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Medici, The

A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries. Having founded the bank that became the most..

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Memory Palace, The: A Book of Lost Interiors

The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One da..

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Militant Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism
Modern Art in America 1908-68

A radical re-evaluation of American modernism through four generations of artists and their work - now in paperback."That rarity of rarities, an opinionated but not eccentric scholarly history by a ve..

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Modern Art in Detail: 75 Masterpieces


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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When Cornelius..

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New History of Italian Renaissance Art

Stephen Campbell and Michael Cole introduce Italian Renaissance art in this easy-to-follow chronological survey. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, their book makes new approaches accessible to s..

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New Zealand Painting : A Concise History

A description of the principal developments in New Zealand painting from colonial times to the present day. The expatriates, the La Trobe scheme, Regionalism, Modernism, Abstraction and Postmodernism ..

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Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist

This illustrated biography follows Nicholas Hilliard's long and remarkable life (c. 1547-1619) from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. It showcases new archival rese..

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Northern Renaissance Art


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Orientalism   Western Conceptions Of The Orient


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Origins of Art


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Paintings That Revolutionized Art

What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Durer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What's..

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Perspectives on Contemporary Printmaking: Critical Writing Since 1986

This anthology, the first of its kind, presents thirty-two texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. The texts range from..

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Portraits: John Berger on Artists

John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. ..

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Ransom of Russian Art

In the 1960s and 1970s, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to..

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Rare Treasures: From the Library of the Natural History Museum

The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds over ha..

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Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers

Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fa..

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Russian Revolutionary Posters

Russian Revolutionary Posters tells the story of the development of the Soviet poster, from the revolutionary period through to the death of Stalin, revealing the way in which tumultuous events within..

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Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection

Set against the backdrop of war, revolution, and regicide, and moving from London to Venice, Mantua, Madrid, Paris and the Low Countries, Jerry Brotton's colourful and critically acclaimed book, The S..

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Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art

When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new way of looking at art. Much of this thinking invo..

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Short Story of Art: A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes and Techniques

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations..

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Short Story of Modern Art, The

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art - who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructe..

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Show Time: The Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

Available for the first time in paperback, this is a revised and updated edition of Jens Hoffmann's survey of groundbreaking exhibitions since 1989 and explores the radical shifts that have taken plac..

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A fascinating, visually rich collection, STONE explores the appeal of this essential material through 170 structures from the last 5,000 years. Organized into such themes as Texture, Juxtaposition, an..

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Story of Art

Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text - the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art has been a global bestse..

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Story of Colour: An Exploration of the Hidden Messages of the Spectrum

Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black `evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we `feel blue' or `see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures? This book offers a lively, a..

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Story of Painting

Retraces the story and development of painting from the Renaissance to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major painters, theoricians and movements. This volume is suitable for..

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Strangers Arrive: Emigres and the arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980

From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants - refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries - arrived in New Zealand fro..

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Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting

Despite its long history, painting continues to evolve and excite, with new generations taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal fo..

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War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict

This sumptuously illustrated volume, edited by eminent war historian Joanna Bourke, offers a comprehensive visual, cultural and historical account of the ways in which armed conflict has been represen..

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What are You Looking at?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From M..

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William Hogarth: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was among the first British-born artists to rise to international recognition and acclaim and to this day he is considered one of the country's most celebrated and innovati..

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Wolfgang Tillmans

A new book on an artist at the height of his powers, covering the last decade and a half of his extraordinary career and designed by the artist himself Since the early 1990s Wolfgang Tillmans has esta..

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Women, Art, & Society

This 5th edition of one of the best-selling "World of Art" titles features a completely new chapter that charts the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy since the 1970s, revealing how artist..

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