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The Arts: General & Reference

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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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How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

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How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art...

Paul B. Armstrong

Theory of art; Literary theory

Hardback

Examines the parallels between certain features of literary experience and functions of the brain. For critics and students... [more]

$91.00

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Your Everyday Art World

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Your Everyday Art World

Lane Relyea

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

Hardback

A critic takes issue with the art world's romanticizing of networks and participatory projects, linking them to the values... [more]

$54.95

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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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Take a Closer Look

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Take a Closer Look

Daniel Arasse

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Hardback

What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves,... [more]

$62.00

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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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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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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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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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Yellow Power, Yellow Soul: The Radical Art of Fred Ho

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Yellow Power, Yellow Soul: The Radical Art of Fred Ho

Roger Norman Buckley, Tamara Roberts

The Arts: General & Reference; Individual artists, art monographs; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

Paperback

Explores the life, work, and persona of saxophonist Fred Ho, an unabashedly revolutionary artist whose illuminating and daring... [more]

$54.95

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Bakhtin Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

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Bakhtin Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Deborah J. Haynes

Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Rehabilitating some of Bakhtin's neglected ideas and reframing him as a philosopher of aesthetics, Bakhtin Reframed will be... [more]

$31.95

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Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

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Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

Martin Brody, Robert Creeley, Vincent Katz, Kevin Power

Theory of art; Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada

Paperback

Unavailable for several years, a generously illustrated book that documents the most successful experiment in the history... [more]

$85.00

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Art Power

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Art Power

Boris Groys

Theory of art; History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Art & design styles: Postmodernism

Paperback

A new book by Boris Groys acknowledges the problem and potential of art's complex relationship to power. [more]

$35.95

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Oral History in the Visual Arts

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Oral History in the Visual Arts

Matthew Partington, Linda Sandino

The Arts: General & Reference; Fashion & textiles: design; Museums & museology; Research methods: general; Oral history

Paperback

Through a wide range of international case studies, this interdisciplinary volume maps how oral history interviews contribute... [more]

$39.99

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