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  • The Illustrated Story of Artby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Great art movements and the paintings that inspired them The Illustrated Story of Art is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals... more...

  • Black and Whiteby Brigid Brophy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    '[Beardsley's] vision is permanently that of a child lying in bed watching his mother dress for a dinner-party. His fantasy hangs this here, tries the effect of that there: everything is a jewel, and everything is a sexual organ. He is allured, yet afraid to touch: driven back on a cold minuteness of detailed attention, and yet passionately curious,... more...

  • B is for Bauhausby Deyan Sudjic

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the... more...

  • Chesucristoby David Kunzle; Martin Steinbrück

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Che Guevara wurde nach seinem Tod zum Idol verklärt und sogar mit Jesus Christus gleichgesetzt. Zahlreiche Bilder, Gedichte, Theaterstücke und Filme bezeugen diesen Prozess, der sich fleißig traditioneller Motive aus der christlichen Ikonographie bedient. Che Guevara wurde so zu einem Christus unserer Tage. Um zu verdeutlichen, wie nahe sich beide... more...

  • 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...