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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Graphic Designby Marcia Layton Turner; Marjorie Crum

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 24.95

    If you can dream it, you can design it. Whether your goal is to design your own marketing materials, launch a visually compelling blog, or just have some fun creating your own CD covers, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Graphic Design is your one-stop reference. Presented in an intuitive, accessible format, here are the fundamental elements... more...

  • Palladioby James Ackerman; Phyllis Massar

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 17.58

    Palladio (1508-80) combined classical restraint with constant inventiveness. In this study, Professor Ackerman sets Palladio in the context of his age - the Humanist era of Michelangelo and Raphael, Titian and Veronese - and examines each of the villas, churches and palaces in turn and tries to penetrate to the heart of the Palladian miracle. Palladio's... more...

  • Staying Up Much Too Lateby Gordon Theisen

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    A fascinating study of Edward Hopper's iconic Nighthawks painting and its deep significance for understanding American culture. Staying up Much Too Late discusses the painting Nighthawks and the painter Edward Hopper and their central importance to twentieth-century American culture. Topics include individualism, New York City, Arthur "Weegee"... more...

  • Mondrianby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), who can be assigned to the school of classical modernism, was born in Amersfort, Netherlands. After studying in Amsterdam, he started his artist´s career in the impressionist style as a figure and landscape painter. His works from these years showed the influence of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) and of Fauvism, a French school... more...

  • Victorian Glassworldsby Isobel Armstrong

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 64.99

    Isobel Armstrong's startlingly original book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in nineteenth-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, literature, print culture, the visual arts, optics, and philosophy, it will transform our understanding of the Victorian period. - ;Isobel Armstrong's... more...

  • Imaging Wisdomby Jacob N Kinnard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book contributes to the history of religions and Buddhist studies fields by focussing on what is a far too frequently ignored aspect of religious experience: visual images. more...

  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • Sleeping with the Enemyby Hal Vaughan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    De s p i t e h e r age she sparkles; she is the only volcano in the Auvergne that is not extinct . . . the most brilliant, the most impetuous, the most brilliantly insufferable woman that ever was. Gabrielle Chanel had barely been laid to rest in her designer sepulcher at Lausanne, Switzerland, when the city of Paris announced that France?s first... more...

  • The Art of the Conby Anthony M. Amore

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices... more...

  • Looking Jewishby Carol Zemel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Jewish art and visual culture?art made by Jews about Jews?in modern diasporic settings is the subject of Looking Jewish. Carol Zemel focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended Jewishness and mainstream modernism to create a diasporic art, one that transcends dominant national traditions.... more...