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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

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing Drawing for the Absolute...

Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink
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Interaction of color. Interaction of color.

Josef Albers
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How to Draw: Easy Techniques and Step-By-Step Drawings for Kids How to Draw: Easy Techniques...

Aaria Baid
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Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors Subpar Parks: America's Most...

Amber Share
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Spectrum Writing, Grade 2 Spectrum Writing, Grade 2

Spectrum (Compiled by)
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: The Art of the Movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider...

Ramin Zahed, Sony Pictures (Illustrator)
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Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings Van Gogh. The Complete...

Rainer Metzger, Ingo F. Walther (Editor)
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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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Modern Fashion Illustration: The Coloring Book: 40+ High Fashion Gowns and Dresses to Style and Color Modern Fashion Illustration:...

Holly Nichols
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Accidentally Wes Anderson Accidentally Wes Anderson

Wally Koval, Wes Anderson (Foreword by)
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Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter Volume 2 Color and Light: A Guide for...

James Gurney
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Ocean Animals Sticker Activity Book Ocean Animals Sticker...

National Geographic Kids
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Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci? Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci?

Roberta Edwards, True Kelley (Illustrator)
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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 Art Of Lent: A Painting A Day From Ash Wednesday To Easter The Art Of Lent: A Painting A...

Wendy Beckett, Sister
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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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Magic Eye Gallery: A Showing of 88 Images: Volume 4 Magic Eye Gallery: A Showing...

Cheri Smith
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How to Draw Pokemon How to Draw Pokemon

Tracey West
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How to Draw Anime Part 1: Drawing Anime Faces How to Draw Anime Part 1:...

Joseph Stevenson
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The Lettering Workbook for Absolute Beginners: A Simple Guide to Hand Lettering & Modern Calligraphy The Lettering Workbook for...

Ricca's Garden
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Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism Monet. The Triumph of...

Daniel Wildenstein
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There and Back: Photographs from the Edge There and Back: Photographs...

Jimmy Chin
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Relaxing Flowers: Coloring Book For Adults With Flower Patterns, Bouquets, Wreaths, Swirls, Decorations. Relaxing Flowers: Coloring...

Coloring Book Kim
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The Book of Five Rings: Deluxe Slipcase Edition The Book of Five Rings:...

Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris (Translator)
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