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  • Double Rhythmby Jean Hélion; Deborah Rosenthal

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Jean Hélion, the French painter who died at eighty-three in 1987, brought together in his copious and essential writing on art the theoretical authority of the intellectual and the fundamental insights of the craftsman in his studio. His writing extended throughout the five decades or more of his career. Soon after the young painter?s arrival in... more...

  • Understanding Artby Flavio Conti; Maria Cristina Gozzoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    Understanding Art is a two-volume, fully illustrated work that strives to explain and discuss four important periods in the history of western art--the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. It aims to create a sense of understanding, recognition, and appreciation of art by analysing, within the four periods, three distinct artistic genres:... more...

  • Zum Paragoneby Christiane Hessler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 221.00

    Die Paragonefrage, erstmals ausgiebig von Leonardo diskutiert, besitzt im gesamten Quattrocento eine rege Vorgeschichte, die bei allen frühen Impulsen durch Petrarca als die entscheidende Phase der Formierung der Debatte betrachtet werden muss. Spektakuläre Textfunde der Humanisten, Kunsttraktate, auch eigenhändig von Malern oder Bildhauern verfasst,... more...

  • Coloring Animal Mandalasby Wendy Piersall

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 10.00

    Attain focus, clarity and peace while adding bright and inspiring colors to these unique patterns From the Sanskrit word for “circle,? mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years. Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom—including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, lions, and even dragons—into... more...

  • Approaching the Ancient Artifactby Amalia Avramidou; Denise Demetriou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This book offers a fresh and timely perspectiveon the study of ancient art and archaeology. Through a series of essays, the volume explores the links between text and image and offers innovative readings of narrative scenes on pottery and sculpture. Topics treated include gender in antiquity, myth and art, and Athenian ritual and politics. This volume... more...

  • Creating the Futureby Michael Fallon

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s?after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and... more...

  • Landschaften und ihre Bilder in ägyptischen Texten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr.by Kai Widmaier

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 50.52

    Das Themenfeld ?Landschaft? ist innerhalb der Ägyptologie bislang kaum beachtet worden. Ein Grund dafür ist sicherlich, dass beispielsweise aus Sicht der Geographie, der Kunst- oder Literaturwissenschaft unter ?Landschaft? vieles verstanden werden kann: etwa ein Naturausschnitt, das Ergebnis einer ästhetischen Betrachtung oder eine Bildgattung. Dabei... more...

  • Digital Da Vinciby Newton Lee

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    ?Science is art,? said Regina Dugan, senior executive at Google and former director of DARPA. ?It is the process of creating something that never exists before. ... It makes us ask new questions about ourselves, others; about ethics, the future.? This second volume of the Digital Da Vinci book series leads the discussions on the world?s first computer... more...

  • Kultur des Diagrammsby John Bender; Michael Marrinan; Veit Friemert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The authorsdevelop new perspectives on the image and word as an articulated dense system, presenting them in the form of the instructive model of the diagram. Diagrams are amalgams ? hybrid constructions of knowledge. To be intelligible as a means of understanding, diagrams must also be seen as pre-existing elements of the inner world. Diagrammatic... more...

  • Afro-Cuban Religious Artsby Kristine Juncker

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    This book profiles four generations of women from one Afro-Cuban religious family. From a plantation in Havana Province in the 1890s to a religious center in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, these women were connected by their prominent roles as leaders in the religions they practiced and the dramatic ritual artwork they created. Each woman was a medium... more...