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100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Just as Picasso's Guernica or Gericault's Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But wh..

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30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time & Space

An accessible introduction to the whole of art history, from prehistoric times to the present day - now revised and expanded. This updated edition includes over 25 new entries that expand the scope o..

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Alcohol: Soviet Antialcohol Posters

Soviet propaganda against the demon drink: the latest in Fuel's Russian pop culture seriesFrom the acclaimed authors of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs comes Alcohol, ..

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Anatomy of Colour: The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments

The Anatomy of Colour is the definitive book on the use of colour and paint in interior decoration over a 300-year period. Drawing on his huge specialist archive, historian and paint expert Patrick Ba..

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Ars Sacra

"Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen centuries of sacral art, architecture, an..

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Art 101: From Vincent Van Gogh to Andy Warhol, Key People, Ideas, and Moments in the History of Art

Explore the beautiful and complex world of art!Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. "Art 101" cuts out the bo..

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Art at Te Papa

Art at Te Papa reveals and illuminates New Zealand's vast national art collection. Reproductions of more than 400 individual artworks, personally selected by curators, are accompanied by brief essays ..

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Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book e..

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Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile

Art has always been part of history. But we often think of it as outside history. When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt or Rubens it speaks to us directly, but it's also an historical docum..

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Art in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

The perfect compact reference guide for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major artistic cultures, movements, phases, develop..

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Art in Renaissance Italy

With a freshness and breadth of approach that sets the art in its context, this book explores why works were created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings and sculptures. It covers R..

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Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500

Between the 'Black Death' in the mid-fourteenth century and the French invasions at the end of the fifteenth, artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo, working in the kingdoms, ..

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Art in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

Since it was first published in 1992, this book has become one of the leading anthologies of art theoretical texts in the English-speaking world. This expanded edition includes the fruits of recent re..

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Art of Forgery

The Art of Forgery: Case Studies in Deception explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world's most famous forgeries - investigating the motivations of the artists and criminal..

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Art of Understanding Art: A Behind the Scenes Story

The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and other readers new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas and opinions about art and how to express them with confidence. * Offers an inqu..

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Art Since 1900 : Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism

Conceived by four of the most influential art historians of our time, this groundbreaking book has now been updated and expanded to include the most recent developments in contemporary art. The origin..

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Art Since 1900: Modernism * Antimodernism * Postmodernism

Groundbreaking in both its content and its presentation, Art Since 1900 has been hailed as a landmark study in the history of art. Conceived by some of the most influential art historians of our time,..

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Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary


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Art Visionaries

This compelling book chronicles 75 of the most influential artists from the dawn of the 20th century to the present, and from around the world. Each entry provides a fascinating insight into the artis..

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Artists: Their Lives and Works

A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Giotto to the present day.Artists: Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous m..

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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality

'Art is theft,' Picasso once proclaimed. The wily old Spaniard was being provocative - he often equated theft to what could more benignly be called influence. But increasingly much of the best and, ev..

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Bernard Buffet: The Invention of the Modern Mega-Artist

It is said that asphyxiation brings on a state of hallucinatory which case the 71 year old artist who lay in his sprawling Provencal villa died happy. In the early afternoon of Monda..

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Blek Le Rat


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Body of Art

The first book to celebrate the beautiful and provocative ways artists have represented, scrutinized and utilized the body over centuries. Examines art through that most accessible and relatable lens:..

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Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life

In this visually stunning and much anticipated book, acclaimed art historian Joseph Koerner casts the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in a completely new light, revealing how the pain..

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Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition

The Museo del Prado houses the largest known collection of works by Jheronimus Bosch. Among its holdings are The Adoration of the Magi and The Garden of Earthly Delights triptychs, as well as the orig..

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Bridging the gap: The onset of ExpressionismIn the German city of Dresden on June 7, 1905, the foundation of the Die Brucke artists group (1905 1913) is widely regarded as the birth of Expressionism. ..

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Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Property, The: Saving the World's Heritage

Renowned for their rigorous investigative approach, the dedicated officers of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Property (Carabinieri TPC) have recovered thousands of objects and ..

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China: Through the Looking Glass

For centuries, China's export arts-jade, silks, porcelains, and, more recently, cinema-have fueled Western fantasies of an exotic East and served as enduring sources of inspiration for fashion. This s..

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Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox

Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beauti..

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Eminent scholar Rudolf Kuenzli presents a rich selection of the Dadas' experimental visual and literary works to give a lively, accessible and comprehensive assessment...

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Decade of Experimental Art 1900-2000: Reinterpretation

Published to coincide with the First Guangzhou Triennial (opening November 18, 2002), this volume provides a systematic description and analysis of Chinese experimental art and cinema of the 90s, the ..

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Dragon and Rose Garden: Art and Power in China

In this book, Sus Van Elzen investigates the transformation of China from 1949 to 2008, with a particular focus on artists and architects. The makeover of Beijing in particular has been driven not onl..

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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures

Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-..

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Eric Ravilious Scrapbooks

To the interested observer the collected volumes of artist-designer Eric Ravilious's preparatory works and materials provide a veritable mine of information about his work and working methods, particu..

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Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting

Michael Jacobs was haunted by Velazquez's enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas from first encountering it in the Prado as a teenager. In Everything is Happening Jacobs searches for the ultimate significa..

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Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) art..

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Factory: Andy Warhol

Warhol's Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory - A..

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First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art

Where do we find the world's very first art? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms and colours? Were our once-cousins, the Neanderthals, also capable of creatin..

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Folk Art Potters of Japan: Beyond an Anthropology of Aesthetics

This is a study of a group of potters living in a small community in the south of Japan, and about the problems they face in the production, marketing and aesthetic appraisal of a kind of stoneware po..

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Forger's Tale

In 2007, Bolton Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parent..

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Francis Bacon in Your Blood

In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was..

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Frida Kahlo at Home

Frida Kahlo at Home explores the influence of Mexican culture and tradition, the Blue House and other places Frida travelled to and called home, on her life and work. Fully illustrated, the book featu..

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Frieze A to Z of Contemporary Art

The ultimate guide to 25 years of contemporary art, as seen through the filter of the world's leading contemporary art magazine frieze A to Z of Contemporary Art charts the dynamic, changing landscape..

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From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art of the Guggenheim Collections

A reconstruction of the artistic milieu surrounding Peggy Guggenheim. The catalog contains more than 100 masterpieces of European and American art ranging from the 1920s to the 1960s, reconstructing ..

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Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

'When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country.' Despite Georgia's own assertions that a biographic interpretation of her work will yield little insight, it is plain..

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Great Paintings

From works by Botticelli and Raphael to Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, discover the paintings that have shaken the art world through the centuries and across continents. Great Paintings takes you on y..

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Hieronymus Bosch. Complete Works

In the midst of the realist-leaning artistic climate of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) was more than an anomaly. Bosch's paintings are pop..

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Hieronymus Bosch: Visions and Nightmares

In his lifetime Hieronymus Bosch was already famous for his fantastic painterly creations. Today his name has become synonymous with eerie and infernal images. Seeing Bosch's enigmatic paintings, the ..

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Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia accompanies an exhibition of the same title examining the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surve..

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History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen

The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from ..

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