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ON MODERN ART

Written by Sartre, Jean-Paul
A collection of insightful essays by the French philosopher on contemporary art. Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades.
August 12, 2021 | PB | Seagull Books |
$12.50
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CONFLICT GRAFFITI: FROM REVOLUTION TO GENTRIFICATION

Written by Lennon, John
This study examines the waves of graffiti that occur before, during, and after a conflict--important tools of political resistance that make protest visible and material. Graffiti makes for messy politics. In film and television, it is often used to create a sense of danger or lawlessness. In bathroom stalls, it is the disembodied expression of gossip, lewdness, or confession.
December 14, 2021 | PB | University of Chicago Press |
$30.00
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BRUTISH MUSEUMS: THE BENIN BRONZES, COLONIAL VIOLENCE AND CULTURAL RESTITUTION

Written by Hicks, Dan
New York Times 'Best Art Books' 2020 'Essential' - Sunday Times 'Brilliantly enraged' - New York Review of Books
October 20, 2021 | PB | Pluto Press (UK) |
$17.95
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HANS PURRMANN

Written by Wagner, Christoph
A pocket-size introduction to the great twentieth-century German painter. Hans Purrmann (1880-1966) is among the most important painters in the history of twentieth-century art.
October 20, 2021 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 80 Pages |
$13.00
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KIRCHNER AND NOLDE: EXPRESSIONISM. COLONIALISM.

A critical examination of German expressionism's relationship to the violence of colonialism. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) and Emil Nolde (1867-1956) were leading figures in the German expressionist movement.
July 15, 2021 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$50.00
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BOTTICELLI: ARTIST AND DESIGNER

Written by DeBenedetti, Ana
A revealing look at the commercial strategy and diverse output of this canonical Renaissance artist. In this vivid account, Ana Debenedetti reexamines the life and work of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli through a novel lens: his business acumen.
November 3, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 232 Pages |
$22.50
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SPEAKING EAST: THE STRANGE AND ENCHANTED LIFE OF ISIDORE ISOU

Written by Hussey, Andrew
A vibrant account of both the sensuous cultural scene of postwar Paris and the life of an alluring icon of modern art. Isidore Isou was a young Jew in wartime Bucharest who barely survived the Romanian Holocaust. He made his way to Paris, where, in 1945, he founded the avant-garde movement Lettrism, described as the missing link between Dada, Surrealism, Situationism, and May '68.
October 14, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 324 Pages |
$27.50
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ART ESSAYS: A COLLECTION

Art Essays is a passionate collection of the best essays on the visual arts written by contemporary novelists. This vibrant and diverse selection includes essays by award-winning writers such as Zadie Smith, Chris Kraus, Teju Cole, Orhan Pamuk, and Jhumpa Lahiri.
December 15, 2021 | Paperback | University of Iowa Press | 198 Pages |
$27.50
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WATTEAU AT WORK: LA SURPRISE

Written by Rand, Richard
Marking the three hundredth anniversary of Jean Antoine Watteau's death, this publication takes a close, revealing look at his recently rediscovered painting La Surprise. The painting La Surprise by Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) belongs to a new genre of painting invented by the artist himself--the fête galante.
November 23, 2021 | Paperback | J. Paul Getty Museum | 88 Pages |
$24.95
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"THE HUMAN FACE" AND OTHER WRITINGS ON HIS DRAWINGS

Written by Artaud, Antonin
The first comprehensive collection in English of Antonin Artaud's writings on his artworks. The many major exhibitions of Antonin Artaud's drawings and drawn notebook pages in recent years--at New York's Museum of Modern Art, Vienna's Museum Moderner Kunst, and Paris's Centre Georges Pompidou--have entirely transformed our perception of his work, reorienting it toward the artworks of h
November 15, 2021 | Paperback | Diaphanes | 128 Pages |
$15.00

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