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The most popular Exhibition catalogues & specific collections books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Harry Potter - A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.,<br> <br> Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K., Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.
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Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more., Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan., Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
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Harry Potter - A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
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Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography
The ultimate collection of street photography from Magnum Photos.
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Don McCullin
Accompanying a major retrospective at Tate Britain of iconic British photographer Don McCullin, this publication highlights all areas of McCullin's practice including his long career as a conflcit photographer; social documentary practice; travel assignments; and more recent engagement with landscape.
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Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections
Reveals the history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today. With an overview of Karl Lagerfeld, this title showcases hundreds of clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and more. It is suitable for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.
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William Blake
Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art.
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National Gallery of Art 2020 Diary Planner
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Rick and Morty: Show Me What You Got
Explore the extraordinary Rick and Morty artwork from the sell-out Gallery 1988 exhibition in this exclusive collection.
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2020 Art Page-A-Week Gallery Wall Calendar
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Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
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Creating the V&A: Victoria and Albert's Museum (1851-1861)
This book tells the storyof the formative years of London's world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museumand the gathering of its early collections in the decade between the GreatExhibition of 1851 and the death of Prince Albert in 1861.
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Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam
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TAKIS
The first English-language publication on this internationally acclaimed artist covering his extraordinary and trailblazing career, this highly accessible introduction to the artist features three thematic essays on Takis's practice and will provide new focus on Takis's engagement of global environmental and social causes.
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Van Gogh and Britain
This publication accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Britain, exploring Van Gogh's relationship with British art and culture. Including Van Gogh's works next to those by British artists who influenced, or where influenced by, his art, this book traces the story from the artist's obscure years in England through to his iconic status.
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Our Bauhaus: Memories of Bauhaus People
Delve into the lives of 50 of the most important figures of the Bauhaus movement through the recollections of former Bauhaus students, teachers, and friends.
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Apollo`s Muse - The Moon in the Age of Photography
This fascinating view of lunar imagery explores visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography to the present
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Bauhaus
This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.
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Monet: The Late Years
A detailed overview of the innovation and ambition that drove one of the best-known Impressionist painters at the end of his career
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Musings on Fashion and Style: Museo de la Moda
For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.
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Magnum China
A panoramic document of China by Magnum's legendary photographers, spanning the pre-revolutionary years to the country's rise as a global superpower.
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Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw
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Louise Lawler: Adjusted
This book offers a comprehensive survey of works by Louise Lawler, a leading figure of the "Pictures Generation," a group of artists known for their appropriation of images from an age saturated by media and consumerism.
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I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
This inspiring volume assembles a remarkable global collection of 180 objects that showcase the human instinct to challenge authority.
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All the Money in the World
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
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Natalia Goncharova
Lavishly illustrated, with essays by leading experts, this publication accompanies the first exhibition to cover all aspects of Natalia Goncharova's wide-ranging artistic practice across her entire career.
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National Gallery: Masterpieces of Painting
An exceptional introduction to European paintings from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century through one of the greatest collections in the world.
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Chihuly: An Artist Collects
Internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly is also a passionate collector of everyday objects, from bottle openers and fishing lures to tin toys and beyond
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20th Century Photography
Cologne's Museum Ludwig boasts one of the world's most famous collections of photography. The first contemporary art museum to devote a substantial section to international photography, we traverse its rich collection of the most remarkable shots of the last century. Discover more than 850 highlighted works in this tidy volume, covering one...
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Embroidered Treasures: Birds: Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers' Guild Collection
This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full along with detail images that show off the stunning birds at their best.
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Sebastiao Salgado. Exodus
Over six years and 35 countries, Sebastiao Salgado documents the story of human migration. From the Hutu population of Rwanda, hiding out in remote jungles, to the first boats filled with Arabs and sub-Saharan Africans trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea, Salgado captures both the scale of the migrant crisis and the heart-...
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Owens, Laura
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Felix Vallotton
An important study of the work of Felix Vallotton, a prominent member of Les Nabis and a contemporary of Bonnard and Vuillard.
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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as African Americans?
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Tolkien: Treasures
This lavishly illustrated book showcases the highlights of the Tolkien archives held at the Bodleian Library. This stunning book is a perfect introduction to Tolkien's creative imagination, giving a unique insight into the life of this extraordinary writer, artist and scholar.
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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes
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Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man
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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works and reproduces personal photographs and private papers.
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William Blake
Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art.
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Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut
With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
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Basquiat: Boom for Real
Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat's extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi: The Complete Guide. Arabic edition
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Edward Burne-Jones
Accompanying a major exhibition of Burne-Jones's work at Tate Britain, this beautifully-designed book looks at what was distinctive about Burne-Jones's art, and charts the course through which he emerged from being an outsider, to being revered as one of the great artists of the European fin de siecle.
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Beautiful World, Where Are You?
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William Claxton. Jazzlife
Take a jazz trip like no other with William Claxton's legendary photographic journey across the concert halls, side streets, and big bands of 1960s America. From coast to coast, Claxton's tribute is a living, breathing, beating picture of the genre that enraptured America across social, economic, and racial lines.
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Food: Bigger Than The Plate
From edible insects and lab-grown meat to industrial farming and freeganism, the future of food is the debate on everyone's lips. Food: Bigger Than The Plate engages with the work of artists, designers and food professionals who are examining key activities and relationships through food.
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Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin
An innovative and lavishly illustrated account of the art, writings, and global influence of one of the 19th century's most influential thinkers
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Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dali
An insightful overview of how Millet influenced and inspired many modernist artists that followed him
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Jeff Koons: At the Ashmolean
Jeff Koons is one the most famous, important, subversise and expensive artists in the world. Here he curates a range of works from his entire career, many having never been shown in the UK.
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Passion for Fashion: 300 Years of Style at Blenheim Palace