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Michelangelo

Renaissance man in extremis Michelangelo, in pursuit of the beautiful and sublime Italian-born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 1564) was a tormented, prodigiously talented, and God-fe..

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Michelangelo: Drawings

Graphic beauty Michelangelo s breathtaking drawings Very few artists can claim such lasting and worldwide fame and importance as Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 1564). The nickname il divino ( the divin..

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Michelangelo: The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Architecture

Il divino Meet the Renaissance master Before reaching the tender age of 30, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 1564) had already sculpted Pieta and David, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire hi..

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Mid-Century Ads

Gleaned from thousands of images, this book offers the best of American print advertising in the age of the "Big Idea." From the height of American consumerism, bold and colorful campaigns paint a fas..

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Milton Glaser Posters

Milton Glaser's posters-more than 450 since 1965-combine conceptual rigor and originality with a mastery of visual language and a high level of artistic expression. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poste..

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Misere: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century
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Modern Art 1870-2000: Impressionism to Today

Modern matters: A blow-by-blow account of groundbreaking modernismMost art historians agree that the modern art adventure first developed in the 1860s in Paris. A circle of painters, whom we now know ..

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Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art

Taking cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, pastry chef Caitlin Freeman, of Miette bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee fame, creates a collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (..

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Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters 1945-70
MoMA Masterpieces: Painting and Sculpture

Since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has brought the history of modern and contemporary art to vivid life through its extraordinary holdings. MoMA Masterpieces provides a f..

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Monarch of the Glen

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802 1873) is one of the most celebrated paintings of the nineteenth century. It was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 2017. In this new ..

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Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 17 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they..

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Morris

William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the 19th century-a pioneer of modern design. His work as a visionary designer, manufacturer, political activist and social reformer had a pro..

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Movie Posters Re-Imagined: Alternative Designs for the World's Favourite Cult Films

The world s best, wittiest lowbrow designers reimagine movie posters for 150 cult films that are built into the DNA of any movie buff "Nightmare on Elm Street," "Psycho," "Vertigo," "Poltergeist," "M..

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Murals

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Museum of Lost Art

True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery From the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic ..

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My Hermitage: How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars, and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World

Holding one of the largest collections of Western art in the world, the Hermitage is also a product of Russia and its dramatic history. Founded by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, the stunning Win..

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National Picture: Art of Tasmania's Black War

`Benjamin Duterrau and his National picture project are at the core of this publication because he was the colonial artist most interested in Tasmania's Aboriginal people, and the only artist who chos..

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New Era

Revealing an alternative story of modern Scottish art, A New Era examines the most experimental work of Scottish artists during the first half of the 20th century. It challenges the accepted view of t..

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Nextinction: Birds in Trouble

The Boids are back in town ...The follow-up to the award-winning EXTINCT BOIDS, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time the focus is not on the birds that..

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Night Life of Trees

The Night Life of Trees is an exquisite hand-bound and screen-printed book of paintings by three of the finest artists of the Gond tribal art tradition. The Gonds, a tribe of central India, are tradit..

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Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

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Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980

A compelling visual portrait of a time, place, and subculture that raised a middle finger to modern society Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemer..

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Old Masters Rock: How to Look at Art with Children

Enjoying art is all about responding to what you are seeing. Parents often lack confidence about how to look at art with children, however, there is no magic secret and there are no right or wrong ans..

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Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts

Charles M. Schulz's approach to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what's necessary. For fifty years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illu..

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Painted Cities

An illustrated story of street art in urban landscapes around the world. Lorna Brown is an artist specialising in watercolour architectural paintings that represent something other than just br..

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Painting Now

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Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to 'In Search of Lost Time'
Paris: Art & Architecture

Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume will help you find the best examples of ea..

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Past Imperfect: 316 Episodes from the Life of a Russian Artist

As a soviet underground artist, Grisha Bruskin was propelled to prominence after the unprecedented success of his paintings at the Sotheby Moscow auction of 1988. Since then his work has been exhibite..

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Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

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Paul Klee: Making Visible

Swiss-born artist Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) created some of the most innovative and best-loved works of the twentieth century, in media including etching, drawing, ink, pastel, oil paint and watercolour..

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Paul Nash Masterpieces of Art

Paul Nash, the British landscape and Surrealist painter, lived through both the First and Second World Wars. His depictions of these human catastrophes, with their damaged landscapes and broken machin..

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Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

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Picasso's Animals

One of the few under-examined aspects of Picasso's life and work was his love of animals. The son of a pigeon breeder and an aficionado of bullfighting, Picasso had an eye trained for capturing an ani..

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Picasso: An Intimate Portrait

This new biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso, examining both his strengths and shortcomings as husband, lover and father. Olivier Widmaier Picasso's unique insight into the life of o..

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Planet Banksy: The Man, His Work & the Movement He Inspired

Banksy is the world's foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in t..

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Play with Me: Dolls, Women and Art

The last 15 years have seen artists increasingly using doll-like human effigies to explore politics and gender in contemporary culture, ranging from radical statement to sophisticated critique. This b..

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Pop Art

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Portraits: John Berger on Artists

One of the world's most celebrated art writers, John Berger takes us through centuries of art in this distinctive history that will enlighten and inspire. In Portraits, Berger connects art and history..

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Postconceptual Condition

If, as Walter Benjamin claimed, "it is the function of artistic form...to make historical content into a philosophical truth" then it is the function of criticism to recover and to complete that truth..

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Power of Limits, The: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art and Architecture

One of the delights of life is the discovery and rediscovery of patterns of order and beauty in nature--designs revealed by slicing through a head of cabbage or an orange, the forms of shells and butt..

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Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. Their art's romanticism, att..

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Pre-Raphaelites

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Printed Image: The Flowering of Japan's Woodblock Printing Culture
Prisse D'Avennes. Egyptian Art

The complete, revelatory illustrations of Egyptologist Emile Prisse d'Avennes, one of the first European explorers to fall obsessively in love with the realm of the pharaohs. This unsurpassed collecti..

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Queer Little History of Art

Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outsp..

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Rare Earth

Rare earth elements are the game-changing foundation of our most powerful innovationsmobile phones, iPods and iPads, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, light bulbs, CDs and DVDs. Often described as confli..

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Renoir

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Robert Crumb: Sketchbook, Vol. 2: Sept. 1968ajan. 1975

More from the Crumb tray The second volume from America's most controversial cartoonist It's the old story. When TASCHEN released the first limited edition of R. Crumb Sketchbooks: 1982-2011, fans dro..

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