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Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Who really invented photography? Why is the Mona Lisa really smiling? Which painting was hung upside-down for over a month before anyone noticed? This highly entertaining assumption-confounding, myth-busting book about art and art history has the answers.

B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World

Paperback, 26/03/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Provides a tool kit for understanding the world around us. This book is about our obsession with collecting, the quest for authenticity and the creation of national identities. It's about Hitchcock's film sets and why we value imperfection. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

Let's Make Some Great Placemat Art

Paperback, 23/07/2012, £8.95
£8.06
Features some fun and educational art activities to keep kids, young and old, occupied at mealtimes. This title also features 36 generously sized mats printed on art activity paper, and 9 different designs, including 3 illustrations. It lets you make up your own pasta shapes; draw your favourite meal; and, more.

Language of Things

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £12.99
£11.69
Decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. This book makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are.

Colour

Hardback, 31/08/2017, £20.00
£18.00

Lapwing and Fox: Conversations Between John Berger and John Christie

Hardback, 15/09/2016, £28.00
£25.20
Lapwing & Fox is a series of stimulating conversations in the form of letters and small books sent between two friends, writer and critic John Berger and artist and film-maker John Christie over a three-year period. The correspondence is reproduced in colour facsimile throughout and covers a vast range of thought-provoking topics.

Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art

Paperback, 21/09/2012, £9.95
£9.00
Shows how different art effects can be achieved by using fingers and ink only. Providing ideas to spark your creative imagination, this title shows how to make letters, patterns, animals, characters and even whole works of art from your fingerprints.

SEEING THROUGH DRAWING: A CELEBRATION OF JOHN BERGER

Paperback, 08/07/2017, £16.00
£14.40
A celebration of the writer and artist John Berger (1926-2017) with texts by his friends and collaborators including Anne Michaels, Geoff Dyer, Katya Berger Andreadakis and Eulalia Bosch. Profusely illustrated through with drawings by John Berger and his son Yves Berger. It is edited and designed by artist John Christie.

Why Look at Animals?

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £4.99
£4.49
Explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle.

About Looking

Paperback, 20/04/2009, £9.99
£8.99
The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art

Bento's Sketchbook

Hardback, 24/02/2015, £12.99
£11.69
A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.

100 New Artists

Paperback, 22/08/2011, £24.95
£22.46
Bringing together an innovative new generation who are creating the aesthetics of the next decade, all the artists featured are making waves in the contemporary art world. 100 New Artists features the new themes, media, imagery and ideas emerging in contemporary art practice.

John Ruskin

Paperback, 23/04/2007, £4.99
£4.49
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. This work talks about John Ruskin.

Art as Experience

Paperback, 05/07/2005, £10.99
£9.89

Aesthetics and Painting

Paperback, 23/10/2008, £16.99
£15.29
Offers a look at the debates and ideas involved in the aesthetics of painting. This book introduces ideas in the aesthetics of painting. It looks at how and why pictorial representation can be distinguished from other forms of representation; and the relationship between the painted surface and the depicted subject.

Secret Lives of Colour

Hardback, 20/10/2016, £20.00
£18.00
The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume

Skyscraper

Hardback, 14/06/2018, £20.00
£18.00
The story of the first great skyscraper, and the transformation of the modern city.

Pain in the Arts

Hardback, 30/05/2014, £25.00
£22.50
This new book is a fearless and passionate defense of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'.

Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline

Hardback, 23/02/2007, £22.50
£20.25
A selection of essays on the arts in Britain, written by John Tusa, a notable controversialist, who spoke for the need for the arts. In these essays, he tells the true story of arts philanthropy and seeks out the ways in which the arts can be made to blossom in a cultural and political climate.

Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists

Hardback, 01/09/2018, £24.95
£20.00
A series of enlightening perspectives on the art and visual culture of today's world from one of our pre-eminent writers.

There is No F in ART (is there?)

Paperback, 18/12/2018, £7.99
£7.19

Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Hardback, 30/10/2015, £41.95
£37.76

Introduction to Art

7, 05/01/2010, £16.99
£15.29
Covering the history of art, from Paleolithic cave painting onwards, this book provides foundational guidance to the basic character and techniques of the different art forms, to the various genres of painting in the western tradition, and to the techniques of sculpture as they have been practised over several millenia and across cultures.

Arts Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach

Paperback, 05/06/2015, £34.99
£31.49
Arts Management is designed as an upper division undergraduate and graduate level text that covers the principles of arts management. It is the most comprehensive, up to date, and technologically advanced textbook on arts management on the market.

We Learn at Home: Dung Beetle Book 1b

Hardback, 22/09/2016, £7.99
£5.99

Recodings

7, 01/09/1998, £14.99
£13.49

Digital Textile Design

Paperback, 01/10/2012, £22.50
£20.25
Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools by examining how they can access the techniques of digital textile printing and providing an insight into the technology involved.

1000 Drawings of Genius

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £14.95
£13.46

Fundamentals of Drawing

Paperback, 15/10/2005, £9.99
£8.99

How to Draw and Paint Fairies

7, 01/09/2005, £12.99
£11.69

Information: Documents of Contemporary Art

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £16.95
£15.26
Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art.

Inhale/Exhale

Paperback, 01/01/1999, £9.95
£8.96

Compendium of Drawing Techniques: 200 Tips and Techniques for Drawing the Easy Way

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £12.99
£11.69
An indispensable compendium packed with information on everything you need to know.

Just Draw It!: The Dynamic Drawing Course for Anyone with a Pencil & Paper

Paperback, 08/01/2013, £9.99
£8.99
Aimed at anyone who would like to be able to pick up a pencil and just draw, this book provides a foolproof way to pick up the skills - and most importantly the confidence - to sketch and experiment without the hang-ups and inhibitions that can all too often get in the way of our creativity.

Art Rules

Paperback, 01/01/2007, £16.99
£15.29
Pierre Bourdieu is now recognized as one of the key contemporary critics of culture and the visual arts. This book analyzes Bourdieu's work on the visual arts to provide an overview of his theory of culture and aesthetics. It applies Bourdieu's theory of practice to the three fields of museums, photography and painting.

Sketching 365: Build Your Confidence and Skills with a Tip a Day

Paperback, 08/01/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Packed with insightful, easy-to-follow tips and featuring a refreshingly diverse range of work from contemporary artists, 365 Hints & Tips for Drawing & Sketching is a comprehensive, highly accessible guide that is guaranteed to appeal to aspiring artists of all levels.

Archisketcher: A Guide to Spotting & Sketching Urban Landscapes

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Learn essential urban sketching tips for drawing buildings and street scenes with over 200 images from 40 international artists. Brimming with inspirational art, this book is a sketching guide that is also packed with tips to help you identify architectural features along the way.

Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors

Paperback, 04/09/2014, £9.99
£8.99
A brilliant, ambitious follow-up to The Secret Lives of Buildings, in which Hollis turns his focus from the great architectural constructions of the past and present to the now-vanished chambers they once contained

Lost, Stolen or Shredded

Paperback, 10/04/2014, £8.99
£8.09

Complete Book of Drawing

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £14.99
£13.49

Light

Hardback, 15/02/2012, £27.99
£25.19

Bodleian Library Treasures

Paperback, 27/02/2015, £20.00
£18.00
Using a simple and accessible chronological structure, together with detailed illustrations, this bibliophile's delight showcases the beauty and knowledge contained within the Bodleian Library's renowned collections.

Verbalising the Visual

Paperback, 24/12/2007, £27.50
£24.75
Acknowledges the unstable relationship between language, objects and meanings and explores how we translate the experience of visual culture into written and spoken words. This book aims to examine and clarify a representative range of language, formal and informal, academic and colloquial, global and local, which characterises design discourse.

New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Hardback, 05/11/2001, £14.99
£13.49
A brand-new edition of the world's most widely used drawing instruction book, expanded and updated with more than 50 per cent new material.

Selected Essays of John Berger

Paperback, 19/11/2001, £15.99
£14.39
Booker wining novelist, playwright, essayist, poet and critic - even admirers rarely know John Berger in all his literary incarnations. This collection of essays takes a look at his career. Berger's wide-ranging essays emphasise the continuities that have underpinned more than 40 years of tireless intellectual inquiry and political engagement.

Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £16.99
£15.29
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.

 

 

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