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  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    This fantastic classic text is Pater's graceful collection of essays discussing the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the... more...

  • A Companion to Medieval Artby Conrad Rudolph

    Wiley 2011; US$ 61.95 US$ 53.69

    A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and historiographic essays by renowned and emergent... more...

  • Maurizio Cattelanby Maurizio Cattelan; Nancy Spector

    Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 45.00

    Hailed simultaneously as a provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has created some of the most unforgettable images in recent contemporary art--most notoriously with “The Ninth Hour,” his 1999 sculpture of Pope John Paul II struck by a meteorite. Cattelan's subjects range widely, being... more...

  • Emily Carr and Her Dogsby Emily Carr

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 6.99

    This delightful book combines 25 stories about dogs with 16 playful drawings by famous Canadian writer, artist, and animal lover Emily Carr. She tells of her joys and tribulations raising Old English sheepdogs, from her decision to start a kennel to the sad day when she had to close it. With each story Carr brings the affectionate and loyal nature... more...

  • Junkby Gillian Whiteley

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Trash, garbage, rubbish, dross, detritus - in this radical exploration of Junk, Gillian Whiteley rethinks art?s historical and present appropriation of junk within our eco-conscious and globalised culture. She does this through an illustrated exploration of particular materials, key moments and locations and the telling of a panoply of trash narratives.Found... more...

  • Parallel Textsby Victor Burgin

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Artist and critic Victor Burgin?s visual and written works span four decades, and Parallel Texts presents a compilation of essays, interviews, and extracts that evidence the interconnectedness throughout his career of his vast artistic oeuvre exhibited around the world and his influential critical and theoretical writings on art. Organized chronologically,... more...

  • Kandinskyby Mikhaïl Guerman

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 3.50

    Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) était un peintre russe qui fut lÊun des premiers à réellement sÊaventurer dans lÊart abstrait. Il sÊévertua à représenter son monde intérieur dÊabstraction malgré les critiques négatives de ses pairs. Il sÊéloigna de la peinture potentiellement figurative dans le but dÊexprimer ses émotions, le conduisant à un usage inédit... more...

  • Naïve Artby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Naive art first became popular at the end of the 19th century. Until that time, this form of expression, created by untrained artists and characterised by spontaneity and simplicity, enjoyed little recognition from professional artists and art critics. Influenced by primitive arts, naive painting is distinguished by the fluidity of its lines, vivacity,... more...

  • Naive Kunstby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Die naive Kunst erlangte erstmals gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts Popularität. Bis zu jener Zeit hatte sich diese von Autodidakten ohne formale Ausbildung praktizierte und durch Spontaneität und Einfachheit charakterisierte Ausdrucksform nur geringer Wertschätzung bei ?professionellen? Künstlern und Kunstkritikern erfreut. Die von der primitiven Kunst... more...

  • Van Goghby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Vincent van Gogh?s life and work are so intertwined that it is hardly possible to observe one without thinking of the other. Van Gogh has indeed become the incarnation of the suffering, misunderstood martyr of modern art, the emblem of the artist as an outsider. An article, published in 1890, gave details about van Gogh?s illness. The author of the... more...