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The Arts: General & Reference

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Scheherazade's Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights

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Scheherazade's Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights

Philip F. Kennedy, Marina Warner

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: general; Folklore, myths & legends

Paperback

A dynamic, living and breathing cross-cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on fields as disparate as the European novel... [more]

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Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

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Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures...

Griselda Pollock

Theory of art; Cultural studies

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Activists working in post-traumatic societies have resisted psychoanalytical terms because they fear that pathologizing individual... [more]

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The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

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The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Peter Uwe Hohendahl reexamines Adorno's writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today's... [more]

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Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture

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Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture

Mark Dorrian, Frederic Pousin

Theory of art

Paperback

The view from above, or the 'bird's-eye' view, has become so ingrained in contemporary visual culture that it is now hard... [more]

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What's Changing?: Theories and Practices in the Restoration of Contemporary Art

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What's Changing?: Theories and Practices in the Restoration of Contemporary...

Maria Cristina Mundici, Antonio Rava

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Art & design styles: from c 1960

Paperback

Explores the evolution of a relatively new field of art restoration through critical contributions. This volume, culled from... [more]

$65.00

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie

Brian Froud

The Arts: General & Reference; Individual artists, art monographs

Hardback

In this long-awaited sequel to his international bestsellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud offers a wealth... [more]

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Aquatique

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Aquatique

Brian Oglesbee

The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

A collection of black and white photographs which capture Brian Oglesbee's brilliantly creative use of water. Oglesbee's photographs... [more]

$553.00

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The Market

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The Market

Natasha Degen

The Arts: General & Reference; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Politics & government

Paperback

Surveys contemporary artists' critical and creative responses to the global art market's influence on issues of value, patronage,... [more]

$53.95

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets

Eleonora Belfiore, Anna Upchurch

The Arts: General & Reference; Humanities; Society & culture: general

Paperback

This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores... [more]

$38.95

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Roy G. Biv: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Colour

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Roy G. Biv: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Colour

Jude Stewart

Theory of art; History

Hardback

A visually stunning, brilliantly original reference on the colors of the rainbow, from Sweden's black socks of envy to the... [more]

$24.99

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9.5 Theses on Art and Class: And Other Writings

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9.5 Theses on Art and Class: And Other Writings

Ben Davis

Theory of art

Paperback

Ben Davis draws the curtain back on the contemporary art world to assail its commodified roots. [more]

$27.99

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Cultural Passions: Fans, Aesthetes and Tarot Readers

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Cultural Passions: Fans, Aesthetes and Tarot Readers

Elizabeth Wilson

Theory of art; Cultural studies

Paperback

Ranging from Marcel Proust to tarot readings, from urban planning to interiors, the author investigates an underlying Puritanism... [more]

$37.95

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Lost Art

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Lost Art

Jennifer Mundy

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks

Hardback

Damaged, attacked, rejected, destroyed, transient ... there are many ways that art can become lost. Based on the award winning... [more]

$39.95

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Interaction of Color

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Interaction of Color

Josef Albers

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Art techniques & principles

Paperback

The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies [more]

$28.95

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Spheres of Action: Art and Politics

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Spheres of Action: Art and Politics

Peter Osborne, Eric Alliez

Theory of art

Paperback

This collection of essays by leading figures within French, Italian and German art, cultural and political theory offers a... [more]

$35.00

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Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology

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Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology

Rozsika Parker, Griselda Pollock

Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Gender studies: women

Paperback

How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that... [more]

$39.95

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Monstrosity: The Human Monster in Visual Culture

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Monstrosity: The Human Monster in Visual Culture

Alexa Wright

Theory of art

Paperback

From the 'Monster of Ravenna' to the 'Elephant Man', Myra Hindley and Ted Bundy, the visualization of 'real', human monsters... [more]

$46.95

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Art and Words

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Art and Words

National Gallery of Victoria

The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

The thoughts of Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Oscar Wilde, Andy Warhol and others meet the National Gallery of Victoria's International... [more]

$9.95

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Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Omie

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Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Omie

Judith Ryan

The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Celebrates the dynamism of a vital living art form synonymous with Omie culture and presents the work of fourteen strongly... [more]

$39.95

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Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine

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Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine

Marie-Cecile Forest, Ted Gott

The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles; Individual artists, art monographs; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

Paperback

Published to coincide with the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, which rungs to April 2011. [more]

$49.95

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This Wondrous Land: Colonial Art on Paper

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This Wondrous Land: Colonial Art on Paper

Alisa Bunbury

The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles

Paperback

ThisWondrous Land presents works of art selected from the National Gallery of Victoria's renowned collection together with... [more]

$69.95

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Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes

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Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes

Isobel Crombie

The Arts: General & Reference; Individual artists, art monographs; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Indigenous peoples

Paperback

Fred Kruger was one of the leading landscape photographers of the 19th century in Australia, working extensively throughout... [more]

$49.95

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Affairs of the Art

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Affairs of the Art

Katrina Strickland

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

The reputations of artists are curious things, influenced by factors beyond the quality of the work. Affairs of the Art explores... [more]

$34.99

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Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour

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Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour

Carol Mavor

Theory of art; Cultural studies

Hardback

Carol Mavor takes in the many shades and meanings of the colour blue, including those of science, Hinduism, Christianity,... [more]

$49.99

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Do it: The Compendium

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Do it: The Compendium

Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Kate Fowle, Bruce Altshuler, Independent Curators International

Theory of art

Paperback

Began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Obrist himself, who... [more]

$55.00

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