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Edward Curtis. One Hundred MasterworksWidely acknowledged as the world's leading authority on Edward Curtis, Christopher Cardozo draws on his deep understanding of the photographer and his work in curating this stunning selection, chosen from several thousand vintage Curtis photographs created from 1895-1930. Curtis's magnum opus, The North American Indian, is a singular contribution to American history and to the history of North America's Native ...
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Reigning Men. Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men-not women-were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men's fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign dress and manners as they toured the European continent. The term macaroni is only one of many explored in this book in sections titled Revolution/Evolution, East/West, Uniformity, ...
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Vincent Van GoghBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines
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Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue HouseThis fascinating look into the world of the artist Frida Kahlo introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo's vibrant paintings, while demonstrating how her life influenced her art. Parrots, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, the sun and the moon-Frida Kahlo's use of symbolism and color wonderfully lends itself to teaching children about the artistic process. Through illustrations of her ...
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Coloring Book Edgar DegasBig art for little hands, this enchanting activity book allows young artists to explore the world of Degas' masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Bruce Davidson. Magnum LegacyBruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world round him. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime's work. Vicki Goldberg's authoritative text explores the wide range of his vision and technique, and reveals how his work ...
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Joan MiroBig art for little hands, this enchanting activity book allows young artists to explore the masterpieces of Miro on their own terms and with plenty of space to colour outside the lines.
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Make Your Own Luck. A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and IllustrationFrom art school student to designer for Nike, Topshop, and Google, Kate Moross has lived the life that young graphic artists dream of. But it hasn't always been a smooth ride, and in this informative memoir and guide Moross offers true insider's tips on how to make it in a highly competitive field. Written in an approachable, forthright, and refreshingly honest tone, Make Your Own Luck features chapters on how ...
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Paul GauguinBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to colour outside the lines.
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Gustav KlimtBig art for little hands - this new Klimt Colouring Book in Prestel's new Colouring Book range is a beautifully produced scribble book. With plenty of space to colour outside the lines, the book is also designed to give kids an early interest in some of the great masters. Sections of Klimt's masterpieces are there to inspire children's creativity, whatever their age.
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Year in Photography: Magnum ArchiveNow available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday. Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is the iconic international photographic cooperative whose members
have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year's worth ...
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Russian ModernismRussian Modernism is dedicated to the radical modernist movements in Russian and German art during the early years of the 20th century. Their development was parallel and often intertwined. Artists such as Vasily Kandinsky or Alexej von Jawlensky are claimed by the Germans but remain Russian artists for the Russians. The Burluk brothers, who became celebrities of the Russian radical art scene, participated in ...
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Art Forms from the AbyssFrom jewellery designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Following up on Prestel's Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, this new collection features startlingly beautiful images created by Haeckel, who was commissioned to contribute to the report of the HMS Challenger expedition, which circumnavigated ...
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The Errand of the Eye. Photographs by Rose MandelBorn in Poland, Rose Mandel emigrated to California in 1942. A love of photography soon brought her into contact with Edward Weston and then with Ansel Adams and Minor White, both of whom had a strong influence on Mandel's work. Including her important sequence The Errand of the Eye, this book presents the sensitivity and clarity of Mandel's vision. Images from natural and man-made environments, eloquent portraits ...
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Cristina Iglesias. MetonymyThis book will survey the broad range of Cristina Iglesias's work from its beginnings in the mid-1980s until the present. In addition to focusing on sculptures made for museum and gallery contexts, it will reference Iglesias's various and much acclaimed public pieces and the accompanying films series, the Guided Tours. The catalogue, which includes models, drawings and sketchbooks, will trace the evolution and ...
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A Butterfly Journey. Maria Sibylla Merian. Artist and ScientistA woman ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was an intrepid explorer, naturalist and scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This lovely, impeccably designed book tells Merian's incredible life story alongside colourful reproductions of her engravings and watercolours of the butterflies she encountered during her lifetime in Germany and the Netherlands and her seminal trip to the Dutch colony ...
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Klee and KandinskyKlee and Kandinsky were towering figures of the modernist movement and were close, both as friends and artists. For a time they lived next door to one another and exchanged their artistic ideas on a daily basis. This unique book explores their 30-year relationship, from the time of the Blue Rider group around 1912, through the Bauhaus years in Weimar and Dessau until the late 1930s. With the culture of the Weimar ...
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The Paintings That Revolutionized ArtWhat makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Durer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What's so great about Jasper John's Flag? And who was Whistler's mother, anyway? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged and mystified their audiences - paintings that exemplified the period ...
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Frank GehryArranged chronologically, this book follows the arc of Gehry's later career, during which he has focused mainly on public and cultural facilities. The book explores how Gehry has overcome technological setbacks and aesthetic backlash, never wavering from his vision. It examines his work in the context of the urban environment, showing how Gehry continually strives to make cities "less boring" and to create urban ...
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Spiritual MachineTim Richardson makes images acutely attuned to their time - a fusion of classical and futurist motifs filtered through technology. Spiritual Machine reveals the entire breadth and scope of his diverse career and includes pictures for V Magazine, Dazed & Confused, and Vogue Hommes Japan; portraiture of Brooke Candy, Rinko Kikuchi, Tao Okamoto and collaborations with the award-winning fashion director Nicola Formichetti. ...
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The Caporali MissalThe Caporali Missal, a sumptuous and important illuminated Renaissance missal - or service book for the priest at the altar - was created by the Caporali brothers for the Franciscan community in the hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. This exhibition catalogue celebrates this important manuscript, recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with exquisite reproductions that bring the illuminated ...
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A. Quincy Jones. Building for Better LivingWhile A. Quincy Jones is most recognized as an architect of glamorous homes owned by Los Angeles' cultural elite, he was equally dedicated to less prosperous clients - middle-class families who were quickly populating the postwar Southern California landscape. As this fascinating book reveals, Jones and his collaborators were truly ahead of their time. Their vision of creating affordable, sophisticated and aesthetically ...
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Masterpieces in Detail. Early Netherlandish Art from Van Eyck to BoschThe longer we gaze at the paintings of the old masters, the more we appreciate the subtlety and artistry of the painters who created them. This beautiful book offers readers an opportunity to learn and study the art of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and many other masters of this period and region. It also explores their influence on later artists from the Baroque ...
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The Art of Sports PhotographyThe Chief Sports Photographer of the London Times, Marc Aspland has been capturing the beauty and drama of sports for a quarter of a century. This elegant and luxuriously designed book contains more than one hundred images from the photographer's personal archive. Some of the most prominent figures in world sport, such as David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Mike Tyson, Jessica Ennis, Roger Federer, and ...
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Fashion That Changed the WorldWhat did Vogue's first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dali and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening look at different aspects of the history of fashion - from Elizabeth I's Mask of Youth, to Lady Gaga's meat dress. Arranged by ...
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Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha is known largely for having originated Art Nouveau, when his poster of the actress Sarah Bernhardt became a legendary icon of the movement. Mucha went on to design hundreds of pieces in the decorative arts field, but later distanced himself from the style he pioneered, devoting his time and energy to painting. This book presents the full array of Mucha's artistic contributions - not only his posters ...
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Nails. The Story of the Modern ManicureThe manicure as we know it has been around for less than a century, but it's become a major presence in the culture of fashion, with its own trends, fads, and fringe aspects. This first definitive history of the manicure looks at the myriad ways in which the adorned fingernail has served as an expression of the individual and the times. Author Suzanne E. Shapiro traces the origins of the modern manicure as a ...
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Jan VermeerBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Philippe Halsman. Astonish Me!Salvador Dali's flamboyant moustache, Richard Nixon jumping in the West Wing, Grace Kelly's amazing profile - these are just a few of the images that achieved iconic status and helped make photographer Philippe Halsman an icon in his own right. Comprising hundreds of photographs and insightful accompanying texts, this volume explores Halsman's oeuvre in a variety of aspects. It examines his early career exhibiting ...
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Hats and Caps. Designing Fashion AccessoriesTaking a highly visual, detailed approach, Hats & Caps provides an insight into the enormous variety of styles and trends in the world of headwear. This book is a must for any designer looking for inspiration.
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Antoni GaudiAntoni Gaudi is one of history's most recognized and beloved architects and designers. His masterpiece, the still-uncompleted Sagrada Familia, is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. But this Catalonian architect is especially inspiring to children, who marvel at the non-traditional forms he employed in his buildings and designs. Using pages of colourful stickers to inspire learning and creativity, this ...
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The Great Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy Red, Yellow and BlueFinding and naming colours and objects is an exciting activity for young children and what better way to teach them than through art? This ingenious book employs great works of art from a variety of genres and periods to ask children engaging questions. Children are also invited to play 'I Spy' with colours and objects in a medieval tapestry, a renaissance mural, an aboriginal work from Australia, or a painting ...
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Lines, Marks and Drawings. Through the Lens of Roger BallenFor nearly half a century Roger Ballen has been shooting black-and-white film - a member of the last generation to work in that medium. He started his career taking portraits of rural Afrikaaners in their homes and has lately been moving toward more staged sets, and embellishing his photographs with expressionistic graffiti-type drawings. This retrospective book follows the development of line and drawing in ...
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Gustav Klimt and Emilie Floge: PhotographsEmilie Floge was only a teenager when she met the painter Gustav Klimt, but their friendship soon evolved into a complex and loving relationship that lasted the rest of their lives. Alfred Weidinger, an acclaimed expert on Klimt and his contemporaries, has compiled an exhaustive collection of photographs relating to the artist and his designer muse. While Klimt took many of these shots, other photographers include ...
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Regenerative Infrastructures. Freshkills Park NYC, Land Art Generator InitiativeFormerly a symbol of immense urban waste, the Fresh Kills Landfill is being transformed into an enormous urban parkland that is destined to exemplify the values of ecological restoration and environmental sustainability. Part of that transformation includes a competition for a site-specific public artwork designed to operate as a source of clean energy for the city's utility grid. This volume features many of ...
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Surrealism: 50 Works of Art You Should KnowThe Surrealist movement that developed in Europe following the devastation of World War I emerged out of a feeling by writers and artists that the world itself was going mad - and that they, the artists, were the sane ones. This introduction to Surrealism shows how the movement swept energetically through all kinds of media as artists found expression in the interaction between an imaginative pictorial language ...
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Drive StyleAs he did with Mods, Rockers, and, most recently, cycle enthusiasts, Horst Friedrichs surveys every angle of Britain's coolest car scenes with page after page of gorgeous photographs. Friedrichs not only captures some magnificent vehicles, but also their owners, drivers, spectators, and other enthusiasts decked out in beautiful gear, perfect for shifting gears. Whether racing their Bugattis, changing a tire ...
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An English RoomEveryone has a favorite place to read, study, work, and dream - but there's something special about an English room. In this handsome volume filled with elegant photographs of architectural interiors and formal portraits of their occupants, some of England's most renowned sons and daughters share their sacred spaces and their personal musings about Englishness and English rooms. Benedict Cumberbatch reveals ...
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Cityscapes. From Paris to New YorkFor decades Gottfried Salzmann has been taking the art of watercolor painting to exciting and original levels. In his countless urban landscapes of New York, San Francisco and Paris, Salzmann combines watercolors with acrylic and pencil or pen, or incorporates photography and printmaking into the finished piece. This retrospective volume offers an overview of Salzmann's oeuvre. Although he works in other media, ...
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Robert Mapplethorpe. PolaroidsCritically praised for his finely modeled and classically composed photographs, Robert Mapplethorpe remains intensely controversial and enormously popular. This book brings together almost three hundred images from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation's archive and private collections, to provide a critical view of Mapplethorpe's formative years as an artist. These works reveal the themes that would inspire Mapplethorpe ...
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Piranesi, Paestum and SoaneAn eighteenth century printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a lifelong champion of Rome, publishing more than a thousand etchings of The Eternal City and its ancient monuments. Piranesi's English contemporary, Sir John Soane, was also an architect specializing in the Neo-Classical style. When these two artists met, they formed a profound and complex artistic and intellectual relationship that ...
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Pablo PicassoWhat did Spain look like when Picasso was born? What kind of community did he grow up in? What was his studio like? Who were the people who had the most influence on his art? The answers to these and other questions help bring into focus the Spanish artist's brilliant career and his influence on twentieth-century art. Color reproductions of his masterpieces are interspersed with photographs of Picasso's personal ...
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1000 Contemporary Silhouette Designs (+ CD-ROM)Lets you communicate your ideas in an effective way by offering more than 900 different silhouettes, consisting of figures and objects from various jobs, pastimes, attitudes and situations. This book is suitable for both an amateur and professional in the visual arts.
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Pictopia (+ CD-ROM)A fascinating visual guide, Pictopia provides a source of inspiration for design professionals and amateurs. The images included in Pictopia cover a multitude of subject areas, such as war, peace, animal rights, racism, life and death, represented in more than 400 royalty-free illustrations, offering suggestions as to how to express today's social issues and discussions through the creative process alone.
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Imago MundiImago Mundi aims to show the world through the unique perspective of the author, who expresses his personal perception of the world through pictograms, ideograms, logos, symbols and signs. This book is an instrument of communication and representation, through which we discover a creative interpretation of the world as seen through abstract signs pictographic textures and repeated designs. These graphic signs ...
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A Bird in Winter: A Children's Book Inspired by Pieter BreugelEight-year-old Mayken is a peasant girl who works in her mother's guesthouse. One wintry day she goes ice-skating with some friends and finds an injured bird. Bright watercolours help narrate Mayken's story, which concludes with a stunning reproduction of Breugel's masterpiece. Young readers will learn about Breugel and his art as they cheer Mayken on and enter a world of snow, trees, and the simple beauty of a winter's day.
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Roy LichtensteinBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to colour outside the lines.
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Click Click Click Photography for ChildrenBudding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colourful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. Illustrated throughout and written in a style that's informative and easy to understand, this book covers everything from the difference between digital and film cameras to mastering action shots and taking pictures of one's favourite pets. Sections introduce ...
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BoticelliThe Florentine painter Botticelli personifies the Golden Age of the early Renaissance. Best known for The Birth of Venus and Primavera, Botticelli painted with an expressive poeticism that eschewed formal realism. He used line and colour to gorgeous effect, creating some of the most beloved and familiar images of all time. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full-page spreads of masterpieces ...
13 Paintings Children Should KnowPeople of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paints and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical and historical aspects. Games, quizzes, ...
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13 Painters Children Should KnowIt's never too early to introduce children to art. Featuring thirteen painters from a variety of historical periods and styles, this book demonstrates just how interesting and exciting art can be. From the fantastic images of Hieronymus Bosch to the romantic idealism of Titian, the gorgeous colours of Cezanne to Jean-Michel Basquiat's African - and street art-inspired figures - each painter is presented in chronologically ...
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13 Modern Artists Children Should KnowThis heavily illustrated book, featuring the world's greatest modern artists, is an excellent introduction for young readers to modern art. The featured artists - including Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Lichtenstein and Hockney - are introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children, and are arranged chronologically with an accompanying timeline. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful ...
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13 Artists Children Should KnowWhether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions ...
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13 Art Illusions Children Should KnowChildren love to be fooled - and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe-l'oeil, clever uses of colour and perspective, surrealism and photorealism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread. Lively texts explain the methods the artist employed to shape an illusion. ...
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Full of Characters: Character DesignThis outstandingly illustrated volume presents an unsurpassed collection of the most original and new characters from designers all around the world. A visual celebration of design, process, and imagination, this book is organized into three main sections: a showcase of characters grouped by color identifying the particular technique used to create them, interviews with the designers, and the design processes ...
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Seaside PolaroidsAnyone who grew up holidaying on England's beaches is familiar with the distinctive features of these historic resorts - not the exclusive, paradisiacal haunts of the rich and famous, but the gritty, often rocky shores of the Atlantic and the Irish and North Seas, filled with amusement arcades, bathing huts, beach umbrellas and people of all ages and classes. Jon Nicolson's Polaroid SX70 is the perfect vehicle ...
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Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti TattooGraffiti and tattoos are now firmly entrenched as mainstream art forms. Over the past few decades, these raw products of street culture have converged into a distinctive visual aesthetic documented for the first time in this compelling and inspirational book. Famed graffiti tattoo artist Kaves and tattoo historian Billy Burke introduce, one by one, the masters of graffiti tattoo art, their personal stories, ...
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Van Eyck: Masters of ArtA fifteenth-century Flemish painter who spent most of his life in Bruges, van Eyck was revered for his innovative manipulation of oil paint. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full-page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details - allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre.
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Mini Graphics 2This remarkable work presents a stunning compilation of some of the most innovative mini-sized graphics, created by some of the most influential graphic designers across the globe. Displaying a diverse range of cutting-edge work, this inspirational visual guide, the second volume in the series, has a wealth of ingenious ideas for designing small-scale graphics in limited spaces, ideal for business and greeting ...
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Web Design Source BookPacked with the most innovative and cutting-edge examples of web design, this book boasts an eclectic array of work from leading international designers. With a wealth of ideas on how to use color, text, layout, flash, and images, this book is a must-have resource for designers and enthusiasts of state-of -the-art web design.
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Islamic ArtBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms, with plenty of space to draw their own creations outside the lines.
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Night Time: Innovative Design for Clubs and BarsThis book identifies the latest tastes and current trends in nightclub space design with supplemented information on the venue, design studio, as well as artistic perspective and simple layout diagrams. More than forty restaurant bars and achingly hip clubs are featured in more than two hundred photographs showcasing the best after-dark playgrounds.
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Velazquez: Masters of ArtA seventeenth century Spanish painter who continues to influence artists today, Velazquez is primarily known for his portraits of Spanish royalty and other notable figures. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details - allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre.
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Architecture: The Groundbreaking MomentsArchitecture evolves in response to man's technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated chapters, this volume for general readers and architecture lovers alike identifies the most important advancements in the field of architecture, and demonstrates how these innovations influenced ...
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13 Sculptures Children Should KnowA winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a Buddha of solid gold - these are some of the creations featured in this book of sculptures that children will be able to learn from whilst having fun. Children naturally respond to shape, size, texture and colour, and will hugely enjoy this close look at thirteen of the world's most fascinating sculptures, including ...
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Coloring Book: Paul KleeBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the worlds masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Impressionism Coloring BookBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms, with plenty of space to draw their own creations outside the lines.
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Colouring Book KandinskyThese enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Coloring Book ChagallBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to colour outside the lines.
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Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals and the Garden of Perfect BrightnessCircle of Animals features twelve enormous bronze animal heads, each depicting a segment of the Chinese zodiac. Ai Weiwei's first piece of public art, it is an extraordinary accomplishment in its own right. But as this book explains, the origins and motivation behind the piece are as compelling as the work itself. Ai Weiwei based the sculpture on a similar work that was built for an imperial retreat in the eighteenth ...
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Paul KleeA talented violinist as well as a painter, Klee drew much of the inspiration for his abstract art from musical rhythms and structures. Like a composer, he developed and harmonized pictorial themes, weaving a complex series of signs and symbols into his painting. The book focuses on Klee's decade-long tenure at the Bauhaus, where the artist's theories and practices first merged. Illustrated throughout with full-colour ...
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Drawing SurrealismDrawing, often considered a minor art, was central to surrealism from the very beginning. Automatic drawing, exquisite cadavers, and frottage are just a few of the techniques invented by surrealists as means to tap into the subconscious realm. While previous books have examined the connection between drawings and surrealist paintings, Drawing Surrealism is the first to recognize the medium as a fundamental form ...
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Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion BlogsThis survey of the online fashion scene is the first to profile the field's best-known bloggers and most exciting up-andcomers. Packed with vibrant photos and interviews, Style Feed includes Streetpeeper's uncompromising edginess; industry insider Disneyrollergirl's savvy analysis; the passionate flamboyance of Anna Dello Russo; prescient observations from Chicago teenager Tavi Gevinson, The Style Rookie; former ...
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Sieff FashionOne of the most famous and popular photographers of his time, Jeanloup Sieff photographed some of the most beautiful women and men of his era. This wide-ranging collection of his work captures some of his most famous photographs spanning a career of nearly forty years. These nudes and fashion shots portray more than beautiful bodies draped, or not, with beautiful clothes; Sieff's personal interest in whatever ...
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Paul Klee: Life and WorkReaders of this book will find much to discover and relish in Paul Klee's art. Several lavish reproductions of his iconic works, as well as those that are more rarely exhibited, are featured alongside in-depth biographical information that looks beyond his many artistic achievements to explore the life and times of the man himself. Never-before-published photographs of Klee and his circle, as well as entertaining ...
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George BellowsPublished in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition, this book documents the artist's career from his youthful meteoric rise to the largely unexplored period preceding his death. Mentored by Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan school in New York in the early part of the twentieth century, Bellows skilfully and audaciously painted the world around him: street children, tenements, boxers, urban and rural ...
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Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for FreedomThe history of revolution is as old as humanity; yet it is only since the invention of photography that we have been able to discern the realities of these conflicts from the distance of time. Starting with the Algerian uprising in 1954 and culminating with the most recent triumphs and tragedies of the Arab Spring, this book brings together hundreds of colour and black and white images that depict historic events ...
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Rembrandt and the PassionPainted between the years 1632 and 1646, the Passion series is one of Rembrandt's finest accomplishments. This volume investigates a work known as the Entombment Sketch - actually a beautiful finished painting, and the jewel of the Hunterian Art Gallery's collection. Drawing from paint samples, new high - definition imagery, and other technical findings, this volume thoroughly explores the provenance of the ...
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Edvard Munch: Master PrintsRenowned for such powerful paintings as The Scream and Madonna, Munch continually reworked his monumental themes in the graphic arts. This publication brings together nearly sixty of Munch's most important prints, from the National Gallery of Art and two exceptional private collections, demonstrating how the artist's experimental impulses and virtuosic handling of intaglio, lithography, and woodcut over the ...
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Urban KnitsWhether they're knitting colourful clothes for trees, crocheting adornments on park benches, or wrapping traffic signs in brightly hued yarn, urban knitters are waging woolly war on the mundane, humdrum, and expected. You'll find this urban art on the most familiar locations: phone booths, buses, chain-link fences, subway platforms, and park benches. Vibrant and clever, making a statement that's irreverent and ...
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50 Photos You Should KnowThe birth of photography opened the doors to a new kind of art, one that recorded events with the immediacy not possible with painting and drawing. This volume is a chronologically arranged compendium of memorable images of unforgettable people, places, and moments. Including images recording humankind conquering the air, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbing Mount Everest, and the attack on the World ...
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VermeerA seventeenth century Dutch painter who lived his entire life in Delft, Vermeer is renowned for his masterly use of light. Only a very small number of Vermeer's paintings are known to exist. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details - allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre.
GoyaAt times regarded as the first modern artist, Goya was both a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a commentator on the tumultuous events of his time. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details - allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre.
BruegelA Renaissance painter and printmaker best known for his landscapes and peasant scenes, Bruegel's paintings were often unsentimental depictions of daily village life. Overflowing with impeccably reproduced images, this book offers full page spreads of masterpieces as well as highlights of smaller details - allowing the viewer to appreciate every aspect of the artist's technique and oeuvre.
From Mud Huts to SkyscrapersChildren will be utterly absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today's soaring towers. Chronologically arranged, this large-format book gives each iconic building its own double-page spread featuring an exquisite watercolour illustration and clearly written descriptions, facts, and features. These vibrantly detailed pages are filled with people, animals, ...
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50 Contemporary Fashion Designers You Should KnowToday's young designers are savvier and more daring than ever before. Happy to exist within or outside of the established houses of haute couture, their reputations are cemented by savvy consumers who are willing to navigate the thin line between trendsetting and trend following. This book of the most creative and iconoclastic members of today's fashion scene includes Fashion Week regulars and cutting edge up-and-comers. ...
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Bob Dylan: The Brazil SeriesBob Dylan has been a prolific graphic artist since the 1960s, and his graphic art is marked by the same constant drive for renewal that characterises his music. Never content to remain static in a single form of expression that he has already cultivated, he is constantly experimenting and testing new artistic techniques and expressions. This book of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark encompasses ...
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Street SeenWorld War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism - all considered responses to war's shocking realities - were influenced by the photography of the period. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model's unflinching ...
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Colouring Book MonetThese enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915Fashion is in the details. The textiles, tailoring, and trimmings all work together in the creation of the finest pieces. Drawing on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's internationally known fashion collection, this gorgeous book tells the story-in words and beautiful pictures-of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, a period when fashionable dress underwent ...
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Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst HaekelThe geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 ...
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Jigsaw Art: ColoursClaude Monet's green lily ponds, a red studio by Henri Matisse, the bright purple of a Georgia O'Keeffe flower - the vibrant colours of artistic masterpieces are presented in the form of simple jigsaw puzzles that will entice the youngest readers. Each spread in the book features a reproduction of a famous painting accompanied by a brief explanatory text and a 16-piece puzzle of the artwork. Arranged thematically, ...
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Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen NaundorfWhether the incredible pieces of haute couture were designed by Chanel, Dior, Gaultier or Valentino, their beauty is preserved in the gorgeous large-format images captured with Polaroid cameras by Cathleen Naundorf and collected in this book. Her well-honed technique, which combines instant film's distinctive colours and shadow with the artist's remarkable instinct, results in photographs that resemble paintings ...
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Maira KalmanThe world as seen through Kalman's eyes is a quirky, slightly off-kilter place as colourful and varied as a kaleidoscope. For decades this brilliant artist has captured our hearts with her whimsical illustrations and engaged our minds with her trenchant observations. A companion to a travelling exhibition, this monograph on Kalman's work features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, and journal ...
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Martin RamirezMartin Ramirez created nearly 450 drawings of remarkable visual clarity and expressive power while confined in a California mental institution for more than twenty-five years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he achieved posthumous fame with recent exhibitions of his works. Eighty important drawings, culled from public and private collections, comprehensively survey his achievement and demonstrate that he was one ...
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Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d'OrsayThis book of a major travelling exhibition of the same name includes nearly 100 works by the famous masters during the mid-19th century, and from whose midst arose one of the most original and recognisable of all artistic styles, Impressionism. This exhibition begins with paintings by naturalist artists such as Bougereau and Courbet and presents American expatriate James McNeil Whistler's Arrangement in Gray ...
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NollywoodThe Nigerian film industry is the third largest in the world, after those of the United States and India. Nigerian films often deal with the moral dilemmas facing modern Africans today and tell stories familiar to African families: of religion, violence, AIDS, and economic hardship. Much as he did with his previous book, the hugely successful The Hyena & Other Men, Pieter Hugo documents the intense and incredibly ...
Rauschenberg: PostersOne of America's most important artists, Robert Rauschenberg consistently fuses painting, found art, photography and printing in his works. This book brings together 60 of Rauschenburg's most exciting posters. Arranged thematically and chronologically, the posters display the full range of Rauschenberg's stylistic development from the 1960s to the 1990s. Since 1963 the artist has been designing posters to advertise ...
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Hans Makart: Painter of the SensesThe Makart PeriodA of the late nineteenth century is known as an era of sumptuous beauty and opulence in Vienna. Hans Makart, after whom the period was named, became a national icon in Austria-a rock star of the art world whose paintings, interior design, theatrical sets and costumes were celebrated as much for their style as for the status they exemplified. This catalogue to an exhibit of Makart's works includes ...
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Hilmer & Sattler Und AlbrechtThe firm of Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht has been making headlines after winning the competition to design the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. This book highlights their prolific output from 2004 to 2010 and features housing projects, hotels, office buildings, retail shops and private residences in Germany, Switzerland, and other countries. Full-colour photographs, sketches, and detailed plans reveal the firm's ...
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Salt BridgesFew contemporary buildings demonstrate the purpose of their existence as effectively as Hawkins\Brown's newest scheme. Built to bring together lecturers, researchers and students previously based in separate buildings across Oxford's campus, its glass and steel exterior literally reveals the cutting-edge work being done in its interior - challenging the notion that laboratory walls should be opaque and secretive. ...
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Taizo KurodaFor centuries Japanese potters have been turning out porcelain vessels, known for their purity of colour and perfection of form. In contrast, the work of Taizo Kuroda is revered not for its purity or precision, but for the luminous warmth and joyful asymmetry that makes his work both approachable and appealing to the senses. This monograph celebrates Kuroda's most beautiful creations - vessels that transcend ...
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Hannah WilkeThe importance of the work of Hannah Wilke (1940-1993) has never been clearer. In retrospect, her artwork, like her life, frames a heroic story about formal invention and social activism; about personal loyalties and individual freedom; and, above all, about breathtaking risk. A defining presence in a nascent community of women artists, determined to expose (and fix) the inequities of the fast-growing art world ...
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Thomas SchutteOrganized around the themes of models, monuments, and memorials-key subjects in Schutte's art-this volume offers a comprehensive selection of work from the late 1970s to today by an artist considered a key figure of his generation. Schutte's installations, sculptures, prints, drawings, and watercolours often take contradictory forms, and his art may seem to depict alien worlds. Yet his focus is everyday life, ...
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Kiki Smith: PhotographsPart survey, part artist's book, this long-awaited look at the full range of Kiki Smith's photography allows that body of work to be recognized as an essential part of her working process and of the acclaimed body of work that includes her sculpture, installations, drawings, prints, and books. Over the three decades of her career, Smith has experimented with photography as a working tool, a means of personal ...
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The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic AgeThe rise of digital photography is perhaps the most manifest legacy of the digital revolution in art. Through the use of sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance photographs, saturate them with colour, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography and its enormous varieties of technique and style being practiced today, Sylvia Wolf explores a genre that challenges ...
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Susan Rothenberg: Moving In PlaceFull-colour illustrations and foldouts of Rothenberg's bestknown early works as well as exciting new paintings afford readers the chance to observe the evolution of Rothenberg's themes. From her earliest horse paintings through her spinning figures of the 1980s and early 1990s to her most recent series of paintings of dismembered puppets, this book highlights key compositional strategies in Rothenberg's work. ...
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Hundertwasser Colouring BookBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the worlds masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Nike De Saint PhalleWhen Niki de Saint Phalle died, the world lost not only an artist of enormous passion, but also a remarkably creative woman whose work and life were inextricably linked. Throughout her forty-year career Saint Phalle explored female roles in society and myth, basing many of her disquieting and joyful depictions on personal experience. The full range of Saint Phalle's oeuvre is paid glorious tribute in this retrospective ...
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Von Gerkan, Marg Und Partner: Buildings 1965-2006For four decades, gmp has been designing and constructing buildings around the world. Their projects run the gamut from homes, hotels, museums, theatres, concert halls and office buildings, to commercial centers, hospitals, research and educational facilities and transportation stations. Covering more than 200 of these projects, this impressive volume offers a chronological retrospective of gmp's oeuvre. Highlights ...
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Dürer. Masters of ArtThis generously illustrated volume on the work of Dürer makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. This monograph explores Dürer's entire life and oeuvre by focusing on the most important of his works. It follows the artist as he traveled throughout Europe, completing commissions for noblemen, kings, emperors, and popes-all the while satisfying his own thirst ...
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Caravaggio. Masters of ArtThis generously illustrated volume on the work of Caravaggio makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation. This monograph explores Caravaggio's entire life and career by focusing on the most important of his works. Readers will learn about his innovated use of light and shadow, his physical and psychological realism, and his radical technique of omitting initial drawings ...
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Marilyn by MagnumOn the 50th anniversary of Marilyn's death, this beautiful book is an elegant pictorial celebration of the beloved star by the Magnum photographers who immortalized her. It's been half a century since we lost Marilyn Monroe, but her presence in popular culture has never faded-due in part to the incredible abundance of photographs that were taken of her. Many of those pictures were taken by members of the Magnum ...
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Turner: Masters of ArtPerhaps the best-loved English romantic painter, Turner became known as the painter of light. A The use of brilliant watercolour characterizes his numerous landscapes. Travelling throughout Europe, Turner captured the vitality of urban and pastoral scenes. As he developed his technique, his paintings took on the quality of pure luminescence, paving the way for the Impressionist era to come. Overflowing with ...
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Henry Moore: From the Inside OutHenry Moore is most celebrated for his monumental outdoor sculptures in many major cities around the world. Lesser known are the sculptor's plaster pieces, which represent an important stage in the development of his work leading up to the final bronze sculptures. Moore's sculptures are presentedalongside a generous selection of his drawings and carvings made during the last decades of his life. Commentary by ...
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Egon Schiele: Self-Portraits and PortraitsThis book traces Schiele's development as a portraitist through four principal chronological phases, from 1906 to 1918. Starting with the artist's rigorous training at the Vienna Academy, it chronicles Schiele's eventual break with academia and the emergence of his Expressionistic style. As Schiele honed his technical abilities, he gathered a coterie of patrons-many of whom he immortalized on canvas-and developed ...
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Coloring Book Henri MatisseBig art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Andy Warhol: HeadlinesObsessed with contemporary culture, Warhol celebrated the sensational as well as the mundane in every facet of society. His headline works, which were realized in a range of formats-from two-dimensional to time-based media such as film, video, and television-chart in real time the great shift in the technological means employed to deliver the news from the 1950s until the artist's death in 1987. This companion ...
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Salvador DaliBig art for little hands - this new "Salvador Dali Colouring Book" in Prestel's new "Colouring Book" range is a beautifully produced colouring-in book. With plenty of space to colour outside the lines, the book is also designed to give children an early interest in some of the great masters. Sections of Dali's masterpieces are there to inspire children's creativity, whatever their age.
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Art NouveauThe Art Nouveau movement became an international phenomenon at the beginning of the twentieth century that ushered in the era of modernity in almost every aspect of cultural life. For decades critics have argued that Art Nouveau was not an artistic period in its own right, but an amalgam of artists and styles that served as a bridge between neoclassicism and modernism. In this comprehensive, authoritative, and ...
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50 Contemporary Artists You Should KnowArtists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and ...
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Fashionisto: A Century of Style IconsWhat makes a man a fashionisto? Swagger, elegance, daring, perhaps a really well cut suit. The actors, designers, crooners and legends portrayed in this collection are fashion forward men who possess some or all of the above-and they have it in spades. Fred Astaire and Bryan Ferry, Truman Capote and Che Guevara, George Clooney and Boy George all find a place in this fun and fascinating exploration of what makes ...
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Zeitgeist and Glamour: Photography of the '60s and '70sThe 1960s and '70s were a time when mainstream culture was turned on its head. Everything from fashion and music to politics and religion was questioned or reinvented while technological advances allowed people around the world to witness these incredible changes. Drawn from the Nicola Erni Collection, the spectacular images in this volume represent the iconic people, places, and events of the era, and were ...
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Piecebook Reloaded: Rare Graffiti Drawings, 1985-2005Continuing the story which began with the groundbreaking 'Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers', Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente bring us never-before-published blackbook drawings from the years 1985 to 2005.
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50 Sculptures You Should KnowFor centuries artists have been expressing their ideas, faith, passion, and rage in three-dimensional works that reflect historical eras, tell stories, reveal mysteries, and even create scandals. Starting from ancient times and continuing through the Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods, this collection introduces readers to the artists and works that make sculpture such an exciting ...
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50 Fashion Designers You Should KnowThe latest volume in Prestel's most successful series profiles the world's top 50 designers, including Armani, Balenciaga, Dior, Galliano, Givenchy, Lacroix, McCartney, McQueen, Quant, Versace and Westwood. Their careers and creations are explored through colourful, double-page spreads, with a timeline to highlight significant events in the designer's life and to outline their accomplishments and influence. ...
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Vincent Van GoghAnyone studying a Van Gogh painting with its heavily articulated brushstrokes, dazzling color, and hypnotic perspective will wonder about the artist who created such masterpieces. Although some details of the Dutch artist’s brief and tragic life have been mythologized into the popular culture, this book takes a deeper look at Van Gogh’s history and oevre.
Drawing on Van Gogh’s correspondence, this book allows ...
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50 Photographers You Should KnowThis dynamic introduction to the world's greatest photographers from the inception of photography to today bears proof of the magic of the camera. From Felix Nadar to Nan Goldin, each of the photographers featured here represents an important aspect of photography's evolution. The artists are represented in double-page spreads that include reproductions of their most important works, concise biographies, informative ...
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A Year in FashionFrom turn-of-the-century corsets to the most recent fashion-forward trends, this treasury of photos culled from the Getty Archives encompasses every aspect of the history of fashion.
A beautiful gift book formatted as a year's worth of two-page spreads, each day features a stunning photograph facing a detailed caption, a short text, and a memorable quotation, as well as room to note birthdays, anniversaries, ...
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The Art of RomanceSince 1908 readers have been finding respite from the vagaries of everyday life in the pages of novels published by Mills & Boon. Now part of the Harlequin group, the world's largest romance publisher, the company has published thousands of titles each with its own distinctive jacket art. Part of a centenary celebration, this collection of some two hundred Mills & Boon covers offers a fascinating visual record ...
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Projects in China: Von Gerkan, Marg and PartnersThis book focuses on a world-renowned architectural firm that has contributed to China’s recent architectural boom.
The architectural practice founded in 1965 by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg has become one of the largest, most wide-ranging and most influential in the world, and has garnered numerous international awards. Since the early 1990s von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has been a major contributor ...
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On Location 2: Famous Landscapes in FilmThis beautifully illustrated book is a round-the-world tour of famous films so you, too, can go "on location". Filmmaking anecdotes, location details, and helpful maps take you on a "Lord of the Rings" journey in New Zealand, an "Easy Rider" road trip in the American Southwest, and a tour of the safari landscapes in "Out of Africa". Discover 40 countries and 400 films from the deserts of Morocco to the reefs of the Caribbean.
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Icons Of FashionAn overview of the fashion world throughout the twentieth century. Major names in twentieth-century fashion are included in this collection of photographs, drawings, and texts. The images capture the attitudes and artistry of fashion. Organized into sections, this book features double-page spreads highlighting the aspects of fashion.
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Gustav Klimt: LandscapesNow in flexi-cover, this visually stunning collection of Klimt's landscape paintings brings to light a lesser-known aspect of the Viennese painter's uvre. While Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the ...
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