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The Art Atlas

By admin | Jan 16, 2017

  This is the first work to treat the art of the whole world from prehistory to the present day through the extensive use of maps. Covering painting, sculpture and architecture as well as other arts and artefacts, the Atlas provides an entirely new vision of the history of the worlds art by showing how…

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Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome

By admin | Jan 16, 2017

  n this highly original inquiry into the foundations of European culture, John Onians argues that the study of classical art provides a unique window into the minds of the Greeks and Romans for whom it was produced. Onians provides a sweeping account that ranges from the Greek Dark Ages to the Christianization of Rome…

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Bearers of Meaning: The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance

By admin | Jan 16, 2017

  For all those interested in the relationship between ideas and the built environment, John Onians provides a lively illustrated account of the range of meanings that Western culture has assigned to the Classical orders. Onians shows that during the 2,000 years from their first appearance in ancient Greece through their codification in Renaissance Italy,…

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Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki

By admin | Jan 16, 2017

  This provocative book offers a fascinating account of neuroarthistory, one of the newest and most exciting fields in the human sciences. In recent decades there has been a dramatic increase in our knowledge of the visual brain. Knowledge of phenomena such as neural plasticity and neural mirroring is making it possible to answer with…

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European Art: A neuroarthistory

By admin | Jan 15, 2017

  A bold revision of the history of European art, told through the lens of neuroscience Ambitious and much anticipated, this book celebrates the value of recent neuroscientific discoveries as tools for art-historical analysis. Case studies ranging across the whole history of European art demonstrate the relationships between forms of visual expression and the objects…

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