History of art & design

    Abbas Akhavan

    By Omar Kholeif

    Paperback £12.63

    Death of the Artist

    By Nicola McCartney

    Paperback £15.59

    How does contemporary art subvert the role of the artist/author?

    Iranian Expanse

    By Matthew P. Canepa

    Hardback £46.86

    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment-everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples-to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often...

    Kempe

    By Adrian Barlow

    Paperback £25.00

    This book provides a full account of the life of Charles Eamer Kempe, based on archives of the Kempe Trust and on the author''s own extensive researches. In particular, the book explores the importance of his family and family connections; his experiences as a student at Oxford and the development...

    Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings

    Hardback £11.46

    Fall under the spell of Gustav Klimt. A century after his death, the Viennese artist still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. Master of 19th-century Viennese art and pioneer of the Secessionist movement, Klimt built up a shimmering legacy of lustrous tones and gold leaf textures,...

    To Teach Art

    By Jason Sumray

    Paperback £29.99

    Robert Storr: Interviews On Art

    By Robert Storr

    Hardback £28.71

    'Interviews' collates, in a single volume, the major body of interviews conducted by the revered American critic and curator Robert Storr, encompassing engaging discussions with some of the most renowned names in the artworld over the last two centuries.

    Metamorphism

    Hardback £30.95

    Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper 1803-1879 made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this...

    Art and Emergency

    By Emilia Terracciano

    Hardback £66.21

    Investigating the uneasy relationship between aesthetics and political history, this book traces a genealogy of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India.

    Thannhauser Gallery

    Hardback £32.21

    While legend has it that Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 sold only one work during his lifetime, it was not long after his death that sales of his paintings began to shatter auction house records. In this carefully researched book, leading Van Gogh scholars provide us with a glimpse into classified...

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