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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...

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

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15

    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. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of... more...

  • The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Artby Edward Fry; Francesco Bonami; Alexandra Munroe; Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    Guggenheim Museum 2013; US$ 6.99

    The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art is the second installment in an ongoing series collecting out-of-print and hard-to-find essays from past Guggenheim publications and lectures to illuminate focused topics in art history. Much like last fall?s Russia reader, Modern Asian Art examines five decades of the museum?s interest in the region,... more...

  • Black Artists in British Artby Eddie Chambers

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    Black artists have been making major contributions to the British art scene for decades, since at least the middle of the 20th century. Sometimes, these artists - with backgrounds in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia - were regarded and embraced as British practitioners of note and merit. At other times, particularly during the... 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...