Cambridge University Press' Fine Arts list covers the range of art history, from antiquity to the present. Books within the list represent a range of methodologies, both cutting edge and traditional, and cover architecture, sculpture, photography, painting, and art theory.
This book establishes a fresh and expansive view of the grotesque in Western art and culture, from 1500 to the present day. By taking a long historical perspective, the book reveals the grotesque to be a complex and continuous tradition comprised of several distinct strands: the ornamental, carnivalesque, traumatic, and profound.
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For over a century, scholars have recognized an "orientalizing period" in the history of early Greek art, in which Greek artisans fashioned works of art under the stimulus of Near Eastern imports or resident foreign artisans. In this study, Ann Gunter interrogates the categories of "Greek" and "Oriental" as problematic and shifts emphasis to modes of contact and cultural transfers within a broader regional setting.
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Marina Belozerskaya reestablishes the importance of the Burgundian court as a center of art production and patronage in early modern Europe. This interdisciplinary study of the Burgundian arts provides a new paradigm for further inquiry into the pluralism and cosmopolitanism of the Renaissance.
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At the heart of Gothic cathedrals, the threshold between nave and sanctuary was marked by the choir screen, a partitioning structure of great complexity, grandeur, and beauty. Through analyses of both their architectural and sculptural components, this book reveals how these furnishings, far from being barricades or hindrances, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of a community centered on Christian rituals and stories.
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