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  • Meisterwerke der Buchmalereiby Tamara Woronowa; Andrej Sterligow

    Parkstone International 2014; 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...

  • Los cientificos de la flora y fauna (Wildlife Scientists)by Dawn McMillan

    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...

  • The Liberty Bellby Debra J. Housel

    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...

  • Women, Art and Architectural Patronage in Renaissance Mantuaby Sally Anne Hickson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    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...

  • Replacing Homeby Jennifer Johung

    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 place—in contemporary site-specific art, digital media, portable architecture, and... more...

  • Slaves Waiting for Saleby Maurie D. McInnis

    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...

  • Insect and the Imageby Janice Neri

    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 images—in illuminated manuscripts, still life paintings, the decorative arts, embroidery, textile design,... more...

  • The Severed Headby Julia Kristeva; Jody Gladding

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the Paleolithic period to the present. Surveying paintings, sculptures, and drawings, Julia Kristeva turns her famed critical eye to a study of the head as symbol and metaphor, as religious object and physical... more...

  • Art of the Devilby Arturo Graf

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    ?The Devil holds the strings which move us!? (Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil, 1857.) Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer? the Devil has many names and faces, all of which have always served artists as a source of inspiration. Often commissioned by religious leaders as images of fear or veneration, depending on the society, representations of the underworld... more...

  • L?Art du Diableby Arturo Graf

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    « C?est le Diable qui tient les fils qui nous remuent ! » (Charles Beaudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal, 1857) Satan, Belzébuth, Lucifer? Le Diable possède de multiples noms et visages qui, toujours, furent une grande source d?inspiration pour les artistes. Longtemps commanditées par les instances religieuses, pour en faire, selon les civilisations, un objet... more...