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The Museum of Broken Relationships  by Olinka Vištica

The Museum of Broken Relationships

Olinka Vištica

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"The tiny museum that has become an international phenomenon offers a crowdsourced book that celebrates the objects that outlast love."--

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The last testament  by Jonas Bendiksen

The last testament

Jonas Bendiksen

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"The Last Testament features visual accounts and stories of seven men around the world who claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Building on biblical form and structure, chapters dedicated to each Jesus include excerpts of their scriptural testaments,...

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Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

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"This book chronicles in detail the various phases of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is the third to connect Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus straits. From its design and engineering concept to its realisation, this book offers detailed insights...

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Painting California  by Jean Stern

Painting California

Jean Stern

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"This volume showcases 200 works by California Art Club artists who have focused on the evocative seascapes, charming seaside towns, and beach communities from San Diego to San Francisco, demonstrating a breathtaking range of natural settings suffused...

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Picasso  by Pablo Picasso

Picasso

Pablo Picasso

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"Curated by noted Picasso biographer John Richardson, this exhibition catalogue examines the intersection of Picasso's bullfighting imagery with the mythological (and biographical) compositions of the 1930's. Including works dating from 1897 to 1972,...

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Mosques

Mosques

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"Mosques are among the greatest architectural feats and have a profound beauty: their spiritual purpose adds to their mystery and luster. This visually stunning volume illustrates the development of the basic mosque structural and decorative elements...

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The urban canvas  by G. James Daichendt

The urban canvas

G. James Daichendt

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"Whether created as political message, social commentary, or simply visual entertainment, street art has reclaimed art from the privileged and brought it back into the open for everyone to experience. Art professor, critic, and historian G. James Daichendt...

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Michael Graves  by Ian Volner

Michael Graves

Ian Volner

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"One of the most prominent and prolific designers and architects of the late twentieth century, Michael Graves is best known for his popular product designs, including the world-famous Alessi whistling-bird teakettle, and controversial buildings, such...

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The Silver Caesars

The Silver Caesars

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"The twelve monumental silver-gilt standing cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze constitute perhaps the most enigmatic masterpiece of Renaissance European metalwork. Topped with statuettes of the Twelve Caesars, the tazze are decorated with marvelously...

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Monet the collector  by Marianne Mathieu

Monet the collector

Marianne Mathieu

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"Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the founder of French Impressionism and remains one of the world's best known and most beloved painters. His works are on view in the many of the finest museums, and details of his storied life are well-documented. Less well...

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Signac

Signac

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"Through a selection of over 140 works, this catalogue offers a first approach to Paul Signac's colour harmonies along with an invitation to travel. Paul Signac's career as a painter in love with colour was just as intense as it was varied. Starting from...

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Trap door

Trap door

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"The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked both...

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The complete book of mixed media art

The complete book of mixed media art

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"Featuring a wide variety of mixed media techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, ephemera, encaustics, collaging, journaling, and more, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art is the perfect resource for artists exploring the many...

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Photograph like a thief  by Glyn Dewis

Photograph like a thief

Glyn Dewis

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"Covering the process of stealing ideas and finding inspiration, this book will teach you how to find inspiration all around you, discover how others' work can influence you, improve your photographic and post-processing skill set, and begin your own...

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Imaginarium  by Claire Rosen

Imaginarium

Claire Rosen

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"How can you create images that are authentic expressions of your vision, images that you are invested in and that foster joy in the process of their creation? With Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Picture, photographer and artist Claire Rosen offers...

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Living on water  by James Taylor-Foster

Living on water

James Taylor-Foster

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"A sumptuous survey of houses built with a strong connection to the oceans, lakes, rivers, and pools around them Living on Water showcases the finest examples of residential architecture that have one thing in common - their special relationship to that...

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A new history of Italian Renaissance art  by Stephen J. (Stephen John) Campbell

A new history of Italian Renaissance art

Stephen J. (Stephen John) Campbell

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"Campbell and Cole, respected teachers and active researchers, draw on traditional and current scholarship to present complex interpretations in this new edition of their engaging account of Italian Renaissance art. The book's unique decade-by-decade...

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Twenty-one Australian architects

Twenty-one Australian architects

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"Australian architects are designing some of the most innovative residential homes in the world. To celebrate this incredible Australian talent, Belle has teamed up with acclaimed architectural and design editor Karen McCartney to present Twenty-one Australian...

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Byzantine art  by Robin Cormack

Byzantine art

Robin Cormack

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"A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Byzantine art, providing an introduction to the whole period and range of styles."--

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Genieve Figgis  by Genieve Figgis

Genieve Figgis

Genieve Figgis

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"Combining the dark wit of Francisco Goya with the lush painterly style of Elizabeth Peyton, Dublin-based artist Genieve Figgis paints quickly but deftly, cycling through a range of painterly styles and highly charged content, from bawdy, sexual vignettes...

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Wedding storyteller. Volume I, Elevating the approach to photographing wedding stories  by Roberto Valenzuela

Wedding storyteller. Volume I, Elevating the approach to photographing wedding stories

Roberto Valenzuela

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"Photographer and educator Roberto Valenzuela delivers what so many of his readers have been asking for: a book specifically dedicated to helping photographers improve their wedding photography. A wedding photographer himself, Roberto built his business...

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The enthusiast's guide to exposure  by John Greengo

The enthusiast's guide to exposure

John Greengo

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"The Enthusiast's Guide to Exposure: 45 Photographic Principles You Need to Know addresses what you need to know in order to shoot great images with powerful compositions. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing...

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The soul of the camera  by David DuChemin

The soul of the camera

David DuChemin

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"The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the...

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The photographer's guide to posing  by Lindsay Adler

The photographer's guide to posing

Lindsay Adler

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"Posing is a crucial tool that can transform your photography by bringing out the best in every subject who steps in front of the lens. The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is your go-to resource for mastering the art of...

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New landscaping ideas that work  by Julie Moir Messervy

New landscaping ideas that work

Julie Moir Messervy

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"The most comprehensive source of inspired design ideas and practical solutions for all landscaping and outdoor living spaces. Practical design advice as well as over 350 innovative ideas combine to give homeowners the only sourcebook they'll need to...

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Burn city  by Lou Chamberlin

Burn city

Lou Chamberlin

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"Melbourne - aka 'Burn City' - is internationally renowned for its street art. For more than 12 years Lou Chamberlin has been photographing its painted streets, capturing the most memorable pieces of this ephemeral art form and creating an ongoing record...

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Period piece  by Gwen Raverat

Period piece

Gwen Raverat

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"Period Piece is the classic memoir of a Cambridge childhood, written by Charles Darwin's granddaughter. It evokes a time when long summer days were disturbed by nothing noisier than a horse, and long winter nights were lit only by candle or gas lamp....

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Revelations  by Timothy Anglin Burgard

Revelations

Timothy Anglin Burgard

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"Historically patronised or promoted with such reductive terms as 'folk', 'naive', and 'outsider', the works of many African-American artists born during the Jim Crow era of institutionalised racism - most of whom are self taught-have, until recently,...

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Andy Warhol  by Carolyn Lanchner

Andy Warhol

Carolyn Lanchner

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"Through his art, ideas and style, Andy Warhol made an indelible mark on the history of modern art and on popular culture. This book features ten paintings by Warhol selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection of his work. His famous Gold Marilyn...

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Mastering hand building  by Sunshine Cobb

Mastering hand building

Sunshine Cobb

Book

"Take your skills to the next level. From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex...

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Pogo : Volume 4, Under the bamboozle bush  by Walt Kelly

Pogo : Volume 4, Under the bamboozle bush

Walt Kelly

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"In addition to presenting all of 1955 and 1956’s daily Pogo strips complete and in order for the first time anywhere (many of them scanned from original syndicate proofs, for their crispest and most detailed appearance ever), Pogo: The Syndicated Comic...

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Feast your eyes  by Brittany Wright

Feast your eyes

Brittany Wright

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"The ombre craze sweeping fashion and beauty rendered in beautiful, edible color. The gradient photography style that has made Wright an internet sensation is the inspiration for this vibrant four-color collection of food photography. Kaleidoscope Kitchen...

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Living in wood  by Chris van Uffelen

Living in wood

Chris van Uffelen

Book

"An important material for many centuries and used in countless diverse ways before being almost despised for a long time in the modern era, wood has now become a source of fascination and inspiration in contemporary architecture. The sustainable and...

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Two-dimensional man  by Paul Sahre

Two-dimensional man

Paul Sahre

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"Paul Sahre ranks alongside modern-day design heroes Stefan Sagmeister and Chip Kidd as one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation. Two-Dimensional Man is a fresh take on the traditional design monograph: part memoir, part art book,...

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Architecture inside + out  by John Zukowsky

Architecture inside + out

John Zukowsky

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"From ancient palaces and glorious cathedrals, to futuristic homes and striking skyscrapers, architecture continues to play an important role in the development of history and culture. Architecture Inside + Out examines fifty of the world’s most impressive...

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The drawings of Gustave Doré  by Gustave Doré

The drawings of Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré

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"This volume brings together the most celebrated works of the great 19th-century illustrator Gustave Dore, alongside the texts that inspired them."--

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My life  by Marc Chagall

My life

Marc Chagall

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Marc Chagall's strange, vibrant, and poetic autobiographical essay on his early life, containing illustrations, has established itself as a unique document in 20th-century literature. Completed by the artist in 1922, this memoir became available in English...

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Nicola Hicks  by Nicola Hicks

Nicola Hicks

Nicola Hicks

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"Nicola Hicks’s sculpture and drawing practice has focused upon heroic, humanized animals and mythic, beast-like humans. From the moment she burst upon the wider public stage, there has been no doubting her remarkable talent. Picked out while still at...

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London Underground  by David Long

London Underground

David Long

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"The seminal and pioneering London Underground is more than a mass transportation network – it is a style icon, its history involving some of the most important architects and artists of their time. Exploring Frank Pick’s vision through the development...

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Abstract painting and abstraction  by Emyr Williams

Abstract painting and abstraction

Emyr Williams

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"Abstract painting and abstraction can be a daunting and frustrating genre of art. How should you approach a surface? How can you use colour effectively? How can you make better, more expressive paintings? This inspiring book answers these questions...

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Behind the mask

Behind the mask

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"Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR' focuses on the wide variety of artistic self-staging in the GDR, between public and private, prescribed collectivism and creative individuality. The intention of the GDR's official state art was to exert political...

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Silent witnesses  by Christiana Payne

Silent witnesses

Christiana Payne

Book

"In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, naturalists, poets and artists were united in their love of trees. William Gilpin began his influential 'Remarks on Forest Scenery' (1791) with the bold statement that 'It is no exaggerated praise to call a...

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Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist  by Malick Sidibé

Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist

Malick Sidibé

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"Mali Twist offers an essential and immersive survey of the beloved African photographer Malick Sidibé―nicknamed “the eye of Bamako”―who chronicled the exuberant youth culture of his native Bamako, Mali, in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The book is structured...

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Praised and ridiculed

Praised and ridiculed

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"In the juxtaposition of so-called 'Salon painters' and 'Reformers of painting' this volume offers a discriminating look at the controversial styles in French painting between 1820 and 1880 and the developments within the traditional genres. Romanticism,...

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Wiener Werkstätte jewelry

Wiener Werkstätte jewelry

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"This opulent publication highlights masterpieces created by the Wiener Werkstatte between 1903 and the early twenties. It features significant pieces by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Dagobert Peche, among others."--

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Iron, ornament and architecture in Victorian Britain  by Paul Dobraszczyk

Iron, ornament and architecture in Victorian Britain

Paul Dobraszczyk

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"Vilified by leading architectural modernists and Victorian critics alike, mass-produced architectural ornament in iron has received little sustained study since the 1960s; yet it proliferated in Britain in the half century after the building of the Crystal...

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Jeanne Mammen  by Jeanne Mammen

Jeanne Mammen

Jeanne Mammen

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"The Berlin painter and graphic artist Jeanne Mammen is one of the most unusual and colourful figures of recent German art history. Her complete oeuvre and the breaks with tradition that it reveals reflect and comment in an entertaining, critical way...

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A chronology of art

A chronology of art

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"A fresh take on the history of art, using cultural timelines to reveal little-known connections and influences between artworks and artistic movements. Most surveys of the history of art are divided into historic periods, artistic schools, and movements....

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I am Inuit  by Brian Adams

I am Inuit

Brian Adams

Book

"Inuit indigenous ethnic groups inhabit an area stretching from North-East Siberia across the Bering Strait to Alaska up to Northern Canada all the way to Greenland. Climate change is already causing significant transformations having all kinds of impacts....

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Life? or Theatre?  by Charlotte Salomon

Life? or Theatre?

Charlotte Salomon

Book

"When German artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) handed her gouache series Life? or Theater? over to a friend, she beseeched him to "take good care of it, it is my entire life." A few months later, the five-months pregnant Charlotte was picked up by...

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John White Alexander  by Mary Anne Goley

John White Alexander

Mary Anne Goley

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"At the time of his death, the Pittsburgh-born John White Alexander (1856-1915) was an internationally recognized portrait painter, on a part with his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase. However the works that have earned him...

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Gustav Klimt at home  by Patrick Bade

Gustav Klimt at home

Patrick Bade

Book

"Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city...

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The visitors' book  by Jon Lys Turner

The visitors' book

Jon Lys Turner

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"Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping were a couple at the heart of the mid-twentieth century art world, with the visitors' book of the Essex townhouse they shared from 1945 until 2008 painting them as Zeligs of British society. The names recorded inside...

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Rachel cartoonz. Book 1  by Diane Batchelor

Rachel cartoonz. Book 1

Diane Batchelor

Book

"Rachel isn't complicated, but she certainly isn't simple. She enjoys the basics - friends, food, dogs, banana boxes...but she never can never quite figure out the cellphone, the pilates class or the chooks. In an age of uncertainty, we do not trust the...

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Women architects in the modern movement  by Carmen Espegel Alonso

Women architects in the modern movement

Carmen Espegel Alonso

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Women Architects in the Modern Movement rewrites the history of modern architecture to elevate the often-overlooked female architects who helped build the movement. Starting with a theoretical analysis that situates women's roles both in society and architecture...

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Anatomy of a building  by Rowan Moore

Anatomy of a building

Rowan Moore

Book

"The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Written exactly fifty years after the opening of the building in 1964, this first book in the series, Anatomy...

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The art of drawing folds  by Kelly Gordon Brine

The art of drawing folds

Kelly Gordon Brine

Book

"From Renaissance fresco painters to contemporary graphic novel artists, the ability to draw clothed figures from one’s imagination has always been crucial to artists – and exceptionally difficult to attain. With over 220 illustrations, The Art of Drawing...

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Dark side of the boom  by Georgina Adam

Dark side of the boom

Georgina Adam

Book

"This book scrutinizes the excesses and extravagances that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery and fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure...

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Into words  by Carroll Dunham

Into words

Carroll Dunham

Book

"Artist Carroll Dunham is one of the most acclaimed and innovative painters of his generation. But he is also an astute writer who has engaged with a wide variety of artists in the form of reviews, catalog essays and interviews. Collected here for the...

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Yokainoshima  by Charles Fréger

Yokainoshima

Charles Fréger

Book

"Charles Freger's photographs combine the attention to detail of a documentary photograph with individual portraiture in a fresh and distinctive style. Texts by specialists in Japanese folk culture and anthropology accompany the photographs, putting the...

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Splendor and misery in the Weimar Republic

Splendor and misery in the Weimar Republic

Book

"From the glamour of the Golden Twenties to the depths of the dark side of a world undergoing rapid change - the penetrating content of works by more than 60 artists recreates the age of the Weimar Republic, big - city life and the entertainment scene...

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The fashion image  by Thomas (Photographer) Werner

The fashion image

Thomas (Photographer) Werner

Book

"At the intersection of strong technical skills, a deep sense of creativity, and business savvy, lies the fashion photographer. There are few careers that are as exciting, or creatively and professionally demanding - particularly now that fashion photographers...

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Faces  by Serge Anton

Faces

Serge Anton

Book

"Serge Anton, the photographer who makes human wisdom visible - La Libre.be. The old, mysterious faces, warped and waned by the touch of time, the wrinkles on a skin that's been frayed by years of sunlight and the serene, enigmatic gazes are enchanting,...

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Stuart Devlin  by Stuart Devlin

Stuart Devlin

Stuart Devlin

Book

"This book gives an idea of Stuart Devlin's extraordinary creativity, his skill, and the beauty of his work. It comprises over 500 pages with hundreds of images of Devlin's gold, silver and coins as well as his jewellery, sculpture and furniture. Many...

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Impressionists in London

Impressionists in London

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"The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile' charts the story of the French artists who took refuge in London during and after the devastating Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune. Following these traumatic events there...

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The practical potter  by Josie Warshaw

The practical potter

Josie Warshaw

Book

"This is a comprehensive guide to ceramics with step by step projects and techniques. This practical, accessible approach to ceramics introduces techniques that form the basic vocabulary for your work. Six sections cover Design, Handbuilding, Making and...

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Salted paper printing  by Christina Z. Anderson

Salted paper printing

Christina Z. Anderson

Book

"Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists makes one of the oldest known photographic processes easy for the 21st century using simple digital negative methods. Christina Z. Anderson's in-depth discussion begins...

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The elements of logo design  by Alex (Alex W.) White

The elements of logo design

Alex (Alex W.) White

Book

"Designers looking to learn the art of designing logos need look no further than The Elements of Logo Design by world-renowned designer Alex W. White. Unique in its approach to explaining how to design marks, The Elements of Logo Design explores design...

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North West South East  by Jaap Mooy

North West South East

Jaap Mooy

Book

"The work of Jaap Mooy (1916-1987) covers more than 50 years, in a period in which he constantly explored new paths and re-invented himself in terms of styles and techniques. Although Mooy became closely involved with the Cobra movement, he had no desire...

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Street fonts  by Claudia Walde

Street fonts

Claudia Walde

Book

"Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely...

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Mastering colored pencil  by Lisa Dinhofer

Mastering colored pencil

Lisa Dinhofer

Book

"Mastering Colored Pencil presents all the traditional as well as contemporary techniques artists need to draw with this amazing versatile medium. Included are over 15 step-by-step demonstrations and thoughtful exercises that are sure to help every artist...

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Italian, Spanish, and French paintings in the Ringling Museum of Art  by Virginia Brilliant

Italian, Spanish, and French paintings in the Ringling Museum of Art

Virginia Brilliant

Book

"Presenting a wealth of new research, analysis and previously unpublished documentation, this beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive examination of the Italian, Spanish and French Old Master paintings in the collections of the John...

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Bernini  by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Book

"Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), architect, painter, but above all sculptor, had a career that spanned almost three quarters of a century. He worked under six different popes and was instrumental in the ornamentation of Baroque Rome, from the colonnade...

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No man's land  by Kathryn A. (Kathryn Agnes) Young

No man's land

Kathryn A. (Kathryn Agnes) Young

Book

"What force of will and circumstance drove a woman with a burgeoning art career following years of study in European art schools from a comfortable life to one of hardship and loneliness in the battle zones of France and Belgium following the Great War?...

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The mirror of Venus  by I. M. (Iain M.) Ferris

The mirror of Venus

I. M. (Iain M.) Ferris

Book

"Though images of women were ubiquitous in the Roman world, these were seldom intended to be taken simply at face value. The importance of marriage, motherhood and political stability was often conveyed to the Roman people through carefully constructed...

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Street furniture design  by Eleanor Herring

Street furniture design

Eleanor Herring

Book

"Eleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment were designed to populate public spaces. Herring explores the design of lampposts, post boxes, parking...

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Mythical beasts

Mythical beasts

Book

"In Mythical Beasts: An Artist's Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures, thirty talented artists show you how to sketch, draw, and render thirty mythical creatures. Learn how to create some of the best-known fantasy creatures including the werewolf,...

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The new carbon architecture  by Bruce (Structural engineer) King

The new carbon architecture

Bruce (Structural engineer) King

Book

"It's time to move past green buildings, which alone aren't enough to halt climate change. The New Carbon Architecture explores how biomimicry-inspired innovations in architecture and construction - from cities made of wood to insulation grown from...

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Art and China after 1989

Art and China after 1989

Book

"Twenty years of experimental art from a globalized ChinaPublished on the occasion of the largest exhibition of contemporary art from China ever mounted in North America, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art and China after 1989: Theater...

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Drawing for the absolute beginner  by Carole Massey

Drawing for the absolute beginner

Carole Massey

Book

"If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you. The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even...

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The jewelry of ideas  by Ursula Ilse-Neuman

The jewelry of ideas

Ursula Ilse-Neuman

Book

"Radical developments in jewelry from across the world, from traditional metalsmithing to computer-aided design, The Jewelry of Ideas celebrates the Susan Grant Lewin Collection of Contemporary Jewelry. This renowned collection, built by the New York-based...

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Sirius  by John Dunn

Sirius

John Dunn

Book

Located on one of the finest sites on Sydney Harbour, sharing the magnificent panorama of the harbour in all its moods and the exciting city skyline and nestling against the Harbour Bridge approaches, a new neighbour has arrived just across the water...

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Epilogue  by Ibrahem Swaid

Epilogue

Ibrahem Swaid

Book

"Epilogue gathers fantastic artists from across the Middle East, and showcases original works drawn from both their international influences and their own cultures. Inside you'll find concept artists, illustrators, 3D artists, painters, and cartoonists...

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The story of looking  by Mark Cousins

The story of looking

Mark Cousins

Book

"Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us. In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer...

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Kirigami  by Monika Cilmi

Kirigami

Monika Cilmi

Book

"Kirigami involve the folding and cutting of paper to make beautiful shapes and decorations. All the projects are accompanied by delightful illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This lovely craft title by origami expert Monika Cilmi takes paper-folding...

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Duty free art  by Hito Steyerl

Duty free art

Hito Steyerl

Book

"What is the function of art in the era of digital globalization? How can one think of art institutions in an age defined by planetary civil war, growing inequality, and proprietary digital technology? The boundaries of such institutions have grown fuzzy....

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David Adjaye  by David Adjaye

David Adjaye

David Adjaye

Book

"Houses or domestic buildings are often among the first projects young architects design. For David Adjaye, such early commissions connected him to a rising generation of creators with whom he shared a range of sensibilities. His artistry, clever use...

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Digital photography  by Tom Ang

Digital photography

Tom Ang

Book

"This comprehensive photography companion shows you everything you need to do to start taking exquisite photographs with digital cameras and phones. Beginning with core techniques every photographer needs to master, this updated edition of Digital Photography:...

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Artists working from life

Artists working from life

Book

"From Michelangelo's marbles to photographic self-portraits, artists have always been fascinated by their creative encounters with the human body. Often a key part of their early training, drawing and sculpting from life goes on to inform their later...

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Silkscreen masters  by John Z. Komurki

Silkscreen masters

John Z. Komurki

Book

"Silkscreen Masters is a groundbreaking project, both a manual on screen printing and a showcase of the world's leading printers. The manual covers everything from print basics to setting up a professional studio, as well as in-depth features on leading...

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Portals  by Philippa Lewis

Portals

Philippa Lewis

Book

"An illustrated exploration of our limitless fascination with doors, gates, and bridges. The word "portal" comes from the Latin for "gate," but it refers to any place of ingress and egress. According to architectural historian Philippa Lewis, a portal...

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Federico Uribe  by Federico Uribe

Federico Uribe

Federico Uribe

Book

"The volume explores questions of where Uribe draws his artistic inspiration; the meaning and metaphor behind his selection of materials; and, his views of love, sex, and death. His artwork resists classification. This first comprehensive survey of Uribe's...

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Schmuck der 1990er  by Sophie Beer

Schmuck der 1990er

Sophie Beer

Book

"Initiated by Hans Schullin and directed by Fritz Maierhofer - both of them driven by the same passion for artistic jewellery - the Design Workshop Schmuck took place in Graz between 1991 and 1998. Based on the idea of creating an additional alternative...

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The cinquecento in Florence

The cinquecento in Florence

Book

"The third and final act in a trilogy which began with Bronzino ISBN 9788874611546, in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino ISBN 9788874612161, in 2014. Curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, the show, and this accompanying book,...

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Robot House  by Peter Testa

Robot House

Peter Testa

Book

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Guernica  by James Attlee

Guernica

James Attlee

Book

"Pablo Picasso had already accepted a commission in 1937 to create a work for the Spanish Republican Pavilion at the Paris World Fair when news arrived of the assault by the German Condor Legion on the undefended Basque town of Guernica, in which hundreds...

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Literary life revisited  by Posy Simmonds

Literary life revisited

Posy Simmonds

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"First published in 2003, Literary Life became an instant classic as readers (and writers) delighted in watching Posy Simmonds skewer the pains and pretensions of the writer's (and reader's) calling with her inimitable flair for witty satire and sharp...

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Mountain view  by Sebastiaan Bedaux

Mountain view

Sebastiaan Bedaux

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"This, the first title in a new series which presents the most beautifully-designed holiday homes. Travel journalist Sebastiaan Bedaux gathered 30 of the most stylish hideouts in the world in Mountain View. Despite the great variety of styles, different...

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Pieter Bruegel

Pieter Bruegel

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"Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) was the greatest Dutch draftsman of the sixteenth century, his drawings highly valued in his lifetime, sold both as originals and through copperplate prints. Though he drew on a long pictorial tradition, he invested...

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Brutalism now and then  by Chris van Uffelen

Brutalism now and then

Chris van Uffelen

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"Buildings designated brutalist in style were largely built in the 1960s and 1970s, exuding an aura of daring, uncom promising design today. It is the French term brut, meaning raw or unrefined, that lent its name to this particular architectural phenomenon....

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