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How to draw cool stuff  by Catherine V. Holmes

How to draw cool stuff

Catherine V. Holmes

Book

"How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools' Day, Father's Day to Halloween, Christmas...

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How to draw cool stuff  by Catherine V. Holmes

How to draw cool stuff

Catherine V. Holmes

Book

"Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image. Starting with the...

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How to draw cool stuff  by Catherine V. Holmes

How to draw cool stuff

Catherine V. Holmes

Book

"How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes...

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Romantics & classics  by Jeremy Musson

Romantics & classics

Jeremy Musson

Book

"This book allows us to enter some of the most exceptional of England's historic houses that are lived in and decorated for today by their imaginative owners and designers. Jeremy Musson and Hugo Rittson Thomas have assembled a stunning collection of...

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Michael Stipe. by Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe.

Michael Stipe

Book

"Portraits of resilience and vulnerability, with QR-linked audio of comments and anecdotes from Stipe. In this third, photo-based chapter of the Damiani series, Michael Stipe explores strength, courage and vulnerability, pausing the project abruptly due...

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See/saw  by Geoff Dyer

See/saw

Geoff Dyer

Book

"See/Saw shows how photographs frame and change our perspective on the world. Taking in photographers from early in the last century to the present day-including artists such as Eugáene Atget, Vivian Maier, Roy DeCarava, and Alex Webb-the celebrated ...

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The eyes of the skin  by Juhani Pallasmaa

The eyes of the skin

Juhani Pallasmaa

Book

"First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense - sight - become so predominant in architectural culture and design?...

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Ghost ships of the Baltic Sea  by Jonas Dahm

Ghost ships of the Baltic Sea

Jonas Dahm

Book

"Thee Baltic sea holds close to 100,000 wrecks - many of them surprisingly well kept. The cold water and the historic lack of shipworms has preserved the ships better than anywhere else in the world - thus the Baltic Sea provides an enthralling treasure...

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Bill Cunningham on the street  by Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham on the street

Bill Cunningham

Book

"This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style. The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work...

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Jim Hodges  by Jane M. Saks

Jim Hodges

Jane M. Saks

Book

"Jim Hodges is an artist who addresses issues such as memory, love, and existential struggles through a multifaceted practice that includes photography, screen printing, and sculpture. His use of found materials like rocks and denim, coupled with the...

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Raising the roof  by Agata Toromanoff

Raising the roof

Agata Toromanoff

Book

"Historically, women architects were disappointingly absent in the news and at awards ceremonies, but now they are spearheading some of the most exciting and important projects in every corner of the globe. These profiles of fifty female architects bring...

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Wax carving for jewellers  by Russell Lownsbrough

Wax carving for jewellers

Russell Lownsbrough

Book

"Wax carving is like sculpture for jewelry and allows enormous creativity, as so many different forms can be made. This practical guide introduces the techniques to this age-old method through a series of guided exercises and projects and demonstrates...

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Tiny hideaways

Tiny hideaways

Book

"Small shelters have been growing in popularity over the last decade, quickly becoming not only the best getaways to find some peace and quiet, but in a perfect example of the New Ecological Architecture, respectful with the environment, capable of m...

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Another history of art  by Anita Kunz

Another history of art

Anita Kunz

Book

"Have you ever awakened from a sleepy delirium one morning and imagined that you lived in a different and glorious world where all the recognized masterpieces in the Western pantheon of art history were painted by women? If not, no problem: The renowned...

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Master shots. Vol 2  by Christopher Kenworthy

Master shots. Vol 2

Christopher Kenworthy

Book

"Building on the success of the best-selling first volume, Master Shots, Vol. 2 goes much deeper, revealing the great directors' secrets for giving life to the standard dialogue scene. Referencing popular films, these techniques help you set up your camera...

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Master shots  by Christopher Kenworthy

Master shots

Christopher Kenworthy

Book

"Enhanced by stills from famous motion pictures and computer-generated images, explains framing, composition, and camera movement for achieving a high-budget look for such actions as building tension, anticipating motion, and developing a character's...

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Experimental coasts in mixed media  by Mike Bernard

Experimental coasts in mixed media

Mike Bernard

Book

"Acclaimed mixed-media artist Mike Bernard has been at the forefront of collage painting for decades and his work has a sought-after vitality. He brings his latest guidance, ideas and techniques on a subject about which he is passionate: coastal painting....

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Renaissance children

Renaissance children

Book

"Three consecutive generations of Habsburg princes and princesses spent part of their early lives in Mechelen, a fiefdom of the Habsburg Netherlands and an important centre for politics, culture, and early childhood education in the 15th and 16th cen...

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The essential Louis Kahn  by Louis I. Kahn

The essential Louis Kahn

Louis I. Kahn

Book

"This book focuses on over twenty buildings that were designed solely by Louis Kahn. From his native city of Philadelphia to the heart of Bangladesh, Kahn's architecture reflected his fascination with science, mathematics, history, and nature. Striking...

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American equestrian design  by John (Architect) Blackburn

American equestrian design

John (Architect) Blackburn

Book

"Blackburn Architects leads the world in the design of equestrian facilities that are beautiful and innovative, and highly sustainable. The firm's common-sense approach delivers impressive facilities for horses, while at the same time designing a str...

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Irma Stern  by Sean O'Toole

Irma Stern

Sean O'Toole

Book

"The vivid and powerful expressionist paintings of Irma Stern were a key factor in the modernization of early 20th-century South African art. Although she was widely recognized during her lifetime, Stern's posthumous fame has dwindled outside her home...

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The gardens of Luciano Giubbilei  by Andrew Wilson

The gardens of Luciano Giubbilei

Andrew Wilson

Book

"Giubbilei is known for the understated elegance of his designs, but is constantly evolving his style and approach, both in response to individual clients and as his ideas develop. His work draws on his Italian heritage, especially the Renaissance gardens...

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Natur. Ästhetik. Design  by Peter Berg

Natur. Ästhetik. Design

Peter Berg

Book

"A good eye and well-trained senses are essential requirements for aesthetic garden design. Peter Berg's philosophy takes a very special approach: he expects his gardens to be both sustainable and natural - which the use of natural stone, in particular,...

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Modernist escapes  by Stefi Orazi

Modernist escapes

Stefi Orazi

Book

"Modernist fans will want to dive right into the pages of this guide to remarkable buildings designed by famous architects - from Alvar Aalto to Charlie Zehnder. The 130 unique structures included here span the globe and cover the full spectrum of mo...

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Street art New York  by Jaime Rojo

Street art New York

Jaime Rojo

Book

"New York is a street art Mecca, boasting a vast outdoor gallery which encompasses walls, fences, sidewalks, and just about any other available surface. Featured in this dynamic collection are approximately 200 images of works by exciting newcomers and...

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The sleeve should be illegal & other reflections on art at the Frick

The sleeve should be illegal & other reflections on art at the Frick

Book

"An exploration of the artworks of The Frick Collection by a group of contemporary writers, artists and other cultural figures, from George Condo, Lydia Davis and Lena Dunham to Abbi Jacobson and Edmund White. Includes 61 reflections, with the contri...

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Anni & Josef Albers  by Nicholas Fox Weber

Anni & Josef Albers

Nicholas Fox Weber

Book

"A spectacular and unprecedented visual biography of the leading pioneers and protagonists of modern art and design - Josef - painter, designer, and teacher - and Anni Albers - textile artist and printmaker - are among the twentieth century's most i...

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Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

Book

"Featuring newly commissioned essays and photography of rarely exhibited works, this book highlights the radicalism of Jean Dubuffet, who was one of the most provocative voices of the postwar avant-garden. 1940s occupied Paris, Jean Dubuffet began to...

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The hidden mod in modern art  by Thomas E. Crow

The hidden mod in modern art

Thomas E. Crow

Book

""Bonding over matters of taste and style, the 'Mods' of late 1950s London recognised in one another shared affinities for Italian-style suits, tidy haircuts, espresso bars, Vespa scooters and the latest American jazz. In this groundbreaking book, leading...

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Jakob + MacFarlane  by Philip Jodidio

Jakob + MacFarlane

Philip Jodidio

Book

"This comprehensive monograph presents the flagship projects both completed and in progress designed by the innovative architects Jakob + MacFarlane. International architectural firm Jakob + MacFarlane an experimental laboratory focused on environmen...

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Creativity through nature  by Ann Blockley

Creativity through nature

Ann Blockley

Book

"From allotment inspiration to nature prints, from harnessing patchwork concepts to recycling pieces of art, to the alchemy of found materials, this is a journey to find new creativity through our connection with the natural world"--Publisher's descr...

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A tower in Tuscany ;

A tower in Tuscany ;

Book

"This remarkable collection of essays celebrates a very special country estate in Tuscany that has become a noted retreat for writers and other creatives. Paired with exquisite photographs by François Halard-atmospheric interiors, lush gardens, inspi...

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Catherine Brough  by Catherine Brough

Catherine Brough

Catherine Brough

Book

"For more than six decades Catherine Brough has painted the New Zealand landscape, 'en plein air,' pursuing both the realities of its light, atmosphere and geology, and its abstract formal materiality on canvas, finely tuned in painterly, expressionist...

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Realistic origami animals  by Fumiaki Kawahata

Realistic origami animals

Fumiaki Kawahata

Book

"Realistic Origami Animals shows you how to create 32 exquisite paper animals designed by renowned origami master, Fumiaki Kawahata. This diverse collection features many unusual models that will bring your origami skills to the next level and help you...

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How to draw anything anytime  by author Kamo

How to draw anything anytime

author Kamo

Book

"Author and artist Kamo is back with her ever-popular doodles! Cute, funny and simple drawings-alongside step-by-step instructions-are sure to inspire readers of all ages to sit down and start doodling. Begin with a line or squiggle, and then turn it...

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Making mobiles  by Karolina Merska

Making mobiles

Karolina Merska

Book

"Polish artist Karolina Merska's richly ornamented, reimagined pajaki mobiles have caught the attention of design shows and interiors magazines across the world. Pajaki literally means "spiders of straw," and using simple materials such as rye straw,...

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101 ways to draw  by David Webb

101 ways to draw

David Webb

Book

"From soft pencils to graphite powder, ballpoint to fibre-tip pens, conte sticks to watercolour pencils, this unique guide covers everything you need to know to begin mastering and combining different media in your drawing. This visual directory of d...

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Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists  by Jackie Isard

Watercolour mixing techniques for botanical artists

Jackie Isard

Book

"Colour mixing is a key skill for the botanical artist. In this practical guide, Jackie Isard explains how to observe and use colour accurately. She shows artists how to make informed choices when selecting pigments, as well as how to learn about colour...

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Piet Oudolf  by Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf

Book

"A leading figure in the New Perennial planting movement, garden designer Piet Oudolf emphasizes plant structure as the most important aspect of a successful garden. Form and texture are valued as much as color, and perennials--prized for their beaut...

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Letters to Camondo  by Edmund De Waal

Letters to Camondo

Edmund De Waal

Book

"Count Moïse de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes. Like the Ephrussi, the Camondos were part of belle époque high society. They were also...

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Mixed media color studio  by Kellee Conrad

Mixed media color studio

Kellee Conrad

Book

"Discover innovative painting and mixed-media art techniques the most inspired way possible: through rainbows of colour! In Mixed Media Colour Workshop, learn colour and design principles that will boost your creative intuition"--Publisher's descript...

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The Medici

The Medici

Book

"Between 1512 and 1570, Florence underwent dramatic political transformations. As citizens jockeyed for prominence, portraits became an essential means not only of recording likeness but also of conveying a sitter's character, social position, and cu...

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Take your selfie seriously  by Sorelle Amore

Take your selfie seriously

Sorelle Amore

Book

"What can a selfie do for you? Lift your mood? Sell your brand? Or maybe change your life? Move over those all-too-familiar, Instagram-clogging snapshots, this is the art of the Advanced Selfie. This book is a make-over for your digital profile. Learn...

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10 step drawing. Manga  by Chie Kutsuwada

10 step drawing. Manga

Chie Kutsuwada

Book

"Turn simple shapes into amazing images of manga people and animals in just ten steps. Learn how to draw facial features and body parts, before being guided through unique and inspiring portraits one step at a time. 10 Step Drawing: Manga will help you...

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Through that which separates us

Through that which separates us

Book

"Conceptualised and developed by contemporary artist Cushla Donaldson with publishers Te Reo Kē and The Physics Room, Through That Which Separates Us is a collection of writing, artworks, and interviews which form a genealogy of deportation in Australasia...

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How to become a successful artist  by Magnus Resch

How to become a successful artist

Magnus Resch

Book

"Written for artists of all levels, ages and mediums, the latest book from bestselling author Magnus Resch explores how artists can have a career in the field they love. He answers the most important questions including: How do I find gallery represe...

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Andy Warhol  by Wayne Koestenbaum

Andy Warhol

Wayne Koestenbaum

Book

"Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, all-round celebrity, Andy Warhol is an outstanding cultural icon. He revolutionised art by bringing to it images from popular culture - such as the Campbell's soup can and Marilyn Monroe's face while his...

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Old school photography  by Kai Wong

Old school photography

Kai Wong

Book

"Old School Photography is a how-to manual for taking photographs with 35-millimetre and medium-format film cameras. Through writing, diagrams, and photographic examples, author Kai Man Wong explains all you need to know about owning and using the best...

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Watercolor the easy way  by Sara Berrenson

Watercolor the easy way

Sara Berrenson

Book

"With this book, you will learn all about color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. Then, you will find a vast selection of 50 stunning pictures to paint. Each of the 50 tutorials is broken down into key steps so you can clearly see how to begin your pai...

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Manga for the beginner. Kawaii  by Christopher Hart

Manga for the beginner. Kawaii

Christopher Hart

Book

""Kawaii--so cute it hurts! You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw,...

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Nature's palette

Nature's palette

Book

"First published in 1814 and expanded in 1821 - long before the era of colour photography or print - Syme's edition of 'Werner's Nomenclature of Colours' attempted to establish a universal colour reference system to help identify, classify and repres...

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Contemporary gardens of the Hamptons  by Thomas Christopher

Contemporary gardens of the Hamptons

Thomas Christopher

Book

"Monograph on the work of LaGuardia Design Group, landscape architects specializing in gardens and landscapes in the summer communities of the Hamptons (Quogue to Montauk) on the East End of Long Island"--Publisher's description.

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Audubon birdhouse book  by Margaret A. Barker

Audubon birdhouse book

Margaret A. Barker

Book

"Birders know you need the right house to attract the right bird. An entrance hole that's 1/8 inch too big or too small spell trouble, as does a roof that leaks or a floor that doesn't drain. Learn to build safe, species-appropriate houses for your f...

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Surrounded by wood  by Agata Toromanoff

Surrounded by wood

Agata Toromanoff

Book

"The image of wood has transformed remarkably, from a traditional, rustic material to the pinnacle of high-tech building elements. In addition to its well-known and valued ecological and building-biological aspects, wood construction techniques ensure...

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The ghost in the garden  by Jude Piesse

The ghost in the garden

Jude Piesse

Book

"Darwin never stopped thinking about the garden at his childhood home, The Mount. It was here, under the tutelage of his green-fingered mother and sisters, that he first examined the reproductive life of flowers, collected birds' eggs, and began the....

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Dynamic human anatomy  by Roberto Osti

Dynamic human anatomy

Roberto Osti

Book

"An essential visual guide for artists to the mastery and use of advanced human anatomy skills in the creation of figurative art. Dynamic Human Anatomy picks up where Basic Human Anatomy leaves off and offers artists and art students a deeper understanding...

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Slim Aarons  by Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons

Book

"Slim Aarons: Women explores the central subject of Slim Aarons's career--the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Slim's life and work--and the ...

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Slim Aarons, la dolce vita   by Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons, la dolce vita

Slim Aarons

Book

""This lavish fourth volume in Abrams' Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer's decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magn...

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Slim Aarons  by Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons

Slim Aarons

Book

""It was Slim Aarons who perfected, if not invented, the environmental portrait while photographing the international elite in their exclusive playgrounds during the postwar heyday of the jet-set: his self-described mission, to document attractive people...

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Architecture  by Jonathan Glancey

Architecture

Jonathan Glancey

Book

"Significant architectural movements, biographies of famous architects and in-depth examinations of their masterpieces. See how and why certain features were common during specific time periods and how these buildings have stood the test of time. Uni...

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Nobody knows what they're doing  by Lee Crutchley

Nobody knows what they're doing

Lee Crutchley

Book

"Everything no one will tell you about being an artist Nobody Knows What They're Doing is an honest guide to the creative life for artists of all kinds. Lee Crutchley, author of How to Be Happy (Or At Least Less Sad), skips the platitudes, positive.....

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'Amui 'i mu'a, ancient futures  by Dagmar Dyck

'Amui 'i mu'a, ancient futures

Dagmar Dyck

Book

"'Amui 'i Mu'a – Ancient Futures is the significant creative outcome of recent 'hands-on' research by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi in historic collections at museums in Australasia, across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United...

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Historic homesteads of Hawke's Bay  by Angus Gordon

Historic homesteads of Hawke's Bay

Angus Gordon

Book

"These gracious homes - dotted across the sun-drenched uplands of Hawke's Bay - rose unashamedly from the golden fleeces on the sheep's backs, to become monuments to our settler heritage. Set in spacious grounds and framed by enormous exotic trees, such...

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Surrealist art = He toi pohewa : masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen  by Elizabeth Bisley

Surrealist art = He toi pohewa : masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Elizabeth Bisley

Book

"This comprehensive book showcases all the works from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam that appear in the exhibition of Surrealist art hosted by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in 2021. It includes biographies of all the fea...

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Atlantis  by Carlo Piano

Atlantis

Carlo Piano

Book

"Renzo and Carlo travel from Genoa in search of the perfect city, along the way reflecting on their own relationship, on fathers and sons, on the idea of travel itself, and perhaps most notably on architecture, space, and the secret life of forms"--P...

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Icons & identities

Icons & identities

Book

"Drawing on the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, this volume celebrates the variety and complexity of portraiture. The National Portrait Gallery holds the world's most extensive collection of portraits: a museum of people, a gallery...

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I see a city  by Sean Corcoran

I see a city

Sean Corcoran

Book

"I See a City: Todd Webb's New York' focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing...

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Anthony van Dyck & the art of portraiture  by Christopher 1930- author. White

Anthony van Dyck & the art of portraiture

Christopher 1930- author. White

Book

"In this sumptuously illustrated volume, eminent art historian Sir Christopher White places the portraiture of renowned Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) in context among the work of his contemporaries working in and around the courts of.....

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Gainsborough in London  by Susan Sloman

Gainsborough in London

Susan Sloman

Book

"Thomas Gainsborough's (1727-88) London years, from 1774 to 1788, were the pinnacle and conclusion of his career. They coincided with the establishment of the Royal Academy, of which Gainsborough was a founding member, and the city's ascendance as a center...

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Things of beauty growing

Things of beauty growing

Book

"For nearly a century British potters have invigorated traditional ceramic forms by developing or reinventing techniques, materials, and means of display. Things of Beauty Growing explores major typologies of the vessel--such as bowl, vase, and charg...

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Building for hope  by Marwa Al-Sabouni

Building for hope

Marwa Al-Sabouni

Book

"Marwa al Sabouni was a little-known architect, living in battle-ravaged Homs, unable to practice her profession as the buildings and the lives around her and across Syria were reduced to rubble. Rather than flee her country, like so many of her comp...

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Animals in watercolour  by Matthew (Artist) Palmer

Animals in watercolour

Matthew (Artist) Palmer

Book

"An ideal beginner's guide to painting animals and birds in watercolour for artists who are short on time. This comprehensive beginner's guide to painting animals and birds in watercolor is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each...

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Dynamic seascapes  by Judith (Illustrator) Yates

Dynamic seascapes

Judith (Illustrator) Yates

Book

"Artists wishing to capture the excitement and power of the sea in their artwork will find this book invaluable. Judith Yates uses a mix of traditional and more experimental techniques to create her dynamic seascapes, all of which are explained in cl...

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Drawing people using grids  by Giovanni Civardi

Drawing people using grids

Giovanni Civardi

Book

"Artist Giovanni Civardi shows you how to create an accurate pencil sketch of the subject by laying a grid over a photo or drawing and transferring the image to the drawing surface one square at a time. Beginning with a summary of basic human anatomy...

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Drawing animals using grids  by Giovanni Civardi

Drawing animals using grids

Giovanni Civardi

Book

"If you have often struggled to draw animals, from master artist Giovanni Civardi comes this highly visual beginners guide to drawing dogs, cats and horses using the traditional grid technique -- a method that makes the first stages of drawing simple...

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Come fly with me  by Jodi Peckman

Come fly with me

Jodi Peckman

Book

"A wistful love letter to the joys of flying and the fun, fashion, and glamor that go with it. Now, more than ever, nothing captures our yearning for travel, freedom, glamour, and adventure than the fantasy of flying away from it all. From Frank Sina...

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Pre-Raphaelites  by Christiana Payne

Pre-Raphaelites

Christiana Payne

Book

"The collection of watercolours and drawings includes a wide variety of appealing works, from Hunt's first drawing on the back of a tiny envelope for The Light of the World (Keble College), to large, elaborate chalk drawings of Jane Morris by Rossetti....

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Good energy  by Jared Green

Good energy

Jared Green

Book

"Smart design can make solar, wind, and geothermal energy beautiful, affordable, and accessible to all. Thirty-five projects from around the world demonstrate that clean, healthy energy is within reach in every sector and field, from townhouses to schools...

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The art of science  by Heather (Lecturer in photographic arts) author. Barnett

The art of science

Heather (Lecturer in photographic arts)...

Book

"The Art of Science explores the work of forty artists and artist-scientists whose work has furthered and made visible the relationship between these fields of creativity and discovery. Lavishly illustrated, the book authoritatively explores the age-...

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Amazing art adventures  by Yolanda Zappaterra

Amazing art adventures

Yolanda Zappaterra

Book

"Discover hundreds of the most interesting and memorable art experiences from around the world! Amazing Art Adventures offers us art and culture as an experience both within and beyond the gallery, opening a door to unexpected adventures - art fairs,...

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Spring cannot be cancelled  by David Hockney

Spring cannot be cancelled

David Hockney

Book

"David Hockney reflects upon life and art as he experiences lockdown in rural Normandy in this inspiring book which includes conversations with the artist and his latest artworks. "I intend to carry on with my work, which I now see as very important....

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Art sleeves  by DB Burkeman

Art sleeves

DB Burkeman

Book

"Like a well-made playlist, the album covers in this volume combine to create a portrait of cool and culture desired by art, music, and record lovers alike. Art Sleeves is a time capsule of visual art and music culture as shown through the most impor...

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Painting with demons  by Michael Fried

Painting with demons

Michael Fried

Book

"The achievements of Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo were, even during a period of unprecedented artistry, out of the ordinary. Born in Brescia around 1480, he radically reimagined Christian subjects. His surviving oeuvre of roughly...

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Great Dixter  by Christopher Lloyd

Great Dixter

Christopher Lloyd

Book

""Christopher Lloyd, icon and iconoclast of the gardening world, was born at Great Dixter, in East Sussex, in 1921 and died there in 2006. In the years between he developed the garden at Dixter into a mecca for plantsmen and a hub of ideas and connections...

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Visions of home  by Andrew Cogar

Visions of home

Andrew Cogar

Book

"The architectural firm, Historical Concepts, known for designing Southern homes, is now working on projects across America. The firm's founding philosophy of timeless and inventive perspectives of design are displayed here through their work on esta...

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Secret gardens of Somerset  by Abigail Willis

Secret gardens of Somerset

Abigail Willis

Book

"The seventh largest county in Britain, Somerset is blessed with a mild climate, fertile soils and diverse landscapes that include the low lying Levels, a Jurassic coastline, the moorland uplands of Exmoor, and a collection of hill ranges, from the l...

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New decorated garden  by Elspeth Thompson

New decorated garden

Elspeth Thompson

Book

"Having a beautiful garden shouldn't require hours of weeding and planting. Here, you will learn how to transform your garden with the clever use of decorative elements such as gravel, water and sculpture. Popular columnist Elspeth Thompson showcases...

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Drawing concepts  by Ken Goldman

Drawing concepts

Ken Goldman

Book

"Featuring in-depth instruction on composition, value, creating textures, using and manipulating photo references, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts is the perfect guide for you as a beginning or intermediate artist. After an introduction...

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Drawing lifelike subjects  by Diane Cardaci

Drawing lifelike subjects

Diane Cardaci

Book

"Featuring in-depth instruction on basic drawing techniques, creating texture, developing likeness, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects teaches beginning artists how to create realistic, detailed drawings in graphite pencil. After...

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Drawing and painting anime & manga faces  by Nao Yazawa

Drawing and painting anime & manga faces

Nao Yazawa

Book

"In this follow-up to Manga Drawing Deluxe, renowned Japanese manga artist and international instructor Nao Yazawa guides you step by step through all phases of drawing and painting anime and manga faces, from the basics of creating essential anime and...

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Deep affinities  by Philip F. Palmedo

Deep affinities

Philip F. Palmedo

Book

"Palmedo traces these instincts back to a very early time in human history-- demonstrating, for example, the level of abstract thinking required to create the stone tools and cave paintings of the Paleolithic-- and then forward, to the builders of the...

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The master painters of the Dutch Golden Age  by Susie Hodge

The master painters of the Dutch Golden Age

Susie Hodge

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"Named retrospectively, the Golden Age was a period when the new Dutch Republic had become the most prosperous nation in Europe, leading in trade, science and art. From 1600 for almost a century, more than four million paintings were produced there, and...

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