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- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75
Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 110.00
This volume is a collection of twenty-two cutting edge research papers from teh symposia on Nano-Biotechnology and Ceramics in Biomedical Applications and Advances in Biomineralized Ceramics, Bioceramics, and Bioinspired Designs, which were presented at the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramics and Glass Technology (PACRIM-8). The symposia was focused... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 28.00
This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 21.95
Featuring more than twenty illustrations, including several works of art that were rediscovered by the author and are published here for the first time, The Female Crucifix: Images of St. Wilgefortis Since the Middle Ages provides a new perspective on a very old phenomenon. The legendary bearded female St. Wilgefortis, also known by a variety... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 254.00
This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
For generations, men have left their homes and families to defend their country while their wives, mothers and daughters remained safely at home, outwardly unaffected. A closer examination reveals that women have always been directly impacted by war. In the last few years, they have actively participated on the front lines. This book tells the story... more...
- Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99
Wildlife scientists study animals and plants, and they learn about endangered animals and how to help save them. Many times animals are tagged to study them and track them. Dr. Ian Stirling studies polar bears and retrieves data by observing them throughout the year. Dr. Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees all her life and learned many interesting things... more...
- Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99
In The Liberty Bell: Saving the Sound of Freedom, the Mickley family realizes that they might be the only ones that can save the important Old State House Bell as they run from the British. Though they risk their lives and must leave most of their belongings behind, they know that they have an important job to do. Based on actual events, this script... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 99.95
Combining primary archival research, contextual analysis of the climate of female mysticism, and a re-examination of a number of visual objects, this study sheds new light on the social, cultural and religious impact of the cult of female mystics of Mantua in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. It offers new insight into a complex world... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
From property deeds to shipping containers to wearable shelters to virtual spaces: what does it mean to draw a spatial boundary? To be at home? In a world in which notions of place are constantly changing, Jennifer Johung looks at new constructions of staying in placein contemporary site-specific art, digital media, portable architecture, and... more...