Author: Stephen Taylor
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It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother and close friend a tragic time that brought him back to painting and then to an obsession with r... read more

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Cressida Campbell is a renowned and gifted artist who depicts the essence of her familiar subjects in water colour, painted woodblocks and woodblock prints. Conscious of the legacy of Margaret Preston, Campbell portrays beauty in everyday scenes such as domestic still lives, industrial maritime scenes and rooftops overlooking... read more

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After the First World War, Harry Hahn returned to America with his new wife and a spectacular wedding present - which the couple claim was the real La Belle Ferronniere by Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting caused a sensation until the world's leading art critic, Sir Joseph Duveen (without seeing it in person) questioned its aut... read more

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Documents over 200 years of Antarctic imagery, ranging from the historical and botanical to the modernist and postmodern. Features the work of over 50 artists. Winner of the University of Tasmania prize for Best Book by a Tasmanian Publisher.

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With more than 250,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 PAINTINGS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE brings you right up to date with an incisive look the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensiv... read more

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The paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are widely known and loved, but this book presents for the first time a comprehensive survey of the intimate world of the Pre-Raphaelites drawings. Works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais are set beside those of their followers Edward Burne-... read more

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser: born as Friedrich Stowasser, he lived and died as Friedensreich (meaning "realm of peace") Hundertwasser

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"The Story of Art", one of the best-known and best-loved books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Professor Gombrich's clear and engaging text combines with hundreds of full-colour illustrations to trace the history of art in an unfolding narrative, from primitive cave paintings to contr... read more

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With a freshness and breadth of approach that sets the art in its context, this book explores why works were created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures. It covers Rome and Florence, Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Genoa, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Napl... read more

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Author: Umberto Eco
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 Art

Beauty and ugliness are two sides of the same coin; by ugliness we usually mean the opposite of beauty and we often define the first in order to understand the nature of the second. But the various depictions of ugliness over the centuries are richer and more unpredictable than is commonly thought. The striking images and ant... read more

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An in-depth study of Fragonard's series of paintings The Progress of Love, one of the masterpieces of French 18th-century art

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Author: Barry Schwabsky
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 Art

Vitamin P is an image-heavy book offering an overview of the state of painting today, and documents the most recent concerns and ideas among contemporary painters. In the wake of new media such as installation, video, performance and digital art, the traditional medium of painting has enjoyed a renaissance among a recent gene... read more

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Japan's Meiji era was a time of dramatic cultural change. Industry, the military, transportation, fashion, architecture, the arts - all aspects of Meiji society embraced modernisation. Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) flourished during this vibrant period. Deeply rooted in tradition - he led the revival of Rinpa, a style created in... read more

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Modern Woman explores a watershed period of French history through drawings of women by major artists of the Belle Epoque. Modern Woman explores more than 90 drawings of women at the time of the Belle Epoque, a significant period of artistic and social change in France. Featured in this beautifully illustrated publication are... 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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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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From its earliest days, art history has been rife with representations of nude men. But while there are many studies of art celebrating the female form, the male nude has suffered from relative neglect. The book seeks to correct that imbalance with a collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs that challenge concepti... read more

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Timetunnel to the 15th century. This is 1493's must-have history book and city guide by Hartmann Schedel. Hartmann Schedel's "Weltchronik", or "Chronicle of the World" (better known today as the "Nuremberg Chronicle", after the German city in which it was created), was a groundbreaking encyclopedic work and at the time the mo... read more

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This catalogue documents the first comprehensive survey of Wolfhagen's work. This catalogue features an essay by acclaimed Australian writer Tim Winton amongst other highly regarded curators and writers.

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Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. The 89 artworks by some 74 artists traverse over 200 years of rich history, from the colonial era to the mid-20th century. Readers will encounter the sublime poetry and drama of the land, the ambition and... read more

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