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  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    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 splendor. more...

  • Unearthing the Bonesby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 9.99

    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 Connorâ??s Memory of Bones . 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...

  • Installation Art and the Museumby Vivian van Saaze

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    Installation art has become mainstream in artistic practices. However, acquiring and displaying such artworks means that curators and conservators are challenged to deal with obsolete technologies, ephemeral materials, and other issues concerning care and management of these artworks. By analyzing three in-depth case studies, the author sheds new... 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...

  • Photography and Its Violationsby John Roberts

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Theorists critique photography for “objectifying? its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography?s violating powers and aesthetic technique as part of a complex “social ontology? that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. Photography must... more...

  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 20.99

    Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2000, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Christina Riggs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had... more...

  • Practice as Researchby Estelle Barrett; Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 34.00

    Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favoured over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research. Designed specifically as a research training tool, the book is structured on the model used by most research... more...