Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Gift Vouchers
Browse by Category

Sub-Categories of The Arts: General & Reference


Narrow Your Search

By Availability


By Format


By Price


By Publication Date


The Arts: General & Reference

5,836 results

Universal Principles of Art: 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art

978/163/159/9781631590306.jpg

Universal Principles of Art: 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing,...

John A Parks

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

This year's edition of The One Show features the very best work from around the world from the 2013 One Show and One Show... [more]

$45.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

no-image-available.jpg

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Maura Reilly, Maura Reilly

Theory of art; History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Feminism & feminist theory

Hardback

Providing an overview of Nochlins life and work, this book includes both her major thematic texts and her monographic texts... [more]

$60.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Photography and the Art of Chance

978/067/474/9780674744004.jpg

Photography and the Art of Chance

Robin Kelsey

Theory of art; Photography & photographs

Hardback

As anyone who has wielded a camera knows, photography has a unique relationship to chance. It also represents a struggle to... [more]

$69.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Prizing Diversity: The Josephine Ulrick Prizes, 1998-2014

978/050/050/9780500500552.jpg

Prizing Diversity: The Josephine Ulrick Prizes, 1998-2014

Virginia Rigney, Nigel Krauth

The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

This publication celebrates the generosity of two Gold Coast arts identities - Win Schubert and the late Josephine Ulrick... [more]

$60.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Renew Marxist Art History

978/190/897/9781908970121.jpg

Renew Marxist Art History

Warren Carter, Barnaby Haran

Theory of art; Marxism & Communism

Paperback

From the early decades of the 20th century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches... [more]

$75.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
On Being an Artist

978/190/897/9781908970183.jpg

On Being an Artist

Michael Craig-Martin

Theory of art

Hardback

Provides lesson after valuable lesson to anyone wishing to know what it means and what it takes to be an artist today. In... [more]

$50.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Qing Encounters - Artistic Exchanged Between China and the West

978/160/606/9781606064573.jpg

Qing Encounters - Artistic Exchanged Between China and the West

Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu

The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West examines how the encounters between China and Europe in the... [more]

$75.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Flemish Merchant of Venice: Daniel Nijs and the Sale of the Gonzaga Art Collection

no-image-available.jpg

The Flemish Merchant of Venice: Daniel Nijs and the Sale of the Gonzaga...

Christina Anderson

Art: financial aspects; Renaissance art; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Biography: historical, political & military

Hardback

During the years 1627 and 1628, Charles I of England purchased the cream of the Gonzaga art collection, belonging to the dukes... [more]

$76.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Works of Game: On the Aesthetics of Games and Art

978/026/202/9780262029070.jpg

Works of Game: On the Aesthetics of Games and Art

John Sharp

Theory of art; Games development & programming

Hardback

Games and art have intersected at least since the early twentieth century, as can be seen in the Surrealists' use of Exquisite... [more]

$39.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Outside in: The Architecture of Smith and Williams

978/160/606/9781606064511.jpg

Outside in: The Architecture of Smith and Williams

Jocelyn Gibbs

The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

Presents works of two pioneering postwar architects. This volume features an array of images, and unveils authors architectural... [more]

$62.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Sexual Night

978/085/742/9780857422064.jpg

The Sexual Night

Pascal Quignard

Theory of art; Erotic art

Hardback

A title, in which, the author meditates on a collection of illustrations of sexual imagery, that presents a reflection on... [more]

$69.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Art, Anthropology and the Gift

978/085/785/9780857855350.jpg

Art, Anthropology and the Gift

Roger Sansi

Theory of art; Material culture; Anthropology

Paperback

In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and... [more]

$43.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces

978/050/023/9780500239285.jpg

The Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces...

Adrian George

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Museums & museology

Hardback

A handbook for curators and curatorial students, that maps out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea... [more]

$45.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Halo: The Poster Collection

/978/160/887/9781608874255.jpg

Halo: The Poster Collection

Insight Editions

The Arts: General & Reference; Science fiction

Paperback

Since its inception, the award-winning Halo franchise has revolutionised gaming through its innovative design and striking... [more]

$28.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

978/071/486/9780714867366.jpg

Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

Marina Abramovic, Olafur Eliasson

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Advice on careers & achieving success

Hardback

Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers - all of them artists or critics at the top of their field - Akademie... [more]

$45.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Missing Pieces

978/158/435/9781584351597.jpg

The Missing Pieces

Henri Lefebvre

Theory of art; Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

Paperback

Published as Les unitees perdues Manuella Editions, 2011. First published in 2004 by Editions Virgile. --Title page verso.... [more]

$26.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World

978/026/252/9780262526708.jpg

The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World

Harold G. Nelson, Erik Stolterman

Theory of art; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design

Paperback

Humans did not discover fire--they designed it. Design is not defined by software programs, blueprints, or font choice. When... [more]

$39.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Bali: Island of the Gods

978/064/233/9780642334497.jpg

Bali: Island of the Gods

Robyn Maxwell

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Architecture; Antiques & collectables

Paperback

For Australians, Bali is easily the best known and most frequently visited island of Indonesia. It is thus surprising that... [more]

$39.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition

978/080/484/9780804844185.jpg

Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition

Noor Azlina Yunus

The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

<div>Batik is more than wax and dye applied to a length of cloth. It is an art form practiced by people around Asia. With... [more]

$24.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

978/069/116/9780691163895.jpg

After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History

Arthur C. Danto

Theory of art; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts in 1995, After the End of Art remains a classic of... [more]

$42.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market

978/069/115/9780691157887.jpg

Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market

Noah Horowitz

Art: financial aspects

Paperback

Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. This book takes a look at the globalization of the art... [more]

$49.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Summers of Discontent: The Purpose of the Arts Today

978/190/852/9781908524409.jpg

Summers of Discontent: The Purpose of the Arts Today

Raymond Tallis, Julian Spalding

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

An original readable, understandable (and brief) discussion of the need for arts, one of the great philosophical mysteries,... [more]

$17.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Management and the Arts

978/024/081/9780240810041.jpg

Management and the Arts

William J. Byrnes

The Arts: General & Reference; Theatre Studies; Business & management

Paperback

Offers you with theory and practical applications from different management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance,... [more]

$82.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved its Heritage

978/030/020/9780300205244.jpg

Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved its Heritage

Simon Thurley

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Art: financial aspects; History of architecture; Museums & museology

Paperback

Between 1900 and 1950 the British state amassed a huge collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites... [more]

$27.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

978/192/214/9781922147288.jpg

My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

Anne Sinclair

The Arts: General & Reference; Biography; Memoirs; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir. [more]

$32.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Your cart does not contain any items.