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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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  • 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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  • The Revealing Image by Joy Schaverien
    The Revealing Image (English, Paperback) Joy Schaverien

    This is a book about an analytical approach within art therapy, which may be of interest in itself. The material also raises issues of interest to analysts and psychotherapists, whether or not they work with art in the clinical setting. The book clarifies areas of similarity between the disciplines, and also makes areas of difference apparent.

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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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  • Graphite 4: Concept Drawing by 3dtotal Publishing
    Graphite 4: Concept Drawing (English, Paperback) 3dtotal Publishing

    GRAPHITE is an art magazine featuring over 100 pages of inspirational images, interviews and tutorials in an elegant quarterly format.

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  • How to Write Art History by Anne D'Alleva
    How to Write Art History (English, 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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  • Golden Section by Scott Olsen
    Golden Section (English, Paperback) Scott Olsen

    What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? This book aims to unravel a mystery, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale.

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  • Our Aesthetic Categories by Sianne Ngai
    Our Aesthetic Categories (English, Paperback) Sianne Ngai

    The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture, dominating the look of its art and commodities as well as our ways of speaking about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this study Ngai offers an aesthetic theory for the hypercommodified, mass-mediated, performance-driven world of late capitalism.

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  • The Power of Art by Simon Schama
    The Power of Art (English, 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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  • Ways of Curating by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
    Ways of Curating (English, 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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  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger
    Ways of Seeing (Multiple languages, 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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  • Old Mistresses by Rozsika Parker
    Old Mistresses (English, Paperback) Rozsika Parker, Griselda Pollock

    How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that the idea of 'the artist' was exclusively masculine? Why was this erasure more radical in the twentieth century than ever before? This book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History.

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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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  • 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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  • Methods & Theories of Art History by Anne D'Alleva
    Methods & Theories of Art History (English, Paperback) Anne D'Alleva

    Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives.

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  • Craft by Tanya Harrod
    Craft (English, 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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  • Nature by Jeffrey Kastner
    Nature (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Kastner

    Contemporary artists' radical investigations of what nature might mean today are placed in dialogue with the scientific and philosophical ideas that have influenced their practice.

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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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  • Art History by Michael Hatt
    Art History (English, Paperback) Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk

    Unique in its approach, by applying the different theories used in art history to one painting, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon An ideal text for teaching, it provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within the subject Offers a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism by.

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  • Posthuman Glossary by Rosi Braidotti
    Posthuman Glossary (English, Paperback) Rosi Braidotti

    If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a ?posthuman condition?; the combination of new developments-such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction on...

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