New Visual Arts

Sophie Calle: Blind

Sophie Calle: Blind

Sophie Calle

By establishing a dialectic between the testimonies of several generations of blind people and the photographs taken by her on the basis on these accounts, this book offers readers a reflection on absence, on the loss of one sense...

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In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work

In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work

Mirabel Cecil, Hugh Cecil

Rex Whistler was one of the most intriguing artists of the interwar years and Hugh and Mirabel Cecil, have tracked down all of his murals, in private collections and on public display.

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Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist

Salvador Dali: The Making of an Artist

Catherine Grenier

Salvador Dali .

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Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950

Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade: 1940-1950

Todd Herman, Harry Cooper

In the 1940s, Mark Rothko's work underwent radical changes as he explored a range of styles rooted in expressionism, symbolism, and surrealism. This publication is dedicated to this period - a decade crucial to our understanding...

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Yves Klein: Incandescence

Yves Klein: Incandescence

Frederic Prot

A monograph on the French painter Yves Klein

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What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

What are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

Will Gompertz

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? This title deals with these questions. It is suitable for sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries...

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Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

Camille Paglia

America's premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, tackling the great themes of Western art in an enthralling tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and others obscure or...

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Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings

Matt Bua, Maximilian Goldfarb

Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper.

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Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010

Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010

Lauren Rosati, Mary Anne Staniszewski

This groundbreaking book--part exhibition catalogue, part
cultural history--chronicles alternative art spaces in New York
City since the 1960s. Developed from an exhibition of the same name
at Exit Art, Alternative...

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The Naked Nude

The Naked Nude

Frances Borzello

Explores the role of the nude in 20th- and 21st-century art and looks at the work of a range of international artists creating contemporary nudes. In this title, the story begins with a tale of life, death and resurrection an...

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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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In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists

In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today’s Leading Artists

Simon Grant, Tomma Abts

A collection of reflections by 78 contemporary artists in which each artist reveals the influence and inspiration he or she has found in a particular artwork or artist. It identifies themes that emerges and contextualizes the...

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

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

Weintraub, Linda

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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The Art Book

The Art Book

Jane Ace, Phaidon Editors

An introduction to art from medieval to modern times.

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Miro

Miro

Jacques Dupin

Joan Miro was a world-renowned Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, and a key figure in twentieth century art, born in Barcelona in 1893. This title provides a chronological account of his life including the alternative...

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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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Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Peio Aguirre, Negar Azimi, Marina Cashdan, Phaidon Editors

Up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 new artists from around the world.

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Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Renaissance: 15th and 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Ron Radford

Exhibition catalogue to accompany Renaissance 15th and 16th century Italian Paintings, held at the National Gallery of Australia Dec 2011 to April 2012.

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How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aborginal Art 19080-2006

Ian W. McLean

This is the first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art.

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Art in the Streets

Art in the Streets

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose

Accompanies the exhibition Art in the streets, organized by Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, and Aaron Rose and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 17 April-8 August 2011, and...

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Crazy Art

Crazy Art

Chantal Alles

Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.

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Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage

Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage

Robert Klanten, Hendrik Hellige, J. Gallagher

Cutting Edges documents the new heyday of collage in current art and visual culture. Today's artists, illustrators, and designers are increasingly drawn to this artistic technique by the challenges of seamlessly melding...

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Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader

Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader

Melissa Chiu, Benjamin Genocchio

This foundational anthology maps the emergence of a dynamic new global phenomenon: contemporary Asian art.

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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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Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume

Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume

Robert Bell, Christine Dixon

The Ballets Russes has engaged people for over 100 years, ever since Russian born Sergei Diaghilev created this dynamic avant-garde company. This title features costumes that are drawn entirely from the National Gallery of...

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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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Designing Place

Designing Place

Edquist Harriet Byrne Lisa, Vaughan L.

This book is a beautifully produced and brings together some of Australia's foremost artists and intellectuals in a project that investigates the meaning of place focusing on the Western district of Victoria.

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Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Martin Gayford

Lucian Freud, perhaps the worlds leading portrait painter, spent seven months painting a portrait of the author, an art critic. This book describes the process chronologically, from the day the author arrived for the first sitting...

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 Read reviewAlice Neel: Painted Truths

Alice Neel: Painted Truths

Barry Walker, Jeremy Lewison, Robert Storr, Tamar Garb, Chris Ofili

Regarded as one of the most important American painters of the twentieth century, Alice Neel is internationally recognized for her contributions to Abstract Expressionism, especially her perceptive portraiture. This title offers a...

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Artists' Studios

Artists' Studios

M. J. Long

Architect M.J. Long has worked with a list of artists, designing both their living and working space. This book explores some of these key projects, providing a personal insight into the creative mind behind the working space of...

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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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 Special priceCaravaggio: The Complete Paintings

Caravaggio: The Complete Paintings

Sebastian Schutze

Caravaggio, or more Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan 1571 - Porto Ercole 1610), was a legend even in his own lifetime. Celebrated by some for his naturalism and his revolutionary pictorial inventions, he was considered by...

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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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George Barbier: The Birth of Art Deco

George Barbier: The Birth of Art Deco

Barbara Martorelli

The first singular study of one of the key artists of the Art Deco movement, George Barbier (1882-1932) was a fashion illustrator to the leading stylists (Poiret, Lanvin, Paquin, Vionnet) of his time, as well as a set and costume...

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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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Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan

Yilmaz Dziewior, RoseLee Goldberg, Robert Storr

A look at the remarkable Chinese performance artist, sculptor and painter.

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Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty

Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty

Barbara Dawson, Martin Harrison

No artist's studio rivals Francis Bacon's in terms of sheer iconic pungency. The artist's furious hurricanes of creativity were writ large upon its walls and scattered across its floors.

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The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

Arnaud Maillet, Jeff Fort

Many are familiar with the Claude glass as a small black convex mirror used by artists and spectators of landscape to reflect a view and make tonal values and areas of light and shade visible. This work studies the device from the...

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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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The Future of the Image

The Future of the Image

Jacques Ranciere

Develops a fresh concept of the image in contemporary art, showing how art and politics have always been intrinsically intertwined. Covering a range of art movements, and thinkers such as Foucault, Deleuze, Adorno, Barthes,...

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 Special price10,000 Years of Art

10,000 Years of Art

Larry Ball, Marshall Becker, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Phaidon Editors

500 great works of art from all periods and regions of the world.

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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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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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Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550

Lisa Monnas

Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.

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