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  • The Painting of Modern Lifeby T.J. Clark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 25.00

    From T.J. Clark comes this provocative study of the origins of modern art in the painting of Parisian life by Edouard Manet and his followers. The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was a brand-new city, recently adorned with boulevards, cafés, parks, Great Exhibitions, and suburban pleasure grounds—the birthplace of the habits of commerce and leisure... more...

  • Charles Robert Cockerell in the Mediterraneanby Susan Pearce; Theresa Ormrod

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Charles R. Cockerell (1788-1863) was one of the most significant nineteenth-century British architects and a major player in the cultural shift from the Georgian eighteenth to the Victorian nineteenth century. more...

  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle Franceby Jessica M. Dandona

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many even went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could reinvigorate France’s fading arts industries and help... more...

  • Arabic Script on Christian Kingsby Isabelle Dolezalek

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 103.99

    This new series, launched by the Medievalists’ Society in 2014, provides a forum for exceptional, topically focused anthologies and conference volumes as well as medievalist monographs. The journal accepts submissions in all disciplines represented by the Society, including Byzantine studies, Latin philology, modern language philologies,... more...

  • Free as Godsby Charles A. Riley II

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 24.99

    A lively, wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris more...

  • The Global Work of Artby Caroline A. Jones

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    Global biennials have proliferated in the contemporary art world, but artists’ engagement with large-scale international exhibitions has a much longer history that has influenced the present in important ways. Going back to the earliest world’s fairs in the nineteenth century, this book argues that “globalism” was incubated in a century of international... more...

  • Modern Calligraphyby Lucy Edmonds

    Orion 2017; US$ 15.99

    Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering. Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week... more...

  • Bluetsby Maggie Nelson

    Random House 2017; US$ 15.50 US$ 12.99

    Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing Bluets winds its way through depression, divinity, alcohol, and desire, visiting along the way with famous blue figures, including Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Yves Klein, Leonard Cohen... more...

  • Early Greek Portraitureby Catherine M. Keesling

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece. more...

  • Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greeceby Kristen Seaman; Peter Schultz

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece questions many long-held ideas and provides a deeper understanding of particular artists and architects. more...