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  • Ways of Seeing
    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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  • Materiality
    Materiality (English, Paperback) Petra Lange-Berndt $22.29
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  • Understanding a Photograph
    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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  • How to Write About Contemporary Art
    How to Write About Contemporary Art (English, Paperback) Gilda Williams

    Suitable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, this book navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.

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

    "This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all artnot made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially?statistically speaking?therearen't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human...

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  • Participation
    Participation (English, Paperback) Claire Bishop

    This title explores the desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers.

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  • Mind in the Cave
    Mind in the Cave (English, Paperback) David J. Lewis-Williams

    The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are interwoven with the self-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research.

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  • The Futurist Cookbook
    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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  • The Value of Art
    The Value of Art (English, Paperback) Michael Findlay

    Now available in an updated paperback edition, this fascinating and critically acclaimed book explains the market for art - and art's value for all of us.

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  • 100 Artists' Manifestos
    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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  • About Looking
    About Looking (English, Paperback) John Berger

    The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art

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  • The Book of Trees
    The Book of Trees (English, Hardback) Manuel Lima

    This book exposes our long-lasting obsession with trees, as metaphors for organising and representing hierarchical information and provide a broad visual framework for the various types of executions, many dating back hundreds of years.

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  • The Story of Looking
    The Story of Looking (English, Hardback) Mark Cousins

    An investigation into the elements of looking, combining art and science and painting a portrait of our culture, by critically-acclaimed writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins

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

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

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  • Women Artists:The Linda Nochlin Reader
    Women Artists:The Linda Nochlin Reader (English, Hardback) Linda Nochlin

    Providing an overview of Nochlins life and work, this book includes both her major thematic texts and her monographic texts on major women artists, both historical and modern. It will be suitable for students and academics working in the fields of art history and historiography, gender and womens studies, cultural history and theory.

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  • The Archive
    The Archive (English, Paperback) Charles Merewether

    Containing writings by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Hal Foster and others, this work includes essays on the archival practice of such artists as Gerhard Richter, Susan Hiller, Ilya Kabakov, Christian Boltanski, Renee Green and The Atlas Group.

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  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    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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  • The Sublime
    The Sublime (English, Paperback) Simon Morley

    Examines how contemporary artists and theorists explore ideas of the sublime.

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  • Book of Circles
    Book of Circles (English, Hardback) Manuel Lima

    A lively tour through millenia of information design

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  • Golden Section
    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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