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  • 'A Student in Arms'by Ross Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 61.38

    Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ’student of human nature’ and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The Spectator from hospital in 1915. Trench life, wrote Hankey, taught that ’the gentleman’ is a type not a social... more...

  • "Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751?919 "by Julia Skelly

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Highly innovative and long overdue, this study analyzes the visual culture of addiction produced in Britain during the long nineteenth century. The book examines well-known images such as William Hogarth's Gin Lane (1751), as well as lesser-known artworks including Alfred Priest's painting Cocaine (1919), in order to demonstrate how visual culture... more...

  • "Agency, Visuality and Society at the Chartreuse de Champmol "by SherryC.M. Lindquist

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Grounded in archival sources, this interdisciplinary study explores the profound historical significance of the mausoleum of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy - the Chartreuse de Champmol. Although the monument is well known as the site of pivotal works of art by Claus Sluter, Melchior Broederlam, Jean de Beaumetz and others, until now art historians have... more...

  • "American Women Artists, 1935-1970 "by Helen Langa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and political upheavals provoked complex intellectual and aesthetic... more...

  • "Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and its Territories, 1450?750 "by Nebahat Avcioglu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Cities are shaped as much by a repertoire of buildings, works and objects, as by cultural institutions, ideas and interactions between forms and practices entangled in identity formations. This is particularly true when seen through a city as forceful and splendid as Venice. The essays in this volume investigate these connections between art and identity,... more...

  • "Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000?500 "by Deborah Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Although there is an obvious association between pilgrimage and place, relatively little research has centred directly on the role of architecture. Architecture and Pilgrimage, 1000-1500: Southern Europe and Beyond synthesizes the work of a distinguished international group of scholars. It takes a broad view of architecture, to include cities, routes,... more...

  • "Art, History and the Senses "by Gabriel Koureas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Should sight trump the other four senses when experiencing and evaluating art? Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present questions whether the authority of the visual in 'visual culture' should be deconstructed, and focuses on the roles of touch, taste, smell, and sound in the materiality of works of art. From the nineteenth century onward,... more...

  • "Art, Sex and Eugenics "by Anthea Callen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book reveals how art and sex promoted the desire for the genetically perfect body. Its eight chapters demonstrate that before eugenics was stigmatized by the Holocaust and Western histories were sanitized of its prevalence, a vast array of Western politicians, physicians, eugenic societies, family leagues, health associations, laboratories and... more...

  • "Art, Technology and Nature "by CamillaSkovbjerg Paldam

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times. Transdisciplinary in approach, this volume?s 14 essays... more...

  • "Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850 "by Richard Wrigley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices, and critical strategies in the eighteenth and nineteenth... more...