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Gainsborough

By James Hamilton
Authors:
James Hamilton
** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'Brings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic family man, but had a volatility that could lead him to slash his paintings, and a loose libidinous way of speaking, writing and behaving that shocked many deeply. He would be dynamite in polite society today.In this exhilarating new biography - the first in decades - James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion by a natural talent; the rake-on-the-make in London, learning his art in the shadow of Hogarth; falling on his feet when he married a duke's daughter with a handsome private income; the top society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by bringing the right people into his studio; the charming and amusing friend of George III and Queen Charlotte who nevertheless kept clear of the aristocratic embrace.There has been much art history written about this chameleon of art, but with fresh insights into original sources, Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man, and enlightens the century that bore him.
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Modern Calligraphy

By Lucy Edmonds
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Lucy Edmonds
Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering.Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week developing and practicing the new skill. Designed for complete beginners, the book offers tips, tricks and techniques on the materials required and how to use them properly, how to approach the modern calligraphy letterforms, and most importantly explores ways to develop our own modern calligraphy style. You'll learn about inks and how to make your own, brush calligraphy, and what you can do with your new skill - from envelope addressing and event stationery to beautiful dinner party menus and gift tags.
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Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book: Artist's Edition

By Paul Kidby
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Paul Kidby
Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, Paul Kidby, set new standards for adult colouring books when he meticulously adapted his own fan-favourite artwork to produce dozens of black-and-white line drawings of many of the Discworld's most iconic characters. This special Artist's Edition of Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book contains Paul Kidby's selection of the best of his wonderful linework: 20 single-sided illustrations presented on high-quality paper for detaching and framing.
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Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book

By Paul Kidby
Authors:
Paul Kidby
Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, provided the illustrations for The Last Hero, designed the covers for the Discworld novels since 2002 and is the author of the definitive portfolio volume The Art Of Discworld. If Terry Pratchett's pen gave his characters life, Paul Kidby's brush allowed them to live it. Containing black-and-white line drawings based on his hugely popular artwork as well as original pieces produced exclusively for this book - featuring such iconic Discworld personalities as Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, Archchancellor Ridcully, Rincewind, Tiffany Aching and, of course, DEATH - Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book is required . . . reading? . . . for all Discworld fans.
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Colour My Bollocks

By Becky Glass
Authors:
Becky Glass
Have you ever wanted to call your boss a PISS WIZARD? Are your kids behaving like total GOBSHITES?Want to tell your in-laws to go FUCKETY BYE?Don't internalise your stress until you shave yourself bald like a 2007 Britney Spears; save yourself thousands on a 'holiday' to the Priory. Now you can colour yourself calm with COLOUR MY BOLLOCKS, the adult colouring book that says exactly what you think.
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Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain: Safari

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss. A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind. Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of safari animals, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.
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Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain: Dogs

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss. A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind. Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of dogs and wolves, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.
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Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain: Cats

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss. A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind. Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of cats and big cats, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.
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Colour Me Mindful: Seasons

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Not just for kids anymore, colouring delivers a deeply satisfying experience that is almost meditative and colouring books are growing in popularity as anti-stress aids for adults. Complete with intricately detailed and beautiful line-art, this book depicts breathtaking scenery from all seasons.Your mind will focus as you fill the pages with colour, becoming calm and reducing stress. This is mindful, simple therapy for adults that can be carried out every day.With stunning illustrations to colour in and admire, this book provides a creative outlet and a deeply soothing mindful experience for those in need of a little artistic stress-busting.
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Colour Me Mindful: Enchanted Creatures

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Not just for kids anymore, colouring delivers a deeply satisfying experience that is almost meditative and colouring books are growing in popularity as anti-stress aids for adults. Complete with intricately detailed and beautiful line-art, this book depicts a breathtaking array of enchanted creatures.Your mind will focus as you fill the pages with colour, becoming calm and reducing stress. This is mindful, simple therapy for adults that can be carried out every day.With stunning illustrations to colour in and admire, this book provides a creative outlet and a deeply soothing mindful experience for those in need of a little artistic stress-busting.
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Colour Me Mindful: Butterflies

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Not just for kids anymore, colouring delivers a deeply satisfying experience that is almost meditative and colouring books are growing in popularity as anti-stress aids for adults. Complete with intricately detailed and beautiful line-art, this book depicts a breathtaking array of butterflies.Your mind will focus as you fill the pages with colour, becoming calm and reducing stress. This is mindful, simple therapy for adults that can be carried out every day.With stunning illustrations to colour in and admire, this book provides a creative outlet and a deeply soothing mindful experience for those in need of a little artistic stress-busting.
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Colour Me Mindful: Birds

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Not just for kids anymore, colouring delivers a deeply satisfying experience that is almost meditative and colouring books are growing in popularity as anti-stress aids for adults. Complete with intricately detailed and beautiful line-art, this book depicts a breathtaking array of birds. Your mind will focus as you fill the pages with colour, becoming calm and reducing stress. This is mindful, simple therapy for adults that can be carried out every day.With stunning illustrations to colour in and admire, this book provides a creative outlet and a deeply soothing mindful experience for those in need of a little artistic stress-busting.
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Colour Me Mindful: Tropical

By Anastasia Catris, Anastasia Catris
Authors:
Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by:
Anastasia Catris
Not just for kids anymore, colouring delivers a deeply satisfying experience that is almost meditative and colouring books are growing in popularity as anti-stress aids for adults. Complete with intricately detailed and beautiful line-art, this book depicts beautiful tropical scenes. Your mind will focus as you fill the pages with colour, becoming calm and reducing stress. This is mindful, simple therapy for adults that can be carried out every day.With stunning illustrations to colour in and admire, this book provides a creative outlet and a deeply soothing mindful experience for those in need of a little artistic stress-busting.
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