Art deco architecture flourished in urban areas thropughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples - office buildings, cinemas, hotels and churches - are still in use. Deco architects, artists and designers drew on European styles but were committed to a style that grew organically from their native soil. T... read more

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye is one of the most important abstract painters of the 20th century and one of the most significant artists that Australia has ever produced. Emily's strikingly modern and beautifully innovative works, created in an environment far away from the influence of the Western Art tradition, have been featured i... read more

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How do we see the world around us? "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be ... read more

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Andy Goldsworthys beautiful ephemeral artworks have been rendered timeless in numerous photographic records. But over a period of nearly twenty-five years, he has also produced more than 120 permanent installations all over the world in three continents. This is the first significant volume devoted to Goldsworthy's work in ne... read more

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They follow flight paths and habitats of birds, from the Victorian Mallee to the forests of South East Asia, to Japan and the South of France. Sometimes, as the painter says, its almost as if I am looking at the earth with a birds eye view the birds suggest new ways of telling stories about the earth. This is a dazzling book,... read more

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This book lets you develop your drawing talents and re-discover the world around you. It is now in paperback. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, be inspired to pick up a pencil, pen or charcoal with this comprehensive guide to drawing from Sarah Simblet. From still life to architecture, you can learn to tackle different... read more

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Originally released as a slim paperback 10 years ago (now out of print and fetching collector's prices), this in-depth illustrated monograph on the late, great Edward Gorey returns as a thoroughly rewritten, expanded and redesigned hardcover. Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, li... read more

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Drawing on exhaustive research from interviews and unpublished archival material, John Richardson has produced the long-awaited third volume of the definitive biography, full of original, groundbreaking new insights into Picasso's life and work. His lively and incisive analysis of the work meshes seamlessly with the rich and ... read more

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"On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century" explores the radical transformation of drawing that began during the last century as numerous artists critically re-examined the traditional concepts of the medium. In a revolutionary departure from the institutional definition of drawing and from reliance on paper as the funda... read more

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"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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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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Behind every enduring innovation lies a vast cemetery of achievement: the world of failed inventions. Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan explores this forgotten world in The Oopsatoreum, a fictional tale of a strikingly original but spectacularly unsuccessful inventor.

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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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Maps help us understand the world. This book features the most original and sought-after map illustrators whose work is in line with the zeitgeist. Drawing a map means understanding our world a bit better. For centuries, we have used the tools of cartography to represent both our immediate surroundings and the world at large-... read more

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Describing himself as a "visual jackdaw", master designer Alan Fletcher has spent a lifetime collecting images, useless information, quotations and scraps that take his fancy. This work distils this collection into a quirky and entertaining feast for the eyes and the mind. Loosely arranged in 72 "chapters", the book explores ... read more

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Author: Gemma Blackshaw
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During the great flourishing of modern art in fin-de-siecle Vienna, artists of that city focused on images of individuals. Their portraits depict artists, patrons, families, friends, intellectual allies, and society celebrities from the upwardly mobile middle classes. Viewed as a whole, the images allow us to reconstruct the ... read more

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Over the 60 years of his artistic career, Gerhard Richter (born 1932) has produced a standard-setting oeuvre whose thematic and stylistic diversity has no equal among the art of our time. This extensive monograph is the first to present the complete range of the numerous works Richter realized as series, cycles and spaces. It... read more

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'The Saatchi Gallery has presented an ever-changing view of contemporary art from all over the world. It has had a profound influence on how contemporary art is perceived and has raised its profile.' -Edward Booth-Clibborn, Editor, The History of the Saatchi Gallery Charles Saatchi opened his gallery at Boundary Road north ... read more

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