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The Art of War


  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Release Date : 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 349307 Bytes


An Apple Books Classic edition.It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore principles that statesmen around the globe have employed for centuries to defeat their enemies at war.Sun Tzu starts by mapping out the five fundamental factors that lead to war. He then covers a wide range of topics, from avoiding conflict altogether to strategically positioning soldiers, pulling off tactical maneuvers, and putting spies to use.Despite the technological advances made since The Art of War was published, Sun Tzu is still considered one of history’s foremost military strategists, and his methods still ring true. While he wrote the book as a manual...

Score: 4
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The Monuments Men


  • Author: Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 30228124 Bytes


At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great ar...

Is Art History Global

Is Art History Global


  • Author : James Elkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135867669


Is Art History Global Book Description :

This is the third volume in The Art Seminar, James Elkin's series of conversations on art and visual studies. Is Art History Global? stages an international conversation among art historians and critics on the subject of the practice and responsibility of global thinking within the discipline. Participants range from Keith Moxey of Columbia University to Cao Yiqiang, Ding Ning, Cuautemoc Medina, Oliver Debroise, Renato Gonzalez Mello, and other scholars....

Art History
Score: 3
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Art History


  • Author : Michael Hatt
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0719069599


Art History Book Description :

This book provides a lively and stimulating introduction to methodological debates within art history. Offering a lucid account of approaches from Hegel to post-colonialism, the book provides a sense of art history's own history as a discipline from its emergence in the late-eighteenth century to contemporary debates....

How to Write Art History

How to Write Art History


  • Author : Anne D'Alleva
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Academic writing
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1856694887


How to Write Art History Book Description :

"An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History, will enable students to get the most from their art history course. Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy." --Book Jacket....

Heidegger and the Work of Art History

Heidegger and the Work of Art History


  • Author : Dr Aron Vinegar
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1409456137


Heidegger and the Work of Art History Book Description :

Heidegger and the Work of Art History explores the impact and future possibilities of Heidegger’s philosophy for art history and visual culture in the 21st century. Scholars from the fields of art history, visual and material studies, design, philosophy, aesthetics and new media pursue diverse lines of thinking that have departed from Heidegger’s work in order to foster compelling new accounts of works of art and their historicity....

Critical Terms for Art History  Second Edition
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Critical Terms for Art History Second Edition


  • Author : Robert S. Nelson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226571696


Critical Terms for Art History Second Edition Book Description :

"Art" has always been contested terrain, whether the object in question is a medieval tapestry or Duchamp's Fountain. But questions about the categories of "art" and "art history" acquired increased urgency during the 1970s, when new developments in critical theory and other intellectual projects dramatically transformed the discipline. The first edition of Critical Terms for Art History both mapped and contributed to those transformations, offering a spirited reassessment of the field's methods and terminology. Art history as a field has kept pace with debates over globalization and other social and political issues in recent years, making a second edition of this book not just timely, but crucial. Like its predecessor, this new edition consists of ...

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History


  • Author : W. Eugene Kleinbauer
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802067085


Modern Perspectives in Western Art History Book Description :

A collection of essays that reflect the breadth of twentieth-century scholarship in art history. Kleinbauer has sought to illustrate the variety of methods scholars have developed for conveying the unfolding of the arts in the Western world. Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971....

Race ing Art History

Race ing Art History


  • Author : Kymberly N. Pinder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136056666


Race ing Art History Book Description :

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Art History After Modernism

Art History After Modernism


  • Author : Hans Belting
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226041859


Art History After Modernism Book Description :

"Art history after modernism" does not only mean that art looks different today; it also means that our discourse on art has taken a different direction, if it is safe to say it has taken a direction at all. So begins Hans Belting's brilliant, iconoclastic reconsideration of art and art history at the end of the millennium, which builds upon his earlier and highly successful volume, The End of the History of Art?. "Known for his striking and original theories about the nature of art," according to the Economist, Belting here examines how art is made, viewed, and interpreted today. Arguing that contemporary art has burst out of the frame that art history had built for it, Belting calls for an entirely new approach to thinking and writing about art. He...

Writing Art History

Writing Art History


  • Author : Margaret Iversen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226388267


Writing Art History Book Description :

Since art history is having a major identity crisis as it struggles to adapt to contemporary global and mass media culture, this book intervenes in the struggle by laying bare the troublesome assumptions and presumptions at the field's foundations in a series of essays....

Tango
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Tango


  • Author : Robert Farris Thompson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-06-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307498229


Tango Book Description :

In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.” Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. From the Trade Paperback editio...