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  • Art of Deathby Nigel Llewellyn

    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...

  • Natural Curiosityby Louise Anemaat

    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...

  • Discovering Great Artistsby MaryAnn F. Kohl; Kim Solga

    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...

  • The Guggenheim Reader Series: Modern Asian Artby Edward Fry; Francesco Bonami; Alexandra Munroe; Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    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...

  • Word and Image in Arthurian Literatureby Keith Busby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Black Artists in British Artby Eddie Chambers

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 1000 Chefs-d'?uvre érotiquesby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Toutes les régions et civilisations du monde ont traité de l?érotisme, chacune ŕ leur maničre, avec leurs niveaux de tolérance et leurs propres références culturelles. Ces tendances se sont reflétées dans les travaux eux-męmes. Des statues millénaires célébrant la fertilité aux gravures de la Renaissance élaborées pour encourager la procréation dans... more...

  • 1000 Erotic Works of Geniusby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Different eras and civilisations have treated erotic images with varying acceptance and different concepts of erotica and these tendencies are reflected within the works themselves. From ancient statues devoted to fertility to Renaissance engravings designed to encourage procreation within marriage, erotic art has always held an important place in... more...

  • 1000 Erotische Meisterwerkeby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Von tausendjährigen, als Fruchtbarkeitssymbole verehrten Statuen bis hin zu den Odalisken der modernen Maler erotische Kunst hat immer eine bedeutende Rolle in der Gesellschaft gespielt, unabhängig davon, welche Vorstellung von Kultur oder Moral gerade herrschte. In diesem Werk sind eintausend Bilder erotischer Kunst aus allen Zeiten und von allen... more...

  • 1000 Obras de Arte Eróticoby Hans-Jürgen Döpp; Joe A. Thomas; Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    El uso y la aceptación de las imágenes eróticas ha variado con respecto a la época y la civilización que las empleara. Estas tendencias, por su parte, se ven reflejadas en las imágenes mismas y se pueden observar desde estatuas antiguas dedicadas a la fertilidad hasta grabados renacentistas cuyo objetivo era estimular la procreación dentro del matrimonio.... more...