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The Arts: General & Reference

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The Supermodel and the Brillo Box

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The Supermodel and the Brillo Box

Don Thompson

Art & Architecture; Art: financial aspects; Art & design styles: from c 1960

Paperback

The Supermodel and the Brillo Box follows Don Thompson's 2008 bestseller The $12 Million Stuffed Shark and offers a further... [more]

$32.99

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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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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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Modern Love

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Modern Love

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Art: financial aspects; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history

Paperback

Equal parts romance and tragedy, Modern Love explores the lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian... [more]

$45.00

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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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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

Catherine Hickley

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

Hardback

In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized... [more]

$45.00

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The Thames and Hudson Introduction to Art

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The Thames and Hudson Introduction to Art

Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann, M Kathryn Shields

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Art Forms; Film, TV & Radio

Hardback

Covering various aspects of the visual arts, this book includes more than 1,000 images of art. It is suitable for the art... [more]

$80.00

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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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Luxus

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Luxus

Kenneth Lapatin

The Arts: General & Reference; History

Paperback

Offers an integrated contextual analysis of artifacts fashioned from a wide variety of luxury materials. This volume address... [more]

$110.00

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Platform Papers #43: The Arts and the Common Good

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Platform Papers #43: The Arts and the Common Good

Katharine Brisbane

Art: financial aspects; History

Paperback

What is art? What is culture? And what value do we place upon it today? Katharine Brisbane looks back on our changing culture... [more]

$15.95

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The Miracle of Analogy: or The History of Photography, Part 1

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The Miracle of Analogy: or The History of Photography, Part 1

Kaja Silverman, Silverman Kaja

The Arts: General & Reference; Photography & photographs

Paperback

This book is the first of a two-volume study of photography that challenges both how photography has been theorized and how... [more]

$55.95  $50.35

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Photography and the Art of Chance

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Photography and the Art of Chance

Robin Kelsey

Theory of art; Photography & photographs

Hardback

As anyone who has wielded a camera knows, photography has a unique relationship to chance. It also represents a struggle to... [more]

$69.00

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The Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces

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The Curator's Handbook: Museums, Commercial Galleries, Independent Spaces...

Adrian George

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; Museums & museology

Hardback

A handbook for curators and curatorial students, that maps out every stage of the exhibition-making process from initial idea... [more]

$45.00

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Art: Everything You Need to Know about the Greatest Artists and Their Work

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Art: Everything You Need to Know about the Greatest Artists and Their Work...

Susie Hodge

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Spanning from the thirteenth century to the present, introduces one hundred of the world's most important artists, including... [more]

$34.99

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure...

Robert M. Edsel

Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

Paperback

What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group... [more]

$19.99

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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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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure...

Robert M Edsel

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; History

Paperback

Now a major motion picture --Page 1 of cover. [more]

$30.00

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure...

Robert M Edsel

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; History

Paperback

Now a major motion picture --Page 1 of cover. [more]

$18.95  $16.70

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets

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Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets

Eleonora Belfiore, Anna Rosser Upchurch

The Arts: General & Reference; Humanities; Society & culture: general

Paperback

This collection of essays by scholars with expertise in a range of fields, cultural professionals and policy makers explores... [more]

$75.95

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Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition

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Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition

Josef Albers

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies [more]

$24.99

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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 $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art...

Don Thompson

Art & Architecture; Art: financial aspects; Economics

Paperback

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? [more]

$18.99

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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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