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  • The Priest, the Prince, and the Pashaby Lawrence M. Berman

    MFA Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    Sometime in the early fourth century BC, an unknown Egyptian master carved an exquisite portrait in dark-green stone. The statue that included this head of a priest, likely a citizen of ancient Memphis, may have been damaged when the Persians conquered Egypt in 343 BC, before it was buried in a temple complex. Its adventures were not over: after almost... more...

  • A Companion to Chinese Artby Martin J. Powers; Katherine R. Tsiang

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 175.50

    Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres, and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history. Provides an exceptional collection of essays promoting a comparative understanding... more...

  • The Art of Understanding Artby Hugh Moss

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one... more...

  • 100 Great Artistsby Charlotte Gerlings

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99

    A must-have collection for general readers, art students and practitioners alike. This invaluable handbook allows its readers to check facts, browse among the pictures and explore how great artists like Breughel, Constable and Picasso first captured our admiration, and why they remain influential. more...

  • The Sheela-Na-Gigs of Ireland & Britainby Jack Roberts; Johanne McMahon

    Mercier Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    An illustrated and comprehensive account of the sheela-na-gigs (carvings of female images) of Britain and Ireland. more...

  • 30-Second Leonardo Da Vinciby Marina Wallace

    The Ivy Press 2014; US$ 13.09

    Artist, anatomist, architect, botanist, cartographer, engineer, mathematician, musician, scientist, sculptor – the word ‘polymath’ cannot provide the full measure of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary talents. If you only know Leonardo as the painter of the famous, much copied portrait, the Mona Lisa, seize the chance to brush up your knowledge and... more...

  • Piero Della Francesca, le peintre mathématicienby Delphine Gervais de Lafond; Elisabeth Bruyns; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    Décryptez l’art de Piero Della Francesca en moins d’une heure ! Acteur majeur du Quattrocento italien, Piero Della Francesca est un artiste aux multiples talents. Peintre érudit et passionné de géométrie, il n’a de cesse, toute sa vie durant, de chercher à concilier les mathématiques et l’art, afin de réinventer l’iconographie religieuse traditionnelle.... more...

  • Courting Blaknessby Fiona Foley; Louise Martin-Chew; Fiona Nicoll

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A celebration of ‘Courting Blakness’, a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art In September 2014, Adjunct Professor Fiona Foley and a team of eight Aboriginal artists delivered a cutting-edge installation to the sandstone heart of the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus – the Great Court. Universities have traditionally been... more...

  • Marks of Opulence: The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000–1914 (Text Only)by Colin Platt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 11.85

    A sweeping, beautifully written history of artistic patronage from 1000 to the present day by a Wolfson Prize-winning historian. more...

  • English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950by Thomas Balston

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 12.95

    This volume showcases five decades' worth of magnificent black-and-white illustrations and includes an informative history of the art. Images include scenes of animals and rural life, portraits, episodes from literature, and much more. more...