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  • The Double Screenby Wu Wu Hung

    Reaktion Books 1996; US$ 35.00

    In the first exploration of Chinese paintings as both material products and pictorial representations, The Double Screen shows how the collaboration and tension between material form and image gives life to a painting. A Chinese painting is often reduced to the image it bears; its material form is dismissed; its intimate connection with social... more...

  • Secret Lives of Great Artistsby Elizabeth Lunday; Mario Zucca

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    With outraeous anecdotes about everyone from Leonardo (alleged sodomist) to Caraviaggio (convicted murderer) to Edward Hopper (alleged wife beater), Secret Lives of Great Artists recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international art. You?ll learn that Michelangelo?s body odor was so bad, his assistants couldn?t... more...

  • Konturby Charlotte Kurbjuhn

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The aesthetic categories ?outline? and ?contour? are of central importance in the history of literature on art. The problematic history of these categories furnishes insight into the evolution of aesthetic thinking in its continuities, fissures, and mechanisms of change. This study traces significant moments in the history of ?outline? and ?contour?... more...

  • The Digital "Memory of the World"by Anca Claudia Prodan

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Digital technology is increasingly used to provide access to documentary heritage, but this activity leads to changes in how documents are understood and handled. Starting from the observation that the conceptual and practical changes triggered by digital technology in the ?Memory of the World? do not seem to accurately reflect its stated philosophy,... more...

  • Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruriaby Tom B. Rasmussen

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 46.00

    A study of fine pottery made by the Etruscans from the seventh to the fourth century BC. more...

  • ReNew Marxist Art Historyby Warren Carter; Barnaby Haran; Frederic J. Schwartz

    Art Books Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 43.74

    From the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches to the discipline. Some of the most influential names in the field were active proponents of Marxist thought: Frederick Antal, Max Raphael, Arnold Hauser, Meyer Schapiro, T. J. Clark, to name just a few. But in the last two decades... more...

  • Der Pharaoby Manfred Clauss

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 25.31

    Über 3000 Jahre schützte er, regierte er, war er Ägypten: der Pharao. Er garantierte mit seiner Person die Existenz des Landes, sicherte es gegen seine Feinde und bewahrte die Welt davor, ins "Chaos" abzugleiten. Über 330 Könige aus 30 Dynastien regierten ein Reich, das länger bestand als jedes andere danach. Ausgehend von der Beschreibung... more...

  • Band 11by

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    Beiträge: Karlheinz Lüdeking, Der Leib und die Lettern. Albrecht Dürers Selbstbildnis von 1500; Ernst Osterkamp, Spartacus unter den Deutschen. Über die Geschichte einer literarischen Niederlage; Ulla Haselstein, Eine Genealogie der Moderne. Flauber, Cézanne und Gertrude Stein; Christoph Asendorf, Körper in Kraftfeldern. Kunst Krieg und Raumtheorie... more...

  • Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architectureby Ahmad Hamid

    The American University in Cairo Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A thought-provoking and richly illustrated look at tradition and innovation in the work of the world-renowned architect more...

  • Colour Historiesby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Knowledge of the properties, mixtures, harmonies, meanings and uses of colour has always been widely distributed among painters and architects, dyers and printers, pigment producers and merchants, physicists and chemists. This volume focuses on how different communities interacted with respect to their colour knowledge and practices and hereby provides... more...