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Bird King and Other Sketches

The bird king, the anthropologists, the thing in the bathroom, the paraffin-oil koala, the secret birthday partywhat do they all have in common? Nothing! Except for the fact that they all come from th..

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Birds of a feather

The symbolism surrounding the bird is unequalled by any other creature. Godlike,mysterious, benevolent or evil, they can be associated with fire, with freedom, with fragility and have been a recurrent..

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Bittersweet: Noma Bar

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Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

A reformatted and reduced price edition of the first book to show the provocative posters and groundbreaking graphics of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in th..

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Blood Mystic

George Gittoes defies categorisation as his life defies belief. One thing is certain: Gittoes is the greatest Australian hero working today and his epic story must be told. Equal parts artist and war..

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Book of Black

From fine art to street style, the aesthetics and motifs of the gothic are entwined with the heart of today's alternative visual culture. Vampires and demons have become screen icons of the modern und..

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Book Of Imprudent Flora, The

With stunning illustrations throughout, the book is written as a travel diary by Lazaro de Sahagun, eminent naturalist and explorer and concerns his voyage to a mysterious isle and subsequent catalogu..

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Book of Ornamental Alphabets: Ancient & Mediaeval

Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1858, Frederick Delamotte's Ornamental Alphabets A..

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Book of the Bird: The Bird in Art

Birdscape celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful e..

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Book of the Cat: Cats in Art

Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessl..

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Book of the Horse: Horses in Art, The:Horses in Art

Horses have been the inspiration for hundreds of works of art over the centuries. This book celebrates the horse in all its glory, from its role as working animal in war and sport, to beloved pet. The..

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Books Do Furnish A Painting

What should you do at Christmas? In Edvard Munch's Christmas in the Brothel, the artist depicts himself sleeping off the effects of drink, but the Madame reads a book. What links Stalin and the artist..

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Botticelli Reimagined

Published to accompany the V&A's major spring exhibition, Botticelli Reimagined, 5 March to 3 July 2016 The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of all time..

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Brett Whiteley Studio

A pictorial history of the artist's studios throughout his life. The studios range from his childhood home conversion of the greenhouse in Longueville, Sydney; the Chelsea Hotel, New York; the Lavende..

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity-some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line.Whiteley had arrived in Eur..

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Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings 2014-2017

The quest for discovery through looking is the driving force of Bridget Riley's work, as she has written: "More than anything else I want my paintings to exist on their own terms. That is to say the..

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British Museum, The

A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most comprehensive museum collections, from its founding in 1753 to the present day. A concise history of one of the world's greatest and most com..

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Brook Project, The

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Bruegel in Detail

The perfect companion for the Bruegel year of 2019: an introduction to the famous painter through stunning large close-up details in a beautiful coffee table book. Flemish painter Pieter Brueg..

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Brutal Bloc: Soviet era postcards from the Eastern Bloc

A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they depict the social and architectural values of the period. Brutal con..

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Burn City: Melbourne's Painted Streets

Melbourne - aka 'Burn City' - is internationally renowned for its street art. For more than twelve years Lou Chamberlin has been photographing its painted streets, capturing the most memorable pieces ..

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Burning Man: Art on Fire

Experience the scorching art of Burning Man with this visual history, now updated through 2015! Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barr..

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Cabana: Anthology

Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous bi- annual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related lu..

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Cats in Art

The cat has been a favourite subject of artists across cultures from prehistory until the present day. A spectacular 7,000-year-old rock engraving in Libya shows the oldest catfight in feline art; Bab..

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Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City

Isaac Cordal ...is a sculpture artist from London. His sculptures take the form of little people sculpted from concrete in 'real' situations. Cordal manages to capture a lot of emotion in his vignette..

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Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay

This beautiful modern volume presents the work of approximately 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like c..

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Cezanne: Drawings and Watercolours

Drawing was central to Cezanne's indefatigable search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality. Many of his watercolours are equal to his paintings, and he himself made no real ..

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Chagall: Colour and Music

Music was a constant source of inspiration for Marc Chagall, both as a muse for creation and as a rhythm for composition. Intimately linked to his family world and the Jewish cultural context of his ..

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Chinese Pictograms: The Pictographic Evolution & Graphic Creation of Hanzi

Offering a concise introduction of the invention and development of Chinese characters the book teases out the glyphic characteristics and rules for creating different calligraphic styles; visualizes ..

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Christian Tagliavini

Since the beginning of his career, Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini has been fascinated by mise-en-scene photography and Renaissance portraiture. Referencing the painting style of the O..

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Christian Year in Painting

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Chromaphilia: The Story of Colour in Art

Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colo..

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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour

Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, ..

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Churchill: The Statesman as Artist

Across almost 50 years, Winston Churchill produced more than 500 paintings. His subjects included his family homes at Blenheim and Chartwell, evocative coastal scenes on the French Riviera, and many s..

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Cindy Sherman

This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, considers Cindy Sherman's oeuvre through the lens of portraiture. Featuring key examples of her work - from her earlie..

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Cindy Sherman

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Claude Monet

With Impression, Soleil Levant, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (1840-1926) took part in the creation of the Impressionism movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he cap..

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Clay

Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are no..

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Collage by Women

Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by the Spanish collage artist Rebeka Elizegi, the bo..

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Collage Makers II

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Collage: Make the Impossible Possible

Though the term "collage" was coined by the cubists in the early 20th century, the art form's earliest elements can be traced back to 200 B.C., making it as old as paper itself. Collage: Make the Impo..

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Collecting Art for Love, Money and More

Collecting Art For Love, Money and More is an insider's guide for both the novice and experienced buyer. It reveals the motivations and secrets of successful collectors as well as providing an histori..

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Colony: Australia 1770 1861 and Colony / Frontier Wars:
Colorama

What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves into the nuances of the universal palette w..

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Colour My Sketchbook Dragons

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Colours of A Life: The life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid

This biography is the lively, persuasive and colourful story of a talented bisexual man who had to leave New Zealand to find a life as a painter on his own terms. Now almost 95, still resident in Pari..

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Contemporary Art Book

At one time dismissed by many as inaccessible, elitist or even facile, contemporary art has since entered the realm of popular culture and is enjoyed by millions of gallery visitors every year. Public..

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Contemporary Drawing: From the 1960s to Now

Drawing is at the very forefront of contemporary art practice. The radical shift in the treatment and development of drawing since the 1960s has resulted in a renewed status and relevance for it withi..

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Cool Illustration

Over the last few years, illustration has become ever more popular and critically regarded as an art. Cool Illustration provides a superb showcase for the work of illustrators - both well known and up..

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Couples in Art: Iconic Lovers Portrayed by Artists

This book tells the story of romantic companionship in one hundred works of art. Chronologically arranged and emotionally driven, this study of couples runs through many cultures, civilizations, and e..

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Cult Artists: 50 Cutting-Edge Creatives You Need to Know

What makes a cult artist? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique, or critically divisive, cult artists come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant ..

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