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- Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95
An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artists and their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on, modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism over the past ninety years. Focuses on artists whose work expresses the concept of revolutionary social transformation Provides a strong historical narrative... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.95
This is a vivid portrait of the French historical profession in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, concluding just before the emergence of the famous Annales school of historians. It places the profession in its social, academic, and political context and shows that historians of the period have been unfairly maligned as amateurish and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014;
Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by contrasting the two artists. “I have linked their two names,? he writes, “because it seems to me... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95
Carved for a Roman city prefect who was a newly baptized Christian at his death, the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus is not only a magnificent example of "the fine style" of mid-fourth-century sculpture but also a treasury of early Christian iconography clearly indicating the Christianization of Rome--and the Romanization of Christianity. Whereas most... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00
The fourteen essays in this collection explore the dominance of patronage in Renaissance politics, religion, theatre, and artistic life. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...
- 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...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95
Maler, Designer, Hersteller von seltsamen Gegenständen, Autor und Filmemacher: Dali wurde der Berühmteste der Surrealisten. Bunuel, Lorca, Picasso und Breton hatten einen großen Einfluss auf seine Karriere. Dalis und Bunuels Film "Ein andalusischer Hund" markierte seinen offiziellen Einstieg in die festgefügte Gruppe der Pariser Surrealisten, wo er... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
A sweeping, beautifully written history of artistic patronage from 1000 to the present day by a Wolfson Prize-winning historian. more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 36.91
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... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 36.91
By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo the Magnificent they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate... more...