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    But Is It Art?: An Introduction to

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, lively book will engage the public, introductory students, and teachers in the arts.

    How Art Can Change Your Life


    Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal

    A spectacular and unprecedented visual biography of the leading pioneers and protagonists of modern art and design

    The Bloomsbury Group

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Bloomsbury Group transformed British culture with their innovative approach to art, design and society. In this book Frances Spalding presents their fascinating biographies, all of which are illustrated with paintings and intimate photographs created by members of the group.

    The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

    Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark?

    Timelines of Art


    Negative/Positive: A History of Photography

    As its title suggests, Negative/Positive begins with the negative, a foundational element of analog photography that is nonetheless usually ignored, and uses this to tell a representative, rather than comprehensive, history of the medium.

    Talk Art The Interviews

    The second book from Sunday Times best-selling authors Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, Talk Art: The Interviews offers a beautifully packaged collection of interview highlights from the popular Talk Art podcast.

    The arts: general issues