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  • Daily Life Depicted in the Cantigas de Santa Mariaby John E. Keller; Annette Grant Cash

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 55.00

    The hundreds of illuminated miniatures found in the Cantigas de Santa Maria , sponsored by King Alfonso X (1252--84), reveal many vistas of daily life in thirteenth century Spain. No other source provides such an encyclopedic view of all classes of medieval European society, from kings and popes to the lowest peasants. Men and women are seen farming,... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Iconography in Medieval Spanish Literatureby John E. Keller; Richard P. Kinkade

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The masterpieces of medieval Spanish literature have come to be known and loved by Hispanists, and more recently by others throughout the world. But the brilliant illuminations with which the original manuscripts were illustrated have remained almost totally unknown on the shelves of the great European libraries. To redress this woeful neglect, two... more...

  • Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountryby Johanna Miller Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the quarter of a century before the thirteen colonies became a nation, the northwest quadrant of North Carolina had just begun to attract permanent settlers. This seemingly primitive area may not appear to be a likely source for attractive pottery and ornate silverware and furniture, much less for an audience to appreciate these refinements.... more...

  • Spiralsby Nico Israel

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In this elegantly written, intellectually daring study, Nico Israel reveals how spirals are at the heart of some of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and Vladimir Tatlin, James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett and Robert Smithson—he... more...

  • Art Labor, Sex Politicsby Siona Wilson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    Contrary to critics who have called it the ?undecade,? the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art?and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in... more...

  • Andacht und Identitätby Michael Hoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 38.68

    Jesus Christus - die Darstellung des christlichen Heilands in der Kunst ist seit jeher auch die Darstellung von Konflikten: Einerseits soll seine ideale Herrlichkeit gezeigt werden, andererseits auch sein menschliches Leiden. Und nebenbei sollen die normativen Strukturen der christlichen Religion vermittelt werden, aber in einer affektgebundenen Form.... more...

  • The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italyby Piers Baker-Bates; Miles Pattenden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The essays collected here evaluate the broad range of contexts in which Spaniards were present in early modern Italy. They consider diplomacy, sanctity, art, politics and even popular verse. Each essay excavates how Italians who came into contact with the Spanish crown’s power perceived and interacted with the wider range of identities brought... more...

  • Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painterby Cathy Curtis

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages,... more...

  • Structures of Feelingby Devika Sharma; Frederik Tygstrup

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Taking as its point of departure Raymond Williams? notion ?structure of feeling?, this volume investigates how affectivity makes a difference in memory studies, performance studies, and the range of cultural studies across the humanities and social sciences today. It illustrates the importance of theorizing affectivity at a moment when social and cultural... more...