• Alchemy & Mysticism
    Alchemy & Mysticism
    ISBN: 9783836549363
    Title: Alchemy & Mysticism
    Author: ROOB ALEXANDER

    A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore
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    The Hermetic Museum takes its readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics and colour theory.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Anatomica The Exquisite & Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy
    Anatomica The Exquisite & Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy
    ISBN: 9781786275714
    Title: Anatomica The Exquisite & Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy
    Author: EBENSTEIN JOANNA

    For centuries, humankind has sought to know itself through an understanding of the body, in sickness and in health, inside and out. This fascination left in its wake a rich body of artworks that demonstrate not only the facts of the human body, but also the ways in which our ideas about the body and its proper representation have changed over time. At times both beautiful and repulsive, illustrated anatomy continues to hold our interest today, and is frequently referenced in popular culture. Anatomica brings together some of the most striking, fascinating and bizarre artworks from the 16th through to the 20th century, exploring human anatomy in one beautiful volume.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Art
    Art
    ISBN: 9781784875671
    Title: Art
    Author: SCHAMA SIMON

    'Great art has dreadful manners...

    ...The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.' In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives, examining art through the prism of the troubling life and works of Italian master painter, and murderer, Caravaggio.


    Selected from The Power of Art


    VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

    A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

    Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series-
    Religion by Karen Armstrong
    Science by Ian McEwan

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Art of Looking Up
    Art of Looking Up
    ISBN: 9780711242173
    Title: Art of Looking Up
    Author: MCCORMACK CATHERINE

    The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly.

    From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, through to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint.

    History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created.

    First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9782374951171
    Title: Art of the Devil: An Illustrated History
    Author: PAPARONI DEMETRIO

    The first complete illustrated book on the devil in art history.

    The Art of the Devil is a beautiful book showcasing the past and present portrayal of the Evil One in Western and Eastern art. This richly illustrated account looks at the history, symbols, and manifestations of the devil in the collective imagination.

    Here are artistic masterpieces, engravings, ancient documents, books, posters, postcards, tarots, album covers, comics, objects and plenty of oddities related to the world of demons, the occult, and evil. See the devil in works by Francisco Goya, Jackson Pollock, Giotto, Hokusai, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Albrecht Dürer, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Matthias Grünewald, Caravaggio, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul C zanne, Salvador Dal , Max Ernst, Alexander McQueen, Pieter Paul Rubens, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Pierre et Gilles, Gary Baseman, and Matt Groening.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Artist's Journey: On Making Art & Being an Artist
    Artist's Journey: On Making Art & Being an Artist
    ISBN: 9781786891174
    Title: Artist's Journey: On Making Art & Being an Artist
    Author: NERBURN KENT

    Guidance and wisdom for young artists, from award-winning artist and writer Kent Nerburn.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Bauhaus
    Bauhaus
    ISBN: 9783836565547
    Title: Bauhaus
    Author: DROSTE MAGDALENA


    In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology, which they applied across media and practices from film to theater, sculpture to ceramics.


    This book is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum f r Gestaltung in Berlin, the world's largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Some 550 illustrations including architectural plans, studies, photographs, sketches, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings guided by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection brims with the colors, materials, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus vision of a "total" work of art.


    As we approach the Bauhaus centennial, this is a defining account of its energy and rigor, not only as a trailblazing movement in modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to simultaneously functional and beautiful creations. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Bauhaus 2nd Edition
    Bauhaus 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9780500204627
    Title: Bauhaus 2nd Edition
    Author: WHITFORD FRANK & WHITE MICHAEL (INTRO)

    The aesthetic of our contemporary environment, including everything from housing developments to furniture and websites, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus. While in operation for only fourteen years before being shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the school left an indelible mark on design as well as the practice of art education throughout the world. Placing the Bauhaus into its socio-historic context, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind the school's conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers, who included artists as eminent as Paul Klee, Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, and the daily lives of the students. This remains the most accessible and highly illustrated introduction to perhaps the most significant design movement of the last hundred years.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice
    Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice
    ISBN: 9781921668425
    Title: Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice
    Author: NAGAM JULIE (EDITOR); CARY LANE (EDITOR); MEGAN TA

    Becoming Our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice reflects on international Indigenous methodologies in curatorial practice from the geographic spaces of Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Australia to assert specific cultural knowledges, protocols and relationships. These knowledges are grounded in continuous international exchanges and draws on the breadth of work within the field.This volume explores the way Indigenous visual art and culture operates within, and from, a structural framework that is unique to the cultural milieu. Through a selection of contributions by Indigenous curators, artists, and scholars, this book brings together perspectives that define curatorial practices, while simultaneously postulating Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination within the three countries. These compelling essays begin to unearth the connections and historical moments that draw Indigenous curatorial practices together and the differences that set them apart.With contributions from Nigel Borell, Freja Carmichael, Karl Chitham, Nici Cumpston, Léuli Eshraghi, Reuben Friend, Jarita Greyeyes, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Dr Heather Igloliorte, Jaimie Isaac, Carly Lane, Cathy Mattes, Kimberley Moulton, Lisa Myers, Dr Julie Nagam, Dr Jolene Rickard, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Josh Tengan and Daina Warren.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    ISBN: 9783836514484
    Title: Book of Symbols: Reflections of Archetypal Images
    Author: ARAS

    Reflections on symbols and symbolic imagery The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history.The highly readable texts and almost 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the c. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image-all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams, to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance. The Book of Symbolssets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00
    $78.00
  • Central & Eastern European Art Since 1950
    Central & Eastern European Art Since 1950
    ISBN: 9780500204375
    Title: Central & Eastern European Art Since 1950
    Author: FOWKES MAYA & FOWKES REUBEN


    In this pathbreaking new history, Maja and Reuben Fowkes introduce outstanding artworks and major figures from across central and Eastern Europe to reveal the movements, theories, and styles that have shaped artistic practice since 1950. They emphasize the particularly rich and varied art scenes of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia, extending their gaze at intervals to East Germany, Romania, the Baltic states, and the rest of the Balkans.


    This generously illustrated overview explores the richness of this region's artists' singular contribution to recent art history. Tracing art-historical changes from 1950 to now, the authors examine the repercussions of political events on artistic life--notably the uprisings in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, the Solidarity movement in Poland, and the collapse of the communist bloc. But their primary interest is in the experimental art of the neo-avant-garde that resisted official agendas and engaged with global currents such as performance art, video, multimedia, and net art. Central and Eastern European Art Since 1950 is a comprehensive, transnational survey of the major movements of art from this region.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    ISBN: 9781760760618
    Title: Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
    Author: COLES DAVID

    Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artists' pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments.

    Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Chronicle of Western Costume From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
    Chronicle of Western Costume From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9780500284476
    Title: Chronicle of Western Costume From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
    Author: PEACOCK JOHN

    Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion. John Peacock's meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms. The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Circles & Squares Lives & Art in the Last Days of Modernism
    Circles & Squares Lives & Art in the Last Days of Modernism
    ISBN: 9781408889695
    Title: Circles & Squares Lives & Art in the Last Days of Modernism
    Author: MACLEAN CAROLINE

    A spellbinding portrait of the Hampstead Modernists, threading together the lives, loves, rivalries and ambitions of a group of artists at the heart of an international avant-garde.

    Hampstead in the 1930s. In this peaceful, verdant London suburb, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson have embarked on a love affair o a passion that will launch an era-defining art movement.

    In her chronicle of the exhilarating rise and fall of British Modernism, Caroline Maclean captures the dazzling circle drawn into Hepworth and Nicholson's wake- among them Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Herbert Read, and famed migr s Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Piet Mondrian, blown in on the winds of change sweeping across Europe. Living and working within a few streets of their Parkhill Road studios, the artists form Unit One, a cornerstone of the Modernist movement which would bring them international renown.

    Drawing on previously unpublished archive material, Caroline Maclean's electrifying Circles and Squares brings the work, loves and rivalries of the Hampstead Modernists to life as never before, capturing a brief moment in time when a new way of living seemed possible. United in their belief in art's power to change the world, her cast of trailblazers radiate hope and ambition during one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    ISBN: 9780340733295
    Title: Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Author: FINLAY VICTORIA

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, 'Colour' lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Death: A Graveside Companion
    Death: A Graveside Companion
    ISBN: 9780500519714
    Title: Death: A Graveside Companion
    Author: EBENSTEIN JOANNA

    Death is an inevitable fact of life. Throughout the centuries, humanity has sought to understand this sobering thought through art and ritual. The theme of memento mori informs medieval Danse Macabre, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Renaissance paintings of dissected corpses and "anatomical Eves," Gothic literature, funeral effigies, Halloween, and paintings of the Last Judgment. Deceased ancestors are celebrated in the Mexican Day of the Dead, while the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead to secure their afterlife.A volume of unprecedented breadth and sinister beauty, Death: A Graveside Companion examines a staggering range of cultural attitudes toward death. The book is organized into themed chapters: The Art of Dying, Examining the Dead, Memorializing the Dead, The Personification of Death, Symbolizing Death, Death as Amusement, and The Dead After Life. Each chapter begins with thought-provoking articles by curators, academics, and journalists followed by gallery spreads presenting a breathtaking variety of death-related imagery and artifacts. From skulls to the dance of death, statuettes to ex libris, memento mori to memorabilia, the majority of the images are of artifacts in the astonishing collection of Richard Harris and range from 2000 BCE to the present day, running the gamut of both high and popular culture.Table of Contents1. The Art of Dying2. Examining the Dead3. Memorializing the Dead4. The Personification of Death5. Symbolizing Death6. Death as Amusement7. The Dead After LifeEssays: Death in Ancient and Present-Day Mexico, Eva Aridjis,The Power of Hair as Human Relic in Mourning Jewelry -& Karen Bachmann, Medusa and the Power of the Severed Head, Laetitia Barbier, Anatomical Expressionism, Eleanor Crook, Poe and the Pathological Sublime, Mark Dery, Eros and Thanatos, Lisa Downing, Death-Themed Amusements, Joanna Ebenstein, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, Bruce Goldfarb, Theatre, Death and the Grand Guignol, Mel Gordon, Holy Spiritualism, Elizabeth Harper, Playing dead - A Gruesome Form of Amusement, Mervyn Heard, The Anatomy of Holy Transformation, Liselotte Hermes da Fonseca, Collecting Death, Evan Michelson, Art and Afterlife: Ethel le Rossignol and Georgiana Houghton, Mark Pilkington, The Dance of Death, Kevin Pyle, Art, Science and the Changing Conventions of Anatomical Representation, Michael Sappol, Spiritualism and Photography,& Shannon Taggart, Playing with Dead Faces, John Troyer, Anatomy Embellished in the Cabinet of Frederik Ruysch, Bert van de Roemer

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists
    Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists
    ISBN: 9780500021460
    Title: Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists
    Author: WARNER MARINA

    Art writing at its most useful should share the dynamism, fluidity, and passions of the objects of its enquiry, argues author Marina Warner in this new anthology. Here, some of Warner's most compelling writing captures the visual experience of the work of a diverse group of artists--with a notable focus on the inner lives of women--through an exploration of the range of stories and symbols to which they allude in their work. Warner vividly describes this imagery, covering the connection with animals in the work of Louise Bourgeois, the Catholicism of Damien Hirst, performance as a medium of memory in the installations of Joan Jonas, and more.

    Rather than drawing on connoisseurship, Warner's approach grows principally out of anthropology and mythology. Accompanied by illustrations of the works being described, Marina Warner's writing unites the imagination of artist, writer, and reader, creating a reading experience that parallels the intrinsic pleasure of looking at art. This book will appeal to any student of art history, those interested in philosophy, feminism, and more generally in the humanities.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
    Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
    ISBN: 9781529027648
    Title: Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
    Author: LAING OLIVIA


    'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art' Telegraph


    In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty first century.


    Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keefe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time.


    We're often told art can't change anything. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living.


    'A warm, thinking, enticing sweep of a book, like spending the afternoon with your brainiest friend.'
    Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Global Art
    Global Art
    ISBN: 9780500295243
    Title: Global Art
    Author: LACK JESSICA


    Global Art introduces some of the most significant art movements of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries that have challenged the status quo. Featuring fifty artistic developments from every continent, this volume covers movements born of decolonization, marginalization, and conflict. Ranging from the Saqqakhaneh artists of Iran to the Stridentists of Mexico, Experimental Workshop of Japan to America's AfriCOBRA, it chronicles groups that have empowered and given voice to their members.


    Packed with bold and illuminating illustrations, the book demonstrates the distinct but connected roles of global movements in creating cross-cultural dialogues in today's art world. Journalist Jessica Lack provides historical context for each art movement, key cultural events, and interconnections, bringing to life the protagonists in each movement's evolution.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
    Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
    ISBN: 9781473659056
    Title: Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
    Author: ST CLAIR KASSIA


    ** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **


    'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR
    'A charming, absorbing history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES
    'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE
    'Will make you rethink your relationship with fabric' ELLE DECORATION


    All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity.


    When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why.


    With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition
    Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition
    ISBN: 9780901673992
    Title: Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition
    Author: PERRY GRAYSON

    During lockdown, Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s foremost artists, brought the nation together through art, helping them to unleash their creativity as part of his Channel 4 TV series. Every week he hosted the show from his own studio – taking the country with him as he created his own new art works. Grayson and his wife Philippa talked to other famous artists and creatives about how they were spending their time in isolation and invited them to make their own works in response to this unprecedented crisis. Each week a different theme – portraits, animals, fantasy, view from my window, home, Britain – was explored.

    A key element of the series was Grayson asking members of the public to send him their own artworks which they had been making at home, talking to them via video calls and choosing his favourite artworks. He received nearly 10,000 entries, an overwhelming response to his call out. The variety of entries – using canvas, paper, photography, sculpture and mixed media – showed the imagination, skill and creativity of the nation. These works, alongside those of Grayson Perry, Philippa Perry and the invited artists and celebrities, are collected here to catalogue the exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

    From its inception Art Club was about the benefits of making art that are open to all. In the true spirit of the series we will be exhibiting the works grouped not by hierarchy of fame or value but grouped in themes. Each artwork will hang amongst others that talk of the shared experiences we have lived through during this extraordinary time of the Covid crisis. This show is a crystallisation of the feelings and obsessions of artists from all over the country whether it is their first painting since primary school or they are world famous.
    This will be a show about the joy and solace of making art. It will also be a still moment to reflect on a situation that has affected everyone on the planet.” Grayson Perry

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen
    History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen
    ISBN: 9780500094235
    Title: History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen
    Author: HOCKNEY DAVID & GAYFORD MARTIN

    Informed and energized by a lifetime of painting, drawing and making images with cameras, David Hockney, in collaboration with the art critic Martin Gayford, explores how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how, conversely, do films and television connect with old masters?Juxtaposing a rich variety of images - a still from a Disney cartoon with a Japanese woodblock print by Hiroshige, a scene from an Eisenstein film with a Velázquez painting - the authors cross the normal boundaries between high culture and popular entertainment, and make unexpected connections across time and media. Building on Hockney's groundbreaking book Secret Knowledge, they argue that film, photography, painting and drawing are deeply interconnected. Insightful and thought provoking, A History of Pictures is an important contribution to our appreciation of how we represent our reality. This new edition has a revised final chapter with some of Hockney's latest works, including the stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • How Do We Look & The Eye of Faith: Civilisations Series
    How Do We Look & The Eye of Faith: Civilisations Series
    ISBN: 9781781259993
    Title: How Do We Look & The Eye of Faith: Civilisations Series
    Author: BEARD MARY

    Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon SchamaThe idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people - from prehistory to the present day - have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? Why have they sometimes been so contentious? In Part One, she examines how the human figure was portrayed in some of the earliest art in the world - from the gigantic stone heads carved by the Olmec of Central America to the statues and pottery of the ancient Greeks to the terracotta army of the first emperor of China. And she explains how one particular version of representing the human body, which goes back to the ancient world, still influences (and sometimes distorts) how people in the West see their own culture and that of others. Throughout this story, she is concerned not only with the artists who made images, but with those who have used them, viewed them and interpreted them. In other words: How Do We Look? In Part Two, Mary Beard turns to the relationship between art and religion. For centuries, religion has inspired art: from the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat to the Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the exquisite calligraphy of Islamic mosques. But making the divine visible in the human world has never been simple. All religions have wrestled with idolatry and iconoclasm, destroying art as well as creating it - and asking how to look with The Eye of Faith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Human Anatomy Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today
    Human Anatomy Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today
    ISBN: 9780500295991
    Title: Human Anatomy Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to Today
    Author: RIFKIN BENJAMIN A

    Starting with the groundbreaking drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, this lavishly illustrated book chronicles the remarkable history of anatomical illustration from the Renaissance to the digital 'Visible Human' project today. Its survey of five and a half centuries of meticulous visual description by anatomists and artists will be a welcome addition to the libraries of artists, art students, doctors and anyone interested in the history of science.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780300179354
    Title: Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition
    Author: ALBERS JOSEF & FOX-WEBER NICHOLAS

    Josef Albers'sInteraction of Coloris a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this influential book presents Albers’s singular explanation of complex color theory principles.
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    Originally published by Yale University Press in 1963 as a limited silkscreen edition with 150 color plates,Interaction of Colorfirst appeared in paperback in 1971, featuring ten color studies chosen by Albers, and has remained in print ever since. With over a quarter of a million copies sold in its various editions since 1963,Interaction of Colorremains an essential resource on color, as pioneering today as when Albers first created it.
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    Fifty years afterInteraction's initial publication, this new edition presents a significantly expanded selection of close to sixty color studies alongside Albers's original text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. A celebration of the longevity and unique authority of Albers's contribution, this landmark edition will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    ISBN: 9781909741669
    Title: Leonardo Da Vinci
    Author: CLAYTON MARTIN

    Drawing was Leonardo da Vinci's primary artistic activity. He used drawing to think, to explore the world around him and to develop his other artistic projects. His drawings are among the most diverse and technically accomplished in the entire history of art, and the Royal Collection holds by far the most important selection of these.This book provides an authoritative account of Leonardo's work and represents the full breadth of his interests including maps and botanical sketches, anatomical illustrations and studies of the face, scientific drawings and engineering designs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
    Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
    ISBN: 9780141977492
    Title: Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
    Author: DE HAMEL CHRISTOPHER

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE AND THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 'Endlessly fascinating and enjoyable' Neil MacGregor 'A marvellous book' David Attenborough 'Full of delights' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and sometimes about the modern world too. Christopher de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, collectors and the international community of manuscript scholars, showing us how he and his fellows piece together evidence to reach unexpected conclusions. He traces the elaborate journeys which these exceptionally precious artefacts have made through time and space, shows us how they have been copied, who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell), how they have been embroiled in politics and scholarly disputes, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and luxury and as symbols of national identity. The book touches on religion, art, literature, music, science and the history of taste. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible. At the end, we have a slightly different perspective on history and how we come by knowledge. It is a most unusual book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Mirror & the Palette: 500 Years of Women's Self-Portraits
    Mirror & the Palette: 500 Years of Women's Self-Portraits
    ISBN: 9781474613781
    Title: Mirror & the Palette: 500 Years of Women's Self-Portraits
    Author: HIGGIE JENNIFER


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • MoMA Now: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    MoMA Now: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    ISBN: 9781633451001
    Title: MoMA Now: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Author: BAJAC QUENTIN


    Published as a large-format hardcover to celebrate the museum's 90th anniversary and the October 2019 opening of the new MoMA after its historic expansion


    In October 2019, the Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 90th anniversary with the reopening of its extensively renovated and expanded midtown campus. Published to accompany the reopening, MoMA Now is an enlarged and expanded edition of MoMA Highlights, and presents a rich chronological overview of the art of the past 150 years, culled from the Museum's permanent collection of almost 200,000 objects across 6 curatorial departments. Beginning with a photograph made around 1867 and concluding in 2017, with an Oscar-nominated documentary film, the book introduces readers to some of the most beloved artworks in the museum's collection--iconic works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol, among many others--as well as lesser-known but equally fascinating and significant objects of art, architecture and design from around the world.

    MoMA Now celebrates the richness of the Museum's collection and the diversity of issues and ideas embraced today. The book is not meant to be a comprehensive overview, nor to provide a definitive statement on the Museum's collection. On the contrary, it is designed to explore the complexity and variety of possibilities that exist within the collection, and to suggest new and imaginative ways of understanding the works of art that constitute it. Featuring 170 works not included in earlier editions, including a greater representation of works by women, artists of color, and artists from around the world, this new iteration is both a record of the Museum's past and a statement in anticipation of an exciting future.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • Moscow & St. Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age
    Moscow & St. Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age
    ISBN: 9780500295649
    Title: Moscow & St. Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age
    Author: BOWLT JOHN E.

    This book focuses on the visual and material culture of St Petersburg and Moscow at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The twilight of Imperial Russia witnessed a sudden renaissance that left a profound imprint on the visual, literary and performing arts: here was a Silver Age as luminous perhaps as the Golden Age of Russian literature many decades before. Advancing in roughly chronological sequence, Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia's Silver Age highlights the essential social and political developments of this turbulent era, which painting, poetry, music and dance both reflected and affected. A dazzling array of artists, writers, composers, actors, singers, dancers and designers are presented in context, including Tolstoy, Pasternak, Gorky, Akhmatova, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Nijinsky, Scriabin, Karsavina, Meyerhold, Chaliapin, Stanislavsky, Diaghilev, Roerich, Repin, Serov, Somov, Vrubel, Bakst, Kandinsky, Malevich, Mayakovsky and many more. The book carries a rich repertoire of artistic images and vintage documentary photographs, many of which have not been published before. With a clear narrative and comprehensive bibliography, this volume will appeal both to the specialist and to the general student of Russian history and culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Museum of Lost Art
    Museum of Lost Art
    ISBN: 9780714875842
    Title: Museum of Lost Art
    Author: CHARNEY NOAH


    True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery


    From the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic narrative that tells the fascinating stories of artworks stolen, looted, or destroyed in war, accidentally demolished or discarded, lost at sea or in natural disasters, or attacked by iconoclasts or vandals; works that were intentionally temporal, knowingly destroyed by the artists themselves or their patrons, covered over with paint or plaster, or recycled for their materials. An exciting read that spans the centuries and the continents.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Nadja
    Nadja
    ISBN: 9780141180892
    Title: Nadja
    Author: BRETON ANDRE

    Nadja, originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in the city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work--pictures of various 'surreal' people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in Nadja's presence and which inspire him to meditate on their reality or lack of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • On Connection
    On Connection
    ISBN: 9780571354023
    Title: On Connection
    Author: TEMPEST KAE

    Beneath the surface we are all connected . . .

    This is a meditation on the power of creative connection. Drawing on twenty years' experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity - however we choose to practise it - can cultivate greater self-awareness and help us establish a deeper relationship to ourselves and the world.

    Honest, tender and written with piercing clarity,On Connection is a call to arms that speaks to a universal yet intimate truth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    ISBN: 9781784740801
    Title: Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in Life & at Work
    Author: BYATT A S


    This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source.


    The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the âe~Delphosâe(tm) dress âe" a flowing gown evoking classical Greece.


    Morrisâe(tm)s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best âe" even when it became the setting for his wifeâe(tm)s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


    Generously illustrated with the artistsâe(tm) beautiful designs âe" pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine âe" A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    ISBN: 9781898113621
    Title: Persian Carpet Tradition Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times
    Author: FORD P R J

    - Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy Between 1400 and 1500 a design revolution in Persia swept away a 2000-year-old tradition of carpet design, replacing abstract geometric patterns with complex floral scrolls dominated by a central medallion derived from the Chinese cloud-collar shape. This revolution represents a major event in world art history, comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy. It was followed over the next four centuries by a second revolution, during which the principal design elements of the first permeated carpet production at every level throughout Persia and continue to dominate it to this day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $145.00
    $145.00
  • Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Pop Penguin)
    Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141195032
    Title: Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Pop Penguin)
    Author: WARHOL ANDY

    In this autobiography, published in 1975, the private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the Sixties, and life among celebrities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    ISBN: 9781904897514
    Title: Poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red
    Author: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS & CUMMINS PAUL (FOREWORD BY)

    Of the countless commemorations of the centennial of World War I, the most striking and unforgettable was surely an art installation at the Tower of London. Created by Paul Cummins, with installation design by Tom Piper, the installation was titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and it consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies that slowly were added to the Tower's moat between July 18 and November 11, 2014. Each poppy represented a British or Colonial military fatality during the war; taken together, they offered a remarkable visual representation of the staggering human cost of the conflict.

    The installation garnered worldwide attention and drew more than five million visitors. This book presents specially commissioned color photographs of the installation at the Tower and through its later travels to nineteen other locations throughout the United Kingdom. Featuring forewords by Cummins and Piper reflecting on the conception and creation of the project, the book captures the artwork in all its power.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Power of Art
    Power of Art
    ISBN: 9781847921185
    Title: Power of Art
    Author: SCHAMA SIMON

    * 'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality...' * With the same disarming force, Power of Art jolts us far from the comfort zone of the hushed art gallery, as Schama closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art forever. * The embattled heroes - Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko - faced crisis with steadfast defiance. The masterpieces they created challenged convention, shattered complacency, shifted awareness and changed the way we look at the world. With powerfully vivid story-telling, Schama explores the dynamic personalities of the artists and the spirit of the times they lived through, capturing the flamboyant theatre of bourgeouis life in Amsterdam, the passion and paranoia of Revolutionary Paris, and the carnage and pathos of civil-war Spain.* Most compelling of all, Power of Art traces the extraordinary evolution of eight world-class works of art. Created in a bolt of illumination, such works 'tell us something about how the world is, how it is to be inside our skins, that no more prosaic source of wisdom can deliver. And when they do that they answer, irrefutably and majestically, the nagging question of every reluctant art-conscript... ""OK, OK, but what's art really for?""

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks
    Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks
    ISBN: 9780500021279
    Title: Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW

    The sea has been an endless source of fascination, at once both alluring and mysterious, a place of wonder and terror. The Sea Journal contains first-hand records by a great range of travellers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands, full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils. In this remarkable gathering of private journals, log books, letters and diaries, we follow the voyages of intrepid sailors, from the frozen polar wastes to South Seas paradise islands, as they set down their immediate impressions of all they saw. They capture their experiences while at sea, giving us a precious view of the oceans and the creatures that live in them as they were when they were scarcely known and right up to the present day. In a series of biographical portraits, we meet officers and ordinary sailors, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers. A handful of contemporary mariners provide their thoughts on how art remains integral to their voyaging lives. Often still bearing the traces of their nautical past, the intriguing and enchanting sketches and drawings in this book brilliantly capture the spirit of the oceans and the magic of the sea.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    ISBN: 9780500294024
    Title: Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits
    Author: BORZELLO FRANCES

    This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety. The two earliest self-portraits come from 12th-century illuminated manuscripts in which nuns gaze at us across eight centuries. In 16th-century Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola paints one of the longest series of self-portraits, spanning adolescence to old age. In 17th-century Holland, Judith Leyster shows herself at the easel as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the 18th century, artists from Elisabeth Vig#65533;e-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman express both passion for their craft and the idea of femininity; and in the 19th the salons and art schools at last open their doors to a host of talented women artists, including Berthe Morisot, ushering in a new and resonant self-confidence. The modern period demolishes taboos: Alice Neel painting herself nude at eighty, Frida Kahlo rendering physical pain, Cindy Sherman exploring identity, Marlene Dumas dispensing with all boundaries. The full verve of Frances Borzello's enthralling text, and the hypnotic intensity of the accompanying self-portraits, is revealed to the full in this inspiring book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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