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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...

  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    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 splendour. more...

  • Unearthing the Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    A human skull is discovered in Madrid. A serial killer takes a life in London? The race is on, to own the most notorious relic of all time? A scorching short story and an enticing prequel to Alex Connor?s Memory of Bones. more...

  • Memory of Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    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. Until now. Leon Golding has always been ignored by the art world he loves, but he?s finally going to make his name as the man who found the skull of Goya. But he?s asked the wrong people to help him prove he?s right. Now everyone... 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...

  • Creating the Futureby Michael Fallon

    Counterpoint 2014;

    Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s?after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and... 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...

  • History as a Professionby Arnold Pomerans; Pim den Boer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.95

    This is a vivid portrait of the French historical profession in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, concluding just before the emergence of the famous Annales school of historians. It places the profession in its social, academic, and political context and shows that historians of the period have been unfairly maligned as amateurish and... more...

  • Marcel Duchampby Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014;

    Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by contrasting the two artists. “I have linked their two names,? he writes, “because it seems to me... more...

  • The Iconography of the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassusby Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    Carved for a Roman city prefect who was a newly baptized Christian at his death, the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus is not only a magnificent example of "the fine style" of mid-fourth-century sculpture but also a treasury of early Christian iconography clearly indicating the Christianization of Rome--and the Romanization of Christianity. Whereas most... more...