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Most popular Art & design styles: Postmodernism books

The most popular Art & design styles: Postmodernism books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Basquiat
Examines many of Basquiat's individual works in detail, with particular reference to his working methods and techniques. This unabridged compact edition of a critically acclaimed book, features spectacular reproductions of Basquiat's work.
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Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh
Video and performance artist Anne Walsh's encounter with and multipart response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington's novel The Hearing Trumpet.
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Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction
As public interest in modern art continues to grow, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and its history. This book does just that.
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Design: A Very Short Introduction
This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects.
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Model as Painting
The first in-depth publication on the artist Pieter Schoolwerth's practice.
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Story of Post-Modernism: Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture
In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day.
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Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man)
An illustrated examination of Glenn Ligon's iconic Untitled (I Am a Man) (1988)-a quotation, an appropriated text turned into an artifact.
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Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age
How art makes visible what had been invisible-the effects of radiation, the lives of atomic bomb survivors, and the politics of the atomic age.
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Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy
How aesthetics-understood as a more encompassing framework for human activity-might become the primary discourse for political and social engagement.
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For Want of a Nail
Three nails for J. Robert Oppenheimer, more than half a century after the Manhattan Project.
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Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects
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Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends
An illustrated exploration of Girlfriends (1965/66), one of Sigmar Polke's important early paintings.
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Nairy Baghramian: Deformation Professionnelle
This generously illustrated book is the first comprehensive monograph on the contemporary artist Nairy Baghramian, whose work focuses on interior design.
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Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America
How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.
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Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist
An examination of a 1970s Conceptual art project-advertisements for fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery-that hoodwinked the New York art world.
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Bruce Nauman
Essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman, spanning the five decades of the artist's career.
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Geneses of Postmodern Art: Technology As Iconology
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Plastic Capitalism: Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste
An argument for the centrality of the visual culture of waste-as seen in works by international contemporary artists-to the study of our ecological condition.
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Art History, After Sherrie Levine
Examines the career of New York-based artist Sherrie Levine, whose 1981 series of photographs "after Walker Evans" - taken from Evans' famous depression-era documents of rural Alabama - became central examples in theorizing postmodernism in the visual arts in the 1980s.
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Aesthetics of Imagination in Design
A theoretically informed investigation that relates the philosophies of aesthetics and imagination to understanding design practice.
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Book from the Ground: from point to point
A book without words, recounting a day in the life of an office worker, told completely in the symbols, icons, and logos of modern life.
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Octavio Ocampo: Colomba (Foiled Journal)
A beautiful, new, luxurious notebook from Flame Tree. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
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Reset Modernity!
Texts and images document the disconnection between modernity and ecological crisis: do we need to reset modernity's operating system?
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Documentary Across Disciplines
Artists, filmmakers, art historians, poets, literary critics, anthropologists, theorists, and others, investigate one of the most vital areas of cultural practice: documentary.
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Information
An art-historical reassessment of information-based art and exhibition curation, from 1960s conceptualism to current digital and network-based practices.
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Animals
The emergence of contemporary art, engaging widely with other disciplines, as a platform for exploring animal nature.
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Medium of Contingency
An unprecedented meeting of philosophical thought, financial markets, and the art world.
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Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968
The rise of the exhibition as critical form and artistic medium, from Robert Smithson's antimodernist non-sites in 1968 to today's institutional gravitation toward the participatory.
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Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture
Twentieth-century architect Frederick Kiesler's innovative multidisciplinary practice responded to the ever-changing needs of the body in motion, anticipating the research-oriented practices of contemporary art and architecture.
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Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism
How product design criticism has rescued some products from the trash and consigned others to the landfill.
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Off-Modern
"The Off-Modern charts a fresh path beyond the categories of modernism and postmodernism, center and periphery, artistic theory and practice"--
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Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface
An examination of telepresence technologies through the lens of contemporary artistic experiments, from early video art through current "drone vision" works.
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Unpacking: The Marciano Art Foundation
This first book from the Marciano Art Foundation offers an in-depth look at one of the world's premier private collections of contemporary art and celebrates its dynamic new public home in Los Angeles.
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David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale
Drawing on unpublished documents and oral histories, an illustrated examination of an iconic artwork of an artist who has made a lifework of tactical evasion.
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Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence
The first digital turn in architecture changed our ways of making; the second changes our ways of thinking.
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Postmodern Design Complete
A comprehensive and authoritative publication on one of the most popular periods of international design and decorative arts.
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Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science
Essays, research, and art projects that formulate a Tidalectic worldview, addressing our most threatened ecosystem: the oceans.
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Bruce Nauman
Essential texts on the work of Bruce Nauman, spanning the five decades of the artist's career.
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Sherrie Levine
Texts-including essays, reviews, and statements by the artist-on the work of Sherrie Levine.
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Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Andy Warhol's daily practice of photography during the last decade of his life, examined and documented for the first time.
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Ai Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003
An autobiography in pictures: photographs taken by Ai Weiwei that capture his emergence as the uniquely provocative artist that he is today.
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Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America
How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.
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Book from the Ground: from point to point
A book without words, recounting a day in the life of an office worker, told completely in the symbols, icons, and logos of modern life.
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Being and Neonness
A cultural and philosophical history of neon, from Paris in the twentieth century to the perpetually switched-on present day.
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Politics of Postmodernism
Working through the issue of representation, in art forms from fiction to photography, Linda Hutcheon sets out postmodernism's highly political challenge to the dominant ideologies of the western world.
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Louise Lawler
Essays and interviews that examine the work of an artist whose witty, poignant, and trenchant photographs investigate the life cycle of art objects.
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Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought (revised edition)
Madness and Modernism provides a phenomenological study of schizophrenic disorders, criticizing some standard conceptions of these disorders. Sass argues that many aspects of this group of disorders can actually involve more sophisticated (albeit dysfunctional) forms of mind and experience.
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Make It New: A History of Silicon Valley Design
The role of design in the formation of the Silicon Valley ecosystem of innovation.
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Space Packed: The Architecture of Alfred Newmann
Alfred Neumann is regarded as one of Israel's most significant architects, and this is the first comprehensive critical overview of his built and unbuilt work, his theories and methodology.
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On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud
How the couch became an icon of self-knowledge and self-reflection as well as a site for pleasure, transgression, and healing.