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Playing to the Gallery: Helping...
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Grayson Perry
What is 'good' or 'bad' art - and does it even matter? Is there any way to test if something is art, other than a large group of people standing...
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Interviews with Artists
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Michael Peppiatt
 
Gives a fresh perspective on art from the Second World War to the present day. This title presents forty-five of the most noteworthy of the author's conversations with artists, from...
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Art and Homosexuality: A History of...
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Christopher Reed
 
A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated exploration of the relationship between art and homosexuality. This is the first book of its kind, a provocative, globe-spanning narrative history that considers the fascinating...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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Neil MacGregor
 
For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand...
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Ruins
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Brian Dillon
 
The "ruins" of the modern era are the landmarks of recent art's turn toward site and situation, history and memory. The abiding interest of artists in ruination and decay has...
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Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art...
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Georgina Adam
 
This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an...
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Ai Weiwei Speaks: with Hans Ulrich...
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Hans-Ulrich Obrist; Weiwei Ai
 
Ai Weiwei - artist, architect, curator, publisher, poet and urbanist - extended the notion of art and is one of the world's most significant creative and cultural figures. This title...
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The Queer Art of Failure
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Judith Halberstam
 
Proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions
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Pain in the Arts
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John Tusa
 
This new book is a fearless and passionate defense of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'.
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Glam: The Art of Excess
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Darren Pih
 
'Glam' emerged in the early 1970s and remains one of the most instantly recognisable but critically derided styles of twentieth century art and cultural history. Known mostly through the music...
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The Studio
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Jens Hoffmann
 
Charts the historical and theoretical evolution of the contemporary studio from a site for fabrication to a situation for thought and diverse forms of creativity.
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Art as Therapy
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Alain de Botton; John Armstrong; Jane...
 
New title from Alain de Botton asking 'what is art for'?
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100 Artists' Manifestos: From the...
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Alex Danchev; Alex Danchev
 
A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way...
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How to Read Paintings: A Crash Course...
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Liz Rideal
 
How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting. Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers...
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Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the...
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Philip Hook
 
A revealing exploration of how art acquires its financial value.
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Ways of Curating
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Hans-Ulrich Obrist
 
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...
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