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Trans-Europe Express  by Owen Hatherley

Trans-Europe Express

Owen Hatherley

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"'A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities. Over the past twenty years European cities have become the envy of the world: a Kraftwerk Utopia of historic centres, supermodernist con...

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Eastern encounters  by Emily Hannam

Eastern encounters

Emily Hannam

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"The British royal family has had a long-standing intellectual and artistic relationship with India. Through the exploration of the history of Indian manuscripts in the Royal Collection, this publication offers the reader a new understanding of the...

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Little book of the sea

Little book of the sea

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"A selection of artworks of the sea, from the Gallery's collections."--Provided by publisher.

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Little book of black

Little book of black

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"A selection of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Gallery's collections."--Provided by publisher.

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Winslow Homer and the camera

Winslow Homer and the camera

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"One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) also maintained a deep engagement with photography throughout his career. Focusing on the important, yet often-overlooked, role that photography played in Homer's art,...

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Time & motion ...

Time & motion ...

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"At a time of structural changes in the labour market, growing youth unemployment and sharp transitions in business practice to address global recession, the subject of rethinking working life is both relevant and timely. Time & Motion re-examines th...

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Toward a concrete utopia  by Martino Stierli

Toward a concrete utopia

Martino Stierli

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"Squeezed between the two rival Cold War blocs, Yugoslav architecture consistently adhered to a modernist trajectory. As a founding nation of the Non-Aligned Movement, Yugoslavia became a major exporter of modernist architecture to Africa and the Middle...

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The Cambridge art book

The Cambridge art book

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"The Cambridge Art Book showcases one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Inspired by Cambridge's unique architecture and historic university, over 50 artists have produced a unique collection of contemporary images illustrating all aspects of...

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Delacroix  by Barthélémy Jobert

Delacroix

Barthélémy Jobert

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"Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) was a solitary genius who produced stormy Romantic works like The Death of Sardanapalus as well as more classically inspired paintings such as Liberty Leading the People. Over the long span of his career, he responded to...

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Botanical illustration  by Leigh Ann Gale

Botanical illustration

Leigh Ann Gale

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"Botanical illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and attention to detail. Leigh Ann Gale is a ...

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Dubuffet and the city  by Sophie Berrebi

Dubuffet and the city

Sophie Berrebi

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"This is the first in-depth study to address the role of the city in the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–84). Dubuffet promoted the art of children and the mentally ill as Art Brut, and sought to emulate the immediacy of their untrained styles...

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European porcelain  by Jeffrey H. Munger

European porcelain

Jeffrey H. Munger

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"The quest to discover the process of making porcelain was one of the defining aspects of post-Renaissance Europe and it had significant artistic, technical, and commercial ramifications. This beautifully illustrated book showcases ninety works, spanning...

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The art of Jim Starlin  by Jim Starlin

The art of Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin

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"A retrospective volume devoted to the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 35 years - Jim Starlin. Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this...

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The art of iron

The art of iron

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"For centuries, wrought iron was worked with care and craft into objects as diverse as shop signs, balcony railings, and dog collars. This handsome volume brings together thirty-six unique pieces of wrought iron from the celebrated collection of the Musee...

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Kiwi backyard  by Andrew Ellis

Kiwi backyard

Andrew Ellis

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"Inspired by Andy's backyard segments on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp this book is perfect for anyone dreaming of making changes at their own place. It features a wide range of backyards from Kiwi heroes like Kieran Read, Richie and Gemma McCaw, Sir Graham Henry,...

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Encountering the spiritual in contemporary art  by Leesa Fanning

Encountering the spiritual in contemporary art

Leesa Fanning

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"The spiritual in contemporary art is everywhere evident, yet rarely examined in scholarly research. Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art addresses the subject in depth for the first time since Maurice Tuchman's seminal 1986 The Spiritual in...

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John Singer Sargent & Chicago's Gilded Age  by Annelise K. Madsen

John Singer Sargent & Chicago's Gilded Age

Annelise K. Madsen

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"This groundbreaking study focuses on John Singer Sargent's sustained, yet largely overlooked, involvement with Chicago's vibrant Gilded Age culture. Documenting the artist's personal connections to the city and the prominence of his work in Chicago....

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The unexpurgated Beaton  by Cecil Beaton

The unexpurgated Beaton

Cecil Beaton

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"Cecil Beaton was one of the great twentieth-century tastemakers. A photographer, artist, writer and designer for more than fifty years, he was at the centre of the worlds of fashion, society, theater and film. The Unexpurgated Beaton brings together...

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Abandoned civilisations  by Kieron Connolly

Abandoned civilisations

Kieron Connolly

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Ruined cities overgrown by jungle. Towns buried beneath the ground. Statues lying half- hidden in the sand. Why do civilisations collapse? Why are towns abandoned? And how do once mighty cities come to be forgotten about? From the pyramids of Egypt to...

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Silver clay workshop  by Melanie Blaikie

Silver clay workshop

Melanie Blaikie

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"If you love silver jewelry but don't have the time or patience to learn traditional silver-smithing techniques, then the exciting medium of silver clay will open up a whole new range of possibilities to your jewelry making. Boasting all the same properties...

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How to draw  by Jake Spicer

How to draw

Jake Spicer

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"Jake Spicer wants you to learn how to draw. This is his complete course in drawing, suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists, and designed to help you fit drawing into your lifestyle. Tried-and-tested exercises, ranging from fi...

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Spitalfields nippers  by Horace Warner

Spitalfields nippers

Horace Warner

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"Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London - creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Only...

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My chosen path  by Kieron Williamson

My chosen path

Kieron Williamson

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"The artist Kieron Williamson rose to public awareness when, aged six, his first paintings were put on show. The following year, in 2009, sixteen of his paintings sold in less than quarter of an hour and since that time all his exhibitions have been ...

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First exposures

First exposures

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"An exact date for the invention of photography is evasive. Scientists and amateurs alike were working on a variety of photographic processes for much of the early nineteenth century. Thus most historians refer to the year 1839 as the "first" year of...

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Are you sitting comfortably?  by Edward Bawden

Are you sitting comfortably?

Edward Bawden

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"Who else but Edward Bawden (1903-1989) could have illustrated East Coasting, a charming little collection of travel essays published by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1930? Here, Bawden's comic genius found full expression. The title page a...

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Berenice Abbott  by Julia Van Haaften

Berenice Abbott

Julia Van Haaften

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"Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor....

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Kriegskinder  by Frederike Helwig

Kriegskinder

Frederike Helwig

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"Kriegskinder presents 45 haunting present-day portraits by German photographer Frederike Helwig (born 1968) of those who grew up during World War II. Each of her photographs is accompanied by a childhood eyewitness account, offering a portrait of a ...

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All about process  by Kimberly Grant

All about process

Kimberly Grant

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"A study of the concept of artistic process in the Western tradition of the visual arts. Focuses on modern and contemporary art and analyzes the development of process as a discourse that increasingly locates the primary value of art in the artist's ...

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Drawing for the absolute and utter beginner  by Claire Watson Garcia

Drawing for the absolute and utter beginner

Claire Watson Garcia

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"Based on author and art instructor Claire Watson Garcia's successful courses and workshops for beginning and aspiring artists, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner applies a positive, accepting tone to a progressive series of lessons in sketching...

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The history of landscape design in 100 gardens  by Linda A. Chisholm

The history of landscape design in 100 gardens

Linda A. Chisholm

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"The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the key moments in garden design. Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic influences shaped garden design principles....

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A princely pursuit  by Maria Santangelo

A princely pursuit

Maria Santangelo

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"hrough tremendous grit and research, Malcolm D. Gutter has been forming a remarkable porcelain collection over several decades, primarily on a professor's salary. A Princely Pursuit presents more than one hundred significant pieces from the collection,...

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Afrikanische Kunst der Sammlung Mack = African art from the Mack Collection  by David Zemanek

Afrikanische Kunst der Sammlung Mack = African art from the Mack Collection

David Zemanek

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"Since 1955, artist Heinz Mack has regularly undertaken artistic expeditions into the deserts of Africa. During his travels he has purchased works by African artists, arousing a curiosity about foreign objects that has shaped his life and work. An array...

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Judenmord  by Kathrin Hoffman-Curtius

Judenmord

Kathrin Hoffman-Curtius

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"In remembering the murder of the Jews during the period of National Socialism in Germany, the contribution made by artists in the first twenty years after the end of the war has been largely ignored. But how did artists deal with their own experiences...

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Trees in art  by C. Watkins

Trees in art

C. Watkins

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"In this superbly illustrated book, Charles Watkins explores the myth and magic of arboreal art. Enter the groves of the classical world, from Daphne's metamorphosis into a laurel tree to the gardens of Pompeii. The tree in sacred art is represented in...

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Birds in watercolor, collage, and ink  by Geninne D. Zlatkis

Birds in watercolor, collage, and ink

Geninne D. Zlatkis

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"Geninne presents an artist's field guide to her processes of observing and photographing birds in the wild, then translating those impressions to watercolour and collage. Santa Fe nature artist Geninne Zlatkis is well-known on Instagram and Pinterest...

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Open concept apartments  by Francesc Zamora Mola

Open concept apartments

Francesc Zamora Mola

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"The ultimate resource for modern apartment design and renovation, featuring hundreds of creative ideas from around the world, curated by the author of Open Concept Houses and the 150 Best design series. With the explosion in popularity of urban living,...

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Plundering beauty  by Arthur Tompkins

Plundering beauty

Arthur Tompkins

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"The roll-call of wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive narrative of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the greatest works of art during those conflicts - a story that is expertly told in...

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Origami  by Florence Sakade

Origami

Florence Sakade

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"This easy origami book is perfect for kids or beginners looking to try their hand at paper crafts! Perfect for the beginner. Featuring 50 easy origami designs, Origami Japanese Paper Folding introduces a variety of simple paper craft projects, including:...

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Icons of style

Icons of style

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"In 1911 the French couturier Paul Poiret challenged Edward Steichen to create the first artistic, rather than merely documentary, fashion photographs, a moment that is now considered to be a turning point in the history of fashion photography. As fa...

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Joel Meyerowitz  by Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz

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"Where I Find Myself is the first major single book retrospective of one of America's leading photographers. As the title indicates, it is organized in inverse chronological order and spans the photographer's whole career to date. It covers all of...

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Alberto Giacometti  by Catherine Grenier

Alberto Giacometti

Catherine Grenier

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"An insightful and comprehensive biography of the great twentieth century sculptor, Alberto Giacometti. Alberto Giacometti was one of the most enigmatic and memorable personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland in 1901, he settled in...

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Contemporary Japanese houses

Contemporary Japanese houses

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"Over forty projects showcase the immense variety among Japanese detached houses constructed over the past three years. Some of these houses are designed around the concept of 'intermediate space' featuring courtyards, landscapes, and tearooms. Others...

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The diary of Frida Kahlo  by Frida Kahlo

The diary of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Book

"A facsimile of the diary of the twentieth-century Mexican artist, which is accompanied by an English transcription and commentary and more than three hundred illustrations."--

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Street art  by Alessandra Mattanza

Street art

Alessandra Mattanza

Book

"In the last few decades, art has moved from museums, collections, and art galleries to the streets to take over the city. Visionary artists, gifted with breath-taking expressiveness, have converted the spaces where everyday life takes place - which are...

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Botanical art with scientific illustration  by Sarah Jane Humphrey

Botanical art with scientific illustration

Sarah Jane Humphrey

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"Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah ...

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After modern art  by David Hopkins

After modern art

David Hopkins

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"A beautifully illustrated, new edition of this pioneering study of art since 1945. Focussing mainly on the relationship between American and European Art, this book offers an up-to-date introduction to the major artists and movements of recent years...

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Comics Experience guide to writing comics  by Andy Schmidt

Comics Experience guide to writing comics

Andy Schmidt

Book

"Schmidt offers advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Includes 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice, sample scri...

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Made in Japan

Made in Japan

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"When a product is labelled as Made in Japan, it is often a promise of quality, and the consistent clarity, order and precision of Japanese designs definitely ensures that the reputation is not exaggerated. Known for their minimalist, clean lines, the...

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Owens, Laura  by Laura Owens

Owens, Laura

Laura Owens

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"A richly illustrated, expansive mid-career survey of the stand-out American artist's pioneering and influential work Since the early 1990s, Laura Owens (b. 1970) has challenged traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction in her pioneeri...

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'So that you might know each other'

'So that you might know each other'

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'So that you might know each other' : faith and culture in Islam' brings together more than 100 objects from collections held in the Vatican, the Emirate of Sharjah and Australia, to give audiences a glimpse into the lives and culture of Islamic com...

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Humans of San Antonio  by Michael Cirlos

Humans of San Antonio

Michael Cirlos

Book

"Along with the movement Humans of New York, a project to share the stories of New Yorkers, Humans of San Antonio is part of the Global Humans Project, a network of major cities around the world dedicated to capturing a glimpse into the lives of the ...

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Plato in L.A.  by Donatien Grau

Plato in L.A.

Donatien Grau

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"No thinker in the West has had a wider and more sustained influence than the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. From philosophy to drama, religion to politics, it is difficult to find a current cultural or social phenomenon that is not in some aspect ...

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Lee Lozano  by Jo Applin

Lee Lozano

Jo Applin

Book

"This is the first in-depth study of Lee Lozano's idiosyncratic ten-year career in 1960s New York, assuring this important artist a key place in histories of post-war art. The book charts the entirety of Lozano's production during this period, from her...

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My soul has grown deep

My soul has grown deep

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"This book examines the art-historical significance of a major group of self-taught artists from the American South. My Soul Has Grown Deep features works by Black painters and multi-media artists including the pioneering constructions of Thornton Dial...

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Etel Adnan  by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Etel Adnan

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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"Etel Adnan (b.1925) is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist. This will be the first book to present a full account of Adnan's fascinating life and work, using the drama of her biography, the complexity of her identity, and the cosmop...

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California crazy  by Jim Heimann

California crazy

Jim Heimann

Book

"At the dawn of the automobile age, Americans predilection for wanderlust prompted a new wave of inventive entrepreneurs to cater to this new mode of transportation. Starting in the 1920s, attention-grabbing buildings began to appear that would draw in...

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Mary Cassatt  by Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

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"Despite spending sixty years of her life in France, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is considered to be the greatest American artist of her time. The exhibition, which introduces Cassatt a second time to the art-lovers of Paris, is the first major retrospective...

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Charleston  by Louisa Pringle Cameron

Charleston

Louisa Pringle Cameron

Book

"Long famous for its charming courtyard gardens in the peninsula's historic district, Charleston, South Carolina, has a remarkable southern landscape that also includes dozens of exquisite private gardens, city parks, cemeteries, institutional gardens,...

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Cowboys don't do lunch  by Herb Cohen

Cowboys don't do lunch

Herb Cohen

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"This book features skillfully detailed photographs of the last of the real cowboys of Cave Creek, Arizona from when the area was in transition from a full-time cattle ranching community to an incorporated town. Despite the rapid modernization of life...

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Travels with my sketchbook  by Chris Riddell

Travels with my sketchbook

Chris Riddell

Book

"After two years travelling the United Kingdom - visiting schools, libraries, and festivals, and meeting thousands of children - this book provides a glimpse of the incredible journey Chris has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of ...

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Warhol A to Z  by Steve Wide

Warhol A to Z

Steve Wide

Book

"It is impossible to overstate the impact that Andy Warhol had on the way we make and consume art – in all its forms. This illustrated A to Z celebrates the many faces and facets of the legend that was Warhol – from his early days as an adman in New York...

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Natural wonders  by Suzanne Ramljak

Natural wonders

Suzanne Ramljak

Book

"Natural Wonders spotlights the works of thirteen artists who work in various media to depict themes of nature both its beauty and its more disquieting aspects from painting and sculpture to 3-D landscapes and botanical replications to dioramas and l...

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Nazi exhibition design and modernism  by Michael Tymkiw

Nazi exhibition design and modernism

Michael Tymkiw

Book

"While National Socialist exhibitions are seen as platforms for attacking modern art, they also served as sites of surprising formal experimentation among artists, architects, and others, who often drew upon the practices and principles of modernism ...

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Photographing the deep sky  by Chris Baker

Photographing the deep sky

Chris Baker

Book

"Spectacular nebulae where stars are born, beautiful star clusters from the early formation of the Milky Way, and galaxies as far as a billion light years away, all feature in this book of stunning images from astro photographer Chris Baker. The author...

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Design secrets of the New Zealand character home  by Mona Quinn

Design secrets of the New Zealand character home

Mona Quinn

Book

"A long term project of Mona and fellow villa lover photographer Paul Knight with the on-going road trips through parts of New Zealand seeking out these wonderful character homes that we almost take for granted as our staple heritage houses in New Ze...

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Mastering long exposure  by Antony Zacharias

Mastering long exposure

Antony Zacharias

Book

"Whether you're taking photographs in the dead of night or looking to create an ethereal effect with water or clouds during the day, long exposures are among the most challenging areas of photography. Very often there are physical obstacles to overco...

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AniMystikAKtivist

AniMystikAKtivist

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"South African-born, Belgian artist Kendell Geers, changed his date of birth to MAY 1968 as a performance, effectively giving birth to himself as a work of art. His artistic practice weaves together African Animism, European Mysticism and Socio-Polit...

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A man called Yarra  by Stan Yarramunua

A man called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua

Book

"Stan 'Yarra' Yarramuana is a highly successful Melbourne artist, musician, businessman and charity worker. A charismatic Yorta Yorta man who grew up in Melbourne with an alcoholic and abusive father, Yarra had a rough and sometimes homeless childhood...

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Drawing birds  by Andrew Forkner

Drawing birds

Andrew Forkner

Book

"This book is an expert guide to producing beautiful lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitat. Artists of all interests will find a lot to inspire them in this detailed, practical and beautiful guide on drawing birds. The book includes sections...

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Think small  by Eva Katz

Think small

Eva Katz

Book

"From the astounding to the downright unbelievable, this little volume of mind-blowingly tiny artworks showcases the talents of 24 artists from around the globe. Makers, crafters, art enthusiasts, and fans of tiny works will delight in this homage to...

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Subtext  by André Ruesch

Subtext

André Ruesch

Book

"Subtext invites and encourages personal and blatantly subjective responses to photographs and analyzes the drivers behind them. During decades of participating in critiques as both student and teacher, Andre Ruesch has become convinced that it is the...

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The advanced photography guide  by David Taylor

The advanced photography guide

David Taylor

Book

"Take your photography skills and technique to the next level with this inspiring and informative guide for budding photographers looking to improve their photography repertoire. Featuring a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lense...

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Dorset  by Michael Hill

Dorset

Michael Hill

Book

"Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this book offers a fresh and comprehensive account of the buildings of Dorset, one of England's best-loved and most beautiful counties. With its wonderful variety of building stones, Dorset offers visual pleasures...

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Door j'adore  by Nick Rowell

Door j'adore

Nick Rowell

Book

"There are billions of doors around the world and, just like people, each and every one is different. Doors are a barrier between reality and imagination, and the portal between private and public. Therein lies their sense of mystery: without opening...

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Inside North Korea  by Oliver Wainwright

Inside North Korea

Oliver Wainwright

Book

"Offering a rare glimpse inside the Hermit Kingdom, Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an architectural journey behind closed doors in the world's most secretive country. From the mosaic-lined lobbies of Soviet-era hea...

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No man's land  by Marcus DeSieno

No man's land

Marcus DeSieno

Book

"No Man's Land is a beguiling collection of sepia-toned natural landscapes pulled from security camera feeds. Marcus DeSieno has sifted through hours of footage from various CCTV cameras to create images that remind us that we are never truly alone."...

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Wojciech Fangor  by Wojciech Fangor

Wojciech Fangor

Wojciech Fangor

Book

"The first international publication dedicated to the Polish painter, graphic designer, poster artist, and sculptor. Fangor received scholarships from the Institute for Contemporary Art in Washington, DC (1962) and the Ford Foundation in West Berlin ...

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Exhibit A  by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Exhibit A

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Book

"The first book to explore the world's most significant architectural exhibitions of the 20th century. How do you exhibit a building, a locality, a city? 'Exhibit A' reveals how architecture has pushed the boundaries of exhibition as a medium and how,...

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Volume 1  by Michael Stipe

Volume 1

Michael Stipe

Book

"'Volume 1' is the first in a series of publications presenting different aspects of Michael Stipe's multifaceted artistic practice. 'Volume 1' includes a focused presentation of 35 images, bringing together 37 years of Stipe's practice of creating a...

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A vision for my father  by Rajie Cook

A vision for my father

Rajie Cook

Book

"Rajie Cook is the son of Palestinian immigrants Najeeb and Jaleela Cook who came to the US in search of peace and opportunity for themselves and their family. This memoir is a tribute to them, but evolves into a narrative of how their son made his mark...

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Ink worlds  by Richard Ellis Vinograd

Ink worlds

Richard Ellis Vinograd

Book

"Ink arts have flourished in China for more than two millennia. Once primarily associated with elite culture, ink painting is now undergoing a popular resurgence. Ink Worlds explores the modern evolution of this art form, from scrolls and panel paintings...

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Atmospheric flowers in watercolour  by Jean Haines

Atmospheric flowers in watercolour

Jean Haines

Book

"Jean Haines is arguably one of the world's most accomplished and inspirational artists, and in this, her fifth book, she explores one of her most beloved subjects - flowers. Taking inspiration from her own beautiful garden in the English countryside...

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Alexander Girard, architect  by Deborah Lubera Kawsky

Alexander Girard, architect

Deborah Lubera Kawsky

Book

"Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard. During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Gi...

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Magic realism  by Matthew Gale

Magic realism

Matthew Gale

Book

"This publication draws upon the German and Austrian paintings of the George Economou Collection to explore the vibrant art of magic realism. The term is today comonly associated with the twentieth-century literature of Latin America, but it was first...

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Modern tropical  by Byron Hawes

Modern tropical

Byron Hawes

Book

"Contemporary tropical residential architecture has risen from a geographically specific homegrown aesthetic to a source of inspiration for the world's great modern architects... This book examines some of the most innovative interpretations of the genre...

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The Wyvern Collection  by Paul Williamson

The Wyvern Collection

Paul Williamson

Book

"This catalogue of the Wyvern sculpture collection, which is not open to the public, comprises outstanding European sculptures of the medieval period, as well as some Late Antique and Byzantine pieces and related works of the post-medieval era. Objects...

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Wavelength = Longitud de onda  by Cristina Lucas

Wavelength = Longitud de onda

Cristina Lucas

Book

"Spanish artist, Cristina Lucas, combines performance art, video, photography, installations, sculpture, drawing and painting to examine power structures. This volume offers an introduction to her practice, which reveals the contradictions between of...

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Jock's Country  by David (Thomas David) Henshaw

Jock's Country

David (Thomas David) Henshaw

Book

"A long-time resident of Tamahere in Waikato, David communicated with farmers for more than 40 years through his cartoons - his main character, Jock, is recognised as a national identity. His cartoons appeared in the New Zealand Farmer for 34 years and...

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Are communists allowed to dream?  by Michael Philipp

Are communists allowed to dream?

Michael Philipp

Book

"The Palace of the Republic was opened in 1976 to house East Germany's parliament and to provide a cultural and historical center for the public to enjoy. During its construction, the government commissioned sixteen artists to create paintings in response...

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Classical art  by Caroline Vout

Classical art

Caroline Vout

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"In this ambitious, richly illustrated book, art historian and classicist Caroline Vout provides an original history of how classical art has been continuously redefined over the millennia as it has found itself in new contexts and cultures. All of this...

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Villa Balbiano  by Ruben Modigliani

Villa Balbiano

Ruben Modigliani

Book

"From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the history of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner brought new splendor to the villa through ...

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Monet & architecture  by Claude Monet

Monet & architecture

Claude Monet

Book

"In an innovative approach, Richard Thomson considers Claude Monet's paintings of buildings in their environment, offering a reappraisal of an artist more often associated with landscapes, seascapes and gardens. Buildings fulfilled various roles in M...

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Luxury and modernism  by Robin Schuldenfrei

Luxury and modernism

Robin Schuldenfrei

Book

"This beautifully illustrated book provides a new interpretation of modern architecture and design in Germany during the heyday of the Bauhaus and the Werkbund, tracing modernism's lasting allure to its many manifestations of luxury. Robin Schuldenfrei...

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Still life  by Rena Lavery

Still life

Rena Lavery

Book

"This series of books showcases the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. This set examines different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from...

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Nudes  by Rena Lavery

Nudes

Rena Lavery

Book

"This series of books showcases the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. This set examines different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from...

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Portraits  by Rena Lavery

Portraits

Rena Lavery

Book

"This series of books showcases the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. This set examines different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from...

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Landscapes  by Rena Lavery

Landscapes

Rena Lavery

Book

"This series of books showcases the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. This set examines different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from...

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Drawing still life  by Barrington (Artist) Barber

Drawing still life

Barrington (Artist) Barber

Book

"From the fundamental techniques of practising shapes and shading to choosing the right art medium to how to convey texture and substance, Barrington Barber guides the would-be artist through the process of creating first-class still life works of art....

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Book

"In 1954, following Frida Kahlo's death at the age of 47, Diego Rivera, Kahlo's husband and Mexican muralist, requested that her possessions be sealed in various cupboards and storerooms throughout the Blue House in Mexico City, where Kahlo was born,...

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Drawing anatomy  by Barrington (Artist) Barber

Drawing anatomy

Barrington (Artist) Barber

Book

"In Drawing Anatomy, teacher and artist, Barrington Barber, begins his exploration of this area of art by explaining what the body is made of and then reviews each section of the human figure in detail in separate chapters. Aimed at artists of all ab...

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