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  • Patron Saintsby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    This lively work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons who, in the last 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture, and dance to America. A combination of wealth, Harvard education privilege, and family connections enabled Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M. M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby,... more...

  • Ways of Curatingby Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It... more...

  • The Painter with Womenby Robert Lenkiewicz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    'The Painter with Women - the evolution of a Project' is the first publication about the artist Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) which draws upon his private journals and notebooks to give an insight into the painter's motivations and working practices in what is probably the artist's most misunderstood investigation of human relationships. more...

  • The Mary Notebookby Robert Lenkiewicz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Uncover a very unconventional love story, in the notebook of one of Britain?s greatest painters of modern times. more...

  • The Mary Notebookby Robert Lenkiewicz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Uncover a very unconventional love story, in the notebook of one of Britain?s greatest painters of modern times. more...

  • The Painter with Womenby Robert Lenkiewicz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    'The Painter with Women - the evolution of a Project' is the first publication about the artist Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) which draws upon his private journals and notebooks to give an insight into the painter's motivations and working practices in what is probably the artist's most misunderstood investigation of human relationships. more...

  • New Approaches to Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The study of Ruskin?s work and influence is now a feature of several critical disciplines. New Approaches to Ruskin, first published in 1981, reflects this, gathering some of the most distinguished writers on Ruskin and joining them with others who have undertaken significant research in the field of Ruskin studies. The authors were all specially... more...

  • Theater of Crueltyby Ian Buruma

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, ?by what makes the human species behave atrociously.? In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question?to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more  Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...

  • Beyond Griefby Cynthia Mills

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms of their... more...