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  • Medieval Obscenitiesby Nicola McDonald

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Obscenity is, if nothing else, controversial. Its definition, consumption and regulation fire debate about the very meaning of art and culture, law, politics and ideology. And it is often, erroneously, assumed to be synonymous with modernity. "Medieval Obscenities" examines the complex and contentious role of the obscene - what is offensive, indecent... more...

  • Difference / Indifferenceby Moira Roth; Jonathan D Katz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Looking Back to the Futureby Griselda Pollock; Penny Florence

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Art History as Cultural Historyby Richard Woodfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book focuses on Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of the legendary figures of twentieth century cultural history. His collection, which is now housed in the Warburg Institute of the University of London bears witness to his idiosyncratic approach to a psychology of symbolism, and explores the Nachleben of classical antiquity in its manifold cultural... more...

  • Roman Architectureby Frank Sear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, this lucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview... more...

  • Signifying Animalsby Roy Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    A fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures. Reconsiders the concept of totemism and exposes common fallacies in symbolic interpretation. more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Diaspora and Visual Cultureby Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This is the first book to examine the connections between diaspora - the movement, whether forced or voluntary, of a nation or group of people from one homeland to another - and its representations in visual culture. Two foundational articles by Stuart Hall and the painter R.B. Kitaj provide points of departure for an exploration of the meanings of... more...

  • Art History: The Basicsby Grant Pooke; Diana Newall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have... more...

  • Impressionists and Politicsby Philip Nord

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Impressionists and Politics is an accessible introduction to the current debates about Impressionism. Was the artistic movement really radical and innovative? Is the term "Impressionism" itself an adequate characterization of the movement of painters and critics that took the mid-nineteenth century Paris art world by storm? By providing an historical... more...