History of art & design

    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...

    Macke

    Hardback £8.46

    A style of his own: The colorful work of a truly avant-garde painterIn the course of his short life, German painter August Macke 1887--1914 combined inspirations from extremely different sources into a unique and personal style. Macke was engaged with the world, closely following the development of abstract art and...

    Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party

    By ,Eliza Rathbone

    Hardback £17.43

    A 'who's-who' guide to Pierre-Auguste Renoir's iconic Luncheon of the Boating Party.

    Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener

    Hardback £11.45

    Pierre Koenig

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    Saarinen

    By Pierluigi Serraino

    Hardback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Pompeii

    By Paul Wilkinson

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans.

    Manet

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    Hardback £27.96

    What is a 'symbolic revolution'? What happens when a symbolic revolutions occurs, how can it succeed and prevail and why is it so difficult to understand? Using the exemplary case of Edouard Manet, Pierre Bourdieu began to ponder these questions as early as the 1980s, before making it the focus...

    Geoffrey Humphries

    Hardback £26.46

    Featuring illuminative essays by figures from the international art world, this is a retrospective of the works that artist Geoffrey Humphries produced in his fifty years in Venice's cultural scene.

    War Art

    By Richard Slocombe

    Hardback £17.46

    * Definitive gift set showcasing IWM''s unparalleled and extensive art collection * Explores some of the most iconic pieces by artists such as Paul Nash, William Orpen, Henry Moore, Stanley Spencer, Steve McQueen and Langlards & Bell * Released to coincide with IWM''s biggest ever art exhibition, States of Emergency...

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