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How To Draw: Sketch and draw anything, anywhere with this inspiring and practical handbook

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How To Draw: Sketch and draw anything, anywhere with this inspiring and...

Jake Spicer

Art & Architecture; Drawing & drawings; Art techniques & principles; Painting & art manuals

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Learn how to draw with proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement from the UK's favourite drawing teacher. [more]

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An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

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An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

Veronica Mary Rolf

Religious subjects depicted in art; Literary studies: general; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; History of religion; Christianity

Paperback

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. [more]

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

Karin Roffman

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The first biography of an American master. [more]

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A Man Called Yarra

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A Man Called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua, Robert Hillman

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; History; Indigenous peoples

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I'm a Wathaurong man. I'm an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country. Stan Yarra Yarramunua... [more]

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How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. From the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace and spokesperson for their anti-plastic campaign

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How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle...

Will McCallum

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Earth sciences; Biogeography; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Self-sufficiency

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Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic... [more]

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...isms: Understanding Art New Edition

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...isms: Understanding Art New Edition

Stephen Little

Art & Architecture; Art styles not defined by date

Paperback

This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of art 'isms'. From the isms of the Renaissance to the isms of the present day,... [more]

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`So That You Might Know Each Other': Faith and Culture in Islam

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`So That You Might Know Each Other': Faith and Culture in Islam

National Museum of Australia

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Religion & beliefs

Paperback

COLLECTIONS FROM THE VATICAN ANIMA MUNDI MUSEUM, THE SHARJAH MUSEUMS AUTHORITY AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA `So... [more]

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The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania's Black War

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The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania's Black War

Tim Bonyhady, Greg Lehman

Colonial art; History

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`Benjamin Duterrau and his National picture project are at the core of this publication because he was the colonial artist... [more]

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Lettering for Students and Craftspeople

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Lettering for Students and Craftspeople

Graily Hewitt

Art & Architecture; Lettering & calligraphy

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Both a history and a how-to book, this landmark work by a great British calligrapher covers minuscules and majuscules, numerals,... [more]

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Recreating an Age of Reptiles

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Recreating an Age of Reptiles

Mark P. Witton

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Art techniques & principles; Mathematics & Sciences; Palaeontology; Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals have always fascinated people but they pose vast problems for the artist. How do... [more]

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Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy

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Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy

Achim Borchardt-Hume

Art & Architecture; Individual artists, art monographs; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

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1932 was an extraordinary year for Picasso, even by his own standards. His paintings reached a new level of sensuality and... [more]

$75.00

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Robin Muir

Photographs: collections; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; History of fashion

Paperback

In more than 2,000 issues, British Vogue magazine has acted as a cultural barometer, putting fashion in the context of the... [more]

$55.00

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Stop the Presses: Russel McPhedran's Golden Age of Press

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Stop the Presses: Russel McPhedran's Golden Age of Press

Russell McPhedran, Norm Tasker

Photographic reportage

Hardback

The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography. News photographers would go out into the field... [more]

$39.99

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Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth's Last Wilds

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Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth's Last Wilds

Peter Pickford, Beverly Pickford

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Photographs: collections; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

Hardback

Wild Land is an epic and unprecedented portrait of some of the most untouched parts of our planet, and a timely message highlighting... [more]

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Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

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Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design

Frances Ambler

Art & Architecture; Decorative arts; Professional interior design; Gift books

Hardback

This gift book, featuring sophisticated illustrations of classic pieces, is a must- have for lovers of Mid- Century Modern... [more]

$19.99

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

Dominic Bradbury

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Architecture; Residential buildings, domestic buildings; History of architecture

Hardback

Now available in an updated edition and attractive new format, this essential book on modern architecture presents over one... [more]

$49.99

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Unnatural Selection

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Unnatural Selection

Katrina van Grouw

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Mathematics & Sciences; Taxonomy & systematics; Evolution; Wildlife: general interest

Hardback

A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breeding Unnatural Selection is a stunningly illustrated... [more]

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Chiang Kai-Shek versus Tse-Tung: The Battle for China 1946 - 1949

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Chiang Kai-Shek versus Tse-Tung: The Battle for China 1946 - 1949

Philip Jowett

Photographic reportage; History; Military history; Battles & campaigns

Paperback

Over 200 archive photographs showing the war between the Nationalists and Communists in China in the late 1940s. A graphic... [more]

$39.99

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Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

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Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Chloe Fox

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; History of fashion; Fashion & style guides

Paperback

Discover the most covetable Little Black Dresses in fashion history, with this beautiful book from internationally prestigious... [more]

$27.99

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Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

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Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Martin Gayford

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings

Hardback

Martin Gayford's masterful account of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s, illustrated by documentary... [more]

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Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

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Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Karen B. Stern

History of art: ancient & classical art; Graffiti & street art; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Jewish studies

Hardback

Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient... [more]

$65.00

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Joan: Beauty, Rebel, Muse: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor

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Joan: Beauty, Rebel, Muse: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor

Simon Fenwick

Individual photographers; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

The first biography of Joan Leigh Fermor, society beauty, professional photographer and muse. [more]

$22.99

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Butterfly on a Pin: A memoir of love, despair and reinvention

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Butterfly on a Pin: A memoir of love, despair and reinvention

Alannah Hill

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Memoirs

Paperback

One of Australia's most successful fashion designers, Alannah Hill bares her soul in this brilliant memoir. [more]

$32.99

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Picasso Portraits

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Picasso Portraits

Elizabeth Cowling

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs

Paperback

For all his radical originality, Picasso remained in constant dialogue with the art of the past and his portraits often alluded... [more]

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver Sacks, and Me

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver Sacks, and Me

Bill Hayes

Individual photographers; Biography; Memoirs; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology

Paperback

'A beautiful memoir in which Oliver Sacks comes wonderfully to life ... Exquisitely wrought, heartrending and joyous' Joyce... [more]

$19.99

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