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The Arts in Canada

The Last Fifty Years

by Ben-Z. Shek & William Keith

<p>In this volume a baker's dozen of creative Canadians make personal responses to the state of the arts in Canada: Northrop Frye and Guy Rocher write on general cultural trends; Hugh MacLennan and Gérard Bessette on fiction; Ralph Gustafson and

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The Benin Plaques

A 16th Century Imperial Monument

by Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

<p>The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. ...

ISBN: 9780429679469

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The Best Job in the World

How to Make a Living From Following Your Dreams

by Ben Southall

<p><strong>The true story of the man with the Best Job in the World</strong></p> <p><em>The Best Job in the World</em> is the story of how following your passions can lead to life-changing opportunities. Adventurer Ben Southall shares his ...

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The Bible according to Tintoretto

by Ester Brunet

<p>A biblical and theological guide to Jacopo Tintoretto's paintings at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco</p> ...

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The Body of the Artisan

Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution

by Pamela H. Smith

<p>Since the time of Aristotle, the making of knowledge and the making of objects have generally been considered separate enterprises. Yet during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the two became linked through a &quot;new&quot;

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The Book of the Art of Cennino Cennini

A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento painting

by Cennino Cennini

<p>A Translated version of the Art of Cennino Cennini. A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento Painting, including notes on medieval methods, and early explanations of oil painting and other techniques.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781351342827

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The Centaur Types

by Bruce Rogers

<p>In 1948, the world-renowned book designer Bruce Rogers wrote a brief text that documented and illustrated his creation of the Centaur typeface several decades earlier: The Centaur Types. The book was privately printed by Rogers himself under ...

ISBN: 9781612494913

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The Cry of Nature

Art and the Making of Animal Rights

by Stephen F. Eisenman

<p> The eighteenth century saw the rise of new and more sympathetic understanding of animals as philosophy, literature, and art argued that animals could feel and therefore possess inalienable rights. This idea gave birth to a diverse movement ...

ISBN: 9781780232126

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The Culture of Diagram

by John Bender & Michael Marrinan

<p><em>The Culture of Diagram</em> is about visual thinking. Exploring a terrain where words meet pictures and formulas meet figures, the book foregrounds diagrams as tools for blurring those boundaries to focus on the production of knowledge as

ISBN: 9780804773256

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The Day the Renaissance Was Saved

The Battle of Anghiari and da Vinci's Lost Masterpiece

by Niccolo Capponi

<p><strong>It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries . . . until now.</strong></p> <p>On a sweltering day in June 1440, near the Tuscan

ISBN: 9781612194615

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The De-Caff Camino

A 500 Mile Cycling Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela

by Jonathan Beardsworth

<p>Charlies introduction to his blog put it best: A lifetime in marketing actually equips a man for very little... Now pushing 58, I realise with some horror that it is a full half century since I last took cycling remotely seriously. If this ...

ISBN: 9781491802953

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The Design, Production and Reception of Eighteenth-Century Wallpaper in Britain

by Clare Taylor

<p>Wallpaper’s spread across trades, class and gender is charted in this first full-length study of the material’s use in Britain during the long eighteenth century. It examines the types of wallpaper that were designed and produced and the ...

ISBN: 9781351021760

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The Detroit Public Library

An American Classic

by Barbara Madgy Cohn & Patrice Rafail Merritt

For the last century, the Detroit Public Library has ranked as one of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit — an important landmark as well as a significant monument serving generations of Detroiters.<i> The Detroit Public Library: An American

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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

by Susan Jaques

<p><strong>Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder.  <em>The Empress of Art</em> brings to ...

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The Encyclopedia of Ornament

by Henry Shaw, FSA

<p>First published in 1842, this volume made an important contribution to the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival, during which English artists rediscovered decorative styles from their country's medieval past. Few published sources of the ...

ISBN: 9780486812618

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The Etchings of Wilfred Fairclough

by Ian Lowe

<p>First published 1990, this volume consists of an introductory essay by Ian Lowe and a comprehensive catalogue of all Wilfred Fairclough’s prints, some 140, from 1932 to the present (1990). Al the prints are illustrated in the body of the ...

ISBN: 9780429790614

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The Europe Illusion

Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration

by Stuart Sweeney

<p>Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was one of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance – he was also one of the most paradoxical. He spent an incredible amount of time writing notebooks, perhaps even more time than he ever held a brush, ...

ISBN: 9781789140934

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The Evolution of the Image

Political Action and the Digital Self

by Marco Bohr & Basia Sliwinska

<p>This volume addresses the evolution of the visual in digital communities, offering a multidisciplinary discussion of the ways in which images are circulated in digital communities, the meanings that are attached to them and the implications ...

ISBN: 9781315442907

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The Freak-garde

Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

by Robin Blyn

<DIV><P>Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges capitalism from within. </P><P><EM>The ...

ISBN: 9780816685899

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The French in London

From William the Conqueror to Charles de Gaulle

by Isabelle Janvrin & Catherine Rawlinson

<p>Ever since 1066 there has been a substantial French presence in London. It is now said to be the sixth most populous French city and this book illustrates, explains, and exposes how this came about over more than a 1000 years.<br /> Full of ...

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