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  • The Invention of the Model

    Artists and Models in Paris, 1830-1870, 1st Edition

    By Susan Waller

    Although mastery of the representation of the human figure was central to art making as early as the fifteenth century in Europe, in the nineteenth-century French imagination the artist's model became identified as a distinct social type and cultural trope. This study of the artist's model in Paris…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23

  • The Feminine Dynamic in English Art, 1485–1603

    Women as Consumers, Patrons and Painters, 1st Edition

    By Susan E. James

    A significant contribution to the understanding of sixteenth-century English art in an historical context, this study by Susan James represents an intensive rethinking and restructuring of the Tudor art world based on a broad, detailed survey of women's diverse creative roles within that world.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23

  • Exploring the Spanish Language

    An introduction to its structures and varieties, 2nd Edition

    By Christopher J. Pountain

    Exploring the Spanish Language is a practical introduction to the structures and varieties of Spanish. Written specifically with English-speaking learners of Spanish in mind, readers will find a good deal of practical help in developing skills such as pronunciation and the appropriate use of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12

  • Voluntary Servitude and the Erotics of Friendship

    From Classical Antiquity to Early Modern France, 1st Edition

    By Marc D. Schachter

    Focusing primarily on three early modern French authors, this book explores the erotics and politics of "voluntary servitude" in classical antiquity and the early modern period. These authors-Étienne de La Boétie, Michel de Montaigne, and Marie de Gournay-pursue related inquiries into voluntary…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Baroque Piety: Religion, Society, and Music in Leipzig, 1650–1750

    1st Edition

    By Tanya Kevorkian

    Drawing upon a rich array of sources from archives in Leipzig, Dresden and Halle, Tanya Kevorkian illuminates culture in Leipzig before and during J.S. Bach's time in the city. Working with these sources, she has been able to reconstruct the contexts of Baroque and Pietist cultures at key periods…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Giacometti: Critical Essays

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Read, Julia Kelly

    Giacometti: Critical Essays brings together new studies by an international team of scholars who together explore the whole span of Alberto Giacometti's work and career from the 1920s to the 1960s. During this complex period in France's intellectual history, Giacometti's work underwent a series of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle France

    Painting, Politics and Landscape, 1st Edition

    By Robyn Roslak

    In Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle France, Robyn Roslak examines for the first time the close relationship between neo-impressionist landscapes and cityscapes and the anarchist sympathies of the movement's artists. She focuses in particular on paintings produced between 1886 and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julie D. Campbell, Anne R. Larsen

    An important contribution to growing scholarship on women's participation in literary cultures, this essay collection concentrates on cross-national communities of letters to offer a comparative and international approach to early modern women's writing. The essays gathered here focus on multiple…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Salons, Singers and Songs

    A Background to Romantic French Song 1830-1870, 1st Edition

    By David Tunley

    Music! It is the great pleasure of this city, the great occupation of the drawing-rooms, which have banished politics, and which have renounced literature, from ennui. Jules Janin, An American in Paris, 1843 Afternoon and evening entertainments in the drawing rooms of the aristocracy and upper…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06

  • The French-Speaking World

    A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues, 2nd Edition

    By Rodney Ball, Dawn Marley

    The French-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the French language and its role in the world. This new edition has been fully revised to reflect the many political and social…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge Language in Society

  • Women, Medicine and Theatre 1500–1750

    Literary Mountebanks and Performing Quacks, 1st Edition

    By M.A. Katritzky

    Well illustrated, accessibly presented, and drawing on a comprehensive range of historical documents, including British, German and other European images, and literary as well as non-literary texts (many previously unconsidered in this context), this study offers the first interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World

    Prose, Photography, Film, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nuala Finnegan, Dylan Brennan

    Though primarily known for his haunting, enigmatic novel Pedro Páramo and the unrelenting depictions of the failures of post-revolutionary Mexico in his short story collection, El Llano en llamas, Juan Rulfo also worked as scriptwriter on various collaborative film projects and his powerful…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

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