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  • 'A Student in Arms'by Dr Ross Davies; Dr John Bourne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • "Daß wirdt also die Geometrische Perspektiv genandt"by Birgit Seidenfuß

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2006; US$ 68.71

    Ein kaum beachtetes Feld der deutschen Kunsttheorie ist zu entdecken: das Korpus von Traktaten zur Perspektive, die im 16. Jahrhundert v.a. in Nürnberg, aber auch in anderen Humanistenzentren entstanden. Aus diesen Schriften ist abzulesen, wie unterschiedlich Künstler und Theoretiker damals die in Deutschland neuen Regeln der... more...

  • "Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identityby Peter A. Mark

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...

  • "So fing man einfach an, ohne viele Worte"by Friedrich Julia; Prinzing Andreas

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 77.00

    Wie konnte man 1945 einfach wieder anfangen? Diese Frage stellt sich ganz besonders für die deutschen Museen und ihren Umgang mit der Kunst der Moderne. Die meisten Museen waren stark beschädigt, die modernen Kunstwerke 1937 in der Aktion "Entartete Kunst" konfisziert, zerstört oder verkauft worden. Künstler, Kuratoren und Direktoren waren,... more...

  • "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"by Herbert Leibowitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 40.99

    Herbert Leibowitz's "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You" provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era-Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford,... more...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary... more...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Sharkby Don Thompson

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    The $12 Million Stuffed Shark delves into the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world ? artists, dealers, auction houses, and wealthy collectors. If it?s true ? as so often said ? that 85 percent of new contemporary art is bad, why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing... more...

  • The (Moving) Pictures Generationby Vera Dika

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice. more...

  • 10 Minutesby Harion Huma

    Original Writing 2015; US$ 8.68

    This is a true love story of a Russian doctor who was victimized by malefactors, playing a cruel game. She was martyred because of sincere love. She wanted to live in peace with her soul mate, but, when someone loves sincerely, enemies are never far away. more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...