12 Views of Manet’s Bar
Bradford Collins has assembled here a collection of twelve essays that demonstrates, through the interpretation of a single work of art, the abundance and complexity of methodological approaches now available to art historians. Focusing on Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, each contributor applies to it a different methodology, ranging from the more traditional to the newer, including feminism, Marxism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and semiotics.
Art in Time: A World History of Styles and Movements
An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history through time. All art is of its time, and this book is the first survey that explicitly embeds styles, schools and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose, by means of timelines, textual references and the unique present-to-past arrangement of the book.
Early Christian & Byzantine Art
John Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was – and still is – an art of extraordinary directness, but also of mystery and transcendence. Lowden explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used, and situates it within the controversies of its time.
The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom
A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance. This luxurious book presents the full range of Byzantine art in sumptuous glory, with glittering illustrations and concise descriptions by art historian Antony Eastmond.
Virginia Woolf by Alexandra Harris
This gripping new account offers an ideal introduction to both the life and work of Virginia Woolf. It considers each of Woolf’s novels in context, traces the contentious course of her afterlife, and shows why, seventy years after her death, Virginia Woolf continues to haunt and inspire us.