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Pop Art

Hardback, 27/08/2015, £10.99
Featuring interviews and research, the author describes the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and other key figures, but also re-examines the movement for the 21st century and asks if it is still art? He reveals a global story, tracing Pop's surprising origins in 19th-century Paris to uncovering the forgotten female artists of the 1960s.

Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

Hardback, 01/10/2014, £14.99
Discusses the way shadows were represented - or ignored - by artists from the Renaissance to the 17th century and then describes how Romantic, Impressionist and Surrealist artists exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the illusion of realism or drama in their representations.

Body in Contemporary Art

Paperback, 28/09/2009, £9.95
Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, this book examines the different roles played by the body in art, from being the subject of portraiture to becoming an active presence in live and participatory events.

Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present

Paperback, 05/09/2011, £9.95
Surveys a full century of performance, from the Futurist manifesto of 1909 to the second decade of the millennium. This title explains how a medium once used only in sporadic outbreaks of artistic dissent has become, over the course of a century, a vital and integral part of the contemporary mainstream and a global phenomenon.

Sculpture Now

Paperback, 18/02/2013, £9.95
Surveys the dynamic developments in sculptural practice worldwide. This book explores such key topics as the use of the body in sculpture, the appropriation of everyday ephemera, the use of light and sound as technological elements, nature and ecology as dominant and pressing issues, and the huge impact of installation.

Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats

Hardback, 07/09/2015, £14.95
Includes an array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. This compilation features feline re-imaginings of scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and films.

Feminism Art Theory: An Anthology 1968 - 2014

Paperback, 10/04/2015, £29.99
Charting over 45 years of feminist debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, the long-anticipated new edition of Feminism-Art-Theory has been extensively updated and reworked.

Framed Spaces: Photography and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art

Paperback, 08/05/2012, £29.00
A study of the relationship between photography and installation art

Abstract Vaudeville: The Work of Rose English

Hardback, 01/06/2014, £37.00

50 Art Movements You Should Know

Paperback, 24/03/2014, £14.99

One Hundred Great Paintings

Hardback, 08/10/2010, £24.99
Presents one hundred great works from the National Gallery Collection, each by a different artist.

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £22.00
The author has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. In this book, he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Paperback, 02/08/2011, £19.99
A searing critique of participatory art by an iconoclastic historian.


Paperback, 01/04/2009, £16.95
Key documents and appraisals of appropriation art. Includes Dada, Situationist and postmodern theory, and recent feminist, postcolonial and postproduction practice.

Urban Woodsman: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls and Boards

Hardback, 27/10/2016, £16.99
Hand carving is easy, satisfying and therapeutic. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools, cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project.

Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence

Hardback, 18/05/2017, £20.00
Become a better leader by accessing the source of your professional influence.

Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained

Paperback, 01/10/2012, £9.99
Gives you an understanding of the ways in which modern art differs from realistic works of earlier centuries. This book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical and public hostility from Cy Twomblys scribbled "Olympia", Jean-Michel Basquiats crude but spontaneous "LNAPRK", and more.

Why You Can Go out Dressed Like That: Modern Fashion Explained

Paperback, 01/09/2014, £9.99
Numerous designers have pioneered cutting-edge garments and collections throughout the evolution of fashion. But all too often a lack of obvious fit or purpose has been mistaken for a lack of design sophistication. This title champions the improbable, the provocative, the uncomfortable and the seemingly ridiculous.

26 Postcards from the Collections - A Bodleian Library A to Z

05/09/2014, £9.99
Structured around the alphabet, this book contains twenty-six detachable postcards, each featuring a rare or beautiful masterpiece. Presented in a handsome paper binding, these beautiful cards are perfect for you to display, or send to friends.

Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Paperback, 30/09/2016, £17.99
A remarkable record of the outstanding work of contemporary British designers and craftspeople

Don't Kiss Me


Analysis of Performance Art: A Guide to its Theory and Practice

Paperback, 24/08/1999, £27.99
Artists as performers have radically altering our notion of what constitutes visual art. This text puts forward a method for teaching the subject as a discipline distinct from dance, drama, painting or sculpture.

Complete Book of Silk Screen Printing Production

Paperback, 18/04/1998, £10.99

Rice's Church Primer

Hardback, 04/07/2013, £14.99



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