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- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available
Great art movements and the paintings that inspired them The Illustrated Story of Art is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 23.95
Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03
'[Beardsley's] vision is permanently that of a child lying in bed watching his mother dress for a dinner-party. His fantasy hangs this here, tries the effect of that there: everything is a jewel, and everything is a sexual organ. He is allured, yet afraid to touch: driven back on a cold minuteness of detailed attention, and yet passionately curious,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
An Intimate Distance considers a wide range of visual images of women in the context of current debates which centre around the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, consumption and sex. A feminist reclamation of these images suggests how the permeable boundaries... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
Che Guevara wurde nach seinem Tod zum Idol verklärt und sogar mit Jesus Christus gleichgesetzt. Zahlreiche Bilder, Gedichte, Theaterstücke und Filme bezeugen diesen Prozess, der sich fleißig traditioneller Motive aus der christlichen Ikonographie bedient. Che Guevara wurde so zu einem Christus unserer Tage. Um zu verdeutlichen, wie nahe sich beide... more...
- Reaktion Books 1996; US$ 35.00
In the first exploration of Chinese paintings as both material products and pictorial representations, The Double Screen shows how the collaboration and tension between material form and image gives life to a painting. A Chinese painting is often reduced to the image it bears; its material form is dismissed; its intimate connection with social... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00
The aesthetic categories ?outline? and ?contour? are of central importance in the history of literature on art. The problematic history of these categories furnishes insight into the evolution of aesthetic thinking in its continuities, fissures, and mechanisms of change. This study traces significant moments in the history of ?outline? and ?contour?... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00
Digital technology is increasingly used to provide access to documentary heritage, but this activity leads to changes in how documents are understood and handled. Starting from the observation that the conceptual and practical changes triggered by digital technology in the ?Memory of the World? do not seem to accurately reflect its stated philosophy,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00
Focuses on one of the most attractive features of late medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her prayer-book. more...