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

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The Stahl house  by Shari Stahl Gronwald

The Stahl house

Shari Stahl Gronwald

Book

"The Stahl House was first envisioned by the owners Buck and Carlotta Stahl, designed by architect Pierre Koenig, and immortalized by photographer Julius Shulman. This 1960 glass-and-steel home in the Hollywood Hills has come to embody the idealism of...

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William Morris

William Morris

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"William Morris (1834-1896) was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement and is one of the most influential designers in British history. With his emphasis on originality, artistry and craftsmanship, Morris helped revolutionize the late Victorian in...

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Bright stars  by Kate Bryan

Bright stars

Kate Bryan

Book

"In Bright Stars, Kate Bryan examines the short lives and long legacies of artists who died before their time. In this personal, persuasive and evocative book, Kate introduces some of the most inspiring people in art and examines the myriad ways that...

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Drawing with charcoal  by Kate Boucher

Drawing with charcoal

Kate Boucher

Book

"Charcoal is a versatile and dramatic medium with incredible potential for expression. This stunning book shows you how to create a drawing using its subtle, complex and bold qualities to best effect. Through step-by-step demonstrations and tasks, it...

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Archie 100  by Natalie (Art museum curator) Wilson

Archie 100

Natalie (Art museum curator) Wilson

Book

"A tribute to portraiture, as well as the artists and sitters, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize marks 100 years of Australia's oldest and most-loved annual portraiture award. Curator Natalie Wilson unearths fascinating stories behind more...

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Man Ray  by Arthur Lubow

Man Ray

Arthur Lubow

Book

"Man Ray (1890-1976), a founding father of Dada and a key player in French Surrealism, is one of the central artists of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most elusive. In this new biography, journalist and critic Arthur Lubow uses Man Ray's...

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How to draw bold manga characters  by author Ebimo

How to draw bold manga characters

author Ebimo

Book

"Elevate your manga drawings to the next level with help from a Japanese professional! Manga drawing expert and author Ebimo is an action film junkie who taught herself to draw by studying martial arts films. In this book, she brings those techniques,...

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Urban potters  by Katie Treggiden

Urban potters

Katie Treggiden

Book

"Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors. This book explores the contemporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities, their history and their makers. Twenty-eight ...

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Wonderland  by Annie Leibovitz

Wonderland

Annie Leibovitz

Book

"Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz's surprising account of her encounters with fashion over five decades. 'Looking back at my work, I see that fashion has always been there,' Annie Leibovitz observes in the preface to Wonderland. 'Fashion plays a...

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Garfield fat cat 3-pack. Vol. 4  by Jim Davis

Garfield fat cat 3-pack. Vol. 4

Jim Davis

Book

"A collection of six Garfield colorful comic books, focusing on his love of food and fun"--Publisher's description.

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Steel architecture  by Angus Macdonald

Steel architecture

Angus Macdonald

Book

"Steel Architecture offers a re-interpretation of Modernist design through an examination of the history of metal-framed buildings, from the mills, warehouses and spectacular glasshouses of the nineteenth century to the multi-form, tall towers which ...

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Origami pets and other animals  by Muneji Fuchimoto

Origami pets and other animals

Muneji Fuchimoto

Book

"Fold wonderful paper models of all your favorite pets, zoo animals and other wildlife! From a cute cat and a fabulous frog to five different dog breeds (with cool clothes to dress them in!) to a lovable lion and a cuddly koala. The easy-to-follow in...

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Lamborghini  by Mattia Balsamini

Lamborghini

Mattia Balsamini

Book

"A portrait of Lamborghini and the country that birthed it through 21 cars, 21 regions and 21 photographers. For this splendid volume, 21 contemporary Italian photographers, each representing their respective regions, have been called upon by Lamborghini...

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Light space life

Light space life

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"A monograph on leading South African architecture studio SAOTA. Light Space Life is the first monograph from internationally recognized South African architecture studio SAOTA, known for crafting exceptional modern buildings that forge powerful connections...

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Gardens in my life  by Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Gardens in my life

Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Book

"Arabella Lennox-Boyd is one of the foremost garden designers in the world. She has created some of the country's most stunning private gardens, in addition to commissions for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and projects for Sting and Trudie Styler. L...

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Jeffrey Smart  by Deborah Hart

Jeffrey Smart

Deborah Hart

Book

"The year 2021 marks the centenary of the birth of Australian artist Jeffrey Smart, an artist with a distinctive vision whose work enables us to see the world around us afresh. This publication celebrates and commemorates this significant anniversary....

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A complete guide to Chinese brush painting  by Caroline Self

A complete guide to Chinese brush painting

Caroline Self

Book

"Paint the classic subjects that inspired ancient masters. As "the soft martial art," brush painting is a meditative discipline for the artist who has trained the body, arm, and brush to create strokes with power and spontaneity. This book introduces...

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The off-camera flash handbook  by Vanessa Joy

The off-camera flash handbook

Vanessa Joy

Book

"If your past attempts at learning flash have all ended in failure (not to mention tears and/or blind rage), then The Off-Camera Flash Handbook is about to change everything for you. For years, photographer Vanessa Joy has been using off-camera flash...

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Hold still

Hold still

Book

"Focused on three key themes - Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness, this book presents a unique portrait of the UK during the 2020 lockdown, through 100 community photographs. The net proceeds from the sale of the book will be eq...

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Gelli Arts printing guide  by Suzanne McNeill

Gelli Arts printing guide

Suzanne McNeill

Book

"Discover the amazing Gelli Arts® plate -- a revolutionary printing surface that makes it fun and easy to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures!"--Publisher's description.

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The naturally beautiful garden  by Kathryn Bradley-Hole

The naturally beautiful garden

Kathryn Bradley-Hole

Book

"More popular than ever, gardening is going green with increased interest in environmentally friendly methods. It seems that almost everyone who has access to outside space, however small or large, wants to make the most of it. Interest in growing plants...

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The education of a gardener  by Russell Page

The education of a gardener

Russell Page

Book

"Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic s...

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Take it outside  by Melissa Brasier

Take it outside

Melissa Brasier

Book

"From the hosts of Bravo's Backyard Envy comes a beautifully photographed guide to converting your outdoor space into an enviable oasis, whether you have a backyard, brownstone patio, or three-season porch. Dubbed the "plantfluencers" by the New York...

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Let's get lost  by Finn Beales

Let's get lost

Finn Beales

Book

"Let's Get Lost presents the world's greatest landscape photographers and their inspiring journeys into the most remarkable natural environments on the planet. From Antarctica's iciest extremities to the heart of a Namibian desert, these are the places...

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Botanical buildings  by Judith Baehner

Botanical buildings

Judith Baehner

Book

"The green architecture movement is a worldwide phenomenon that addresses sustainability and a parallel awareness of how the built world is enriched by nature. This lavishly illustrated book presents the most beautiful and innovative buildings from around...

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Château d'Haroué  by Victoria Botana de Beauvau

Château d'Haroué

Victoria Botana de Beauvau

Book

"Located in a remote village in the Lorraine region of northeastern France, the estate of Château de Haroué is an unrivaled treasure of Gallic culture and heritage. Built between 1720 and 1729 for Marc de Beauvau, Prince de Beauvau-Craon, constable of...

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Seeing silence  by Peter (Photographer) McBride

Seeing silence

Peter (Photographer) McBride

Book

"In a world ever more congested and polluted with both toxins and noise, award-winning photographer Pete McBride takes readers on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to find places of peace and quiet-a pole-to-pole, continent-by-continent quest for the soul....

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A Tuscan adventure  by Charlotte Horton

A Tuscan adventure

Charlotte Horton

Book

"The fascinating story behind the revival of an ancient Italian castle and its enduring way of life. When Charlotte Horton and her family of British bohemians discovered an abandoned Tuscan castle, little did they know that they would transform it into...

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Print matters

Print matters

Book

"A timely rerelease of a 2015 bestseller in conjunction with Victionary's 20th anniversary in 2021, 'Print Matters' celebrates printmaking in an increasingly digital age with the addition of new projects from around the world to appeal to designers t...

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Metalwork from the Arab World and the Mediterranean  by Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Metalwork from the Arab World and the Mediterranean

Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Book

"This volume presents vessels, fittings and other objects made in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Yemen from the early Islamic period through to the end of the Ottoman era in the 19th century. The pieces include exquisite platters, serving-vessels, candlesticks...

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Carlo Scarpa  by Lorenzo Pennati

Carlo Scarpa

Lorenzo Pennati

Book

"A tribute to a great master of postwar Italian architecture, through a photographic journey with high visual impact. Carlo Scarpa was one of the great masters of postwar Italian architecture. This book proposes a photographic itinerary that unfurls ...

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Ray Ching  by Raymond Harris-Ching

Ray Ching

Raymond Harris-Ching

Book

"Ray Ching is internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest living wildlife artists. Born in New Zealand, he established himself as an artist in the 1960s, before moving to England where he has spent the majority of his career. He has never...

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This dark country  by Rebecca Birrell

This dark country

Rebecca Birrell

Book

"Lemons gleam in a bowl. Flowers fan out softly in a vase. A door swings open in a sparsely furnished room. What is contained in a still life - and what falls out of the frame? For women artists in the early twentieth century, including Ethel Sands, ...

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All of the marvels  by Douglas Wolk

All of the marvels

Douglas Wolk

Book

"Every schoolchild recognises their protagonists: the Avengers, the X-Men, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. The superhero comics that Marvel has published since 1961 make up the biggest self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a ...

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Wineries of the world  by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Wineries of the world

Oscar Riera Ojeda

Book

"An invitation to--and evocation of--25 beautifully made wineries by contemporary architects the world over, the book explores the connection between winery design and the modern movement toward integrating wine making, lifestyle, and the enjoyment of...

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Roar!  by Ashley Longshore

Roar!

Ashley Longshore

Book

"Ashley Longshore now turns her eye toward badass women throughout history with Roar! A Collection of Mighty Women. Longshore's pop art paintings are never shy of daring; her art makes noise, and her singular portraits of legendary stateswomen, artists,...

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Building beautiful  by Clive Aslet

Building beautiful

Clive Aslet

Book

""New homes, featuring interiors, gardens, and furniture from London-based architect John Simpson, famed designer of the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and one of the world's leading practitioners of New Classicism. Inviting, perfect in proport...

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Painting with System3  by Charles Evans

Painting with System3

Charles Evans

Book

"Paint with best-selling author Charles Evans as he introduces the System3 range of inks and acrylics. System3 is a well-established brand of inks, acrylics and heavy body paints manufactured by Daler-Rowney; it is readily available worldwide, including...

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Sketching for the absolute beginner  by Peter (Artist) Cronin

Sketching for the absolute beginner

Peter (Artist) Cronin

Book

"Sketching is more than just drawing quickly. It is training your eye and hand to work together, to respond immediately and naturally to the scene before you. If you have ever wanted to sketch, but lacked the confidence to start, this is the book for...

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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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Rex Ray  by Rex Ray

Rex Ray

Rex Ray

Book

"Rex Ray (1956-2015): artist, activist, indomitable spirit. Rex Ray arrived in San Francisco in 1981 to find a city rife with possibility--and on the brink of tragedy. He witnessed the devastation of the AIDS crisis and added his voice to a host of L...

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The king's painter  by Franny Moyle

The king's painter

Franny Moyle

Book

"Hans Holbein the Younger is chiefly celebrated for his beautiful and precisely realised portraiture, which includes representations of Henry VIII, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Anne of Cleves, Jane Seymour and an array of the Tudor lords and ladies ...

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The black leopard  by Will Burrard-Lucas

The black leopard

Will Burrard-Lucas

Book

"This inspiring book tells the story of a photographer's journey to find the mysterious black leopard. There are few creatures as gorgeous and elusive as the black leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. W...

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Questions I have asked myself  by Judy (Penelope Judy) Millar

Questions I have asked myself

Judy (Penelope Judy) Millar

Book

"This volume contains notes, drawings, quotes, and references from the notebooks of New Zealand contemporary artist Judy Millar, alongside completed works spanning 40 years, providing insight into her life and creative processes."--

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Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Book

"Drawing on the V&A's collection of Beatrix Potter's artwork -the largest in the world -and little-seen material from international collections, this beautiful book explores her achievements as a naturalist, artist-storyteller and sheep farmer, and her...

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Gothic  by Roger Luckhurst

Gothic

Roger Luckhurst

Book

"Over the centuries the Gothic has been revived and rewritten to reflect the anxieties of each era. It encompasses the weird, the feared and the uncanny; haunted places and people; and monsters that act as mirrors to ourselves and society. In this la...

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Birds and botanicals  by Monika Cilmi

Birds and botanicals

Monika Cilmi

Book

"Mindful Artist: Birds and Botanicals features tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects for working mindfully with Japanese ink and brush pens to create elegant artwork featuring birds, flowers, plants, and more. While harnessing the power of medi...

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Abandoned places of World War I  by Neil Faulkner

Abandoned places of World War I

Neil Faulkner

Book

"An overgrown concrete bunker at Ypres; a rusting gun carriage in a field in Flanders; perfectly preserved trenchworks at Vimy, northern France; a rocky mountaintop observation post high in the Tyrolean mountains. More than 100 years after the end of...

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From the sculptor's studio  by Ina Cole

From the sculptor's studio

Ina Cole

Book

"20 of the most influential contemporary sculptors talk candidly about their work. Fiona Banner, Phyllida Barlow, Anthony Caro, Richard Deacon, Laura Ford, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Anish Kapoor, Tania Kovats, Richard Long, David Nas...

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The great British seaside  by Tony Ray-Jones

The great British seaside

Tony Ray-Jones

Book

"Featuring works by some of Britain's best-loved photographers, this book explores our changing relationship with the seaside over the last six decades and holds up a critical and affectionate mirror to a much-loved and quintessentially British...

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Figure drawing  by Jake Spicer

Figure drawing

Jake Spicer

Book

"Informative and instructive, this comprehensive guide will give you all the tools you need to draw the human figure, from life and from a screen. While many books focus on just one aspect of figure drawing, this manual unites the skills of observati...

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Photography  by David Bate

Photography

David Bate

Book

"In a brand-new approach, this book presents photography in all its principal forms of experience, to portray the unique characteristics of this accessible and universally appealing medium. Arranged chronologically, legendary photographs are discusse...

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Vivian Maier developed  by Ann Marks

Vivian Maier developed

Ann Marks

Book

"The definitive and authorized biography that unlocks the remarkable story of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer, featuring nearly 400 of her images, many never seen before, placed for the first time in the context...

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Smartphone filmmaking  by Max Schleser

Smartphone filmmaking

Max Schleser

Book

"Smartphone Filmmaking: Theory and Practice introduces readers to mobile, smartphone and pocket filmmaking, providing a source of inspiration for outlining creative practices and principles on how to produce your first film and distribute your project...

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Banksy  by Carol Diehl

Banksy

Carol Diehl

Book

"Banksy: completed is the first in-depth investigation into the hidden meaning and social, political, and cultural impact of the world-famous street artist's work"--Publisher's description.

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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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1000 years of joys and sorrows  by Weiwei Ai

1000 years of joys and sorrows

Weiwei Ai

Book

"In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father Ai Qing, the nation's most cele...

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Country gardens in Australia

Country gardens in Australia

Book

"From fragrant rose-filled beds and wild, forest-like backyards to hardy native-filled gardens and verdant outback oases, Country Style's first garden book brings together a collection of the most beautiful gardens from around Australia. A labour of love...

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Built to inspire  by Philip Jodidio

Built to inspire

Philip Jodidio

Book

"World-renowned architectural writer and critic Philip Jodidio delves into his selection of the Top Twenty-six of the most contemporary and current house designs from around the world, showcasing the most innovative and influential designs from Europe,...

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Rita Angus

Rita Angus

Book

"he work of seminal, pioneering New Zealand modernist artist Rita Angus returns in triumph to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on 18 December 2021, in a major show of more than 100 works from throughout her career. This extensive catalogue...

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Fine line  by Martin Hill

Fine line

Martin Hill

Book

"In 1995, two adventurous artists decided to follow their hearts, creative instincts and life principles to draw a symbolic line around the earth. They embarked on a global environmental art project to create twelve ephemeral sculptures in remote mou...

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Cover story : Volume one  by Steve Braunias

Cover story : Volume one

Steve Braunias

Book

"From 1957 to 1987, the LP was king of New Zealand recorded music and the cover art from those decades provides a fascinating window into our culture of the time. Award-winning journalist Steve Braunias has been amassing old LPs for years, and documents...

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Lobster's tale  by Chris Price

Lobster's tale

Chris Price

Book

"Below the waterline, old gods still navigate time-tested stories... The Lobster's Tale braids myth, literature, science and photography to illuminate some of the dangers awaiting those who seek to plunder nature, or create masterpieces"--Back cover.

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Road people of Aotearoa  by Paul Gilbert

Road people of Aotearoa

Paul Gilbert

Book

"A historic photo-essay by the late Paul C. Gilbert, this book chronicles the early days of the New Zealand phenomenon of DIY house trucks, which appeared on the roads in the mid-1970s as part of an alternative lifestyle movement. The house-truckers were...

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Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters  by Rebecca Rice

Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters

Rebecca Rice

Book

The portrait wall in Toi Art, the art gallery within New Zealands national museum, Te Papa, is the most popular art exhibition for museum visitors. Hung salon-style on dark red walls, its 36 arresting portraits span historical portraiture to contempo...

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Clare Reilly  by Clare Reilly

Clare Reilly

Clare Reilly

Book

Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is an exploration of New Zealand painter Clare Reilly's life and work. The mixture of autobiographical writing and gorgeous paintings subtly shows how Reilly's art and experiences are entwined. Her themes cover the issues...

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The charmed garden at Broughton Hall  by Philip Hunter

The charmed garden at Broughton Hall

Philip Hunter

Book

"The Charmed Garden at Broughton Hallis a celebration - of natural landscape, of human connection and endeavour, and of the sheer beauty of plants. It is also a story of transformation - of urban life to rural, agricultural land to cultivated paradis...

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Conversātiō  by Anne Noble

Conversātiō

Anne Noble

Book

"Conversātiō looks at the astounding practice of leading photographer Anne Noble, set against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climate change and examining what an artist can do in response. Its creative focus is on that most important insect, the...

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Bill Hammond  by P. J. (Peter Joseph) Vangioni

Bill Hammond

P. J. (Peter Joseph) Vangioni

Book

"Bill Hammond was an artist with a singular vision. One of the greats of Aotearoa's art history, his paintings of bird-people occupying mythologised landscapes empty of human inhabitants have mesmerised audiences for three decades." -- Provided by pu...

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The architect and the artists  by Bridget Hackshaw

The architect and the artists

Bridget Hackshaw

Book

'A beautiful and important book about the remarkable collaboration between the modernist architect James Hackshaw (a member, for a time, of the famous Group Architects), the painter Colin McCahon and the then young sculptor Paul Dibble on 14 New Zeal...

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Living the dream  by Derek Morrison

Living the dream

Derek Morrison

Book

"Many people dream of a waterfront home and a laid-back lifestyle on the beach or beside the lake. This book tells the fascinating stories of a range of people who have made it happen. The lifestyles are enviable, but it takes planning, tough decisions...

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Kees Bruin  by John C. (John Charles) Stringer

Kees Bruin

John C. (John Charles) Stringer

Book

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Tussock  by Bruce (Artist) Hunt

Tussock

Bruce (Artist) Hunt

Book

"Tussock is the colour of my country. It is, for me, a coming home.y Over the course of nearly 40 years, artist Bruce Hunt has explored the ridgelines, hills and valleys of Otago and Canterbury, photographing the quiet grandeur of undulating foothill...

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Two hundred and fifty years of New Zealand painting  by Gil Docking

Two hundred and fifty years of New Zealand painting

Gil Docking

Book

"This landmark book on New Zealand artists and their work was first written by Gil Docking, published in 1971, extended to 1990 by art historian Michael Dunn, and again to 2020 by art historian, writer and lecturer Edward Hanfling. New design, with a...

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London's great railway stations  by Oliver Green

London's great railway stations

Oliver Green

Book

"A lavish photographic history of all the key railway stations of London for transport buffs and anyone interested in the rich history of London. London has more mainline railway stations than any other city in the world. Its earliest terminals opened...

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Victory over death  by Rex Butler

Victory over death

Rex Butler

Book

"Perhaps at the origin of all thinking about culture lies the question of the afterlife. The artist makes their work hoping that it will live on after their death. The critic reads or looks at the work wondering whether a future audience will engage with...

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Spirit  by Jannine Wilkinson

Spirit

Jannine Wilkinson

Book

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In the company of gardeners  by Juliet Nicholas

In the company of gardeners

Juliet Nicholas

Book

"Magnificent gardens of different types from all around New Zealand, with entertaining stories on their origin, inspiration and development - all stunningly photographed. From lush regenerating native bush, through formal gardens and heritage fruit trees,...

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Dad man walking  by Toby Morris

Dad man walking

Toby Morris

Book

"Honest and real, warts and all, here are the ups and downs of modern dad life as drawn by award-winning cartoonist (and dad) Toby Morris. With over 100 full-colour pages of Toby's unmistakable, original artwork this cool little hardcover opens a window...

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Poussin and the dance

Poussin and the dance

Book

"This publication was prepared to accompany the exhibition Poussin and the Dance, scheduled to open at the National Gallery, London, in 2021, and at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, in 2022. The catalogue examines how Nicolas...

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High on ... light + architecture

High on ... light + architecture

Book

"High On...Light + Architecture explores the role and use of light in and around modern buildings. This full colour book illustrates how a greater understanding of this intangible and free material leads to better architecture and improves our quality...

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A house with a pool  by Oriol Magrinyà

A house with a pool

Oriol Magrinyà

Book

"An architect's guide to swimming pools, garden pools and other flat surface water features. This book offers ideas, inspiration and advice based on the most recent projects of 30 leading architects and landscape designers around the world. Over 500 ...

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Joanna Margaret Paul  by Joanna Margaret Paul

Joanna Margaret Paul

Joanna Margaret Paul

Book

"A significant publication that accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of the same name developed by Dunedin Public Art Gallery in partnership with the Sarjeant Art Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Joanna Margaret Paul is one of the major figures...

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The landscape painter's workbook  by Mitchell Albala

The landscape painter's workbook

Mitchell Albala

Book

"The Landscape Painter's Workbook takes a modern approach to the time-honored techniques and essential elements of landscape painting, from accomplished artist, veteran art instructor, and established author Mitchell Albala"--Publisher's description.

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Drawn on the way  by Sarah Nisbett

Drawn on the way

Sarah Nisbett

Book

"Discover how drawing on the way - in-the-moment sketching on a train, in a café, at the laundromat - can improve your drawing skills and let you unplug and engage with the world. In Drawn on the Way, Sarah Nisbett shares her techniques for creating....

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High on ... Scandinavian architects

High on ... Scandinavian architects

Book

"Scandinavian design is a movement characterised by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and subsequently flourished in the 1950s throughout the five Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and ...

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Small  by Marjolein Visser

Small

Marjolein Visser

Book

"An illustrated showcase for projects by thirty international architects and interior designers who created revolutionary small homes, from glass cabins to copper-clad tree houses. The most effective and appealing breakthroughs in houses built within...

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Herbert List  by Herbert List

Herbert List

Herbert List

Book

"With this book we invite the reader to discover List's multi-faceted work, by exploring many masterpieces and some lesser known work side by side. The elusive oeuvre of the German photographer Herbert List is hard to categorise. He worked in almost ...

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Modern British jewellery designers, 1960-1980  by Mary Ann Wingfield

Modern British jewellery designers, 1960-1980

Mary Ann Wingfield

Book

"In the 1960s, British jewellery underwent a revolution. Natural, uncut stones exploded into vogue and a 1961 exhibition at the Goldsmith's Hall kickstarted the nation's new obsession with gold. The women who shopped at Quant's Bazaar and Hulaniki's Biba...

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A biography of the pixel  by Alvy Ray Smith

A biography of the pixel

Alvy Ray Smith

Book

"The pixel as the organizing principle of all pictures, from cave paintings to Toy Story. The Great Digital Convergence of all media types into one universal digital medium occurred, with little fanfare, at the recent turn of the millennium. The bit became...

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Creative gouache  by Ruth Wilshaw

Creative gouache

Ruth Wilshaw

Book

"Creative Gouache presents beginner tutorials for working with gouache transparent watercolor's opaque sister showing how to paint bright, bold, modern effects, florals and motifs, and combine it with other mediums. Perfect for creative beginners, the...

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Things I learned at art school  by Megan Dunn

Things I learned at art school

Megan Dunn

Book

"Part memoir, part essay collection... Things I Learned at Art School tells the story of her early life and coming-of-age in New Zealand in the '70s, '80s and '90s"--Publisher information.

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Folding polyhedra  by Alexander Heinz

Folding polyhedra

Alexander Heinz

Book

"Explore the reaches of your imagination by combining art, craft, and mathematics to create the age-old geometric form of the polyhedra. More than 50 projects use just one center point to create shapes that are folded symmetrically and build upon each...

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Figure drawing for men's fashion  by Elisabetta Drudi

Figure drawing for men's fashion

Elisabetta Drudi

Book

"This completely redesigned and updated long-selling manual offers a comprehensive guide to acquiring and perfecting the skills needed to produce realistic and precise fashion drawings that accurately reflect a designer's creative vision. It covers all...

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Paint every little thing  by Kristine A. Lombardi

Paint every little thing

Kristine A. Lombardi

Book

"With Paint Every Little Thing, you can learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more. From food and kitchen tools to clothing, gardening supplies, home decor, cosmetics, and more, this book will show you...

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Paula Rego  by Paula Rego

Paula Rego

Paula Rego

Book

"Since the 1950s, Paula Rego has played a key role in redefining figurative art in the UK and internationally. An uncompromising artist of extraordinary imaginative power, she has revolutionised the way in which women are represented. This stunning v...

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The Monocle book of homes

The Monocle book of homes

Book

"Good homes are places where lives can unfold, families grow up, dogs jump on sofas, friends share your hospitality. They should also be places where you can find some solitude - a quiet corner to read a book, have a Saturday afternoon nap. In short,...

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