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Factual Nonsense - The art and death of Joshua Compston by Darren Coffield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 130,950. Language: British English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
‘Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston' is both a biography and an alternative portrait of the 1990's art scene in London's East End. Interviewees include such legends as Jay Jopling, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk and Sir Peter Blake.
Cold War Expressionism: Perverting the Politics of Perception/Bombast, Blacklists and Blockades in the Postwar Art World by dennis broe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,900. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
This book is an expose of the art world after World War II where a new triumphalism and a growing conservatism on the part of the US helped bring to power a depoliticized art which went under the rubric of Abstract Expressionism and which functioned as an advertisement for American capitalism while erasing the social impulses of prior European Modernisms and the American Social Expresionists.
Histoire de l'Art by Livres WZ
Price: Free! Words: 45,570. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Même si tous les artistes ne se sont pas toujours exprimés conformément aux canons des mouvements picturaux de leur époque, la notion de "courant”, à prendre avec précaution et avec distance, permet de regrouper d'une manière schématique les différents langages visuels à travers leurs époques et de distinguer d'une manière générale, les grandes étapes de l'histoire de la peinture.
Kammer journal (1996-2013) #1 by AaVv
Price: $29.00 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014 by kammeredizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Kammer journal #1. Periodico delle arti ed estetiche contemporanee. Periodical of contemporary arts and aesthetics. Bilingual edition: Italian, English.
Buddhist Art in Asia by A. S. Bhalla
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,270. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Buddhist Art in Asia is a fascinating account of the spread of Buddhism from India, its land of origin, to other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Like many other religions, Buddhism found expression in the art and architecture of the various cultures it touched, but with a marked Indian influence, as vividly described and richly illustrated in this book.
A Question of Attribution by Christopher Hodkinson
Price: $39.00 USD. Words: 103,180. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
By the early nineteenth century, Britain had become a treasure house of art. But many of these paintings were not, as their owners believed, by the great artists of the Italian Renaissance - some were copies, some were outright forgeries, and many more were wrongly attributed. The stage was set for the emergence of professional art connoisseurs with the required knowledge, application, and skills.
Virginia Woolf, Monks House And The Bloomsbury Set. by Chris Cook
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and inspirational authors of the 20th century. She was intimately linked with Monks House in Sussex and the members of the Bloomsbury set particularly Vanessa Bell (her sister). The Bloomsbury set were equally inspirational in Post impressionist painting and interior design. This book follows the story of Virginia, Monks House and the Bloomsbury set fro
Through Colonial Eyes by Spatio Temprey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.
The Loves of Krishna: In Indian Painting and Poetry (Illustrated) by W G Archer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
During the twentieth century, a certain type of Indian painting began to fascinate the West. Unlike Mughal art, it was a product of Hindu courts in Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills and unlike Mughal painting, its chief concern was with the varied phases of romance. Ladies would be shown brooding in their chambers as storm clouds mounted in the sky.
The Medieval West by Geoffrey Gibson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,120. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
A short thematic history of the Middle Ages for the general reader being Volume 2 of A History of the West.
Templari e Crociati in Sardegna by maxrassu
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: Italian. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » European
The first book about the Knights Templar and Hospitaller Order in Sardinia during the Middle Ages
Virgo en España by Vanesa Redondo
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 139,510. Language: Spanish. Published: April 22, 2014 by Editorial Amarante. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
En los tiempos que corren, atiborrados de libros y novelas sobre Los Templarios, es difícil añadir o encontrar algo nuevo que no se sepa ya de esa Orden ¿O quizá sí?
O Grupo dos Independentes: Arte Moderna no Recife 1930 by Nise de Souza Rodrigues
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 33,840. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 31, 2014 and represented by Fernando Rodrigues. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Em agosto de 1933, jovens artistas organizaram, no Recife, um salão particular de pintura. Essa ação coletiva representou, sobretudo, uma ruptura com a arte tradicional, inclusive um alerta à recém-criada Escola de Belas Artes do Recife ao que houvesse de conservadorismo no ensino das artes.
The Illustrated Book of Dragons and Dragon Lore by Cognoscenti Books
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
Belief in dragons has united humanity more than the belief in any other mythological creature. From China and Japan, through Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, to Europe and even Central America, the image of the dragon has burned brightly in the imaginations of our forefathers. Even today dragons continue to fascinate.
Epic Images of Civil War Battles ~ Changing Views of a War by Danielle Hughes
Series: Assorted Writings, Book 2. Price: $7.89 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Military
American Civil War panoramas (and related large paintings) returned to older, but still popular, European visual traditions to memorialize the War. Prior to the invention of photographic film fast enough to capture a battle, panoramas were the most popular visual exploration of Civil War. This made it a natural medium of visual expression as the country reexamined the War.Illus. NOT included
Poussin's Humour by Tony Green
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 73,250. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
This book hopes it will pose some critical questions of method for the study of the arts. These essays reveal a Nicolas Poussin that has rarely been noticed before. Is that because he has been so honoured as a great classical master – serious painter of serious histories and neo-stoic philosopher – that almost nobody has noticed his humour, or wit.
Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Peter Garwood and his wife Theresa travelled extensively in France and Spain over many years. 'Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia,' will give students and visitors an insight into the locality of towns and villages in this region, together with a visual documentation of the rich variety of decorative stonework on their churches. This book also doubles as a unique pictoral travel guide.