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  • Engraving the Savageby Michael Gaudio

    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...

  • 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

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    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...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Ezra Mendelsohn; Richard I. Cohen

    Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1990; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern... more...

  • Animals as Disguised Symbols in Renaissance Artby Simona Cohen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The tenacity of medieval animal iconography in the Renaissance, disguised under the veil of genre, narrative and allegory, is demonstrated in this book. A comprehensive introduction to sources precedes case studies illustrating traditional animal symbolism in Renaissance masterpieces. more...

  • Renaissance Bodiesby Lucy Gent; Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion Books 1997; US$ 29.00

    Renaissance Bodies is a unique collection of views on the ways in which the human image has been represented in the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. The subjects discussed range from high art to popular culture ? from portraits of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking religious fanaticism ? and include miniatures, manners, anatomy,... more...

  • Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Artby Charmaine A. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of circulation and the consequences of consumption. She analyzes... more...

  • The Art of Loving Krishnaby Cynthia Packert

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across... more...

  • Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologiesby Roger Narayan; Mrityunjay Singh; McKittrick

    Wiley 2010; US$ 122.00 US$ 105.73

    This volume is a collection of twenty-two cutting edge research papers from the symposia on Nano-Biotechnology and Ceramics in Biomedical Applications and Advances in Biomineralized Ceramics, Bioceramics, and Bioinspired Designs, which were presented at the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramics and Glass Technology (PACRIM-8). The symposia was focused... more...

  • Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolismby Titus Burckhardt

    World Wisdom 2009; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating edited collection of art historian Titus Burckhardt?s most important writings on Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist art is lavishly illustrated with 140 superb examples of Oriental art, architecture, statuary, and painting. more...