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With winter setting in and the days getting cooler, it's time to cozy up on the couch and get reacquainted with all best lavish books.

If you're looking to add to your lavish library you can check out our new Lantern Publishing Showcase here for some of the most beautifully crafted books around.

Did your Mother's Day gifts leave you wanting? If all you got was tea and a box of chocolates then have a browse through our lavish section here and pick something you'll really enjoy.

To further help you escape the winter chills and fire up the kitchen we have three of our all time bestselling lavish cooking books for under $20 below.

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LAVISH BOOKS AT GREAT PRICES
DELICIOUS HOME COOKING
by Valli Little
  SEASONAL KITCHEN by Serge Dansereau
  BILL'S ITALIAN FOOD by Bill Granger
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ART
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by Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell


Design is a multi-disciplined approach to problem-solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs and desires. It has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, leading practitioners and companies that have shaped modern design into what it is today. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural and political matters, this is an indispensable overview of creative endeavour in the pursuit of the better-designed product.

Through exquisite illustrations and authoritative text, this definitive account studies the foundations of design practice from its earliest inception and defines the major themes that have guided this discipline from the from the more...

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JAMES NARES
by Amy Taubin, Glenn O'Brien

KWANG YOUNG CHUN
by Carter Ratcliff, John C. Welchman
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Since his 1974 arrival in New York, James Nares has been a central member of the vibrant downtown art and music scene. Once described by Glenn O'Brien as the last of the Action Painters, Nares attempts to capture his work's own creation. Produced with handmade brushes, his monumental strokes are almost three-dimensional in the degree of detail and depth they reveal. In 2008, the artist rediscovered numerous of his experimental Super 8 films from the 1970s. Now Nares is renowned as both a filmmaker and a painter singularly concerned with physicality and ways to illustrate the unfolding of time.

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The first monograph on Korean artist Kwang Young Chun, renowned for exquisite handmade mulberry paper sculptures and textured surfaces that represent harmony and conflict in the unity of many. Covering the entirety of Kwang Young Chun's career from his early abstract paintings to his famed Aggregation series-complex structures and canvases created from the antique, handmade mulberry paper pages of literary and academic texts and tinted with teas, fruits and flowers-this book documents a highly influential contemporary artist whose work, writes the New York Times, "makes you sense something fundamental about great art that is too often forgotten or more...
 

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AUSTRALIAN PICTORIAL
THE PEOPLE'S PARK
by Paul Ashton

AUSTRALIA'S REMARKABLE TREES by Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker


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The 125 year story of one of the worlds greatest urban parks. Centennial Park, in the heart of Sydney, opened in 1888 to mark the centenary of colonisation. It has been the stage for celebration of Federation and many other national milestones.This book begins in the earliest days of settlement, recounting the wild origins of the vast area that is now verdant parkland. It reviews the fanfare, the controversies and scandals, the design and landscaping, flora and fauna, and fun and games that have always been part of life in the Park.

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Beautiful new gift edition of the best-selling classic, with foreword by Tim Entwhistle, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Elephantine Boabs dot the Kimberley region of Western Australia; cattle rub against giant Bottle Trees and Ironbarks in Queensland, and Strangler Figs with 40-metre girths thrive in our northern rainforests. Snow Gums and Shining Gums eke out their lives on our icy mountain tops and prehistoric-looking Bunya Pines, which once looked down on the dinosaurs, grow in a few isolated places in Australia's north-east.

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HOME & DESIGN
AN INVITATION TO THE GARDEN
by Michael K. Devine
  COURTYARD ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
by Lisa Baker
  BE IN A TREEHOUSE by Pete Nelson
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INTERIOR DESIGN
JAY JEFFERS: COLLECTED COOL
  THE INSPIRED HOME by Kim Ficaro
  ENGLISH ECCENTRIC by Ros Byam Shaw
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WEDDINGS
THE WEDDING DRESS
by Edwina Ehrman

VINTAGE WEDDING FLOWERS
by Vic Brotherson
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A spectacular look at the history of the wedding dress.

This fully updated and revised editon is published in both paperback and hardback to accompany a major V&A exhibition. The Wedding Dress draws on wedding garments in the V&A's collection, photographs, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it since 1700. It focuses on the white wedding dress, which became fashionable in the early nineteenth century and is now chosen by women across the world.

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Vic Brotherson believes that wedding flowers should express the character and individuality of a couple. In Vintage Wedding Flowers she provides ideas and inspiration for everything from bouquets to buttonholes, to table dressings, and corsages - and to suit all possible budgets. Chapters include Classic Flora, which considers traditional white and green displays; Graceful Rose, which has soft and graceful arrangements; Crazy Iris, for the more adventurous bride; and Romantic Violet, for those wanting a magical, dreamy feel.

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WORLD PICTORIAL 
ONE HUNDRED AND ONE BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWNS IN ITALY
by Paolo Lazzarin
  J'AIME LONDON
by Alain Ducasse
  THE BEST LOVED VILLAGES OF FRANCE
by Stephane Bern
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SPORT 
THE TREASURES OF THE WORLD CUP
by Keir Radnedge

A HISTORY OF FOOTBALL IN AUSTRALIA
by Roy Hay, Bill Murray


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When the World Cup began in 1930, only 13 teams participated. Now it involves more than 200 countries, and has truly become the international competition it was intended to be. Containing 30 facsimile pieces of rare memorabilia sure to delight fans, The Treasures of the World Cup tells the story of this quadrennial festival. Along with an authoritative account of all 19 tournaments and a preview of Brazil 2014, it includes features on the superstars, memorable moments for each of the finals, maps of the venues, and results boxes.

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In coming years football will continue to excite sports fans throughout Australia. The Socceroos will contest the world's leading nations on the international stage. The Asian Football Confederation Cup of Nations will be held in Australia in 2015. The Matildas will defend their Asian championship crown in 2014 and aim to qualify for the World Cup in Canada in 2015. Men and women can also look forward to another trip to Brazil in 2016 for the football competition at the Olympic Games. The beautiful game has grown in popularity and participation since the creation of the A-League in 2005, success in the World Cup in Germany in 2006 and entry into the more...

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ENTERTAINMENT 
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG CHRONICLES
by Daniel Falconer, Weta Workshop

BATMAN : A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS



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The ultimate celebration of the first two Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, plus exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop.

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2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, the world's greatest detective! And if a hero is measured by his foes, then Batman is truly the greatest hero of all, as his incredible rogues gallery is unrivaled in comics history.

This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others.

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THE CLASSICS
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The only series that offers a complete armchair opera experience, including four popular operas in one set.

The Black Dog Opera Library is the best, easiest, and most informative and budget-friendly way to enjoy four of the greatest operas of all time. Each book includes a complete libretto and its English translation, a quality performance of the complete opera on 2 CDs, and notes for listening that correspond to every track.

The four most popular operas are being released with new covers, the box set contains one of each of these four, Carmen, La Boheme, La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro.

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The perfect gift for the Edgar Allan Poe fan, The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is an elegant edition boasting the entire Poe catalog. The next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series is The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring works from the famous gothic American writer. His works span the years from 1827 to his death in 1849. His often macabre and dark works included The Raven, The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Annabelle Lee. For Poe fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe contains every known Poe tale ever written, this deluxe edition boasts the entire Poe catalogue.


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