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  • Dada & Surrealism For Beginnersby Elsa Bethanis; Peter Bethanis; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas! And what happens in such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own ?Pope? and continued their journey (with no destination) into Surrealism, creating burning giraffes, ?amoebic?... more...

  • Art Decoby Eric Knowles

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression of modern opulence and elegance in an age that gave birth to jazz, the Charleston, speakeasies, glamorous Hollywood films and engineering... more...

  • Ways of Curatingby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It... more...

  • Cartographies of Timeby Daniel Rosenberg; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies... more...

  • The Utopian Globalistsby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95

    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$ 61.50

    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...

  • Dalís 20. Jahrhundertby Gabriel Montua

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    In 1918, Western art sought to overturn and radically reshape society. In 1989, it wanted to critique the basic democratic capitalist order, but not to overthrow it. Salvador Dali illustrates this shift better than any other artist. Using unpublished source materials, this study analyzes Dali?s political communication in art works as well as in his... more...

  • 50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99

    Today's art world can be a baffling place. For all those who don't know their Degas from Dali or Monet from Mondrian, this informative and insightful guide breaks down 50 of the most important and influential trends in western art, to provide a fascinating account of art from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Taking in the defining artistic... more...

  • Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profileby Martin Kemp

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.65

    Art has always been part of history. But we often think of it as outside history. When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt or Rubens it speaks to us directly, but it's also an historical document, part of a living world. Renowned art historian Martin Kemp takes the reader on an extraordinary trip through art, from devotional works to the... more...

  • Memory of Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    The head of Francisco Goya was stolen from his tomb in the wake of his death. No one has ever known what happened to it.The most valuable--and dangerous--relic the world has even known. When the art historian, Leon Golding, finds Goyaâ??s skull his rivals gather: a ruthless female collector in New York; an immoral scion of the notorious Ortega family;... more...