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  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • Monetby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926)Pour Claude Monet, le qualificatif d'impressionniste est toujours resté un sujet de fierté. Malgré tout ce que les critiques ont pu écrire sur son oeuvre, Monet n'a cessé d'être véritablement impressionniste jusqu'à la fin de sa très longue vie. Il l'a été par conviction profonde, et peut-être a-t-il sacrifié... more...

  • How to See the Worldby Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become increasingly saturated with screens. From Google Images to Instagram, video games to installation art, this transformation is confusing, liberating and worrying all at once, since observing the new visuality of culture is not the... more...

  • Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolismby Titus Burckhardt

    World Wisdom 2009; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating edited collection of art historian Titus Burckhardt’s most important writings on Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist art is lavishly illustrated with 140 superb examples of Oriental art, architecture, statuary, and painting. more...

  • Modernism: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Butler

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. more...

  • The Material World of Ancient Egyptby William H. Peck

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians. more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair McEwen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him—but though his... more...

  • The Art of Art Historyby Donald Preziosi

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 19.99

    New edition of this key guide to art history, which takes a critical reading of the field's most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries, including the most important new writing on the most recent work in a variety of new media. more...

  • The Villanovan, Etruscan, and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Artsby David Caccioli

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This catalogue brings together for the first time the wide-ranging Villanovan and Etruscan collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts with photographs and relevant bibliographic sources on their cultural and religious functions in antiquity. more...

  • Disarmedby Gregory Curtis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was digging for marble building blocks when he unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. From the moment of its discovery a battle for possession ensued and was won, eventually, by the French. Touted by her keepers in the Louvre as the great classical... more...