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  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...

  • Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.08

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group... more...

  • Artby Susie Hodge

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to the world's most important artists and their work. more...

  • Cubismby Guillaume Apollinaire; Dorothea Eimert

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    Les Demoiselles d?Avignon: five young women that changed modern art forever. Faces seen simultaneously from the front and in profile, angular bodies whose once voluptuous feminine forms disappear behind asymmetric lines - with this work, Picasso revolutionised the entire history of painting. Cubism was thus born in 1907. Transforming natural forms... more...

  • 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 Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • Art History: The Basicsby Grant Pooke; Diana Newall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have... more...

  • Portraitureby Shearer West

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 20.99

    This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity,and gender are considered within a cultural and historical... more...

  • Nothing If Not Criticalby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

       As art critic for Time magazine, internationally acclaimed for his study of modern art, The Shock of the New , he is perhaps America?s most widely read and admired writer on art.  In this book:  nearly a hundred of his finest essays on the subject.    For the realism of Thomas Eakins to the Soviet satirists Komar and Melamid, from Watteau to... more...

  • The Root of Wild Madderby Brian Murphy

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99

    Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...