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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00
The definitive biography of this brilliant polymath--director of the National Gallery, author, patron of the arts, social lion, and singular pioneer of television--that also tells the story of the arts in the twentieth century through his astonishing life. Kenneth Clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation , established him as... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39
This volume considers the phenomenon of mimetic contagion, whereby works of art draw viewers into direct imitation of themselves, and how it operates within specific historical contexts. Terence's Eunuch is used as a case study, situating the motif within the peculiarities of mid-second-century BC Rome and its anxieties about the power of art. more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 76.16
This book is an inquiry into Dante and the visual arts, beginning from early portraits of Dante and the famous ekphrasis at the beginning of the Purgatorio, and extending to the sources for Dante?s "visibile parlare," his relationship to Giotto, Dante illustrations in manuscript and printed editions, and the great interpretations of Dante by Donatello,... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.38
For the first time, this book extensively examines Nazi propaganda posters through the lens of art history. Containing 150 color illustrations, it reveals National Socialist design strategies, imagery, and themes; traces changes in design principles; and presents the major Nazi poster artists who helped shaped the image of the National Socialist Party... more...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 24.95
The career of E. A. Seguy spanned both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and he was one of the few graphic artists to incorporate both styles into his work. Original portfolios of his magnificent designs ? intended as inspiration for textiles, wallpaper, and other decorative items ? are highly collectible today. These 40 full-color plates, most... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
India?s Kochi-Muziris Biennale has been described as one of the most significant newly emergent biennales, alongside Shanghai, Sharjah and Dakar. However, there have been few sustained and critical studies of these events as specific sites of production and reception of contemporary art. This book, engaging with the Kochi Biennale, provides... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 76.16
Der Band bietet erstmals eine vollständige, kommentierte Übersetzung des schriftstellerischen Hauptwerks Bernard Palissys (1510-90) in deutscher Sprache. Das Traktat des französischen Keramikkünstlers ist ein wichtiger Grundlagentext der Kunsttheorie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, der geowissenschaftliche Themen mit der Kunstpraxis verschränkt. Bedeutungszusammenhänge... more...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 12.95
An influential teacher whose pen-and-ink drawings helped define the style of the early twentieth century, Edmund J. Sullivan sought to define the principles behind good illustration. His treatise ? richly illustrated with black-and-white engravings by Holbein, Dürer, Rubens, Blake, and many others ? also offers suggestions on materials and methods.... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 49.34
Diane Arbus was one of the greatest photographers of the last century. Her portraiture of freaks, circus performers, twins, nudists and others on the social margins connected with a wide public at a deep psychological level. Her suicide in New York in 1971 overshadowed the reception to her work. Her posthumous exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art... more...