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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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Ceramics masterclass  by Louisa Taylor

Ceramics masterclass

Louisa Taylor

Book

Ceramics Masterclass is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of ceramics. It examines 100 of the inventive artworks by the world's greatest artist, exploring the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can...

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Contemporary living

Contemporary living

Book

Features 20 new residential houses and apartments from leading Belgian architects and interior designers. A practical source of inspiration when designing, renovating or furnishing your home. For more than two decades, Beta-Plus Publishing has specialized...

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Color  by Betty Edwards

Color

Betty Edwards

Book

By means of exercises ranging from simple to challenging, illustrated with more than 125 step-by-step images, this book offers a deep understanding of the basic structure of colour, including how to see what is really out there rather than what you think...

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The joy of sketch  by Jen Russell-Smith

The joy of sketch

Jen Russell-Smith

Book

Rediscover the pleasure you got from childhood drawing, before you became too self-conscious and self-critical to enjoy it. Most children draw. Before we can write, even, we scribble and sketch and create. But somehow that gets lost as we get older. We...

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The look of the book  by Peter Mendelsund

The look of the book

Peter Mendelsund

Book

Why do some book covers instantly grab your attention, while others never get a second glance? Fusing word and image, as well as design thinking and literary criticism, this captivating investigation goes behind the scenes of the cover design process...

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DC comics cover art  by Nick (Author at DK Publishing Jones

DC comics cover art

Nick (Author at DK Publishing Jones

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From the trailblazing works of Bob Kane, to the photorealistic stylings of Adam Hughes and quirky humor of Amanda Conner, DC Comics Cover Art is a collection of the most iconic covers in DC's history. The stunning artwork is accompanied by expert com...

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Life in the studio  by Frances (potter) Palmer

Life in the studio

Frances (potter) Palmer

Book

To step into potter Frances Palmer's world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally-and painstakingly-built to maximize creativity. A light-filled, airy studio in which to make her pottery, with a corner always at the...

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Chromatopia  by David Coles

Chromatopia

David Coles

Book

"Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even cru...

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The Garden State  by Richard Allen

The Garden State

Richard Allen

Book

Victoria's rich soil, mostly cool climate (apart from mid-summer heatwaves) and - in many places - nourishing volcanic soil mean that with passion, patience, imagination and commitment, amazing gardens can be built and maintained. The Garden State in...

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Hello, watercolor!  by Jeannie Dickson

Hello, watercolor!

Jeannie Dickson

Book

Hello, Watercolor! is a fresh and contemporary approach to painting watercolors. This handbook-style guide provides concise, easy-to-digest information that is organized systematically for quick-and-easy access and includes step-by-step projects to g...

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The art book.

The art book.

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A brand-new revised and updated edition of Phaidon's accessible, acclaimed A-Z guide to the most important artists of all time. Updated for only the third time in its 16-year history, this new edition of the award-winning landmark publication has bee...

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Tantra  by Imma Ramos

Tantra

Imma Ramos

Book

Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution explores the radical philosophy that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond. Originating in early medieval India, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary...

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The lives of others  by Simon (Interior photographer) Watson

The lives of others

Simon (Interior photographer) Watso...

Book

A privileged invitation into a world of beauty--from a seventeenth-century Italian palace and retreats in the Swiss Alps and Morocco to artists' studios and noble residences in Austria and Spain. Simon Watson takes the reader into highly personal env...

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Watercolor is for everyone  by Kateri Ewing

Watercolor is for everyone

Kateri Ewing

Book

Watercolor Is for Everyone guides you through 21 intuitive, process-based painting lessons that help you discover your own unique artist within while creating works of beauty you will joyfully send out into the world to share. In this beautiful book,...

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Watercolor with me in the jungle  by Dana Fox

Watercolor with me in the jungle

Dana Fox

Book

Dana’s straightforward approach and easy-to-follow instructions lead you through every step of the watercolor process, so no matter your skill level, you’ll get frame-worthy results every time. Projects are divided among the popular wet-on-wet and we...

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The perfect shot  by Ewen (Photographer) Bell

The perfect shot

Ewen (Photographer) Bell

Book

Learn to take breathtaking travel photos from professional travel photographers. Snap majestic Bagan at sunrise, capture the elusive Northern Lights, get close-ups of gorillas and find the perfect vantage point of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park....

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Creative watercolor & mixed media  by Ana Victoria Calderon

Creative watercolor & mixed media

Ana Victoria Calderon

Book

In Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media, popular watercolour artist, instructor, and author Ana Victoria Calderon shares her simple step-by-step techniques for painting exciting and colourful motifs by combining watercolour with a variety of other use...

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Right place, right time  by Bob Gruen

Right place, right time

Bob Gruen

Book

For more than fifty years Gruen has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world's attention. Here he tells of his winding, adventure-filled journey in a series of wildly entertaining stories. Gruen offers a unique window into ...

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Landmarks  by Grahame Sydney

Landmarks

Grahame Sydney

Book

"Book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights.The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Land in 1995....

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Watercolour techniques for artists & illustrators

Watercolour techniques for artists & illustrators

Book

A wide range of professional artists demonstrate every aspect of their craft so that you can master all the techniques of watercolour and gain ideas and inspiration for subject matter and stylistic approaches.

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Karl Maughan  by Karl Maughan

Karl Maughan

Karl Maughan

Book

A walk through the intricate painted gardens of Karl Maughan, one of New Zealand’s most-loved contemporary artists. For more than three decades, Karl Maughan has created intricately painted gardenscapes, developing his own visual language to explore the...

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How to draw cute food  by Angela Nguyen

How to draw cute food

Angela Nguyen

Book

Hungry for a new drawing challenge? Artist-author Angela turns even the most mundane foods into living, breathing, adorable characters that you will want to draw yourself. In the world of cute art, there is quite a tradition of characters made of foods....

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How to draw cute animals  by Angela Nguyen

How to draw cute animals

Angela Nguyen

Book

Presents step-by-step, illustrated instructions for drawing stylized animals, including dolphins, chickens, penguins, sheep, frogs, giraffes, and armadillos.

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Kawaii doodle world  by Zainab Khan

Kawaii doodle world

Zainab Khan

Book

Take your doodling skills to the next adorable level with this follow-up to popular YouTube artist Pic Candle's bestselling Kawaii Doodle Class and Kawaii Doodle Cuties—featuring over 100 lovable, huggable characters to draw into over 20 lively doodle...

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New Zealand alpine flora  by Rebecca Bowater

New Zealand alpine flora

Rebecca Bowater

Book

"The alpine zone is usually defined as the area on a mountain between the upper limit of tree growth, the treeline, and where permanent snow begins. New Zealand's alpine land includes parts of the Southern Alps in the South Island, and the central No...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Book

For more than fifty years, Rolling Stone magazine has been the defining voice in musical journalism. Alongside its timeless cover images and groundbreaking criticism, the magazine's illustrations have given popular culture a new iconography. Drawing on...

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Hiapo  by Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Hiapo

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Book

Hiapo is the barkcloth of Niue, made from the ata (mulberry tree) and used at important events, such as a hair-cutting ceremony. The designs that embellish this fabric come from nature and the people of Niue, rich motifs of the environment and cultur...

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Francis Bacon  by Yves Peyré

Francis Bacon

Yves Peyré

Book

An intimate insight into the life and work of Francis Bacon, written by Yves Peyre, a close friend of the artist. This comprehensive monograph details Bacon's artistic journey, from his early design work in the 1920s to his disturbing, emotive triptychs...

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Hinemihi  by Hamish Coney

Hinemihi

Hamish Coney

Book

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Botanical art techniques

Botanical art techniques

Book

The ultimate how-to guide to the essential botanical art techniques from the people who know it best, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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One floor houses

One floor houses

Book

Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for their spaciousness in all rooms, both exterior and interior. Having a house distributed on one...

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Marvel myths and legends

Marvel myths and legends

Book

Explore the fabled myths and epic legends of the vast and vibrant Marvel Universe.Visit the dawn of time to witness the birth of the Celestials and their warring creations, the Eternals and Deviants. Discover the pantheons of Thor, the Asgardians, and...

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Draw 62 things in nature and make them cute  by Heegyum Kim

Draw 62 things in nature and make them cute

Heegyum Kim

Book

In this book from the quirky illustration series Draw 62, beloved illustrator and Instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on a fun journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw 62 natural subjects and make them cute! Follow...

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Endless sea  by Frances (Frances Maria Dominic) Walsh

Endless sea

Frances (Frances Maria Dominic) Wal...

Book

This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the America's Cup defence comes to Auckland. This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys its collection and explores New Zealand maritime history through...

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Renaissance watercolours  by Mark Evans

Renaissance watercolours

Mark Evans

Book

Spanning the period 1450-1640, this book considers diverse watercolours together for the first time, bringing together 150 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, Nicholas Hilliard and Anthony Van Dyck, as well as works by less ...

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Printmaking  by Christine Medley

Printmaking

Christine Medley

Book

Before our age of digital printing and automation, printing was done by hand. This book shares those time-honored techniques, using easily obtained supplies and items that can already be found right in the home, including cardboard tubes, cork, and r...

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Titian  by Matthias Wivel

Titian

Matthias Wivel

Book

Titian (c. 1488-1576) produced a masterful group of paintings for Philip II of Spain, celebrating the loves of gods, goddesses, and mortals. Depicting scenes from the Ovid's narrative poem Metamorphoses, Titian named them "poesie" and considered the works...

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Landscapes in acrylics  by Barry Herniman

Landscapes in acrylics

Barry Herniman

Book

Learn to paint the landscape in 30 easy-to-follow 30-minute exercises. This beginner's guide to painting the landscape in acrylics is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each of the 30 quick-and-easy studies takes no more than ...

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David Bellamy's landscapes through the seasons in watercolour. by David Bellamy

David Bellamy's landscapes through the seasons in watercolour.

David Bellamy

Book

Master artist and author David Bellamy shares with you his techniques, ideas and approach to painting his beloved landscape throughout the year. A revised and expanded edition of David Bellamy's Winter Landscapes in Watercolour, David looks at each season...

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Garden secrets of Bunny Mellon  by Linda Jane Holden

Garden secrets of Bunny Mellon

Linda Jane Holden

Book

Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon is for anyone who has enjoyed time spent in a garden, from aspiring garden makers to those who manage large estates. This collection is comprised of extracts from Bunny's own writings and garden notes, as well as photographs...

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Amazing churches of the world  by Michael Kerrigan

Amazing churches of the world

Michael Kerrigan

Book

Every great church makes a statement, and it is seldom simply theological. An offering of thanks to a beloved minister, a monument to a powerful ruler, a colonialist vaunt, a church is never really just a church. Ornate or spartan, immense or intimate,...

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Stonefields by the seasons  by Paul Bangay

Stonefields by the seasons

Paul Bangay

Book

Paul Bangay's celebrated Victorian property, Stonefields, has now been under his expert care for 15 years. Today, the garden is mature and more beautiful than ever, from the vibrant autumn colours in the woodland and evocative dormancy of winter to t...

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Open studio  by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz

Open studio

Sharon Coplan Hurowitz

Book

Open Studio' invites you into the private studios of seventeen of the most celebrated contemporary artists as they draw, paint, sculpt, or design an original project for readers to recreate at home. Join George Condo as he creates a paint-by-numbers ...

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100 birds, butterflies & other insects  by Melissa Washburn

100 birds, butterflies & other insects

Melissa Washburn

Book

Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful winged forms, 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring artists, fantasy and scientific illustrators, urban sketchers -- anyone...

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Bird photographer of the year. Collection 5

Bird photographer of the year. Collection 5

Book

This beautiful book accompanies a new 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 lavishl...

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American gardens  by Monty Don

American gardens

Monty Don

Book

For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture. Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace...

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Arms and armor  by Dirk H. Breiding

Arms and armor

Dirk H. Breiding

Book

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's holdings of arms and armor are among the finest of their kind in the world. This volume reveals how arms and armor-uniting art, fashion, design, politics, and technology-can be seen as unique expressions of human crea...

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Modern architecture and interiors  by Adam Štěch

Modern architecture and interiors

Adam Štěch

Book

In 2006, architecture and design curator Adam Stech embarked on a photographic project to document the best Modernist architecture around the globe. More than thirty countries and more than a decade later, the fruits of that monumental project are gathered...

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Inking florals  by Isa Down

Inking florals

Isa Down

Book

Illustration Studio: Inking Florals features inking and watercolor tips and techniques, drawing basics, an overview of plant and flower structures, and step-by-step inking projects for a well-rounded, engaging introduction to multimedia botanical art...

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House of treasures

House of treasures

Book

"Superbly captured by award-winning photographer Jane Ussher, and accompanied by lively, approachable text, the taonga speak of the depth and breadth of the collection and honour the generations of staff, volunteers and visitors who have made the Museum...

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Watercolor  by Julie Collins

Watercolor

Julie Collins

Book

A practical and inspirational manual that shows you a huge range of color mixes in watercolor. The aim of the book is to encourage you to get to know colors well and be motivated to explore and experiment with color. Use the book as a handy reference...

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Merchants in motion  by Loes Heerink

Merchants in motion

Loes Heerink

Book

The thousands of street vendors in Hanoi are a well-liked and much photographed feature amongst visitors to the Vietnamese capital. Merchants in Motion is the first book that captures the subject from a unique vantage point. The colors, shapes and textures...

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Shining land  by Paula Morris

Shining land

Paula Morris

Book

Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde brings together award-winning novelist Paula Morris and distinguished photographer Haru Sameshima. It is the second in the korero series of picture books edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups, and ...

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Berst draws  by artist Berst

Berst draws

artist Berst

Book

"This A4 publication presents a culmination of 80 analogue illustrations created between 2014-2020 by Dr. Bobby ‘Berst’ Hung. He explores four key themes that include contemporary visual culture, mythologies and identity, social activism, and graffiti...

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Harry Turbott  by Garth Falconer

Harry Turbott

Garth Falconer

Book

Environmental design and landscape architecture are growing fields in New Zealand as people become more aware of the possibilities and benefits of sustainable development. From the early 1960s Harry Turbott played a key role in introducing these concepts...

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Walking in the wild  by Ken Duncan

Walking in the wild

Ken Duncan

Book

Walking in the Wild, by Ken Duncan, featuring spectacular wildlife photos from every continent, and a foreword by Ray Martin. This new title will be a timeless classic in large, coffee-table format. Premium quality printing plus spot varnish on all i...

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Mastering drawing the human figure  by Jack Faragasso

Mastering drawing the human figure

Jack Faragasso

Book

Complete handbook by veteran instructor of the Art Students League, suitable for all: novices, students, professionals. Covers basic structure of head and body, light and shade, conveying action, depicting drapery, more.

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150 new best of the best house ideas  by Macarena Abascal

150 new best of the best house ideas

Macarena Abascal

Book

Discover the best of the best in house design with this comprehensive guide in the highly successful 150 Best series, featuring hundreds of inspiring color and black-and-white photographs. 150 New Best of the Best House Ideas is a stunning visual feast...

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Capturing motion  by Stephen Dalton

Capturing motion

Stephen Dalton

Book

A retrospective look at his career by Stephen Dalton, a pioneer in high speed nature photography. Includes details of working with film, building specialized equipment and work in the field. Many original photographs.

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Learn watercolour landscapes quickly  by Hazel Soan

Learn watercolour landscapes quickly

Hazel Soan

Book

Hazel Soan is a hugely successful painter in her own right but also an outstanding teacher and author of art books, which have introduced the wonders of art to a generation of amateur artists. In this book she teaches you how to get to grips with wat...

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Christchurch architecture  by John Walsh

Christchurch architecture

John Walsh

Book

"The second in the series of guides to New Zealands urban architecture by the wellknown team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historicbuildings ...

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Billy Apple®  by Christina Barton

Billy Apple®

Christina Barton

Book

"Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art ...This is the first substantial book on Billy Apple's career. Based on over a decade of research...

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Railways studios  by Peter Alsop

Railways studios

Peter Alsop

Book

"For many decades the Railways Department's design studio, Railways Studios, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appeared on railway-station hoardings and billboards throughout the land, and it developed some of New Zealand's...

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Drawn to the wild  by Nicolas Dillon

Drawn to the wild

Nicolas Dillon

Book

Nicolas Dillon is one of New Zealand's leading wildlife painters, who has built a reputation over the last 30 years for his masterful portraits of our wildlife, in particular birds. His evocative, moody paintings are deeply considered observations of...

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The watercolour A to Z of trees and foliage  by Adelene Fletcher

The watercolour A to Z of trees and foliage

Adelene Fletcher

Book

Learn to paint trees with this illustrated directory of twenty-five species, from Acer to Zelkova. Trees have inspired artists for generations. This unique watercolour artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint a...

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The principles of uncertainty  by Maira Kalman

The principles of uncertainty

Maira Kalman

Book

The Principles of Uncertainty is an irresistible invitation to experience life through the psyche of Maira Kalman, one of this country's most beloved artists. The result is a book that is part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, pa...

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The Alps  by Lorenz Andreas Fischer

The Alps

Lorenz Andreas Fischer

Book

Extreme weather conditions, transitioning seasons, daytime and nighttime, erosion and deposition, melting and freezing, and avalanches: the Alps are a site of constant change, as much as a place of retreat, tranquility, and history. A site of yearning...

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The 99% invisible city  by Roman Mars

The 99% invisible city

Roman Mars

Book

99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory an...

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The Kew book of painting roses in watercolour  by Trevor Waugh

The Kew book of painting roses in watercolour

Trevor Waugh

Book

Immerse yourself in the world of roses, learning to produce your own watercolour painting that radiate light and purity. Published in association with the internationally-renowned Kew Gardens and written by noted watercolour artist Trevor Waugh. The rose...

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Total geek-art  by Thomas Olivri

Total geek-art

Thomas Olivri

Book

Mario, Leia, Daenerys, Hannibal, Diana... heroes of movies and TV, stars of comics and video games. These icons belong to the world's collective consciousness and have inspired a wave of artistic output: They have become the subjects of paintings,...

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Wonderland  by Peter Alsop

Wonderland

Peter Alsop

Book

"Whites Aviation produced many of New Zealand's best hand-coloured photos between the 1950s and 1970s. These glorious vistas changed the way we saw our country and were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges throughout the land. Now, despite massive...

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Ralph Hotere  by Vincent O'Sullivan

Ralph Hotere

Vincent O'Sullivan

Book

"Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research...

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Beautiful origami paper wreaths  by Noriko Nagata

Beautiful origami paper wreaths

Noriko Nagata

Book

These origami decorations may look complex and expensive, but they are actually easy to create and will never wilt or shed, making them highly economical! Each wreath is assembled from a number of paper sheets that are folded and then cleverly slotte...

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Symbols in art  by Matthew Wilson

Symbols in art

Matthew Wilson

Book

Iconography, the study of symbols - be they animals, artefacts, plants, shapes or gestures - is an essential element of art history. 0 This guide unravels over fifty of the most common and intriguing visual symbols from across the globe from 2300 BCE...

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Sight  by Antony Gormley

Sight

Antony Gormley

Book

Accompanying the unprecedented site-specific exhibition by British artist Antony Gormley, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, on the Greek archaeological island of Delos and in its Museum, this publication provides detailed...

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Pietro Cicognani  by Karen Bruno

Pietro Cicognani

Karen Bruno

Book

For the past thirty years, Italian-born Pietro Cicognani has been designing highly customized and exquisitely crafted country houses, city apartments, outbuildings, pool houses, and even garden plans for an A-list clientele. In the first monograph on...

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Writing the future  by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Writing the future

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Book

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti transitioned from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Young artists who freely sampled from their urban experiences and their largely black, Latino and immi...

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Painting the sacred within  by Faith Evans-Sills

Painting the sacred within

Faith Evans-Sills

Book

By Painting the Sacred Within you, you'll unlock a new rhythm of working intuitively to allow space for your own transformation. Inside these pages, you'll discover twelve areas of focus as you learn to see your world through paint and to experience ...

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Paul Dibble X  by Fran Dibble

Paul Dibble X

Fran Dibble

Book

"Paul Dibble has traversed many subjects in his sculptural work – often returning to them years later, like godwits coming home to roost. Between 2010 and 2020, human figures and native New Zealand flora and fauna have been among Dibble’s oft-revisi...

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The kinfolk garden  by John Burns

The kinfolk garden

John Burns

Book

Since the launch of its magazine in 2011, Kinfolk has grown into an internationally recognized brand known for its minimalist aesthetic and strong community of inspiring and influential creatives. Kinfolk's books, with a combined 335,000 copies in print,...

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Humans  by Brandon Stanton

Humans

Brandon Stanton

Book

Brandon Stanton's Humans is a book that connects readers as global citizens at a time when erecting more borders is the order of the day. It shows us the entire world, one story at a time... Brandon Stanton's Humans - his most moving and compelling book...

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The motherhood of art  by Marissa Huber

The motherhood of art

Marissa Huber

Book

"Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they have children. This conversational book is like brunch with girlfriends, offering you fr...

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Graham Bennett

Graham Bennett

Book

"Internationally recognised Graham Bennett is best known in Aotearoa New Zealand for the soaring Reasons for Voyaging outside Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Waiwhetu, the Tribute to Firefighters using steel from the World Trade Center ruins, and ma...

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Ko Aotearoa tatou = We are New Zealand : an anthology

Ko Aotearoa tatou = We are New Zealand : an anthology

Book

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: 'We are all New Zealanders.' These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same...

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Sissinghurst  by Tim Richardson

Sissinghurst

Tim Richardson

Book

This book reveals the magic and the mystery of these world-famous and most evocative English gardens, famous for their horticulture, their creators and the realisation of personal dreams. Step inside the world's most famous garden and understand the ...

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Origami fold-by-fold  by John Montroll

Origami fold-by-fold

John Montroll

Book

Bestselling origami artist John Montroll offers a new collection of 35 original origami models, presented in order of complexity. They start with simple one-star models (ladybug, butterfly, sailboat) and progress to very complex four-star models (gir...

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Me, according to the history of art  by Dick Frizzell

Me, according to the history of art

Dick Frizzell

Book

"A fast-paced romp through the history of Western painting with one of New Zealand's best-known painters. Throughout his long career, New Zealand painter Dick Frizzell has often gone way out on a limb to see where it would take him. From his early P...

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Marvel greatest comics  by Melanie Scott

Marvel greatest comics

Melanie Scott

Book

Which comic books have helped define Marvel Comics and make them the pop-culture phenomenon they are today? Find out in the pages of Marvel Greatest Comics. From the trailblazing original Human Torch and his aquatic adversary Namor, the Sub-Mariner, in...

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Bernard Sabrier  by Bernard Sabrier

Bernard Sabrier

Bernard Sabrier

Book

As a child Bernard Sabrier was given a map of the Pacific by his father, and since then the archipelago of Vanuatu has remained in his imagination. Forty years later, Sabrier made the journey to Vanuatu and this book documents his experiences. Discovered...

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Brief lessons in seeing differently  by Frances Ambler

Brief lessons in seeing differently

Frances Ambler

Book

This essential guide delves into the techniques, routines and mindsets of boundary-shifting artists, and the ways in which seeing differently can lead to creating something original. Learn the advantages of a different angle with Georges Braque, view...

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Shaping the world  by Antony Gormley

Shaping the world

Antony Gormley

Book

Sculpture is the universal art. It has been practised by every culture throughout the world and stretches back into the distant past. The first surviving shaped stones may even predate the advent of language. The drive to form stone, clay, wood and metal...

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A century of colour in design  by David Harrison

A century of colour in design

David Harrison

Book

Discover the dazzling history of colour in design, from Bauhaus to Memphis and beyond. This curated anthology of furniture, fabric, lights and decorative objects shows how colour has defined key designs over the last century.

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Forever wandering  by Emilie Ristevski

Forever wandering

Emilie Ristevski

Book

Forever Wandering documents the endless beauty of our natural world. Photographer and the creative mind behind @helloemilie, Emilie Ristevski, invites you on a journey through her lens with a collection of otherworldly landscapes and photographic studies...

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A visual protest  by author Banksy

A visual protest

author Banksy

Book

Decades before he blew the lid off the high-stakes art world by shredding a work immediately following its purchase at an auction, Banksy was committing acts of artistic protest on the streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. We still...

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Encounters  by Levison Wood

Encounters

Levison Wood

Book

From images documenting his time in war zones to encounters with communities who have returned to traditional ways of life in the face of ecological disasters, Wood's photographs offer a unique insight into the resilience and resourcefulness of those...

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A prevailing sense of disquiet  by Gary Deirmendjian

A prevailing sense of disquiet

Gary Deirmendjian

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Gary Deirmendjian is a compelling and original voice in the realm of contemporary art. His unusual mode of practice has produced an extensive body of work that is often described as beguiling, thought-provoking and socially concerned. Deirmendjian's work...

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Living little  by Hannah Jenkins

Living little

Hannah Jenkins

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Living Little shows how the challenges of small floor plans and compact interiors can be transformed with clever and creative design, the innovative use of technology, and ingenious and stylish solutions. Be they small or tiny homes, flats, apartments...

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Portraits unmasked  by Francesca Bonazzoli

Portraits unmasked

Francesca Bonazzoli

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Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres of art. While most scholars will look at a painting's composition, style, and themes, often questions remain unanswered--who were these people and why were they painted? This entertaining book ...

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John Nash  by Andrew Lambirth

John Nash

Andrew Lambirth

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John Nash (1893-1977) was a quintessential twentieth-century painter of the English countryside, but his remarkable achievements have been overshadowed by the more public persona of his older brother Paul. And yet, when we want to summon up an image of...

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