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  • Rebels in Paradiseby Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 33.99

    The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John... 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...

  • 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...

  • Recording Conceptual Artby Robert Barry; Alexander Alberro; Patsy Norvell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Recording Conceptual Art features a highly provocative series of previously unpublished interviews conducted in early 1969 with some of the most dynamic, daring, and innovative artists of the tumultuous 1960s. The nine individuals--eight artists and one art dealer--are now known as major contributors to Conceptual art. more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. more...

  • Muqarnasby Gulru Necipoglu

    BRILL 2003; US$ 76.00

    Muqarnas , the well-respected annual of Islamic art and architecture, is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard U. and MIT. The 20th volume features 12 articles on topics that include geometry in a 9th-century Koran, the defense of alchemy in a Mongol era manuscript, t more...

  • Eakins Revealedby Henry Adams

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 73.99

    Examines the dark side of Thomas Eakins' life and work in this biography that changes our understanding of this American icon. Based on close study of hiss work and new research in the Bregler papers, it shows he was not merely uncompromising, but harsh and brutal both in his personal life and in his painting. more...

  • NanoCultureby N. Katherine Hayles

    Intellect 2004; US$ 10.00

    Nano denotes a billionth; a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. New instrumentation and techniques have for the first time made possible materials research and engineering at this level, the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Extraordinary visions of material abundance, unprecedented materials, and powerful engineering capabilities have marked... more...

  • Ways Around Modernismby Stephen Bann

    Routledge 2006; US$ 18.95

    In the second volume of Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts Stephen Bann examines the arguments for the centrality of French modernist painting. He begins by focusing particularly on the notion of the modernist break, as it has been interpreted with regard to painters like Manet and Ingres. He argues that ?curiosity?, with its... more...

  • Third Handby Charles Green

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 75.00

    Since the 1960s, a number of artists have challenged the dominant paradigm of art?that of the lone artist?by embarking on long-term collaborations that dramatically altered the terms of artistic identity. In The Third Hand, Charles Green offers a sustained critical examination of collaboration in international contemporary art. more...