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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78
'Lately, I am trying to provoke myself into art - into writing... I wasn't exactly in despair - I was in cynicism, which is despair's more torpid sister... Let me tell you how writing snuck back on me.' Whether you are starting from scratch or need a gentle nudge back in the right direction, The Sound of Paper is a wonderful creative companion.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58
The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us. Now he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78
The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 141.95
This collection of edited papers forms part of the Compact City Series, creating a companion volume to The Compact City (1996) and Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (2000) and extends the debate to developing countries. This book examines and evaluates the merits and defects of compact city approaches in the context of developing countries in Africa,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00
This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...
- DK Publishing 2015; US$ 21.95
Whether you're an experienced Origami hobbyist or just getting into it, Idiot's Guides: Geometric Origami Kit makes learning this art as easy as it gets. For the young or young-at-heart, this full-color book offers 20 beautiful geometric Origami projects and 1,000 colored-paper strips with which to construct them. No step is glossed over, so that... more...
- Allworth Press 2015; US$ 24.99
A sophisticated examination of today?s contemporary art market from an art dealer?s point of view, this new book focuses on recent changes in the quickly evolving market. With an emphasis on how the market responded to the global recession that began in 2008, gallery owner Edward Winkleman moves from an examination of the factors beyond the individual... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2015; US$ 30.00
In 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver director Adam Lerner did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fakes. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases had been acquired... more...
- Melville House 2015; US$ 23.95
In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here,... more...