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  • The Root of Wild Madderby Brian Murphy

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99

    Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Artby Wassily Kandinsky

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art - Originally published in 1911, Kandinsky compares the spiritual life of humanity to a large triangle similar to a pyramid; the artist has the task and the mission of leading others to the top by the exercise of his talent. The point of the triangle is constituted only by some individuals who bring the sublime bread... more...

  • Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Explorationby Mary D. Sheriff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways... more...

  • Militant Modernismby Owen Hatherley

    John Hunt Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Militant Modernism is a defence against Modernism's many detractors. It looks at design, film and architecture - especially architecture ? and pursues the notion of an evolved modernism that simply refuses to stop being necessary. Owen Hatherley gives us new ways to look at what we thought was familiar ? Bertolt Brecht, Le Corbusier, even Vladimir... more...

  • The Splendor of English Gothic Architectureby John Shannon Hendrix

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    This book explains and celebrates the richness of English churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed somewhat later than in France, but rapidly developed its own architectural and ornamental codes. The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English Gothic architecture in four principal... more...

  • Modernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...

  • Looking Back to the Futureby Griselda Pollock; Penny Florence

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Diaspora and Visual Cultureby Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This is the first book to examine the connections between diaspora - the movement, whether forced or voluntary, of a nation or group of people from one homeland to another - and its representations in visual culture. Two foundational articles by Stuart Hall and the painter R.B. Kitaj provide points of departure for an exploration of the meanings of... more...

  • King of the Confessorsby Thomas Hoving

    Cybereditions 2001; US$ 17.95

    King of the Confessors is Thomas Hoving's gripping account of the extraordinary events surrounding the Metropolitan Museum of Art's purchase, in 1963, of the magnificent medieval carved walrus ivory cross which the Museum calls 'The Cloisters Cross', but Hoving calls 'The Bury St Edmunds Cross'. This new edition contains revelations that render... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    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 his... more...