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  • 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...

  • The Art of Understanding Artby Hugh Moss

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one... more...

  • Art on the Blockby Ann Fensterstock

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    An informative tour of the last four decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists were the unwitting footsoldiers of gentrification and how neighbhorhoods in turn shaped their art?with special attention to artists such as Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons more...

  • The Avant Gardeby David Cottington

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The avant-garde' is perhaps the most important and influential concept in the history of modern culture. For over a hundred years it has governed critical and historical assessment of the quality and significance of an artist or a work of art, in any medium-if these have been judged to be 'avant-garde', then they have been worthy of consideration.... more...

  • Badende Männerby Lill-Ann Körber

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    Der Strand wird zum Atelier, der männliche Körper zum Motiv, eine Kunsthalle zum Schwimmbad. Das Buch präsentiert mit Edvard Munch, Eugène Jansson, J.A.G. Acke und J.F. Willumsen vier skandinavische Künstler, die um 1910 das Baden, ihren eigenen nackten Körper und den männlichen Akt entdecken, mit Fotografie experimentieren und visuelle Autobiografien... more...

  • Becoming Pastby Jane Blocker

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Is there such a thing as contemporary art history? The contemporary, after all?as much as we may want to consider it otherwise?is being made history as it happens. By what means do we examine this moving target? These questions lie at the center of Jane Blocker?s Becoming Past . The important point is not whether there is?or should be?contemporary... 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...

  • Bernhard Hoetgerby Dieter T Wehner

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 1994; Not Available

    Der Bildhauer Bernhard Hoetger (1874?1949) gehörte zu Beginn dieses Jahrhunderts zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Bildhauern des Jugendstils bzw. des Symbolismus. Nachdem er 1904 den Bruch mit dem Impressionismus vollzogen hatte, wandte er sich in seiner zweiten ? hier eingehend behandelten ? Werkphase dem Monumentalen, Tektonischen und Archaischen mit... more...