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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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

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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 Special priceThe Art Book

The Art Book

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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Art in Iraq Today

Art in Iraq Today

Dia Azzawi, Charles Pocock, Samar Faruqi

Brings together a group of Iraqi artists with varying working methodologies, whom are united in their experience of exile. This title documents their continuing contribution to Iraqi art, and highlights its importance in...

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Bob Recine. Alchemy of Beauty

Bob Recine. Alchemy of Beauty

Bob Recine

The man behind some of the most avant-garde hairdos and head dresses worn by Lady Gaga, Recine has taken hair styling to incredibly creative heights-often literally, as he propels the braids and locks of his subjects into...

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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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Lucian Freud: Portraits

Lucian Freud: Portraits

National Portrait Gallery

This new, authoritative survey of Freud's portraits and figure
paintings explores his work across seven decades, from the early
40s to his death in 2011. The book features over 130 paintings,
drawings and etchings selected in...

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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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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin

Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly, Rhea Anastas, Douglas Crimp (Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, New York, USA), Jonathan D. Katz

Gorgeously quiet in colour and composition, Agnes Martin's paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired. This anthology...

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Chihuly Garden Installations

Chihuly Garden Installations

Dale Chihuly

The author has had a lifelong interest in the colours and forms that appear in nature, in particular those of plant and marine life. This book explores the results of his nearly decade-long investigation into designing...

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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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Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: With Illustrations by David Hockney

David Hockney

Brings together some of the well-known tales Rapunzel , Rumpelstiltskin with others that are less familiar.

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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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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Gavin Delahunty, Christoph Schulz

The stories that Lewis Carroll based around the character of Alice have proved among the most enduring literary creations of all time. This book examines a range of the art that has been inspired by the Alice stories, including...

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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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R. Crumb

R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.

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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: World Currents

Contemporary Art: World Currents

Terry Smith

This book breaks new ground in tracing how modern, traditional and indigenous art became contemporary in each of cultural region of the world. The author argues that it is diversity, or the contemporaneity of difference, not a...

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Dale Chihuly: A Celebration

Dale Chihuly: A Celebration

Rock Hushka, Dale Chihuly

A celebration of Chihuly and his roots.

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Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film

Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film

A.L. Rees, David Curtis, Duncan White

Traces expanded and multi-screen cinema from its origins in early abstract cinema and the Bauhaus era to post-war happenings and live events in Europe and the US, the first video and multi-media experiments of the 1960s, the...

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The Flowers of the Renaissance

The Flowers of the Renaissance

Celia Fisher

The first book to explore how and why flowers feature so extensively in the extraordinary art of the Renaissance, providing an unrivalled exploration of their beauty and significance.

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Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini

Jane Messenger

Surveys the career of one of Australia's pre-eminent contemporary artists. This is the first major book on Piccinini and is designed to reflect the scale and detail of her varied practice.

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Crazy Art

Crazy Art

Chantal Alles

Showcases 60 crazy contemporary artists and their works.

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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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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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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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Joseph Beuys: Parallel Processes

Joseph Beuys: Parallel Processes

Joseph Beuys

24 years after his death, artist, teacher, and activist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is celebrated with an all-inclusive exhibition organized in his hometown Dusseldorf. A highly controversial artist during his lifetime, for whom...

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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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Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo's Political Art

Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo’s Political Art

Mieke Bal

Doris Salcedo, a Colombian-born artist, addresses the politics of memory and forgetting in work that embraces fraught situations in dangerous places. This title leads us into intimate encounters with Salcedo's art, encouraging us...

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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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Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

Jean Dominique Rey, Sylvie Patry

Berthe Morisot won over the Impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the group alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. This book showcases the life and works of this artist, focusing on the...

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On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

Cornelia H. Butler, Catherine de Zegher

Explores the radical transformation of drawing that began during the last century as numerous artists critically re-examined the traditional concepts of the medium. This title presents a discursive history of mark-making through...

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Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875-1890

Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875-1890

Morna O'Neill

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most important and radical artists of the nineteenth century: a painter, decorator, and socialist. This study presents a portrait of an artist who used his talent and energy to dismantle the...

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David Lynch Lithos: 2007-2009

David Lynch Lithos: 2007-2009

Patrice Forest

The workshop of Item Editions is sequestered in a back courtyard off the Rue du Montparnasse in Paris, where artists from all around the world have lithographs made on Solnhofener stones. Here, with the help of the historic...

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The Pop Revolution

The Pop Revolution

Alice G. Marquis

This book is a social history of Pop art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a few years, while setting in motion the drastically altered way art has been marketed and...

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The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976

Rachel Haidu

A provocative investigation of Marcel Broodthaers's work as a reflection on the uses and abuses of language.

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Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool

Melissa Chiu, Miwako Tezuka

This first major monograph on the work of artist Yoshitomo Nara assembles the paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings that have garnered him international acclaim, art celebrity status, and his very own cult of devoted...

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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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Monet

Monet

Joseph Baillo, Laurence Bertrand Dorleac

Claude Monet is one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. His work appeals both to the broad general public and to artists, who are both moved and challenged by his achievement over a working life that spanned six...

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Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art: Selections from the Collection

Abstract Expressionism at The Museum of Modern Art: Selections from the Collection

Ann Temkin

Beginning in mid-1940s, under the aegis of Alfred H Barr, Jr, works by then little-known American artists including Pollock, de Kooning, Smith, Arshile Gorky and Adolph Gottlieb began to enter the Museum of Modern Art's...

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The Snow Yak Show

The Snow Yak Show

Mark Ryden

Readers traverse Mark Ryden's vast wintry landscapes into the frigid domain of the majestic Snow Yak, gracefully depicted within this deluxe large-format hardcover from Ryden's acclaimed Japanese Snow Yak Show. The works were...

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Theodore Gericault

Theodore Gericault

Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer

New monograph exploring the fascinating life and works of Gericault.

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Designing Place

Designing Place

Vaughan, Laurene, Edquist, Harriet

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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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Dieter Burchhart, Fondation Beyeler

The first African-American artist to attain art superstardom, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) created a huge oeuvre of drawings and paintings (Julian Schnabel recalls him once accidentally leaving a portfolio of about 2,000...

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Stickwork

Stickwork

Patrick Dougherty

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms...

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Picasso Looks at Degas

Picasso Looks at Degas

Richard Kendall, Elizabeth Cowling, Cecile Godefroy, Sarah Lees, Montse Torras

The great Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) exhibited a lifelong fascination - some might say 'obsession' - with the work and personality of French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). This title presents various...

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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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Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art: The David B. Smith and James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art: The David B. Smith and James Tirtoprodjo Collections

Bruce W. Carpenter, Dean. Stahl

Quirky, enigmatic and uniquely beautiful, the art and furnishings of Central and East Javas villages and palaces are little known to the art historians, museum curators and collectors of the world. This work reveals the history...

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Commedia Dell'arte: Couture Edition

Commedia Dell'arte: Couture Edition

Florian Bohm

Commedia dell'arte on the catwalk - haut couture in porcelain. This sumptuous volume documents the synthesis of theatre, fashion and artisan traditions exemplified in the re-release of a limited-edition porcelain figure series.

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Art and Text

Art and Text

Dave Beech, Charles Harrison, Will Hill, Aimee Selby

Art and Text covers the development of the textual medium in art from the early combinations of text, lettering and image in the work of seminal artists such as El Lissitzky and Kurt Schwitters right up to the present day.

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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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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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The Tree Show: Mark Ryden

The Tree Show: Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden

Includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with seeing eyes, imaginary wood nymphs, and mythological characters who personify Nature herself. This book shows paintings and sculptures alongside the...

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Fred Tomaselli

Fred Tomaselli

Heidi Zucherman Jacobson, Ian Berry

Fred Tomaselli's surreal, hallucinatory, and highly detailed paintings are gorgeously reproduced in this companion volume to the artist's retrospective exhibition.

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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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Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

David S. Rubin

The history of an aesthetic sensibility that began with Op Art and album covers; with more than seventy-five stunning color images.

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Alexandra Gerstein

Looks at the design process and working practices of the Bloomsbury Groups experimental design collective, the Omega Workshops, established by the art critic and painter Roger Fry in 1913.

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Kuniyoshi: From the Arthur R. Miller Collection

Kuniyoshi: From the Arthur R. Miller Collection

Timothy Clark

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) is considered one of the greatest Japanese print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock...

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Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention

Mason Klein, George Baker, Merry L. Foresta, Lauren Schell Dickens

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, the artist known as Man Ray (1890-1976) revealed multiple artistic identities over the course of his career - New York Dedaist, Parisian Surrealist, international portraitist, and fashion photographer....

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Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History

Ian Berry

A critical history and comprehensive catalog of the celebrated and controversial works created by activist and artist Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival.

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Caravaggio: 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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Painting Today

Painting Today

Tony Godfrey

This lively, worldwide survey celebrates the scope and success of contemporary painting.

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Contemporary Ceramics

Contemporary Ceramics

Emmanuel Cooper

Covers the various aspects of contemporary ceramic practice and includes work of all scales from a few centimetres in size to vast room-sized installations. With over 600 illustrations, this comprehensive survey is suitable for...

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Rest is Up to You: A Boy Named Cohen Morano, 118 Artists, and a Watercolor Revolution

Rest is Up to You: A Boy Named Cohen Morano, 118 Artists, and a Watercolor Revolution

Cohen Morano, Aye Jay Morano

Focuses on the creativity of childhood.

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Japan: Season by Season

Japan: Season by Season

Sandrine Bailly

Looks at Japanese culture by season, both historical and modern, through images and quotations. This book features some of the earliest photographs taken in Japan, in addition to the work of contemporary photographers, and...

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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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Unfolded: Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry

Unfolded: Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry

Petra Schmidt, Nicola Stattmann

Unfolded demonstrates the possibilities paper holds today for product design, fashion, and art and provides designers with valuable inspirations. From washi paper to ceramic and carbon fiber paper, it presents the state of the art...

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

The first collection of essays on Gerhard Richter, who has been called the greatest modern painter.

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Inside the Painter's Studio

Inside the Painter’s Studio

Joseph Fioriglio

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Chuck Close Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration,...

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Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Art School: (Propositions for the 21st Century)

Steven Henry Madoff

Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of art education in today's dramatically changed art world.

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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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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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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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Andy Warhol Treasures

Andy Warhol Treasures

Geralyn Huxley, Matt Wrbican

One of the world's best-known artists, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) exerts influence on contemporary art and culture. This book reveals Warhol's rags-to-riches life from his early years in Depression-era Pittsburgh to his success as an...

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Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

Lynn Zelevansky, Christine Starkman, Joan Kee, Sunjung Kim

There have been major developments in Korean art, as the country has opened up under the influence of globalization. This book focuses on the work of twelve of Korea's most significant artists. It presents an introduction and a...

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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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Van Dyck and Britain

Van Dyck and Britain

Karen Hearn

Together with Holbein, Anthony van Dyck (1599 -1641) is one of the most important names in British pre-18th century art. This title presents an examination of van Dyck's English sojourn and the influence it had on the cultural...

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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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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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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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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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You'll Like This Film Because You're In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol

You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol

Michael Gondry

Written and directed by Michael Gondry, the renowned director of independent films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this is in inspirational guide to independent filmmaking. Inspired by his latest film, Be Kind...

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Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Cornelia H. Butler

Artist Marlene Dumas focused on the human figure, probing themes of love, despair and desire in order to critique social and political attitudes towards women, children and others who have been historically victimized. This work...

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Rothko

Rothko

Oliver Wick

Breaking the record price for post-war art at a Sothebys auction, Rothkos' White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) is indicative of this artist's tremendous and enduring legacy as a master of color. This monograph begins...

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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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Art and Today

Art and Today

Eleanor Heartney, Base Design

The most comprehensive, well-articulated, and jargon-free survey of contemporary art of the last three decades, Art and Today is an invaluable reference written by an authoritative insider of the international contemporary art...

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Life of Picasso

Life of Picasso

Richardson John

As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, the artists diaries, the collaboration of Picassos widow, and unprecedented access to...

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The Tao of Seduction: Erotic Secrets from Ancient China

The Tao of Seduction: Erotic Secrets from Ancient China

Lin Liao Yi

Presents a collection of ancient Taoist sexual alchemy. This is a translation of a text that was discovered while excavating the Mawangdui archaeological site in Human province and dates back over two thousand years. It teaches...

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Cubist Picasso

Cubist Picasso

Anne Baldassari, Pierre Daix, Pepe Karmel, Irving Lavin, Leo Steinberg

Picasso's Les Demoiselles dAvignon (Museum of Modern Art, New York) dubbed by Pierre Daix as the first painting in modern art represents a milestone in the history of art. Picasso's radical break with tradition was to be a...

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William Kentridge: Tapestries

William Kentridge: Tapestries

Carlos Basualdo, Gabriele Guercio, Ivan Vladislavic, Okwui Enwezor

South African artist William Kentridge has produced an outstanding body of work in multiple mediums - drawings, animations, sculptures, theatre and stage design - all of which trace the fraught political and cultural history of...

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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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Findings on Ice

Findings on Ice

Hester Aardse, Astrid van Baalen

The current topic of Pars Findings, Ice , is situated in a wide variety of contexts: in connection with greenhouse effect, the rise in sea level, or a dancer's muscles before making his first move. The book possesses an...

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Cildo Meireles

Cildo Meireles

Guy Brett

Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles (b 1948) has made some of the most philosophically brilliant, politically telling and aesthetically seductive works in art. This book is illustrated and provides guidance to the work and ideas of...

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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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The Art of Two Germany's: Cold War Cultures

The Art of Two Germany’s: Cold War Cultures

Stephanie Barron, Sabine Eckmann, Eckhart Gillen

Offers a comprehensive look at the full extent of post-war German art. This illustrated book includes work in a variety of mediums by Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Hermann Glockner, Hannah...

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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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