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Sarah Sze

The first substantial monograph on an artist whose sculptures capture the proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life...

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Schiele

Naked truth: Radical and all-revealing figures With his graphic style, figural distortion, and defiance of conventional standards of beauty, Egon Schiele(1890 1918) was apioneer of Austrian Expression..

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Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scienti..

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See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty

This accessible handbook from design guru Rob Forbes uncovers the beauty in the commonplace and reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on ..

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Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits

This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety. The two earliest self-portraits come from 12..

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Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

Show Time is the first book to explore the radical shifts that have taken place in the practice of curating contemporary art over the last twenty years. Tracing a history of the field through its most..

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Simon Devitt's Rannoch

It's been said someone's home is an outward expression of what lies within. Evidence to suggest a life, a way of living. Rannoch, a gracious Arts and Crafts-style property on the side of Auckland's Mt..

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Skull Sourcebook: Over 500 Skulls in Art & Culture

Delve deep into the ancient secrets of the skull and how the lasting icon affects the world today. You see them in your dreams, representing death, mortality, or consciousness, Capuchin monks decorate..

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Skullture: Skulls in Contemporary Visual Culture

Simultaneously frightening and familiar, the image of the skull is the closest thing human civilization has ever seen to a universal aesthetic totem. Although the power of its iconic form originates f..

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Soviet Space Dogs

This book is dedicated to the Soviet Space Dogs, who played a crucial part in the Soviet Space programme. These homeless dogs, plucked from the streets of Moscow, were selected because they fitted the..

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Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes

" I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitive, ..

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Spectrum

Globally acclaimed miminalist architect, John Pawson, celebrates colors through 320 inspiring photographs."Pawson is a lot more than just an architect; he's also handy with a camera and has a good eye..

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St Gill & His Audiences

Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia's most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised 'Marvellous Melbourne' b..

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Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism

More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and rapidly grew into one of the most recogni..

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Stick it

Stick It will appeal to both artists and art lovers- in fact its the must have publication for anyone with a passion for creativity. Commissioned cutting edge illustration rubs shoulders with stunning..

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Story of Art

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They..

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Story of Looking

Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can def..

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Street Art

The world's street art hotspots are revealed in this large hardback pictorial guide to 30 cities around the world. Each has its own vibrant street culture, from large murals to ever-changing walls by ..

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Street Art - International

This is street art - on an international scale. Lou Chamberlin travelled from Warsaw to London, Tokyo to New York, Melbourne to Santiago in search of the world's most interesting and intriguing street..

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Street Art Anthology: From Graffiti to Contextual Art

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally..

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Street Art World

Street art and graffiti are a familiar sight in cities around the world. Neighbourhoods painted with murals are popular with tourists and tagged walls become backdrops for fashion shoots and music vid..

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Street Art: The Best Urban Art from Around the World

A stunning collection celebrating street art from around the world - the perfect introduction to this vibrant art form, compiled by graffiti veteran KET. From Banksy and Blek le Rat to Nick Walker an..

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Street Artists - The Complete Guide

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Street Craft: Guerrilla Gardening / Yarnbombing / Light Graffiti Street Sculpture / and More

Street Craft is the next chapter in the story of Street Art. Encompassing urban crochet, craftivism, yarnbombing, origami and lace graffiti, guerrilla gardening, street sculpture, light projections, m..

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Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

Some of Australia's most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s, the founding fathers of the desert art movement. Streets of Papuny..

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Strike Art!: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition

What is the relation of art to the practice of radical politics today? Strike Art explores this question through the historical lens of Occupy, an event that had artists at its core. Precarious, indeb..

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Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence

Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh' s period in Arles in 1888- 9, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on th..

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Subway Art

In 1984, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the imagination of a generation with Subway Art, a groundbreaking book documenting the work of graffiti writers who illegally painted s..

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Superhouse: Architecture & Interiors Beyond the Everyday

To Karen, the super house has nothing to do with size; instead, it is one that has a strong connection with nature, that goes well beyond the everyday, and that, through the sensitivity of both archit..

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Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

This book brings together over 160 of the finest surrealist artworks by legendary artists including Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro and Man Ray. The works hail from the four renowne..

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Surrender: A Journal for My Daughter

"Welcome to the extraordinary and wonderful world of Joshua Yeldham. I hope you wore sensible shoes." Richard Roxburgh In this journal for his daughter Indigo, Joshua Yeldham charts his life from gro..

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Sylvia Plath Drawings

In 1956 Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother, Aurelia Plath: 'I feel I'm developing a kind of primitive style of my own which I am very fond of. Wait til you see. The Cambridge sketch was nothing compared..

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Tattoo Dictionary

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire a..

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Th!nk !nk: Splashing Ink in Design

Fluid continually deforms and shapes to its physical environment under applied force. With potential to flow and respond to texture and its surrounding, this substance has been an enduring creative in..

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The A-Z of the International Art Market: The Essential Guide to Customs, Conventions and Practice

It is estimated that there are over 300,000 companies involved in the world's art market, employing around 2.8 million people. But the art world carries a veneer of mystery and secrecy that many peopl..

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The Pencil Perfect: The Untold Story of a Cultural Icon

Intimate and individual, pencil and paper are a personal touch in a digital age. The pencil is our direct connection between mind and page. We tell the story of an overlooked cultural icon with anecdo..

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This is Caravaggio

Mercurial, saturnine, scandalous and unpredictable, Caravaggio - as a man, as a character and as an artist - holds dramatic appeal. He spent a large part of his life on the run, leaving a trail of ill..

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This is Cezanne

Vincent van Gogh used art to express his intensely emotional response to the world around him. Enraptured by the beauty of nature and tormented by the sorrows of human existence, he produced in his tr..

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This is Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great suc..

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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 Magritte

Belgian artist Rene Magritte's biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the s..

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This is Matisse

In the history of twentieth century modernism, Henri Matisse is a calm and unstoppable revolution of creative genius. Trained originally in the French classical manner, he was inspired by the Impressi..

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This is Monet

Claude Monet is best known as a leader of the Impressionists, his paintings defining the style that triggered a revolution in art. During the eighty-six years of his life, Monet never rested, and was ..

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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 Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh used art to express his intensely emotional response to the world around him. Enraptured by the beauty of nature and tormented by the sorrows of human existence, he produced in his tr..

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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 Bayrle: Playtime

The work of a pioneering artist, whose explorations of mass culture, consumerism, and politics remain highly relevant today This richly illustrated monograph brings together Bayrle's paintings, sc..

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