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Small Business

Small Business

David Wadelton

Small Business is a companion volume to David Wadelton's Suburban Baroque -- with the focus this time on work rather than domestic spaces.

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Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

Phaidon Editors

An awe-inspiring collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape

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The Mirror and the Palette

The Mirror and the Palette

Jennifer Higgie

A dazzlingly original and ambitious work of art history, intertwining biography and cultural history, and packed with tales of rebellion, adventure, revolution, travel and tragedy

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A Room of Her Own

A Room of Her Own

Robyn Lea

Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms, and the unique living spaces they have designed and inhabit in this lavishly produced volume.

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Nature's Palette

Nature’s Palette

Patrick Baty, Peter Davidson, Elaine Charwat, Giulia Simonini, Andre Karliczek

The first-ever visual expansion of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, featuring over 800 illustration references from the natural world.

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Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use

Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use

Kylie Johnson, Tiffany Johnson

Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese ceramics and the handmade through this intimate exploration of the makers, markets and galleries of Japan.

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Georgiana Houghton: A Gift from Spirit

Georgiana Houghton: A Gift from Spirit

Alan Bennett, Lorraine Lee Tet

This beautifully designed large format, full colour book of 203 pages, contains copies of all thirty-five Georgiana Houghton water colour and gouache paintings held at the Victorian Spiritualists' Union (VSU), North...

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Ken Done: Art Design Life

Ken Done: Art Design Life

Ken Done, Amber Cresswell Bell

Ken Done: Art Design Life documents Done's expansive art and design practice over four decades and provides a fascinating insight into the artist and his oeuvre

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Lune de Sang

Lune de Sang

Lune de Sang is about the epic undertaking of a married couple to help restore the ecological balance and the stunning estate they established that began on the day they planted the first tree.

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 Read reviewKerstin Thompson Architects

Kerstin Thompson Architects

Leon van Schaik, Stuart Geddes, Fleur Watson

For over twenty-five years, Kerstin Thompson has explored how architecture can respond to local conditions to positively shape lives and communities. This book takes readers on an immersive journey into the very heart of this...

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The Life & Love of the Forest

The Life & Love of the Forest

Lewis Blackwell

We are not alone: plants make up 80 per cent of the total biomass of Earth, while humans are only 0.0001 per cent.

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Living Outside: Reviving the Australian Modernist Garden

Living Outside: Reviving the Australian Modernist Garden

Sharon Mackay, Diana Snape, Christopher Frederick Jones (Photographer)

The Australian garden was born mid-20th-century, a time of postwar confidence and growing national identity. Gardens became outdoor rooms for recreation and healthy living - removing the barriers between inside and out - and bold...

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Chalet Monet

Chalet Monet

Richard Bonynge

Situated in a dress circle position on the slopes of the village of Les Avants, overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Chalet Monet is the magnificent home of Dame Joan Sutherland OM AC DBE and her husband, Maestro Richard...

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The Art Book, revised edition

The Art Book, revised edition

Phaidon Editors

A brand-new revised and updated edition of Phaidon's accessible, acclaimed A-Z guide to the most important artists of all time

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The Design Book

The Design Book

Phaidon Editors

The ultimate collection of the most innovative, beautiful, and influential products ever designed - now fully up to date

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Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture: Classic format

Phaidon Editors

A landmark survey of one of architecture's most controversial yet popular styles - in a great, new, classic edition

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MMXX

MMXX

Cameron Bruhn

MMXX tells the story of architecture in Australia in the first two decades of the 21st century.

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Streeton

Streeton

Wayne Tunnicliffe

With his remarkable evocations of light and the landscape, Australian artist Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) remains one of the most enduring and popular painters in Australian art.

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Why French Women Wear Vintage: and other secrets of sustainable style

Why French Women Wear Vintage: and other secrets of sustainable style

Alois Guinut

The French way to an eco-conscious, super-stylish wardrobe from Paris-based style coach Alois Guinut.

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Mau MC24: Bruce Mau's 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in your Life and Work

Mau MC24: Bruce Mau’s 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in your Life and Work

Bruce Mau

24 global, generous, and galvanizing principles to overhaul the way we think and to inspire massive change

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In Search of Elsewhere

In Search of Elsewhere

Steve McCurry

A unique collection of previously unseen images spanning Steve McCurry's extraordinary career.    

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Dronescapes

Dronescapes

Dronestagram, Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Eric Dupin, Ludovic Moulou, 2DroneGals

The ultimate aerial tour of creative drone photography, brimming with remarkable images from around the globe and selected from the world's leading drone photography website.

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Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Jonathan Jones

Artemisia Gentileschi was the greatest female artists of the Baroque age. In Artemisia Gentileschi, critic and historian Jonathan Jones discovers how Artemisia overcame a turbulent past to become one of the foremost painters of...

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The Honest Art Dictionary

The Honest Art Dictionary

The Art History Babes, Carmen Casado

The Honest Art Dictionary is an informative and entertaining dictionary of over 300 art terms - from the peculiar to the pretentious. Authoritative and informative, humorous and informal, the book will act as a valuable primer for...

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Shaping the World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now

Shaping the World: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now

Antony Gormley, Martin Gayford

One of the greatest living sculptors and a well-known art critic examine the central role of sculpture in the development of human culture from prehistory to the present day.

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How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz

Irreverent and inspiring advice for awakening your creative potential, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic.

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Abstract Art: A Global History

Abstract Art: A Global History

Pepe Karmel

An important new survey on abstract art that takes content as a guide to form, and breaks open the canon to make room for artists from across the globe.

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Van Eyck

Van Eyck

Maximiliaan Martens, Till-Holger Borchert, Jan Dumolyn, Johan De Smet, Frederica Van Dam

Accompanies the biggest ever exhibition on the Flemish master Jan Van Eyck, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes the artist's world more tangible than ever before.

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Life Meets Art: Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People

Life Meets Art: Inside the Homes of the World’s Most Creative People

Sam Lubell

An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present

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High Grade Living

High Grade Living

Jacqui Lewis, Arran Russell

A handbook for shifting from stressed, anxious and overwhelmed to creative, grounded and happy, using ancient knowledge applied to modern living.

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Homes For Our Time (40th Anniversary Edition)

Homes For Our Time (40th Anniversary Edition)

Philip Jodidio

Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. 

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Living In

Living In

Andrew Gestalten, Trotter, Luz

Take a rare look inside of some of the world's most extraordinary homes, curated by leading design magazine, Openhouse.

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Robin Boyd: Late Works

Robin Boyd: Late Works

Christine Marie Phillips, Peter Raisbeck

Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and public architectural projects designed by Robin Boyd, one of Australia's most iconic mid-century modernists, in the final decade before his untimely death in 1971.

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Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice

Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice

Dr Julie Nagam, Cary Lane, Megan Tamaati-Quennell, Art Gallery of SA

This volume explores the way Indigenous visual art and culture operates within, and from, a structural framework that is unique to the cultural milieu. 

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Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett

Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett

Zara Stanhope, Abigail Bernal, Simon Wright, J. Faith Almiron, Tim Riley Walsh

Unfinished Business offers fresh insight into the work of Australian artist Gordon Bennett (1955-2014), including new interpretations of his intelligent synthesis of influences and ideas and globally recognised contribution to...

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Philip Hughes: Painting the Ancient Land of Australia

Philip Hughes: Painting the Ancient Land of Australia

Philip Hughes, Glenn Murcutt

Taking in deep varicoloured mines, broad rolling plains, vast imposing landforms and exquisite calm bays, the landscape paintings of Philip Hughes comprise a love letter to Australia.

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Makers Paris

Makers Paris

Kate van den Boogert, Carrie Solomon

Meet the extraordinary community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs making their mark on Paris today.   

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Adelaide Hills Gardens

Adelaide Hills Gardens

Christine McCabe, Simon Griffiths

The Adelaide Hills charts the evolution of gardening in Australia. And though anchored deeply in history, many of its gardens have their sights set firmly on the future.  

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The Garden State: Inside Victoria's Private Gardens

The Garden State: Inside Victoria’s Private Gardens

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker

Photographed across all four seasons, The Garden State showcases the finest private gardens of Victoria from all angles, highlighting the diversity of each region.

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Home by Natural Harry

Home by Natural Harry

Harriet Birrell

Down-to-earth recipes for a resourceful, tox-free and waste-free home life.

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Resident Dog

Resident Dog

Nicole England

Stylish, architecturally designed homes and the canine heads of the house.

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Sustainable & Fashionable: Melbourne

Sustainable & Fashionable: Melbourne

Greta Lukavic

As consumers grapple with the sustainability and ethics of mass production 80 Melbourne makers offer a gentle - and beautiful - alternative. From clothing and shoes to jewellery to hats this guide showcases the incredible talent...

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A Century of Colour in Design

A Century of Colour in Design

David Harrison

An engaging and informative review of the importance and application of colour in design.

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Humans

Humans

Brandon Stanton

The thrilling new book that brings people all around the world together by the creator of Humans of New York

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Truth Bomb

Truth Bomb

Abigail Crompton

If anyone can teach us how to pursue the life and work of an artist, it is the artists in Truth Bomb. 

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Northside: A time and place

Northside: A time and place

Warren Kirk

From the photographer behind Westography and Suburbia.

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Living in the Mountains

Living in the Mountains

Phaidon Editors

A breathtaking survey of contemporary homes, each with a deep connection to the landscapes and vistas of the mountains

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Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Phaidon Editors, Anna Pavord, Shane Connolly

A comprehensive and sumptuous survey that celebrates the beauty and appeal of flowers throughout art, history, and culture

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Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo

Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo

Jane Withers, Howard Sooley

A fascinating journey into the world of textiles and color through the eyes of Kvadrat expert Giulio Ridolfo

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Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonne: 1955–1992 (7 volumes)

Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonne: 1955–1992 (7 volumes)

Kathie Sutherland

The first comprehensive publication of Whiteley's artistic oeuvre.

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Kristian Fredrikson: Designer

Kristian Fredrikson: Designer

Michelle Potter

This book examines the life and career of acclaimed designer for the theatre, Kristian Fredrikson (1940-2005). Fredrikson worked across theatrical genres including in theatre, dance, opera, and film and television. ...

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Rone: Street Art and Beyond

Rone: Street Art and Beyond

Mo Wyse

Known for his multi-storey murals gracing buildings all over the world, Melbourne-based artist Rone uses his work to explore the friction and connection between beauty and decay, youth and ruin.

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Still: The Slow Home

Still: The Slow Home

Natalie Walton

A stunning visual journey through the homes of people from around the world who have taken steps to simplify their lives and embrace the principles of slow living.

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Do You Read Me?

Do You Read Me?

Marianne Julia Strauss

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world.    

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The Stranger Artist

The Stranger Artist

Quentin Sprague

Set in the striking landscape of the East Kimberley, The Stranger Artistis a true story of life, loss and friendship that cuts to the heart of one of Australia's most celebrated art movements.

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Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Michael Glover

A laugh-out-loud visual history of the strangest piece of men's clothing ever created: the codpiece.  

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Build a Flower: A Beginner's Guide to Paper Flowers

Build a Flower: A Beginner’s Guide to Paper Flowers

Lucia Balcazar

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Ellis Rowan: A Life in Pictures

Ellis Rowan: A Life in Pictures

Christine Morton-Evans

A first-generation Australian, driven by the pioneering spirit of her parents, Ellis Rowan decided early that she would search out, collect and paint an entire collection of wild Australian flora. Her life's work made an important...

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The Mindfulness in Knitting

The Mindfulness in Knitting

Rachael Matthews

The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on a famously calming craft, and reveals how the simple repetition of plain and purl can in itself nurture wellbeing.

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Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Maura Reilly

The definitive anthology of writings on women in art by the late Linda Nochlin, one of the most influential and revolutionary voices in feminist art history.

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Global Art

Global Art

Jessica Lack

An essential guide to the multifarious and increasingly connected world of global art from 1900 to today.

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Latin American Art Since 1900

Latin American Art Since 1900

Edward Lucie-Smith

The only one-volume introduction to modern and post-modern art from Latin America, perhaps the most exciting and rewarding art scene in the world today.

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Greek and Roman Art

Greek and Roman Art

Susan Woodford

An introductory guide to the art of ancient Greece and Rome, capturing the passion and inspiration that fired the artists of these civilizations

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Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age

Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia’s Silver Age

John E. Bowlt

'Excellent ... an A-Z of Tsarism's last, magnificent flowering of the arts' Independent on Sunday

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Petal: The World of Flowers Through an Artist's Eye

Petal: The World of Flowers Through an Artist’s Eye

Adriana Picker

A lush celebration of nature's most beautiful work, the flower.

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Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Kyung An, Jessica Cerasi

An accessible and irreverent introduction to the art and art world of today, written by two curators at the heart of the contemporary art scene.

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The Modern Embroidery Workshop

The Modern Embroidery Workshop

Lauren Holton

Quench your creative thirst and feel recharged with The Modern Embroidery Workshop.

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Get Up & Gouache

Get Up & Gouache

Jessica Smith

Unleash your creativity and discover a new medium with 20 colourful gouache projects.

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Craftland Japan

Craftland Japan

Uwe Roettgen, Katharina Zettl, Kengo Kuma

A photographic voyage to the remote studios of Japan's most fascinating and ingenious contemporary craftspeople.

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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

Anna Jackson

The kimono is the ultimate symbol of Japan, revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic fascination. The iconic garment is often viewed as traditional, unchanging and...

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Kimono

Kimono

Anna Jackson, Anna Jackson

A lavish survey of the Khalili Collection's world-renowned holdings of traditional Japanese kimono, from the Edo period to the 20th century.

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Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage

Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage

Maria Rivans

If you want to discover the fun of collage then this fabulous book is the perfect kit. Highly respected and successful collage artist Maria Rivans has gathered hundreds of beautiful, quirky, and downright daft images, and they're...

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F**k Fast Fashion: 101 ways to change how you shop and help save the planet

F**k Fast Fashion: 101 ways to change how you shop and help save the planet

The F Team

An illustrated, empowering little book giving 101 practical and proactive tips on how to shop more sustainably and help save the planet

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Supreme

Supreme

Supreme

Over the past 25 years, Supreme has transformed itself from a downtown New York skate shop into an iconic global brand.

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Arthur Elgort: I Love...

Arthur Elgort: I Love…

Arthur Elgort

In his latest book, the great American fashion photographer presents photographs of women that he has taken throughout his career, in homage to their power, their beauty, their joy, and their strength.

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Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Barbara London

The curator who founded MoMA's video program recounts the artists and events that defined the medium's first 50 years

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Small but Smart: Design Solutions for Mini Homes

Small but Smart: Design Solutions for Mini Homes

Chris van Uffelen

The challenging task to develop enthralling room concepts and convincing spatial solutions for the efficient use of small houses and living spaces.

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Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms & Boudoirs

Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms & Boudoirs

Celia Forner, Gianluca Longo

A visual journey into the sleepiest, yet most salacious, room of the house. Celia Forner whisks you through the bedrooms of queens and emperors, designers and decorators, today's most exclusive hotels, and even the most evocative...

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Embroidered Life

Embroidered Life

Sara Barnes

Social-media rock stars Sarah K. Benning and Sara Barnes present gorgeous contemporary embroidery in a fresh, innovative package.

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Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change

Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change

Maya Vinitsky

At a time when extreme climatic phenomena, air quality, and industrial impact are among the most pressing issues on the public agenda, the dramatic change in the climate has led to the realization that capitalism has a destructive...

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100 Ideas that Changed Photography

100 Ideas that Changed Photography

Mary Warner Marien

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.

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Frida A to Z

Frida A to Z

Nadia Bailey, Susanna Harrison

This intricately illustrated and fastidiously-researched book unpacks the life of Frida Kahlo, who herself was larger-than-life. From growing up in Coyocoan, Mexico City, in her family home, where she embraced sports - including...

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Acrylic: Do More Art

Acrylic: Do More Art

Rita Isaac

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Warhol: A Life as Art

Warhol: A Life as Art

Blake Gopnik

The definitive biography of one of the most famous and influential artists the world has ever seen.

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Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Catrin Jones, Chris Stephens

The first book to concentrate on the early ceramic work of 'Transvestite Potter', bestselling author, broadcaster and social commentator Grayson Perry.

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Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

Jo Oliver

Jessie Traill, one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, worked in an uncommon field for women. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, humanitarian and independent spirit.

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Vogue The Jewellery

Vogue The Jewellery

Carol Woolton

A must-have visual sourcebook for all those who love fashion and jewellery by the jewellery editor of British Vogue.

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Abstract Art

Abstract Art

Anna Moszynska

A succinct but thorough introduction to abstract art since 1900, revised and updated.

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Monet

Monet

James H. Rubin

The most authoritative and up-to-date introduction to Monet on the market, written by a world authority on Impressionism and 19th-century French art.

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Movements in Art Since 1945

Movements in Art Since 1945

Edward Lucie-Smith

A new edition of the classic introduction to art since the end of the Second World War.

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Frank Whitford, Michael White

An accessible history of the Bauhaus, tracing the ideas behind its conception and its highly influential teaching methods.

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Costume and Fashion

Costume and Fashion

James Laver, Amy de La Haye, Andrew Tucker

A concise account of the history of fashion and costume from prehistoric times through to today.

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Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore

Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore

Owen Hopkins

A curated collection of Postmodern architecture in all its glorious array of vivid non-conformity

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The Whole Picture

The Whole Picture

Alice Procter

If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

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Nan Goldin: The Other Side

Nan Goldin: The Other Side

Nan Goldin

An expanded and updated version of Goldin's seminal The Other Side, originally published in 1993, featuring a revised Introduction by the author and, for the first time, the voices of those whose stories are represented.

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The Street Photographer's Manual

The Street Photographer’s Manual

David Gibson

A new edition of this essential overview of the most exciting, dynamic form of photography.

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Modern Mending

Modern Mending

Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending

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