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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...

  • I Was Vermeerby Frank Wynne

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Frank Wynne's remarkable book tells the story of Han van Meegeren, a paranoid, drug-addicted, second-rate painter whose Vermeer forgeries made him a secret superstar of the art world. During van Meegeren's heyday as a forger of Vermeers, he earned the equivalent of fifty million dollars, the acclaim of the world's press, and the satisfaction of swindling... more...

  • Double Rhythmby Jean Hélion; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2014;

    Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the craftsman in his studio. His writing extended throughout the five decades or more of his career. Soon after the young painter?s arrival in... 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...

  • 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...