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Theory of art

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On Modern Beauty - Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne

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On Modern Beauty - Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne

Richard R. Brettell

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

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A thought-provoking discussion on the concept of beauty in works by Manet, Gauguin, and Cezanne. [more]

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On Artists

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On Artists

Ashleigh Wilson

Theory of art

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The #MeToo movement is overturning a cliche that has forgiven bad behaviour for years- to be creative is to be prone to eccentricity,... [more]

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The Power of Color: Five Centuries of European Painting

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The Power of Color: Five Centuries of European Painting

Marci Hall

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

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Revealing the power of color as physical medium, a key to interpretation, and a mediator of social and political change [more]

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The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

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The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art...

Tom McLeish

Theory of art; Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Popular science

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The Poetry and Music of Science examines aspects of science and art that bear close comparison - for example the art of the... [more]

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A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

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A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

Joshua Sperling

Theory of art; History of Art & Design Styles; Biography; Biography: general

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The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger [more]

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Create Dangerously

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Create Dangerously

Albert Camus

Theory of art; Literary essays; Literary theory

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'To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that... [more]

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In the Flow

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In the Flow

Boris Groys

Theory of art; Philosophy

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The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the internet [more]

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Love & Lament: An Essay on the Arts in Australia in the Twentieth

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Love & Lament: An Essay on the Arts in Australia in the Twentieth

Professor Margaret Plant

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

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Spanning music, theatre, film, literature, as well as other forms of visual art including architecture and photography, this... [more]

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Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72

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Material Imagination: Art in Europe, 1946-72

Natalie Adamson, Steven Harris

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

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Material Imagination examines the interrelated concepts of matter, materialism, and materiality in postwar European art, from... [more]

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Humanity

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Humanity

Weiwei Ai

Theory of art; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Society & Social Sciences; Refugees & political asylum

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Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our time Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is... [more]

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The Story of Looking

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The Story of Looking

Mark Cousins

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Photography & photographs; Film theory & criticism; Prose: non-fiction; History: specific events & topics

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An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by critically-acclaimed... [more]

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

Robert Shore

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; Art & design styles: from c 1960

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Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing. [more]

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The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist

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The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career...

Eliott Lilly

Theory of art; Reference works; Teaching staff; Self-help & personal development

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Are you ready to begin your career as a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? The Big Bad... [more]

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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

Jacques Ranciere

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Ranciere's magnum opus on the aesthetic. [more]

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Anatomy Drawing School: Human and Animal

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Anatomy Drawing School: Human and Animal

Andras Szunyoghy

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Drawing & drawings; Human figures depicted in art; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Art techniques & principles

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A comprehensive guide to the role of human and animal anatomy in fine arts [more]

$35.00

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Landscapes: John Berger on Art

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Landscapes: John Berger on Art

John Berger

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

Hardback

A major new work from the world's leading writer on art [more]

$34.99

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Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting

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Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting

Michael Jacobs

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Art & design styles: Baroque; Painting & paintings; Travel writing

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A gripping and beguiling blend of art history, memoir and travel writing which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las... [more]

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Art as Therapy

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Art as Therapy

Alain de Botton, John Armstrong

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Clinical psychology; Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama)

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Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback... [more]

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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]

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2014 Archibald Prize

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2014 Archibald Prize

Art & Architecture; Theory of art

Paperback

2014 Archibald Prize [more]

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Rendez-vous with Art

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Rendez-vous with Art

Philippe de Montebello, Martin Gayford

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

Hardback

Focuses on how we experience art, how we look at it, how we think about it. This book is structured in the form of a series... [more]

$39.99

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Aesthetic Theory

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Aesthetic Theory

Theodor W. Adorno

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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This text on aesthetics includes major sections on: Art, Society, Aesthetics; the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, the... [more]

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Roger Scruton (Research Professor, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia)

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful.... [more]

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The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

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The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

Denis Dutton (The University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Anthropology; Popular science; Evolution

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The need to create art is found in every human society, manifest in many different ways across many different cultures. Is... [more]

$18.95

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The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

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The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

David J. Lewis-Williams

Theory of art; History

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The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating... [more]

$32.99

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