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  • On the Decay of the Art of Lyingby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others'... more...

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Landscapeby Dario Gamboni

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50

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  • In His Milieuby A. Golahny; Mia M. Mochizuki; L. Vergara

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    In honor of Michael Montias' contributions to the field of the history of art, an international group of leading scholars have contributed essays to mark his achievements. more...

  • The Beautifulby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    This book takes Beauty as already existing and enjoyed, and seeks to analyze and account for Beauty's existence and enjoyment. More strictly speaking, it analyzes and accounts for Beauty not inasmuch as existing in certain objects and processes, but rather as calling forth (and being called forth by) a particular group of mental activities and... more...

  • The Mind of the Artistby Laurence Binyon; George Clausen

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 5.99

    The Mind of the Artist speaks for itself, and really requires no word of introduction. These opinions as a whole have a harmony and consistency, and announce clearly that the directing impulse must be a desire for expression, that art is a language, and that the thing to be said is of more importance than the manner of saying it. This desire for expression... more...

  • Hang-Upsby Simon Schama

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 20.78

    Pre-eminent author and art historian Simon Schama has written widely on art for many years to great acclaim. In Hang-Ups , a personal selection of his articles from, amongst others, The New Yorker , appears in Britain for the very first time. Brilliantly and lucidly written by one of the most singular voices in non-fiction, this volume of provocative... more...

  • An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Artby Michelle Facos

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 76.95

    Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of the period and the critical tools for interpreting... more...

  • A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardesby Richard Kostelanetz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture. more...

  • Expressionism as an International Literary Phenomenonby Ulrich Weisstein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1973; US$ 210.00

    Ulrich Weisstein?s collection of 21 essays offers a comparative study of Expressionism as a Modernist movement whose dynamic core lay in Germany and Austria-Hungary, but which transformed artistic practices in other European countries. The focus, Weisstein argues, ?must be strictly and sharply aimed at a specific body of works and opinions?a relatively... more...

  • The Victory Testsby Mark Rowe

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 21.13

    One minute before 7pm on Tuesday, May 22, 1945 a packed Lord's roared as Australia beat England in the last over of the first Victory Test. A fortnight after Victory in Europe, the result did not matter -- only the cricket. The five matches between a near full-strength England and Australian servicemen, at least one of whom had just been released... more...