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  • Interaction of Color by Josef Albers
    Interaction of Color (English, Paperback) Josef Albers

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

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  • How to See the World by Nicholas Mirzoeff
    How to See the World (Paperback) Nicholas Mirzoeff

    In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens. Drawing on art history, theory and everyday experience, this book provides an overview of how visual materials shape and define our lives.

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  • Understanding a Photograph by John Berger
    Understanding a Photograph (English, Paperback) John Berger

    Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.

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  • 100 Artists' Manifestos by Alex Danchev
    100 Artists' Manifestos (English, Paperback) Alex Danchev

    A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. It gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Gilbert and George.

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  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger
    Ways of Seeing (English, Paperback) John Berger

    Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.

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  • Pedagogical Sketchbook by Paul Klee
    Pedagogical Sketchbook (English, Paperback) Paul Klee

    'One of the most famous of modern art documents - a poetic primer, prepared by the artist for his Bauhaus pupils, which has deeply affected modern thinking about art . . . This little handbook leads us into the mysterious world where science and imagination fuse.' Observer

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  • The Futurist Cookbook by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
    The Futurist Cookbook (English, Paperback) Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    Features recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats.

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  • Craft by Tanya Harrod
    Craft (Paperback) Tanya Harrod

    Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art. A vital resource through which to understand the ways technologies, materials, techniques and tools are investigated through the lens of craft in contemporary art.

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  • Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts by Leonard Koren
    Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts (English, Paperback) Leonard Koren

    A follow-up book to the classic Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.

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  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
    The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Paperback) Walter Benjamin

    Explores how the age of mass media means audiences can listen to or see a work of art repeatedly - and what the troubling social and political implications of this are.

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  • How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams
    How to Write About Contemporary Art (English, Paperback) Gilda Williams

    The essential handbook for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers on contemporary art.

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  • Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition by Molly Bang
    Picture This 25th Anniversary Edition (English, Hardback) Molly Bang

    "First published as Picture This: Perception and Composition by Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1991."

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  • The Art of Cruelty by Maggie Nelson
    The Art of Cruelty (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    "This is criticism at its best."-Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

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  • The Power of Art by Simon Schama
    The Power of Art (Paperback) Simon Schama

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

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  • Art & Fear by David Bayles
    Art & Fear (English, Paperback) David Bayles, Ted Orland

    An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists.

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  • How to Write Art History by Anne D'Alleva
    How to Write Art History (Paperback) Anne D'Alleva

    Enables students to get the most from their art history course. This book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. It is particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.

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  • Blue by Michel Pastoureau
    Blue (English, Hardback) Michel Pastoureau

    A beautifully illustrated visual and cultural history of the color blue throughout the ages...

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  • Art in Theory 1900 - 2000 by Charles Harrison
    Art in Theory 1900 - 2000 (English, Paperback) Charles Harrison

    * New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. * Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. * Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.

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  • Ways of Curating by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
    Ways of Curating (Paperback) Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    Moving from meetings with artists to the creation of the first public museums in the 18th century, recounting the practice of inspirational figures such as Diaghilev, skipping between exhibitions, continents and centuries, the author argues that curation is far from a static practice.

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  • Duty Free Art by Hito Steyerl
    Duty Free Art (English, Hardback) Hito Steyerl

    What is the function of art in the era of digital globalization?

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