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  • Diane Arbusby Arthur Lubow

    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...

  • Spoon's Carpetsby Kit Caless

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    If you?ve ever been in a Wetherspoon's (and who hasn't), you?ve probably looked down and noticed the brilliantly-hued carpet beneath your feet. But that carpet isn?t just for disguising spilt drinks? Each Wetherspoon has a carpet that is unique and bespoke, with a design inspired by the history of the building, its locale or the name of the pub.... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Hans Holbein

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    A new departure in Penguin Classics: a book containing one of the greatest of all Renaissance woodcut sequences - Holbein's bravura danse macabre One of Holbein's first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride, with each image packed with drama, wit and horror... more...

  • Inside an Ancient Assyrian Palaceby Ada Cohen; Steven E. Kangas

    University Press of New England 2016; Not Available

    A detailed exploration of Layard?s famous lithograph of the interior of an Assyrian palace more...

  • Becoming Andy Warholby Nick Bertozzi; Pierce Hargan

    Abrams 2016; US$ 18.65

    Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928?87) is the most famous and influential of the Pop artists, who developed the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. This graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point... more...

  • Margaret Prestonby Lesley Harding

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; US$ 15.92

    Celebrated for her vibrant and distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, artist Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. Less well known is her legacy as a generous and insightful teacher and keen cook, and her deep sense of civic duty. She was passionate about the need for a modern national culture that reflected everyday... more...

  • Charles Cundall (1890-1971)by Paul Liss; Sacha Llewellyn; Andrew Lambrith; Brian Foss

    Liss Llewellyn Fine Art 2016; US$ 30.00

    The first book to appear on the 20th century British artist Charles Cundall, this publication examines aspects of Cundall work done at home in England, abroad - Cundall made numerous painting trips to the continent, but also to the United States - and during the war. Well illustrated, the book also includes a chronology and a reproduction of a text... more...

  • Through a Glass Brightlyby Chris Entwistle

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 27.90

    The twenty-five papers in this volume cover diverse aspects of the material culture of the late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, with particular emphasis on the metalwork and enamel of these times. Individual papers include major reinterpretations of objects in the British Museum's Byzantine collections as well as essays devoted to the Museum's... more...

  • Bauen für die Weltgemeinschaftby Katrin Schwarz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 78.57

    Die Publikation widmet sich erstmals umfassend der Baugeschichte des UNESCO-Gebäudes. Sie zeichnet die politischen Dimensionen des als Gesamtkunstwerk geplanten Bauwerks nach und analysiert, auf welche Weise sowohl der Baustil der Moderne als auch avantgardistische Kunstströmungen von der UNESCO zu Zeichenträgern politischer Ideen codiert werden sollten.... more...

  • Physiologien der Bilderby Maurice Saß

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.27

    A critical element in the formation of the early modern conception of art was the understanding that art was largely natural. This study examines this premise and shows for the first time the significance of the so-called occult sciences for aesthetic theory. The connection to occult images of nature helps elucidate such major questions as the role... more...