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  • 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...

  • Decorative Gamesby Jean-Francois Bedard

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments Oppenord drew over the first French edition of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia. In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it reveals Oppenord's... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Museum Is Openby Andrea Meyer; Benedicte Savoy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    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. Readers will... 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    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...

  • Marks of Opulence: The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000?1914 (Text Only)by Colin Platt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A sweeping, beautifully written history of artistic patronage from 1000 to the present day by a Wolfson Prize-winning historian. more...

  • The Forger's Spellby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.... more...