Art and Architecture

American Architecture: A History

Leland M. Roth and Amanda C. Roth Clark

Second Edition • March 8, 2016 • 752 pages

Print: $85.00 USD/$110.50 CAD • Ebook: $54.99 USD/$71.50 CAD

Click here to read a sample from American Architecture, 2nd Edition. “This second edition of American Architecture has a great deal more to offer than did the original publication. The original author, Leland Roth, is here joined by his daughter, Amanda Roth Clark. They have completely rewritten the original to reflect…

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Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning

Leland M. Roth, Amanda C. Clark Roth

Third Edition • December 24, 2013 • 816 pages

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This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging. Significant features of the third edition include: Increased global coverage,…

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Italian Renaissance Art

Laurie Schneider Adams

Second Edition • December 3, 2013 • 420 pages

Print: $95.00 USD/$53.99 CAD

Now thoroughly revised and updated throughout, featuring extended discussions of Mannerism and the expanding role of women in the visual arts and significant illustration program enhancements, Italian Renaissance Art is a readable, student-friendly, lavishly-illustrated introduction to one of the greatest periods of artistic genius in western history. Art historian Laurie…

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Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

David Boersema

First Edition • October 2, 2012 • 376 pages

Print: $46.00 USD/$48.50 CAD

With the sustained, coherent perspective of an authored text and the diverse, authoritative views typical of an anthology, Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Theory and Practice by David Boersema provides the context and commentary students need to comprehend the various issues in philosophy of art. Throughout the book, issues are examined…

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The Methodologies of Art: An Introduction

Laurie Schneider Adams

Second Edition • December 1, 2009 • 312 pages

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Since the nineteenth century, when art history became an established academic discipline, works of art have been “read” in a variety of ways. These different ways of describing and interpreting art are the methodologies of artistic analysis, the divining rods of meaning. Regardless of a work’s perceived difficulty, an art…

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Dictionary of Subject and Symbols in Art

James Hall

Second Edition • December 25, 2007 • 408 pages

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The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist’s execution of it. But what were once biblical or classical commonplaces are not so readily recognizable today. This book relates in a succinct and readable way the themes, sacred…

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The Nude: The Cultural Rhetoric of the Body in the Art of Western Modernity

Richard Leppert

First Edition • January 2, 0007 • 336 pages

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The Nude explores some of the principal ways that paintings of the nude function in the conflicted terrain of culture and society in Europe and America from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries, as set against questions about human sexuality that emerge around differences of class, gender, age, and race. Author…

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Medieval Art

Marilyn Stokstad

Second Edition • February 6, 2004 • 432 pages

Print: $80.00 USD/$86.50 CAD

This beautifully produced survey of over a thousand years of Western art and architecture introduces the reader to a vast period of history ranging from ancient Rome to the age of exploration. The monumental arts and the diverse minor arts of the Middle Ages are presented here within the social,…

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Van Gogh and Gauguin: Electric Arguments and Utopian Dreams

Bradley Collins

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 280 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

Although Vincent van Gogh’s and Paul Gauguin’s artistic collaboration in the South of France lasted no more than two months, their stormy relationship has continued to fascinate art historians, biographers and psychoanalysts as well as film makers and the general public. Two great 19th century figures with powerful and often…

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Word And Image: The Art Of The Early Middle Ages, 600-1050

William J. Diebold

First Edition • January 26, 2001 • 176 pages

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This up-to-date, reliable introductory account and interpretation of early medieval art combines art, history, and ideas from around 600 to 1050. Diebold describes diversity and complexity of early medieval art by examining the relationship of word and image. The concept of word and image is broad enough to encompass the…

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