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  • Land Mattersby Liz Wells

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and... more...

  • The Mirror of the Godsby Malcolm Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 31.98

    Perhaps the single most revolutionary aspect of the Renaissance was the re-emergence of the gods and goddesses of antiquity. In the midst of Christian Europe, artists began to decorate luxury goods with scandalous stories from classical mythology, and rulers to identify themselves with the deities of ancient religion. The resulting fusion of erotic... more...

  • Caravaggioby Andrew Graham-Dixon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence. On the streets surrounding the churches and palaces, brawls... more...

  • Theory for Art Historyby Jae Emerling

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Theory for Art History provides clear and concise introductions to thirty key figures of contemporary theory: four essential predecessors ? Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, and Saussure ? and twenty-six major moderns from Adorno to Spivak. This book includes key concepts, biography, survey of work, bibliography of primary texts, and a bibliography of secondary... more...

  • Photography and Surrealismby David Bate

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    This clear and challenging re-evaluation of the status and usage of photographic images in historical surrealism puts surrealism?s fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. David Bate asks what a surrealist photograph actually is. He discusses automatism and the photographic image, the surrealist passion for... more...

  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00

    Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches? religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century.            ... more...

  • Caravaggioby Felix Witting; M.L. Patrizi

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592. There he started to paint with both realism and psychological analysis of the sitters. Caravaggio was as temperamental in his painting as in his wild life. As he also responded to prestigious Church commissions, his dramatic style and his realism were... more...

  • The Science Delusionby Curtis White

    Melville House 2013; US$ 23.95

    One of our most brilliant social critics?author of the bestselling The Middle Mind ?presents a scathing critique of the ?delusions? of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism and the ?big? questions. With the rise of religion critics such as Richard Dawkins, and of pseudo-science advocates such as Malcolm Gladwell... more...

  • The Orpheus Clockby Simon Goodman

    Scribner 2015; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    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. And that?s almost all he knew about them?his father rarely spoke... more...

  • Media and Participationby Nico Carpentier

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation... more...