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  • Heretics and Heroesby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.   In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation... 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...

  • Antidiets of the Avant-Gardeby Cecilia Novero

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; Not Available

    Discussing an aspect of the European avant-garde that has often been neglected-its relationship to the embodied experience of food, its sensation, and its consumption-Cecilia Novero exposes the surprisingly key roles that food plays in the theoretical foundations and material aesthetics of a broad stratum of works ranging from the Italian Futurist... more...

  • Keeping a Rendezvousby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta , Booker Prize-winning author John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished... more...

  • Practice as Researchby Estelle Barrett; Barbara Bolt

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio-based doctorates frequently favoured over traditional research. Yet until now there has been little published guidance for students embarking on such research. Designed specifically as a research training tool, the book is structured on the model used by most research... more...

  • Picturing the Selfby Gen Doy

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes’ theory of ‘I think therefore I am’ to postmodern notions of the fragmented self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship in relation to contemporary art but also going back to the early modern period and Holbein’s Ambassadors. She argues that the importance of subjectivity for art... more...

  • Drawing Nowby TRACEY

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    An exhibition in book form, this showcase of the best of drawing now features one hundred works by almost fifty artists including Susan Hauptman, Paul Noble, Jeff Gabel, Tracey Emin, Jane Harris, Julia Fish, Cornelia Parker and Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Sarah Woodfine. Carefully 'curated' with many new drawings specifically commissioned for the... more...