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#151365. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SHAKESPEARE'S VERSE.
#151365. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SHAKESPEARE'S VERSE.

This beautifully bound book with gold-accented embossed cover contains a carefully chosen selection of his most elegant sonnets, extracts from plays and lesser-known narrative poetry. The sumptuous full colour paintings by Waterhouse, Rossetti, Corot, etc., elicit the mood and sentiments evoked by the bard's magnificent genius. 160 pp. 6x8".

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#151699. CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY.

Take a fascinating glimpse into a lost world of power and elegance with this sumptuous volume. Brilliant colour photographs and precise descriptions of more than 60 castles - with spectacular rooms, murals, statues and more - open an enticing window on the cultural history of the 'Garden of France'. 359 pp. 9x10".

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#151700. RUSSIAN STYLE.
#151700. RUSSIAN STYLE.

This unique volume is an unusual examination of Russian culture viewed from an art and fashion angle. With short, witty texts, the visually stunning collection of art photos presents historic and contemporary objects and people (from the obscure to the famous) in fresh and unexpected ways. 219 pp. 9x12".

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#149865. THE MAKING OF HOME.

This thoughtful work draws a striking picture of the evolution of the home across northern Europe and America through the 16th to 20th centuries. Intriguingly and provocatively, the author argues that home was essential to the rise of capitalism, and challenges long held assumptions of what it is that makes a family and a home. Colour illus. 346 pp. 6x9".

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*#150667. ACRYLIC PAINTING: SCENES FROM THE CITY.
*#150667. ACRYLIC PAINTING: SCENES FROM THE CITY.

Take a personal lesson from award winning landscape artist John K. Harrell and follow along at your own pace. Give your painting the allure of atmosphere with his "painting magic" tricks and enhance dead spots with pure accents of unexpected colour. Discover how to place any figure with correct perspective. Over 1½ hour.

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#151226. LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE
The Courtauld Wedding Chests.
A feast for the eyes, lavishly decorated cassoni adorned with precious metals and painted illustrations were commissioned to celebrate marriage alliances between powerful families. In this richly photographed catalogue, The Courtauld Gallery's exquisite collection of these spectacular chests is beautifully presented. Incl. historical references, detailed technical notes. 119 pp. 12x10". Softcover.

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#151656. ROMANESQUE & GOTHIC.
#151656. ROMANESQUE & GOTHIC.

A magnificent bounty of colour photographs, short biographies of major artists, and a detailed focus on representative forms and techniques make this book an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art and architecture of the High Middle Ages (11th through 14th centuries). 192 pp. 8x10". Softcover.

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#151267. THE ART OF WORCESTER PORCELAIN.

Presenting more than 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of 18 th century Worcester porcelain from the British Museum's collection, this exquisite volume includes clear close-up colour photos, thorough item descriptions, a brief history of the factory, and more. 248 pp. 10x10".

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#148614. CHRISTOPHER PRATT - SIX DECADES.
#148614. CHRISTOPHER PRATT - SIX DECADES.

He’s one of Canada’s pre-eminent artists, in a class with Alex Colville as one of the great realist painters. Here are exquisitely reproduced 140 of his works: Battery Road (1956), Woman at a Dresser (1964), The Red Boat (2011), etc. Text gives biographical info and insight about his art. 174 pp. 12x11".

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#151223. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAZES.

Step into the pages of this book for an exhilarating tour of inventive, deceptive, and innovative real life 3D mazes from around the world! Features colourful photos of each location, plus the maze layouts so you can follow along. Brain twisting bonus: a fold-out Ultimate 3D Maze Challenge. 264 pp. 8x9".

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#151221. FRENCH POSTERS.
#151221. FRENCH POSTERS.

The late 18th to the early 19th century was the heyday of advertising posters done in the Art Nouveau, and later Art Deco styles. This small collection features some of the most beautiful examples produced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Théophile Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, and others. Incl. a short history of poster art, and those who created it. Colour illus. 96 pp. 6x6". Softcover.

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#151227. COLOR, LINE, LIGHT.

French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac. The exceptional art in this collection by Degas, Monet, Doré, Lemmen, etc., spans the period from romanticism to impression-ism. Selections of their works accompany six thought-provoking essays from museum and gallery curators to provide depth and background. Colour illus. 166 pp. 10x12".

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#136196. SACRED ART.
#136196. SACRED ART.

These powerful works will inspire your senses – and your soul. It’s an enlightening visual journey from the Middle Ages to modern times, through some of the finest paintings, stained glass, and sculptures by Raphael, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and more. Colour. 80 pp. 7x7".

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#150720. ANCIENT AMERICAN ART IN DETAIL.

Superb aspects of design, craft, and materials are highlighted in this grouping of artifacts from The British Museum’s collections of ancient North, South, and Central American art. Informative text and generous colour photos provide a splendid view of masterpieces made from jade, turquoise, textiles, feathers, gold, etc. 144 pp. 9x9".

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#150276. BLESSED AND BEAUTIFUL
#150276. BLESSED AND BEAUTIFUL
Picturing the Saints.
Harvard scholar Robert Kiely pens a searching meditation on the lives of the saints and their images painted by Renaissance artists in Italy. While depicting saints as human, religious figures, rather than icons of perfection, he shares with readers insights into religion, literature and art. Colour illus. 344 pp. 7x9".

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