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Art & Today
Art & Today
by Eleanor Heartney
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Art and Today is an innovative and extensive survey of international contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. Over four hundred of the most significant contemporary artists from around the world are represented in this comprehensive overview... (read more)

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How to Read Contemporary Art: Experiencing the Art of the 21st Century
How to Read Contemporary Art: Experiencing the Art of the 21st Century
by Michael Wilson
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Filled withand#160;great masterpieces by such artists as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, and Titian, How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting takes the reader into their world.and#160;As inand#160... (read more)

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I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion
I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion
by Paul Budnitz
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Hello Kitty, Hello Art! is a celebration of the iconic Hello Kitty character and other beloved Sanrio characters through the eyes of dozens of contemporary artists and Hello Kitty fans, including Gary Baseman, Ron English, Luke Chueh, CRASH, Anthony... (read more)

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The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art
The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art
by Don Thompson
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Acquiring contemporary art is about passion and lust, but it is also about branding, about the back story that comes with the art, about the relationship of money and status, and, sometimes, about celebrity. The Supermodel and the Brillo Box follows Don... (read more)

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Best of Vice Magazine #2: News, Nudity & Nonsense: Irresponsible Writing for Awkward Youth
Best of Vice Magazine #2: News, Nudity & Nonsense: Irresponsible Writing for Awkward Youth
by Vice Magazine
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The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll was a best-of book culled from everything published in Vice Magazine from its inception in 1994 up until 2003. The original manuscript was discovered amidst a verdant glade in a glowing golden box. The... (read more)

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The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
by Shaun Tan
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A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection from the brilliant mind of award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan. "I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work — it sounds too much like a sun... (read more)

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Geek-Art: An Anthology: Art, Design, Illustration & Pop Culture
Geek-Art: An Anthology: Art, Design, Illustration & Pop Culture
by Thomas Olivri
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Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth... (read more)

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Wild Art
Wild Art
by David Carrier
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Wild Art is an incredibly brash and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitschy, quirky, or funky for the formal art world. From pimped cars, graffiti, flash mobs, and burlesque acts, to extreme body... (read more)

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Mirror, Black Mirror
Mirror, Black Mirror
by Camille Rose Garcia
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New work chronicling the prolific and life-changing time period of 2007-2011, when Garcia fled LA and moved to a cabin in the Northern California woods. The natural world inspires this work: her themes are disenchantment with modernity and the... (read more)

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Harrell Fletcher: Where I Lived, and What I Lived for
Harrell Fletcher: Where I Lived, and What I Lived for
by Harrell Fletcher
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Text by Miranda July, Allan McCollum, Chris Johanson, Byron Kim.... (read more)

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Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting
by Bob Nickas
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Multiplatform E-Learning Systems and Technologies: Mobile Devices for Ubiquitous ICT-Based Education addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e... (read more)

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With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer: Archives of an Attitude
With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer: Archives of an Attitude
by Rudi Fuchs
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With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer: Archives of an Attitude focuses primarily on the personality of Konrad Fischer - as a painter, as an exhibition maker and as a gallery owner. The influence of this key figure in the... (read more)

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Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape
by Pedro Alonzo
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The last decade has seen the rise of artists who have rejected academia to embrace urban culture as their inspiration. The exhibition Viva la Revoluci n: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape represents the pinnacle of this progression through an epic... (read more)

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This Is for You
This Is for You
by Rob Ryan
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Artful, eye-catching, and full of heart, renowned screen printer and artist Rob Ryan's papercuts have graced book covers, album covers, and the fashion collections of Paul Smith. In This Is for You, Ryan takes his unique vision and crafts a book-length... (read more)

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Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design
Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design
by Francesco Spampinato
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The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together, author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles... (read more)

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After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (00 Edition)
After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (00 Edition)
by David Hopkins
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"Hopkins is an able guide...creating a self-determined path through some remakrably dense territory but ready to point out the meaningful byways as well."--John Loughery, The Washington Post "The intelligent and sophisticated synthesis of key debates... (read more)

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MTV Overground #3: Toys: New Designs from the Art Toy Revolution
MTV Overground #3: Toys: New Designs from the Art Toy Revolution
by Jacob Hoye
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Since 2001, Jim Crawford and Gregory Blum have been instrumental in developing the new worldwide art toy movement. They were core members of the development team that created the retail toy store Kid Robot, and in 2002 co-founded STRANGEco. STRANGEco is... (read more)

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Art and Politics Now
Art and Politics Now
by Anthony Downey
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A highly illustrated, accessible guide to political art in the twenty-first century, including some of the most daring and ambitious artworks of recent... (read more)

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Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art
Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art
by Norman L Kleeblatt
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Norman L. Kleeblatt is the Susan and Elihu Rose Curator of Fine Arts at The Jewish Museum in New York. He has organized exhibitions such as John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family and Too Jewish?: Challenging Traditional Identities... (read more)

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Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape
Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape
by Denise Markonish
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andlt;Pandgt;The artist's relationship to landscape was once invoked by a canvas on an easel in a picturesque vista. No more. In the 1960s, the Earth Artists started focusing on natural systems and entropy; in the 1970s, photographers in the New... (read more)

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