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  • After Modern Art 1945-2000by David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful, it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. Closely informed by new critical approaches, this book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of this period. Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, within the political... more...

  • Gothic Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years.Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social... more...

  • Romanesque Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    In art history, the term ?Romanesque art? distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their own unique style. In architecture as well as in sculpture, Romanesque art is marked by raw forms. Through its rich iconography and captivating text,... more...

  • The Material World of Ancient Egyptby William H. Peck

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians. more...

  • The Roman Forumby Gilbert J. Gorski; James E. Packer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 200.00 US$ 164.00

    This richly illustrated volume provides an architectural history of the central section of the Roman Forum during the Empire (31 BCE?476 CE). more...

  • Strolling Through Romeby Mario Erasmo

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him?but though his... more...

  • New Art Cityby Jed Perl

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists?Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them?who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. more...

  • Bilder machen Räumeby Katharina Lorenz

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination,... more...