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Revenge of the librarians  by Tom Gauld

Revenge of the librarians

Tom Gauld

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"Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist's signature brand of humour, hitting high and low. After all, Gauld is just as comfortable taking jabs...

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Country homes in Australia

Country homes in Australia

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"Regional Australia is as beautiful as it is diverse, and so are the houses and people that live there. Country Style is privileged to be invited into the most gorgeous homes around the country, from charm-filled cottages and family farmhouses to lovingly...

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Pretty good house  by Dan Kolbert

Pretty good house

Dan Kolbert

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"Pretty Good House provides a framework and set of guidelines for building or renovating a high-performance home that focus on its inhabitants and the environment--but keeps in mind that few people have pockets deep enough to achieve a "perfect" solution. The...

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Frida  by Hayden Herrera

Frida

Hayden Herrera

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"Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left her...

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Creative and experimental photography  by John (Photographer) Humphrey

Creative and experimental photography

John (Photographer) Humphrey

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"More photos are taken than ever before, but most are neglected and unused. This book suggests new creative directions and explains how you can produce distinctive and exciting works of art. Packed with technical advice and in-depth practical detail, it shows...

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Possessions  by Nicholas Thomas

Possessions

Nicholas Thomas

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The arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America famously inspired twentieth-century modernist artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Ernst. The politics of such stimulus, however, have long been highly contentious: was this a cross-cultural discovery to be...

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Proof

Proof

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"A superb showcase of some of the best examples of contemporary fine art printmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand today."--

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Simply draw  by Ella McLean

Simply draw

Ella McLean

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"Simply Draw is a clever and original step-by-step drawing book perfect for anyone who wants to pick up a pencil and start drawing. Featuring 150 sweet and quirky illustrations, from farm animals to flowers, each drawing is broken down into simple shapes and...

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Chip carving  by Daniel Clay

Chip carving

Daniel Clay

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"The Art Of Chip Carving is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to one of the world's most ancient and widely practiced forms of woodcarving. Anyone, from the completely inexperienced beginner to the veteran craftsperson, can learn to use simple, inexpensive...

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The lighted window  by Peter Davidson

The lighted window

Peter Davidson

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"Homecoming, haunting, nostalgia, desire: these are some of the themes evoked by the beguiling motif of the lighted window in literature and art. In this innovative combination of place-writing, memoir and cultural study, Peter Davidson takes us on atmospheric...

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Together by design  by William Richards

Together by design

William Richards

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"A growing area in the sharing economy, intentional communities (co-living, communal living, and cohousing projects) are explored in this timely survey via architecture, public policy, sociology, and sustainability. In recent years, the Atlantic, Forbes, Time,...

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Learn to draw exciting anime & manga characters

Learn to draw exciting anime & manga characters

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"Imagine an art class taught by 100 professional Japanese manga and anime illustrators. In much the same way, this essential guide gathers the collective knowledge, tips and techniques from over 100 anime and manga artists. The lessons cover everything from...

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Film noir portraits  by Paul Duncan

Film noir portraits

Paul Duncan

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"With its singular focus on the very best portrait photography of the 1940s and 1950s Hollywood film noir era, every page of this coffee-table volume is rich in brooding atmosphere. The portraits gathered here, of actors such as Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles,...

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Japanese style watercolor portraits  by Hiroko Shibasaki

Japanese style watercolor portraits

Hiroko Shibasaki

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"Japanese Style Watercolour Portraits provides the professional guidance and all of the expert tips and techniques you need to succeed at creating beautiful, realistic watercolour portraits. With 48 step-by-step lessons covering tools, techniques, sketching,...

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How to draw clothing for manga  by Naoto Date

How to draw clothing for manga

Naoto Date

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"How to Draw Clothing for Manga is the must-have guide to drawing clothes and costumes for manga characters. Take your manga drawings to the next level with amazing outfits and creative costumes. It just takes two details-wrinkles and shadows. In How to Draw...

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Start painting now  by Emily Powell

Start painting now

Emily Powell

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"Get in touch with your inner artist and nurture your creative mind with this playful and informative handbook. Start Painting Now is a practical, accessible guide to discovering your creative spirit, giving you brilliant new tools for relaxation and...

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A book of days  by Patti Smith

A book of days

Patti Smith

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"In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message “Hello Everybody!” Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone...

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Drawing manga faces & expressions  by author YANAMi (Author and illustrator)

Drawing manga faces & expressions

author YANAMi (Author and illustrat...

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"Learn to draw expressive faces to communicate thoughts, feelings and emotions! Drawing characters with realistic facial expressions is a challenging and critical skill for every manga artist and storyteller"--Publisher's description.

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Wamulu  by Howard Morphy

Wamulu

Howard Morphy

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"This second book in the 'Aboriginal Arts and Knowledge' series documents a body of work created cooperatively by 4 artists: Ted Egan Tjangala, Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa, Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri and Albie Morris Tjampitjinpa. Wamulu, a yellow flower, has...

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Beyond art fundamentals

Beyond art fundamentals

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"Building on the foundations set by our popular Art Fundamentals book, Beyond Fundamentals shows artists how to take their work a step beyond techniques and mechanics. A memorable, unique image requires more than just accurate anatomy and choosing the right...

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Architects of the Pacific Northwest

Architects of the Pacific Northwest

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"Loaded with hundreds of photographs of high-end homes and interiors, this gorgeous book is a treat for lovers of residential architecture and a resource for people planning to build their own house.0Featuring some of the world's most aesthetically creative...

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How to draw hairstyles for manga  by author Studio Hard Deluxe Inc

How to draw hairstyles for manga

author Studio Hard Deluxe Inc

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"In this guide, you'll discover hundreds of styles to transform your sketches into amazing illustrations, including: detailed information on how hair influences characters and scenes, instructions for layering and drawing hair to achieve more realistic looks,...

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Architecture at home  by Debra Millar

Architecture at home

Debra Millar

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"Showcasing a stunning selection of award-winning architect-designed houses from recent years, 'Architecture at Home' explores a broad range of living environments in diverse locations. Permanent homes and occasional retreats, small houses on compact urban...

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'Lut'

'Lut'

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"A collection of letters discovered by chance in an old trunk, accompanied by cartoons and news clippings: the great historical interest of this collection gradually became apparent. The letters provide a vivid, first-hand account of life in the office of Sir...

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Pencil  by Eve Blackwood

Pencil

Eve Blackwood

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"This third book in the popular Do More Art series exposes how the simplest of writing tools is in fact the key to an entire universe of artistic expression. From simple doodling and mark-making to meticulously built-up tour de forces - a piece of graphite is...

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Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell

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"Cressida Campbell celebrates the career of an exceptional Australian colourist who has worked between painting and printmaking for over forty years. Combining keen observation with formal design, Campbell uses an innovative technique to create woodblock...

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100 20th-century houses

100 20th-century houses

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"This illuminating book, redesigned and updated for this brand-new edition, is a fascinating insight into Britain's built heritage and the diverse housing styles of the twentieth century. It showcases 100 houses, from throughout the 20th century and stretching...

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David Bellamy's Arabian light  by David Bellamy

David Bellamy's Arabian light

David Bellamy

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"Explore the deserts, mountains and souks of the Middle East, with best-selling author and artist David Bellamy. Following on from David's highly acclaimed Arctic Light, this book provides an intriguing and often entertaining insight into South Arabia and the...

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Landscape in ink and coloured pencil  by Helen Hanson

Landscape in ink and coloured pencil

Helen Hanson

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"Combining ink with dry coloured pencil is an innovative technique that integrates two very different media, resulting in rich and detailed work. This beautiful book looks at different methods of mark-making in ink and a repertoire of coloured pencil...

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

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"This important publication accompanies a major exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, London, of paintings by Edvard Munch, one of the world's greatest modern artists. The exhibition and catalogue showcase 18 major works from the collection of KODE Art Museums...

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Japanese woodblocks  by Michael Robinson

Japanese woodblocks

Michael Robinson

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"Woodblock printing is a traditional artistic medium in Japan renowned for its use in ukiyoe prints. Beginning with a thoughtful introduction to Japanese woodblock art, 'Japanese Woodblocks' goes on to showcase key works by artists such as Katsuhika Hokusai...

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Figure drawing for fashion design. Vol. 1  by Elisabetta Drudi

Figure drawing for fashion design. Vol. 1

Elisabetta Drudi

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"Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualize ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded edition of the already classic title Figure Drawing for Fashion Design is a precise, topic-by-topic manual that will help readers...

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The complete book of woodcarving  by Everett Ellenwood

The complete book of woodcarving

Everett Ellenwood

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"Whether you're a woodcarver expanding your talents, a seasoned carver refining your skills, or a beginner newly introduced to this fulfilling craft, this crucial carving book belongs in every woodworker's library. Brimming with expert instruction and 10...

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Rolf Blakstad  by Conrad White

Rolf Blakstad

Conrad White

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"Following the success of Conrad White's previous book about Blakstad, this new book collects the new and most recent creations of the architecture studio founded by Rolf Blakstad and developed later by his sons Rolf and Nial. This 336-page book shows, through...

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Framed perspective. Vol. 2, Technical drawing for shadows, volume and characters  by Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Framed perspective. Vol. 2, Technical drawing for shadows, volume and characters

Marcos Mateu-Mestre

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"Building on the foundation established with the first book in the series, Framed Perspective 2 guides artists through the challenging tasks of projecting shadows in proper perspective on a variety of environments and working with characters in perspective set...

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Drawing from photos  by Patrick J. Jones

Drawing from photos

Patrick J. Jones

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"In this unique book based on his renowned The Anatomy of Style figure drawing workshops, fantasy artist Patrick J. Jones focuses on solutions to the pitfalls of drawing from photographs, including camera distortion and shadows. Stunning photographs of posed...

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The last days of Roger Federer  by Geoff Dyer

The last days of Roger Federer

Geoff Dyer

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"Much attention has been paid to so-called late style, but what about last style? When does last begin? How early is late? When does the end set in? In this endlessly stimulating investigation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the...

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The girl and the monster  by artist Ducklingmonster

The girl and the monster

artist Ducklingmonster

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"Retrospective of the significant body of work that Ducklingmonster has produced over 20+ years of involvement in underground music in Aotearoa, compiles posters, zines, album artwork and various other pieces of ephemera to provide a comprehensive visual...

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Studio Indigo  by Mike Fisher

Studio Indigo

Mike Fisher

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"A stunning portfolio of residential and commercial projects from award-winning internationally renowned design house Studio Indigo. Founded in London in 2005 by architect and creative director Mike Fisher, Studio Indigo is a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary...

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Sally Gabori

Sally Gabori

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"From July 3 to November 6, 2022, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will present the first exhibition of Aboriginal Australian artist Sally Gabori (c. 1924-2015) in Europe. Born around 1924 on the remote Bentinck Island in the north of Australia,...

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Painting birds in watercolour  by Liz Chaderton

Painting birds in watercolour

Liz Chaderton

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"This practical book explains how to capture the character of various species of bird, without getting caught up in the detail. It celebrates everything that watercolour can offer as a medium when painting these fascinating creatures. It is not a field guide...

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Collage your life  by Melanie Mowinski

Collage your life

Melanie Mowinski

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"In Collage Your Life, artist and teacher Melanie Mowinski teaches a variety of core techniques including lettering, stamping, stenciling, transfers, and adhesive methods, and provides dozens of prompts to jumpstart the creative process and encourage crafters...

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Botanical watercolor painting for beginners  by Cara Rosalie Olsen

Botanical watercolor painting for beginners

Cara Rosalie Olsen

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"Unleash Your Creativity with Beautiful Watercolor Blooms. From delicate magnolias and zinnias to exotic hibiscus and tiger lilies, you'll be ready to paint an entire garden with 25 breathtaking projects. Renowned watercolor instructor Cara Rosalie Olsen...

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Van Gogh  by Michael Howard

Van Gogh

Michael Howard

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"Contains a detailed exploration of Van Gogh's life, including his background, early career, influences and relationships. Beginning with his birth in the Netherlands in 1853, it covers his childhood, family life, education and work before he began painting...

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Small holiday houses  by Catherine. author. Foster

Small holiday houses

Catherine. author. Foster

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"Thoughtfully designed holiday homes in a variety of beautiful locations around New Zealand, from coast to bush to mountain top - with fabulous images taken by top photographers. The text examines how the designers responded to the needs of their clients and...

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Dancers after dark  by Jordan Matter

Dancers after dark

Jordan Matter

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"Dancers After Dark is an amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit as the dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty. Etched in each muscle is the passion of a dancer, the dedication, the hard work. And the...

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Simon Leach's pottery handbook  by Simon Leach

Simon Leach's pottery handbook

Simon Leach

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"An instructional pottery guidebook/DVD set from renowned ceramicist Simon Leach that shows the details and subtle movements that are often missed in a classroom and on videos"--Publisher's description.

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Understanding comics  by Scott McCloud

Understanding comics

Scott McCloud

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"Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning"--Publisher's description.

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Art explained  by Susie Hodge

Art explained

Susie Hodge

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"Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, or Rembrandt obsess over painting his own image? What's the secret behind the Terracotta Army, or Andy Warhol's soup cans? Art: Explained offers straightforward and satisfying answers to 100 of these fascinating...

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The beginner's guide to oil painting  by Craig Stephens

The beginner's guide to oil painting

Craig Stephens

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"Craig Stephens has a simple motto for painting: With a brush, some paints and a willingness to learn, anyone can do it. With that mindset, Craig takes his most essential lessons, boils them down to their basics and teaches you everything you need to know to...

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Stunning watercolor seascapes  by Kolbie Blume

Stunning watercolor seascapes

Kolbie Blume

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"From ocean sunsets and enchanting woodland lakes to snow-speckled rivers and quiet villages reflected in a serene sea, this outstanding collection of paintings from Kolbie Blume teaches painters of all skill levels to master a range of brilliant waterscapes....

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Wild kinship  by Monique Hemmingson

Wild kinship

Monique Hemmingson

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"Why is art important and what impact does it have on society? Wild Kinship: The Makers takes us on a journey to find out just that. A collection of over twenty-five chapters The Makers speaks with artists from all walks of life to discover the impact that...

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Skeleton and bone reference points  by Michel Lauricella

Skeleton and bone reference points

Michel Lauricella

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"Here you will find the most common and useful approaches to the body's underlying skeleton and bone structure, which will fuel your imagination and enrich your observational skills as you draw the living form. In this small, portable guide, artist and teacher...

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Simplified forms  by Michel Lauricella

Simplified forms

Michel Lauricella

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"Artist and teacher Michel Lauricella simplifies the human body into basic, synthetic shapes and forms, offering insight for artists of all kinds, sparking the imagination and improving one's observational abilities. Rather than going the traditional route of...

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Fat and skin folds  by Michel Lauricella

Fat and skin folds

Michel Lauricella

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"In Morpho: Fat and Skin Folds, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. The typical approach to teaching anatomy and the sketching of the human form most often focuses on the skeleton and musculature....

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Muscled bodies  by Michel Lauricella

Muscled bodies

Michel Lauricella

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"In Morpho: Muscled Bodies , artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. Bodybuilder athletes offer us an ideal repertoire of shapes and proportions for the representation of the superheroes and...

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The gardens of Eden  by Abbye Churchill

The gardens of Eden

Abbye Churchill

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"Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with the outdoors. Today's gardeners aim not only to...

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The view from Federal Twist  by James Golden

The view from Federal Twist

James Golden

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"Federal Twist is set on a ridge above the Delaware River in western New Jersey. It is a naturalistic garden that has no utilitarian or leisure uses and the site is not an obvious choice for a garden (heavy clay soil, poorly drained: quick death for any plants...

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Gunyah Goondie + Wurley  by Paul Memmott

Gunyah Goondie + Wurley

Paul Memmott

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"Here is the definitive guide to Australian Indigenous architecture, comprehensively updated to showcase the flourishing Indigenous design practices reshaping Australia's architectural landscape. The award-winning Gunyah Goondie + Wurley: The Aboriginal...

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Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year

Australian Geographic nature photographer of the year

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"The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent Gondwana. The South Australian Museum and...

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Oil pastel masterpieces in 4 easy steps  by Anna Koliadych

Oil pastel masterpieces in 4 easy steps

Anna Koliadych

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"Master the art of creating stunning oil pastel drawings under the guidance of Anna Koliadych, the creator of DearAnnArt and the bestselling author of 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces. Let her walk you through 50 gorgeous, four-step projects and teach you all...

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The official Five nights at Freddy's how to draw  by Kirsten (Letterer) Murray

The official Five nights at Freddy's how to draw

Kirsten (Letterer) Murray

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"Learn how to draw all your favourite Five Nights at Freddy's characters! Filled with all your favourite characters from the bestselling horror video game series Five Nights at Freddy's, this how to draw is packed with step-by-step instructions to create your...

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Hieronymus Bosch  by Margaret D. (Margaret Deutsch) Carroll

Hieronymus Bosch

Margaret D. (Margaret Deutsch) Carr...

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"Hieronymus Bosch's (c. 1450-1516) 'Garden of Earthly Delights' has elicited a sense of wonder for centuries. Over ten feet long and seven feet tall, it demands that we step back to take it in, while its surface, intricately covered with fantastical creatures...

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The art & science of geometric origami  by Jun Maekawa

The art & science of geometric origami

Jun Maekawa

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"A magnificent new collection of 60 sculptural paper models from a mathematical origami master! Master origami folder and author Jun Maekawa is known for developing innovative new methods of folding origami based on fundamental mathematical principles. In The...

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Oil painting every day  by Robin Sealark

Oil painting every day

Robin Sealark

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"In Oil Painting Every Day you'll learn a fun, modern approach to oil painting that allows you to build a solid foundation of skills and techniques for painting contemporary landscapes, seascapes, florals, still lifes, portraits, and more"--Publisher's...

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Double take  by Craig Potton

Double take

Craig Potton

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"Double Take is the latest book from preeminent New Zealand landscape photographer Craig Potton. Ever since he started taking photographs he has often been inspired to take two images of the same scene, which with only a slight shift in the camera end up being...

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Making space

Making space

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"Brilliant, hardworking and creative, women architects have made many significant contributions to the built environment, creativity and community of Aotearoa New Zealand. This groundbreaking book spans over a century, telling the story of women making space...

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Holbein  by Florian Heine

Holbein

Florian Heine

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"This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career. 16th-century Europe was a time of unprecedented economic expansion, cross-cultural trade, religious...

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Degas  by Alexander Adams

Degas

Alexander Adams

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"Get a glimpse into the life and work of painter, sculptor, and printmaker Edgar Degas, who is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Best known for his depictions of young dancers on the stage and in the studio, Degas was an accomplished...

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Chagall  by Ines Schlenker

Chagall

Ines Schlenker

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"Marc Chagall's remarkable oeuvre spans a variety of media; from painting, ceramics, and stained glass to illustration, tapestry, and stage sets. Regardless of the format, his singular narrative style embraced the memories of his happy childhood in Vitebsk,...

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Dynamics memory grace  by Peter Nicholls

Dynamics memory grace

Peter Nicholls

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Highlighting the sculptures created by Peter Nicholls during his 60-year career, including sketches and studio notes.

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Uneven bodies (reader)

Uneven bodies (reader)

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"Uneven Bodies (Reader) is a comprehensive collection of writing produced as an outcome of a symposium of the same name held in Aotearoa New Zealand in early 2020 that addresses the politics of collections today and the complex terrain of power in which this...

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Wild  by Noel Kingsbury

Wild

Noel Kingsbury

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"A stunning exploration of one of the hottest trends in garden design, nature-based planting with an eco-aware approach, featuring the work of leading designers such as Sean Hogan, Piet Oudolf, and Dan Pearson. Forget the mild, manicured gardens of the past:...

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Rotography  by Jürg Stünzi

Rotography

Jürg Stünzi

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"Instead of the horizontal panning movement used to create a classic panoramic image, the author experiments with curves as well as vertical or parallel shifting. A fixed camera recording of turning objects leads to surprising outcomes and a whole new...

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Cute chibi mythical beasts & magical monsters  by Phoebe Im

Cute chibi mythical beasts & magical monsters

Phoebe Im

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"Cute Chibi Mythical Beasts & Magical Creatures features easy-to-follow instructions that can help any artist enjoy the world of chibi, incorporating dynamic expressions and poses to challenge their skills"--Publisher's description.

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The art of darkness  by author S. Elizabeth

The art of darkness

author S. Elizabeth

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"The Art of Darkness is a visually rich sourcebook featuring eclectic artworks from throughout history which have been inspired and informed by the morbid, melancholic and macabre. Throughout history, artists have been obsessed with darkness - creating works...

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Colours of art  by Chloë Ashby

Colours of art

Chloë Ashby

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"Colours of Art takes the reader on a journey through history via 80 carefully curated artworks and their palettes. For these pieces, colour is not only a tool (like a paintbrush or a canvas), but the fundamental secret to their success. Colour allows artists...

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Design your own anime and manga characters  by T. B. Choi

Design your own anime and manga characters

T. B. Choi

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"For beginner to intermediate artists, Design Your Own Anime and Manga Characters demonstrates how to conceive and draw original characters for these popular art/entertainment genres"--Publisher's description.

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80s sound and vision  by Sheila Rock

80s sound and vision

Sheila Rock

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"80s Sound and Vision captures the raw energy, creativity, and flamboyance of an unforgettable era through its fashion and music. With images by renowned photographer Sheila Rock, this personal journey offers a visual account including many rare images from...

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Chasing the mountain light  by David Neilson

Chasing the mountain light

David Neilson

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"This highly regarded outdoor and landscape photographer shares his most stunning black-and-white images from around the globe, and his adventures in search of them. Childhood adventures in Australia inspired David Neilson to pursue as a career his twin loves...

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Whittling workbook  by James Ray Miller

Whittling workbook

James Ray Miller

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"The ultimate beginner-friendly project guide to whittling flat-plane carvings with a modern twist! Whittling Workbook is perfect for anyone seeking a range of easy wood carvings - all you need is a block of wood and one knife to achieve any of the 14 wood...

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How I make photographs  by David Yarrow

How I make photographs

David Yarrow

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"Learn how renowned photographer and conservationist David Yarrow manages to get his incredible shots. For two decades Yarrow has been venturing further and further afield in search of amazing animals to photograph. Here he shares the incredible knowledge and...

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Crip kinship  by Shayda Kafai

Crip kinship

Shayda Kafai

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"The remarkable story of Sins Invalid, a performance project that centres queer disability justice. In recent years, disability activism has come into its own as a vital and necessary means to acknowledge the power and resilience of the disabled community, and...

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WOHA  by Patrick Bingham-Hall

WOHA

Patrick Bingham-Hall

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"WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia's green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore's most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering...

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Stalin's architect  by Deyan Sudjic

Stalin's architect

Deyan Sudjic

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"What would an architect do for the chance to build the tallest building in the world? What would he sacrifice to stay alive in the midst of Stalin’s murderous purges? This is the first major publication on the remarkable life and career of Boris Iofan...

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Passport to painting  by Susie West

Passport to painting

Susie West

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"Retro-style travel posters are optimistic, aspirational, and unabashedly fun. Here's everything you need to produce your own! Think of a travel poster, and you bring to mind summer vacations, happiness and fun. Perennially popular as wall art, their strong,...

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Raphael  by David Ekserdjian

Raphael

David Ekserdjian

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"A definitive overview of one of the most celebrated figures of the Italian Renaissance. Among the great figures of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael (1483-1520) is unarguably the artist who has been most widely and consistently admired across the centuries. He...

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Tasmania living  by Marita Bullock

Tasmania living

Marita Bullock

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"From restored historical residencies to contemporary, experimental masterpieces, the Tasmanian landscape is dotted with spectacular and innovative homes. Now, their inhabitants reveal how they stumbled upon their island properties. They share their journeys...

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The ultimate guide to drawing manga action furries  by Yamayagi Yama

The ultimate guide to drawing manga action furries

Yamayagi Yama

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"Bring detailed and dynamic fantasy characters to life! Furries fuse human and animal characteristics to create unique and fantastical hybrid forms. This book contains everything you need to know about drawing furries for the printed page, for the screen, or...

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Van Cleef & Arpels  by Alba Cappellieri

Van Cleef & Arpels

Alba Cappellieri

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"The extraordinary jewelry creations by the famous Maison from its beginnings to the present day. This book presents the legendary jewelry and precious objects of Van Cleef & Arpels, and how they relate to time, nature and love. Time is a fundamental element...

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Bamboo contemporary  by William (William Charles) Richards

Bamboo contemporary

William (William Charles) Richards

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"In this globetrotting tour of fourteen houses, discover how bamboo, one of the most sustainable building materials on the planet, can be used in ingenious ways in residential design.Bamboo is a perennial grass that grows rapidly and rivals steel, concrete,...

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