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Art in the City: London

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Art in the City: London

Author: Tiddy Rowan
Publication Date: 10 November 2007

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Focusses on modern and contemporary art. This guides follow a consistent formula - each opens with an essay on the contemporary art scene by a local art expert in that city, followed by an introduction which presents the art in the context of the city's history and geography to give the reader a feel for the places they might like to visit.

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Begin Sculpture

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Begin Sculpture

Author: Ronald Unger
Publication Date: 24 March 1986

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Suitable for the first year student or the beginner taking up modelling in clay or sculpture in solid materials, this book includes basic principles, materials, tools, rules, anatomy, design, figurative work and 'abstracts'.

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Gaudi

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Gaudi
An Introduction to His Architecture

Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publication Date: 30 April 1998

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A visual guide to the artistic world of Antoni Gaudi. It contains the keys to each of his architectural works.

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Wassily Kandinsky

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Wassily Kandinsky
The Path to Abstraction

Author: Hartwig Fischer
Publication Date: 1 May 2006

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Explores the revolutionary impact of Kandinsky's art and ideas on the development of abstraction in western art.

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Architecture and Film

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Architecture and Film

Author: Mark Lamster
Publication Date: 1 February 2000

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An examination of the ways in which architecture and architects are treated on screen and how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. There are essays from contributors from a range of disciplines and interviews of those working behind the scenes.

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History of Art

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History of Art
A Students' Handbook

Author: Marcia R. Pointon
Publication Date: 10 July 1997

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Introducing the reader to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in history of art, the author addresses all aspects of the study of media, communication and representation. The relationship of art history to related disciplines is also discussed.

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Architectural Uncanny

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The Architectural Uncanny
Essays in the Modern Unhomely

Author: Anthony Vidler
Publication Date: 6 May 1994

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Anthony Vidler interprets contemporary buildings and projects in light of the resurgent interest in the uncanny as a metaphor for a fundamentally "unhomely" modern condition.

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Digital Photography Handbook

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The Digital Photography Handbook

Author: Doug Harman
Publication Date: 19 December 2007

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Concise, practical, up-to-date and easy to follow, The Digital Photography Handbook is the complete companion for any digital photographer.

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Gallery Companion

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The Gallery Companion
Understanding Western Art

Author: Marcus Lodwick
Publication Date: 8 April 2002

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From Achilles to Zephyr, from Abraham to Ursula, "The Gallery Companion" provides a complete background to the classical and biblical knowledge necessary for a fuller appreciation of paintings.

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Start Taking Great Holiday Photographs

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Start Taking Great Holiday Photographs

Author: Peter Adams
Publication Date: 27 July 2006

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Examines the technical and artistic elements that go into making a great holiday photograph, including: choosing your equipment, understanding the right techniques, photographing on location, photographing people, creating effective compositions, and working with your photographs on computer.

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New Jersey Then and Now

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New Jersey Then and Now

Author: David Veasey
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2013

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Studio Glass 1960-2000

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Studio Glass 1960-2000

Author: Graham McLaren
Publication Date: 1 May 2002

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The new approaches to glassmaking that evolved during the 1960s liberated glassmaking from the factory and placed it in the hands of individual glassmakers. Concentrating on the British context, this book provides an introduction to the work of significant contemporary makers along with the themes and ideas that have shaped their work.

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Art Book

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The Art Book

Author:  Phaidon
Publication Date: 17 April 1997

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An introduction to 500 artists from medieval to modern times.

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Pokemon Collector's Value Guide

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The Pokemon Collector's Value Guide

Author: Henry Bellamann
Publication Date: 31 January 1999

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Cool Hunting

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Cool Hunting
A Guide to High Design and Innovation

Author: Dave Evans
Publication Date: 10 February 2007

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'Cool Hunters' are a breed of trend watchers who travel the virtual world in a constant search for designs. This phenomenon has spawned various websites showcasing their finds. This title is a guide to these designs. It presents a eclectic mix of products designed in every corner of the globe.

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Pantheon

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The Pantheon
Design, Meaning and Progeny

Author: William L. MacDonald
Publication Date: 1 July 1990

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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION

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Drawing Bible

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The Drawing Bible
The Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist

Author: Marilyn Scott
Publication Date: 1 April 2005

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The first implement that springs to mind in the context of drawing is the humble pencil. This is a highly versatile tool, an...

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Classical Language of Architecture

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The Classical Language of Architecture
With 139 Illustrations

Author: John Summerson
Publication Date: 23 June 1980

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The author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.

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Draw 50 Cats

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Draw 50 Cats

Author: Lee J. Ames
Publication Date: 19 August 1986

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Roman Art and Architecture

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Roman Art and Architecture

Author: Mortimer Wheeler
Publication Date: 26 October 1964

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A reissue of a classic text on Roman art and architecture.

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Principles of Art History

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Principles of Art History
The Problem of the Development of Style in Later Art

Author: Heinrich Wolfflin
Publication Date: 24 February 1986

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Body in Contemporary Art

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The Body in Contemporary Art

Author: Sally O'Reilly
Publication Date: 28 September 2009

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Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, this book examines the different roles played by the body in art, from being the subject of portraiture to becoming an active presence in live and participatory events.

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Badges

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The Badges

Author: Philip Attwood
Publication Date: 19 July 2004

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The British Museum hosts a large collection of badges, the best of which are presented in this book which traces its evolution over the last 100 years. Throughout history, the humble badge has been used as a symbol of political allegiance or contempt and a protest at social injustice.

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St Pancras Station

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St Pancras Station

Author: Simon Bradley
Publication Date: 17 March 2011

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St Pancras station has long been an iconic landmark on the London landscape and one of its most distinctive monuments. This edition is published to coincide with the reopening of Scott's wondrous Gothic hotel. It traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status.

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Hare with Amber Eyes

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Prize Winner

The Hare with Amber Eyes
A Hidden Inheritance

Author: Edmund De Waal
Publication Date: 22 January 2011

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264 Japanes wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountred the collection in his grat unle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netuke'. they unlocked a story far larger & more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. WINNER OF 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD....

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The Clever Gem Buyer

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The The Clever Gem Buyer

Author: Gavin Linsell
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2010

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Published by Rocks & Co, a dedicated jewellery home shopping channel broadcasting live on Sky 666 and Freeview 40....

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David Hockney's Dog Days

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David Hockney's Dog Days

Author: David Hockney
Publication Date: 26 September 2011

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Suitable for David Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, this book deals with two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. It includes Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions, dozens of illustrations, and a text by the artist himself.

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Travel Sickness

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Travel Sickness

Author: Nick Daughtry
Publication Date: 1 September 2000

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Tiny bit of the front right corner torn off and discolouring to the covers. Images inside are in perfect condition though....

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Seven Hundred Penguins

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Seven Hundred Penguins

Author:  Penguin
Publication Date: 6 September 2007

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Features a collection of Penguin covers from Britain and around the world. This title presents a celebration of jackets that remain visually distinctive and addictive to us, from the beautiful to the garish, design classics to design oddities.

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Erotique

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Erotique - Breasts

Author:  Carlton
Publication Date: 28 July 2000

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Both The Breast and The Face are exquisitely and erotically photographed celebrations of two aspects of the human body. Both...

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"Magnum" Landscape

Author: Jeffrey Ian
Publication Date: 11 April 2005

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A collection of superb landscape photographs by Magnum photographers.

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Art Nouveau

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Art Nouveau

Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere
Publication Date: 4 August 2005

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This series aims to combine a compact, commercial approach with the breadth and clarity of larger format books. Covering art which both creates the foundation of modern culture and modern art itself, the books include International Arts and Crafts, Turner, Whistler, Monet, and the Art Deco movement.

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Mackintosh

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Mackintosh

Author: Tamsin Pickeral
Publication Date: 13 August 2005

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Follows the rise and fall of one of Britain's most fascinating and original artists and designers of the twentieth century. Covering everything from his early architecture, furniture and decorative arts to his late watercolours, this book provides the reader with information on the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Tidal Reaches

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Tidal Reaches
An Artist's Impressions of the Creeks and Harbours of the South Coast of Cornwall

Author: Margaret Merry
Publication Date: 20 June 2000

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Pre-Raphaelites

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The Pre-Raphaelites

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Publication Date: 20000401

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All over Europe in 1848, governments and thrones were falling. In England, political revolution was averted, but in the same year three students started an artistic revolution that was to reverberate through the rest of the century. This is the story of the pre-Raphaelites.

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Impressionists

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The Impressionists

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Publication Date: 1 April 2000

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A lively text that offers an overview of the entire Impressionist movement, and contains illustrations reproducing the works of such artists as Cezanne and Degas, explanatory commentary for each work of art, and biographies of each of the artists.

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Stick Em Up

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Stick Em Up

Author: Mike Dorrian
Publication Date: 18 November 2002

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Spurred on by ground-breaking innovation from a coterie of underground artists world-wide, many of whom are renowned exponen...

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Yellow House

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The Yellow House
Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles

Author: Martin Gayford
Publication Date: 29 March 2007

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An account of the tumultuous nine weeks in which the famous nineteenth century artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a house in the small French town of Arles. It is an exploration of a fragile friendship, art, madness, genius behind a shocking act of self-mutilation that the world has sought to explain.

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Closeup Shooting

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Closeup Shooting

Author: Cyrill Harnischmacher
Publication Date: 22 May 2007

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Takes the reader on a journey into the wonderful world of small, smaller, and smallest objects and shows him how he can capture their beauty with photographic images. This work explains various aspects of close-up shooting for both inside the studio, as well as outdoors. It also gives instructions for setting up a system for close-up photography.

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How To Draw Anything

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How To Draw Anything

Author: Mark Linley
Publication Date: 25 February 2010

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Lets you learn to look properly and get the basic outlines correct; include the key features but simplify what you see; understand how shading (such as dot stipple or cross-hatching) can transform a sketch; and, get the eye level right and see how a grid helps with the composition.

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Thimbles and Thimble Cases

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Thimbles and Thimble Cases

Author: Eleanor Johnson
Publication Date: 20 March 1999

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Examines the humble thimble and its many varieties, from the simple workaday type to the rarer and more exquisite examples that gave scope for artists and craftsmen. This work gives an introduction to the possibilities that exist, including the parallel subject of thimble cases.

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Living the Creative Life

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Living the Creative Life
Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists

Author: Rice Freeman-Zachery
Publication Date: 28 December 2007

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What is creativity, anyway? Where do ideas come from? How do successful artists get started? How do you know when a piece is finished? This book answers these questions. It is offers a range of insights from 15 full-time artists. It is intended for artists of various mediums and skill levels.

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Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

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Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

Author: Tony Nourmand
Publication Date: 6 October 2006

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A stunning collection of original poster artwork and classic photography from the golden period of Audrey Hepburn's career

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Design Since 1945

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Design Since 1945

Author: Peter Dormer
Publication Date: 8 March 1993

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Since 1945, design and designers have been moved centre-stage by the demands of manufacturing companies and a consumer society. Dormer questions orthodoxies, defines the contexts within which designers work, and covers such activities as industrial and product design, graphics and textiles.

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Gauguin

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Gauguin

Author: Belinda Thomson
Publication Date: 19 October 1987

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Traces the life of the nineteenth century French artist, looks at his most important paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and discusses influences on his work.

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Surrealist Art

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Surrealist Art

Author: Sarane Alexandrian
Publication Date: 18 November 1985

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A study of the surrealist movement which traces its development and examines the work and thoughts of its major artists.

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Wind in My Face

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The Wind in My Face
On the Trail of a Nature Photographer

Author: Bridget MacCaskill
Publication Date: 26 July 2004

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A milestone in nature photography, this book will be of immense appeal to lovers of wildlife, the natural world and all those with an appreciation of the art of photography. Foreword by Julian Pettifer.

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Searchlight

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Searchlight

Author: David Cotterrell
Publication Date: 1 May 2009

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Author: Fiona Davidson
Publication Date: 1 February 1998

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A guide to the life and works of this creative genius.

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Whereishere

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Whereishere

Author:  Blackwell
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Inquisition into the state of graphic design consciousness...

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