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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...

  • 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$ 106.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678)by Thijs Weststeijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 139.00

    Samuel van Hoogstraten was not only one of Rembrandt?s most successful pupils but also a versatile painter in his own right. His experiments in optical illusion also attracted the interest of the natural scientists of his time, and he wrote some of the first Dutch novels, plays, and a treatise on painting. This rich interdisciplinary study examines... 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...

  • The The Letters of Vincent Van Goghby Vincent Van Gogh; Elfreda Powell

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life. more...