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  • Cultural Capitalby Robert Hewison

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic revival, a post-industrial revolution where spending on culture would solve everything, from national decline to crime. Tony Blair heralded... more...

  • Decorative Gamesby Jean-Francois Bedard

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 84.99

    This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments Oppenord drew over the first French edition of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia. In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it reveals Oppenord's... more...

  • Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535by Robert A. Faleer

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects of late Romanesque, Gothic, and early Renaissance ecclesiastical woodwork in churches throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic... more...

  • Come Togetherby Francesco Spampinato

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together , author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles an international roster of forty of today's most exciting and influential collectives, from design... more...

  • Drawing Nowby TRACEY

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 31.00

    An exhibition in book form, this showcase of the best of drawing now features one hundred works by almost fifty artists including Susan Hauptman, Paul Noble, Jeff Gabel, Tracey Emin, Jane Harris, Julia Fish, Cornelia Parker and Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Sarah Woodfine. Carefully 'curated' with many new drawings specifically commissioned for the... more...

  • High Victorian Designby Nikolaus Pevsner

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40

    'Thirst for information, faith in commerce and industry, inventiveness and technical daring, energy and tenacity, and a tendency to mix up religion with visible success - all these qualities have to be remembered as one embarks on a conducted tour of some of the exhibits of 1851.' The Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace was opened... more...

  • Black and Whiteby Brigid Brophy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    '[Beardsley's] vision is permanently that of a child lying in bed watching his mother dress for a dinner-party. His fantasy hangs this here, tries the effect of that there: everything is a jewel, and everything is a sexual organ. He is allured, yet afraid to touch: driven back on a cold minuteness of detailed attention, and yet passionately curious,... more...

  • Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architectureby Ahmad Hamid

    The American University in Cairo Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A thought-provoking and richly illustrated look at tradition and innovation in the work of the world-renowned architect more...

  • Artby Susie Hodge

    Quercus Publishing 2014; Not Available

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

  • 50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Susie Hodge

    Quercus Publishing 2011; Not Available

    The perfect guide to the most important ideas in art through the ages. more...