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  • Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Christina Riggs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had... more...

  • Practice as Researchby Estelle Barrett; Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 34.00

    Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favoured over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research. Designed specifically as a research training tool, the book is structured on the model used by most research... more...

  • Picturing the Selfby Gen Doy

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 35.00

    Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes? theory of ?I think therefore I am? to postmodern notions of the fragmented self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship in relation to contemporary art but also going back to the early modern period and Holbein?s Ambassadors. She argues that the importance of subjectivity for art... more...

  • Art, Agency and Living Presenceby Caroline van Eck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Throughout history, and all over the world, viewers have treated works of art as if they are living beings: speaking to them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. This book is a contribution towards an understanding of such responses, by drawing on ancient rhetoric and the theories of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell, and by retracing the... more...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of the war, and... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas on the land, the ?landscape,? and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. For the first time, this book provides a detailed reconstruction of the discourse on ideal places and architectonically staged vistas. It also presents the history of the ancient topos of the ?theater of the hills?... more...

  • Naturform und bildnerische Prozesseby Robert Felfe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    What does it actually mean to ?imitate nature?? Framed by this question, this book traces the paradigmatic connections between aesthetic practices, image theory, and our understanding of nature. A focus is placed on castings of natural objects and fossils, as well as drawing and the use of perspective. Comparing these objects, the author offers new... more...

  • Anywhere or Not at Allby Peter Osborne

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? Anywhere or Not at All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical, historical, social and art-critical.... more...

  • Community and Identity in Ancient Egyptby Deborah Vischak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this book, Deborah Vischak argues that localized communities are an important source of identity in ancient Egypt. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Cultureby Celia Marshik

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This Companion provides students and scholars alike with an interdisciplinary approach to literary modernism. more...