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Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Jocelyn Anderson

<p>Over the course of the long 18th century, many of England's grandest country houses became known for displaying noteworthy architecture and design, large collections of sculptures and paintings, and expansive landscape gardens and parks. ...

ISBN: 9781501334986

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Traces of Vermeer

by Jane Jelley

ISBN: 9780198789727

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Art and the City

by Elizabeth Grierson

<p>Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative practices, tracing the ways

ISBN: 9781783207749

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Treasures from the Oxus

The Art and Civilization of Central Asia

by Massimo Vidale

<p>In history, this grand arterial 1500-mile waterway was always seen as the natural frontier between the northern provinces of the Iranian empires and the outer Turanian lands. It was for centuries central to Achaemenid and later Persian power.

ISBN: 9781838609757

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Trees in Art

by Charles Watkins

<div>In this superbly illustrated book, Charles Watkins explores the myth and magic of arboreal art. Enter the groves of the classical world, from Daphne's metamorphosis into a laurel tree to the gardens of Pompeii. The tree in sacred art is ...

ISBN: 9781780239309

Binding: Hardback


Tricky Design

The Ethics of Things

by Professor Tom Fisher & Lorraine Gamman

<p><em>Tricky Design</em> responds to the burgeoning of scholarly interest in the cultural meanings of objects, by addressing the moral complexity of certain designed objects and systems.</p> <p>The volume brings together leading international ...

ISBN: 9781474277198

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Troy on Display

Scepticism and Wonder at Schliemann's First Exhibition

by Dr Abigail Baker

<p>This book explores what visitors saw at the Trojan exhibition and why its contents, including treasure, plain pottery and human remains captured imaginations and divided opinions. When Schliemann's Trojan collection was first exhibited in ...

ISBN: 9781350114302

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Twentieth-Century South Africa

by William Beinart

<p>An innovative examination of the forces - both destructive and dynamic - which have shaped twentieth-century South Africa. This book provides a stimulating introduction to the history of South Africa in the twentieth century. It draws on the ...

ISBN: 9780191606748

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by Gian Carlo Calza

ISBN: 9780714845388

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Understanding Photojournalism

by Jennifer Good, Paul Lowe & Robert Hariman

<p><em>Understanding Photojournalism</em> explores the interface between theory and practice at the heart of photojournalism, mapping out the critical questions that photojournalists and picture editors consider in their daily practice and ...

ISBN: 9781472594921

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Utamaro: Temporis

by Edmond de Goncourt

<p>If sensuality had a name, it would be without doubt Utamaro. Delicately underlining the Garden of Pleasures that once constituted Edo, Utamaro, by the richness of his fabrics, the swan-like necks of the women, the mysterious looks, evokes in ...

ISBN: 9781783107032

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Vasari's Words

The 'Lives of the Artists' as a History of Ideas in the Italian Renaissance

by Douglas Biow

<p>In this book, Douglas Biow analyzes Vasari's Lives of the Artists - often considered the first great work of art history in the modern era - from a new perspective.  He focuses on key words and shows how they address a variety of compelling, ...

ISBN: 9781108683371

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Vehicle Art of World War Two

by John Norris

<p>The ‘nose art’ that decorated WW2 aircraft has received considerable attention but the images and slogans that decorated land vehicles has been less widely appreciated. This visually stunning book displays many fine examples (original or ...

ISBN: 9781473884823

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History of the Floating City

by Joanne M. Ferraro

<p>This book is a sweeping historical portrait of the floating city of Venice from its foundations to the present day. Joanne M. Ferraro considers Venice's unique construction within an amphibious environment and identifies the Asian, European ...

ISBN: 9781139539661

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by Schneider Norbert

Though numbering just 35 known works, the oelig;uvre of Johannes Vermeer (1632ndash;1675) is hailed as one of the most important and inspiring portfolios in art history. His paintings have prompted a New York Times bestseller, a film starring ...

ISBN: 9783836504898

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Vern Yip's Design Wise

Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home

by Vern Yip

ISBN: 9780762459858

Binding: Hardback


Victorian Glassworlds

Glass Culture and the Imagination 1830-1880

by Isobel Armstrong

<p>Isobel Armstrong's startlingly original and beautifully illustrated book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in nineteenth-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, ...

ISBN: 9780191607127

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Victorian Painting

by Lionel Lambourne

ISBN: 9780714837765

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Victorian Painting

by Lionel Lambourne

ISBN: 9780714843599

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Victorian Photography, Literature, and the Invention of Modern Memory

Already the Past

by Associate Professor Jennifer Green-Lewis

<p>Invented during a period of anxiety about the ability of human memory to cope with the demands of expanding knowledge, photography not only changed the way the Victorians saw the world, but also provided them with a new sense of connection ...

ISBN: 9781474263108

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