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Queer X design  by Andrew Raymond Campbell

Queer X design

Andrew Raymond Campbell

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The first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs, symbols, and graphic art representing more than 5 decades of LGBTQ pride and activism--from the evolution of Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag to the NYC Pride typeface launched in 2017 and beyond....

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Turner's sketchbooks  by Ian Warrell

Turner's sketchbooks

Ian Warrell

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Turner's sketchbooks' offer perhaps themost appealing introduction to the artist. They give us a privileged look over Turner's shoulder, allowing us to witness the creation and development of ideas that can be traced through to his major paintings. In...

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Henri Matisse  by Xavier-Gilles Néret

Henri Matisse

Xavier-Gilles Néret

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The reputation of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) as the most important artist of the modern era is rivaled only by Picasso -- who himself said, "All things considered, there is only Matisse." Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor,...

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Driftwood shacks  by Lloyd Kahn

Driftwood shacks

Lloyd Kahn

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Lloyd Kahn's photos of over 50 beach shacks on the California coast, showing creative design, imagination, and inventive construction skills. A delight to see these whimsical creations, which are transitory; all of them are knocked down by wind or waves...

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Surrealism  by Amy Dempsey

Surrealism

Amy Dempsey

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Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French poet André Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 had become one of the most popular art movements of the 20th century. Its very name has entered everyday usage as a ...

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NYC walks  by John Hill

NYC walks

John Hill

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The first-ever walking tour guide of New York City's stunning contemporary architecture showcases the most intriguing new buildings in the city. It can be hard to keep up with New York City's surge of cutting-edge architecture since the turn of the m...

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The philosophy and art of Wang Guangyi

The philosophy and art of Wang Guangyi

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Wang Guangyi, one of the stars of the new wave of Chinese art, has artistically addressed major philosophical trends in Western philosophy while drawing on Taoism, Marxism and Maoism. By bringing together a team of experts in the philosophy of art to...

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Machine landscapes

Machine landscapes

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The most significant architectural spaces in the world are now entirely empty of people. The data centres, telecommunications networks, distribution warehouses, unmanned ports and industrialised agriculture that define the very nature of who we are today...

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Moroni

Moroni

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Giovanni Battista Moroni is considered one of the great portraitists of sixteenth-century Italy. Published with The Frick Collection to accompany the first major exhibition devoted to the artist in the United States, this sumptuous volume celebrates ...

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David Busch's Nikon D500 guide to digital SLR photography  by David D. Busch

David Busch's Nikon D500 guide to digital SLR photography

David D. Busch

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David Busch's Nikon D500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is the most comprehensive reference and guide book for Nikon's long-awaited 20.9-megapixel enthusiast/professional DX-format digital camera. With the same 180,000-pixel metering sensor and...

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Architects at home

Architects at home

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This stunning book takes you on a thrilling tour through the fascinating, eclectic and stylish abodes of some of the world's best-known architects. Not only do these pages offer a rare glimpse into each architect's personal, private environment, but ...

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The science of Marvel  by Sebastian Alvarado

The science of Marvel

Sebastian Alvarado

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with extraordinary humans and abilities. There are teenaged geniuses swinging through the streets of New York, billionaires creating impenetrable armor in hidden caves, and aliens flying through wormholes to Earth....

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Picasso  by Pablo Picasso

Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Book

In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses....

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This must be the place  by Robert Kronenburg

This must be the place

Robert Kronenburg

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This Must Be The Place is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design. It examines the design and form of popular...

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Everyday watercolor flowers  by Jenna Rainey

Everyday watercolor flowers

Jenna Rainey

Book

Author of Everyday Watercolor and Instagram darling Jenna Rainey presents a beautiful step-by-step guide to painting botanicals from lilies to daffodils in a wide variety of styles. Artist Jenna Rainey shares easy-to-follow ways to paint a wide range...

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DIY watercolor flowers  by Marie Boudon

DIY watercolor flowers

Marie Boudon

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Boudon shows you how to paint beautiful flowers in simple steps. Whether you're looking to decorate your journal pages, create unique wall art, or make personalized cards and gifts, this guide will teach you all you need to succeed.

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The tenth Garfield fat cat 3-pack  by Jim Davis

The tenth Garfield fat cat 3-pack

Jim Davis

Book

Presents a book of classic Garfield cartoons by cartoonist Jim Davis.

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Bishops, boozers, brethren and burkhas  by Mike Grimshaw

Bishops, boozers, brethren and burkhas

Mike Grimshaw

Book

"The book: Bishops, boozers, brethren & burkhas uses cartoons from 1860s to the present day to discuss the way religion in New Zealand has been represented by our cartoonists. There is no general history of religion in New Zealand so this book is a u...

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Garfield slurps and burps  by Jim Davis

Garfield slurps and burps

Jim Davis

Book

Feeding frenzy! Who has time for manners when there's food to be inhaled? Garfield eschews etiquette in favor of bingeing and belching. And who can blame him? He's only human! So get rude 'n' crude and pig out on this collection of tasty comics. SLURP!...

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Graphic design for everyone

Graphic design for everyone

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Create your own blog, logo, website, and much more Trying to give your blog extra visual impact? Need a new look for a personal, business, or community project? With this beginner's guide to graphic design, you'll be able to do this and much more! There...

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Walter Gropius  by Fiona MacCarthy

Walter Gropius

Fiona MacCarthy

Book

Mention the Bauhaus and iconic design objects such as a Marianne Brandt teapot, an Anni Albers weaving or a Marcel Breuer chair come to mind. But the Bauhaus was more than an art school it was the birth of a whole new philosophy of art. Fiona MacCarthy...

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Life with Picasso  by Françoise Gilot

Life with Picasso

Françoise Gilot

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Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young ...

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The art of love  by Kate Bryan

The art of love

Kate Bryan

Book

The Art of Love tells the stories of the most fascinating couples in art, exploring the passionate affairs and enduring partnerships that have led to some of the world's most famous works of art.

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David Busch's Nikon Z6  by David D. Busch

David Busch's Nikon Z6

David D. Busch

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David Busch's Nikon Z6 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the exciting and affordable Nikon Z6 compact mirrorless camera. This ground-breaking enthusiast camera is built around a 24.5 megapixel sensor,...

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Daan Roosegaarde  by Fumio Nanjo

Daan Roosegaarde

Fumio Nanjo

Book

Dutch artist, Daan Roosegaarde, is one of the most innovative artists to emerge in the past decade. His sculptures and installations, made in collaboration with a team of engineers and designers, aim to create better conditions in cities and to make ...

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The art of Heikala  by artist Heikala

The art of Heikala

artist Heikala

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The Art of Heikala: Works and Thoughts is the first major publication by popular Finnish illustrator Heikala. Heikala's artwork combines traditional watercolor painting and inks with a fresh, enchanting approach--fans love her charming characters and...

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Delicious metropolis  by Wayne Thiebaud

Delicious metropolis

Wayne Thiebaud

Book

Delicious Metropolis brings together two of Wayne Thiebaud's most celebrated bodies of work: desserts and cityscapes. Between the two, fascinating juxtapositions develop. The layers of a Neapolitan cake echo the shadows cast across a street in the la...

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A tiny home to call your own  by Patricia L. (Patricia Louise) Foreman

A tiny home to call your own

Patricia L. (Patricia Louise) Forem...

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Do you feel as though you're living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? Do you have too much space filled with too many things, constantly dealing with house maintenance and financial upkeep? Living in a tiny home could be...

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Frank Stella unbound  by Mitra Abbaspour

Frank Stella unbound

Mitra Abbaspour

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Focusing on the vital role of literature in the development of the artistic practice of Frank Stella (b. 1936), this insightful book looks at four transformative series of prints made between 1984 and 1999. Each of these series is named after a literary...

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In pursuit of inspiration  by Rae Dunn

In pursuit of inspiration

Rae Dunn

Book

Beloved artist Rae Dunn's tried and true techniques for approaching a blank page are presented in 20 visually rich thematic chapters, each offering an inspiring jumping off-point for the reader's own creative projects. Prompts such as drawing the same...

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Photography decoded  by Susan Bright

Photography decoded

Susan Bright

Book

Discover art photography through the 100 greatest ever photos. In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication , the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating this very visual world. Fr...

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Founding gardeners  by Andrea Wulf

Founding gardeners

Andrea Wulf

Book

From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany...

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Landscape sketching in pen and ink  by Donald Maxwell

Landscape sketching in pen and ink

Donald Maxwell

Book

Although geared toward professional artists, this accessible approach to landscape sketching will also appeal to amateurs. English artist Donald Maxwell's entertaining and straightforward attitude begins with the basics: "We will draw a brick. Anybody...

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Practice

Practice

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PRACTICE is one of the key words of contemporary art, used in contexts ranging from artists' descriptions of their practice to curatorial practice, from social practice to practice-based research. This is the first anthology to investigate what conte...

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Mirka Mora  by Sabine Cotte

Mirka Mora

Sabine Cotte

Book

Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists. A Melbourne cultural icon, Mirka, along with her ex-husband Georges, was instrumental in helping...

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Looking at jewelry  by Susanne Gänsicke

Looking at jewelry

Susanne Gänsicke

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This illustrated guide offers accessible, concise explanations of key jewellery terms and includes a cultural history of jewellery and its production.

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Painting imaginary flowers  by Sandrine Pelissier

Painting imaginary flowers

Sandrine Pelissier

Book

Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers! Discover a more organized and joyful way of painting! Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating stunning flowers that only you can make...

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Modern mystic  by Henry Adams

Modern mystic

Henry Adams

Book

This important publication, the first of its kind, presents the paintings and drawings of an aesthetic and mystical searcher in the tradition of William Blake, Albert Pinkham Ryder and Odilon Redon, who strove for the moment when, in his own words, ?the...

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Nora Heysen  by Anne-Louise Willoughby

Nora Heysen

Anne-Louise Willoughby

Book

The life of artist Nora Heysen was defined by an all-consuming drive to draw or paint. The first woman to win the Archibald Prize, and Australia’s first female painter to be appointed an official war artist, Heysen’s post-war portraiture and still li...

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Arts & crafts houses  by Steven Paul Whitsitt

Arts & crafts houses

Steven Paul Whitsitt

Book

"Tour sixteen beautifully restored homes built and decorated in the Arts and Craft style, an early twentieth century movement to counter the increasing urbanization and mechanization of human life. Nearly 300 color photos detail links between nature and...

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Tom Hutchins  by Tom Hitchins

Tom Hutchins

Tom Hitchins

Book

"In 1956, the New Zealand photographer Tom Hutchins traveled to the People's Republic of China on a freelance assignment, earning a rare opportunity to document what was then one of the world's most isolated countries. Following his return home, Hutc...

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The sixth sense of the avant-garde  by Irina Sirotkina

The sixth sense of the avant-garde

Irina Sirotkina

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The touch and movement senses have a large place in the modern arts. This is widely discussed and celebrated, often enough as if it represents a breakthrough in a primarily visual age. This book turns to history to show just how significant movement and...

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Easier  by Tao Wells

Easier

Tao Wells

Book

"EASIER records Tao Wells' adventures in the art world from the late-1980s until today, with critical and black humor effect. It includes new writing by author, critic and filmmaker Chris Kraus. And is designed by Carla Schollum of White Fungus...

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Gropius  by Fiona MacCarthy

Gropius

Fiona MacCarthy

Book

The impact of Walter Gropius can be measured in his buildings--Fagus Factory, Bauhaus Dessau, Pan Am--but no less in his students. I. M. Pei, Paul Rudolph, Anni Albers, Philip Johnson, Fumihiko Maki: countless masters were once disciples at the Bauhaus...

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Florals by hand  by Alli Koch

Florals by hand

Alli Koch

Book

Learn to give your floral illustrations purpose through step-by-step instructions for different projects, featuring florals in prominant and unique ways.

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Balkon  by Orhan Pamuk

Balkon

Orhan Pamuk

Book

In the winter of 2011 Nobel-Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk took 8,500 color photographs from his balcony with its panoramic view of Istanbul, the entrance of the Bosphorus, the old town, the Asian and European sides of the city, the surro...

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David Bellamy's seas & shorelines in watercolour. by David Bellamy

David Bellamy's seas & shorelines in watercolour.

David Bellamy

Book

Renowned watercolourist David Bellamy shares his passion for painting seas and shorelines in this inspiring and practical book. There is advice on finding subjects and painting the different moods of the sea; rocks, crags and cliffs; adding figures and...

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Beginner's guide to life drawing  by Eddie Armer

Beginner's guide to life drawing

Eddie Armer

Book

Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small...

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Look again  by Ossian Ward

Look again

Ossian Ward

Book

The art of the past can seem very far away, obscured both by time and by knotty academic theory. Foregrounding the experience of the contemporary viewer, Look Again shows how this need not be the case. Ossian Ward's simple, ten-step programme acts as...

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Houses

Houses

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The world's most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for...

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Healing spaces  by Esther M. Sternberg

Healing spaces

Esther M. Sternberg

Book

Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Stern...

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Outdoor design  by Matt Keightley

Outdoor design

Matt Keightley

Book

Award-winning designer Matt Keightley presents gardens created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers that provide the inspiration to transform any outdoor space. Each case study discusses the goal or inspiration for the design and includes...

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Van Gogh  by Juliet Heslewood

Van Gogh

Juliet Heslewood

Book

Early in his career, as he grappled with the idea of becoming an artist, Vincent van Gogh attempted portraiture, possibly with a mission in the religious sense. His models were impoverished miners, weavers and peasants. Later, his great achievement was...

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Colour in glazes  by Linda (Potter) Bloomfield

Colour in glazes

Linda (Potter) Bloomfield

Book

Book Description: A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes for the studio potter, Colour in Glazes looks at the full range of materials and options for creating new colors in glazes. Packed full of glaze recipes, the book...

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The know-how of cartooning  by Ken Hultgren

The know-how of cartooning

Ken Hultgren

Book

This classic guide by a master animator and cartoonist -- and long time Disney artist -- is now available for the first time since its original publication in 1946. Author Ken Hultgren instructs by example in a guide that's suitable for beginners and...

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Painting masterclass  by Susie Hodge

Painting masterclass

Susie Hodge

Book

Painting Masterclass explores the act of vision of the world's great artists, describing how their work was created to allow you to weave some of their magic into your own paintings. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can...

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Art & queer culture  by Catherine Lord

Art & queer culture

Catherine Lord

Book

Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality. Rather than focusing exclusively on artists who self-identify as...

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Foursome  by Carolyn Burke

Foursome

Carolyn Burke

Book

A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century ...

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DC Comics super-villains  by Robert Greenberger

DC Comics super-villains

Robert Greenberger

Book

Brilliant and sinister, calculating and rash, the most spectacular and horrifying moments of the villains in the DC Comics Universe are extrapolated in detail here. DC Comics has created some of the most twisted and complex villainous characters in the...

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Willem de Kooning  by Corinna Thierolf

Willem de Kooning

Corinna Thierolf

Book

In 1926, Willem de Kooning (1904-97) travelled from the Netherlands to the United States on a British freighter, hiding in the machine room without papers. The young art student eked out a living painting houses, signs, and facades before he was able...

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Ali Cavanaugh  by Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh

Book

At the age of two, artist Ali Cavanaugh survived a bout of spinal meningitis, emerging relatively unscathed except for the near-total loss of her sense of hearing. What might have been a bitter sentence for a child turned out to be a lifelong blessing...

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Gainsborough's family album  by David H Solkin

Gainsborough's family album

David H Solkin

Book

Despite this famous protestation in a letter to his friend William Jackson, Gainsborough was clearly prepared to make an exception when it came to making portraits of his own family and himself. This book, and the major exhibition it accompanies, features...

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The art of sketching  by Pascale Argod

The art of sketching

Pascale Argod

Book

Caught between travel guides and artists’ books, the travel diary has swung between a journalistic documentary style and visual expression. It is a literary and artistic genre that is composite and plural, heterogeneous and subjective. This book illu...

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The power of color  by Marcia B. Hall

The power of color

Marcia B. Hall

Book

Revealing the power of colour as physical medium, a key to interpretation, and a mediator of social and political change. This expansive study of colour illuminates the substance, context, and meaning of five centuries of European painting. Between t...

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Matisse in 50 works  by John Cauman

Matisse in 50 works

John Cauman

Book

This enthralling and comprehensive new book on Henri Matisse is an eye-opener for all students and art lovers interested in early twentieth-century art. Taking fifty of Matisse's most iconic works of art, John Cauman provides an accessible narrative about...

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The last Leonardo  by Ben Lewis

The last Leonardo

Ben Lewis

Book

500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the ̀Salvator Mundi' (Saviour of the World) - the lost Da Vinci painting. In 2017, Leonardo Da Vinci's small oil painting,...

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Endless enigma  by Nicholas Hall

Endless enigma

Nicholas Hall

Book

Lineages of the eerie, the strange and the fantastical: from Blake, Goya and Redon to Borremans, Yuskavage and Marshall. 'Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art' explores the ways in which artists have sought to explain their world in terms...

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Japanese gardens  by Monty Don

Japanese gardens

Monty Don

Book

Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics, beauty with philosophy in a celebration of the natural world. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas. Natural and man-made el...

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Hockney/Van Gogh  by Hans den Hartog Jager

Hockney/Van Gogh

Hans den Hartog Jager

Book

Landscape has become an important theme for David Hockney, especially since he returned to his homeland, the Yorkshire Wolds, in the 1990s. The landscapes in this catalgoue show a series of in-depth observations of the changing seasons and the way in...

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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain  by Leyla Daybelge

Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain

Leyla Daybelge

Book

In the mid-1930s, three giants of the international Modern movement, Bauhaus professors Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, fled Nazi Germany and sought refuge in Hampstead in the most exciting new apartment block in Britain. The Lawn...

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Florence and its painters

Florence and its painters

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"Painting re-invented itself during the 15th century in Florence. Artists experimented in an innovative manner with pictorial subjects, forms and techniques and thus arrived at an unprecedented diversity of means of artistic expression. This volume tells...

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Georgia O'Keeffe  by Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Book

Selected works by the artist.

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What is culture for?

What is culture for?

Book

How to find compassion, hope and perspective in the arts. Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. Music, film, literature and the visual arts enjoy high prestige and are viewed by many as getting close to the meaning of life....

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Book

Renowned artist Ai Weiwei engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about human rights with his art installation @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. In one participatory piece, Yours Truly, visitors sent 92,829 postcards to prisoners of conscience...

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Underwater Australia  by Darren Jew

Underwater Australia

Darren Jew

Book

Discover the hidden depths of Australia's Oceans through these stunning images full of sparkling coral reefs, diverse plant life and spectacular creatures both large and small.

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The endings  by Caitlin Cronenberg

The endings

Caitlin Cronenberg

Book

Featuring some of today's most beloved actors, these piercing photographic vignettes capture female characters in the throes of powerful emotional transformations. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis collected stories of he...

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Make sense  by Malin Zimm

Make sense

Malin Zimm

Book

White Arkitekter, Scandinavia's leading interdisciplinary architecture practice, create environments that inspire sustainable ways of living. An employee-owned company founded by Sidney White in 1951, White is a collective of people interested in people....

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Body  by Nathalie Herschdorfer

Body

Nathalie Herschdorfer

Book

The body remains a battleground. Politicized, conceptualized and increasingly shared, our often-paradoxical relationship with the human form is nothing new, but finds itself heightened in the digitised, virtualised era of the "post-industrial" body. No...

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Garfield cooks up trouble  by Jim Davis

Garfield cooks up trouble

Jim Davis

Book

"The famous foodie is back with a banquet of all-new strips to satisfy your comic cravings. Whether he's toasting a whole loaf of bread because Jon's butter expires at midnight, fixing a taste-bud melting liverwurst, horseradish, and anchovy paste sandwich,...

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Garfield listens to his gut  by Jim Davis

Garfield listens to his gut

Jim Davis

Book

"Garfield's gut instinct is to eat--and eat BIG! And why not? That's how the fat cat became famous, enjoying enormous success worldwide. And that's how the big-bellied glutton still rolls. Garfield fans can binge-read his comics in this all-new, fun-...

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Garfield chickens out  by Jim Davis

Garfield chickens out

Jim Davis

Book

In this 61st collection, Garfield is at it again, always hatching a new plan to prank his poor owner.

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Garfield cleans his plate  by Jim Davis

Garfield cleans his plate

Jim Davis

Book

Easy as Pie When it comes to eating-and entertainment-Garfield is a natural. Every time he opens his pie hole, something fattening goes in, or something funny comes out. Fans of the portly puss can follow his latest antics in this fun-filled new collection...

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In the blink of an eye  by Walter Murch

In the blink of an eye

Walter Murch

Book

This is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along...

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Bio design  by William (Curator) Myers

Bio design

William (Curator) Myers

Book

Bioluminescent algae, symbiotic aquariums, self-healing concrete, clavicle wind instruments and structures made from living trees - biology applied outside the lab has never been so intriguing, or so beautiful. 'Bio Design' examines the thrilling advances...

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The art of Japanese architecture  by David E. (David Earl) Young

The art of Japanese architecture

David E. (David Earl) Young

Book

Husband-and-wife collaborators David Young (anthropology, Univ. of Alberta) and Michiko Young have been studying Japanese aesthetics for years. Previously, they wrote The Art of the Japanese Garden, and now they tackle Japanese architecture, perfectly...

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The complete beginner's guide to photography.

The complete beginner's guide to photography.

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Want to take great-looking pictures? This beginner's guide explains your camera's features and reveals how to use them to shoot stunning photos of landscapes, children, animals, holidays, night scenes and more. What the beginner photographer needs is...

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Baroque between the wars  by Jane Stevenson

Baroque between the wars

Jane Stevenson

Book

Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque--eclectic, playful, camp, open to in...

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Georgian jewellery 1714-1830  by Ginny Redington Dawes

Georgian jewellery 1714-1830

Ginny Redington Dawes

Book

"Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the style and excellence of the eighteenth century, and of the ingenuity that produced such a wealth of fabulous jewellery. Heavy academic tomes have already been written about the period, but this book examines...

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The complete Peanuts, 1997 to 1998  by Charles M. (Charles Monroe) Schulz

The complete Peanuts, 1997 to 1998

Charles M. (Charles Monroe) Schulz

Book

"Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz's last decade of work. Schulz's cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In this volume, Charlie Brown...

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The book of the flower  by Angus Hyland

The book of the flower

Angus Hyland

Book

Haphazard bunches, formal bouquets, chance arrangements, quiet and thoughtful rural encounters--The Book of the Flower is a sylvan collection of beautiful depictions of flowers by artists, photographers, and illustrators. Interspersed through the ill...

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30-second great art

30-second great art

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The great painting and sculpture of the past is the indispensable backbone of most people's visual library, but wrangling centuries of wonderful works by thousands of artists into a digestible form that allows you to focus on their detail and direction...

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Capturing nature  by Vanessa Finney

Capturing nature

Vanessa Finney

Book

The groundbreaking scientific photographs of Australian Museum curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes are revealed for the first time. In the mid-nineteenth century, scientists around the world were quick to see photography's huge potential...

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Anti glossy  by Patrick Remy

Anti glossy

Patrick Remy

Book

The interaction between photography and fashion has always been compelling -- how can artists balance commercial viability against their own creative vision? Anti-Glossy collects some of the most innovative photographers working in the field of fashi...

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Practical photography  by Ben Hawkins

Practical photography

Ben Hawkins

Book

Designed for both beginners and experts alike, Practical Photography: How to Shoot Like a Pro is published in association with Practical Photography and delivers a unique photography course for all levels of ability and interests. Divided into 20 dis...

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The art of the Japanese garden  by David E. (David Earl) Young

The art of the Japanese garden

David E. (David Earl) Young

Book

Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an ancient one in which patches of gravelled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock...

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Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Book

A new series of monographs on Australian female artists, selected with series editor Natalie King, curator and Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts. These books are compact yet perfectly formed. They comprise 96 pages of the arti...

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Del Kathryn Barton

Del Kathryn Barton

Book

The new Mini Monographs series is a celebration of Australia’s most captivating female artists, featuring a collection of their best loved works.

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Fragments of metropolis East  by Christoph Rauhut

Fragments of metropolis East

Christoph Rauhut

Book

The enthusiasm for the expressionist metropolis, an architecture of complexity, verticality and theatricality, in the 1920s captured also East-Central Europe. Despite regional differences, the surviving fragments bear witness to a determined will of form...

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