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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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Drawing  by Stephen C. P. Gardner

Drawing

Stephen C. P. Gardner

Book

A comprehensive practice-based guide to the art of drawing, Drawing: A Complete Guide provides a chapter-by-chapter overview of key elements of drawing (such as line, shape, tone and value) before addressing the different genres (such as still life a...

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Japanese paper flowers  by Hiromi Yamazaki

Japanese paper flowers

Hiromi Yamazaki

Book

This book shows you how to create decorative works of floral art from the least expensive and most versatile craft material available colored paper! Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are among the most delicate and beautiful examples of paper art...

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Nothing is lost  by Ingrid Sischy

Nothing is lost

Ingrid Sischy

Book

"For more than three decades, Ingrid Sischy's profiles and critical essays have been admired for their keen observation and playful style. Many of the pieces that appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair from the 1980s...

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Congo masks

Congo masks

Book

"This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...

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Presto sketching  by Ben Crothers

Presto sketching

Ben Crothers

Book

"Do you feel like your thoughts, ideas, and plans are being suffocated by a constant onslaught of information? Do you want to get those great ideas out of your head, onto the whiteboard and into everyone else's heads, but find it hard to start? No matter...

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Akriti to sanskriti  by Harsha V. Dehejia

Akriti to sanskriti

Harsha V. Dehejia

Book

"India is a civilization of many images, a culture of many visual feasts, a tradition where the visible and the palpable are as important as the oral and the occurent, where our highest truths are embodied not only in our erudite texts but in our kat...

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The authorship, authentication and falsification of artworks  by Lluís Peñuelas i Reixach

The authorship, authentication and falsification of artworks

Lluís Peñuelas i Reixach

Book

"Accurately determining the authorship and originality of artistic works is critical to the functioning of the art market, and is an important element for viewers trying to enjoy and understand a work of art. Authentication is one of the most important...

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Nature of New Zealand  by Jane Dove Juneau

Nature of New Zealand

Jane Dove Juneau

Book

"A contributing photographer to house and garden, lifestyle and travel magazines--Jane has travelled New Zealand capturing stunning images of wild coastline, ancient forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and wildlife. After 40 years working as a photogra...

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Assembly of the exalted  by Donald S. Lopez

Assembly of the exalted

Donald S. Lopez

Book

"Assembly of the Exalted presents some 50 pieces from the remarkable collection of Alice S. Kandell. The works, dating from the late 13th century to the early 20th, include great masterpieces and emblematic examples of Tibetan Buddhist art. They are ...

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Romantic escape

Romantic escape

Book

"In recent years, guest houses have developed rapidly, bringing in many exciting and innovative designs. The gorgeous and innovative projects in this book have been carefully selected to showcase unique guest houses that offer new approaches for visu...

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Terracotta warriors

Terracotta warriors

Book

This book is published to mark the exhibition at Te Papa of the remarkable third century BC funerary statues excavated from the astounding archaeological site at X'ian, China. The sculptures depicted the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China,...

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Backstage passes  by Joanna Mathers

Backstage passes

Joanna Mathers

Book

"New Zealand music was made on beer-stained stages, in grimy toilets and smoky back rooms. Venues like Dunedin's Empire Tavern and the Gladstone Hotel in Christchuch were the cradle for scenes that won worldwide acclaim, where idiosyncratic styles were...

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Sketchbook explorations  by Shelley Rhodes

Sketchbook explorations

Shelley Rhodes

Book

"Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work."--Provided...

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How to render eye-catching textures with COPIC markers  by Midorihana Yasaiko

How to render eye-catching textures with COPIC markers

Midorihana Yasaiko

Book

"Provides techniques for rendering textures using popular COPIC markers. From basic techniques to color sample sheets, this book provides step-by-step visual instructions for realistic and fantastic renderings."--Provided by publisher.

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Abandoned Nebraska  by Trish Eklund

Abandoned Nebraska

Trish Eklund

Book

"The Nebraska countryside is rich with history, from the dilapidated houses near the Fort Robinson area where Crazy Horse was killed, to the near deserted village, Monowi--population of one. Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past is a photographic ad...

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The enthusiast's guide to iphone photography  by Seán Duggan

The enthusiast's guide to iphone photography

Seán Duggan

Book

"Whether you're diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast's Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography. The Enthusiast's Guide to iPhone Photo...

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Building information modeling for dummies  by Stefan Mordue

Building information modeling for dummies

Stefan Mordue

Book

Everything you need to make the most of building information modeling If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, Building Information Modeling For Dummies is your one-stop guide to collaborative building...

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Born to dance  by Jordan Matter

Born to dance

Jordan Matter

Book

"A book bursting with passion, hope, and gravity-defying energy. A book to make you dream. A book about youth in all its glory, captured through the lens of dance. Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now,...

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A bronze affair  by Ken (Artist) Kendall

A bronze affair

Ken (Artist) Kendall

Book

"Ken Kendalls deep desire to live by his art took him around the world through thick and very often thin. For forty years his response to what he saw took form, initially in ceramic and terracotta, then flourishing in bronze, with many sculptures cast...

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Architecture, festival and the city

Architecture, festival and the city

Book

"Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political and religi...

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Art of China

Art of China

Book

"This sumptuous presentation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's wide-ranging collection of Chinese art features one hundred works in various media spanning antiquity to the present day, including Ming gold vessels, a 15th-century Buddhist temple cei...

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Data cities  by Davina Jackson

Data cities

Davina Jackson

Book

"This book explains how rocket science and electronic technologies are transforming how we live and understand architecture, as networks of semiconductors, satellites, scanners and sensors convert light into unprecedented formats and contents of info...

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John Blockley  by John Blockley

John Blockley

John Blockley

Book

"John Blockley was one of Britain's most outstanding watercolour and pastel painters of the late 20th century, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. Self-taught, he produced work that has always been experimental and progressive. His highly textured...

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The statues of Central Park  by June Eding

The statues of Central Park

June Eding

Book

"The Statues of Central Park is the extraordinary photographic tribute to one of the world's most popular recreational destinations and public spaces: New York City's Central Park. The most visited urban park in the United States, with 42 million vis...

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Animal

Animal

Book

This book is a broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us--whether as sources of food, d...

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How to create fantasy art  by Juan Cristobal Calle Vélez

How to create fantasy art

Juan Cristobal Calle Vélez

Book

"Master the art of drawing fantastical heroes and monsters from brave young knights and crafty goblins to mighty storm dragons and armoured giants! This thrilling how-to book is packed full of ingenious tips, professional techniques and clear, step-b...

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See yourself X  by Madeline Schwartzman

See yourself X

Madeline Schwartzman

Book

"See Yourself X is the second volume of Madeline Schwartzman's timely series that look at the human perception and the sensory apparatus. See Yourself X focuses in on our fundamental perceptual domain--the human head--presenting an array of conceptual...

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Artificial darkness  by Noam Milgrom Elcott

Artificial darkness

Noam Milgrom Elcott

Book

"Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, artificial darkness has been overlooked--until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and ...

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St Ives  by Chris (Art museum curator) Stephens

St Ives

Chris (Art museum curator) Stephens

Book

"The definitive account of the modern art made in St Ives between the 1930s and the 1960s, telling the story of this extraordinary artistic community and its legacy. For 25 years the small town of St Ives was one of the leading places in the world for...

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Cozy days  by Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde

Cozy days

Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde

Book

"Ira Iraville Sluyterman van Langewedye is a popular contemporary illustrator beloved for her charming watercolour illustrations of nature, small towns, idyllic scenes, and everyday life. This title brings together a collection of her best work in a....

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Eternal light  by Kenro Izu

Eternal light

Kenro Izu

Book

"Kenro Izu's (born 1949) Eternal Light is a record of Indian spirituality. In Varanasi, known as the Indian City of Light, Izu photographed festivals, rituals and cremations as well as portraying individual experiences of joy and suffering related to...

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Whites  by Peter Alsop

Whites

Peter Alsop

Book

Every single photo coloured by hand? Using cotton wool? Yes, such was the era of hand-coloured photography - a painting and photograph in one - the way you got a high-quality colour photo before colour photography became mainstream. Some of New Zealand's...

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Vintage paua shell jewellery  by Elly van de. Wijdeven

Vintage paua shell jewellery

Elly van de. Wijdeven

Book

"All vintage jewellery is collectible and none more so than that made from paua shell. No longer regarded as the tourist kitsch of yesteryear, the book explores this fascinating history and shares the many stories of how and why it came to be produced...

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Te Atatu me  by John B. Turner

Te Atatu me

John B. Turner

Book

"A personal portrait of West Auckland's Te Atatu Peninsula ... Recorded over a seven year period [2005-2012], Turner's photographs celebrate the character and pulse of life of the unique yet typical multicultural New Zealand urban community where he...

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Kura koiwi = Bone treasures  by Brian Flintoff

Kura koiwi = Bone treasures

Brian Flintoff

Book

"[This] is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff's career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to bone carving. Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people's work, this book explains...

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Little house in the city  by Marc Vassallo

Little house in the city

Marc Vassallo

Book

"A change is taking place all across the country and especially on the West Coast, a shift led by the younger generations. People who in years past might have headed for the suburbs are instead moving to the city or choosing not to leave. Many will live...

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The art of looking  by Lance Esplund

The art of looking

Lance Esplund

Book

"The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black square and Duchamp's 1917 signed porcelain urinal to Jackson Pollock's midcentury "drip" paintings; Chris Burde...

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Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore  by Marco Carminati

Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore

Marco Carminati

Book

"This stunning book offers insider access to Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Palace, a resplendent achievement of baroque Italian architecture. This is a perfect volume for classic Italian art and architecture lovers. In a unique natural setting--the Isola ...

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Mozart  by Donovan Bixley

Mozart

Donovan Bixley

Book

Child prodigy, genius, freak, a man who lived frivolously and died a pauper... The myths surrounding Mozart, composer of some of the world's most sublime music, have long overtaken the known facts of his life. Now, in this charming and very personal ...

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Jean Schlumberger  by Kristie Couser

Jean Schlumberger

Kristie Couser

Book

"Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) played a key role in 20th-century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories. After beginning...

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Of love & war  by Lynsey Addario

Of love & war

Lynsey Addario

Book

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and New York Times bestselling author, a stunning and personally curated selection of her work across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Lynsey Addario has captured audiences with her disarming a...

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The illustrated letters and diaries of the Pre-raphaelites

The illustrated letters and diaries of the Pre-raphaelites

Book

"The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries. A very handsome illustrated history of the linked lives and loves of a group of supremely talented artists of...

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(Re) Tokyo  by Jin Taira

(Re) Tokyo

Jin Taira

Book

"[Re] TOKYO explores a wide, understanding vision of the transformative processes of one of the most influential and unknown metropolitan areas in the world, from large scale efforts such as Tokyo's land engineering transformations, to smaller examples...

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Victorian radicals

Victorian radicals

Book

"In the second half of the 19th century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William...

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Gardens of the arts & crafts movement  by Judith B. Tankard

Gardens of the arts & crafts movement

Judith B. Tankard

Book

"The rich legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement has been enthusiastically hailed by historians, architects, and designers. Most known for its influence on architecture and art, the movement also played an important role in the garden world by defining...

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Vivian Maier  by Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Book

"The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier. Photographer Vivian Maier's allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story-the secretive nanny-photographer...

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Your year in art  by Chelsea Ward

Your year in art

Chelsea Ward

Book

"Leave your artistic anxiety behind with 52 weeks of hearty inspiration. Your Year in Art is a must-have guide to rouse your creative side. Designed for aspiring, beginning, and practicing artists looking to hone their skills, Your Year in Art is packed...

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Hand built  by Melissa Weiss

Hand built

Melissa Weiss

Book

"This book is for potters working at many levels. It's a book that honors tradition, but also looks at new ways of approaching clay. If you're just getting started, you'll find the basics you need here. If you're an experienced potter looking for new...

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Confabulations

Confabulations

Book

Confabulation is a drawing together through storytelling. Fundamental to our perception, memory, and thought is the way we join fractured experiences to construct a narrative. Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture weaves together poetic ideas,...

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American art pottery  by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

American art pottery

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

Book

The fascinating story of the American art pottery movement told through hundreds of distinctive works. During the height of the Arts and Crafts era in Europe and the United States, from the late 1800s until World War I, American ceramics were transformed...

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Kuniyoshi  by Kuniyoshi Utagawa

Kuniyoshi

Kuniyoshi Utagawa

Book

Recognized as one of the most interesting and vibrant artists of the Edo period, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is a major exponent of ukiyo-e. His fame is tied to the series of polychrome xylographs that illustrate the 108 heroes from the novel Suiko...

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Annie Leibovitz  by Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

Book

"For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople, and royalty make up a gallery of our time, imprinted on our collective consciousness by both...

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Company gardens  by Chris van Uffelen

Company gardens

Chris van Uffelen

Book

"The design of open spaces around a company headquarters or within a company premises are increasingly important - and in some cases now also lucrative - fields of activity in landscape architecture. On the one hand, company gardens fulfill the function...

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Finding Nemon  by Aurelia Young

Finding Nemon

Aurelia Young

Book

`I greatly admire the art of Mr Oscar Nemon, whose prowess in the ancient classical realm of sculpture has won such remarkable appreciation in our country.' - Winston Churchill. His talent was classical sculpture, but his gifts lay in capturing the p...

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Edward Bawden at home  by Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden at home

Edward Bawden

Book

"It’s been published to accompany an exhibition at the Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden, themed around Edward Bawden’s home life and the work that was inspired by it. The written content takes the form of essays by Iris Weaver, Richard Bawden, Peyton Skipwith...

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Tools  by Jim Dine

Tools

Jim Dine

Book

"Jim Dine was fascinted with his grandfather's tools. His grandfather owned a hardware store aand had a lrge workshop at home. Jim was permitted to use his tools and work in the store. These photographs bring back those times and the tools used."--C...

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Gods in color

Gods in color

Book

"This stunning book uses 21st-century technology to reveal the original colors of ancient sculpture. When Renaissance artists sought to imitate ancient sculpture, their medium of choice was pure, white marble, but little did they know that the works ...

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Abroad  by Gerry Barton

Abroad

Gerry Barton

Book

"Feilding-born Cranleigh Barton travelled extensively most of his life, and his journals and paintings capture a world that has vanished. He began his diary in 1908 when he was 17; ten years later he took up the challenge of becoming a watercolour artist....

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Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim  by Stefan Moses

Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim

Stefan Moses

Book

Born into a wealthy New York family in 1928, Marguerite 'Peggy' Guggenheim was one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Using her inheritance to open her first art gallery, Peggy's love of art lead to to eventually settle in Venice, where...

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The Christian year in painting  by John S. Dixon

The Christian year in painting

John S. Dixon

Book

The stories of Christianity and painting have been intertwined since at least the Middle Ages. The painters of the early, high and late Renaissance in Italy, Spain and northern Europe learned their art and craft while working in the service of both the...

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At West Dean  by Jim Buckland

At West Dean

Jim Buckland

Book

"This is the story of how Sarah Wain and Jim Buckland wrestled back to life the neglected garden at West Dean, and a celebration of the gardening excellence they have established and passed on. The gardens at West Dean are defined by horticultural rigour...

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The Dalai Lama's secret temple  by Ian Baker

The Dalai Lama's secret temple

Ian Baker

Book

"At the heart of this book are 150 color photographs of the Lukhang temple and its murals, taken in the most challenging conditions by photographer Thomas Laird. Ian Baker's text, which places these remarkable works within their historical, cultural ...

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Water protectors  by Kevin Moran

Water protectors

Kevin Moran

Book

"Te Waikoropupū Springs in Golden Bay New Zealand is a national treasure. Crystal clear waters surge to the surface to form a bubbling fount. Over 90,000 people flock to visit each year. Many experience a ‘spiritual presence.’ People return again and...

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Bird photographer of the year. Collection 3

Bird photographer of the year. Collection 3

Book

"This beautiful book accompanies the photographic competition celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year. The Bird Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book is lavishly...

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Make better pictures  by Henry Horenstein

Make better pictures

Henry Horenstein

Book

From acclaimed photography instructor Henry Horenstein comes his most accessible, gift-friendly book yet. He distills decades of experience into easy to remember tips that will transform your photography on any device. With before-and-after images th...

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British Wildlife Photography Awards. 9.

British Wildlife Photography Awards. 9.

Book

"This dazzling collection showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, presenting over 150 of the winning, commended and shortlisted images from the 2018 competition. Featuring a range of photography from world-leading professionals...

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Overgrown  by Julian Raxworthy

Overgrown

Julian Raxworthy

Book

"Addressing one of the most repressed subjects in landscape architecture, this book could only have been written by someone who is both an experienced gardener and a landscape architect. With Overgrown, Julian Raxworthy offers a watershed work in the...

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The Oxford handbook of Greek and Roman art and architecture

The Oxford handbook of Greek and Roman art and architecture

Book

"This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as ...

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Every wall is a door  by Regula Laux

Every wall is a door

Regula Laux

Book

"From giant murals emblazoned on towering building facades to delicate stencils subtly decorating power boxes or subway stations: Urban Art is transforming the urban fabric into an omnipresent open-air gallery. Despite, or perhaps precisely because of,...

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Cultural travels with an architectural eye /cPeter Sheppard. by Peter J Sheppard

Cultural travels with an architectural eye /cPeter Sheppard.

Peter J Sheppard

Book

"Architecture is far from mere buildings. Nor is it about individual projects, let-alone fashion images. It involves landform, context, nature, community and culture, heritage, identity, people values, aesthetic expression, and planning. It gives us ...

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Keep on Kimi Ora  by Edith Amituanai

Keep on Kimi Ora

Edith Amituanai

Book

"Last year, Edith was invited to the Hawke’s Bay by the Hastings City Art Gallery to work with the students at Kimi Ora School in Flaxmere. Over five weeks, Edith taught the students about photography, and invited them into a conversation about what it...

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Oliver Jeffers  by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Book

"Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and hi...

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Thannhauser Collection  by creator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Thannhauser Collection

creator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museu...

Book

"When Justin K. Thannhauser (1892-1976) brought his collection of modern art to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1965, it was his crowning achievement after more than a half-century as one of Europe's most influential and distinguished collectors ...

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Arts and crafts jewelry in Boston  by Nonie Gadsden

Arts and crafts jewelry in Boston

Nonie Gadsden

Book

"A vibrant and active community of jewelry makers at the turn of the century in Boston, united by the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, created works of wearable art that came to define the 'Boston look' -- characterized by colorful stones and ...

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Forever strange  by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Forever strange

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Book

"For the past two decades, fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith has entranced a worldwide audience with her pop-surrealist acrylic paintings. Exploring themes of magic, mystery, and historical reference, infused with gothic melancholy, her original...

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Living big in a tiny house  by Bryce Langston

Living big in a tiny house

Bryce Langston

Book

"Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-effi...

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MoMA at NGV  by Samantha Friedman

MoMA at NGV

Samantha Friedman

Book

Since opening to the public in 1929, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has amassed one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. The major exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, p...

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The 'burbs  by Kim Walvisch

The 'burbs

Kim Walvisch

Book

"Take a trip to the heart of suburbia through the lens of Kim Walvisch as she captures the icons that define our neighbourhoods. From the humble weatherboard to a post-war brick veneer, ornate iron gates to the faded signage of a once-busy corner store....

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Matisse and decoration  by John Klein

Matisse and decoration

John Klein

Book

Between 1935 and his death at midcentury, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) undertook many decorative projects and commissions. These include mural paintings, stained glass, ceramic tiles, lead crystal pieces, carpets, tapestries, fashion fabrics, and...

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Francois-Xavier & Claude Lalanne  by Adrian Dannatt

Francois-Xavier & Claude Lalanne

Adrian Dannatt

Book

The legendary husband-and-wife artist team has been the inspiration for high-society collectors and decorators, such as Pierre Berge, Serge Gainsbourg, Peter Marino, Jane Holzer, and Reed Krakoff for over five decades. Crossing over many audiences - ...

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Jannis Kounellis  by Philip Larratt-Smith

Jannis Kounellis

Philip Larratt-Smith

Book

This book is the final, most comprehensive book ever made by Greek-born Jannis Kounellis, one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment...

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Spectrum 25

Spectrum 25

Book

The best-selling Spectrum series, often imitated but never equaled, continues with this lavishly produced 25th annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comic, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual...

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Moved to tears  by Rebecca Bailey Bedell

Moved to tears

Rebecca Bailey Bedell

Book

In 'Moved to Tears', Rebecca Bedell overturns received ideas about sentimental art. Countering its association with trite and saccharine Victorian kitsch, Bedell argues that major American artists-from John Trumbull and Charles Willson Peale in the e...

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Sacred spaces  by Guillaume de Laubier

Sacred spaces

Guillaume de Laubier

Book

"From St. Peter's Basilica in Rome to Notre-Dame in Paris, Christian churches represent some of our most significant architectural achievements, designed to evoke wonder and awe. Offering unprecedented access to a collection of revered religious land...

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Mantegna & Bellini  by Caroline Campbell

Mantegna & Bellini

Caroline Campbell

Book

"Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (active c. 1459; died 1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical innovations, that are among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Exploring the fruitful...

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Small space living  by Roberta Sandenbergh

Small space living

Roberta Sandenbergh

Book

"For urban dwellers in small apartments, freelancers working from home, expectant parents/parents of young children who will need more space, those who want to make large homes feel cozy, anyone wanting to downsize, anyone with roommates, fans of the...

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Gray Foy

Gray Foy

Book

"The book showcases the unique and mesmerizing art of mid-century American artist, Gray Foy. Long eclipsed from public and private view, this large cache of drawings was discovered after Foy's death, mostly hidden in drawers and closets. The five-year...

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Patterson  by Andrew Patterson

Patterson

Andrew Patterson

Book

"In Maori culture, architecture is approached as a construction of beliefs: a building must emulate and amplify personalities, hopes and aspirations, becoming the physical expression of those who inhabit it. These ideas and others are the inspirations...

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Small space style  by Whitney Leigh Morris

Small space style

Whitney Leigh Morris

Book

"Interior design maven Whitney Leigh Morris makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless--even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix. In her debut book, Whitney shares her ideas and practices for making any tiny space ...

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Scenic playground  by Peter Alsop

Scenic playground

Peter Alsop

Book

"This lavish book explores the story behind the promotion of New Zealand's mountains - through posters, advertisements, hand-coloured photos and more. It explains how the country built its reputation as an alpine playground and, alongside, how mountains...

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Jewelry

Jewelry

Book

"As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body-extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. Establishing six different modes of ornamenting the body,...

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Mongrelism  by Jono Rotman

Mongrelism

Jono Rotman

Book

The Mongrel Mob of Aotearoa New Zealand is notorious for extreme violence, and they have long been regarded as the nation's monsters. In layers of apparent contradictions, their icon is the British bulldog wearing a Nazi helmet, while their members are...

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Women of visionary art  by David Jay Brown

Women of visionary art

David Jay Brown

Book

An exploration of the role that dreaming, psychedelic experiences, and mystical visions play in visionary art. Since early humans first painted from their mystic eye onto cave walls, artists have sought to share their sacred visions with the world. Created...

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Paint alchemy  by Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

Paint alchemy

Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

Book

Paint Alchemy combines exploratory techniques with a process-oriented philosophy that is guided by a focus on creativity and design. Paint Alchemy is a new series which explores how to build a painting practice. Grounded in a process-oriented philoso...

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Kensington Palace  by Tracy Borman

Kensington Palace

Tracy Borman

Book

"Kensington Palace is renowned for its architecture, splendid interiors, internationally important collections, and, of course, its royal residents. This lavish book thoroughly explores Kensington's physical beauty and its history, presenting new mat...

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The handbook of interior architecture and design

The handbook of interior architecture and design

Book

"The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. I...

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Abiding Buddha  by Bin Jueyi Xu

Abiding Buddha

Bin Jueyi Xu

Book

"Xu Bin Jueyi's sculpture breaks nearly a hundred years of stasis in Buddha sculpting. Using contemporary materials such as metal, resin and wood, Jueyi literally reshapes the aesthetic for Buddha imagery while retaining the compassion and tranquillity...

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Photography and cultural heritage in the age of nationalisms  by Ewa Manikowska

Photography and cultural heritage in the age of nationalisms

Ewa Manikowska

Book

"This book examines the role of photography as a powerful language of expressing collective identities in Eastern Europe during the period of dramatic socio-political transformation associated with the slow rise of national and ethnic consciousness, the...

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Why you like this photo  by Brian Dilg

Why you like this photo

Brian Dilg

Book

"Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. It's something that can be measured and understood. Scientists are starting to unravel more and more about how the mind has developed over human history, revealing some surprising truths about how the mind...

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Déformation professionnelle  by Nairy Baghramian

Déformation professionnelle

Nairy Baghramian

Book

"Born in Iran and based in Berlin, German artist Nairy Baghramian explores and reflects on formal languages of both modernism and post-minimalism. Over the past two decades, Baghramian has become known for her reflections on minimalism and her contex...

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