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American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942
American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942
by William C Agee
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The enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886and#8211;1961) was an important influence on his fellow New York artists in the 1920s through 1940s. Graham and his circle, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning, helped redefine... (read more)

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En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I
En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I
by Neil Harris
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With 2014 marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the commencement of World War I, En Guerre offers a fresh, thought-provoking exploration of the impact of the Great War as viewed through the lens of French graphic illustration of the period. Published... (read more)

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Hokusai: Prints and Drawings
Hokusai: Prints and Drawings
by Matthi Forrer
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This volume includes full-color reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Japan's most beloved artist. These landscapes-including his famous views of Mount Fuji- portraits of lovers and kabuki actors, nature and animal illustrations, as well as... (read more)

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Alfred Baur, Pioneer and Collector
Alfred Baur, Pioneer and Collector
by Monique Crick
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The Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art in Geneva, Switzerland, houses one of the most important collections of Asian art in the world: some 9,000 works from China and Japan. This new book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the museum and the... (read more)

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Neoclassicism (97 Edition)
Neoclassicism (97 Edition)
by David Irwin
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This study of Neoclassicism in the visual arts from 1750 to 1830 embraces all manifestations of the Neoclassical style, taking into consideration both the movement's broad territorial scope and its versatility in every branch of art from the fine to... (read more)

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Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama
Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama
by Judy Slattum
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Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals. A great variety of Bali's masks, many of them sacred and rarely displayed, are represented in this book. The spectacular detail and craftsmanship of the masks, their artistry... (read more)

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Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions
Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions
by Meyer Schapiro
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Schapiro (art history, Columbia U.) illuminates Impressionism through a broad spectrum of disciplines, including history, science, economics, politics, linguistics, philosophy, and literature. Schapiro, who died in 1996 at the age of 92, held... (read more)

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The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty
The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty
by Soetsu Yanagi
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craftsman working in a set tradition for a lifetime? What is the value of handwork? Why should even the roughly lacquered rice bowl of a Japanese farmer be thought beautiful? The late Soetsu Yanagi was the first to fully explore the traditional Japanese... (read more)

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The Painted Word
The Painted Word
by Tom Wolfe
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"If you have ever stared uncomprehendingly at an abstract painting that admired critics have said you ought to dig, take heart. Tom Wolfe . . . is on your side. The Painted Word may enrage you. It may confirm your darkest suspicions about Modern Art. In... (read more)

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Art Across Time Combined
Art Across Time Combined
by Laurie Adams
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Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than... (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 Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor... (read more)

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The Science of Art
The Science of Art
by Martin Kemp
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In science and technology, the images used to depict ideas, data, and reactions can be as striking and explosive as the concepts and processes they embodyand#151;both works of art and generative forces in their own right. Drawing on a close dialogue... (read more)

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Return of the Real : Art and Theory At the End of the Century (96 Edition)
Return of the Real : Art and Theory At the End of the Century (96 Edition)
by Hal Foster
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Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, and Marcel Duchamp form an unlikely quartet, but they each played a singular role in shaping a new avant-garde for the 1960s and beyond. Each of them staged brash, even shocking, events and produced works that... (read more)

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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts
A History of Illuminated Manuscripts
by Christopher De Hamel
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This volume commemorates the three-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Icelandic scholar and antiquarian and#193;rni Magnand#250;sson, who served as secretary of the Royal Archives and professor of Danish antiquities at the University of... (read more)

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The Dance of Siva Dance of Siva: Essays on Indian Art and Culture Essays on Indian Art and Culture
The Dance of Siva Dance of Siva: Essays on Indian Art and Culture Essays on Indian Art and Culture
by Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
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In a series of 14 stimulating essays, a renowned historian unfolds India's vast cultural and philosophical traditions: its art, conception of the universe, social organization, and attitudes toward family, romantic love, and marriage.... (read more)

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Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris
Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris
by Dorothy Sample Shawhan
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Raised in West Virginia, self-taught artist Carolyn Norris (b. 1948) moved as a young woman of twenty-one to Cleveland, Mississippi, a quintessential Delta railroad town on the famous blues Highway 61. To create one of her first paintings, she tore the... (read more)

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Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
Romanesque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
by Rolf Toman
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The Romanesque was the first epoch of medieval art that encompassed all of Europe. Its origins hearken back to characteristic elements of Roman construction - reflected in the name of the period - and in the course of the High Middle Ages developed into... (read more)

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Gods in Print: Masterpieces of India's Mythological Art: A Century of Sacred Art (1870-1970)
Gods in Print: Masterpieces of India's Mythological Art: A Century of Sacred Art (1870-1970)
by Richard H. Davis
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Gods in Print is the first comprehensive collection of early hand-colored lithographs, multiple-block chromolithographs, and offset print images of Indiaand#8217;s world of gods and goddesses. Indiaand#8217;s love of gods in print began in the 1870s with... (read more)

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Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
by Camille Paglia
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True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney
True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney
by Lawrence Weschler
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"Lawrence Weschler is one of the most deliriously entertaining writers alive. He does what the best artists and writers should do: he makes you see the world anew."and#151;Dave Eggers, editor of McSweeney's and author of What Is the What "Weschler guides... (read more)

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