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  • Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissanceby Kim W. Woods

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15

    The first of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts.... more...

  • Colonial Constructsby Leonard Bell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    How did the European settler perceive Maori? What images of Maori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of Maori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...

  • Colonial Constructsby Leonard Bell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    How did the European settler perceive M?ori? What images of M?ori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of M?ori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...

  • Art of Deathby Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 22.95

    How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was... more...

  • Natural Curiosityby Louise Anemaat

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99

    Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations.The... more...

  • Imaginary Gamesby Chris Bateman

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Can games be art? When film critic Roger Ebert claimed in 2010 that videogames could never be art it was seen as a snub by many gamers. But from the perspective of philosophy of art this question was topsy turvey, since according to one of the most influential theories of representation all art is a game . Kendall Walton's prop theory explains... more...

  • Animals as Disguised Symbols in Renaissance Artby Simona Cohen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Demonstrates the continuity and tenacity of medieval animal interpretations and symbolism, disguised under the veil of genre, religious or mythological narrative and scientific naturalism. This work illustrates the ways in which Renaissance artists revived conventional animal imagery in unprecedented contexts. more...

  • Depicting Canada's Childrenby Loren Lerner

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Depicting Canada's Children is a critical analysis of the visual representation of Canadian children from the seventeenth century to the present. Recognizing the importance of methodological diversity, these essays discuss understandings of children and childhood derived from depictions across a wide range of media and contexts. But rather than... more...

  • Icon and Devotionby Oleg Tarasov

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 40.00

    Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. more...

  • Engraving the Savageby Michael Gaudio

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its “savage other.” Going beyond the notion of the “savage” as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques... more...