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    Pantone Postcard Box: 100 Postcards

    This irresistible chunky box of postcards features a vibrant selection of 100 different oversized colour chips from Pantone, the world colour authority.

    Ways of Seeing

    Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. This is a book on art in various languages.

    Playing to the Gallery: Helping Con

    Shows that any of us can appreciate art. Based on his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures and full of pictures, this title presents the author's personal journey through the art world that answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but seem too embarrassing to ask.

    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.


    Presenting an analysis of the interconnections between science and the visual arts, this book takes the reader on an illustrated journey from the Renaissance masters to the imagery of cutting-edge science. It considers the way in which artists and scientists have deceived the world and responded to its patterns.

    Art Can Help

    A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society

    Why Have There Been No Great Women

    The 50th anniversary edition of the first major work of feminist art history, published together with the author's reflections three decades on.

    Art & ecology now / Andrew Brown.

    Eco awareness has had an enormous impact across all cultural and political spectrums, not least in the art world. This book presents an exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology.

    The arts: general issues