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  • Bad New Daysby Hal Foster

    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...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    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...

  • 1914 - Goodbye to All Thatby Lawinia Greenlaw; Jeanette Winterson; Colm Toibin; Erwin Mortier; Elif Shafak

    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...

  • The New Art of the Fifteenth Centuryby Shirley Neilsen Blum

    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...

  • Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Themby Nancy Marie Brown

    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...

  • The Sand Art Bottles of Andrew Clemensby Roy Sucholeiki

    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...

  • The Meaning of Modern Architectureby Dr Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    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...

  • Pevsner: The BBC Yearsby Mr Stephen Games

    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...

  • Pop Artby Alastair Sooke

    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...

  • Aristotle's Physicsby Mariska Leunissen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This volume provides cutting-edge research on Aristotle's Physics, taking into account recent changes in the field of Aristotle. more...