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  • Leonardo on the Human Bodyby Leonardo da Vinci

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 26.95

    Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses ? still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates. more...

  • Art in Minutesby Susie Hodge

    Quercus 2015; US$ 10.99

    The perfect compact reference guide for all would-be art buffs. Art historian Susie Hodge takes you on a whistle-stop international tour of all the major artistic cultures, movements, phases, developments, artists and themes, from Prehistoric art to Hyperrealism. Contents also include Greek classicism, Gothic art, the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism,... more...

  • Looking Jewishby Carol Zemel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Jewish art and visual culture?art made by Jews about Jews?in modern diasporic settings is the subject of Looking Jewish. Carol Zemel focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended Jewishness and mainstream modernism to create a diasporic art, one that transcends dominant national traditions.... more...

  • Paul Gauguinby Dario Gamboni

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 57.00

    French artist Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848?1903) once reproached the Impressionists for searching ?around the eye and not at the mysterious centre of thought.? But what did he mean by this enigmatic phrase? In this innovative investigation into Gauguin?s art and thought, Dario Gamboni illuminates Gauguin?s quest for this ?mysterious centre? and... more...

  • The Priest, the Prince, and the Pashaby Lawrence M. Berman

    MFA Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    Sometime in the early fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this head of a priest, likely a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 BC, before it was buried in a temple complex. Its adventures were not over: after almost... more...

  • A Companion to Chinese Artby Martin J. Powers; Katherine R. Tsiang

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history. Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding... more...

  • Apollo and Vulcanby Guido Guerzoni

    Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    Guido Guerzoni presents the results of fifteen years of research into one of the more hotly debated topics among historians of art and of economics: the history of art markets. Dedicating equal attention to current thought in the fields of economics, economic history, and art history, Guerzoni offers a broad and far-reaching analysis of the Italian... more...

  • The Art of Understanding Artby Hugh Moss

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one... more...

  • 100 Great Artistsby Charlotte Gerlings

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99

    A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike. This invaluable handbook allows its readers to check facts, browse among the pictures and explore how great artists like Breughel, Constable and Picasso first captured our admiration, and why they remain influential. more...

  • The Sheela-Na-Gigs of Ireland & Britainby Jack Roberts; Johanne McMahon

    Mercier Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    An illustrated and comprehensive account of the sheela-na-gigs (carvings of female images) of Britain and Ireland. more...