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M.C. Escher
By Maurits Cornelis Escher

Twenty-nine woodcuts and lithographs make use of optical illusions and unusual perspectives and are accompanied by the artist's comments.


M.C. Escher
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Vermeer
By Arthur. K Wheelock Jr.

This study presents the complete works of the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. The text includes a short essay and commentaries on each of the paintings, and incorporates new research on Vermeer's life and extraordinary artistic achievements.


Vermeer
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Portrait Miniature In England, The
By Katherine Coombs

An account of the development of English miniature painting featuring masterpieces from the V&A's collection, which contains some of the finest examples in existence.


Portrait Miniature In England, The
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European Ceramics
By Robin Hildyard

The history of ceramics is extraordinarily diverse, ranging from crude clay utensils to highly decorative pieces of immense beauty and craftsmanship. This book highlights key developments, techniques, discoveries and styles - from earthenware, stoneware and tin-glaze to the invention of porcelain and the impact of industrialisation.


European Ceramics
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Brand New
By Jane Pavitt

This work looks at how branding - from fashion labels and supermarket packaging to shopping malls and websites - affects our behaviour as consumers in an increasingly global marketplace.


Brand New
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British Sculpture 1470-2000
By Diane Bilbey

The unrivalled collection of post-medieval British Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum is here catalogued and illustrated in its entirety for the first time.


British Sculpture 1470-2000
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Silver
By Philippa Glanville

Silver has been used throughout history for ritual and royal occasions, for eating and drinking, for rites of passage and personal adornment. This book offers a visual social history of silver, from the Middle Ages to the present day.


Silver
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You Are Here
By Katharine Harmon

You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution.


You Are Here
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Masters of Art: Van Gogh
By Meyer Schapiro

Comprehensive text, written by distinguished art historians, provides an incisive and informative portrait of Van Gogh.


Masters of Art: Van Gogh
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Medieval and Renaissance Stained and Painted Glass
By Paul Williamson

This volume showcases the Victoria and Albert Museum's stained and painted glass - a collection ranging in date from c. 1140 to 1540 and with important examples from England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy.


Medieval and Renaissance Stained and Painted Glass