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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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Into the night

Into the night

Book

Ranging from the 1880s to the 1960s, this richly illustrated history of cafés, cabarets and clubs in modern art includes both famed and little-known sites of the avant-garde. Organised by city, 'Into the Night' presents an exhilarating journey into a...

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Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Book

From his first paintings to the colorful flower images of his later career, Vincent van Gogh (1853?1890) repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various media and alternatives - from depicting space using light and shadow to e...

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James Tissot  by Melissa E. Buron

James Tissot

Melissa E. Buron

Book

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902) was one of the most intriguing artists of his era. Though invited by Edgar Degas to exhibit with the Impressionist circle, Tissot instead garnered exceptional critical and commerical success on his own in London and P...

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The gardener's garden

The gardener's garden

Book

The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscap...

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Calendar girls, sex goddesses & pin-up queens of the '40s, '50s and '60s  by Jon Ortner

Calendar girls, sex goddesses & pin-up queens of the '40s, '50s and '60s

Jon Ortner

Book

From one of the largest photographic pin-up collections in the world comes a stunning showcase of more than 350 commercial pin-up images, many never before seen, from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Reproduced with meticulous attention to detail, the evoc...

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All good things  by Stephen Ellcock

All good things

Stephen Ellcock

Book

Stephen Ellcock has an international following who avidly await his daily Facebook and Instagram uploads and his carefully curated and sequenced albums of images. His selections of little known and public domain imagery are uplifting and entertaining,...

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The John Bertrand New Zealand coin & banknote catalogue 2019  by Anthony W Grant

The John Bertrand New Zealand coin & banknote catalogue 2019

Anthony W Grant

Book

The 2019 catalogue features important information regarding all New Zealand coins issued from 1933 and includes updated values with retail prices given in five grades for the pre-decimal issues. A full listing of decimal issues is also included.

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Splash 20

Splash 20

Book

While any subject can be developed with a variety of compositional strategies, in most cases, it is not the subject but the composition of the work that gives a painting its originality and appeal. How you compose your painting determines the way people...

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Little book of flowers

Little book of flowers

Book

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

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The tile book

The tile book

Book

Everywhere in the world, tiles add colour and decoration to the facades and interiors of buildings. Both functional and decorative, and found in a multitude of shapes, sizes and designs - ranging from complex geometrical Islamic patterns to figurativ...

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Life drawing for artists  by Chris Legaspi

Life drawing for artists

Chris Legaspi

Book

Life Drawing for Artists teaches a contemporary approach to figure drawing that includes both the familiar poses-standing, sitting, lying down-but also how to capture figures in movement and in more dynamic and engaging positions. Author Chris Legaspi...

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What makes a potter  by Janet Koplos

What makes a potter

Janet Koplos

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Why are people still handmaking utilitarian pottery in the 21st century? Doesn't industrial production take care of all our storage and cooking and serving needs? Yet, in all corners of the U.S., pottery is being discovered, studied, developed, produced,...

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Spectrum 26

Spectrum 26

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The best-selling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly produced 26th-anniversary annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comics, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and video...

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The sculpting book  by Élisabeth Bonvalot

The sculpting book

Élisabeth Bonvalot

Book

This guide shows you step by step how to sculpt realistic figures, from face to feet, through 10 projects. Professional sculptor and instructor Élisabeth Bonvalot provides the guidance and tips needed to--with time and practice!--reach realism with y...

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The animator's survival kit  by Richard Williams

The animator's survival kit

Richard Williams

Book

"Based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator - from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz - needs. Urging his readers...

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Midcentury memories  by Lee Shulman

Midcentury memories

Lee Shulman

Book

This collection of unique color slide photographs provides an intimate glimpse into how people used to document and celebrate their existence. A long forgotten part of our collective memory, they are the story of our lives.

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Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance  by Carl Brandon Strehlke

Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance

Carl Brandon Strehlke

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Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance investigates the beginnings of Florentine Renaissance art, with the friar painter Fra Angelico at the centre of the story. Fra Angelico is one of the great masters of Renaissance art and responsible...

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Emily Carr  by Emily Carr

Emily Carr

Emily Carr

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In 1911, Emily Carr returned from a sixteen-month trip to France with a new understanding of French Modernism and a radically transformed painting style, one that broke free from the artistic shackles of her conservative training and embraced a new means...

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Edith Halpert  by Rebecca Shaykin

Edith Halpert

Rebecca Shaykin

Book

The question "What is American art?" might conjure the hyperrealism of Raphaelle Peale and William Harnett, the bold graphic style of Stuart Davis and Jacob Lawrence, or the Precisionist forms of Charles Sheeler. Little known, however, is that such notions...

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MoMA now

MoMA now

Book

In October 2019, the Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 90th anniversary with the reopening of its extensively renovated and expanded midtown campus. Published to accompany the reopening, MoMA Now is an enlarged and expanded edition of 'MoMA Highlights',...

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Massa confusa  by Christian Rex Van Minnen

Massa confusa

Christian Rex Van Minnen

Book

Enter the world of contemporary art's new idol. Christian Rex van Minnen's art is challenging, intriguing, and disturbing. His provocative paintings depict the dynamic attraction and repulsion of mankind, often leaving the viewer deep in contemplativ...

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Claude Monet  by Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Book

Capturing fleeting natural impressions played a central role in the art of Claude Monet (1840-1926). He deeply engaged with the landscape and light of different places, from the metropolis of Paris to the Seine villages of Argenteuil and Giverny. This...

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Artifact  by Jeff Mendoza

Artifact

Jeff Mendoza

Book

Artifact presents the thoughtful and sophisticated landscape designs of Jeff Mendoza. A formally trained artist, his work often reflects the natural world - depicting botanical forms with earthy palettes. He noticed this connection and opened his epo...

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The art (and many other mistakes) of Eric Powell  by Eric Powell

The art (and many other mistakes) of Eric Powell

Eric Powell

Book

Celebrate an obscene number of years of low art and high art, failure and success, and the many other mistakes of multi-award winning writer and artist Eric Powell! In Nashville, Tennessee lives a man, a recluse, a curmudgeonly highfalutin cartoonist-type...

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Notre Dame de Paris  by Kathy Borrus

Notre Dame de Paris

Kathy Borrus

Book

On April 15, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedraloffers a fascinating look back at nearly nine centuries of this landmark building...

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Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

Book

In 1964 Lucian Freud set his students at the Norwich College of Art an assignment: to paint naked self-portraits and to make them revealing, telling, believable really shameless. It was advice that the artist was often to follow himself. Visceral, un...

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Objects of desire

Objects of desire

Book

Surrealism expanded our reality by drawing upon myths, dreams, and the subconscious as sources of artistic inspiration. Beginning in the 1930s, the movement made a crucial impact on design, and it continues to inspire designers to this day. "Objects of...

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Transformers  by Jim Sorenson

Transformers

Jim Sorenson

Book

Celebrating 35 years of rare and iconic TRANSFORMERS imagery, this deluxe art book will delight fans of all ages! One of the world’s most popular franchises, Transformers has been delighting fans since 1984. Now, in this deluxe hardcover celebration,...

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Single family houses  by Chris van Uffelen

Single family houses

Chris van Uffelen

Book

For many people home ownership is one of the most important goals in life and the biggest private investment. In Germany about two thirds of the residential building stock consists of single-family homes. With 80,000 to 90,000 new residences built every...

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Basquiat by himself  by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat by himself

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Book

The present publication is dedicated to the expressive self-portraits by Jean-Michel Basquiat and covers his lifelong intensive study of the self. In Basquiat's œuvre the self-portrait, one of the major subjects of art history, occupies a central position...

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Hokusai's landscapes  by Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth) Thompson

Hokusai's landscapes

Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth) Thompson

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The best known of all Japanese artists, Katsushika Hokusai was active as a painter, book illustrator, and print designer throughout his ninety-year life. Yet his most famous works of all--color woodblock landscape prints issued in series--were produced...

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Protest!  by Liz McQuiston

Protest!

Liz McQuiston

Book

Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their...

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World wonders  by Michal Gaszynski

World wonders

Michal Gaszynski

Book

The greatest structures in human history. Explore the constructions that have shaped our world and learn their hidden secrets in this large format highly illustrated book. Each building analysed by the author is illustrated with its architectural details...

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Authentic portraits  by Chris Orwig

Authentic portraits

Chris Orwig

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In Authentic Portraits, photographer Chris Orwig teaches you that the secret to creating meaningful portraits is simple: curiosity, empathy, kindness, and soul… plus a bit of technique. While Chris spends significant time on the fundamentals of "getting...

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Lo-TEK  by Julia Watson

Lo-TEK

Julia Watson

Book

Three hundred years ago, intellectuals of the European Enlightenment constructed a mythology of technology. Influenced by a confluence of humanism, colonialism, and racism, this mythology ignored local wisdom and indigenous innovation, deeming it pri...

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Art & empire

Art & empire

Book

Spain's Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights. Featuring a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from...

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George IV

George IV

Book

George IV was arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs. By the time George ascended to the throne in 1820 after nine years as Prince Regent, he was already well-known for his extravagant lifestyle. Visual display played an important role in his...

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Inspired by the East

Inspired by the East

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Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwin...

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Anatomy for the artist  by Sarah Simblet

Anatomy for the artist

Sarah Simblet

Book

In Anatomy for the Artist, Sarah reveals the extraordinary structure of the human body. Combining specially-commissioned photographs of models with historical and contemporary works of art and her own dynamic life drawing, she leads us inside the human...

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Sculpture of Les Animaliers, 1900-1950  by Edward Horswell

Sculpture of Les Animaliers, 1900-1950

Edward Horswell

Book

The first half of the twentieth century marked the heyday of animal sculpture throughout Europe. This comprehensive survey showcases the work of forty artists at the forefront of the 'Les Animaliers' movement between 1900 and 1950. Drawing on the rich...

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Designing the new  by Alison (Curator) Brown

Designing the new

Alison (Curator) Brown

Book

A celebration of the achievements and transformative power of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work that has inspired generations of artists and designers. In the final decades of the 19th century, the Glasgow Style introduced Art Nouveau in Britain and h...

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Exploring collage & mixed media techniques  by Víctor Escandell

Exploring collage & mixed media techniques

Víctor Escandell

Book

A step-by-step exploratory, activity guide based around the infinite possibilities and techniques of collage and mixed media. Through ten different works produced using a wide variety of procedures, the book shows the process of creation in an easily...

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The magic mirror of M.C. Escher  by Bruno Ernst

The magic mirror of M.C. Escher

Bruno Ernst

Book

Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images, M.C. Escher was a master of the third dimension. His impossible geometry and illusions, bordering between the scientific and psychological, are an homage to the possibilities of the human mind. Thi...

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Façades  by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Façades

Oscar Riera Ojeda

Book

A building's façade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds ...

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Art deco Britain  by Elain Harwood

Art deco Britain

Elain Harwood

Book

The perennially popular style of Art Deco influenced architecture and design all over the world in the 1920s and 1930s - from elegant Parisian theatres to glamorous Manhattan skyscrapers. The style was also adopted by British architects, but, until now,...

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Designing and painting murals  by Gary Myatt

Designing and painting murals

Gary Myatt

Book

By their sheer size and ambition, murals can pose difficult and unique challenges for the artist. This practical book guides you through the process, from first choosing a design to applying the paint to the wall. Written by a leading artist, it covers...

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Carving small characters in wood  by Jack (Jack A.) Price

Carving small characters in wood

Jack (Jack A.) Price

Book

Caricature carver Jack Price shows his process for creative small wooden figurines. Includes step-by-step projects and tips for finishing carvings.

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What they didn't teach you in photo school  by Demetrius Fordham

What they didn't teach you in photo school

Demetrius Fordham

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This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer. Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, De...

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Learn to draw cartoons  by Christopher Hart

Learn to draw cartoons

Christopher Hart

Book

Thanks to Christopher Hart’s simplified process, anyone can start creating dynamic cartoon characters right away. He has developed the easiest-ever approach to drawing the basics like heads, bodies, and those super-important cartoon expressions. Hart...

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Georg Forster

Georg Forster

Book

"At the tender age of seventeen, naturalist Georg Forster (1754-94) embarked with the famous Captain James Cook on a voyage around the world. During the trip, Forster explored recently discovered regions, including New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tahiti,...

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How to create your garden  by Adam Frost

How to create your garden

Adam Frost

Book

Garden design doesn't need to be complicated. The practical, no-nonsense approach of this book strips away complex design concepts and focuses on your needs to help you find your own garden style, even if you don't know where to start. Whatever your space...

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Roman art & archaeology  by Mark D. Fullerton

Roman art & archaeology

Mark D. Fullerton

Book

This new survey makes sense of Roman art by placing works in their full historical context--showing students not only how but also why art was used in Roman society and politics (such as wealthy Romans sponsoring public projects to promote themselves)....

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Garden sanctuary  by John Robert Beaudry

Garden sanctuary

John Robert Beaudry

Book

Do you feel like you are on a gerbil wheel, and just can't get off? Does it feel like life keeps coming at you, leaving no place for you? Do you crave the comfort of a garden?Do you wish you could walk out your door and be surrounded by the restorative...

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Simon's cat  by Simon Tofield

Simon's cat

Simon Tofield

Book

Whilst patrolling his territory, Simon's Cat dips into the lives of dogs and their owners in his neighborhood, including an English bulldog who is madly in love with a handsome-looking foot-stool and a pack of frustrating puppies. With characteristic...

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1001 buildings you must see before you die

1001 buildings you must see before you die

Book

1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the world's greatest achievements in architecture. Comprehensive yet concise, each article includes essential information about the featured structure: who designed it, who commissioned...

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William Blake  by Kathleen Raine

William Blake

Kathleen Raine

Book

Prophet, poet, painter, engraver - William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist of uniquely powerful imagination and far-reaching creative gifts. His work expresses the spiritual drama of the English national being, integrating poetry and visual art in a ...

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A beautiful obsession  by Jimi Blake

A beautiful obsession

Jimi Blake

Book

Jimi Blake has spent the last 25 years discovering stand-out plants which he grows in dynamic and innovative ways at the fabulous Hunting Brook Gardens. As we "walk the garden" in this absorbing book it's impossible not to gasp at his exuberant, high...

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Painting nature's details  by Meriel Thurstan

Painting nature's details

Meriel Thurstan

Book

A practical guide to painting nature's flora and fauna from award-winning botanical painting authors Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin. Recording the wildlife that surrounds us is an age-old art. The authors, in collaboration with the Eden Project, show...

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The trouble with women artists  by Laure Adler

The trouble with women artists

Laure Adler

Book

Presenting sixty-seven female artists and their work, from the sixteenth century to the present day, this volume reveals the evolution of art through a female-empowered lens.

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A garden miscellany  by Suzanne Staubach

A garden miscellany

Suzanne Staubach

Book

Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth? Answers to these questions—plus a gazebo-ful of information, stories, and visual delights—await in this charming exploration of the stuff gardens are made of....

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British Wildlife Photography Awards. 10

British Wildlife Photography Awards. 10

Book

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, this stunning collection showcases 150 of the winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition. Curating the year's finest work from world-leading professionals and ...

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Tree of life  by Tim Biskup

Tree of life

Tim Biskup

Book

This first career-spanning look at Southern California artist Tim Biskup's prolific aesthetic range begins with his early roots in animation and traces the evolution of his distinct style, which incorporates a complex interplay of color, geometry, an...

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Journal with purpose  by Helen Colebrook

Journal with purpose

Helen Colebrook

Book

Journal with Purpose is the ultimate reference for journaling, packed with over 1000 motifs that you can use to decorate and enhance your bullet or dot journal pages. Copy or trace direct from the page, or follow one of the quick exercises to improve...

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Notre-Dame  by Ken Follett

Notre-Dame

Ken Follett

Book

In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world - the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett...

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Australian beach houses  by Barry Stone

Australian beach houses

Barry Stone

Book

Once described as the Australian shack, beach houses are now the Australian dream. With new architecture and modern design it is our love of living by the water and having a beach lifestyle. Barry Stone has included some of the most amazing homes along...

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Womerah Lane  by Tom Carment

Womerah Lane

Tom Carment

Book

Thirty years in the making, Womerah Lane is a collection of stories, paintings and drawings that cover the period Tom Carment has lived in the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst while travelling the country as a plein air artist. Carment writes as he paints...

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Australia  by Harry Margalit

Australia

Harry Margalit

Book

This book tells the story of the architects and buildings that have defined Australia’s architectural culture since the founding of the modern nation through Federation in 1901. That year marked the beginning of a search for city forms and better buildings...

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Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood

Book

Los Angeles-based Jonas Wood creates vivid images, where overlapping textures and interior spaces are rendered with compression and dazzling bright hues. This monograph - the first on the artist's work - brings together his most significant paintings...

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Elements  by Jason Hetherington

Elements

Jason Hetherington

Book

Contemporary ideals about what constitutes beauty have gradually become more homogenized by the widespread popularity of shared digital experiences. Before the emergence of the internet, the application of makeup--for the majority of people--was a process...

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Ai Weiwei  by Weiwei Ai

Ai Weiwei

Weiwei Ai

Book

Over the past two decades, the Chinese conceptual artist, activist, and exile Ai Weiwei has created art that addresses complex and sensitive themes of political, ethical, and social urgency. His artworks, which call upon both Western and Chinese cult...

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Beginner's guide to making mosaics  by Delphine Lescuyer

Beginner's guide to making mosaics

Delphine Lescuyer

Book

Eye-catching and a lot of fun to do, mosaics will help you transform almost any space into a stunning work of art! You can spruce up your home, both indoors and outdoors, with colorful accents and unique mosaic designs. Beginner's Guide to Making Mosaics...

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Hogarth

Hogarth

Book

A highly illustrated journey through Hogarth's series paintings and engravings, from the blockbuster 'Rake's Progress and Marriage a la Mode' to the enigmatic and lesser known Happy Marriage this book offers a close analysis of place and setting in H...

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The city beneath  by Susan A. Phillips

The city beneath

Susan A. Phillips

Book

A sweeping history of Los Angeles told through the lens of the many marginalized groups-from hobos to taggers-that have used the city's walls as a channel for communication. Graffiti written in storm drain tunnels, on neighborhood walls, and under br...

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Giorgio De Chirico

Giorgio De Chirico

Book

The first overview in decades of the eerie allegories of de Chirico, forefather of surrealism and genius of uncanny connections. Giorgio de Chirico began to develop his Pittura Metafisica, or Metaphysical Painting, around 1911, painting brooding, dreamy...

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Alcohol ink art  by Monique Valove

Alcohol ink art

Monique Valove

Book

This book contains proven steps and strategies on making use of alcohol ink's unique properties to produce wonderful works of art that you can truly be proud of. Alcohol ink art is the kind of art that lets you have fun with your mediums and tools so...

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Kate Newby  by Kate Newby

Kate Newby

Kate Newby

Book

Kate Newby's works celebrate the moments in which they are created and presented; at the same time, they are open to change. Drawn from impressions collected when navigating cities and landscapes, her sculptures and interventions foreground process: traces...

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Colour-pencil drawing  by Kendra Ferreira

Colour-pencil drawing

Kendra Ferreira

Book

Learn how to draw with coloured pencils by following this easy and accessible guide, in which award-winning artist Kendra Ferreira demonstrates the creative potential of an exciting and highly versatile artistic medium. Coloured pencils combine the.....

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The Joker psychology

The Joker psychology

Book

A fun, frightening, and always fascinating look into the psyche of a madman: the Clown Prince of Crime, the Harlequin of Hate -- The Joker! Since he first fought Batman in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of popular culture's most complex and con...

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Play on  by Alistair Fair

Play on

Alistair Fair

Book

This book documents and celebrates Britain's contemporary theatre architecture. It is about the conception, design, and delivery of spaces for drama between c. 2008 and 2018, a period of economic recession and financial austerity which has nonetheless...

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Garfield belly laughs  by Jim Davis

Garfield belly laughs

Jim Davis

Book

What’s the menu du jour? Food, fun and lots of it! Whether it’s a mouse bathing in coffee, or a zombie bingeing on brains, laughter is the order of the day. Garfield fans will get a full serving of smiles, with a side dish of silliness, in this brand...

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Strange planet  by Nathan W. Pyle

Strange planet

Nathan W. Pyle

Book

From the mind of New York Times-bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Since launching on Instagram in Feb 2019, Strange Planet has become a viral sensation - and this book, based on...

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Cyanotype  by Christina Z. Anderson

Cyanotype

Christina Z. Anderson

Book

Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice is a two part book on the much admired blue print process. Part One is a comprehensive how-to on the cyanotype process for both beginner and advanced practitioners, with lots of photographs and clear,...

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15-minute watercolor masterpieces  by Anna Koliadych

15-minute watercolor masterpieces

Anna Koliadych

Book

With this collection of easy, step-by-step instructions, unlocking your creativity with watercolor has never been easier. Follow along as Anna Koliadych, founder of DearAnnArt, guides you through painting your own watercolor masterpieces in just 15 m...

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Private gardens of Aotearoa  by Suzanne Turley

Private gardens of Aotearoa

Suzanne Turley

Book

"Suzanne Turley - one of New Zealand's most sought-after landscape designers - has created many of the country's most desirable private gardens, all set against the spectacular backdrop of the natural environment. From the pristine Pacific beaches of...

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Guggenheim Museum collection

Guggenheim Museum collection

Book

Revised, updated and completely redesigned, the fourth edition of the Guggenheim Museum's popular guide to its New York collection is a beautifully produced volume, not only a handy overview of the museum's holdings but also a concise, engaging primer...

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Verrocchio

Verrocchio

Book

Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435 -1488) was one of the most versatile and inventive artists of the Italian Renaissance. He created art across media, from his spectacular sculptures and paintings to his work in goldsmithing, architecture, and engineering....

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Early Rubens

Early Rubens

Book

In 1600, Peter Paul Rubens left his home in Antwerp to travel to Italy and study the Italian masters. Eight years later, he returned to Belgium and quickly established himself as one of the foremost painters in Western Europe. This book explores Rubens'...

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Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz

Book

Bringing together five decades of painting, sculpture, and installations from the celebrated Italian artist Marisa Merz, this monograph accompanies a major US retrospective of her work. This generously illustrated book offers readers the chance to ap...

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Peter Kingston  by Barry Pearce

Peter Kingston

Barry Pearce

Book

A versatile, multi-talented artist, with a natural ability for drawing, Peter Kingston (b. 1943) was inspired from an early age by films and comics to create quirky cartoons and illustrations, later contributing to the infamous Oz magazine of the 1960s,...

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The renaissance of etching  by Catherine Jenkins

The renaissance of etching

Catherine Jenkins

Book

'The Renaissance of Etching' is a groundbreaking study of the origins of the etched print. Initially used as a method for decorating armor, etching was reimagined as a printmaking technique at the end of the fifteenth century in Germany and spread ra...

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The National Gallery

The National Gallery

Book

An exceptional introduction to European paintings from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century through one of the greatest collections in the world. This richly illustrated and beautifully designed book offers an ideal introduction to European painting...

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