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  • Gothic Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Gothic art finds its roots in the powerful architecture of the cathedrals of northern France. It is a medieval art movement that evolved throughout Europe over more than 200 years.Leaving curved Roman forms behind, the architects started using flying buttresses and pointed arches to open up cathedrals to daylight. A period of great economic and social... more...

  • Die Kunst Sibiriensby Valentina Gorbatcheva; Marina Federova

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    Die Kunst Sibiriens ist ein faszinierendes Studienobjekt und die Artefakte, die in den Archiven des Russischen Museums für Ethnografie in Sankt Petersburg entdeckt wurden, sind nicht weniger als atemberaubend. Kunst, Gegenstände des Alltags und Fotografien, die um die vorletzte Jahrhundertwende datieren, bezeugen die reiche Kultur eines Volkes, das... more...

  • Gotikby Victoria Charles; Klaus H. Carl

    Parkstone International 2016; US$ 9.95

    Die Kunst der Gotik findet ihre Wurzeln in der kraftvollen Architektur der Kathedralen Nordfrankreichs. Es handelt sich um eine mittelalterliche Kunstbewegung, die sich in Europa über mehr als 200 Jahre erstreckte. Die Architekten wandten sich von den runden Formen der Romanischen Kunst ab und begannen, Strebebögen und Spitzbögen einzusetzen, um die... more...

  • Picturing the 'Pregnant' Magdalene in Northern Art, 1430-1550by Penny Howell Jolly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Examining innovations in Mary Magdalene imagery in northern art 1430 to 1550, Penny Jolly explores how the saint?s widespread popularity drew upon her ability to embody oppositions and embrace a range of paradoxical roles: sinner-prostitute and saint, erotic seductress and holy prophet. Analyzing paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Quentin Massys,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconographyby Colum Hourihane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians ? including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro ? have devoted their lives to understanding and structuring what exactly the subject... more...

  • The Reliquary Effectby Cynthia Hahn

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 50.00

    From skeletons to strips of cloth to little pieces of dust, reliquaries can be found in many forms, and while sometimes they may seem grotesque on their surface, they are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. In this book, Cynthia Hahn offers the first full survey in English of the societal value of reliquaries, showing how... more...

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Imageby Eva Frojmovic; Catherine E. Karkov

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume show, entails active intervention into the field of medieval... more...

  • Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengalby Imma Ramos

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the indigenous population. This book will examine the process by which the Hindu... more...

  • Art of the Spiritby Helen Bradfield; Joan Pringle; Judy Ridout

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 10.99

    Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage. more...

  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00

    Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches? religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century.            ... more...