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Masterworks


Alphonse Mucha

Though very much an individual and spiritual artist, Alfonse Mucha was a defining figure of the Art Nouveau era and is loved for his distinctive lush style and images of beautiful women in arabesque poses among the plethora of paintings, posters, advertisements and designs he produced. This title presents a range of his work.
ISBN: 9781844517305
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 200 pages - Hardback - Colour Illustrated
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Art Deco

Focusing on Art Deco graphic art and illustration, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, fashion and advertising, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by talents such as Barbier, Erté, Cassandre and Colin. Echoing examples of other forms of Art Deco are also included.
ISBN: 9781847862792
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
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Art Nouveau

Focusing on two-dimensional Art Nouveau works, this coffee-table book features fascinating text on the movement in general, graphic art and fine art, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of work by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Gaudi´ and Tiffany.
ISBN: 9781847862808
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
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Bauhaus Masterworks

Bauhaus inherited the mantle of the Arts and Crafts movement but was founded on geometric principles, associated with Art Deco and firmly rooted in the challenge of modern production methods. This luxurious new book explores the origins and influence of Kandinsky, Klee, Walter Gropius and others on contemporary art and architecture.
ISBN: 9781786645432
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00

Claude Monet

Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Its famous green wooden footbridge was built across the water and its waterlilies became the focus of perhaps the most famous series of paintings the world has ever seen. A beautiful new book of masterworks.
ISBN: 9781783616077
Series: Masterworks
40,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00

Erté

Perhaps no individual is more associated with the 20th century art deco revival than artist and designer, Erté. Although his talent spanned many fields, Erté is perhaps best-known for his fashion, jewellery and interior designs. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, this coffee-table book is the definitive Erté companion.
ISBN: 9781783612161
Series: Masterworks
35,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00

Fairy Art

The Victorian era saw a flowering of fairy paintings as British artists in particular rejected the classical and ancient Greek subjects in favour of a deeper, closer source of inspiration in the countryside, the hedgerows and the meadows of the nineteenth-century British landscape. This book celebrates the fine art of Fairy painting.
ISBN: 9781844513277
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 200 pages - Hardback
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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt is renowned as a quintessential artist of the art nouveau movement, but he was one of a number of Viennese artists who strove to break free of the constraints of the academic art establishment. This new illustrated book focuses on the rich diversity of the movement and offers a sumptuous gift of colour and glamour for every art lover.
ISBN: 9781783616084
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00

History of Art

From the Renaissance to the Baroque, from the Impressionists to the Surrealists, this book covers the range of popular Western art from the early medieval period. It is intended for the art lovers.
ISBN: 9781844513291
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 200 pages - Hardback
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Mark Rothko

Rothko progressed from figurative and symbolist works to eventually using shimmering and enveloping abstract colour to elevate you to a higher spiritual awareness. Discover the themes, thinking and methodology behind the oeuvre, from Greek tragedy and Nietzsche to music and colour, whilst experiencing his pieces displayed in full, free of clutter. 
ISBN: 9781783619993
Series: Masterworks
35,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback - Heavily Illustrated throughout
£20.00

Origins of Modern Art

The roots of Modern Art can be seen in the wild paintings of Turner, but it took the Impressionists and the Pre-Raphaelites to break the classical mode until the final blows were dealt by Kandinsky, Klee and Picasso. Once unleashed modernism fragmented into many different forms, each of which are explored in this powerful, illustrated new book.
ISBN: 9781783616107
Series: Masterworks
35,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback - Heavily Illustrated throughout
£20.00

Post-Impressionists

Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others began as Impressionists but soon extended their explorations of the world around them to create highly personal work. Their delightful and evocative masterpieces are celebrated in this gorgeous new book.
ISBN: 9781786645425
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00

Salvador Dalí

Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, as well as a cultural figure who challenged convention. This heavily-illustrated book is a fascinating foray into the life and works of a man whose ability to reveal the gap between reality and illusion was a huge influence on artists and pop culture.
ISBN: 9781783619931
Series: Masterworks
35,000 words - 150 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback - Heavily Illustrated throughout
£20.00

Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters. Presenting Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, this book lets you discover the true depth of the artist's thoughts, beliefs, ambitions and his struggle with his mental illness.
ISBN: 9781847869920
Series: Masterworks
40,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
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Visions of Fuji

This gorgeous new book discusses the ever-present inspiration of Fuji in Japanese culture, its continued presence in 19th-century Ukiyo-e woodblock art and its influence on Western art. It reproduces numerous examples of the stunning artworks, some in complete series. Featuring prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, as well as others.
ISBN: 9781783619894
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 200 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback - Printed on silver, embossed and foiled.
£20.00

William Morris

William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents, being an architect, writer, social campaigner, artist and, with his Kelmscott Press, an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. This book offers a survey of his life and work alongside some of his finest decorative work.
ISBN: 9781847867131
Series: Masterworks
30,000 words - 170 illustrations - 192 pages - Hardback
£20.00
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