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31 Songs
31 Songs
I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ...Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else'. In his first non-fiction work since "Fever Pitch", Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart song and singers whose teeth whistle and the sort of music you hear in Body Shop. 'The soundtrack to his life ...a revealing insight into one of Britain's most popular writers' - "Evening Standard".
AED50.-
Menakart
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Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide
Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide
Photoshop Cs4 Workflow: The Digital Photographer'S Guide
AED150.-
Menakart
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Fashion Drawing In Vogue
Fashion Drawing In Vogue
William Packer, painter, writer and art critic, has collected the best fashion drawings from over 70 years of Vogue for this volume. It features the work of hundreds of artists ranging from Art Deco to Botero and Hockney.
AED135.-
Menakart
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Reuters - Our World Now 3
Reuters - Our World Now 3
Reuters - Our World Now 3
AED57.-
Menakart
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Objectivity: A Designer's Book Of Curious Tools
Objectivity: A Designer's Book Of Curious Tools
Objectivity: A Designer'S Book Of Curious Tools
AED88.-
Menakart
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The Scandinavian Home: A Style Sourcebook
The Scandinavian Home: A Style Sourcebook
The Scandinavian Home: A Style Sourcebook
AED137.-
Menakart
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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope: an All-access Look at the World's
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope: an All-access Look at the World's
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, insider look at the unique experience that is Comic-Con. This BradyGames companion "Comic-Con Epsiode IV: A Fan's Hope" provides a broad take on the experience of Comic-Con and how it became the quintessential centre of American pop culture. It offers an insider's look at the panels, exhibitions, workshops, awards ceremonies and parties; and the unique experience of attending one of the most important events in the entertainment industry. Featuring photos and exclusive interviews from the San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the book highlights the Comic-Con experience for celebrities such as Seth Green, Kenneth Branagh, Seth Rogen and Matt Groening. "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" is a must-have for anyone who is interested in the unique Comic-Con experience, or in pop culture as a whole.
AED76.-
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Motionless Journey: From A Hermitage In The Himalayas
Motionless Journey: From A Hermitage In The Himalayas
Motionless Journey: From A Hermitage In The Himalayas
AED163.-
Menakart
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101 Ideas For Downstairs (Good Homes)
101 Ideas For Downstairs (Good Homes)
From basic design to choosing furnishings, flooring, and lighting, this insightful guide is packed with ideas for coordinating every aspect of your home's living room, dining room, and kitchen. Each room is covered in details, and hints are provided on everything from choosing color and mixing patterns to being creative with design choices and finishing touches. This is the perfect resource for any novice designer looking to develop the ability to create original decorating schemes for their home.
AED45.-
Menakart
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Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture
Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture
This work contains illustrations of all of Michelangelo's work, his paintings, sculpture and architecture, excluding his drawings. The text surveys the opinions of leading Michelangelo scholars and provides a commentary with bibliographical notes. The exhaustive selection of plates devoted to the paintings of the Sistine Chapel provides a record of their condition before the recent controversial cleaning. Ten of the plates show some of the paintings in their restored state.
AED158.-
Menakart
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The Art Of Looking Sideways
The Art Of Looking Sideways
"The Art of Looking Sideways" is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, color and imagery.This book does not set out to teach lessons, but it is full of wisdom and insight collected from all over the world. Describing himself as a visual jackdaw, master designer Alan Fletcher has distilled a lifetime of experience and reflection into a brilliantly witty and inimitable exploration of such subjects as perception, color, pattern, proportion, paradox, illusion, language…
AED225.-
Menakart
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A Smile In The Mind: Witty Thinking In Graphic Design
A Smile In The Mind: Witty Thinking In Graphic Design
This text explores witty thinking, looking at clever ideas rather than funny drawing, and gathering together the best examples of graphic wit since the 1960s. Work is included from more than 300 designers in the US, Britain, Europe and Japan.
AED146.-
Menakart
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Marks Of Excellence:
Marks Of Excellence:
This text covers every aspect of the trademark, its history, development, style, classification and relevance in today's world. A brief history is given of the origins of the trademark in heraldry, monograms, owner's marks and certificates of origin. The proceeding chapters explore corporate identity and communication design with an emphasis on sign theory. The core of the book is a comprehensive classification of trademarks covering name marks, abbreviations and all kinds of picture marks. This is followed by an alphabetical index of trademark themes from animals to word puzzles. The index is illustrated by a selection of the world's best trademarks - the marks of excellence from which this book takes its name. The final section of the book covers the development of trademarks over time and across the boundaries of language and space.
AED180.-
Menakart
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Fra Filippo Lippi: Life And Work
Fra Filippo Lippi: Life And Work
Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469), an Italian Renaissance artist, was a pioneer of psychological realism. An abridged edition of the 1993 full-scale study of Lippi, this volume presents the full catalogue abbreviated to a reference checklist. The narrative remains largely unchanged.
AED192.-
Menakart
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Architecture Today
Architecture Today
This work is a comprehensive overview of architecture worldwide since the 1960s. A guide to the many and varied contemporary architectural trends, it leads the reader through the styles and movements of architecture in the latter half of the 20th century.
AED192.-
Menakart
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Dogs
Dogs
Dogs
AED67.-
Menakart
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The American House (Themes)
The American House (Themes)
The American House (Themes)
AED99.-
Menakart
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Apathy For The Devil
Apathy For The Devil
Apathy For The Devil
AED70.-
Menakart
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The Half: Photographs Of Actors Preparing For The Stage
The Half: Photographs Of Actors Preparing For The Stage
The Half: Photographs Of Actors Preparing For The Stage
AED108.-
Menakart
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Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay (Gollancz S.F.
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay (Gollancz S.F.
Terry Pratchett'S Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay (Gollancz S.F.)
AED135.-
Menakart
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Untitled Michael Buble
Untitled Michael Buble
Untitled Michael Buble
AED87.-
Menakart
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The One Show: V. 32: The Best Print, Design, Radio, And Tv (One Show:
The One Show: V. 32: The Best Print, Design, Radio, And Tv (One Show:
Great advertising and design can make the world stop and think. It can make people listen. And, sometimes it can even change a person's life. The One Show celebrates all of the qualities that go into making a successful ad campaign or design. Considered by many to be the benchmark in advertising annuals, this year's edition features the very best work from around the world from the 2010 One Show and One Show Design contests. In these pages are more than 1,600 four-color images from the finalists and winning entries, insider perspectives from the Gold Pencil winners, a spotlight on the Client of the Year, the college competition winners, and a look into the judging process with a Judge's Choice section. Lavishly produced with full-color throughout, this book is the must-have annual for creatives, clients, students, and anyone interested in advertising and design. Categories covered include print, design, integrated branding, television, and radio.
AED239.-
Menakart
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In This My Beautiful Egypt
In This My Beautiful Egypt
In This My Beautiful Egypt was conceived in the ancient temples of Egypt in 2009. The photographs were taken by Natalie Hoogasian when the temples and pyramids were closed to the public and so convey the spiritual energy of the place; dramatic and untrammeled. The descriptions of the photographs will further describe the temples in relation to the gods and goddesses such as Osiris, Isis, and Horus. The poetry herein is dedicated to the ancient Eyptian Neters, the word used to the describe gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, and translated means nature.
AED103.-
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Toy Instruments: Design, Nostalgia, Music
Toy Instruments: Design, Nostalgia, Music
Toy Instruments: Design, Nostalgia, Music
AED82.-
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The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces
The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces
In The Mad Art of Caricature, award-winning caricaturist and illustrator Tom Richmond shares his secrets to creating great caricatures, drawing on his 25 years of experience teaching live caricature techniques and producing award-winning humorous illustrations and caricatures for publications, books, advertising, video games, film, television animation, and clients like MAD Magazine. He takes the reader on an artistic journey, examining what really makes a caricature successful, what to look for in a face, and how to draw it. You will also learn how to apply this skill, whether it's drawing live, theme-park-style caricatures, or creating caricature for publication work. Loaded with everything from basic theories and drawing instruction to professional tips and tricks, this book contains something for novices and experts alike. The Mad Art of Caricature! is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete how-to guide on the art of caricature ever published. With over 500 illustrations, it's…
AED112.-
Menakart
Piano For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (For Dummie
Piano For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (For Dummie
"Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction.With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style. For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a…
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Born Modern
Born Modern
Alvin Lustig was modern before it was cool. But there has never been a monograph devoted to his work--until now. A genius best known for his book covers and interior design, his theories on design education were precursors to the curricula of some of the most renowned design schools today. Lustig lent his imaginative vision and talent to a wide range of legendary projects, from the groundbreaking architecture of 1940s Los Angeles to magazine covers that have become collector's items. Spanning the breadth of Lustig's tragically brief but prolific career, Born Modern is a must-have for any student or practitioner of design, as well as anyone interested in the history of American visual culture.
AED225.-
Menakart
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The Sounds Of Star Wars
The Sounds Of Star Wars
The Sounds Of Star Wars
AED205.-
Menakart
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Alberto Pinto Bedrooms
Alberto Pinto Bedrooms
Alberto Pinto Bedrooms
AED338.-
Menakart
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Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Dramatic Table Settings, In
Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Dramatic Table Settings, In
Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Dramatic Table Settings, Inspired Spaces, And Other Ideas
AED190.-
Menakart

About Art & Culture Books

The world around us is full of diversities. We are different in terms of social habits, music preferences, languages and more factors. In short, we follow different cultures. Art is a medium of communication which helps us converse via sound, images and stories. Read on to explore art and culture books that help us know more in this regard. 

Culture is defined as the characteristics of a group of people based on their language, religion, choice of music, social habits and more factors. The word culture has been taken from its Latin root cultura or cultus that means “inhabit, cultivate or honour”. Art is an expression of imagination or creativity and is a subdivision of culture. Similar to culture, the word art is also taken from its Latin origin ars that means “arrangement”. The three main branches of art include painting, architecture and sculptures. Art and culture are closely related as both influence each other. When put together, these two helps us shape the way we perceive the world around us. However, this is just surface information. So, let us explore popular art and culture books to gain insights.  

Exploring various art and culture books to read

Art and culture books come in a wide variety of topics ranging from painting and music to social culture, theatre and even philosophy. Different parts of the world follow the different culture and art forms. Culture is a crucial part of people’s lives. It affects our values, views, happiness, hopes and even preferences. Therefore, the importance of understanding culture cannot be overlooked. Art, on the other hand, plays a crucial role in the conceptual culture of a society. We live in a world full of diversities. For overall well-being, community builders have to understand various cultures and establish a good relationship between them. Read on to know about various art and culture books that can help you in the process.

Books about culture and society

We live in a world full of diversities. We are different in terms of skills, abilities, values, personality traits and most importantly cultures. However, integration across multi-cultural groups can be challenging at times. To build communities that are great at solving current problems, we must appreciate various cultures. Books about culture and society help you understand and contribute to the world in a meaningful manner. They guide us on diverse ethnic identities around the globe. Books on world culture combine different theoretical perspectives with telling us about globalization theory, polity approaches and historical treatment. Reading them, we can figure out the composite effects of culture on society, people and organizations.

Artbooks and creativity

Artbooks have interesting materials to explore ranging from the earliest cave paintings to modern arts. Art has a significant effect on culture and society. Sculpture, painting, literature, music and other forms of arts act as a repository of a culture’s memory. Reading arts allow us to understand different cultures and ages by means of sound, images and stories. There is an interesting relationship between art and the human brain. For instance, researchers at Newcastle University conducted a study and found that perceiving contemporary visual art had constructive effects on the lives of nursing home-bound elders. So, help foster the creative you by indulging into art and creativity.

Cultural and art books for kids

We live in a diverse world where people lead different lives within the same group, state or country. To raise kids in such a place, it is essential to make them aware of people and places out of their immediate family. So, if you want to introduce a world view to your kids, cultural and art books offer a great way. They help kids coming from different cultures stay united by sharing characteristics in the form of music, art, food and even stories. Remember that it is never too early to teach your kids about diversity and inclusion.

Tips on buying art and culture books in the UAE

Art and culture together form an interesting area to explore. The history of these two subjects is as big as the history of the world. Therefore, if you are new to reading, you can easily get confused with the number of options you have to read. There are various books released by different authors focusing on different topics such as cultural diversity, social background, ethnic background and tension and conflicts. So, here are some quick tips that would guide you on how to buy culture and art books online in the UAE.

  • Consider the topic book focuses on - Art and culture books come in a variety of subject matters including folklore, history, myth, visual arts, sculpting, literature and more. So, process in your mind which one you want to explore and then look for the relevant books.
  • Who’s the author? – If you are a hardcore reader, then you must be having a list of authors whose releases you just cannot miss. However, trying new authors can be a task for you since you are not aware of their writing styles at first. So, whenever you pick any book, read about its author as much as possible. Knowing about the author’s writing style and selection of words would help you make the right selection.
  • Consider the source- The next consideration in the list is the source from where you are purchasing the book. Art and culture books are accessible through both online and physical stores. However, if you step in the physical stores, you will have minimal options. So, prefer ordering your books online so that you get various options to choose from. You can find their collection right here at Shops.ae. Besides, there are various eBook stores which provide art books for free. You do not get a physical copy in this case, but yes, you can access the content online.
  • Look at the price- Art and culture books come in different price slabs based on the number of pages, authors, publishers and other factors. So, if you have a restricted budget, then it is an important consideration. You can also find different prices on different websites. So, here’s the way out. Log on to Shops.ae where you will get books offered from various stores. You can compare prices and easily narrow down your options through filters and sorting options.

Now that you have explored much about culture and art books commence your online shopping journey. If you are unsure about where to start, log on to Shops.ae where we bring together more than 500 online stores including Menakart and Virgin Megastore. We have books for beginners, classics and even latest releases from some of the sought-after readers in the industry. You can also find some art and culture books for sale here. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to our product search engine before you miss on to amazing deals.

Question & Answer

Why are cultural books important?

Cultural books are important to read because culture is an essential part of our lives. It influences our preferences, values, hopes, loyalties and fears. People from different cultures see the world differently. So, these books help you understand various cultures and establish a strong relationship between them. If you understand the diversities, you will be able to stand against the ill practices of racism and other forms of discriminations.

Which is the best art and culture book?

No one art and culture book can be titled “Best” as various books focus on various topics. However, Iain Banks, Henry Jenkins, Daniel Coyle and J. D. Vance are the best authors in the industry whose releases never disappoint us. Some of their great books include ‘The Culture Books’, ‘Participatory Culture in a Networked Era’, ‘Convergence Culture’ and ‘The Culture Code’.

Which art book is best to read?

Artbooks come in a huge variety of topics ranging from art history to instructions and deep learning. Some of the great authors working in this domain include Iain Banks, Henry Jenkins, Daniel Coyle and J. D. Vance. So, if you pick any of their books, we guarantee you will have quality content in your shelves.

From where to buy art and culture books?

Art and culture books are great in number depending upon authors and topics they focus on. If you want to purchase one, you can easily fall in the state of dilemma. However, there are certain online stores which let you filter choices based on various aspects and even compare prices. One such store is Shops.ae. Here, we have hundreds of stores selling books online. You can narrow down your choices based on price, authors, stores and more factors.

Art and culture are two closely related terms. It is essential to understand these two subjects as they shape the world around us. So, embark your online shopping through Shops.ae where we sport various online stores providing books of best-selling authors in the industry. You can get the latest release here and also grab classics. Moreover, compare prices to find cheap art and culture books and make your purchase fit into your budget. You can filter books based on price, authors and even stores. So, go on and have a fantastic shopping experience on our website.