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A visual history of tea towel design, from the 1950s to today. Both practical and beautiful, the tea towel has over the last century established itself firmly as an essential piece of domestic design. This lavishly illustrated book explores 100 of the be... read more

The Art of the Tea Towel - 100 of the Best Designs
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Ben Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film. His works often respond to social and political events, from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of Australia; he is constantly critiquing no... read more

Ben Quilty 2010 - 2018
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As Professor Sasha Grishin writes: 'The artist, the print and the matrix sounds more like a title for a Peter Greenaway film than a title for an essay on the art of Bruno Leti'. In printmaking, the artform - along with painting, photography and the making of artists' books - that has occupied Bruno... read more

Matrix
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Banish creative block with inspirational words from Hockney, Pollock and more. Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. MatisseUse this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and i... read more

Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity
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The bold, distinctive style of Paula Rego_s paintings has acquired for her not only an ever-increasing critical reputation but also an unusually large and enthusiastic following. Her be-ribboned little-girl heroines and fairy-tale characters seem firmly rooted i... read more

Paula Rego: Nursery Rhymes - Nursery Rhymes
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Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic color and used it to create the famous blue crown of Queen Nefertiti? Or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? In the Roman Empire, hundreds of thousands of snails had to be sacrifi... read more

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
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Find the confidence to take bigger creative risks, get rebellious and stop playing it safe. Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. PicassoWhether it's through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head or challenging the norm, Brief L... read more

Tate: Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking
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Frida Kahlo is regarded as one of Mexico's greatest painters: her extraordinary personal style, her tragic story, her relationship with Diego Rivera (the more famous painter in their day) alongside her passionate paintings have made her a cult figur... read more

You Are Always with Me: Letters to Mama by Frida Kahlo
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A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, Vitamin ... read more

Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art
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For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sen... read more

Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders
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A fascinating survey of the enduring human love affair with the exotic and the strange, and its impact on Western culture Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a hos... read more

Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign
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A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.
'Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to l... read more

Art Matters
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