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  • Byzantine Artby Charles Bayet

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was a cradle of artistic effervescence that is only beginning to be rediscovered. Endowed with the rich heritage of Roman, Eastern, and Christian cultures, Byzantine artists developed an architectural and pictorial tradition, marked by symbolism, whose... more...

  • Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.99

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group... more...

  • Alphonse Muchaby Patrick Bade; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Born in 1860 in a small Czech town, Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was an artist on the forefront of Art Nouveau, the modernist movement that swept Paris in the 1910s, marking a return to the simplicity of natural forms, and changing the world of art and design forever. In fact, Art Nouveau was known to insiders as the ?Mucha style? for the legions of... more...

  • The Last American Puritanby Michael G. Hall

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    A critically acclaimed and accessible biography of one of the towering figures of New England's colonial period; winner of The Conference on Christianity and Literature's Book Award. more...

  • The National Museum of the American Indianby Amy Lonetree; Amanda J. Cobb-Greetham

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities... more...

  • Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Courtby Ruth Macrides; J.A. Munitiz; Dimiter Angelov

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire,... more...

  • Edvard Munchby Isabella Alston

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    Edvard Munch’s career is effectively divided into two periods: those before and after his mental breakdown in 1908. Prior to his psychiatric treatment and recuperation, the underlying themes of his work bounced between dark sorrow and an overt, aggressive sexuality. But after his breakdown, when he had returned to his homeland of Norway after... more...

  • Bruegelby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    The Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel—sometimes called Peasant Bruegel—was the first great artist to paint scenes of ordinary peasant life and show the common man and woman as they went about their daily tasks and amusements. He is credited with bringing a humanizing spirit to painting— something that was lacking in medieval works and entirely... more...

  • Medieval Church Architectureby Jon Cannon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    By the end of the medieval period, Britain?s churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses high-quality photographs and diagrams to help us to analyze the leading changes in style from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the Romanesque as... more...

  • In Montmartreby Sue Roe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    When young Pablo Picasso arrived in Paris in October 1900 he made his way up the hillside of Montmartre . . . The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills - artificial... more...