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How to see the world
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In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with sc...
The value of art
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In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers an up-clos...

Understanding a photograph
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and p...
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How can you create images that are authentic expressions of your vision, images that you are invested in and that foster joy in the process of their c...

The art of creative thinking
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A scuba diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school.The Art of Creat...
Create dangerously
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'To create today is to create dangerously'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those ...

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Black--favorite color of priests and penitents, artists and ascetics, fashion designers and fascists--has always stood for powerfully opposed ideas: a...
Posthuman glossary
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If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under t...

Perspective as symbolic form
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Erwin Panofsky's Perspective as Symbolic Form is one of the great works of modern intellectual history, the legendary text that has dominated all art ...
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Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies. The spontaneous, unexpected or random event is a vital component in nume...

Lives of the artists, lives of the architects
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From world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and...
The futurist cookbook
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Part manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti's Futurist Cookbook is a provocative work about art disguised as an easy-to-read cookbook. Here...

The sight of death
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Why do we find ourselves returning to certain pictures time and again? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change ov...
The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction
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One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means audie...

Great works
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Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Mich...
Six facets of light
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'She's a genius, I believe, because she lights up every subject she touches.' Hilary Mantel A Spectator Book of the YearGoethe claimed to know what li...

Our aesthetic categories
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The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about ...
A jar of wild flowers
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'John Berger has made the world a better place to live in. These essays tell us how he succeeded in that task.'Arundhati RoyIn this collection of essa...

Inside the white cube
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When these essays first appeared in Artforum in 1976, their impact was immediate. They were discussed, annotated, cited, collected, and translated-the...
The golden section
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What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? This book aims to unravel a mystery, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale.

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In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theori...
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Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies . Documentary has undergone a marked revival in recent art, following a ...

Art as therapy
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Two authorities on popular culture reveal the ways in which art can enhance mood and enrich lives - now available in paperback This passionate, though...
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Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art. Explores the processes and techniques which function within the field of contemporary art yet challenge its boundaries and even its existence.

What paintings say
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This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to u...
The everyday
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Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies. Numerous international exhibitions and biennales have born witness to th...

How to write about contemporary art
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How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professiona...
Techniques of the observer
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Jonathan Crary's Techniques of the Observer provides a dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing probl...

Carnal knowledge
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Carnal Knowledge is an outcome of the renewed energy and interest in moving beyond the discursive construction of reality to understand the relationsh...
Seeing slowly
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When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new...

Vision and difference
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Griselda Pollock provides concrete historical analyses of key moments in the formation of modern culture to reveal the sexual politics at the heart of...
Critical terms for art history
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Art has always been contested terrain, whether the object in question is a medieval tapestry or Duchamp's Fountain. But questions about the categori...

Culture as weapon
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The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and m...
The book of trees
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Trees are in nature but also in our minds. Their shape have influenced how we communicate via diagrams, link ideas together and illustrate deeper huma...

Between art and anthropology
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Between Art and Anthropology provides new and challenging arguments for considering contemporary art and anthropology in terms of fieldwork practice. ...
Critics, coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite celebrity
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Founded by a band of young iconoclasts, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood stunned Victorian England with its revaluation of culture and lifestyle. With P...

Critical landscapes
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From Francis Al?s and Ursula Biemann to Vivan Sundaram, Allora & Calzadilla, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, some of the most compelling artis...
Essays on the blurring of art and life
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Allan Kaprow's happenings and environments were the precursors to contemporary performance art, and his essays are some of the most thoughtful, pr...

Pedagogical Sketchbook
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'One of the most famous of modern art documents - a poetic primer, prepared by the artist for his Bauhaus pupils, which has deeply affected modern thi...
Philosophy's artful conversation
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Theory has been an embattled discourse in the academy for decades. But now it faces a serious challenge from those who want to model the analytical me...

In the flow
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The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a n...
Interaction of color
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Josef Albers's Interaction of Color is a masterwork in art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students...

The new philistines
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Contemporary art is obsessed with the politics of identity. Visit any contemporary gallery, museum or theatre, and chances are the art on offer will b...
Don't touch my hair
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'Groundbreaking' GuardianStraightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'j...

Hidden Order of Art
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A revealing study into the relationship between psychology and the arts.
After art
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Art as we know it is dramatically changing, but popular and critical responses lag behind. In this trenchant illustrated essay, David Joselit describe...

Practising with Deleuze
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Six authors - two fine artists, a dancer, a creative writer, a designer and a philosopher - participate in the first systematic reading of Gilles Dele...
The secret code
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Deals with the Divine Proportion, a secret code that rules art, nature, and science; known by many names: Golden Mean, Sacred Cut and Phi are only a few.

The art of cruelty
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Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work ...
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Artists' engagement with animals opens up new perspectives on the dynamics of dominance, oppression and exclusion, with parallels in human society; and animal nature is at the heart of debates on the 'anthropocene' era and the ecological concerns of scientists, thinkers and artists alike. Centred on contemporary artworks, this anthology attests to