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  • Auguste Rodinby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 7.00

    Heredero de los preceptos de la Antigüedad y de Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) recibió una innegable influencia de Miguel Ángel, en particular, por su obra Los esclavos. Y como Miguel Ángel, Rodin gozó de fama y fortuna (doctor honoris causa y miembro de la Legión de Honor, entre otras), aunque ciertos escándalos y controversias mancharon su... more...

  • The Pantheonby Tod A. Marder; Mark Wilson Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 82.00

    This book treats the Pantheon from the unique perspective of its construction history, survival and reception through history. more...

  • Caravaggioby Felix Witting; M.L. Patrizi

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592. There he started to paint with both realism and psychological analysis of the sitters. Caravaggio was as temperamental in his painting as in his wild life. As he also responded to prestigious Church commissions, his dramatic style and his realism were... more...

  • Frida Kahloby Gerry Shouter

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Frida Kahlo est devenue plus familière aux amateurs d?art après la sortie d?un film sur sa vie. Son OEuvre n?en reste pas moins compliqué dans son approche et sa compréhension. L?auteur, Gerry Souter, avec délicatesse et talent, explore les aspects les plus intimes de l?artiste et de ses oeuvres en alternant vie et création, danger et exaltation. Un... more...

  • Yoruba Art and Languageby Rowland Abiodun

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 97.00

    Rowland Abiodun draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yoruba culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yoruba civilization and its arts. more...

  • Corrupting Youthby J. Peter Euben

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In Corrupting Youth , Peter Euben explores the affinities between Socratic philosophy and Athenian democratic culture as a way to think about issues of politics and education, both ancient and modern. The book moves skillfully between antiquity and the present, from ancient to contemporary political theory, and from Athenian to American democracy.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bilder machen Räumeby Katharina Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 173.52

    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...