Pocket Perspectives

Pocket Perspectives


Thames & Hudson

This series of pocket-size books examines a wide range of artistic themes, including: Fresco Painting, a history of murals from ancient Egypt to the 20th century; Gauguin, in which a feminist art historian unpacks the racist, sexist and imperialist underpinnings of works created by the French artist and others as part of the European artistic avant-garde of the 1880s and ‘90s; The Self-Portrait, focusing on artists such Albrecht Dürer, Artemisia Gentileschi, Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo; The Parthenon, recounting what the temple and its sculptures meant to the ancient Greeks; Painting, offering original insights into its practice and ongoing importance; and The Body, exploring how from the late 18th century onwards various representations of the human body came to constitute a modern view of the world.

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