Early Keyboard Instruments (Small Picture Books)
by Victoria and Albert Museum
The French invaded Algeria in 1830, and found a landscape rich in Roman remains, which they proceeded to re-use to support the constructions such as fortresses, barracks and hospitals needed to fight the natives (who continued to object to their presence), and to house the various colonisation projects with which they intended to solidify their hold on the country, and to make it both modern and profitable. Arabs and Berbers had occasionally made use of the ruins, but it was still a Roman and Ea...
The Pleasures of the Imagination
by John Brewer
The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to th public in coffee-houses, concert halls, libraries, theatres and pleasure gardens. In 1660, there were few professional authors, musicians and painters, no public concert series, galleries, newspaper critics or re...
Appropriation Art, (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studie, #347)
by Romana Rebbelmund
Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Age (The New Middle Ages)
by Kathleen Kamerick
Medieval churchmen typically defended religious art as "books" to teach unlettered laity their faith; but in late medieval England, Lollard accusations of idolatry stimulated renewed debate over image worship. "Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Ages" places this dispute within the context of the religious beliefs and devotional practices of lay people, showing how they used and responded to holy images in their parish churches, at shrines and in prayer books. Far more than substitutes for...
Zwischen Ems und Elbe
by Urs Boeck
Urs Boeck’s survey undertakes nothing less than an integrated view of the art landscape of Lower Saxony, Hamburg, and Bremen since Saxony was incorporated culturally into the Frankish realm around 800, up to the World Expo in Hannover in 2000. As the former main conservator of Lower Saxony, Boeck confidently leads readers through the disparate art landscape between the Rhine and the Elbe, the North Sea and the Harz. With in-depth expert knowledge and an eye for the big picture, he sheds light on...
Blendarkaden Und Rundbogenfriese Der Fruehromanik (Europaische Hochschulschriften. Reihe XXVIII, Kunstgeschicht, #345)
by Susanne Hohmann
In der Arbeit geht es um die gliedernde Funktion von Blendarkaden und Rundbogenfriesen am Aussenbau fruhromanischer Sakralbauten. Ziel der Untersuchung ist es, Entstehung, Verbreitung und Weiterentwicklung der beiden Gliederungsmotive aufzuzeigen. Geographische Schwerpunktgebiete sind Oberitalien und das Rhein-Maas-Gebiet, wo Blendarkaden und Rundbogenfriese am fruhesten und am haufigsten auftreten. Besonderes Interesse verdient dabei die Frage, ob tatsachlich - wie meist angenommen - alle Innov...
The exhibitonary complex im spaten 19. Jahrhundert aus der Perspektive Tony Bennetts
by Victoria Hohmann
Venice: Art and Architecture
by Marion Kaminski
This compact tome delivers a brief but excellent "tour" of Venice through its photographs and descriptions. Though small in size it offers a huge amount of information on art and architecture, as the title implies, but also on history and some of the traditions. Separate articles are dedicated to specific people and events, such as Antonio Vivaldi, the Jewish Ghetto and the Carnivale, among others.
Women in Art and Literature Networks
This book examines the place of women in art and literature from the 19th century to the present day, whether as artists, critics or collectors. It centers on the concept of the network, as a possible point of entry for women into cultural circles long seen as male territories. Within the framework of feminist history and gender studies, the book looks at the careers of salonnieres, gallery owners, editors and all types of artists, in Europe and in the USA. They may be famous (Carolee Schneemann...