Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

Art in China

Author: Craig Clunas,Senior Lecturer in Art History Craig Clunas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842077

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 4055

Presents an overview of art in China from the Neolithic period to the 1990s

A Dictionary of Modern Design

Author: Jonathan Woodham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192518534

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Over 950 entries From the Arts and Crafts Movement to Postmodernism, Apple to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 160 years of international design, with accessible entries on branding, graphics, industrial design, functionalism, and fashion. New entries on digital design and sustainable design bring the coverage up to date. The dictionary's international focus takes in major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions, museums, and heritage sites. The new edition reflects the growing global importance of design, with coverage of India, China, the countries of the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe and East Asia, and demonstrates how developments in the design of technology influence everyday life, with new entries on fonts, games developers such as Gunpei Yokoi of Nintendo, Android, Samsung, and Blackberry, and a fully revised entry on Apple. The A-Z entries are complemented by an extensive bibliography and a timeline.

The Visual Arts in Canada

The Twentieth Century

Author: Brian Foss,Sandra Paikowsky,Anne Whitelaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 1750

This book charts the developments in Canadian art from the late nineteenth century to the present with new essays by the country's leading art historians. A comprehensive overview, this volume embraces painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, and conceptual and cross-disciplinary art, as well as studies of art institutions and historiography. Each chapter explores the richness and diversity of Canadian art; topics range from impressionist painting to the multimedia work of First Nations artists, and from the Group of Seven to contemporary video production. Newly commissioned, carefully edited, and with 185 full-colour illustrations, The Visual Arts in Canada will appeal to general readers and students alike. An extensive index, as well as an appendix that list galleries and artist-run centres across the country, make this the definitive resource for Canadian art from the past century. Throughout the twenty chapters, readers will recognize favourite artists and encounter new ones-all of whom play an integral role in the country's visual history.

Twentieth-century American Art

Author: Erika Lee Doss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842390

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 1238

Presents an overview of twentieth-century American art, covering such topics as avant-garde art, pop art, abstract expressionism, and feminist art.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 9964

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Art history

Author: Marilyn Stokstad,David Cateforis,Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Art

a brief history

Author: Marilyn Stokstad,Margaret A. Oppenheimer,Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Prentice Hall Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 558

View: 480

Based upon the widely acclaimed Art History by renowned author Marilyn Stokstad, Art: A Brief History combines a richly illustrated survey of Western art with extensive coverage of other continents including Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Its animated yet clear narrative tells the many-sided story of all the arts.

A Dictionnary of Modern Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192800978

Category: Art

Page: 520

View: 5846

A comprehensive style and design reference features entries on names and movements from the past 150 years of design, covering ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, and other media, as well as key concepts, major movements, design institutions, and design terminology.

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022673X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

View: 8606

A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Portraiture

Author: Shearer West

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192842587

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context.Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Author: Robin Winks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647691

Category: History

Page: 756

View: 2242

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Author: Leatrice Eiseman,Keith Recker

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877566

Category: Art

Page: 207

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Summer is the best season of all. Dive into this collection of poetic and mesmerizing images curated by photographer Joanne Dugan. Quotes from writers and luminaries intermingle with interpretive vignettes that instantly evoke the perfect summer moment. Enjoy the adventure and stillness of your favorite season all year round withSummertime.

The Oxford History of Western Art

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198600127

Category: Art

Page: 564

View: 4551

Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre

Author: John Russell Brown

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 582

View: 2836

A survey of 4,500 years of international performance history covers the significant movements, writers, performers, and events from traditional and avant-garde theater

Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music

Author: Richard Taruskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199796017

Category: Music

Page: 880

View: 8305

The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Early Twentieth Century , the fourth volume in Richard Taruskin's history, looks at the first half of the twentieth century, from the beginnings of Modernism in the last decade of the nineteenth century right up to the end of World War II. Taruskin discusses modernism in Germany and France as reflected in the work of Mahler, Strauss, Satie, and Debussy, the modern ballets of Stravinsky, the use of twelve-tone technique in the years following World War I, the music of Charles Ives, the influence of peasant songs on Bela Bartok, Stravinsky's neo-classical phase and the real beginnings of 20th-century music, the vision of America as seen in the works of such composers as W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, and Virgil Thomson, and the impact of totalitarianism on the works of a range of musicians from Toscanini to Shostakovich

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476014347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Was ist Literatur? , fragt das mittlerweile legendäre Einleitungskapitel dieses Bandes. Pointiert und kritisch-souverän zugleich führt Eagleton an erste literaturtheoretische Fragen heran. Ebenso anschaulich erläutert der Autor in den weiteren Kapiteln die Grundlagen und Methoden der zentralen Ansätze der Literaturtheorie. Die 5. Auflage des erfolgreichen Buches enthält ein neues Vorwort Eagletons zur literaturtheoretischen Entwicklung der letzten 25 Jahre. Für die Annäherung an einen komplexen Stoff ohne Scheu und Verständnisschwierigkeiten.

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Author: Jerrold Levinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199279456

Category: Art

Page: 821

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'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.