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​From architecture to artists, from photography and painting to performing arts - discover the latest arts books. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Woolsheds. Volume 2  by Andrew Chapman

Woolsheds. Volume 2

Andrew Chapman

Book

Andrew Chapman is one of Australia's foremost rural documentary photographers. He has been taking pictures of woolsheds and other elements of the wool industry in Australia and New Zealand for the best part of 40 years. The first volume of Woolsheds,...

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Dogs in art  by Susie Green

Dogs in art

Susie Green

Book

From the Zoroastrian sculpture of a 100-kilo mastiff to the portrait of a coiffured lap dog, Dogs in Art presents humanity's best friend like never before. Through a wide range of genres, fashions and cultures, from Roman mosaics to pop art, video,.....

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Morpho  by Michel Lauricella

Morpho

Michel Lauricella

Book

In Morpho: Joint Forms and Muscular Functions, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human form. In this book, Lauricella offers a mechanical vision of the body, allowing us to see the important conne...

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Learn to draw cartoons  by Christopher Hart

Learn to draw cartoons

Christopher Hart

Book

Thanks to Christopher Hart’s simplified process, anyone can start creating dynamic cartoon characters right away. He has developed the easiest-ever approach to drawing the basics like heads, bodies, and those super-important cartoon expressions. Hart...

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Color harmony for artists  by Ana Victoria Calderon

Color harmony for artists

Ana Victoria Calderon

Book

Explore and create expressive palettes and paintings with Colour Harmony for Artists. Watercolour author, artist, and teacher Ana Victoria Calderon guides you through choosing, mixing, and using colour with watercolour and mixed media to create the m...

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Brush lettering and watercolour  by Katja Haas

Brush lettering and watercolour

Katja Haas

Book

Brush lettering--hand lettering with brush pens--and creating designs with watercolor paints guarantees you plenty of colourful creative fun! The combination of beautiful lettering with a colourful gloss and the delicacy of watercolors opens up a range...

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Out there  by Warren Feeney

Out there

Warren Feeney

Book

"It's been 20 ... years, since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Otautahi Christchurch - and public arts practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. This bold initiative stepped outside the gallery walls and into the city, to make con...

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The fundamentals of graphic design  by Gavin Ambrose

The fundamentals of graphic design

Gavin Ambrose

Book

Introducing students to the field of graphic design through inspirational examples and clear, practical advice, The Fundamentals of Graphic Design has been fully updated to reflect the changes in today's technologies and graphic design practice. With...

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Bronwyn Oliver  by Hannah Fink

Bronwyn Oliver

Hannah Fink

Book

This is the first book about the major Australian sculptor Bronwyn Oliver, released to coincide with The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver at the TarraWarra Museum of Art. "I wanted to write an old fashioned art book, one that tells the story of the artist's...

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Gustav Klimt  by Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Book

While Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbolladen portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution...

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Floral watercolour  by Christin Stapff

Floral watercolour

Christin Stapff

Book

This book will teach you how to paint floral motifs with a loose look and an effortless hand. The well-known blogger and YouTuber Christin Stapff Mädchenkunst shows you, step by step, how to paint blossoms, flowers, leaves and wreaths--and also how to...

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Making comics  by Lynda Barry

Making comics

Lynda Barry

Book

For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate,...

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Tintin  by Michael Farr

Tintin

Michael Farr

Book

Written by ace Tintinologist Michael Farr, this book is the complete guide to The Adventures of Tintin, including fascinating background information on how the books were created. Learn how Tintin was based on Herge's brothe, and Captain Haddock on h...

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Draw 62 characters and make them cute  by Heegyum Kim

Draw 62 characters and make them cute

Heegyum Kim

Book

Build your imagination and drawing design skills while following the step-by-step instructions of Draw 62 Characters and Make Them Cute in this third book in the quirky illustration series Draw 62 (following Animals and Magical Creatures). Beloved il...

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Sumi-E painting  by Virginia Lloyd-Davies

Sumi-E painting

Virginia Lloyd-Davies

Book

Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting teaches you to create your own beautiful, Japanese-inspired ink wash paintings while cultivating a mindful approach to making art. Centuries ago, Buddhist monks used black ink and brushes to practice mindfulness and cr...

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Artist's materials  by Emma Pearce

Artist's materials

Emma Pearce

Book

A compact, indispensable and comprehensive practical guide for all experienced and aspiring artists. With detailed advice on how best to use and get the most out of the following materials and practices: oils, acrylics, encaustic painting, tempera pa...

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Mini kawaii doodle cuties  by Zainab Khan

Mini kawaii doodle cuties

Zainab Khan

Book

Mini Kawaii Doodle Cutiesfeatures over 100 lovable, huggable characters and includes simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, search-and-find puzzle patterns that you can colour, and inspiration pages.

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Shopfronts of London  by Eleanor Crow

Shopfronts of London

Eleanor Crow

Book

A collection of Eleanor Crow’s beautiful watercolours of classic shopfronts. Published in partnership with Spitalfields Life Books, this timely volume celebrates the small neighbourhood shops of London. As our high streets decline into generic monotony,...

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Olive Cotton  by Helen Ennis

Olive Cotton

Helen Ennis

Book

A landmark biography of a singular and important Australian photographer, Olive Cotton, by an award-winning writer - beautifully written and deeply moving. Olive Cotton was one of Australia's pioneering modernist photographers, whose significant talent...

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Art Deco architecture  by Mike Hope

Art Deco architecture

Mike Hope

Book

Art Deco burst upon the world for a brief but unforgettable existence during the 1920s and 1930s. It embraced new media, such as the cinema and radio, as well as new forms of transport and the associated buildings, and above all brought a sense of luxury,...

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Wood  by David Andreu Bach

Wood

David Andreu Bach

Book

Wood is one of the very best materials for building construction because of its versatility, its capacity as a thermal and acoustic insulator, its warm appearance, pleasant texture and feel and its ecological character. Architects love to use this na...

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Architecture in minutes  by Susie Hodge

Architecture in minutes

Susie Hodge

Book

In this hyper-compact, fully illustrated guide to architecture, Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture from the earliest structures to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day. Along the way she profiles 200 key buildings, hi...

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Architecture today

Architecture today

Book

"An illustrated celebration of the work of forty contemporary architecture studios from around the world which specialise in house designs guided by different factors, with commentaries by the architects themselves. The result is a rich variety of...

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Paris  by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Paris

Marc-Antoine Coulon

Book

Working for the biggest names in sewing and press around the world, the artist Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the Parisian spirit in this glamorous and evocative book, the first devoted to his work. This anthology is an irreverent and colorful...

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Catch & release  by Michael Hill

Catch & release

Michael Hill

Book

"Catch & Release is a compilation of renowned global jeweller Sir Michael Hill's doodled diary entries, snatches of inspiration and plenty of attempted wisdom. You'll find thoughtful musings alongside chaos and contradiction spread across over 400 pa...

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Michelangelo, God's Architect  by William E. Wallace

Michelangelo, God's Architect

William E. Wallace

Book

As he entered his seventies, the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were past. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme painter and sc...

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Marvel 80 for 80  by Jess Harrold

Marvel 80 for 80

Jess Harrold

Book

Experience 80 iconic images representing 80 years of Marvel! Throughout its eight-decade history, the House of Ideas has published countless unforgettable covers, splash pages, posters, pinups, panels and sequences by an array of timeless talents. This...

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Forgotten masters  by William Dalrymple

Forgotten masters

William Dalrymple

Book

As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company officials from Indian painters who had previously worked for the Mughals. Published to coincide with the first...

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Batman: 100 greatest moments  by Robert Greenberger

Batman: 100 greatest moments

Robert Greenberger

Book

The Bat. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World's Greatest Detective. Whatever you call him, Bruce "The Batman" Wayne remains one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time. And to mark Batman's 80th anniversary, this volume encapsulates...

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Before time began

Before time began

Book

Before time began is the catalogue of the first major Australian Indigenous art exhibition of the Fondation Opale. As the title suggests, the exhibition focuses on artworks in which Dreaming stories that tell of the creation of the Earth play a vital...

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Cabin style  by Chase Reynolds Ewald

Cabin style

Chase Reynolds Ewald

Book

Cabin Style is all about good living in wild places of spectacular natural beauty. It's about how to bring texture and tone, color and flair, and coziness, comfort and originality to unique homes where altitude meets attitude. Cabin Style showcases t...

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Watercolor with me in the forest  by Dana Fox

Watercolor with me in the forest

Dana Fox

Book

In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques--wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, painting fur and ink and wash. Even if you've never...

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Universe

Universe

Book

Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen...

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Notre-Dame de Paris  by Antonia Felix

Notre-Dame de Paris

Antonia Felix

Book

This stunning photographic ode to one of the world's most beloved treasures pays tribute to Notre-Dame--its place in history and in culture, and its rebirth--in the wake of the tragic fire that nearly destroyed it. With its spectacular rose windows, ...

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Cultural insurrection  by Jonathan Nossiter

Cultural insurrection

Jonathan Nossiter

Book

What if, ten years from now, an artist--a filmmaker, for example--will have become as marginal and anachronistic as a blacksmith? What if the actors in the cultural world are on the brink of extinction, not about to disappear like prehistoric animals,...

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Millet and modern art  by Simon (Simon R.) Kelly

Millet and modern art

Simon (Simon R.) Kelly

Book

An insightful overview of how Millet influenced and inspired many modernist artists that followed him Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) was one of the most important artists of the Barbizon School. Through his publicly exhibited works and their critic...

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Colour-pencil drawing  by Kendra Ferreira

Colour-pencil drawing

Kendra Ferreira

Book

Learn how to draw with coloured pencils by following this easy and accessible guide, in which award-winning artist Kendra Ferreira demonstrates the creative potential of an exciting and highly versatile artistic medium. Coloured pencils combine the.....

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Watercolor with me in the ocean  by Dana Fox

Watercolor with me in the ocean

Dana Fox

Book

Dana Fox, author of Watercolor with Me: In the Forest and founder of Wonder Forest, provides fifty new marine-themed projects in this beginner-friendly watercolor guide. Known for her whimsical art style and straightforward instruction, Dana leads you...

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If you're bored with acrylics read this book  by Denise Harrison

If you're bored with acrylics read this book

Denise Harrison

Book

Unlock the potential in your paint tubes with 30 guided projects, covering everything from creating a harmonious color palette to painting vivid landscapes and pop-art portraits. Get back to basics and explore the possibilities of colour, mark-making...

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Tal R  by Martin Herbert

Tal R

Martin Herbert

Book

This book is the first full-length assessment of the paintings of Tal R (b. 1967), an Israeli-born Danish artist whose enigmatic work offers intersections of personal experience and wider history through a visual jigsaw, finely balanced between repre...

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Nikon D7500  by Julie Adair King

Nikon D7500

Julie Adair King

Book

The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you’re upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, Nikon D7500 For...

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The ultimate drawing book  by Barrington (Artist) Barber

The ultimate drawing book

Barrington (Artist) Barber

Book

Whether you are a budding artist or a professional wishing to develop your skills, This Ultimate Drawing Book is the perfect companion for you. Learn to draw everything from the texture of a silken cloth to a body in dynamic movement with this easy-t...

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Plagued by fire  by Paul Hendrickson

Plagued by fire

Paul Hendrickson

Book

From the award-winning and best-selling author of Hemingway's Boat – a ground-breaking biography that illuminates the life, mind and work of one of the icons of twentieth-century America. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as both a supreme artist...

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The official handbook of the Marvel universe  by Mark Gruenwald

The official handbook of the Marvel universe

Mark Gruenwald

Book

The original Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is collected in a single hardcover for the very first time! It's the fact-filled series that put the entire Marvel Universe into the hands of wide-eyed fans of the 1980s! The OHOTMU featured stunn...

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The home upgrade  by Tessa Pearson

The home upgrade

Tessa Pearson

Book

The Home Upgrade looks beyond big budget projects and explores homes where the seemingly impossible has been achieved. For architects striking out on their own, such projects offer the opportunity to flex their muscles and lead a project for the first...

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The Marvel art of Star Wars  by Jess Harrold

The Marvel art of Star Wars

Jess Harrold

Book

The Force is strong with the artists who have continued the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han and the rest since Star Wars returned to Marvel! This stunning volume celebrates the talents who have illustrated some of the finest covers and pages featuring the...

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Secrets of small gardens in New Zealand  by Juliet Nicholas

Secrets of small gardens in New Zealand

Juliet Nicholas

Book

As sections get smaller and time gets stretched people increasingly want ideas for creating multi-functional, appealing outdoor spaces that offer options for everything from alfresco entertaining to edible gardens. This book features 20 gardens that ...

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Four walls and a roof  by Reinier de Graaf

Four walls and a roof

Reinier de Graaf

Book

Architecture, we like to believe, is an elevated art form that shapes the world as it pleases. Four Walls and a Roof challenges this notion, presenting a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. Drawing on his own tragicomic....

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The art puzzle book  by Susie Hodge

The art puzzle book

Susie Hodge

Book

Think you know your Bosch from your Botticelli? Your Mondrian from your Magritte? Think again… The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head and tests your brain power using some of the world's most-loved paintings. Solve riddles based on the pec...

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Manmade wonders of the world

Manmade wonders of the world

Book

Discover the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities, from Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans.

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Silent kingdom  by Christian Vizl

Silent kingdom

Christian Vizl

Book

Silent Kingdom reveals the world beneath the waves in an ethereal collection of black-and-white underwater photography. Through stunning black-and-white images, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl uses a masterful control of light and shadow to...

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Off the grid  by Dominic Bradbury

Off the grid

Dominic Bradbury

Book

Recent advances in technologies and home-generated renewable energy have made building away from urban and rural infrastructures more practical and affordable than ever. This survey of the world's most innovative off-grid homes reveals the cuttingedg...

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Rosie Sanders' roses  by Rosie Sanders

Rosie Sanders' roses

Rosie Sanders

Book

Award-winning and hugely popular artist Rosie Sanders showcases the beauty of the rose in her follow up to Rosie Sanders Flowers. Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches are shown for the first time. The artist writes a personal letter on each of her...

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D  by Julie Adair King

Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D

Julie Adair King

Book

This is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos--no experience required! With this book by your side, you'll learn how to capture awesome action shots, take beautiful portraits and landscapes, and get as artsy as you want as you discover how...

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Nikon D5600  by Julie Adair King

Nikon D5600

Julie Adair King

Book

Your Nikon D5600 is a powerful tool equipped to take top-notch photos. All the camera's functions, features, and options can be confusing without some guidance, though. This book is the ideal way to take control of your camera's features and apply them...

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Love watercolour  by Sara Funduk

Love watercolour

Sara Funduk

Book

Painting makes people happy! Learn to use watercolour in a relaxing and joyful way, and you will feel it too. This book is packed full of 100 ideas, exercises and projects to help you experiment with watercolour paint: make mistakes, have fun, and su...

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Wood works  by Chris van Uffelen

Wood works

Chris van Uffelen

Book

Wood is nature's greatest resource, embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide. And it is ingenious as building material: remarkably malleable and at the same time resilient, recyclable in many ways and reducing greenhouse gases, u...

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Make trouble  by John Waters

Make trouble

John Waters

Book

"When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. From an icon of...

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All of this is for you  by Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

All of this is for you

Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

Book

"In this new book, celebrated artist Ruby Jones shares dozens of luminous, heartfelt, hand lettered artworks and messages. Life can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, but Ruby's witty, compassionate, beautifully observed drawings never fail to bring a smile...

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Batman  by Andrew Farago

Batman

Andrew Farago

Book

Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Yet, despite being known to millions, Gotham City's guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all...

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McCahon country  by Justin Paton

McCahon country

Justin Paton

Book

"McCahon (1919-1987) is widely recognised as an outstanding figure in twentieth century art whose ground-breaking work over four decades changed the way we see this country, while engaging intensely with questions of faith, mortality, belonging and the...

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The other world

The other world

Book

Asian myths and folktales comprise a vast body of lore and contain the historical traces of thousands of years of migration and cultural interchange. Through the form of illustration, the artists in this volume portray these ancient stories in a visu...

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Cabin porn

Cabin porn

Book

Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this...

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Bejeweled  by Kyle Roderick

Bejeweled

Kyle Roderick

Book

Jewelry, long associated with luxury, is also becoming a medium for social responsibility and ethical values. [The author], an authority on ethical jewelry, profiles fifteen designers who are at the forefront of refashioning the medium for today's co...

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Rubens, Rembrandt, and drawing in the Golden Age  by Victoria Sancho Lobis

Rubens, Rembrandt, and drawing in the Golden Age

Victoria Sancho Lobis

Book

An extraordinary history of Netherlandish drawing, focused on the training and skill of artists during the long 17th century. With a lively narrative thread and thematic chapters, this book offers an exceptional introduction to Dutch and Flemish drawing...

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Visions of lost worlds  by Jay H. Matternes

Visions of lost worlds

Jay H. Matternes

Book

A lavish showcase of paleoartist Jay Matternes's spectacular murals and sketches For half a century, the artwork of Jay Matternes adorned the fossil halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Most prominent among his work was a set of...

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Green up!  by Stevie Famulari

Green up!

Stevie Famulari

Book

There are unique greening solutions and practices that help create a lifestyle shift, improving the health of living and working spaces for its occupants - from a personal, business, environmental, and profitable perspective. Short-term and long-term...

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Artists' letters

Artists' letters

Book

Artists' Letters is a treasure trove of carefully selected letters written by great artists, providing the reader with a unique insight into their characters and a glimpse into their lives. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love,...

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The art of looking up  by Catherine McCormack

The art of looking up

Catherine McCormack

Book

The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly. From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first...

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Tom Waits  by Matt Mahurin

Tom Waits

Matt Mahurin

Book

This visually arresting book is a testament to the unique collaboration, going back three decades, between the photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin and the musician Tom Waits. Having shot magazine portraits, album covers, and music videos of Wai...

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Georg Forster

Georg Forster

Book

"At the tender age of seventeen, naturalist Georg Forster (1754-94) embarked with the famous Captain James Cook on a voyage around the world. During the trip, Forster explored recently discovered regions, including New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tahiti,...

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The splendor of St. Petersburg  by Thierry Morel

The splendor of St. Petersburg

Thierry Morel

Book

An unprecedented tour of the most stunning and architecturally significant palatial homes of Russia's nobility ... From the world-renowned Yusupov Palace, where Prince Felix Yusupov, famous for killing Rasputin, carried out his courtly duties, to the...

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Sketch with Asia  by Asia Ladowska

Sketch with Asia

Asia Ladowska

Book

Sketch with Asia is the first major publication from online manga-inspired art phenomenon, Asia Ladowska. Asia blends her talent for hyper-realism with her passion for manga, creating the distinctive artistic style she is well-loved and recognized for....

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Photography  by Tom Ang

Photography

Tom Ang

Book

Introducing you to the art, history, and culture of photography, this fascinating all-in-one guide shows you how to take better pictures. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures...

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Dot drawing  by author Spider.Money

Dot drawing

author Spider.Money

Book

Explore how the dot-drawing technique can bring new style to your work, with these 40 projects ranging from lettering to tattoo style. Also know as "stippling," the dot-drawing technique is similar stylistically to pointillism.

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Surfacedesign  by James A. Lord

Surfacedesign

James A. Lord

Book

This monograph explores the design philosophy of the three partners of Surfacedesign, who are committed to solutions that emerge from the site itself and challenge conventional approaches to landscape. The work is informed by the vast openness and fr...

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Dale Vine's outdoor reno guide  by Dale Vine

Dale Vine's outdoor reno guide

Dale Vine

Book

Nobody wants to spend time in a tired, uninspiring backyard. But how can you create an outdoor space that's beautiful and works for your needs? Landscaper and much loved The Block contestant, Dale Vine will help you create your dream garden with his ...

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Yayoi Kusama  by Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Book

Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama's matchless creativity and originality have been captivating the world since she moved from Matsumoto, her hometown in Nagano, Japan, to the USA in 1958. In the last ten years alone, her retrospective exhibitions in four...

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Draw great characters  by Beverly Johnson

Draw great characters

Beverly Johnson

Book

Beverly Johnson's book is packed with scores of fun exercises that will really motivate young beginner artists who are just getting interested in drawing for animation, comic book art, or just for pleasure. In a series of beginner-friendly exercises,...

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Draw every little thing  by Flora Waycott

Draw every little thing

Flora Waycott

Book

From learning to draw and paint plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighborhood cafe and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pen...

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Drawing manga heroines & heroes  by Sonia Leong

Drawing manga heroines & heroes

Sonia Leong

Book

Featuring interactive exercises, creative prompts, and step-by-step projects, Drawing manga heroines and heroes shows you how to create and illustrate your own manga characters and stories in just a few easy steps. Learning all the manga-drawing basi...

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The world at night

The world at night

Book

See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest...

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Something for the birds  by Jacqueline Fahey

Something for the birds

Jacqueline Fahey

Book

Something for the birds is an unusual and engaging memoir of the early life of well-known artist and Auckland personality Jacqueline Fahey. She traces her roots from her childhood in Timaru back to her Irish ancestors, and describes her bohemian life...

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Women

Women

Book

#MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time's Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this bold and inspiring book from National Geographic mines 130 years of pho...

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Seeing the unseen  by Harold E. (Harold Eugene) Edgerton

Seeing the unseen

Harold E. (Harold Eugene) Edgerton

Book

Harold Edgerton was an engineer, educator, explorer, entrepreneur, as well as a revolutionary photographer - in the words of his former student and Life photographer Gjon Mili, "an American original". Edgerton's photos combine exceptional engineering...

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Beginning composition  by Kimberly Adams

Beginning composition

Kimberly Adams

Book

Learn to create eye-catching, well-composed works of art using acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints. Beginning Composition features quick exercises for getting started in art, primers on the principles of composition and the Rule of Thirds, what to look...

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Tall  by Guy Marriage

Tall

Guy Marriage

Book

This is a guide to both the basics and the details of tall building design, delving into the rudimentary aspects of design that an architect of a tall office building must consider, as well as looking at the rationale for why and how a building must be...

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Beginner's guide to kirigami  by Ghylenn Descamps

Beginner's guide to kirigami

Ghylenn Descamps

Book

Gives instructions for making 24 kirigami projects. Also offers tips on using papercrafting tools, paper selection, and folding techniques.

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Impressionism  by Ralph Skea

Impressionism

Ralph Skea

Book

It is often forgotten just how provocative Impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. The advocates of the new style rejected the established principles of art prevalent at that time in France. This book traces Impressionis...

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Texture in colored pencil  by Ann Kullberg

Texture in colored pencil

Ann Kullberg

Book

Create beautifully textured details in colored pencil--it's easier than you think! Learn to render lovely background and foreground elements in your colored pencil artwork with skill and confidence! Includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with...

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Country homes in Australia

Country homes in Australia

Book

Created by the team from Australia's much-loved Country Style, led by editor-in-chief Victoria Carey, this book is a celebration of the gorgeous rural homes and incredible characters who have filled the pages of the magazine over the past 30 years. Be...

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Painting mood & atmosphere in watercolour  by Barry Herniman

Painting mood & atmosphere in watercolour

Barry Herniman

Book

Learn how to invest your watercolour landscapes with character and ambiance that will lift them out of the everyday into something extraordinary. Barry Herniman shows the reader how to capture the essence of a scene, and to inject that extra something:...

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Pallets 3.0  by Chris van Uffelen

Pallets 3.0

Chris van Uffelen

Book

Pallets are a universal symbol of the globalized world. The properties of this transport platforms standardization, stability, simplicity and internationality are carried over into the work of architects and designers who use pallets as the material for...

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A chronology of architecture ; by John Zukowsky

A chronology of architecture ;

John Zukowsky

Book

A Chronology of Architecture' presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between structural innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Organized around a...

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Modern colored pencil  by Chelsea Ward

Modern colored pencil

Chelsea Ward

Book

Learn to use colored pencils and watercolor pencils to create vibrant, exciting works of art! Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist Chelsea...

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Mastering kilns & firing  by Lindsay Oesterritter

Mastering kilns & firing

Lindsay Oesterritter

Book

Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the...

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Create perfect paintings  by Nancy Reyner

Create perfect paintings

Nancy Reyner

Book

"As a painter, your two main objectives are to draw the viewer to your work and to sustain their attention long enough to create a meaningful viewing experience. The success of both of these goals revolves around the quality of visual choreography inherent...

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