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  • A History of Greek Artby Mark D. Stansbury-O?Donnell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 114.95

    Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the... 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...

  • New Art Cityby Jed Perl

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists?Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them?who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. - ;What is art history? Why, how, and where did it originate, and how have its methods changed... more...

  • Bilder machen Räumeby Katharina Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination, as well... more...

  • The Villanovan, Etruscan, and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Artsby David Caccioli

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This catalogue brings together for the first time the wide-ranging Villanovan and Etruscan collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts with photographs and relevant bibliographic sources on their cultural and religious functions in antiquity. more...

  • Disarmedby Gregory Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was digging for marble building blocks when he unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. From the moment of its discovery a battle for possession ensued and was won, eventually, by the French. Touted by her keepers in the Louvre as the great classical... more...

  • Antidiets of the Avant-Gardeby Cecilia Novero

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 82.50

    Discussing an aspect of the European avant-garde that has often been neglected—its relationship to the embodied experience of food, its sensation, and its consumption—Cecilia Novero exposes the surprisingly key roles that food plays in the theoretical foundations and material aesthetics of a broad stratum of works ranging from the Italian... more...

  • Portraits and Personsby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Portraits have for centuries been one of the most important art forms. But what do portraits tell us? What do they mean? And what makes a picture into a portrait?In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. As she shows, portraits have served two fundamental functions throughout the ages. Firstly, they... more...

  • Seeing Witnessby Jane Blocker

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    The act of bearing witness can reveal much, but what about the figure of the witness itself? As contemporary culture is increasingly dominated by surveillance, the witness—whether artist, historian, scientist, government official, or ordinary citizen—has become empowered in realms from art to politics.In Seeing Witness, Jane Blocker challenges... more...