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- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99
When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it—even to an architect. Just the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00
WIth full-color illustrations throughout From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art?s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas?s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95
Pierre Bonnard was the leader of the group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves ?the Nabis,? based on the Hebrew word for ?prophet?. Influenced by Odilon Redon, Puvis de Chavannes, popular imagery and Japanese woodblock printing, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton and Denis (to name the most prominent) revolutionised the spirit of decorative... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
It took a mid-twentieth century art show in Milan to rediscover this Italian artist, emblematic of the Baroque period, who lived during the second half of the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries. Michelangelo Merisi was born to a family of modest means in 1571 near Milan. At the age of thirteen, he became an apprentice of the painter Simone Peterzano,... more...
- Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00
This Collection of fourteen essays by eleven different authors demonstrates the increasing breadth of enquiry that has taken place in art and design education history over the past two decades, and the expanding range of research models applied to the subject. The essays are grouped into six sections that propose the emergence of genres of research... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 21.95
Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
From 12 October 2005 to 9 January 2006, the Musee Guimet in Paris will play host to an exceptional exhibition: ?Treasures of Vietnamese Art? Champa Sculpture?. This show will bring together for the first time, outstanding pieces from the Musée Guimet, the National Museums of France and the national Vietnamese museums of Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh (formerly... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00
Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who ?burned like a comet? in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist... more...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, (24 November 1864 ? 9 September 1901) was a French, post-impressionist painter, famous for his paintings and prints of actors, dancers and prostitutes in the Montmartre area of Paris. Despite his noble origins, he painted scenes which shocked the ?polite society? in Paris. In his short career, he had an impressive output,... more...