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  • Children's Book of Artby

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 24.99

    This engaging guide takes children on an international tour of the world's greatest art, from the first daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's performance art. It includes all of the important art movements, from Renaissance to Rococo, as well as the great painters from all these eras. However, the approach is to look at art as an international... more...

  • Von der ständischen zur bürgerlichen Gesellschaftby

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1993; US$ 280.00

    Die "Bauern zwischen Bauernkrieg und Dreißigjährigem Krieg" waren im 16./17. Jahrhundert auf höchst unterschiedliche Weise in die historischen Ereignisse einbezogen: im einen Fall als eigenständige Akteure einer politisch-religiösen Auseinandersetzung von weltgeschichtlicher Bedeutung, im anderen Fall weitgehend als Opfer eines politisch-militärischen... more...

  • Graecomaniaby

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Hardly any other 19th century political movement aroused such a fervid response from artists and publicists as Philhellenism, which came to full fruition in the course of the Greek struggle for liberation. The combination of classicistic and romantic ideals with political, esthetic, and religious motifs gave this movement a unique dynamism whose influence... more...

  • From High Art to New Artby Hans Abbing

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Mijnheer de Rector Magnificus, Mevrouw de Decaan, Zeer Gewaardeerde Toehoorders, Dutch data on graying audiences 'Public interest in art is declining and the young are defecting en masse.' Actually, the story is quite the opposite. 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...

  • Die Kunst Anatoliens von Homer bis Alexanderby Ekrem Akurgal

    De Gruyter 1961; US$ 144.00

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  • Art and Architecture in the Islamic Traditionby Mohammed Hamdouni Alami

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.00

    What is 'art' in the sense of the Islamic tradition? Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition's preoccupation with the human body has meant that Islamic and Western art being perceived as inherently at odds. However, the move away from this 'anthropomorphic... more...

  • Archaeology of Imagesby Miranda Aldhouse Green

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Using archaeology and social anthropology, and more than 100 original line drawings and photographs, An Archaeology of Images takes a fresh look at how ancient images of both people and animals were used in the Iron Age and Roman societies of Europe, 600 BC to AD 400 and investigates the various meanings with which images may have been imbued. The... more...

  • The Future of Art in a Postdigital Ageby Mel Alexenberg

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a prophetic vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. The author surveys new art forms emerging from a postdigitial age that address the humanization of digital technologies. He ventures... more...

  • Educating Artists for the Futureby Mel Alexenberg

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    In Educating Artists for the Future, some of the world’s most innovative thinkers in higher education in art and design offer fresh directions for educating artists for a rapidly evolving post-digital future. Their creative redefinition of art at the interdisciplinary interface where scientific enquiry and new technologies shape aesthetic and... more...