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The Arts: General & Reference

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What is Art?

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What is Art?

Leo Tolstoy

Theory of art; Literary essays

Paperback

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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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]

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Practical Color Combinations: A Resource Book with Over 2500 Sample Color Schemes

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Practical Color Combinations: A Resource Book with Over 2500 Sample Color...

Naomi Kuno

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Practical Color Combinations introduces 125 color palettes that have each been created using approximately ten different individual... [more]

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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]

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Idols: The Power of Images

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Idols: The Power of Images

Annie Caubet

The Arts: General & Reference; History

Hardback

A unique journey through time and space to the origins of the figuration of the human body, from the Neolithic era to the... [more]

$105.00

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Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination

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Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination

Paul Dobraszczyk

Theory of art; Architecture; Architectural structure & design

Hardback

Architects, artists, film-makers and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative... [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

Paperback

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

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The Icon Hunter: A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation`s Stolen Heritage

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The Icon Hunter: A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation`s Stolen Heritage...

Tasoula Georgiou Hadjitofi

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Biography: general; Gender studies: women; Politics & government

Paperback

One woman's pursuit of justice leads her on a riveting adventure into the world of art trafficking. [more]

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Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit

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Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook...

S. Reddy, Gary Faigin

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Why do so many adults come to view drawing as difficult or fraught with anxiety? Traditional art instruction is often bogged... [more]

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Dialogue on the Errors and Abuses of Painters

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Dialogue on the Errors and Abuses of Painters

Givanni Andrea Gilio, Michael Bury, Lucinda Byatt, Carol M. Richardson

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600; Painting & paintings

Paperback

Essential - and engaging - reading for anyone interested in the issues that concerned artists and patrons in the sixteenth... [more]

$92.00

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Foucault on Painting

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Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses... [more]

$37.99

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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

Paperback

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

$49.99

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An Introduction to Pontormo: A great but neglected painter and draftsman of the first part of the 16th century

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An Introduction to Pontormo: A great but neglected painter and draftsman...

Jonah Jones

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

The author's aim is to re-evaluate the contribution of Pontormo in the history of art and the Italian Renaissance. The book... [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

Hardback

Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world--including... [more]

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The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and their Pencils

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The Secret Life of the Pencil: Great Creatives and their Pencils

Alex Hammond, Mike Tinney

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

The Secret Life of the Pencil presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists,... [more]

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My Foolish Heart: A Pop-Up Book of Love

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My Foolish Heart: A Pop-Up Book of Love

Nick Bantock

The Arts: General & Reference; Health & Self-Help

Hardback

This distinctive pop-up book brings new dimension to the many faces of love, making it a refreshingly unique Valentine's Day... [more]

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IB Diploma: Visual Arts for the IB Diploma Coursebook

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IB Diploma: Visual Arts for the IB Diploma Coursebook

Heather McReynolds

The Arts: General & Reference; Educational material

Paperback

A visually-striking and thought-provoking resource to support Visual Arts for the IB diploma. [more]

$60.95

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The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

DK

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

Leather / fine binding

Explores the ideas behind one hundred iconic works of art while examining their historical context. [more]

$46.95

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Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

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Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

Scott Timberg

Art: financial aspects; Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies; Consumerism

Paperback

When artists and artisans can't make a living, the health of America's culture is at risk [more]

$29.99

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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing

The Arts: General & Reference; Travel & holiday

Hardback

A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city from the critically acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo... [more]

$47.95

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Art and Illusionists

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Art and Illusionists

Nicholas Wade

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Graphic design; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Popular science; Imaging systems & technology

Hardback

Both visual artists and scientists have produced patterns that perplex our perceptions and present us with puzzles that we... [more]

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Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting

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Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting

Sianne Ngai

Theory of art; Semiotics & semiology; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

Paperback

The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture, dominating the look of its art and commodities as well... [more]

$44.99

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Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

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Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Lynn Gamwell

Theory of art; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been... [more]

$89.95

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The Storm of Creativity

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The Storm of Creativity

Kyna Leski (Rhode Island School of Design)

Theory of art; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design

Hardback

The stages of the creative process-from unlearning to beginning again-seen through examples from the practice of artists,... [more]

$49.99

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