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The Turn of the Screw: A Semiotic Reading
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The Turn of the Screw: A Semiotic Reading

Sigrid Renaux

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Kulturmanagement
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Kulturmanagement

Hermann Rauhe, Christine Demmer, Norbert Aust

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As Befits a Legend: Building a Tomb for Napoleon, 1840-61
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As Befits a Legend: Building a Tomb for Napoleon, 1840-61

Michael Paul Driskel

This work is an examination of the tomb of Napoleon - its construction process, historical context, and political and social meanings. It documents the problems inherent in building an appropriate monument and the debate it...

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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape
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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape

Anthony Bridge

A biography of the Byzantine courtesan who rose from the gutter to the throne of an Empire.

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American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
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American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life

Elizabeth Johns

Probing beneath the everyday blissfulness of American genre painting, Johns analyzes various works and reveals that these paintings did not reflect faith in the common man but served rather to reinforce feelings of superiority...

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African Art at the Harn Museum: Spirit Eyes, Human Hands
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African Art at the Harn Museum: Spirit Eyes, Human Hands

Robin Poynor, Roy Sieber (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, USA)

An introduction to the notable collection of West African art from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. It specifically addresses the role of the art object as a link between the spiritual and the temporal worlds. Objects examined...

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The Garden as an Art
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The Garden as an Art

Mara Miller

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African Gold Ornament Designs
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African Gold Ornament Designs

Diane Victoria Horn

Covers gold jewellery, regalia and ritual objects of North and West Africa.

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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology
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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology

Kenneth E. Sassaman

Among Southeastern Indians, pottery was an innovation that enhanced the economic value of native foods and the efficiency of food preparation, but it took nearly two millennia to be adopted. This book attempts to explain why an...

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The American Pewterer: His Techniques & His Products
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The American Pewterer: His Techniques & His Products

Henry J. Kauffman, Dorothy Briggs

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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1: Substrates, Soiling and Investigation
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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1: Substrates, Soiling and Investigation

Nicola Ashurst

The first of a two-volume set, this book addresses questions concerning the cleaning of historic buildings: what happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned; what is soiling, and how does it affect the...

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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2: Cleaning Materials and Processes
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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2: Cleaning Materials and Processes

Nicola Ashurst

The second of a two-volume set, this book addresses questions concerning the cleaning of historic buildings: what happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned; what is soiling, and how does it affect the...

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Sallon's War
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Sallon’s War

Ralph Sallon, Martin Gilbert

A magnificent collection of caricatures by the oldest and most distinguished practising cartoonist in Britain. The bulk of them date from his greatest period when he drew the major figures of World War II, from the goodies like...

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The so-called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani
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The so-called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani

Frank G. J. M. Mu Ller

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The Wall Paintings from the Oecus of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale
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The Wall Paintings from the Oecus of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale

Frank G. J. M. Muller

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The Aldobrandini Wedding
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The Aldobrandini Wedding

Muller

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The Westminster Corridor: Anglo-Saxon Story of Westminster Abbey and Its Lands in Middlesex
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The Westminster Corridor: Anglo-Saxon Story of Westminster Abbey and Its Lands in Middlesex

David Sullivan

This book describes the foundation and early history of Westminster Abbey, and in particular its endowments of land, some of which formed a corridor through Middlesex.

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Eros and Thanatos
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Eros and Thanatos

Duane Michals

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Degas and the Business of Art: A Cotton Office in New Orleans
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Degas and the Business of Art: A Cotton Office in New Orleans

Marilyn R. Brown

This is a study of the significance of Degas's painting A Cotton Office in New Orleans , in terms of its representation of 19th-century capitalism. The study concentrates on the social meanings of the painting in the light of...

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L'Antichita Marginale: Continuita Dell'arte Provinciale Romana Nel Rinascimento
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L'Antichita Marginale: Continuita Dell'arte Provinciale Romana Nel Rinascimento

Giuliana Calcani, Eugenia Equini Schneider

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Il Palazzo del Quirinale: Catalogo Delle Sculture
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Il Palazzo del Quirinale: Catalogo Delle Sculture

Carlo Gasparri, Lucia Guerrini

The third volume of a series launched ten years ago by Lucia Guerrini, in the framework of the systematic program to illustrate all that remains today to attest the great season of collecting ancient sculpture that Rome...

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Urban Forms, Suburban Dreams
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Urban Forms, Suburban Dreams

Malcolm William Quantrill

Both urb (city) and suburb in our society challenge architects to conceive through social engineering and geometric design a sense of wonder in space. This title offers a variety of perspectives and insights that will be of value...

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La Galleria Dei Falsi: Dal Vasaio Al Mercato d'Antiquariato
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La Galleria Dei Falsi: Dal Vasaio Al Mercato d'Antiquariato

Ninina Cuomo Di Caprio

Seven true stories of fake vases and unwary buyers, a catalogue of more than 100 entries of pottery that was the product of imitation, a panorama of the authentic archaeological finds that could have constituted the source of the...

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Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830
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Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830

James Stevens Curl

Comprehensively illustrated with many images in colour and supported by an extensive bibliography, this clear and concise text should enable all those interested in the Georgian period to look at the surviving architecture with...

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Louisiana Capitol, The: Its Art And Architecture
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Louisiana Capitol, The: Its Art And Architecture

Vincent F. Kubly

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Wash & Wipe (Leisure Arts #2546)
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Wash & Wipe (Leisure Arts #2546)

Cynthia Lane

Crochet 14 delightful dishcloths in a rainbow of colors. Made from 100% cotton yarn, all come with step-by-step instructions and color photos of the finished projects.

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Cezanne and Modernism: The Poetics of Painting
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Cezanne and Modernism: The Poetics of Painting

Joyce Medina

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The Art and Science of Handwriting
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The Art and Science of Handwriting

Rosemary Sassoon

Analysing a discipline, this text considers handwriting in its scientific and artistic contexts and reflects a decade's work in both educational and hospital settings.

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Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th-11th Centuries
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Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th-11th Centuries

Geoffrey Khan

An examination of the Nasser Khalili Collection of Islamic art, which catalogues specifically the 250 Arabic documents written in papyrus which are owned by the Collection. The entries are catalogued according to the type of...

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Art and Architecture in Italy, 1250-1400: Third Edition
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Art and Architecture in Italy, 1250-1400: Third Edition

John White

This contains colour illustrations, textual revisions and an updated bibliography. It tells the story of the Gothic style and the prehistory of the Renaissance. Great names covered include Pisani, Ducchio, Giotto and Cimabue and...

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Hacia Tamayo
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Hacia Tamayo

Damian Bayon

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Moderne, Postmoderne - Und Nun Barock? Entwicklungslinien Der Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts
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Moderne, Postmoderne - Und Nun Barock? Entwicklungslinien Der Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts

Stefan Grundmann

Discusses the development of modern architecture in the context of architectural history.

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Zahl und Zeit: Grammatik der Numeralia und des Verbalsystems im Spatbablonischen
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Zahl und Zeit: Grammatik der Numeralia und des Verbalsystems im Spatbablonischen

Michael P. Streck, Michael P Streck

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Art Juif
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Art Juif

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Ravenna, Hauptstadt Des Spatantiken Abendlandes. Band 3: Fruhchristliche Bauten Und Mosaiken Von Ravenna [tafelband]
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Ravenna, Hauptstadt Des Spatantiken Abendlandes. Band 3: Fruhchristliche Bauten Und Mosaiken Von Ravenna [tafelband]

Friedrich Wilhelm Deichmann

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Regensburger Spitaler Und Stiftungen: Denkmalpflege, Sammlungstradition, Geschichte Und Sozialwesen
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Regensburger Spitaler Und Stiftungen: Denkmalpflege, Sammlungstradition, Geschichte Und Sozialwesen

H Ewe, Helmut-Eberhard Paulus

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Commentaries on Roman Art: Selected Studies
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Commentaries on Roman Art: Selected Studies

Professor Richard Brilliant

This reprint of Richard Brilliant's papers document the development of his ideas concerning Roman art and its links with Greek art. Divided into three sections, the papers discuss portraiture, the methods by which Roman artists...

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Roman Museums: Selected Papers on Roman Art and Architecture
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Roman Museums: Selected Papers on Roman Art and Architecture

Donald E. Strong

A posthumous selection of nineteen previously published papers which are divided into four thematic sections: general papers; architectural studies; sculpture; acquisitions made by the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at...

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Studies in Roman and Early Christian Architecture
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Studies in Roman and Early Christian Architecture

J.B.Ward- Perkins

The work of J. B. Ward-Perkins on Roman architecture spanned fifty years, and his numerous published papers covered almost every aspect of the subject. This selection of sixteen studies focuses mainly on the provinces,...

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Studies in Pictorial Narrative
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Studies in Pictorial Narrative

Herbert Kessler

Written over the course of a quarter century, the nineteen essays reprinted in this volume reflect a continuing belief in the seriousness and complexity of the relationship between pictures and texts in medieval art.

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Ireland and Europe in the Middle Ages: Selected Essays on Architecture and Sculpture
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Ireland and Europe in the Middle Ages: Selected Essays on Architecture and Sculpture

Roger Stalley

Professor Stalley began to explore Ireland's rich legacy of medieval art in 1969, at a time when it was little known by students abroad.

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Studies in Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic Art
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Studies in Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic Art

Rosalie Green

Rosalie Green's interest in iconography provides a common thread in her work on the art of Europe during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

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Uffizien Und Palazzo Pitti: Die Gem ldesammlungen Von Florenz
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Uffizien Und Palazzo Pitti: Die Gem ldesammlungen Von Florenz

Mina Gregori

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Mittelalterliches Kunsterleben Nach Quellen Des 11. Bis 13. Jahrhunderts
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Mittelalterliches Kunsterleben Nach Quellen Des 11. Bis 13. Jahrhunderts

Gunther Binding, Andreas Speer

Based on an interdisciplinary seminar at the Universiteat Keoln during the 1990/91 winter term.

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Wohnen Im Alten Orient: Eine Untersuchung Zur Verwendung Von Raumen in Altorientalischen Wohnhausern
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Wohnen Im Alten Orient: Eine Untersuchung Zur Verwendung Von Raumen in Altorientalischen Wohnhausern

Maria Krafeld-Daugherty

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Bildwerke Im Kaffeehaus: Katalog Der Antiken Bildwerke
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Bildwerke Im Kaffeehaus: Katalog Der Antiken Bildwerke

A Allrogen-Bedel

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Anton Von Werner. Jugenderinnerungen (1843-1870)
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Anton Von Werner. Jugenderinnerungen (1843-1870)

Karin Schrader, Dominik Bartmann

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Weltgeschichte ALS 'nationalepos': Wilhelm Von Kaulbachs Kulturhistorischer Zyklus Im Treppenhaus Des Neuen Museums in Berlin
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Weltgeschichte ALS ‘nationalepos’: Wilhelm Von Kaulbachs Kulturhistorischer Zyklus Im Treppenhaus Des Neuen Museums in Berlin

Annemarie Menke-Schwinghammer

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Universiteat Bonn, 1987).

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