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Latin American Art Since 1900

Latin American Art Since 1900

Edward Lucie-Smith

The only one-volume introduction to modern and post-modern art from Latin America, perhaps the most exciting and rewarding art scene in the world today.

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Global Art

Global Art

Jessica Lack

An essential guide to the multifarious and increasingly connected world of global art from 1900 to today.

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Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age

Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia’s Silver Age

John E. Bowlt

'Excellent ... an A-Z of Tsarism's last, magnificent flowering of the arts' Independent on Sunday

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Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

Kyung An, Jessica Cerasi

An accessible and irreverent introduction to the art and art world of today, written by two curators at the heart of the contemporary art scene.

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Greek and Roman Art

Greek and Roman Art

Susan Woodford

An introductory guide to the art of ancient Greece and Rome, capturing the passion and inspiration that fired the artists of these civilizations

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Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Catrin Jones, Chris Stephens

The first book to concentrate on the early ceramic work of 'Transvestite Potter', bestselling author, broadcaster and social commentator Grayson Perry.

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Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

Jo Oliver

Jessie Traill, one of Australia's most outstanding etchers, worked in an uncommon field for women. This biography explores her remarkable life - as artist, humanitarian and independent spirit.

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Frida A to Z

Frida A to Z

Nadia Bailey, Susanna Harrison

This intricately illustrated and fastidiously-researched book unpacks the life of Frida Kahlo, who herself was larger-than-life. From growing up in Coyocoan, Mexico City, in her family home, where she embraced sports - including...

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Acrylic: Do More Art

Acrylic: Do More Art

Rita Isaac

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Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Maura Reilly

The definitive anthology of writings on women in art by the late Linda Nochlin, one of the most influential and revolutionary voices in feminist art history.

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Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece

Michael Glover

A laugh-out-loud visual history of the strangest piece of men's clothing ever created: the codpiece.  

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Monet

Monet

James H. Rubin

The most authoritative and up-to-date introduction to Monet on the market, written by a world authority on Impressionism and 19th-century French art.

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Costume and Fashion

Costume and Fashion

James Laver, Amy de La Haye, Andrew Tucker

A concise account of the history of fashion and costume from prehistoric times through to today.

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Frank Whitford, Michael White

An accessible history of the Bauhaus, tracing the ideas behind its conception and its highly influential teaching methods.

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Abstract Art

Abstract Art

Anna Moszynska

A succinct but thorough introduction to abstract art since 1900, revised and updated.

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Movements in Art Since 1945

Movements in Art Since 1945

Edward Lucie-Smith

A new edition of the classic introduction to art since the end of the Second World War.

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Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History's Vandals

Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History’s Vandals

Julie Cotter

Join respected art historian Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories of Portraits Destroyed.

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 Special priceGreat Women Artists

Great Women Artists

Phaidon Editors

Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art

Threads: Contemporary Embroidery Art

Charlotte Vannier

Showcasing over 80 international artists who incorporate embroidery into their practice, this book provides a survey of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which the craft has been embraced as a...

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 Special priceBefore Time Began

Before Time Began

Jessica De Largy Healy, Georges Petitjean, Luke Scholes

It is no accident that Before Time Began is one of the expressions used by Aboriginal artists in central Australia to refer to the creation of the world, in an oneiric sense.   

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Colony

Colony

Cathy Leahy, Judith Ryan, Dr Isobel Crombie, Megan Patty

This is an essential exploration of Australia's complex colonial mindset: from the tragedies of a contested beginning to the conversations that allow us now to contemplate a better future.

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William Blake

William Blake

Martin Myrone

Accompanying the first major survey of William Blake's work to be held since 2000, this book presents a comprehensive overview of his work, foregrounding his relationship with the art world of his time and telling the stories...

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Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love

Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love

Kusama Yayoi, Akira Shibutami

A career retrospective of Yayoi Kusama, Japan's most prominent artist and Queen of Polka Dots, covering all aspects of her provocative work.

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Hokusai's Landscapes: The Complete Series

Hokusai’s Landscapes: The Complete Series

Sarah E. Thompson

The first book to focus exclusively on Hokusai's landscapes, by one of the world's leading ukiyo-e specialists.

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Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Francis Bacon: Painting, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

Ben Ware

The latest book in a series that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations and open up fresh and stimulating ways of understanding his paintings.

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Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters

Claire Roberts, John Thompson

A self-portrait by one of Australia's greatest artists, a man mistakenly portrayed as a hermit

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Womerah Lane: Lives and Landscapes

Womerah Lane: Lives and Landscapes

Tom Carment

Tom Carment is one of Australia's best-known plein air artists. Womerah Lane is composed of written pieces set in every state of mainland Australia, accompanied by paintings and drawings made in those places.

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