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- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013;
Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Deemed by Heinrich Heine a city of merchants where poets go to die, Hamburg was an improbable setting for a major intellectual movement. Yet it was there, at the end of World War I, at a new university in this commercial center, that a trio of twentieth-century pioneers in the humanities emerged. Working side by side, Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer,... more...
- Halban 2013; US$ 11.65
Michel Strauss embarked on an enduring love affair at the age of six when he saw for the first time paintings by Manet, Monet and Degas: the passion aroused by these artists never left him. This passion, this ‘eye? as he calls it led to his becoming Head of the Impressionist Department at Sotheby?s where he remained for forty years. He describes the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 38.99
Largely neglected for the four centuries after his death, the fifteenth century Italian artist Piero della Francesca is now seen to embody the fullest expression of the Renaissance perspective painter, raising him to an artistic stature comparable with that of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. But who was Piero, and how did he become the person and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth , Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples of late Baroque painting by artists like Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena, Vico concluded that human truth was a product of the imagination.... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99
Explore the beautiful and complex world of art! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death at the Somme in 1916. Hankey's story marks a significant contribution to our understanding both of the 'pre-Somme' mediation... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 32.04
Hauptbeschreibung Johann Heinrich Meyer (1760 - 1832) gehört zu den Protagonisten der ästhetischen Debatten um 1800. Als enger Mitarbeiter und Berater Goethes, als Künstler, Kunsthistoriker und Pädagoge hat er die Kunstauffassung der Weimarer Klassik entscheidend mitgeprägt. Sein erstaunlich differenziertes historisches Bewusstsein fand Niederschlag... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
This book investigates the possibilities for partnerships between universities and museums, especially in relation to their potential for generating innovative patterns of research and learning. The authors examine how to enable more effective and creative connections between museums and higher education. They identify conceptual and practical barriers... more...