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  • Antidiets of the Avant-Gardeby Cecilia Novero

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 82.50

    Discussing an aspect of the European avant-garde that has often been neglected—its relationship to the embodied experience of food, its sensation, and its consumption—Cecilia Novero exposes the surprisingly key roles that food plays in the theoretical foundations and material aesthetics of a broad stratum of works ranging from the Italian... more...

  • Portraits and Personsby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Portraits have for centuries been one of the most important art forms. But what do portraits tell us? What do they mean? And what makes a picture into a portrait?In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. As she shows, portraits have served two fundamental functions throughout the ages. Firstly, they... more...

  • Seeing Witnessby Jane Blocker

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    The act of bearing witness can reveal much, but what about the figure of the witness itself? As contemporary culture is increasingly dominated by surveillance, the witness—whether artist, historian, scientist, government official, or ordinary citizen—has become empowered in realms from art to politics.In Seeing Witness, Jane Blocker challenges... 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...

  • Once Upon a Time in Papunyaby Vivien Johnson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Part art history, part detective story, this gripping insider?s account of the Papunya art movementwhich was centered around the 1,000 small, painted panels created at the remote northern territory Aboriginal settlement of Papunya during 1971 and 1972goes beyond a mere discussion of the astronomical auction prices in the late 1990s that first drew... more...

  • Keeping a Rendezvousby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams. With... more...

  • Practice as Researchby Estelle Barrett; Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favoured over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research. Designed specifically as a research training tool, the book is structured on the model used by most research... more...

  • Picturing the Selfby Gen Doy

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes? theory of ?I think therefore I am? to postmodern notions of the fragmented self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship in relation to contemporary art but also going back to the early modern period and Holbein?s Ambassadors. She argues that the importance of subjectivity for art... more...

  • Drawing Nowby TRACEY

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • William Hogarthby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    William Hogarth is a house-hold name across the country, his prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. He painted the great and good but also the common people. His art is comically exuberant, 'carried away by a passion for the ridiculous', as Hazlitt said. Jenny Uglow, acclaimed author of Elizabeth Gaskell , Nature's Engraver... more...