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Kulturmanagement
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Kulturmanagement

Hermann Rauhe, Christine Demmer, Norbert Aust

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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

One of the greatest critical challenges of the 20th century, from its publication in 1898 up to our own time, The Turn of the Screw continues to fascinate readers and scholars alike, by its seemingly inexhaustible semantic...

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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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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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Paint Effects
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Paint Effects

Jo Finnis

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Designs for Window Treatments: Over 100 Styles for Curtains and Other Soft Furnishings
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Designs for Window Treatments: Over 100 Styles for Curtains and Other Soft Furnishings

Caroline Wrey

This new sourcebook of designs for window treatments contains 140 styles of coverings for every type of window. Wrey's tips on matching style to setting, taking measurements and choosing materials make this book an excellent...

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Prestige Profit Pleasure
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Prestige Profit Pleasure

A.Deirdre Robson

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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European Photography Award, 1985-1994: Deutsche Leasing's Support for the Arts
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European Photography Award, 1985-1994: Deutsche Leasing’s Support for the Arts

Jean-Christophe Ammann, Andrea Mueller-Pohle, Andreas Muller-Pohle

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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

In this book Miller challenges contemporary aesthetic theory to include gardens in an expanded definition of art. She provides a radical critique of three central tenets within current intellectual debate: first, the art...

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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

Long considered one of the most authoritative and useful books on the subject. Not only does the book survey the history and the development of these historic products, from functional buttons and spoons to the more sophisticated...

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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 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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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

In this iconological study, the author demonstrates the invalidity of the current interpretation of the relief on the so-called Peleus and Thetis sarcophagus in the Villa Albani in Rome, an interpretation which goes back to...

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The Aldobrandini Wedding
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The Aldobrandini Wedding

Muller

One of the most intriguing works of art which have come down to us from antiquity is the Roman fresco known as 'The Aldobrandini Wedding'. As in the first two volumes of his iconological studies, the author's critical review of...

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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

The cycle of frescoes from the oecus or banqueting hall in the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale is generally interpreted as a portrait gallery of a Hellenistic dynasty. The iconological study presented in this...

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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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Greek Art: Byzantine Wall Paintings
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Greek Art: Byzantine Wall Paintings

Myrtale Acheimastou-Potamianou, T. Xanthakis, A. Doumas

With their simple materials, the precise, effective flexibility of the painter's brush, and the efficient, frequently inspired artistry of their creators, Byzantine wall-paintings are a vigorous yet modest expression of the...

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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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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Culture Comes to Kansas City
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Culture Comes to Kansas City

Kristie C. Wolferman

This work marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, telling how it came to be, recreating the combination of people, events and circumstances that culminated in this temple of art...

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Eros and Thanatos
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Eros and Thanatos

Duane Michals

In our fourth book of Duane Michals's work, the artist explores classic themes of love and death through photographs and words. The evocative images and poems collected in Eros & Thanatos conjure memories of love and loss, lust...

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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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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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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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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The
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Professional Cameraman’s Handbook, The

Verne Carlson, Sylvia E. Carlson

Details the components and step-by-step use of over forty of the most widely used film cameras. This book talks about topics such as time code and time code slates, video assist, and the Steadicam film stabilizing system. It...

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Albion and Ariel: British Puritanism and the Birth of Political Zionism
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Albion and Ariel: British Puritanism and the Birth of Political Zionism

Douglas J Culver

No book in the western world has had such a compelling influence as the English Bible. No people took the Bible more seriously than the Puritans. The Bible ruled the Puritan mind, inflamed his imagination and demanded obedient...

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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

The Louisiana Capitol: Its Art and Architecture chronicles the efforts of those dreamers and builders who gave Louisiana its capitol building--from the inspiration of Huey Long to the only surviving member of the architectural...

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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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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars
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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars

David Batchelor, Briony Fer, Paul Wood

This book begins by considering responses by French artists to the First World War, then discusses the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany, and the Soviet Union and concludes by addressing the...

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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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One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography
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One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography

John R Burger

Explore the titillating world of gay male video pornography in One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography. Author John Burger has compiled years of research on gay male films and videos and covers such...

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Rolf Meyer
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Rolf Meyer

Peter F Althaus

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A Photographic History of South Carolina in the Civil War
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A Photographic History of South Carolina in the Civil War

Richard B. McCaslin, Carl H. Moneyhon, Bobby Roberts

Over 240 photographs, maps, and related documents

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Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents
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Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents

Peter Burman, John Habgood

This book explains the techniques and artistry involved in caring for the fabric and contents of churches. It considers the problems of cleaning and repair, and the damage that can be done by over-zealous non-specialists.

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Architecture, Actor and Audience
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Architecture, Actor and Audience

Iain Mackintosh

Explores the contribution the design of a theatre can make to the theatrical experience, and examine s the failure of many modern theatres to appeal to both audiences and theatre people.

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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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The Missions of Northern Sonora: A 1935 Field Documentation
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The Missions of Northern Sonora: A 1935 Field Documentation

Buford L. Pickens

The Spanish missions founded by Padre Eusebio Kino in Sonora, Mexico, during the 1690s and early 1700s are historical as well as architectural marvels. Once self-supporting villages with central churches, the missions stand today...

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Ornament and Amulet: Rings of the Islamic Lands
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Ornament and Amulet: Rings of the Islamic Lands

Marian Wenzel

A fully illustrated catalogue of 618 rings from the Islamic lands and beyond, ranging in date from the 1st century to the 20th.

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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

Das Regensburger Herbstsymposion zur Kunstgeschichte und Denkmalpflege widmete sich 1993 den vielfaltigen Regensburger Stiftungen und der Wohlfahrtspflege, ihrer Geschichte, ihren Bauten und Kunstsammlungen. Neben der...

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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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Art Juif
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Art Juif

Collective

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Prehistoire de L'Art Occidental
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Prehistoire de L'Art Occidental

Collective, Andre Leroi-Gourhan

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Homeric Questions: Essays in Philology, Ancient History and Archaeology, including the Papers of a Conference organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens, Athens, May 15, 1993
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Homeric Questions: Essays in Philology, Ancient History and Archaeology, including the Papers of a Conference organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens, Athens, May 15, 1993

J. P. Crielaard

Contents: Ruijgh, C.J.: D'Homere aux origines proto-myceniennes de la tradition epique. Analyse dialectologique du lange homerique, avec un excursus sur la creation de l'alphabet grec. Bakker, E.J.: Noun-epithet Formulas, Milman...

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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

Late Babylonian letters and documents are among the earliest cuneiform texts to have been published in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies and form a major corpus of Akkadian texts, yet the language in which they were...

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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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