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  • 1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestryby Andrew Bridgeford

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.65

    A brilliant new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of the survival of early medieval Europe?s greatest treasure. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Addressby Shira Brisman

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical details; clarify relationships between artists and patrons; and present artists as modern, self-aware individuals. This book takes a novel approach: focusing on Albrecht Dürer, Shira Brisman is the first to argue that the experience of writing, sending, and receiving letters shaped... more...

  • Word of Mouthby Gianni Guastella

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries. more...

  • Japandemonium Illustratedby Toriyama Sekien; Hiroko Yoda; Matt Alt

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 19.95

    First English publication of all four of Sekien's masterworks: The Illustrated Demons' Night Parade, More Illustrated Demons from Past and Present, Even More Demons from Past and Present, and An Idle Horde of Things. more...

  • Les Images rupestres du Sahara d'Alfred Muzzoliniby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Des images rupestres sahariennes, le public ne connaît généralement que les peintures du Tassili, popularisées par Henri Lhote grâce à l'exposition qui présenta pour la première fois ces ?uvres au musée des Arts décoratifs en 1957. Mais peintures et gravures se comptent désormais... more...

  • Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in Londonby Stacey J. Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen?s club with a singular remit ? to exhibit members? art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized, and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers, politicians, and museum curators. Exhibitions at their grand... more...

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practiceby Christian Mieves; Irene Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in contemporary visual practice. Artists, curators and art theorists... more...

  • Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Periodby Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world. This volume makes its contribution by offering new interdisciplinary... more...

  • Yakuglas' Legacyby Ronald W. Hawker

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James’ artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James’ shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture more...

  • Naamiwan's Drumby Maureen Matthews

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Naamiwan’s Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself. more...