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The Arts: General & Reference

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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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Sunday's Kitchen

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Sunday's Kitchen

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

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

Paperback

Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table.... [more]

$34.99

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The Queer Art of Failure

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The Queer Art of Failure

Judith Halberstam

The Arts: General & Reference; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture

Paperback

Proposes low theory as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and... [more]

$44.95

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Criticizing Photographs

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Criticizing Photographs

Terry Barrett

Theory of art; Photography & photographs

Paperback

Designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized... [more]

$62.95

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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 -

Paperback

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

$27.99

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Man Ray in Paris

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Man Ray in Paris

Garcia

The Arts: General & Reference

Hardback

American artist Man Ray spend the most productive years of his career, during the 1920s and 1930s, in Paris. [more]

$37.95

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Celebrate People's History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

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Celebrate People's History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution...

Josh MacPhee

The Arts: General & Reference; Poster art; History; Social & cultural history; Politics & government; Political activism

Paperback

A graphic history of dissent and activism around the world. [more]

$39.95

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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Ferber

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: general; Philosophy

Paperback

Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature,... [more]

$19.95

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The Post-Modern Reader

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The Post-Modern Reader

Charles Jencks

The Arts: General & Reference; Cultural studies

Paperback

The reader reprints extracts of key historical texts - those of Daniel Bell on the post-industrial society and Jean-Francois... [more]

$66.95

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Everything Is Going to Be OK

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Everything Is Going to Be OK

Chronicle Books

The Arts: General & Reference; Dictionaries of quotations; Psychology

Hardback

This petite giftable book features current art, graphic design, and photography that incorporate inspirational sayings. In... [more]

$23.95

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Stories Behind Chinese Idioms 2

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Stories Behind Chinese Idioms 2

Zheng Li, Zheng Li

The Arts: General & Reference; Traditional stories (Children's&YA); Languages & ESL

Hardback

The Chinese language has a special category of Chinese idioms called, a unique style of idiom told in four characters. Each... [more]

$18.99

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The Cemetery of Reason: Ed Templeton

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The Cemetery of Reason: Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference

Paperback

Californian artist Ed Templeton (born 1972) delivers up his diagnosis of the contemporary human condition in a whirlwind of... [more]

$73.95

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Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry

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Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry

Estelle Barrett, Barbara Bolt

The Arts: General & Reference; Educational material

Paperback

Presents examples of studio-based research in art, film, video, creative writing and dance, each contextualized by a theoretical... [more]

$45.99

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America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe's Cultural Treasures

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America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe's Cultural...

Michael J. Kurtz

The Arts: General & Reference; History; European history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Second World War; Jewish studies

Paperback

The Nazi war on European culture produced the greatest dislocation of art, archives, and libraries in the history of the world.... [more]

$44.95

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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]

$45.00

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Representations of War in Ancient Rome

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Representations of War in Ancient Rome

Sheila Dillon (Duke University, North Carolina), Katherine E. Welch (New York University)

The Arts: General & Reference; History of art: ancient & classical art; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Warfare & defence

Paperback

This is the first book to examine how Romans represented war, in visual imagery and literary accounts. Spanning a broad chronological... [more]

$70.95

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10,000 Years of Art

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10,000 Years of Art

Larry Ball, Marshall Becker, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Phaidon Editors

Art & Architecture; Conservation, restoration & care of artworks; History of Art & Design Styles

Paperback

500 great works of art from all periods and regions of the world. [more]

$14.95

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Practicing

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Practicing

Glenn Kurtz

The Arts: General & Reference; Music; Guitar

Paperback

In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to... [more]

$31.95

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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Walter Benjamin

Theory of art; Philosophy

Paperback

Explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling... [more]

$9.95

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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature: The Book of Memory: A Study of...

Mary Carruthers (Professor and Fellow, New York University)

The Arts: General & Reference; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Regional studies; History

Paperback

Mary Carruthers's classic study of the training and uses of memory in European cultures during the Middle Ages has fundamentally... [more]

$51.95

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