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  • Van Gogh: A Beginner's Guideby Andrew Forrest

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    This book explores Van Gogh's life, influences, English connections, painting techniques, perceptions of Van Gogh and the continuing Van Gogh phenomenon. 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...

  • Kunsten talerby Lise Gjedssø Bertelsen; Hans Bjørn; Mia Bøgebjerg

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 25.66

    Kunsten taler handler om billeder. Billeder af alle slags fra oldtidens guldgubber og vikingetids-runesten over romanske stenarbejder og senmiddelalderlige træskulpturer til værker af Claude Lorrain, Hoppe, Brancusi, Lundstrøm, Balle, Heerup og Per Kirkeby.Bogens titel refererer til Carl-Henning Pedersen, der for over tres år siden skrev om figurerne... more...

  • Gennem billedernes spejlby Lise Gotfredsen

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 19.88

    Maleren og grafikeren Arne Haugen Sørensen har udviklet sig til at blive en af Danmarks mest værdsatte kunstnere. Med sine farvestærke figurative malerier og karakteristiske kirkeudsmyk­ninger har han formået at appellere stærkt både til kunstkriti­ke­ren og det bredere publikum. I denne bog med smukke farvegengivelser af 70 af Haugen Sørensens kendte... 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 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...

  • Imaginationen des Islamby Alberto Saviello

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Bildliche Darstellungen des Propheten Mohammed gibt es in Europa nicht erst seit dem sogenannten "Karikaturenstreit" des Jahres 2005. An Beispielen aus fünf Jahrhunderten werden die Formen und Funktionen dieser häufig polemischen Bilder in ihrem jeweiligen historischen Kontext analysiert. Dabei leistet das Buch einen Beitrag zur bildwissenschaftlichen... 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 of these composite designations have come into our parlance in recent years. Above all, this expanding terminology underscores the growing scholarly interest in museums. In this new scholarship, a recurring assertion is that as an institution, the museum has largely functioned... 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...

  • 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...