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Ways of Seeing
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.
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Posh: Organized Living Summer's Beauty 2019-2020 Monthly/Weekly Diary Planner
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Art as Therapy
Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback
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Daily Rituals: Women at Work
From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.
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Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to Be Understood
Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.
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Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
The international bestseller which has helped millions recover their creativity reissued in a beautiful new edition.
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I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists
I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 beautifully illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between famous artists throughout history.
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Posh: Organized Living Midnight Garden 2018-2019 Monthly/Weekly Planning Calendar
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Create Dangerously
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On The Up: Big-hearted novel of modern love and life
Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
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On the Shoulders of Giants
The final collection from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, on the subjects of art and culture.
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Rembrandt. The Self-Portraits
No other 17th-century artist played the self-portrait game as extravagantly as the Dutchman Rembrandt. Spanning from his youth until just a year prior to his death, this unprecedented collection gathers the entirety of Rembrandt's self-portraiture in impeccable reproductions. The works are an intimate glimpse into the artist's lifelong self-...
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Making a Noise: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Arts and Broadcasting
The memoir of Sir John Tusa, spanning his childhood and distinguished career in the arts and cultural leadership.
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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.
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Posh: Organized Living Dazzling Diamonds 2019-2020 Monthly/Weekly Diary Planner
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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
* New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. * Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. * Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.
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Complete Outsider: Always Almost: Never Quite
Published to enormous critical acclaim and commercial success between 2011 and 2012, these classic memoirs from the late great and incendiary art critic Brian Sewell will be reissued in a single volume in response to their continuing popularity.
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Art History: A Critical Introduction to its Methods
Unique in its approach, by applying the different theories used in art history to one painting, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon An ideal text for teaching, it provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within the subject Offers a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism by.
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Dali. The Paintings
The most complete study of Salvador Dali's painted works yet. After years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret located previously inaccessible works that epitomize Dali's depictions of the subconscious and its strange workings. Complete with updated captions, this opulent edition contextualizes Dali's paintings with his own writings,...
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Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
Hstorian Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science, and culture. Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits, science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories.
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Posh: Organized Living Dragonfruity 2019-2020 Monthly/Weekly Diary Planner
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Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women from Boudicca to Michelle Obama
History didn't listen to women, but that never stopped them from speaking out ...A lot of history is made up of speeches. Speeches about big ideas, celebratory speeches, rousing speeches to inspire soldiers to fight to the death, comic speeches to help us see the funny side to life. Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women is going to change that.
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Future of the Image
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Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results
The only color guide a designer will ever need; The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition has been completely updated with Pantone colors and new text.
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What is Art?
During the decades of his world fame, Tolstoy wrote this series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice and religion. He considered and rejected the idea that art reveals and reinvents through beauty, although he perceived the question of art to be a religious one.
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Duveen
Duveen
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Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition
The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies
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Visual Arts for the IB Diploma Coursebook
A visually-striking and thought-provoking resource to support Visual Arts for the IB diploma.
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Christmas Is Coming 2019 Wall Calendar
Brand NEW for 2019! We all know that one person who wishes it could be Christmas everyday, now we cant provide the impossible but we can provide a 365 days christmas countdown. What better way to stay in the christmas spirit all year round!
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Be More Japan: The Art of Japanese Living
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Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations
One of our leading art critics and writers, Martin Gayford, recounts his travels and meetings with the world's greatest artists.
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Katsuya Terada Real Size
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Selected Writings on Art and Literature
Discusses works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres. This title features writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier.
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Secret Code
This book deals with the Divine Proportion, a secret code that rules art, nature, and science. It is known by many names: Golden Mean, Sacred Cut and Phi are only a few; and it is not by chance that the Divine Proportion was given its name. It has been called divine because over thousands of years it has been deemed to be so.
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Magic of Handwriting. The Correa do Lago Collection
Pedro Correa do Lago has gathered one of the world's finest autograph collections. From a parchment signed by four popes to Stephen Hawking's thumbprint signature, this book spans nearly 900 years of handwriting from the likes of van Gogh, Michelangelo, Queen Victoria, Einstein, and many more legendary figures across art, literature, science,...
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Creating Stylized Characters
Learn how to create vibrant character designs with the step-by-step guidance of professional artists from the illustration and animation industries.
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Art Matters
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with striking illustrations by Chris Riddell.
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Methods & Theories of Art History, Second Edition
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives.
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2019 Paint by Sticker Wall Calendar
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Winsor McCay. The Airship Adventures of Little Nemo
Let your imagination fly and join Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in his airship adventures to the moon, Mars, and across the United States. These 69 installments published between 1910 and 1911 offer some of the most thrilling artwork and pioneering narrative in McCay's oeuvre. An introduction from art historian Alexander Braun reveals how these...
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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Bloomsbury Group
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
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Pocket Universal Principles of Art: 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art
The Pocket Universal Principles of Art is a portable but still comprehensive reference for all artists, and a companion volume to Rockport Publishers' best-selling Universal Principles of Design.
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LOVE
An elegant gift book that celebrates the myriad ways that romantic love is depicted through art, spanning 500 years and featuring a variety of artists from William Blake and Auguste Rodin, to Felix Gonzalez-Torres,Catherine Opie and Wolfgang Tillmans.
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Making Van Gogh
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Value of Art
Now available in an updated paperback edition, this fascinating and critically acclaimed book explains the market for art - and art's value for all of us.
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Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art
Guidance and wisdom for young artists, from award-winning artist and writer Kent Nerburn
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Great Minds Don't Think Alike: discover the method and madness of 56 creative geniuses
Uncover the method and madness behind the greatest minds in history.
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Strong Is the New Pretty
Inspired by the popular photo project of the same title that went viral in the spring of 2015, Strong Is the New Pretty is a photo-driven book comprised of 100 high-quality black-and-white and color images (with minimal text) of fierce and joyful girls--a celebration of what it means to be strong.