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  • Picassoby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist?s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children?s games, he traced his first pictures in the... 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 Hare with Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist... more...

  • Portrait of an Artistby Laurie Lisle

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 32.95

    Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of ninety-eight. Her vivid visual vocabulary -- sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth -- had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century. O'Keeffe's personal mystique... more...

  • The Legacyby Linda Lael Miller

    Pocket Books 2010; Not Available

    "She who loves and runs away, lives to love another day" was Jacy Tiernan's credo. Only this fair-haired beauty had never loved again after Ian Yarbro. Ten years ago, she had fled her beloved Australian homestead with a shattered soul. Ian,the rugged sheep rancher who'd awakened her young heart to the most exquisite pleasures, had sired the child of... more...

  • L?art en Europeby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Le continent européen réunit sans nul doute les ?uvres d?art les plus connues, témoins de l?histoire artistique occidentale. Les capitales culturelles et leurs musées emblématiques renferment tableaux, sculptures ou encore objets d?art créés par les plus grands artistes, représentatifs de la culture européenne. de madrid à Londres, en passant par prague,... more...

  • The Bronze Age Beginsby Philip P. Betancourt

    INSTAP Academic Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    This book focuses on economic and social changes, particularly during the opening phase of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. New developments in ceramics that reached Crete at the end of the Neolithic period greatly contributed to the creation of economic, technological, social, and religious advancements we call the Early Bronze Age.... more...

  • Andacht und Identitätby Michael Hoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 37.09

    Jesus Christus - die Darstellung des christlichen Heilands in der Kunst ist seit jeher auch die Darstellung von Konflikten: Einerseits soll seine ideale Herrlichkeit gezeigt werden, andererseits auch sein menschliches Leiden. Und nebenbei sollen die normativen Strukturen der christlichen Religion vermittelt werden, aber in einer affektgebundenen Form.... more...

  • The Miracle of Analogyby Kaja Silverman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    The Miracle of Analogy is the first of a two-volume reconceptualization of photography. It argues that photography originates in what is seen, rather than in the human eye or the camera lens, and that it is the world's primary way of revealing itself to us. Neither an index, representation, nor copy, as conventional studies would have it, the photographic... more...

  • Creative Licenseby James Charnley

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 32.26

    "On the road up to the University, the gleaming new purpose-built Leeds Polytechnic awaited the arrival of the students and staff of the art college. All the latest facilities were in place. The only thing missing was any concept of what to expect." 'Creative License' describes what happened next and the continuum leading up to this... more...