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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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Scoundrels, cads, and other great artists  by Jeffrey K. Smith

Scoundrels, cads, and other great artists

Jeffrey K. Smith

Book

Scoundrels, Cads, and Other Great Artists introduces people to great art by showing the more salacious side of the personal lives of great artists. The book not only tells the stories of twelve artists, but explores how to look at art and the separat...

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The secret life of the modern house  by Dominic Bradbury

The secret life of the modern house

Dominic Bradbury

Book

Over the last century the way that we live at home has changed dramatically. Nothing short of a design revolution has transformed our houses and the spaces within them - moving from traditional patterns of living all the way through to an era of more...

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The riders  by Henry von Wartenberg

The riders

Henry von Wartenberg

Book

The Riders explores and celebrates the differences and common bonds among motorcyclists around the world via Henry von Wartenberg's engaging and inviting documentary photography. Motorcyclists feel a kinship with fellow riders that is not easily explained...

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Houses of the National Trust  by Lydia Greeves

Houses of the National Trust

Lydia Greeves

Book

This captivating book, fully revised and updated and featuring more NT houses than ever before, is a guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design. This new edition is fully revised and...

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Titian's Rape of Europa

Titian's Rape of Europa

Book

Dubbed "a mighty poet" by American author Henry James, Titian (1490–1576) remains one of the most celebrated painters in Western art. In the American Gilded Age, Titian paintings became the peerless prizes of leading collectors and quickly rose to the...

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The human touch  by Elenor Long

The human touch

Elenor Long

Book

Touch is our first sense. Through touch we make art, stake a claim to what we own and those we love, express our faith, our belief, our anger. Touch is how we leave our mark and find our place in the world; touch is how we connect. Drawing on works of...

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Golem girl  by Riva Lehrer

Golem girl

Riva Lehrer

Book

What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? In 1958, Riva is one of the first children born with spina bifida to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message...

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Kakemono

Kakemono

Book

A comprehensive survey of kakemono, the classical Japanese art of the wall scroll. Spanning Japanese painting from the 16th to the 19th centuries, this thrilling volume presents a selection of 120 kakemonos from the Perino collection in Italy. The ka...

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The 99% invisible city  by Roman Mars

The 99% invisible city

Roman Mars

Book

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

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The back of the painting  by Linda (Conservator) Waters

The back of the painting

Linda (Conservator) Waters

Book

"The seal of the Prince of Yugoslavia, the icon that protected persecuted Russians, Monet's repurposed canvas, the excised first wife, the stolen Tissot ... all these stories can be found on the backs of paintings in New Zealand art museums. This ......

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François Halard 2  by François Halard

François Halard 2

François Halard

Book

This volume presents the famed photographer's newest lush images of the stunning interiors of acclaimed designers, artists, and tastemakers. François Halard's first assignment, to photograph Yves Saint Laurent's legendary Paris apartment when he was ...

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Islamic art and architecture  by Robert Hillenbrand

Islamic art and architecture

Robert Hillenbrand

Book

Embracing over a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this is an unrivalled synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, Rob...

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Passion by design  by Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall

Passion by design

Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall

Book

An attractive new hardcover edition of the classic biography of Tamara de Lempicka, whose paintings defined Art Deco and whose life epitomised the Jazz Age. As F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the mad glories of the 1920s on the printed page, Tamara de ...

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Jesus now  by Laetitia Barbier

Jesus now

Laetitia Barbier

Book

'Jesus now' is a universally appealing art book showcasing the icon in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising, and pop culture. Presenting works from more than 80 artists including David Lachapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre et Gilles, Annie Leibovitz,...

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Religious facilities  by David Andreu Bach

Religious facilities

David Andreu Bach

Book

"This book showcases the most recent work of 29 international architects, both well-known and young, emerging talents, together with their innovative, iconic and undiscovered examples of contemporary religious architecture. Exploring all major religions...

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Rita Angus  by Jill Trevelyan

Rita Angus

Jill Trevelyan

Book

Jill Trevelyan won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealands leading 20th century artists. Now back in print, this revised edition brings the book up to date with new as...

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BuildHer  by Rebeka Morgan

BuildHer

Rebeka Morgan

Book

Renovating or building your own home is one of the biggest investments (financially and emotionally) you can ever make. For years, the BuildHer Collective have helped women around the world make this a fun, rewarding and empowering experience. Led by...

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The Lord of the rings sketchbook  by Alan Lee

The Lord of the rings sketchbook

Alan Lee

Book

In The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the watercolor paintings for the special centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings. These images would prove so powerful and evocative that they would event...

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How to design a small house  by David Holowka

How to design a small house

David Holowka

Book

Why do the words "little house" go straight to the heart, as Sir John Summerson observed? Clearly, something beyond economy is at work. For centuries, the idea of a minimal dwelling has captivated thinkers who saw it as closer to nature-the world's and...

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Painting animals in watercolour  by Liz Chaderton

Painting animals in watercolour

Liz Chaderton

Book

Artists seem compelled to try to capture the amazing variety of the animal kingdom; the challenge remains how to breathe energy into your paintings and make the animals jump off the paper. This deeply practical book offers an accessible introduction ...

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Hilma af Klint : The paintings for the temple 1906-1915  by Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint : The paintings for the temple 1906-1915

Hilma af Klint

Book

The second installment in an epic and authoritative sevenvolume Hilma af Klint catalogue raisonné: the pioneering abstractionist's beloved 'The Paintings for the Temple' series. Between 1906 and 1915 Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created 193 paintings that...

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Look again  by David Bailey

Look again

David Bailey

Book

Eye-opening and candid, David Bailey's Look Again is a fantastically entertaining memoir by a true icon. David Bailey burst onto the scene in 1960 with his revolutionary photographs for Vogue. Discarding the rigid rules of a previous generation of portrait...

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How to read buildings  by Carol Davidson Cragoe

How to read buildings

Carol Davidson Cragoe

Book

How to Read Buildings is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos - all facets of buildings are included. Each chapter takes an architectural ...

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Living in nature  by Rachel Giles

Living in nature

Rachel Giles

Book

An awe-inspiring collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape. Living in Nature showcases a selection of architect-designed houses that have something fundamental in common: a special relat...

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Look at this if you love great art  by Chloë Ashby

Look at this if you love great art

Chloë Ashby

Book

Look At This If You Love Great Art is a must read for anyone with a passion for exceptional art. Featuring 100 of the best artworks ever produced, inside is a collection of insightful summaries on just what it is that makes each one so vital. Art writer...

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Look at this if you love great photography  by Gemma Padley

Look at this if you love great photography

Gemma Padley

Book

Discover the critically acclaimed photographs you simply must see. Look At This If You Love Great Photography is a must read for anyone who appreciates the power of the image. Featuring 100 of the best photographs ever captured on film, Gemma Padley ...

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Where art meets craft  by Richard Donald

Where art meets craft

Richard Donald

Book

Gennie de Lange trained at the Wellington Polytechnic, the Hammersmith and Middlesex Schools of Art and the Chelsea Pottery in London. She has had many exhibitions throughout New Zealand and has exhibited overseas. The technique is demanding and she is...

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Eleeza  by Eliza Ivanova

Eleeza

Eliza Ivanova

Book

Meet artist, animator, and film maker Eliza Ivanova, and her powerful figures that blend traditional painting with evocative movement. The Art of Eliza Ivanova is an evocative, edgy, and beautiful book filled with the work of this exciting artist. A ...

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The lives of others  by Simon (Interior photographer) Watson

The lives of others

Simon (Interior photographer) Watso...

Book

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

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Underground cities

Underground cities

Book

New ideas and technologies are transforming the ways we build and inhabit underground space. This book explores how these innovations can help to make our increasingly dense, climate-stressed cities both more resilient and more of a pleasure to live in....

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Photography with tilt and shift lenses  by Keith Cooper

Photography with tilt and shift lenses

Keith Cooper

Book

Tilt and shift lenses offer tremendous creative possibilities for users of digital SLR and mirrorless cameras. This practical book explains the techniques that will help you take better photos - photos that don't distort or lose focus. Assessing the ...

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Night sky photography  by Adam Woodworth

Night sky photography

Adam Woodworth

Book

When the night sky transforms terrestrial landscapes into otherworldly works of art, you need to know the professional techniques for capturing your own nocturnal masterpieces. This complete course combines the classic beauty of landscapes with the v...

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Pietro Porcinai and the landscape of modern Italy

Pietro Porcinai and the landscape of modern Italy

Book

Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai's true interest lay in the landscape architec...

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Getting closer  by Paul Sorrell

Getting closer

Paul Sorrell

Book

Getting Closer is a beautifully illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers (of all levels of skill and experience), but also...

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How to be a children's book illustrator  by Ruth (Illustrator) Hammond

How to be a children's book illustrator

Ruth (Illustrator) Hammond

Book

Discover how top children's illustrators portray characters, narratives, and themes through the art of visual storytelling in this uniquely practical and inspirational handbook. Indispensable techniques are revealed alongside captivating illustrated ...

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Basics of drawing  by Leonardo Pereznieto

Basics of drawing

Leonardo Pereznieto

Book

This book shows beginning artists the fundamentals of traditional drawing, and how to practice them for good results. It is loaded with information on materials; first exercises; basic techniques; light and shading; drawing a still life; basic compos...

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Drawing workshop for kids  by Samara Caughey

Drawing workshop for kids

Samara Caughey

Book

Drawing Workshop for Kids is for art educators, parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for an alternative to the rigid, conservative idea of "realistic" drawing projects for kids, with 25+ projects that build confidence and create independent and ...

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Leonardo da Vinci  by Martin Clayton

Leonardo da Vinci

Martin Clayton

Book

Drawing was Leonardo da Vinci's primary artistic activity. He used drawing to think, to explore the world around him and to develop his other artistic projects. His drawings are among the most diverse and technically accomplished in the entire history...

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How to draw Star Wars

How to draw Star Wars

Book

This easy-to-follow guide features all the favourite Star Wars characters in a variety of styles and poses.

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Master watercolour  by David Chandler

Master watercolour

David Chandler

Book

Taking inspiration from iconic paintings in the Tate collection, discover the techniques of the masters and improve your own painting skills with 30 guided projects. As you work through the exercises, you'll learn how to work 'wet into wet' with Magg...

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Beautiful creatures  by Marion Fasel

Beautiful creatures

Marion Fasel

Book

Creatures from the animal kingdom represented in exquisite jewelry by renowned masters Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., JAR, Belperron, David Webb, Schlumberger, Boucheron, and many other brilliant jewelers. Many of the most imaginative designs by the...

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Screenprinting on textiles  by Sue Westergaard

Screenprinting on textiles

Sue Westergaard

Book

Screenprinting is essentially a stencil method of printing, but it has vast potential. This beautiful book explains the techniques behind the art and introduces ideas to explore its exciting and versatile qualities. Packed with step-by-step sequences...

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New psychedelia  by Leif Podhajsky

New psychedelia

Leif Podhajsky

Book

Over the past decade, Leif Podhajsky's kaleidoscopic artwork has carved out a unique space for the resurgence of psychedelia, reinvented for contemporary culture through the exploration of the relationship between the organic and the digital. Podhajsky's...

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Low light photography  by Margaret Brown

Low light photography

Margaret Brown

Book

Knowing how to handle your camera in low light conditions is rewarding in itself and will improve your photographic technique in all shooting conditions. Low Light Photography takes you through the fundamentals of how to assess low light levels and b...

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Castles, palaces & stately homes  by Charles Phillips

Castles, palaces & stately homes

Charles Phillips

Book

An in-depth account of Britain's most important buildings, from castles, royal palaces and stately homes to fortified manors and the great country houses, and provides a wealth of stories and information on this glorious architectural past and herita...

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Celestial tapestry  by Nicholas Mee

Celestial tapestry

Nicholas Mee

Book

Celestial Tapestry places mathematics within a vibrant cultural and historical context, highlighting links to the visual arts and design, and broader areas of artistic creativity. Threads are woven together telling of surprising influences that have ...

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Art nouveau architecture  by Anne (Lecturer in art and design history) Anderson

Art nouveau architecture

Anne (Lecturer in art and design history)...

Book

Distinguished by their lavish sculpture, metalwork or tile facades, Art Nouveau buildings certainly stand out. Art Nouveau buildings are unique, audacious and inspirational. Rejecting historic styles, considered inappropriate for an era driven by pro...

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Making ways

Making ways

Book

"Published to accompany an architectural exhibition by the same name held at Objectspace, Auckland, in 2019. Contains two essays, and transcripts of four conversations held as part of the exhibition"--Publisher information.

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Mona Kuhn  by Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn

Book

Mona Kuhn: Works' is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers of today. Throughout a career spanning more than twenty years, Kuhn's underlying theme involves humanity's longing for spiri...

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Pottery  by Lucy (Graphic designer) Davidson

Pottery

Lucy (Graphic designer) Davidson

Book

Learn how to create simple, modern makes -- all without the need for a wheel or kiln. Featuring basic techniques and simple clay recipes, Lucy Davidson provides ideas for making and decorating 20 playful pottery pieces with clear step-by-step instructions...

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Anupama Kundoo  by Anupama Kundoo

Anupama Kundoo

Anupama Kundoo

Book

The comprehensive first monograph on Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. The fourth volume in the book series The Architect's Studio presents the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo (born 1967). Kundoo is a much-revered architect whose work aims to shed light...

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Frank Duveneck

Frank Duveneck

Book

Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) was one of the most influential and widely respected late nineteenth-century American artists. Seeing the bold, confident handling with which Duveneck infuses life into his subjects can be breathtaking. Beloved by his stude...

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Morozov  by N. I︠U︡. Semenova

Morozov

N. I︠U︡. Semenova

Book

The first English-language account of Ivan Morozov and his ambition to build one of the world's greatest collections of modern art. A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed...

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Vulnerable = Verletzlich  by Olga Michi

Vulnerable = Verletzlich

Olga Michi

Book

In this stunning compilation of 140 images, photographer Olga Michi brings a new kind of portrait photography to endangered ethnic groups around the world. Her striking images seen in Vulnerable, present individuals against a black background, dramatically...

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Creative food photography  by Kimberly Espinel

Creative food photography

Kimberly Espinel

Book

Creative Food Photography is for photographers who already know how to shoot in manual mode, who have watched the Youtube videos, googled all things food photography and want MORE - more creativity, more information, more of what's not on the internet!...

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Aerial observations on airports  by Tom Hegen

Aerial observations on airports

Tom Hegen

Book

Above the clouds, freedom must be boundless...? The photographer Tom Hegen became internationally known with his aerial photographs, which deal primarily with the human landscape. They succeed in making us aware of what humans do with the earth. How we...

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Radical architecture of the future  by Beatrice Galilee

Radical architecture of the future

Beatrice Galilee

Book

Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings - the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality. This remarkable book f...

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Unfolding  by Matthew Shlian

Unfolding

Matthew Shlian

Book

Paper engineer and artist Matthew Shlian has always recognized the material’s potential for experimentation. Folded, tessellated, compressed, extrapolated, two-dimensional paper becomes three-dimensional sculpture in beautiful and unexpected ways. "My...

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Turner's modern world  by J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) Turner

Turner's modern world

J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) T...

Book

Published to accompany a landmark exhibition of the art of J.M.W. Turner, this publication will highlight Turner's contemporary imagery, the most exceptional and distinctive aspect of his work throughout his career. Rather than making any claims for ...

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Tracey Emin  by Jonathan Jones

Tracey Emin

Jonathan Jones

Book

This accessible and expertly written introduction and overview of Tracey Emin's life offers a completely up-to-date view on the work of one of the most important and respected artists working today.0From some of her previously unpublished early works...

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The Garden State  by Richard Allen

The Garden State

Richard Allen

Book

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

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Broken glass  by Alex Beam

Broken glass

Alex Beam

Book

In 1945, Edith Farnsworth asked the German architect Mies van der Rohe, already renowned for his avant-garde buildings, to design a weekend home for her outside of Chicago. Edith was a woman ahead of her time--unmarried, she was a distinguished medic...

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Keeping an eye open  by Julian Barnes

Keeping an eye open

Julian Barnes

Book

An updated edition of the highly acclaimed collection of writing on art by one of Britain's best-loved authors, with seven new illustrated essays. 'Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great p...

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Göring's man in Paris  by Jonathan Petropoulos

Göring's man in Paris

Jonathan Petropoulos

Book

Bruno Lohse (1911-2007) was one of the most notorious art plunderers in history. Appointed by Hermann Göring to Hitler's art looting agency in Paris, he went on to help supervise the systematic theft and distribution of more than thirty thousand artw...

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A spectator is an artist too  by Johan Idema

A spectator is an artist too

Johan Idema

Book

Is there anything more entertaining, inspiring and instructive than observing art? Yes, it is watching the people interacting with this art. This book may forever change your approach to art as it urges you to always consider both the work and the re...

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Tiny hotels  by Florian Siebeck

Tiny hotels

Florian Siebeck

Book

A photographic look at 40 tiny hotels from around the world.

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Arts dividend  by Darren Henley

Arts dividend

Darren Henley

Book

Arts and culture make a hugely significant impact, enriching people’s lives in many ways. At a time when funding is frequently under threat, Darren Henley argues for the invaluable rewards to be gained from investment, and that we should not take our...

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Dwelling in the margins

Dwelling in the margins

Book

On the periphery of Aotearoa New Zealand's publishing scene, there is a rich and varied cottage industry of small press publishers. They work in collaboration, in gaps between paid gigs and with the support of like-minded peers: poets who print,...

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Marks of identity  by Hamish Thompson

Marks of identity

Hamish Thompson

Book

"Mark of Identity contains over 50 logos from New Zealand's top graphic designers in the boom years of the 1960s and 1970s "--Back cover.

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A year in the art world  by Matthew (Matthew Winer) Israel

A year in the art world

Matthew (Matthew Winer) Israel

Book

In the last few decades, the world of contemporary art has become more globalized and visible than ever before. And yet this world has long been perceived as closed and obscure, provoking in the uninitiated a range of responses from reverence to bafflement...

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Block printing for beginners  by Elise Young

Block printing for beginners

Elise Young

Book

Learn to create contemporary, unique works of art with traditional carving tools and printmaking techniques. Step-by-step projects and creative lino prints make it fun and easy. The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts...

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Sketching techniques for artists  by Alex Hillkurtz

Sketching techniques for artists

Alex Hillkurtz

Book

Learn dynamic sketching and watercolour techniques for creating cityscapes, landscapes, figures and faces, still lifes, and more, enhancing the story you want to tell with form, line, and colour. Discover incredible methods and tips for creating dram...

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Manga academy  by Chihiro Howe

Manga academy

Chihiro Howe

Book

Make your dream of drawing Japanese-style manga a reality with Manga Academy! This book, loaded with Chihiro Howe's delightfully simple techniques, teaches all you need to know to get started creating your own manga. Learn tips for selecting the best...

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The authoritative Calvin and Hobbes  by Bill Watterson

The authoritative Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson

Book

A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.

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Alive  by Kim Hak

Alive

Kim Hak

Book

"During the [Khmer Rouge] regime, precious objects were closely guarded out of fear. Some were wrapped in plastic and buried underground, others were carefully hidden within household utility objects like pots or kettles, in the hope that they would not...

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Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace  by Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

Desmond Shawe-Taylor

Book

The exhibition brings together some of the most important paintings in the Royal Collection from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Usually on public view during the annual Summer Opening of the Palace, the paintings will be shown in The Queen's...

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Sketching men  by Koichi Hagawa

Sketching men

Koichi Hagawa

Book

In Sketching Men, veteran art instructor Koichi Hagawa, PhD explains how to quickly capture the dynamic male form through two distinct styles of sketching: very rapid (1-3 minute) line drawings that capture the essence of the subject's posture and mo...

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The illustrated Provence letters of Van Gogh  by Vincent van Gogh

The illustrated Provence letters of Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Book

Vincent van Gogh's letters are an exceptionally vivid and moving testimony to the artist's struggle to survive and work. They have always been widely read but this book's combination of letters and illustrations gives an intimate insight into the pai...

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Etching  by Alan Smith

Etching

Alan Smith

Book

This practical new paperback edition explains the full process of etching, covering traditional techniques in depth and introducing modern ideas when they add to mark-making capabilities. Illustrated with lavishly finished examples and clear step-by-...

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Book

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b.1977) is a British artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of fictitious people. Her paintings often allude to historic European portraiture - notably Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco de Goya, John Singer Sargent...

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Designing orientation  by Chris van Uffelen

Designing orientation

Chris van Uffelen

Book

The purpose and primary function of wayfinding and signage design is to provide spatial orientation as quickly and clearly as possible. Respective concepts and systems can be designed for individual buildings, for example corporate headquarters, museums...

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Berthe Morisot  by Ann Kay

Berthe Morisot

Ann Kay

Book

Important impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-95) painted scenes of domestic and family life, gardens and landscapes that vibrate with light and spontaneity and yet have a tangible physicality. This gorgeous book introduces the reader to her life and ...

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HideOut

HideOut

Book

Cabins have become one of the favourite hiding places for people looking for a perfect place to rest and connect with nature. Environmentally friendly homes, cutting-edge sustainable architecture that have ecological solutions and a low environmental...

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Low cost

Low cost

Book

One objective of this book is to study the budget for each individual project, as far as possible, in terms of construction methods and materials, energy and sustainability factors, in order to carry out a global evaluation. In effect, a means of eva...

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Skate, surf & art  by Carolina Amell

Skate, surf & art

Carolina Amell

Book

Skateboarding originated in California, and early board designs were simple. By the 1980s, skateboarding had reached all corners of the country and was becoming popular worldwide, as kids adopted the culture and took over public spaces to practice the...

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Bosch  by Brad Finger

Bosch

Brad Finger

Book

Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on religious imagery during his lifetime and for centuries afterward. His enigmatic and mind-bending depictions of hu...

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The days are just packed  by Bill Watterson

The days are just packed

Bill Watterson

Book

"Calvin, the self-proclaimed "Boy of Destiny," continues to save the universe with his alter egos, Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man, at least until Miss Wormwood or his mother bring him back to reality. Susie, Calvin's nemesis and love interest, rem...

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The indispensable Calvin and Hobbes  by Bill Watterson

The indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson

Book

This omnibus edition includes Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes Boink as well as other cartoons, integrated throughout.

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Reading fashion in art  by Ingrid Mida

Reading fashion in art

Ingrid Mida

Book

Dress and fashion are central to our understanding of art. From the stylization of the body to subtle textile embellishments and richly symbolic colors, dress tells a story and provides clues as to the cultural beliefs of the time in which artworks w...

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Fascination concrete  by Chris van Uffelen

Fascination concrete

Chris van Uffelen

Book

After the Middle Ages, concrete fell into oblivion and was only rediscovered around 1700. Through constant further development and improvement, it became the most widely used building material of our time. New and innovative applications make it an i...

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Cinematography for directors  by Jacqueline B. Frost

Cinematography for directors

Jacqueline B. Frost

Book

The essential handbook for directors and aspiring filmmakers who want to get the best visuals for their films while establishing a collaborative relationship with their cinematographer. This is the only book that focuses exclusively on the relationship...

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Picasso  by Rosalind Ormiston

Picasso

Rosalind Ormiston

Book

Pablo Picasso has long been considered the genius of modern art. His oeuvre is characterised by a diverse range of media and styles, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. During his long and celebrated career, Picasso was...

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LEGO architecture  by Philip Wilkinson

LEGO architecture

Philip Wilkinson

Book

This is a guide to the LEGO Architecture series and to the iconic buildings that inspired it. From the Empire State Building and the Guggenheim, to Farnsworth House, it reveals amazing exploded images of the LEGO Architecture models, showing every LEGO...

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The complete guide to drawing dynamic manga sword fighters  by author Natsuo (Character designer)

The complete guide to drawing dynamic manga sword fighters

author Natsuo (Character designer)

Book

The legendary Samurai, and the sharp-edged katanas they mastered, are the point of this thrill-seeking guide to drawing swordfights, battle scenes and skirmishes. The Complete Guide to Drawing Dynamic Manga Sword Fighters provides a highly detailed series...

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Sketching women

Sketching women

Book

In Sketching Women, three professional studio artists (Kozo Ueda, PhD, Takahiro Okada, PhD and Minoru Hirota, PhD) join forces to show you how to sketch the female figure through 55 step-by-step drawing lessons. Each instructor will walk you through ...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Portfolio 30

Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Portfolio 30

Book

Each year the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is seen by millions through a global tour and international media coverage. Portfolio 30 displays the full collection of 100 images awarded in the 2020 competition. Selected by an international...

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Art deco traveller  by Genista Davidson

Art deco traveller

Genista Davidson

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This is an invaluable location guide for any traveller in Australia and New Zealand seeking art deco locations and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the legendary Jazz Age era. Whether you...

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Guerrilla Girls  by author Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)

Guerrilla Girls

author Guerrilla Girls (Group of ar...

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Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present. The Guerrilla girls are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art,...

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Schiele  by Isabel Kühl

Schiele

Isabel Kühl

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An elegant introduction to Egon Schiele's career, this book untangles the mysteries and misunderstandings behind his genius. Egon Schiele left an enormous artistic legacy that is all the more powerful for the brevity of his career. Isabel Kuhl's lively...

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