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The Line of Beauty

by Alan Hollinghurst

<p>Starting at the moment <b><em>The Swimming-Pool Library</em></b> ended, <b><em>The Line of Beauty</em></b> traces the further history of a decade of change and tragedy. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, it is a major ...

ISBN: 9780330483216

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The Little Book of Colour

How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life

by Karen Haller

Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' green jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the mellow yellow of your walls?<BR><BR>Colour is all around us and every day we make ...

ISBN: 9780241352854

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The Lives of the Surrealists

by Desmond Morris

<p>No other art movement in history has contained two artists as different as Magritte and Miró. This is because Surrealism was not in origin an art movement, but a philosophical strategy. It was a way of life a rebellion against the ...

ISBN: 9780500774182

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The Living Icon in Byzantium and Italy

The Vita Image, Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries

by Paroma Chatterjee

<p>This is the first book to explore the emergence and function of a novel pictorial format in the Middle Ages, the vita icon, which displayed the magnified portrait of a saint framed by scenes from his or her life. The vita icon was used for ...

ISBN: 9781107779556

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The Look of the Past

Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice

by Ludmilla Jordanova

<p>How can we use visual and material culture to shed light on the past? Ludmilla Jordanova offers a fascinating and thoughtful introduction to the role of images, objects and buildings in the study of past times. Through a combination of ...

ISBN: 9781316142257

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The Louvre Art Deck

100 Masterpieces from the World's Most Popular Museum

by Erich Lessing

ISBN: 9781579129651

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The Mapping of Power in Renaissance Italy

Painted Cartographic Cycles in Social and Intellectual Context

by Mark Rosen

<p>How did maps of the distant reaches of the world communicate to the public in an era when exploration of those territories was still ongoing and knowledge about them remained incomplete? And why did Renaissance rulers frequently commission ...

ISBN: 9781316213391

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The Material Culture of Tableware

Staffordshire Pottery and American Values

by Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi

<p><em>The Material Culture of Tableware</em> is a fascinating and authoritative study of patterned tableware in the US. The book undertakes a visual analysis of Johnson Brothers patterns of tableware pottery, with reference to comparable ...

ISBN: 9781350041264

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The Material Life of Roman Slaves

by Sandra R. Joshel & Lauren Hackworth Petersen

<p>The Material Life of Roman Slaves is a major contribution to scholarly debates on the archaeology of Roman slavery. Rather than regarding slaves as irretrievable in archaeological remains, the book takes the archaeological record as a key ...

ISBN: 9781139984454

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The Material World of Ancient Egypt

by William H. Peck

<p>The Material World of Ancient Egypt examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that together reveal the day-to-day physical substance of life in ancient Egypt. This book investigates how ...

ISBN: 9781107272279

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The Medici

Godfathers of the Renaissance

by Paul Strathern

<p><strong>A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to Galileo</strong></p> <p>Against the background of an age

ISBN: 9781448104345

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The Memory Arts in Renaissance England

A Critical Anthology

by William E. Engel, Rory Loughnane & Grant Williams

<p>This is the first critical anthology of writings about memory in Renaissance England. Drawing together excerpts from more than seventy writers, poets, physicians, philosophers and preachers, and with over twenty illustrations, the anthology ...

ISBN: 9781316494424

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The Mind of the Book

Pictorial Title-Pages

by Alastair Fowler

<p>Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title-pages printed in England from the early modern period to the nineteenth century. He examines pictorial title-pages in the context of the History of the Book for the first time. The first ...

ISBN: 9780191027437

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The Mosaics of Roman Crete

Art, Archaeology and Social Change

by Rebecca J. Sweetman

<p>This book examines the rich corpus of mosaics created in Crete during the Roman and Late Antique eras. It provides essential information on the style, iconography and chronology of the material, as well as discussion of the craftspeople who ...

ISBN: 9781107357440

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The Museum of the Senses

Experiencing Art and Collections

by Constance Classen

<p>Traditionally sight has been the only sense with a ticket to enter the museum. The same is true of histories of art, in which artworks are often presented as purely visual objects. In <em>The Museum of the Senses</em> Constance Classen offers

ISBN: 9781474252461

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The Mystic Ark

Hugh of Saint Victor, Art, and Thought in the Twelfth Century

by Conrad Rudolph

<p>In this book, Conrad Rudolph studies and reconstructs Hugh of Saint Victor's forty-two-page written work, The Mystic Ark, which describes the medieval painting of the same name. In medieval written sources, works of art are not often referred

ISBN: 9781139904827

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The Nabis

by Albert Kostenevitch

<p>Pierre Bonnard was the leader of the group of post-impressionist painters who called themselves “the Nabis”, from the Hebrew word for “prophet”. Influenced by Odilon Redon, Puvis de Chavannes, popular imagery, and Japanese woodblock printing,

ISBN: 9781783101801

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The Northern Renaissance

by Jeffrey Chipps Smith

ISBN: 9780714838670

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The Off-Modern

by Svetlana Boym

<p>Svetlana Boym writes a new genealogy of modernity, moving beyond older debates between modernism and postmodernism to focus on the intersection of art, architecture, technology, and philosophy in the early twenty-first century. Drawing on ...

ISBN: 9781501328954

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The Origins of Visual Culture in the Islamic World

Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in Early Islam

by Mohammed Hamdouni Alami

<p>In tenth-century Iraq, a group of Arab intellectuals and scholars known as the Ikhwan al-Safa began to make their intellectual mark on the society around them. A mysterious organisation, the identities of its members have never been clear. ...

ISBN: 9780857738868

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