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  • 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...

  • A Life in Architectureby James Birrell

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    In A Life In Architecture James Birrell reflects on his life in architecture: the influence of architect Roy Grounds; his respect for Walter Burley Griffin's original Canberra plan and his emphasis on the value of incorporating the landscape in its entirely into building design and planning; and his own significant contribution to Australia's post-war... 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...

  • Hedwig Fechheimer und die ägyptische Kunstby Sylvia Peuckert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    With her work The Sculpture of the Egyptians , published in 1914, Hedwig Fechheimer (1871?1942) aroused a great deal of attention among the art-interested public; later, she published The Small Sculpture of the Egyptians . This volume reconstructs for the first time Fechheimer?s biography, illuminating the experience of a female intellectual... 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...

  • Leon Battista Albertiby Günther Fischer

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 144.00

    Albertis Bedeutung als Architekt und »l?uomo universale« der Frührenaissance steht außer Frage. Sein beruflicher Werdegang und sein theoretisches Denken sind jedoch nur unzureichend erschlossen. Dieser Band gibt Einblick in Albertis biographisches und historisches Umfeld und berücksichtigt sein gesamtes schriftstellerisches und bauliches ?uvre. Er... more...