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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • The Sight of Death by T. J. Clark
    The Sight of Death (English, Paperback) T. J. Clark

    Addresses questions such as: Why do we find ourselves returning to certain pictures time and again? What is it we are looking for? And how does our understanding of an image change over time?

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  • Chroma by Derek Jarman
    Chroma (Paperback) Derek Jarman

    A meditation on the colour spectrum by the painter, poet and film-maker, Derek Jarman. He explains the use of colour in medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists. It also discusses the meaning of colour in literature, science, philosophy, psychology, religion and alchemy.

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  • Education for Socially Engaged Art by Pablo Helguera
    Education for Socially Engaged Art (Multiple languages, Paperback) Pablo Helguera $11.88
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Artist's Reality by Mark Rothko
    The Artist's Reality (English, Paperback) Mark Rothko

    Discusses Rothko's ideas on the modern art world, art history, myth, beauty, the challenges of being an artist in society, the true nature of 'American art', and much more. This book includes an introduction by the artist's son, who describes the discovery of the manuscript and the fascinating process of bringing the manuscript to publication.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Luminous and the Grey by David Batchelor
    The Luminous and the Grey (English, Paperback) David Batchelor

    A new book from Reaktion best-selling author and artist, David Batchelor, The Luminous and the Grey is a unique study of the places where colour comes into being and where it fades away.

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