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Art is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by art..

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Artist's Reality: Philosophies of Art

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Mark Rothko (1903-1970) created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting over the course of his career. Rothko also wrote a number of..

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Auctioneer's Lot, An: Triumphs and Disasters at Christie's

Lord Hindlip presided over London's auction house Christie's during a time of great excitement in the art world. The 1960s, 70s and early 80s saw the wholesale denuding of country houses and ransackin..

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Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Born in Germany in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist to paint herself not only naked but pregnant. Being Here is a moving account of the life of this ground-breaking Expressioni..

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of the Four

The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work of a group of young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890-1914. At its centre were four young friends who had trained at Glasgow School ..

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Francis Bacon in Your Blood

It is a story I have been wanting to write for a long time, telling it as it really was before that whole world that I shared with Francis vanishes...Michael Peppiatt met Francis Bacon in June 1963 in..

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Gainsborough: A Portrait

** Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Sunday Times and Observer ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Brings one of the very greate..

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Ken Done: A Life Coloured in

An impressionistic and exuberant memoir by Australia's best-loved artist. Ken Done has an extraordinary place in the hearts of Australians - we've all worn or decorated our homes with his artwork. His..

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Loves of the Artists: Art and Passion in the Renaissance

A sweeping, epic history of the Renaissance artists, seen through the lens of something that perhaps occupied their thoughts and influenced their art the Taking Donatello's provocative rei..

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Michelangelo: His Epic Life

'An absorbing book, beautifully told and with the writer fully in command of a huge body of research' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. At 31 he was consi..

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Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie's award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the world's best-loved artists. Pablo takes in Picasso's early l..

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Paper Garden: Mrs Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72

At once a biography of an extraordinary 18th-century gentlewoman and a meditation on late-life creativity, this is a beautifully written tour de force from an acclaimed poet. Mary Granville Pendarves ..

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Philosophy of Andy Warhol


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Renoir's Dancer EXPORT EDITION: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists' most beautiful model. But behind her captivating facade lay a closely-guarded secret. Born in poverty in rural France, as a teenager Su..

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Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists' most beautiful model. But behind her captivating facade lay a closely-guarded secret. Born in poverty in rural France, as a teenag..

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Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director

Sacred and Stolen is the memoir of an art museum director with the courage to reveal what goes on behind the scenes. It lays bare the messy part of museums: looted antiquities, crooked dealers, delude..

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Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

Biographies of artists and writers have traditionally presented an individual's lone struggle for self-expression. In this book, critics and historians challenge these assumptions in a series of essay..

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Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner

The man behind the paintings: the extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter...

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Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story

In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy re..

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

This memoir spans Marina Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. Taking us from her early life in..

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Widow Basquiat: A Memoir

Madonna. Andy Warhol. Keith Haring. Fab 5 Freddie. Debbie Harry. Julian Schnabel. Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the..

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