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  • Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.07

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group... more...

  • Artby Susie Hodge

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to the world's most important artists and their work. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • Nothing If Not Criticalby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

       As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New , he is perhaps America?s most widely read and admired writer on art.  In this book:  nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject.    For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to... more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. - ;What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed... more...

  • Breakfast at Sotheby'sby Philip Hook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Breakfast at Sotheby's is a wry, intimate, truly insider-y exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby's When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? And 2) Who's it by? When you stand in front... more...

  • Art History: The Basicsby Grant Pooke; Diana Newall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have... more...

  • Mastering Manga with Mark Crilleyby Mark Crilley

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 22.99

    It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a... more...

  • Classicsby John Henderson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    We come into contact with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language and literature. What are the roots of these influences and how do our interpretations differ from their original reception? This introduction begins with a visit to the British Museum. more...