Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth, with a pouch full of colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a grit... read more

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Author: Renata Saleci
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This tiny book reflects the scale of a new series of sculptures by world renowned artist Antony Gormley. Gormley's 'Memes' assume 33 different postures, each signifying a psychoanalytic state or position and invite a new engagement with the human form. A remarkable new contribution to the field of contemporary sculpture.

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In this remarkable book, a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. These conversations are pun... read more

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For ten years Geordie Greig was among a very small group of friends who regularly met Lucian Freud for breakfast at Clarke's restaurant on Kensington Church Street. Over tea and the morning papers, Freud would recount stories of his past and discuss art. It was, in effect, Freud's private salon. In this kaleidoscopic memoir, ... read more

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Dogs in Australian Art looks at Australian art through the lens of dog painting, showcasing over 150 masterworks that illustrate the deep bond between Australians and their best friends. Steven Miller's whimsical text argues that all the major shifts which occurred in Australian art, and which have traditionally been attribut... read more

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Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it's not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the w... read more

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There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possible audience. Alain de Botton and John Armstrong have a firm belief that art can help us w... read more

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For anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of colouring, comes Outside The Lines, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, str... read more

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People all around the world know the name of Vincent van Gogh. He has become an artist of mythical proportions. Millions of people are touched by his paintings and they have at least a notion of his tragic life. The short life and great work of van Gogh confront us with the real meaning of success. This package contains two c... read more

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Author: Judith Zilczer
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Series:20th Century Living Masters

The definitive monograph on Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) - a towering figure of Abstract Expressionism and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

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The first monograph on this internationally famous potter and writer, this book brings to life the man behind The Hare with Amber Eyes. Stunning photography reveals a day in the life of de Waal and his studio and documents his major exhibitions and installations. Contributors include novelists Colm Toibin, Peter Carey and AS Byatt.

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In this fascinating and entertaining second volume, Christopher Sykes explores the life and work of Britain's most popular living artist. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the past five decades. Volume 1 covered his early life: his precocious achievement at Bradford Art College and the Swi... read more

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The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing,... read more

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A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, a blend of biography, history, and memoir, truly is a b... read more

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Author: Kitty Hauser
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Series:This is

Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century, and served as the inspiration and launching point for much of the figural and abstract art that came after him. This highly illustrated book features not only 20 of the artists major works, but in stunning original colour illus... read more

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What makes a painting endure and resonate through time? What makes a masterpiece? Highly respected art curator Barry Pearce provides a personal tour of 100 of his favourite Australian paintings from the walls and vaults of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Pearce profiles works from the most famous names in Australian art, ... read more

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Warhol's Queens offers a surprising mosaic consisting of his portraits of royal queens and images of drag queens. For Andy Warhol (1928-1987), both genuine as well as fake queens slipped into the role of idealized movie-star femininity, devoting their lives to handing down a glittering and sparkling way of life and prese... read more

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Paris is a beautiful city with astounding architecture and world-famous museums and restaurants. Because of its many attractions, however, it often feels as if there is nowhere to escape from the crowds. Siobhan Wall, author of Quiet Amsterdam and Quiet London, has sought out hidden, tranquil places so that Parisians can find... read more

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Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low. In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of Vanity Fair have created the definitive history of the most talked-about magazine of our day. From its inception in 1913, through the Jaz... read more

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For Australians, Bali is easily the best known and most frequently visited island of Indonesia. It is thus surprising that Bali: island of the gods is the first comprehensive exhibition of Balinese art to be held on this continent. Drawn exclusively from the Gallery's rich and varied holdings, it showcases some of the most ex... read more

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