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  • by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
    £12.99 - 44.99

    An unprecedented event in architecture history, the Case Study Houses program gave America new models for residential living. This comprehensive account of the project presents each of the 36 prototype homes through floor plans, sketches, and photographs, and explores how architects like Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen...

  • by Klaus Honnef
    £12.99

    Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumerism, the role of the artist, and of what constituted an artwork. Epitomized by Warhol's Campbell's soup cans, Pop Art drew on mass-market sources and products as well as the banal...

  • by Rhiannon Paget
    £12.99

    Meet the artist whose majestic wave sent ripples across the world. Hokusai, master artist and printmaker, is not only one of the giants of Japanese art but a father figure to Western modernism, inspiring a whole new notion of space for artists from Monet to Morisot, Cassatt to Klimt. Spanning erotic books, historical novels, and album prints,...

  • by Ingo F. Walther
    £12.99

    With his enchanting roster of musicans, roosters, flowers, and floating lovers, Marc Chagall is celebrated to this day as one of the most readily identifiable modern masters and one of the most influential Jewish artists of all time. This dependable artist introduction explores the dreams, tales, colors, and cultural traditions that made up...

  • by Charlotte & Peter Fiell
    £12.99

    William Morris was a polymath designer, writer, artist, and socialist activist, associated with England's Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as Arts and Crafts movement. His prolific design work included tiles, embroidery, tapestries, wallpaper, and carpets and championed handcraftsmanship, natural dyes, "art for all", and beautiful patterns of...

  • by Ingo F. Walther
    £12.99

    A study that follows Van Gogh from the early gloom-laden paintings in which he captured the misery of peasants and workers in his homeland, through his bright and colourful Parisian period, to the work of his final years, spent under a southern sun in Arles. Here, at last, he found the light that produced the unmistakable Van Gogh style.

  • by Janis Mink
    £12.99

    Joan Miro (1893-1983) is one of the most significant Spanish painters of the twentieth century. His early work clearly shows the influence of Fauvism and Cubism. The Catalan landscape also shapes the themes and treatment of these initial works. This title features a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work.

  • by Ernst Rebel
    £12.99

    Features an introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the several important events (political, cultural, and, scientific).

  • by Ian G. Kennedy
    £12.99

    A leading artist in the High Renaissance, Tiziano Vecelli (1488-1576) was the Venetian school's greatest painter and is one of the best-loved Italian artists. This book examines Titian's evolution, from his early years training under Giovanni Bellini to his later mature work, giving a perspective on the life's work of this legendary painter.

  • by UNKNOWN
    £12.99

    Discover turn-of-the-century Vienna in this exploration of its most important protagonists, complete with sumptuous double-page reproductions across painting, sculpture, architecture, and design, as well as an essay by Rainer Metzger. Marking the centenary of the deaths of masters Klimt, Schiele, Wagner, and Moser, this collection joins the...

  • by Peter H. Feist
    £12.99

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is universally acclaimed and celebrated: museums pride themselves on his paintings, crowds flock to his retrospectives. His work shows art at its most light-hearted, sensual and luminous. This book features a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work.

  • by Rainer Metzger & Rainer Taschen
    £12.99

    It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, the Bauhaus total work of art, drag balls, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich. From cutting-edge kino to crowded jazz bars, come and roam the daring, freewheeling spirit of 1920s Berlin with this vivid cultural portrait of the age through painting, design, fashion, film, and more.

  • by Andreas Marks
    £12.99

    Der japanische Holzschnitt ist ein Phänomen ohne westliches Pendant. Neben atemberaubenden Landschaften und erotischen Szenen stellt er Schrecken verbreitende Geister und Dämonen ebenso dar wie Sumo-Ringer, Kabuki-Schauspieler und Kurtisanen, die von ihren Fans wie Popstars gefeiert werden. Diese handliche Ausgabe präsentiert die außergewöhnlichsten Meisterwerke von 1680 bis 1938, deren beste Drucke aus Museen und Sammlungen weltweit zusammengetragen wurden.

  • by Christof Thoenes
    £12.99

    Influenced by his contemporaries Michelangelo and Leonardo, Raphael Santi (1483-1520) became, in his own right, one of the most important artists of the High Renaissance. This overview traces the life's work of this Renaissance master whose influential work paved the way for the Mannerist and Baroque movements.

  • by Gilles Neret
    £12.99

    This illustrated work takes a look at the wonderful world of post-impressionism through the eyes of Manet (1832-1883), painter and graphic artist.

  • by Klaus Honnef
    £12.99

    Meet Gerhard Richter, the German artist who redefined painting. Between abstract works and photography-based paintings, Richter pushes the medium's boundaries and reminds us of its urgency and importance in a world overwhelmed by digital images. This introduction to one of the greatest artists of our time explores his entire career.

  • by Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
    £12.99

    Discover some of the finest masterpieces of Ancient Egypt. This catalogue gathers sarcophagi, statues, murals, and other timeless treasures by unknown masters from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period.

  • by Philip Jodidio
    £12.99

    Travel from Osaka, Japan, to Bern, Switzerland, and through many cities, structures, and islands in between, to explore the staggering scope of the Renzo Piano repertoire. From the "inside-out" Pompidou to the airy shells of the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, this essential architect introduction reveals a restless visionary,...

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