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  • 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$ 82.12

    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$ 74.66

    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...

  • Dutch Silverby J.W. Frederiks

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 74.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • Theories of Artby Moshe Barasch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Illustrated Story of Artby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Great art movements and the paintings that inspired them The Illustrated Story of Art is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative... more...

  • Black and Whiteby Brigid Brophy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    '[Beardsley's] vision is permanently that of a child lying in bed watching his mother dress for a dinner-party. His fantasy hangs this here, tries the effect of that there: everything is a jewel, and everything is a sexual organ. He is allured, yet afraid to touch: driven back on a cold minuteness of detailed attention, and yet passionately curious,... more...

  • The Double Screenby Wu Hung

    Reaktion Books 1996; US$ 35.00

    This book contemplates a large problem: what is a traditional Chinese painting? Wu Hung answers this question through a comprehensive analysis of the screen, a major format and a popular pictorial motif in traditional China. With a broad array of examples ranging from the early centuries C.E. to the 1800s, he explores the screen?s position in... more...