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  • Art in Greeceby W. Deonna; A. de Ridder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Spiele und Zieleby Stephanie Bung

    Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 93.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Von Sainte-Beuve stammt der Ausspruch, dass es nicht genüge, seinen Salon mit Menschen zu füllen, um ihn zu erschaffen. Diesen Hinweis auf die Relationalität salonspezifischer Räume hat die Forschung bislang kaum beherzigt. Die vorliegende Untersuchung setzt sich daher kritisch mit dem nach wie vor virulenten 'Schachteldenken' sowie... more...

  • POPby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    “Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lenses of design, illustration, satiric and political art (and other things), is integral to a broader understanding of who... more...

  • Konkurrenz und ihre Gesichter in der Kunstby Renate Prochno

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 98.00

    Konkurrenz ist allgegenwärtig, auch in der Kunst. Die verschiedenen Spielarten von Konkurrenz, vom freundschaftlichen Kräftemessen bis zum Verdrängungswettbewerb, sind der spannende Gegenstand der Fallstudien in diesem Buch. Deren Lektüre schärft die Sichtweise für so manches bekannte Werk, indem es unter dem Blickwinkel von Konkurrenz neu interpretiert... more...

  • The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destinyby Meshel Laurie

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    A memoir about growing up, growing wise and stepping into the world of Dogs in Space . more...

  • Griechische Kunstwerke im politischen Leben Roms und Konstantinopelsby Alessandra Bravi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study traces the history of Greek works of art that were first taken to Rome in the Republican era and later moved to Constantinople in the 4th century AD. It examines the effects of these changes in location on their meaning by presenting the available written and archeological evidence on art in public spaces. more...

  • Art the Movesby Roger Horrocks

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901–1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work in painting, photography and writing. Lye had a big idea – that movement could be the basis for a... more...

  • Image on the Edgeby Michael Camille

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away... more...

  • The Art of Sukumar Boseby Venka Purushothaman

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 103.87

    To commemorate the centenary of artist Sukumar Bose (1912-1986), this book attempts to take an incisive look at the artist, his works and the context of his art production in South and Southeast Asia. Bose’s art varied from the traditional to the decorative and ornamental, with a hint of the Oriental flavour. His work demonstrated traces of the... more...

  • Renaissance Fancies and Studiesby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A groundbreaking critic who also made a name for herself as a writer of supernatural fiction, Violet Paget, writing under the name Vernon Lee, applied her unique analytical lens to the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of numerous eras over the course of her career. This collection brings together a series of essays and responses to an array of... more...