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  • 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...

  • Versaillesby Tony Spawforth

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    The behind-the-scenes story of the world?s most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace?s legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France?s old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European... more...

  • Kirchnerby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The self-appointed ?leader? of the artists? group Die Brücke (Bridge), founded in Dresden in 1905, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a key figure in the early development of German Expressionism. His first works show the influence of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Jugendstil, but by about 1909, Kirchner was painting in a distinctive, expressive manner... more...

  • Paul Kleeby Paul Klee

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    An emblematic figure of the early 20th century, Paul Klee participated in the expansive Avant-Garde movements in Germany and Switzerland. From the vibrant Blaue Reiter movement to Surrealism at the end of the 1930s and throughout his teaching years at the Bauhaus, he attempted to capture the organic and harmonic nature of painting by alluding to other... more...

  • Wabi Sabiby Andrew Juniper

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in Time , The Chicago Tribune and Kyoto Journal . Taken from the Japanese words wabi , which translates to less is more, and sabi , which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the... more...

  • Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near Eastby Ömür Harmansah

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    This book investigates the practice of constructing cities in the ancient Near East, bringing together architecture and cultural history. more...

  • Sacred Trashby Adina Hoffman; Peter Cole

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.95

    NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter series One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely... more...

  • Difference / Indifferenceby Moira Roth; Jonathan D Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Natural Curiosityby Louise Anemaat

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99

    Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations.The... more...