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 Biography / Memoir

For ten years Geordie Greig was among a very small group of friends who regularly met Lucian Freud for breakfast at Clarke's restaurant on Kensington Church Street. Over tea and the morning papers, Freud would recount stories ... read more

Breakfast with Lucian
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Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of... read more

Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and Its Dealers
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 Art - History and biography

Awards:NZ POST BOOK AWARDS - Book of the Year 2014 Winner   NZ POST BOOK AWARDS - General Non-Fiction Winner 2014

From Montana award-winning author Jill Trevelyan comes the first biography of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1950s has shaped - even transformed - New Zealan... read more

NZ POST BOOK AWARDS - Book of the Year 2014
This is an absolute must-read for anyone with the slightest interest in the development of art in this country. The book itself is a work of art, ... read more

Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer
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 Art - Techniques

An important book that gives artists the best advice on freely expressing themselves in acrylics. It is not enough to learn just the techniques but to understand how to choose the right technique to express what you feel ... read more

Free Expression in Acrylics
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Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except maybe when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is resp... read more

Wall and Piece
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Try your hand at rivalling the work of the great modern artists. The Modern Art Doodle Book encourages readers to awaken their creativity and emulate the imagination that lies behind every great work... read more

Forthcoming, 1st May, 2012

The Modern Art Doodle Book Create Your Own Masterpiece
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 Art - History and biography

Peter Campbell was the resident designer and art critic for the London Review of Books. He worked for the magazine from its first appearance in 1979 and wrote more than 300 pieces, mainly about art but also about such things as escalators... read more

Artwork
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 Art - History and biography

Series:Temporiss

Friedrich Stowasser (1928, Vienna - 2000, New Zealand), better known by the name of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, was a painter, thinker, and architect, or rather an 'architecture doctor'; as he declared in his manifesto of January 2... read more

I have always loved Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s work; from his powerfully graphic paintings to his organic, playful architecture. The book is also full of essays by Hundertwasser outlining his philosophies and view... read more

Hundertwasser
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 Art - Techniques

Series:Illustration School

Created by one of Japan's most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life. The author's sp... read more

Illustration School Let's Draw Plants and Small Creatures
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Color Theory features everything an artist might need to know about color, including color psychology, pigment characteristics and terms, color schemes, color mixing, s... read more

Color Theory: An Essential Guide to Color - From Basic Principles to Practical Applications
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 Art - History and biography

" After the global hit Ars Sacra, Rolf Toman and his team embark on a journey once more. The Palace of Versailles and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican are the outstanding buildings from this epoch. There are undreamed-of jewels in Euro... read more

Baroque
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 Design

Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917 2010) is regarded as "the queen of Scandinavian design." Her sphere of influence in the history of decorative art and design stretches from the Scandinavian Design period, 1945-6... read more

Grete Prytz Kittelsen: The Art of Enamel Design
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