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Portraiture

Author: Shearer West

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192842587

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context.Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.

American Photography

Author: Miles Orvell,Professor of English and American Studies Miles Orvell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842718

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Presents an overview of the history of American photography, covering how American photographers view the world, the nature of photographic exploitation, experimental techniques, and the works of prominent photographers.

Nineteenth-century American Art

Author: Barbara S. Groseclose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842251

Category: Art

Page: 234

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Painting and sculpture flourished in nineteenth-century America and saw the rise of self-taught travelling artists and professional artists producing works for a growing number of wealthy patrons. This innovative introduction examines the profession of the artist alongside the reception of their work by nineteenth-century art audiences. Works of art by familiar names such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer are discussed in detail within the larger arena of visual culture, as are key works byrecently discovered artists such as Harriet Hosmer. The thematic approach focuses on portraiture, landscape painting, the American West, commemorative art, and goes on to examine the ways in which painters responded to major social and economic changes resulting from the rapid change from anagriculturally-based former colony to an industrialized imperial power with an evolving democracy. Uniquely, Barbara Groseclose treats the embeddedness of American Art in its European heritage as continual and salutary, rather than intermittent and oppositional, and also explores the changing interpretations of art of this period.

Appreciating Art

An Expert Companion to Help You Understand, Interpret and Enjoy

Author: Diana Newall

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painting

Page: 192

View: 1973

An authoritative, concise guide to the history, principles and theoriesbehind Western paintings. Easy to dip into, easy to carry whenyou visit a gallery and refreshingly simple to navigate, this bookprovides the background and context for the most popular paintings andpainters from 1400 to the present. It is divided thematicallyinto genre chapters (still lifes, nudes etc.) and the paintings arearranged chronologically in each chapter. The book is also filledwith cross references to help the reader make comparisons both as togenres and across centuries. Most art history books are either scholarly ordeal with a specific movement, subject or artist. Where this bookscores is in the breath of the subject and its easily accessible - yetauthoritative - manner.

Janson's History of Art

The Western Tradition

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Penelope J. E. Davies,Walter B. Denny

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1152

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For courses in the History of Art. Rewritten and reorganized, this new edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative online supplements, including digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art. Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Eighth Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson's text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson's History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. The new Eighth Edition, although revised to remain current with new discoveries and scholarship, continues to follow Janson's lead in important ways: It is limited to the Western tradition, with a chapter on Islamic art and its relationship to Western art. It keeps the focus of the discussion on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character. It considers the contribution of the artist as an important part of the analysis. This edition maintains an organization along the lines established by Janson, with separate chapters on the Northern European Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance, the High Renaissance, and Baroque art, with stylistic divisions for key periods of the modern era. Also embedded in this edition is the narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its patrimony.

The Look of the Past

Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice

Author: L. J. Jordanova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521882427

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Visual and material sources are central to historical practice and this is a much-needed introduction to using artefacts as evidence.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415140

Category: Art

Page: 544

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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the Western world's great artistic traditions, plus all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition includes new artists and art works and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

Author: Elise A. Friedland,Melanie Grunow Sobocinski,Elaine K. Gazda

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199921822

Category: Art

Page: 713

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Sculptures populated both the urban and private realms of the Roman world in numbers unparalleled today. They were essential to communicating political, religious, and social messages, and as such, provide an invaluable entrée into Roman society. This Handbook presents a rigorous appraisal of Roman sculptural studies. It includes material from the early republican period to late antiquity (c. 500 BC to AD 500) and considers sculpture in Rome and in regions dominated by the Roman Empire.

The Photograph

Author: Graham Clarke

Publisher: Oxford History of Art (Paperba

ISBN: 9780192842008

Category: Photography

Page: 247

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Provides a history of photography through essays on its major themes and genres

Art History: Fourteenth to sevententh century art

Author: Marilyn Stokstad

Publisher: Pearson College Div

ISBN: 9780136054078

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Art History Portable Editionby Marilyn Stokstad offers exactly the same content as Art History, Third Editionbut in smaller individual booklets for maximum student portability. The combined six segment set consists of four booklets that correspond to major periods in Western art and two that cover global art. Each book is available individually, making them ideal for courses focused on individual periods. Book 4: Art History: Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century Art can be used for such courses as: Fourteenth-Century Art in Europe Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula Renaissance Art in Fifteenth Century Italy Sixteenth-Century Art in Italy Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula Baroque Art Book 1: Art History: Ancient Art Book 2: Art History: Medieval Art Book 3: Art History: A View of the World, Part One: Asian, African, and Islamic Art and Art of the Americas Book 4: Art History: Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century Art Book 5: Art History: A View of the World, Part Two: Asian, African, and Oceanic Art and Art of the Americas Book 6: Art History: Eighteenth to Twenty-First Century

Research Methods for History

Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654046

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Geraldine A Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192803542

Category: Art

Page: 157

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A concise and readable introduction to Renaissance art.-publisher description.

Portraits and Persons

Author: Cynthia Freeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199234981

Category: Art

Page: 357

View: 8978

`A boundary-breaking book, mobilizing art for philosophical purposes with exciting and enlightening results.' Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University --

Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9783

Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

A History of the University of Oxford Including the Lives of the Founders with Engravings by J. Storer and J. Greig

Author: Alexander Chalmers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Biography in the Lives of Youth

Culture, Society, and Information

Author: W. Bernard Lukenbill

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582847

Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 5968

Research from psychology and sociology has demonstrated that biography is assuming a powerful role in the sociological and psychological well being of youth. Biographies present role models, and define acceptable behaviors, social expectations, and values. They also demonstrate what is rewarded in society and what is less valued. Taking an approach that is at once theoretical and practical, Biography in the Lives of Youth was written to help librarians, teachers, and youth workers better understand the power of biography, and the ways it can be used. Major topics include: biography in life and in learning; biography as used both in school library media center, the public library, and the classroom; biography as literature; biography as contemporary commentary; biography for the very young; biography as it affects attitudes and behaviors; and biography as social dialogue.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667609

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 348

The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.

Contracts of Fiction

Cognition, Culture, Community

Author: Ellen Spolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190232161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 6359

The Contracts of Fiction reconnects our fictional worlds to the rest of our lives. Countering the contemporary tendency to dismiss works of imagination as enjoyable but epistemologically inert, the book considers how various kinds of fictions construct, guide, and challenge institutional relationships within social groups. The contracts of fiction, like the contracts of language, law, kinship, and money, describe the rules by which members of a group toggle between tokens and types, between their material surroundings - the stuff of daily life - and the abstractions that give it value. Rethinking some familiar literary concepts such as genre and style from the perspective of recent work in the biological, cognitive, and brain sciences, the book displays how fictions engage bodies and minds in ways that help societies balance continuity and adaptability. Being part of a community means sharing the ways its members use stories, pictures, plays and movies, poems and songs, icons and relics, to generate usable knowledge about the people, objects, beliefs and values in their environment. Exposing the underlying structural and processing homologies among works of imagination and life processes such as metabolism and memory, Ellen Spolsky demonstrates the seamless connection of life to art by revealing the surprising dependence of both on disorder, imbalance, and uncertainty. In early modern London, for example, reformed religion, expanding trade, and changed demographics made the obsolescent courts a source of serious inequities. Just at that time, however, a flood of wildly popular revenge tragedies, such as Hamlet, by their very form, by their outrageous theatrical grotesques, were shouting the need for change in the justice system. A sustained discussion of the genre illustrates how biological homeostasis underpins the social balance that we maintain with difficulty, and how disorder itself incubates new understanding.

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