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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: 4.5
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Zen Life. 108 Adages of Wisdom


  • Author: Master Sheng Yen
  • Release Date : 2015-02-22
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 30042910 Bytes


Most of us want to be enlightened, live a meaningful life and be loved by our family and friends. But humans are essentially alone in the world no matter how hard we try to connect. As human beings, ultimately we have to understand that we cannot depend on each other for validation or fulfillment, and we also have to admit that as an individual, one is alone fundamentally. This book of 108 Adages of Wisdom has 16 chapters and is written by Venerable Sheng Yen.  He will show us how to enjoy work, life and live  independently and harmoniously with nature. He will also show us how to live simply, with purpose in meaningful life, and discover the true source of happiness where could only start from self and within.   Here is the list of 16...

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....

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....

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....

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....

A History of Art History

A History of Art History


  • Author : Christopher S. Wood
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691194318


A History of Art History Book Description :

An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments In this wide-ranging and authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Christopher Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history. Synthesizing and assessing a vast array of writings, episodes, and personalities, this original and accessible account of the development of art-historical thinking will appeal to readers both inside and outside the discipline. The book shows that the pioneering chroniclers of the Italian Renaissance—Lorenzo Ghiberti and Giorgio Vasari—measured every epoch against fixed standards of quality. Only in the Romantic era d...

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....

Critical Terms for Art History  Second Edition

Critical Terms for Art History Second Edition


  • Author : Robert S. Nelson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226571661


Critical Terms for Art History Second Edition Book Description :

Edited by Robert Nelson and Richard Shiff, Critical terms for art history is both an exposition and a demonstration of contested terms from the current art historical vocabulary. In individual essays, scholars examine the history and use of these terms by grounding their discussions in single works of art, reading each work through current debates and methods. This instructive combination of theory and practice allows readers to examine the terms as they are seeing them employed. In its wide representation of contemporary discourse, this book is a comprehensive effort to map historical and theoretical debates over the visual environment....

The Art of Art History
Score: 3
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The Art of Art History


  • Author : Donald Preziosi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0192842420


The Art of Art History Book Description :

What is art history? Why, how and where did it originate, and how have its aims and methods changed over time? The history of art has been written and rewritten since classical antiquity. Since the foundation of the modern discipline of art history in Germany in the late eighteenth century,debates about art and its histories have intensified. Historians, philosophers, psychologists and anthropologists among others have changed our notions of what art history has been, is, and might be. This anthology is a guide to understanding art history through a critical reading of the field''s most innovative and influential texts over the past two centuries. Each section focuses on a key issue: aesthetics, style, history as an art, iconography and semiology, ge...

Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History
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Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History


  • Author : Phyllis Clausen Barker
  • Publisher : Walch Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0825142466


Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History Book Description :

Help students explore art history with this companion to Short Lessons in Art History. Included in this revised edition are - Interesting and engaging activities - New and revised discussion questions geared to student's interests and abilities - Research projects that promote a deeper understanding of the lives and works of the artists. In addition, it still includes and features that have made this a Walch best seller! - Assesses student understanding of major artists and art movements - Develops critical-thinking skills through insightful writing activities - Increases student awareness of artists and their work with hands-on art activities, independent research projects, and more. [adapted from back cover]....

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History


  • Author : Whitney Davis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317991861


Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History Book Description :

Find original research and interpretive studies of the relations between homosexuality and the visual arts. Evidence for the role of homosexuality in artistic creation has often not survived, in part because the direct expression of homosexuality has often been condemned in Western societies. Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History presents examples of contemporary art historical research on homoeroticism and homosexuality in the visual arts (chiefly painting and sculpture) of the Western tradition from the ancient to the modern periods. Chapters explore the dynamic interrelation of sexuality and visual art and emphasize problems of historical evidence and interpretation and the need to reconstruct social and cultural realities sometimes quite differe...