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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 History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
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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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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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Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography
The ultimate collection of street photography from Magnum Photos.
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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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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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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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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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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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Lives of the Objects
In this intriguing insight into the work and history of a museum, V&A director and historian Dr Tristram Hunt brings together ten renowned V&A curators to tell the stories behind ten of their most treasured objects.
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Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam
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BP Portrait Award 2019
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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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National Gallery of Art 2020 Diary Planner
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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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Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes
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2020 Art Page-A-Week Gallery Wall Calendar
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Helene Schjerfbeck
A new study examining the life and work of Helene Schjerfbeck, the Finnish painter who influenced Bacon, Freud and Auerbach
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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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Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw
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In Pursuit of Fashion - The Sandy Schreier Collection
Presenting outstanding costumes and insightful texts about one of the greatest private collections of 20th-century fashion
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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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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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Chihuly: An Artist Collects
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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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Owens, Laura
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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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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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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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Louvre Abu Dhabi: The Complete Guide. Arabic edition
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Now and Then: England 1970-2015
Daniel Meadows is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice. Drawing on the archives now held at the Bodleian Library, this book includes important work from Meadows' ground-breaking projects and offers a moving and insightful commentary on forty-five years' of life in Britain.
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State Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923 (Facsimile Edition)
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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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Trees
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Beautiful World, Where Are You?
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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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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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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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Gustav Klimt: Landscapes
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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
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How to Read Buddhist Art
An indispensable introduction to the evolution of Buddhist imagery from its origins in India through its spread to China, Japan, and South Asia
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Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
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Christian Dior
Capturing the highlights of the major V&A exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning book celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day.
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On Modern Beauty - Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne
A thought-provoking discussion on the concept of beauty in works by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne.
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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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Keith Haring
An energetic and accessible introduction to the work of iconic American artist Keith Haring, this publication places him firmly within the social and cultural developments of the 1980s, published to accompany Haring's very first UK institutional show.
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John Reeves: Pioneering Collector of Chinese Plants and Botanical Art
Sixty images from the RHS Reeves Collection, a hauntingly beautiful collection of Chinese botanical artwork and an insight into what life was like as an East India Company tea inspector in early nineteenth-century China.