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- University of Delaware Press 2013; US$ 74.99
This book analyzes the genre subjects created by Jean Siméon Chardin in the 1730s and 1740s as exemplars of a period-specific aesthetic known as the goût moderne or Modern taste, a category shaped by the literary Quarrel of the Ancients versus the Moderns. The author historicizes the development of these genre subjects in ways that challenge... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 24.99
Mixed media or mystery? There's a secret to understanding the mystery behind the hidden message in a work of mixed-media art. As Seth Apter knows, if you can get to know the artist, you will get to know the art. The Mixed Media Artist unlocks this mystery and provides an intimate look into the hearts, souls and creative processes of over 40 inspiring... more...
- Abbeville Publishing Group 2013; US$ 8.99
The leading lexicon of contemporary art returns in an expanded, full-color third edition and is now available for the first time as an ebook. An indispensable guide for art-world neophytes and seasoned professionals alike, the best-selling ArtSpeak returns in a revised and expanded third edition, illustrated in full color. Nearly 150 alphabetical... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Glamour subverts convention. Models, images, and even landscapes can skew ordinary ways of seeing when viewed through the lens of photography, suggesting new worlds imbued with fantasy, mystery, sexuality, and tension. In Old Fields, John Stilgoe?one of the most original observers of his time?offers a poetic and controversial exploration of the... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00
At the zone of intersection between imagery, law, and the economy, the defamatory image is charged with a particularly explosive significance. Initially used as a judicial means of punishing debtors and other violators of contracts, defamatory images remain a vehicle for the denunciation and pejorative depiction of lawbreakers. This volume... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 32.50
Commemoration lies at the poetic, historiographic, and social heart of human community. It is how societies define themselves and is central to the institution of the city. Addressing the complex ways that monuments in the United States have been imagined, created, and perceived from the colonial period to the present, Commemoration in America... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives.... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 34.99
Painter Mark Beard is a master of fiction. Working in the 1920s style of his imaginary gay great-uncle Bruce Sargeant, Beard creates images of athletes in various stages of dress and undress. This archly homoerotic, exquisitely rendered body of work is rounded out with paintings by Bruce's circle of friends and associates: his Classicist teacher, Modernist... more...