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  • Das Antlitz der Agonieby Silke Kurth

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2009; US$ 59.17

    Medusa, Prometheus, Tityos und Marsyas gelten seit der Antike als Inbegriff mangelnden Respekts gegenüber den Göttern und darauf unerbittlich folgender Bestrafung. In allen vier Mythen geht es um ein explizites Machtgefälle und die gewaltsame Wiederherstellung verletzter Autorität, um grausame Körperstrafen, die auf die Zerstörung physischer, Identität... more...

  • Rhetorik und Inszenierung des Heiligenby Georg Henkel

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2004; US$ 51.87

    Mit der Reformation scheint die Geschichte des krafterfüllten Kult- bzw. Gnadenbildes im Westen konfessionsübergreifend an ein Ende gekommen zu sein: Von den Reformatoren wurde es als Idolatrie verworfen, von den Altgläubigen nur äußerst eingeschränkt als pädagogisch wertvolles Kultobjekt restituiert. Es habe, so eine gängige Forschungsmeinung, einer... more...

  • Gigantensturz-Darstellungen in der italienischen Kunstby Andreas W Vetter

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2003; US$ 48.54

    Der antike Mythos von der Niederwerfung des Aufstandes der Giganten durch Jupiter und die Götter des Olymp war mit dem Ende der alten Welt aus dem Repertoire der bildenden Kunst verschwunden. Das änderte sich schlagartig zu Beginn der dreißiger Jahre des 16. Jahrhunderts. In drei nahezu gleichzeitig entstandenen Werken in Mantua, Genua und Udine fand... more...

  • Material Identitiesby Joanna Sofaer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    Material Identities examines the way that individuals use material objects as tools for projecting aspects of their identities. Considers the way identity is fashioned, launched, used, and admired in the material world. Contributors intervene from the disciplines of art history, anthropology, design and material culture. Considers... more...

  • Engraving the Savageby Michael Gaudio

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    In this innovative analysis, Michael Gaudio explains how popular engravings of Native American Indians defined the nature of Western civilization by producing an image of its “savage other.” Going beyond the notion of the “savage” as an intellectual and ideological construct, Gaudio examines how the tools, materials, and techniques... more...

  • Photographyby Steve Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context. - ;Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives... more...

  • Art and Its Usesby Ezra Mendelsohn; Richard I. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 124.99

    The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern... more...

  • Animals as Disguised Symbols in Renaissance Artby Simona Cohen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The tenacity of medieval animal iconography in the Renaissance, disguised under the veil of genre, narrative and allegory, is demonstrated in this book. A comprehensive introduction to sources precedes case studies illustrating traditional animal symbolism in Renaissance masterpieces. more...

  • Renaissance Bodiesby Lucy Gent; Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion Books 1997; US$ 29.00

    Renaissance Bodies is a unique collection of views on the ways in which the human image has been represented in the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. The subjects discussed range from high art to popular culture ? from portraits of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking religious fanaticism ? and include miniatures, manners, anatomy,... more...

  • The Art of Loving Krishnaby Cynthia Packert

    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...