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  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 19.99

    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. more...

  • Art History: A Very Short Introductionby Dana Arnold

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other approaches, as well as art from non-western cultures. more...

  • Art Incorporatedby Julian Stallabrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.95

    A controversial and fascinating attempt to define what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Stallabrass reveals the growing inclusiveness of the contemporary art world, pointing to the greatly increased visibility for women and non-western artists, and the blurring... more...

  • Rewriting Conceptual Artby Michael Newman; Jon Bird

    Reaktion Books 1999; US$ 24.95

    An international movement that followed specific geographical-cultural patterns, Conceptual Art built on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp, redefining the institutional and social relationships among production, work and audience in ways which have comprehensively transformed the nature of the art object and forms of artistic practice, both historically... more...

  • Art Theory: A Very Short Introductionby Cynthia Freeland

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, lively book will engage the public, introductory students, and teachers in... 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...

  • Globalization and Contemporary Artby Jonathan Harris

    Wiley 2011; US$ 57.95 US$ 50.22

    In a series of newly commissioned essays by both established and emerging scholars, Globalization and Contemporary Art probes the effects of internationalist culture and politics on art across a variety of media. Globalization and Contemporary Art is the first anthology to consider the role and impact of art and artist in an increasingly... more...

  • Art Nouveauby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Art Nouveau gives a name to the decorative and architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s in the West. Born in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and to the creative vacuum it left behind, Art Nouveau was at the heart of a ?renaissance? in the decorative arts. The primary objective of the movement was the creation of a new aesthetic of... more...

  • Kandinskyby Mikhaïl Guerman

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 3.50

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter credited as being among the first to truly venture into abstract art. He persisted in expressing his internal world of abstraction despite negative criticism from his peers. He veered away from painting that could be viewed as representational in order to express his emotions, leading to his unique... 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...