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  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Artsby Frank Burch Brown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 44.99

    Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquely multi-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook... more...

  • Truthby John D Caputo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.38

    In the first in a new series of easily digestible, commute-lengthbooks of original philosophy, renowned thinker John D. Caputo explores the many notions of 'truth', and what it really means Riding to work in the morning has has become commonplace. We ride everywhere. Physicians and public health officials plead with us to get out and walk, to... more...

  • Lives of the Artistsby Calvin Tomkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 13.99

    Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins's incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Ageby Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece and the Aegean Islands from c. 3000?1100 BCE. more...

  • Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Romeby Lynne C. Lancaster

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book examines methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome. more...

  • The Disabled Body in Contemporary Artby Ann Millett-Gallant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...

  • Lost Capital of Byzantiumby Steven Runciman

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 16.00

    Clinging to a rugged hillside in the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, one of the most dramatically beautiful Byzantine cities in Greece, a place steeped in history, myth and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese in the 13th century, William II of Villehardouin built a great castle on a hill near Sparta that later came to be... more...

  • The Shape of Ancient Thoughtby Thomas McEvilley

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    This unparalleled study of early Eastern and Western philosophy challenges every existing belief about the foundations of Western civilization. Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today?s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thoughtóWestern and Eastern... more...

  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as... more...

  • Modernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...