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Palette

By Alexandra Loske
Authors:
Alexandra Loske
With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.
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Philip's Night Sky Atlas

By Robin Scagell, Wil Tirion
Authors:
Robin Scagell
Illustrated by:
Wil Tirion
Fully revised and now in its third edition, Philip's Night Sky Atlas is a highly practical star atlas that can be used anywhere in the world and at any time of the year. With a sturdy, damp-proof binding, it is the ideal choice for the backyard astronomer using binoculars or a small telescope. It contains all the maps you need to learn your way around the night sky, whether you want to find remote galaxies, sketch lunar craters or make estimates of variable stars. Author Robin Scagell explains what you can see, what equipment (if any) you will need and how to make the most of your time under the stars. The star maps are by Wil Tirion, the world-renowned celestial cartographer.The eight sky maps together show the whole of the night sky. Stars down to magnitude 5.5 are marked, together with the brighter deep-sky objects. They are drawn on a white background so that you can add your own pencil notes or observations to the maps. Opposite each of the sky maps is a photo-realistic version of the same map. In addition, constellation maps show numerous deep-sky targets, with interesting objects described in detail.A Moon map, split into quadrants, is accompanied by suggestions of what to look for, with images of the most interesting features. The author also describes how to observe and record the planets, the Sun, meteors, eclipses, comets and deep-sky objects.
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Stickertopia The Forest

By , Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
Illustrated by:
Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
Find yourself in a world of gentle creatures and peaceful forests teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Forest is an interactive book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants that you can use to construct your own world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. Unleash your creativity, and bring these magical forests to life. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
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Philip's Essential Guide to Space

By Paul Sutherland
Authors:
Paul Sutherland
A stimulating guide detailing recent developments in space exploration written by Paul Sutherland.Rockets, spacecraft and satellites - the first steps into space.The race to the Moon - and future lunar exploration.Exploring the Solar System - up-to-date information about human and robotic spaceflight.Making space home - living and working on the International Space Station.Observatories in space - looking for other planetary systems and measuring the Universe.Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and colourful artworks.Suitable for ages 12 to adult.Philip's Essential Guide to Space takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated and informative journey - from the earliest beginnings of rockets and artificial satellites, through the first manned space missions, and on to the latest space probes venturing out into the farthest reaches of the Solar System and the observatories in space that are delving deeper into the origins of the Universe.Author Paul Sutherland describes the early attempts to build rockets in order to propel artificial satellites into Earth orbit for the first time, and examines the difficulties that were overcome in order to launch humans into orbit and on to the Moon. In time, these advances in technology led to the construction and operation of the International Space Station.Much of our knowledge of the Solar System has been derived from space probes that have visited distant planets and sent back images and data streams for analysis. The Sun and the planets are examined in turn, reflecting on the orbiters and landers that have provided a wealth of information.Looking beyond our Solar System to distant galaxies and other deep-sky objects, Paul describes the missions and space observatories that are working to expand our knowledge of black holes, supernova remnants and gamma-ray bursts, as well as the discovery of other planetary systems.Suitable for ages 12 to adult, Philip's Essential Guide to Space is illustrated in full colour throughout.
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  • Amsterdam: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
    Authors:
    Abi Daker
    Illustrated by:
    Abi Daker
    The team behind the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books now brings you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This hardback book concertinas into a frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing hours of puzzling fun. A perfect souvenir for jet-setters as well as Amsterdam's inhabitants, it celebrates the city's most famous buildings and landmark cobbles and canals, including the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Palace and Oude Kerk; coloured in, it will look even better! So you can enjoy your handiwork to the full, the frieze is perforated: you can easily remove the completed panorama, and display it on your wall.
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  • Secret London

    By Alice Chadwick, Rosie Goodwin
    Authors:
    Alice Chadwick, Rosie Goodwin
    Set off on an exploration of London with this beautiful colouring book from London illustrators Alice Chadwick and Rosie Goodwin. Take a trip down the Thames, enjoy a ride on the London Eye, hang out in hipster Hoxton and perhaps pick up some flowers in Columbia Road on the way. Choose your colours and lose yourself in city life. Pick up insider information and historical facts as you wander the city's streets, and don't forget to check the map if you get lost! As you focus on colouring in and start to forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
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    Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book

    By Iain R Webb
    Authors:
    Iain R Webb
    Following the phenomenal success of the Vogue Colouring Book, award-winning writer and fashion editor Iain R. Webb has created beautiful hand-drawn artworks inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the Swinging Sixties. Original captions taken from vintage VOGUEs from the 1960s add an entertaining period flavour. From Twiggy and Mary Quant to The Beatles and Peter Blake, the '60s were the years fashion, music and art collided in a colourful, effervescent youthquake. As one VOGUE cover line from 1960 read: 'Young Ideas, Young looks, YOUNG!' The defining mood of the decade was an effortless cool attitude - breezy, carefree and always looking for the next party. Now is your chance to join the party. This is the decade of the mini-skirt, Op Art prints, the discotheque dress and wild colour combinations. Go crazy with your crayons. Become your own fashion designer and make your designs POP!
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    Vintage Vogue

    By Iain R Webb
    Authors:
    Iain R Webb
    Colour in these gorgeous postcards from VOGUE and immerse yourself in a glamorous world of cocktail dresses and luxurious ballgowns, smart suits and elegant hats.This book of hand-drawn postcards has been created by the award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. The artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s and feature a glamorous dream wardrobe from key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. Each postcard is detachable, so you can enjoy colouring them in yourself or send them to a fashion-savvy friend. These postcards make the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.
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    Japanese Art: the colouring book

    By Frédérique Cassegrain, Dominique Foufelle
    Authors:
    Frédérique Cassegrain, Dominique Foufelle
    Pick up your pencils or brushes and colour in 20 beautiful landscapes from Japanese master Hokusai, including The Great Wave at Kanagawa, The Falcon and the Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji in Clear Weather. Along the way learn about the techniques and most famous works of this famous master. For each painting, there is an image of the original painting, a line image to colour in, a brief history of the painting, and a blank page for drawing. Unleash your creativity, practise your technique and sketch your own image in the Hokusai style. Whether you are a colouring fan, a lover of art or an aspiring artist, this book is a must-have.
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    Klimt: the colouring book

    By Dominique Foufelle, Isabelle de Couliboeuf, Mustapha Oucherif
    Authors:
    Dominique Foufelle, Isabelle de Couliboeuf
    Illustrated by:
    Mustapha Oucherif
    Pick up your pencils or brushes and colour in 20 of Klimt's major works, one of the greatest artists of the early twentieth century. Along the way, learn about the techniques and understand the secrets of his painting. Paintings include The Kiss, Judith I and Portrait of Emilie Flöge. Accompanying each painting are a short history of the painting, line images to colour in and blank pages for your own sketches. Copy directly from Klimt's works, practise different drawing techniques, or create your own Klimt-esque drawings - it's up to you! This is a book that will be loved by colouring fans, art lovers and aspiring artists alike.
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  • LONDON The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
    Authors:
    Abi Daker
    Illustrated by:
    Abi Daker
    Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to London, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
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    The Nature Mandala Colouring Book

    By Cynthia Emerlye, Cynthia Emerlye
    Authors:
    Cynthia Emerlye
    Illustrated by:
    Cynthia Emerlye
    Putting the beetle into beetle mania, The Nature Mandala Colouring Book features 44 exquisitely drawn mandalas by artist and illustrator Cynthia Emerlye. The beautiful and intricate designs in this book are all based on nature's tiny wonders. Butterflies, bugs, beetles, grasses, flowers and small creatures are arranged into gorgeous mandala designs. Whether you enjoy colouring for mindfulness and calm, or creating aesthetically harmonious colour palettes, this book is an ideal self-purchase or gift, providing hours of colouring enjoyment for artists of all ages.
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