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  • The Coca-Cola Art of Jim Harrisonby Jim Harrison

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    The story of how a summer job spawned a long and rewarding career as an artist more...

  • The Pen and the Brushby Anka Muhlstein; Adriana Hunter

    Other Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of Monsieur Proust's Library   With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library , Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French... more...

  • Milton and the Burden of Freedomby Warren Chernaik

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the unresolved tensions in Milton's writings, as he grapples with the paradox of freedom in a universe ruled by an all-powerful God. more...

  • Destruction Ritesby Mona Hadler

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 29.00

    In the early sixties, crowds gathered to watch rites of destruction ? from the demolition derby where makeshift cars crashed into each other for sport, to concerts where musicians destroyed their instruments, to performances of self-destructing machines staged by contemporary artists. Destruction, in both its playful and fearsome aspects, was ubiquitous... more...

  • 1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestryby Andrew Bridgeford

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.94

    A brilliant new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of the survival of early medieval Europe?s greatest treasure. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Presidential Campaign Postersby The Library Of Congress

    Quirk Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    Here are 100 ready-to-frame political campaign posters from the annals of American history! The candidates range from Andrew Jackson (?Defender of Beauty and Booty?) and William Henry Harrison (?Have Some Hard Cider!?) to Richard Nixon (?He?s the One!?), Barack Obama (?Hope?), and many, many more. The posters are backed with colorful historical commentary... more...

  • Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetryby Jongwoo Jeremy Kim; Christopher Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Augmenting recent developments in theories of gender and sexuality, this anthology marks a compelling new phase in queer scholarship. Navigating notions of silence, misunderstanding, pleasure, and even affects of phobia in artworks and texts, the essays in this volume propose new and surprising ways of understanding the difficulty?even failure?of... more...

  • Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Addressby Shira Brisman

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical details; clarify relationships between artists and patrons; and present artists as modern, self-aware individuals. This book takes a novel approach: focusing on Albrecht Dürer, Shira Brisman is the first to argue that the experience of writing, sending, and receiving letters shaped... more...

  • Word of Mouthby Gianni Guastella

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries. more...

  • The Beautiful Brainby Larry W. Swanson; Eric Newman; Alfonso Araque; Janet M. Dubinsky

    Abrams 2017; US$ 31.10

    At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal?s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.   Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852?1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body?s... more...