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Dora Maar

Edited by Damarice Amao, Amanda Maddox, and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska

Richly illustrated with her enigmatic photographs and lesser-known paintings, this comprehensive exploration of Dora Maar’s career is the first to reveal her as an extraordinary and influential artist in her own right.

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Activity-Based Teaching in the Art Museum: Movement, Embodiment, Emotion

Elliott Kai-Kee, Lissa Latina, and Lilit Sadoyan

Written by a team of veteran museum educators, this groundbreaking book explores how and why to encourage physical and sensory engagement with works of art.

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True Grit: American Prints from 1900 to 1950

Stephanie Schrader, James Glisson, and Alexander Nemerov

This engaging work examines a rich selection of early twentieth-century American prints, which frequently focused on the crowded, chaotic, and “gritty” modern city.

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Uruk: First City of the Ancient World

Edited by Nicola Crüsemann, Margarete van Ess, Markus Hilgert, and Beate Salje

This comprehensive, abundantly illustrated volume explores the genesis and flourishing of Uruk, the first known metropolis in the history of humankind.

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Rembrandt Drawings

Seymour Slive

Written by renowned Rembrandt scholar Seymour Slive, this gorgeous book explores the artist’s extraordinary achievements as a draftsman by examining more than 150 of his drawings. Now in paperback.

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Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts

Edited by Bryan C. Keene

Although often a Eurocentric field of study, manuscripts provide glimpses into the interconnected global history of humanity. Featuring essays, case studies, and 160 color illustrations, this wide-ranging and provocative collection provides an important, overdue look at book arts across the globe, opening dialogue on how these textual objects have contributed to world-making strategies from about 400 to 1600.

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Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Edited by Elizabeth Morrison
With Larisa Grollemond


With over 270 color illustrations and contributions by twenty-five leading scholars, this gorgeous volume celebrates the visual contributions of the bestiary and explores its widespread influence on medieval art and culture as well as on modern and contemporary artists like Picasso and Damien Hirst.

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Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book!

Julie Berry
Illustrated by April Lee


It’s no ordinary day at the castle! This beautifully illustrated, silly picture book is a fun introduction to the medieval world and the illuminated bestiary. Join young Godfrey as he finds a bestiary, or book of beasts, and invents his own story and finds a very unexpected adventure along the way.

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Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist’s Last Years

Edited by Scott Allan, Emily A. Beeny, and Gloria Groom

This stunning examination of the last years of Manet’s life and career is the first book to explore the transformation of his style and subject matter in the 1870s and early 1880s. Fresh, intimate, and unapologetically pretty, the artist’s late works demonstrate his fierce embrace of beauty and pleasure in the face of death.

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Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri

Edited by Kenneth Lapatin

Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and uncovered in 1750, the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum is one of the world’s earliest systematically investigated archaeological sites. Presenting the latest research, this publication reveals the story of the Villa dei Papiri’s ancient inhabitants and modern explorers to provide the first truly comprehensive look at all aspects of the site.

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Lives of the Artists series


The Lives of the Artists series offers illuminating, and sometimes intimate, accounts of major artists as viewed by their contemporaries. Each volume contains a contextualizing introduction from a modern scholar and beautiful full-page images. These books represent a diversity of opinions, perspectives, and voices that scholars, art aficionados, and even those brand new to the history of art will find informative, accessible, and unique.

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On Modern Beauty: Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cézanne

Richard R. Brettell

As the discipline of art history has moved away from connoisseurship, the notion of beauty has become increasingly problematic, a term being both culturally and personally subjective and difficult to define. Examining beauty using three works of art by Manet, Gauguin, and Cézanne, this thought-provoking book dares to confront the concept of modern beauty head-on.

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