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Temptation of Saint Redon Biography, Ideology, and Style in the Noirs of Odilon Redon
ISBN: HB: 9780226195483, University of Chicago Press, December 1992
310 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 156 halftones
Bristling with demons, grotesques, and bizarre apparitions, the graphic work of Odilon Redon has often seemed to be the product of a mind unhinged. In "The Temptation of Saint Redon", Stephen F. Eisenman argues instead that these works are Redon's co...
Greek and Egyptian Mythologies
ISBN: PB: 9780226064543, University of Chicago Press, November 1992
294 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, halftones throughout
The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind i...
Roman and European Mythologies
ISBN: PB: 9780226064550, University of Chicago Press, November 1992
342 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, halftones throughout
This volume begins with Roman myths and traces their influence in early Christian and later European literature. Ninety-five entries by leading scholars cover subjects such as sacrificial cults and rites in pre-Roman Italy, Roman religion and its ori...
Genesis of Kant's Critique of Judgment
ISBN: PB: 9780226978550, University of Chicago Press, August 1992
490 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
In this philosophically sophisticated and historically significant work, John H. Zammito reconstructs Kant's composition of The Critique of Judgment and reveals that it underwent three major transformations before publication. He shows that Kant not...
History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1 Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies
ISBN: HB: 9780226316352, University of Chicago Press, August 1992
604 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 40 page colour insert, 40 colour plates, 355 halftones, 8 tables
The first book of volume 2 of the monumental "History of Cartography" focuses on mapping in non-Western cultures, an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars. Extensive original research makes this the foremost source for defining,...
Mantegna and Painting as Historical Narrative
ISBN: HB: 9780226307077, University of Chicago Press, June 1992
316 pp., 22.9x15.6 cm, 61 halftones
In this extraordinary explication of one of the most enigmatic and influential works of the Renaissance, the "Uffizi Circumcision of Christ", Jack M. Greenstein reassesses the nature and goals of high humanist narrative painting. Contents: List o...
Ancestral Connections Art and an Aboriginal System of Knowledge
ISBN: PB: 9780226538662, University of Chicago Press, March 1992
348 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm, 56 figures
"Ancestral Connections" unlocks the inner meaning of Australian Aboriginal bark painting. Drawing on more than ten years of fieldwork among the Yolngu – an Aboriginal people of Northeast Arnhem Land – and applying both anthropological and art histori...
Object of Performance The American Avant-Garde since 1970
ISBN: PB: 9780226735580, University of Chicago Press, February 1992
324 pp., 23x16 cm, 4 colour plates, 91 halftones
Sayre defines for the first time the apparently diffuse avant-garde art of the past two decades in terms of its distinctly postmodern concerns. The range of arts discussed here encompasses contemporary dance, photography, oral poetics, performance ar...
Phenomenology and Deconstruction Volume One: The Dream is Over
ISBN: PB: 9780226123677, ISBN: HB: 9780226123660, University of Chicago Press, January 1992
263 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Philosophy as... a rigorous science... the dream is over", Edward Husserl once declared. Heidegger (Husserl's successor), Derrida, and Rorty have propounded versions of "the end of philosophy". Cumming argues that what would count as philosophy's co...