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  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. - ;What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed... more...

  • The Cave Paintersby Gregory Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain?the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gergory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people... more...

  • Northern Renaissance Artby Susie Nash

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 22.99

    The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period - ;This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of... more...

  • The Lady in Goldby Anne-Marie O'Connor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt?s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer , one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted... more...

  • Seeing Powerby Nato Thompson

    Melville House 2015; US$ 23.95

    In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here,... more...

  • Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciationby Willard Johnson; Harry Miller Lydenberg

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 12.95

    Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment, Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a Dragon, Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler, and Rory Rumpus rode a raw-bon'd Race-horse among other antics in this antique alphabet of tongue twisters. Originally published in 1836, this charming collection of whimsical rhymes was redesigned 100 years later by some of... more...

  • 3D and Animated Lenticular Photographyby Kim Timby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Viewers have long been fascinated by photographs that animate with a flick of the wrist or appear three-dimensional without the use of special devices. Both are made possible by the lenticular process. Broadly weaving this technology into scientific and popular culture, this volume sheds new light on our relationship to photographic realism... more...

  • Pop Artby Alastair Sooke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    Pop Art by the BBC's Alastair Sooke - an essential but snappy new guide to our favourite art movement Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and comics. Today, in our age of selfies and social networking, we are still living in a world defined by Pop. ... more...

  • The Meaning of Modern Architectureby Dr Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of Modern buildings. This method was first developed... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him?but though his... more...