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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
Available for the first time in English, An Introduction to Iconography explains the ways that artists use references and allusions to create meaning. The book presents the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of iconography and ICONCLASS, the comprehensive iconographical indexing system developed by Henri van de Waal. It gives particular... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00
Animals have always been compelling subjects for artists, but the rise of animal advocacy and posthumanist thought has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between artist and animal. In this book, Steve Baker examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not for their aesthetic... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
How did the European settler perceive Maori? What images of Maori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of Maori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 27.99
Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations.The... more...
- Bright Ring Publishing 1997; US$ 11.99
"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring... more...
- Guggenheim Museum 2013; US$ 6.99
The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Art is the second installment in an ongoing series collecting out-of-print and hard-to-find essays from past Guggenheim publications and lectures to illuminate focused topics in art history. Much like last fall?s Russia reader, Modern Asian Art examines five decades of the museum?s interest in the region,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17 th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies? directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation and relation to literary themes. Close attention... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00
Black artists have been making major contributions to the British art scene for decades, since at least the middle of the 20th century. Sometimes, these artists - with backgrounds in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia - were regarded and embraced as British practitioners of note and merit. At other times, particularly during the... more...
- 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...