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Art is food for the soul as well as a feast for the eyes, and Art Books allow us to capture that magic on the printed page. Art aficionados and beginners alike can expand their experience through Art Books that offer instruction in everything from drawing, painting or ceramics. Dig into historical tomes that trace the evolution of every art movement under the sun. Open anthologies that focus on the works of vital artists from every era. Whatever your focus, Alibris UK carries every kind of art book you could imagine.

The Painted Word

Celebrity author vs. modern art. Tom Wolfe had already been a famous novelist for years by the time The Painted Word was published in 1975, and he instantly became a notorious art critic. From Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock to uber-critic Clement Greenberg, Wolfe gleefully pulled the carpet out from under everyone and everything he deemed pretentious. Wolfe quickly became Public Enemy Number One in the modern art world, of course, and as powerful as The Painted Word is as an art book, it's also a fascinating period piece made all the more interested by imagining how many people hated him for it.

Best-selling Art titles

Made for Living Made for Living

Amber Lewis
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Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Core Rulebook, D&d Roleplaying Game) Dungeons & Dragons Monster...

Dungeons & Dragons
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50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins 50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars...

Dave Karger
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Chanel: Collections and Creations Chanel: Collections and...

Danièle Bott
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Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See Get the Picture: A Mind...

Bianca Bosker
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All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me All the Beauty in the World:...

Patrick Bringley
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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession The Art Thief: A True Story...

Michael Finkel
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1000 Record Covers 1000 Record Covers

Michael Ochs
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The Lost Words The Lost Words

Robert MacFarlane
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Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Whimsical Stitches: A Modern...

Lauren Espy, Paige Tate & Co (Producer)
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The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra The Complete Illustrated Kama...

Lance Dane (Editor)
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The Art of War The Art of War

Sun Tzu
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The Gospel by Gen Z The Gospel by Gen Z

@Gen Z Bible Stories
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Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine Conflict: The Evolution of...

David Petraeus, Andrew Roberts
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All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living All Along You Were Blooming:...

Morgan Harper Nichols
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Accidentally Wes Anderson Accidentally Wes Anderson

Wally Koval, Wes Anderson (Foreword by)
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Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us Your Brain on Art: How the...

Susan Magsamen, Ivy Ross
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There and Back: Photographs from the Edge There and Back: Photographs...

Jimmy Chin
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The Secret Lives of Color The Secret Lives of Color

Kassia St Clair
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What It's Like to be a Bird What It's Like to be a Bird

David Allen Sibley
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Elden Ring Official Strategy Guide, Vol. 1: The Lands Between Elden Ring Official Strategy...

Future Press
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The Red Book: A Reader's Edition The Red Book: A Reader's...

Dr. C G Jung, Sonu Shamdasani (Editor)
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Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings Van Gogh. The Complete...

Rainer Metzger, Ingo F. Walther (Editor)
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Monster Manual: A Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Monster Manual: A Dungeons &...

Wizards of the Coast
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Figure Drawing: Design and Invention Figure Drawing: Design and...

Michael Hampton
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