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$12 Million Stuffed Shark
Paperback , 197 x 129mm. 304

'Gripped me like a thriller for the past two days' Richard Morrison, The Times 'Intriguing and readable' Sunday Express 'Enthralling, revelation-rich trip' The Independent Why would a very smart New York investment

Thompson, Don

600 Questions on Art

Like 'Trivial Pursuit' for art lovers of all ages 600 trivia questions on every aspect of art - learn while having fun! Who painted Guernica? In which museum can La Joconde be seen? How many arms has the Venus de Milo? What is Rodin's first nam


Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking

An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists. The authors explore the way art gets made, the reasons it doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so m

Bayles, David; Orland, Ted

Art as Therapy
150 240

There is widespread agreement that art is 'very important' - but it can be remarkably hard to say quite why. Yet if art is to enjoy its privileges, it has to be able to demonstrate its relevance in understandable ways to the widest possi

De Botton, Alain, Armstrong, John

Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 240

A richly detailed guide to our culture, our history, our heritage and our art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians. Art has always been part of history. But we often th

Kemp, Martin

Art is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists

Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the glob

Phaidon Editors

Art Nouveau
illustrations, chiefly colour 425

Recognized by its organic, nature-inspired forms, the international style eventually christened art nouveau represented an endeavor to make everyday objects-and thus everyday life-beautiful. It arose from aesthe

Fahr-Becker, Gabriele

Art of the Con
one 8 page colour photograph 272

Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increa

Amore, Anthony M.

Art of the Italian Renaissance
illustrations 464

The Italian Renaissance is among the most glamorous epochs of European art. Art historians as well as a wide public are fascinated by three centuries of exceptionally prolific artistic creation that produced works of internatio

Toman, Rolf

Art: The Whole Story

If you've ever found yourself transfixed by a Renaissance painting, fascinated by an Inca textile, or filled with wonder by an exquisite piece of Ming porcelain, this is the book for you. Venture inside its pages and discover exactly


Artist's Choice: Five Decades of Artists' Writing

Drawing from the archives of Art & Australia's rich history as Australia's longest-running art publication, 'Artist's Choice' is a compilation of the popular featured essays that have appeared in the magazine over 1967--2014. Showcasing more t


Banquet Years
illustrations 397

Shattuck, Roger

Buns in the Oven: John Olsen and the Bakery Art School
Over 90 illustrations 256

John Olsen's Bohemian art school, The Bakery Art School, was a uniquely exciting arts institution that deserves to be better known. Established in an old bakery building in Sydney's Paddington in 1967, the school ran un

Schlunke, Juliet, Olsen, John

Concerning the Spiritual

For Australian artists the Theosophical Society was both a mystical and a political project. It was vulnerable to accusations of charlatanry and ridicule but it was also a highly organised body which included many artists who had applied mature

McFarlane, Jenny

B&W throughout 288

It's been nearly a century since Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art. Since then, painting has been declared dead several times over, and contemporary art has now expanded to include just about any object, acti

White, Roger

Dada in Paris

Michel Sanouillet's Dada in Paris, published in France in 1965, reintroduced the Dada movement to a public that had largely ignored or forgotten it. More than forty years later, it remains both the unavoidable starting point and the essentia

Sanouillet, Michel, Ganguly, Sharmila

Danger! Women Artists at Work
110 illustrations, 90 in colour 160

***SPECIAL PRICE down from $59.99 while stocks last*** The conventional history of art is one of great men making great paintings, and displaying their works to a predominantly male audience in male-run inst


David's Sling
illustrations 368

Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of these works--from

Coates, Victoria C. Gardner


Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Within its beautifully written pages, you will come to

Truitt, Anne, Niffenegger, Audrey

Elizabeth Durack
black & white illustrations 276

Art & Life contains extracts from diaries, letters, essays, travelogues and poetry written by Elizabeth Durack (1915-2000) over the course of seven decades. With wit and candour, the writing reveals some of the mo

Durack Clancy, Perpetua

Eternity's Sunrise
40 color + 56 b/w illus. 344

In this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the entire sweep of William Blake's creative work while telling the story of his life William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmati

Damrosch, Leo

Everything is Happening
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 240

Michael Jacobs was haunted by Velazquez's enigmatic masterpiece Las Meninas from first encountering it in the Prado as a teenager. In Everything is Happening Jacobs searches for the ultimate significance of the paintin

Jacobs, Michael

Eye of the Sixties
55 black and white illustrations in text, appendix notes, index 384

A man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director

Stein, Judith E.

Fabric of Vision
144 colour illus 208

Clothing appears in all forms of figurative painting, often taking up two thirds of a frame; yet it can often go unnoticed. Far more than a simple means of identifying the status or occupation of a figure, clothes and cloth

Hollander, Anne

Face Of Britain
100 full colour pictures 632

Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of

Schama, Simon

Francis Bacon in Your Blood
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 416

In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was welcomed into the

Peppiatt, Michael

Girl in a Green Gown The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Por
Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.) 224

The "Arnolfini" portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues all who see it. Scholars and the public alike have puzzled over the meaning of

Hicks, Carola

Glamour of Strangeness
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 384

Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in

James, Jamie

Gleaner or Gladiator
colour photos 80

Lyne Marshall is a contemporary Australian artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. This book is the result of her ongoing research towards a better understanding of the elements involved in producing emot

Marshall, Lyne, Marshall, Peter

History of Pictures
325 colour illustrations 344

The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 yea

Hockney, David, Gayford, Martin

How to Look at Contemporary Art
Paperback , 194 x 123mm. 288

Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask. The idea behind this book is that an art which at first sight may appear cryptic and elitist can, in fact, be explained in very simple

Guglielmino, Giorgio

How to Read Contemporary Art
350 colour illustrations 396

Today's artists create work that's challenging, complicated and often perplexing. Exploring the significance and impact of a broad selection of the most prominent artists working in Europe, North and Latin America, A

Wilson, Michael I.

How to See the World

Since the rise of the internet and personal computers, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of visual images around us. From YouTube to Instagram, video games to installation art, this dramatic visual transformation is liberati

Mirzoeff, Nicholas

Imprint magazine


Keeping an Eye Open Essays on Art

'Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a paint

Barnes, Julian

Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation
illustrations (colour) 160

Art historian, collector, museum director and broadcaster, Kenneth Clark was one of the leading cultural figures in Britain in the midtwentieth century. Accompanying a major exhibition, this book considers all aspects

Stephens, Chris, Stonnard, John-Paul

Lady in Gold
54 Photographs 368

National Bestseller The true story that inspired the movie "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.""Contributor to the"Washington Post"Anne-Marie O Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of G

O'Connor, Anne-Marie

Leonardo da Vinci and His Circle
Gift Books 96

The brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was unprecedented in his own lifetime and has never been exceeded. The universality of his genius is extraordinary: he was a painter, sculptor, musician, architect, engineer, inventor

Van Cleave, Claire

Lost Art : Two Essays on Cultural Dysfunction

Davies, Julian and Day, Phil

Lost Carving

Awestruck by the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to the art - its physical control, intricate beauty and intellectual demands. Forty years later, he is the foremost practitio

Esterly, David

Mad Enchantment
B&W images t/o plus 16-page color insert 416

Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness f

King, Ross

Mandalas: Coloring for Artists
Color photos, 46 color illustrations, 46 B&W illustrations 112

Discover the stress-reducing benefits of coloring intricate mandala designs. "I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond

Skyhorse Publishing

Mandalas: Coloring for Everyone
Color photos, 46 color illustrations, 46 B&W illustrations 112

Reduce stress and promote creativity by coloring beautiful mandalas. "I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond to my in

Skyhorse Publishing

Methods & Theories of Art History
37 192

Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual argu

D'Alleva, Anne


This major new biography recounts the extraordinary life of one of the most creative figures in Western culture, weaving together the multiple threads of Michelangelo's life and times with a brilliant analysis of his greatest works. The auth

Forcellino, Antonio

Museum of One's Own
Hardback , 230 x 250mm. 296

When French revolutionaries sacked royal holdings at the end of the 18th century, they began the largest transfer of artistic goods in world history. By 1850 many "repossessed" treasures had come to rest in a new inst

Higonnet, Anne

Nature and Its Symbols
Guide to Imagery 384

Nature and Its Symbols is the fifth volume in the series A Guide to Imagery, reference guides whose goal is to explain the symbols used in art. This volume includes chapters on plants, flowers, fruits, and animals of the ear

Impelluso, Lucia

Origins of Art


Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work

This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and

Byatt, A. S.

Pen to Paper

The Art of Handwriting reveals how the simple act of writing a letter in one's own hand can be an artistic act. The letters, from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, show that an artist might put pen to paper just

Savig, Mary

Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art

Today's art market is incredibly dynamic.There are so many compelling works, shows, and exhibitions to choose from and newgalleries are opening all the time. Becausethere is so much to discover and see, manypeople are getting interested in c

Kagge, Erling

Pop Art: A Colourful History

Pop Art by the BBC's Alastair Sooke - an essential but snappy new guide to our favourite art movement. Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and co

Sooke, Alastair

Quentin Blake
fully illustrated throughtout 80

Quentin Blake is a collaboration between Tate and the House of Illustration, published to coincide with the gallery's inaugural exhibition; Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake. Quentin Blake is one o

Carey, Joanna

140 illustrations 176

Comparisons between the art of Japan past and present reveal how current artists-whom we think of as being primarily manga- or animee-influenced-are in fact constantly borrowing from the traditional forms and techniques of

Vartanian, Ivan, Wada, Kyoko

Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel

BWM Art Journey is a new global art initiative by Art Basel and BMW. Its goal is to support young international artists. As a "mobile studio," the award enables the selected artists to set out on a creative research journey to the place of t

Szá Ntó , Andrá S, Girst, Thomas, Spiegler, Marc, Strö Bele , Ursula

Short Book About Art
50 Colour Illustrations 192

This short book introduces the reader to the key concepts in art from ancient times to the present day. Unlike many previous publications, in which non-Western art is a mere add-on to the great artists and movements o

Arnold, Dan

Skull Sourcebook
248(Ht mm) 223(Wdt mm) 288

Delve deep into the ancient secrets of the skull and how the lasting icon affects the world today. You see them in your dreams, representing death, mortality, or consciousness, Capuchin monks decorated with thousands,

Nozedar, Adele

Story of Art
Paperback , 245 x 172mm. 688

The 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. New artists have been incorporated such as Corot, Kollwitz and Nolde, and six fold-outs present

Gombrich, E.H.

The Poetry of Dreams 328

The first English-language publication on the Centre Pompidou's surrealist collection, Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams has been published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, at the Gallery of Modern Art, B

Queensland Art Gallery, Centre Pompidou

Think Like an Artist: How to Live a Happier, Smarter, More Creative Life

Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei. Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile

Gompertz, Will

Thinking Hand
illustrations 160

In this book Pallasmaa progresses his case for a multi-sensory approach to architecture, espoused in The Eyes of the Skin, by taking a wider view of the role of embodiment in human existential reactions, experiences and express

Pallasmaa, Juhani

This is Not Art
20 integrated bw illustrations 192

Art is not political action. Art is not education. Art does not exist to make society stronger, or the world a better place. Art disrupts and resists the comfortable, the stiflingly familiar and the status quo,

Jelinek, Alana

Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner
24 pp colour, 16 pp black and white 528

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievemen

Moyle, Franny

Van Gogh's Ear

Murphy, Bernadette

Visitors' Book
2x 8pp b+w and colour plate sections. B+w images integrated throughout. 400

Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping were a couple at the heart of the mid-twentieth century art world, with the visitors' book of the Essex townhouse they shared from

Lys-Turner, Jon

Ways of Curating

Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters and conversations with artists, exhibition makers and thinkers alive and dead - Hans Ulrich Obrist's Ways of

Obrist, Hans-Ulrich

What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
16 Pages of Colour Pictures, and black and white integrated pictures 464

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look a

Gompertz, Will

What Art Is
Paperback, 192 pages 192

What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular in

Danto, Arthur C.

What is Art?

What would life be like without art? This is hardly a rhetorical question: for at least as long as art criticism has existed, there has been a great deal of philosophizing and speculation on the topic. "What Is Art?" allows young readers and

Schmutz, Janine, Bringezu, Stephanie, Kramer, Daniel (Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)

What is Paleolithic Art?
black & white illustrations 192

Was it a trick of the light that drew our Stone Age ancestors into caves to paint in charcoal and red hematite, to watch the heads of lions, likenesses of bison, horses, and aurochs in the reliefs of the walls, as

Clottes, Jean, Martin, Robert D., Martin, Oliver Y.

What Paintings Say

Under the microscope: Paintings hidden secrets revealed This important addition to our understanding of art history s masterworks puts some of theworld's most famous paintingsunder a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle el

Hagen, Rose-Marie, Hagen, Rainer

What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as

Davis, Rosalind, Tilley, Annabel