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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

Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years Super Mario Encyclopedia: The...

Nintendo
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Watercolour Lessons: How to Paint and Unwind in 20 Tutorials (How to Paint with Watercolours for Beginners) Watercolour Lessons: How to...

Emma Lefebvre
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider...

Ramin Zahed, Brian Michael Bendis (Foreword by)
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The Story of Art without Men The Story of Art without Men

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook The Nightmare Before...

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Murakami: Unfamiliar People-Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego Murakami: Unfamiliar People...

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Jess Volinski
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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Art & Fear: Observations on...

David Bayles, Ted Orland
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Caldecott & Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) Radiant Child: The Story of...

Javaka Steptoe
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Modern Fashion Illustration: Simple Techniques for Stylish Drawings Modern Fashion Illustration:...

Holly Nichols
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Shibari for Beginners: Discovering the Beauty and Elegance of Kinbaku - An Illustrated Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage Shibari for Beginners:...

Yusuke Kojima
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The Story of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder The Story of Disney: 100...

John Baxter, Bruce C Steele
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Martius. the Book of Palms. 40th Ed. Martius. the Book of Palms....

H Walter Lack
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One Zentangle a Day: A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun One Zentangle a Day: A 6-week...

Beckah Krahula
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Niv, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls Pencil/Sticker Gift Set, Updated, Leathersoft Over Board, Teal, Comfort Print: 600+ Verses to Color Niv, Beautiful Word Coloring...

Zondervan
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How to Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination How to Draw: Drawing and...

Scott Robertson (Artist)
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Keys to Drawing Keys to Drawing

Bert Dodson
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Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives Unseen: Unpublished Black...

Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh
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On War On War

Carl Von Clausewitz
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Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple...

Alphonso Dunn
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Fiona Watt
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John Fabian Carlson
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