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  • Traditional African Artby Avner Shakarov; Lyubov Senatorova

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The art of sub-Saharan Africa reveals the marvelous achievements of tribal artists--their names unknown--over thousands of years. Their aesthetic ideal finds form in wood, ivory, fabric, bronze and iron. This illustrated study of traditional African art includes pieces from Western Sudan, the Congolese Basin, the Guinea coast, Gabon, Democratic Republic... more...

  • Video Art Historicizedby Dr Malin Hedlin Hayden; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual... more...

  • Paul Kleeby Annie Bourneuf

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The fact that Paul Klee (1879?1940) consistently intertwined the visual and the verbal in his art has long fascinated commentators from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault. However, the questions it prompts have never been satisfactorily answered?until now. In  Paul Klee , Annie Bourneuf offers the first full account of the interplay between the... 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...

  • The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940sâ??1980sby Assoc Prof Catherine Dossin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical recognition. Dossin reconstructs the concrete factors... more...

  • Circulations in the Global History of Artby Assoc Prof Catherine Dossin; Dr Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel; Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The project of global art history calls for balanced treatment of artifacts and a unified approach. This volume emphasizes questions of transcultural encounters and exchanges as circulations. It presents a strategy that highlights the processes and connections among cultures, and also responds to the dynamics at work in the current globalized art... more...

  • creativeGIRLby Danielle Donaldson

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 24.99

    Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful... more...

  • The Polite Ladies' Guide to Proper Etiquetteby Arthur Martine

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    A complete manual for those who desire to understand the rules of good breeding, the customs of good society, and to avoid incorrect and vulgar habits. Such as: Clear and Comprehensive Directions for Correct Manners, Dress, and Conversation; Instructions for Good Behavior at Dinner Parties, and the Table, with Hints on the Art of Carving and Taking... more...

  • Graham Sutherlandby Rosalind Thuillier

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 39.76

    A compelling biographical study of a leading twentieth-century British artist, 'Graham Sutherland: Life, Work and Ideas' offers new insight into how he and his paintings developed. In the culmination of her life’s work, Rosalind Thuillier builds on the reflections and recollections of a friendship spanning decades to craft a comprehensive... more...

  • Pulp Macabreby Mike Hunchback; Caleb Braaten

    Feral House 2015; US$ 39.95

    Pulp Macabre showcases illustrations from pulp artist Lee Brown Coye's final and darkest era. more...