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  • Seeing Powerby Nato Thompson

    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...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • The Pantheonby Tod A. Marder; Mark Wilson Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    This book treats the Pantheon from the unique perspective of its construction history, survival and reception through history. more...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by new critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political... more...

  • Notebooksby Leonardo da Vinci; Irma A. Richter; Thereza Wells; Martin Kemp

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp. more...

  • History of Artby Marcia Pointon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art. Marcia Pointon conveys the excitement of Art History as a multi-faceted discipline addressing all aspects of the study of media, communication... more...

  • Alphonse Muchaby Patrick Bade; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the ?Mucha style? for the legions of... more...

  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • Design: A Very Short Introductionby John Heskett

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects. more...

  • The Defiant Imaginationby Max Wyman

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 13.99

    From the late '60s to the late '90s, Max Wyman was by turns the Vancouver Sun's dance critic, music critic, drama critic, arts columnist, and book-review editor. Since retiring, he has represented Canada on a UNESCO cultural-policy commission. The Defiant Imagination is his impassioned plea to keep culture at the heart of the Canadian experiment.... more...