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  • The Total Work of Artby David Imhoof; Margaret Eleanor Menninger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk -the ideal of the "total work of art"-has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice, spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the political instrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk 's lineage and legacies... more...

  • The Memory Arts in Renaissance Englandby William E. Engel; Rory Loughnane; Grant Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    This volume is the first critical anthology of contemporary writings and illustrations about memory in Renaissance England. more...

  • Simon Quaglioby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This publication brings the perspective of art historians to a subject often left to the world of theater science and history. Using the example of the Munich theater painter Simon Quaglio, who came from a family of Northern Italian artists, it examines the status and valuation of theater painting as a genre in the intellectual context of 19 th century... more...

  • Shakespeare | Cutby Bruce R. Smith

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    In distracted times like the present, Shakespeare too has been driven to distraction. Shakespeare | Cut considers contemporary practices of cutting up Shakespeare in stage productions, videogames, book sculptures, and YouTube postings, while also exploring how Shakespeare's texts have been cut apart beginning in Shakespeare's own time. more...

  • Pen Drawingby Charles D. Maginnis

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 8.95

    Style, materials, techniques, and values are the focus of this richly illustrated guide to pen drawing. In addition to proposing solutions for practical problems, the book offers advice on architectural and decorative drawing. More than 70 drawings by assorted artists range from tranquil churchyards and bustling city streets to striking posters. Many... more...

  • The North Transept of Reims Cathedralby Jennifer M. Feltman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This interdisciplinary volume in the AVISTA series is the first book to focus solely on the north transept of Reims Cathedral, the portion of the gothic building that served as the canons' primary entrance to the cathedral from their adjoining cloister in the thirteenth century. Despite the importance of its sculpture and stained glass, as well as... more...

  • Moving Modernismsby David Bradshaw; Laura Marcus; Rebecca Roach

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    The essays in Moving Modernisms open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. They point to the realities, and fantasies, of movement in modernist culture. more...

  • Van Gogh's Earby Bernadette Murphy

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh?s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was... more...

  • Photographie d?art de 1950 à nos jours (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Depuis les années 1960, la photographie créatrice non seulement obtient droit de cité parmi les autres arts, mais encore inspire bien souvent leurs démarches. Elle, dont le problème fut toujours de s'affirmer comme art sans en imiter aucun, se trouve à son tour imitée mais ne doit pas pour cela laisser dissoudre ses qualités particulières. more...

  • Bestiaires (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Le premier trait qui distingue la représentation animalière des représentations végétales ou humaines est son ancienneté et la précocité surprenante de son apparition. Le répertoire de l'art préhistorique est en effet tout entier constitué d'animaux. more...