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  • Ai Weiwei

    1000 Years Of Joys And Sorrows

    $34.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by mid-November 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet. Hailed as 'the most important artist workin...

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    Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kostas Stasinopoulos

    140 Artists' Ideas For Planet Earth

    $21.00

    Through 140 drawings, thought experiments, recipes, activist instructions, gardening ideas, insurgences and personal revolutions, artists who spend their lives thinking outside the box guide you to a new worldview; where you and the planet are one. Everything here is new. We invite you to rip out pages, to hang them up at home, to draw and scribble, to cook, to meditate, to take the book to your nearest green space. Featuring Olafur Eliasson, Etel Adnan, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Jane Fonda &...

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    Victionary

    A Book On Books

    $57.00

    From scrolls and sheets of papyrus to elaborate and expensive codices to the mass press-printed volumes as we know them today, books have come a long way since writing was first developed. Although digital technology has impacted how we consume information over the last few decades, book design has survived as a means of showcasing creativity and craftsmanship, as books remain important sources of inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment. A Book on Books showcases some of the best book desig...

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    James Yang

    A Boy Named Isamu

    $31.00

    How can they be so heavy? Would they float if they had no weight? Winner of the Theordor Seuss Geisel Award in 2020 for Stop! Bot!, James Yang imagines a day in the boyhood of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. Wandering through an outdoor market, through the forest, and then by the ocean, Isamu sees things through the eyes of a young artist... but also in a way that many children will relate. Stones look like birds. And birds look like stones. Through colorful artwork and exquisite tex...

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    David Harrison

    A Century Of Colour In Design

    $37.00

    The allure of colour is undeniable, but its wholesale use in product design is a relatively recent development. Perhaps more than any other object, the Eames Chairs of the 1950s symbolise the cultural intersection of design, technology and colour that continues to influence designers to this day. Suddenly, post WWII, pigment-imbued moulded fibreglass allowed buyers to express their individuality through coloured seating, forever changing the way we think about furniture. From the pale blue An...

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  • Carole P. Biggam and Kirsten Wolf

    A Cultural History Of Color

    $755.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 4 to 6 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. A Cultural History of Color presents a history of 5000 years of color in western culture. The first systematic and comprehensive history, the work examines how color has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political to ...

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    Mary Richards and David Schweitzer

    A History Of Music For Children

    $32.00

    Illustrated by Rose Blake Following on from the success of the award-winning A History of Pictures for Children comes this introduction to the history of music that takes children on a musical journey around the world. Readers will meet along the way a diverse cast of composers, musicians and performers who all make music in different ways in a variety of different genres, from Bach to Billie Eilish, Mozart to Miriam Makeba. Why do we make music? Which instruments make up a classical orchestr...

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    Hanif Abdurraqib

    A Little Devil In America

    $37.00

    At the March on Washington, Josephine Baker reflected on her life and her legacy. She had spent decades as one of the most successful entertainers in the world, but, she told the crowd, "I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too". Inspired by these words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a stirring meditation on Black performance in the modern age, in which culture, history and his own lived experience collide. With sharp insight, humour and heart, Abdurraqib expl...

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  • Tay Kheng Soon

    Activist Architecture

    $55.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by late-November 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Esteemed architect Tay Kheng Soon is known for his out-of-the-box architectural designs—think iconic, multifunctional brutalist buildings such as the People’s Park Complex and the Golden Mile Complex. Tay seeks to implement Asian philosophy and local design elements for the enhancement of spatial plannin...

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  • Apartamento

    Apartamento #27

    $39.90

    Featuring: Sabrina Fuentes, Pedro Friedeberg, Lucia Pescador, Alex Streeter, Tabboo!, Victor Barragán, Anders Frederik Steen & Anne Bruun Blauert, David Numwami, Luo Yang, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron & Seth Cameron, Leopold Banchini, Larry Stanton, Mario García Torres, and Roger Herman. Plus: the New York home of Louise Bourgeois, ‘All the things I know’, the first chapter in a graphic novel by Zebadiah Keneally, and ‘The imitations’, a short story by Ottessa Moshfegh.

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  • Margaret Fletcher

    Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

    $37.00

    Illustrated by Robbie Polley Gothic, Romanesque, Modernist, Metabolist... The variety of styles through architectural history can be bewildering. Whether it be a Gothic crocket or a simple Modernist join, this book illustrates all the key architectural styles from around the world using beautiful, specially commissioned drawings to identify key features and details. It begins with the earliest styles of the ancient civilizations - Egypt, Greece and Rome - before travelling through Medieval, R...

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  • Barnabas Calder

    Architecture

    $42.00

    Reducing energy use is the single biggest challenge facing architecture today. From the humblest prehistoric hut to the imposing monuments of Rome or Egypt to super-connected modern airports, buildings in every era and place have been shaped by the energy available for their construction and running. This highly original and compelling survey tells the story of our buildings from our hunter-gatherer origins to the age of fossil-fuel dependence, and shows how architecture has been influenced b...

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  • Frauke V. Josenhans

    Artists And The Rothko Chapel

    $41.00

    Artists and the Rothko Chapel celebrates the legacy of the Rothko Chapel in Houston and globally since its founding in 1971. It features recent work by four contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the Chapel--Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Byron Kim--and illustrates the 1975 exhibition Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality shown at Rice University. The volume includes interviews with Brice Marden and David Novros, statements from the artists...

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  • Melissa Wyse

    Artists In Residence

    $39.00

    Illustrated by Kate Lewis This charmingly illustrated book invites readers to peer behind the closed doors of 17 legendary and contemporary artists' homes. Peek inside Georgia O'Keeffe's adobe courtyards. Stroll through Henri Matisse's vibrant aviary. Peruse Jean-Michel Basquiat's collection of over 1,000 videotapes. This book invites you inside some of the most creative and inspiring homes of all time. For the 17 artists profiled here, a house or an apartment is not simply a place to eat and...

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    Peter Allen

    Atlas Of Amazing Architecture

    $33.00

    This atlas of architectural wonders eschews the classic children's book fare of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, and instead takes a broader view of what constitutes amazing architecture. Buildings include: the Jameh mosque of Isfahan? in Iran, Native American plank houses in New Mexico, Stave Churches in Norway, The Djinguereber mosque in Mali, and extraordinary 18th century wooden churches on Kizhi Island, Russia. Over 50 buildings span all the continents equally throughout history. Each of ...

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  • Laura Tunbridge

    Beethoven: A Life In Nine Pieces

    $21.00

    Ludwig van Beethoven: to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in myths. In Beethoven, Oxford professor Laura Tunbridge cuts through the noise. With each chapter focusing on a period of his life, piece of music and revealing theme - from family to friends, from heroism to liberty - she provides a rich insight into the man and the music. Revealing a wealth of never-before-seen material, this tour de force is a compelling, accessible p...

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  • Alex Beam

    Broken Glass

    $31.00

    In 1945, Edith Farnsworth asked the German architect Mies van der Rohe, already renowned for his avant-garde buildings, to design a weekend home for her outside of Chicago. Edith was a woman ahead of her time—unmarried, she was a distinguished medical researcher, as well as an accomplished violinist, translator, and poet. The two quickly began spending weekends together, talking philosophy, Catholic mysticism, and, of course, architecture over wine-soaked picnic lunches. Their personal and pr...

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  • Marwa al-Sabouni

    Building For Hope

    $39.00

    When Marwa al-Sabouni published Battle for Home in 2016, she was a little-known architect, living in battle-ravaged Homs, Syria, unable to practice her profession. She turned her fierce intelligence to chronicling how her city and country were undone through decades of architectural mismanagement and mistakes. Once published, Marwa al-Sabouni’s book and story attracted the attention of international media―CNN, The New York Times―and received critical acclaim worldwide. The United Nations call...

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  • Pauline Dreyfus

    Chanel N°5

    $320.00

    Arguably the most famous perfume in the world – most memorably endorsed by Marilyn Monroe – Chanel N°5 continues to fascinate and claims millions of devotees around the world. Created in 1921 by Coco Chanel, the perfume was one of the first to use synthetics. To complement her pioneering fashion, Chanel wanted to give the modern woman ‘a perfume, but an artificial perfume...not rose or lily of the valley...a perfume that is compound’, presented in a distinctively pared-back glass bottle that ...

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  • Sheldon Pearce

    Changes

    $46.00

    In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur's single "Changes" became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. The song became so popular, in fact, it was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its release-making it clear that Tupac's music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then. In Changes, published to coinc...

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  • PHUNK

    Control Chaos

    $67.00

    PHUNK is a contemporary art and design collective based in Singapore. Founded in 1994 by Alvin Tan, Melvin Chee, Jackson Tan and William Chan when they were students at Lasalle College of the Arts, they developed a novel approach to collective art-making based on the collaborative aesthetic of a rock-and-roll band and informed by a shared interest in urban subcultures. They have exhibited widely and collaborated with artists, designers and international brands, producing work across a broad r...

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  • Robert Dimery

    David Bowie

    $27.00

    A relentless innovator, scoring chart hits while simultaneously incorporating radical and ground-breaking elements into his work. As with all great pop stars, Bowie's image changed with almost every new album release. This appetite for reinvention, both musically and visually, saw him dubbed the 'chameleon of pop'. But Bowie's influence extended well beyond his discography and make-up drawer. His androgynous qualities and public statements on his sexuality proved liberating for those who were...

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  • Leila Cobo

    Decoding "Despacito"

    $29.00

    A behind the scenes look at the music that is currently the soundtrack of the globe, reported on and written by Leila Cobo, Billboard’s VP of Latin Music and the world’s ultimate authority on popular Latin music. Decoding “Despacito” tracks the stories behind the biggest Latin hits of the past fifty years. From the salsa born and bred in the streets of New York City, to Puerto Rican reggaetón and bilingual chart-toppers, this rich oral history is a veritable treasure trove of never-before hea...

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  • Yeo Kang Shua

    Divine Custody

    $59.00

    At the turn of the nineteenth century, Teochew-speaking gambier and pepper farmers settled in Singapore. Surrounded by the skyscrapers of Singapore's central business district, Wak Hai Cheng Bio temple traces its history back to the earliest days of the colony. While no written sources or inscriptions commemorate the founding of the temple, Yeo Kang Shua's book delves into the history of the temple's foundation, encountering a rich history along the way. Poetic and commemorative, Yeo attends ...

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  • Amit Chaudhuri

    Finding The Raga

    $32.00

    By turns essay, memoir and cultural study, Finding the Raga is Amit Chaudhuri's singular account of his discovery of, and enduring passion for, North Indian music: an ancient, evolving tradition whose principles and practices will alter the reader's notion of what music might - and can - be. Tracing the music's development, Finding the Raga dwells on its most distinctive and mysterious characteristics: its extraordinary approach to time, language and silence; its embrace of confoundment, and ...

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  • Emily Rapp Black

    Frida Kahlo And My Left Leg

    $30.00

    Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg by New York Times bestselling author Emily Rapp Black is an amputee’s personal examination of how the experiences, art, and disabilities of Frida Kahlo shaped her life. At first sight of Kahlo’s painting The Two Fridas, Emily Rapp Black felt an instant connection with the artist. An amputee from childhood, Rapp Black grew up with a succession of prosthetic limbs, and learned that she had to hide her disability from the world. Kahlo sustained lifelong injuries after...

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    Jon Dowling

    From South Korea

    $26.00

    A celebration of creativity from South Korea, compiled and published by Counter-Print. Featuring 19 design companies & their work including: Studio Fnt, Bohuy Kim, Hong Eunjoo and Kim Hyungjae, Son Ayong, Na Kim, Pa-i-ka, Corners Studio, Ordinary People, Shin Dokho, Sulki and Min, Bowyer, Jin & Park, Triangle, CFC, Everyday Practice, Hezin O, DDBBMM, Jaehoon Choi and 6699press. Paperback: 168 PagesProduct Dimensions: 170 x 230 mmISBN: 9781838186524 Published by Counter-Print

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  • James Attlee

    Guernica: Painting The End Of The World

    $29.00

    Pablo Picasso had already accepted a commission to create a work for the Spanish Republican Pavilion in 1937 when news arrived of the bombing of the undefended Basque town of Gernika. James Attlee offers an illuminating account of the genesis, creation and complex afterlife of Picasso's Guernica. He explores the historical and cultural context from which the painting sprang and the meanings it accrued during its travels across Europe and the Americas, as well as its influence on artists both ...

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    Giuseppe Lantaza

    Hokusai: A Graphic Biography

    $32.00

    Illustrated by Francesco Matteuzi A stunning visual biography of one of Japan's most famous historical artists, this book beautifully illustrates the story of Katsushika Hokusai. Enter the world of Katsushika Hokusai - the enigmatic creator of Japanese art's all-time most iconic image. This vivid graphic biography tells the story of Hokusai's intriguing life and pioneering works, details the fascinating historical context of Edo-era Japan, and explains how Hokusai forged an image of his count...

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  • Patrick Nathan

    Image Control

    $44.00

    Susan Sontag meets Hanif Abdurraqib in this fascinating exploration of the unexpected connections between how we consume images and the insidious nature of Fascism. Images come at us quickly, often without context. A photograph of Syrian children suffering in the wake of a chemical attack segues into a stranger's pristine Instagram selfie. Before we can react to either, a new meme induces a laugh and a share. While such constant give and take might seem innocent, even entertaining, this barra...

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  • John F. Lyons

    Joy And Fear

    $32.00

    For many, the Beatles offered a delightful alternative to the dull and the staid, while for others, the mop-top haircuts, the unsettling music, and the hysterical girls that greeted the British imports wherever they went were a symbol of unwelcome social and cultural change. This opposition to the group-more widespread and deeper rooted in Chicago than in any other major American city-increased as the decade wore on, especially when the Beatles adopted more extreme countercultural values. At ...

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  • Dominika Lipniewska

    Just Like Munch

    $32.00

    Welcome to the world of Edvard Munch and… you! Step into the studio and help Edward finish his paintings. Discover places and motifs from Edvard’s life and work and bring the book's pages to life with your own expressive creations. Play with stencils, lines, patterns and shapes. Design outfits, doodle your dreams and express your feelings with colour! Anything goes, so scribble, trace and make this book yours! Have fun and do it just like Munch! Paperback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 230 x 25...

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  • Brooklyn Museum

    KAWS: WHAT PARTY

    $100.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by early-December 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. A comprehensive monograph on the work of KAWS, one of the most sought-after artists and creative forces of our time. Drawing from Pop art traditions, KAWS's work straddles the line between fine art and popular culture, crossing the mediums of painting and sculpture, along with fashion, merchandise, viny...

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  • Simon Doonan

    Keith Haring

    $27.00

    Keith Haring was a revolutionary artist, who transformed the art world during his short but impactful life. Brought to life by Simon Doonan, Creative Director for Barneys New York, this new pocket-sized biography tells his inspirational story. Revolutionary and renegade, Keith Haring was an artist for the people, creating an instantly recognisable repertoire of symbols - barking dogs, space-ships, crawling babies, clambering faceless people - which became synonymous with the volatile culture ...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Elton John

    $17.00

    As a child, Elton started playing his grandmother's piano in Harrow, London. He could pick tunes out by ear and was soon attending lessons at the Royal Academy. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper, Elton teamed up with a lyric-writing buddy: Bernie Taupin. The rest was history. Elton's songwriting talent, musical skill and dazzling outfits have made him one of the all-time greats. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a b...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Stevie Wonder

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    At just 8 years old, it was clear that Steveland Judkins was going to be a star. Renamed Stevie Wonder for his astonishing talent on the piano and other instruments, he wrote and performed some of the biggest hits of the 1970s. Stevie became known for his inventiveness, his soulful voice and the social commentary in his lyrics. He is a UN Messenger of Peace and remains one of the music world's most iconic figures. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts a...

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  • Liu Ye

    Liu Ye: The Book Paintings

    $85.00

    The Chinese artist Liu Ye's meticulous, colorful canvases convey his love of literature in the first publication dedicated to his paintings of books. The Beijing-based artist Liu Ye is known for his precise, deftly rendered representational paintings. Drawn equally from contemporary culture and old master painting, Liu's wide-ranging visual touchstones include Piet Mondrian, Miffy the Bunny, and Prada advertisements. In this new publication devoted to his book paintings, the artist examines t...

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  • Tom Gatti

    Long Players

    $29.00

    Our favourite albums are our most faithful companions: we listen to them hundreds of times over decades, we know them far better than any novel or film. These records don't just soundtrack our lives but work their way deep inside us, shaping our outlook and identity, forging our friendships and charting our love affairs. They become part of our story. In Long Players, fifty of our finest authors write about the albums that changed their lives, from Deborah Levy on Bowie to Daisy Johnson on Li...

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  • Louise Fili

    Louise Fili

    $46.00

    Renowned graphic designer and author Louise Fili takes us on a personal tour through her most famous brands, books, and packaging. This peek behind-the-scenes shows how research and vintage typography give rise to her unique and ingenious designs. See how her work-still done by hand-transforms from early sketches to final design. Her instantly recognizable style, elegant and timeless, takes shape on the page before our eyes. Also included are Fili's copyright pages, which are works of art in ...

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    Orsola de Castro

    Loved Clothes Last

    $19.00

    Running out of space for the clothes you can't stop buying? Curious about how you can make a difference to the environmental challenges our planet faces? Join Orsola's care revolution and learn to make the clothes you love, last longer. This book will equip you with a myriad of ways to mend, rewear and breathe new life into your wardrobe to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle. By teaching you to scrutinise your shopping habits and make sustainable purchases, she will inspire you to buy bette...

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    Magazine B

    Magazine B: The Home

    $37.90

    As seen by the title, The Home deals with people and the home. We settled quickly on the home as the topic because we believe that reflecting on the building blocks of life is of paramount importance—especially in times of difficulty—and that this foundation begins in the home. That is, we took a break from visiting scenes showcasing one single brand to individual spaces where our lives leave behind myriad stories. "The Home" focuses on houses that shows a distinct attitude of the owner on th...

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    Magazine B: TikTok

    $32.90

    TikTok is a global short-form mobile video platform launched by tech company ByteDance in 2017. Capitalizing on its algorithm that generates recommendations based on user interest rather than friend network, TikTok has rapidly risen as a smashhit entertainment platform. TikTok caters specifically to vertical videos less than one minute in length, and users can easily watch, make, or even recreate content with smart tools like Stitch and Duet. Above all, TikTok is credited for democratizing cr...

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  • Kelefa Sanneh

    Major Labels

    $48.00

    Kelefa Sanneh, one of the essential voices of our time on music and culture, has made a deep study of how popular music unites and divides us, charting the way genres become communities. In Major Labels, Sanneh distills a career's worth of knowledge about music and musicians into a brilliant and omnivorous reckoning with popular music--as an art form (actually, a bunch of art forms), as a cultural and economic force, and as a tool that we use to build our identities. He explains the history o...

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  • Rose Blake

    Meet The Artist: Andy Warhol

    $22.00

    Meet the Artist: Andy Warhol is packed with make-and-dos and inspiring activities for budding young artists. Experiment with printing and blotted line drawings, design your own disco outfit and be famous for 15 minutes, make your very own time capsule and even become the director of your own movie! Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun and engaging way. Every book i...

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    Milton Glaser

    Milton Glaser

    $46.00

    The late designer Milton Glaser once said, The most overused word, creativity, should in fact be described as discovery. This revealing peek inside Glaser's never-before-published journals offers uncommon insight into his design process. Through notes, drawings, and sketches from his home in New York City and his travels throughout Italy, France, and Spain, Glaser inspires the reader to find meaning in even the smallest details: a cat, a stage set, a portrait, a building--all are significant....

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  • Justine Picardie

    Miss Dior

    $53.00

    Miss Dior is a story of freedom and fascism, beauty and betrayal, roses and repression, and how the polished surface of fashion conceals hidden depths. It paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the designer Christian Dior: his beloved younger sister Catherine, who inspired his most famous perfume and shaped his vision of femininity. Justine Picardie's journey takes her to Occupied Paris, where Christian honed his couture skills while Catherine dedicated herself to the French Resistan...

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    Stefi Orazi

    Modernist Escapes

    $62.00

    Modernist fans will want to dive right into the pages of this guide to remarkable buildings designed by famous architects from Alvar Aalto to Charlie Zehnder. Featuring over 130 unique structures that span the globe, this book covers the full spectrum of modernist principles from Bauhaus to Brutalism. Author and designer Stefi Orazi choses buildings that are open to the public, with some even available for overnight stays. Full-colour photography of the exterior and interiors highlight incred...

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  • Haruki Murakami

    Murakami T

    $34.00

    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled by early-December 2021. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Translated by Philip Gabriel The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami's extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Haruki Murakami's books have galvanized millions around ...

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