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1668: The Year of the Animal in France

by Peter Sahlins Zone Books
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9781935408994
Format:
Hbk 492 pages

The poet Jean de La Fontaine famously dedicated his Fables in 1668 to Louis XIV’s son, declaring in verse that “animals I choose/to...

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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

by Sarah Kay University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
Format:
Hbk 232 pages

Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other...

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Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America

by Kathryn Dudley University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226478678
Format:
Pb+ 400 pages

It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk—the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion,...

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Photography, Trace, and Trauma

by Margaret Iversen University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780226370163
Format:
Pb+ 184 pages

Photography is often associated with the psychic effects of trauma: the automatic nature of the process, wide-open camera lens,...

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Abstraction in Reverse: The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth-Century Latin American Art

by Alexander Alberro University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780226393957
Format:
Hbk 368 pages

During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern...

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Aspects: Fred Sandback's Sculpture

by Edward Vazquez University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780226407906
Format:
Hbk 240 pages

Stretching lengths of yarn across interior spaces, American artist Fred Sandback (1943–2003) created expansive works that underscore...

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Classicisms

by Larry Norman and Anne Leonard Smart Museum Of Art, The University Of C
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780935573572
Format:
Pbk 184 pages

As an aesthetic ideal, classicism is often associated with a conventional set of rules founded on supposedly timeless notions...

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Emma and Edvard Looking Sideways: Loneliness and the Cinematic

by Mieke Bal Mercatorfonds
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780300229110
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

Two true masters come face to face when the works of Edvard Munch are juxtaposed with Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel...

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Maternity: Mothers and Children in the Arts of Africa

by Herbert Cole Mercatorfonds
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780300229158
Format:
Hbk 376 pages

On the African continent, images of mothers and children are found wherever the visual arts are, from early rock-art sites in...

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Roman Art

by Paul Zanker J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9781606060308
Format:
Hbk 216 pages

Presented in very clear and accessible language, "Roman Art" offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution...

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Felice Beato – A Photographer on the Easter Road

by Anne Lacoste J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9781606060353
Format:
Hbk 208 pages

This is a survey of one of the major but least recognised photographers of the 19thC. In recent years Felice Beato (1832-1909)...

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When Galleries Shake – Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Museum Collections

by Jerry Podany J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9781606065228
Format:
Pbk 280 pages

Earthquakes pose myriad dangers to heritage collections worldwide. This book provides an accessible introduction to these dangers...

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Ancient Lamps in the J Paul Getty Museum

by Jean Bussiere and Birgitta Lindros Wohl J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9781606065136
Format:
Pbk 510 pages

In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span the sixth century BCE to the seventh...

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Nubian Gold: Ancient Jewelry from Sudan and Egypt

by Peter Lacovara and Yvonne Markowitz American University of Cairo Press
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9789774167829
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

The fabled land of Nubia, whose very name means ‘gold,’ wasfamous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic...

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Modern Art at the Berlin Wall: Demarcating Culture in the Cold War Germanys

by Claudia Mesch I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9781784539771
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

At the height of the Cold War, art produced in divided Germany contested the cultural demarcation of East and West. Here Claudia...

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