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TATE CONTEMPORARY ART DECODED

Written by Cersai, Jessica
Learn how to understand and interpret contemporary art, and transform your next trip to an art galleryHow can you tell if that fire extinguisher on the wall is an installation piece or a safety requirement? How can a Banksy increase in value even as it gets put through a shredder? And couldn't a five-year-old have done all of this, anyway?
June 1, 2021 | Hardcover | Ilex Press |
$39.99
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AFTERLIVES: RECOVERING THE LOST STORIES OF LOOTED ART

Written by Sackeroff, Sam
A strikingly original exploration of the profound impact of World War II on how we understand the art that survived it By the end of World War II an estimated one million artworks and 2.5 million books had been seized from their owners by Nazi forces; many were destroyed. The artworks and cultural artifacts that survived have traumatic, layered histories.
August 17, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$50.00
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HOUSE OF FRAGILE THINGS: JEWISH ART COLLECTORS AND THE FALL OF FRANCE

Written by McAuley, James
A powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction In the dramatic years between 1870 and the end of World War II, a number of prominent French Jews--pillars of an embattled community--invested their fortunes in France's cultural artifacts, sacrificed their sons to the country's army, and were ultimately rewar
June 1, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$30.00
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MICHELANGELO, GOD'S ARCHITECT: THE STORY OF HIS FINAL YEARS AND GREATEST MASTERPIECE

Written by Wallace, William E
The untold story of Michelangelo's final decades--and his transformation into the master architect of St. Peter's Basilica As he entered his seventies, Michelangelo despaired that his productive years were over. Anguished by the death of friends and discouraged by the loss of commissions to younger artists, this supreme Renaissance painter and sculptor began carving his own tomb.
April 6, 2021 | PB | Princeton University Press |
$19.95
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RARITIES OF THESE LANDS: ART, TRADE, AND DIPLOMACY IN THE DUTCH REPUBLIC

Written by Swan, Claudia
A vivid account of the exoticism of the Dutch Republic at a critical moment in its cultural and political history The seventeenth century witnessed a great flourishing of Dutch trade and culture.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$65.00
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ARSHAM-ISMS

Written by Arsham, Daniel
A collection of compelling quotations from a rising star in contemporary art, architecture, and design The work of renowned contemporary artist Daniel Arsham blurs the lines between art, architecture, archeology, and design.
April 13, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 152 Pages |
$14.95
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FUTURA-ISMS

Written by Futura
A collection of fascinating quotations from the legendary artist and graffiti pioneer Futura is a living legend--a world-renowned painter, designer, and photographer who was a pioneer of graffiti art and New York City's "subway school." His radical abstract work in the street and on canvas established him as a central figure in an important art movement that included Jean-Michel Basq
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$14.95
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ISLAND OF HAPPINESS: TALES OF MADAME D'AULNOY

Written by D'Aulnoy, Madame
An enchanting selection of Madame d'Aulnoy's seventeenth-century French fairy tales, interpreted by contemporary visual artist Natalie Frank Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville (1650-1705), also known as Madame d'Aulnoy, was a pioneer of the French literary fairy tale.
March 16, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$39.95
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MEASURE OF MAN: LIBERTY, VIRTUE, AND BEAUTY IN THE FLORENTINE RENAISSANCE

Written by Rothfield, Lawrence
It was one of the most concentrated surges of creativity in the history of civilization. Between 1390 and 1537, Florence poured forth an astonishing stream of magnificent artworks. But Florentines did more during this brief period than create masterpieces.
March 17, 2021 | Hardcover | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers |
$26.95
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BEYOND ZEN: JAPANESE BUDDHISM REVEALED: THE NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART

This is a unique and fascinating visual history of Japanese Buddhist art largely dating from the Edo period (1600-1868) to the present day, through one of the finest collections in the USA. The richly-illustrated text offers a concise introduction to diverse Japanese Buddhist practices and the central role art plays in them.
June 15, 2021 | Hardcover | Giles |
$44.95

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