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- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 77.00
Wie konnte man 1945 einfach wieder anfangen? Diese Frage stellt sich ganz besonders für die deutschen Museen und ihren Umgang mit der Kunst der Moderne. Die meisten Museen waren stark beschädigt, die modernen Kunstwerke 1937 in der Aktion "Entartete Kunst" konfisziert, zerstört oder verkauft worden. Künstler, Kuratoren und Direktoren waren,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99
Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where he founded the influential magazine DYN in 1941. In the bold texts from DYN that make up Form and Sense , we encounter a unique artistic... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies... more...