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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 10 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book What are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye by Will Gompertz
    What are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye - by Will Gompertz

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241965993 | ISBN 10: 0241965993

    Move over Gombrich - there's a new art book in town!   For sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year - and are confused - What Are You Looking At? by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, acces ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike Art! Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition by Yates McKee
    Strike Art! Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition - by Yates McKee

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784781880 | ISBN 10: 1784781886

    The collision of activism and contemporary art, from the Seattle protests to Occupy and beyond.  What is the relation of art to the practice of radical politics today? Strike Art explores this question through the historical lens of Occupy, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Playing for Time: Making Art as If the World Mattered by Lucy Neal
    Playing for Time: Making Art as If the World Mattered - by Lucy Neal

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783191864 | ISBN 10: 1783191864

    This groundbreaking handbook is a resource for artists, community activists and anyone wishing to reach beyond the facts and figures of science and technology to harness their creativity to make change in the world.   This timely book explores the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer
    Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else - by David Balzer

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335971 | ISBN 10: 0745335977

    Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?   ‘Curate’ has become a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns su ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History by Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince
    The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History - by Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince

    £29.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780857858184 | ISBN 10: 0857858181

    The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History takes the reader on a dazzling journey through the visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to the present day.  Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince's compelling ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idea of the Avant Garde: And What it Means Today by Marc James Léger (Editor)
    The Idea of the Avant Garde: And What it Means Today - by Marc James Léger (Editor)

    £12.41   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780719096914 | ISBN 10: 071909691x

    This book is premised on the view that the idea of the avant garde has an increased importance in these times of global political crisis. Much cultural production today is shaped by a biopolitics that construes all creative and knowledge production i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom by John Slyce
    Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom - by John Slyce

    £19.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907317682 | ISBN 10: 1907317686

    The fifth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in the United Kingdom today.   Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom is a diverse, in-depth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained by Susie Hodge
    Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained - by Susie Hodge

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780500290477 | ISBN 10: 0500290474

    In this enjoyable and thought-provoking book Susie Hodge explains, thoroughly and conclusively, why modern art is not, and never has been, child’s play.  The book examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical hostility – from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship by Michael Petry
    The Art of Not Making: The New Artist / Artisan Relationship - by Michael Petry

    £19.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780500290262 | ISBN 10: 0500290261

    Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the ‘author’ of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?   The Art of Not ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Survive Modern Art by Susie Hodge
    How to Survive Modern Art - by Susie Hodge

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781854377494 | ISBN 10: 1854377493

    Modern art arouses many different responses: suspicion, controversy and misunderstanding are among the most frequent. But it doesn't need to be like that. To help out, here is a clear, accessible, fully illustrated introduction to what can otherwise ... more

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