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The Arts: General & Reference

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Ways of Seeing

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Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

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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

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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]

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women; Business & Economics

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From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers,... [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

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

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Art for the Country: The Story of Victoria's Regional Art Galleries

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Art for the Country: The Story of Victoria's Regional Art Galleries

Don Edgar

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

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Victoria’s regional art galleries have a colourful history replete with political drama, directors vilified, battles... [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

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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

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

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I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists

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I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest...

Susie Hodge

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Illustration; Biography: arts & entertainment

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I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 beautifully illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between famous... [more]

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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

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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

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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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New Art, New Markets

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New Art, New Markets

Iain Robertson

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

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This fully revised second edition updates the reader on rapidly evolving markets. As well as surveying emerging art markets... [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

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

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Feminist Aesthetics

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Feminist Aesthetics

Gisela Ecker

The Arts: General & Reference; Philosophy; Ethical issues & debates

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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

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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

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

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

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Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods: A Contemporary Guide to Materials, Techniques, and Applications

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Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods: A Contemporary Guide to Materials,...

Rheni Tauchid

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

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Acrylics have grown into the most adaptable art material for the modern age. Developments in the pigment industry have given... [more]

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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

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

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Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

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Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

Gilles Deleuze (No current affiliation)

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Francis Bacon is Deleuze's long-awaited work on Bacon, widely regarded as the one of the most radical painters of the twentieth... [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

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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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Alive in Shape and Color - 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired

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Alive in Shape and Color - 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories...

Lawrence Block

The Arts: General & Reference; Fiction & Literature

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In his brilliant follow-up to In Sunlight or In Shadow, Lawrence Block has gathered together the best talent from popular... [more]

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