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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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Lives of houses

Lives of houses

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A group of notable writers - including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow - celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past What can...

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Oil painting step-by-step  by Noel Gregory

Oil painting step-by-step

Noel Gregory

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This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all oil painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Drawing on material previously published in the highly successful Leisure Arts series, four bestselling, professional artists p...

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London in bloom  by Georgianna Lane

London in bloom

Georgianna Lane

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London in Bloom showcases the floral abundance of the English capital's extraordinary parks, gardens, florists, and flower markets. In this companion to her popular books Paris in Bloom and New York in Bloom, Georgianna Lane takes us on a romantic floral...

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Chasing Eden  by Jack Staub

Chasing Eden

Jack Staub

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One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. Over forty years, they have created an inspirational, 10...

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Imagination in action  by Shaun McNiff

Imagination in action

Shaun McNiff

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"The theory and practice of creativity--culled from the lifetime of experiences of an esteemed art educator/therapist. With proven techniques he's discovered for jump-starting the creative process. There are art teachers--and then there's Shaun McNiff....

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Context and narrative in photography  by Maria Short

Context and narrative in photography

Maria Short

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However beautiful or technically dazzling your photographs might be, if they don't tell a story, convey an idea or make your viewer stop and think, they are unlikely to make a lasting impression. Context and Narrative in Photography introduces practi...

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Warhol  by Blake Gopnik

Warhol

Blake Gopnik

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The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his - or any - age. To this day, mention the name "Andy Warhol" to almost anyone and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn...

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Matta & the fourth dimension

Matta & the fourth dimension

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A protagonist in the tale of surrealism's influence on American art at midcentury, the Chilean painter Roberto Matta initially trained as an architect, and moved to Paris in 1933 to work for Le Corbusier. It was in Paris that Matta met the surrealist...

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Italian frescos  by Tomaso Montanari

Italian frescos

Tomaso Montanari

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Between the fourteenth and the eighteenth centuries, the art of fresco painting was to be found across all regions of Italy. This volume aims to illustrate the most significant periods still visible today in churches, convents, and in the palaces of ...

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Hilma af Klint  by Tracey R Bashkoff

Hilma af Klint

Tracey R Bashkoff

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When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that...

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Blossoms & bones  by Kim Krans

Blossoms & bones

Kim Krans

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Visionary artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Unknown Kim Krans returns with a decadently illustrated and incredibly raw graphic memoir that chronicles her multi-layered search for truth and recovery from an eating disorder and i...

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50 Bauhaus icons you should know  by Josef Strasser

50 Bauhaus icons you should know

Josef Strasser

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Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, the Bauhaus School had an enormous impact on the arts and everyday life. Fifty of the most representative pieces of Bauhaus art and design are presented here in illuminating and engrossing two-page spreads. This book...

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The theatre of work  by Clive Wilkinson

The theatre of work

Clive Wilkinson

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Architect and writer Clive Wilkinson examines global developments in the workplace and proposes innovative principles for a design process that will bring the concept of 'work as theatre' to fruition. The modern workplace has evolved to provide bette...

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Colour psychology today  by June McLeod

Colour psychology today

June McLeod

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Colour Psychology Today reveals new colour psychology information that comes from the author's pioneering research and studies on colour. The book discloses unique knowledge on how colour psychology impacts on the business world and the individual, borne...

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Landscape painting  by Richard Pikesley

Landscape painting

Richard Pikesley

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Underpinning all good landscape painting is observation. Starting from this standpoint, this book introduces the artist to painting the natural and man-made landscape. Initially equipped with just a handful of pencils and paper to explore the world outside,...

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Degas at the opéra  by Henri Loyrette

Degas at the opéra

Henri Loyrette

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A lavish new investigation into the Paris Opera's influence on Edgar Degas's painting. From his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Paris Opera formed a focal point of Edgar Degas's paintings. He explored the theater's various spaces...

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Cindy Sherman  by Paul Moorhouse

Cindy Sherman

Paul Moorhouse

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Cindy Sherman is among the most influential artists of her generation. Using herself as model, wearing a range of costumes and portraying herself in invented situations, she interrogates the imagery employed by the mass media, popular culture and fine...

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Ways of drawing

Ways of drawing

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Ways of Drawing' brings together a sophisticated, exciting range of reflections on markmaking by practising artists, teachers and writers. From explorations of how it feels to draw and personal accounts of artistic development, to short, imaginative....

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Painting watercolors on location  by Tom Hill

Painting watercolors on location

Tom Hill

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Go with Tom Hill on location ... from Gloucester Harbor to the Grand Tetons, from a desert oasis to the Greek island of Santorini. Watch - and learn - as he paints a charming Midwest farmhouse, the early morning light at Hania, the market day crowd at...

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Feast & fast

Feast & fast

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Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations - we are what we eat and, equally, what we don't eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast and Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history...

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Mary Seton Watts and the Compton pottery  by Hilary Calvert

Mary Seton Watts and the Compton pottery

Hilary Calvert

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This comprehensive book is both a biographical exploration of the early life of Mary Seton Watts and a survey of the pottery she designed. Her roots in Scotland, her artistic career and her marriage to the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts all i...

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Eden revisited  by Umberto Pasti

Eden revisited

Umberto Pasti

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A lovingly photographed tour of internationally renowned writer Umberto Pasti's famous hillside garden in Morocco. Italian writer and horticulturist Umberto Pasti's passion for the wild flora of Tangier and its surrounding region led him to create hi...

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Cozy cottage & cabin designs

Cozy cottage & cabin designs

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More than 200 functional floor plans for cabins, cottages, A-frames, vacation homes, sheds, and apartment buildings to select and order. Also provided is insightful information on what makes a great vacation home, the advantages of downsizing, decor ...

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Time, duration and change in contemporary art  by Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers

Time, duration and change in contemporary art

Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers

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Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art presents a major study of time as a key aesthetic dimension of recent art practices. This book explores different aspects of time across a broad range of artistic media and draws on recent movements in ph...

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Rarities  by Thomas Murray

Rarities

Thomas Murray

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This book presents a personal collection of ancestor sculpture and protective deities, following the ancient migratory and trade routes of the Austronesian, Southeast Asian Bronze Age, and Hindu-Buddhist peoples. The author, Thomas Murray, has spent a...

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Canon EOS 90D for dummies  by Robert Correll

Canon EOS 90D for dummies

Robert Correll

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Get excited about the Canon EOS 90D and all it can do! An amazing photo begins with a quality camera and the know-how to use it. If you've selected the Canon EOS 90D, you now have a digital camera that serves a range of photographers, from novices to...

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About watercolour  by Mike Jeffries

About watercolour

Mike Jeffries

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Watercolour paintng is one of the most popular - and most challenging - of art forms. About Watercolours by leading artist Mike Jeffries aims to bring this technique to life with passion and excitement, and an original approach that offers something....

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Dorothea Tanning  by Victoria Carruthers

Dorothea Tanning

Victoria Carruthers

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This is the definitive study of US artist Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), positioning her as one of the most fascinating and significant creative forces to emerge from the 20th century. It provides a framework within which to consider the range and depth...

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Mrs Delany  by Clarissa Campbell Orr

Mrs Delany

Clarissa Campbell Orr

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Mary Granville Delany is best remembered for her paper collages of flora, the majority of which are at the British Museum. This captivating new biography pulls back the lens to place Delany's artistic creations in the broader context of her family li...

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Exploring the invisible  by Lynn Gamwell

Exploring the invisible

Lynn Gamwell

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How science changed the way artists understand reality. Exploring the Invisible shows how modern art expresses the first secular, scientific worldview in human history. Now fully revised and expanded, this richly illustrated book describes two hundred...

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Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop.

Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop.

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Photoshop is the tool of the modern artist and provides everything you need to succeed as a designer in the popular and growing video games and movie industries. This second edition of Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a complete r...

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Get up & gouache  by Jessica Smith

Get up & gouache

Jessica Smith

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Unleash your creativity and discover a new medium with 30 colorful gouache projects. Get Up & Gouache is a new art title that teaches you how to paint in a contemporary way. Experience the joy of painting in watercolor and acrylic with gouache, the vibrant...

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Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980  by Gilles Néret

Tamara de Lempicka, 1898-1980

Gilles Néret

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Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) stood at the center of the sophisticated Paris art world of the 1920s and 30s. Her love for beautiful women, elegant automobiles, and the modern metropolis provided not only motifs for her pictures, but also influenced ...

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Poussin as a painter  by Richard Verdi

Poussin as a painter

Richard Verdi

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Universally regarded as the father of French painting, Nicolas Poussin is arguably the greatest of all painters of that school. Yet Poussin's reputation has been founded more on the intellectual and philosophical qualities of his art than its sheer v...

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Making comics  by Scott McCloud

Making comics

Scott McCloud

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Every medium should be lucky enough to have a taxonomist as brilliant as McCloud. The follow-up to his pioneering Understanding Comics isn't really about how to draw comics: it's about how to make drawings become a story and how cartooning choices co...

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Plein air painting  by David Freedman

Plein air painting

David Freedman

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A beginners guide to plein air painting in oil, watercolour and pastel, aimed at a general audience but of particular interest to older people interested in painting in the outdoors. Illustrated with works by the author.

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The originals  by Deborah Bibby

The originals

Deborah Bibby

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Seven original Australian beach houses gently restored, each brilliantly inspirational. Intensely visual, effortless, sustainable and beautifully crafted interiors, all varied examples of simple living and past connections. Owners that have embraced both...

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Art in a box  by Marlis Maehrle

Art in a box

Marlis Maehrle

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Also termed 3-D collage, shadow boxes, or assemblage, this compelling art form is based on how you choose and arrange items in a "box" (term used loosely) to create a visual message... In this book you'll find examples that teach arrangement, grouping,...

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Baby  by Philippa Rice

Baby

Philippa Rice

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Baby: A Soppy Story is a collection of comics by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Philippa Rice, based on real-life moments with her baby. It is a collection about the small, intimate, heart-warming experiences of a couple expecting their ...

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Wilhelm Leibl  by Wilhelm Leibl

Wilhelm Leibl

Wilhelm Leibl

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Wilhelm Leibl (1844-1900) is regarded as one of the most significant nineteenth-century portraitists and an important exponent of realism in Europe. After completing his studies at the Munich Academy of Art, Leibl traveled to Paris, where he was influenced...

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The story of pop art  by Andy Stewart MacKay

The story of pop art

Andy Stewart MacKay

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In this age of insta-stardom and selfies, Pop Art still defines the world we live in. Emerging in the 1950s, Pop Art arrived in an explosion of color, offering bold representations and plenty of humor. All of the celebrities, events and politics that...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson in China  by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson in China

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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In December 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson travelled to China at the request of Life magazine. He stayed for ten months and captured some of the most spectacular moments in China's history: he photographed Beijing in "the last days of the Kuomintang", and...

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100 ideas that changed photography  by Mary Warner Marien

100 ideas that changed photography

Mary Warner Marien

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This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating...

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John Singer Sargent  by Richard Ormond

John Singer Sargent

Richard Ormond

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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was one of the greatest portrait artists of his time. While he is best known for his powerful paintings, he largely ceased painting portraits in 1907 and turned instead to charcoal drawings to satisfy commissions. These...

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Time machines  by Larry Bell

Time machines

Larry Bell

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For nearly six decades, Larry Bell has been capturing light - in glass, on paper, or with Mylar sheets. This book traces Bell's innovative experiments - from his roots in Venice Beach to this most recent forays into public sculpture. It pays special tribute...

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

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Jeff Koons became prominent in the mid-1980s by targeting the meaning of art and spectacle in a media-saturated era. Since his first solo exhibition which consisted of small-scale assemblages of toys and found objects, his later works evolved into the...

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Drawing the human body  by author Matsu

Drawing the human body

author Matsu

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Anatomy and art combine in this incredibly detailed manga drawing guide that offers an in-depth look at the human body. Manga artists of every level will benefit from this essential anatomical overview. Step-by-step instructions bring manga characters...

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Street art/today 2  by Bjørn‏ van Poucke

Street art/today 2

Bjørn‏ van Poucke

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Street Art Today 2 gives an overview of the 50 most relevant artists now. Including the likes of Banksy, JR, Hyuro, Wasted Rita, Icy & Sot, Pejac, Faith47, Axel Void, etc. Artists who serve as an example of what street art is today and will be tomorrow....

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Viewpoints  by Kristen Gresh

Viewpoints

Kristen Gresh

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Over the course of the 20th century, photography evolved as an art form while serving as an eyewitness to social, cultural and political change. 'Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection' presents some 100 iconic images that came to...

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Nova, 1965-1975  by David Hillman

Nova, 1965-1975

David Hillman

Book

A chronicle of the magazine Nova's visual impact and influence during the eleven years it was published.

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Botany for the artist  by Sarah Simblet

Botany for the artist

Sarah Simblet

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In Botany for the Artist Sarah Simblet makes drawings of every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses to sumptuous flowers and trees, and shows how understnding botany helps you to create vibrant, realistic drawings. Complemented by beautiful photogr...

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Tara McLeod  by Tara McLeod

Tara McLeod

Tara McLeod

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"The Pear Tree Press gained its name from an aged pear tree that overhung an old brick farm shed where Tara McLeod first established the Press in the Mt Albert suburb of Auckland, later moving north of Auckland to Orewa. A varied selection of limited...

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Dora Maar

Dora Maar

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Examines the work of artist and photographer Dora Maar (1907-1997), who was active at the height of Surrealism in France, highlighting her contributions in the areas of commercial and fashion photography, her interest in socially concerned photography,...

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Making Van Gogh

Making Van Gogh

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Van Gogh is dead, but the van Gogh-chaps are alive! And how alive they are! It is van Goghing everywhere, was how Ferdinand Avenarius described it in 1910 in the magazine Der Kunstwart. Vincent van Gogh's paintings exerted a particular fascination on...

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The art of fine enameling  by Karen L. Cohen

The art of fine enameling

Karen L. Cohen

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The most comprehensive book of enameling and enameling techniques has been completely revised to bring you this essential new reference.

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100 ideas that changed architecture  by Richard Weston

100 ideas that changed architecture

Richard Weston

Book

This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a concise history of the subject, and is also a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order...

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Where architects stay in Germany  by Sibylle Kramer

Where architects stay in Germany

Sibylle Kramer

Book

Germany is one of the most popular destinations in the world: on over 350,000 square kilometers the traveler is offered wonderful forests, amazing beaches, spectacular mountains, romantic lakes, exciting cities, beautiful villages, as well as an inde...

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Pillowy  by Dave Cooper

Pillowy

Dave Cooper

Book

The Art of Dave Cooper is the first comprehensive monograph encompassing all of the illustrations, paintings, comics, toys, and animations created by Dave Cooper. From his first published cartoons, created when he was a teenager, to his most recent o...

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Bricks  by Chris van Uffelen

Bricks

Chris van Uffelen

Book

In this volume, historical and contemporary brick edifices are featured showing the wide range of possible applications and design possibilities. The use and popularity of this building material has not feigned one bit over the millennia, and is even...

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Wonder  by Beatrice Blue

Wonder

Beatrice Blue

Book

Wander into the immersive illustrated universe of Beatrice Blue. Filled with playful characters, enchanting natural scenery, and captivating narratives, Beatrices designs will appeal to everyones inner child. Her fantastic use of vibrant color and lu...

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Paint mojo  by Tracy Verdugo

Paint mojo

Tracy Verdugo

Book

Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play. On this painterly journey, Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad ...

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The art of basic drawing  by Mike Butkus

The art of basic drawing

Mike Butkus

Book

Filled with easy step-by-step instruction from a variety of artists and a wealth of inspiring images to study and admire, The Art of Basic Drawing shows beginning artists how to draw everything from flowers and still lifes to landscapes, animals, and...

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Acrylic  by Angela Moulton

Acrylic

Angela Moulton

Book

Learn to create bold, dynamic works of art using step-by-step painting techniques that require minimal time, effort, and only the most basic supplies. Designed for absolute beginners, Acrylic (Brushstrokes) uses large brushstrokes and thick, creamy paint...

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Make great art on your iPad  by Alison Jardine

Make great art on your iPad

Alison Jardine

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Fully revised to reflect the latest updates in the most popular creativity apps, this is the original, best-selling guide to using creative apps on your Apple device to produce your very own masterpieces. Artists like David Hockney have taken to creating...

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Garden mosaics  by Emma Biggs

Garden mosaics

Emma Biggs

Book

Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! A beginner-friendly guide, Garden Mosaics opens with insightful chapters on understanding the materials, tools, and techniques necessary to prepare and get started. Using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors,...

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Welcome to Arkham Asylum

Welcome to Arkham Asylum

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Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane is a staple of the Batman universe, evolving into a franchise comprised of comic books, graphic novels, video games, films, television series and more. The Arkham franchise, supposedly light-weight entertainment,...

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Digital photographer's handbook  by Tom Ang

Digital photographer's handbook

Tom Ang

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This revised guide offers expert advice to all photographers, whether novices or seasoned professionals. Updated with the latest advances in digital image-making, it features new photographic and image-manipulation projects, up-to-the-minute information...

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Instagram  by Jenn Herman

Instagram

Jenn Herman

Book

Instagram is the fastest-growing social network in the world, soaring from 500 million to 1 billion active users in just two years. Users flock to the site thanks to its simplicity and use of the most popular social media features--image and video sh...

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Atlas of mid-century modern houses  by Dominic Bradbury

Atlas of mid-century modern houses

Dominic Bradbury

Book

A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world's most glamorous homes from more than 290 architects, the 'Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses' showcases work by such icons as Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer along...

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Flourishing foodscapes  by J. S. C. (Johannes Simon Cornelis) Wiskerke

Flourishing foodscapes

J. S. C. (Johannes Simon Cornelis) ...

Book

A foodscape refers to the social and spatial organisation of networks and food supply systems. It is the physical places and practices of food production, processing, distribution, sales, preparation, and consumption. Thinking about food-related problems...

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Rick Steves Europe's top 100 masterpieces  by Rick Steves

Rick Steves Europe's top 100 masterpieces

Rick Steves

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Travel through time and discover Europe's most iconic paintings, sculptures, and historic buildings. From Venus to Versailles, Apollo to David, and Mona Lisa to The Thinker, Rick Steves and co-author Gene Openshaw will have you marveling, learning, a...

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Drawing animals 101  by Mari Suzuki

Drawing animals 101

Mari Suzuki

Book

Mari Suzuki is both an artist and a veterinarian. With this unique perspective, she provides meticulous instruction on how to draw a host of animals in Drawing Animals 101. Originally published in Japan, this book introduces the reader to the proportioning...

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The Cartiers  by Francesca Cartier Brickell

The Cartiers

Francesca Cartier Brickell

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The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty, four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1960s. At its heart are the three brothers whose motto was "Never copy, only create" and who made their family firm internationally famous in the...

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Horror in architecture  by Joshua Comaroff

Horror in architecture

Joshua Comaroff

Book

This book looks at the idea of horror and its analogues in architecture. In these, normal compositions become strange: extra limbs appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Horrifying bu...

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Portraits  by Gunner Stahl

Portraits

Gunner Stahl

Book

Intimate pictures of the top artists in rap music from one of the most influential and culturally relevant photographers of his generation. Photographer Gunner Stahl has captured shots of some of the world's most famous rappers including Drake, Migos,...

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The art of sneakers. Volume one  by Ivan Dudynsky

The art of sneakers. Volume one

Ivan Dudynsky

Book

Sneaker culture is one of the most dynamic forces in the world. It courses through the zeitgeist via fashion, sports, music and especially art. Creators operating in a wide range of mediums from sculpture and graphic design to origami and food have b...

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Tim Walker  by Tim Walker

Tim Walker

Tim Walker

Book

A journey through the unique creative mind of one of the world's leading photographers, this book includes over 100 new photographs by Tim Walker, inspired by the V&A's enormous and eclectic collection, from Renaissance stained glass to an Alexander ...

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Rembrandt's light  by Jennifer (Jennifer Anne) Scott

Rembrandt's light

Jennifer (Jennifer Anne) Scott

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Rembrandt's Light brings together paintings, etchings and drawings that focus on Rembrandt's mastery of visual storytelling through light, concentrating on the period from 1639-58, when he lived in his 'dream house' on the Breestraat in the heart of ...

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Making Japanese woodblock prints  by Laura Boswell

Making Japanese woodblock prints

Laura Boswell

Book

Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful art that traces its roots back to the eighth century. It uses a unique system of registration, cutting, and printing. This practical book explains the process from design drawing to finished print, and then ...

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France  by Pamela Robertson

Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France

Pamela Robertson

Book

Known worldwide for his architecture and interior designs, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was also an extremely gifted painter. Towards the end of his life, he gave up his principal career as an architect and moved to the south of France where...

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Connells Bay Sculpture Park  by Robin Woodward

Connells Bay Sculpture Park

Robin Woodward

Book

"Connells Bay Sculpture Park is a private property on Waiheke Island purchased by John and Jo Gow in 1993. Their vision has been to bring art and nature together by planting out large areas of native trees and creating special spaces for New Zealand....

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Victoria & Albert  by Carly Collier

Victoria & Albert

Carly Collier

Book

The arts were an important shared enthusiasm of Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert, throughout their marriage. Of particular personal significance for them were the hundreds of watercolors they commissioned to form a pictorial record of their...

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The art of film projection

The art of film projection

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The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide' is a beautifully produced, comprehensive outline of the materials, equipment and knowledge needed to present the magic of cinema to an enthralled audience. Part manual and part manifesto, The Art of Fil...

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Architects on architects

Architects on architects

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Hans Kollhoff on Oswald Mathias, Tom Emerson on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Donatella Fioretti on Walter Gropius - these are just three of the fascinating pairs. In this compilation of conversations and essays, architects speak about architects and present...

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Heinz Mack  by Robert Fleck

Heinz Mack

Robert Fleck

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German artist Heinz Mack has left his mark on the world through both a pioneering contribution to the question of a new concept of art that has been of fundamental importance since the postwar period, and, along with Otto Piene, as the founder of the...

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Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960)

Evelyn Dunbar (1906-1960)

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In January 2013, Dunbar's painting 'Autumn and the Poet' (1960) appeared on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, leading Ro Dunbar, a relative of the artist, to explore the extraordinary hoard of over 500 paintings, drawings and studies hidden in the attic of her...

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Chip carving  by Tatiana Baldina

Chip carving

Tatiana Baldina

Book

Chip Carving is the art of removing small sections of wood from a single piece of timber, usually to form geometric patterns. Finished pieces can be very intricate and complex but amazing results can be achieved surprisingly easily with the right gui...

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Alberto Giacometti and the perception of reality  by Patrick de Vries

Alberto Giacometti and the perception of reality

Patrick de Vries

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This book looks at a refined selection of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and examines them against more than one hundred letters exchanged between Giacometti and his parents, the majority of which have not previously been published. The choice of drawings...

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100 realistic animals  by Melissa Washburn

100 realistic animals

Melissa Washburn

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Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful animal forms, detailed faces, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Realistic Animals is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, scientific illustrators, urban sketchers, and any...

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