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What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
by Will Gompertz
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Channeling Bill Bryson’s engaging style, a former director of London’s Tate gallery wields his wit and expertise in this smart, entertaining narrative tour of modern art. We all know what modern art looks like. We’ve seen Monet’s... (read more)

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The Shock of the New
The Shock of the New
by Robert Hughes
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I know nothing about the visual arts so you can be assured anything I say I've stolen from Hughes's The Shock of the New. A distillation of his eight-part BBC/Time-Life television series, the book details the genesis of modern painting, sculpture, and... (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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The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Series on Genomics, Bioe)
by Suzanne Anker
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Visual artist Anker (School of Visual Arts, New York) and sociologist of science Nelkin (New York U.) explore the intersection between molecular biology and visual art. Among their perspectives are the reduction of the body to a code script of... (read more)

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Painting Today
Painting Today
by Tony Godfrey
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Photo‐realism, abstraction, portraiture, installation painting, neo‐expressionism and the Leipzig School are just some of the areas of this thriving medium explored in Painting Today. This comprehensive survey of contemporary painting... (read more)

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What Are You Looking At? (2ND 14 Edition)
What Are You Looking At? (2ND 14 Edition)
by Gompertz
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In the tradition of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, art history with a sense of humor Every year, millions of museum and gallery visitors ponder the modern art on display and secretly ask themselves, "Is this art?" A former director at London's Tate Gallery... (read more)

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Machine Art, 1934
Machine Art, 1934
by Jennifer Jane Marshall
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In 1934, New Yorkand#8217;s Museum of Modern Art staged a major exhibition of ball bearings, airplane propellers, pots and pans, cocktail tumblers, petri dishes, protractors, and other machine parts and products. The exhibition, titled Machine Art... (read more)

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Lost Art: Missing Artworks of the Twentieth Century
Lost Art: Missing Artworks of the Twentieth Century
by Jennifer Mundy
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The legendary names include Rothschild, Mendelssohn, Bloch-Bauerand#8212;distinguished bankers, industrialists, diplomats, and art collectors. Their diverse taste ranged from manuscripts and musical instruandshy;ments to paintings by Old Masters and the... (read more)

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Art Since 1960 (World of Art)
Art Since 1960 (World of Art)
by Michael Archer.
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This intelligently argued overview is invaluable for the way in which it reveals and makes coherent sense of the often-bewildering diversity of styles, forms, media, techniques, and agendas that proliferate in contemporary art. Extensively revised and... (read more)

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Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics
Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics
by Herschel B. Chipp
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Herschel B. Chipp's Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book By Artists and Critics is a collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics - some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin... (read more)

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Modern Art Deluxe Memory Game
Modern Art Deluxe Memory Game
by Gloria Fowler
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The "Modern Art Memory Game" features classic modern art from the world's most renowned artists. A great introduction to art history for the whole family, this memory game comes complete with a foldout booklet identifying the artist, the name... (read more)

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Art of the 20th Century (Art of the 20th Century)
Art of the 20th Century (Art of the 20th Century)
by Dorothea Eimert
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The 20th century was a revolutionary period in art history. In the span of a few short years, Modernism exploded into being, disrupting centuries of classical figurative tradition to create something entirely new. This astoundingly thorough survey of... (read more)

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How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters
by Jon Thompson
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Eroticism is a truly universal topic, a subject that has always fascinated humankind. Erotic art is telling: It reveals much about an era, a culture, and psychology; it can be sweet, aggressive, soothing, or wild. Erotic Art explores the history of... (read more)

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50 Bauhaus Icons You Should Know
50 Bauhaus Icons You Should Know
by Josef Strasser
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The fifty design masterpieces presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling and intriguing designs of the Bauhaus movement. Includes works by Kandinsky, Klee, Albers and Moholy-Nagy, plus, many more.... (read more)

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Art Since 1960 2ND Edition
Art Since 1960 2ND Edition
by Michael Archer
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The underlying themes that run through contemporary art, irrespective of styles and techniques, reveal the complex relationship between art and everyday life worldwide. This revised and expanded edition is brought up to date with discussions on the more... (read more)

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Painting Now
Painting Now
by Suzanne Hudson
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Painting is a continually expanding and evolving medium. The radical changes that have taken place since the 1960s and 1970s--the period that saw the shift from a modernist to a postmodernist visual language--have led to its reinvigoration as a practice,... (read more)

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Art of the 20TH Century (12 Edition)
Art of the 20TH Century (12 Edition)
by Karl Ruhrberg
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The century that changed art forever: The quintessential roundup of art from 1900-2000   Who could possibly have forecast on New Year’s Eve 1899 that, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, not prerequisites... (read more)

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Art of the Twentieth Century
Art of the Twentieth Century
by Ingo F Walther
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The original edition of this ambitious reference was published in hardcover in 1998, in two oversize volumes (10x13). This edition combines the two volumes into one; it's paperbound ("flexi-cover"the paper has a plastic coating), smaller (8x10, and... (read more)

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History of Modern Art (Paper Cover - 6th Edition)
History of Modern Art (Paper Cover - 6th Edition)
by H H Arnason
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This package contains the following components: -0136062067: History of Modern Art (Paper cover) -0205699421... (read more)

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Art Rules! (and How to Break Them): How to Think Like a Modern Artist [With 42 Interactive Cards and Booklet]
Art Rules! (and How to Break Them): How to Think Like a Modern Artist [With 42 Interactive Cards and Booklet]
by Mel Gooding
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Author Bio: MEL GOODING is the editor of Mind Games, Psychobox, and Surrealist Games and coeditor of A Book of Surrealist Games and The Playful Eye.... (read more)

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