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  • Patronage in the Renaissanceby Guy Fitch Lytle; Stephen Orgel

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dalíby Eric Shanes

    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...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso

    Random House 2011; US$ 36.36

    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...

  • Death in Florenceby Paul Strathern

    Random House 2011; US$ 36.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Liebschaften der Antikeby Angelika Dierichs

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 9.06

    Die Berühmten Die bedeutendsten Liebschaften des Altertums Happy Ends und tragische Verwicklungen, Affären und Leidenschaft zwischen Harmonie und Skandal: In einer spannenden Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion präsentiert die Autorin die bedeutendsten Paare und Paarungen der Antike ? ein Streifzug durch Mythen und Historie. Dieses spannende Lesebuch... more...

  • Art on the Blockby Ann Fensterstock

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    An informative tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists were the unwitting footsoldiers of gentrification and how neighbhorhoods in turn shaped their art?with special attention to artists such as Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons more...

  • In His Milieuby A. Golahny; Mia M. Mochizuki; L. Vergara

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    In honor of Michael Montias' contributions to the field of the history of art, an international group of leading scholars have contributed essays to mark his achievements. more...