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  • Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Artby Ann Lee Morgan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art details the history of contemporary art through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important artists, styles, terms, and movements. more...

  • Picasso's Brainby Christine Temple

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others? Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes... more...

  • Mirror Affectby Cristina Albu

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    For decades, contemporary artworks with reflective properties have stimulated public forms of spectatorship. According to Cristina Albu, these artworks, which can include elements such as mirrors, live video feedback, or sensors, draw attention to affective interdependence and mechanisms of social control.  In Mirror Affect , Albu provides a historical... more...

  • Renaissance Theories of Visionby John Shannon Hendrix; Charles H. Carman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How are processes of vision, perception, and sensation conceived in the Renaissance? How are those conceptions made manifest in the arts? The essays in this volume address these and similar questions to establish important theoretical and philosophical bases for artistic production in the Renaissance and beyond. The essays also attend to the views... more...

  • Medieval and Renaissance Famagustaby Peter W. Edbury; Michael J. K. Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There was a time seven centuries ago when Famagusta's wealth and renown could be compared to that of Venice or Constantinople. The Cathedral of St Nicholas in the main square of Famagusta, serving as the coronation place for the Crusader Kings of Jerusalem after the fall of Acre in 1291, symbolised both the sophistication and permanence of the French... more...

  • Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italyby Katherine A. McIver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Through a visually oriented investigation of historical (in)visibility in early modern Italy, the essays in this volume recover those women - wives, widows, mistresses, the illegitimate - who have been erased from history in modern literature, rendered invisible or obscured by history or scholarship, as well as those who were overshadowed by male relatives,... more...

  • The Perfect Genre. Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italyby Kristin Phillips-Court

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Proposing an original and important re-conceptualization of Italian Renaissance drama, Kristin Phillips-Court here explores how the intertextuality of major works of Italian dramatic literature is not only poetic but also figurative. She argues that not only did the painterly gaze, so prevalent in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century devotional art, portraiture,... more...

  • Dominican Women and Renaissance Artby Ann Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Starting from an inventory and other documents, Ann Roberts has identified some 30 works of art that originated from the convent of San Domenico of Pisa. She here examines those objects commissioned for and made by the nuns during the fifteenth century; some of the objects included have never before been published. One of her goals in this study is... more...

  • Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europeby Andrea Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    As one of the first books to treat portraits of early modern women as a discrete subject, this volume considers the possibilities and limits of agency and identity for women in history and, with particular attention to gender, as categories of analysis for women's images. Its nine original essays on Italy, the Low Countries, Germany, France, and England... more...

  • Byzantine Images and their Afterlivesby Lynn Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The twelve papers written for this volume reflect the wide scope of Annemarie Weyl Carr's interests and the equally wide impact of her work. The concepts linking the essays include the examination of form and meaning, the relationship between original and copy, and reception and cultural identity in medieval art and architecture. Carr?s work focuses... more...