What comes to your mind when you think of art & design books? Do you think of artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso? Some art books do contain a comprehensive history and catalogue of the works produced by those famous painters. If you do think of past art, then to a degree, you are also gripped by history. Or, when looking at art & design, does your mind turn to the array of ‘how to’ books available such as those that teach you how to use watercolour and acrylics, or how to draw a person or even a cat? What about when it comes to design? Do you consider engineering to be part of that category? What about fashion and architecture? You may very well find books on design that cover the creation of home appliances from down the ages, including books on kettles, fridges, and vacuum cleaners. The truth is, that although these books almost certainly belong in the art & design section, they are also subject to other areas of a book shop. At Abbey Village there is a nearby book shop that covers many topics that can be also described as art & design.
At Cover to Cover, not far from Abbey Village, we have several lists of books that also include the subjects on art and design. For example, art and design can also be found in the section under architecture & interior, art techniques, fashion & costume, pottery & ceramics and textiles.
Do you live in Abbey Village, and are you looking for an interesting selection of art & design books? At Cover to Cover we have many books available that cover a wide variety art & design. Abbey Village book lovers will find that, rather than just covering a selection of recent art books and current releases though, there is the opportunity to purchase something really special. For example, if you look in the fashion section you will find many editions of retro vintage books that give you a depiction of what the styles of the times were like. A knitting book produced in the 1970s, for example, will dramatically vary in some instances, when compared with the current design fashions of today available to Abbey Village readers. However, by purchasing older books in art & design Abbey Village customers will see how past design and fashion has greatly influenced the choices we make today. Vintage fashion and vintage design therefore, is hugely popular, and owning an original fashion design book can help you to really appreciate the history of art & design through the ages and how what was happening in the world has shaped what we wear today, how we design our homes, and even the music we listen to. We would not be here today, without the art & design of the past.
For art & design books, Abbey Village readers will love, come to Cover to Cover. For more information on any art and design books Abbey Village customers are specifically after, you can contact us here.