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  • Ways of Seeingby John Berger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.68

    How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. "Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak." "But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing... more...

  • Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Aby Jed Perl; Various

    Library of America 2014; US$ 40.00

    Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there: In the quarter century after the end of World War II, a new generation of painters, sculptors, and photographers transformed the face of American art and shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Signaled... more...

  • The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculptureby Richard Neer

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    In this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders.  Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism or... more...

  • Michelangeloby Martin Gayford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.96

    At thirty one, Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex... more...

  • Frida Kahloby Gerry Souter

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Detrás de los retratos de Frida Kahlo se ocultan tanto la historia de su vida como la de su obra. Es precisamente esta combinación la que atrae al espectador. La obra de Frida es un testimonio de su vida. Pocas veces se puede aprender tanto acerca de un artista con sólo contemplar lo que él inscribe dentro del marco de sus cuadros. Frida Kahlo es sin... more...

  • The New York Trilogyby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy... more...

  • Photography: A Very Short Introductionby Steve Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. more...

  • Netsuke: A Guide for Collectorsby Mary Louise O'Brien; Margaret Dhaemers

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 27.99

    Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item. Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's... more...

  • The Wonderful World of Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Japanese netsukeminiature carvingsare profiled in this wonderful Japanese arts book. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory and wood), of lacquer, and of metalwork captivated collectors with the charm of their conception, the intricacy of their detail, and the sheer tactile pleasure of handling them. Basically they were utilitarian... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him—but though his... more...