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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of...
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Laura Cumming
 
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he...
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Art Visionaries
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Provides insight into the artist and his or her vision of what they were trying to do, while also acknowledging the lasting effect or impression of their work. This book...
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Playing to the Gallery: Helping...
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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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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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Over the years, a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? The author argues...
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The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at...
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In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves.
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Art as Therapy
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Ai Weiwei Speaks: with Hans Ulrich...
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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 Bag I'm in: British Youth Scenes...
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This book is a comprehensive survey of over 50 underground 'tribes' that roamed the streets of the UK from the '60s to the '90s.
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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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Women in This Town
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Giuseppe Santamaria
 
In his follow-up to Men in this Town, photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles...
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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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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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33 Artists in 3 Acts
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Sarah Thornton
 
Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? ...
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Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and ...
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Offers insight into the studios and inspirations of nearly 120 of Britains greatest living artists working today, both in Britain and abroad. This large-format book brims with specially commissioned photographs...
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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer...
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Catherine Hickley
 
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and prints. When...
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