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- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 29.99
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is one of contemporary art's most newsworthy figures, noted for both his groundbreaking work and his outspoken stance on human rights, which ultimately resulted in his controversial 2011 detainment. In an astonishing new large-scale project, he turns his attention to Alcatraz?a place he... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 21.99
Graffiti made from cake icing, man-made clouds floating indoors, a luminous moon resting on water. Collected here are dozens of jaw-dropping artworks?site-specific installations, extraordinary sculptures, and groundbreaking interventions in public spaces?that reveal the exciting things that happen when contemporary artists play with the idea of place.... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 12.99
In paintings as pretty as the porcelain they depict, this gift book celebrates one of the finest teacup collections in the world: the 300-piece archive of the Clark Art Institute, which dates back to the eighteenth century and represents coveted designs of the day from Europe and China. Artist Molly Hatch, with exclusive access to this largely unviewed... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 149.00
Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research... more...
- Beautiful Books 2011; US$ 8.99
An investigation into the meaning and value of one art item, from a provocateur of the art and music worlds Celebrated musician and artist Bill Drummond turns his attention to the world of modern art. Several years ago he bought a photograph by the Turner Prizewinning artist Richard Long for $20,000. After owning it for some time, he decided... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99
An Incisive Account of the Bizarre, Often Bewildering Art World of Today Arthur Danto's new collection finds him, and the art world, at a point when the art world has become pluralistic, even chaotic-with one medium as good as the next-when the moment for "next things" has passed. Since 1984, when Danto-already an eminent philosopher--became The... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 8.99
In this brilliant, original and lavishly illustrated book, Edward Snow undertakes an inquiry into a single painting by the Flemish master Peter Bruegel the Elder?the kaleidoscopic Children?s Games?in order to unlock the secrets of the great painter?s art. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98
Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
This fascinating book takes a stunning, visual approach to exploring and deconstructing everything you could want to know about 45 of the world's favourite paintings. Introductory text sets the scene for each picture, then captions and numerious annotations guide the reader all around the work, detailing the painter's techniques and intentions and... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
This beautifully presented book offers a stimulating approach to the timeless, universal stories that are central to every culture. More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. Presented country by country,... more...