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Retro graphics

Retro graphics

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"The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro elements in modern graphic design. The first section, Evolution of Graphic Style, provides a deeper...

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New portable architecture : designing mobile & temporary structures

New portable architecture : designing mobile & temporary structures

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"We live in a moving world, so our architecture. This title deals with the challenges architects and designers have to face in order to build spaces that can be displaced or rapidly constructed and dismounted. Showing examples of a very wide variety that...

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Gloss  by Roger Padilha

Gloss

Roger Padilha

Book

"The first monograph on notorious photographer Chris von Wangenheim, whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge. Between the years 1968 and 1981, photographer Chris...

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Dean Home  by Dean Home

Dean Home

Dean Home

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"Dean Home's works are a sensual delight to behold. The artist is a master colourist who brings together an array of influences to create sumptuous still lifes. Entering in the worlds that Home creates feels like stumbling into Coleridge's Xanadu, hi...

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Theatrum Orbis MMXVII

Theatrum Orbis MMXVII

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"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is the name of an atlas published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp in 1570, bundling together the knowledge accumulated during the age of discovery and representing the world as a theatre, which in those days didn't refer just to...

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Grand hotels  by Lynton Viñas

Grand hotels

Lynton Viñas

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"Lynton Viñas explores 40 of the most iconic hotels in the world. They might not be the most familiar, but they are incredible testaments to the architectural genius of a few people who brought dreams to reality. From Cape Town, South Africa to Victo...

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Tom House

Tom House

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"Nestled in a leafy, residential section of Los Angeles is the house where Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991) lived and worked during the last decade of his life. It is an extraordinary place-part shrine, part haven, part art-historical archive,...

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Momentary  by Ilya Kuvshinov

Momentary

Ilya Kuvshinov

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"Ilya Kuvshinov is a Russian illustrator and comic artist based in Japan. In this first book collection of his work, readers can see a fascinating combination of adorable girls with large, manga-influenced eyes, and soulful Japanese landscape illustr...

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I am a number  by Rian Hughes

I am a number

Rian Hughes

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"This wordless collection of strips by renowned artist/designer Rian Hughes reveals the lighter side of our obsession with social rankings. When everyone has a number, everyone knows their place. Lower numbers are better, higher numbers are less imp...

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Everyday sketching & drawing  by Steven B. Reddy

Everyday sketching & drawing

Steven B. Reddy

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"Everyday Sketching and Drawing offers an easy-to-follow, 5-step formula, which teaches beginner-friendly techniques for learning the skills necessary to make drawing and sketching an everyday habit. For those who have always wanted to or tried and failed...

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Sorolla y el mar = Sorolla and the sea  by Joaquín Sorolla

Sorolla y el mar = Sorolla and the sea

Joaquín Sorolla

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"Sorolla and the Sea brings together 24 works by Joaquin Sorolla, accompanied by a text by Manuel Vicent, which make up a gleaming portrait of the Mediterranean sea, as present in the painter's oeuvre as the eternal longing for one's childhood. A see...

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A coming of age  by Ros Franklin

A coming of age

Ros Franklin

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"The Society was founded in 2000 to record plants in Cornwall and those held at The Eden Project in particular, which opened its gates to the public in the same year. There are over 140 paintings in the archives donated by 31 different artists, many of...

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Setting the scene  by George Carter

Setting the scene

George Carter

Book

"In Setting the Scene, leading landscape/garden designer and Chelsea Gold medallist George Carter distils a career of over thirty years in garden design into pithy lessons that will be invaluable to any garden designer (or garden owner). George Carter's...

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Hidden Frida Kahlo  by Helga Prignitz-Poda

Hidden Frida Kahlo

Helga Prignitz-Poda

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"In this fascinating look at over 180 "hidden" images Helga Prignitz-Poda, one of the world's leading authorities on the Mexican artist, pulls back the curtain on masterpieces that rarely, if ever, see the inside of an exhibition or gallery. Illustrated...

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Me & McDuff  by Leslie Oschmann

Me & McDuff

Leslie Oschmann

Book

"Since she was a girl, Leslie Oschmann longed for two things: a dog of her own, and the chance to make things by hand every day. With her impeccable creative taste, Oschmann became a successful visual director. But something was still missing. She bravely...

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Edible ensembles  by Gretchen Röehrs

Edible ensembles

Gretchen Röehrs

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"Gretchen Roehrs's art uses line drawings along with perfectly placed foods to represent the forms, colors, and textures of fashionable clothing: the result is stylish ensembles that would not be out of place in fashion magazines and look good enough...

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Chip Kidd. Book 2  by Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd. Book 2

Chip Kidd

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"presents the recent work of a designer described as a design demigod, and the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design. According to the Huffington Post, Chip Kidd is the Meryl Streep of book design. Universally recognized as an American master...

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Half the sky  by Luise Guest

Half the sky

Luise Guest

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"Half the sky is the first major book on contemporary women artists in China. The dynamic artistic centres of China are producing some of the most interesting and compelling contemporary art of our time. But there are fascinating stories as yet insuf...

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René Magritte  by René Magritte

René Magritte

René Magritte

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"When René Magritte reached his 40s, something unexpected happened. The painter, who had honed an iconic Surrealist style between 1926 and 1938, suddenly started making paintings that looked almost nothing like his earlier work. First he adopted an.....

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Ruth Asawa. by Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa.

Ruth Asawa

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"David Zwirner is pleased to announce the gallery's first exhibition dedicated to the work of Ruth Asawa since having announced the representation of the artist's estate earlier this year, which will take place at the 537 West 20th Street location. T...

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India

India

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"This book presents 48 contemporary artists and collectives working in dialogue with the long history and emergent future of India and its people. Its focus lies on the contemporary moment through a range of approaches, including art photography, new...

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Green escapes  by Toby Musgrave

Green escapes

Toby Musgrave

Book

"An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering u...

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Another kind of life

Another kind of life

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"At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation delivers a message of humanity and inclusiveness that transcends geopolitical and cultural b...

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Rome and the Vatican City  by Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen

Rome and the Vatican City

Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen

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"For centuries, the city of Rome has held a great attraction for visitors interested in culture. Its uniqueness lies in the three millennia of art treasures by famous architects, painters, and sculptors that can be found here."--

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Digital restoration from start to finish  by photographer Ctein

Digital restoration from start to finish

photographer Ctein

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"This third edition of Digital Restoration from Start to Finish walks you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP and more. This best-selling guide is...

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Brookgreen Gardens, Atalaya  by Robin R. Salmon

Brookgreen Gardens, Atalaya

Robin R. Salmon

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"Railroad and shipyard heir Archer Milton Huntington and his sculptor wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, bought four former rice plantations on the northeastern coast of South Carolina in 1930 to create a winter home. The special nature of the 9,000-acre p...

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The museum of lost art  by Noah Charney

The museum of lost art

Noah Charney

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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery From the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic narrative that tells the fascinating stories of artworks...

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Campúa  by 1900-1975 Campúa

Campúa

1900-1975 Campúa

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"Although Campúa was the usual photographer of Franco and the Spanish royal family during the dictatorship, to limit any definition of Campúa a to the title of Franco's photographer means falling prey to reductionism. The vantage point offered by this...

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Islamic architecture of Deccan India  by George Michell

Islamic architecture of Deccan India

George Michell

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"The buildings erected in the Deccan region of India belonged to a number of pre-Mughal kingdoms that reigned in the Deccan from the middle of the 14th century onwards. The monuments testify to a culture where local and imported ideas, vernacular an...

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Houses and gardens of Kyoto  by Akihiko Seki

Houses and gardens of Kyoto

Akihiko Seki

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"Houses and Gardens of Kyoto presents over 500 photos of the finest examples of traditional Japanese architecture from every major historical period in this new edition of a favorite classic. Kyoto, considered the quintessential birthplace of Japanese...

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The art of creative watercolor  by Danielle Donaldson

The art of creative watercolor

Danielle Donaldson

Book

"Welcome to your watercolor happy place! The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness."--

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Fabulous figures  by Jane Davenport

Fabulous figures

Jane Davenport

Book

"Start with a heart . . . and create beautiful in-proportion people! Aspiring artists who feel intimidated at drawing figures will love Jane Davenport's amazingly easy technique, developed while she worked as a fashion illustrator. It involves using ...

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Celebrating the marvellous

Celebrating the marvellous

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"We are entering a new era of architecture that is technologically enhanced, virtual and synthetic. Contemporary architects operate in a creative environment that is both real and digital; mixed, augmented and hybridised. This world consists of ecsta...

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Hemba  by Luigi Spina

Hemba

Luigi Spina

Book

"Expressing one of many Luba sub-styles, the tall, standing male figures created by master carvers of the Hemba culture in southeastern Congo since at least the mid-1800s arguably rank among the noblest sculptural depictions of the human figure in s...

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The short story of photography  by Ian Haydn Smith

The short story of photography

Ian Haydn Smith

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"The Short Story of Photography is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of photography. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key photographs from the first experiments in the early 19th century to digital photography. The design of the...

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Eileen Agar  by Michel Remy

Eileen Agar

Michel Remy

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"Born in Buenos Aires in 1899 but largely working and living in Britain and Europe, Eileen Agar was an artist who throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main artistic movements of the twentieth-century: cubism and surrealism. In this...

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Duša v dreve = The spirit of the wood  by Juraj Čutek

Duša v dreve = The spirit of the wood

Juraj Čutek

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"Juraj Cutek is one of the most remarkable Slovak artists. He is mainly known for his sculpture of figures made of wood combined with ready-made metal elements. Cutek's works oscillate between the imaginary and real worlds, drawing inspiration from h...

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A companion to Greek art

A companion to Greek art

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"A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world. Includes voices from such diverse fields...

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Power carving manual

Power carving manual

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The professional advice and the sheer beauty of these projects make this title a "must-have" reference for every power carver. Improved performance, versatile attachments, and lower prices have placed power tools within the reach of every woodworker....

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The passivhaus designer's manual

The passivhaus designer's manual

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"Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world with 30,000 buildings realised to date. Yet, remarkably, until now no book in English has been published which clearly explains how to design and build passivhaus. As a techn...

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Figures & faces  by Patrick Mauriès

Figures & faces

Patrick Mauriès

Book

"Jewelry has always been a vehicle for the deepest of human emotions: remembrance, faith, devotion, love, belonging, and mourning. The human figure has long been a source of inspiration and a means of expression for jewelers, and it is perhaps the mo...

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Polidoro da Caravaggio  by David Franklin

Polidoro da Caravaggio

David Franklin

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"Polidoro da Caravaggio (c.1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception....

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Acrylics  by Adrian Burrows

Acrylics

Adrian Burrows

Book

"Adrian Burrows is an enthusiastic and accomplished artist and teacher who explains the fundamentals of painting with acrylics in a helpful and accessible manner."--

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The world's most beautiful castles  by Jasmina Trifoni

The world's most beautiful castles

Jasmina Trifoni

Book

"When the Roman legions could no longer successfully defend the borders of the Empire, and its territory was prey to raids and invasions by foreign peoples and armies, there arose the need for a new form of defence. Thus were castles born, along with...

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Mothmeister  by Adele Morse

Mothmeister

Adele Morse

Book

"A stunning, surreal collections of photographic works, celebrating Mothmeister, a taxidermy-obsessed artistic duo, Mothmeister, boasts over 130,000 followers on Instagram and has participated in several international exhibitions. Countless eccentric...

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Picasso  by Olivier Widmaier Picasso

Picasso

Olivier Widmaier Picasso

Book

"This new biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso, examining both his strengths and shortcomings as husband, lover and father. Olivier Widmaier Picasso's unique insight into the life of one of the twentieth century's most influential ar...

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The painter's touch  by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

The painter's touch

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Book

"A new interpretation of the development of artistic modernity in eighteenth-century France The Painter's Touch is a radical reinterpretation of three paradigmatic French painters of the eighteenth century. In this beautifully illustrated book, Ewa....

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Behind walls  by Claire Davies

Behind walls

Claire Davies

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"Behind walls is a book about the art of gardening, captured with stunning photography. It is also a reference book where readers can discover the names of plant varieties and see how they can work together, and it is a guidebook introducing readers to...

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Percy Moore Turner  by Sarah A. M. Turner

Percy Moore Turner

Sarah A. M. Turner

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"Grudgingly acknowledged as the main mentor for the Courtaulds in building their art collections, the London and Paris art dealer, Percy Moore Turner, is now largely forgotten in this country. Yet, in France, he was honoured by the French Government with...

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Drawing school fundamentals for the beginner  by Jim Dowdalls

Drawing school fundamentals for the beginner

Jim Dowdalls

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"Structured like a traditional drawing class, Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner covers the concepts all serious beginning artists need in order to master basic drawing skills, including form, space, depth, proportion, composition, perspective,...

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Drawing wild animals  by Oana Befort

Drawing wild animals

Oana Befort

Book

"Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation biologist Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a...

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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece  by Auguste Rodin

Rodin and the art of ancient Greece

Auguste Rodin

Book

"Rodin was captivated by the sculptures of Classical antiquity and he constantly reworked and assimilated the forms of ancient Greek and Roman art in his own work. Rodin visited the British Museum for the first time in the summer of 1881 and there gr...

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The inking woman

The inking woman

Book

"For many years, the world of cartoons and comics was seen as a male preserve. The reality is that women have been drawing and publishing cartoons for longer than most people realise. In the early 1760s, Mary Darly illustrated, wrote and published the...

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The guide to gemstone settings  by Anastasia Young

The guide to gemstone settings

Anastasia Young

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"A complete and practical guide to setting precious and semi-precious stones in any metal, The Jewellery-Maker's Guide to Gemstone Settings is a detailed, technical guide to stone-setting for jewellers and jewellery students. It explores traditional,...

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The Tuileries Gardens yesterday and today  by Emmanuelle Héran

The Tuileries Gardens yesterday and today

Emmanuelle Héran

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"Created in the 16th century for Catherine de Medici's new Tuileries Palace, landscaped in the 17th century by Andre Le Notre, and renovated in the 20th century by Louis Benech and Pascal Cribier, the Tuileries Gardens remain a popular place to walk in...

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Riviera dreaming  by Maureen Emerson

Riviera dreaming

Maureen Emerson

Book

"In 1926 Barry Dierks, a young American architect, arrived in Paris and fell in love with France. With his partner, an ex-officer in the British Army, he built a white, flat-roofed Modernist masterpiece that rested on the rocks below the Esterel, with...

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An introduction to Pontormo  by Jonah (Arts project management company) Jones

An introduction to Pontormo

Jonah (Arts project management company)...

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"The Author's main purpose is to re-evaluate and recognize the contribution of Jacopo Pontormo within the history of art and, more specifically, Italian Renaissance. While the first sections provide the context of his personal life and career as the....

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Anna Mason's watercolour world  by Anna Mason

Anna Mason's watercolour world

Anna Mason

Book

"Anna Mason's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolours have earned her worldwide recognition. In this, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals. The book...

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Ellen Shipman and the American garden  by Judith B. Tankard

Ellen Shipman and the American garden

Judith B. Tankard

Book

"Between 1914 and 1950, Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) designed more than 650 gardens, and her commissions spanned the United States, from Long Island's Gold Coast to the state of Washington. In high demand for her formal gardens and lush planting style,...

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Stella Hamberg  by Stella Hamberg

Stella Hamberg

Stella Hamberg

Book

"Working for the most part in bronze, sculptor Stella Hamberg uses that classical material to create a broad range of forms--mainly human figures, but also animals, all suffused with an elemental intensity that signals individuality and vitality, but...

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Rembrandt's roughness  by Nicola Suthor

Rembrandt's roughness

Nicola Suthor

Book

"Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly textures that subtly capture and engage the imagination of the beholder. Rembrandt's Roughness examines...

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Vintage travel posters  by Gill Saunders

Vintage travel posters

Gill Saunders

Book

"From the restorative retreat of a palm-lined beach to the brisk breeze of Bridlington, holidaying by the sea is hard to beat. For over a century, whether by boat, train, car or plane, we’ve flocked to the coast at home and abroad. These vintage adve...

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From Rodin to Plensa  by Steven A. Nash

From Rodin to Plensa

Steven A. Nash

Book

"Featuring works by many of the leading twentieth-century Modernists, the sculpture collection of the Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas, is an American gem. Large- and small-scale works by renowned artists such as Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi...

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John Hubbard  by John Hubbard

John Hubbard

John Hubbard

Book

"Whatever else', John Hubbard says, 'this is not another artist's monograph. I've already had a good deal written about my work in reviews, prefaces to exhibition catalogues, or as journalism. So, from what seem to me the most interesting, I have sel...

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Bencharong  by Dawn Rooney

Bencharong

Dawn Rooney

Book

"Bencharong, a unique class of Chinese export ware, was made exclusively for Thai royalty and the ruling elite in the late 18th and 19th centuries. These rare and highly collectable enamelled porcelain belongs in time and place to the broader tradition...

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Double vision  by William Middleton

Double vision

William Middleton

Book

"Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston, they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the...

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Head to toe  by Mirko Ilić

Head to toe

Mirko Ilić

Book

"This groundbreaking volume investigates and illuminates a new generation of artists and the ways that they relate to one of art history's most storied traditions: nude figure drawing and painting. This informative (and occasionally very cheeky) book...

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Marking the moment  by Allen Blagden

Marking the moment

Allen Blagden

Book

"Allen Blagden's account of his career, training with his father, an art teacher at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. From his earliest days, art informed his life, taking him to the National Serengeti Park in Kenya, to the Smithsonian ...

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The hunt  by Patrick (Artist) Parrish

The hunt

Patrick (Artist) Parrish

Book

"In this little gem of a book Patrick Parrish, of the eponymous Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York, offers advice, stories, gossip, and pointers on how to go about acquiring top-quality art and design from flea markets all the way up to the finest a...

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Modernists and mavericks  by Martin Gayford

Modernists and mavericks

Martin Gayford

Book

"The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s is the story of interlinking friendships, shared experiences and artistic concerns among a number of acclaimed artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach,...

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Outsider art in Texas  by Jay Wehnert

Outsider art in Texas

Jay Wehnert

Book

"Texas looms large: big skies, vast plains, large cities. The Lone Star State often inspires a heightened sense of place in its citizens that rivals or surpasses that of New Yorkers. This is frequently reflected in the art of Texas-paintings of blueb...

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Interiors beyond architecture

Interiors beyond architecture

Book

"Interiors Beyond Architecture proposes an expanded impact for interior design that transcends the inside of buildings, analysing significant interiors that engage space outside of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture. It presents contemporary...

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Humanity  by Weiwei Ai

Humanity

Weiwei Ai

Book

"Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is widely known as an artist across media: sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture. He is also one of the world's most important artist-activists and a powerful documentary filmmaker. His work and art ...

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The new eco house

The new eco house

Book

"This book explains this new direction in architecture, so that in a few decades what may now seem extraordinary will be commonplace. It is a method to build or renovate close to what may eventually be known as bioconstruction -- a building system wi...

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Vincent's portraits  by Ralph Skea

Vincent's portraits

Ralph Skea

Book

"Despite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted his most important works. Like other post-Impressionists, Van Gogh sought to capture...

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Exceptional homes

Exceptional homes

Book

"Architectural mastery with handcrafted details, enhanced with all of today's modern conveniences, is on full display in the elegant residences of RALF SCHMITZ's extraordinary portfolio. Whether urban villas or townhouses, Wilhelminian style or Art D...

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The lives of the Surrealists  by Desmond Morris

The lives of the Surrealists

Desmond Morris

Book

"Surrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment that gave rise to the First World War. In Lives of the Surrealists, Desmond Morris concentrates on the artists as r...

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Islamic chinoiserie  by Yuka Kadoi

Islamic chinoiserie

Yuka Kadoi

Book

"The Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century marked a new phase in the development of Islamic art. Trans-Eurasian exchanges of goods, people and ideas were encouraged on a large scale under the auspices of the Pax Mongolica. With the fascination of...

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Garden history of Georgia, 1733-1933

Garden history of Georgia, 1733-1933

Book

"With the growth of the garden club movement in the South during the early years of the twentieth century, interest also developed in identifying and recording the region's important gardens and landscapes. In 1933 Atlanta's Peachtree Garden Club pro...

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Otto Wagner, 1841-1918  by August Sarnitz

Otto Wagner, 1841-1918

August Sarnitz

Book

"Discover the groundbreaking structures of Otto Wagner One of Austria's most influential architects, Otto Wagner (1841 1918) played a key role in modernizing urban architecture. Forming an approach described as structural rationalism, Wagner pioneered...

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Diamonds  by Jack Ogden

Diamonds

Jack Ogden

Book

"This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the king of gems, including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It's an in-depth...

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Smart phone smart photography  by Jo Bradford

Smart phone smart photography

Jo Bradford

Book

"Maximize your potential to get the shots you want with this guide to photography for both Apple and Android phones. Covering simple techniques that will allow you to get the image that you see every single time, you will soon be telling your camera what...

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The watercolor ideas book  by Joanna Goss

The watercolor ideas book

Joanna Goss

Book

"This little book is full of big ideas to inspire you to think outside your humble box of watercolors. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling...

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The restless wave  by Helen Bellany

The restless wave

Helen Bellany

Book

"Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art. The sea was in both...

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Tokyo graffiti  by photographer Lord K2

Tokyo graffiti

photographer Lord K2

Book

"Does street art exist in spotless Tokyo? Yes! But strict vandalism laws and conservative Japanese culture have suppressed the graffiti scene in Tokyo. This stunning survey by photographer and graffiti artist Lord K2 takes you into the Tokyo neighbor...

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Secret gardens  by Matthew Cantwell

Secret gardens

Matthew Cantwell

Book

"From pint-sized gardens to rambling grounds, Secret Gardens is a visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping, offering a rich resource of inspiration to readers, regardless of the size of their own patch of potential paradise. This book tells...

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Madam & Eve  by Liz Rideal

Madam & Eve

Liz Rideal

Book

"How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? 'Madam & Eve' explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women. The authors...

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The photographer's mind  by Michael Freeman

The photographer's mind

Michael Freeman

Book

"You've done your research. You've bought your camera. You've learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It's not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It's the mind of the photographer which turns...

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Gemologue  by Liza Urla

Gemologue

Liza Urla

Book

"Did you know that jewellery predates clothes? The oldest known piece is a set of 100, 000-year-old beads, made from Nassarius shells. Liza Urla advises us not to look at the eyes when meeting a new person, but instead to look at their jewellery....

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