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500 Self Portraits
500 Self Portraits
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works

The challenge of interpreting and recreating their own likenesses has proven irresistible to artists throughout the ages. Originally published more than 80 years ago and last revised in 2000, this wholly new edition for 2018 presents a selection of powerfully evocative works by many of the world's greatest artists - from Durer and Rembrandt to Marina Abramovic, David Hockney, and Cindy Sherman - working in painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. Flowing in a chronological sequence, with interspersed artist quotes, it features essays by Julian Bell and Liz Rideal. This is both a useful resource and a thoughtful celebration of a much-loved art form.

Title: 500 Self Portraits
Author: RIDEAL LIZ
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/03/2018
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714875958
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
A hardback edition of the popular MoMA Artist Series, with larger reproductions of ten classic Warhol artworks. Through his art, ideas, and style, Andy Warhol made an indelible mark on the history of modern art and on popular culture. This book features ten paintings by Warhol selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection of his work. His famous Gold Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup Cans are here, along with other equally groundbreaking and iconic silkscreen paintings - from his early work of 1961 to The Last Supper, a painting in progress at the time of his death, in 1987. An insightful essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in the artist's own life.

Title: Andy Warhol
Author: LANCHNER CAROLYN
Series: MoMA Artist Series
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781633450448
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Art & Queer Culture
Art & Queer Culture
A revised, updated edition of the acclaimed historical overview of Queer art - available for the first time in paperback

Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality. Rather than focusing exclusively on artists who self-identify as gay or lesbian, Art & Queer Culture instead traces the shifting possibilities and constraints of sexual identity that have provided visual artists with a rich creative resource over the last 130 years - and it does so in an accessible, authoritative voice, and with a wealth of rarely-seen imagery.

Title: Art & Queer Culture
Author: LORD CATHERINE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714878348
Available stock: 1
Price: $70.00
Art Book for Children
Art Book for Children
This edition of The Art Book presents a new way of looking at art with children. It's an A - Z guide to thirty of the most engaging artists and one of their most famous works of art. Designed for both adult and child to enjoy together, the book encourages children to learn to look, and to imagine why artists choose to create art in the way that they do. Accessible and educational The Art Book, Children's Edition is fun and easy to use. A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere. From Leonardo's iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol's equally iconic Marilyn and from Jeff Koons' exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood's severe American Gothic, 30 works appearing in the original Art Book have been selected for The Art Book Children's Edition for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children. The giants of art history such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Velazquez are all here, but the Children's Edition also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd.
The Art Book, Children's Edition makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key works across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upwards, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.

Title: Art Book for Children
Author: WILLIAMS GILDA
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714845111
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Art Making with MoMA , from educators at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents twenty interactive activities that invite kids (and adults!) to discover the materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Drawing on over eighteen years of research and experience engaging families through programmes, installations and resources at the Museum, this colourful activity book is filled with clear instructions, thought-provoking prompts and reproductions of works in MoMA's collection. Art Making with MoMA encourages personal expression and creative exploration by incorporating materials similar to, and inspired by, those used by artists.

Each project is inspired by a particular artist, movement or design concept, including Cindy Sherman, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Charles and Ray Eames. In addition to illustrated step-by-step instructions, tips and open-ended questions encourage kids to tap into their own ideas and experiences as they explore new and established techniques for making art. With a range of activities that can be done alone or in a group, many of them with materials scavenged from around the house, this book will inspire hours of tinkering, designing, constructing, creating and discussion.

Title: Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Author: FRISCH CARI
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781633450370
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
The Art of Feminism charts the birth of the feminist aesthetic and its
development over two centuries that have seen profound and fast-paced
change in women's lives across the globe. Includes over 350
remarkable artworks, ranging from political posters and graphics
to stunning and provocative pieces of painting, sculpture, textiles,
craft, performance, digital and installation art. The works included
begin with poster images produced by the Suffrage Atelier in the
nineteenth century, moving on to developments of both World Wars
before arriving at the `birth' of feminist art in the 1960s.
More recent artworks describe the development of feminism from
the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day, including examples
by Zanele Muholi, Paula Rego, Lenka Clayton, Sethembile Msezane,
Andrea Bowers, Tanja Ostojic, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Zoe
Leonard. Other featured artists include Valie Export, Ketty La Rocca,
Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, Sanja Ivekovic, Senga Nengudi,
Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, Suzy Lake, Barbara Kruger, Sophie Calle,
Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Mary Kelly, Judy Chicago, Faith
Ringgold and Sonia Boyce. Edited by Helena Reckitt, with texts by
Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson and Amy Tobin, The Art of Feminism
also includes a preface by Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, and a
foreword by Xabier Arakistain, former director of del Centro Cultural
Montehermoso Kulturunea, Spain.

Title: Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
Author: RECKITT HELENA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/02/2019
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Tate Gallery Pub
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849766494
Available stock: 1
Price: $65.00
Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Gain confidence in your natural creativity and conquer your fear of the blank page with a sketchbook concieved by the "Doodle Queen" herself! Instead of written prompts, Sokol's well-loved, colourful backgrounds serve as the creative spark for doodling. Filled with art curated from her previous doodle books, Doodle Zen, Year of the Doodle, and Art Doodle Love, this sketchbook bridges the gap between guided journal and blank sketchbook. Bound with a lay-flat binding, Art to Start Doodling is ideally suited for creative experimentation and exploration.

Title: Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Author: SOKOL DAWN DEVRIES
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419727160
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Art-tastic
Art-tastic
Title: Art-tastic
Author: PEPPERLE SARAH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/11/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Christchurch art Gallery
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
ISBN: 9781877375514
Available stock: 3
Price: $30.00
Before the Fall German & Austrian Art in the 1930s
Before the Fall German & Austrian Art in the 1930s
The 1930s in Germany and Austria were marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. This beautifully illustrated catalog surveys the development of the arts in these two countries between the two world wars. Presenting nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, this book reveals artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of World War II. Works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin are presented alongside pieces by lesser-known artists such as Friedl Dicker- Brandeis, Albert Paris Gutersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Josef Scharl, Franz Sedlacek, and Rudolf Wacker. This book features essays about the appropriation of artistic idioms, the reactions of artists toward their historical circumstances, and major political events that shaped the era.

Title: Before the Fall German & Austrian Art in the 1930s
Author: PETERS OLAF
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Price: $125.00
RRP: $125.00
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791357607
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $125.00
Book of the Horse Horses in Art
Book of the Horse Horses in Art
Horses have been the inspiration for hundreds of works of art over the centuries. This book celebrates the horse in all its glory, from its role as working animal in war and sport, to beloved pet. The horse's beauty and majesty is caught by artists as diverse as Stubbs, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Magritte, Frink, and Freud.



The Book of the Horse is a cool and quirky collection of equine art and illustration by artists from around the world.



Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to horse lovers of all ages.

Title: Book of the Horse Horses in Art
Author: ANGUS HYLAND
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Price: $32.00
RRP: $32.00
Imprint: Laurance King
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786272928
Available stock: 1
Price: $32.00
Books Do Furnish A Painting
Books Do Furnish A Painting
What should you do at Christmas? In Edvard Munch's Christmas in the Brothel, the artist depicts himself sleeping off the effects of drink, but the Madame reads a book. What links Stalin and the artist Rosso Fiorentino? What was Gauguin hinting at when he painted a copy of Milton's Paradise Lost into a portrait of a friend? How did a chance meeting on Unter den Linden make the young owner of The Red Book famous? Was it true that no one ever saw Picasso with a book in his hand? And why were the Cumberland girls reading The Fashionable Lover in Romney's commissioned portrait?
Thousands of fine paintings include books in their subject matter. This companionable survey first asks `what is a book?'; it explores the symbiotic relationship between the development of books and the emergence of our modern idea of the role of the artist; it parades and interprets the work of many of the greatest artists of the last five hundred years; and it explains how and why books became the single most ubiquitous feature of our cultural lives and, in large measure, of our everyday existence.
These paintings connect us with centuries of lived experience: religious systems, symbols of all kinds, education, changing patterns of transport, gender roles, social status, romance, the imagination of children, literary life, sex, friendship, civilized bathing, professional competence, scientific discovery, aids to rest, aids to reflection, danger... books tell us about ourselves, and have earned their place in life - and art - through the ages.

Title: Books Do Furnish A Painting
Author: CAMPLIN JAMIE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500252253
Available stock: 1
Price: $55.00
Botticelli Basic Art Album
Botticelli Basic Art Album
Title: Botticelli Basic Art Album
Author: DEIMLING BARBARA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/05/2000
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 9783822859926
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $18.00