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Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

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Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Alison Matthews-David (Ryerson University, Canada)

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Social & cultural history; Fashion & society

Paperback

Diseased dress: germ warfare -- Toxic Techniques: mercurial hats -- Poisonous pigments: arsenical greens -- Dangerous dyes:... [more]

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The Japanese Garden

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The Japanese Garden

Sophie Walker

Landscape art & architecture; Gardening; Gardens (descriptions, history etc); Garden design & planning

Hardback

An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring impact of the Japanese garden [more]

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The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

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The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Phaidon Editors

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles

Hardback

Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600... [more]

$79.95

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Degas: A Passion for Perfection

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Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Jane Munro

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

Hardback

A beautiful celebration of six decades of work by Edgar Degas, published in the centennial year of the artist's death [more]

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Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans

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Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans

Jennifer Y. Chi, Rachel Herschmann, Kenneth Lapatin

History of art: ancient & classical art; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology

Hardback

How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions... [more]

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David Hockney

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David Hockney

Chris Stephens

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Pop art; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

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David Hockney has been delighting and challenging audiences for almost sixty years. Working in an extraordinarily wide range... [more]

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The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920-1970

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The Illustrated Dust Jacket: 1920-1970

Martin Salisbury

Graphic design

Hardback

A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting... [more]

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Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects

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Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects

Levon Biss

Photographs: portraits; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

A highly original collection of photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of the insect world. [more]

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What is Painting?

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What is Painting?

Julian Bell

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Painting & paintings

Hardback

Julian Bell's incisive, fully updated study of modern art and the nature of painting, which daringly tries to explain it [more]

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May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

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May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer

Rowan Bain, Hanna Faurby, Jenny Lister

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Fashion & textiles: design

Hardback

The first fully illustrated introduction to May Morris, a leading contributor to the Arts and Crafts Movement and daughter... [more]

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A Communion of Stranger Gestures

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A Communion of Stranger Gestures

Angelica Mesiti

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs

Hardback

Angelica Mesiti: A Communion of Stranger Gestures is the first significant publication dedicated to chronicling the practice... [more]

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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

Brian Merchant

Product design; Hi-tech manufacturing industries; Popular science; Mobile phone technology; Computing & IT

Paperback

How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? This book reveals the inside story... [more]

$35.00

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Random Life: Cartoons by Judy Horacek

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Random Life: Cartoons by Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Fiction & Literature; Cartoons & comic strips

Paperback

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Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

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Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Marie Darrieussecq

Art & design styles: Expressionism; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Born in Germany in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist to paint herself not only naked but pregnant.... [more]

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Treat!

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Treat!

Christian Vieler

Photography & photographs; Individual photographers; Dogs as pets

Hardback

Dogs catching treats - tails of agony and ecstasy [more]

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William Blake: Dante's Divine Comedy, the Complete Drawings

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William Blake: Dante's Divine Comedy, the Complete Drawings

Sebastian Schutze, Maria Antonietta Terzoli

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Romanticism; Individual artists, art monographs

Hardback

Celebrated around the world as a literary monument, The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265&ndash;1321),... [more]

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Make a Yellow Dot the Sun

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Make a Yellow Dot the Sun

Jo Fernihough

Art techniques & principles; Painting & art manuals; Children's & Educational

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Inspired by a Pablo Picasso quote, Turn a Yellow Spot into the Sun is an unconventional, creative drawing book, in which readers... [more]

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The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

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The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

Michael Holroyd, Rebecca John

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with... [more]

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The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

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The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers...

Richard Shone, John-Paul Stonard

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

Paperback

Reassesses the impact of some of the most important texts of art history. This book provides a varied and invaluable overview... [more]

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Seeing Japan

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Seeing Japan

Charles Whipple

Photographs: collections; Places & peoples: pictorial works; Languages & ESL

Paperback

A gloriously illustrated book about Japan today. It's regions, culture, customs, people, and society. Seeing Japan showcases... [more]

$63.95

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War Primer

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War Primer

Bertolt Brecht

Photographic reportage; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world's leading playwrights, set to images of World War II [more]

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Asian Art

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Asian Art

Michael Kerrigan

Art & Architecture; Oriental art

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Over the centuries, the exotic elegance of Asian art has been a source of fascination for artists and art lovers worldwide.... [more]

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Gothic Revival Architecture

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Gothic Revival Architecture

Trevor Yorke (Author)

History of architecture; History; British & Irish history

Paperback

From the Houses of Parliament to the Midland Hotel at St Pancras and Strawberry Hill House, Gothic Revival buildings are some... [more]

$16.99

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The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art

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The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art

Angus Hyland, Caroline Roberts

Art & Architecture; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Cats as pets; Gift books

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Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery. Domesticated,... [more]

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This is Gaudi

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This is Gaudi

Mollie Claypool, Christina Christoforou

Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture

Paperback

Antoni Gaudi has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's... [more]

$21.99

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