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Harald Sohlberg: Infinite Landscapes

Majestic and magical landscapes, the soft beauty of fields of flowers, the raw cold of winter: the works of Harald Sohlberg combine a Romantic perception of nature with a contemporary pictorial lan..

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Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

A highly original collection of high magnification photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of seeds and fruit, from the author of Microsculpture The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits is a photograph..

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Hieronymus Bosch.  Complete Works. 40th Ed.

Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most c..

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Hilda: The Life of Hilda Rix Nicholas

Born in Ballarat, Victoria, Hilda Rix Nicholas held her first solo exhibition in Paris in 1912. On sale were drawings made in Morocco earlier that year. The French state bought one of them, Grand Marc..

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Hilma af Klint: The secret paintings

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings will be published in association with a major survey of the remarkable work of this visionary Swedish-born artist (1862-1944) drawn from the Hilma af Klint Foundat..

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Hiroshige, 100 Famous Views of Edo

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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world," ukiyo-e was a particular genre of art that flourished betw..

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Hiroshige: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

This magnificent boxed set includes a silk- bound volume of stunning, accordion-fold, colour reproductions of Hiroshige's complete series, accompanied by a separate booklet with background and descrip..

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How to Write Art History

This book enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne DAlleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book..

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Hundertwasser: Complete Graphic Work 1951-1976

Explore the graphic work of of Hundertwasser with this lavishly produced introduction to the artist. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter. He created original graphic works lithographs, silkscre..

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Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh's letters are an exceptionally vivid and moving testimony to the artist's struggle to survive and work. They have always been widely read but this book's combination of letters and il..

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Illustrated World of Tolkien

Tolkien's works have inspired artists for generations and have given rise to myriad interpretations of the rich and magical worlds he created. THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF TOLKIEN gathers toget..

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Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845

George French Angas (1822-1886) was one of the nineteenth century's outstanding colonial artists. As a young man in the 1840s he journeyed to Australia and New Zealand, where he excelled at capturing ..

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Irma Stern: African in Europe - European in Africa

In this wide-ranging monograph, the achievements of Irma Stern, one of South Africa's most celebrated painters, are introduced to a contemporary audience. The vivid and powerful expressionist paintin..

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Jamie Hewlett - 40th Anniversary Edition

From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of..

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Japanese Woodblock Prints. 40th Ed.

From Edouard Manet's portrait of naturalist writer Emile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh's meticulous copies of the Hiroshige prints he devotedly collected, 19th-century pioneers..

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Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room
Kahlo: Masters of Art

Discover the life and work of Frida kahlo in this introduction to the iconic Mexican artist. Although her body of work is relatively small, Frida Kahlo has inspired adoration and admiration that few ..

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Kusama:  Graphic Biography

From rural Japan to international icon - Yayoi Kusama has spent her remarkable life immersed in her art. Follow her incredible journey in this vivid graphic biography which details her bold depa..

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Landscape Painting Now

Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or u..

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Last Leonardo, The: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting

In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece ..

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Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity

"Guaranteed to, as its title insists, inspire. . . . Demands to be viewed again and again and again." -Booklist, starred review To step into potter Frances Palmer's world is to be surrounded ..

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Lives of Lucian Freud, The: The Restless Years, 1922-1968 (USA Edition)

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, i..

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Look At This If You Love Great Art: A critical curation of 100 essential artworks * Packed with links to further reading, listening and viewing to tak

Look At This If You Love Great Art is a must read for anyone with a passion for exceptional art. Featuring 100 of the best artworks ever produced, inside is a collection of insightful summaries on jus..

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Louis Wain's Cats

'Louis Wain invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world'. Broadcast in 1925 by H.G. Wells, these words characteristically foretold the future of the Wain cat which has, once more, become th..

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Louvre, The: All The Paintings

The Louvre Museum houses many of the world's most celebrated and important art of all time -- from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Vermeer's The Lacemaker -- making it also the most visited art museum in the ..

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M.C. Escher. Kaleidocycles

Intricate patterns, elegant geometries, and mind-boggling graphics are trademarks of the fascinating creations of M.C. Escher. This set puts his magical visual world right at your fingertips with 17 e..

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Magic 1400s-1950s

Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of li..

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Maria Sibylla Merian: New Book of Flowers (Pull Out Posters)

A must-have for botanical art enthusiasts and Maria Sibylla Merian fans, this gorgeous collection of frameable reproductions is blooming with colour and meticulous detail. More than three centuries a..

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Mario Testino. SIR. 40th Ed.

"The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man'..

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McCahon Country

'My painting tells you where I am at any given time, where I am living and the direction I am pointing in.' Colin McCahon McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in t..

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Miranda July

The work of Miranda July - the most impressively cross-disciplinary artist of her generation - is brought into focus in this mid-career retrospective. From her early rarely seen Riot Grrrl-influenced..

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Mirror Steamed Over: Love & Pop in London, 1962

In the early sixties at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature. Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple in No..

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Modigliani: Masters of Art

Amedeo Modigliani experimented with sculpture and drawing, but is primarily known for his paintings of nudes and portraits characterised by elongated figures, faces, and necks. He began painting in hi..

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Museum, The: From its Origins to the 21st Century

Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of the museum, one of mankind's most essential creations. Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the n..

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Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves

A celebration of identity and individual human beauty, this vibrant monograph is the first book dedicated to fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere - the first Black woman photographer to land a cover of..

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Nature's Palette:  colour reference system from the natural world

First published in 1814 and expanded in 1821 - long before the era of colour photography or print - Syme's edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours attempted to establish a universal colour referen..

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Nextinction

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 bird..

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NUNO: Visionary Japanese Textiles

Named with a simple word meaning 'cloth', NUNO is one of Japan's most important textile-design companies. Founded in 1984 by the legendary Junichi Arai and the company's current director, Reiko Sudo, ..

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On Making Art & Being an Artist

A rallying cry for artists. When Kent Nerburn received a letter from a young woman questioning a life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubt..

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Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright's varied style is finally encapsulated in a wide-encompassing monograph that covers the directions her art has taken throughout her career. Known for her video works available on ..

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Philip Hughes: Painting the Ancient Landscapes of Australia

From Karinjini in the west to Fraser Island in the east, via the northern Kimberley and far southwest of Tasmania, Painting the Ancient Land of Australia follows painter Philip Hughes, palette in hand..

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Philosophy of Tattoos, The

Tattooing is an ancient practice with profound religious and cultural significance. While western tattooing centres on three main traditions - Polynesian, Japanese and Euro-American -- it has been rec..

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Picasso: Masters of Art

Discover the motifs, masterpieces, and driving forces behind the artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned s..

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Poetic Cloth: Creating meaning in textile art

Poetic Cloth is about how cloth, stitch and surface create personal meaning in textile art. It shows how a more thoughtful use of material and process can create textiles of depth and meaning. Poetic..

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Portraits: John Berger on Artists

John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, tells a personal history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to 21st century conceptual artists...

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Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build New Zealand: 2020

For many decades the Railways Department's design studios, Railways Studio, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appear on railway-station hoardings and billboards through..

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Raphael, Painter and Architect in Rome: Itineraries

Raphael arrived in Rome in 1508 and remained there until his death in 1520, working as painter and architect for popes Julius II and Leo X and for the most prestigious patrons. Here the artist changed..

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Rembrandt in Print

The Ashmolean Museum holds a world-class collection of over 200 prints made by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). Widely hailed as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt was als..

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Rembrandt van Rijn Masterpieces of Art

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was the leading painter and graphic artist of the 'Golden Age of Dutch Art'. He excelled in imbuing his art with the 'deepest and most lifelike emotion', with rich detai..

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Renaissance Cities: Art in Florence, Rome and Venice

A luxurious and definitive exploration of how and why the Renaissance flourished in Italy for two centuries. The idea of "renaissance," or rebirth, arose in Italy as a way of reviving the art, scienc..

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