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  • 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...

  • ReNew Marxist Art Historyby Warren Carter; Barnaby Haran; Frederic J. Schwartz

    Art Books Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 43.74

    From the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches to the discipline. Some of the most influential names in the field were active proponents of Marxist thought: Frederick Antal, Max Raphael, Arnold Hauser, Meyer Schapiro, T. J. Clark, to name just a few. But in the last two decades... more...

  • Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruriaby Tom B. Rasmussen

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 46.00

    A study of fine pottery made by the Etruscans from the seventh to the fourth century BC. more...

  • Colour Historiesby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Knowledge of the properties, mixtures, harmonies, meanings and uses of colour has always been widely distributed among painters and architects, dyers and printers, pigment producers and merchants, physicists and chemists. This volume focuses on how different communities interacted with respect to their colour knowledge and practices and hereby provides... more...

  • The Mystic Arkby Conrad Rudolph

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Conrad Rudolph studies Hugh of Saint Victor's forty-two-page written work, The Mystic Ark, which describes the medieval painting of the same name. 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...

  • 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...

  • I Was Vermeerby Frank Wynne

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Frank Wynne's remarkable book tells the story of Han van Meegeren, a paranoid, drug-addicted, second-rate painter whose Vermeer forgeries made him a secret superstar of the art world. During van Meegeren's heyday as a forger of Vermeers, he earned the equivalent of fifty million dollars, the acclaim of the world's press, and the satisfaction of swindling... more...

  • Double Rhythmby Jean Hélion; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2014;

    Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the craftsman in his studio. His writing extended throughout the five decades or more of his career. Soon after the young painter?s arrival in... more...

  • Blood on the Waterby Alex Connor

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice ? a city with secrets to rival its splendour. more...