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- Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95
One of the world?s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror. Considering... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00
Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders"?articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...
- Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 13.95
In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England" in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to... more...
- Abbeville Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.99
A fresh look at the early Renaissance, considering Florentine and Netherlandish art as a single phenomenon, at once deeply spiritual and entirely new. Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden into a rocky landscape, their naked bodies lit by a cold sun, their gestures and expressions a study in shame and anguish. A serious man, well attired,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99
A richly imagined journey to the Viking world that created the Lewis chessmen-"the most important chess pieces in history." - New York Times more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
The sand art bottles of Andrew Clemens (1857-1894) draw reactions of astonishment and disbelief. Deaf from age six, Clemens began creating his bottles at an early age, selling them from his home and in local shops in his hometown of McGregor, Iowa. He later developed his craft to an extraordinarily high degree, using tempered hickory sticks with specially... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of Modern buildings. This method was first developed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95
Pevsner: The BBC Years gives the first full account of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner?s engagement with the BBC at a time when both were the dominant institutions in their own fields -- Pevsner as the most persuasive figure in architecture and art history, the BBC as the country's sole broadcaster. A German emigré, Pevsner was not at first trusted to speak... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78
Pop Art by the BBC's Alastair Sooke - an essential but snappy new guide to our favourite art movement Pop Art is the most important 20th-century art movement. It brought Modernism to the masses, making art sexy and fun with coke cans and comics. Today, in our age of selfies and social networking, we are still living in a world defined by Pop. ... more...