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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Education by Felicity Allen
    Education (English, Paperback) Felicity Allen

    An original and indispensible resource for all who believe in the importance of art in the wider educational realm.

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  • In the Flow by Boris Groys
    In the Flow (English, Paperback) Boris Groys

    The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet ...

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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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  • Materiality by Petra Lange-Berndt
    Materiality (English, Paperback) Petra Lange-Berndt Currently Unavailable More details
  • Deleuze and Art by Anne Sauvagnargues
    Deleuze and Art (English, Paperback) Anne Sauvagnargues

    In Deleuze and Art Anne Sauvagnargues, one of the world's most renowned Deleuze scholars, offers a unique insight into the constitutive role played by art in the formation of Deleuze's thought. By reproducing Deleuze's social and intellectual references, Sauvagnargues is able to construct a precise map of the totality of Deleuze's work, pinpointing where key Deleuzian concepts first emerge...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beg, Steal and Borrow by Robert Shore
    Beg, Steal and Borrow (English, Paperback) Robert Shore

    Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing.

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  • Outliers and American Vanguard Art by Lynne Cooke
    Outliers and American Vanguard Art (English, Hardback) Lynne Cooke

    This catalogue accompanies a major exhibition that explores the shifting relations and complex interweaving of schooled and unschooled artists over the past century in the US. The exhibition presupposes that the world occupied by practicing artists, art critics, and museum professionals is both defined by and dependent on its margins. The exhibition will debut at the National Gallery in Fall 17, and then travel to the HIgh Museum in Atlanta and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The self-taught artist, by definition at the periphery, is a cultural construct whose identity has been captured throughout the twentieth century in monikers such as folk, naïve, vernacular, visionary, primitive, and outsider art and in figures such as Grandma Moses, Horace Pippin, David Butler, Sister Gertrud Morgan, Bill Trayor, James Castle, Joseph Yoakum. and Rosie Lee Tompkins. But these artists have also influenced?and been promoted by?some of our country's most advanced practitioners, such as Zoe Leonard, Matt Mullican, Betye Saar, and Jim Nutt. The exhibition is organized around three distinct periods in which engagements between mainstream artists and autodidacts were at their most dynamic and consequential: between 1924 and 1943, 1969 and 1982, and 1997 to the present.

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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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