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.

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

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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.

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.

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 Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133954790

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.

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

British Sources of Information

A Subject Guide and Bibliography

Author: P. Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135794936

Category: History

Page: 548

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This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.

Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

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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

Portraits and Persons

Author: Cynthia Freeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199234981

Category: Art

Page: 357

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

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