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            Warhol: A Life as Art
             

            Warhol: A Life as Art (Hardback)

            By Gopnik, Blake

            • RRP: $75.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            Andy Warhol presented himself as being as shallow as critics accused his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings of being. His public persona was droll; he claimed that he silkscreened because it was easier than painting, and that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame in the f...uture. But who was Andy Warhol really, and how did he come to revolutionize our visual world forever? From his impoverished childhood as the son of Slovak immigrants in 1930s Pittsburgh, to finding commercial success as an advertising illustrator, to his painstaking pivot into fine art to becoming one of the first people to bring a queer aesthetic out into the open; Warhol shows us how deliberately Andy Warhol reflected the changing winds of commercialism, capitalism and celebrity in the 1960s that still underpin our world today. Behind the glamourous Factory setting of superstars, drag queens, musicians and high-society drop-outs, there was a complex man who lived with his mother until the day he died; whose asexual persona obscured a man who was openly gay during a time of great prejudice; who rubbed shoulders with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lou Reed and Susan Sontag but grappled with crippling lifelong insecurity. Blake Gopnik has spent six years researching Warhol's life and art and reveals a life of contrasts and deliberate artifice hiding great depths. Filled with new insights into the development and impact of Warhol's art and his personality, Warhol asks: was he a joke or a genius, a radical or a social climber? As Warhol would have answered: Yes.
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            ISBN 9780241003381
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            In Camera: How to Get Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera
             

            In Camera: How to Get Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera (Hardback)

            By Laing, Gordon

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Understand your camera's capabilities. Master the skills of exposure, composition and focus. Take amazing photos; no post-processing, no Photoshop, just your own vision.

            ISBN 9781781577721
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Cabin Porn: Inside

            Cabin Porn: Inside (Hardback)

            By Klein, Zach

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this book, its creators delve deep...er into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.
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            ISBN 9780241388549
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Get Up & Gouache: Unleash your creativity with 20 painting projects
             

            Get Up & Gouache: Unleash your creativity with 20 painting projects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Jessica

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.39
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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Unleash your creativity and discover a new medium with 30 colourful gouache projects.

            ISBN 9781781577196
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem

            Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bozza, Anthony

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $26.39
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            In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit became the most influential music artist in the world. He was a fish out of water, a white artist creating powerful art in a black medium, telling stories with verbal dexterity, nimble wit and an honest that shocked the world. Eminem chan...ged the landscape of music and pop culture as we know it. Then, in 2006, at the height of his fame and as one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, Eminem all but disappeared. Beset by non-stop controversies, bewildering fame, a debilitating drug problem and personal tragedies, he became a virtual recluse, withdrawing to his Detroit area compound. He struggled with weight gain and a prescription pill addiction that resulted in an overdose that nearly took his life. Over the next five years, he got sober, relapsed and finally got clean, before triumphantly returning to the top. Rhyme and Reason picks up where rock journalist Anthony Booza's bestselling Whatever You Say I Am left off, capturing Eminem's wilderness years in his own words and through the insights of those closest to him. Chronicling the music, personal and spiritual growth of one of music's most enduring and enigmatic artists, this is an intimate portrait of an incredibly private man known by many to be the greatest rapper alive.
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            ISBN 9781788701204
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography
              

            Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Luck, Steve; Freeman, John

            • RRP: $40.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Techniques for digital and film photography from shutter speeds and framing shots to image editing.

            ISBN 9781846816055
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Anness Publishing
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            Make Great Art on Your iPad: Draw, Paint & Share

            Make Great Art on Your iPad: Draw, Paint & Share (Paperback)

            By Jardine, Alison

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            Explore your creative talents and produce amazing artworks on your iPad and iPhone.

            ISBN 9781781577714
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
             

            Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller (Hardback)

            By Smith, Patti

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $33.59
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            • Internationally sourced

            From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Pa...tti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, with no design yet heeding signs, including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey. For Patti Smith - inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from Southern California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places - this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment. But as Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope of a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
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            ISBN 9781526614759
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            How to Be an Artist
             

            How to Be an Artist (Hardback)

            By Saltz, Jerry

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Irreverent and inspiring advice for awakening your creative potential, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic.

            ISBN 9781781577820
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            The Complete Book of Textures for Artists: Step-by-step instructions for mastering more than 275 textures in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic, and oil
             

            The Complete Book of Textures for Artists: Step-by-step instructions for mastering more than 275 textures in graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic, and oil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Howard, Denise J.; Pearce, Steven; Tavonatti, Mia

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            The Complete Book of Textures for Artists features 501 step-by-step lessons, tips, and techniques to create realistic texture with graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, oil, and acrylic.

            ISBN 9781633228702
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Walter Foster Publishing
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            Series The complete book of ...
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