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- Routledge 1994; US$ 42.95
Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is renowned for both its beauty and its mystery. In The Portland Vase , Robin Brooks takes us on a vivid journey across Europe and through the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
Dehua porcelain, or Blanc de Chine as it is known in the West, is pure ivory-white porcelain made at the Dehua kilns in the southern Chinese province of Fujian. It rose to international significance in the 17th century and inspired aristocratic patronage in the development of European porcelain. Its popularity at home and abroad continued and the kilns... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
There are few pieces of pottery more recognizable than those designed by Clarice Cliff. For many the epitome of Art Deco, and 1930s style, characterised by bold color and lines, geometric shapes, and stylized representations of the countryside, Clarice Cliff's 'Bizarre' pottery is widely collected all over the world. This book traces the story of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00
Exuberant, ornate and colorful, Straits Chinese porcelain is a variety of polychrome enameled export ware made to specification in China during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This lovely porcelain was made for the Straits-born Chinese or Peranakan communities in Penang, Malacca and Singapore and was used on festive occasions such as... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.83
Hauptbeschreibung Thomas Mannack gibt mit dieser Einführung einen vollständigen Überblick über die bemalte Keramik Griechenlands von den Anfängen im 1. Jt. v. Chr. bis zu ihrem Ende um 300 v. Chr. Übersichtlich und leicht verständlich werden die wichtigsten Formen und Stile figurenverzierter Keramik sowie die Töpfer, Maler und Werkstätten vorgestellt.... more...
- Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 25.00
African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Judy Chicago's monumental art installation The Dinner Party was an immediate sensation when it debuted in 1979, and today it is considered the most popular work of art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Jane F. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual... more...
- University of Delaware 2013; US$ 84.99
French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese porcelain and shaped an identity for their trade that distanced it from guild-crafts and claimed the porcelain body as a marvel of science,... more...