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(Un)sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

For the last ten years city librarian Luna Park has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts..

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100 Manga Artists

Mangificent: From Astro Boy to Akira, the superstars of the manga sceneSince the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a w..

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100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland comprises threegalleries: the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery ofModern Art and the Scottish National Gallery. Together these galleries..

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100 Pioneering Women

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1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at ..

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21st Century Portraits

This striking book explores contemporary portraiture from the past decade. The selection features cutting-edge new work from the international art community and reflects an increasing interest in iden..

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25 International Artists Who Have Made an Impact

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30 Second Leonardo Da Vinci: His 50 greatest ideas & inventions, each explained in half a minute

The bestselling 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50..

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30-Second Great Art: From Masaccio to Matisse, 50 artworks that changed the way we see things

The great painting and sculpture of the past is the indispensable backbone of most people's visual library, but wrangling centuries of wonderful works by thousands of artists into a digestible form th..

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50 Art Movements You Should Know: From Impressionism to Performance Art

The story of modern art begins with a revolution-when the realists started rejecting romanticism in favor of depicting life as it really was. Since that movement began in the mid-19th- century, painte..

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50 Artists You Should Know

This vibrant reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that includes brief biographies and critical analyses, ..

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50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artisti..

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50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From..

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50 Modern Artists You Should Know

Starting with James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ending with Matthew Barney, nearly every prominent figure in Modern art is represented in vibrant double-page spreads that show how these artists redefi..

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50 Paintings You Should Know

Spanning seven centuries, this selection of fifty iconic paintings offers readers a crash course in art history while presenting gorgeous color reproductions that are a pleasure to contemplate. Starti..

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50 Women Artists You Should Know

This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. F..

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A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor

Let acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe take you on an unforgettable journey across Middle-earth, from Bag End to Mordor, in this richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecd..

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A New History of Italian Renaissance Art

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A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works

From a carved mammoth tusk (c. 40,000 bce) to Duchamp's Fountain (1917), and Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-10) to Louise Bourgeois's Maman (1999), a remarkable lexicon of astonishing imager..

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Abstract Art

Let s get abstract Making sense of revolutionary new forms Abstraction shook Western art to its core. In the early part of the 20th century, it refuted the reign of clear, indisputable forms and confr..

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Acorn

"It's nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I'm picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should ..

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Adding The Blue

'I always thought I would get into painting, but I got waylaid by rock 'n' roll...' - Chrissie Hynde Featuring oil paintings by Chrissie Hynde, Adding The Blue presents nearly 200 original artwor..

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Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solit..

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Ai Weiwei

Despite being one of the most significant cultural figures to have emerged from China in recent decades, Ai Weiwei hon ra is so controversial within his native country that until recently his name was..

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Ai Weiwei Speaks: With Hans Ulrich Obrist

A new edition of conversations between the artist Ai Wei Wei and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, coming up to the present day Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extend..

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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly: Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter

In 2014, renowned artist Ai Weiwei created @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, and engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights and freedom of expression. One installation in the ex..

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Albert Namatjira

A bruised ridge of hills. A scrub-mottled plain. Ghost gums framing a wash of sky ... Pioneering Aboriginal watercolourist Albert Namatjira's landscape paintings are synonymous with our per..

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Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War

The first comprehensive study in English of the Soviet propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, who conceived and deployed his striking photomontages as a political weapon The leading Russian propagan..

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Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba-hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America"-these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revoluti..

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Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha was an extraordinarily prolific and versatile artist who made his mark in the diverse fields of design - including posters, jewellery, interior decoration, theatre, packaging and produc..

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Amazing Rare Things : Art of Natural History in  Age of Discovery
Amazing World of M.C. Escher

The Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) created some of the most celebrated and extraordinary images in twentieth-century art, yet he remains an elusive figure. In the 1960s, when his reputation sky-..

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Andy Warhol "Giant" Size: Mini Format

The bestselling visual biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative, influential artists Andy Warhol "Giant" Size is the definitive document of this remarkable creative force, and ..

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Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again

A unique 360-degree view of an incomparable 20th-century American artist One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) rose to fame in the 1960s with hi..

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Anni Albers: Notebook 1970-1980

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Anselm Kiefer: A Monograph

The work of Anselm Kiefer begins with a crucial question. How, after the Holocaust, can one be an artist within the German tradition? Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer's career represent..

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Art & Artifact: The Museum as Medium

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Art & Beauty Magazine - Numbers 1, 2 & 3: Drawings by R. Crumb: Numbers 1, 2 & 3

One of America's most celebrated cartoonists, Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, and Keep on Truckin'. Th..

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Art & Religion in the 21st Century

Blaspheming artists get all the press. Some exploit the shock potential of religious imagery - but many also reflect deeply on spiritual matters and are, in fact, some of the most profound and sensiti..

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Art and Fear

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Art and Religion in the 21st Century

Contrary to the expectations of 20th-century rationalists, religion has not faded away in the 21st century, but roared back onto the scene with renewed vitality. This survey shows how religious themes..

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Art Book

In a new compact and portable format - the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world's great painters and sculptors The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range o..

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Art Book

The art book that has introduced millions of people around the globe to art An accessible, informative and fun A - Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day Updated and expanded with 1..

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Art Book: Mini Format

The Second Edition of The Art Book is a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, t..

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Art Deco

Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco style is so recognizable and widespread tha..

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Art Deco Poster

Long-time poster aficionado William Crouse has selected over 300 of the most soughtafter examples of poster art created between the wars for this definitive volume. Organized thematically into subject..

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Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces

Great paintings cannot be fully understood in a single encounter; there is always more to be derived from them. Art lovers may revisit and reconsider the masterpieces throughout their lives, but a dee..

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Art in Oceania:  New History

The arts of Oceania are astonishing: great statues, daunting tattoos, dynamic carving, dazzling woven and painted fabrics, intricately carved weapons, and a bewildering variety of ornaments, ritual ob..

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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 is...

What is art? This engaging gift book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly 200 illustrated answers to that question, all presented in simple, concise observations about selected works in t..

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Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians...

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