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 Special priceLucian Freud's Sketchbooks

Lucian Freud’s Sketchbooks

Sarah Howgate, Martin Gayford

Previously unpublished drawings from the private sketchbooks of the pre-eminent British painter offer a new perspective on the artist s personality and artistic genius

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 Special priceThe Anatomy of Treehouses

The Anatomy of Treehouses

Jane Field-Lewis

This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. The book offers both visual inspiration...

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 Special priceExploring Architecture: Buildings, Meaning, and Making

Exploring Architecture: Buildings, Meaning, and Making

Eleanor Gawne, Michael Snodin

Architecture is an art, expressing most clearly the values of its age, as in the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages or the corporate headquarters of today. Buildings work directly on our emotions, filling us with awe or serenity;...

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 Special priceMelbourne Then and Now (Compact Edition)

Melbourne Then and Now (Compact Edition)

Heather Chapman

Melbourne Then and Now showcases vintage pictures of the city and compares them with the views as they look today.

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 Special priceWalter Gropius

Walter Gropius

Fiona MacCarthy

Bauhaus was more than an architectural trend - it was the birth of a new way of thinking. This is a captivating biography of the visionary Walter Gropius whose ideas still set the pattern for the way we live, work, and think...

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 Special priceMr Guilfoyle's Honeymoon: The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain

Mr Guilfoyle’s Honeymoon: The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

A celebration of William Guilfoyle-botanist, landscape designer, tourist and writer

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 Special priceSpinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

Edwin Barnard

Spinning Tops & Gumdrops captures a time when 'imagination, skill, and daring' was the source of  children's play.

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 Special priceUnearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates

Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates

Karen M'Closkey

Unearthed examines how one of America's most significant landscape architecture firms approaches the redesign of public places to meet a range of ecological and social needs. With more than one hundred and fifty color and...

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 Special priceInterior Portraits

Interior Portraits

Leslie Williamson

Acclaimed photographer, author, and Bay Area native Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with a tribute to the most fertile soil for creativity: California.      

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 Special priceExperiments in Modern Realism

Experiments in Modern Realism

Alex Potts

Offers an understanding of the aethetics and politics of postwar European and American art. Questioning the widespread assumption that the most innovative practices were non-representational, this title shows how a powerful...

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 Special priceEquus (Mini)

Equus (Mini)

Tim Flach, Corita Kent

From the outset I felt quite strongly that I wanted to celebrate the horse in its own right. At the same time I wanted to show how man has determined the horse without necessarily showing the man. - Tim Flach  

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 Special priceThe Liberal Monument

The Liberal Monument

Alexander d'Hooghe

Architect Alexander D'Hooghe believes urban design has lost its way. Once among the most articulate and avant-garde of disciplines, the field now lacks, he suggests, the confidence necessary to address its most critical...

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Remarkable Structures: Engineering Today's Innovative Buildings

Remarkable Structures: Engineering Today’s Innovative Buildings

Sutherland Lyall

A study of the remarkable balancing act between architecture and engineering. It discusses and illustrates some of the best buildings from around the world, and looks at the relationship between architect and engineer, both from a...

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 Special priceLe Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres

M.Christine Boyer

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as Homme de Lettres (Man of Letters). Celebrated for his architecture, which numbers fewer than sixty buildings, Le Corbusier also wrote more...

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 Special priceLouise Nevelson: Art is Life

Louise Nevelson: Art is Life

Laurie Wilson

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was, with Calder, Noguchi and David Smith, one of the great American sculptors of the 20th century. She created extraordinary work, from room-size installations composed of boxes to gnarled and majestic...

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