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  • Political Landscapeby Martin Warnke

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    We all know what "the political landscape" is, and politicians and journalists never tire of referring to it. But in this ingenious and original book, Martin Warnke takes that well-worn metaphor literally and uses it to reveal just how politicized the real landscape of continental Europe has been for centuries. The author finds his evidence of humanity's... more...

  • Guggenheim Forum Reader 1by The Guggenheim Museum

    Guggenheim Museum 2013; US$ 4.99

    Art has a way of raising questions. Since 2009 the Guggenheim Forum has pondered how themes from art affect life outside the museum?s walls: What is the role of spirituality in contemporary life? What is reality in the virtual era? And what?s in a name? By bringing together writers, scientists, artists, and other experts from diverse fields, the Guggenheim... more...

  • Dictionary of Artists' Modelsby Jill Berk Jiminez

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ego-Dokumenteby Winfried Schulze

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 63.00

    Die Beiträge dieses Bandes decken ein breites Spektrum möglicher Varianten von Ego-Dokumenten ab. Es sollen darunter alle jene Quellen verstanden werden, in denen ein Mensch Auskunft über sich selbst gibt, unabhängig davon, ob dies freiwillig - also etwa in einem perönlichen Brief, einem Tagebuch, einer Traumniederschrift oder einem autobiographischen... more...

  • Grenzzeichen und Erinnerungsräumeby Miriam Volmert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    Die Studie untersucht die Entstehungsprozesse und Bedeutungsdimensionen künstlerischer, historischer und politischer Landschaftsdiskurse im Holland der Frühen Neuzeit. Die holländische Landschaftsmalerei und -druckgrafik des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts wird dabei in einen intermedial ausgerichteten und an prozessualer Semantisierung interessierten Fokus... more...

  • Surfaceby Simon Standing; Liz Wells

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    This book is a collection of six papers from the 2004 Land/Water and Surface symposium. These works contribute both to contemporary academic debates within artist and curatorial practices, and to understanding within related areas of experience and knowledge. Central themes include: sustainability; representation of change, journey, place and visual... more...

  • Too Beautiful to Pictureby Elizabeth C. Mansfield

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Few tales of artistic triumph can rival the story of Zeuxis. As first reported by Cicero and Pliny, the painter Zeuxis set out to portray Helen of Troy, but when he realized that a single model could not match Helen?s beauty, he combined the best features of five different models. A primer on mimesis in art making, the Zeuxis myth also illustrates ambivalence... more...

  • Portraitureby Shearer West

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 18.99

    This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity,and gender are considered within a cultural and historical... more...

  • Christian Artby Beth Williamson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99

    Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering... more...

  • Art Models 2by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    Artists looking to supplement a live model class or hone their skills from the comfort of home are provided with a solid pictorial guide to the human form in this detailed reference. Nearly 200 crisp photographs portray a diverse group of male and female models from a variety of angles in 52 classically inspired poses. Precise lighting reveals otherwise... more...