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  • Peter Selzby Paul J. Karlstrom

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16

    This absorbing biography, often conveyed through Peter Selz?s own words, traces the journey of a Jewish-German immigrant from Hitler?s Munich to the United States and on to an important career as a pioneer historian of modern art. Paul J. Karlstrom illuminates key historical and cultural events of the twentieth-century as he describes Selz?s extraordinary... more...

  • Paper Scissors Stoneby Kit Fan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 16.00

    Kit Fan’s award-winning first book of poems establishes him as one of the most promising new writers on the Hong Kong literary scene and one of the most original and compelling new voices in English-language poetry, with an exciting sense of poetic form and brilliantly eclectic range of international subjects. more...

  • The Art of Understanding Artby Irina D. Costache

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and other readers new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas and opinions about art and how to express them with confidence. Offers an inquiry—unique among introductory art texts—into the learning process of understanding and appreciating art Examines the multiple issues... more...

  • Spatialitiesby Judith Rugg; Craig Martin

    Intellect 2012; US$ 24.95

    Spatialities draws on a distinguished panel of artists, cultural theorists, architects, and geographers to offer a nuanced conceptual framework for understanding the ever-evolving spatial orderings that materially constitute our world. more...

  • Chinesische Kunstby Stephen W. Bushell

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Das vorliegende Buch stellt eine Enzyklopädie derklassischen chinesischen Kunst dar und gibt eineninformativen Überblick über all ihre Formen. Auf dieseWeise präsentiert es auch den Schlüssel für das Verständnisder zeitgenössischen chinesischen Kunst. Anfänger könnensich mit dieser Studie auf interessante Weise mit einemneuen Thema vertraut machen,... more...

  • The Art of Religionby Professor Maarten Delbeke; Dr Caroline van Eck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the visual arts in papal Rome as a 'making... more...

  • Set the Action! Creating Backgrounds for Compelling Storytelling in Animation, Comics, and Gamesby Elvin A. Hernandez

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Create the Gotham for your Batman, the African savannah for your Simba, or the bustling newsroom for your Clark Kent. Background, setting, environment.whatever you call it, it is the silent character in the visual story, and a dynamic and compelling setting can define and hone the action and drama of your story. If you're in the habit of creating... more...

  • 123 Si!by San Antonio Museum of Art

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    What better way to learn how to count than with eye-catching works of art? From fanciful folk Mexican puppets, Egyptian eyes, and lively masks to golden antiquities, Olmec era sculpture, and European paintings, children will become armchair world travelers while being introduced to the world of art and learning how to count from one to ten. This bilingual... more...

  • Abstraction and Empathyby Wilhelm Worringer

    Ivan R. Dee 1997; US$ 18.99

    Worringer's classic study argues that in historical periods of anxiety and uncertainty, man seeks to abstract objects from their unpredictable state and transform them into absolute, transcendental forms. With an introduction by Hilton Kramer. more...

  • In the Aftermath of Artby Donald Preziosi; Johanne Lamoureux

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    By juxtaposing issues and problems, Donald Preziosi's latest collection of essays, In the Aftermath of Art , opens up multiple interpretive possibilities by bringing to the surface hidden resonances in the implications of each text. In re-reading his own writings, Preziosi opens up alternatives to contemporary discourses on art history and visual... more...