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Historism and Cultural Identity in the Rhine-Meuse Region
Tensions between Nationalism and Regionalism in the Nineteenth Century
KADOC Artes 10 Based on the cultural insight that "historism"—understood as the projection of the past into the present by artistic means, or the "invention of tradition"—always occurs in close connection with the emergence of nation-states, this...



Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots
The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt
Peter Arnade
A new history of the Dutch Revolt that shows how the act of rebellion forged a political identity through ritual, symbol, and public...



Artifice and Design
Art and Technology in Human Experience
Barry Allen
An intriguing book about the aesthetics of technological objects and the relationship between technical and artistic accomplishment.



The Life and Death of Images
During the 1970s and 1980s the discourse surrounding aesthetics largely disappeared from the study of art history, theory, and cultural studies. Claims for the aesthetic value of artworks were thought elitist and politically regressive. The 1990s...



Planets on Tables
Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World
Bonnie Costello
Poets have long been drawn to the images and techniques of still life. Artists and poets alike present intimate worlds where time is suspended in the play of form and color and where history disappears amid everyday things. The genre of still...



Critical Realism in Contemporary Art
Around Allan Sekula's Photography
As scratches of reality, Sekula's photographs and films leave their traces in our minds. They encourage, yes, even force reflection, and through that, slow changes can probably become a reality, certainly at the level of the individual.



Signs of Grace
Religion and American Art in the Gilded Age
Kristin Schwain
Religious imagery was ubiquitous in late-nineteenth-century American life: department stores, schoolbooks, postcards, and popular magazines all featured elements of Christian visual culture. Such imagery was not limited to commercial and religious...



Introduction to Manuscript Studies
Raymond Clemens, Timothy Graham
A comprehensive and accessible orientation to the field of medieval manuscript studies.



Barcelona 1900
Barcelona 1900 explores the city's artistic flowering in all its dimensions, including paintings by Picasso, Casas, and Santiago Rusiñol; Art Nouveau jewelry by Lluís Masriera; public and domestic architecture by Gaudí, Domènech, and Josep Puig.



Frame, Glass, Verse
The Technology of Poetic Invention in the English Renaissance
Rayna Kalas
In a book that draws attention to some of our most familiar and unquestioned habits of thought—from "framing" to "perspective" to "reflection"—Rayna Kalas suggests that metaphors of the poetic imagination were once distinctly material and technical...



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