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  • The Shock of the Newby Robert Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Art That Changed the Worldby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Art That Changed the World 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 impulse behind every major art movement, from the... 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 Wu Hung

    Reaktion Books 1996; US$ 35.00

    In the first exploration of Chinese paintings as both material products and pictorial representations, The Double Screen shows how the collaboration and tension between material form and image gives life to a painting. A Chinese painting is often reduced to the image it bears; its material form is dismissed; its intimate connection with social... more...

  • Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architectureby Ahmad Hamid

    The American University in Cairo Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A thought-provoking and richly illustrated look at tradition and innovation in the work of the world-renowned architect more...

  • Tyrann und Märtyrerby Carolin Behrmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Throughout Europe, the end of the 16th century saw an enormous output of images of Christian martyrdom. Images portraying the law and the behavior of tyrannical regimes in terms of the torment of the martyrs signaled the threats to their own legal system. For the first time, the images of martyrs and tyrants are presented as both religious figures... more...

  • Discordia concorsby Evelyn Reitz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Bereits um 1600 vernetzten sich die Hofkünstler Rudolfs II. in Prag über regionale und ideelle Grenzen hinweg und entwickelten eine vielstimmige, kosmopolitische Bildsprache. Auf den Spuren des Wanderwegs einer Kerngruppe niederländischer Künstler werden bislang unbeachtete Facetten dieser Stilbildung entdeckt, die von der Erfahrung kultureller Differenz... more...

  • Naturform und bildnerische Prozesseby Robert Felfe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    What does it actually mean to ?imitate nature?? Framed by this question, this book traces the paradigmatic connections between aesthetic practices, image theory, and our understanding of nature. A focus is placed on castings of natural objects and fossils, as well as drawing and the use of perspective. Comparing these objects, the author offers new... more...

  • Form and Senseby Wolfgang Paalen; Martica Sawin; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    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...