* A major new biography on one of the greatest artists of all time, Raphael Sanzio, written by a leading Renaissance expert. * Retraces Raphael's career by re-examining contemporary documents and accounts and interpreting the artist's works with the eye of an expert restorer.

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Explore the wonders of science through the eyes of artists. A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions. From how we got here to where we are going, mysteries of the universe are explained in essays by real working scientist, which are then... read more

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Twenty years after the artists death, this new publication presents a timely and rich overview of the life and work of Francis Bacon. The book includes some 60 paintings as well as photographs, ephemera and archival material largely drawn from the artists studio. An introduction and four essays by international experts look a... read more

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The Global Tree Project is an international art initiative from artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto that seeks to open and affirm connections between audiences and the natural world. Working with identifiable imagery the artist encourages audiences to encounter aspects of nature and therein to discover commonality and connection. S... read more

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Up until a few years ago, biographies of both J.M.W. Turner and John Ruskin had claimed that, in 1858, Ruskin burned bundles of erotic paintings and drawings by Turner in a fit of embarrassed Victorian censorship, to protect Turner's posthumous reputation. Ruskin's friend Ralph Nicholson Wornum, who was Keeper of the National... read more

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"Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California" highlights new work by contemporary artists who are aesthetically and regionally joined through a variety of mediums and demographics. By showcasing unknown and emerging artists alongside established icons who all call California home, "Milk and Honey" recognizes the fact that ... read more

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Paul Klee (1879-1940) began to experience the first symptoms of scleroderma, a systemic autoimmune disease, in 1933, although it was only diagnosed posthumously. His interest in angels arose while he was ill, and they became a dominant theme, particularly from 1938 on. Klee's depictions of angels are among his most popular pa... read more

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The work of Gustav Klimt is world famous, but the man and artist behind these masterpieces has largely remained an enigma. In honour of Klimts 150th birthday, this book and an anniversary exhibition at the Leopold Museum shed new light on key works such as the allegory "Death and Life", outstanding landscape paintings and dra... read more

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This unprecedented collection brings together a selection of writings on art by internationally acclaimed novelist, historian and critic Marina Warner. For 30 years Warner has published widely on a range of art-world subjects and objects from contemporary installation and film works to paintings by Flemish and Italian Renaiss... read more

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An elegant and original photo book illustrating once again the excellence of products made in Italy. After Italian Touch, produced with Tods in 2009 and distributed with great success all over the world, the autumn of 2012 will see the publication of a new volume: a gallery of images of Italian men of different ages and origi... read more

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This book on the work of Jeffrey Smart is the first since his virtual retirement from painting in 2011. It illuminates the vision of the most celebrated of Australian expatriate artists, from his beginnings in Adelaide until his last major composition painted in Italy where he has lived for the last five decades. Adelaide, wh... read more

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This edition is available for sale to AustraliaIcons of the Desert is an exhibition catalog produced by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University for a show featuring forty-nine "dot-paintings" produced by Aboriginal artists from the settlement of Panpunya. Dot-painting has become an art instantly associated ... read more

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What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demon... read more

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7 Reece Mews, South Kensington, was the artist Francis Bacon's home and studio for over 30 years. On his death in 1992, access was granted to photographer Perry Ogden to work undisturbed for days on end to produce this fascinating record of the artist's private space and its contents.

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Philippe Daverio is one of Italy's most important contemporary art historians, whose discerning comments about art are voraciously consumed by the public through his writing as editor of the famed magazine "Art e Dossier" and his platform on a leading Italian television program "Passepartout." Now, in his first full-length wo... read more

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"Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde" explores the extraordinary convergence of artists, intellectuals, and creators in Japans capital city during the radically transformative postwar period. Examining works from a range of media paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints, videos and films, as well as graphics, archit... read more

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Following on from the acclaimed "Just Looking" and "Still Looking", "Always Looking" is an insightful collection of art criticism and a masterclass in appreciating art - from the great American man of letters, John Updike. "Always Looking" treats readers to a series of elegant and sensitive essays on art, and includes writing... read more

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The Paris Salons of the mid-nineteenth century are famous today above all for the paintings that were rejected more than for those that were actually shown. The rejected works form today's canon of art history and are regarded as heralds of a modern age. This book looks to reassess the other side of the art history of the ni... read more

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The Secret Museum is a unique treasure trove of the most intriguing artifacts hidden away in museum archives from all over the world - curated, brought to light, and brought to life by Molly Oldfield in a beautifully illustrated collection. Who knows what's hidden from view? Locked away in cabinets, secure storage and aircraf... read more

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French painter Alexandre Cabanel is famous for his entrancingly beautiful "The Birth of Venus." Since its purchase by Napoleon III in 1863, it remains among the foremost attractions at Paris's Musee d'Orsay. Yet as familiar as "The Birth of Venus" has become--gracing countless posters, art prints, and collectibles--it is but ... read more

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