New Visual Arts

Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense

Louise Bourgeois: HONNI Soit QUI Mal Y Pense

Genevieve Breerette, Danielle Tilkin, Pedro Almodovar

Louise Bourgeois makes a final incursion into her personal memories and yet universal concerns about art and the experience of being a woman in the 20th century. This title includes a selection of works by Louise Bourgeois...

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100 Ideas That Changed Art

100 Ideas That Changed Art

Michael Bird

From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a...

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To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet

Linda Weintraub

Documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z. This title presents a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm's anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow's 2007 animation that...

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Wang Luyan: Visual Thinking and Measured Painting

Wang Luyan: Visual Thinking and Measured Painting

Huang Du, Henri-Francois Debailleux

In the reformulation of values in contemporary Chinese art, Wang Luyan's concepts and methodologies differentiate his from those that have been most popular. This title presents the monograph on an artist in contemporary Chinese...

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Contemporary Australian Drawing 1

Contemporary Australian Drawing 1

Janet McKenzie, Irene Barberis, Christopher Heathcote

Scotland-based Dr Janet McKenzie, long-term deputy editor of the renowned art journal Studio International, first published on Australian drawing with Macmillan back in 1986.

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Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art

Austral Avenue - an Experiment in Living with Art

Jane O'Neill

Documents the life span of an experimental project space operated by Jane O'Neill from the front room of a home in Brunswick, Melbourne. For each of the 21 exhibitions by contemporary artists from Australia and overseas, an essay...

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 Read reviewNgaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Tim Acker, John Carty

Offers an illustrated look at the artistic history and practices of the Western Desert Mob in Australia's Ngaanyatjarra Lands. This book documents the six art centres (Warakurna, Papulankutja, Tjarlirli, Kayili, Maruku and Tjanpi)...

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Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini

Helen McDonald

This book shows how the artist's concern for the present state of human life on Earth combines with her futuristic imagination to produce art that challenges the way we relate to and understand the everyday world.

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What's Next? 100 Years of the Contemporary Art Society: Inside Public Collections

What’s Next? 100 Years of the Contemporary Art Society: Inside Public Collections

Lucy Byatt, Charlotte Troy

For 100 years the Contemporary Art Society has played a unique and pivotal role in the formation of the UK's art collections. This book features the output of these interventions alongside vital conversations about curating,...

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Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Benjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman, Judy Folkenberg

Chronicles the history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital Visible Human project. This title surveys five and a half centuries of meticulous visual description by anatomists and artists. It is suitable...

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Watercolour

Watercolour

Alison Smith

Watercolour has long been seen as a distinctive part of the British cultural heritage, with British artists widely acknowledged to be among its greatest exponents. This book traces its roots from the Middle Ages. It features works...

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 Read reviewThe Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

Edmund De Waal

264 wood and ivory carvings of animals, plants and people, none of them larger than a matchbox; apprentice potter Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first encountered it in the Tokyo apartment of his great...

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100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

Alex Danchev

A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and...

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The Louvre: All the Paintings

The Louvre: All the Paintings

Vincent Pomarede, Erich Lessing, Anje Grebe

Presents all 2,954 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre in full colour. This book is organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the Louvre: the Italian School, the Northern...

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Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Belinda Thomson, Tamar Garb

French painter, sculptor and printmaker Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848 and died in French Polynesia in 1903. The vivid colors and bold outlines of his paintings and the semi-abstract quality of his woodcuts had a profound...

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On Vision and Colors

On Vision and Colors

Georg Stahl, Arthur Schopenhauer, Philipp Otto Runge

During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, two of the most significant theoretical works on color since Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura were written and published in Germany: Arthur Schopenhauer's On Vision...

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Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s

Alastair Duncan

The book is a visual garden of Deco design, with hundreds of items photographed in colour and described with their useful purposes, materials, and current values. This book is important because it demonstrates how the new Art Deco...

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Byzantium: 330-1453

Byzantium: 330-1453

Robin Cormack, Maria Vassilaki

Includes essays that trace the history and cultural development of more than a thousand years of Byzantine art, revealing the splendours of the imperial city of Constantinople. This title illustrates over 300 works lent by the...

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The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

Jake Chapman

Includes a facsimile of Mandragorass magnum opus Come Hell or High Water , a work of heartbreaking romance. This manuscript is reproduced as an insert on coloured paper, along with a number of genuine rejection letters sent to...

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Karen Smith, Bernhard Fibicher, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Qing Ai, Weiwei Ai

The first monograph on the key figure in Chinese fast-growing art scene.

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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Mary Richards

Traces the development of Ed Ruscha's work across decades, exploring its engagement with Dada and Surrealism, Pop, the rise of Conceptual art, photography, literature and cinema. With reproductions and interview material, this...

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 Special priceOut of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

Adrian Heathfield, Tehching Hsieh

In the vibrant downtown Manhattan art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh made a series of extraordinary performance art works. This title provides a documentary record of this...

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Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion

Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion

Terrie Sultan, David Pagel, Colin Gardner

Features 15 internationally recognised contemporary artists whose work, in painting, sculpture, installations, and photography based media, belongs neither to a style nor a traditional 'school', but is thematically linked by a...

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Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting

Bob Nickas

The definitive (and only) guide to contemporary abstract painting.

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Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories

Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories

Howard Morphy

Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Focuses on the perspective of the artists and the way they engage with the world of fine art, rather...

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Rick Amor

Rick Amor

Gavin Fry

Rick Amor's paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject matter is more often than not the mundane and everyday places of suburbia and the drab underside of the city.

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Rothko

Rothko

Achim Borchardt-Hume

Mark Rothko donated 9 paintings to Tate on the condition that henceforward these would be shown as a unified immersive environment never to be mixed with work by other artists. This book examines paintings from The Rothko Room...

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 Read reviewAltermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

Nicolas Bourriaud

The term 'Altermodern' describes art made in a global context which is a reaction against cultural standardisation and commercialisation. This book focuses on each of the four main facets of the Altermodern; it defines these as...

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Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett

Kelly Gellatly

With his style and intellectual background, Gordon Bennett has become one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. He has garnered international critical acclaim for the complex ways in which his work engages with historical...

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