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  • Once upon a time in Papunyaby Kevin Markwell

    UNSW Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Astronomical auction prices in the late 1990s first drew many people’s attention to the phenomenon of the early Papunya boards, the thousand small painted panels created at the remote Northern Territory Aboriginal settlement of Papunya in 1971-72. Western Desert art expert Vivien Johnson looks at the controversies that surrounded the paintings... more...

  • La Beauté Animaleby John Bascom

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00

    Si l?animal fut tour à tour représenté par les peintres pour sa fonction symbolique, cathartique ou allégorique, il fut aussi et surtout, et ce dès les peintures rupestres, peint pour lui-même, en tant que Nature. En suspendant aux cimaises les chefs-d?oeuvre de la Beauté animale, de la Renaissance à nos jours, à l?occasion d?une exposition qui aura... more...

  • Bild - Raum - Handlungby Ortwin Dally; Susanne Moraw; Hauke Ziemssen

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    Images are more than just objects to be observed. In all periods they have had a direct influence on the way we perceive things and act, in particular in the course of ceremonies. In this volume, various archaeological disciplines consider a number of case studies of the relationships between works of art, spaces and actions in past cultures ?... more...

  • Glittering Imagesby Camille Paglia

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    WIth full-color illustrations throughout From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art?s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas?s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith.... more...

  • L?Art du paysageby Émile Michel

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Longtemps considéré comme la simple toile de fond d'une oeuvre, le paysage a dépassé la peinture religieuse et la peinture d'histoire pour devenir un genre à part entière. Si, pour les artistes, la nature a longtemps servi d'exercice et de décors aux sujets, elle a finalement été étudiée et intégrée dans leurs oeuvres comme un témoignage de l'étude... more...

  • Van Gogh A Beginner's Guide Ebook Epubby Andrew Forrest

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 4.99

    Vincent Van Gogh had a profound gift of communication, and he remains an icon of modern art to this day. This book will explore Van Gogh's life, influences, English connections, painting techniques, perceptions of Van Gogh and the continuing Van Gogh phenomenon. more...

  • Knights of Artby Amy Steedman

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The Renaissance,' a word which means being born again, or a new awakening, when men began to draw real pictures of real things and fill the world with images of beauty.Now it is the stories of the men of that time, who put new life into Art, that I am going to tell you--men who learned, step by step, to paint the most beautiful pictures that the... more...

  • Fremmed og moderneby Peter Fibiger Bang; Jørn Erslev Andersen; Ole Høiris

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 28.54

    Fremmed og moderne søger at ændre vores syn på den antikke kulturs efterliv i europæisk civilisation. I dag betragter vi antikken som stivnet tradition, en forbigangen fortid. Men antikken har ikke primært fungeret som udtryk for det etablerede. Derimod har antikken inspireret generationer af europæere, fordi den repræsenterede noget fremmedartet og... more...

  • 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 Chinese Literati on Paintingby Susan Bush

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 25.00

    This classic work, first published in 1971, explores the transition in painting styles from the late Sung period to the art of Yuan dynasty literati. Building on the pioneering work of Oswald Siren and James Cahill, Susan Bush?s investigations of painting done under the Chin dynasty confirmed the dominance of scholar-artists in the north and their... more...