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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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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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

Prot, Frederic

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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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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 Special priceThe 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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Georgia O'Keeffe: Life and Work

Georgia O'Keeffe: Life and Work

Barbara Buhler Lynes

Born in 1887, Georgia O'Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916, several decades after women had gained access to art training in America's colleges and universities, and before any of its women...

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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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A Yorkshire Sketchbook

A Yorkshire Sketchbook

David Hockney

A sketchbook that captures the changing light and fleeting effects of the weather.

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On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960

Amy Wolf, Isamu Noguchi, Jenny Dixon

On Becoming An Artist illuminates the friendships, mentorships and collaborations of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), in celebration of the artist's experimentations and influences. It opens with an account of Noguchi's earlyguidance...

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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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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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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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Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Nicholas Serota, Mark Godfrey

Gerhard Richter is widely seen as one of the most important painters at work in the world today. Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932, he left for the West in 1961, settling in Dusseldorf, where he held his first exhibition in 1963....

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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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Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11

Artists of the Western Desert: Portraits 2006-11

Greg Weight

Presents a portrait of more than 80 senior artists of the Western Desert art movement. This title features portrait that is accompanied on its opposite page by an example of the artists work.

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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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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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Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Chris Stephens, Richard Calvocoressi, David Mellor, Jennifer Mundy, Lyndsey Stonebridge

Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) was arguably the most influential British sculptor of the twentieth century. This book examines his legacy, focusing on the period from the 1920s through to the early 1960s. It includes essays that...

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Basquiat

Basquiat

Marc Mayer

Examines many of Basquiat's individual works in detail, with particular reference to his working methods and techniques. This unabridged compact edition of a critically acclaimed book, features spectacular reproductions 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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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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Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism

Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism

Christina Kiaer, Margarita Tupitsyn

Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) and Lyubov Popova (1889-1924) were involved in the Russian avant-garde during its most exciting period following the Russian Revolution, as they and other artists took part in the attempt to create...

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Out 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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The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao

The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao

Andrew McClellan

Offers a framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States. From the visionary museums of Boullee in the eighteenth century to the new Guggenheim in Bilbao and beyond, this book...

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