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  • The Where, The Why, and The How

    75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

    In this New York Times bestseller, “you’ll see star births described in pen and ink, antimatter realized in collage, and a hand-painted black hole” (Discover Magazine).A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose seventy-five of today’s hottest artists onto life’s vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

    The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

    by Ai Weiwei ...
    A FAMILY STORY AND THE TALE OF A NATION.Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - weaves a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own life and that of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet.'Engrossing...a remarkable story' Sunday TimesHere, through the sweeping lens of his own and his father's life, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Contemporary Drawing

    Key Concepts and Techniques

    Drawing is experiencing an unparalleled surge in the art world. Passé notions that once defined drawing as being a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture have long since been cast aside. Drawing is now fully recognized as its own art form—in the biennials, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and beyond. Drawing has come of age.Contemporary artists are increasingly discovering that drawing is ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Walter Pater: Complete Writings

    The Renaissance, Marius The Epicurean, Imaginary Portraits, Plato and Platonism... (Bauer Classics)

    Book 27 - All Time Best Writers
    Walter Horatio Pater was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial in his times.'Walter Pater: Complete Writings' contains:THE RENAISSANCEMARIUS THE EPICUREAN Vol.IMARIUS THE EPICUREAN Vol.IIIMAGINARY PORTRAITSAPPRECIATIONSPLATO AND PLATONISMGREEK ST... ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Graffiti:Art of Tags

    New Graffiti Photo Trips, #4

    by B. Brown ...
    Book 4 - New Graffiti Photo Trips
    80+ Graffiti TagsCollection of Letter Styles, Tags, Signs.Brilliant ideas, interesting designs, true Street art passion. ... Read more

    $4.17 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Portable Altamont

    When We Arrested James SpaderIt was the saddest thing I’d seen. How he kept thinking he was a cat and he wouldn’t get out of that filthy litter box.And then, in the back of the cruiser, meowing for his cat brothers to save him.Deliciously wicked satires about local and international celebrities, the poems in Portable Altamont evince an irrepressible grasp of the zeitgeist, its machinations and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Forged

    Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age

    According to Vasari, the young Michelangelo often borrowed drawings of past masters, which he copied, returning his imitations to the owners and keeping originals. Half a millennium later, Andy Warhol made a game of "forging" the Mona Lisa, questioning the entire concept of originality. Forged explores art forgery from ancient times to the present. In chapters combining lively biography with ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • One and Five Ideas

    On Conceptual Art and Conceptualism

    by Terry Smith ...
    In One and Five Ideas eminent critic, historian, and former member of the Art & Language collective Terry Smith explores the artistic, philosophical, political, and geographical dimensions of Conceptual Art and conceptualism. These four essays and a conversation with Mary Kelly—published between 1974 and 2012—contain Smith's most essential work on Conceptual Art and his argument that conceptualism ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • No Such Thing as Silence

    John Cage's 4'33"

    by Kyle Gann ...
    series Icons of America

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Painter's Workshop - Creative Composition & Design

    by Pat Dews ...
    Start every painting the right way - with a composition and design that works!Good composition and design is the underlying foundation of any successful painting. Let Pat Dews show you what good design really is while detailing the principles that can improve your work with every stroke.You can learn how successful painters use the fundamentals of composition in unique ways to create gorgeous ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Erotische Fantasien

    Auf dieser virtuellen Reise werden wir einer Vielfalt von Sichtweisen der tausend Metamorphosen der Sexualität begegnen. Sie zeigt, dass nichts natürlicher ist als das sexuelle Verlangen, und nichts weniger natürlich als die Formen, in denen es sich äußert und befriedigt. Dieses Buch lädt Sie zu einer außergewöhnlichen Reise ein, die den Blick auf eine Geographie der Lust öffnen wird. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Microgroove

    Forays into Other Music

    by John Corbett ...
    Microgroove continues John Corbett's exploration of diverse musics, with essays, interviews, and musician profiles that focus on jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, rock, folk, blues, post-punk, and cartoon music. Corbett's approach to writing is as polymorphous as the music, ranging from oral history and journalistic portraiture to deeply engaged cultural critique. Corbett advocates ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

    A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artistsHans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Sun, The Idea & Story Without Words

    Three Graphic Novels

    series Dover Fine Art, History of Art
    Rich in symbolism, these compelling graphic novels feature more than 200 starkly beautiful woodcut illustrations. The passionate, dynamic narratives include The Sun, a somber exploration of one man's struggle with destiny; The Idea, a depiction of the triumph of an artistic concept over attempts at its suppression; and Story Without Words, a tale of thwarted romance.Belgian-born Frans Masereel ... Read more

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Extra/Ordinary

    Craft and Contemporary Art

    Contemporary artists such as Ghada Amer and Clare Twomey have gained international reputations for work that transforms ordinary craft media and processes into extraordinary conceptual art, from Amer’s monumental stitched paintings to Twomey’s large, ceramics-based installations. Despite the amount of attention that curators and gallery owners have paid to these and many other conceptual artists ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Sempiterne

    Le emozionidi ognunosono sempre diverse.Sempre le stesse.Sempiterne. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pintar a China Agora

    Livro de artista: Pintar a China Agora (MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna – Rio de Janeiro - Brasil) de Brody & Paetau

    Este livro é um “e-book de artista” que fui feito para acompanhar a exposição de Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau no MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Este e-book não é um catálogo da exposição – é um livro independente: uma colaboração entre os artistas e o curador da exposição, Luiz Camillo Osorio, que escreveu o texto deste livro para acompanhar detalhes das 30 pinturas encomendadas ... Read more


  • El andrógino sexuado

    Eternos ideales, nuevas estrategias de género

    Book 219 - La balsa de la Medusa
    El amor, la forma última de andrógina, fundirse con el otro como expresan los románticos alemanes –y como subliminalmente apunta una buena parte de la iconografía del tema–, no es sino la forma más dramática de la imposibilidad, de la búsqueda de la liberación. En la sociedad actual, en apariencia desprovista de mitos –aunque al fin plagada– la androginización se convierte en otra forma de ... Read more

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  • Mudanza

    Habitan este libro personajes con destinos ambliopes. Creadores que en un arrebato de lucidez y demencia deciden renunciar, abandonarse a la contingencia para poner su vida, cuerpo y trabajo, en un espacio de indeterminación. Este libro recoge las pruebas de una irrefutable propensión al absurdo. Todas las piezas reunidas en los ensayos tienen por objetivo darle vuelta a la literatura para ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • El realismo de Courbet

    by Michael Fried ...
    Translated by Amaya Bozal ...
    Book 131 - La balsa de la Medusa
    Fried ofrece una interpretación original de la pintura de Courbet, en la que destaca tanto su visualidad como su sentido alegórico y metafórico. Los grandes temas del artista y los grandes tópicos de la historiografía son analizados con la minuciosidad que le es característica: el realismo de Courbet, su "sentido" político, su "visión natural"... Y a buen seguro que alguna de estas cuestiones –la ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Autenticidad reflexiva

    El proyecto de la modernidad después del giro lingüístico

    Translated by Pedro A. Medina Reinón ...
    Book 126 - La balsa de la Medusa
    "Autenticidad reflexiva" analiza la noción de validez del juicio moral después del giro lingüístico de la filosofía, en la llamada época postmoderna. Ferrara recupera el concepto aristotélico de "prudencia" y el de "juicio reflexionante" estético de Kant, para sustituir la concepción moderna de autonomía del sujeto por la de autenticidad, como fundamento de los juicios morales. Para ello analiza ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • D'ARS magazine n° 219

    Contemporary arts and cultures

    by D'ARS ...
    Book 219 - DARS Magazine
    D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese).Diretto da Cristina Trivellin, D’ARS propone un approccio sincretico alle arti e alle culture contemporanee, spaziando tra i vari linguaggi in un ideale filo rosso che lega arti visive, filosofia, ... Read more

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  • Vulnerabilia (Printed Matter)

    Jonathan Hernández nos presenta una colección de imágenes sobre uno de los productos más abundantes de la era de las masas: el papel impreso. El mundo contemporáneo sería incomprensible sin esa sutil revolución del papel que dio palabras a las masas. Sin embargo, pese a esta milenaria vocación protagónica, el papel impreso va cediendo su lugar, en nuestros días, a los medios electrónicos, más ... Read more

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  • Adolescentes

    "Adolescentes" es el resultado de un ejercicio de memoria en el que Iván Krassoievitch transcribió, durante casi dos años, las letras de los discos que fueron importantes durante su adolescencia. Utilizando una máquina de escribir, dichas transcripciones siguen el orden en el que las canciones aparecían en los discos, superponiendo una canción sobre la siguiente. El resultado sobre papel Kraft son ... Read more

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