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The Arts: General & Reference titles - 9,391 results

Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives

Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives

Colin Rhodes

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -

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Surveys the history and reception of outsider art, work produced outside the mainstream of modern Western art. From the spirit-guided... [more]

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Shadows and Enlightenment

Shadows and Enlightenment

Michael Baxandall

Theory of art; Painting & paintings; Cognition & cognitive psychology

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This text draws on contemporary cognitive science, 18th-century theories of visual perception and art history to discuss shadows... [more]

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The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field

The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field

Pierre Bourdieu

Theory of art; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Philosophy

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This study of Flaubert and the modern literary field draws upon the history of literature and art from the mid-19th century... [more]

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Art in Museums

Art in Museums

Susan M. Pearce

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Museums & museology; Cultural studies; Sociology & anthropology

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Aims to canvass past and contemporary problems of cultural representation and of the relationship between the artist, the... [more]

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The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings

The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings

Janet Malcolm

Theory of art; Literary studies: general; Psychology; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

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A collection of essays, profiles, and criticism includes a portrait of New Yo art insider Ingrid Sischy, a study of the impact... [more]

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Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation

Carolingian Culture: Emulation and Innovation

Rosamond McKitterick

The Arts: General & Reference; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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A collection of essays on the remarkable cultural and intellectual creativity of the Carolingians in eight- and ninth-century... [more]

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The Science for Conservators Series

The Science for Conservators Series

Museums & Galleries CommissionConservation Unit

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Storage, maintenance & preservation of collections; Mathematics & Sciences; Pigments, dyestuffs & paint technology

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Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific... [more]

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The Science for Conservators Series

The Science for Conservators Series

Museums & Galleries CommissionConservation Unit

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Storage, maintenance & preservation of collections; Mathematics & Sciences; Industrial chemistry

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Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific... [more]

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The Science For Conservators Series

The Science For Conservators Series

Museums & Galleries CommissionConservation Unit, Conservatio, Conservatio, Conservatio The, The Conservation Unit Museums and Galleries Commission

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Storage, maintenance & preservation of collections; Mathematics & Sciences; Industrial chemistry

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Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation or artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific... [more]

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The Philosophy of Art

The Philosophy of Art

F.W.J. von Schelling

Theory of art; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy

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Sets out an ordered system of the arts - music, painting, sculpture, narrative, poetry and tragedy - based on the precepts... [more]

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Theory of the Avant-garde

Theory of the Avant-garde

Peter Burger

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Symmetry

Symmetry

Hermann Weyl

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Mathematics & Sciences

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Defines symmetry through a discussion of its many uses in a wide variety of fields both academic and natural. [more]

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Romanticism

Romanticism

Hugh Honour

Theory of art; Art & design styles: Romanticism

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A study of the influence Romanticism exerts upon Western culture. [more]

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The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color

The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color...

Johannes Itten

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Hardback

In this book, the world's foremost color theorist examines two different approaches to understanding the art of color. Subjective... [more]

$155.00

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Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

David Shields

The Arts: General & Reference; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: general

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Questions every assumption we ever made about art, the novel, journalism, poetry, film, TV, rap, stand-up, graffiti, sampling,... [more]

$22.95

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

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

Anne Sinclair

The Arts: General & Reference; Biography; Biography: general; 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

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33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

Sarah Thornton

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

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A generational touchstone by the leading authority on the art world, a captivating book in three parts which seeks to answer... [more]

$32.99

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Rembrandt's Eyes

Rembrandt's Eyes

Simon Schama

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles; History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: general; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In this biography, Simon Schama combines a mastery of the painter's life and times with sympathy for Rembrandt's character... [more]

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Halo: The Poster Collection

Halo: The Poster Collection

Insight Editions

The Arts: General & Reference; Science fiction

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The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion

The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion

Megan Hess

The Arts: General & Reference; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Fashion & textiles: design; History of fashion

Hardback

The Dress is a collection of the greatest dresses in fashion history, beautifully illustrated by the inimitable Megan Hess.... [more]

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The Writing Life

The Writing Life

David Malouf

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: general; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick... [more]

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Art of Blue Sky Studios: Ice Age to the Digital Age

Art of Blue Sky Studios: Ice Age to the Digital Age

Jake S. Friedman

The Arts: General & Reference; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Animated movies & films

Hardback

Over the past 15 years, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have revolutionized computer animation with some of the most... [more]

$80.00

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A Making of Mona

A Making of Mona

Franklin Adrian

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Biography: general; Museums & museology; Travel & holiday guides; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Hardback

Adrian Franklin, professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, has pieced together the story of the creation of MONA,... [more]

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Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood

Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood...

Grayson Perry

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs

Hardback

What is 'good' or 'bad' art - and does it even matter? Is there any way to test if something is art, other than a large group... [more]

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The Poet's Freedom: A Notebook on Making

The Poet's Freedom: A Notebook on Making

Susan Stewart

The Arts: General & Reference; Theory of art; Literary theory; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom... [more]

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