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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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Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

QAGOMA

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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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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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Think Like an Artist

Think Like an Artist

Will Gompertz

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? This book provides basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish, and which...

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Constable's Skies: Paintings and Sketches by John Constable

Constable’s Skies: Paintings and Sketches by John Constable

Mark Evans

A beautifully designed gift book devoted to John Constable's studies of skies.

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 Special priceAi Weiwei: Yours Truly

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Ai Weiwei, Cheryl Haines

Art legend Ai Weiwei invites readers to engage with an artwork and a cause in this powerful book.

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Still Life Before Still Life

Still Life Before Still Life

David Ekserdjian

A beautiful book that argues artists were fascinated by still life painting considerably earlier than previously thought

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Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

Marina Warner

A series of enlightening perspectives on the art and visual culture of today's world from one of our pre-eminent writers.

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The Unfinished Palazzo

The Unfinished Palazzo

Judith Mackrell

The story of Venice's Unfinished Palazzo -- told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating residents: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Claire Wilcox, Circe Henestrosa

Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe presents a fresh view of Kahlo's compelling life story. The book expands upon the narrative of discovery, presenting highlights from Kahlo's collection alongside her self-portraits. This pairing is...

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All Too Human

All Too Human

Elena Crippa

All Too Human tells the story of how painters in twentieth-century Britain have used paint to record their personal, sensuous, immediate and often intense experiences of life. Spanning a century, this history encompasses a diverse...

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Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women

Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women

Liz Rideal, Kathleen Soriano

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Pop Art

Pop Art

Flavia Frigeri

Small, smart, essential - an accessible introduction to the Pop Art movement, offering a new perspective on canonical works and highlighting its international reach.

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Key Moments in Art

Key Moments in Art

Lee Cheshire

Small, smart, essential - an easy-to-read, straightforward and entertaining introduction to art history via fifty pivotal moments from antiquity to the 21st century.

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Ways of Being: Advice for Artists by Artists

Ways of Being: Advice for Artists by Artists

James Cahill

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Looking At Pictures

Looking At Pictures

Susan Woodford

An accessible and attractive beginner's guide to getting the most out of looking at pictures

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Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Charlotte Vannier

A stunning survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the myriad ways knitting and crochet have been embraced as a form of creative expression.

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Joseph Banks' Florilegium

Joseph Banks' Florilegium

Mel Gooding, David Mabberley, Joe Studholme

The extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage, published for the first time in book form

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Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum

Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum

Martin Bailey

A fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy.

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New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

Tom Morris

This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.

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 Special priceLike Life - Sculpture, Color, and the Body

Like Life - Sculpture, Color, and the Body

Luke Syson, Sheena Wagstaff, Emerson Bowyer, Brinda Kumar, Schwartz Hillel

Explores how artists from the European Renaissance to the global present have used sculpture and color to evoke the presence of the living body

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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Phaidon Editors

Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe

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May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

Anna Mason, Jan Marsh, Jenny Lister, Rowan Bain, Hanna Faurby

The first fully illustrated introduction to May Morris, a leading contributor to the Arts and Crafts Movement and daughter of famed designer William Morris

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The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Phaidon Editors

Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians

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 Special priceAndy Goldsworthy: Projects

Andy Goldsworthy: Projects

Andy Goldsworthy

New projects from Andy Goldsworthy that transform the natural landscape

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Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

Clare Lilley, Phaidon Editors

A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals

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Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

David Mabberley

Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia....

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The Book of Black

The Book of Black

Faye Dowling

The Book of Black provides an exploratory visual narrative through which to reveal and celebrate the artists, aesthetics and styles of today's gothic visual arts

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Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

Alicia Inez Guzman

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home explores the influence of the various landscapes and cities Georgia inhabited, as well as the places she travelled to, on her life and artwork.

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The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania's Black War

The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black War

Tim Bonyhady, Greg Lehman

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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Phaidon Editors, David Malin, Paul Murdin

Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation

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The Art of the Erotic

The Art of the Erotic

Phaidon Editors, Rowan Pelling

Carefully curated and beautifully packaged erotic art through the ages - 170 works from the world's most important artists

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists against Originality

Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists against Originality

Robert Shore

Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing.

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Rothko: The Color Field Paintings

Rothko: The Color Field Paintings

Dore Ashton, Janet Bishop

The essential book on Mark Rothko for the modern art lover's library.

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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Margo Neale

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The Essential Duchamp

The Essential Duchamp

Matthew Affron

An engaging and accessible introduction to one of the 20th century's greatest and most enigmatic artists

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The Militant Muse

The Militant Muse

Whitney Chadwick

A fascinating examination of the ambitions and friendships of a talented group of midcentury women artists

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Vasily Kandinsky

Vasily Kandinsky

Hajo Duchting

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Why Are We 'Artists'?: 100 World Art Manifestos

Why Are We ‘Artists’?: 100 World Art Manifestos

Jessica Lack

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Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures 1997-2017

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures 1997-2017

Christa Steinle

|Do you have a minute?|The iconic One Minute Sculptures by Erwin Wurm

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Travels With My Art

Travels With My Art

Michael Rubbo

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Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-E Paper Book

Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-E Paper Book

Nobuhisa Kaneko

Experience the humorous and satirical Ukiyo-e world of Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

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The Artist Project

The Artist Project

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

120 of the world's most influential contemporary artists discuss the art that inspires them in this lavishly packaged and designed book

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Death: A Graveside Companion

Death: A Graveside Companion

Joanna Ebenstein, Will Self

The ultimate death compendium, featuring the world's most extraordinary artistic objects concerned with mortality, together with text by expert contributors

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Landscapes: John Berger on Art

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

John Berger

A major new work from the world's leading writer on art

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Street Art World

Street Art World

Alison Young

Based on twenty years of research in the graffiti and street art scenes, Street Art World is the first book to provide a history and context for the words and images that appear in cities all around the world. Inviting the reader...

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Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Amber Creswell Bell, Keith Brymer Jones

Once upon a time pottery schools saw an increase in enrolments whenever the film Ghost aired on television. Today it is all year round. From decorative pieces to the primarily functional to sculptural works pushing the boundaries...

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What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen, Rainer Hagen

If you thought these paintings were familiar, look again, and look closer. Part art history, part detective work, this fascinating collection explores 100 world-famous works of art through enlarged details, revealing the fashions...

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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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The Story of Art

The Story of Art

Leonie Gombrich, Ernst H. Gombrich

One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written.

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Tim Marlow, John L. Tancock

Artist, designer, architect, author, publisher and curator: Ai Weiwei hon ra is a truly twenty-first-century creative, influential across a variety of media. This book tells about his life and work.

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