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...
This new book is a fearless and passionate defense of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'.
Over a distinguished career in cultural leadership, management and journalism spanning almost 30 years, John Tusa has amassed a unique experience of the arts world, ...
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Alain de Botton; John Armstrong; The...
New title from Alain de Botton asking 'what is art for'?
Late in 1976 a record called "Anarchy in the UK" was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop music all over the world. The song distilled...
Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have innate appreciation for beauty - and why...
Profiled for the first time as an intimate group, this book provides a personal account of the meteoric success of the yBas and of the often painful realities of the...
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An illustrated anthology of the artist's popular, personal, and long-running columns for The Independent.
Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. The author tells the very human stories that lie behind some of...
A vivid, personal account by Sandy Nairne of the theft of two important paintings by J.W.M. Turner and the subsequent pursuit, location and negotiation for their return. Art Theft also...
'Wondering Around Wandering' is a monograph celebrating artist Mike Perry. Each page in this volume has been hand-crafted and illustrated specifically by Perry for this publication, showcasing his quirky aesthetic.
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Heinrich van den Berg; Philip van den...
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The Kabbalistic idea of creation, as expressed through light, space and geometry, has left its mark on our civilization. Drawing upon a wide array of historical materials and images of...