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First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art

Hardback, 29/06/2017, £19.95
Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research

Oxford Dictionary of Modern and Contermporary Art

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £10.99
This fully revised and updated dictionary of modern and contemporary art contains over 2,000 entries on a vast range of subjects, including movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, schools, and galleries. Fascinating, comprehensive, and authoritative, it is an essential A-Z guide for art students and teachers, artists, and art lovers.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

Paperback, 18/04/1996, £27.95
A presentation of the writings of contemporary artists. It includes essays, interviews, and critical and theoretical comments that provide insights into the construction of visual knowledge. It also includes texts that address visual literacy, cultural studies, and the theoretical debates regarding modernism and postmodernism.

19th Century French Art

Paperback, 21/06/2004, £9.99
Examining one of the most productive periods of artistic invention, this book highlights the Impressionists, the Symbolists and artists such as Courbet, Rodin and Gauguin. The author also looks outside France to those who were influenced by French art, such as Van Gogh and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

Paperback, 28/07/1994, £14.99

Graphic Devices and the Early Decorated Book

Hardback, 24/10/2017, £70.00
Examinations of the use of diagrams, symbols etc. found as commentary in medieval texts.

Voyaging Out: British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £24.95
A fascinating new account of the work and lives of Britain's women artists in the twentieth century.

Learning to look at Modern Art

Paperback, 27/05/2004, £22.99
This companion text to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings addresses some of the questions commonly asked about modern art, covering key movements of the modern and postmodern periods in an illustrated volume.

Short History of the Italian Renaissance

Paperback, 30/10/2015, £14.99
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.

Concepts of modern art:From Fauvism to Postmodernism

Paperback, 04/07/1994, £12.95
The 3rd revised and enlarged edition of this introduction to modern art in the WORLD OF ART series, which now includes a new essay, POSTMODERNISM AND THE ART OF IDENTITY which brings the story of modern art right up to the present.

Art of the Middle Ages, The

Paperback, 27/05/2002, £12.99
A comprehensive and authoritative study of medieval visual arts in Europe, forming the ideal guide for students to all facets of art and architecture in the Middle Ages. Topics covered include tapestries, armour, stained glass, enamel and ivory work, and illuminated manuscripts.

Art of the Renaissance

Paperback, £10.95

Early Medieval Art

Paperback, 04/03/1985, £12.95

Concise History of Modern Painting

Paperback, £12.95
Presents reproductions and text discussing paintings by famous 20th century artists.

Design Since 1945

7, 08/03/1993, £8.95
Since 1945, design and designers have been moved centre-stage by the demands of manufacturing companies and a consumer society. Dormer questions orthodoxies, defines the contexts within which designers work, and covers such activities as industrial and product design, graphics and textiles.

World History of Art

Paperback, 10/08/2009, £45.00
Presents various developments in archeology and art historical research. This book offers a fresh perspective on various developments shaping our cultural history.

Aegean Art And Architecture

Paperback, 21/10/1999, £19.99
Beginning with the Neolithic period, pre-3000 BCE, and ending at the close of the Bronze Age and the transition to the Iron Age of Hellenic Greece (c1000 BCE), this text is an introduction to the visual arts and architecture of the era. The historical and social context of the art is discussed.

Frameworks for Modern Art

Paperback, 06/02/2004, £22.50
Introducing and exploring a range of contemporary issues and debates about art and its place in the wider culture, this the first of four volumes in the Open University series 'Art of the Twentieth Century'.

Absolute bourgeois

Paperback, 01/04/1982, £19.95
This text shows how certain artists tried to cope in the years following the 1848 French revolution. Concentrating on four particular artists who had little in common, the book shows how they were affected by the events of the time, and discovers links between their work and the Second Republic.

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Paperback, 25/01/2016, £24.95
Which contemporary artworks best capture the zeitgeist of the late 20th and early 21st centuries? This book, written by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in cultural criticism, predicts which artists and artworks from the past two decades will come to define our age through their power to question, provoke and inspire.

Classical Art

Paperback, 26/04/2001, £19.99
This look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world.

Early Medieval Art

Paperback, 25/04/2002, £19.99
The first millennium saw a rich and distinctive artistic tradition form in Europe. In this book, Lawrence Nees explores issues of artistic patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation.

Northern Renaissance Art

Paperback, 27/11/2008, £19.99
The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period

Studies in the History of the Renaissance

Paperback, 11/02/2010, £8.99
Studies in the History of the Renaissance is a highly influential defence of aestheticism. Pater redefined the practice of criticism through his readings of some of the paintings, sculptures, and poems of the Renaissance, and shocked contemporaries for sponsoring a hedonistic ethic with his infamous 'Conclusion'.

Story of Art

Paperback, 01/01/2006, £17.95
A new, compact edition of the most popular art book ever written.

Methods And Theories Of Art History

Paperback, 07/02/2005, £9.95
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides a starting point for the art history student to the range of theoretical perspectives used in looking at and analysing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives.

Art Today

Paperback, 27/09/2004, £19.95
Charts the ideas and practices of contemporary art across a wide international spectrum. From Minimalism and Conceptualism to video and film, from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, he shows how advanced art has continued to provoke and perplex a fascinated public.

How to Read Medieval Art

Paperback, 18/10/2016, £18.99
An enlightening, accessible guide to understanding and appreciating European art from the Middle Ages

Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile

Hardback, 01/01/2015, £8.99
A journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians

Drawing From The Modern 1: 1880-1945

Hardback, 15/11/2004, £24.95
This is a new three volume series of fully illustrated books that chronologically showcase the Museum's collection of nearly 7000 works on paper. The series covers masterworks created from 1880 to 1945.

Sex and Violence Death and Silence

Paperback, 05/11/2009, £20.00
A collection of the best of Gordon Burn's writing on art. Focusing on two principle generations - the Royal College pop art of Hockney and his contemporaries, and the YBA sensations of the 1990s, it explores how these artists rose to prominence with their friends and contemporaries, and what happened next.

Drawing From the Modern 2: 1945-1975

Hardback, 09/05/2005, £24.95
This is the second of three volumes in a groundbreaking series that chronologically showcases MoMA's unparalleled collection of drawings, and accompanies a major exhibition at the gallery from 29 March to 29 August 2005.

House in the Woods

Paperback, 01/04/1998, £9.95

Art Since 1960

Paperback, 09/03/2002, £8.95
An expanded edition of this popular reference, which includes an updated timeline and bibliography. Archer's critical overview discusses the often bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art, and examines the factor of globalization.

Image of the people

Paperback, 01/04/1982, £19.95
This work discusses the art of Gustave Courbet in the years directly after the 1848 revolution, showing how complex Courbet's intuition of the social and political issues of the time really was, and how appropriate were the pictures he painted for the Salon of 1851.
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