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Gadamer in Conversation
ISBN: PB: 9780300172232, Yale University Press, December 2001
188 pp., 21.6x14 cm, illus.
This volume presents six lively conversations with Hans-Georg Gadamer (born 1900), one of the twentieth century's master philosophers. Looking back over his life and thought, Gadamer takes up key issues in his philosophy, addresses points of controve...
Lichens of North America
ISBN: HB: 9780300082494, Yale University Press, November 2001
828 pp., 28.5x25 cm, glossary, 927 colour plates, 821 black&white illus.
Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and els...
Hans Holbein Paintings, Prints and Reception
ISBN: HB: 9780300090444, Yale University Press, October 2001
252 pp., 28x22.8 cm, 183 black&white illus., 12 colour illus.
This study brings together leading scholars from Europe and the United States to consider the art of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543) from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Generously illustrated and based on the most up-to-date resea...
Battle for Realism Figurative Art in Britain During the Cold War, 1945-1960
ISBN: HB: 9780300090895, Yale University Press, October 2001
264 pp., 27x21.7 cm, 150 black&white illus., 50 colour illus.
Art historian James Hyman takes a fresh look at the crucial years after the Second World War when attempts were made to revive European culture and debates about the future of art were fierce. The author proposes that realism in Europe during the ear...
Leonardo on Painting Anthology of Writings by Leonardo Da Vinci with a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career as an Artist
ISBN: PB: 9780300090956, Yale University Press, October 2001
320 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, chiefly illus.
Leonardo's writings on painting – among the most remarkable from any era – were never edited by Leonardo himself into a single coherent book. In this anthology the authors have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also...
Public Architecture in Ireland, 1680-1760
ISBN: HB: 9780300090642, Yale University Press, October 2001
272 pp., 33x25 cm, 220 black&white illus., 28 colour illus.
This innovative book examines the public architecture of Ireland from 1680 to 1760, a crucial period during which the country undertook the combined tasks of recovering from war and constructing a new and stable society. New buildings, and new types...
Myer Myers Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300090574, Yale University Press, September 2001
336 pp., 28x24.1 cm, 135 duotones, 160 colour illus.
Myer Myers, a Jewish silversmith in colonial America, created outstanding works for leading members of the New York elite, and the objects made in his workshop have long been regarded as among the most important American statements of the Rococo styl...
Small Bronzes in the Renaissance
ISBN: HB: 9780300090420, Yale University Press, August 2001
282 pp., 28x22.8 cm, 305 illus.
This far-ranging book presents the most recent research on small-scale bronze production of the Renaissance. The contributors to the volume – an international group of curators, art historians, and conservators – analyse the production and collecting...
Paths Dreams Take
ISBN: CD: 9780300086874, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2001
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This CD-ROM provides a multifaceted introduction to the pleasures and fundamentals of Japanese art. Neolithic ceramics, sacred sculptures, brightly painted folding screens, boldly designed woodblock prints, and intricately embroidered robes are among...
Pre-Raphaelite Landscape
ISBN: HB: 9780300084085, Yale University Press, May 2001
320 pp., 33x24.8 cm, 100 black&white illus., 150 colour illus.
Allen Staley's book The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape ignited a revival of interest in Pre-Raphaelite painting nearly three decades ago. Reintroducing the small group of young English artists who in 1848 founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, this landma...