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The Arts: General & Reference

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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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A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger

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A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger

Amarjit Chandan

Theory of art; Literary essays; Literary studies: post-colonial literature; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Paperback

The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array... [more]

$27.99

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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]

$145.00

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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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A Short Book About Art

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A Short Book About Art

Dana Arnold

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

Paperback

This short book introduces the reader to the key concepts in art from ancient times to the present day. Unlike many previous... [more]

$24.99

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Egon Schiele - Jenny Saville (German Edition)

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Egon Schiele - Jenny Saville (German Edition)

Oskar Batschmann, Martin Harrison, Diethard Leopold, Helena Perena Saez, Franz Smola

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

An encounter between a seminal Austrian Expressionist and a Young British Artist [more]

$90.00

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The Bloomsbury Group

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The Bloomsbury Group

Frances Spalding

The Arts: General & Reference; Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

Paperback

The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities... [more]

$19.99

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Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture

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Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture

Tim Ingold

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Architecture; Archaeological theory; Anthropology; Social & cultural anthropology

Paperback

Takes a fresh approach to the study of four related disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. This title... [more]

$60.99

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Maggie Nelson (CalArts)

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

This is criticism at its best. -Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times [more]

$31.95

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Witch in the Western Imagination

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Witch in the Western Imagination

Roper

The Arts: General & Reference; History; European history

Hardback

In an exciting new approach to witchcraft studies, The Witch in the Western Imagination examines the visual representation... [more]

$76.95

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The Music of Painting: Music, Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics to John Cage

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The Music of Painting: Music, Modernism and the Visual Arts from the Romantics...

Peter Vergo

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Painting & paintings; Music

Paperback

Fascinating overview of the links between modern art and music. [more]

$49.95

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The Power of Art

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The Power of Art

Simon Schama, CBE

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

Paperback

* 'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point,... [more]

$55.00

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The Henson Case

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The Henson Case

David Marr

The Arts: General & Reference; History; Ethical issues: censorship; Ethical issues: pornography & obscenity

Paperback

Examines the pornography/art debate with exclusive interviews with Bill Henson, members of the NSW police force, child abuse... [more]

$24.95

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A Night at the Majestic

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A Night at the Majestic

Richard Davenport-Hines

Theory of art; Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; History

Paperback

One May night in 1922, in a grand hotel in Paris, five of the greatest artists of the 20th century sat down to supper. [more]

$25.95

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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]

$19.99

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What Good are the Arts?

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What Good are the Arts?

John Carey

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

From one of the country's most eminent reviewers and academics, a delightfully sceptical and devastatingly intelligent assessment... [more]

$23.95

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Art As Experience

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Art As Experience

John Dewey

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience... [more]

$31.95

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Foundations of Art and Design

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Foundations of Art and Design

Alan Pipes

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

Paperback

Alan Pipes here provides an engaging introduction to the fundamentals of art and design for students embarking on graphic... [more]

$30.00

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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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An Introduction to Art Techniques

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An Introduction to Art Techniques

DK, Michael Wright, James Horton

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

Paperback

Illustrating a complete range of art techniques through full-color, step-by-step photographs, this elaborately instructional... [more]

$71.95

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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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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]

$99.00

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