Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop

Narrow Your Search

By Availability


By Format


By Price


By Publication Date


The Arts: General & Reference titles - 9,160 results

Kant's Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment

Kant's Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment...

Henry E. Allison

Theory of art; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

An important study of Kant's aesthetics, from a leading Kant scholar. [more]

$64.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists

Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists

Robert Hughes

Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles

Paperback

A generous selection of forthright essays on art and artists. Hughes tackles the lives and works of over 80 artists, from... [more]

$32.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation

Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation...

Ernst H. Gombrich

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day theories of visual perception information... [more]

$75.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Galois Theory: Lectures Delivered at the University of Notre Dame by Emil Artin (Notre Dame Mathematical Lectures, Number 2)

Galois Theory: Lectures Delivered at the University of Notre Dame by Emil...

Emil Artin

Theory of art; Mathematics & Sciences; Algebra

Paperback

Clearly presented discussions of fields, vector spaces, homogeneous linear equations, extension fields, polynomials, algebraic... [more]

$14.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives

Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives

Colin Rhodes

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

Undefined

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

$24.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Shadows and Enlightenment

Shadows and Enlightenment

Michael Baxandall

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

Paperback

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

$34.95

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

Paperback

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

$69.95

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

Art in Museums

Susan M. Pearce

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

Hardback

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

$180.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings

The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings

Janet Malcolm

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

Paperback

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

$31.95

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

Paperback

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

$61.95

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

The Science for Conservators

Museums & Galleries CommissionConservation Unit

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

Paperback

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

$72.00

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

The Science for Conservators

Museums & Galleries CommissionConservation Unit

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

Paperback

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

$72.00

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

Paperback

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

$72.00

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
The Philosophy of Art

The Philosophy of Art

F.W.J. von Schelling

Theory of art; Philosophy; History of Western philosophy

Paperback

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

$29.99

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Theory of the Avant-garde

Theory of the Avant-garde

Peter Burger

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

[more]

$41.95

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

Symmetry

Hermann Weyl

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

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

$28.95

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

Romanticism

Hugh Honour

Theory of art; Art & design styles: Romanticism

Paperback

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

$138.95

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

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

David Shields

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

Paperback

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

$22.95

We can order this in for you
How long will it take?
Add this item to my basket
Planet of the Apes Poster Collection

Planet of the Apes Poster Collection

Insight Editions

The Arts: General & Reference; Electronic, holographic & video art; Poster art; Fiction-related items

Paperback

Planet of the Apes Saga: The Poster Collection captures all the drama and action of the beloved movie saga, from the original... [more]

$28.99

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
The Best Music Writing Under the Australian Sun

The Best Music Writing Under the Australian Sun

Christian Ryan

The Arts: General & Reference; Music; Rock & Pop music; Popular culture

Paperback

Oceans apart, down low, far from the world's music-making epicentres and dangling on the edge of the world is a country -... [more]

$29.95

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
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

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

Sarah Thornton

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

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

$32.99

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
Rendez-vous with Art

Rendez-vous with Art

Philippe De Montebello (Director Metropolitan Museum of Art), Martin Gayford

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

Hardback

Focuses on how we experience art, how we look at it, how we think about it. This book is structured in the form of a series... [more]

$39.99

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
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]

$29.95

Forthcoming
Pre-Order now
Add this item to my basket
Your cart does not contain any items.