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  • Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland’s Free Stampby Edward J. Olszewski

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 69.99

    In 1985, the Sohio oil company commissioned Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen to design and construct a large outdoor sculpture for its new corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The result was Free Stamp, a bold and distinctive installation that captured both a Pop Art sensibility and a connection to the city’s industrial past. more...

  • Image, Identity and John Wesleyby Peter S. Forsaith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The face of John Wesley (1703–91), the Methodist leader, became one of the most familiar images in the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds through the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After the dozen or so painted portraits made during his lifetime came numbers of posthumous portraits and moralising ‘scene paintings’, and hundreds of... more...

  • Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material cultureby James Paz

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 37.95

    This book explores the voices of nonhuman things in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture, making a valuable contribution to 'thing theory'. more...

  • Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary in World Literature and Artby Elena V. Shabliy; Paul A. Brazinski; Jim Casey; Anna Hamling; Gwyn McClelland; Karen O'Donnell; Elena V. Shabliy; Dong Zhao

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This interdisciplinary study explores Marian imagery and representations in world literature and art throughout the centuries, demonstrating the widespread deep veneration of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in various countries and different Christian traditions. more...

  • IkeaHackers.Netby Jules Yap

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32

    THINK OUTSIDE THE FLAT-PACK BOX: The ingenious team at IkeaHackers.net show you how to transform affordable IKEA products into creative new furniture and more... Step 1. Buy it at IKEA. Step 2. Open the box. Step 3. Throw away the instructions. Step 4. Have fun building your exciting new hack! By thinking outside the flat-pack box,... more...

  • Gainsboroughby James Hamilton

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** 'Compulsively readable - the pages seem to turn themselves' John Carey, Sunday Times 'B rings one of the very greatest [artists] vividly to life' Literary Review Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. He was a gentle and empathetic... more...

  • Zwischen Krone und Kurieby Reinhard Rupert Metzner

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Die hochmittelalterlichen Fernstraßen nach Rom, allen voran die bekannte Via Francigena, dienten als multifunktionale Transferlinien der religiösen, politischen und künstlerischen Kommunikation. Entlang der italienischen Streckenabschnitte, an den brisantesten Kulminationspunkten des Konflikts zwischen dem römisch-deutschen Kaiser und dem Papst, wurde... more...

  • Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawingby Catherine H. Lusheck

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish, Neostoic circles of philologist, Justus Lipsius (1547–1606).... more...

  • Surrealism and the Gothicby Neil Matheson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic gothic novel itself – Ann Radcliffe, Charles Maturin,... more...

  • "The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439?650 "by Alessandra Buccheri

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The studies in which history of art and theatre are considered together are few, and none to date investigate the evolution of the representation of clouds from the early Renaissance to the Baroque period. This book reconsiders the origin of Italian Renaissance and Baroque cloud compositions while including the theatrical tradition as one of their... more...