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Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And other big questions

Michael Rosen y Annemarie Young

13,99 €

A highly topical look at the role of art and the importance of creativity in our lives and the wider world. Art, in its widest sense, encompasses many different forms, from painting and poetry to dance, pottery and quilting and much else besides. Creativity is an essential part of what makes us human as well as being crucial for a range of disciplines in the world of work, including science, architecture and technological innovation.

Frida Kahlo

Claudia Bauer

10,99 € 10,22 €

Frida Kahlo is one of the art world's most enigmatic figures. Beautiful, talented, tragic and strong, she broke barriers as a woman and as an artist and her story is irresistibly fascinating. This dynamically illustrated book makes use of full-page reproductions, historical photographs and the latest research to offer a balanced view of the artist and the impact her work has had in the decades since her death.

Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art

19,95 € 18,55 €

Bridget Riley is one of the outstanding figures of modern painting. She has pursued a course of rigorous abstraction for over fifty years, from her celebrated black and white Op Art works in the 1960s to the complex colour paintings of the 1990s. On the occasion of a major exhibition of her work in 1992 at London's Hayward Gallery, BBC Radio broadcast a series of five dialogues, each one between Riley and a well-known figure from the art world.

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and th

Mary Gabriel

18,98 € 17,65 €

Despite being ostracized by much of the official art world, these women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In NINTH STREET WOMEN, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping a postwar America that would never be the same.

Paula Rego: Nursery Rhymes

14,99 € 13,94 €

These are wonderfully comic and rich illustrations with a hint of the sinister, that turn classic nursery rhymes into colourful stories about folly and delusion, cruelty, convention and sex.

Agnes Martin

Frances Morris

29,99 € 27,89 €

A selection of drawings and watercolours is also included. With essays by leading scholars that give a context for Martin's work - her life, relationship with other artists, the influence of South- Asian philosophy - alongside focused shorter pieces on particular paintings, the book will appeal to art students, academics and all those interested in abstract art. Presenting new research, and beautifully designed, the book is also an opportunity to introduce the life and work of Agnes Martin to those unfamiliar with her oeuvre.

Ivon Hitchens

Peter Khoroche

29,99 €

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is widely regarded as the outstanding English landscape painter of the 20th century. Immediately recognisable by its daring yet subtle use of colour and brushmark to evoke the spirit of place, his work is to be found in public and private collections throughout the world. This is the definitive study of Hitchens' life and work.

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal

10,99 €

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America's most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903. He immigrated to the United States at age ten, taking with him his Talmudic education and his memories of pogroms and persecutions in Russia

Lee Krasner: A Biography

Gail Levin

12,99 € 12,08 €

The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful lifeIn Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.

Ben Nicholson: Writings and Ideas

35,00 €

Featuring reproductions of keyworks and selected letters, Ben Nicholson: Writings and Ideas is an invaluable resource to all those interested inthe work of this key British artist and the period in which he worked.

Joseph Beuys

Claudia Mesch

12,99 € 12,08 €

Joseph Beuys is arguably the most important and most controversial German artist of the late twentieth century, not least because his persona is interwoven with Germany's fascist past. This book illuminates two defining threads in Beuys's life and art: the centrality of trauma, and his sustained investigation of the very notion of art itself. In addition to the materials of fat and felt that Beuys used widely in his oeuvre, numerous Beuys artworks are autobiogra-ph-ical in content.

What is Art?: Conversation with Joseph Beuys

Volker Harlan y Joseph Beuys

14,99 € 13,94 €

In dialogue with Volker Harlan - a close colleague, whose own work also revolves around understandings of substance and sacrament that are central to Beuys - the deeper motivations and insights underlying 'social sculpture', Beuys' expanded conception of art, are illuminated

The Descent of Man

Grayson Perry

9,99 € 9,29 €

In this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a better place, for everyone?What would happen if we rethought the old, macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different idea of what makes a man?

Edward Bawden

James Russell

25,00 €

This comprehensive survey of the career of Edward Bawden (1903-89) accompanied a major exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery and brings together his most significant work in watercolour, printmaking, design and illustration.

Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl

Grayson Perry y Wendy Jones

9,99 € 9,29 €

Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. Fantasy took over his life, in a world of battles ruled by his teddy bear, Alan Measles. He grew up. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself. At last he steps out as a potter and transvestite.

Paul Klee: Painting Music

Hajo Duchting

10,99 € 10,22 €

Illustrated throughout with full-colour reproductions of Klee's paintings and etchings, as well as entries from his diaries, this unique study sheds light on an important aspect of Klee's work while providing insights into his development as an abstract artist.

Paul Klee: The Visible and the Legible

Annie Bourneuf

39,00 €

Tracing the fraught relations among seeing, reading, and imagining in early twentieth-century Germany, Bourneuf ultimately shows how Klee reimagined abstraction at a key moment in its development.

Samuel Palmer: Shadows on the Wall

William Vaughan

50,00 €

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) was one of the leading British landscape painters of the 19th century. Inspired by his mentor, the artist and poet William Blake, Palmer brought a new spiritual intensity to his interpretation of nature, producing works of unprecedented boldness and fervency.

Frida Kahlo: 'I Paint my Reality'

Christina Burrus

7,95 € 7,39 €

Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida Kahlo learned about suffering at an early age. She fell victim to polio at the age of six, and was then seriously hurt in a bus accident at eighteen, resulting in injuries that affected her for the rest of her life.

Sean Scully: Land Sea

28,00 € 26,04 €

Now 75, Dublin born Sean Scully, twice nominated for the Turner Prize, has been one of the greatest abstract painters of the C20th and C21st. incredibly prolific. This and his sometimes massive grid paintings have made him one of Britain's greatest ever abstract painter

Sean Scully - Walls of Aran

14,95 € 13,90 €

Sean Scully is one of today's best-loved abstract painters. His familiar signature style of lines or bands of colour, alluding to architectural elements such as portals, windows and walls, is one of the most instantly recognizable in contemporary painting. This book brings together for the first time his photographs of the dry stone walls found on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland.

Alfred Wallis (British Artists)

Matthew Gale

14,99 € 13,94 €

Alfred Wallis spent most of his life in the Cornish ports of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives, and went to sea as a young man. His main occupation was as a dealer in marine supplies and he was in his seventies before he took up painting 'for company'. He sold his works for a few pence, and died in the poorhouse.

Bridget Riley: Paintings 1963-2015

Eric de Chassey y Frances Spalding

17,95 €

Famous for her b/w abstract work from the 1960s, Riley (b. 1931) embraced colour to produce some of the most important abstract painting series ever produced. Her technique and her imagination are unrivalled in the world of Op Art.

Sol Lewitt: Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour

13,00 €

Sol Lewitt was a great American abstractionist, though not a part of the Ab Ex movement, becoming much more of a minimalist also linked with Conceptual Art. Drawing as much as painting, he pioneered repetitive, grid-like art, alongside Agnes Martin and others.

100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists

Alex Danchev

12,99 € 12,08 €

This remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary.

About Looking

John Berger

12,99 € 12,08 €

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see.

Lowry's Lamps

Richard Mayson

20,00 € 18,60 €

Lamp-posts, telegraph poles, flag poles, fences (and sometimes just vertical posts with no apparent use) form an important part of Lowry's busy industrial scenes. As his work developed, lamps became a subject in their own right and became the focus of some of his later quiet, solitary works.

Epoch and Artist

David Jones

18,98 € 17,65 €

As 'unclassifiable' as his other writings, the volume encompasses a mixture of styles and modes - from prose-essays and reviews, to radio broadcasts and letters to periodicals - where each item has been carefully revised by the author.

Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities

Alan Powers

19,95 €

Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is now firmly one of the most popular artists of his period. "Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities" includes illustrations of many previously unpublished paintings, including a number from private collections, as well as surveying his other artistic activities.

Edward Bawden's London

Peyton Skipwith y Brian Webb

14,99 € 13,94 €

This beautiful book, with almost 200 striking images, shows London as represented by Edward Bawden (1903-1989) in prints, posters, drawings, paintings, murals and advertising material produced during his long career.

Paul Nash: Outline, An Autobiography: A New Edition

David Boyd Haycock

19,98 €

Paul Nash (1889-1946) was one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century and an official war artist in both the First and the Second World Wars. This new edition of Nash's unfinished autobiography, Outline, is published to coincide with the Tate's major Paul Nash retrospective and incorporates an abridged edition of the previously unpublished `Memoir of Paul Nash' by his wife Margaret.

Paul Nash and John Nash: Design

Brian Webb y Peyton Skipwith

12,50 € 11,62 €

The brothers Paul and John Nash, in their very different ways, were a major influence on twentieth century British design. Paul Nash (1889-1946) is now recognised as the most significant war artist of the last century; John Nash (1893-1977) as a plantsman artist

Gerhard Richter Patterns

Gerhard Richter

29,95 € 27,85 €

This publication documents Gerhard Richter's experiment of taking an image of an original abstract painting and dividing it vertically into two. Each divided part is divided again, mirrored and repeated, producing ever narrower strips, which results in patterns. A total of 238 selected patterns are presented here.

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition

Michael Petry

24,95 € 23,20 €

This visually stunning and timely book reveals how leading artists of the twenty- first century are reinvigorating the still life, a genre previously synonymous with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Old Masters.

Barbara Hepworth (British Artists)

Penelope Curtis

14,99 € 13,94 €

Hepworth remains a central figure in British twentieth-century art, and this book describes her life and work, giving an up-to-date survey of the contexts in which she can currently be understood.

Strangeland: The memoirs of one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation

Tracey Emin

12,99 € 12,08 €

Tracy Emin's capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life. A remarkable book - and an original, beautiful mind. 'As spare and poignant as one of Emin's line drawings' Marie Claire

Cornelia Parker

Iwona Blazwick

29,95 € 27,85 €

This monograph, now available in paperback, traces the development of her art from the late 1970s to the present day. Organised chronologically to show the development of her thinking and practice, the book also features five thematic essays by curator and writer Iwona Blazwick.

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

9,99 € 9,29 €

Andy Warhol - American painter, filmmaker, publisher, actor and major figure in the Pop Art movement - was in many ways a reluctant celebrity. Here, in his autobiography, he spills his secrets and muses about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, New York and America and its place in the world.

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art

Susan Aberth

29,99 €

Now available in paperback, this book remains the definitive survey of the life and work of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

Interaction of Color

Josef Albers

13,99 €

"One of the most important books on color ever written."-Michael Hession, Gizmodo "Interaction of Color with its illuminating visual exercises and mind-bending optical illusions, remains an indispensable blueprint to the art of seeing. . .

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series

Sarah C. Bancroft

49,99 € 46,49 €

The paintings, prints, drawings and collages that make up the series are examined from diverse perspectives in essays that bring to light new influences and conceptual frameworks that reposition the Ocean Park series, as well as the artist's role in the history of post-war art.

The Secret Lives of Colour

Kassia St Clair

12,99 € 12,08 €

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.