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  • Thinking About Artby Penny Huntsman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 94.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Remingtonby Frederic Remington

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    It is impossible to reflect upon Frederic Remington?s art without thinking of the merely human elements. Remington became interested in the American Indian, probably because he became interested in the active, exciting life of the American Great Plains. The Indian appealed to him not in any histrionic way, not as a figure stepped out from the pages... more...

  • The Art of Champaby Jean-François Hubert

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    In the 5th century, the Champa kingdom held sway over a large area of today?s Vietnam. Several magnificent structures still testify to their former presence in the Nha Trang region. Cham sculpture was worked in a variety of materials, principally sandstone, but also gold, silver and bronze. It was primarily used to illustrate themes from Indian mythology.... more...

  • Art of Indiaby Vincent Arthur Smith

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    If the ?Palace of Love?, otherwise known as the Taj Mahal, is considered to be the emblem of Mughal Art, it is by no means the sole representative. Characterised by its elegance, splendor, and Persian and European influences, Mughal Art manifests itself equally well in architecture and painting as in decorative art. more...

  • Canalettoby Octave Uzanne

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Venise, 1697 ? 1768) Comme son père, il commença sa carrière comme peintre de décors de théâtre. Influencé par Giovanni Panini, il se spécialisa dans les vedute (vues) de Venise, sa ville natale. Les violents contrastes entre ombre et lumière sont typiques de cet artiste. Et, si certaines de ses vues sont d'un intérêt... more...