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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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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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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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Interior Design Since 1900

From the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement to the present day, and from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to hi-tech and green design, every style of interior design since 1900 is charted in this wide-rangi..

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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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Jean-Michel Basquiat

In 2018 the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, is hosting exhibitons on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Egon Schiele, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both exhibitions have the same curator, a..

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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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Lateral Inversions : The Prints of Barry Cleavin

Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisa..

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Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines Kit: Paper Airplanes Based on the Great Master's Sketches That Really Fly!

Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed and sketched many inventions that were centuries ahead of their time. He was obsessed with flight theory and aerodynamics, so many of his drawin..

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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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Look of the Book

As readers, we're all guilty of judging a book by its cover. The cover is the outward face of the text--done right, a cover can become iconic, but done wrong, it can definitely send the wrong message...

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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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Make Your Own Mondrian

Immerse yourself in a world of abstract equilibrium with 57 tiles inspired by the Modernist master Piet Mondrian. Arrange the tiles to create table-top compositions of perfect balance, large or small...

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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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Marianne North Gift Wrap

Twelve beautiful paintings from the iconic collection of Marianne North. An intrepid Victorian traveller and prolific painter, Marianne housed her collection at Kew, where you can still see 848 of her..

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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 and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution and Resilience: 500 Years of Women's Self-Portraits, The

Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Lois Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay. She's Suzanne Valadon and Gwen John, craving city ligh..

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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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Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2018 'If you are interested in modern British art, the book is unputdownable. If you are not, read it.' - Grey Gowrie, Financial Times 'All the good stori..

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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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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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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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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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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 Destroyed: Power, Ego and the Lost Portraits of the Twe
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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Rave Art: Flyers, invitations and membership cards

In the mid- to late 1980s, rave culture developed. It influenced music, design, art, drugs, fashion, language and even the law. Originally emerging in the USA, it was refined in the UK by people who w..

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Redoute. Book of Flowers - 40th Anniversary Edition

Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with..

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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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Rendezvous with Art

This book is about how we experience art, how we look at it, how we think about it. It is structured in the form of a series of conversations in some of the best-known museums in the world, but also o..

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Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's (1841-1919) timelessly charming paintings still reflect our ideals of happiness, love, and beauty. Derived from our large-format volume, the most comprehensive retrospective of..

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Rubens: Masters of Art

Arguably the greatest artist of the Baroque period, Peter Paul Rubens was an accomplished painter and draughtsman, as well as a valued diplomat. This accessible examination of his life and work looks ..

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Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards

A unique insight into the design of hand-made Soviet prison playing cards and their link to the Russian criminal underworld. This book reveals the importance of playing cards in Russian criminal..

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Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War

The English Civil War has become a frequent point of reference in contemporary political debate. A bitter and bloody series of conflicts, it shook the very foundations of seventeenth-century Britain. ..

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Schiele: Masters of Art

An elegant introduction to Egon Schiele's career, this book untangles the mysteries and misunderstandings behind his genius. Egon Schiele left an enormous artistic legacy that is all the more powerfu..

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Space is Cool as Fuck

Bite-sized chunks of incredible, unbelievable information explaining everything you need to know about our universe from black holes to dark matter, featuring aliens, crazy scientists and incredible w..

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Spectator is an Artist Too: How we Look at Art, How we Behave Around Art, A

Is there anything more entertaining, inspiring and instructive than observing art? Yes, it is watching the people interacting with this art. This book may forever change your approach to art as it urg..

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