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- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95
Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms of their... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 29.95
Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, ?by what makes the human species behave atrociously.? In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns to World War II to explore that question?to the Nazi occupation of Paris, the Allied bombing of German cities, the international controversies... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99
A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... more...
Fleckner, Uwe; Kemp, Wolfgang; Mattenklott, Gert; Wagner, Monika; Warnke, Martin: Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus. Band 11De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00
Contents: K. Lüdeking, The Body and the Letters ? Albrecht Dürer?s self-portrait from 1500; E. Osterkamp, Spartacus under the Germans ? on the history of a literary legacy; F. Forster-Hahn, German, Modern and Jewish ? Max Liebermann?s 1906 exhibitions in Berlin and London; U. Haselstein, A Genealogy of Modernity ? Flaubert, Cézanne, and Gertrude Stein;... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
Crete offers rich material for investigating questions at the heart of research on social organization in ancient Greece. The essays in these proceedings use archeological and historical approaches to analyze the processes of structural change that took place in the cities of Crete during the Archaic and Classical periods, bringing together for the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
The study of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture has a long history that goes back to the second half of the 18th century and has provided an essential contribution towards the creation and the definition of the wider disciplines of Art History and Architectural History. This venerable tradition and record are in part responsible for the diffused... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
Whether chanted as devotional prayers, intoned against the dangers of the wilds, or invoked to heal the sick and bring ease to the dead, incantations were pervasive features of Buddhist practice in late medieval China (600–1000 C.E.). Material incantations, in forms such as spell-inscribed amulets and stone pillars, were also central to the spiritual... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
'It's easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don't have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there's one message that I want you to take away it's that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the arts - even me! For even I, an Essex transvestite potter, have... more...