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Art and Artists

The Complete Artist's Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice

For the millions of readers who have experienced the rich rewards of following any or all of Julia Cameron's three twelve-week programs for creative recovery, here is a gorgeous cloth-bound edition th..

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This is Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's cityscape was no mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in..

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This is Goya

Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake, and he lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism when the old concepts of social hierarchy wer..

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This is Kandinsky

Intellectual, emotional, restless, dogged, loyal, selfish; Kandinsky was an artist and a man of contradictions. This genre-defying painter didnt pick up a brush until he was thirty years old. He was a..

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This is Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci lived an itinerant life. Throughout his career - from its beginnings in the creative maelstrom of fifteenth-century Florence to his role as genius in residence at the court of the ki..

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This is Pollock

In 1956 Time magazine referred to Pollock as 'Jack the Dripper'. His iconic paintings stretch out with the generosity and scale of the landscape of America's West where the artist grew up. Pollock sai..

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This is Warhol

Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, 'If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and there I am. Th..

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Thomas Gainsborough: The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters

Scholars and enthusiasts alike will revel in this ambitious two-volume catalogue raisonne of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits and copies of Old Master works. The catalogue contains approximately 1,100 ..

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Thomas Heatherwick: Making

Covering the studios complete output over twenty years - some 170 projects - Thomas Heatherwick: Making answers what many have asked: How did he do that?. Heatherwick Studio has continued to expand si..

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Thought About It in My Head and I Felt It in My Heart but I Made It with My Hands

In this, the first book of his collected artwork, Rob Ryan combines a childlike enthusiasm for colour and craft with a romantic s compulsion to explore love, desire, fantasy, and melancholy. Working p..

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Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art

Showcasing over 80 international artists who incorporate embroidery into their practice, this book provides a survey of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which the..

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Tintin: Herge's Masterpiece

The definitive monograph on the art of Tintin. Since he first appeared in Herge's weekly cartoon strip in Le Petit Vingtieme in Paris in 1929, Tintin has become one of the most celebrated characters ..

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Tintin: The Art of Herge

Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin's journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow, and N..

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Toilet Martin Paper Parr Magazine (Limited Edition)
Toiletpaper: 11

Toiletpaper is an artists' magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, born out of a passion or obsession they both cultivate: images. The magazine contains no text; each..

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Traces of Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the sof..

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Trees in Art

In this superbly illustrated book, Charles Watkins explores the myth and magic of arboreal art. Enter the groves of the classical world, from Daphne's metamorphosis into a laurel tree to the gardens o..

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Trick of the Eye: How Artists Fool Your Brain

If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all. Painters, sculptors and photographers often try to convince their audiences that the paint is wet; the fruit is real; the window..

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Trouble with Women Artists: Reframing the History of Art, The

Sixty-seven female artists and their work from the sixteenth century to the present demonstrate the evolution of art through a female-empowered lens. The history of art has been forever ..

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Truth & Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Sources of Inspiration

Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors- as opposed to the..

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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, embraces over 500 years of British history, more than 60,000 sitters and explores ideas of social change, power and influence. Arguably as ..

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Turner In His Time

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Turner to Monet: The Triumph of Landscape Painting

During the 19th century, landscape triumphed over other forms of art in Western culture. Turner to Monet takes a new look at landscape painting of this period, and considers the shift from depicting k..

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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achie..

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Tuscany: Art & Architecture

Tuscany is a fascinating region to experience art and architecture in a unique and personal way. Literally in every corner of Tuscany you find century-old churches, castles, beautiful manor houses and..

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Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume takes the reader through Tutankhamun's tomb ..

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Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print

Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver,..

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Under The Skin

An art form unique in the world, tattoos are as varied in style and form as the living bodies they adorn. Under the Skin examines tattoos from three different angles, through the work of more than 37 ..

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Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Knitting and crochet have long been considered forms of folk art, but in the 21st century, these time-honoured crafts are breaking away from the outdated stereotype of cosy domesticity. Whether miniat..

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Urban Potters: Makers in the City

Zooms in on the crafts revival in the cities and presents a selection of young, influential and inspiring ceramicists from around the globe. Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embra..

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Van Gogh

Bold strokes of genius. This is the amazing work of a tormented soul. Vincent van Gogh's story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work re..

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Van Gogh

Bringing the life and work of a truly unique artist to life, Van Gogh is a comprehensive guide to one of the most unconventional and highly original artists of the nineteenth century. Perhaps th..

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Van Gogh: Still Lifes

Learn how Vincent van Gogh's still life paintings, alive with ecstatic colour and emotional exuberance, hold the key to understanding this complex artist's life and work. From his first compositions ..

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Vatican Art Deck: One Hundred Masterpieces

The Vatican Art Deck includes 100 cards highlighting the most iconic and significant works of art in the Vatican. The front side of each card shows a full-size photograph of the painting while the bac..

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Versailles: A Private Invitation

The largest chateau in the world holds a thousand and one secrets, even from those who know it intimately. Versailles has been described in detail since the reign of Louis XIV, but numerous ..

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Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted the latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London..

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Vincent Van Gogh

Anyone studying a Van Gogh painting with its heavily articulated brushstrokes, dazzling color, and hypnotic perspective will wonder about the artist who created such masterpieces. Although some detail..

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Vincent van Gogh Atlas

A fascinating guide to Van Gogh's itinerant life, with vibrant images and stories about the many places where he lived and worked This exciting publication familiarizes readers of all ages with the ma..

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Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook

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Visionary: on Hilma af Klint and the Spirit of Her Time

At the turn of the twentieth century, the spiritual and social movements Theosophy and later Anthroposophy became a strong source of inspiration for the pioneers of modernism and abstract art: Kandins..

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Vitamin 3-D

Following the successful reception of Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Vitamin 3-D aims to create a live..

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Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals.Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual arti..

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Vitamin P2

A dynamic overview of the best new contemporary painting from around the world. The first volume of Vitamin P, published in 2002, inaugurated a vibrant period for painting. Since its publication, a wh..

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Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting

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Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art

"Celebrating fabric, fibers, tapestry, embroidery, stitching, knitting and knotting, as used by contemporary visual artists worldwide, Vitamin T is the latest in the celebrated series in which leading..

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Voyaging Out: British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties

Consider for a moment the history of modern art in Britain; you may struggle to land on a narrative that features very many women. On this journey through a fascinating period of social change, artist..

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Wabi-sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets and Designers

This is an updated version of the enduring classic that first introduced the concept of "imperfect beauty" to the West. Text, images, and book design seamlessly meld into a wabi-sabi-like experienc..

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

'Her bravest work of performance art to date . . . Rawly intimate' ObserverThis memoir spans Marina Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordin..

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Wall & Piece

Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's M..

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Wall at Storm King

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Walter Crane

Jenny Uglow narrates the story of Walter Crane, an intriguing and most prolific figure not only in illustration, but in political culture more broadly. Uglow expertly weaves a fascinating study of how..

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