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  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as... more...

  • Portraits and Personsby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Portraits have for centuries been one of the most important art forms. But what do portraits tell us? What do they mean? And what makes a picture into a portrait?In this book, leading art philosopher Cynthia Freeland addresses these questions and more. As she shows, portraits have served two fundamental functions throughout the ages. Firstly, they... more...

  • Lives of the Artistsby Calvin Tomkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    Whether writing about Jasper Johns or Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman or Richard Serra, Calvin Tomkins shows why it is both easier and more difficult to make art today. If art can be anything, where do you begin? For more than three decades Calvin Tomkins's incisive profiles in The New Yorker have given readers the most satisfying reports on contemporary... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...

  • The Industrial Design Readerby Carma Gorman

    Allworth Press 2001; US$ 19.95

    With input from a diverse range of industry experts/designers, theorists, critics, historians, and curators, this anthology is the first to focus exclusively on the history of industrial design. This pioneering guide traces the entire history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production from 1850 until today. Sixty comprehensive essays... more...

  • Art in the Hellenistic Worldby Andrew Stewart

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book offers a new thematic, contextualized, and richly illustrated approach to art of the Hellenistic world (c.330?30 BC). more...

  • Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Romeby Lynne C. Lancaster

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book examines methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome. more...

  • Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Explorationby Mary D. Sheriff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways... more...

  • The Disabled Body in Contemporary Artby Ann Millett-Gallant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...

  • Art Nouveauby Jean Lahor

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in its wake, exerting a huge impact on the decorative arts. Art Nouveau spans all forms of expression ? including design, painting and architecture... more...