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Art and Artists

(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 Ideas That Changed Art

From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronologi..

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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 Painters of Tomorrow

Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the 21st century. 100 Painters of Tomorrow aims to identify and nurture a wellspring of new artistic talent, creating the definitive global gu..

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100 Years of Fashion

This book takes us on a fascinating journey through a hundred years of fashion and style, both on the London catwalks and on the streets of ordinary towns. So much social history can be seen reflected..

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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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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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33 Artists in 3 Acts

Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but dis..

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33 Artists in 3 Acts

Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but dis..

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4661 M2: Art in Prison

Surrounded by gray walls made of concrete for many years. In the Swiss town of Lenzburg, however, the situation is somewhat different: from fall 2012 to spring 2014, well-known Swiss street artists de..

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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

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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A-Z Great Modern Artists

A striking, design-led reference book, A-Z Great Modern Artists features Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodch..

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About Time: A Visual Memoir Around the Clock

Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This may be your first time or your last time, or you may b..

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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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Abstraction & Reality: The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones

Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913 - 1996) was one of the finest sculptors working in Britain during the twentieth century. This book is the first in-depth study of this compelling artist who was responsible fo..

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Agnes Martin : Paintings, Writings

Agnes Martin, Paitings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher is a beautiful collection of the artist's most important art works, illuminated by her own notes and writings. Martin's writings are fas..

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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: Disposition

Published to mark the Disposition exhibition showing in Venice and at the Lisson Gallery, London, this book comprises landmark works showing Ai Weiwei at the dizzying height of his artistic and polemi..

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Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters: Art, Architecture, Activism

Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation in China and internationally, Ai Weiwei successfully occupies multiple roles as a conceptual artist, architect, c..

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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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Amazing Rare Things : Art of Natural History in  Age of Discovery
Andy Warhol Big Art

Commerce into art. This title deals with a critical observer of American society. Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is recognized today as the most important exponent of the Pop Art movement. He overturned the ..

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Andy Warhol Drawings

This petit, whimsical collection of work from pop icon Andy Warhol pre-dates his more famous paintings and prints. These charming and relatively unknown experiments, in commercial illustration were cr..

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Anselm Kiefer


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Anselm Kiefer

Born in Germany in 1945, Anselm Kiefer is one of the most important artists of his generation. His works encompassing and transcending painting, sculpture, photography and installation are epic in bot..

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Anselm Kiefer (Compact Edition)

Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is one of the most important and controversial artists at work in the world today. Through such diverse mediums as painting, photography, artists books, installations and sculp..

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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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Antony Gormley


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Architecture: the Whole Story

From ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge buildings, architecture has defined our world throughout history. Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: Th..

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Ars Sacra - Christian Art & Architecture of the Western World

Superbly researched texts take the reader on a tour through the epochs and highlight the specific changes in sacral art, architecture and culture. The viewer seems close enough to touch the objects, a..

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Art & Architecture: Andalusia

" Each volume of the Art & Architecture series is opulently illustrated. The highly readable texts provide concentrated information on accessing well-known and less-known sites in the world of art. An..

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Art & Artifact: The Museum as Medium


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Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas

Art & Place is an extraordinary collection of outstanding art destinations in the Americas, visited by millions of people every year. The book features hundreds of powerful and spectacular art works, ..

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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 + Soul

From the publishers of the bestseller 'First Australians' comes the lavishly illustrated 'art + soul', the companion book to the prime-time ABC TV series by the same name. 'art+soul' is inspired by th..

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Art : The Definitive Visual Guide


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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 as Therapy

There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in un..

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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 Game: Artists' Trump Cards, The

Piet Mondrian or Andy Warhol Damien Hirst or Banksy whose artworks have been the most influential? The most shocking? The most expensive? How about their versatility or critical reception? These playi..

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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 Pompeii & Herculaneum

An illustrated treasury of the art from Pompeii and Herculaneum, this charming gift book displays the range of fascinating objects that were created by the skilled hands of accomplished classical craf..

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Art in Vienna 1898 - 1918 : Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries

The artistic stagnation of Vienna at the end of the 19th century was rudely shaken by the artists of the Vienna Secession. Their work shocked a conservative public, but their successive exhibitions, t..

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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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