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Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

by Estill Pennington

From 1802, when the young artist William Edward West began painting portraits on a downriver trip to New Orleans, to 1918, when John Alberts, the last of Frank Duveneck's students, worked in Louisville, a wide...


American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame

by Roxanne Kuter Williamson

Why does one talented individual win lasting recognition in a particular field, while another equally talented person does not? While there are many possible reasons, one obvious answer is that something more...


Ancient Architecture of the Southwest

by William N. Morgan & Rina Swentzell

During more than a thousand years before Europeans arrived in 1540, the native peoples of what is now the southwestern United States and northern Mexico developed an architecture of rich diversity and beauty....


Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Material Crossovers

by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert & Lin Foxhall

This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to...


Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

by Richard A. Marsden

Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous....


Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

by Charles H. Carman

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision of God (1450) - this study reveals a shared epistemology...


Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes & Alicia J. Batten

The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on dress in the ancient world. These recent studies have established the extent to which Greece and Rome were vestimentary cultures, and they...


Museum Representations of Maoist China: From Cultural Revolution to Commie Kitsch

by Amy Jane Barnes

The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception...


A Journey Into Michelangelo's Rome

by Angela K Nickerson

From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this unique resource—part biography, part history, and part travel guide—provides an intimate portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo and the city...


Essays on Art (Routledge Revivals)

by A. Clutton-Brock

This collection of brief but insightful essays, though always returning to the author's central conviction that the quality of artistic endeavour depends not on individuals of genius but on the attitude of the...


Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio

by Carla Jackson Bell

Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history,...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

by Georgina Adam

This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year....


Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature

by John Dougill

Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan!

In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all...


Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction

by JoAnne Mancini & Keith Bresnahan

Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields,...


School Design Together

by Pamela Woolner

The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for...


Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

by Dianne Hales

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid...


Gaeta, Italy: The Ultimate Travel Destination (Russian Edition)

by Nicola Tarallo

Gaeta is a small, sleepy fishing village on the western coast of Italy. It is a hidden treasure for anyone who is enamored with anything Italian. In this guide book you will learn the history of the village...


Microgeneration:: Low energy strategies for larger buildings

by Dave Parker

Spiraling fuel costs, frequent power cuts, "energy wars” with fuel-rich countries holding consumers to ransom--these are just some of the issues that are helping to ensure that microgeneration of power, at...


London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide

by Ken Allinson & Victoria Thornton

London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world's most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights...