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  • Modern Art on Displayby K. Porter Aichele

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book explores the theory that collectors of modern art in the first half of the twentieth century had more than financial means, keen instincts, and unflappable gumption: they had the ambition to learn about the art they collected. Drawing on their informed judgments as connoisseurs and independently developing the skills of professional curators,... more...

  • Discovery of El Grecoby Eric Storm

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Originally published in Dutch and translated to Spanish for the fourth centenary celebration of the death of El Greco in 2014, this book is a comprehensive study of the rediscovery of El Greco ? seen as one of the most important events of its kind in art history. The Nationalization of Culture versus the Rise of Modern Art analyzes how changes in artistic... more...

  • The First Signsby Genevieve von Petzinger

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey?s paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world?the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Imagine yourself as a caveman or... more...

  • The Graph Music of Morton Feldmanby David Cline

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    David Cline provides a detailed analysis of Morton Feldman's graph works and how they changed the course of post-war music. more...

  • Artificial Darknessby Noam M. Elcott

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, ?artificial darkness? has been overlooked?until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and spectacle, and a century of advanced art and film. Artificial Darkness is the first book to historicize... more...

  • Instrumentalists and Renaissance Culture, 1420?1600by Victor Coelho; Keith Polk

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This is the first in-depth study in any language exploring the vast cultural range of instrumental music during the Renaissance. more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues,... more...

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840by Maureen McCue

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    As a result of Napoleon?s campaigns in Italy, Old Master art flooded into Britain and its acquisition became an index of national prestige. Maureen McCue argues that their responses to these works informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them to forge often surprising connections between Italian art, the imagination and the period?s... more...

  • Style and Seductionby Elana Shapira

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism more...

  • Francesca Woodman's Dark Gazeby Claire Raymond

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the later work of the American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), Claire Raymond takes up the question of the disintegrative condition of the art she produced in the last year of her life. Departing from the techniques of her earlier compositions, Woodman worked in the diazotype process for many of these late pieces, most importantly... more...