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- Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 13.09
Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.00
New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. - ;What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 31.00
Art and advertising are often seen as enemies, with the one being free from commercial concerns and the other dependent upon them. In this clearly-written and wide-ranging book, Joan Gibbons argues rather for a mutually enriching relationship between the two, showing how artists have stepped out of the gallery to reach a wider audience by embracing... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticis m. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as ?a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.? It begins with the famous ?In Plato?s Cave?essay, then offers five other prose meditations... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00
Für seine wohlgeformten, lasziven nackten Frauen berühmt, war Peter Paul Rubens erstes Anliegen die Darstellung der Sinnenfreuden in all ihren Formen. Ein Barockmaler, der in seinem gesamten künstlerischen Schaffen die Freuden und Wunder des Körperlichen feierte, die strikten sozialen Vorschriften zugunsten einer emotionalen und sinnlichen Porträtierung... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 43.00
Beauty and Islam' explores aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought in the light of contemporary theories, offering new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur'an and the Alhambra to the works of present day artists and philosophers. Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of the great... more...