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  • How Pictures Complete Usby Paul Crowther

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively... more...

  • Concerning Consequencesby Kristine Stiles

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 39.00

    Kristine Stiles has played a vital role in establishing trauma studies within the humanities. A formidable force in the art world, Stiles examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. In Concerning Consequences , she considers some... more...

  • Gothic Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years.Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social... more...

  • Romanesque Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    In art history, the term ?Romanesque art? distinguishes the period between the beginning of the 11th and the end of the 12th century. This era showed a great diversity of regional schools each with their own unique style. In architecture as well as in sculpture, Romanesque art is marked by raw forms. Through its rich iconography and captivating text,... more...

  • Thinking About Artby Penny Huntsman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied... more...

  • Barry Le Vaby Michael Maizels

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Of the conceptual artists who began their careers in the 1960s and 1970s?Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, and Mel Bochner among them?Barry Le Va may be the most elusive. As this first study of his work reveals, his rigorously planned art was instigated to mask its creator?s intentions and methods, presenting itself as an ?aftermath? of modernism?s... more...

  • New Deal Art in Alabamaby Anita Price Davis; Jimmy S. Emerson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    As the United States struggled to recover from the Great Depression, 24 towns in Alabama would directly benefit from some of the $83 million allocated by the Federal Government for public art works under the New Deal. In the words of Harold Lloyd Hopkins, administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Act, "artists had to eat, too," and these... more...

  • African Artby Maurice Delafosse

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    African Art invites you to explore the dynamic origins of the vast artistic expressions arising from the exotic and mystifying African continent.Since the discovery of African art at the end of the nineteenth century during the colonial expositions it has been a limitless source of inspiration for artists who, over time, have perpetually recreated... more...

  • Les Arts de l?Afrique noireby Maurice Delafosse

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Les Arts de l'Afrique noire vous invite à explorer les origines dynamiques de l'étendue des expressions artistiques de l'exotique et intrigant continent africain.Depuis la découverte de Les Arts de l'Afrique noire à la fin du XIXe siècle lors des expositions coloniales, le continent noir s'est révélé une immense source d'inspiration pour les artistes... more...

  • Die Kunst Afrikasby Maurice Delafosse

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Die Kunst Afrikas lädt dazu ein, den dynamischen Ursprüngen der Vielzahl künstlerischer Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten auf denGrund zu gehen, die von diesem exotisch mystischen Kontinent ausgehen.Seit die afrikanische Kunst durch die koloniale Entdeckung am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts bekannt wurde, diente sieKünstlern, die sie über die Zeit immer wieder nachahmten,... more...