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  • The Utopian Globalistsby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 110.95 US$ 96.16

    An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artists and their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on, modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism over the past ninety years. Focuses on artists whose work expresses the concept of revolutionary social transformation Provides a strong historical narrative... more...

  • Realizationsby Martin Meisel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00 US$ 54.40

    In this richly illustrated study of the relationship of art, drama, and fiction in the nineteenth century, Martin Meisel illuminates the collaboration between storytelling and picturemaking that informed narrative painting, pictorial dramaturgy, and serial illustrated fiction. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the... more...

  • Montsalvatby Sigmund Jorgensen

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The colourful history of the legendary Melbourne artists' colony, Montsalvat, and the story of its founder Justus Jorgensen as told by his son. more...

  • Dialogueby Ian Burn

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 18.17

    Dialogue is an illustrated collection of essays from one of Australia's most important artists. It draws directly on Burn's own experience to offer readers a critical view of the history of Australian art and the concerns of recent art. more...

  • 19th-Century Artby Laurie Schneider Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Munch?s The Scream. Van Gogh?s Starry Night. Rodin?s The Thinker. Monet?s Water Lilies. Constable?s landscapes. The 19th century gave us a wealth of artistic riches so memorable in their genius that we can picture many of them in an instant. At the time, however, their avant-garde nature was the cause of much controversy. Professor Laurie... more...

  • Patron Saintsby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby,... more...

  • Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architectsby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.32

    A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering... more...

  • Artby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2014; US$ 13.99

    Art introduces readers to 100 of the world's most important artists and their paintings, from the 13th century to the modern era. Works by artists including Caravaggio, Vermeer, van Gogh and Warhol are reproduced in superb high quality, arranged chronologically and set in their historical context by Susie Hodge's concise and readable narrative.... more...

  • A-Z Great Modern Artistsby Andy Tuohy; Christopher Masters

    Octopus 2015; US$ 18.99

    A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated... more...

  • The New Art of the Fifteenth Centuryby Shirley Neilsen Blum

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.99

    A fresh look at the early Renaissance, considering Florentine and Netherlandish art as a single phenomenon, at once deeply spiritual and entirely new. Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden into a rocky landscape, their naked bodies lit by a cold sun, their gestures and expressions a study in shame and anguish. A serious man, well attired,... more...