Aubrey Beardsley, a shooting star who vanished into fin de siecle darkness.

This 240-page book, Aubrey Beardsley: The Decadent Magician of the Light and the Darkness, reveals the core of the artist Aubrey Beardsley through more than 180 of his art works, compiled under the supervision of Hiroshi Unno, a critic and a writer who has contributed to many books on the fin-de-siecle.
Aubrey Beardsley was an illustrator who was best known for his drawings in black ink filled with erotic and decadent features. He was born in Brighton, England on August 21, 1872. The Victorian era in which Aubrey lived was gripped by a strict, rigid, conservative morality. The society was male dominated and forced women to be modest. However, in Brighton, which developed into a seaside resort for the upper classes full of entertainment, people were relieved from such strictness. Brighton was also a breeding ground of a sense of liberty in all things, and sexuality was no exception. In other words, it can be said that the Victorian era was a chaotic era during which open-minded thoughts on sexuality and strict, male-dominated morality coexist.
Aubrey's mother, Ellen, was a person who embodied that Brighton atmosphere. Although she worried about raising her son in such an environment, she also taught literature and music to Aubrey. It was lucky for him to spend his youth with Ellen, and Brighton definitely became the basis of his talent for grasping the oddness of society in this era.
Aubrey moved to London when he was 15 years old. When the Beardsley family left Brighton, Aubrey lost the feeling of liberty he had been raised with, but at the same time was able to develop his talent by interacting with Edward Burne-Jones, Oscar Wilde, and William Morris, the artists that colored this period. Aubrey, whose talent blossomed in London, began to offer his illustrations to many literary and theatrical outlets. The most famous examples are his illustrations for Oscar Wilde°«s Salome, Sir Thomas Malory°«s Le Morte d°«Arthur, Edgar Allan Poe°«s Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, °»Alibaba and the Forty Thieves°… from One Thousand and One Nights, the French magazine Yellow Book, and the play Lysistrata. The illustrations for these literary and theatrical artworks had also been drawn by many other illustrators, but Aubrey°«s work was totally different from anyone else°«s.
The seductive motifs that he drew, using only black ink, such as a woman with a fearless smile, a gentleman with disdainful contempt, and figures with extremely exaggerated genitals, all express Aubrey°«s incomparable talent for grasping the chaos and unsettled atmosphere of the period. The rebellious nature and imagery of his illustrations were often controversial. People even called him °»the Devil°«s younger brother°…. But there is no doubt that he was a star of the age, which is evident from the many influential illustrators who came after him who were influenced by Aubrey°«s work, such as Harry Clarke, Alastair, John Austin, Kay Nielsen and George Barbier.
Unfortunately Aubrey°«s genius illuminated the end of the nineteenth century, the era of fin-de-siecle decadence, only briefly before fading away, when his tragically short life ended after just twenty five years.
How did the rebellious, yet refined, monochrome artworks drawn by °»the Devil°«s younger brother°… come about? Was his life simply the art itself? This book is a gem that presents the artwork that is most identified with °»Beardsley°… himself, revealing both the artist and the idea, through his life and his masterpieces.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size°ß257 °Ŗ 186 mm
Pages°ß240 pages (Full color)
Binding°ßFlexibound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5288-3
Release Date : Aug/2020
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,800.00
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Peekaboo Cats
Peekaboo Cats
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Peekaboo! Cute cats are watching you from unexpected places!

Cats are not friendly like dogs. They don°«t come close to people when they don°«t want to. They often hide somewhere and usually it is difficult find where they are. But after a little while, you might feel their piercing gaze from the shadows and realize that your cat is peeping out from a gap in the curtains. If the cat notices you looking back, they°«ll suddenly go back into hiding. Every cat owner has probably played hide-and-seek like this with their cats. This hundred-page book is full of pictures of cute cats hiding and staring at you from unexpected places: behind the wall, under the table, from the stairs and more. Peekaboo!! Why not rejuvenate yourself by playing hide-and-seek with the cats in this book?
Size°ß150 °Ŗ 150mm
Pages°ß112 pages (Full color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5330-9
Release Date : Mar/2020
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,200.00
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Book Design 365
Book Design 365
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Beautiful and original, here are 365 well-designed book covers which caught our eyes in the bookstores.

We have carefully selected book cover designs that explore new and original ways of expression through book cover design. Categories range from fiction and non-fiction to business books and even a dictionary. Take a close look to find out what makes these books so attractive and what makes them different from other books. A must-have book for book lovers and a great reference book for graphic designers.
Size°ß257 °Ŗ 182 mm
Pages°ß336 pages (332 pages in color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5315-6
Release Date : Mar/2020
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,600.00
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Dec/2020 release in the US/Europe°°
Season Paper Collection
-100 Writing & Crafting Papers
Season Paper Collection<br/>-100 Writing & Crafting Papers
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The second book in the 100 Papers series by Season Paper Collection, the popular stationery brand from Paris, collecting their most up-to-date designs.
Following their first collection, this second book from Season Paper Collection gathers together an even wider variety of new and original designs using flower, animal and landscape motifs. There are 50 pairs of different designs with three different textures: white and silky smooth, cream-colored with a rougher finish and brown craft paper. The writing page side varies from °»lined paper with designs°… (with 3 different line thicknesses), °»unlined paper with designs°…, °»graph paper with designs°… and °»plain paper°…. An additional content featured in bilingual text includes a summary of all the names of the designs and an instruction page on how to make an envelope. As with other titles in the 100 Papers series, you can use these papers not only as a writing paper but also to fold, cut, paste, frame and decorate with. Use them however you like!

[about Season Paper Collection]
Season Paper Collection is a stationery brand created by textile designer Julie Costaz and Melissa Le Vaguerese. The Pair met at l°«Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle in Paris. They clicked immediately and, due to their shared love of design, started their own brand, which launched in 2012. The cards, notebooks, memo pads and calendars, designed at their studio in Montreuil, in the suburbs of Paris, are all created based on motifs carefully hand-drawn by the pair themselves. Made using pens, pencils, paint and a range of techniques, the designs vary in appearance. Concern for the environment is also reflected in their choice of materials, which includes paper made from sustainable forests and vegetable-based inks. The delicate, poetic illustrations that make Season Paper Collection products instantly recognizable have captured the hearts of Parisiennes and today their items can be found in boutiques and lifestyle shops throughout France.
Size°ß148 °Ŗ 210 mm
Pages°ß216 pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5316-3
Release Date : Mar/2020
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
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Dec/2020 release in the US/Europe°°
Birds of Edo:
A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds
Birds of Edo:<br/> A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds
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Admire exquisite birds from an eminent Edo-period nature field guide.

As a sequel to °»Flowers of Edo°…, we are pleased to present °»Birds of Edo°…. Of all the illustrated encyclopedias of flora and fauna from the Edo period, °»Baien-Kinpu°… which was compiled by Baien Mouri, a samurai and a scholar of herbal medicine, was said to be most outstanding nature field guide in terms of its realistic depiction and its beautiful and sensitive brushwork. We have carefully selected 86 images from °»Baien-Kinpu°…, supplemented with explanatory text on the origins of each bird°«s Japanese name, classification and scientific name, along with information on Japanese literature in which these birds appear. The lively and radiant birds beloved by the people in the Edo period, now return to life in the Reiwa era! As in the previous book, this title is designed in landscape format, enabling the illustrations to be clearly seen in a single page. Art direction is by Kazuhiko Tajima, who designed our bestselling title Bonsai (9784756248299).

Art director: Kazuhiko Tajima
Size°ß180 °Ŗ 257 mm
Pages°ß224 pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5339-2
Release Date : Mar/2020
Language : J/E Bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,800.00
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