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  • Artby Laurie Schneider Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Art has existed for as long as humankind, but defining it is notoriously difficult. In this whirlwind tour spanning from prehistory up to the present day and beyond, Laurie Schneider Adams explores how art and our views on it have evolved. Delving into fascinating issues such as why some artworks can be so controversial, why a forgery can never be... more...

  • Art, Agency and Living Presenceby Caroline van Eck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Throughout history, and all over the world, viewers have treated works of art as if they are living beings: speaking to them, falling in love with them, kissing or beating them. This book is a contribution towards an understanding of such responses, by drawing on ancient rhetoric and the theories of Aby Warburg and Alfred Gell, and by... more...

  • Art, Equality and Learning: Pedagogies Against the Stateby Dennis Atkinson

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.99

    In this book the notions of real learning and equality are approached as processes of becoming leading to the figuration of new worlds through local curations of learning and practice. Though its main theses are mainly grounded in the context of art practice and education they have a much wider application to other (perhaps all) contexts of learning... more...

  • Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokesby Janet Sayers

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Illustrated with Barbara Hepworth's abstract stone carving, with other works of art, and with fascinating vignettes from Adrian Stokes's writing, this biography highlights his revolutionary emphasis on the materials-led inspiration of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the avant-garde creations of the Ballets Russes. In also detailing... more...

  • Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant-Gardeby Emma Barker

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 28.99

    An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of... more...

  • Art & Visual Culture 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisationby Steve Edwards; Paul Woods

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 28.99

    An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of... more...

  • Art + Travel Europe Munch and Osloby Museyon Guides

    Museyon 2013; US$ 3.99

    When we think of Edvard Munch, Norway?s best-known artist and the so-called ?father of Expressionism? we invariably think of his iconic masterpiece, The Scream. But Munch was an extremely prolific and influential artist who left thousands of other works to the city of Oslo when he died. This book features detailed walking tours of Oslo and Asgardstrand... more...

  • Art 101by Eric Grzymkowski

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    Explore the beautiful and complex world of art! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest... more...

  • Art History: The Key Conceptsby Jonathan Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers.... more...

  • Art History in Africaby J. Vansina

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early srage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come... more...