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  • 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...

  • Gott ? Götter ? Götzenby Christoph Schwöbel

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 78.16

    Durch die wachsende öffentliche Auseinandersetzung mit den und über die Religionen und Weltanschauungen steht die Frage nach Gott, den Göttern und den "Götzen", wie sie aus der Perspektive der jeweiligen religiösen Überzeugungen erscheinen, im Mittelpunkt der gesellschaftlichen und wissenschaftlichen Diskussion. In diesem Band werden die... 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...

  • Material Identitiesby Joanna Sofaer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for projecting aspects of their identities. Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world. Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture. Considers contrasting... more...

  • 100% Evilby Nicholas Blechman

    Springer 2005; US$ 14.95

    "There's evil in the world." George W. Bush And lots of it. The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? An ex-girlfriend? Your landlord? Your boss? Hanna Arendt said it was banal. The Red Sox think of the Yankees. And in this hilarious, disturbing, quirky, and brilliant little book, noted illustrators Nicholas Blechman... more...

  • Symbolic Landscapesby John Murungi

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic, cultural levels of geographical meanings. Essays written by philosophers, geographers, architects, social scientists, art historians, and literati, bring specific modes of expertise and perspectives to this transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary... more...

  • Art and Its Usesby Ezra Mendelsohn; Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern... more...

  • Photographyby Steve Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. - ;Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives... more...

  • Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Artby Charmaine A. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    Charmaine A. Nelson analyzes not only how, where, why and by whom black female subjects have been represented in Western art, but also what the social and cultural impacts of the colonial legacy of racialized western representation have been. She poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways... more...

  • The Art of Loving Krishnaby Cynthia Packert

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across... more...