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  • 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...

  • Anywhere or Not at Allby Peter Osborne

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 27.95

    Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? Anywhere or Not at All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical, historical, social and art-critical.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Illustrated Story of Artby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    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... 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...