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            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure

            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure (Hardback)

            By Robertson, Geoffrey, QC

            • RRP: $39.99
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            The controversy about the Elgin Marbles continues to rage. This book will be the first to propound a system for the return of cultural property, based on human rights law principles that are being developed by the courts to decide whether artworks, manuscripts and sculptures have... cultural importance and have been acquired in circumstances which morally require their return to enable peoples to enjoy the 'keys to their history' and in some cases to enable the better appreciation of cultural objects that have been important to the understanding of human progress. The book examines how the past can be experienced - by everyone. It will ask what is the difference between an original and a perfect copy, and in what circumstances that difference should require uplifting of the relic and bringing it back home. Geoffrey Robertson has been involved in a number of celebrated cases - he acted with Amal Clooney to provide the Greek Government with legal arguments for reuniting the Parthenon Marbles, and took successful action for Tasmanian Aboriginals to force London's Natural History Museum to return the remains of their ancestors. In this book he will discuss these cases, and will conclude by describing, in non-legal language, a rule that can be applied to decide in particular cases how museums and private collections should distinguish treasures that are not 'theirs'.
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            ISBN 9781760893699
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heaven & earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

            Heaven & earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei (Paperback)

            By Yin, Cao; Edited by Lai, Karyn; Contributions by curators, National Palace Museum

            • RRP: $45.00
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            This publication presents some of the highest artistic achievements in Chinese history. Drawing on the exceptional collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei celebrates the rich heritage o...f Chinese culture through the ancient Chinese concept of tian ren he yi--unity or harmony between heaven, nature, and humanity. As expressed by Song dynasty scholar Zhang Zai (1020-77), who developed this concept of unity, nature is the result of the fusion and intermingling of the vital forces (qi) that assume tangible forms. Mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, animals, and human beings are all modalities of energy-matter, symbolizing that the creative transformation of the Tao [Dao] is forever present. Similar expressions of this unity are common to the three major philosophical and religious traditions of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which form the foundation of the Chinese belief system. Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art includes over eighty artworks of outstanding beauty covering paintings, calligraphy, illustrated books, bronzes, ceramics, and jade and wood carvings. The National Palace Museum in Taipei, holds one of the finest selections of Chinese art in the world. Once held in imperial collections inside Beijing's Forbidden City, many of the treasures were transferred to Taiwan during the unrest of the 1940s and have rarely traveled since.
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            ISBN 9781741741438
            Published AU 1 Mar 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand
               

            Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davidson, Genista

            • RRP: $28.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 19

            Illustrated travel guide to Australia and New Zealand's Art Deco locations and architectural treasures: monuments, hotels, restaurants, theatres, lidos, bars and cinemas.

            ISBN 9780993414626
            Released AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Art Deco Traveller
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            Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

            Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Hardback)

            By Ignotofsky, Rachel

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            Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figur...es like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes --
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            ISBN 9781607749783
            Released AU 18 Jul 2017
            Publisher Ten Speed Press
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            Art and the War at Sea: 1914-1945
             

            Art and the War at Sea: 1914-1945 (Hardback, New edition)

            Edited by Riding, Christine

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            Drawing on the rich archives held at the National Maritime Museum, London, this beautifully illustrated book is the first study to focus on war art of the first half of the 20th century from a distinctly naval and maritime perspective.

            ISBN 9781848221680
            Released AU 15 Oct 2015
            Publisher Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Unofficial War Artist

            Unofficial War Artist (Paperback)

            By Kennard, Peter

            • RRP: $28.50
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            Peter Kennard is Britain's foremost political artist and has been at the cutting edge of global political image making since the Vietnam War. Unofficial War Artist brings together the best of Kennard's work from 45 years of his career and accompanies a major retrospective of his ...work at IWM London.
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            ISBN 9781904897712
            Released AU 31 May 2015
            Publisher Imperial War Museum
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            Celestial Gallery
             

            Celestial Gallery (Hardback)

            By Shrestha, Romio; Baker, Ian

            • RRP: $186.99
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            Featuring Tibetan Mandalas of overwhelming beauty and spiritual splendour, this production is in a gold-leafed box.

            ISBN 9780935112597
            Released AU 1 Jan 2000
            Publisher Bookwise International
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            Life and Work of Clifford Webb

            Life and Work of Clifford Webb (Paperback)

            By Brett, Simon

            • RRP: $86.50
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            The first ever book about the famed illustrator and wood engraver, by the wood engraver Simon Brett. This new biography showcases much of Clifford Webb's surviving work, and will do much to revive interest in him.

            ISBN 9781908213662
            Released AU 3 Mar 2019
            Publisher Little Toller Books
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            Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman
             

            Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman (Hardback, New title)

            Edited by Bambach, Carmen; Contributions by Cecchi, Alessandro; Farago, Claire; Forcione, Varena; Kemp, Mr Martin

            • RRP: $107.99
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            A portrait of Leonardo da Vinci as a draftsman, integrating his diverse roles as an artist, scientist, inventor, theorist and teacher. A chronological framework is provided to shed light on his life and career. The essays and entries survey the wide variety of drawing types that ...Leonardo used.
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            ISBN 9780300098785
            Released AU 18 Feb 2003
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
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            Donald Judd
             

            Donald Judd (Hardback)

            By Judd, Donald

            • RRP: $76.00
            • $76.00
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            One of the most important American artists of the post-war period, Donald Judd has come to define Minimalist art a label he strongly objected to. This book presents works from Judds seminal 1989 exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. It also includes archival materi...al and interviews with the artist.
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            ISBN 9783869303901
            Released AU 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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