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Pop Art: Skira Mini Artbooks (Skira Mini Artbooks)
Pop Art: Skira Mini Artbooks (Skira Mini Artbooks)
by Flaminio Gualdoni
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Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art
Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art
by Jennifer Farrell
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Richard Brown Baker (1912and#8211;2002) began collecting works by emerging artists in the 1940s, becoming one of the first collectors toand#160;embrace both Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.and#160;He eventually amassed a collectionand#160;of more than... (read more)

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Ant Farm: Living Archive 7
Ant Farm: Living Archive 7
by Felicity Scott
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Felicity D. Scott revisits the architectural, art, video, and intermedia practices of the experimental collective Ant Farm, self-described ¨super-radical activist environmentalists.¨ Drawing together archival material on their extended... (read more)

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The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works
by Harry Cooper
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From 1958 to 2004, Robert and Jane Meyerhoff assembled one of the greatest collections ever to focus on American painting of the postwar era. Built around six major figures Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Robert... (read more)

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The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (Leonardo Book)
The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (Leonardo Book)
by Linda Dalrymple Henderson
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andlt;Pandgt;In this groundbreaking study, first published in 1983 and unavailable for over a decade, Linda Dalrymple Henderson demonstrates that two concepts of space beyond immediate perception -- the curved spaces of non-Euclidean geometry and, most... (read more)

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Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s
by Lynn Zelevansky
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In the decades following World War II artists in Europe, North America, and South America began experimenting with geometric forms. Rebelling equally against the mathematical purity of earlier geometric modernism and what many saw as the emotional... (read more)

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Minimal Art (25)
Minimal Art (25)
by Daniel Marzona
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The bare minimum   Often regarded as a backlash against abstract expressionism, Minimalism was characterized by simplified, stripped-down forms and materials used to express ideas in a direct and impersonal manner. By presenting artworks as simple... (read more)

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Pop Arts Portraits
Pop Arts Portraits
by Paul Moorhouse
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Favoring fantastical invention, biting wit, and distorted figuration, with roots in mid-20th-century pop culture, Jim Nutt creates wildly original work ranging from paintings on Plexiglas to phantasmagoric portraits of imaginary women. Nutt (b. 1938... (read more)

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The Surreal House
The Surreal House
by Jane Alison
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Through a unique blend of art, photography, film, and architecture, The Surreal House presents the individual dwelling as a place of mystery and wonder. Fusing house and dream, it probes the relationship between interior and shell, object and space, and... (read more)

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Spiral Jetta: A Road Trip Through the Land Art of the American West (Culture Trails)
Spiral Jetta: A Road Trip Through the Land Art of the American West (Culture Trails)
by Erin Hogan
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Erin Hogan hit the road in her Volkswagen Jetta and headed west from Chicago in search of the monuments of American land art: a salty coil of rocks, four hundred stainless steel poles, a gash in a mesa, four concrete tubes, and military sheds filled with... (read more)

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Bare Life: From Bacon to Hockney - London Artists Painting from Life, 1950-80
Bare Life: From Bacon to Hockney - London Artists Painting from Life, 1950-80
by Catherine Lampert
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In the mid-twentieth century, a pioneering group of painters began pursuing new directions in figurative art, investing representations of the human body with unprecedented expressiveness and depth. Among these painters who sought to more accurately... (read more)

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Bollingen #48: Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock
Bollingen #48: Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock
by Kirk Varnedoe
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"Varnedoe was an especially distinguished and influential curator and interpreter of modern art, and this book, in effect, is his last testament. It is in the analysis of specific works of art or bodies of work by a specific artist that Varnedoe shines... (read more)

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Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
by Irving Sandler
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Irving Sandler discusses the major and minor artists and their works; movements, ideas, attitudes, and styles; and the social and cultural context of the period. He covers postmodernist art theory, the art market, and consumer society. American and... (read more)

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Pop Departures (Seattle Art Museum)
Pop Departures (Seattle Art Museum)
by Catharina Manchanda
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Pop Artand#8217;s influence continues to be felt more than a half century since its advent, as this engaging book deftly shows. Early Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Andy Warhol adopted alternately critical, embracing, or... (read more)

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Pop
Pop
by Mark Francis
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From the late 1950s to the late 1960s the word 'Pop' described any example of art, film, photography and architectural design that engaged with the new realities of mass production and the mass media. In addition to key artworks by Andy Warhol, Roy... (read more)

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Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
by Maurice Berger
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The aesthetics and concepts of modern art have influenced American television ever since its inception in the 1930s. In return, early television introduced the public to the latest trends in art and design. This engaging catalogue comprehensively... (read more)

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Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts After Cage
Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts After Cage
by Branden W Joseph
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We commonly think of the psychedelic sixties as an explosion of creative energy and freedom that arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years. Yet, as Fred Turner reveals in The Democratic... (read more)

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A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War
A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War
by John J. Curley
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In October 1962, a set of blurred surveillance photographs brought the world to the brink of nuclear apocalypse during the Cuban missile crisis. The pictures themselves demonstrated little, and explanatory captions were necessary to identify the danger... (read more)

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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
by Norman L Kleeblatt
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My Name is Buttonz is about a ChiWeenie dog (that's a Dachshund and Chihuahua mix) name Buttonz who shares what she likes to do during her day. With a funny ending that is sure to get you laughing or at least smiling. You can sing-a-long with B. Lee and... (read more)

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Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975
Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975
by Harry Cooper
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Featuring thirty-five outstanding abstract paintings made between 1950 and 1975 from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this fascinating book casts a new glance at a renowned period in the history of art, including works by Lynda... (read more)

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