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Rape of Europa (94 Edition)
Rape of Europa (94 Edition)
by Lynn H. Nicholas
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"Nicholas knows the art world as well as any military historian knows his battlefield.... Her work deserves the widest reading."--New York Times Book Review "At once fascinating and horrifying [with] a strong element of spine-chilling suspense."- Los... (read more)

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Color : Natural History of the Palette (02 Edition)
Color : Natural History of the Palette (02 Edition)
by Victoria Finlay
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In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist's palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of... (read more)

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Story of the Jews #1: The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 Ad
Story of the Jews #1: The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 Ad
by Simon Schama
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In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews—simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings... (read more)

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The Art of Mesoamerica (World of Art)
The Art of Mesoamerica (World of Art)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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Mary Ellen Miller evocatively surveys the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations--Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec--as well as those of their less-well-known contemporaries. Their pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly... (read more)

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The Shock of the New
The Shock of the New
by Robert Hughes
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A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos.... (read more)

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Death and the Eternal Forever
Death and the Eternal Forever
by Ron English
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The latest work from one of America's most prolific and recognizable artists  A highly-anticipated new collection of paintings by one of the most influential, prolific, and recognizable artists today, Death and the Eternal Forever explores the... (read more)

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Chihuly 2015 Engagement Calendar
Chihuly 2015 Engagement Calendar
by Dale Chihuly
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Dale Chihuly is renowned as the most prolific living artist working in glass, with hugely popular exhibitions in major museums around the world. This richly illustrated engagement calendar features more than 50 full-color photographs of his most... (read more)

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Ways of Seeing
Ways of Seeing
by John Berger
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John Berger’s Classic Text on Art John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday... (read more)

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Indian Art A&i (Art & Ideas)
Indian Art A&i (Art & Ideas)
by Vidya Dehejia
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In this comprehensive survey, Vidya Dehejia explains and analyses not only such key early developments as the great cities of the Indus civilization, but also the luxury of the Mughal court.... (read more)

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From Monet to Cezanne: Late 19th-Century French Artists
From Monet to Cezanne: Late 19th-Century French Artists
by Jane Turner
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Some 300 in-depth biographies explore the life and work of painters who brought about the artistic revolutions of realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism in late 19th-century France. Each entry includes a bibliography. Arrangement of entries is... (read more)

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19th-Century Art
19th-Century Art
by Robert Rosenblum
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Originally published twenty years ago, Nineteenth Century Art, Second Edition remains true to the original, with its superior survey of Western painting and sculpture presented in four historical parts, beginning in 1776 and ending with the dawn of the... (read more)

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The Art Spirit
The Art Spirit
by Robert Henri
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In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. While it embodies the entire system of his teaching, with much technical advice and critical comment for the student, it also contains inspiration... (read more)

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But Is It Art? : an Introduction To Art Theory (01 Edition)
But Is It Art? : an Introduction To Art Theory (01 Edition)
by Cynthia Freeland
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From Andy Warhol's Brillo boxes to provocative dung-splattered madonnas, in today's art world many strange, even shocking, things are put on display. This often leads exasperated viewers to exclaim--is this really art? In this invaluable primer on... (read more)

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Story of Art, the - 16th Edition
Story of Art, the - 16th Edition
by E. H. Gombrich
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The most famous and popular book on art ever published, this quintessential "introduction to art" has been a worldwide bestseller for over four decades. In this completely redesigned 16th edition, Gombrich, a true master, combines knowledge and wisdom... (read more)

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Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
by Margaret Livingstone
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Now in paperback, this groundbreaking study by Harvard neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone explores the inner workings of vision, demonstrating that how we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. In Vision and Art, Livingstone... (read more)

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California Studies in the History of Art #35: Theories & Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook
California Studies in the History of Art #35: Theories & Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook
by Kristine Stiles
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Ambitious and interdisciplinary, this long-awaited collaboration is a landmark presentation of the writings of contemporary artists. These influential essays, interviews, and critical and theoretical comments provide bold and fertile insights into the... (read more)

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The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
by Carol Strickland
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Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge. --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash... (read more)

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Indian Art (Oxford History of Art)
Indian Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Partha Mitter
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This concise yet lively new survey guides the reader through 5,000 years of Indian art and architecture. A rich artistic tradition is fully explored through the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Colonial, and contemporary periods, incorporating discussion of... (read more)

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Art in Theory, 1900-2000 ((Rev)03 Edition)
Art in Theory, 1900-2000 ((Rev)03 Edition)
by Charles Harrison
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This popular anthology of twentieth-century art theoretical texts has now been expanded to take account of new research, and to include significant contributions to art theory from the 1990s.New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art... (read more)

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The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting
The Great Image Has No Form, or on the Nonobject Through Painting
by Francois Jullien
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In premodern China, elite painters used imagery not to mirror the world around them, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering their art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, The Great Image Has No Form explores the &ldquo... (read more)

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