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Our art styles and design styles are all available at unbelievable prices and celebrate the greatest trends and achievements of all time.

  • ARLW

    Artists: Their Lives and Works (Hardback)

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    Learn all about the stories behind 80 of the world's favourite artists and their masterpieces with this incredibly lavish gift book. It talks about artists ranging from Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt to Andy Warhol and Anish Kapoor and examines their works, influences, developments, friendships, loves and rivalries.

    From Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII to Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly cooked artichoke and the romantic affairs of Picasso, this book contains so many lavishly illustrated biographies of incredible artists and looks at the unique techniques, artworks and personalities that made them so legendary.

    An amazing book for art lovers of all ages, this book provides a fascinating overview of so many influential artists in a handy timeline.
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    MLAD

    Miller's Art Deco (Hardback)

    Judith Miller

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    Art Deco is one of the most iconic and impressive design styles of all time and this book provides a celebration of the glamour of the Jazz Age.

    Classic yet contemporary, Art Deco remains a popular theme today and this stylish book looks at how designers and craftsmen used natural and man-made materials in innovative ways to produce the elegant pieces that defined the 1920s and 1930s.

    Judith Miller, an antiques expert, explores the key makers and pieces from the Art Deco era and explains what you should be looking for as a collector. From furniture to sculptures and prints to rugs, it's illustrated with over 700 stunning photographs.
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  • PVSK

    Puppy versus Kitten (Hardback)

    Andy Riley

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    From Emmy award-winning Andy Riley, the creator of cult favourite The Bunny Suicides, comes Puppy versus Kitten - an illustrated and wickedly humorous story about a bright-eyed puppy and a philosophical kitten who live under the same roof.

    The duo know nothing about the world and will have to work together to navigate the ins and outs of life. Kitten uses its intelligence to work out what is going on while the much stupider Puppy just charges around, doing whatever comes naturally...

    Obviously, with their very different outlooks they clash. But then they meet the human... Full of dark humour and jokes as sharp as a cat's claw, this is a laugh-out-loud book for grown-up animal lovers.
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    How to Draw: Faces (Paperback)

    Susie Hodge

    This delightful introduction to drawing faces completely demystifies the drawing process. It shows how images can be built up easily, from initial geometric shapes right through to the finished faces. Susie Hodge includes a good selection of head-and-shoulder portraits in this book including couples, children, babies and older people in a variety of poses, and showing a range of expressions. She uses a helpful two-colour method that clearly shows every line and curve of the step-by-step pictures. Even absolute beginners will find themselves creating great drawings when they use this book and there is much to inspire more experienced artists too. An invaluable guide for anyone interested in this subject.
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  • ABWFU

    How to Draw Comics the "Marvel" Way (Paperback)

    Stan Lee

    Stan Lee, the founding father of Marvel Comics, and John Buscema, artist of the classic Silver Surfer series, give professional advice and instruction for budding comics artists. Learn how to draw the Marvel way, courtesy of this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step guide to all facets of the process.
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  • BZBDU

    Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals (Paperback)

    Angela Nguyen

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    RETURN TO PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Animals teaches you how to draw almost 100 different creatures in an adorable manner. Don't believe seagulls and stingrays can be cute? Think again! You don't need any specialist tools or materials to start drawing cute stuff: all you need is a biro or marker pen, then you're ready to go! In her latest book, artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen starts by teaching you the essential techniques of kawaii through quick and easy exercises on the basic shapes, effects and style. From there, jump straight into drawing the myriad beasts - small and big - you can find inside the book, from household pets to the exotic animals in the seas and skies. The clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams are great for visual learners, and make following the instructions for your kawaii critters a breeze. As a brand new addition to this series, interactive pages have been included to encourage you to get drawing straight away, and practice alongside Angela's examples. A perfect book for beginners - add cute-appeal to your furry 'n' feathered companions in no time at all! Other title in the series is the incredibly popular Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff
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  • APDME

    Alice: 100 Postcards from Wonderland (Other)

    To celebrate 150 years since the first publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this gorgeous collection of one hundred postcards features a mix of Sir John Tenniel's original and iconic illustrations coloured by various artists including Harry G. Theaker, Diz Wallis and John Macfarlane, alongside stunning modern designs. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter all feature in this exquisite collection. Each card has an appropriate quotation on the back, setting the image in context of the stories, or the history of this iconic publication. Celebrating the extraordinary beauty and imagination of Wonderland, Alice: 100 Postcards from Wonderland is the perfect gift for anyone that loves Alice, illustration, or design.
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    How to Draw: Wild Animals (Paperback)

    Jonathan Newey

    Learn how to draw a lion or a tiger. See how easy it is to draw an elephant. There is a great selection of wild animals in this book, including more big cats, zebra. a giraffe, a white rhino and a magnificent stag. Amazing results can be achieved in no time using Jonathan Newey's simple step-by-step techniques. From simple shapes to each final image, he demystifies the process, making drawing achievable and fun to do.
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  • BWGZU

    Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures (Paperback)

    Chris Legaspi

    Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of human expressions, movements, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, illustrators, cartoonists, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills. Designed as a contemporary, step-by-stepguidebook for artists who are learning to draw the human form, Draw Like An Artist: 100 Faces and Figures features an inclusive array of faces, figures, and poses, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Chris Legaspi is a leading figure illustrator and popular workshop instructor whose clear and elegant drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.
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  • BWGZC

    Watercolors Gift Wrapping Papers (Paperback)

    Tuttle Editors

    These fine-quality tear-out wrapping sheets feature six whimsical watercolour patterns, suitable for craft projects as well as for gift wrapping. An introduction details the history and meaning behind the designs Tuttle Gift Wrapping Papers are an excellent value a fraction of the price of a single sheet of gift wrap paper from stationery shops Each sheet is removable by tearing along a perforated line There are six sheets with six different patterns in each book
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  • BVJTO

    Hiroshige (Hardback)

    Adele Schlombs

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world," ukiyo-e was a particular woodblock print genre of art that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries. Subjects ranged from the bright lights and attractions of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), to spectacular natural landscapes. In the West, Hiroshige's prints became exemplary of the Japonisme that swept through Europe and defined the Western world's visual idea of Japan. Because they could be mass produced, ukiyo-e works were often used as designs for fans, greeting cards, and book illustrations. The style influenced Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Art Nouveau artists alike, with Vincent van Gogh and James Abbott McNeill Whistler both particularly inspired by Hiroshige's landscapes. This introductory book presents key images from Hiroshige's vibrant, vivid portfolio of blooming cherry trees, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, and busy shopping streets to introduce one of the greats of Asian art history.
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  • BROJH

    Lust For Life (Paperback)

    Irving Stone

    Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. "Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to his love of art. " Walking down the streets of Paris the young Vincent Van Gogh didn't feel like he belonged. Battling poverty, repeated heartbreak and familial obligation, Van Gogh was a man plagued by his own creative urge but with no outlet to express it. Until the day he picked up a paintbrush. Written with raw insight and emotion, follow the artist through his tormented life, struggling against critical discouragement and mental turmoil and bare witness to his creative journey from a struggling artist to one of the world's most celebrated artists.
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  • BPOOO

    How to Draw: Woodland Animals (Paperback)

    Susie Hodge

    Learn how to draw all kinds of woodland animals using this fun and easy step-by-step method. Starting with simple shapes, Susie Hodge shows you how easy it is to develop circles, rectangles, squares and ovals into an exciting selection of animals and birds including rabbits, badgers, woodpeckers, wolves, squirrels and chipmunks. If you have never drawn before this is definitely the book for you, and there is a lot here to inspire more experienced artists too.
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  • BOJWH

    A Teacher's Life (Paperback)

    Colm Cuffe

    A Teacher's Life is a collection of over 140 cartoons based on the popular Facebook page that hilariously captures the ups and down of life as a teacher. Filled with funny observations of classroom antics, this book will have you smiling in sympathy and laughing out loud. It's the perfect 'Thank You' for every teacher for all they put up with over the course of the school year!
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  • BAKUS

    Figure Drawing (Paperback)

    Christopher Hart

    Master drawing human eyes, hands, faces, and every aspect of the human figure! Best-selling author, Christopher Hart, teaches budding artists how to create proportional, realistic people in this essential how-to-draw volume.
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  • AUTXJ

    Draw 500 Everyday Things (Paperback)

    Lisa Solomon

    A pocket-sized sketchbook filled with 500 inspirational illustrations featuring a variety of doodles. The best way to learn to draw is to DRAW! And this little book is going to help you do just that. Filled with 500 inspiring drawings of everyday things, this cute chunky volume features plenty of room for sketching your own versions of items you use all the time. From chairs, spoons, lamps and fans, Draw 500 Everyday Things is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the doodles in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple approachable illustrations to inspire you. This all-in-one pocket-sized sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your creations at hand. Get out your favorite drawing tools and see what you can create!
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    The Art Book (Paperback)

    The Editors of Phaidon Press

    The Second Edition of The Art Book is a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, the new edition includes for the first time leading figures from the fields of photography and performance art. Works and text entries for a selection of artists from the original have also been updated.
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    Raw Drawing (Paperback)

    Alessandro Bonaccorsi

    As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.
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    Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute (Paperback)

    Ms. Heegyum Kim

    Build your drawing and character design skills while following the step-by-step instructions of Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute. Beloved illustrator and Instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on a magical journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw each creature, from simple shapes to identifying marks, and then shares several other options for varying your design. You might change the view, the character's posture, their features, or their expression. Grab your pen and use the open spaces throughout the book to create your own fantastic variations of each one. Whether it's a gremlin, a gargoyle, a hobgoblin, or unicorn-you will be inspired by the fascinating characters of this collection. Fresh, modern, and unexpected, you won't find a more enjoyable way to practice your illustration and expand your imagination.
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    How to Draw Dogs & Cats from Simple Templates (Paperback)

    Christopher Hart

    Learn how to draw your favorite furry friend! With Christopher Hart's simple templates, any pet owner can do it. Whatever your pet, you can capture it in a beautiful drawing! Chris Hart, the world's bestselling art instruction author, has created templates that work for pups and kitties of just about any shape and size--from poodles, dachshunds, and Bernese Mountain Dogs to tabbies, Persians, and Siamese cats. Every template is easy to follow so you'll get adorable results worthy of framing . . . no matter what your skill level.
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    Migrations (Hardback)

    Shaun Tan

    As the world refugee crisis intensified, back in 2017 two teachers of Illustration at Worcester University had the idea of contacting illustrator friends around the world, asking them to draw and send an original postcard on the theme of Migration, to form an installation at the Biennale of Illustration at Bratislava, Slovakia. The response astonished them, with hundreds of cards and personal messages, forming a visually stunning show. The installation has since been mounted in South Korea and will be displayed at further places around the world, including Amnesty International's London offices in the summer of 2019. Over fifty of the postcards, mailed from 32 countries, are reproduced in actual size in this very special book, to be published on 9 May 2019. All the works have been donated and the book's royalties will be shared between Amnesty International and IBBY (International Board on Books for Youth). Leading children's book illustrators from the UK, including Christopher Corr, Neal Layton, Jackie Morris, Jane Ray and Chris Riddell, have contributed cards, along with illustrators from Argentina to Russia, South Africa to Iran. Australian illustrator Shaun Tan has written the Introduction. Janetta Otter-Barry, publisher of Otter-Barry Books, says: "It's an honour to be chosen as publishers of this book. The fragility of a mailed postcard and of a migrating bird come together so aptly to capture the theme of human migration. It is quite literally formed of images and messages of hope, and I think that people will cherish it for that reason as well as for its brilliant variety and heartfelt approach." Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders is edited by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society at the University of Worcester, and will be published on 9 May 2019 by Otter-Barry Books. Hardback GBP9.99
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    A Touch of Asia Coloring Book (Paperback)

    Tuttle Publishing

    This adult colouring book featuring stunning Asian designs and high-quality paper and is the perfect stress-reliever for fans of Asian art motifs. Artistry is in the details, and A Touch of Asia Coloring Book presents over 50 colouring patterns drawn from the exquisite traditional porcelains, prints, manuscripts, textiles, mosaics and many other artworks of Asia. Each design gives you a taste of the rich culture, history and variety found in this part of the world. Apply your pencils and fine markers to drawings based on: Chinese porcelain designs; Islamic tiles; Persian rugs and other Asian textiles; Japanese prints... and more! This is a colouring book for both relaxation and exploration. Choose a simpler design for a more restful mood or a detailed pattern when you want more of a challenge. Each single-sided page can be torn out for sharing with family and friends or for framing your finished masterpiece.
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    Hand Lettering for Laughter (Paperback)

    Amy Latta

    Top selling author and hand lettering expert Amy Latta is back with her third book, aimed at spreading happy vibes and providing more than a few giggles. With witty quotes - such as "My idea of clean eating is having pizza while taking a bubble bath" - Amy gives readers a new lease on lettering, featuring brand new techniques, fonts and embellishments. After the incredible success of her first book, Hand Lettering for Relaxation, Amy is answering the demand of her audience for new flourishes and more of her popular humorous quotes she posts on her social media accounts. Readers can expect the same features that made Amy's first book so special: her down to earth voice and clear instructions; high-quality, thick art paper ideal for brush pens and lettering tools; and blank border pages for final designs. This time, Amy adds a bonus project section giving readers simple DIY crafts for things like lettered pillows and wood signs to spread their lettering joy with others in unique ways. This fresh, fun book with hilarious quotes will have readers hooked and thoroughly entertained.
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    You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book: Coloured Pencils (Paperback)

    Jake Spicer

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    You Will Be Able to Draw by the End of this Book: Coloured Pencils is a combined tutorial and sketchbook that teaches you how to draw in colour, and allows you the space to practise on the page through guided exercises in mark-making and drawing. The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your artwork safe. The clear instructions enable you to build your skills and develop an understanding of composition, colour and tone.
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