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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Art as Therapy by Alain Botton
    Art as Therapy (English, Paperback) Alain Botton, John Armstrong

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Art & Fear by David Bayles
    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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  • Painting by Terry Myers
    Painting (English, Paperback) Terry Myers

    A collection of critical and artists' writings defining the meanings of painting since its post-conceptual revival in the early 1980s.

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  • About Looking by John Berger
    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 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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  • 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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  • Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing
    Creating Stylized Characters (English, Paperback) 3dtotal Publishing

    Learn how to create vibrant character designs with the step-by-step guidance of professional artists from the illustration and animation industries.

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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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  • How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams
    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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  • 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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  • Humanity by Weiwei Ai
    Humanity (English, Hardback) Weiwei Ai

    Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our time...

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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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  • Situation by Claire Doherty
    Situation (English, Paperback) Claire Doherty

    A comprehensive survey of the key notion of 'situation' in art and theory.

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