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The Arts: General & Reference

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That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

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That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts from Antiquity to the Eighteenth...

Peter Vergo

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Theory of music & musicology

Hardback

An exploration of the relationship between music and the visual arts. [more]

$99.95

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How to Talk to Children About Art

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How to Talk to Children About Art

Francoise Barbe-Gall

The Arts: General & Reference; Advice on parenting; Children's & Educational; Art: general interest (Children's&YA)

Paperback

This wonderful guide offers a series of simple talking points - according to three age ranges - about... [more]

$25.95

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The Parthenon and its Sculptures

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The Parthenon and its Sculptures

Michael B. Cosmopoulos (University of Missouri, St Louis)

The Arts: General & Reference; History of art: ancient & classical art; Non-graphic art forms; Sculpture; Religious buildings; History

Hardback

This book presents the latest developments in Parthenon research by an international cast of scholars and scientists. [more]

$180.00

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The Force of Art

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The Force of Art

Krzysztof Ziarek

Theory of art; Literary theory; Philosophy

Paperback

Redefining art as a transformative forcework, The Force of Art offers a new theory of the artwork, in which art's force... [more]

$48.00

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Portraiture

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Portraiture

Shearer West (Professor of Art History, University of Birmingham)

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Painting & paintings; Portraits in art; Social & cultural history

Paperback

This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about... [more]

$52.95

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The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader

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The Nineteenth Century Visual Culture Reader

Vanessa R. Schwartz, Jeannene M. Przyblyski

The Arts: General & Reference; History; Cultural studies

Paperback

Exploring photographs, exhibitions and advertising, this text suggests that modernity rather than modernism is a valuable... [more]

$66.00

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Interaction of Color

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Interaction of Color

Josef Albers

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Art techniques & principles; Teaching of a specific subject

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Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this book presents ideas of colour experimentation,... [more]

$29.95

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Qusayr   Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

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Qusayr Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Garth Fowden

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

Hardback

Three features make this book remarkable. First, its scholarship is impeccable, unusually broad, and complete. Second, its... [more]

$110.00

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Understanding Pictures

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Understanding Pictures

Dominic Lopes (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University at Kokomo)

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Examining the kinds of visual and cultural skills viewers need to have to understand pictures, the author explains why pictures... [more]

$57.50

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Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship

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Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship

Jack Flam

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: general

Paperback

The parallel lives of two compelling and competitive artists and their recurrent engagements with desire and mortality [more]

$27.00

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Mystery, Violence, and Popular Culture

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Mystery, Violence, and Popular Culture

John G. Cawelti

The Arts: General & Reference; Biography; Popular culture; Violence in society

Paperback

'Mystery, Violence, and Popular Culture' is John G. Cawelti's discussion of American popular culture and violence, from its... [more]

$44.00

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New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality

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New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality

Anne Rorimer

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

Paperback

With informed insight and penetrating analysis, Anne Rorimer surveys the most prominent names and movements in the art of... [more]

$50.00

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Medieval Art

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Medieval Art

Marilyn Stokstad

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

Paperback

Medieval Art spans the period from the second to the fifteenth centuries with over 400 illustrations, over 90 in color, four... [more]

$190.00

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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Orlando Figes

The Arts: General & Reference; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Cultural studies

Paperback

A history of Russia's mighty culture. It covers the lives of those who have shaped its culture, and the enduring spirit of... [more]

$32.99

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Dictionary of Art Terms (Revised Edition) World of Art

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Dictionary of Art Terms (Revised Edition) World of Art

Edward Lucie-Smith

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Reference works

Paperback

A revised and redesigned edition of a classic work of reference, to keep the user up to date with the ever-changing vocabulary... [more]

$19.99

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Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture

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Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture

Brian Jarvis

The Arts: General & Reference; History; Cultural studies; Penology & punishment

Hardback

Explores who, and why, American society punishes, using examples from literature and film. [more]

$132.95

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Conceptions II

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Conceptions II

Luis Royo

The Arts: General & Reference; Drawing & drawings; Individual artists, art monographs; Art techniques & principles

Hardback

Fantasy is one of the most challenging art subjects to create, but Luis Royo is one of the masters who makes the genre come... [more]

$25.95

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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Cynthia A. Freeland

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Art styles not defined by date; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory,... [more]

$23.95

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Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention Since the 1980s

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Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention Since the 1980s

Chin-Tao Wu

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Art: financial aspects; Advertising

Hardback

Corporate sponsorship and involvement in the visual arts has become increasingly common. Wu's book is a detailed analysis... [more]

$35.00

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Arts & Economics: Analysis & Cultural Policy

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Arts & Economics: Analysis & Cultural Policy

Bruno S. Frey

The Arts: General & Reference; Cultural studies; Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Service industries

Paperback

Using the economic perspective, this exciting text offers an alternative view to sociological or art historic approaches to... [more]

$64.95

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Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism

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Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism

David Summers

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles

Hardback

A fresh theoretical approach to thinking about art and its history. [more]

$150.00

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The Devil's Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire

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The Devil's Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire

Alan Krell

The Arts: General & Reference; Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies

Paperback

Barbed wire, as a tool of control, has played a critical role in the modern experience. It also has another history constructed... [more]

$49.95

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Life of an Art Addict

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Life of an Art Addict

Anton Gill

Art: financial aspects; Biography; Biography: general

Paperback

The wayward life (1898--1979) of the voracious art collector and great female patron of world-famous artists. [more]

$29.95

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Making Mosaics: 15 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish

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Making Mosaics: 15 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish

Martin Cheek

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Pottery, ceramics & glass crafts; Gardening

Paperback

-- Projects appeal to all levels of ability, including starter pieces for beginners.-- Includes a variety of projects of various... [more]

$29.95

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Teaching Art in a Postmodern World: Theories, Teacher Reflections and Interpretive Frameworks

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Teaching Art in a Postmodern World: Theories, Teacher Reflections and Interpretive...

Lee Emery

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Art Forms; Teaching skills & techniques; Teaching of a specific subject; Art: general interest (Children's&YA)

Paperback

What is postmodern art and how does it impact on art teaching? For secondary art teachers the transition from modernist to... [more]

$54.95

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