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  • Everything is Happeningby Michael Jacobs

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 21.32

    A gripping and beguiling blend of travel writing, memoir, and art history which delves into the mysteries and meanings of Las Meninas, Velázquez's iconic masterpiece more...

  • The Idea of Artby Anthony Bond

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99

    Curator Anthony Bond began building a contemporary international art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 1984. The collection now features many important artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor and Doris Salcedo.In The Idea of Art, Bond discusses the guiding philosophies that steered his... more...

  • Traditional African Artby Avner Shakarov; Lyubov Senatorova

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The art of sub-Saharan Africa reveals the marvelous achievements of tribal artists--their names unknown--over thousands of years. Their aesthetic ideal finds form in wood, ivory, fabric, bronze and iron. This illustrated study of traditional African art includes pieces from Western Sudan, the Congolese Basin, the Guinea coast, Gabon, Democratic Republic... more...

  • British Art and the First World War, 1914?1924by James Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Overturning decades of scholarly orthodoxies, James Fox makes a bold new argument about the First World War's cultural consequences. more...

  • Classical World: All That Mattersby Alastair J. L. Blanshard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 8.64

    Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to these two Mediterranean cultures. At the same time, there are aspects of this legacy that are less worthy of celebration. Slavery went hand in... more...

  • Classical World: All That Mattersby Alastair J. L. Blanshard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to these two Mediterranean cultures. At the same time, there are aspects of this legacy that are less worthy of celebration. Slavery went hand in... more...

  • The Orpheus Clockby Simon Goodman

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 24.99

    The passionate, gripping true story of one man's single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family ? their beloved art collection ? and to restore their legacy. Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties, and perished in concentration camps. That's almost all he knew about them ? his father rarely... more...

  • The Tripby Deborah Davis

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor , a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey?and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered?profoundly influenced his life and art. In 1963, up-and-coming artist Andy Warhol took a road trip across America. What began as a madcap,... more...

  • Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interiorby Professor Erin J Campbell; Dr Allison Levy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the remarkable flowering, largely overlooked in portraiture scholarship to date, of portraits of old women in Northern... more...

  • Video Art Historicizedby Dr Malin Hedlin Hayden; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual... more...