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  • Art History and Theory

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      10,000 Years of Art.

      A terrific, compact guide to art history from 8,000BC to the present, it is an exciting introduction to the subject. It presents 500 masterworks from different countries, cultures and civilizations in chronological order. The descriptive text explains...

      Was: $21.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Art and Architecture: Florence.

      I was in the Botticelli room of the Uffizi Gallery when I was rudely elbowed aside by a very large woman with a cowboy hat who wanted her husband to take a photo of her next to the Birth of Venus, and to this day I cannot rid my mind of the image of...

      Was: $34.95
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      Art in Oceania: A New History.

      Lavishly illustrated and encyclopedic in scope, this places the art of Oceaniain its historical context, examining the evolution of indigenous practices from Hawaii, Melanesia, New Zealand, and Polynesia. There are essays by leading scholars, previously...

      Was: $260.00
      Now: $69.95
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      Art of the Middle Ages.

      The art of this period is closely connected to the Church. These were the days of great cathedrals with spectacular decoration and stained glass. The period also produced a treasure trove of paintings, manuscript illuminations, tapestries, sculpture and...

      Was: $39.95
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      Christian Art.

      The purpose of Christian art is to deepen our encounter with God, that we may better hear the divine promptings. But as knowledge of the Christian faith weakens can art from the Christian tradition speak to people today? This survey of the collection in...

      Was: $70.00
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      Design Since 1945.

      Dormer defines the contexts within which designers work, and surveys the wide range of post-war activity, including industrial and product design, graphics, furniture, textiles, kitchen utensils and tableware. 170 illustrations. Publisher Description...

      Was: $29.95
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      Glory and Honour: The Renaissance in Scotland.

      Demonstrates the remarkable diversity of the Renaissance during the 15th and 16th centuries. This fully illustrated survey describes the buildings, books, and artefacts of a vibrant and cosmopolitan innovative culture that was influenced by the Stuart...

      Was: $59.99
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      Henry VIII Revealed: The Legacy of Holbein's Portraits.

      Publisher Description Hans Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII perished in fire in 1698, yet has remained the definitive image of the English monarch, through a number of derivations down to modern cinematic portrayals. Written to accompany an exhibition...

      Was: $40.00
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      High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime.

      Art curator Duncan explores the beliefs, styles and legacy of the Ômelancholic sublime', a school of great interest, ripe for rediscovery by todays museum-goers and readers. These artists were strongly influenced by surrealism and the theatre and ignored...

      Was: $69.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Idolizing Pictures: Idolatry, Iconoclasm and Jewish Art.

      Publisher Description 'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth' - Exodus 20:4 In this ground-breaking book Anthony...

      Was: $32.00
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      Jean-Baptiste Greuze: The Laundress.

      Before its acquisition by the Getty Museum in 1983, 'The Laundress' by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, remained almost unknown in our century. This fascinating monograph offers an illuminating glimpse into eighteenth century French society, suggesting how...

      Was: $37.95
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      Joachim Wtewael: Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan.

      Today, as in his own time, Wtewael is especially admired for his astonishing small paintings on copper, of which the Getty Museum's 'Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan', is an ideal example. This monograph offers a close discussion of the subject as well...

      Was: $44.95
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      Keywords of Nineteenth-Century Art.

      Fifty key art terms are discussed through a rich diversity of attitudes. The emphasis is on French art, but to a lesser degree British, European and North American art is also discussed. Each art term is explored through its changing meanings over the...

      Was: $54.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Masterpieces of the British Museum:The Aztec Double-Headed Serpent.

      This alluring object is admired for its symmetry, beauty and colour. But its teeth make it chilling and disquieting. This absorbing DVD examines the serpent in detailÉits perfect curves, its material, and the tools and techniques used to craft it. What...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Parallel Texts: Interviews and Interventions About Art.

      Burgin is an influential artist and writer, and this presents extracts from 40 years of his interviews, public talks and lesser-known essays that introduce his work in contemporary art and art history. There are 38 b/w illustrations. Publisher...

      Was: $59.95
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      Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier.

      This examination of the portrait of a young man by Pontormo is intended as an introduction to the questions such paintings provoke and to the ways in which historians try to answer them. Cropper examines the many problems surrounding the mysterious...

      Was: $37.95
      Now: $4.95
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      Rembrandt's 'Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter'.

      A collection of essays by six leading Rembrandt scholars takes different approaches to his famous painting. Perspectives range from consideration of changing tastes in female beauty, to technical analysis, to psychological analysis of the artist, the...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Scandals, Vandals and Da Vincis.

      Behind many of the brilliant paintings by masters are some intriguing stories. This details how 26 of these works (including the Mona Lisa and Guernica) came to be created and how they 'became caught up in murder, romance, theft, tragedy, oppression,...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $14.95
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      The Art of Ancient Greece.

      This splendid collection was amassed by an American businessman, and resides in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The collection is presented in chronological order with an essay introducing each period, tracing the development of artistic themes and...

      Was: $44.95
      Now: $14.95
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      The Mode in Furs: A Historical Survey with 680 Illustrations.

      This unique survey traces the history of furs and fur accessories. The author, a former fashion editor for ÔWomen's Wear Daily,' begins with practical uses of reindeer hides and bearskins for warmth during the Stone Age. Advancing through the ancient...

      Was: $32.99
      Now: $12.95