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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...

  • Photography and Surrealismby David Bate

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    This clear and challenging re-evaluation of the status and usage of photographic images in historical surrealism puts surrealism?s fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. David Bate asks what a surrealist photograph actually is. He discusses automatism and the photographic image, the surrealist passion for... more...

  • Frida Kahlo: A Biographyby Keely Bautista

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    It is impossible to separate Frida Kahlo's work from her life. This most autobiographical of artists created a virtual timeline in her paintings that spanned her entire career as an artist. From the time she began painting while recovering from a brutal accident that left her disabled, to her final struggles. more...

  • Mondrianby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Der insgesamt der Kunstrichtung der Klassischen Moderne zuzurechnende Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) wurde im niederländischen Amersfort geboren. Nach seinem Studium in Amsterdam begann ers eine Künstlerkarriere im impressionistischen Stil als Figuren- und Landschaftsmaler. Seine Arbeiten aus jenen Jahren zeigen den Einfluss Vincent van Goghs (1853-1890)... more...

  • Surrealismusby Nathalia Brodskaïa

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Der Surrealismus entstand gewissermaßen aus den Trümmern des Ersten Weltkriegs. Als eine umstürzlerische, aufrührerische Bewegung richtete er sich gegen die unglaubwürdig gewordenen Werte der Bourgeoisie. Seine Vertreter strebten eine ideologische Revolution an, sie suchten Zuflucht in der Kreativität, im Unbewussten und im Irrationalen. Mit dem Versuch,... more...

  • The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greeceby Judith M. Barringer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and architecture of ancient Greece with an emphasis on function and context. 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...

  • Bilder machen Räumeby Katharina Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 169.79

    In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination,... more...

  • The Villanovan, Etruscan, and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Artsby David Caccioli

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This catalogue brings together for the first time the wide-ranging Villanovan and Etruscan collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts with photographs and relevant bibliographic sources on their cultural and religious functions in antiquity. more...

  • Disarmedby Gregory Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was digging for marble building blocks when he unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. From the moment of its discovery a battle for possession ensued and was won, eventually, by the French. Touted by her keepers in the Louvre as the great classical... more...