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Frank Gehry:  Masterpieces

Experimenting with a range of materials from cheap mass-produced items to space-age titanium, and using 3D computer modeling as an architectural tool, Frank Gehry's buildings are remarkable and surpri..

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Georges Braque 1906 - 1914: Inventor of Cubism

This book seeks to reclaim the pioneering artist of the French avant-garde as the first practitioner of Cubism. For eight years before the First World War, a young Georges Braque and his friend Pablo..

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Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard

One of Harvard University's most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the "Glass Flowers." From orchids to bananas, rhododendrons to li..

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Hieronymus Bosch.  Complete Works. 40th Ed.

Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most c..

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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world," ukiyo-e was a particular genre of art that flourished betw..

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Hiroshige: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

This magnificent boxed set includes a silk- bound volume of stunning, accordion-fold, colour reproductions of Hiroshige's complete series, accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descrip..

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History of the World (in Dingbats): Drawings & Words

The phenomenally creative musician and filmmaker David Byrne presents new artwork that explores daily life in surprising ways, with unique reflections on shared human experiences - a book for our time..

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Hundertwasser: Complete Graphic Work 1951-1976

Explore the graphic work of of Hundertwasser with this lavishly produced introduction to the artist. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter. He created original graphic works lithographs, silkscre..

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Hybrid Humans: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine

From the critically-acclaimed author of Anatomy of a Soldier Harry Parker's life changed overnight, when he lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan. Here he takes us on a journey through the exhil..

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Illustrated World of Tolkien

Tolkien's works have inspired artists for generations and have given rise to myriad interpretations of the rich and magical worlds he created. THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF TOLKIEN gathers toget..

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Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845

George French Angas (1822-1886) was one of the nineteenth century's outstanding colonial artists. As a young man in the 1840s he journeyed to Australia and New Zealand, where he excelled at capturing ..

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Irma Boom. Book Manifest

World renowned Dutch designer Irma Boom is known for her bold experimental approach to her projects, often challenging the convention of traditional books in both physical design and printed content. ..

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Irma Stern: African in Europe - European in Africa

In this wide-ranging monograph, the achievements of Irma Stern, one of South Africa's most celebrated painters, are introduced to a contemporary audience. The vivid and powerful expressionist paintin..

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Iro: The Essence of Colour in Japanese Design

The first and only survey of Japanese design as seen through the lens of Japan's traditional colour spectrum - an exquisitely packaged fresh take on a universally popular topic The traditio..

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Jamie Hewlett - 40th Anniversary Edition

From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of..

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Japanese Woodblock Prints. 40th Ed.

From Edouard Manet's portrait of naturalist writer Emile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh's meticulous copies of the Hiroshige prints he devotedly collected, 19th-century pioneers..

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Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room

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John Derian Sticker Book

John Derian Sticker Book, from revered designer John Derian, offers a curated collection of over 500 stickers that allow adults and children to add a touch of beauty to any surface with these beautifu..

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Kahlo: Masters of Art

Discover the life and work of Frida kahlo in this introduction to the iconic Mexican artist. Although her body of work is relatively small, Frida Kahlo has inspired adoration and admiration that few ..

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Landscape Painting Now

Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or u..

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Last Leonardo, The: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting

In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece ..

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Last Mechanical Monster

From Brian Fies, the acclaimed graphic novelist of Mom's Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and A Fire Story, comes a classic comic book adventure for all agesDecades after being imp..

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Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity

"Guaranteed to, as its title insists, inspire. . . . Demands to be viewed again and again and again." -Booklist, starred review To step into potter Frances Palmer's world is to be surrounded ..

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Life of Picasso Volume IV:  Minotaur Years: 1933-1943

The beautifully illustrated fourth volume of Picasso's life - set in France and Spain during the Spanish Civil War and World War II - covers friendships with the surrealist painters; artistic inspirat..

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Lives of Lucian Freud, The: The Restless Years, 1922-1968 (USA Edition)

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, i..

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Louis Wain's Cats

'Louis Wain invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world'. Broadcast in 1925 by H.G. Wells, these words characteristically foretold the future of the Wain cat which has, once more, become th..

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Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of li..

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Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher

"A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print Reptiles, you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I replied, 'Madame, if tha..

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Magritte: A Life

Rene Magritte's surreal sensibility, deadpan melodrama, and fine-tuned outrageousness have all become inescapably part of our times. But these groundbreaking subversions all came from a middle-class B..

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Making it Modern: Essays on the Art of the Now

This illustrated, edited collection of essays brings together for the first time some of the pioneering art historian Linda Nochlin's most important writings on modernism and modernity from across her..

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Mario Testino. SIR. 40th Ed.

"The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man'..

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Mary Cassatt: Painter of Modern Women

A close ally of Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt was the only American painter at the heart of the Impressionist group in Paris. Highly respected on both sides of the Atl..

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McCahon Country

'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.' Colin McCahon McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in t..

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Miranda July

The work of Miranda July - the most impressively cross-disciplinary artist of her generation - is brought into focus in this mid-career retrospective. From her early rarely seen Riot Grrrl-influenced..

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Miro

A new edition of this classic survey on the life and work of Spanish surrealist, Joan Miro, by his close friend, historian and fellow artist Roland Penrose. Among the great 20th-century masters..

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Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution and Resilience: 500 Years of Women's Self-Portraits, The

Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Lois Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay. She's Suzanne Valadon and Gwen John, craving city ligh..

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Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962

In the early sixties at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature. Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple in No..

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Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2018 'If you are interested in modern British art, the book is unputdownable. If you are not, read it.' - Grey Gowrie, Financial Times 'All the good stori..

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Modigliani: Masters of Art

Amedeo Modigliani experimented with sculpture and drawing, but is primarily known for his paintings of nudes and portraits characterised by elongated figures, faces, and necks. He began painting in hi..

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Muse: Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history's masterpieces

Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history's masterpieces Meet the unexpected, overlooked and forgotten models of art history. Who was Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'? Why was Grace Jo..

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Museum, The: From its Origins to the 21st Century

Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of the museum, one of mankind's most essential creations. Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the n..

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Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves

A celebration of identity and individual human beauty, this vibrant monograph is the first book dedicated to fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere - the first Black woman photographer to land a cover of..

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On Jewellery: A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery

On Jewellery explores different themes, such as Conceptual Jewellery, Jewellery and Photography, Borderline Jewellery and the Language of Jewellery. It deals with assumptions, definitions, prejudices ..

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Philosophy of Tattoos, The

Tattooing is an ancient practice with profound religious and cultural significance. While western tattooing centres on three main traditions - Polynesian, Japanese and Euro-American -- it has been rec..

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Picasso: Masters of Art

Discover the motifs, masterpieces, and driving forces behind the artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned s..

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Poetic Cloth: Creating meaning in textile art

Poetic Cloth is about how cloth, stitch and surface create personal meaning in textile art. It shows how a more thoughtful use of material and process can create textiles of depth and meaning. Poetic..

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Portraits: John Berger on Artists

John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, tells a personal history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to 21st century conceptual artists...

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Possessions: Indigenous Art / Colonial Culture / Decolonization

A timely re-examination of European engagements with indigenous art and the presence of indigenous art in the contemporary art world. The arts of Africa, Oceania and native America famously ins..

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Prime: Art's Next Generation

The most exciting rising stars in contemporary art - who's who and what's next - featuring 107 artists born since 1980, as chosen by a new generation of art experts and leaders This stunnin..

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Raphael, Painter and Architect in Rome: Itineraries

Raphael arrived in Rome in 1508 and remained there until his death in 1520, working as painter and architect for popes Julius II and Leo X and for the most prestigious patrons. Here the artist changed..

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Rembrandt

A classic monograph in the World of Art series, offering a a detailed insight into Rembrandt's life and work. Rembrandt is among the few Old Master artists to retain universal appeal among art..

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