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- 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...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 339.00
Medieval and Renaissance viewers demanded art and architecture that provoked emotional and/or performative interactivity. The authors of these essays explore the history of this call and response from the view of both artists and devotees. 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...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00
All jene, die schon einmal ein mittelalterliches Manuskript in Händen halten durften, waren sicherlich beeindruckt, mit einer lang vergangenen Zeit in Berührung zu treten. Damals, als die Herstellung eines Buches noch ein arbeitsreiches Handwerk war und jede Ausgabe in aufwendigen Arbeitsschritten produziert wurde, war jede Seite ein Kunstwerk und... 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00
In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia . This innovative book uses Crowe’s... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00
Once considered marginal members of the animal world (at best) or vile and offensive creatures (at worst), insects saw a remarkable uptick in their status during the early Renaissance. This quickened interest was primarily manifested in visual imagesin illuminated manuscripts, still life paintings, the decorative arts, embroidery, textile design,... more...