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PAINTINGS IN PROUST: A VISUAL COMPANION TO IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Written by Karpeles, Eric
A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust is one of the most profoundly visual works in Western literature. Not only are there frequent references to specific works of art, but certain characters are also evoked by comparison to particular paintings.
September 19, 2017 | Paperback | Thames & Hudson | 352 Pages |
$29.95
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YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR LIFE: THE STORY OF RAINER MARIA RILKE AND AUGUSTE RODIN

Written by Corbett, Rachel
In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke--then a struggling poet in Germany--went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship--and before long Rodin hired Rilke as his secretary.
October 10, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$15.95
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REVOLUTION IN COLOR: THE WORLD OF JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY

Written by Kamensky, Jane
Through an intimate narrative of the life of painter John Singleton Copley, award-winning historian Jane Kamensky reveals the world of the American Revolution, rife with divided loyalties and tangled sympathies.
October 3, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 544 Pages |
$19.95
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COLLECTOR OF LIVES: GIORGIO VASARI AND THE INVENTION OF ART

Written by Charney, Noah
Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was a man of many talents--a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar--but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, the classic account that singlehandedly invented the genre of artistic biography and established the canon of Italian Renaissance art.
October 3, 2017 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$29.95
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ADMAN: WARHOL BEFORE POP

Written by Nicholas Chambers
With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman focuses on the formative years of one of the twentieth century's most influential artists, Andy Warhol.
April 12, 2017 | Hardcover | Art Gallery of New South Wales | 248 Pages |
$55.00
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PICTURING INDIA: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THE WORLD OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY

Written by McAleer, John
The British engagement with India was an intensely visual one. Images of the subcontinent, produced by artists and travelers in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century heyday of the East India Company, reflect the increasingly important role played by the Company in Indian life. And they mirror significant shifts in British policy and attitudes toward India.
July 31, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Washington Press | 224 Pages |
$39.95
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ART OF RESISTANCE: PAINTING BY CANDLELIGHT IN MAO'S CHINA

Written by Hawks, Shelley Drake
The Art of Resistance surveys the lives of seven painters--Ding Cong (1916-2009), Feng Zikai (1898-1975), Li Keran (1907-89), Li Kuchan (1898-1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897-1971), and Shi Lu (1919-82)--during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a time when they were considered counterrevolutionary and were forbidden to paint.
November 20, 2017 | Hardcover | University of Washington Press | 304 Pages |
$65.00
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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: PROCESS AS METAPHOR AND OTHER DOUBTFUL ENTERPRISES

Written by Maltz-Leca, Leora
What does it mean to render the processes of making art--cutting, pasting, and projecting light--as a series of metaphors for how we think and how we live? And why would an artist embark on such an enterprise?
January 26, 2018 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 416 Pages |
$49.95
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TEOTIHUACAN: CITY OF WATER, CITY OF FIRE

Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in 400 CE, it was the cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 444 Pages |
$75.00
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ART OF JAZZ: FORM/PERFORMANCE/NOTES

This catalogue documents the exhibition Art of Jazz, a collaborative installation at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art with one section ("Form") installed at the Harvard Art Museum. The book explores the intersection of the visual arts and jazz music, and presents a visual feast of full color plates of artworks, preceded by a series of essays.
July 31, 2017 | Paperback | Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art | 176 Pages |
$50.00

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