This comprehensive dictionary is an indispensible guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. It is the most extensive, most up-to-date dictionary on American art currently available.
A journey along the historical spectrum of Celtic art, from the rich treasures found throughout Iron Age Europe, through the flowering of metalwork, sculpture and manuscript illumination, to the revivals attempted today.
Oceanic art was important to the development of the modernist movement, influencing such artists as Gauguin. The tendency in the West has been to view Oceanic art as "primitive", but this book goes beyond this view to discover the meaning of art for the people of the Pacific.
First published in the early 1960s, this history of Greek art has been enlarged and rewritten. It takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject, and emphasizes that Greek art should be seen in its proper context, not that of galleries and museums.
The author of this work explores the interwined relationship between the art and spiritual life of the region of Tibet. From the Potala in Lhasa - a religious complex - to painting, sculpture and portraiture, Tibet's artistic culture is traced from the foundation of the kingdom to the 20th century.
The period from the early works of Hogarth (about 1730) to the death of Turner (1851) was the golden age of British painting. William Vaughan discusses the key personalities and analyzes the class structure, political background, and economic factors that governed the art market.
Provides an introduction to the history of American art and architecture from its 17th-century colonial beginnings to the installation and video work. Structured chronologically, this book not only discusses the key artists and architects, art works and buildings, but also defines the characteristics of the different periods.
Innovation is at the heart of the National Gallery's British collection. This book traces some key developments in British eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painting, focusing on the outstanding portraits and landscapes in the National Gallery's collection.
This concise yet lively new survey guides the reader through 5000 years of Indian art and architecture. A rich artistic tradition is fully explored through the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Colonial, and contemporary periods, incorporating discussion of modern Bangladesh and Pakistan, tribal artists, and the decorative arts.
This new history of over 5000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Peter Garlake uses the latest research and archaeological findings to offer exciting new insights.
During the first third of the 20th century, Russian art went through a series of dramatic changes, reflecting the political and social upheavals of the country. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and facsimiles, this book helps us in understanding the motivations and struggles that produced an extraordinary, seminal period in Russian art.
This exploration of America through its history of art is a companion volume to the eight-part BBC-Television series. The book begins where American art itself began: five centuries ago, with the Native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest through to the present.
Sculpture parks and gardens, whether woodland sanctuaries or urban retreats, sprawling sites or intimate oases, offer sculpture lovers and artists alike unique ways to experience the outdoors, sculpture, and the intersections between nature and culture. This work surveys a wide range of sculpture parks and gardens that focus on contemporary art.
Art and the City explores the contentious relationship between civic politics and visual culture in Los Angeles. Struggles between civic leaders and modernist artists to define civic identity and control public space highlight the significance of the arts as a site of political contest in the twentieth century.
Focusing on the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) and the historical continuities it presented with the experience of the Second World War, this book highlights decolonization's formative effects on art and related theories of representation, both political and aesthetic.