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Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book e..

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Art in Renaissance Italy

With a freshness and breadth of approach that sets the art in its context, this book explores why works were created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings and sculptures. It covers R..

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Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over..

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Art: A Visual History

Discover the history of Western art - from prehistory to the 21st century - through profiles of over 650 artists and their key works. Covering every era and over 650 artists, this comprehensive, ..

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Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox

Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beauti..

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Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks

To the interested observer the collected volumes of artist-designer Eric Ravilious's preparatory works and materials provide a veritable mine of information about his work and working methods, particu..

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Forger's Tale

In 2007, Bolton Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parent..

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History of Art in 21 Cats: From the Old Masters to the Modernists, the Moggy as Muse: an illustrated guide

Art history has been given a fun feline makeover. Discover the basics of important art movements through a host of beautifully illustrated cats, each one inspired by a specific period in art his..

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How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, the book first navi..

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Introducing Modernism: Graphic Guide

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Landscape & Memory

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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When Cornelius..

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Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist

This illustrated biography follows Nicholas Hilliard's long and remarkable life (c. 1547-1619) from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. It showcases new archival rese..

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Perspectives on Contemporary Printmaking: Critical Writing Since 1986

This anthology, the first of its kind, presents thirty-two texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. The texts range from..

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Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection

Set against the backdrop of war, revolution, and regicide, and moving from London to Venice, Mantua, Madrid, Paris and the Low Countries, Jerry Brotton's colourful and critically acclaimed book, The S..

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Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels

Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great ..

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Short Story of Modern Art, The

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructe..

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Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting

Despite its long history, painting continues to evolve and excite, with new generations taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal fo..

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War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict

This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represen..

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Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it

Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Is it even possible to 'decolonize' our galleries? Must Rhodes fall? How to deal with the colonial history of art in museums and monuments..

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