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The Arts: General & Reference

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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

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Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Neil Gaiman

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Gift books

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A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with striking illustrations by Chris... [more]

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike: discover the method and madness of 56 creative geniuses

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike: discover the method and madness of 56 creative...

Emily Gosling

The Arts: General & Reference; Psychology

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Uncover the method and madness behind the greatest minds in history. [more]

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Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

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Home: Drawings by Syrian Children

Ben Quilty

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

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Ben Quilty has assembled this heartbreaking and awe-inspiring collection of drawings by Syrian children. These drawings form... [more]

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Granta 144: Generic Love Story

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Granta 144: Generic Love Story

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Published in book form four times a year, Granta is respected around the world for its mix of outstanding new fiction, poetry,... [more]

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Granta 143: After the Fact

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Granta 143: After the Fact

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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What happens on the ground once the news cycle moves on? This issue of Granta looks at what comes next. [more]

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Monet: Framing Life

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Monet: Framing Life

Jill Shaw

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs

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This beautiful publication highlights a treasured painting in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts--Gladioli by... [more]

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In the Flow

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In the Flow

Boris Groys

Theory of art; Philosophy

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The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the internet [more]

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Create Dangerously

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Create Dangerously

Albert Camus

Theory of art; Literary essays; Literary theory

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To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that... [more]

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Granta 142: Animalia

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Granta 142: Animalia

Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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In this issue of Granta, we consider the complex ways we interact with the animal kingdom. [more]

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Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century

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Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century...

Georgina Adam

Art & Architecture; Art: financial aspects

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Drawing on a series of tenaciously wrought interviews with artists, collectors, lawyers, bankers and convicted artist forgers,... [more]

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Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

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Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

Whitney Chadwick, Isabelle de Courtivron

The Arts: General & Reference; Biography

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A series of 13 essays on artist and writer couples who share both sexual and artistic bonds. The contributors, who are critics... [more]

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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to...

Anders Rydell

Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; Library & information sciences; History; History: specific events & topics

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While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating... [more]

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The Museum of Lost Art

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The Museum of Lost Art

Noah Charney

Art & Architecture; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks

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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery... [more]

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Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War

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Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War

Arthur Tompkins

Art & Architecture; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; True crime; War crimes

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Arthur Tompkins presents examples of art crimes from wars through history, including the Fourth Crusade, the Napoleonic era,... [more]

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Humanity

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Humanity

Weiwei Ai

Theory of art; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Society & Social Sciences; Refugees & political asylum

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Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our time Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is... [more]

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Love & Lament: An Essay on the Arts in Australia in the Twentieth

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Love & Lament: An Essay on the Arts in Australia in the Twentieth

Professor Margaret Plant

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

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Spanning music, theatre, film, literature, as well as other forms of visual art including architecture and photography, this... [more]

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Granta 141: Canada

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Granta 141: Canada

Madeleine Thien, Sigrid Rausing

The Arts: General & Reference; Memoirs; Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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In this special issue of Granta, we celebrate the diversity of social, political and literary life in Canada. [more]

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Street Art

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Street Art

Alessandra Mattanza, Preface by Chris Versteeg

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

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Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world--including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum... [more]

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Whiteley on Trial

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Whiteley on Trial

Gabriella Coslovich

Art & Architecture; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs

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Whiteley on Trial investigates a remarkable court case and exposes the avarice of the art world, the disdain for connoisseurship... [more]

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The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market

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The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary...

Don Thompson

Art & Architecture; Art: financial aspects

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A fascinating explanation, through the field of behavioural economics, for the phenomena that is behind the incredible value... [more]

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The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics

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The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics

Jim Shepard

The Arts: General & Reference; Electronic, holographic & video art; Film, TV & Radio; Literary essays; Politics & government

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The first book of nonfiction from one of our great fiction writers. [more]

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The Story of Looking

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The Story of Looking

Mark Cousins

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Photography & photographs; Film theory & criticism; Prose: non-fiction; History: specific events & topics

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An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by critically-acclaimed... [more]

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

Robert Shore

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; Art & design styles: from c 1960

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Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing. [more]

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Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72

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Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72

Natalie Adamson, Steven Harris

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

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Material Imagination examines the interrelated concepts of matter, materialism, and materiality in postwar European art, from... [more]

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Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong's Art World: Penguin Specials

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Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong's Art World: Penguin...

Magnus Renfrew

Art: financial aspects; History; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

Paperback

Hong Kong has the once in a generation opportunity to assert itself as the creative and cultural hub of Asia, and to rival... [more]

$9.99

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