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  • Form and Senseby Wolfgang Paalen; Martica Sawin; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where he founded the influential magazine DYN in 1941. In the bold texts from DYN that make up Form and Sense , we encounter a unique artistic... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century Englandby 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...

  • Pariser Lehrjahreby France Nerlich; Bénédicte Savoy

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    Im 19. Jahrhundert pilgerten Hunderte von jungen Kunstschülern aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum nach Paris, um an der École des beaux-arts und in den Lehrateliers von Malerstars wie Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche oder Thomas Couture zu studieren. Das zweibändige Lexikon Pariser Lehrjahre (1793-1870) macht bislang weitgehend unbekannte Daten und... more...

  • 50 Art Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Playing to the Galleryby Grayson Perry

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.98

    'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there's one message that I want you to take away it's that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts - even me! For even I, an Essex transvestite potter, have... more...

  • Memory of Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice--a city with secrets to rival its splendor. more...