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  • The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (A to Z Classics)

    by Charles W. Eliot and 1 more

    ( newly updated TOC ) The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Battlelines: Road to Gettysburg

    Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew, #1

    by Jim Stovall

    series Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew #1
    What did a battle during the Civil War look like?We have no photographs of Civil War battles because photography had no advanced to where it could stop that kind of action.But we can get a good idea of what the battles were like from the courageous -- and sometimes reckless -- combat artists from contemporary publications who took to the field and attached themselves to the armies.Sadly, the work ... Read more

    Free

  • Keith Haring Journals

    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    by Keith Haring and 2 more

    series Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly recognizable, twenty years after his death. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features ninety black-and-white images of classic artwork and never-before-published Polaroid images, and ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD

  • Essays on Modern Art: Cy Twombly - Criticisms and Essays on Previously Unseen Art in the Koolhaas Collection

    by Justice Koolhaas

    Justice Koolhaas’s Essays on Modern Art are reproduced alongside at least one of each artist’s works that she owned. Unusually, these works were discards; even more unusually, she obtained them on condition that each artist signed a statement disowning them as artworks.Her theory work, a refusenikism written in deliberate opacity, is inspired by her collection of art refuse.Twombly is explored ... Read more

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  • Kahlo

    by Gerry Souter

    Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her ... Read more

    $3.08 AUD

  • O'Keeffe

    by Gerry Souter

    In 1905 Georgia travelled to Chicago to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1907 she enrolled at the Art Students’ League in New York City, where she studied with William Merritt Chase. During her time in New York she became familiar with the 291 Gallery owned by her future husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. In 1912, she and her sisters studied at university with Alon Bement, ... Read more

    $3.08 AUD

  • Kahlo

    by Gerry Souter

    Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her ... Read more

    $6.37 AUD

  • Collective Situations

    Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art, 1995–2010

    by Bill Kelley Jr. and 1 more

    In Collective Situations scholars, artists, and art collectives present a range of socially engaged art practices that emerged in Latin America during the Pink Tide period, between 1995 and 2010. This volume's essays, interviews, and artist's statements—many of which are appearing in English for the first time—demonstrate the complex relationship between moments of political transformation and ... Read more

    $38.05 AUD

  • Agnes Martin

    Her Life and Art

    by Nancy Princenthal

    Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. 'I paint with my back to the world', she claimed; when she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century ... Read more

    $30.13 AUD

  • Down Bohicket Road

    An Artist's Journey

    by Mary Whyte and 1 more

    Artist Mary Whyte’s Down Bohicket Road includes two decades worth of watercolors—depicting a select group of Gullah women of Johns Island, South Carolina, and their stories. In 1991, following Whyte’s recovery from a year of treatment for cancer, she and her husband moved to a small sea island near Charleston, seeking a new home where they could reinvent themselves far removed from the hectic pace ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

    by Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

    This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many crucial sources for the interpretation of ancient Maya art and myth. Using materials gathered across Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the ... Read more

    $89.86 AUD

  • Jasper Johns

    by Catherine Craft

    At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Chicago 1893: Four Reports from the White City. Illustrated

    by W H Gibson and 2 more

    The Worlds Fair at Chicago in 1893 was the place to be. These are four reports from the fair that were published contemporaneously. These give a good flavor to the excitement that the nation felt about the achievement. ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

    by Stuart Cosgrove

    The Epic Story of Motown and Detroit's Independent Soul Music Scene It's January 1967-and one of the worst snowstorms in decades is blanketing Detroit, Michigan. Berry Gordy, owner of Motown Records, is trapped in his home, unable to do anything about the internal war ravaging his most successful group, The Supremes. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard are imploding as Ballard battles ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • Nineteenth Century Caricature and Caricaturists, Illustrated

    by Richard Grant White

    A Brief Survey of Caricature and Caricaturists of the 19th Century including Hogarth, Gillray, Cruikshank, Leech, Doyle. ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers

    by Christopher Finch

    Norman Rockwell's best-loved works, collected in a handsome clothbound volumeNorman Rockwell gave us a picture of America that was familiar—astonishingly so—and at the same time unique, because only he could bring it to life with such authority.Rockwell best expressed this vision of America in his justly famous cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, painted between 1916 and 1963. All ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Northwest Coast Indian Designs

    by Madeleine Orban-Szontagh

    series Dover Pictorial Archive
    Over 270 designs from art of Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, other groups. Stylized plants, abstracts, repeating patterns, totemic images, more. ... Read more

    $12.21 AUD

  • Between You and Me

    Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, 1948–1963

    by Gavin Butt

    In the decades preceding the Stonewall riots—in the wake of the 1948 publication of Alfred Kinsey’s controversial report on male sexuality and in the midst of a cold war culture of suspicion and paranoia—discussions of homosexuality within the New York art world necessarily circulated via gossip and rumor. Between You and Me explores this informal, everyday talk and how it shaped artists’ lives, ... Read more

    $31.89 AUD

  • Hello, New York

    An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

    by Julia Rothman

    Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Stolen Images

    Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck

    by Raoul Peck and 2 more

    Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck’s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film Lumumba.In this collection of screenplays are Raoul Peck’s award-winning pair ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Eighty Drawings

    Including "The Weaker Sex: The Story of a Susceptible Bachelor"

    by Charles Dana Gibson

    American graphic artist Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944) found enduring fame as the creator of the Gibson Girl — the beautiful, independent, and socially confident young woman who embodied the spirit of a new era at the turn of the twentieth century. This affordable volume reprints one of Gibson's best original collections in its entirety, presenting the iconic drawings as published in their ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • 10 Classics Western Stories

    by Reading Time and 9 more

    This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier. The novels are sorted alphabetically by the authors. Content: The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams The Bridge of the Gods by Frederic Homer Balch The Lure of the Dim Trails by B.M. Bower Hidden Water by Dane Coolidge The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper The Prairie by James Fenimore Cooper Salomy Jane by Bret Harte ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Chasing Light

    Reflections from Michelle Obama's Photographer

    by Amanda Lucidon

    A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama-many never before seen-coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

    by Theda Perdue and 1 more

    series Very Short Introductions
    When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD