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War Art by War Art

* Definitive gift set showcasing IWM's unparalleled and extensive art collection * Explores some of the most iconic pieces by artists such as Paul Nash, William Orpen, Henry Moore, Stanley Spencer, Steve McQueen and Langlards & Bell * Released to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Chihuly: An Artist Collects by Bruce Helander Chihuly: An Artist Collects

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), one of the most innovative and iconic figures in contemporary art, is also an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas ornaments, dollhouse furniture, plastic radios-you name it, Chihuly collects it. These...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Mexico Modern Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945 by Donald Albrecht, Thomas Mellins Mexico Modern Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920-1945
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The international popularity and prestige of modern Mexican art during the 1920s and 1930s grew out of a dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States. This exchange encompassed artists such as painters Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Ru...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Women Artists of the Great Basin by Mary Lee Fulkerson Women Artists of the Great Basin

Thirty-two women artists scattered over 200,000 square miles introduce a powerhouse of three-dimensional art in Women Artists of the Great Basin. This book is a stunning visual rendering of a wide range of visionary women artists of all ages and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Radical Russia Culture, Art and Revolution by Peter Waldron Radical Russia Culture, Art and Revolution

Russian art and culture was uniquely radical in the early twentieth century. The book shows how Russia's combination of revolutionary politics and experimental art and culture generated an energy that was designed to change the ways in which people in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Towards Tate Modern Public Policy, Private Vision by Caroline Donnellan Towards Tate Modern Public Policy, Private Vision

This interdisciplinary book examines how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful gallery it is today. Donnellan argues that, faced with the prospect of convincing a sceptical public, Tate Modern set about establishing its own vision of art, its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Eisenstein on Paper Graphic Works by the Master of Film by Naum Kleiman, Ian Christie, Martin Scorcese Eisenstein on Paper Graphic Works by the Master of Film
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Sergei Eisenstein is regarded as one of cinema's greatest revolutionaries; his use of montage, symbolic images and skilful editing transformed the possibilities of filmmaking and dramatically modernized the artform. Yet he was also a prolific graphic artist who sketched continuously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Modern Art in America 1908-68 by William C. Agee Modern Art in America 1908-68

A radical re-evaluation of American modernism through four generations of artists and their work - now in paperback
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2017

Modigliani Unmasked by Mason Klein, Richard Nathanson Modigliani Unmasked
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An illuminating study of Amedeo Modigliani's early drawings and how they reflect the artist's conception of identity
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Picasso | Encounters Printmaking and Collaboration by Jay A. Clarke, Marilyn McCully Picasso | Encounters Printmaking and Collaboration
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Published by the Clark Art on the occasion of the exhibition Picasso ] Encounters, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, June 4-August 27, 2017.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Why Are We 'Artists'? 100 World Art Manifestos by Jessica Lack Why Are We 'Artists'? 100 World Art Manifestos

'Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right'.This extraordinary collection of 100 artists' manifestos from across the globe over the last 100 years brings together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Adolf Dehn Midcentury Manhattan by Philip Eliasoph Adolf Dehn Midcentury Manhattan

A monograph on this prolific artist with particular reference to his love for Manhatten, featuring previously unseen paintings, prints and drawings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Prometheus 2017 - Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco by Rebecca McGrew Prometheus 2017 - Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco

Jose Clemente Orozco's 1930 mural, Prometheus, created for the Pomona College campus, is a dramatic and gripping examination of heroism. This thoughtful exhibition catalogue examines the multiple ways Orozco's vision resonates with four artists working in Mexico today: Isa Carrillo,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Fontana by Fontana

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) was an Italian sculptor, painter, and ceramicist, regarded as the father of Spatialism, a mid-century modern movement that linked artistic experimentation with scientific principles and theories.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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Gustav Klimt Erotic Sketchbook by Norbert Wolf Gustav Klimt Erotic Sketchbook

Now available in a new edition, this intimate book captures the sensual pleasure of an artist's sketchbook as well as the genius behind Gustav Klimt's vision of women.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Louise Bourgeois: an Unfolding Portrait by Deborah Wye, Jerry Gorovoy Louise Bourgeois: an Unfolding Portrait
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home by Alicia Inez Guzman Georgia O'Keeffe at Home

Georgia O'Keeffe at Home explores the influence of the various landscapes and cities Georgia inhabited, as well as the places she travelled to, on her life and artwork.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Modern Art at the Berlin Wall Demarcating Culture in the Cold War Germanys by Claudia Mesch Modern Art at the Berlin Wall Demarcating Culture in the Cold War Germanys

At the height of the Cold War, art produced in divided Germany contested the cultural demarcation of East and West.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The History of Art in 100 Limericks Vol 1 by Angus Reid The History of Art in 100 Limericks Vol 1

Art History, but not as we know it. Smart, sharp and witty, The History of Art in 100 Limericks gives a unique twist to Art History, summing up the work of well-known figures in five succinct (and strictly rhyming) lines......
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Artists' Multiples 1935-2000 by Stephen Bury Artists' Multiples 1935-2000

This title was first published in 2001: Utilizing the new processes and materials of industry, the artist's multiple offered to the 20th century an art form that, like the products of consumer society, was repeatable and denied the uniqueness of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Degas A Passion for Perfection by Jane Munro Degas A Passion for Perfection

A beautiful celebration of six decades of work by Edgar Degas, published in the centennial year of the artist's death
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

A Generous Vision The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy (Member of the Board, Biographers International Organization) Curtis A Generous Vision The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning
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Cathy Curtis's comprehensive biography provides a much-needed summation of the extraordinary achievements of Elaine de Kooning. Based on painstaking research and hundreds of interviews, A Generous Vision fills a significant void in biographies of American women artists of the twentieth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

East End Vernacular Artists Who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century by The Gentle Author East End Vernacular Artists Who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century

The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the twentieth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Cosmic Shift Russian Contemporary Art Writing by Pavel Pepperstein, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov, Boris Groys Cosmic Shift Russian Contemporary Art Writing
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The first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing, painting a vivid portrait of Russia's cultural and political makeup.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Remaking the Readymade Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica by Adina Kamien-Kazhdan Remaking the Readymade Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica

Replication and originality are central concepts in the artistic oeuvres of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Remaking the Readymade reveals the underlying and previously unexplored processes and rationales for the collaboration between Duchamp, Man Ray, and Arturo Schwarz on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

The Making of Henry Moore on Film A Cultural History by Katerina Loukopoulou The Making of Henry Moore on Film A Cultural History

Art historians have recognised the relationship between photography and sculpture as a fertile ground for the study of sculpture's intermedial relations. In the case of Henry Moore, the role of photography (both as source material and form of documentation) has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

A Companion to Modern Art by Pam Meecham A Companion to Modern Art

A Companion to Modern Art presents a series of original essays by international and interdisciplinary authors who offer a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of artistic works, movements, approaches, influences, and legacies of Modern Art.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

Karl Hagedorn (1889-1969) by Paul Liss Karl Hagedorn (1889-1969)

Originating from Berlin Hagedorn moved to Manchester in 1905 to train in textile production. Having studied art under Adolphe Valette at the local Manchester School ofArt and then The Slade School of Art, his training was completed by a period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Barefoot Across the Nation M F Husain and the Idea of India by Sumathi Ramaswamy Barefoot Across the Nation M F Husain and the Idea of India

This book is the first inter-disciplinary engagement with the work of Maqbool Fida Husain, arguably India's most iconic contemporary artist today, whose life and work are intimately entangled with the career of independent India as a democratic, secular and multi-ethnic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Henry Moore: Vision. Creation. Obsession. by Oliver Kornhoff Henry Moore: Vision. Creation. Obsession.

Like no other artist, Henry Moore (1898 - 1986) sought the challenge of the monumental and made the outdoors the playing field for his artistic creativity. In its handsome horizontal format, this volume puts Moore's large sculptures center stage and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Critical Luxury Studies Art, Design, Media by Joanne Roberts Critical Luxury Studies Art, Design, Media

John Armitage and Joanne Roberts present a groundbreaking examination of the relations between historical and, crucially, contemporary ideas of luxury. This volume gives you a technocultural focus on aesthetic, design-led and media practice with key case studies.
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 01/08/2017

Working 2017-2018 by Peter Zec Working 2017-2018

Year after Year, Working, edited by Peter Zec who is one of the best design experts in the world, visualises products of leisure and relaxation, from areas such as bathrooms and spas, vehicles, consumer electronics and cameras as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Arthur Singer, The Wildlife Art of an American Master by Paul Singer, Alan Singer Arthur Singer, The Wildlife Art of an American Master
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A highly-illustrated monograph on the life and work of Arthur Singer, an American wildlife artist specializing in birds. His work in reference books and U.S. stamps is internationally acclaimed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

The Books that Shaped Art History From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss by Richard Shone, John-Paul Stonard The Books that Shaped Art History From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

Life and Art of Alfred Kubin by Alfred Kubin Life and Art of Alfred Kubin


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2017

Black: An Artist's Tribute by Santosh Kumar Das Black: An Artist's Tribute

A poetic memoir of a Mithila artists's growth into art, where he pays a poignant tribute to the muses that transformed him into an artist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Frida Kahlo Masterpieces of Art by Flame Tree Studio, Julian Beecroft Frida Kahlo Masterpieces of Art
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The painful, exquisite art of Mexico's favourite artist was a product of immense physical pain, and an emotional tumultuous life. The new book features the range of her heavily autobiographical work, from the early explorations of personal suffering to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Klimt and Antiquity Erotic Encounters by Stella Rollig, Tobias G. Natter Klimt and Antiquity Erotic Encounters
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Exploring an intriguing aspect of the artist's work, this book examines Gustav Klimt's fascination with the ancient world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

The Making of a Modern Indian Artist-Craftsman Devi Prasad by Naman P. Ahuja The Making of a Modern Indian Artist-Craftsman Devi Prasad

The Making of the Modern Indian Artist-Craftsman is intended to be a biographical and critical insight into the work of the potter, painter and photographer Devi Prasad. Apart from the making of his personal history and his times, it leads...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

An Artist at War The WWII Memories of Stars & Stripes Artist Ed Vebell by Edward Vebell An Artist at War The WWII Memories of Stars & Stripes Artist Ed Vebell

In 1942, Ed Vebell landed with the US Army in North Africa and was recruited by Stars & Stripes, the US armed forces newspaper, as their official staff artist. Daily, he drew illustrations, and reported on the progress of World...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Chihuly Forms in Nature by Joanna L. Groarke Chihuly Forms in Nature

Illuminated by Dale Chihuly's mesmerizing glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist's most recent nature-inspired work.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/06/2017

Maria Lassnig Dialogues by Antonia Hoerschelmann, Anita Haldemann Maria Lassnig Dialogues
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Three years after the death of one of the great contemporary artists of Austria, this publication pays homage to the drawings and watercolours of Maria Lassnig (1919 - 2014). Hitherto completely unknown sheets are revealed in the exhibition as key...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Wyndham Lewis Life, Art, War by Richard Slocombe Wyndham Lewis Life, Art, War

* Accompanies the first retrospective of Wyndham Lewis for over 40 years * Major exhibition at IWM North in Manchester, on the 60th anniversary of Lewis's death * The most striking pieces from Britain's only true modernist artist * Lewis...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

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