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  • The Good Bohemianby Michael Holroyd; Rebecca John

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    Captivatingly fresh and intimate letters from Augustus John's first wife, Ida, reveal the untold story of married life with one of the great artists of the last century. Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January 1901, Ida Nettleship married Augustus John in a private ceremony at St Pancras Registry... more...

  • The Outward Mindby Benjamin Morgan

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Though underexplored in contemporary scholarship, the Victorian attempts to turn aesthetics into a science remain one of the most fascinating aspects of that era. In The Outward Mind , Benjamin Morgan approaches this period of innovation as an important origin point for current attempts to understand art or beauty using the tools of the sciences.... more...

  • The Frame in Classical Artby Verity Platt; Michael Squire

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 108.00

    This book reveals how 'marginal' aspects of Graeco-Roman art play a fundamental role in shaping and interrogating ancient and modern visual culture. more...

  • Art and Public Historyby Rebecca Bush; K. Tawny Paul

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 39.99

    Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges provides public history practitioners and academics with useful guidance on how art can be integrated into public history initiatives, through critical discussion of tools, strategies, and technologies that contribute to collaboration and engagement across a variety of platforms.... more...

  • The Lives of Paintingsby Elsje van Kessel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    Das von der Stiftung Aby-Warburg unterhaltende Warburg-Haus in Hamburg führt mit Vortragsreihen, Stipendien und einer Warburg-Professur die Tradition der ehemaligen Kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek Warburg fort. Mit der Publikationsreihe, in der Monographien und Sammelbände erscheinen, werden die Ergebnisse der Diskussionen und Forschungen... more...

  • Women Photographers and Feminist Aestheticsby Claire Raymond

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography, from nineteenth-century Europe to twenty-first... more...

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500by Renana Bartal; Neta Bodner; Bianca Kuhnel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 155.00

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has indiscriminately grouped material tokens from holy places... more...

  • The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europeby Spike Bucklow; Richard Marks; Lucy Wrapson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Fresh examinations of one of the most important church furnishings of the middle ages. more...

  • Art, Animals, and Experienceby Elizabeth Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn?s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys?s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe... more...

  • Body Modernby Michael Sappol

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    A poster first printed in Germany in 1926 depicts the human body as a factory populated by tiny workers doing industrial tasks. Devised by Fritz Kahn (1888?1968), a German-Jewish physician and popular science writer, ?Der Mensch als Industriepalast? (or ?Man as Industrial Palace?) achieved international fame and was reprinted, in various languages... more...