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  • The Peanuts Guide to Loveby Charles Schulz

    Canongate Books 2015; US$ 10.79

    The Peanuts gang offer their wisdom on love in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. From Woodstock falling in love with a worm to Charlie Brown's obsession with the Little Red-Headed Girl, from Snoopy's yearning for that girl beagle to Lucy's unwavering (and unrequited) affection for Schroeder, the beguiling Peanuts gang know a... more...

  • The Carver's Artby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Chains carved from a single block of wood, cages whittled with wooden balls rattling inside -- all "made with just a pocketknife" -- are among our most enduring folk designs. Who makes them and why? what is their history? what do they mean for their makers, for their viewers, for our society? Simon J. Bronner portrays four wood carvers in southern... more...

  • The Art of Ellis Wilsonby Albert Sperath; Margaret R. Vendryes; Steven H. Jones; Eva King

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    From the tobacco fields of western Kentucky to the streets of Harlem, from the Gullah Islands off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts to the all-black republic of Haiti, painter Ellis Wilson (1899-1977) examined the scope and depth of black culture. One of Kentucky's most significant African American artists, Wilson graduated from the Art Institute... more...

  • Miskwabik, Metal of Ritualby Amelia M. Trevelyan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual examines the thousands of beautiful and intricate ritual works of art -- from ceremonial weaponry to delicate copper pendants and ear ornaments -- created in eastern North America before the arrival of Europeans. The first comprehensive examination of this 3,000-year-old metallurgical tradition, the book provides unique... more...

  • Daily Life Depicted in the Cantigas de Santa Mariaby John E. Keller; Annette Grant Cash

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 55.00

    The hundreds of illuminated miniatures found in the Cantigas de Santa Maria , sponsored by King Alfonso X (1252--84), reveal many vistas of daily life in thirteenth century Spain. No other source provides such an encyclopedic view of all classes of medieval European society, from kings and popes to the lowest peasants. Men and women are seen farming,... more...

  • Images in Sandby Janis Sternbergs

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1965 Janis Sternbergs made a few playful lines in some sand on his studio table and was struck by the image he had created. A photograph of this confluence of shadows showed what seemed to be a great earth sculpture of vast depth and breadth. So began an art form which united the talents and skills of engraver, sculptor, painter, and photographer.... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Today's music, painting, and film share with literature in the development of a new aesthetic, even as these other arts influence (and are influenced by) literary themes and structures. And at the same time the music and art of the past continue to re-echo in twentieth-century letters. The thirteen essays gathered here open a fine and varied view... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Reading the Worldby Ann Morgan

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe?s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation ? from classics and folk tales to current favourites and commercial triumphs, via novels, short stories, memoirs, biographies, narrative... more...

  • The Correspondence of Washington Allstonby Nathalia Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the... more...