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Art History: A Very Short Introduction

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This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues in the field of art history, using a wide range of well-known examples. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history.

Other topics covered include the canon of art history, the role of the gallery, "blockbuster" exhibitions, the emergence of social histories of art (such as feminist art history or queer art history), and the impact of photography. The development of art history using artifacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics is discussed. And the book also explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originated in western art production and can obscure other approaches.

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Handbook of Machine and Computer Vision: The Guide for Developers and Users
Handbook of Machine and Computer Vision: The Guide for Developers and Users

The second edition of this accepted reference work has been updated to reflect the rapid developments in the field and now covers both 2D and 3D imaging.
Written by expert practitioners from leading companies operating in machine vision, this one-stop handbook guides readers through all aspects of image acquisition and image
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Deep Learning Cookbook: Practical Recipes to Get Started Quickly
Deep Learning Cookbook: Practical Recipes to Get Started Quickly

Deep learning doesn’t have to be intimidating. Until recently, this machine-learning method required years of study, but with frameworks such as Keras and Tensorflow, software engineers without a background in machine learning can quickly enter the field. With the recipes in this cookbook, you’ll learn how to solve...

Ms Ice Sandwich (Japanese Novellas)
Ms Ice Sandwich (Japanese Novellas)

"Delightful… Kawakami’s dialogue, fluidly rendered into English by Louise Heal Kawai, captures beautifully and with great humor the eager dynamism of a child’s mind." — World Literature Today

"A subtle and endearing novella with a sweet sense of humor. Kawakami touches on loss,...


Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe: Flexible, Robust Services for Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions
Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe: Flexible, Robust Services for Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions

Your domain is rich and interconnected, and your API should be too. Upgrade your web API to GraphQL, leveraging its flexible queries to empower your users, and its declarative structure to simplify your code. Absinthe is the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir, a functional programming language designed to enable massive concurrency atop...

Mastering the SAS DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data-Wrangling Techniques, Second Edi
Mastering the SAS DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data-Wrangling Techniques, Second Edi

Enhance your SAS® data-wrangling skills with high-precision and parallel data manipulation using the DS2 programming language.

Now in its second edition, this book addresses the DS2 programming language from SAS, which combines the precise procedural power and control of the Base SAS® DATA step...

Simplifying JavaScript: Writing Modern JavaScript with ES5, ES6, and Beyond
Simplifying JavaScript: Writing Modern JavaScript with ES5, ES6, and Beyond

The best modern JavaScript is simple, readable, and predictable. Learn to write modern JavaScript not by memorizing a list of new syntax, but with practical examples of how syntax changes can make code more expressive. Starting from variable declarations that communicate intention clearly, see how modern principles can improve all...

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