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Modernists & mavericks
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Sunday Times Art Book of the Year 2018'If you are interested in modern British art, the book is unputdownable. If you are not, read it.' - Grey Gowrie...
Fendi Roma
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Founded in 1925 by Edoardo and Adele Fendi with the creation of workshops devoted to handbags and fur, Fendi is first and foremost a Roman luxury hous...

In praise of shadows
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This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and...
Civilisations
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Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama Oscar Wilde said 'Life imita...

Sculpture in Gotham
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Public sculpture is a major draw in today's cities, and nowhere is this more the case than in New York. In the Big Apple, urban art has become synonym...
Civilisations
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Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama The idea of 'civilisation' h...

Bristol in 50 buildings
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Buildings are among the crucial features that define a city. They create the cityscape and form the horizon while, at a more personal level, they prov...
Photography in India
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India has one of the richest and most extensive histories of photography in the world with the camera arriving in the country only a few year after it...

The birthday party
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Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightm...
Kahlo, 1907-1954
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The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907-54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing ...

Medieval bodies
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A SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR Dripping with blood and gold, fetishized and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with ...
Painting today
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Photo-realism, abstraction, portraiture, installation painting, neo-expressionism and the Leipzig School are just some of the areas of this thriving m...

The Selby's Box of Wonders
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Perfect for all kinds of correspondence, this charming keepsake box is packed with quirky, watercolor notecards and stickers by artist and tastemaker ...
Tom Ford
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Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons. He transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the...

A history of architecture in 100 buildings
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Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stor...
Takashi Murakami - lineage of eccentrics
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Takashi Murakami's irreverent, pop culture-infused art has made him one of the most recognised Japanese artists today. His bright, contemporary boisterousness, however, belies his deep scholarship and engagement with traditional Japanese art. This book presents key examples of Murakami's work alongside a rich selection of Japanese masterpieces span

Southend in 50 buildings
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Southend-on-Sea is a comparatively modern town. Its origins date to only the eighteenth century, but its geographical spread encompasses six historic ...
Faberg?
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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...

The art book
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The Second Edition of The Art Book is a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists sele...
The museum of lost art
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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery From the bestselling auth...

Windows for the world
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Windows for the world explores the display and reception of nineteenth-century British stained glass in a secular exhibition context. International in...
Cabins
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Ever since Henry David Thoreau's described his two years, two months, and two days of refuge existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts, in Walden, or, L...

The canal art of Harley Crossley
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Harley Crossley was a professional artist for over forty years. Painting in oils using knives, the range of his work included landscapes, ships, cars,...
How to see the world
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In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with sc...

Brighton & Hove in 50 buildings
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Brighton & Hove in 50 Buildings is an exciting new look at one of Britain's most famous and influential cities, telling the story of this 'city of...
Lifestyle illustration of the 60s
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Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a glorious celebration of the Swinging Sixties - a groundbreaking decade heralding a new creativity, freedom and ...

Design as art
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One of the last surviving members of the futurist generation, Bruno Munari's Design as Art is an illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities o...
Binding space
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Books orient, intrigue, provoke and direct the reader while editing, interpreting, encapsulating, constructing and revealing architectural representat...

David Hockney - a bigger exhibition
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In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on landscapes and portrait...
Peranakan Chinese porcelain
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With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes.Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait...

Ten Americans
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Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee's contribution to American art as one of spirit, and limited to the works of the New York School and o...
Axis mundo
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Working between the 1960s and early 1990s, the artists profiled in this compendium represent a broad cross section of L.A.'s art scene. With nearly 40...

Art and death
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This text looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses but moves beyond the 'spectacle of death' in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality brings us face to face with profound ethical and even political issues.
Truth & beauty
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Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the ...

Women who read are dangerous
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What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmann's Women Who Read Are Dangerous explores t...
Bluets
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A Guardian Book of the YearMaggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers...

Understanding a photograph
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and p...
The story of The Face
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Featured on Rough Trade's top 20 Books of the Year listLaunched by NME editor and Smash Hits creator Nick Logan in 1980, The Face was Britain's first ...

Austin Osman Spare
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Austin Spare was described as the greatest draughtsman in England and was the enfant terrible of the Edwardian art scene but by the time of his death ...
Bad girls throughout history
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Looking for coffee table books that do more than look great on your table? Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, d...

Bauhaus travel book
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Established in 1919 in Weimar, the Bauhaus college for design influenced one of the world's most important Modernist movements. Divided into three geo...
Terms & conditions
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When I asked a group of girls who had been at Hatherop Castle in the 1960s whether the school had had a lab in those days they gave me a blank look. '...

Caspar David Friedrich
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A painting must stand as a painting, made by human hand, wrote Caspar David Friedrich, not seek to disguise itself as Nature. One of his generatio...
Riviera dreaming
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In 1925 Barry Dierks, a young American architect, and his partner, an ex-Colonel in the British Army, built their dream home on windswept peninsula in...

The design of everyday things
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A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design.Even...
Les dîners de gala
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Les diners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste . If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating...

Caravaggio
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Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian pain...
Preston in 50 buildings
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From its heyday as a boom town of the Industrial Revolution when the town grew and developed rapidly as a major textile manufacturing centre, through ...

L. S. Lowry
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Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed o...
Leicester in 50 buildings
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From its origins as a major Roman settlement to its current status as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK, Leicester has a proud and d...