Art History

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"Beard avoids the temptation to lecture on what the author imagines as the meaning of the image.

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John S. Dixon seems the perfect person to write The Christian Year in Painting as an art historian, professor, and the arts correspondent for a Catholic newspaper.

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Salvador Dali wasn’t the founder of Surrealism, the cultural movement that spread from Europe to the Americas in the 20thcentury. Andre Breton was the founding father.

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Edward Sullivan’s Making the Americans Modern is a highly academic study of art work during this particular 50-year period in history.

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“thought provoking and interesting.”

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Our vision of the tumultuous history of Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries has become inseparable from the flourishing of Renaissance art, particularly the outpouring from such Italian masters a

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Many people have a hard time remembering what they ate for lunch, what they did yesterday or last weekend, or where they put their eyeglasses and keys.

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“No doubt, Georgia O’Keeffe would paint her support for the #MeToo movement though she might not post the tweets.”

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Edgar Degas (1834–1917). Two words and a date range that make a pregnant, robust statement.

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Susie Hodge, with her depth and breadth of experience in art history, delivers an approachable panorama of an enigmatic category of art history referred to as Modern Art.

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“an insightful and ambitious book that is lavishly illustrated . . .”

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“as our fore-artists set the example, so shall we copy.”

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The way we conceive of art traditionally, and how it is intrinsically linked to drawing, design, and painting, owes its popularization, if not its origin, to Vasa

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Spanning a course of over 300 years (1277–early 1600s) and encompassing a legacy of no fewer than 50 Popes (Pope Nicholas III–Clement VIII), Art of Renaissance Rome provides a narrow cross

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Ink & Paint, The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson corrects the misguided perception regarding women’s lack of contribution to the animation industry.

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“inviting and engaging . . . a well-presented lure into the potentially overwhelming world of art history.”

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“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”

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“a remarkable job of taming a wealth of loony and preposterous Dalian information into a fun, well presented, and entirely manageable package.”

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Vincent Van Gogh was one of those artists who brought the fullness of his unique character to his lifestyle, his relationships, and his artwork.

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Richard Bellamy was the 60s visionary who championed the new wave of American abstract expressionists and who had the first eye for pop-art, minimalism, and performance happenings in the fabled Gre

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Children learn to navigate technology early on these days and have the ability to access information online. Book learning is less common and encyclopedias are extinct.

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Vogue Like a Painting is a love letter to fashion, photography and Vogue itself.

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Once upon a time, in a Victorian era that never existed, the world was full of marvelous contraptions that were both functional and beautiful.

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“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”