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A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University
Peter I. Kuniholm, Nancy H. Ramage, Andrew Ramage
An overview of Cornell University's impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.



Political Aesthetics
Crispin Sartwell
Juxtaposing and connecting the art of states and the art of art historians with vernacular or popular arts such as reggae and hip-hop, Crispin Sartwell suggests that we need to take much more seriously the aesthetics of political thought and action.



Fern Hunting among These Picturesque Mountains
Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Katherine Manthorne
Preface and Acknowledgments by Washburn S. Oberwager In 1865 the American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church and his wife, Isabel, traveled to Jamaica on a sojourn of recovery after the tragic deaths of their two young children Herbert and Emma...



Mirrors of Memory
Freud, Photography, and the History of Art
Mary Bergstein
A significant contribution to our understanding of early twentieth century visual culture and an exploration of how photography shaped the ways in which the great archaeologist of the human mind saw and thought about the world.



The Jeweled Style
Poetry and Poetics in Late Antiquity
Michael Roberts
"Roberts has produced a gem of a book about Latin poetry of the Roman dominate."—The Classical World



Deep Skin
Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art
Peggy Samuels
Elizabeth Bishop, who constructed poems of crystalline visual accuracy, is often regarded as the most painterly of twentieth-century American poets. In Deep Skin, Peggy Samuels explores Bishop's attraction to painters who experimented with dynamic...



Enlightening the World
The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan
Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. Dramatically...



Sam Francis, Lesson of Darkness
Jean-François Lyotard
The second volume in the series Jean-François Lyotard—Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists introduces forty-two poetical reflections and comments on the work of the well-known Californian painter Sam Francis (1923–1994). This new edition reprints...



The Maritain Factor
Taking Religion into Interward Modernism
By studying the reception and perception of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, this book argues that European modernist artists and intellectuals sought a primordial finality in Catholicism. The French poet, writer, and surrealist...



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