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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

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The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

Orlando Figes

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Ballet; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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Vivid and insightful, this text shows how such cosmopolitan, ferment-shaped artistic traditions came to dominate world culture.... [more]

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

Catherine Speck

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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The prominent Australian artist Nora Heysen has been said to have worked in the shadow of her father Hans Heysen, one of Australia's... [more]

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Johannes Itten

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Johannes Itten

Christoph Wagner

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs

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When the State Bauhaus opened in Weimar in 1918, the Swiss artist and art theorist Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967) was one of... [more]

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Art: Vintage Minis

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Art: Vintage Minis

Simon Schama

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles

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Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.'... [more]

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Art Was Their Weapon: The History of the Perth Workers' Art Guild

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Art Was Their Weapon: The History of the Perth Workers' Art Guild

Dylan Hyde

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Social & cultural history

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The Workers' Art Guild was a left-leaning political force and influential cultural movement of the 1930s and 1940s in Perth.... [more]

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Impressionism

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Impressionism

Ralph Skea

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

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An introduction to the impressionist movement, highlighting the great artists, their masterpieces, and impressionism's enduring... [more]

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In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali

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In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali...

Sue Roe

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada

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In this entertaining and informative biography, Sue Roe illustrates how surrealism emerged in Paris amidst an artistic ambience... [more]

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History of Art in Japan

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History of Art in Japan

Nobuo Tsuji

Oriental art; History; Asian history

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In this book the leading authority on Japanese art history sheds light on how Japan has nurtured distinctive aesthetics, prominent... [more]

$79.00

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Manga Artists Handbook: Drawing Basic Characters: Easy 1 2 3 Method for Beginner

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Manga Artists Handbook: Drawing Basic Characters: Easy 1 2 3 Method for...

Junka Morozumi, Tomomi Mizuna

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Drawing & drawings; Art techniques & principles; Fiction-related items; Popular culture

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This book provides a revolutionary new 3-step tracing technique that beginning artists can use to quickly learn to draw manga... [more]

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Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga: Step by Step Artists Handbook

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Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga: Step by Step Artists Handbook

Shoco, Makoto Sawa

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Drawing & drawings; Art techniques & principles; Fiction-related items; Popular culture

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Whether a character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand,... [more]

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Lili Anolik

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Popular culture

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Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory.... [more]

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Ornament and Crime

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Ornament and Crime

Adolf Loos

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Decorative arts; Theory of architecture

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'But art has nothing to do with forgery, with lies. The paths of art may be thorny, but they are clean.' Ornament and Crime... [more]

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A Little Feminist History of Art

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A Little Feminist History of Art

Charlotte Mullins

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Gender studies: women

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This little book is a short and pithy introduction to some of the most important artworks borne out of this movement. Fifty... [more]

$19.99

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The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

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The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

Mary Ellen Miller

History of art: pre-history; History of art: ancient & classical art; History

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Mary Ellen Miller's rich visual and scholarly survey of pre-Hispanic art and architecture, including the most recent archaeological... [more]

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Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler

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Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler

Cate Haste

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; 20th century & contemporary classical music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The life of an extraordinary artist and intellect: the composer, author and socialite Alma Mahler, whose life spanned one... [more]

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Toward a Global Middle Ages - Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts

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Toward a Global Middle Ages - Encountering the World through Illuminated...

Bryan C. Keene

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art; History; Medieval history; Lettering & calligraphy

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This important and overdue book examines illuminated manuscripts and other book arts of the Global Middle Ages. [more]

$94.00

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Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics

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Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics

Peter Drew

Art & design styles: Conceptual art; Biography; Memoirs; Society & culture: general

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'When you're sneaking around the city at night you feel like a kid again. The seriousness of the world is unmasked as a series... [more]

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Bauhaus Diaspora And Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture

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Bauhaus Diaspora And Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design...

Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus; Architectural structure & design; Social & cultural history

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Fifteen thematic essays and twenty individual case studies bring to light a tremendous amount of new archival material in... [more]

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100 Ideas that Changed Art

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100 Ideas that Changed Art

Michael Bird

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

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From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential... [more]

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28 Paradises

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28 Paradises

Patrick Modiano, Dominique Zehrfuss

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Poetry by individual poets

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Published in English for the first time, 28 Paradises is the marriage of prose and painting by Nobel prize-winning author... [more]

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

Joanna Moorhead

Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant... [more]

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

Alex Danchev

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs; Diaries, letters & journals

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A translation of the correspondence of Paul Cezanne, known as the father of modern art. This book paints a picture of Cezanne... [more]

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Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney

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Artists' Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney

Michael Bird

Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Diaries, letters & journals

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A treasure trove of noteworthy letters, arranged thematically to provide an insight into the lives and work of great artists.... [more]

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The Art of Looking Up

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The Art of Looking Up

Catherine McCormack

History of Art & Design Styles; Painting & paintings; Architecture; Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; Religious buildings; Advocate - Visual Arts & Design

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The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including... [more]

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Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology

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Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology

Christopher Bucklow, Steven Jaron, Darian Leader, John Onians

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs

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The first in a trilogy of books that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon's art and motivations, and to open up fresh and stimulating... [more]

$55.00

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