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  • Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces

    Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces

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    Discover Her Art invites young art lovers and artists to learn about painting through the lives and masterpieces of 24 women from the 16th to the 20th century. In each chapter, readers arrive at a masterwork, explore it with an artist’s eye, and learn...
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  • Why the Museum Matters Why the Museum Matters

    Why the Museum Matters

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    Art museums have played a vital role in our culture, drawing on Enlightenment ideals in shaping ideas, advancing learning, fostering community, and providing spaces of beauty and permanence. In this thoughtful and often personal volume, Daniel H. Weiss...
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  • Impossibility of Silence Impossibility of Silence

    Impossibility of Silence

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    Ian Lynam's The Impossibility of Silence is a book for artists,  photographers and designers interested in approaching writing about  their vocation and culture. Drawing upon decades of experience as a  writer, designer, artist and...
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  • Southeast Asia A History in Objects Southeast Asia A History in Objects

    Southeast Asia A History in Objects

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    Created in collaboration with the British Museum, this richly illustrated volume displays the arts, histories, and cultures of Southeast Asia from about 6,000 years ago to the twenty-first century, covering modern-day Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos,...
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  • Invitation to A Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food Invitation to A Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food

    Invitation to A Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food

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    Chinese was the earliest truly global cuisine. When the first Chinese laborers began to settle abroad, restaurants appeared in their wake. Yet Chinese has the curious distinction of being both one of the world’s best-loved culinary traditions and one of...
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  • How to Live Like A Monk How to Live Like A Monk

    How to Live Like A Monk

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    We know that they prayed, sang, and wore long robes, but what was it really like to be a monk? Though monastic living may seem unimaginable to us moderns, it has relevance for today. This book illuminates the day-to-day of medieval European monasticism,...
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  • Drawing in the Present Tense Drawing in the Present Tense

    Drawing in the Present Tense

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    Drawing in the Present Tense explores the variety of ways in which contemporary artists from around the world have come to approach drawing as the primary element of their practice. One which is autonomous: an end in itself, rather than a means to an end...
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  • Art Firsts: The Story of Art in 30 Pioneering Works Art Firsts: The Story of Art in 30 Pioneering Works

    Art Firsts: The Story of Art in 30 Pioneering Works

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    The story of art is not always the story of art-historical 'isms' and complex academic debate. The real history is often the story of some very simple firsts - the first time an artist painted themselves, the first time someone painted a smile, the first...
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  • Art Essentials: History of African Art Art Essentials: History of African Art

    Art Essentials: History of African Art

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    This indispensable introductory guide explores the art of the African continent from its early origins over 75,000 years ago to the contemporary, set in the context of postcolonial debates, the restitution of cultural objects and artifacts, and the...
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  • Rodin Basic Art 2.0 Rodin Basic Art 2.0

    Rodin Basic Art 2.0

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    While anchoring his practice in the traditions of antiquity and the Renaissance, Auguste Rodin paved the way for modern sculpture. From a very early stage, he was interested in movement, the expression of the body, chance effects, and the incomplete...
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  • Rediscovering Black Portraiture Rediscovering Black Portraiture

    Rediscovering Black Portraiture

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    “These mirror images with their uncanny resemblances traverse space and time, spotlighting the black lives that have been silenced by the canon of western art, while also inviting us to interrogate the present.” —Times (UK) Since the beginning of the...
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  • Race is Everything: Art and Human Difference Race is Everything: Art and Human Difference

    Race is Everything: Art and Human Difference

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     'Race Is Everything’ explores the spurious but influential ideas of so-called racial science in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, and how art was affected by it. David Bindman looks at race in general, but with...
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  • Massimo Listri: Cabinet of Curiosities Massimo Listri: Cabinet of Curiosities

    Massimo Listri: Cabinet of Curiosities

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    Cabinets of curiosities fascinated people of the 16th and 17th  centuries. They offered a glimpse into a world full of natural wonders and treasures that aimed to reflect the order of the universe. This volume takes us through the world’s most...
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  • Fashion Designers A-Z T40 Fashion Designers A-Z T40

    Fashion Designers A-Z T40

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    Celebrating over a century of fashion’s greatest talents, from Azzedine Alaïa and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent. From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to  Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and...
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  • Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues

    Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues

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    The world’s leading museum directors discuss the future of museums in the wake of 2020’s pandemic and social upheavals. 2020 ushered in a new decade and with it a series of unforeseen events that have reoriented the future. As the coronavirus forced...
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  • Art Essentials: Contemporary Art Art Essentials: Contemporary Art

    Art Essentials: Contemporary Art

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    Since the 1960s, contemporary art has overturned the accepted historical categorizations of what constitutes art, who creates it, and how it is represented and validated. This guide brings the subject up to date, exploring the notion of “contemporary”...
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  • Art Essentials: History of Western Art Art Essentials: History of Western Art

    Art Essentials: History of Western Art

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    Acknowledging how architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts reflect the culture and society of their time, this latest addition to the Art Essentials series invites the reader to experience and appreciate the entirety of Western art from...
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  • Surrealists in New York Surrealists in New York

    Surrealists in New York

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    An absorbing group biography revealing how exiles from war-torn France brought surrealism to America, sparking the movement that became abstract expressionism. In 1957 the American artist Robert Motherwell made an unexpected claim: "I have only known...
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  • Cathedral is Dying Cathedral is Dying

    Cathedral is Dying

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    In this volume, the writer and Rodin scholar Rachel Corbett selects excerpts from the famous sculptor’s book Cathedrals of France,  first published in 1914, just before the outbreak of World War I.  Cathedrals were central to the way Rodin...
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  • Creating Connections Creating Connections

    Creating Connections

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    Creating Connections features over 70 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and watercolors from the Rosenthal Collection of work by self-taught artists. This richly illustrated publication explores the mysterious connections we have with works of art and...
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  • Renegade Edo and Paris Renegade Edo and Paris

    Renegade Edo and Paris

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    A critical look at the renegade spirit that permeates Japanese prints and the posters of fin-de-siècle Paris. Both the Edo period (1603–1868) in Japan and the late nineteenth century in France witnessed a multitude of challenges to the status quo from...
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  • Story of Art Without Men Story of Art Without Men

    Story of Art Without Men

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    The story of art as it’s never been told before, from the Renaissance to the present day, with more than 300 works of art. How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what...
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  • A Little Feminist History Of Art A Little Feminist History Of Art

    A Little Feminist History Of Art

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    A short and pithy introduction to the most important feminist artworks from the late 1960s to the present.   Emerging in the late 1960s as women artists struggled to “de-gender” their work to compete in a male-dominated arena, the feminist art...
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  •  Buddhist Art of Tibet  Buddhist Art of Tibet

    Buddhist Art of Tibet

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    Fascinated by Buddhist art and Asian spirituality, Alain Bordier has spent more than forty years building a unique collection of religious objects from the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan). On display today at the Tibet Museum in the heart of the...
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  •  Bosch Masters of Art  Bosch Masters of Art

    Bosch Masters of Art

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    Explore Hieronymus Bosch's fantastic illustrations of the afterlife and other religious concepts and narratives. Although Bosch's known works amount to no more than two dozen paintings and a handful of drawings, the artist had an enormous impact on...
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  •  Schiele Masters of Art  Schiele Masters of Art

    Schiele Masters of Art

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    An elegant introduction to Egon Schiele’s career, this book untangles the mysteries and misunderstandings behind his genius. Egon Schiele left an enormous artistic legacy that is all the more powerful for the brevity of his career. Isabel Kuhl’s lively...
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  •  Picasso Masters of Art  Picasso Masters of Art

    Picasso Masters of Art

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    Discover the motifs, masterpieces, and driving forces behind the artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades--and included thousands of paintings,...
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  •  Kahlo Masters of Art  Kahlo Masters of Art

    Kahlo Masters of Art

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    Discover the life and work of Frida Kahlo in this introduction to the iconic Mexican artist. Although her body of work is relatively small, Frida Kahlo has inspired adoration and admiration that few other artists have attained. This accessible and...
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  •  Holbein Masters of Art  Holbein Masters of Art

    Holbein Masters of Art

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    This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career. 16th-century Europe was a time of unprecedented economic expansion, cross-cultural trade, religious upheaval,...
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  •  Degas Masters of Art  Degas Masters of Art

    Degas Masters of Art

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    Get a glimpse into the life and work of painter, sculptor, and printmaker Edgar Degas, who is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Best known for his depictions of young dancers on the stage and in the studio, Degas was an accomplished...
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  •  Chagall Masters of Art  Chagall Masters of Art

    Chagall Masters of Art

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    Explore the vibrant work of artist Marc Chagall in this lively introduction and discover how his unique narrative style embraced Jewish culture and folklore. Marc Chagall's remarkable oeuvre spans a variety of media, from painting, ceramics, and stained...
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  •  Magritte Masters of Art  Magritte Masters of Art

    Magritte Masters of Art

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    This revelatory examination of the Surrealist master updates prevailing theories about Magritte’s life and beliefs, and offers a surprising new assessment of an artist who strived for anonymity rather than fame. Throughout his career, Magritte subverted...
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  •  Klimt Masters of Art  Klimt Masters of Art

    Klimt Masters of Art

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    The story of Klimt’s astonishing artistic career is told in this beautifully produced collection of reproductions, photographs and drawings with an accompanying text that places the artist in a unique historical moment and reflects his fierce appetite...
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  •  The Art of Feminism  The Art of Feminism

    The Art of Feminism

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    Featuring a new package and an additional 60 pages of material, this revised edition of The Art of Feminism covers an even more impressive range of artworks, artists, movements, and perspectives. Since the debut of the original volume in 2018, The Art...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Matisse in the 1930s Philadelphia Museum of Art Matisse in the 1930s

    Matisse in the 1930s

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    The first in-depth examination of Matisse’s work in the 1930s, a key decade of creative innovation and renewal for this celebrated artist.In 1930, as Henri Matisse (1869–1954) embarked on The Dance, a monumental mural commissioned by the...
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  • Rodin in the United States Confronting the Modern Rodin in the United States Confronting the Modern

    Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern

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    A compelling examination of French sculptor Auguste Rodin from the perspective of his enthusiastic American audience. This exhibition catalogue explores the American reception of French artist Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), from 1893, when his first work...
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  • Psychology of an Art Writer Psychology of an Art Writer

    Psychology of an Art Writer

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    Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee hasn’t gained the recognition she so clearly deserves for her contributions in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of empathy, and art criticism. An early follower of Walter Pater, her work...
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  • The Making of Rodin The Making of Rodin

    The Making of Rodin

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    Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was a radical sculptor whose unorthodox approach to multiplication, assemblage, industrial production, and serial repetition challenged classical sculptural traditions and provided a definitive break in the history of art...
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  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920 History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

    History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

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    A groundbreaking survey of the school of  expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American  modernism—newly revised and updated. This magnificent volume, featuring more than 750 illustrations, is the first definitive account...
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  • Alice Neel An Engaged Eye Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

    Alice Neel An Engaged Eye

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    One of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century, Alice Neel's vibrant, expressionistic paintings revealed a breath-taking depth of emotion within her subjects. From works exploring loss and grief, to communist political art, Neel's work pushed...
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  • Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile

    Marcel Duchamp text by Robert Lebel 1959 facsimile

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    Marcel Duchamp, the artist’s first legendary monograph and draft catalogue raisonné, was written by art historian and novelist Robert  Lebel and published in French in 1959; later that same year, it was  translated into English by George Heard...
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  • Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts

    Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts

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    Wit, wisdom, and willfulness abound on page after page of this vibrant anthology. A great pick for mid-century architecture, design, and lifestyle fans. Includes a brilliant range of well-known women and those who certainly should be. Discover Edith...
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  • Medieval Knight Medieval Knight

    Medieval Knight

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    The traditional “knight in shining armor” has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls, and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction...
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  •  Art Essentials: Abstract Art  Art Essentials: Abstract Art

    Art Essentials: Abstract Art

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    While it is considered by many artists to be a pure and simplistic form of expression, abstract art is also often thought of as vague or exceedingly theoretical. This new installment in the Art Essentials  series demystifies the concept and history...
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  •  Art Essentials: Impressionism  Art Essentials: Impressionism

    Art Essentials: Impressionism

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    It is often forgotten just how provocative and unsettling impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. Critics,  professional artists, and gallery visitors alike were shocked to  encounter the unorthodox paintings on...
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  •  Art Essentials: Pop Art  Art Essentials: Pop Art

    Art Essentials: Pop Art

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    Pop Art refers to a post-war movement connecting art with  popular culture. Billboard signs, comic books, and movie stars were just  some of the subjects chosen by pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy  Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and...
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  •  Art Essentials: Modern Art  Art Essentials: Modern Art

    Art Essentials: Modern Art

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    Modern Art guides the reader through individual movements  from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situated within five broader  chronological eras. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, art historian  Amy Dempsey explains the essentials of...
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  •  Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures  Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures

    Art Essentials: Looking at Pictures

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    Looking at pictures can be an exciting or moving experience, but some pictures—often the most rewarding—require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs, and themes  of over one hundred...
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  • Art Essentials Surrealism Art Essentials Surrealism

    Art Essentials: Surrealism

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    Surrealism was launched as a literary and artistic movement by French  poet Andre Breton in 1924, and by the time of his death in 1966 it had  become one of the most popular and recognizable art movements of the  twentieth century...
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  • Art Essentials Symbols In Art Art Essentials Symbols In Art

    Art Essentials: Symbols In Art

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    Iconography, or the study of symbols—be they animals, artifacts, plants,  geometric shapes, or gestures—is an essential aspect of interpreting  art. One of the most consistent features of human society throughout  time has been the use of...
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  • Art Essentials Key Moments In Art Art Essentials Key Moments In Art

    Art Essentials: Key Moments In Art

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    Art lovers can list history’s most important art objects, but what many  don’t know are the dramatic, funny, and sometimes bizarre stories behind  these most famous works. Spanning the last 500 years of art history,  this book revisits...
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    Off The Wall: American Art To Wear Off The Wall: American Art To Wear

    Off The Wall: American Art To Wear

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    Edited by Dilys E. Blum with essays by Dilys E. Blum and Mary Schoeser, and a contribution by Julie Schafler Dale This is the first publication to consider art to wear, also known as wearable art, as a discrete American movement that mirrored the...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

    Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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    By Hiromi Kinoshita This richly illustrated catalogue of highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of Chinese art, spanning antiquity to the present day, includes such gems as Ming gold vessels and imperial court robes, a...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art The Essential Duchamp Philadelphia Museum of Art The Essential Duchamp

    The Essential Duchamp

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    Matthew Affron (Author) With contributions by Cécile Debray, Alexander Kauffman, Michael R. Taylor, and John Vick This book offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most enigmatic artists, Marcel...
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  • Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam

    Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam

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    Edited by Carlos Basualdo with essays by Carlos Basualdo, Olena Chervonik, Richard Fletcher, Emily Greenwood, and Nicola Del Roscio This revelatory publication provides a comprehensive and multifaceted account of Cy Twombly’s masterpiece Fifty Days at...
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  •  Frida Kahlo  Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo

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    Foreword by Kathy Halbreich. lizabeth Carpenter (Editor). Hayden Herrera (Contributor) , Elizabeth Carpenter(Contributor), Victor Zamudio-Taylor(Contributor) Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850 Philadelphia Museum of Art The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850

    The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850

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    John Ittmann (Editor), Cordula Grewe (Editorial Consultant) From the 1770s through the 1840s, German, Austrian, and Swiss artists used the medium of printmaking to create works that synthesized poetry, literature, music, and the visual arts in new and...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback) Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

    Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

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    Michael R. Taylor (Author) with essays by Andrew Lins, Melissa S. Meighan, and Beth A. Price, Ken Sutherland, Scott Homolka, and Elena Torok In his early thirties, Marcel Duchamp convinced everyone that he had abandoned making art in favor of playing...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew Philadelphia Museum of Art An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew

    An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew

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    Kathleen A. Foster (Author) and Mark Tucker (Author) Thomas Eakins is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present Philadelphia Museum of Art A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present

    A History Of Photography: From 1839 To The Present

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    George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history. Eastman died in 1932,...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images Philadelphia Museum of Art The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images

    The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images

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    Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) (Author) Handbook of visual experience: An exploration of symbols and their meanings throughout history The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with...
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    Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle

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    By Michael R. Taylor This scholarly catalogue provides an engaging analysis of Chagall’s life and career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Featured throughout are the paintings and works on paper that the artist created during these years,...
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  •  Art Essentials: Women Artists  Art Essentials: Women Artists

    Art Essentials: Women Artists

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    By Flavia Frigeri In 1971, in an essay that has now become one of the touchstones of feminist art history, Linda Nochlin raised the question heard round the world: “Why have there been no great women artists?” Since the 1970s, as a result of this kind of...
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