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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...
- Live Model Books 2013; US$ 9.99
Whether for work on a finished piece, trying a new technique, or getting in some practice time, artists can work when and where they want using the Art Models series. Chosen specifically for artists who sell their work, Art Models 8 features 174 all-new figure studies by 55 different models, both male and female, that represent a wide range of physiques... more...
- Tate Enterprises Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15
The first of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts.... 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...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99
How did the European settler perceive M?ori? What images of M?ori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European depictions of M?ori? These are some of the questions explored by art historian Leonard Bell in this major study of the relationship between... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 22.95
How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95
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 contrasting... more...