Art & design 2015

Star Wars:The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One

Star Wars:The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One

The Topps Company, Gary Gerani, Lucasfilm Ltd, Robert V Conte

The bestselling, classic 1977 Star Wars trading card series from Topps are collected for the first time in one deluxe volume

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Photography is Magic

Photography is Magic

Charlotte Cotton (ed.)

Draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. This publication surveys over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic...

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The Surrealism Reader: An Anthology of Ideas

The Surrealism Reader: An Anthology of Ideas

Dawn Ades

Surrealism is one of the most influential cultural movements of the twentieth century. While its contribution to the art and literature of the century is well known, its relation to the development of intellectual ideas has only...

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Monty Don, Ann Dumas, Heather Lemonedes, James Priest, William Robinson

While depictions of gardens are found across the centuries and around the world, within Europe the Impressionists portrayed gardens directly from life, focusing on their colour and form rather than using them as a background for...

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Picturing People: The New State of the Art: The New State of the Art

Picturing People: The New State of the Art: The New State of the Art

Charlotte Mullins

Figurative art is currently riding high. Contemporary works depicting the human form grace the walls of public institutions and commercial galleries alike. This book explores the reasons behind this resurgence and considers what...

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Ngarra: The Texta Drawings

Ngarra: The Texta Drawings

Nick Tapper

A mesmerising collection of texta drawings by one of remote Australia's most significant artists.

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The Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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 Special priceThe Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off,

The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off,

Michael Leunig

The cartoons in The Wayward Leunig: Cartoons That Wandered Off have been selected from five decades of work, and are wide-ranging, potent, hilarious, insightful, relevant, original and beautiful. A companion to Essential Leunig,...

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Humans of New York: Stories

Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Stanton brings readers a whole new group of Humans of New York

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Just Brick It: Over 20 Projects for Adult Fans of Lego

Just Brick It: Over 20 Projects for Adult Fans of Lego

David Scarfe

Just Brick It is a fun Lego construction book for adults, showing you how to build impressive, quirky and hugely appealing objects using the bricks we all know and love.

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The Law Of Closure

The Law Of Closure

Daniel Boyd

The majority of discussions surrounding young Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd's particular iteration of postcolonialist history painting, video and installation work have centred on the idea of the deletion of information and...

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Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Indoor Green: Living with Plants

Bree Claffey, Lauren Bamford

A visual ode to the transformative power of the houseplant in home decor, with practical information for arranging your own indoor green

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Illusive: Contemporary Illustration

Illusive: Contemporary Illustration

John Reilly, R Klanten, Sven Ehmann

Illusive 4 is more compact in size but even more comprehensive in content. Contemporaryillustration is about creating images that interact with different art forms, venturing intonew areas. This book builds on the success of our...

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Bio Art: Nature - Identity: Nature - Identity - Experimentation

Bio Art: Nature - Identity: Nature - Identity - Experimentation

William Myers

Reveals the ways in which the work of bio artists offers new meanings for our lives in the wake of scientific discovery, as well as new frameworks for describing them. This book covers key areas in which biotechnology has had an...

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Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's Lost Manuscript

Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript

Titian Peale, Kenneth Haltman

A masterpiece of American natural history published for the first time.

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Retreat: The Modern House in Nature

Retreat: The Modern House in Nature

Ron Broadhurst

The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century.

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Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

Deyan Sudjic

The incredible life story of one of the 20th century's most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso.

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Superlux: Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities: Smart Lighting Design for Cities and Buildings

Superlux: Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities: Smart Lighting Design for Cities and Buildings

Davina Jackson, Mary-Anne Kyriakou

Smart-lighting design is a rapidly growing area of interactive and cross-disciplinary design that is defining new practices in the profession. This book focuses on the projects that use light to animate architecture and media...

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Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship With a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture

Jonathan Openshaw

Postdigital Artisans profiles 60 contemporary artists and designers, accompanied by rich illustrations of their postdigital work.

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The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

Monocle

This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along...

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Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

Vivien Johnson

Some of Australia's most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s, the founding fathers of the desert art movement. Streets of Papunya is the...

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Japan Style

Japan Style

Gian Carlo Calza

An authoritative and wide-ranging visual essay on the aesthetics of Japan, now in a beautiful paperback edition

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

James T. Ulak, Howard S Kaplan

A jewel-like collection of the most exquisite cherry blossoms in Japanese art celebrates the enduring power of spring.

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Lost Melbourne

Lost Melbourne

Heather Chapman

Lost Melbourne looks at the cherished places in the city that time, fashion and progress have swept aside - the old cinemas, the outdated hotels, the Victorian buildings in the wrong place. Organised chronologically from...

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Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

Why You Can Build it Like That: Modern Architecture Explained

John Zukowsky

Examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. This book explores the history of these buildings and their makers, presenting relevant...

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Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Sir Wally Herbert, Huw Lewis-Jones

Illustrated with unpublished photographs and other personal materials from the author, this book is a record of a journey one that with rising temperatures and Arctic ice melt will probably never be repeated.

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Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard, Todd Oldham

This massive monograph on seminal designer Alexander Girard covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career. One of the most prolific mid-20th century designers, Girard's work spanned many disciplines, including textile...

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Timothy Cook: Dancing with the Moon

Timothy Cook: Dancing with the Moon

Seva Frangos

Timothy Cook is a maverick artist - non-conformist, individualistic, original and inventive, straddling the modern and ancient with confidence. In this stunning monograph prepared by Seva Frangos, she and her fellow four writers...

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Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu: Beneath the canvas: The lives and stories of the Tjala artists

Nganampa Kampatjangka Unngu: Beneath the canvas: The lives and stories of the Tjala artists

Tjala Arts

Tjala Arts, home to many of Australia's highest profile visual artists, is at the forefront of the western desert painting movement. It is widely recognised as an art centre with an unwavering commitment to the traditional values...

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Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948

Bauhaus on the Swan: Elise Blumann, an émigré artist in Western Australia, 1938-1948

Sally Quin

German artist Elise Blumann (1897-1990) arrived in Western Australia in 1938, having fled Nazi Germany in 1934. With her husband and two sons she set up home on the banks of the Swan River, and began to paint. Over the next ten...

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Forgotten Ways for Modern Days: Kitchen cures and household lore for a natural home and garden Foreward by Dottie Angel

Forgotten Ways for Modern Days: Kitchen cures and household lore for a natural home and garden Foreward by Dottie Angel

Rachelle Blondel, Dottie Angel

Forgotten Ways for Modern Days draws on the wisdom of the homemakers, gardeners, crafters and kitchen alchemists of the past who kept homes clean, gardens in order and hands busy using natural products and items found close to...

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Green, Hidden and Above: The Most Exceptional Treehouses

Green, Hidden and Above: The Most Exceptional Treehouses

Sibylle Kramer

Reigning majestically amid the treetops, the treehouse is a bastion of freedom and security in harmony with nature. It is a construction based either on a single tree or several, or on stilts in the middle of trees. Different...

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Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Mike Lydon, Anthony Garcia, Andres Duany

Begins with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. With a detailed set of case studies that demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical...

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Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time

Fiona Hall: Wrong Way Time

Linda Michael

In Wrong Way Time, the first exhibition at Australia's new Venice Biennale pavilion, Fiona Hall transforms everyday materials and items into fantastic objects that speak about issues of ecology, history, economic power...

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Fornasetti

Fornasetti

Patrick Mauries, Bruno Roger

Piero Fornasetti was a master of the decorative imagination. His motifs conjure up the illusionism of Arcimboldo, the grand architectural fantasies of Piranesi and Palladio, and something of the wit of Pirandello or even Picasso....

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Digital Handmade

Digital Handmade

Lucy Johnston

Speed, regulation and mass production defined the first Industrial Revolution, but we have entered a new era. This book features a group of 80 pioneering designers, artists and craftsmen who represent the best of this new trend.

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China: Through the Looking Glass

China: Through the Looking Glass

Various

A lavish exploration of the evocative and complex fashions inspired by Chinese culture

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ST Gill & His Audiences

ST Gill & His Audiences

Sasha Grishin

Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia's most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised 'Marvellous Melbourne' basking in the glow of the gold...

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Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art: The Art and Life of Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art: The Art and Life of Agnes Martin

Nancy Princethal

Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martins austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American...

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Architects' Houses: Twenty Australian Homes

Architects' Houses: Twenty Australian Homes

Stephen Crafti

Australian Architects' Houses offers an insight into how contemporary architects live in the homes they have designed specifically for themselves and their family: from warehouses to apartments, from an entirely new build to a...

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 Special priceMother Country: Reflections of Australian Rural Life

Mother Country: Reflections of Australian Rural Life

Helga Leunig

In 1996, Helga Leunig moved to a farm in north-east Victoria in order to raise a family, leaving her career as a professional photographer behind her, or so she thought. Here she made a vegetable patch. Made do. Lived with the...

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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

Julian Barnes

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, this book contains essays on Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin and Lucian...

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The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community

The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community

Grace McQuilten, Morgan Brown

The Social Studio: Fashion, Food, Art & Community celebrates Melbourne's multicultural community of artists, foodies and fashionistas through the lens of The Social Studio, a vibrant community enterprise in Collingwood.<br...

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Arcadia Britannica:: British Folklore Portraits

Arcadia Britannica:: British Folklore Portraits

Henry Bourne, Simon Costin, Robin Muir

Folklore is a living cultural heritage. Folk beliefs, customs and expressions link the past to the present and help us understand our specific cultures, as well as a shared humanity. This book deals with Folkfore culture and...

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The Kitchen Art Studio

The Kitchen Art Studio

Peter Jenny

This new book in the Learning to See series turns the familiar appeal not to play with one's food on its head and encourages readers to look at their groceries in a new way-- as objects that can be turned into art.

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Japanese House Reinvented

Japanese House Reinvented

Philip Jodidio

Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny plots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. This book offers an overview of 50 houses that demonstrates Japans...

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Liberty Style

Liberty Style

Martin Wood

How Arthur Liberty shaped British and international taste in glass and metalwork, furniture, ceramics, fashion and textiles, and brought together generations of great designers.

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The Sketchbook Project: World Tour

The Sketchbook Project: World Tour

Steven Peterman, Shane Zucker, Sara Elands Peterman

Page by page, the Sketchbook Project World Tour reveals a unique and intimate look into the inner-creative workings of everyday people around the globe.

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People of the Twenty-First Century

People of the Twenty-First Century

Hans Eijkelboom, David Carrier

An enormous and fascinating collection of 'anti-sartorial' street photographs

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Mongrel Rapture: The Architecture of Ashton Raggat McDougall

Mongrel Rapture: The Architecture of Ashton Raggat McDougall

Mark Raggatt, Maitiu Ward, Leon Van Schaik, Charles Jencks

Mongrel Rapture is the first major monograph on Ashton Raggatt McDougall, one of the most significant architectural practices in Australia. ARM's architecture draws from a diverse territory of inspiration, including...

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Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Peter J. Cohen, Mia Fineman

For the awesomely daring women in our lives comes the perfect gift: a jewel of a book that collects vintage candid snapshots of women enjoying unconventional activities.

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Making Design: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collectio

Making Design: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collectio

Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid

Featuring more than 1,100 collection objects selected by the curatorial staff, Smithsonian Design Library, and designer Irma Boom, this book is organized entirely by Boom's visual sequencing of images; her design and the curators'...

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Sandcastles: Interiors Inspired by the Coast

Sandcastles: Interiors Inspired by the Coast

Neve

In this beautifully illustrated and designed book Tim Neve explores the many facets of coastal interior style and aims to both inspire readers and provide practical advice on how to capture this versatile aesthetic in our own...

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Craft For The Soul: How To Get The Most Out Of Your CreativeLife

Craft For The Soul: How To Get The Most Out Of Your CreativeLife

Pip Lincolne

How do you harness creativity and bring it into your every day life? Crafter and blogger, Pip Lincolne shares her lifetime of wisdom on:× Prioritising your own creativity× Doing new...

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Owning it: A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

Owning it: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

Sharon Givoni

Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in ‘plain English' how the law applies to creative industries.

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The Companion

The Companion

National Portrait Gallery

The Companion is the ultimate record of the National Portrait Gallery's outstanding collection, serving the collection's purpose - to assist Australian's understand their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

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Art in Vienna 1898-1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and their contemporaries

Art in Vienna 1898-1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and their contemporaries

Peter Vergo

Updated edition of the bestselling book on modern Viennese art.

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Clothbound: Iconic fabric designs; stories of a handmade process

Clothbound: Iconic fabric designs; stories of a handmade process

Julie Paterson

For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, have been applied to...

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Design With Colour And Style

Design With Colour And Style

Shaynna Blaze

Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them...

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Bjork

Bjork

Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben

Bjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this title which accompanies...

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Encore!: The New Artisans

Encore!: The New Artisans

Olivier Dupon

Craft is no longer a trend; it is now an enshrined aspect of modern life. This sequel to Olivier Dupon's bestselling The New Artisans, showcases 60 new makers whose creations will inspire and delight. Divided into two sections, it...

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Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us

Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us

Paul Koudounaris

From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones, to skulls smoking cigarettes, wearing beanie hats and sunglasses, and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America, the author ventures beyond the grave to find messages...

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Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space

Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space

Anna Yudina

As the definition of designer expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects ranging from furniture to small-scale architectural inventions is transforming our interior...

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Paris Street Style

Paris Street Style

Isabelle Thomas, Frederique Veysset

An inspirational fashion bible for creating your own style a la francaise.

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Brick

Brick

William Hall

A visual exploration of the aesthetics of brick architecture

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Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe a Biography

Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe a Biography

Philip Gefter

Biography on a grand cultural level, here is the long-awaited story of Sam Wagstaff and his indelible influence on the world of late-twentieth-century art.

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Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

Sali Hughes

A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.

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Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas

Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas

Lesley Ware

Suitable for any girl aged 813 who loves fashion, this book features a mix of easy step-by-step projects to sew by hand or using simple machining, from a hair bow to a little black dress.

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Akademie X: Lessons + Tutors in Art

Akademie X: Lessons + Tutors in Art

Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Charles Gaines, Maria Lind, Studio Raqs Media Collective, Marina Abramovic

Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers - all of them artists or critics at the top of their field - Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life is an ideal curriculum for the aspiring artist.

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Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities

Pedro Gadanho, Ricky Burdett, Glenn D. Lowry

Brings together an international group of scholars, practitioners, and experts of architecture and urbanism in a series of workshops, an exhibition, and a publication to focus on how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can address...

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Street Craft: Yarnbombing, Guerrilla Gardening, Light Tagging, Lace Graffiti and More

Street Craft: Yarnbombing, Guerrilla Gardening, Light Tagging, Lace Graffiti and More

Riikka Kuittinen

Tells the story of Street Art. Encompassing urban crochet, craftivism, yarnbombing, origami and lace graffiti, guerrilla gardening, street sculpture, light projections, miniature installations and more, this book reveals the...

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Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World

Athanasius Kircher’s Theatre of the World

Joscelyn Godwin

Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his...

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Morphing:A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and De: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers

Morphing:A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and De: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers

Joseph Choma

This visually striking guidebook clearly and systematically lays out the basic foundation for using these mathematical transformations as design tools.

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Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Jonathan Zufi

The history of Apple is reviewed with coverage of nearly every product created since 1976.

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Timeless Painting: Contemporary  Painting in an Atemporal World: Painting in the New Millenium

Timeless Painting: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World: Painting in the New Millenium

Pedro Gadanho, Laura Hoptman

Presents the work of 17 contemporary painters whose works reflect a singular approach that is peculiarly of our time: they are a-temporal, a term coined by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, the originators of the cyberpunk...

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