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  • Painting Miniaturesby Pauline Denyer-Baker

    Crowood 2014;

    Miniatures are not simply small paintings: special techniques are used to achieve their unique glow and luminosity. This book explains how to paint in detail in a small format with colour and precision. It gives an introduction to the history and traditions of miniatures set by Holbein, Hilliard and Oliver. Advice is given on materials, paints, bases... more...

  • The Prefab Bathroomby Deborah Schneiderman; Bishakh Kumar Som

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 17.99

    This graphic novel-style architectural history examines the significance of the prefab bathroom in the history of prefabricated technologies in the built environment. The cultural aspects of ritual and sanitary necessities of hygiene have added to complexities in bathroom design, and driven development of alternative construction methods, specifically... more...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of the war, and... more...

  • Why Men Like Straight Lines and Women Like Polka Dotsby Gloria Moss

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Discover how men and women perceive the world differently and why they won't agree on the colour or shape of the sofa! more...

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyricsby Rosalind Powell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In her study of Christopher Smart’s translating practice, Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart’s poetics and his practice. Addressing Smart's versions of Horace, Phaedrus and the Psalms alongside popular works such as Jubilate Agno, this study offers broad insights into classical reception and... more...

  • Redisplaying Museum Collectionsby Hannah Paddon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...

  • The Dog in the Dickensian Imaginationby Beryl Gray

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In her study of Dickens’s relationship to canines, Gray shows that dogs, real and invented, were intrinsic to Dickens’s vision and experience of London and its representation. She makes use of personal reminiscences, periodicals, images of dogs by portrait artists and Dickens’s illustrators, and institutional archives to shed light not... more...

  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840by Maureen McCue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them... more...

  • Suspending Modernityby Kay Bea Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Kay Bea Jones’ illuminating study of selected works by Studio Albini will reintroduce his contributions to one of the most productive periods in Italian design. Suspending Modernity follows the evolution of Albini’s most important buildings and projects, even as they reveal his apprehensive attitudes about the modern condition. Albini clarified... more...