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Cats in Art by Desmond Morris Cats in Art

In this eye-catching, beautifully illustrated book, bestselling author Desmond Morris tells the compelling story of cats in art, from prehistory until the present day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Experience by Alexander Nemerov Experience

In his noteworthy theoretical essay Experience, Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that humans by nature cannot fully grasp life as lived. If this is so, how capable are we of expressing our experiences in works of art? Despite this formidable challenge,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Paintings in Proust A Visual Companion to 'In Search of Lost Time' by Eric Karpeles Paintings in Proust A Visual Companion to 'In Search of Lost Time'


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Pneumatology An Inquiry into the Representation of Wind, Air and Breath by Vlad Ionescu Pneumatology An Inquiry into the Representation of Wind, Air and Breath

Explores the representation of the most present yet invisible instance of life, namely wind, breath and air. The book maps out anthropological, art historical and philosophical conceptions of these three dimensions. It is also an experiment in iconology because it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Neuroarthistory From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki by John Onians Neuroarthistory From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki

Exploring the writings of major thinkers (among them Montesquieu, Burke, Kant, Marx, and Freud), and leading art historians (including Pliny, Winckelmann, Ruskin, Pater, Gombrich, and Baxandall), as well as artists such as Alberti and Leonardo and scientists from Aristotle to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

By the Pen and What They Write Writing in Islamic Art and Culture by Professor Sheila S. Blair By the Pen and What They Write Writing in Islamic Art and Culture

Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, November 9-11, 2013, Palermo, Sicily.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Ghost-Haunted Land Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland by Declan Long Ghost-Haunted Land Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In Ghost-Haunted Land - the first book-length...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Next Exit Triennale Valais / Wallis 2017 by Raphael Brunner Next Exit Triennale Valais / Wallis 2017


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Form Follows Fiction Art and Artists in Toronto by Luis Jacob Form Follows Fiction Art and Artists in Toronto

How do artists in Toronto visualise their sense of place? Are there particular made-in-Toronto ways of thinking about the city? Bringing together work selected by internationally renowned Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob, Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto concentrates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Vatican Museums The Paintings by Antonio Paolucci The Vatican Museums The Paintings

The Twelve Vatican Museums, (Musei Vaticani) is the largest and most impressive museum complex in the world. The Vatican Pinacoteca houses an unmatched collection of paintings and this book allows the viewer to contemplate the beautifully reproduced images in peace...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Art of Jazz Form/Performance/Notes by David (Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art, University College London) Bindman Art of Jazz Form/Performance/Notes
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This catalogue documents the exhibition Art of Jazz, a collaborative installation at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art and Harvard Art Museums. The book explores the intersection of the visual arts and jazz music, and presents...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

World History of Design Volume 1 by Victor (University of Illinois, Chicago) Margolin World History of Design Volume 1
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This is the first volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin. The first volume explores the earliest cave art and human tools, including the key examples of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

World History of Design Volume 2 by Victor (University of Illinois, Chicago) Margolin World History of Design Volume 2
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This is the second volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin. The second volume covers the period between World War I and II, when mass production and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Grumpy Cat's Miserable Mazes Mazes That Will Make You Reconsider Your Life Choices by Periera Grumpy Cat's Miserable Mazes Mazes That Will Make You Reconsider Your Life Choices


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

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The Form of Meaning / The Meaning of Form Studies in the History of Art from Late Antiquity to Jackson Pollock by Irving Lavin The Form of Meaning / The Meaning of Form Studies in the History of Art from Late Antiquity to Jackson Pollock

Volumes I and II bring together all of Irving Lavin's studies aside from those on Gian Lorenzo Bernini. They range from studies of the art and architecture of Late Antiquity to twentieth-century painting in New York.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Letters to a Very Young Painter by Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Very Young Painter


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Speculative Art Histories Analysis at the Limits by Sjoerd Van Tuinen Speculative Art Histories Analysis at the Limits

This collection brings together a series of creative responses to the recent speculative turn in Continental philosophy. The contributors include philosophers, art historians, architects and art practitioners. It takes a generous definition of art to include architecture, cinema, dance and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Technologies of the Image Art in 19th-Century Iran by Farshid Emami, Mary McWilliams Technologies of the Image Art in 19th-Century Iran
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-This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, on view at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from August 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018.-
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

An Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran by Trent Barnes, Mycah Braxton, Gwendolyn Collaco An Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran
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Harvard's Qajar Album--57 folios, with nearly 150 drawings, paintings, prints, and embossed works--is a remarkably wide-ranging collection of human, animal, and floral studies; narrative compositions inspired by Persian classic literature and historical subjects; religious themes; and portraits of rulers and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in 18th-Century Britain by Kate Retford The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in 18th-Century Britain

Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) and his peers in the early 18th century, and then revitalized by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810), the conversation piece was an innovative mode of portraiture, depicting groups posed in landscape or domestic settings. These artists grappled...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts by Rosemary Betterton Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts

Analyses images of the maternal and pregnant body in historical art -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Monochrome Painting in Black and White by Lelia Packer, Jennifer Sliwka Monochrome Painting in Black and White
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Painting without color has long held a fascination for artists. In this striking and original book, the authors explore how and why artists from the 15th century to the present have chosen to paint in black, white, and shades of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Afterall Autumn/Winter 2017, Issue 44 by Nuria Enguita Mayo Afterall Autumn/Winter 2017, Issue 44

Launched in 1999, Afterall is a journal of contemporary art that offers in-depth analysis of artists' work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it. Its academic format differentiates it from popular review magazines. Afterall 44...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Transmedium Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art by Garrett Stewart Transmedium Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

If you attend a contemporary art exhibition lately, you're unlikely to see much traditional painting or sculpture. Indeed, artists today are preoccupied with what happens when you leave behind assumptions about particular media such as painting, or woodcuts and instead...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

What is Painting? by Julian Bell What is Painting?

Julian Bell's incisive, fully updated study of modern art and the nature of painting, which daringly tries to explain it
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Surviving Image Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art by Georges Didi-Huberman The Surviving Image Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Art Museum (Revised Edition) by Phaidon Editors The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book - from pre-historic times to the present, - over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Persian Art Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V&A by Moya Carey Persian Art Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V&A

This book tells story behind one of the world's most spectacular collections of Iranian art, from ceramics to textiles, woodwork and stunning Persian architectural drawings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Faberge Treasures of Imperial Russia Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg by Geza von Habsburg, Tatiana Muntyan Faberge Treasures of Imperial Russia Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
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A lavish volume on the most complete Faberge collection in the world, with many pieces rarely seen before, from the famous imperial Easter eggs to precious jewellery, enamels, and Russian silver, showcased in the sumptuous Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Unsettled by Joanne Northrup Unsettled

Unsettled focuses on work by artists living and/or working in the Greater West, a super - region that broadens conventional definitions of the West. It is bounded from Alaska to Patagonia, and from Australia to the American West. Though ranging...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018 by Workman Publishing Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018

An ode to visual art, featuring over 300 carefully curated and impeccably reproduced masterpieces. Every day, a new work to consider and enjoy: Jan Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. Vincent van Gogh's Irises. An intricate quilt by Faith Ringgold....
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/08/2017

Farm Fresh 2018 Wall Calendar by Willow Creek Press Farm Fresh 2018 Wall Calendar

Find monthly inspiration with this mouth-watering calendar that features seasonal fruits and veggies displayed in vintage line art, highlighted with eye-popping colors. The large format wall calendar features six bonus months of July through December 2017; daily grids with ample...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/08/2017

The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts Issue 28, Turkey Theme Issue by Sibel Bozdogan The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts Issue 28, Turkey Theme Issue


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Picturing the Apocalypse The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia by Natasha (Teacher, Burlington Dames Academy; Part-Time Lecturer in Theology & Visual Art, ITIA, St Andrews) O'Hear, Anth O'Hear Picturing the Apocalypse The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia
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An original introduction to the book of Revelation through the use of art history, with attention also given to the reception of the text in music, literature, and popular culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Messerschmidt's Character Heads Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History by Assoc. Prof. Michael E. (University Of Missouri) Yonan Messerschmidt's Character Heads Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783) known as his Character Heads. These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Pedro Friedeberg by James Oles, Jeffrey Collins Pedro Friedeberg
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Edited by Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena. Text by James Oles, Jeffrey Collins.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2017

Aesthetic Practices and Spatial Configurations Historical and Transregional Perspectives by Hannah Baader Aesthetic Practices and Spatial Configurations Historical and Transregional Perspectives

Aesthetic practices shape and are shaped by spatial formations. The essays of this volume survey configurations of spaces as macro, micro and meso, and study from a transregional perspective the ways they are created, described, negotiated and appropriated across cultures....
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2017

The Restless Figure Expression in Czech Sculpture 1880 1914 by Petr Wittlich The Restless Figure Expression in Czech Sculpture 1880 1914

At the end of the nineteenth century, Czech figural sculpture achieved an artistic quality comparable to that of contemporary artworks produced in the main artistic centers of Europe, including the sculptures of Auguste Rodin, Constantin Meunier, and Antoine Bourdelle. But...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition by Sarah Lippert Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition

In an era when ease of travel is greater than ever, it is also easy to overlook the degree to which voyages of the body - and mind - have generated an outpouring of artistry and creativity throughout the ages....
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Productive Failure Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art Histories by Alpesh Kantilal Patel Productive Failure Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art Histories

This monograph provides novel methods for writing transnational South Asian art history outside of genealogy. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017

From Poussin to David French Drawings in the Albertina by Christine Ekelhart From Poussin to David French Drawings in the Albertina

From poetic love stories to mythological epics; from painterly portrait studies to picturesque ruins - the French world s of the Baroque and the Rococo have lost nothing of their fascination. 70 exquisite major works from the wealth of French...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

The Kico Collection by Kunstmuseum Bonn, Lenbachhaus Munchen The Kico Collection
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This book celebrates a major private collection of contemporary art built by a husband and wife over the course of the past fifteen years. Focusing in particular on art that engages with the dissolution of physical presence into light color,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Art and its Global Histories A Reader by Diana Newall Art and its Global Histories A Reader

A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Circulation by Francois Brunet Circulation

As a category in art history, circulation is rooted in the contemporary context of Internet culture and the digital image. Yet circulation, as a broader concept for the movement of art across time and space in vastly different cultural and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

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