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  • Pevsner: The Complete Broadcast Talksby Stephen Games

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 154.95

    This book brings together the surviving texts of the 113 talks on art and architecture that we know of, given by the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner on radio and television between 1945--1977. It includes the seven texts of the 1955 Reith Lectures in their original broadcast form, as well as lectures that Pevsner gave in German (for the BBC in London... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanusby Charles H. Carman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti?s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision of God (1450) - this study reveals a shared epistemology of vision. And, the author argues, it is one that reflects a more deeply Christian Neoplatonic ideal than is typically accorded Alberti. Whether... more...

  • Museums and Higher Education Working Togetherby Jos Boys; Anne Boddington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the last twenty years the educational role of the museum has come to be central to its mission. There are now far more educational opportunities, new spaces, new interfaces - both digital and physical, and a growing number of education and interpretation departments, educational curators and public engagement programmes. Despite these developments,... more...

  • Louis XIV Outside Inby Tony Claydon; Charles-Édouard Levillain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Louis XIV - the ?Sun King? - casts a long shadow over the history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. Yet while he has been the subject of numerous works, much of the scholarship remains firmly rooted within national frameworks and traditions. Thus in France Louis is still chiefly remembered for the splendid baroque culture his reign ushered... more...

  • Raw Concreteby Barnabas Calder

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways ?A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion? ... more...

  • The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishingby Sarah Lowndes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and original interviews, each chapter details the peak period of a city?s subcultural activity and assesses the contemporary situation... more...

  • Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italyby Deborah L. Krohn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Though Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera (1570), the first illustrated cookbook, is well known to historians of food, up to now there has been no study of its illustrations, unique in printed books through the early seventeenth century. In Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italy, Krohn both treats the illustrations in Scappi's cookbook as visual evidence for... more...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Martin Bressani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of Gothic revivalism. He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de l?architecture... more...

  • Museum Representations of Maoist Chinaby Amy Jane Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People?s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ?Chineseness? and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book... more...