Art and Architecture

Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings

Edited by Mary Ann Calo

First Edition • October 1, 1997 • 336 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$43.99 CAD

This anthology of essays on different critical approaches and methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of American art and artists is designed for students and teachers in American art history and American studies programs. It contains twenty selections from academic journals on American art from colonial times to 1940. Mary…

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Concepts of Identity: Historical and Contemporary Images and Portraits of Self and Family

Katherine Hoffman

First Edition • September 1, 1997 • 288 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$64.99 CAD

Concepts of identity are complex and changing, and in this book Katherine Hoffman examines images of individuals and families from ancient Egypt to the present — more than two thirds of the book covers the twentieth century. Through a comprehensive study of paintings, sculpture, photography, film, television, and other media,…

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Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s To the Early 1990s

Irving Sandler

First Edition • August 1, 1997 • 680 pages

Print: $82.00 USD/$46.50 CAD

The fourth and final installment in Irving Sandler’s series on contemporary art, Art of the Postmodern Era surveys the artists, works, movements, and ideas as well as the social and cultural context of this energetic and turbulent period in art. The book begins with the late 1960s, when new directions…

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John Rupert Martin

First Edition • August 1, 1977 • 368 pages

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A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture: Revised Edition

Matthew Baigell

Revised Edition • October 1, 1996 • 462 pages

Print: $61.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

This clear, thorough, and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their works, outlines the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, and includes 409 illustrations integrated with the text. Although some determining factors in American art…

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The Fractured Metropolis: Improving the New City, Restoring the Old City, Reshaping the Region

Jonathan Barnett

First Edition • September 6, 1996 • 256 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$62.50 CAD

Targeted at architects, students, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, and city and regional officials, The Fractured Metropolis provides a thorough analysis of not only cities but also the entire metropolitan region, considering how both are intrinsically linked and influence one other.

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Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art

James Hall

First Edition • January 31, 1996 • 256 pages

Print: $51.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

A companion volume to James Hall’s perennial seller Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art, which deals with the subject of Christian and Western art, the present volume includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India and the Far East. Hall explores the language…

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Aesthetic Value

Alan Goldman

First Edition • November 1, 1995 • 208 pages

Print: $41.00 USD/$74.99 CAD

At the heart of aesthetics lie fundamental questions about value in art and the objectivity of aesthetic valuation. A theory of aesthetic value must explain how the properties of artworks contribute to the values derived from contemplating and appreciating works of art. When someone passes judgment on a work of…

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Art and Psychoanalysis

Laurie Schneider Adams

First Edition • August 1, 1994 • 384 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$27.50 CAD

A pioneering overview of art and psychoanalysis that shows how each field can enrich and enlarge the other.

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Perspectives on Western Art (Volume 2): Source Documents and Readings from the Renaissance to the 1970s

Edited by Linnea Wren

First Edition • January 4, 1994 • 464 pages

Print: $58.00 USD/$39.99 CAD

This anthology of readings related to Western art history explains specific works of art illustrated in Janson’s History of Art and De la Croix and Tansey’s Gardner’s Art Through the Ages in terms of the ideas, beliefs, and concerns of the people and cultures who created the art. It brings…

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