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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.

Art as Experience

Paperback, 05/07/2005, £10.99
£9.89

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.

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.

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

Everything You Know About Art is Wrong

Hardback, 24/08/2017, £9.99
£8.99

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.

Graphics: A Century of Poster and Advertising Design

Paperback, 19/04/2004, £7.95
£7.16
This title examines the birth, development and evolution of graphic art from its beginnings in late 19th-century Europe until the Information Age over 100 years later.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Let's Make Some Great Art Notebooks

Paperback, 07/07/2014, £9.95
£8.96
Features the much-loved characters from Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art on the brightly coloured covers and the first pages. This is a gift set for budding artists of all ages, in which, each notebook one plain, one lined and one squared has 48 blank pages for your sketches and doodles.

Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Hardback, 30/10/2015, £41.95
£37.76

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.

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.

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

Skyscraper

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

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

Art in theory 1815-1900

Paperback, 08/01/1998, £28.99
£3.99
* Provides an indispensable companion to Harrison and Wooda s classic volume Art in Theory 1900--1990. * Extends to a startling degree the canon of nineteenth--century art theory. * Offers for the first time English translations of material from foreign sources, comprising a third of the entire volume.

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.

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.

We Learn at Home: Dung Beetle Book 1b

Hardback, 22/09/2016, £7.99
£5.99

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.

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Paperback, 02/07/2009, £12.99
£11.69
Combines six well-known books by George W Bridgman, a celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City's Art Students League. This title features Bridgman's lessons and original sketches.

Lost, Stolen or Shredded

Paperback, 10/04/2014, £8.99
£8.09

1000 Drawings of Genius

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £14.95
£13.46

How to Draw and Paint Fairies

7, 01/09/2005, £12.99
£11.69

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.

Fundamentals of Drawing

Paperback, 15/10/2005, £9.99
£8.99

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.

Complete Book of Drawing

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £14.99
£13.49

Art and Queer Culture

Hardback, 01/04/2013, £49.95
£44.96
The definitive account of alternative forms of sexuality in art since 1890.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Paperback, 20/03/2012, £9.99
£8.99
When asked to talk to students at Broome Community College in upstate New York in the spring of 2011, the author wrote a simple list often things he wished he'd heard when he was their age. After giving the speech, he posted the text and slides to his popular blog, where it quickly went viral. In this title, he has expanded his original manifesto.

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.

Penguin dictionary of art and artists

Paperback, 07/08/1997, £10.99
£9.89
Why exactly did Van Gogh cut off his ear? Was Warhol an original or just a copyist? This title provides answers to all this. It includes entries that feature cross-referencing and listings of galleries.

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

Paperback, 25/01/2016, £24.95
£22.46
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.

White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Paperback, 30/06/2016, £9.99
£8.99
Winner of the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, this book is about a journey undertaken by the author that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain.

Basic Drawing: How to Draw What You See

Hardback, 01/09/2011, £14.99
£13.49
Drawing, the most basic of the visual arts, is often seen as a natural ability, but it can be learnt. Working from observation in pencil, pen or charcoal helps you to see clearly, increases your visual awareness and enhances your ability to design in two dimensions.

Story of Modern Art

Paperback, 10/08/1989, £16.95
£15.26
One of the most readable and intelligent introductions to modern art.

Meaning of Art: Faber Modern Classics

Paperback, 02/02/2017, £10.99
£9.89
Explains the persistence of certain principles and aspirations throughout the history of art. This title provides a basis for the appreciation of paintings, sculpture and art-objects of all periods by defining the elements that went into their making.

Women, Art, and Society

Paperback, 23/04/2007, £12.95
£11.66
Intends to challenge the assumption that great women artists are exceptions to the rule who transcended their sex to produce major works of art.

Geometry of Art and Life

Paperback, 01/03/1978, £8.95
£8.06

Extraordinary Sketchbooks: Inspiring Examples from Artists, Designers, Students and Enthusiasts

Paperback, 21/10/2011, £16.99
£15.29
Extraordinary Sketchbooks takes the reader through different themes and functions for sketchbooks, including drawing to collect visual research, course work, developing concepts and suggestions for making simple and quick visuals into exciting images.

 

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