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Queer X Design

Queer X Design

Andy Campbell

Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the Gay Pride Parade, this is the first-ever illustrated history of the iconic art, symbols, and design that represent more than 5 decades of LGBTQ pride and...

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Design Moments

Design Moments

Chris Pearson

I'm fascinated by the creative process and the 'eureka' moment behind the innovations and designs we know and love.  -- Author, Chris Pearson     

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Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity

Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity

Paulina Larocca, Tony Ibbotson

Connecting is an homage to our creative forces. Each page is an illustrative example designed to enlighten, illuminate, challenge and provoke. You can start anywhere, dip in and out or read it end to end.

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Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe

Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff

Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe charts the human love affair with the heavens in art and astronomy, based on sound science and insightful art and cultural history.

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Appearance Stripped Bare

Appearance Stripped Bare

Massimiliano Gioni

The first book to explore two of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art side by side, Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons

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Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

Almost Alive: Hyperrealistic sculpture in art

Otto Letze, Nicole Fritz

From the 1960s and 1970s onwards, different sculptors became involved with a mode of  realism based on the physically lifelike  ap pearance of the human body. By deploying  traditional techniques of modelling,...

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Art & Queer Culture

Art & Queer Culture

Catherine Lord

A revised, updated edition of the acclaimed historical overview of Queer art - available for the first time in paperback

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Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

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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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans

Quentin Blake, Laurie Britton Newell, Claudia Zeff

One of two titles in a new series introducing the life and work of the great illustrators, both contemporary and historical.

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Hockney -- Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature

Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature

Hans den Hartog Jager

A parallel look at Hockney and Van Gogh's love of nature as expressed in their landscape paintings.

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Japanese Style at Home: A Room by Room Guide

Japanese Style at Home: A Room by Room Guide

Olivia Bays, Cathelijne Nuijsink, Tony Seddon

A highly practical guide that shows readers how to add Japanese style to their home one room at a time.

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The World Exists to be Put on a Postcard: Artists' Postcards from 1960 to Now

The World Exists to be Put on a Postcard: Artists' Postcards from 1960 to Now

Jeremy Cooper

The postcard as you've never seen it before. This appealing book collects the best of these mail-able, miniature works of art by the likes of Yoko Ono and Carl Andre.

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My Bedroom Is an Office: & Other Interior Design Dilemmas

My Bedroom Is an Office: & Other Interior Design Dilemmas

Joanna Thornhill

Interior design stylist and expert Joanna Thornhill will guide you through an array of design dilemmas, from minor tweaks to bigger projects.

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52 Assignments: Street Photography

52 Assignments: Street Photography

Brian Lloyd-Duckett

A photographic workshop and journal filled with prompts and projects, sparks, nudges, innovations and inspirations to put the creativity back into your photography.   

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Shared Living

Shared Living

Emily Hutchinson

A source book for 20 and 30-somethings living in 'grown-up' share houses Interiors inspiration and styling advice for share homes around the world.

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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Mary Kisler, Catherine Hammond

A vivid and by turns revealing book focused on the fascinating European journeys of British modernist Frances Hodgkins.   

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Herman Miller: A Way of Living

Herman Miller: A Way of Living

Amy Auscherman, Sam Grawe, Leon Ransmeier

A chronicle of the rich history of this innovative furniture company, from its founding in the early twentieth century to today.

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Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou, Natalie King

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Del Kathryn Barton

Del Kathryn Barton

Del Kathryn Barton, Natalie King

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Blooms and Brushstrokes: A Floral History of Australian Art

Blooms and Brushstrokes: A Floral History of Australian Art

Penelope Curtin, Tansy Curtin

Blooms and Brushstrokes takes you on a unique journey through the history of Australian art, one flower at a time, examining the blooms depicted in still lifes, floral portraits, decorative interiors and botanical illustrations by...

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Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset

Martin Herbert, Linda Yablonsky, Cornelia H. Butler

Elmgreen & Dragset's constructed environments have been celebrated all over the world for their mischievous, cerebral, and accessible nature. This is the first comprehensive presentation of the duo's work, from their early...

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Designer's Dictionary of Type, The

Designer’s Dictionary of Type, The

Sean Adams

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Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

Frances Ambler

This gift book, featuring sophisticated illustrations of classic pieces, is a must- have for lovers of Mid- Century Modern design.

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Artful Cats

Artful Cats

Mary Savig

Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make them compelling artists' muses. Artful Cats explores the quirky and charming relationships of artists with their...

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Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective

Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective

Elizabeth Otto, Patrick Roessler

Forty five key women of the Bauhaus movement.

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Shapes Of Knowledge

Shapes Of Knowledge

Hannah Mathews

‘Shapes of Knowledge' revolves around notions of research, the laboratory, and learning and teaching in relation to art practice. The exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art is the most extensive survey of its kind in...

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Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism

Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism

Todd Bradway, Barry Schwabsky

Brimming with some of the brightest stars in the contemporary art world, this is a far-reaching exploration of the very best landscape painting now.

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Taxidermy

Taxidermy

Alexis Turner

The most comprehensive and beautiful survey of taxidermy ever published.

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Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Alexandra Loske

Discover the fascinating stories of how colour was recorded, explored and brought to the masses.

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The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality

The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality

Helena Reckitt

Once again, women are on the march. And since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality to the world.

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The Boy from Brunswick: Leonard French, a Biography

The Boy from Brunswick: Leonard French, a Biography

Reg MacDonald

All is revealed in this magnificent book by his long-time friend, Reg MacDonald.

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The Flower Painter J.L. Jensen: Between Art in Nature and the Golden Age

The Flower Painter J.L. Jensen: Between Art in Nature and the Golden Age

Marie-Louise Berner

A large, lavish survey of J. L. Jensen's complete works

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So Much Longing in So Little Space

So Much Longing in So Little Space

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey

Karl Ove Knausgaard on the artist Edvard Munch, and how we experience the world through art

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Women Artists

Women Artists

Flavia Frigeri

Small, smart, essential - a chronological introduction to women artists through 500 years of history, providing a rich understanding of key female artists from the Baroque to today.

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New York Postcards

New York Postcards

Luccio Marco

Award-winning artist Marco Luccio's latest exhibition-NEW YORK POSTCARDS-featuring over 150 works in varying mediums including ink, acrylic, and drypoint, composed on original postcards collected in New York.

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The Book of the Flower: Flowers in Art

The Book of the Flower: Flowers in Art

Angus Hyland, Kendra Wilson

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Surrealism

Surrealism

Amy Dempsey

Small, smart, essential - an incisive overview of Surrealism, introducing the movement's key artists and capturing its essential and enduring concepts.

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Bubbletecture: Inflatable Architecture and Design

Bubbletecture: Inflatable Architecture and Design

Sharon Francis

Following in the footsteps of Nanotecture, Mobitecture, and Pet-tecture, a fascinating and fun guide to everything inflatable

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The Short Story of Modern Art

The Short Story of Modern Art

Susie Hodge

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.

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30,000 Years of Art

30,000 Years of Art

Phaidon Editors

An accessible, comprehensive, freshly-updated celebration of the vast range of human artistry from 28,000 BC to today

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Oceania

Oceania

Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas, Noelle Kahanu, Emmanuel Kasarherou, Sean Mallon

The most up-to-date scholarship on the art of Oceania, with reproductions of over 300 stunning works.

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From A to Eames

From A to Eames

Lauren Whybrow

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Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty

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Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art

Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art

Phaidon Editors, Jenelle Porter

A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles

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Visions of Paradise: Indian Court Paintings

Visions of Paradise: Indian Court Paintings

Wayne Crothers, Dipti Khera, Shailka Mishra, Suneeta Peres da Costa

Artists of the Rajput and Mughal courts produced some of the most richly decorated and exquisitely detailed paintings in the history of art. These visually complex and sophisticated scenes have become an internationally celebrated...

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Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

National Gallery of Australia, Carol Jacobi, Lucina Ward

Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate presents an exceptional opportunity to see many of the Tate's most famous and best-loved paintings alongside Australia's major Pre-Raphaelite holdings and many of the...

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Things Come Apart 2.0

Things Come Apart 2.0

Todd McLellan

Everyday, ordinary objects are taken apart and transformed into extraordinary images, captured in detailed photographs.

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Interiors: Inside the American Home

Interiors: Inside the American Home

Marc Kristal

This chic, modern book showcases the diversity of techniques, art and decorative pieces, furnishings, and materials used in array of beautifully designed residential interiors across the United States.

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Earshot

Earshot

Kate Disher-Quill

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Magdalena Droste

This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is...

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2 Men Drawing

2 Men Drawing

Mills Peter Harvey Bruce, Bruce Harvey

A new collection of sketches from Peter Mills and Bruce Harvey.

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