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The Arts: General & Reference

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The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses

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The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French...

Mick LaSalle

The Arts: General & Reference; Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema

Hardback

The Golden Age of women's films is happening right now-not here, but in France-and Mick LaSalle is your guide. [more]

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Roger Scruton (Research Professor, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia)

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful.... [more]

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100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

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100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

Alex Danchev

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -

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A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism,... [more]

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Theory of Sets

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Theory of Sets

E. Kamke

Theory of art; Mathematics & Sciences

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Introductory treatment emphasizes fundamentals, covering rudiments; arbitrary sets and their cardinal numbers; ordered sets... [more]

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English Through Art: 100 Activities to Develop Language Skills & CD-ROM

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English Through Art: 100 Activities to Develop Language Skills & CD-ROM...

Peter Grundy, Hania Bociek, Kevin Parker

The Arts: General & Reference; ELT resource books for teachers; Languages & ESL

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English through ART brings together 100 highly varied, original, ready-to-use activities to foster real communication in English... [more]

$54.95

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Ways of Seeing

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Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing... [more]

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The Art of the Actor: The Essential History of Acting from Classical Times to the Present Day

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The Art of the Actor: The Essential History of Acting from Classical Times...

Jean Benedetti

The Arts: General & Reference; Theatre Studies; Acting techniques

Paperback

How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance?... [more]

$65.99

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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

John Berger

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary essays; Fiction & Literature

Paperback

Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens. This lens is the secret of narration, and... [more]

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The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

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The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

David J. Lewis-Williams

Theory of art; History

Paperback

The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating... [more]

$32.99

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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]

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What is Art?

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What is Art?

Leo Tolstoy

Theory of art; Literary essays

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During the decades of his world fame, Tolstoy wrote this series of essays and polemics on issues of morality, social justice... [more]

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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Butler

Theory of art; Literary theory; Philosophy; Cultural studies

Paperback

Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this introduction... [more]

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Nothing If Not Critical

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Nothing If Not Critical

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]

$24.99

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Nikulinsky Naturally: An Artist's Life

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Nikulinsky Naturally: An Artist's Life

Ted Snell

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Botanical art

Paperback

Artist Philippa Nikulinsky, AM, is a nationally and internationally recognised botanical illustrator. This book celebrates... [more]

$39.95

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Leonardo Da Vinci and The Book of Doom: Bianca Sforza, The <i>Sforziada</i> and Artful Propaganda in Renaissance Milan

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Leonardo Da Vinci and The Book of Doom: Bianca Sforza, The <i>Sforziada</i>...

Simon Hewitt

Art & Architecture; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; History of Art & Design Styles

Hardback

The inside story on the Greatest Art Controversy of the 21st Century Presents conclusive evidence why this recently-discovered... [more]

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Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich

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Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich

Mary M. Lane

Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; History; European history

Hardback

The story of art is integral to the story of the rise of Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler, an artist himself, was obsessed with... [more]

$39.99

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Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women from Boudicca to Michelle Obama

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Outspoken: 50 Speeches by Incredible Women from Boudicca to Michelle Obama...

Deborah Coughlin

The Arts: General & Reference; Society & Social Sciences; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women

Hardback

History didn't listen to women, but that never stopped them from speaking... [more]

$32.99

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On the Shoulders of Giants

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On the Shoulders of Giants

Umberto Eco

The Arts: General & Reference; Philosophy; Religion: general

Hardback

The final collection of essays from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague... [more]

$65.00  $59.99

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Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

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Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Susanne Gansicke, Yvonne J Markowitz

The Arts: General & Reference; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Reference works; Antiques & collectables; Antiques & collectables: jewellery; Jewellery & beadcraft

Paperback

What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book - the first of its kind -... [more]

$34.99

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Yellow: The History of a Color

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Yellow: The History of a Color

Michel Pastoureau

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

Hardback

First published in the French language by aEditions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Jaune: Histoire d'une Couleur by Michel... [more]

$79.99

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Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

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Buried by Vesuvius - The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

Kenneth Lapatin

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; History of art: ancient & classical art; History; Classical history & classical civilisation

Hardback

The first truly comprehensive look at all aspects of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, from its original Roman context... [more]

$109.00

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Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

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Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

Charlotte Vignon

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

A fully illustrated study of the Duveen Brothers Company, the firm behind many of the United States' most famous museum collections.... [more]

$113.95

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I Like to Watch

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I Like to Watch

Emily Nussbaum

The Arts: General & Reference; Television; Literary essays; Society & Social Sciences; Politics & government

Hardback

Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic-smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful. -David Grann, author of Killers of... [more]

$53.95

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Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook

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Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook

Juliette Aristides

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio, not sitting in the lecture hall, is the best place to... [more]

$42.99

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Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze

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Michelangelo: Sculptor in Bronze

Victoria Avery

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Renaissance art; Sculpture; Individual artists, art monographs

Hardback

The conclusions of an important interdisciplinary approach to Michelangelo studies conducted by a team of international experts... [more]

$149.99

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