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In Montparnasseis Sue Roe's lively account of the birth of Surrealism. Informative and entertaining, the book begins with Marcel Duchamp and the wonderfully eccentric and avant garde Dada movement, going on to tell the story of ... read more

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali
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'What's in a name? That which we call a Rose By any other name would smell as sweet.' William Shakespeare The great William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here ar... read more

Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany
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Born into a wealthy New York family in 1898, Marguerite 'Peggy' Guggenheim was one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Using her inheritance to open her first art gallery, Peggy's love of art lead her to eventually settle in Venice, where she relaunched ... read more

Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim
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As Professor Sasha Grishin writes: 'The artist, the print and the matrix sounds more like a title for a Peter Greenaway film than a title for an essay on the art of Bruno Leti'. In printmaking, the artform - along with painting, photography and the making of artists' books - that has occupied Bruno... read more

Matrix
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Writings on human life and the refugee crisis by the most important political artist of our timeAi Weiwei (b. 1957) is widely known as an artist across media: sculpture, installation, photography, performance, and architecture. He is also one of the world's most important artist-activists and ... read more

Humanity
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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recoveryFrom the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic narrative that tells the fascinating stories of artworks stolen, looted, or destroyed ... read more

The Museum of Lost Art
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oI'm a Wathaurong man. I'm an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country.o Stan oYarrao Yarramunua- artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman. From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill - and sometimes on the road, with his itinerant father - Yarra ha... read more

Man Called Yarra
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Vernon Lee--a pseudonym of Violet Paget (1856-1935)--is the most important female aesthetician to come out of 19th-century England. Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee never gained the recognition she so clearly deserved for her contributions i... read more

The Psychology of an Art Writer
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'People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish...but that's only if it's done properly.' Banksy Banksy's subversive genius and astute political commentary are on full display in Desperately Seeking B**ksy, from The Flower Thrower (2003) and Kissing Coppers (2004) to... read more

Desperately Seeking Banksy
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Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic color and used it to create the famous blue crown of Queen Nefertiti? Or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? In the Roman Empire, hundreds of thousands of snails had to be sacrifi... read more

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
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Within forty-eight hours in the fall of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby's and Christie's New York auction houses spent $1.7 billion on contemporary art. Non-taxed freeport warehouses around the globe are stacked with art ... read more

The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Disruptions and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market
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A celebration of artworks featuring books and readers from throughout history, for the delight of art lovers and bibliophilesAs every book tells a story, every book in art is part of an intriguing, engaging, and relatable image. Books are depicted as indicators of intell... read more

Reading Art : Art for Book Lovers
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