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  • The Art of Warby Sun Tzu

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of thirteen chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare, such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spies. Influential in eastern civilization for... more...

  • Guggenheim Forum Reader 1by The Guggenheim Museum

    Guggenheim Museum 2013; US$ 4.99

    Art has a way of raising questions. Since 2009 the Guggenheim Forum has pondered how themes from art affect life outside the museum?s walls: What is the role of spirituality in contemporary life? What is reality in the virtual era? And what?s in a name? By bringing together writers, scientists, artists, and other experts from diverse fields, the Guggenheim... more...

  • Playing at Homeby Gill Perry

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

     Art Since the ?80s, a new series from Reaktion Books, seeks to offer compelling surveys of popular themes in contemporary art. In the first book in the series, Gill Perry reveals how the house and the idea of home have inspired a range of imaginative and playful works by artists across the globe. Exploring how artists have engaged with this theme... more...

  • Benby Rosemary Hayes

    Ransom Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Gypsy boy Mike has been in trouble with the law so his dad, George, has taken him up North to work at Uncle Lash's scrap yard. They need the money but it is hard, dirty work and Mike hates it. Hates being looked down on, too, by rich Uncle Lash. Lash doesn't know about Mike's run in with the law but someone else at the scrapyard does and he uses this... more...

  • Surfaceby Simon Standing

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.00

    This book is a collection of six papers from the 2004 Land/Water and Surface symposium. These works contribute both to contemporary academic debates within artist and curatorial practices, and to understanding within related areas of experience and knowledge. Central themes include: sustainability; representation of change, journey, place and visual... more...

  • Too Beautiful to Pictureby Elizabeth C. Mansfield

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Few tales of artistic triumph can rival the story of Zeuxis. As first reported by Cicero and Pliny, the painter Zeuxis set out to portray Helen of Troy, but when he realized that a single model could not match Helen?s beauty, he combined the best features of five different models. A primer on mimesis in art making, the Zeuxis myth also illustrates ambivalence... more...

  • Christian Art: A Very Short Introductionby Beth Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering... more...

  • Art Modelsby Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson; Butch Krieger

    Live Model Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500 crisp photographs portray a diverse set of models in 100 posesranging from the classical to the everydayand show the positions from a variety of angles, including overhead. Exquisitely detailed photos of particular body parts and precise... more...

  • Art Models 2by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    Artists looking to supplement a live model class or hone their skills from the comfort of home are provided with a solid pictorial guide to the human form in this detailed reference. Nearly 200 crisp photographs portray a diverse group of male and female models from a variety of angles in 52 classically inspired poses. Precise lighting reveals otherwise... more...

  • Art Models 3by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    While no book can replace a live model, this photographic guide to the human form provides a diverse selection of figures for those who do not have access to live models. Posed in a variety of classical and modern modes, the models are set in a clear, clean environment that is void of distractions and enhances the figure. All of the high-resolution... more...