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Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood

by Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art”

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after...


In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

by Sue Roe

A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century

In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth of...


The Court Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Elena Fumagalli & Raffaella Morselli

Up to now the theme of the artist in the service of Italian courts has been examined in various studies focused mostly on the High Renaissance, as though the phenomenon was relevant only to the XV and XVI centuries....


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


Early Renaissance Siena

by Mario Ascheri

In Siena, which is commonly described as a Gothic city, the Renaissance has usually been considered a marginal period when compared with the Florentine splendor. Specifically, in Siena the first half of the...


Art's principles : 50 years of hard-learned lessons in building a world-class professional services firm

by Arthur Gensler, Michael Lindenmayer & Doug Wittnebel

Art's Principles reveals the blueprint behind one of the most successful professional services firms, giving career-minded individuals the tools they need to excel in business. The book covers the essentials...


A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County

by Kenneth Hafertepe

This richly illustrated book tracks the evolution of Fredericksburg architecture and guides readers through the streets of this once-westernmost German settlement in America, pointing out the log, fachwerk,...


Delacroix

by Isabella Alston

Eugène Delacroix was highly influential in the 19th-century Romanticism art movement and is considered by many art historians to be the most important of the Romantic painters. Delacroix is often attributed...


Mondrian

by Isabella Alston

Piet Mondrian pioneered the de Stijl movement-Dutch for "The Style"-that emerged in the early 20th century and which served as an important transition from a focus on Symbolism and Realism to a new and growing...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....


Creative License: From Leeds College of Art to Leeds Polytechnic, 1963-1973

by James Charnley

"On the road up to the University, the gleaming new purpose-built Leeds Polytechnic awaited the arrival of the students and staff of the art college. All the latest facilities were in place. The only thing missing...


Architecture in Black: Theory, Space and Appearance

by Darell Wayne Fields

Based on analysis of historical, philosophical, and semiotic texts, Architecture in Black presents a systematic examination of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Now updated, this...


Orders of Architecture

by R. A. Cordingley

A complete reference to the classical orders of architecture, this magnificently illustrated volume covers the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance periods. In addition to its fully representative selection of works...


San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions

by Andrea Ponsi

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to...


The Rhondda our Valley

by Brian Pattimore

My Father was a Welsh miner and worked in four mines before being disabled from the mines at the age of 19. I am writing this book in memory of my Father and all Miners. I am proud to be a miner's son in this...


Archaeology and the Pan-European Romanesque

by T. O'Keefe

Romanesque is the style name given to the art and architecture of Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. First used in the early nineteenth century to express the perceived indebtedness of the visual-artistic...


An Introduction to Greek Art: Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods

by Susan Woodford

The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time...


Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News

by Jason Hill & Vanessa R. Schwartz

Powerful and often controversial, news pictures promise to make the world at once immediate and knowable. Yet while many great writers and thinkers have evaluated photographs of atrocity and crisis, few have...


Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

by Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists


The Oglethorpe Plan: Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond

by Thomas D. Wilson

The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions-all informed by Enlightenment...