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  • The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introductionby David Cottington

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    For over a hundred years 'the avant-garde' has been the most influential concept in modern art; its impact on the history of modern culture has been profound. In this Very Short Introduction, David Cottington explores why the avant-garde carries so much authority, and places it within the context of western modernity and capitalist culture. more...

  • The Museum Is Openby Andrea Meyer; Benedicte Savoy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 87.04

    Museum science, museum analysis, museum history, and museum theory ? all this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. A recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned as a venue for the formation of specifically national identities. This volume, by contrast, highlights... more...

  • Before the Museums Cameby Leo J. Harris

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 0.00

    Before the Museums Came: A Social History of the Fine Arts in the Twin Cities gives an engaging portrayal of the fine arts scene of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States, spanning from the appearance of the earliest artists in 1835 to the opening of the first permanent museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1915.... more...

  • Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535by Robert A. Faleer

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 124.99

    Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects of late Romanesque, Gothic, and early Renaissance ecclesiastical woodwork in churches throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic... 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...

  • Elements of Art Historiography in Medieval Textsby D. Aalders; E.F. van der Grinten

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 83.82

    The attitude of medieval men of letters towards plastic arts, architecture and applied art has so far been studied from a primarily aesthetic point of view. The cause of this may be found, I offer no opinion on it, in the conceptions of the authors who have been publishing on this during the last seventy-five years or in the fact that most medieval... more...

  • Dutch Silverby J.W. Frederiks

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 76.20

    This third volume on Dutch Silver does not need a lengthy introduction, since it is a continuation of the second volume, describing and reproducing the wrought plate of the other provinces of the Netherlands, i. e. Zeeland, Utrecht, North-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland, Overijsel, Friesland and Groningen. The province of Drenthe, until recent years a... more...

  • Dutch Silverby J.W. Frederiks

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 76.20

    Prosperity generally brings with it a desire for luxury, which finds its expression in man's endeavour to surround himself with objects of beauty. Artists of all kinds are always being attracted to the centres of wealth, which thus develop into centres of art. We observe this through the whole of history; in antiquity, in the Middle Ages and, above... more...

  • The Shock of the Newby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 60.00

    A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Michaelangelo: Selected Readingsby William Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Michaelangelo: Selected Readings is the long-awaited condensation of the five volume English article collection of Michaelangelo's life. Selections include: Life and Early Works; The Sistine Chapel; San Lorenzo; Tomb of Julius II and Other Works in Rome; and Drawings, Poetry and Miscellaneous Studies. more...