"Sanctuary: British Artists and their Studios" gives a rare and privileged insight to the studios and inspirations of nearly 120 of Britains greatest living artists working today, both in Britain and abroad. Sanctuary's stellar cast of artists encompasses many different ways of thinking about and making art. This lavish, larg... read more

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Author: Cynthia Carr
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Awards:WINNER 2013 Lambda Literary Awards Best Biography

In December 2010, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington made headlines when it responded to protests from the Catholic League by voluntarily censoring an excerpt of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from its show on American portraiture. Why a work of art could stir such emotions is at the heart of Cynthia Carr's F... read more

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For someone who shuns the limelight by concealing his real name, never showing his face and never giving interviews except by email, Banksy is remarkably famous. Whether there is a Banksy exhibition in Bristol, Los Angeles, London or New York, there is always a queue - often three hours long. His book of his art, Wall and Pie... read more

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Contemporary Australia: Women celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation in work by senior, established and emerging contemporary Australian women artists across all media and backgrounds. Lavishly illustrated with reproductions of sculptures, painting, installation, photography, film, video and performance works by more... read more

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In an era of amped-up political speech and proliferating news outlets magazine covers still have the power to influence public opinion and even change minds. New Yorker covers under the art direction of Francois Mouly since 1993 have broken through the clutter of journalistic cliches using traditional means; hand-drawn illust... read more

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Catalogue to accompany exhibition investigating two main streams of Symbolist art in Australia: works by artists who trained or lived overseas and drew directly from European Symbolist genres; and works by artists in Australia who referenced Symbolism to define a local experience.

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This lavishly illustrated book brings to light the diverse work and the growing influence of this early 20th century Japanese artist and designer. Kamisaka Sekka (18661942), little known until recent years, is being reappreciated and influencing a new generation of artists and designers in Japan and beyond. Through over 200 i... read more

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Published to widespread media attention, Stealing Rembrandts is a glimpse into the criminal world of international art theft, which exceeds $6 billion a year. Art security expert Anthony M. Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Thro... read more

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The single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat concentrates on this singular artist's iconic imagery, spanning the late '90s up until the end of 2011. The locations are from around the world (predominantly the UK, US and Europe), and many images have never been... read more

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During five years of extensive research FORMs Canning Stock Route Project has derived an extraordinary body of cultural and historical knowledge through a unique collaboration with Aboriginal artists and contributions from ten remote community arts and cultural organisations spanning the Western Desert. This book diversely ar... read more

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Scotland-based Dr Janet McKenzie, long-term deputy editor of the renowned art journal "Studio International", first published on Australian drawing with Macmillan back in 1986. Twenty-one years later she met Dr Irene Barberis, an Australian artist who was in the UK representing Metasenta, an international arts research organi... read more

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This whimsical collection of Andy Warhol's early drawings reveals the visual musings of the man before he became the legend. The relatively unknown experiments in commercial illustration collected here were created between 1950 and 1960, pre-dating his more famous paintings and prints. Fanciful, vibrant and bold, these early ... read more

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The first of three volumes by the author covering the rock art of the vast Kimberley region, Volume One: Mitchell Plateau Area includes a foreword by Dr Ian Crawford and a comprehensive introduction covering early descriptions of the art and brief summaries of archaeology, geology, and the importance of past sea-level changes.

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The first biography of Venice's greatest artist since 1877 - a towering work which captures the genius of Titian. Devoted father and loyal friend, Titian was notorious for disregarding authority and was an international celebrity by his late fifties. He was famously difficult but his stubbornness and horrendous timekeeping di... read more

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Imagine you have an old painting, a Madonna and Child, which has been in your family for years. It is beautiful, serene and spellbinding. It hangs on your wall and for years you take it for granted. But curiosity to know more about it gradually grows in you until it becomes irresistible. The day comes when you look at it and ... read more

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The art book that has introduced millions of people around the globe to art An accessible, informative and fun A - Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day Updated and expanded with 100 new works, including paintings, photographs,... read more

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One of the world's most famous and intriguing twentieth-century artists, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) produced dramatic works in a variety of styles. Best known as a co-founder of Cubism, he also created pieces in a variety of other styles, some realistic, some Surrealistic, sculptures as well as paintings. Among his best known ... read more

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The "Arnolfini" portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues all who see it. Scholars and the public alike have puzzled over the meaning of this haunting gem of medieval art, a subtle and beautiful double portrait of a wealthy Bruges merchant and his wife. The enigmatic ... read more

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In this astounding first volume, Christopher Sykes explores the fascinating world of the most popular living artist in the world today. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the last five decades. His story is one of precocious achievement at Bradford Art College, the Swinging 60s in London wh... read more

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This XXL-format comprehensive survey is the most complete book ever made on the subject of this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. With huge, full-bleed det... read more

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