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Empires of Vision: A Reader (Objects/Histories: Critical Perspectives on Art, Material Culture, and Representation)
Empires of Vision: A Reader (Objects/Histories: Critical Perspectives on Art, Material Culture, and Representation)
by Martin (edt) Jay
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Empires of Vision brings together pieces by some of the most influential scholars working at the intersection of visual culture studies and the history of European imperialism. The essays and excerpts focus on the paintings, maps, geographical surveys... (read more)

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Manifestoes of Surrealism
Manifestoes of Surrealism
by Andre Breton
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Andre Breton discusses the meaning, aims, and political position of the Surrealist movement.... (read more)

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The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art
The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art
by Eileen Myles
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Poet and post-punk heroine Eileen Myles has always operated in the art, writing, and queer performance scenes as a kind of observant flaneur. Like Baudelaire's gentleman stroller, Myles travels the city--wandering on garbage-strewn New York streets in... (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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Japanese Ink Painting: The Art of Sumi-E
Japanese Ink Painting: The Art of Sumi-E
by Naomi Okamoto
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“This study of Japanese ink painting is as much about philosophy and poetry as it is about putting brush to paper. Artisan Okamoto clearly describes the unique materials and techniques involved, and she beautifully illustrates each lesson. The... (read more)

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The Reenchantment of Art
The Reenchantment of Art
by Suzi Gablik
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Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and... (read more)

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The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
by Michael Kimmelman
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A New York Times bestseller—a dazzling and inspirational survey of how art can be found and appreciated in everyday life Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a... (read more)

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
by Maggie Nelson
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Maggie Nelson has established herself as one of our foremost cultural critics in this landmark work about representations of violence in art. "An important and frequently surprising book . . . could be read as the foundation for a post-avant-garde... (read more)

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History of Art in Africa (2ND 08 Edition)
History of Art in Africa (2ND 08 Edition)
by Monica B. Visona
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A History of Art in Africa, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive art historical survey of the African continent to incorporate discussions of contemporary art and artists.  It is both a reliable resource for art historians and an accessible... (read more)

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50 Artists You Should Know (06 Edition)
50 Artists You Should Know (06 Edition)
by Thomas Koster
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This vibrant reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that includes brief biographies, time lines, and critical analyses. Additional information helps readers... (read more)

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Visual Culture (2ND 12 Edition)
Visual Culture (2ND 12 Edition)
by Howells
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This is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of the highly successful Visual Culture. Like its predecessor, this new version is about visual literacy, exploring how meaning is both made and transmitted in an increasingly visual world. It is designed... (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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Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors
Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors
by Peter Nisbet
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The German-American artist, photographer, illustrator and teacher Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) was one of the modernist era's true world citizens, allied with the Berlin Secession, Die Brucke, the Blaue Reiter and the Bauhaus. The Busch-Reisinger Museum,... (read more)

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Archaic and Classical Greek Art (98 Edition)
Archaic and Classical Greek Art (98 Edition)
by Robin Osborne
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Archaic and Classical Greek Art is a revolutionary introduction to the images and sculptures of Ancient Greece from the Geometric period to the early Hellenistic. By carefully examining the context in which sculptures and paintings were produced, author... (read more)

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Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany: Text as Spectacle
Visual Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany: Text as Spectacle
by Gail Finney
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If the 21st century is the digital age, the 20th century can be characterized as the visual age--the era in which visual activity achieved unprecedented prominence. As this volume richly demonstrates, the visual mode was nowhere more dynamic and... (read more)

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Visual Forces : an Introduction To Design (2ND 95 Edition)
Visual Forces : an Introduction To Design (2ND 95 Edition)
by Benjamin Martinez
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Best coverage of 2-dimensional design and color with a 2 page spread format to insure readers understand both text and corresponding visual references.... (read more)

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The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece (P.S.)
The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece (P.S.)
by Edward Dolnick
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In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching... (read more)

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Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present (Studies in the Humanities: No. 13)
Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present (Studies in the Humanities: No. 13)
by Monroe C Beardsley
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“Beardsleys book accomplishes to perfection what the writer intended.  It illuminates an area of history from a certain perspective as was never done before. . . . The distinguishing feature of his book is a n excitement over everything I... (read more)

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book E (with Arts Coursemate with eBook Printed Access Card)
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book E (with Arts Coursemate with eBook Printed Access Card)
by Fred S. Kleiner
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, VOLUME E: WESTERN ART SINCE 1800, 14E, is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully-illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand,... (read more)

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Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art)
Medieval Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Veronica Sekules
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This refreshing new look at Medieval art conveys a very real sense of the impact of art on everyday life in Europe from 1000 to 1500. It examines the importance of art in the expression and spread of knowledge and ideas, including notions of the heroism... (read more)

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