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  • Refiguring the Realby Christopher Braider

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.00

    In a major analysis of pictorial forms from the late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Christopher Braider argues that the painted image provides a metaphor and model for all other modes of expression in Western culture?particularly literature, philosophy, religion, and science. Because critics have conventionally explained visual images in terms... more...

  • Reflections on Baroqueby Robert Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2002; US$ 27.50

    In this surprising reinterpretation of the Baroque, Robert Harbison offers new readings that stress its eccentric and tumultuous forms, in which a destablized sense of reality is often projected onto the viewer. more...

  • Renaissance IIby Richard I. Doyle

    NRC Research Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    The book presents speeches, comments, biographical sketches, background information, stories, and recommendations drawn from the Millennium Conferences on Creativity in the Arts and Sciences, a series of events staged in 1999 and 2000 to help Canada mark the arrival of the new Millennium. more...

  • Renaissance IIby Richard I. Doyle

    NRC Research Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    Cet ouvrage constitue une compilation de discours, de commentaires, de sommaires biographiques, d'information documentaire, de récits et de recommandations glanés lors des Conférences du millénaire sur la créativité dans les arts et les sciences, série d'événements organisés en 1999 et 2000 visant à marquer l'arrivée du nouveau millénaire au Canada. more...

  • Romantik / Romanticismby Jürgen Stolzenberg; Karl Ameriks; Fred Rush

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00

    For a long time Romanticism stood in the shadow of German Idealism. Hegel's criticisms were particularly decisive. Lately, Romanticism has been rehabilitated, above all as a philosophically independent alternative to the systematic thought of Idealism, and has been revealed to be a source for modern thought which has yet to be exhausted. Against... more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Educationby Mike Fleming; Liora Bresler; John O'Toole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 215.00

    This International Handbook brings together leading writers on Arts in Education to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the main debates in the field and an informed account of contemporary developments in policy and practice. Providing a detailed overview of key concepts and practical challenges, the book combines theoretical insight... more...

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the finest nineteenth-century discussions of fantasy,... more...

  • Schlaglichter der 4. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunstby Micaela Cecchinato

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Die 4. berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst war ein Überraschungserfolg. Inmitten der inhaltlichen Krise des Formats ?Großausstellung? und in einer kritischen Phase der Berliner Kulturpolitik, setzte sie sich, national wie international, beim Breiten- wie beim Fachpublikum durch. Micaela Cecchinato untersucht die Gründe für die Anziehungskraft... more...

  • Sex and Drugs before Rock 'n' Rollby Benjamin B. Roberts

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Sex and Drugs Before the Rock ?n? Roll is a fascinating volume that presents an engaging overview of what it was like to be young and male in the Dutch Golden Age. Here, well-known cohorts of Rembrandt are examined for the ways in which they expressed themselves by defying conservative values and norms. This study reveals how these young men rebelled,... more...

  • Sociology Looks at the Artsby Julia Rothenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Sociology Looks at the Arts is intended as a concise yet nuanced introduction to the sociology of art. This book will provide a foundation for teaching and discussing a range of questions and perspectives used by sociologists who study the relationship between the arts ? including music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and new media... more...