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What Are You Looking At?

by Will Gompertz

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers,

ISBN: 9780241965993

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What is Painting? (Second Edition)

by Julian Bell

<p>At the turn of the twenty-first century, many felt sceptical or confused about paintings on-going cultural relevance. In this context, Julian Bells What is Painting? provided an accessible and inspired account of artistic thinking and ...

ISBN: 9780500774069

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Where Beauty Is

by Edward Fisher

<p>After art critic Edward Fisher died, author Giles Ward discovered a lifetime’s collection of notes and transcripts the writer had made in preparation for his biography of controversial twentieth-century British artist Wallace Slade. Fisher’s ...

ISBN: 9781907605796

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Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?

by Kyung An & Jessica Cerasi

<p>What is contemporary art? What makes it contemporary? What is it for? And why is it so expensive? The contemporary art world can be a baffling place, but Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi are on hand to bring you up to speed. From museums and the ...

ISBN: 9780500773796

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Why Are We 'Artists'?

100 World Art Manifestos

by Jessica Lack

<p>'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'.</p> <p>This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together political activists, ...

ISBN: 9780241236338

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Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

by A. D. Nuttall

<p>Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering or death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the ...

ISBN: 9780191037245

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Wild Island

A Year in the Hebrides

by Jane Smith

<p>This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by ...

ISBN: 9780857902733

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William Holman Hunt and Typological Symbolism (Routledge Revivals)

by George P. Landow

<p>In this study, first published in 1979, Landow contends that Hunt’s version of Pre-Raphaelitism concerned itself primarily with an elaborate system of painterly symbolism rather than with a photographic realism as has been usually supposed. ...

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William Kentridge

by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, William Kentridge, Andreas Huyssen & others

<p><strong>Critical texts and interviews that explore the drawings, animations, and theatrical work of the South African artist William Kentridge.</strong></p> <p>Since the 1970s, the South African artist William Kentridge has charted the ...

ISBN: 9780262340021

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William Simmonds

The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Jessica Douglas-Home

<p>This book uncovers the work of sculptor William Simmonds, one of the forgotten originals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Inspired by his pastoral surroundings in the Cotswolds, he played a particularly vital role in the movement between the ...

ISBN: 9781912690107

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Witness to Phenomenon

Group ZERO and the Development of New Media in Postwar European Art

by Joseph D. Ketner II

<p><em>Witness of Phenomenon</em> articulates a fresh examination of the German Group Zero-Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günter Uecker-and other new tendency artists, who rejected painting and introduced new art media in postwar Europe. Group ZERO

ISBN: 9781501331190

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Women Artists

The Linda Nochlin Reader

by Maura Reilly

<p>Linda Nochlin is one of the most prolific, intellectually accessible and innovative art historians of our time. Since the publication of her seminal 1971 essay 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?', she has continued to assess the ...

ISBN: 9780500772829

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Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century

Looking Like a Woman

by Hilary Fraser

<p>This book sets out to correct received accounts of the emergence of art history as a masculine field. It investigates the importance of female writers from Anna Jameson, Elizabeth Eastlake and George Eliot to Alice Meynell, Vernon Lee and ...

ISBN: 9781316054994

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Women, Art and Money in England, 1880-1914

The Hustle and the Scramble

by Dr. Maria Quirk

<p><em>Women, Art and Money in England</em> establishes the importance of women artists' commercial dealings to their professional identities and reputations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Grounded in economic, social and ...

ISBN: 9781501343063

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Word of Mouth

Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

by Gianni Guastella

<p>The concept expressed by the Roman term fama, although strictly linked to the activity of speaking, recalls a more complex form of collective communication that puts diverse information and opinions into circulation by 'word of mouth', ...

ISBN: 9780191090325

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World Art

An Introduction to the Art in Artefacts

by Ben Burt

<p>What do we mean by 'art'? As a category of objects, the concept belongs to a Western cultural tradition, originally European and now increasingly global, but how useful is it for understanding other traditions? To understand art as a ...

ISBN: 9781847889454

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World Goes Pop, The

by Jessica and Frige Morgan

ISBN: 9781849762700

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World Goes Pop, The

by Jessica and Frige Morgan

ISBN: 9781849763462

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World History of Art, A:Revised seventh edition

Revised seventh edition

by Hugh Honour

ISBN: 9781856695848

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Wrestling With The Angel

by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

<p>Near the end of his life, the great Romantic artist Eug-ne Delacroix (1798-1863) painted one of the most enigmatic episodes from the Bible: Jacob wrestling with the angel. This painting, which decorates the wall of the Chapel of the Holy ...

ISBN: 9781448113668

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