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Art and Artists - Europe -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin
    Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography - by Boel Westin

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908745569 | ISBN 10: 1908745568

    Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella.   The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale
    Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905-55 - by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849765237 | ISBN 10: 1849765235

    In exploring the intersection of art, politics and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King collection. Published to accompany the Red Star Over Russia exhibition at Tate Modern, this accessible and highly illustrated cat ... more

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  • Cover image of book M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work by M.C. Escher
    M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work - by M.C. Escher

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9783836529846 | ISBN 10: 383652984x

    From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, Dutch artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972) crafted a unique graphic language of patterns, puzzles, and mathematics. Dense, complex, and structured by intricate principles, his work is at the same time decora ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Reach the Clouds (The Walk) by Philippe Petit
    To Reach the Clouds (The Walk) - by Philippe Petit

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571326907 | ISBN 10: 0571326900

    One night in 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour, 110 f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pablo by Julie Birmant, Julie
    Pablo - by Julie Birmant, Julie

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906838942 | ISBN 10: 1906838941

    An award-winning graphic biography of one of the world’s best-loved artists, Pablo follows Picasso’s artistic career from his origins in penury to the advent of modern art. Taking in the artist’s early life among the bohemians of Montmartre, with all ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Curtain by Danusia Schejbal and Andrzej Klimowski
    Behind the Curtain - by Danusia Schejbal and Andrzej Klimowski

    £15.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906838966 | ISBN 10: 1906838968

    "A portrait of life as an artist behind the Iron Curtain."(Danusia Schejbal and Andrzej Klimowski) During the 1970s, many East European citizens dreamed of going West. Behind the Curtain is an autobiographical account of two young art students ... more

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  • Cover image of book Henri Matisse: A Second Life by Alastair Sooke
    Henri Matisse: A Second Life - by Alastair Sooke

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241969083 | ISBN 10: 0241969085

    Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the twentieth century, rivalled only by his friend - and rival - Pablo Picasso. In a body of work spanning over a half-century, he was variously a draughtsman, a printmaker, a sculpto ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1911: Art and Revolution in Liverpool: The Life and Times of Albert Lipczinski by David Bingham
    1911: Art and Revolution in Liverpool: The Life and Times of Albert Lipczinski - by David Bingham

    £15.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906593704 | ISBN 10: 1906593701

    The art, life and exile of Polish artist Albert Lipczinski against the background of artistic, political and social revolution in Liverpool. The story is written in a number of contexts: political agitation in the city; the community of artists of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach
    The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677054 | ISBN 10: 1844677052

    A radical guide to Paris through art, literature and revolution.  The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan.   Hazan rev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin by David King
    Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin - by David King

    £24.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781854379351 | ISBN 10: 1854379356

    Red Star Over Russia is a breathtaking visual history of the Soviet Union, from 1917 to the death of Stalin. Its urgent, cinema-verité style plunges the reader into the centre of the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism and horror to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Picasso: Challenging the Past by Cowling, Cox, Fraquelli, Galassi, Ripopelle and Robbins
    Picasso: Challenging the Past - by Cowling, Cox, Fraquelli, Galassi, Ripopelle and Robbins

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781857094510 | ISBN 10: 1857094514

    This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Picasso's creative processes, for here we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, ‘something else entirely'.  Fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Henri Cartier-Bresson by Clément Chéroux
    Henri Cartier-Bresson - by Clément Chéroux

    £7.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780500301241 | ISBN 10: 0500301247

    Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photography came to define the 20th century.   This book tells his life story through his images: all the major events from his youth to his death in 2004 are described, contextualized, and analysed in the light of his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ancient Celtic Coin Art by Simon Lilly
    Ancient Celtic Coin Art - by Simon Lilly

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263654 | ISBN 10: 1904263658

    Little bigger than a fingernail, Celtic Coins are one of the richest sources of Celtic art in the world, and yet few people are even aware that they exist. With their strange otherworldly designs they evoke a forgotten time of magical beasts, amulets ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art and Theory After Socialism by Mel Jordan & Malcolm Miles (editors)
    Art and Theory After Socialism - by Mel Jordan & Malcolm Miles (editors)

    £26.50   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841502113 | ISBN 10: 1841502111

    Contemporary visual culture, art, theory and criticism shifted after the end of the Cold War, so that cultural production in both the East and the West underwent radical new challenges. Art and Theory After Socialism considers the new critical insigh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nietzsche for Beginners by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac
    Nietzsche for Beginners - by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389058 | ISBN 10: 1934389056

    The unorthodox life and ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche come alive in this documentary history. Nietzsche For Beginners presents a clear picture of the time in which this revolutionary philosopher lived and worked.   We meet the luminaries of the age ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colouring Book: Wassily Kandinsky by Doris Kutschbach and Claudia Weyh
    Colouring Book: Wassily Kandinsky - by Doris Kutschbach and Claudia Weyh

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9783791337128 | ISBN 10: 3791337122

    Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Artemisia Files; Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People. by Edited by Mieke Bal
    The Artemisia Files; Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People. - by Edited by Mieke Bal

    £21.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226035826 | ISBN 10: 0226035824

    One of the first female artists to achieve recognition in her own time, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) became instantly popular in the 1970s when feminist art historians "discovered" her and argued vehemently for a place for her in the canon of It ... more

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  • Cover image of book Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen
    Guernica: Biography of a Twentieth Century Icon - by Gijs van Hensbergen

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747568735 | ISBN 10: 0747568731

    Of all the great paintings in the world, Picasso's Guernica has had a more direct impact on our consciousness than perhaps any other. This absorbing and revealing book tells the story of this masterpiece, from its origin in the destruction of the Ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
    The Complete Maus - by Art Spiegelman

    £16.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780141014081 | ISBN 10: 0141014083

    Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe.  By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leaving the 20th Century: The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International by Christopher Gray (editor & translator)
    Leaving the 20th Century: The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International - by Christopher Gray (editor & translator)

    £9.90   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780946061150 | ISBN 10: 0946061157

    Published in 1974 Leaving the 20th Century was the first collection of Situationist writing in English. Chris Gray, its editor, was himself a member of Situationist International. Long out of print, it has gained an enormous reputation. The search ... more

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  • Cover image of book Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
    Society of the Spectacle - by Guy Debord

    £13.95   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780942299793 | ISBN 10: 0942299795

    Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960s up to the present, the volatile theses of this book have decisiv ... more

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