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  • Thoughts of A Thinking Man

    by Burt Boileau ...
    This is my journal of thoughts, ideas and life philosphies. As well as, a journal of writings of a lost boy embracing the heartbreaks, lows in life and the acceptance of his flaws. Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoying writing it. ... Read more

    $12.00 USD

  • Blackspace

    On the Poetics of an Afrofuture

    by Anaïs Duplan ...
    series Undercurrents
    Black artists of the avant-garde have always defined the future.Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture is the culmination of six years of multidisciplinary research by trans poet and curator Anaïs Duplan about the aesthetic strategies used by experimental artists of color since the 1960s to pursue liberatory possibility. Through a series of lyric essays, interviews with contemporary artists ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Basilica

    The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

    by R. A. Scotti ...
    In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter's Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters—Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante—and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Anatomy of Type

    A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces

    by Stephen Coles ...
    The Anatomy of Type is the ultimate stylistic guide to the intricacies and design of 100 indispensable typefaces. A delightful, colorful, and visual reference guide created by Stephen Coles and Tony Seddon—two acknowledged pros in the font design world—The Anatomy of Type was developed with typographers, graphic designers, and font geeks in mind, graphically and visually expanding on the current ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Vanished Smile

    by R.A. Scotti ...
    On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. As French detectives using the latest methods of criminology, including fingerprinting, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Michelangelo

    Michelangelo, like Leonardo, was a man of many talents; sculptor, architect, painter and poet, he made the apotheosis of muscular movement, which to him was the physical manifestation of passion. He moulded his draughtsmanship, bent it, twisted it, and stretched it to the extreme limits of possibility. There are not any landscapes in Michelangelo's painting. All the emotions, all the passions, all ... Read more

    $3.50 USD

  • Introducing Modernism

    A Graphic Guide

    Modernism is usually thought of as a shock wave of innovations hitting art, architecture, music, cinema and literature - the work of Picasso, Joyce, Schoenberg, movements like Futurism and Dada, the architecture of Le Corbusier, T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and the avant-garde theatre of Bertolt Brecht or Samuel Beckett. But what really defines modernism? Why did it begin and how long did it last? ... Read more

    $5.19 USD $1.35 USD

  • Girl Reading

    A Novel

    by Katie Ward ...
    This stunningly original, kaleidoscopic novel is an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act—“a vivid portrait of a timeless subject” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).A young orphan poses for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. A servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Bollywood

    Gods, Glamour, and Gossip

    by Kush Varia ...
    series Short Cuts
    While we have become familiar with the idea of "Bollywood" here in the West, we know little about the industry's films beyond a certain celebration of kitsch. Bollywood, the latest in Wallflower Press's Short Cuts introductory series, surveys this style of filmmaking from its origins in colonial times to the present, tracing its impact on both the Indian and global imagination. Chapters explore ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Lonely City

    Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

    by Olivia Laing ...
    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaim... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Lencería

    by Klaus Carl ...
    ¿Qué se deduce sobre nuestra sociedad de las miles de imágenes de ropa interior moldeando cuerpos esculturales que vemos multiplicarse en vallas publicitarias y revistas? Muchas mujeres acuden a la lencería para complacer a los hombres. Sin embargo, ya desde tiempos inmemoriales las mujeres han usado la lencería, aunque escondida siempre bajo prendas exteriores. Debe tratarse por tanto de algo más ... Read more

    $4.49 USD

  • Picasso

    Picasso era español y por eso, según dicen, comenzó a dibujar antes que a hablar. Cuando niño, se sintió atraído de manera instintiva hacia las herramientas del artista. En sus primeros años pasaba horas en feliz concentración dibujando espirales con un sentido y un significado que sólo él conocía. Otras veces dejaba de lado sus juegos infantiles para trazar sus primeras imágenes en la arena. Tan ... Read more

    $4.49 USD

  • Goya

    Goya is perhaps the most approachable of painters. His art, like his life, is an open book. He concealed nothing from his contemporaries, and offered his art to them with the same frankness. The entrance to his world is not barricaded with technical difficulties. He proved that if a man has the capacity to live and multiply his experiences, to fight and work, he can produce great art without ... Read more

    $3.50 USD

  • No Way Down

    Life and Death on K2

    by Graham Bowley ...
    “No Way Down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history.” — Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed“Graham Bowley’s No Way Down does a great job of putting you on the mountain. It is a refreshingly unadorned account of the true brutality ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Parthenon Enigma

    Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Complete Works of Titian (Delphi Classics)

    series Delphi Masters of Art #15
    The most prominent exponent of Venetian art, Titian was equally adept with portraits and landscapes, as well as mythological and religious subjects. His celebrated use of colour would exercise a profound influence on future generations of Western art. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of great artists in ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

    by Ian Chilvers ...
    series Oxford Quick Reference
    Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over 2,500 clear and concise entries on styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. It also includes biographical entries for artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and patrons, with ... Read more

    $14.89 USD

  • Icons

    This book analyses the evolution of iconic art from its beginning in Byzantium to the time of the Russian Empire. Icons are a fundamental element in the history of art, and it is therefore crucial to understand how this form of expression began and how it developed over centuries. Icons are discussed by one of the world-renowned experts on early Christian iconography, offering a valuable point of ... Read more

    $4.49 USD

  • The Idols of ISIS

    From Assyria to the Internet

    In 2015, the Islamic State released a video of men smashing sculptures in Iraq’s Mosul Museum as part of a mission to cleanse the world of idolatry. This book unpacks three key facets of that event: the status and power of images, the political importance of museums, and the efficacy of videos in furthering an ideological agenda through the internet.Beginning with the Islamic State’s claim that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Origami Note Cards Ebook

    Turn Ordinary Paper Into Personalized Origami Messages: Kit with Origami Book, 15 Projects and 48 Origami Papers

    Make fun and useful homemade note cards with this easy origami ebook.Anyone receiving a note folded up in a mysterious way will get an extra lift of anticipation. Origami Note Cards shows how to fold paper into all kinds of different shapes. Instead of searching for a printed greeting card at a store, you may enjoy spending a few minutes folding a piece of ordinary paper into a very personal ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship

    by Salvador Dali ...
    series Dover Fine Art, History of Art
    For many, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) represents the Surrealist painter par excellence, one whose work explored his own dream life, hallucinations, and fetishes in the process of objectifying the irrational elements of the unconscious. In this rare and important volume, the painter expresses (in his inimitably eccentric fashion) his ideas of what painting should be, expounds on what is good and bad ... Read more

    $16.95 USD

  • The Disasters of War

    series Dover Fine Art, History of Art
    The strikingly original characterizations and sharply drawn scenes that came to be known posthumously as Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) are among Francisco Goya's most powerful works and one of the masterpieces of Western civilization. Goya's model for his visual indictment of war and its horrors was the Spanish insurrection of 1808 and the resulting Peninsular War with ... Read more

    $12.95 USD

  • Collected Works of Wassily Kandinsky US (Delphi Classics)

    series Delphi Masters of Art #14
    Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist, now celebrated as one of the pioneers of pure abstraction in modern painting. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Kandinsky’s pre-1923 works in beautiful detail, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Christians and Images: Early Christian Attitudes toward Images

    by Steven Bigham ...
    This book aims at combating the Hostility Theory which claims that the Christians in the pagan Roman Empire had no images and rejected them as idolatrous. Did the early Christians, during the first three centuries, 33–313, have images in their churches or places of worship and homes? If they did not, was that because they thought that all images were idols or close to being idols? Did they think ... Read more

    $4.95 USD