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The First City of the Ancient World
ISBN: HB: 9781606064443,
15x25 cm, 450 colour illus., 34 black&white illus.
This remarkable book unveils the origins of urban life in our ancient past. Over one hundred years ago, discoveries from a German archaeological dig at Uruk, roughly two hundred miles south of present-day Baghdad, sent shock waves through the scholar...
Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture
The Birth of the French School, 1648-1793
The Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French Academy of Painting and Sculpture) – perhaps the single most influential art institution in history – governed the arts in France for more than 150 years, from its founding in 1648 until its abo...
Keep it Moving?
Conserving Kinetic Art
Kinetic art not only includes movement but often depends on it to produce an intended effect and therefore fully realize its nature as art. It can take a multiplicity of forms and include a wide range of motion, from motorized and electrically driven...
Promote, Tolerate, Ban
Culture and Art in Cold War Hungary
In the fall of 1956, Hungarians led a successful rebellion against Soviet control. How-ever, after only ten days of freedom, the uprising was brutally crushed, and the Soviet-aligned minister Janos Kadar assumed power. Focusing on the Kadar era (1956...
Photography and Sculpture
The Art Object in Reproduction
Ever since the mid-nineteenth century, when the new medium of photography was pressed into service to illustrate sculpture, photographs of sculptural objects have directed viewers as to what, in the course of ambling around a sculpture, was the singl...
Artistry in Bronze
The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth Internationl Congress on Ancient Bronzes
The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. T...
Landscape of Faith in Renaissance Venice
Praised by Albrecht Du rer as being "the best in painting", Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516) is unquestionably the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento and one of the greatest Italian artists of all time. His landscapes assume a prominence un...
Notes Towards a Conditional Art
Robert Irwin began his career in the 1950s as an abstract painter. As a pioneer of the Light and Space movement in Los Angeles in the 1970s and early '80s, Irwin focused on exploring aesthetic perception as the fundamental feature of art, culminating...
Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes
Distant blue hills, soaring trees, vast cloudless skies-the majesty of nature has always had the power to lift the human spirit. For some it evokes a sense of timelessness and wonder. For others it reinforces religious convictions. And for many peopl...
Conservation and Presentation of Mosaics: At What Cost?
Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the INTL Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics
In recent years, funding for the conservation of cultural heritage has become increasingly difficult to obtain, and this trend shows no sign of changing significantly in the foreseeable future. The twelfth triennial meeting of the International Commi...