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  • 100 Great Artistsby Charlotte Gerlings

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99

    A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike. This invaluable handbook allows its readers to check facts, browse among the pictures and explore how great artists like Breughel, Constable and Picasso first captured our admiration, and why they remain influential. more...

  • 19th-Century Artby Laurie Schneider Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    Munch?s The Scream. Van Gogh?s Starry Night. Rodin?s The Thinker. Monet?s Water Lilies. Constable?s landscapes. The 19th century gave us a wealth of artistic riches so memorable in their genius that we can picture many of them in an instant. At the time, however, their avant-garde nature was the cause of much controversy. Professor Laurie... more...

  • 30-Second Leonardo Da Vinciby Marina Wallace

    The Ivy Press 2014; US$ 13.09

    Artist, anatomist, architect, botanist, cartographer, engineer, mathematician, musician, scientist, sculptor ? the word ?polymath? cannot provide the full measure of Leonardo da Vinci?s extraordinary talents. If you only know Leonardo as the painter of the famous, much copied portrait, the Mona Lisa, seize the chance to brush up your knowledge and... more...

  • 500 Years of Illustrationby Howard Simon

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book. more...

  • American Facesby Richard H. Saunders

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 39.99

    A sweeping exploration of why and how we look at ourselves through art 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...

  • Apollo and Vulcanby Guido Guerzoni

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    Guido Guerzoni presents the results of fifteen years of research into one of the more hotly debated topics among historians of art and of economics: the history of art markets. Dedicating equal attention to current thought in the fields of economics, economic history, and art history, Guerzoni offers a broad and far-reaching analysis of the Italian... more...

  • Apostleby Tom Bissell

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 29.17

    <p>Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John :Who were these men and what was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich and deeply informed answers to those ancient questions.</p><p>Written with warmth, humour, and a rare acumen, <i>Apostle</i> is a brilliant and exhaustive synthesis of travel writing, centuries of biblical... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Art of Gamanby Delphine Hirasuna; Terry Heffernan; Kit Hinrichs

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 35.00

    In 1942, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans, including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, for the duration of the war. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were lost, personal property was stolen... more...