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  • 'A Student in Arms'by Ross Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; 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...

  • "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...

  • "Violenza"by Andreas Plackinger

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Violence is omnipresent in Michelangelo?s work and in the myth of the artist; it is a visual subject and narrative figure that points to the processes of creation and reception. Starting from the semantics of violenza in cinquecento parlance, this study shows the central place of violence in Michelangelo?s aesthetic discourse, which... 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...

  • The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Saidby David Pratt

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65

    Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been the hallmark of genius, but Nobel laureates tend to be more than merely brilliant - their idealism, courage and concern for humanity have also made them sources of inspiration and insight. The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said is a fascinating collection of quotes from the winners of this most prestigious award. It also... more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • 100 Great Artistsby Charlotte Gerlings

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99

    A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike. This invaluable handbook allows its readers to check facts, browse among the pictures and explore how great artists like Breughel, Constable and Picasso first captured our admiration, and why they remain influential. more...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations... more...