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In 1907 Edward VII commissioned Peter Carl Faberge - court artist-jeweller to imperial Russia - to produce miniature sculptures of animals on the roya...
Paris postcards
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This collection of postcards provides a window into a world now lost forever: Paris in its golden age. Leonard Pitt's selection offers a stimulating v...

The cranky caterpillar
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One day Ezra hears a gloomy blue tune coming from the piano. To her suprise, it's a caterpillar making the sound: a cranky caterpillar. Ezra tries to cheer him up with some fresh air, cakes, and new hats, but nothing seems to work. What can Ezra do to help the cranky caterpillar change his tune?
Stone houses
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In modern architecture, natural stone is now thought of as material that provides both elegance and sustainability, which can transform both residenti...

The secret life of the pencil
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Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom. In other words, the work you d...
The upcycled garden
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Features 25 step-by-step projects

The Bloomsbury group
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society....
London map of days
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The brainchild of Canadian-born, London-based artist, Mychael Barratt, London Map of Days is a miscellany of facts and fictions arranged around the ev...

100 photographs
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'100 Photographs' presents a selection of images of significant individuals who have shaped the last two and a half centuries of British life, from Charles Darwin to David Attenborough, from Virginia Woolf to Kate Moss, captured by artists as diverse as Oscar Rejlander, Julia Margaret Cameron and Mario Testino. Each image is accompanied by an exten
Egyptian art
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The art and architecture of Egypt during the age of the pharaohs continue to capture the imagination of the modern world. Vivid, graceful forms decorating monuments that emanated ambition and authority spark our wonder about this distant culture. Ever youthful and elegant men and women encounter odd, animal-headed gods and monsters amid scenes of w

Cyril Mann - the shadow paintings
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Published to accompany Piano Nobile's exhibition of the same title, Cyril Mann: The Solid Shadow Paintings, is the first book to describe this vivid a...
Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf's many novels, notably Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931), t...

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Compelling works by one of the 20th century's most provocative artists: The Broken Column, The Dead Dimas Rosas at the Age of Three, Self-Portrait wit...
Michael Muller. Sharks
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Michael Muller has carved a career out of impressive encounters. Famed for his portraits of the world's most elite actors, musicians, and sports stars...

The road to serfdom
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In The Road to Serfdom and The Intellectuals and Socialism, Hayek explained the enduring appeal of socialist ideas. Socialism satisfies peoples desire...
Seeing ourselves
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This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting var...

Mimesis as make-believe
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Representations--in visual arts and in fiction--play an important part in our lives and culture. Kendall Walton presents here a theory of the nature o...
Vital Little Plans
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From the INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author of the modern classic The Death and Life of Great American CitiesNo one did more to change how we look at cit...

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From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatr...
Bridget Riley
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This landmark book reflects on almost 70 years of works by Bridget Riley (b.1931), from some of her earliest to very recent projects, providing a uniq...

Street fight in Naples
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Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. It is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepres...
Vitamin P2
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A dynamic overview of the best new contemporary painting from around the world. The first volume of Vitamin P, published in 2002, inaugurated a vibran...

David Hockney - current
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David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the past century, and arguably the country's greatest living painter. He has spent his...
William Morris
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21 delicate designs printed on superior paper suitable for watercolour, pencil, crayon, marker, ink, etc; 250gsm acid free and age resistant

About looking
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As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, p...
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A book of portraits photographed on film, processed and printed using traditional materials, accompanied by a narrative of the author's recollections ...

Drawing the draped figure
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One of the foremost drawing teachers shows how to render 7 different kinds of folds: pipe, zigzag, spiral, half-lock, diaper pattern, drop, and inert....
Black artists in British art
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Black artists have been making major contributions to the British art scene for decades, since at least the mid-twentieth century. Sometimes these art...

Sacred geometry
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The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach t...
The encounter
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This book brings together fifty exquisite observational portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque period...

Flora magnifica
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This sumptuous book is not a reference work, nor it is simply a collection of beautiful flowers. It is the product of a longstanding collaboration bet...
Commodore Amiga
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Victorian giants
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The idea of 'art photography' is nearly as old as photography itself, but it wasn't until the 1850s that photographers began to claim fine-art status for their work. Debates about photography and its role raged internationally, but it was in England, through the work of Oscar Rejlander, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll and Clementina Hawarden
Drawing perspective methods for artists
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Learn how to create the illusion of three-dimensional space in your drawingsIt is as mundane as it is astounding: placed in the right way, a couple of...

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Inspiration. This striking new book brings together the work of 28 different illustrators each of whom portrays a character from Lewis Carrolls timele...
The mystic spiral
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The spiral is the natural form of growth, and has become, in every culture and in every age, man's symbol of the progress of the soul towards eternal ...

David Zwirner
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Published on the occasion of the twenty-five year anniversary at David Zwirner, this book paints a picture of the gallery's growth and development t...
The supermodel and the Brillo box
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Acquiring contemporary art is about passion and lust, but it is also about branding, about the back story that comes with the art, about the relations...

The mirror of Venus
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Though images of women were ubiquitous in the Roman world, these were seldom intended to be taken simply at face value. The importance of marriage, mo...
The Art Of Dauntless
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Master the hunt and forge your legend! Dauntless is a fresh take on the action-RPG genre, developed by industry veterans from Riot Games, BioWare, and...

Imagining the Byzantine past
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Two lavish, illustrated histories confronted and contested the Byzantine model of empire. The Madrid Skylitzes was created at the court of Roger II of...
Thin slices of anxiety
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Not to worry, a book on anxiety is finally here! A clever antidote to everyday angst, this illustrated book captures universal truths and comforting r...

Remaking landscape
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When abstract expressionist painter John Hubbard died in 2017, he left behind a remarkable legacy: a body of work that pushed the boundaries of art, a...
Benton End remembered
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In 1940, Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines, both established artists with international reputations who had become disillusioned with the commercia...

100 pioneering women
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'100 Pioneering Women' presents a selection of images of remarkable women who have defied the expectations of their gender and made extraordinary contributions to British life over the past four centuries. Extended captions provide context about each sitter's life and work and remind us of the impact of women in spheres as diverse as politics, scie
The smile stealers
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This work follows the evolution of dentistry throughout the world from the Bronze Age to the present day, presenting captivating and grim illustrations of the tools and techniques of dentistry through the ages. Organised chronologically, it interleaves gruesome technical illustrations and paintings from the Wellcome Collection's unique archive of m

The avant-garde
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'The avant-garde' is perhaps the most important and influential concept in the history of modern culture. For over a hundred years it has governed cr...
The good Bohemian
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'It is right that, after more than one hundred years, she should have her say' John Carey, Sunday Times Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday...

The Best of The Oldie Cartoons 1992-2018
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The Best of The Oldie Cartoons 1992-2018
C?zanne portraits
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Th is book, like the exhibition it accompanies, looks at the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of C?zanne's portraiture practice, inc...