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  • 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...

  • Echoes of Exileby Ines Rotermund-Reynard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Thousands of people were driven into exile by Germany's National Socialist. For many artists Paris became a temporary capital. The archives of these exiles were stolen, confiscated, and often destroyed, but also frequently preserved. This book assesses unknown source material stored at the Moscow State Military Archive since the end of the war, and... 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • 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

    Ten Speed Press 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...