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  • Icon and Devotionby Oleg Tarasov

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 40.00

    Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. 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...

  • Depicting Canada's Childrenby Loren Lerner

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Depicting Canada's Children is a critical analysis of the visual representation of Canadian children from the seventeenth century to the present. Recognizing the importance of methodological diversity, these essays discuss understandings of children and childhood derived from depictions across a wide range of media and contexts. But rather than... 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...

  • Art Models 3by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    While no book can replace a live model, this photographic guide to the human form provides a diverse selection of figures for those who do not have access to live models. Posed in a variety of classical and modern modes, the models are set in a clear, clean environment that is void of distractions and enhances the figure. All of the high-resolution... more...

  • Art Models 4by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    While no book can replace a live model, this photographic guide to the human form provides an array of figures for those who do not have access to live models. The latest in the series, this guide features two new models and an entirely new collection of photographs. Posed in a variety of classical and modern positions, the models appear in a clear,... more...

  • Art Models 5by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Whether for work on a finished piece, trying a new technique, or getting in some practice time, this figure study enables artists to work when and where they want with their choice of model, pose, and view. The latest in the series features 12 new male and female art models—as well as Becca from the previous book—in a collection of poses selected... more...

  • Art of the Bodyby Michael Squire

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 19.99

    The art of the human body is arguably the most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to us by Classical antiquity. Not only has it directed the course of western image-making, it has shaped our collective cultural imaginary - as ideal, antitype, and point of departure. This book is the first concerted attempt to grapple with that legacy: it... more...

  • Under the Hammerby James Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    When we think of breaking images, we assume that it happens somewhere else. We also tend to think of iconoclasts as barbaric. Iconoclasts are people like the Taliban, who blew up Buddhist statues in 2001. We tend, that is, to look with horror on iconoclasm.This book argues instead that iconoclasm is a central strand of Anglo-American modernity. Our... more...