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  • Dada & Surrealism For Beginnersby Elsa Bethanis; Peter Bethanis; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas! And what happens in such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own ?Pope? and continued their journey (with no destination) into Surrealism, creating burning giraffes, ?amoebic?... more...

  • The Shock of the Newby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 60.00

    A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Art Objectsby Jeanette Winterson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves , she frees them from layers of preconception and restores their power to exalt and unnerve, shock and... more...

  • Beauty and Islamby Valerie Gonzalez

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Beauty and Islam' explores aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought in the light of contemporary theories, offering new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur'an and the Alhambra to the works of present day artists and philosophers. Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of the great... more...

  • Building Jerusalemby John Pick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns,... more...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 20.99

    This title sets out to provide the a concise interpretation of the period 1945 to 2000. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. more...

  • Dada and Surrealismby David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides an account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they are important in wider cultural terms. Themes of contemporary interest such as gender and identity politics are given particular prominence in this introduction. more...

  • The Art of the Band T-shirtby Amber Easby; Henry Oliver

    Gallery Books 2007; US$ 12.95

    ONCE, T-shirts were just unadorned undergarments. But with the evolution of screen printing and the birth of band merchandising, T-shirts became so much cooler. Now every band with an ounce of savvy knows the importance of T-shirts not only as a lucrative sideline but also as a means of self- promotion and a way for fans to show their allegiance.... more...

  • Courting Blaknessby Fiona Foley; Louise Martin-Chew; Fiona Nicoll

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A celebration of ?Courting Blakness?, a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art In September 2014, Adjunct Professor Fiona Foley and a team of eight Aboriginal artists delivered a cutting-edge installation to the sandstone heart of the University of Queensland?s St Lucia campus ? the Great Court. Universities have traditionally been... more...

  • Hélio Oiticicaby Irene V. Small

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Hélio Oiticica (1937?80) was one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s. He was a forerunner of participatory art, and his melding of geometric abstraction and bodily engagement has influenced contemporary artists from Cildo Meireles and Ricardo Basbaum to Gabriel Orozco, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Olafur Eliasson. This... more...